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The International Asterix Page: Names

This page contains information I have collected about the international issues of the comic Asterix the Gaul by René Goscinny (1926-1977) and Albert Uderzo (1927).


Main characters

This page contains the names of the twelve main characters in the Asterix albums in many languages. As far as I know there are only 2 Asterix books in which all twelve names are mentioned: "La Zizanie" (Asterix and the Roman Agent) and "Le cadeau de Cesar" (Asterix and Caesar's Gift). All 11 Gaulic names are also mentioned in "La Rose et le Glaive" (Asterix and the Secret Weapon).

If you know names of characters in languages that have not been mentioned here please mail them to erikt(at)xs4all.nl

I have tried to display the names with all their odd characters as well as possible with the limited HTML character set. Most of the non-HTML character representations I have used here were suggested by Huub van Helvoort. The Asian languages have been transcribed. If you have suggestions about how to improve the way the names have been displayed, mail them to me.


French:        Astérix        Obélix             Idéfix
Afrikaans:     Asterix        Obelix             Woefix
                                                  _
Alsatian:      Asterix        Obelix             Fangmix
                    _         _   _                _ _
Arabic:        Asteriks       Ubeliks            Anidiks
Bable:         Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Basque:        Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Belarussian:   Asteryks       Abeliks            Idefiks
Bengali:       Asterix        Obelix
Bern:          Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Brazilian:     Asterix        Obelix             Idéiafix
Breton:        Asteriks       Obeliks            Skoazellet
Bulgarian:     ACMEPUKC       O6E/\UKC           U9E¢KC
Catalan:       Astèrix        Obèlix             Ideafix
Chinese(M):    Yali           Oubi
Corsican:      Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Croatian:      Asterix        Obelix             Snupix
Czech:         Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Danish:        Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Dutch:         Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
English(UK):   Asterix        Obelix             Dogmatix
English(USA):  Asterix        Obelix             Dogmatix
Esperanto:     Asteriks       Obeliks            Snufiks
Estonian:      Asterix        Obelix             Ideefix
Finnish:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Flemish:       Asterix        Obelix             Ideefix
Frisian:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Gaelic:        Asterix        Cromleax
Galician:      Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
German:        Asterix        Obelix             Idefix    
Greek(anc):    Asterikios     Obelikios          Skylakas
Greek(mod):    Asterix        Obelix             Intefix
Hebrew:        Asteriks       Obeliks            Mavriks
Hindi:         Asteriks       Obeliks
Hungarian:     Asterix        Obelix             Mirnixdirnix
Icelandic:     Ástríkur       Steinríkur         Krílríkur
Indonesian:    Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Italian:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Japanese:      Astiriks
Korean:        Asteis         Obelis
Latin:         Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Latvian        Asteriks       Obeliks            
Limburgish:    Asterix        Obelix             Idéfix
Lithuanian:    Asteriksas     Obeliksas
Luxembourgish: Asterix        Obelix             Iddifix
Norwegian:     Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Polish:        Asteriks       Obeliks            Idefiks
Portuguese:    Astérix        Obélix             Ideiafix
Rheato-Roman:  Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Rumanian:      Asterix        Obelix
Russian:       AcTep|/|KC     O6en|/|KC
Serbian:       Asteriks       Obeliks            Garoviks
Slovak:        Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Slovenian:     Asterix        Obelix             Ku&zcirc;ifix
Spanish:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Swabian:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix
Swedish:       Asterix        Obelix             Idefix      
Twents:        Asterix        Obelix
Turkish:       Asteriks       Hopdediks          Idefix
Vietnamese:    Axtêrix        Ôbêlix             IÐêfix
Welsh:         Asterix        Obelix             Bitabix


French:        Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
Afrikaans:     Abracadabrix   Kakofonix          Grootkokkedorix
Alsatian:      Geschtunhix    Kenblechmusix      Gellwitwix
                                  _              v_   _
Arabic:                       Fanniks            Satiriks
                                                   ·
Bable:         Panoramix      Asuracenturix      Abraracurcix
Basque:        Panoramix      Asuranzeturix      Abrarakurzix
Bengali:       Etashetamix    Kalorobix          Bishalakritix
Bern:          Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
Brazilian:     Panoramix      Chatotorix         Abracurcix
Breton:        Panoramiks     Avihaniks          Anerzhbrec'hiks
                                                   _
Bulgarian:     nAHOPAMUKC     BCE6E3PUKC         HAU9O6PUKC
Catalan:       Panoràmix      Assegurançatòtrix  Acopdegarròtix
Chinese(M):    Peng Laoye     Yale               Abula
Corsican:      Panoramix      Assicuranzatourix
               _
Croatian:      Cudomix        Tamburix           Vrhovnix
Czech:         Panoramix      Trubadix           Majestatix
Danish:        Miraculix      Trubadurix         Majestix
Dutch:         Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
English(UK):   Getafix        Cacofonix          Vitalstatistix
English(USA):  Magigimmix     Malacoustix        Macroeconomix
Esperanto:     Miraklomiks    Malmuziks          Moŝtiks
Estonian:      Aquavitix      Lyrix              Majestix
Finnish:       Akvavitix      Trubadurix         Aladobix
Flemish:       Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
Frisian:       Crudemix       Gysbetiapix        Jimmerfix
Gaelic:        Cocairix       Sgreuchanaix       Uasalaix
Galician:      Panoramix      Assuranceturix     Abraracurcix
German:        Miraculix      Troubadix          Majestix
                                    _
Greek(anc):    Panoramikios   Kakophonikios      Monarchikios
Greek(mod):    Panoramix      Kakofonix          Majestix
Hebrew:        Ashafiks       Khamshiriks        Lokhemamiks
Hindi:         Venadathiks    Besuriks           Motumaliks
Hungarian:     Magicoturmix   Hangianix          Hasarengazfix
Icelandic:     Sjóðríkur      Óðríkur            Aðalríkur
Indonesian:    Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
Italian:       Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracurcix
Latin:         Panoramix      Cantorix           Maiestix
                                                   v
Latvian:       Burleviks      Dziesmuliks        Diziliks
Limburgish:    Panoramix      Assurancetourix    Abraracourcix
Lithuanian:    Mirakuliksas   Trubadiksas        Majestiksas
Luxembourgish: Panoramix      Tutebattix         Zwirkinnix
Korean:        Panolamis      Asulastoelis       Ablalakoelsis
Norwegian:     Miraculix      Trubadurix         Majestix
Polish:        Panoramiks     Kakofoniks         Asparanoiks
Portuguese:    Panoramix      Assuranceturix     Abraracurcix
Rheato-Roman:  Miraculix      Trubadix           Majestix
Rumanian:      Panoramix      Cacofonix          Bratscurtarix
                _                                   '
Russian:       | |aHopaM|/|KC Tpy6aDyp|/|KC      A6paKyKC
Serbian:       Aspiriniks     Tamburiks          Drmatoriks
Slovak:        Panoramix      Kantatrix          Abrakatrix
Slovenian:     Panoramix      Fisteltenorkix     Ataaufbix
Spanish:       Panoramix      Asuranceturix      Abraracurcix
Swabian:       Miraculix                         Majestix
Swedish:       Miraculix      Troubadix          Majestix
Twents:        Panoramix      Lyrix              Majestix
Turkish:       Büyüfiks       Kakofoniks         Toptoriks
Vietnamese:                                      Abra
Welsh:         Crycymalix     Odlgymix           Einharweinix


French:        Agecanonix     Cétautomatix       Ordralfabétix
                                      _ _
Afrikaans:                    Kulluwamatiks 
Alsatian:      Wehimkrix
Basque:        Agekanonix     Zetautomatix       Ordralfabetix
Bern:          Agecanonix     Cetautomatix       Ordralfabetix
Brazilian:     Veteranix      Automatix          Ordenalfabetix     
Catalan:       Edatdepèdrix   Esautomàtix        Ordralfabètix
Danish:        Senilix        Armanix            Hørmetix
Dutch:         Nestorix       Hoefnix            Kostunrix 
English(UK):   Geriatrix      Fulliautomatix     Unhygienix
English(USA):  Arthritix                         Epidemix
                                  v
Esperanto:                    Tutautomatiks
Estonian:      Vanaigerix     Automix            Crevetix
Finnish:       Senilix        Caravellix         Amaryllix
Flemish:                                         Ordrealfabetix
Frisian:       Rimmetix                          Fascefix
Gaelic:                       Iarannaix
German:        Methusalix     Automatix          Verleihnix
Greek(mod):    Palaiontolovix Aftomatix          Katalfavitix
                          0       
Hebrew:        Metushelakhiks Otomatiks          Lefisederalfabetiks
Hungarian:     Sokadikix                         Analfabetix
Icelandic:     Þrautríkur     Ryðríkur           Slorríkur
Indonesian:    Agecanonix     Cetautomatix       Ordralfabetix
Italian:       Matusalemix    Automatix          Ordinalfabetix
Latin:         Methusalix     Armamix            Deodorix
Luxembourgish: Urbopix                           Mullefix
Norwegian:     Senilix        Armarix            Hermetix
Polish:        Ramoliks       Automatiks         Ahigieniks
Rheato-Roman:                                    Emprestinix
Rumanian:                     Cetautomatix
Serbian:       Klecoviks      Automatiks         Analfabetiks
Slovak:        Matuzalemix    Automatix          Alfabetix
Slovenian:                    Vseautomatix
Spanish:       Edadepiedrix   Eseautomatix       Ordenalfabetix
Swabian:       Methusalix                        Verleihnix
Swedish:       Senilix        Smidefix           Crabbofix
Welsh:         Oedyraddewix   Hollolotomatix     Ysgadenix


French:        Bonemine       Ielosubmarine      Jules César
Afrikaans:                                       Julius Ceasar
Alsatian:                                        Schül Caesar
                                                  _  _
Arabic:                                          Yulyus Qaisar
                                                           ·
Bable:                                           Xuliu Cesar
Bern:          Bonemine       Jellöusöbmarin
Brazilian:     Naftalina      Ielossubmarina     Júlio César
Catalan:       Karabella      Ielosubmarin       Juli Cèsar
Chinese(M):                                      Kaisa Dadi
Corsican:                                        Ghiugliu Cesaru
Danish:        Godemine       Remouladine        Julius Cæsar
Dutch:         Bellefleur     Forentientje       Julius Caesar
English(UK):   Impedimenta    Bacteria           Julius Caesar
English(USA):  Belladona                         
Esperanto:                                       Julio Cezaro
Estonian:      Amaryllia      Fermenta           Julius Caesar
Finnish:       Smirgeline     Jelousubmarine     Julius Caesar
Frisian:       Snellecatrine
Galician:                                        Xulio César
Gaelic:                                          Iulius Cèasar
German:        Gutemine       Jellosubmarine     Julius Cäsar
Greek(anc):    Minima                            Ioulios Kaisar
Greek(mod):    Bonemina       Gieloousabmarina   Ioulios Kaisar
Hebrew:        Zivpanim                          Yulius Keissar
Hindi:                                           ... Cesar
Hungarian:     Satrafina      Jeloszabmarína     Julius Caesar
Icelandic:     Aðalbjörg      Baktría            Júlíus Sesar
Indonesian:    Bonemine       Yellowsubmarin     Julius Caesar
Italian:       Beniamina      Ielosubmarine      Giulio Cesare
Latin:         Epona          Flavasubmarina     Iulius Caesar
Luxembourgish: Fisemin                           Julius Cäsar
Norwegian:     Godemine       Remouladine        Julius Cæsar
Polish:        Dobrominko     Jelo£sabmarinko    Juliusz Cezar
Portuguese:                                      Júlio César
Rheato-Roman:                                    Julius Cesar
Rumanian:                                        Iolius Caesar
Serbian:       Petunija       Angina             Julije Cezar
Slovak:        Babul'ka       Jelousubmarina     Julius Cezar
Spanish:       Karabella      Yelosubmarin       Julio César
Swabian:       Gutemine
Swedish:       Bonemine       Fru Crabbofix      Julius Caesar
Vietnamese:                                      ... Xêda
                                                  _
Welsh:         Geirola        Sglodonia          Iwl Cesar


Notes:

  1. The translations are not always consistent as far as names are concerned. Two inconsistencies in the Dutch translations: Idefix has also been called Idéfix in some books and Ideefix in "Asterix in Indusland" and in "Asterix in Indusland" (p7) Forentientje's name is Ielosubmarine
  2. If you want to know names of other characters, check out Stéphane Rivière's characters overview (in French) or Ron Dippold's Asterix annotations.
  3. Many people have written to me that Brazilian and Flemish are not languages. I am aware of the fact that people in Brazil speak Portuguese and that people in Flanders speak Dutch. However both communities have issued their own Asterix albums so both languages have been listed seperately from Portuguese and Dutch in this list.


Credits:

Huub van Helvoort is responsible for a large part of this list. He has contributed names in no less than twenty seven languages: Afrikaans, Bable, Bern (German), Brazilian (Portuguese), Bulgarian, (Mandarin) Chinese, Croatian, Czech, (American) English, Estonian, Gaelic, Galician, Greek (both ancient or Attic Greek and modern Greek), Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Luxembourgish (five), Polish, Rheato-Roman, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swabian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Caesar's name in Welsh. Nicolai Langfeldt has supplied the Norwegian names and the Finnish names were supplied by Teemu Mäkinen apart from the Finnish Julius Ceasar name which was provided by Jussi Vainikainen at a later moment. Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom has supplied six Italian names, the Flemish names, one name in Esperanto, modern Greek and Slovak, five Bern names, four Hungarian names and the Arabic names.. Frank Madsen and the people from Gimle Studio in Copenhagen provided four Danish names and Bojan Kerze has supplied the Slovenian names. Marc Lavertu has provided the Catalan, the Esperanto and the Portuguese names. He also came forward with the idea to include Julius Caesar in this list. Muljadi Pinneng Sulungbudi has supplied eight Indonesian names and Dik T. Winter came forward with the Breton names, the Corsican names, three ancient Greek (Attic) names and the Welsh names. Andrea De Vecchi has contributed four more Luxembourgish names and Dafydd Gruffydd has supplied four extra Welsh names. Rajiv Shukla has provided the Bengali names and Alun Ceri Jones has supplied one Welsh name. Castineiras Gonzalez han contributed one Galician name and Joao Batista Simas de Aguiar has submitted two Brazilian Portuguese names. Mike Mullen has sent an update for a Hungarian name and Vassilis Tsompanidis has supplied eight Greek names. Miroslav Adamy has send me six Slovak names and Nesha has contributed two extra Serbian names. Jiri Znamenacek provided a Czech name and Or Aleksandrowicz and Dror Kamir supplied the Hebrew names. Paulo Afonso Graner Fessel has sent one Brazilian Portuguese name and Dror contributed one Hebrew name. Ronny Hansen contributed two Norwegian names and Stanislav Stankovic came forward with five extra Serbian names. Wietze van Dijk provided three more Frisian names and Robin Sommeling provided the Lithuanian names. Csikasz Lajos has updated two more Hungarian names and Jeroen Nijhof has contributed the Korean names, two names in Afrikaans and one name in Croatioan, Frisian, Japanese and Turkish. Thomas Rust added a Luxembourgish name and a Latin name while Andre Bresolin Pinto came forward with a Brazilian Portuguese name and Stefan Palsson has sent in the final six Icelandic names. Srinivas Kulkarni has submitted the Hindi names on the Asterix Mailing List and Lobatiuk supplied three Belorussian names. Txanpi contributed nine Basque names and Milos Radulovic has provided one Serbian name. Yann Vincent came forward with the names in Twents and Ulrika Hedström has corrected two Italian names. Turan Yüksel has corrected one Turkish name and Raúl González Vegas corrected a Spanish name. Xesús G. Rato submitted the Bable name for Idéfix.


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