Are you expecting a new family member to make their arrival in October? If you are a lover of all things creepy and spooky, you are going to enjoy this list of Halloween names. It’s full of so many options for spooky names, creepy names, and horror names for boys and girls, including iconic characters from TV and movies. We drew inspiration from horror films and beloved creepy TV series.
You will notice we grouped these Halloween baby names into categories. So, if you are a fan of old-timey horror flicks, you will find famous and classic horror character categories with recognizable names. Plus, we included descriptions for each Halloween baby name, so you know where the inspiration comes from.
17 Spooky Girl Names
From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the iconic Laurie Strode, there are many spooky girl names fit for an October baby girl.
1. Agatha — Famous mystery novelist Agatha Christie is the best-selling author ever.
2. Belladonna — This is the name of a toxic plant known as “deadly nightshade.”
3. Blair — This name is taken from the film “The Blair Witch Project.”
4. Buffy — This is the title character of the movie and TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
5. Calypso — Calypso is a sea nymph in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise who puts a curse on Davy Jones and his crew.
6. Elena — The main female protagonist of the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” is Elena Gilbert.
7. Elphaba — The witch in the play “Wicked” and the novel of the same name is named Elphaba.
8. Kathleen — Kathleen Harvey, or “Kat,” is the main character of the 1990s movie “Casper.”
9. Laurie — In the “Halloween” franchise, Laurie Strode is the main protagonist.
10. Ligeia — One of Edgar Allen Poe’s early stories was called “Ligeia.”
11. Mary — Two spooky Marys are Mary Sanderson from “Hocus Pocus” and Bloody Mary from the folktale.
12. Mavis — In “Hotel Transylvania,” Mavis Dracula is one of the main characters.
13. Morticia — “The Addams Family” is known for being spooky, and Morticia Addams is the family matriarch.
14. Salem — The cat from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and Salem, Mass. (home of the Salem witch trials) got this name on the list.
15. Sarah — One of the three witches in “Hocus Pocus” is Sarah Sanderson.
16. Wednesday — From movies to TV to her show, Wednesday Addams is a popular creepy character.
17. Winifred — The leader of the Sanderson witches is Winifred or “Winnie” Sanderson.
18 Spooky Boy Names
Just as for the girls, we have ghostly Halloween name options for boys as well. Names like Alfred for the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock to Frankenstein’s assistant Igor, we have you covered.
1. Alfred — Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most famous movie directors of all time.
2. Betelgeuse — This is the leading and title character of the spooky comedy “Beetlejuice.”
3. Billy — This name is for William “Billy” Butcherson from “Hocus Pocus.”
4. Bram — Bram Stoker is the author of the famous novel “Dracula.”
5. Burton — Known for his dark and whimsical films is Tim Burton.
6. Cullen — This is the name of the vampire family in the movies and books of the “Twilight” series.
7. Diablo — This is the Spanish name for the devil.
8. Fester — Another one of the characters of “The Addams Family” is Uncle Fester.
9. Gage — The main antagonist of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” is a young boy named Gage Creed.
10. Gomez — Gomez Addams is the famous patriarch of “The Addams Family.”
11. Herman — “The Munsters” was a popular and comedic sitcom in the 1960s, and Herman Munster looked like Frankenstein’s monster.
12. Ichabod — Ichabod is a character created by writer Washington Irving and featured in the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
13. Igor — This is the name of Dr. Frankenstein’s lab assistant in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein.
14. Merlin — In Arthurian legend, Merlin was a mythological wizard.
15. Poe — This is the last name of famous author and poet Edgar Allen Poe.
16. Rune — A rune is a secret symbol typically significant in magic.
17. Sanderson — The last name of the fan-favorite witch sisters in “Hocus Pocus.”
18. Stephen — Stephen King is one of the most famous thriller authors of all time.
11 Cute Halloween Names
Not only are these Halloween names creepy, they are creepy cute! Even though we all know what happened to little Georgie in “It,” it’s still a cute name, right? Especially if you are a die-hard fan of Stephen King’s work.
1. Audrey — From “The Little Shop of Horrors,” Audrey is the female lead, and Audrey II is the plant (and antagonist) that feeds off human blood.
2. Binx — Thackery Binx is turned into the black cat in “Hocus Pocus” and is known simply as “Binx.”
3. Carol Anne — The protagonist of the “Poltergeist” trilogy is a young girl named Carol Anne Freeling.
4. Casper — The friendly title ghost of several movies and TV series is Casper.
5. Coraline — This is the title character of the spooky animated film by Tim Burton.
6. Eve — Hallows’ Eve is another name for Halloween.
7. Georgie — A character who falls victim to Pennywise in Stephen King’s “It.”
8. Glinda — In “The Wizard of Oz,” Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy return to Kansas.
9. Marnie — One of the main characters of “Halloweentown” is a young aspiring witch named Marnie.
10. Sally — The female lead of the animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and the love interest of Jack Skellington is Sally.
11. Sookie — In “True Blood,” Sookie Stackhouse is the main protagonist of the vampire series.
10 Popular Horror Characters
You don’t have to be a horror buff to have heard of any of these horror characters. All these Halloween names are from iconic films released anywhere from the 1970s to the present. You will find great creepy names for inspiration here if you want your baby to be named after a famous fictional character from a horror film.
1. Annabelle — The name of the creepy doll in the spinoff of “The Conjuring” films.
2. Ash — The classic “Evil Dead” film features the character Ash Williams, who also goes on to star in a series.
3. Blade — This is the name of the title character of the “Blade” series from the Marvel Universe.
4. Chucky — Chucky’s killer doll is seen in several films and series, making his debut in “Child’s Play.” If you horror names are your style, this one is a winner.
5. Hannibal — “The Silence of the Lambs” is where we first meet Hannibal Lecter, a cannibal and serial killer.
6. Freddy — One of the most iconic characters in horror is Freddy Krueger from “The Nightmare on Elm Street” films. If you’re looking for an iconic horror name, you can’t go wrong here.
7. Jack — This name is seen in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “The Shining.”
8. Jason — Camp Crystal Lake is the home of the notorious masked killer named Jason Vorhees, as seen in the “Friday the 13th” franchise.
9. Michael — “Halloween” has another of the most well-known horror characters — the masked killer Michael Myers.
10. Norman — Writer Robert Bloch created the character of Norman Bates in the novel “Psycho.”
14 Classic Horror Characters
These Halloween names are straight from the classics. Horror movie buffs have seen “Carrie” or “American Psycho.” Why not name your baby after one of your favorites?
1. Annie — “Misery” by Stephen King introduces us to the killer named Annie Wilkes.
2. Carrie — This is the novel’s title character and film about a bullied high school student.
3. Clarice — The female lead in “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Hannibal” is Clarice Starling.
4. Damien — The fictional character Damien Thorn of “The Omen” franchise is the antichrist and son of the devil.
5. Elvira — First appearing in “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” Elvira is a dark horror hostess who has become a staple of all things spooky.
6. Frankie — Short for Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who is the classic character who created a monster.
7. Hyde — The name Hyde comes from “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
8. Jekyll — This is the other half of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
9. Patrick — The main antagonist of “American Psycho” is Patrick Bateman, who lives a double life and is a serial killer at night.
10. Regan — In “The Exorcist,” Regan MacNeil is the main character who becomes a victim of demonic possession.
11. Ripley — Ellen Ripley is the iconic character from the “Alien” movies.
12. Rosemary — The psychological thriller directed by Roman Polanski, “Rosemary’s Baby” features the main character Rosemary Woodhouse.
13. Samara — Samara Morgan is the creepy girl we know from “The Ring.”
14. Victor — Dr. Victor Frankenstein is the classic character who created a monster.
We hope you find hair-raising spooky name inspiration for your Halloween baby. A creepy name is a great way to pay homage to some horror classics.