Sounding good and nice all the time is boring. It is fun to be evil and mischievous now and then. Applying the same logic to baby names, a deviation from the norm of naming your little one after an angel, or a Greek god provides you with a lot of choices. They are so different and unique that your child will stand out wherever they go.
Think about a name to celebrate the dark, magical, and supernatural characters. Sinister baby names are neither stodgy nor boring. They are cutting-edge and loads of fun. Below is our list of evil, vampire and demon baby names to inspire you. Take a look!
Demon And Evil Names For Boys:
In Hebrew, the word Azazel means the ‘scapegoat or total removal.The Bible uses Azazel to refer to the sacrificial goat, which helped atone for the people’s sins. More recently, Azazel became to be known as the goat-demon. Other terms that refer to Azazel include the infamous ‘Angel of Death’.
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Diabolos is a Greek mythological name meaning ‘slanderer or accuser.’ According to the Bible, Satan’s tile is Diabolos. Satan is the prince of demons and the epitome of evil. He is one who takes man further away from God and encourages us to sin.
Abigor is one of the few handsome demons. He appears as a dashing knight with great powers about wars. Abigor is the ruler of 60 legions of the Hell.
Ravana is the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He was the demon king of Ceylon, who kidnapped Rama’s wife, Sita. The meaning of Ravana is ‘man with ten heads’. Even though Ravana is a demon, he is worshiped in some parts of Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia, probably because he was one of the most revered devotees of Lord Shiva.
According to Jewish myth, Samael, better known as the Grim Reaper, is a fallen angel. He is the chief seducer, accuser, and destroyer. Samael is also called the chief of the Dragons of Evil and Prince of Darkness. Samael is both kind and cruel and was once a heavenly host. He lorded over ‘Sheba Ha-yechaloth’, or the seven habitations. His sphere of influence extends to the infernal realm as well. He is also referred to the serpent who tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit.
Satan was the inveterate enemy of God. Satan is Greek for sata, a Hebrew word, which means ‘adversary.’The Hebrew term ‘satan’ is translated into the Greek word Diabolos.
In Egyptian mythology, Seth was the god of Chaos, Desert, and storm. He’s also the evil god who killed Osiris. The name Seth is Greek for Set, an Egyptian word, which means ‘the one who dazzles.’
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In Slavic mythology, Chernobog is the god of darkness and evil and is the evil counterpart of the nice and kind Belbog. The meaning of the name Chernobog is ‘black god’.
Demogorgon, in Greek mythology, is the underworld’s god. Demogorgon is another moniker for Satan, and is composed of the Greek word root daimon, which means ‘demon’ and gorgos, which means ‘grim.’ Hence, it means grim demon. Demogorgon is also envisaged as an omnipotent primordial being, whose name itself is taboo.
Asmodeus, the Hebrew devil of luxury and sensuality is one of the seven princes of hell. He is the primary antagonist of the Deuterocanonical Books of Tobit. Asmodeus is also mentioned in Talmudic legends. The name Asmodeus comes from the Avestan language, where aesma means ‘wrath’ and daeva means ‘demon.’
In the Welsh legend, Addanc was the lake monster slain by King Arthur. It is described variously as a dwarf, a demon, a crocodile or a beaver. He would prey upon anyone who was foolish enough to swim in its lake. The location of its dwelling also varies. Sometimes, it is said to be Llyn Llion and sometimes Llyn yr Afanc.
Baal-Berith was the Canaanite Lord of Covenant, who later turned into a devil. He appears in the form of a soldier, wearing red clothing, and a golden crown and riding a red horse. He formally possessed a nun, but when the priest began the exorcism, the demon offered names of himself and all the demons involved in the possession. He even recommended which saints to invoke to oppose them.
The Egyptian name Apep is connected to the root pp, which means ‘to slither.’ In Egyptian mythology, Apep was the personification of evil who was often seen as a giant serpent, snake or dragon. Apep is also called the Evil Lizard or Serpent of the Nile, and Apep was the enemy of Sun God.
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Morfran is the great crow in Welsh mythology. It’s said that he was so ugly that his mother compensated for it by instilling great wisdom in him.
Ahriman is the Middle Persian derivative of Old Persia Angra Mainyu, which means ‘devil or evil spirit.’ In Persian mythology, Ahriman was the name of the god of death, darkness and destruction and also the arch enemy of Ahura Mazda.
Abaddon is the Anglicized form of Greek word Abaddon, which means ‘ruination and destruction.’ In the New Testament, Abaddon is the name of the place of destruction. Abaddon is also the name of the fallen angel of the bottomless pit- the Destroyer Apollyon. He blows the horn, which summons his allies on earth to harm people who do not have a seal on their foreheads.
Jilaiya was a demon belonging to India, who flies in the night like a bird or bat to suck the blood of common people. She sleeps in the dark areas during the day and wakes at nightfall. Jilaiya could suck blood only of people whose name it has heard.
Orusula was a Costa Rican demon who appears in the form of a humongous pig. Just giving your kid this name could give common people a fatal rash.
The 61st of the 72 spirits and one of the fallen angels, Zagan was the king and President of Hell. He first appears as a bull with griffin wings, and then as a man. As the leader, he commands a troop of vicious demons who help him in his nefarious endeavors and the 33 legions of the damned. His infernal duties include turning water into wine, oil into the water, blood into oil and making the fools wiser. He could also turn any metal into money or coin.
Ammo is the demon, the Grand Marquis of Hell and the seventh spirit of Goetia. In demonology, Aamon was one of the assistants of Astaroths, who also goes by the same name. He governs the forty infernal legions and gives knowledge to those who make an alliance with Satan. Do not confuse him with the Egyptian god Amun.
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Demon And Evil Girl Names:
Nimue also called Niniane was an Arthurian sorceress. She evolved from a dependent maiden to a woman taking charge to save and help the men around her. She is not entirely evil, but her role as a temptress put her in the bandwagon.
Batibat is the vengeful demon from the Ilocano folklore. This female nightmare demon causes death during sleep. Batibat takes the form of an old, fat woman and takes refuge in the tree. She comes in contact with humans when the tree that they reside is cut and made into support post for the house.
Hecate is Latin for the Greek word Hekate, which means ‘worker from far off.’ According to Greek mythology, Hecate is the goddess of the underworld, demons, graves, and witchcraft. She seduces men into marriage and then conceives on her own terms so that the child she bears appears human on the outside and demon on the inside.
Iezabel is the Greek word for the Hebrew Name Iyzebel, which means ‘chaste and intact.’ Iezabel was a queen, and King Ahab’s wife. She was torn to shreds by hounds, as prophesied by Elijah.
Lamia is a monster who kidnaps and later disembowels children. Lamia means ‘large shark,’which is very fitting to her personality. In Latin, Lamia means ‘vampire’ and in Arabic, it means ‘fiend.’
Lilith is Hebrew for the Sumerian name Lilitu, which means ‘of the night.’ According to Hebrew myth, Lilith is the Mesopotamian storm demon and is responsible for diseases and death. According to Semitic culture, Adam’s first wife was Lilith. But she disobeyed and left him. Lilith is also a term for ‘screech owl’.
Pandora is one of the most popular mythological characters of all time. It is a Greek name, created using a pan, which means ‘all’ and doron, which means ‘gift. Hence, the name Pandora means ‘all gift.’ But that’s not sinister at all, right? But in the Greek mythology, Pandora became the first to unleash evil on the entire world.
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Mara is a maleficent female wraith of the Scandinavian folklore. She is the primary cause of nightmare in children. It means ‘bitter’ in Hebrew. Plus, Mara is a demon in Buddhism that personified evil. She tried to seduce Gautama Buddha with the vision of beautiful women who is said to be her daughter.
Succubus is one of the most powerful female demons. She is the female counterpart of the male demon Incubus. Her sole purpose is to engage in amorous relations with men. She would attack while the men were asleep.
Qarinah is a demon of the Arabian mythology. She is an evil spirit dating back to the ancient Egypt. People with the second sight can see these spirits in the form of a dog, cat or any other household pet. The demon might be frightful, but her name is charming.
11. Ardat Lili:
Ardat Lili is a night demon or a young female spirit that attacks pregnant women and children. It’s for this reason; the Jews write a formula on all corners of the birth chamber.
Empusa is the demonic female with one leg of a donkey and the other leg of brass. She pursues the travelers and eats them. In the later incarnations, Empusa appears as one of the monster species commanded by Hecate. She is also associated with demigoddesses Mormo and Lamia.
Gorgon is the personification of female mysteries and wisdom. She is the creator of life, the protector and the bringer of death. The name Gorgon comes from the Greek word gorgo, which means terrible.
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Lamashtu is seven witches in one. This Mesopotamian mythology demon is associated with the death of newborns and unborn. She even kidnaps the children while they are feeding on their mothers. She would chew on their bones and suck their blood. Lamashtu is also charged with some evil deeds. Lamashtu was depicted a mythological hybrid with a lioness’ head, a hairy body, donkey’s teeth and ears and long and bony fingers.
Lilitu is the female counterpart of Lilu. She is one of the demon triad formed by Lilu. This demon has goat hooves, goat horns, and a serpentine tail. But her eyeless face is the most disturbing feature.
16. Yuki Onna:
Yuki Onna is the irresistible phantom associated with snowstorms. She appears during the storms as a beautiful and tall woman with blue lips and black hair. His transparent skin makes her blend well into the snowy landscape. She lures the young men to the remote areas with the motive of drinking their blood and freezing them solid.
Jezebeth is the demon of the falsehoods. She preys on the weak and enraged humans. She finds short-tempered humans, and once they give into their anger, she adds fire to the flame. She can even follow the person for his or her whole life, hoping that he or she would get enraged soon. Jezebeth also has a partner named Jessabelle, who is opposite to her.
Kasdeya is a demon specializing in poisons. She is also referred to as the fifth Satan.
Prosperine is also known as the princess of Hell. She likes to assist Belial in amorous relationships. Prosperine is also referred to as Baal’s mother.
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Kok-Lir is the succubus demon from Borneo. She prays on wondering men.
Vampire Boy Names:
Alaric is a character from the television show Vampire Diaries. The meaning of this melodic name is ‘noble leader’.
Be bold and name your child Spike, Buffy another love interest in the series “Buffy the Vampire” Spike is one of the most vicious vamps on the show. As the series progresses, Buffy tames Spike and teaches him to behave in appropriate ways. If you don’t want it as a given name, then you can call him Spike in and around the house.
Abchanchu is a legendary Bolivian vampire who takes the form of an elderly and helpless traveler. When the passerby stops and attempts to help him, he victimizes him and drink the blood
Count Dracula is the titular character and the main antagonist of the Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is an undead, century-old vampire, descending from Attila the Hun. He lives in a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains. The name Dracula exudes a veneer of aristocratic charm, but we doubt that many people will consider it as a name.
Vlad is believed to be the root of several vampire legends, including the renowned Dracula. Apart from impaling the enemies on stakes, Vlad would eat bread dipped in the blood of the enemies.
Alessandro is one of the most charming vampire names. The name is an exotic and unusual version of Alexander and means defender of mankind. The notable namesakes of this name include Alessandro Volta, the influential physicist.
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The name Draven comes from the word draefend, which means ‘Hunter.’ The name has a rhythmic appeal, and Wiccan feel to it, probably why a member of Linkin Park adopted it.
Malcolm is one of the characters from the American television series ‘True Blood’. The television show focuses on the coexistence of humans and vampires in a small town in Louisiana. Malcolm was also the name of one of the four Scottish kings, including Duncan’s son who succeed Macbeth’s throne. The meaning of Malcolm is ‘a devotee of St. Columbia’.
Nicholas is one of the main leads of the movie “The Vampire Chronicles”. He is the lover of Lestat de Lioncourt, who he befriends while still being a human. The name Nicholas lost some ground a few years back, but is still a popular, classic name and would make a solid choice. This Greek name is derived from the elements ‘Nikos’, which means ‘victory’ and ‘laos’, which means ‘people’. Hence the name means ‘victory of the people’. You can even consider it’s variation Nicolas, which looks and sounds cooler.
The meaning of Orpheus is ‘darkness of the night’, quite a fitting moniker for a vampire. Orpheus is also the name of the legendary ancient Greek musician and poet, whose music made the rivers stop to listen and trees dance. So this name will provide your son a challenging, but indelible identity.
Vampire Names For Girls:
Here’s the name of everyone’s favorite, maiden turned vampire. Bella is the shot short of the name Isabella, which means ‘lovely one.’ The name was used extensively until the 13th century and disappeared until the 18th century. Until recently, it was considered a grandmother name but turned into a fashionable moniker after its association with Bella Swan from the Twilight series.
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Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary was suspected of vampire behavior. She would bite the flesh of the victims and bathe in their blood as a beauty treatment. The name, however, it not as horrifying as its namesake.
The Egyptians also had their share of bloodsuckers and vampire lore. The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet was known for tasting blood. As per the book, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, if Ka, a particular part of the soul did not receive adequate offerings, it left the tomb to suck blood.
Ambrosia is too heavenly to be the name of a vampire. It means ‘food of the gods.’
The name Bronwen is just like its meaning, dark and beautiful. The name is quite widespread in Wales, but is rare enough to sound exotic. Bronwen was the heroine of the classic novel How Green Was My Valley.
Astrid is another lovely vampire girl name. It means ‘divinely beautiful,’ which we’re sure your daughter is. Besides being a favorite with the vampires, Astrid has been a Scandinavian royal name since the 10th century. Some people even associate with Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking stories.
The meaning of this exotic sounding name is ‘white and lovely’. The name Zurie has a sassy sound and quite a high-minded meaning. Even the celeb parents are not shying away from choosing this name for their daughter.
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The name Elena is on the list because of the character in the hit television series ‘Vampire Diaries’. This pan-European version of Helena currently ranks #121, primarily due to the popularity of E- names. Apart from Elena Gilbert, Elena Kagan is also a worthy namesake.
Sonja is the name of the vampire playing a pivotal role in the Underworld series. She is the lover of Lucian, daughter of Victory and a member of the Vampire Council. The name Sonja is the Norwegian form of Sophia. Sophia may have acquired the top position for the girl baby names for three years, but Sonja sounds much more appealing.
This one’s a winner. Layla has seen a significant surge in the popularity, partly because of the double LL in it and partly because of its association with Kayla. In fact, it’s on the top 30 list today. The meaning of Layla is ‘night’ or ‘dark beauty’.
We hope you find our list useful. It is totally up to you which name you want to give to your child. The name will stay with them for the lifetime. Would you keep a demon or vampire name for your baby? Tell in the comment section below!
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