The website Tintinologist.org gives the following suggestions but it is not complete for the latin language.

What would be some good latin names for the various Tintin characters ?

Names of Main Tintin Characters in Different Languages

Other characters include:

  • Bianca Castafiore
  • Rastapopoulos
  • Nestor
  • Jolyon
  • Wagg
  • Dr. Müller
  • General Tapioca
  • General Alcazar


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    Haddock, according to aquaticallatin.info/haddock is Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758). But a much more attractive name was given to a left-eyed flatfish called the megrim. The latin for that is Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis britishseafishing.co.uk/megrim How about whiffiagonis for short? – Hugh Jan 10 '19 at 2:44

Actually, in the late 80's, two titles of Tintin were published in Latin:

  • De Insula Nigra

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  • De Sigaris Pharaonis

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The first one only contains the characters Tintin, Milu, and the two detectives. The vignettes available here confirm the names in the above list, based on standard declensions (_Tintinus, Milulus, Clodius and Claudius).

The second book also contains Rastapopoulos, but I haven't found a page online with his name. The image here has, funnily enough, his first appearance in the comic but doesn't mention his name. However, being a Greek name suggests to me the Latin was probably equivalent. Greek experts in this forum may know better than me.

On another note, this post from 2009 mentions a Finnish medical doctor called Ylermi Luttinen was translating Tintin's books into Latin. Goolging that name it seems he is part of the recurrent event called "Athenis Finlandiae", which promotes Latin in Finland, meaning he might be proficient in Latin. I haven't been able to find a contact or website (and the one linked on the post doesn't work anymore). Maybe Joonas can help on this?

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    I edited the last paragraph a bit. I actually have Ylermi's translations, and I might write up something about them. // Can you include actual names in the answer? The links might rot. – Joonas Ilmavirta Mar 19 at 12:26
  • @JoonasIlmavirta Wow, what translation do you have? All books? Is it published? Interesting! Please share. – luchonacho Mar 19 at 15:19
  • I have several translations, and it might be all he's made. They can't be properly published for legal reasons; the rights are unfeasibly expensive. I hope to be able to write something about them here later. – Joonas Ilmavirta Mar 19 at 15:22

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