Halloween isn’t just for kids, but it does make a great source of baby names.
If you’re one of the adults who loves this spooky, autumnal time of year, why not choose a name for your baby that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year.
Now let’s dive right into our list of 98 Halloween baby names.
What are some good Halloween names?
The most well-known Halloween names are related to movies, witches, and traditions like carving Jack-O’-Lanterns.
But you’ll also have your pick of names that capture the season of fall.
The names Autumn, Hazel, Jack, Luna, Marley, Sabrina, Salem, and Xander all fit these criteria and appear in the US Top 1000 names.
What about creepy names?
If you want a truly chilling name, how about referencing a creepy character from popular culture?
Damien and Regan are two of the most recognizable first names from horror films, but Wednesday (after Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family) or even Scorpio (the zodiac sign which covers October 31st) might also give you the vibe you’re looking for.
What are spooky Halloween boy names?
Still haven’t found a name to your taste? No worries, mama, we’ve still got plenty to choose from.
What are other Halloween boy names?
- Alaric: From The Vampire Diaries, meaning ‘noble leader.’
- Ambrose: Meaning ‘immortal’.
- Angel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer brought this name to our attention.
- Bates: Inspired by the famous horror movie Psycho.
- Bill: A key character in True Blood.
- Black: A color to suit goblins and witches.
- Blade: A famous cinematic vampire hunter.
- Boris: Boris Karloff portrayed Frankenstein’s monster in the classic film.
- Bram: A shortened form of Abraham made famous by Dracula author Bram Stoker.
- Burton: Inspired by the director Tim Burton.
- Dexter: The TV series Dexter is about a Robin Hood-inspired serial killer.
- Draco: It means ‘dragon,’ and is best known as Harry’s Slytherin rival from the Harry Potter series.
- Edward: A classic name that has become more popular since Twilight (although you might also be Team Jacob).
- Emmett: Meaning ‘universal’, this was another one of the Twilight vampires.
- Faun: Half-human, half-goat, Fauns represent the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating.
- Freddy: From A Nightmare on Elm Street, a classic teenage horror movie.
- Gage: A character in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
- Godric: It’s the name of Harry Potter’s hometown and a character in True Blood.
- Griffin: A mythological creature—half-eagle, half-lion.
- Hannibal: After the cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal Lecter.
- Harry: It’s a nickname for Henry but, for many people, it means only one thing—our favorite boy wizard.
- Heathcliff: Associated with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and Heath Ledger who played the Joker in The Dark Knight.
- Herbert: Did you know that the sci-fi writer H. G. Wells was a Herbert?
- Hitch: The nickname of director Alfred Hitchcock who brought us Psycho.
- Ichabod: A character from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
- Jack: The classic Halloween boy name.
- Kane: A Celtic name meaning ‘warrior’.
- Lon: After silent horror star Chaney.
- Marley: The name of the ghost in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
- Merlin: A famous sorcerer from the Camelot myth.
- Ned: Pushing Daisies was a TV show featuring Ned, who could bring back the dead with the touch of his finger.
- Norman: The movie Psycho features Norman Bates.
- October: The month of Halloween.
- Phoenix: The name of the bird that rises from its own ashes.
- Rune: Rune is one of our favorite Halloween baby names. It comes from ancient magical symbols.
- Sanderson: Linked to the spooky Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus.
- Silas: Meaning ‘wood or forest’, Silas is also associated with the albino monk in The Da Vinci Code.
- Thorn: The Curse of Thorn is used in the Halloween movies.
- Victor: Linked to Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s gothic novel.
- Xander: Meaning ‘defender of man’ and inspired by the character Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
What are some scary girl names?
Who said that the boys should get all the spooky names? There are plenty of Halloween-inspired baby names for girls too.
What are some other Halloween girl names?
- Agatha: After the mystery writer Agatha Christie.
- Alchemy: The medieval science that aimed to transform metal into gold and find the elixir of life.
- Asteria: A magical name from Greek mythology meaning ‘like a star’.
- Buffy: The iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer made this nickname for Elizabeth popular.
- Candy: Halloween and candy are forever linked.
- Cat: No self-respecting witch would be seen without a black cat on her broomstick.
- Celeste: Meaning ‘heavenly’, this name conjures images of a cold and starry Halloween night.
- Circe: Circe was a sorceress who could turn men into animals.
- Clarice: A main character in The Silence of the Lambs.
- Daphne: From the cartoon series Scooby-Doo (and why not consider Velma too?)
- Elena: A character in The Vampire Diaries.
- Elvira: The long-suffering wife of Don Juan.
- Esme: The vampire matriarch in the Twilight saga.
- Esther: A name that means ‘star’.
- Eve: A subtle Halloween-themed baby name linked to All Hallows’ Eve.
- Gillian: Inspired by the actress Gillian Anderson, who starred in the spooky TV series The X Files.
- Glinda/Glenda: The name of the good witch from The Wizard of Oz.
- Hallow: Meaning ‘sacred or holy’.
- Hermione: One of Harry Potter’s best friends who is usually found in the library.
- Ivy: A botanical name linked to fall foliage.
- Janet: From the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- Katie: A character in the movie Paranormal Activity.
- Lilith: Meaning ‘ghost or night monster’.
- Luna: Meaning ‘moon’.
- Marnie: A character from the movie Halloweentown.
- Melanie: A name of Greek origin meaning ‘black or dark’.
- Morrigan: The mythological Morrigan was the goddess of war, often symbolized by a crow.
- Morticia: The original monster mother from The Addams Family.
- Myrtle: A plant with pink or white aromatic berries which is often seen in late fall.
- Olive: The name of Ned’s sidekick in Pushing Daisies.
- Persephone: From Greek mythology, the name of the daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades to be Queen of the Underworld.
- Phoebe: A fun and quirky witch from Charmed.
- Piper: Meaning ‘pipe or flute player’ and also a character from Charmed.
- Raven: Once a symbol of pride for Wiccan parents.
- Ravenna: Dante references this Italian town in his Inferno poem about the circles of hell.
- Rosemary: Inspired by the movie Rosemary’s Baby.
- Selene: The Greek goddess of the moon.
- Sookie: This is the name of the female lead in True Blood.
- Storm: A powerful hero from The X Men.
- Tabitha: A comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe.
- Willow: Inspired by the graceful tree, it was also made famous by Buffy.
- Winifred: Winifred is the oldest Sanderson sister in Hocus Pocus.
- Yolanda: A character from the Vampire Huntress Legend Series.
- Zelda: Hilda and Zelda are Sabrina’s aunts in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Feeling inspired? You can find even more dark and mysterious baby names on our gothic baby names list.
Or maybe you’d like to take inspiration from another holiday. Our list of Christmas baby names is right here too.