Many characters in history and movies have gained a reputation for being bad girls. Their bold and fierce personalities reflect in their cool, one-of-a-kind names. So, here are some fierce bad girl names for you to choose from. The characters may have been evil, but you can’t dismiss their courage to believe in themselves and face the world that despises them. Irresistibly, those are traits of a storing woman. These names are fiery, edgy, and uncommon. So, take a look at the names below if you want a unique name for your daughter.
Top 30 Bad Girl Names
Bellatrix was one heartless woman. She was the devout follower of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter, so how can anyone not hate her. But don’t you feel Bellatrix is a lot better than the old-fashioned Beatrix?
Comic books are filled with evil women and bad girls, one such being Magenta, the antagonist of Flash.
Livia was the scheming and manipulative wife of Roman Emperor Augustus’s wife. But the name Livia is distinctively attractive.
Clove is just 15, yet she managed to become the most powerful antagonist in “The Hunger Games”. The name Clove has a pungent spiciness to it.
Nellie, the Mean Girl on “Little House on the Prairie”, was booed by one whole generation of young viewers. Her name is now considered on the sweetest vintage nicknames for girls.
The name might mean angel, but Angelina Jolie gave it an entirely different connotation. Jolie epitomized the bad girl of the nineties by wearing a vial of her ex-husband’s blood around her neck and declaring her love for knives.
In Jewish mythology, Lilith was Adam’s first wife turned into a monster when she refused to obey her husband. Lilith was also the name of a vampire goddess on the television show “True Blood”. Lilith can be a lovely name to consider for your daughter, only if you can get past its horrible history.
Salome was a New Testament temptress who beguiled Herod into giving her the head of John, the Baptist. Thankfully, the stigma associated with the name is slowly fading, and more and more people are taking it up for their daughters.
Lola is the name that instantly brings to mind the sly temptress who did not like following rules. The name is a hot favorite in Hollywood.
Sadie typically recalls the badass girl in high school whom everyone loved to hate. Even the Beatles immortalized the name in the song “Sexy Sadie”.
The name Cayenne is as hot as the pepper. It isn’t associated with any bad girl from the history, but still has a slick feel to it.
Aphrodite, the name of the Greek goddess of beauty and love is another badass name. Kids won’t even think of messing with a girl who carries the name.
Bathsheba was the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David. While the name sounds elegant, it may be a bit of a load for current Gen girls to carry.
The name Dixie has a saucy, wisecracking appeal to it. It is also the generic term for the whole of Southern America.
Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab, had a long reputation of a bad girl. But in the modern world, the name means a strong woman.
The name Jinx may have an ominous meaning, but has a kinetic energy to it. Jinx was also the name of James Bond’s heroine played by Halle Berry.
The name Lolita has been demonized the 17th century. But parents are now beginning to ignore its kitten sex association and are seeing it as a charming and offbeat name.
The horrible memories of the actress Tallulah may have faded, but this euphonious name has re-entered the public domain. It is a favorite with hipster celebs like Rachel Roy, Patrick Dempsey, and SRA Rue.
The name Roxy is a diminutive of Roxanne, which has its own history of a bad girl, all thanks to the profane song, “The Police”. Roxy is one of those names that only a leather-clad vixen can pull off.
The name Blair was popularized by the evil queen of “Gossip Girl”, Blair Waldorf. Her icy stare and perfect hair commanded adoration and attention wherever she went.
Drusilla has a long history of bad girls bearing this name. It was the name of the main antagonist in “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”. Drusilla was also the name of Cinderella’s wicked stepsister.
Medea is an eternal no-no name. It is the name of a mythological princess who killed her own kids. Cruel!
Lulu is the name for a girl with a firecracker personality. It will make a great name for people who like to defy convention. Interestingly, the name was also included in this Social Security list of Top 100 names in 1880.
Queen Ravenna is the chief representative of almost all the stepmothers and evil queens in children’s literature. But we hold nothing against this lovely Italian place name.
The list would have been incomplete without the mentioning Vesper, the bad Bond Girl. She appeared in the movie as a sneaky double agent. But we think that the name is very soft and whispery, unlike its famous bearer.
The English meaning of Belle is ‘beauty”, but there was nothing beautiful about Bell Gunness. Greed Belle Gunness killed everyone in her family just to collect the money from their insurance policy.
Beverly Gain Allitt, also known as the “Angel of Death” was convicted of murdering four children and attempting to kill three other kids.
Mary is one of the classic English names, but Queen Mary from England gave it a bad reputation. She was dubbed as “Bloody Mary’ for her prosecution of Protestants.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What makes a fierce bad girl name stand out?
A bad girl’s name stands out when it is unique, sounds different, and evokes a sense of fear and intrigue.
2. How do I choose a fierce bad girl name based on a character?
Look for fierce female characters in history, mythology, or fiction. If the character is known for her exceptional cold-bloodedness, selfish acts, or boldness to defy all norms, then you’ve got your name.
3. What are the origins of fierce bad girl names?
Names may not necessarily be bad. It is the person who attaches the ‘bad’ to a name. The origin of bad girl names often lies in our history, which has witnessed several women break stereotypes and make distinct names for themselves.
Many characters portrayed as evil or negative in movies or literature may also express a bold and independent side. Though parents seldom go for such names, you may be attracted to the strength of these women characters. Livia, Nellie, Cayenne, and Dixie are some such stylish names for your baby girl. You may also consider Lolita, Lilith, and Medea if you can get past their negative significance. Some names from this list of fierce bad girl names may seem old-fashioned and slightly long, but if they are what you are looking for, go for it!
Infographic: Badass Girl Names Of All Time
Many strong, badass female characters in mythologies, movies, stories, and history are famous even today. So, if you also want your baby girl’s name to radiate such fearlessness, check out the infographic below for a list of monikers that fit this description.
Explore the depths and passions of the famous historical character Medea, in this detailed and informative video.