Vampire Baby Names

Nameberry intern and guest blogger Danielle Miksza loves all things vampire, including the strange and wonderful world of vampire baby names.  She enlightens us on the options.

Vampires seem to be everywhere these days: in books and movies, on television and the internet, even occasionally living next door.  As a twenty year-old who believes Halloween should be declared a national holiday, I can’t help but be consumed by the vampire craze.

One reason for my vampire obsession is that they are portrayed as dark and lonely creatures nobody quite understands.  As an only child, I was often lonely growing up.  I did odd things such as talk to myself or giggle at absolutely nothing.  People were a bit unnerved by me and kept their distance.  So yes, when I read about a vampire feeling like an outcast from the rest of the world, I have an idea of what that feels like.

More reasons for my vampire fanaticism: I stay up all night; I hate the sunlight, and garlic does not agree with me. Who knows? I could be a bit of a vampire myself.

Once you look past the fangs and blood lust, vampires are actually quite attractive. Who could resist a guy with incredible strength, gorgeous eyes, pointy yet very white teeth, and a handsome name? Stephenie Meyer gave us girls one of the greatest gifts of all in her series Twilight: Edward Cullen. Just the thought of that immortal makes me light-headed. He’s rich. He’s gorgeous. And he’s telepathic. How often do you come across guys like that?

Let’s also not forget the sexy boy vamps Angel and Spike from the Buffy series. Yummy! I’d stake anyone for a night out with one of them. And guys, could you honestly turn away from Anne Rice’s Gabrielle, a vampiress with silky blonde curls and a spunky personality? Sure, she has a vampire son named Lestat who acts without thinking, but the upside is that he’s a major pop icon. Prefer brunettes? Perhaps you’ll like Katherine, a female vampire who turned the Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan of new television show The Vampire Diaries into creatures of the night. For those of you into redheads, you’ll definitely go wild over Lucy Westenra in the movie Dracula. And don’t forget the Lycan-slaying vampire Selene in Underworld.  She’s a little hung up on the past but even I’ll say it: she’s hot!

One of the best things about vampire names is that they range from classics like James and Victoria (Twilight), to the exotic like Armand and Akasha (The Vampire Chronicles). Vampires are old legends. The names they carry are even older. Some of the timeless, and my personal favorite, vampire names are listed below:


ALICE (Twilight series)

AMELIA (Underworld)

APHRODITE (House of Night series)

BELLA (Twilight series)

BIANCA (The Dresden Files)

CLAUDIA (The Vampire Chronicles)


DARLA (Angel Novels)

ESME (Twilight)

FALA (A Demon in My View)

GWENNA (Sucker’s Bet)

HARMONY (Buffy/Angel novels)

IRINA (Twilight)

IRIS (House of Night)

IVY (Rachel Morgan)

JADE (Night World)

LARA (The Dresden Files)

LENOBIA (House of Night)

LUNA (Vampire Kisses)

MORGANA (The Vampires of Bloody Island)

MYSTERY (from my own brain)

NISSA (Night World)

PANDORA (The Vampire Chronicles)

POPPY (Night World)

PRISCILLA (Fear Street Sagas)

REMILIA (The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil)

SARA (Shattered Mirror)

SENNA (Twilight)

SONJA (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans)

SOPHIEANNE (The Southern Vampire Mysteries)

TANYA (Twilight)

TARA (The Vampire Huntress)

VENUS ( House of Night)

VIRGO (another from my own brain)

ZAFRINA (Twilight)

ZOEY (House of Night)


ALISTAIR (Twilight)

ARMAND (The Vampire Chronicles)

ASHER (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)

AUGUSTINE (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)

BILL (True Blood)

DAETRIN (The Madness series)

DAMON (The Vampire Diaries)

DARIUS (Cirque du Freak)

DIMITRI (The Vampire Academy)

DRAGON (Discworld)

FELIPE (The Southern Vampire Mysteries)

FELIX (Twilight)

GARAN (Legacy of the Dark Kind)

GARRETT (Twilight)

GAVNER (Cirque du Freak)

HUNTER (Night World)

JAGGER (In the Forests of the Night)

JAGUAR (Midnight Predator)

JASPER (Twilight)

KALEO (Shattered Mirror)

KANAME (Vampire Knight)

KLAUS (The Vampire Diaries)

KONRAD (Warhammer Fantasy)

KRAVEN (Underworld)

LANGLEY (Saint Andrew’s School)

LAURENT (Twilight)

MAGNUS (The Vampire Chronicles)

MARKO (The Lost Boys)

MALADICT (Discworld)

MALCOLM (True Blood)

MARIUS (The Vampire Chronicles)

MARLOWE (30 Days of Night)

METEOR (Cirque du Freak)

MITCHELL (Being Human)

NICOLAS (The Vampire Chronicles)

OTIS (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)

OTTO (Discworld)

PHURY (The Black Dagger series)

QUENTIN (I’d also like to see a vampire named Quentin. Perhaps I’ll create one)

RIDO (Vampire Knight)

SANTIAGO (The Vampire Chronicles)

SILAS (The Graveyard Book)

STEFAN (The Vampire Diaries)

THORMENT (The Black Dagger series)

VIKTOR (Underworld)

VLADIMIR (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)

WRATH (The Black Dagger Series)

YOLANDO (The Vampire Huntress Legend series)

ZERO (Vampire Knight

It’s time for me to slip on my plastic fangs and beg for goodies. Happy Halloween everyone, and be on the lookout for ghouls, werewolves, and your evil twin. Don’t know the name of your evil twin?  On the nameberry forums, the fabulous Nephele will anagram your name to find out who’s wreaking havoc in your image. Happy howling!

Danielle Miksza lives in Jersey City where she will be attending the local university to study creative writing. She has written several poems and is currently working on her own vampire novel. While writing and interning for nameberry, she is also working as the seating hostess at the Brownstone Diner.

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Kristine Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

From Twilight, there’s also:

And there’s Barnabas (Collins) from “Dark Shadows”. My mom adores him!

k Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Hey, Darla’s from Angel the tv series! Says the geek, heh.

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Rhiannon Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I think classic vampire names would fit in with today’s style too, such as Mina and Lucy from Dracula. There’s also the slightly exotic Carmilla, from Sheridan LeFanu’s eponymous 1872 novella. I always thought it could be a lovely name for someone daring enough to use it. Doesn’t seem that far a cry from Ella, Isabella, etc. And Polidori’s 1819 “The Vampyre” features Aubrey and Ianthe.

SarahinJune Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Lots of favorites on this list. They’re all so very romantic.

Nephele Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

What a fun blog this was! I’m a vampire aficionado, myself, and I’d just like to add the great name of Marsilia to your lovely list. (She’s the Mistress of the vampire seethe in author Patricia Briggs’ bestselling Mercy Thompson series.) Oh, and also Gloriana St. Claire (from Gerry Bartlett’s fun series that began with Real Vampires Have Curves).

And now as my Halloween gift to you, I present you with your own sexy vampiric/gothic anagrammed name: Melizanda Silke (anagram of Danielle Miksza).

Happy Halloween!

— Nephele

disa_lan Says:

October 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

With Halloween approaching and me missing the True Blood series this blog had perfect timing. :)(wish I knew how to make fangs instead of a smiley face). I love so many names on this list it makes me wonder if that says something about me.

a few more vampires from True Blood –

Vera Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

Esme, Poppy, Emmett, Alistair, Felix, Ivy, Luna, Iris, and Jasper are on my list for this baby. Senna & Gwenna are wonderful but my youngest daughters name is Gemma, so it’s a bit too matchy 🙁

I would love Silas but… the davinci code? ruined it for me. Rosalie is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl but I always think of her attitude and I could never name my child that. Nephele: Marsilia is gorgeous!

Charlotte Vera Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 12:58 am

The only thing vampire I’ve ever really been into is the original Dracula novel. Lucy and Wilhelmina (Mina) have already been mentioned, but the novel’s other major players include Jonathan, John, Quincey, and Arthur, not to mention the famous Abraham Van Helsing!

RachelShay Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 1:44 am

Twilight “vampires” aren’t really vampires, let’s be honest now. And Edward’s a creep. How so many girls can be “in love” with him blows my mind. Ooh Im going to watch you sleep without you knowing about it! How romantic.

You missed my favorite vampires– Zillah, Molochai, and Twig, from Poppy Z. Brite’s Lost Souls. All males (even Zillah).

You also missed the Morganville Vampires, but there’s not too much of interest there– Michael, Amelie, Sam. Myrnin and Ysandre are interesting enough, I suppose.

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Alice Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 6:42 am

Cool my names a vampire name! I love all these names and I remember when me and my friend first saw Being Human, we were obsessed with Mitchell, and we kinda still are lol!

Pamela Redmond Satran Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 7:11 am

Just want to say that Danielle didn’t “miss” a lot of these names — I edited her list way down or it threatened to take over nameberry. There are indeed a lot of vampires out there! But still love to hear your favorites…..

Abby Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 9:17 am

Fun post, Danielle! And funny, now that I read it hear, I think Dracula *might* just be why I’ve always loved the name Lucy.

Happy Halloween to everyone.

Diana Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 9:19 am

My daughter’s name is Claudia. I always tell her that I named her after a vampire.

Danielle Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 11:22 am

Thanks everyone! I’m glad you liked the blog. It was a lot of fun writing it. And thank you, Nephele for my vampire name. I think I’ll just use that particular alias all tomorrow 🙂

Lara Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Thank you for these nice infos!
I didn’t know that my name is also the name of a vampire! I had to look it up. Shes a former porn star. xD Thats so typical, I’ve got a porn star a video-game-mega-woman with guns and of course Lara the raped girl from Dr. Zhivago.
Happy Halloween!

teabee Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Alice, I’m with you on the Mitchell thing! *fans self* lol

Kiki Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Urgh, I hate the Twilight books so much. They creep me out. I’d never name one of my kids after those characters. If I had to go with vmapire names I’d go for Buffy characters all theway.

Sunday (4th season – one off)
Angel’s human name was Liam
Spike’s human name was William (William the bloody)
Holden (last season – one off character)

Just some random ones I remembered

LyndsayJenness Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Great blog and great list! I like vampires myself, especially in the worlds of Buffy/Angel, Twilight, and True Blood.
Thought I’d add Angelus, Angel’s “real” name and Drusilla, which I’ve always found beautiful but ultra creepy

karen Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Nice blog entry. 🙂 I’m not into all the vampire books and series, but I wanted to add some classic TV vampires:
Lily Munster, née Dracula, and her father, “Grandpa,” aka Sam Dracula.

EvanescenceDolly Says:

October 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I don’t like Edward either but I have a serious crush on Lestat!
Also from the vampire chronicles
Vittorio and

Pamela Redmond Satran Says:

October 31st, 2009 at 7:45 am

Woohoo! Nephele is now anagramming vampire names for everyone, over at

Charlotte Says:

November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

The House of Night books have some interesting names, I’m reading them at the moment. Some of the ones I like are Aphrodite and Zoey (on the list), Erik, Loren, Heath (who isn’t a vampire, but anyway) and Persephone.

Tracey Says:

November 2nd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

My first two kids go by Alec and Bella, but we sometimes call him Jasper. Talk about turning heads when I call them when we’re away from home… Says:

November 3rd, 2009 at 6:54 pm

This was a very interesting post. Thanks! I have noticed that Lestat had become more “common” after the Anne Rice novels. It is kind of a cool name.

Louisa Says:

December 18th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

It’s good to see Morgana up there from The Vampires of Bloody Island. A fine name for a Vampiress. Also from The Vampires of Bloody Island I like the girls names Lucy, Mina and of course Morticia. I’m sure there’s a lot more good ones from this film, although the boys names don’t fare so well: Grunt (although technically he’s not a vampire) and Valkazar (I don’t know what he is, but he’s damned fantastic!) I’ll have a look at the films website and report back on some more great vampy names.

Courtney W. Says:

January 20th, 2010 at 2:30 am

Love Mick (St. John), Coraline, and Josef from the CBS series Moonlight. So sad they took that show off the air after one season. I was hooked!

Chic who loves Morganville vampires Says:

February 7th, 2010 at 12:32 am

Those are super awsome vamp names.You guys should really read MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES by Rachael Caine it is the best.i promise.the first book in da series is called GLASS HOUSES.
read them!
love them!
obsess on them!

Chic who loves Morganville vampires Says:

February 7th, 2010 at 12:33 am


diana Says:

February 19th, 2010 at 8:21 am

ok im one of the vampire im telling the truth though you ask our God Jesus ok actually im also the goddess of moon and chase ok aactually i read all about this things and i nwas expecting this to happen so i was so surprise about this name their so cute aheheheheheheh thnx

ayan Says:

April 1st, 2010 at 11:26 pm

how about Dash for a boy, and Noelle and Sophie for a girl.

Jackie Says:

May 13th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

For a girls name I would have suggested Selene (Underworld)

Charles Says:

June 18th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

any list of Vampire names really needs to include

Elena Says:

September 5th, 2010 at 6:54 am

They don’t have to be majorly different and unusual. You also have things like Yuki / Yuuki (Vampire Knight), Darren, Steve, Mika, Arra (Darren Shan Saga/Cirque du Freak), as well as Damien (House of Night) and a few other’s I can’t think of right now…

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vampireangel104 Says:

November 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

help! i writing a book about super natritial creatures and i need one more fist name and last name plz help me

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December 3rd, 2010 at 2:53 am

Rise Of The Lycans do have some great fighting scene between the werewolves and the vampires, it is a nice movie .”.

Claire Says:

December 19th, 2010 at 9:33 am

hahah now I have seen evey ‘baby name list’ imaginable LOL

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casie foskey Says:

March 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

these are some awesome names gave me some good ideas!!
imma vampire fan so thats why!!(:
i wish i could be a vampire! though my granny said not to wish that i dnt know why lolz … well also they say be careful what you wish for but i wish to be a good vampire not a bad one!!
and when i get older im going to use some of these names!! thanks for the help!!:D
— Love,Casie<3

HL Says:

March 23rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I am slightly offended that Lissa (Lissandra), Christian, and Adrian (Vampire Academy novels) were not included in the aforementioned list.

Eden Says:

March 26th, 2011 at 8:02 am

Vampire Academy names need to be added in this!!

Dimitri Belikov
Rose Hathaway
Viktor Dashcov
Christian Ozera

……and so forth! vampire academy….bet series!!

robert hass Says:

June 19th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Good post…….

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