Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aafje

One of the magical beings

Dutch

Akasha

Upper sky

Indian (Sanskrit)

Allerie

Unlucky

French

Amata

Deathlessness

Indian (Sanskrit)

Amaya

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Amiyah

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Anahi

Immortal

Persian

Asa

Goddess

Hebrew

Ash

From the Ash Tree

English

Autumn

Season of harvest

English

Aylin

Of the moon

Turkish

Badr

Full moon

Arabic

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Blakely

Dark clearing

English

Branwen

Blessed raven

Welsh

Brenda

Sword

Scandinavian

Brenna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Gaelic

Brinley

Burnt meadow

English

Carrie

Free man

German

Cicada

Loud Insect of the Night

Greek

Cissy

A diminutive form of Cecilia.

Clarice

A variant form of Clara.

Latin

Corbeau

Crow, Raven

French

Corvina

Like a raven

Latin

Cricket

Loud Insect of the Night

American

Cruella

Evil, Cruel

American

Culebra

Snake

Spanish

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Darcel

Dark

Irish

Darci

Dark

Irish

Darsey

Dark

Irish

Devony

Dark-haired

Irish

Dorcey

Dark

English

Duana

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Dublin

Black Pool

Irish

Duna

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Duvessa

Dark beauty

Irish

Ebony

Deep black wood

Latin

Elvira

Foreign, true

German

Ember

Smoldering coal

English

Ernesha

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernesta

Serious; battle to the death

German

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Farren

Adventurous

English

Fayetta

Little fairy

French

Fiamma

Little fiery one

Italian

Freyja

Norse goddess of love and magic.

Scandinavian

Gidja

God of the Moon

Aboriginal

Gricelda

Dark battle

German

Gricely

Dark battle

German

Grisel

Dark battle

German

Grizelda

Dark battle

German

Gwenifer

White ghost, phantom

Welsh

Haven

Safe place

English

Helena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Hester

Star

Greek

Hosa

Little Raven

Native American

Iamar

Moon

Arabic

Inali

Black Fox

Native American

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jagger

Carter

English

Jett

Black

English

Juliet

Youthful and downy

English

Kachina

Spirit

Native American

Kali

The black one

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kanga

A Raven

Native American

Keeran

Little dark one

Irish

Kerryn

Dark

Irish

Konane

Glow like moonlight

Polynesian

Laila

Night

Arabic

Lailah

Form of Layla

Arabic

Layla

Night

Arabic

Laylie

Nightfall

Hebrew

Leelah

Night beauty

Arabic

Lelah

Night beauty

Arabic

Libitina

Death

Latin

Lily

Lily flower

English

Luna

The moon

Latin

Lupe

‚ÄúThe ravenous maiden; the wolfess.‚ÄĚ From the Latin lupus, a wolf, in allusion to the proverbial hunger of wolves.

Spanish

Lupita

From the river of the wolf

Spanish

Lycoris

Twilight

Greek

Lyla

Night

English

Maeve

Intoxicating

Irish

Mallory

Unlucky

French

Marilyn

‚ÄúTempestuous Mary,‚ÄĚ from Mary and the Anglo-Saxon hlynn, a torrent.

Modern

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Maurelle

Dark and elfin

French

Melania

Black, dark-skinned

Greek

Melanie

Black

Greek

Merlina

Blackbird

French

Minuit

Midnight

French

Morticia

Mortician

English

Nathara

Snake

Scottish

Nerissa

Black-haired

Italian

Nisha

Night

Indian (Sanskrit)

Nix

Night

Greek

Nocturna

Of the Night

American

Nukpana

Evil (Hopi)

Native American

Odessa

Angry man

Greek

Onyx

Black stone

Greek

Ophelia

Help

Greek

Ozell

Strength

Hebrew

Pamela

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Persephone

Bringer of destruction

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Qadr

Power, fate

Arabic

Qamra

Moon

Greek

Qeturah

Incense, scent

Arabic

Qismah

Destiny, Fate

Arabic

Qistina

Justice

Arabic

Quintessa

Fifth

Latin

Rain

Rain

English

Rajani

Night

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ramsay

Raven island; ram island

English

Raven

Raven

English

Ravenna

Raven

Italian

Regan

Descedent of Riag√°n

Irish

Rhoda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Rieka

Power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Sable

Black

Slavic

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Samara

Guardian

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Seath

Wolfish

Scottish

Seda

Spirit of the forest

Armenian

Selda

Dark battle

German

Shadow

Shade

English

Siara

Black

Irish

Sirena

Enchanter

Greek

Sloane

Raid

Irish

Starling

Black bird

English

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Stormy

Stormy

English

Tamal

Dark Tree

Indian (Sanskrit)

Tempest

Turbulent, stormy

French

Tiffany

Revelation of God

Greek

Twyla

Twilight

American

Tynan

Dark

Irish

Ulka

Power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Ulrike

Power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Ulva

Wolf

German

Ursula

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Vaga

Falling vulture

Arabic

Velma

A variant form of Wilhelmina.

German

Vigidis

War goddess

Scandinavian

Visala

Celestial

Indian (Sanskrit)

Viveca

Alive; war fortress

Scandinavian

Wakanda

Possesses Magical Powers

Native American

Wakaun

Serpent

Native American

Wednesday

Wednesday

English

Willow

Willow tree

English

Winifred

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy, peace

Welsh

Winter

Winter season

English

Xandria

Defender of man

Greek

Xenia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Yagmur

Rain

Turkish

Yasmeen

Jasmine; jasmine flower

Persian

Yatima

Orphan

African

Zanda

Man's defender

Greek

Zefarina

Gentle wind

Spanish

Zelda

Happiness

Yiddish

Zeline

Solemn, dignified

Latin

Zillah

Shadow

Hebrew

Dark girl names aren’t for everyone, but these ghoulish girls are some of our favorites. They carry character unlike any other, transforming every day into Halloween. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all style to fit into the category, either, so you can find countless origins, meanings, and vibes among them. They can be creepy words as names like Cricket or Midnight, or darkened by hidden meanings, like Maeve‘s “intoxicating.” You” find famous faces from film like¬†Silence of the Lambs’¬†Clarice, and ladies of gloom from legend, such as Sirena. Let’s meet some dark darlings together.

Most dark girl names get their sinister side from popular media, including Elvira. Linked to the beloved Mistress of the Dark, this stunning German name means “the omnipresent guardian.”¬†Morticia is another macabre moniker thanks to her¬†Addams Family¬†roots. Unlike Elvira, she was designed to be creepy as a spinoff of the word “mortician.” Her fellow¬†Addams Family¬†friend Wednesday also leans ominous with her link to the fictional family’s sinister sweetheart of a daughter. Other dark names for girls used in popular medevident’t as obvious with their spooky ties, including¬†The Munsters’¬†Lily and Marilyn. This is also true of the horror movie classic Carrie,¬†Bride of Chucky’s¬†Tiffany, and¬†Friday the 13th‘s Pamela.

Other dark girl names earn their cloudy connection through their meanings. Grisel and Gricely are¬†German beauties that share the meaning “dark battle.” Keeran offers a splash of cuteness with her dark meaning of “little dark one.” Hailing from Ireland, she’s not too common for girls, but she’s definitely fashionable enough to fit in with modern names. Raven is another dark delight. Linked to the bird often referenced in dark tales, she’s a stunner. A less common alternative is Starling. While also connected to a black bird, she’s not nearly as popular.

Believe it or not, dark girl names make up several of today’s more popular finds, including Layla and her many beautiful variants like Laila and Laylie. Amaya means “night rain” or “the end,” while Sloane means “raid.” Even the sweet Luna‘s seemingly harmless meaning of “moon” can be seen as dark, with our planet’s only satellite often linked to werewolves and other creepy creatures.

Wander to the dark side and enjoy more dark girl names on our complete list.