Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agatha

Good, honorable

Greek

Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Aja

Goat

Indian (Sanskrit)

Alcina

A seductive nymph, in Ariosto’s Orlando Fnrioso, possessing all “voluptuous delights” beloved by men.

Greek

Alice

Of nobility

German

Almira

Aristocratic lady, princess; aristoctaric lady, princess

Arabic

Ambrosia

Immortal

Greek

Andromeda

Leader of men

Greek

Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

Anne

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Aradia

Unknown

Italian

Astoria

Like a Hawk

English

Bathilda

Woman warrior

German

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Blair

Plain, field

Scottish

Buffy

God is my oath

English

Carole

Free man

German

Carrie

Free man

German

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Cearo

Sorrow

Anglo-Saxon

Cerridwen

Fair, blessed poetry

Welsh

Cersei

Bird

Greek

Circe

Bird

Greek

Clarice

A variant form of Clara.

Latin

Coraline

A variant form of Coral.

Latin

Cordelia

Heart

Latin

Crimson

Full of love. Leader in things that need to be done.

Unknown

Cruella

Evil, Cruel

American

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Darcy

Dark

Irish

Deidre

Broken-hearted, sorrowful

Irish

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Delora

Sorrows

Spanish

Desdemona

Wretchedness

Greek

Dolores

Sorrows

Spanish

Drusilla

“Fresh as the dew,” from the Greek drosos, dew, in allusion to the Roman family Livius which assumed the name Drusus to commemorate the slaying of a Gallic general named Drausus, who attacked at dawn.

Latin

Ebony

Deep black wood

Latin

Ellen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elphaba

Created Name

English

Elvira

Foreign, true

German

Ernesta

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernestine

Serious; battle to the death

German

Esther

Star

Persian

Everilda

Boar battle

English

Eztli

Blood

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Freyja

Norse goddess of love and magic.

Scandinavian

Griselda

Dark battle

German

Gudruna

Battle

Scandinavian

Hadu

Vigorous battle maiden

German

Hecate

Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches

Greek

Hedwig

Contention, strife

German

Hermione

Messenger; earthly

Greek

Hilda

Battle woman

German

Hildemarr

Battle-renowned

German

Hildred

Battle counselor

German

Hunter

One who hunts

English

Idla

Battle

English

Ildiko

Battle / Saint

Hungarian

Imalda

Universal battle

Italian

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jennifer

Fair magical being

English

Jezebel

Pure, virginal

Hebrew

Katla

Pure

Greek

Killian

Church, Monk's Cell

Irish

Lamia

Shining

Greek

Layla

Night

Arabic

Letitia

Joy

Latin

Libitina

Death

Latin

Lilith

Belonging to the night

Ancient

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Lova

Battle noise

Scandinavian

Luna

The moon

Latin

Mallory

Unlucky

French

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Matilda

Mighty in battle

German

Medea

Ruling

Greek

Medusa

Cunning

Greek

Midnight

12:00 AM

American

Millicent

Brave strength

French

Minerva

The mind

Latin

Misty

Mist

English

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Morrigan

War Goddess

Irish

Morticia

Mortician

English

Myrtle

“The exclusive,” in allusion to the plant of the same name regarded as sacred to Venus.

Latin

Mystica

Air of mystery

French

Naamah

Pleasant

Hebrew

Narcissa

Daffodil

Greek

Nekane

Sorrows

Spanish

Night

Evening

American

Nukpana

Evil (Hopi)

Native American

October

Eighth month

Latin

Onyx

Black stone

Ophelia

Help

Greek

Pamela

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Persephone

Bringer of destruction

Greek

Raven

Raven

English

Ravenna

Raven

Italian

Regan

Descedent of Riagán

Irish

Rhoda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Rolanda

Renowned in the land

Latin

Romilda

“Brave battle maiden,” from the Germanic.

Italian

Rosemary

Dew of the sea

Latin

Sabrina

“The siren from the river Severn,” in allusion to a legendary princess.

Celtic

Sadako

Chaste child

Japanese

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Samantha

Name of God

Hebrew

Samara

Guardian

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Selda

Dark battle

German

Shadow

Shade

English

Shirley

Bright meadow

English

Starling

Black bird

English

Sybill

Prophetess, oracle

Greek

Tilde

Mighty in battle

German

Tracy

Warlike

Latin

Trista

Sad

French

Ursula

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Valkyrie

Chooser of the slain

Scandinavian

Violet

Violet flower

English

Wednesday

Wednesday

English

Wilhelmina

Will helmet, protection

German

Winifred

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy, peace

Welsh

Halloween lovers and writers alike can’t get enough of scary names for girls. These monikers come in many forms, from well-known witches to spooky names from horror. We’ve compiled a ton on our full list, but let’s meet some of these sinister beauties one-on-one (if you dare!)

Scary girl names sometimes have magical roots, like those plucked from the pages of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Hermione is a familiar face with wizardly ways. But for truly scary vibes, you may want to check out Dolores and Bellatrix. These characters were wicked, which makes them evil names in the eyes of fans. One of our favorite dark names tied to magic is Sabrina. Used in the teenage witch series, Sabrina is a Celtic name also associated with a famed princess and mythical siren. She isn’t as spooky as other scary names for girls, but she’s still associated with magical mischief. This is also true of Samantha from the Bewitched television series.

Horror films are a goldmine of scary names for girls. Carrie is a classic member of these creepy names, while Annabelle ushers in modern terror. Esther has long been a Biblical favorite of many, but she also has links to the Orphan horror film featuring an adorable child with sinister secrets. We can’t forget Regan, either, the head-turning terror from The Exorcist. See Samara, Rosemary, and Jennifer for more horror movie names for baby girls.

Mythology and religion also offer many scary girl names, including Libitina. She was the ancient Roman goddess of funerals, giving her a sinister side. Medusa is another with quite the story to tell. This mythical figure had snakes for hair and would turn people to stone. Talk about scary! Her friend Pandora held a box containing evil in Greek mythology, while Naamah is a female demon in Jewish mysticism. You probably know Lilith, too. She was a she-devil in Jewish folklore. Many of these mythical beings are too terrifying to name your kiddo after, but they make badass names for characters.

Gothic baby names also make excellent options. These have a dark nature that leans spooky, perfectly capturing the mood of scary names for girls. Gothic names usually come from the Victorian era when Cordelia, Ambrosia, and Ophelia ruled the roost. Some of these gothic baby names have made a resurgence in recent years, but many more remain obscure and feature sounds that land them in creepy baby names territory. For more gothic names with scary undertones, check out Delora, Agatha, and Wilhelmina.

Browse the rest of our scary names for girls list for more spooky selections.