Whether or not you actually believe in ghosts, it’s hard to deny that a ghost name would be ideal for a baby born around Halloween. And I’m not talking about Casper, Jacob, or Helena, all ghosts from popular culture. Today we’re looking at ghost names for babies of the supposedly real ghosts that walk among us, haunting our cities and towns after their tortured pasts.
Of course, many of their stories are tragic enough that the superstitious among us might think twice before naming a child after one of these ghosts. But for true fans of the supernatural, a baby name with a ghostly backstory could feel just right.
Here, ten “real” ghost names for your Halloween baby.
Sister and brother names are female and male names that are so closely related they feel like (but aren’t always) variations of the same name.
In this age of gender fluidity, we see this happening more and more: girl names becoming more popular on the strength of a similar-sounding boys’ name, or boy names whose star rises on the stylishness of a girl name.
It doesn’t really matter, in the end, which gender’s popularity comes first. More and more, related male and female versions of a name rise hand-in-hand through the popular names charts.
Welsh names for boys have never been as popular in the US as Irish boy names. But over the years some have become widespread enough to lose much of their Welsh accents. I’m thinking names like Owen (#25), Evan (#86) and Dylan (#31) and Trevor (#380) and Griffin (#224) and Morgan (#744). Here we have names that we are all familiar with in addition to those above (“Funny, you don’t look Welsh!”), followed by some great Welsh names for boys you may not know, plus some unique Welsh nickname names.