Although some might consider it unkind to give your baby an evil or dark name, those monikers are often inspired by powerful and revered people, places, or things. Capture the strong spirit of your little one with a gothic name that's sure to set them apart from the Noah's and Olivia's of the world.
Names Meaning Deceit or Liar
In some cultures, babies are named for the way they look, act, or the circumstances of their birth. A baby born from deceit or one who was meant to be a boy, but comes out a girl could be fitting of a deceitful name.
|Cozbi||Feminine||Liar getting away, Israeli|
Names Meaning Dark Beauty
Dark female names are not as easy to come by as dark male names, but these beauties fit the bill. Name your pretty little girl for her skin tone or her devilish spirit.
|Dubheasa||Feminine||Dark beauty, Irish|
|Duvessa||Feminine||Dark beauty, Irish|
|Layla/Leila||Feminine||Dark beauty, Arabian|
|Sauda||Feminine||Dark beauty, African|
Names Meaning Dark Warrior
Warriors are strong and fierce, particularly if they are ruthless. Give your little boy or girl a powerful name when you choose the meaning "dark warrior."
|Bellona||Feminine||Warrior Goddess of destructive warfare, Egyptian|
|Donahue||Masculine||Dark warrior, Gaelic|
|Donovan||Masculine||Dark warrior, Irish|
|Duncan||Masculine||Dark warrior, Gaelic|
|Enyo||Feminine||Warrior Goddess of destructive warfare, Greek|
|Harvey||Masculine||Army warrior, French|
|Helmer||Masculine||Warrior's wrath, German|
|Kali||Feminine||Warrior Goddess of destruction, Hindu|
|Pele||Feminine||Warrior Goddess of destruction, Hawaiian|
Names Meaning Destruction or Destroyer
Destruction is wrought with power and so are these strong baby names.
|Abaddon||Masculine||The destroyer, Israeli|
|Aghanashini||Feminine||Destroyer of sins, Indian|
|Aridam||Masculine||Destroyer of enemies, Indian|
|Deidamia||Feminine||To destroy, Greek|
Names Meaning Death or Darkness
For some, death is the most powerful force or being and darkness can symbolize the unexpected or that which is feared.
|Azvameth||Masculine||Strong death, Israeli|
|Bacia||Feminine||Family deaths ruined the house, Ugandan|
|Kek||Masculine||God of darkness, Egyptian|
|Keket||Feminine||Goddess of darkness, Egyptian|
|Mabuz||Masculine||Ruler of death castle, Scottish|
|Sephtis||Masculine||Eternal death, Persian|
Names Meaning Suffering or Sorrow
Sadness and sorrow are natural parts of life. Those who embrace all emotions and overcome suffering have great strength just as these names can.
|Acheros||Masculine||River of sorrow, Latin-American|
|Ahlai||Feminine||Sorrowing experience, Israeli|
|Drystan||Masculine||Full of sorrow, Welsh|
|Jela||Neutral||Father suffered during birth, African|
Names That Mean Disaster or Misfortune
Natural disasters are great forces that challenge humanity. With a name that means "disaster" or "misfortune," you may be giving your baby a powerful destiny that affects everyone around them.
|Tempest||Feminine||Violent storm, English|
Names Meaning Evil
Some say every person has good and evil inside. The evil side, while often feared, features great intellect, persuasiveness, and power.
|Ahriman||Masculine||Evil spirit, Indian|
|Birsha||Masculine||An evil, Israeli|
|Daeva||Feminine||Evil spirit, India|
|Keres||Feminine||Evil spirits, Greek|
|Matchitehew||Masculine||Has an evil heart, Native American|
|Nukpana||Neutral||Evil, Native American|
|Sidero||Feminine||Evil nymph, Latin American|
Evil Last Names to Use as First Names
Pop culture is loaded with cool last names that could be used as modern first names. Look to real and fictional villains for evil name inspiration.
|Corleone||Feminine||Fictional gangsters Michael and Vito|
|Hussein||Masculine||Former Iraqi President Sadam|
|Krueger||Masculine||Fictional boogeyman Freddie|
|Moriarty||Neutral||Fictional nemesis of Sherlock Holmes|
|Myers||Neutral||Fictional murderer Michael|
|Ren||Neutral||Star Wars villain Kylo|
|Wilkes||Masculine||Fictional villain Annie|
Movies, books, and folklore offer up tons of recognizable and unique vampire names you could give your baby.
|Ambrogio||Masculine||First legendary vampire|
|Dracula||Masculine||Multiple movies and lore|
|Lestat||Masculine||Interview With a Vampire movie|
|Lillith||Feminine||Razor Blade Smile movie|
|Reinhardt||Masculine||Blade 2 movie|
|Selene||Feminine||Considered mother of all vampires|
|Strahd||Masculine||"Neverwinter" video game|
|Willow||Feminine||"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show|
Demons are very powerful beings with different specific talents. These names command attention and give your baby strength.
The Six Demons
Made famous in the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, these six main demon names are well-known. Although they are all masculine names and characters, any of the names could also be used for a girl.
|Legion||Masculine||Speak intelligently, Latin|
|Lucifer||Masculine||Bearer of light, Latin|
The Infernal Demons
The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey includes the names of all the infernal demons, including those listed, for your little demon baby.
|Amon||Neutral||Demon marquis of hell|
|Azazel||Masculine||Taught man to make war weapons|
|Baphomet||Masculine||Symbol of Satan|
|Dagon||Masculine||Philistine Devil of the sea|
|Fenriz||Masculine||Wolf son of Loki|
|Hecate||Feminine||Greek Goddess of witchcraft|
|Mania||Feminine||Roman Goddess of the dead|
|Naamah||Feminine||Female Devil of seduction|
Embracing the Dark Side
Whether you're looking for a scary baby name, exotic baby name, or an evil-sounding baby name, evil names are unique and come with a powerful connotation. Embrace your infant's dark side by searching names by meaning on a site like Behind the Name or Meaning-of-Names.com.
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Baby names: 94 of the 'worst' names - and their terrible meanings
It's one of the most important gifts you can ever bestow upon your child, which is why so many parents spend such a long time dreaming up the perfect baby name for their newborn.
From flipping through baby name books, to looking to pop culture for inspiration, mums and dads search high and low for strong and meaningful monikers.
But there's also the need to be unique. After all, nobody wants their little one to share their name with five other kids in the class.
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - unless, perhaps, if it was called 'demon flower'.
Yes, there is a LOT to think about when choosing a name for your baby boy or girl. Because it's not just the name itself, oh no; it's also the MEANING of the name.
To help you out, we've taken a look through the baby name catalogues and dug out the monikers with the most terrible meanings ever.
From sadness to devil worship, unluckiness to physical ailments, these name meanings are all outstanding in their terribleness.
Isn't it sad when bad things happen to good baby names, eh?
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WORST BABY GIRL NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS
1 - Akuji
The meaning of this African name is "dead and awake" – not very cheery for a new life!
2 - Cecilia
Although this pretty-sounding Latin name may be your name of choice, you may want not want to tempt fate as it means "blind".
3 - Claudia
Again, you might want to avoid this feminine of Latin Claudius as it means "lame" or "disabled".
4 - Deirdre
This Celtic and Gaelic name unfortunately means "sorrowful" or "sad one".
5 - Desdemona
You'd already be off to a bad start as this Shakespearean character is murdered by her husband, Othello. Never mind that this Greek name means "of the devil", "ill-fated one" and "misery".
6 - Dolores
This Spanish name sadly means "lady of sorrows" – you don't want your little girl to become one of those, do you?!
7 - Emily
Emily is an English version of the Latin Aemilila, which comes from the word for "rival".
8 - Hecate
This Greek goddess of witchcraft is probably not a good omen for your little'un.
9 - Kennedy
A unisex name of Celtic and Gaelic origin, and is often a surname too – meaning "deformed head".
10 - Keres
This Greek baby name means "evil spirits" – eek!
11 - Jezebel
Once used as a word to shame women, this Hebrew name actually means "an impure follower of idols".
12 - Leah
The name Leah actually has many different meanings in many languages, but in American or Hebrew-speaking families this name means "tired or weary".
13 - Lilith
It's so close to the pretty flower name Lily, that we wouldn't have thought Lilith would be anything but lovely and pretty. But it turns out that this Hebrew name means "night monster" or "ghost".
14 - Lola
Lola is actually a diminutive of Dolores (who knew!) which is above, meaning "lady of sorrows". Oh dear!
15 - Loralei
This German name is another pretty-sounding name, but deriving from Lurlei which means "ambush cliff", Loralei actually means "she whose singing lures men to destruction". Yikes!
16 - Mallory
You just can't get any worse than this unisex French name – it means "unfortunate" or "ill-fated".
17 - Malvolia
This feminine version of Shakespeare's Malvolio translates to "ill will".
18 - Mara
See, although this name DOES mean "bitter" or "sorrow" in Hebrew, and is also a Hindu goddess of destruction, Mara does mean "sea" in Gaelic. So, you know, there's that...
19 - Mary
SURELY the mother of Jesus has a name which is holy and wonderful? Unfortunately not. Mary means "rebellion" or "bitter" in Hebrew.
20 - Molly
We're not sure what's going on with these three but yet again, Molly also means "bitter".
21 - Narcissa
There are two ways you can look at this name. The Narcissa flower is more commonly known as a daffodil – you know, those beautiful yellow flowers which signify the beginning of Spring! But it sadly also links to the word narcissistic, which means to be obsessed with yourself.
22 - Nerezza
This Italian name means "darkness". Which isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but...
23 - Portia
You'd probably rather hear about the Shakespearean character, who was rich, beautiful and intelligent. But the word Portia derives from a word for... well, pig.
24 - Persephone
Again, there are two ways to think about this name. Yes, the first is the meanings of "to destroy" and "murder". But bear in mind that Persephone was the Greek goddess of Spring!
25 - Rebecca
Although this biblical woman is normally looked up to, being one of the main characters in the bible, the name actually means "to bind", "to tie" or "snare".
26 - Sidero
This name is a Latin name meaning "evil nymph". You don't want one of those on your hands!
27 - Sloane
This Gaelic name is slightly ambiguous – yes, it means "warrior" or "fighter", but that's not ALWAYS a bad thing, is it?
28 - Thana
Sounds lovely doesn't it? But Thana actually means "death" in Arabic. Gulp.
29 - Tristana
This Celtic name means "sorrowful" or "sad". Poor Tristana!
30 - Tristesse
Following the same train of thought, this French name means "sadness".
31 - Zilla
Hmm, this Hebrew baby name might sound very pretty, but it actually means "shadow", "shade" and "gloom"...
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WORST BABY BOY NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS
1 - Abaddon
YIKES – translated into Hebrew, Abaddon means "Angel of death". He's also the king of a locust army in the New Testament.
2 - Alastor
Anyone considering naming their sprog after Mad Eye Moody in Harry Potter, think again. This name is Ancient Greek for "persecutor" or "tormentor".
3 - Azazel
Biblical groups cite his name as an "evil demon" or "evil spirit", or even a "fallen angel".
4 - Brennan
When used as a first name, this Gaelic name is Anglicised and means "sorrow" or "sadness".
5 - Brone
Another Irish name, and it also means "sadness".
6 - Byron
It's not as concerning as some of the other names on the list, but Byron is derived from Old English "byre", which means "cowshed".
7 - Calvin
Derived from the French "chauve", meaning "bald"... Don't tempt fate!
8 - Cameron
Could be worse, but this Scottish name means "crooked nose".
9 - Campbell
Another Scottish name, this time meaning "crooked mouth".
10 - Cessair
In Irish legend, Cessair was the granddaughter of Noah and died in the flood. This name means "sorrow" or "affliction".
11 - Das
This Indian name derives from the Sanskrit word Dasa, which means "servant" or "slave".
12 - Doyle
This Irish name translates to "dark stranger". Eek!
13 - Dracul
Well, for starters, it's too close to Dracula for our liking. Even worse than that, it actually means "devil" or "dragon".
14 - Dugal
Dugal comes from the same origins as Doyle, and therefore also means "dark stranger".
15 - Huxley
This well-sounding name is of English origin – but it means "inhospitable place".
16 - Jabez
This Hebrew name means "he makes sorrowful", and apparently his mother said: "I gave birth to him in pain".
17 - Jacob
Although Jacob helped to found the 12 tribes of Israel in the bible, the name actually means "supplanter" – which is someone who takes the rightful place of someone else.
18 - James
James is derived from Jacob, which as above means "supplanter".
19 - Jolon
This Native American name translates to "valley of the dead oaks". Not a pretty picture.
20 - Kennedy
As seen in the girl's list, this unisex name means "deformed head".
21 - Mallory
Another unisex name mentioned in the girl's list, this French name means "unfortunate" or "ill-fated".
22 - Mort
Although it might just be short for Mortimer, this name means "dead" in Old French.
23 - Oleander
It's not far away from Oliver is it? But it actually means "poisonous flower". We'd stick to Oliver if we were you.
24 - Phobus
This name sort of makes sense as it means "fear", similar to the word phobia.
25 - Samael
This Hebrew name means "venom of God" or "blindness of God" and was an archangel in folklore. Yikes!
26 - Teivel
This name is the Yiddish word for "devil".
27 - Than
Than is a Greek name for "death" – how morbid!
28 - Tristan
This Celtic name has many meanings, but one of them is "sorrowful" or "sad".
29 - Ubel
In this day and age, your little one may be nicknamed "Uber", whether you like it or not. Never mind that it actually means "evil".
30 - Valdis
This is another unisex name which means "the dead".
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WORST BABY NAMES AS VOTED FOR BY REDDIT USERS
Now if those weren't bad enough, some Reddit users had their say on the worst baby names they'd ever heard.
As we know, some parents take their quest for a unique baby name too far. In a new Reddit thread, people were asked to share the worst baby names they have ever heard.
And they didn't disappoint...
1 - Aliviyah
"Pronounced Olivia. This baby's parents fit every trap stereotype."
2 - Baby
"Yup. That's the name."
3 - Mhavryck
"Pronounced as Maverick."
4 - Elizabreth
"...Which easily becomes The Lizard Breath."
5 - Nevaeh
"It will always be the worst. Your going to [hell] for naming your kid that."
6 - Little Sweetmeat
"Swear to God."
7 - Danger
"I work in childcare. I could do this all damn day."
8 - Beberly
"Sounds like an accidental birth certificate spelling error."
9 - Harley Quinn
"Not first name and middle name. Not "Harleen Quinzel" and she calls her Harley Quinn... her first name is Harley Quinn. Poor kid."
10 - D'Artagnan
"They must have read The Three Musketeers."
11 - Panthy
12 - Jarica
"Parents couldn't decide between Jessica and Erica."
13 - Legend
"For real. That's the baby's name!"
14 - Olive Garden
"Well, I have liked the name 'Garden' for a daughter, but my wife was really set on 'Olive' so we compromised and are naming her Olive Garden Smith."
15 - Meldor
"One does not just walk into Meldor."
16 - Cameron
"Why is this a stupid name, you ask? His last name is also Cameron. He's Cameron Cameron."
17 - Merika
"As in, America."
18 - C'andre (pronounced see-andre)
"The mother claimed 'I wanted his name to start with a C because his fathers name began with a C'"
19 - Reighleigh
"It's Riley, but for a girl."
20 - Spartacus
"Imagine when they get to school, and the teacher takes attendance."
21 - Orlando
"For a girl. It was because of the Virginia Woolf book."
22 - Appaloosa
"Yes, for a girl. And yes, like the horse."
23 - Sassi
"Sassy, but with an i."
24 - Stormy Sea
"Don't do meth guys. It makes you do really stupid things."
25 - Abcde (pronounced ab-cee-dee)
"It makes my head hurt."
26 - Queen Precious Jewel Earth
"I swear to god!"
27 - Stiffany
"Stephanie and Tiffany, maybe?"
28 - Hayydden
29 - Melanomia
"My ex-boyfriend named his daughter Melanomia. Yup. Dodged a bullet."
30 - Keeler
"Like vegetable peeler, but with a K."
31 - Kingsley
"You had a baby, not a teacup poodle!"
32 - Kelliton
"Kelly + Wellington?"
33 - Lotus
"Lotus is a pretty flower, but an ugly word."
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To be honest, we like to think that everyone makes their own good fortune, regardless of the name bestowed upon them.
Plus, you know, there are so many different interpretations of baby names out there, we bet there's BOUND to be at least one good and positive meaning for each of the monikers listed above.
However, there's no denying that the likes of Melanoma and Keeler will go down in history as some truly awful monikers.
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100+ Names That Mean Death – Male and Female With Meanings
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Many people may think that it is somewhat unkind to give your child a name that is associated with death, darkness, and destruction.
But what we forget is that many of those names are often inspired by powerful people, places, and events.
So why not try to capture the immensely strong spirit of your little one by giving them a name that has a dark edge and will most definitely set them apart from the Olivia’s and Noah’s of the world.
Here are our favorite dark and deadly names for you to consider for your little bundle of trouble.
Baby Girl Names That Mean Death
Abiba – A name of African origin and means the first child born after the death of a grandmother.
Achlys – Greek in origin and means darkness.
Adaliah – Means one that draws water poverty cloud death and is of Israeli origin.
Adrienne – Of Latin origin and means the dark one.
Angerona – A name from Roman mythology, she was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.
Atropos – From Greek Mythology it means inevitable and inflexible. Atropos would choose the manner of death and then cut the person’s life thread.
Bacia – Means family deaths ruined the house, of Ugandan origin.
Bashemath – Israeli in origin and means confusion of death.
Clotho – In Greek mythology Clotho was responsible for spinning the thread of life.
Dabria – Of English origin and means an angel of death.
Desdemona – A name made famous by Shakespeare’s play Othello. The name is of Greek origin and means from the devil and is associated with misery and terrible luck.
Deyanira – This name hails from the epic tragedies of Greek mythologies, her name translates to man destroyer.
Ereshkigal – Means lady of the great earth. In Sumerian mythology, she was the goddess of death and the underworld.
Ernaline – Both Celtic and Norwegian origin and means capable or serious or battle to the death.
Freyja – Means a name given to the lady of love, beauty, and death. Is of both Norse and Scandinavian origin.
Hecate – In Greek mythology, she was a goddess associated with witchcraft, crossroads, tombs, demons, and the underworld.
Ilamatecuhtil – Aztec in origin and means Aztec fertility and death goddess.
Keket – Of Egyptian origin and means goddess of darkness.
Khaalida – A name of Arabic origin and means deathless or immortal.
Kritanta – Indian in origin and means god of death.
Lachesis – Means apportioner and she was responsible for deciding how long each person had to live.
Libitina – From Roman mythology and is the Roman goddess of funerals and death.
Loralai – Loralai is the name of the siren of German legends, who sat on the rock and lured sailors to their deaths.
Loreley – Of German origin and means a song of the beautiful woman that leads man to death.
Louhi – In Finnish mythology, Louhi was another name of the death goddess Loviatar.
Mara – Derived from the Hebrew Marah which means bitterness or sorrow. In Swedish Mara means nightmare and in Sanskrit it means death.
Marah – A variant of Mara and is of Israeli origin.
Marama – Means moon in Maori. In Maori and Polynesian mythology she was the goddess of the moon and death.
Morana – A name of Slavic origin and means a goddess of winter and death.
Morrigan – Irish in origin and means a great emperor queen or the goddess of death and war.
Naenia – The name means incantation, dirge in Latin. It was also the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
Nephthys – This was the name of an Egyptian goddess associated with the air, death, and mourning. She was also the wife of the desert god Seth.
Omisha – Means spirit of birth and death and is of Hindi origin.
Persefoni – From the Old Greek and means bringer of death. It is of Greek origin.
Tanda – A name of Native American origin and means the seer of life and death.
Thana – Means death and comes from Arabic origins.
Valdis – Derived from the Old Norse valr meaning the dead and dis meaning goddess.
Baby Boy Names That Mean Death
Achmetha – A name of Israeli origin and means brother of death.
Aeron – You may be led to believe that this name means berry, which is true, but it also comes from the ancient Celtic goddess of battle and slaughter.
Andulbaith – Of Arabic and Urdu origin and means servant of resurrecting or slave of one who raises death.
Ahimoth – Israeli in origin and means brother of death.
Ajal – A name of Arabic origin and means specified term or period, an hour of death; death; fate or destiny.
Amara – The name has a variety of origins such as African, German, Indian, and more. Amara means immortal being; one who is blessed without end or death; blessed with eternal life; Grace or bitterness.
Anpu – Anpu is of unknown origin and means they are God of death.
Arius – Means deathless or the name of a settlement and is of Greek origin.
Athanasius – Of Ancient Greek origin and means immortal, or death.
Azrail – A name of Hebrew and Israeli origin and means the angel of death.
Azvameth – Israeli in origin and means strong death.
Baladan – Of Israeli origin and means the son of death.
Berodach – Means the son of death and is of Israeli origin.
Bram – Although the name means father of multitudes it is on this list because of its association with the gothic and in particular Bram Stokers Dracula.
Bhishak – Of Indian origin and means the healer; Vishnu; who cures the disease of birth and death cycles.
Cain – A biblical character who killed his brother making him known as the first murderer.
Charon – In Greek mythology, Charon was the operator of the ferry that brought the newly dead over the River Acheron into Hades.
Claeg – English in origin and means one who is subjected to death; mortal.
Clay – Of both English and German origin meaning mortal; one who is subjected to death.
Dearil – A name of German and Scottish origin meaning call of death; red-haired.
Ernesh – Means sincere; battle of the death; determined; honest and is of Indian origin.
Erysichthon – Of Greek origin and means someone who has been cursed with an insatiable hunger which finally leads to his death.
Gifflet – English in origin and according to one Arthurian legend Gifflet throws the Excalibur sword into the lake after King Arthur’s death.
Hades – In Greek mythology, Hades was the dark god of the underworld.
Hazarmaveth – Means dwelling of death and is of Israeli origin.
Janardan – A name of Indian origin and means liberator from the cycle of birth and death.
Javaraya – Means god of death and is of Indian origin.
Jeevak – Of Indian origin and refers to the period of time from the present until death.
Jeremoth – A name of Israeli origin and means one that fears death.
Jerimoth – Of Israeli origin and means he that fears or rejects death.
Kalabhiti – Indian in origin and means of whom death is afraid; long-lived; immortal; eternal or forever.
Kalakuta – A name of Sanskrit origin and means potion of death.
Kalaraja – Sanskrit in origin and means lord of death.
Kalayavan – Means as horrible as death and is of Indian origin.
Kaliya – Of Indian origin and means of death or of time.
Kek – A name of Egyptian origin and means god of darkness.
Kenelm – English in origin and means man of the elmwood.
Kritanta – Of Indian origin and means god of death.
Lawliet – Japanese origin and denotes a character in the Japanese series Death Note.
Mabuz – Means ruler of death castle and is of Scottish origin.
Menahem – A name of Yiddish origin and means one who consoles; the name was given to a child born after the death of an older sibling.
Meremoth – Israeli in origin and means bitterness myrrh of death.
Methusael – Means he who demands his death and is of Israeli origin.
Methuselah – Biblical origin and means to bring death.
Morte – French in origin and means dead.
Mot – Semitic Mythology in origin and means death in Ugaritic.
Mrithun – Of Indian origin and means made of Earth, lord of death.
Mritunjay – A name of Indian origin and means once who can conquer death or victory over death.
Mritunjoy – Sanskrit in origin and means one who wins over the death.
Mrityuanjaya – Means is victorious over death and is of Sanskrit origin.
Mrityunjai – Of Sanskrit origin and means the one who has never been defeated by death.
Nirnasha – A name of Indian origin and means one who can never die or deathless.
Odon – Hungarian in origin and means the person of enduring fame, not subject to death and who is the personification of a force.
Osiris – In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the god of the dead and the judge of the underworld.
Rashn – Modern Persian form of Avestan Rashnu meaning justice. in Zoroastrianism, this was the name of a Yazata who judged the souls of the dead.
Runihara – Means destroyer and is of Egyptian origin.
Samael – According to Jewish myth, Samael is a fallen angel. He is actually better known as the Grim Reaper.
Sephtis – Of Persian origin and means eternal death.
Than – Greek in origin and means death.
Thanatos – Means he who brings death and is of Greek origin.
Tuwile – Of African and Kenyan origin meaning death is invincible.
Vladimir – Although the name means great ruler, the name is forever associated with a vampire.
Wolfe – English in origin and means wolf or deadly beast.
Yama – Means twin in Sanskrit but is also the name of the Hindu god of death.
Yamajit – A name of Indian origin and means one of the many names of Lord Shiva signifying him as the conqueror of death.
The Final Thought
That brings us to the end of our list of deathly names for your newborn. If you are on the lookout for a bleak and dark name for your little one then I am sure we have provided you with plenty of inspiration.
Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!
Choosing a name for your baby is perhaps the keenest decision any parent needs to take. Choosing the right name for your kid is very important because your baby carries the name for a lifetime and naturally, the decision is not so easy.
Francis Bacon quotes that – “In order for the light to shine brightly, the darkness must be present”. Even the stars cannot twinkle without darkness.
Is your little one going to sparkle or shine brightly in darkness like a light, star, radium or fluorescent coral? Then there are chances of you wanting to name your bundle of joy, with words meaning darkness or names meaning death.
We have listed an ample number of ingenious names that help you in figuring out the name which ideally is suitable for your kiddo.
This blog is for helping select unique dark names. we understand the pressure of selecting names for babies.
Choosing a classic name for your baby is thrilling. So to make your hunting easy, we have listed a minefield of classic, traditional and rare baby names for both baby girl and baby boy. What are you waiting for?? Get started!!!!
NAMES OF DEATH
There are many names that mean death or darkness. Nowadays parents want to give unique names to their kids. Sometimes they select names that mean dark magic or
names that mean immortal. These do not necessarily mean they want their kids to be evil or practice dark magic, it simply means that these attractive names appealed to them.If you are still looking for some more popular options for death then we have a few more popular names for you. Let’s have a look at some of the names that mean dark.
|Anpu||Anpu is a name that hails from Egyptian myths. It was the name of the god of death.|
|Jair||This boy meant he who shines or who enlightens in Hebrew.|
|Thanatos||Thanatos is a name that comes from Old Greek. It once meant death.|
|Gordon||This rare boy’s name comes is Celtic in origin and means great hill.|
|Markandeya||This name comes from India and means one who conquers over death.|
|Orion||Orion is from the Orion constellation. This name is often used to mean boundaries or limits.|
|Khentimentiu||In Egyptian, this was another name that meant the god of death.|
|Omkara||This Sanskrit name means the essence of life and is more commonly heard among Hindus.|
|Marat||This is a Sanskrit name that refers to the life, death and rebirth cycle of reincarnation.|
|Athanasios||This name means immortal. It is less common in English-speaking nations since it stems from the Greek language.|
|Aeron||Aeron is a Welsh and English name that means battle or enlightened.|
|Enoch||Enoch was of Hebrew origin and was the name of the Book of Enoch. It means experienced or dedicated.|
|Azrail||The name basically means ‘The Angel of Death’|
|Claeg||This name means ‘Mortal’|
|Dabria||This is another name that depicts ‘Angel of Death’|
|Freyja||This is the name that can be given to a female child and it symbolizes ‘lady of love, beauty, and death.|
|Javaraya||This name basically means ‘God of Death’. It is commonly used by the community of tribe in the state of Karnataka.|
NAMES THAT MEAN ANGEL OF DEATH
Throughout the entire human history, there remains much curiosity about the angel of death. People often to tend name their kids after him. The names meaning death are interesting, dark and often scary. In many cultures, the names that mean dead girl or female names for death have historical significance.
Many parents name their kids keeping in mind these rituals and traditions. There are many girls’ names that mean death or boy names that mean death or darkness.
Here an extensive list of girl and boy names that mean death is given.
|Damon||In Greek mythology, Damon was a friend of Pythias. While Pythias is no longer popular in English countries, Damon remains a common name.|
|Om||Hindu God Name|
|Ernest||Ernest was a popular English name in the Victorian era and meant earnest.|
|Lilith||This name was common in Germany at one time and is the name of a planetary body in astrology.|
|Odin||Odin was an Old Norse name for a god and meant fury or inspiration.|
|Seth||Seth is a name that means bridge, white or appointed depending on which language you translate it in.|
|Agron||This name comes from Albania where it is still used today|
LAST NAMES THAT MEAN DEATH
There are many last names or surnames that mean death. Many of these names have an origin history.
Here a list of last names that mean death is given.
|Nathan||Nathan was a name that meant Yahweh has given in Hebrew. It may also mean a gift.|
|Merripen||This name is of English gypsy origin and is said to mean death or life.|
|Stephen||This name means crowned and is a popular baby boy name in English-speaking countries today.|
|Hasan||Hasan is an Arabic name for a little boy that means beautiful or good.|
|Anubis||This name comes from Egypt. In ancient Egypt, it was one of the names of the god of death.|
|Menahem||Menahem is a name that stems from Hebrew. In its original language, it meant full of comfort or comforter.|
|Oswin||Oswin was the name of a god or deity. It was more commonly used in Old English.|
|Edwin||Edwin was a name that meant friends of riches or blessed friends.|
Baby girls name meaning darkness or death:
Is your little baby angel on her way to brighten up your world? For a baby girl who has recently opened her eyes or is yet to open, there are plenty of female names meaning death. Some might think of it as a method for salvation or some might even consider the names related to death as a positive trait, depends on one’s attitude.
So, if you are looking for the most beautiful names for your baby girl, then read on to select a name which means darkness or death. There are names that mean angel to death which basically symbolizes names that originate from mythical gods and goddesses. We have listed out the most exotic and unique names for your little angel.
|Freya||Freya was common in England and Germany. It is said to mean the mistress or lady.|
|Selima||Selima comes from Arabic and means peace or an anche|
This name means white, bright or beautiful.
|Agrona||This is an unusual name for a baby girl, but it has a pretty, unique ring to it.|
|Khalida||This ancient name is said to mean deathless.|
|Kritanta||This name means the God of death.|
|Ernesta||Ernesta is a variation on Ernest and is from Germany. It means serious or earnest.|
|§ Abiba/Abeaba/Abeabah:||This name is derived from Africa. Meaning, the first kid born after grand mom’s death.|
|Agrona||Originated from Celtic language; meaning goddess of eternal rest and warfare.|
|Athanasia||It is derived from Greek; which means immortal, eternal, without end, forever.|
|Thana||Eternal rest (death).|
|Tanda||Sage of life and eternal rest|
|Omisha||Spirit of birth and eternal rest|
|Morrigan||Irish name which means goddess of eternal rest or warfare.|
|Morana||Goddess of eternal rest or goddess of winter|
|Loralai||It is a name from German legend.|
|Libitina||Roman goddess. She is the goddess of eternal rest/ funerals.|
|Khalida/ Khaalida||Eternal, immortal, forever, without end.|
|Ernaline||Battle to the demise (death|
|Dabria||Angel of expiry or demise.|
|Chiwa||Meaning eternal rest; death.|
FEMALE NAMES THAT MEAN DEATH OR IMMORTAL
We also have curated a list of the best female names associated with death. Following is a list of some of the best names:
|Aghanashini||It is an Indian name and it means ‘Destroyer of Sins’.|
|Bacia||Can be a name of a female child. It originated from Ugandan that family deaths ruined the house.|
|Keket||This means ‘Darkness’ and it originates from the Goddess of Darkness in Egypt.|
|Morana||It means Death and it originates from ‘Slavic’|
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Names associated with death always does not symbolize a bad sign or some negative traits. There are names that mean blessed with eternal life, or a lady of love, beauty, and death. Although it may sound a little controversial but names associated with death are mostly popular as baby girl names and are also regarded as quite trendy.
Baby boys name meaning darkness or death:
For the parents who are expecting a boy child, there are various male names meaning death. These death names often do not reach their way to the masses but are really very beautiful and unique.
There are names associated with death which mean liberation from the cycle of death, or names of whom death is afraid of, or the names symbolizing Lord Of Death, eternal or immortal. These are the names that are not most often used and thus, could give a nice, trendy suggestion for you when your thinking for giving names to your kiddos.
So if you are looking for unique names meaning darkness/ death for your little baby boy, then you are in the right place. Because we have made your name hunting job easier by listing out the most unique names. Read on to select the name which suits your newborn baby boy.
|Ajal||It means destiny, fate or hour/time of death.|
|Thanatos||It is a Greek name which means god of eternal rest; death.|
|Than||Meaning death. It is the short form of Thanatos.|
|Nirnasha||It means immortal; one who never dies.|
|Mritunjay/ Mritunjoy/Mrityunjai||Victory over eternal rest (death|
|Mrithun||God of eternal rest|
|Amara||One who is blessed with immortal life; one without death.|
|Kalaraja||God of death.|
|Kalabhiti||Eternal, immortal, forever, without end.|
|Jeevak||Time or period from birth to eternal rest (death)|
|Javaraya||Lord of eternal rest (death).|
|Janardan||Saviour from the birth and death cycle.|
|Gifflet||This name is mentioned in old legends.|
|Earnesh||Battle to eternal rest.|
|CLay||This name means Mortal.|
|Bhishak||Lord Vishnu; one who restores the cycle of birth and death. He is a God in Indian mythologies and epics.|
|Azrail||Angel of eternal rest/ death|
|Arius||Everlasting, eternal, unfading|
|Anpu||God of death.|
|Azvameth||This name means ‘Death’ and originates from Israeli.|
|Kek||It means darkness and is said to be originated from the ‘God of Darkness’ in Egypt|
|Mabuz||This name originates from the Ruler of Death Castle in Scottish.|
|Sephtis||This is another great option for naming your boy child. It is derived from Persian which means ‘Eternal Death’.|
Read More: Evil Names
There are names that mean death bringer as well. Well, sounds good but sometimes not so interesting. So why not thinking of names that might mean something mischievous. Names that mean death bringer must be thought of to celebrate the dark, magical and supernatural characters.
Above mentioned are the exiting and trendy names for the expecting parents who can pick names meaning death/ darkness to their baby girl and baby boy. These names are beautiful and unique. They have not reached their way to the masses. So be the first one to use the name which ideally suits the personality of your kiddo.
So give your babies names that may sound funny and interesting to people. Best wishes to you and your little one.
DIFFERENT DEATH NAMES:
The day when your child enters this world will surely be one of the best days of your life. However, many parents find it difficult to name their child due to the vast options available. Some parents wish to name their children with names that mean death and destruction since there is light after darkness.
Naming anyone’s child after death might seem to be a weird idea however it seems exciting at the same time. Every individual has a dark side and also after the night ends the day becomes bright again. It is usually considered to be a sin if you are named after death.
If parents choose such unique names for their kids it is often thought that they wish bad for their kids. But it is just that they want their child to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Being named after death is also considered to be immortal. We have included a list of some Greek names which mean death, female names associated with death, etc.
Let’s have a look at some of the weirdest and jaw-dropping death names which you might love to name it to your child.
GREEK NAMES THAT MEAN DEATH
We have included here a list of some of the most popular Greek names that mean death, and immortal.
|Persefoni||This word was used in old Greek. It basically means ‘Bringer of Death’.|
|Athanasius||In Greek mythology, this name depicts death. It is derived from the Greek name ‘Athanasios’.|
|Thanatos||This word in Greek means death. It is apparently the name of the Greek God by Death who has its home with Hades in the underworld.|
|Than||Another Greek name option that means ‘death’.|
|Deianira||This is from the Greek origin that depicts someone who is a ‘man-destroyer’.|
|Deidamia||This from Greek mythology means ‘to destroy’.|
|Achlys||The name basically means ‘ Darkness’.|
NAMES THAT MEAN ETERNAL:
We also have a list of names for your child which means ‘Eternal’. Let’s have a look at some of the popular names that mean ‘Eternal’.
|Amara||This name means someone who is blessed to have eternal life. Basically means ‘Immortal Being’.|
|Kalabhiti||This name is related to death. It basically means ‘the thing from which death is afraid’, forever, eternal, etc.|
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75 Names That Mean Death
When you first think about names that mean death, you could be put off from wanting to choose one of them for your new baby. However, that shouldn't necessarily be the case. Even if the baby name you decide on includes death in its meaning, it doesn't mean that you've automatically chosen something negative or morbid.
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In Western culture, death is a topic usually discussed grimly or avoided altogether. In other cultures, though, death is treated as a celebration of life and often a way to connect to the spiritual world. Life and death go hand-in-hand and there’s a history full of gods and rulers related to the darkness. And don’t worry - you won’t curse your little one into being an evil child by choosing a dark, death-related name! There are some really great choices here that have equally great meanings. Whichever way you feel towards the topic, a death-related name would certainly stand out from the rest.
In this list of names that mean death, there are plenty of options for strong and original names that you will be happy to choose for your little one. In recent years, parents are increasingly adventurous with naming their children, and this list of baby names could well contain one that you fall in love with.
Baby Girl Names That Mean Death
- Abiba - African for "the first child born after the grandmother has died."
- Achlys - A name found in Greek mythology that is the personification of misery, sorrow, and the "death mist" that clouds the eyes before dying.
- Adaliah - Variant of "Adalia" that means "one that draws water, poverty, cloud, and death" in English.
- Adrienne - Latin name for "dark one."
- Agrona - Old English for the "goddess of strife and slaughter."
- Bacia - Ugandan for "family deaths ruined the home."
- Bashemath - Hebrew for "confusion of death."
- Chiwa - African name that means "death."
- Dabria - English, “an angel of death”
- Desdemona - Greek for "misery" and is shared by the heroine in Shakespeare's Othello.
- Dolores - Latin for "lady of sorrows."
- Ernaline - Old Norse and Old German for "battle to the death."
- Freyja - The name of the goddess of love, beauty, war, and death in Norse mythology.
- Hecate - The name of the goddess of magic, night, moon, ghosts, and necromancy in Greek mythology.
- Khalida - Arabic for “immortal” or “deathless."
- Keket - The name of the Egyptian goddess of darkness.
- Lachesis - One of the three fates in Greek mythology who was responsible for measuring the thread of life.
- Libitina - The ancient Roman goddess of funerals and burial.
- Lilith - Hebrew for "night monster" and a well-known demonic figure in Jewish folklore.
- Lorelai - In German legends, this was the name of a siren who lured men to their death in the Rhine River.
- Mallory - This name has an Old French origin that means "unfortunate" or "bad luck."
- Mara - Sanskrit for "death."
- Marama - The name of the goddess of the moon and death in Polynesian and Maori mythology.
- Morana - The name of the goddess of winter and death in Slavic mythology.
- Morrigan - Irish for the “goddess of eternal warfare."
- Naenia - Latin for "dirge" and also the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
- Nephthys - An Egyptian goddess associated with death and mourning.
- Omisha - Hindi for the “goddess of birth and death.”
- Persephone - The name of the Queen of the underworld and the goddess of death in Greek mythology.
- Shivani - Hindi for "life and death."
- Tanda - Native American for “the seer of life and death.”
- Thana - Arabic name for "death."
- Valdis - An Old Norse derived from the words that mean "the dead" and "goddess."
Baby Boy Names That Mean Death
- Ahimoth - Hebrew for "brother of death."
- Anpu - The name of the Egyptian god of the dead.
- Anubis - The Greek name of the god of death, and also the Greek form of "Anpu."
- Athanasios - Greek origin name for “immortal.”
- Baladan - The name for "the son of death" in Israeli.
- Bhishak - Hindu for someone who cures the disease of birth and death cycles.
- Cain - The first son of Adam in The Bible, who killed his brother Abel.
- Claeg - English name for "one who is subjected to death."
- Clay - English origin that means “mortal” or “one who is subjected to death at any moment.”
- Dearil - Scottish and German for “call of death."
- Ernesh - Indian for "battle to the death."
- Gifflet - According to old Arthurian legend, Gifflet throws Excalibur into the lake after King Arthur's death.
- Hades - The god if the underworld in Greek mythology.
- Harald - Scandinavian name for "hard ruler." Harald Hardrada was one of the most ruthless vikings and considered the last.
- Janardan - Indian name for "the liberator from the cycle of birth and death."
- Javaraya - Hindu for “god of death” and used in the state of Karnataka.
- Jeevak - Indian for the time from present day until death.
- Kalabhiti - Hindu for "of whom death is afraid."
- Kalakuta - Indian and Sanskrit, “potion of death.”
- Kalaraja - Sanskrit for “lord of death.”
- Kalayavan - Indian for "as horrible as death."
- Kaliya - Hindi for “time of death.”
- Kek - The name of the Egyptian god of darkness.
- Lawliet - This wasn't a popular name until it was used for a character in the Japanese series Deathnote.
- Markandeya - Hindi for "conquers over death."
- Merripen - English gypsy for "life or death."
- Methuselah - Hebrew for "man of the javelin" or "death of sword."
- Mrithun - Indian for "lord of death."
- Nirnasha - Indian for "one who can never die."
- Osiris - The name of a god king in Egyptian mythology who died and was reborn every year.
- Samael - Hebrew name that means "angel of death" in The Bible.
- Sephtis - Persian for "eternal death."
- Teivel - This is the Yiddish word for "devil."
- Thanatos - He was the personification of death in Greek mythology.
- Tuwile - Kenyan for "death is invincible."
- Yamajit - Hindu origin name that is another name for Lord Shiva, "the conqueror of death."
Unisex Names That Mean Death
- Azrail - Hebrew for "angel of death."
- Bela - Hebrew for "devouring" or "destruction."
- Jela - Swahili for "father suffered during birth."
- Kritanta - Indian for "god of death."
- Lefu - African name for "death."
- Vendetta - Italian name for "blood feud."
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