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.