Lots of babies born around Halloween are festive about the holiday their entire lives. If you have a Halloween baby coming soon, why not give them a name that represents the holiday so they can have a great name with a unique story that they can carry their entire lives?
It’s easy to be inspired by Halloween for your baby names, whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Here are some fun and still common baby names you can name your Halloween children to keep the holiday spirit going all year long.
Jack, as in jack-o’-lantern is a great name. My aunt had a Halloween baby, and he was deemed Jack. Now he runs around and points at the scary pumpkins and says “That’s where my name came from!” excitedly.
Candy, as in Halloween candy is a cute name for a girl. If you don’t just want to name her Candy, go for Candace or something similar and call her Candy for short.
Frank, as in Frankenstein. You don’t have to name your child Frankenstein of course, but you can name them Francis and have them go by Frank, or Frankie. Frankie is also a girl’s nickname for Francis, which is a unisex name.
Wolfe, as in werewolf. This is a great boy’s name, and you can name a girl this name too, if you’d like.
Glinda, as in witch. Well, she may be the “good” witch, but a popular witch name nonetheless. A perfect name for your little ghoul.
Eve, as in “All Hallows Eve”, which is the traditional name of the holiday before Halloween got commercialized into it.
Igor, if you want to truly get into the Halloween spirit. Not a too popular name that may raise a few eyebrows, but could be the perfect name for your baby boo.
Spirit, as in ghost. Spirit is actually a revered name in many cultures, and is interpreted as a name in many languages.
Elvira, as in the evil mistress. You can nickname your spooky child Elle or Eve.
Raven, the classic Halloween bird. A great name for a girl or a boy.
Salem, as in the famous witch trials. This can be a boy’s or a girl’s name, and has a lot of history behind it.
You can always go with any of the Addam’s Family names, like Tuesday, Wednesday, or Morticia.
Freddy, as in Freddy Krueger. You can name your child Fred, Frederick, or Frederica for a girl.
You can also draw inspiration from your favorite scary movies that play around Halloween. Remember the original “Carrie”? Still plays before Halloween every year, and would be a great name for your little girl with a story behind it.
It’s easy to get a bit creative with a Halloween inspired baby name without naming your child Pumpkin (which is actually pretty cute). You could even name your child Drake, for Count Dracula, and have a great name that has a wonderful story behind it without going overboard.
Happy Halloween all you boos and ghouls!