95 Evil Baby Names

Updated March 22, 2022
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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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Anwir Masculine Liar, English
Cozbi Feminine Liar getting away, Israeli
Dolion Masculine Deceitful, Greek
Jaakobah Masculine Deceiver, Israeli
Loki Neutral Trickster, Scandinavian

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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
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."

Name: Gender: Origin:
Adofo Masculine Warrior, African
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
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Names Meaning Destruction or Destroyer

Destruction is wrought with power and so are these strong baby names.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Abaddon Masculine The destroyer, Israeli
Aghanashini Feminine Destroyer of sins, Indian
Aridam Masculine Destroyer of enemies, Indian
Bela Neutral Destruction, Hebrew
Deianira Feminine Man-destroyer, Greek
Deidamia Feminine To destroy, Greek
Gedeon Masculine Destroyer, Hebrew
Hadeon Masculine Destroyer, Croatian
Runihura Masculine Destroyer, Egyptian
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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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Achlys Feminine Darkness, Greek
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
Morana Feminine Death, Slavic
Sephtis Masculine Eternal death, Persian
Than Masculine Death, Greek

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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Acheros Masculine River of sorrow, Latin-American
Ahlai Feminine Sorrowing experience, Israeli
Bronach Feminine Sorrow, Irish
Brone/Brona Neutral Sorrowful, Irish
Dierdre Feminine Sorrowful, Celtic
Dolores Feminine Sorrows, Spanish
Drystan Masculine Full of sorrow, Welsh
Jabez Masculine Sorrow, Hebrew
Jela Neutral Father suffered during birth, African
Nekane Masculine Sorrows, Basque
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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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Ares Neutral Ruin, Greek
Bora Neutral Storm, Turkish
Corentin/Corentine Neutral Hurricane, Breton
Devland Masculine Misfortune, Irish
Pyry Masculine Snowstorm, Finnish
Tavarious Masculine Misfortune, American
Tempest Feminine Violent storm, English
Volkan Masculine Volcano, Turkish

Names Meaning Evil

Some say every person has good and evil inside. The evil side, while often feared, features great intellect, persuasiveness, and power.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Ahriman Masculine Evil spirit, Indian
Birsha Masculine An evil, Israeli
Daeva Feminine Evil spirit, India
Dysnomia Feminine Bad/wrong, Greek
Keres Feminine Evil spirits, Greek
Matchitehew Masculine Has an evil heart, Native American
Nukpana Neutral Evil, Native American
Sidero Feminine Evil nymph, Latin American
Ubel Masculine Evil, German

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.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Corleone Feminine Fictional gangsters Michael and Vito
Hussein Masculine Former Iraqi President Sadam
Krueger Masculine Fictional boogeyman Freddie
Manson Neutral Murderer Charles
Moriarty Neutral Fictional nemesis of Sherlock Holmes
Myers Neutral Fictional murderer Michael
Ren Neutral Star Wars villain Kylo
Wilkes Masculine Fictional villain Annie

Vampire Names

Movies, books, and folklore offer up tons of recognizable and unique vampire names you could give your baby.

Name: Gender: Origin:
Ambrogio Masculine First legendary vampire
Carmilla Feminine Literary 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
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Demon Names

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.

Name: Gender: Meaning/Origin:
Belial Masculine Worthless, Hebrew
Cain Masculine Acquired, Hebrew
Judas Masculine Praise, Hebrew
Legion Masculine Speak intelligently, Latin
Lucifer Masculine Bearer of light, Latin
Nero Masculine Strength, Sabine

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.

Name: Gender: Meaning:
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.

95 Evil Baby Names