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Halloween inspired baby names: Spooky fun

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Whether you are expecting a baby around Halloween or just love this fabulous fall holiday, check out our list of unique and fun Halloween inspired baby names. From cool names from some of our favorite horror movies to unique witch names and vampire names, check out our list of Halloween inspired girl and boy names.

If you are expecting an October baby or just love Halloween, you just might find the perfect baby name in our list of Halloween inspired baby names. Get ready for some seriously spooky fun!

Unique names from horror movies

Horror movies always seen to have characters with cool and unique names. You may not want to name your child after a psychotic killer (or maybe you do? I'm not here to judge), but you can do a cool variation on some of these names. For instance, instead of Freddy, you can go with Fred or Frederick or Charles over Chucky.

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Some of these names actually represent a strong role model for girls. Who could forget Riley, from Aliens, kicking some major alien tail? Check out some of our top picks here!

Cool Boy Names from Horror Movies:

  • Michael (Myers, from Halloween)
  • Freddy (Krueger, from A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Jason (Friday the 13th)
  • Chucky (Child's Play)
  • Damien (The Omen)
  • Ichabod (Crane, from Sleepy Hollow)
  • Cain (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
  • Norman (Bates, from Psycho)
  • Lestat (Interview with a Vampire)
  • Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Michah (Paranormal Activity)
  • Rustin (The Blair Witch Project)
  • Yoko ( The Grudge)

Cool Girl Names from Horror Movies:

  • Samara (The Ring)
  • Morticia (The Addams Family)
  • Regan (The Exorcist)
  • Rosemary (Rosemary's Baby)
  • Carrie (Stephen King's Carrie)
  • Dolores (from Dolores Claiborne)
  • Katarina (Sleepy Hollow)
  • Riley (Aliens)
  • Carol Anne (Poltergeist)
  • Clarice (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Sidney (Prescott, from Scream)
  • Karen (The Grudge)

Witches, goblins and spells, oh my!

You are sure to find a unique name in this list of famous witches, including:

  • Samantha (Bewitched)
  • Sabrina (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
  • Alphabet (Wicked)
  • Galina (Wicked)
  • Prudence (Charmed)
  • Piper (Charmed)
  • Phoebe (Charmed)
  • Paige (Charmed)
  • Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


With the huge popularity of Twilight, vampire names are hot for both girls and boys. Boy Twilight names like Edward, Emmett, Jasper, Alistair, Laurent and Demetri are both unique and cool. Girl Twilight names, such as Esme, Alice, Rosalie, Renesmee, Tia, Zafrina and Irina have a mystical sound to them.

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True Blood also has a slew of cool vampire names, including Eric, Bill, Russell, Talbot, Magnus and Godric for boys and Jessica, Pam, Lorena, Sophie-Anne and Nan for girls. Of course, the ultimate vampire names are Vladimir and Dracula -- which may be better suited for pets than for your baby boy!

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