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Halloween is quickly approaching, meaning it’s time for festive decor, creative costumes, and seasonal traditions. Sadly the holiday lasts only a day, but for parents looking for another way to prolong the magic of Oct. 31, Halloween names for babies seem like the obvious next step. Spooky names are especially perfect for people expecting a child around the holidays, or for those who just can’t wait to make memories with their own growing family. Find inspiration with names that tap into the nostalgia of childhood without making their origins overly obvious, using references to pop culture, haunting poetry, and classic scary movies. Choose a name that encompasses the spirit of the season, and realize that Halloween never has to end.

Beneath its spooky exterior, much of Halloween is characterized by childhood memories. Whether watching scary movies, taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, or going trick-or-treating in full costume, Halloween-themed names make sense for anyone who can’t help but reminisce on the good ol’ days. A Halloween baby name is simply a way to honor all the things that make the holiday so special (even if the stakes feel a bit higher than usual).

The hardest part about choosing the best Halloween baby name is finding a good place to start. If you’re looking to get your creativity up and running, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a long list of spooky names for girls and boys inspired by the scary season (plus plenty that could work as gender-neutral options). Ranging from characters in popular TV shows, to names with elements of magic, there’s truly something for every family. Ready to venture outside the norm of baby names and into some of the sinister suggestions below? Check out this list of over 60 Halloween baby names and find the perfect one for your own little monster.

Additional reporting by Chandler Plante

Spooky Halloween Names For Boys

  1. Addams (“The Addams Family“)
  2. Ambrose (“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”)
  3. Bates (“Psycho”)
  4. Billy (“Hocus Pocus“)
  5. Binx (“Hocus Pocus”)
  6. Bram (Bram Stoker)
  7. Burton (Tim Burton)
  8. Casper (“Casper”)
  9. Chucky (“Chucky”)
  10. Crane (“Legend of Sleepy Hollow”)
  11. Cullen (“Twilight“)
  12. Damien (“The Omen”)
  13. Dexter (“Dexter“)
  14. Draco (Harry Potter)
  15. Edward (“Edward Scissorhands”)
  16. Freddy (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”)
  17. Georgie (“It”)
  18. Griffin (“Practical Magic“)
  19. Harvey (“Casper”)
  20. Herman (“The Munsters”)
  21. Ichabod (“Legend of Sleepy Hollow”)
  22. Igor (“Frankenstein”)
  23. Jack (“The Nightmare Before Christmas“)
  24. Jason (“Friday the 13th”)
  25. Jasper (“Twilight”)
  26. Norman (“Psycho”)
  27. Poe
  28. Regan (“The Exorcist”)
  29. Rune
  30. Salem (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch“)
  31. Sanderson (“Hocus Pocus”)
  32. Thorn
  33. Wolf

Spooky Halloween Names For Girls

  1. Agatha (“Halloweentown“)
  2. Autumn
  3. Blair (“The Blair Witch Project”)
  4. Buffy (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer“)
  5. Carrie (“Carrie”)
  6. Cat
  7. Coraline (“Coraline”)
  8. Elena (“Vampire Diaries“)
  9. Enid (“Wednesday”)
  10. Esme (“Twilight”)
  11. Eve
  12. Glinda (“Wizard of Oz“)
  13. Hallow
  14. Hazel
  15. Hermione (Harry Potter)
  16. Luna (Harry Potter)
  17. Marnie (“Halloweentown”)
  18. Mary (“Hocus Pocus”)
  19. Matilda (“Matilda”)
  20. Morticia (“The Addams Family”)
  21. Piper (“Halloweentown”)
  22. Raven
  23. Rosemary (“Rosemary’s Baby”)
  24. Sabrina (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)
  25. Samara (“The Ring”)
  26. Sarah (“Hocus Pocus”)
  27. Tabitha (“Scary Movie”)
  28. Tarot
  29. Wanda (“Wanda”)
  30. Wednesday (“The Addams Family”)
  31. Willow
  32. Winnie (“Hocus Pocus”)