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The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters 

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Updated October 30, 2018 18.6k votes 2.3k voters 15.4k views 28 items

List Rules All minor and major characters from How I Met Your Mother. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

 

List of the best How I Met Your Mother characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With so many funny How I Met Your Mother characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite How I Met Your Mother characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. How I Met Your Mother character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

This list of all How I Met Your Mother characters includes fan favorites like Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky, but also funny side characters like Punchy, Brad Morris, and Stella Zinman. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.

Who is the fan favorite character of How I Met Your Mother? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all.

 

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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Neil Patrick Harris
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Marshall Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Jason Segel
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Ranjit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ranjit Singh Marshall Manesh
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Lily Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Alyson Hannigan
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Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Cobie Smulders
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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Josh Radnor
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James Stinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Wayne Brady
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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ashley Williams
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Nora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Nora Nazanin Boniadi
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Carl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Carl Joe Nieves
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Quinn Garvey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Quinn Garvey Becki Newton
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The Captain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
The Captain Kyle MacLachlan
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Wendy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Wendy the Waitress Charlene Amoia
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Kevin Venkataraghavan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Kevin Venkataraghavan Kal Penn
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Ted's Daughter and Son ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ted's Daughter and Son Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie
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Brad Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Brad Morris Joe Manganiello
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Honey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Honey Katy Perry
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Mickey Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Mickey Aldrin Chris Elliott
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Loretta Stinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Loretta Stinson Frances Conroy
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Jerome Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Jerome Whittaker John Lithgow
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Zoey Pierson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Jennifer Morrison
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Judy Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Suzie Plakson
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Abby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Abby Britney Spears
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Stella Zinman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Stella Zinman Sarah Chalke
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Punchy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Punchy Chris Romano