Choosing a baby name can be a fun activity as there are a lot of options to play with. However, there are some names that you probably won’t even consider, usually because you may know someone who bears the name, or you straight up don’t like it.
However, it’s not just names that you know someone already has that you won’t go for. There are some that have become a bit too scary and creepy because of their usage in movies, books, and old legends.
As we draw closer to the Halloween season, we’ve decided to put together a list of names that you probably won’t want your child to be associated with due to its meaning or what it’s related to.
A diminutive of Charles, Chucky is a boy name mostly used in English speaking countries but is of German, French and English origins. The name is widely associated with the terror doll from the movie with the same name.
This baby boy’s name is of French origin, and it means Army man. It is also the name of a fictional character from the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Cole is an English baby boy name that means ‘victory of the people.’ although it as a powerful meaning, it’s part of our creepy baby names because it’s also the name of a character from The Sixth Sense
The name Bates is widely associated with the fictional character in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror movie, Psycho. It is an English name which means ‘son of Bartholomew.
Vlad is a Slavic name that means Prince. This name is part of our creepy baby names because it is also the name of the legendary Romanian prince also known as The Impaler or Dracula
Malachi is another creepy baby name you don’t want for your child as it was also the name of one of the children in the 1984 horror flick, Children of the Corn. It is a Biblical of Hebrew origin, and it means ‘my messenger.’
The name Romero can be traced to both Italian and Spanish origins and is mostly used as a baby boy’s name. A famous bearer of the name is George Romero, who was the director of the horror movie Night of the Living Dead.
This is another creepy baby name with a not-so-creepy meaning. Freddy is often considered a unisex name which means ‘peaceful ruler’ and is of English origin. However, it became a creepy name when it was used as a character’s name in A Nightmare at Elm’s Street.
Bram is a baby boy name that originates from Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish roots, and the meaning of the name is ‘raven; a thicket of wild gorse; bramble.’ It is also sometimes considered an English name, which means ‘father of a multitude.’ A famous bearer of this name is Bram Stoker, who is the author of Dracula.
Creepy female baby names
Often considered a unisex name, Blair is derived from a Scottish family name, and it means ‘plain’ or ‘battlefield.’ Blair is also the name of a horror movie.
Carrie is an American baby name that means ‘free.’ It’s also the name of a telekinetic kid from the movie with the same name.
This name is of English origin, and it means ‘song’ or ‘free person.’ Carol Anne was a fictional character and the main protagonist in the horror series ‘poltergeist.’
Clarice is a baby girls name of Latin and Greek origin and means ‘brilliant’, ‘light,’ ‘clear,’ or ‘famous.’ This beautiful baby name found its way into our creepy baby name through its fictional counterpart, Clarice Starling from the psychological horror novel and movie, The Silence of the Lamb.
This name found its way into our list of creepy baby name due to its meaning. Desdemona is a baby girl’s name of Greek origin and means ‘misery’ or ‘unfortunate.’ Not the kind of name you’ll want for your little angel.
Esther is a popular baby girl’s name that originates from Persian roots and means ‘star’. It’s the name of a fictional character from the 2009 horror movie Orphan.
Mallory was originally a male name but is now mostly used by parents who are considering a baby name for girls. It is of French origin, and the meaning is ‘ill-omened’ or ‘unlucky.’
Morticia is a girl’s name created by Charles Addams in his cartoon series ‘The Addams Family.’ The name was derived from the word Mortician.
Another beautiful baby name that made our top creepy baby names list due to its ‘creepy association’ is Regan. Meaning ‘regal’ or ‘royal,’ Regan is a baby girl’s name with Persian roots. It is also the name of a fictional character in the horror series The Exorcist.
Samara is a baby girl’s name, which draws its roots from Arabic and Hebrew languages, and the name means ‘guardian’ or ‘protected by God”. It is also the name of the main antagonist in the horror series The Ring.
Now before you start protesting, these names are actually cool, and a lot of them have beautiful meanings – just that they are synonymous with seriously spooky movies, stories, and characters.