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130+ Spooky Halloween Baby Names

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Last updated: Jan 20 2023

Is your baby due at the end of October? Or is trick-or-treating your favorite holiday event? Our list of spooky Halloween baby names might be for you.

Halloween Baby Names

Halloween isn’t just for kids, but it does make a great source of baby names.

If you (like us) love the spooky season, why not choose a name for your baby that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year?

We’ve got all the best spooky girl names, scary names for boys, and Halloween character names you’re sure to recognize.

Are you ready? Let’s brush off the cobwebs of our favorite Halloween baby names for your little pumpkin.

In this article: 📝

  • What is a good Halloween name?
  • What is a good creepy name?
  • What are spooky Halloween boy names?
  • What are Halloween names for girls?
  • What are fun Halloween names?
  • What are gender-neutral Halloween names?

What is a good Halloween name?

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.

Or you could take inspiration from your favorite Halloween movies ‒ Damien and Regan are two of the most recognizable Halloween-themed names from horror films, or even Wednesday, for something a little more family-friendly.

Many of these names also appear in the US Top 1000 names, so you probably recognize them.

Want more classically Halloween-inspired names? Take your pick:

  1. Autumn: After the fall season.
  2. Damien: From the classic creepy horror, The Omen, Damien means “to tame” in Greek.
  3. Eve: A subtle Halloween-themed baby name linked to All Hallows’ Eve.
  4. Hazel: Perfect for a baby with beautiful hazel eyes.
  5. Jack: The classic Halloween boy name.
  6. Luna: Meaning “moon”.
  7. Marley: The name of the ghost in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
  8. Regan: From The Exorcist, this gender-neutral name comes from the Irish Gaelic word for “king”.
  9. Sabrina: After the Teenage Witch.
  10. Wednesday: What better Halloween baby name than one of the best members of The Addams Family?

What is a good creepy name?

If you want a truly chilling name, how about referencing a creepy character from popular culture?

If you prefer truly scary Halloween to the tamer kid-friendly Halloween, how about choosing one of these creepy baby names?

What are creepy girl names?

Let’s kick things off with some creepy names for girls.

These scary girl names are based on classic horror movies and folklore ghost stories.

Read on… if you dare!

  1. Annabelle: After the terrifying doll in The Conjuring… it’s also based on a true story…
  2. Carrie: Original or remake?
  3. Clarice: The main character in The Silence of the Lambs.
  4. Katie: A character in the movie Paranormal Activity.
  5. Lilith: Meaning “ghost” or “night monster”.
  6. Llorona: After La Llorona, the Hispanic-American legendary wailing woman.
  7. Penny: Inspired by the creepy clown, Pennywise, from It.
  8. Rosemary: Inspired by the movie Rosemary’s Baby.
  9. Samara: Sure, it sounds beautiful, but this name actually comes from the classic Japanese horror, Ringu ‒ although you may know the Hollywood version, The Ring.

What are creepy boy names?

Now for some scary names for boys, the stuff of true horror:

  1. Bates: Inspired by the famous horror movie Psycho.
  2. Bram: A shortened form of Abraham made famous by Dracula author Bram Stoker.
  3. Freddy: From A Nightmare on Elm Street, a classic teenage horror movie.
  4. Gage: A character in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
  5. Hannibal: After the cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal Lecter.
  6. Hitch: The nickname of director Alfred Hitchcock who brought us Psycho.
  7. Norman: The movie Psycho features Norman Bates.
  8. Thorn: The Curse of Thorn is used in the Halloween movies.

What are creepy gender-neutral names?

And if you’re after some nonbinary creepy Halloween names, we’ve got you covered:

  1. Bela: While the spelling Bela is traditionally for boys, the spelling Bella is also known as a girl’s name. Bela Lugosi was the oh-so-sinister actor who famously played Dracula.
  2. Blair: Inspired by both The Blair Witch Project and the actress who played Regan in The Exorcist, Linda Blair.
  3. Hallow: Meaning “sacred” or “holy”. How about Halloween twins called Hallow and Eve?
  4. Myling: After the Scandinavian ghosts thought to be souls of children.
  5. Salem: Got a history of witchcraft in your family? Embrace it!
  6. Thomasin: Anya Taylor-Joy’s character from The Witch.

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.

  1. Adam or Addams: After The Addams Family, Adam also means “son of the red earth” in Hebrew.
  2. Alaric: From The Vampire Diaries, meaning “noble leader”.
  3. Banquo: Definitely one of the more unusual Halloween names for boys on our list, Banquo was the ghost from Shakespeare’s creepy tragedy, Macbeth.
  4. Bill: A key character in True Blood.
  5. Blade: A famous cinematic vampire hunter.
  6. Boris: Boris Karloff portrayed Frankenstein’s monster in the classic film.
  7. Burton: Inspired by the director Tim Burton.
  8. Chucky: The murderous doll in the Child’s Play movies, also meaning “free man”.
  9. Cullen: The surname of the heroic vampires in the Twilight series, Cullen also means “handsome” in Gaelic.
  10. Dexter: The TV series Dexter is about a Robin Hood-inspired serial killer.
  11. Draco: It means “dragon”, and is best known as Harry’s Slytherin rival in the Harry Potter series.
  12. Dullahan: After the mythological Irish headless horseman.
  13. Edward: A classic name that has become more popular since Twilight (although you might also be Team Jacob).
  14. Emmett: Meaning “universal”, this was another one of the Twilight vampires.
  15. Fester: A pretty gross-sounding name, Fester was the name of the hunched uncle in The Addams Family.
  16. Giles: The surname and nickname of Buffy’s Watcher in Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, perfect for a baby born to book-smart parents.
  17. Godric: It’s the name of Harry Potter’s hometown and a character in True Blood.
  18. Griffin: A mythological creature—half-eagle, half-lion.
  19. Harry: It’s a nickname for Henry but, for many people, it means only one thing—our favorite boy wizard.
  20. Heathcliff: Associated with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and Heath Ledger who played the Joker in The Dark Knight.
  21. Herbert: Did you know that the sci-fi writer H. G. Wells was a Herbert?
  22. Ichabod: A character from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  23. Igor: The name of Dr. Frankenstein and Count Dracula’s assistants, Igor also means “warrior” in Russian.
  24. Jacob: Team Jacob? We’ve got you. Not just the name of everyone’s favorite werewolf, Jacob also means “supplanter” in Hebrew.
  25. Jason: Sure, this name might meanhealer”, but we’ll always remember it from Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th.
  26. Kane: A Celtic name meaning “warrior”.
  27. Lon: After silent horror star Chaney.
  28. Lucifer: Why not name your little creeper after the Devil themself? Lucifer also means “light-bringer” in Hebrew.
  29. Merlin: A famous sorcerer from the Camelot myth.
  30. Michael: A relatively common first name, but you’ll know it as the antagonist Michael Myers from Halloween.
  31. Ned: Pushing Daisies was a TV show featuring Ned, who could bring back the dead with the touch of his finger.
  32. Silas: Meaning “wood” or “forest”, Silas is also associated with the albino monk in The Da Vinci Code.
  33. Spike: Love our Buffy names? How could we forget the bleach-blonde bad-boy vamp, Spike?
  34. Stephen: After prolific horror/thriller writer, Stephen King.
  35. Victor: Linked to Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s gothic novel.
  36. Vincent: After the legendary man of horror, Vincent Price.

What are Halloween names for girls?

Who said that the boys should get all the spooky names?

There are plenty of Halloween-inspired baby names for girls too.

  1. Agatha: After the mystery writer Agatha Christie.
  2. Agnes: Keen to honor your Scottish heritage while keeping it spooky? How about naming your little magician after a 16th-century Scottish witch, Agnes Sampson?
  3. Buffy: The iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer made this nickname for Elizabeth popular.
  4. Celeste: Meaning “heavenly”, this name conjures images of a cold and starry Halloween night.
  5. Circe: Circe was a sorceress who could turn men into animals.
  6. Drusilla: The vampiress of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
  7. Elena: A character in The Vampire Diaries.
  8. Elvira: The long-suffering wife of Don Juan.
  9. Esme: The vampire matriarch in the Twilight saga.
  10. Esther: A name that means “star”.
  11. Georgina: Inspired by the creepy character in Jordan Peele’s iconic Get Out.
  12. Gillian: Inspired by the actress Gillian Anderson, who starred in the spooky TV series The X Files.
  13. Glinda/Glenda: The name of the good witch from The Wizard of Oz.
  14. Glory: A sweet-sounding name after one of the most terrifying villains of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
  15. Hermione: One of Harry Potter’s best friends who is usually found in the library.
  16. Ivy: A botanical name linked to fall foliage.
  17. Janet: From the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  18. Kate: Another popular girl’s name, but what makes it spooky is that it’s inspired by the supposed name of the Bell Witch.
  19. Lamia: Meaning “radiant” in Greek, also a mythological create who would eat young men.
  20. Lorraine: After Lorraine Warren, renowned paranormal investigator and inspiration for The Conjuring.
  21. Mary: After Bloody Mary, the mythical ghost who appears in a dark-lit mirror. Just don’t say her name three times!
  22. Melanie: A name of Greek origin meaning “black or dark”.
  23. Morrigan: The mythological Morrigan was the goddess of war, often symbolized by a crow.
  24. Morticia: The original monster mother from The Addams Family.
  25. Myrtle: A plant with pink or white aromatic berries which is often seen in late fall, also the wailing ghost in the Harry Potter series.
  26. Olive: The name of Ned’s sidekick in Pushing Daisies.
  27. Persephone: From Greek mythology, the name of the daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades to be Queen of the Underworld.
  28. Phoebe: A fun and quirky witch from Charmed.
  29. Ravenna: Dante references this Italian town in his Inferno poem about the circles of hell.
  30. Rebecca: From the classic thriller, Rebecca.
  31. Sarah: One of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus.
  32. Sayona: A beautiful-sounding name that’s also the moniker of the Venezuelan spirit who punishes unfaithful husbands.
  33. Selene: The Greek goddess of the moon.
  34. Tabitha: A comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe.
  35. Winifred: Winifred is the oldest Sanderson sister in Hocus Pocus.
  36. Yolanda: A character from the Vampire Huntress Legend Series.
  37. Zelda: Hilda and Zelda are Sabrina’s aunts in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

What are fun Halloween names?

After a Halloween baby name that’s less spooky and more spoopy?

Check out these fun and cute Halloween names for your little pumpkin:

  1. Anya: The somehow loveable demon from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  2. Asteria: A magical name from Greek mythology meaning “like a star”.
  3. Binx: The surname of Thackery Binx, the teen who was turned into an immortal black cat by the witches in Hocus Pocus.
  4. Candy: Halloween and candy are forever linked.
  5. Casper: The friendly ghost! Casper also means “treasurer” in Aramaic.
  6. Cat: No self-respecting witch would be seen without a black cat on her broomstick.
  7. Daphne: From the cartoon series Scooby-Doo (and why not consider Velma, too?).
  8. Marnie: A character from the movie Halloweentown.
  9. Sookie: This is the name of the female lead in True Blood.
  10. Thackery: An unusual name that sounds like Zachary, after the talking black cat from Hocus Pocus.
  11. Willow: Inspired by the graceful tree, it was also made famous by Buffy.

What are gender-neutral Halloween names?

If you’re not sure whether you’re expecting slugs and snails or sugar and spice, check out these gender-neutral Halloween baby names for boys, girls, and they-bies:

  1. Ambrose: Meaning “immortal”.
  2. Alchemy: The medieval science that aimed to transform metal into gold and find the elixir of life.
  3. Angel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer brought this name to our attention.
  4. Bell: An unusual spelling, this can mean “beautiful” in French, but this spelling is inspired by the Bell Witch of the 19th century.
  5. Black: A color to suit goblins and witches.
  6. Faun: Half-human, half-goat, Fauns represent the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating.
  7. October: The month of Halloween.
  8. Phoenix: The name of the bird that rises from its own ashes.
  9. Piper: Meaning “pipe or flute player” and also a character from Charmed.
  10. Raven: Once a symbol of pride for Wiccan parents.
  11. Rune: Rune is one of our favorite Halloween baby names. It comes from ancient magical symbols.
  12. Sanderson: Linked to the spooky Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus.
  13. Scorpio: The Zodiac sign of October 31st. (After more Scorpio baby names? We’ve got you covered)
  14. Storm: A powerful hero from The X Men.
  15. Tarot: After the witchy form of divination.
  16. Wolf: Perfect if your little one was born howling at the moon.
  17. Xander: Meaning “defender of man” and inspired by the character Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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.

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