52 Names That Mean Death

Death can have several associations and connotations in various cultures. Some cultures associate grim feelings with the event, while others perceive it to be a new beginning. Irrespective of its perception, death is an inevitable occurrence similar to birth. It is no wonder death is often deeply enmeshed with spirituality, rendering it a positive image in many parts of the world.

Picking the name is a significant event after your baby’s birth. Depending on your beliefs and family traditions, you may wish to avoid names that mean death or embrace it by gracing the baby with such a name. Some parents believe choosing a name that means death will not bring any malevolence upon the baby. They may see it as a way to accept death’s imminence. Also, this can be a unique name to the little one, making it stand out from the sea of names.

AbdulbaithServant of resurrect or slave of one who raises deathBoy
AbibaAfrican - The first child born after death of grandmother; Abeaba and Abeabah are the variant spellings of AbibaGirl
Ajalspecified term or period, hour of death; death; fate, destinyBoy
AmaraImmortal Being; one who is blessed without end or death; blessed with eternal life; Grace or BitterBoy
AnpuThey are God of deathBoy
AriusDeathless; name of a settlementBoy
AzrailThe Angel of DeathBoy
BhishakThe Healer; Vishnu; Who Cures the Disease of Birth and Death CyclesBoy
ClaegOne who is subjected to death; mortalBoy
ClayMortal; one who is subjected to death any moment of his lifeBoy
DabriaAn angel of deathGirl
DearilCall of death; red hairedBoy
Ernalinecapable or serious or battle to the death.Girl
ErneshSincere; Battle to the death; Determined; HonestBoy
Erysichthonsomeone who has been cursed with an insatiable hunger which finally leads to his death.Boy
FreyjaA name given to the lady of love, beauty and deathGirl
GiffletGifflet is a male English name that is mentioned in old legends. According to one Arthurian legend Gifflet throws the Excalibur sword into the lake after King Arthur's death.Boy
IlamatecuhtliName of Aztec fertility and death goddess.Girl
JanardanLiberator from the cycle of birth and deathBoy
JavarayaGod of Death; A name used by tribe community in State of KarnatakaBoy
JeevakRefers to the period from the present until death.Boy
KalabhitiOf whom death is afraid; Long Lived; Immortal; Eternal; ForeverBoy
KalakutaThe name means Potion of DeathBoy
KalarajaKalaraja means Lord of DeathBoy
KalayavanThe name means As Horrible as DeathBoy
KaliyaOf Time; Of Death; Name of mythological serpent which was fought by Lord KrishnaBoy
KhaalidaKhaalida means Deathless, She is ImmortalGirl
KhalidaKhalida means DeathlessGirl
KritantaGod of deathunisex
LawlietName of the character in the Japanese series Death Note. A made up nameBoy
LibitinaRoman Goddes of funerals and deathGirl
LoralaiName of the Siren of German legends, who sat on the rock and lured sailors to their deaths.Girl
LoralieA siren whose singing lures man to their deathGirl
LorelaiA siren who sings and lures man to their deathsGirl
LoreleyA song of the beautiful woman that leads man to deathGirl
MenahemOne who consoles or provide comfort, name given to a child born after the death of older sibling.Boy
MethuselahTo bring death; Biblical - His death shall bringBoy
MoranaA Goddess of winter and deathGirl
MorriganA Great emperor queen. The Goddess of death and warGirl
MrithunMade Of Earth; Lord of DeathBoy
MritunjayOne of many names of Lord Shiva; One who can conquer death; Victory over DeathBoy
MritunjoyOne who wins over the deathBoy
MrityuanjayaWho is victorious over deathBoy
MrityunjaiThe one who never been defeated by deathBoy
NirnashaOne who can never die; deathlessBoy
OdonThe person of enduring fame, not subject to death, who is the personofication of a forceBoy
OmishaSpirit of birth and death.Girl
PersefoniOld Greek - Bringer of death; A variant form of PersephoneGirl
TandaThe seer of life and deathGirl
ThanatosHe who brings deathBoy
TuwileKenyan term meaning death is invincible.Boy
YamajitOne of many names of Lord Shiva signifying him as conqueror of deathBoy
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