Powerful Girl Villain Names

Baby in a towel with an evil smile

Picking a baby girl's name that stands out from the crowd can be difficult when looking at the usual inspiration. Some of the greatest characters in literature, movies and folklore are female villains. Consider choosing a name with a darker twist!

Beautiful Girl Names That Mean Darkness

There are many beautiful names in different languages that refer to darkness.

  • Abnus (Persian, "dark wood")
  • Achlys (Greek, "darkness")
  • Adria (French, "dark")
  • Amaya (Japanese, "night rain")
  • Baize (French, "dark brown")
  • Blake (English, "dark-haired")
  • Blakesley (English, "dark woods")
  • Brangwen (Welsh, "dark and pure")
  • Bruna (German/Italian, "dark brown hair")
  • Carey or Cari (Irish, "dark" or "black")
  • Charna (Yiddish, "dark" or "black")
  • Chiara or Ciara or Kiera (Gaelic, "little dark one")
  • Ciarda (Scottish, "dark")
  • Collis (English, "dark-haired)
  • Corvina (Latin, "raven" or "dark-haired")
  • Darcy or Darci or Darcie (French/Irish, "dark one")
  • Delaney (Irish, "dark challenger")
  • Donnelly (Irish, "dark brave one")
  • Duana (Irish, "dark")
  • Ebanee or Ebonee or Eboni - Unique spelling of ebony
  • Ebony (English, "dark black wood")
  • Gethwine (Welsh, "dark-skinned")
  • Indigo - A dark blue that's almost black
  • Jemisha (Sanskrit, "queen of darkness")
  • Jett or Jetta or Jette (as in "jet black" or the black gemstone jet)
  • Juhainah (Arabic, "darkness at the end of the night")
  • Kakarauri (Maori, "darkness, dusk")
  • Kali (Sanskrit, "black one," also the goddess of destruction)
  • Kerry (English, "dark-haired)
  • Kieran (Gaelic, "little dark one")
  • Krishna (Sanskrit, "dark" or "black," also the human version of Vishnu)
  • Kyra (Indian, "dark or little dark")
  • Laela (Arabic, "dark haired")
  • Layla or Leila (Arabic, "night")
  • Lila (Arabic/Hindi, "night")
  • Mahogany (Spanish, a rich dark wood)
  • Maura (Latin, "one who is dark" or "darkness")
  • Maurelle (French, "dark, elfin")
  • Melania (Spanish/Greek, "black")
  • Melanie or Melanee or Melaney (Greek, "black or dark")
  • Melantha (Greek, "dark flower")
  • Merel (Dutch, "blackbird")
  • Merle (French, "blackbird")
  • Midnight
  • Mindy (English, "dark, gentle")
  • Morrisa (English, "dark one")
  • Myrtle (English, "dark")
  • Narine or Nerine (Greek, "dark one)
  • Neesha or Nisha (Sanskrit, "dark or night")
  • Night
  • Nisha (Hindi, "night")
  • Nox (Latin, "dark night" or "dusk")
  • Nyx (Greek, "night")
  • Onyx - A dark gemstone
  • Rajani or Rajini (Sanskrit, "dark, night")
  • Raven or Ravyn
  • Risna (Indian, "dark-haired")
  • Sable (Slavic, "black")
  • Sauda (Arabic, "dark and beautiful")
  • Shamayla (Hinid, "dark beauty")
  • Sierra (English, "dark")
  • Tamala or Tamali (African, "dark tree")
  • Tamasi (Hindi, "a river" or "darkness")
  • Tinuviel (Sindarin, "daughter of twilight")
  • Wamuiru (Kenyan, "dark skinned beauty")
Fairytale princess standing in front of old castle at night

Girl Names That Mean Shadow

Shadows are another form of darkness that has leads to some lovely sounding words from many cultures.

  • Chaaya or Chhaya (Hindi, "shadow")
  • Erembour (English, a mythological figure that rides in shadows)
  • Hamutal (Hebrew, "shadow of his heat")
  • Mohanjot (Hindi, "covered by shadows")
  • Ombra or Ombretta (Italian, "shadow")
  • Pangari (Australia, "shadow")
  • Saiya (Indian, "like a shadow")
  • Sayah (Arabic, "a shade or a shadow")
  • Scathach (Irish, "in the shadows")
  • Shyama (Indian, "shadow")
  • Umbrielle (Latin, "in the shadows")
  • Zella (African, "shadow")
  • Zilla or Zillah or Zylah (Hebrew, "shadow)
Girl at the sea dressed in black

Female Villain Names From Mythology and Religion

There are many names of female demons, witches, creatures and goddesses in world mythology that can make stunning and unique baby girl names.

  • Banshee (In Celtic myth, a female ghost)
  • Carman (Celtic goddess of dark magic)
  • Circe (Greek goddess of magic and sorcery)
  • Euryale (In Greek mythology, one of the gorgons)
  • Harionago (A female demon in Japanese mythology)
  • Hecate (Greek goddess of sorcery and witchcraft)
  • Hel (Queen of Hell in Norse mythology, also spelled Hela in Thor: Ragnarok)
  • Jezebel (Evil queen from The Bible)
  • Leanan (A Celtic fairy with vampiric qualities)
  • Lilith (In Hebrew mythology, Adam's first wife, who became a succubus)
  • Louhi (In the Finnish Kalevala, the daughter of the god of death who gave birth to the diseases of the world)
  • Medea (Wife of Jason in The Odyssey)
  • Morgan (Le Fay, from Arthurian legends)
  • Pandora (In Greek mythology, unleashed evil and misery on the world by accident)
  • Sthena (In Greek mythology, one of the gorgons)
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Female Villain Names from Great Literature

The great books of the world have had plenty of remarkable female characters who, while definitely evil, made lasting impressions on millions of readers.

  • Abigail (The Crucible)
  • Becky (Vanity Fair)
  • Bertha (Jane Eyre)
  • Cathy (East of Eden)
  • Estella (Great Expectations)
  • Goneril (King Lear)
  • Isabella (Northanger Abbey)
  • Jadis (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
  • Marisa (His Dark Materials)
  • Regan (King Lear)
  • Shelob (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)
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Girl Villain Names From Popular Culture

Villainess females are a common trope in popular culture. You can find evil baby names for girls in movies, popular fiction, comic books and television shows.

  • Akasha (The Queen of the Damned)
  • Alex (Fatal Attraction)
  • Alma (The Hunger Games)
  • Amora (Thor comic books)
  • Amy (Gone Girl)
  • Angelique (Dark Shadows)
  • Annie (Misery)
  • Asajj (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Asami (Audition)
  • Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • Ayesha (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  • Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Carmilla (Castlevania)
  • Catherine (Basic Instinct)
  • Cersei (Game of Thrones)
  • Cheetah (Wonder Woman)
  • Cruella (101 Dalmatians)
  • Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
  • Destiny (X-Men)
  • Dolores (Harry Potter)
  • Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Elektra (Daredevil)
  • Ellaria (Game of Thrones)
  • Elle (Kill Bill)
  • Emma (X-Men)
  • Evanora (Oz The Great and Powerful)
  • Fringilla (The Witcher)
  • Glory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Harley (Quinn, DC comics)
  • Heather (Heathers)
  • Hippolyta (Thor comics)
  • Javelynn (Hawkeye comics)
  • Jiaying (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Karnilla (Thor comics)
  • Kathryn (Cruel Intentions)
  • Kimura (X-Men)
  • Lamia (Stardust)
  • Lorelei (Thor comics)
  • Lydia (The Handmaid's Tale)
  • Magenta (Teen Titans comics)
  • Magpie (Batman comics)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Mallory (Natural Born Killers)
  • Mariah (Luke Cage)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • Miranda (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • Moonstone (Marvel comics)
  • Mystique (X-Men)
  • Narissa (Enchanted)
  • Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Nimue (Hellboy)
  • Norma (Psycho)
  • Nyssa (Batman comics)
  • Nymeria (Game of Thrones)
  • O-Ren (Kill Bill)
  • Obara (Game of Thrones)
  • Opal (Artemis Fowl)
  • Philippa (The Witcher)
  • Regina (Mean Girls)
  • Sadako (Ringu)
  • Saffron (Firefly)
  • Samara (The Ring)
  • Scarlett (Minions)
  • Selene (New Mutants and X-Men comics)
  • Selina (Catwoman from Batman)
  • Serena (The Handmaid's Tale)
  • Shae (Game of Thrones)
  • Shego (Kim Possible)
  • Talia (Batman)
  • Theodora (Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Tyene (Game of Thrones)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Veruca (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Victoria (Twilight)
  • Villanelle (Killing Eve)
  • Whitney (Agent Carter)
  • Xenia (GoldenEye)
  • Yelena (Black Widow)
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away)
  • Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove)
Blonde woman sitting on a throne

Girl Villains From Video Games

If you love video games, you know there are lots of evil female antagonists who have some interesting and memorable names.

  • Actrise (Castlevania)
  • Ada (Resident Evil)
  • Almalexia (Morrowind)
  • Amelyssan (Baldur's Gate)
  • Azshara (World of Warcraft)
  • Bodhi (Baldur's Gate II)
  • Cammy (Street Fighter)
  • Carmen (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?)
  • Delilah (Dishonored 2)
  • Edea (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Elysium (Soul Calibur)
  • Eve (Parasite Eve)
  • Isabella "Ivy" (Soul Calibur)
  • Izanami (Persona 4)
  • Juri (Street Fighter)
  • Kaileena (Prince of Persia)
  • Meredith (Dragon Age II)
  • Mileena (Mortal Kombat)
  • Morinth (Mass Effect)
  • Myrrah (Gears of War)
  • Nadine (Uncharted 4)
  • Nashandra (Dark Souls II)
  • Sarah (Starcraft)
  • Sindel (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sofia (Bioshock 2)
  • Sophitia (Soul Calibur)
  • Tira (Soul Calibur)
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
Asian girl with blank expression wearing black hoody jacket

Villainess Names From Anime and Manga

Femme fatales are often found in Japanese anime and manga and their names are an assortment of Asian, European and made-up originations.

  • Alycone (Magic Knight Reayearth)
  • Annie (Attack on Titan)
  • Arachne (Soul Eater)
  • Arba (Magi)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Beryl (Sailor Moon)
  • Cornelia (Code Geass)
  • Elsa (Re:ZERO)
  • Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Eto (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Freya (Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon)
  • Himiko (My Hero Academia)
  • Kaguya (Naruto)
  • Kalifa (One Piece)
  • Konan (Naruto)
  • Kujiragi (Durarara)
  • Kyouka (Fairy Tail)
  • Medusa (Soul Eater)
  • Melona (Queen's Blade)
  • Rize (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Tier (Bleach)
  • Tomie (Tomie)
Portrait of Harajuku style young Japanese woman

Choosing a Villainess Name for Your Baby Girl

While it might seem unusual to choose a name with a dark connotation for your new baby girl, the truth is many of these characters have qualities to emulate, such as strength, intelligence and wit. If you're looking for a name that skirts the "dark side" of life, there are many ways to find some shadowy inspiration.

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