Josephine "Jo" March
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. March, sister of Meg, Beth, and Amy, and (eventually) Professor Bhaer’s wife. She is also the first love of handsome, impetuous Laurie. Jo is… read analysis of Josephine "Jo" March
Margaret "Meg" March
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. March, sister of Jo, Beth, and Amy, and (eventually) Mr. Brooke’s wife. Meg is considered the beauty of the March clan – she is gentle… read analysis of Margaret "Meg" March
Elizabeth "Beth" March
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. March, and sister of Jo, Meg, and Amy. Beth is sickly, shy, and utterly pious. Too anxious to attend school and too humble to attempt work… read analysis of Elizabeth "Beth" March
Amy Curtis March
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. March, sister of Jo, Meg, and Beth, and (eventually) Laurie’s wife. Amy is a “snow maiden” – pale, blonde, and blue-eyed – and she seems… read analysis of Amy Curtis March
Margaret "Marmee" March
Mother of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and wife of Mr. March. Mrs. March runs the household in the first half of the book, when Mr. March is away at… read analysis of Margaret "Marmee" March
Father of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and husband of Mrs. March. Mr. March is a minister. In Part I, Mr. March has volunteered to serve in the Civil War… read analysis of Robert March
The Marches’ black servant. The family feels that Hannah is a member of the family.
Aunt Josephine March
Mr. March’s aunt. Aunt March is crabby old woman who serves as a constant source of consternation for the March girls. She has a good deal of money, presumably left to her after her husband’s death.
Laurie’s grandfather. Mr. Laurence is an educated, benevolent old man with a peppery disposition. He acts as the de facto guardian of the women of the March family while Mr. March is away. He never liked Laurie’s mother.
Laurie’s tutor, Mr. Laurence’s employee, and (eventually) Meg’s husband.
Margaret “Daisy” Brooke
Daughter of Meg and Mr. Brooke, and Demi’s sister.
John “Demijohn” “Demi” Brooke
Son of Meg and Mr. Brooke, and Daisy’s brother.
Professor Friedrich "Fritz" Bhaer
Jo’s friend and, eventually, husband. A German professor whom Jo meets while she temporarily works as a governess for Mrs. Kirke in New York City.
Son of Jo and Professor Bhaer.
Son of Jo and Professor Bhaer.
Brother to Kate, Grace, and Frank. A rich young Englishman who courts Amy.
An impoverished German family.
Sallie Gardiner (Moffat)
Meg’s friend and (eventually) Ned’s wife.
Annie’s brother, Sallie’s husband, and Meg’s sometime suitor.
Ned’s sister and Meg’s friend.
The family that employs Meg as a governess.
A friend of the March family who employs Jo as a governess in New York City.
A gossip acquainted with the March family.
Sister of Kate, Fred, and Frank. An English girl.
Sister of Grace, Fred, and Frank. An English girl.
Brother of Kate, Fred, and Grace. An English boy.
Aunt March’s French maid.
Mrs. Chester’s daughter, and Amy’s friend. The Chesters are a well-to-do family.
May’s mother. The Chesters are a well-to-do family.
Flo’s mother. A distant relative of the March family who takes Amy abroad on a trip to Europe.
Aunt Carrol’s daughter and Amy’s friend.
Kittie and Minnie
Mrs. Kirke’s daughters, and Jo’s charges during her time as a governess.
An aristocratic man whom Amy talks with at a party at the Lambs' house.
A friend of the Moffats who compliments Meg for being “the fresh little girl with the beautiful eyes.”
A girl who is Amy's "enemy" at school.
Amy's teacher, who beats the back of her hand as punishment for breaking one of his rules in school.
An old, gossipy neighbor of the Marches.