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Halloween-inspired baby names

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Spooky (yet totally cool) baby names

If you are expecting a baby in the month of October — or simply like unique baby names with an edge — check out our list of spooky (yet totally cool!) baby girl names and baby boy names.

Some of our favorite characters from scary movies and TV shows have seriously cool names! Check out a few of our top picks.

Halloween-inspired girl names

  • Blair: The Blair Witch Project
  • ReganThe Exorcist
  • Buffy: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Elvira: The famous "Mistress of the Dark"
  • Wednesday: The Addams Family
  • Rosemary: Rosemary's Baby
  • Sookie: True Blood character
  • Carrie: Steven King's Carrie
  • Angelique: Dark Shadows
  • Sidney: Scream
  • Jules: The Cabin in the Woods
  • Stella: The Woman in Black
  • Maggie: The Walking Dead

Halloween-inspired boy names

Baby names with spooky meanings

If you want a spooky baby name that isn't associated with a horror movie character, check out the following names that all have unique and edgy meanings.

Baby names for girls that mean "dark"

The following baby girl names all mean "dark," which would also be perfect if you are having a dark-haired baby.

Baby names for boys that mean "dark"

The following Halloween-inspired boy names have meanings that also mean "dark." Check out these spooky baby names for boys.

Edgy baby names for Halloween

These baby names don't necessarily have dark meanings, but they do have edgy vibes — making them cool options for a baby born near Halloween.

Edgy, cool baby girl names

The names on this list of girl names have a cool edge to them. From Shadow to Raven to unique X and Z names, check out some of our favorite dark and mysterious baby girl names:

Also check out modern names for girls >>

Edgy, cool baby boy names

These edgy boy names are unique and fun — perfect for your October baby. Names with X and Z have instant cred as being dark and mysterious. Check out our top picks below:

Lastly, the boy name Ohanzee is a Native American name meaning "shadow."

Also check out modern names for boys >>

You can also consider the name October, which is a name of American origin that means, "eighth month," as it was once in the eighth month on the ancient Roman calendar. This name is more popular for girls, but can be given to boys as well!

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