Names guaranteed to scare the pants off of you! Spooky names for Halloween and other creepy, crawly times of the year. Although you might not want to choose a spooky name when considering names for your baby, you might want to use these names for gaming, roleplaying, or even a new pet! Which spooky names are your favorite?

ARACHNA ~ Spider Woman
BANSHEE ~ Screaming spirit
BARNABAS ~ First name of vampire from TV show (soon to be movie) “Dark Shadows”
BEELZEBUB ~ Another name for Devil
BETELGEUSE ~ Scary spirit – don’t say it 3 times!
BLAIR ~ From the movie “The Blair Witch Project”
BLOODY MARY ~ Ghost legend
BLACKBEARD ~ Pirate ghost
BORIS ~ Legendary horror movie actor, Boris Karloff
BONES ~ Skeletal
BOO ~ Exclamation of scare
BUFFY ~ Vampire slayer
CARRIE ~ Stephen King’s telekinetic teen
CASPER ~ A friendly ghost
CHAOS ~ Extremely disorganized
CRIMSON ~ The color of blood
CRUELLA ~ Cruella DeVil, villain from Disney’s “101 Dalmations”
CYCLOPS ~ One-eyed creature
DAMIEN ~ Boy from the movie “The Omen”
DARTH ~ A title for Sith villains from “Star Wars”
DESDEMONA ~ Of the Devil
DRACULA ~ Vampire from novel and movie of the same name
DRUSILLA ~ From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
ELVIRA ~ Mistress of the dark
ENDORA ~ Mother-in-Law witch from TV show, “Bewitched”
FANG ~ Long tooth
FESTER ~ Uncle from TV show and movie, “The Addams Family”
FRANKENSTEIN ~ Doctor who created a monster from book & movie of same name. Often associated with the monster himself.
FREDDIE KRUEGER ~ Villain from the movie, “Nightmare on Elm Street”
GOMEZ ~ Father from TV show/movie “The Addams Family”
GHIDORA ~ Three-headed monster
GINNUNGAGAP ~ The primordial void from Norse mythology
HADES ~ God of the Underworld and another name for hell
HANNIBAL LECTER ~ Serial killer from the novel/movie, “Silence of the Lambs”
HECATE ~ Goddess of Witchcraft/Ghosts and witch from Shakespeare’s MacBeth
HERMAN ~ Monster dad from TV’s “The Munsters”
HILDA ~ Witch aunt in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”
HULK ~ Strong and sometimes scary Marvel superhero
ICHABOD ~ Ichabod Crane, character from novel “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
IGOR ~ Faithful hump-backed assistant
IT ~ Clown in Stephen King’s novel of the same name; hairy cousin character in TV/movie’s “The Addams Family”
LESTAT ~ Anne Rice’s fictional vampire
LILLY ~ Vampire mother from TV’s “The Munsters”
LURCH ~ Butler from TV’s “The Addams Family”
MALEFICENT ~ Evil Godmother in Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” She is the self-proclaimed “Mistress of all Evil.”
MERLIN ~ Sorcerer from Arthurian Legend
MIDNIGHT ~ 12:00 a.m.
MISTY ~ Out of the mist
MORTICIA ~ Mother from TV/movie “The Addams Family”
NEBULA ~ Dark Mist
NORMAN BATES ~ Hotelier in Alfred Hitchock’s movie, “Psycho”
NOSFERATU ~ Famous vampire
NYX ~ Goddess of the night
POE ~ Edgar Allan Poe, famous horror/suspense author
PUGSLEY ~ Son from TV/movie “The Addams Family”
QUASIMODO ~ Name of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
RASPUTIN ~ Russian sorcerer
RAVEN ~ Edgar Allan Poe’s Famous Poem
REAPER ~ The Grim Reaper
REGAN ~ Possessed child character from the movie, “The Exorcist”
RIPPER ~ Serial killer Jack the Ripper
ROSEMARY ~ Mother of a devil baby
SABRINA ~ The Teenage Witch
SALEM ~ Home of the famous witch trials and name of the cat from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”
SAMANTHA ~ Witch wife from the TV show, “Bewitched”
SAMARA ~ From the movie, “The Ring”
SCARFACE ~ Al Capone’s nickname
SHADOW ~ Shade from the sun
SKULL ~ Head bones
SPIKE ~ From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
SVENGHOULI ~ Horror show host
TABITHA ~ Child from TV show, “Bewitched”
THING ~ Disembodied hand from TV/movie “The Addams Family”
VOODOO ~ Bewitching magic
VLAD ~ The Impaler
VOLDEMORT ~ Main villain from “Harry Potter”
WEDNESDAY ~ Daughter from TV/movie “The Addams Family”
WOLVERINE ~ Formidable hero from the “X-Men” series
ZELDA ~ Witchy aunt from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”
ZOMBIE ~ Living dead
ZORAK ~ Praying Mantis from “Space Ghost”

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Kees Andersen (they/them/theirs) is’s social media manager. They first became interested in names when researching for stories they were writing as a young child and it snowballed into a lifelong passion. Kees attended Western Washington University and majored in history, which helped inspire a love of historical names.

Kees resides in Washington state with husband Peyton and two cats Nimue and Caspian. In their spare time they love to travel, read, fawn over their cats, and take photos.