Vampire Baby Names: Halloween names that aren’t too scary!

October 27, 2016 Abby Sandel

Just in time for Halloween, how about baby naming inspiration straight out of Transylvania? Fictional vampires number in the thousands, from old school horror movies to modern day romances. Their names tend to marry a certain glamorous, even exotic vibe with a surprisingly accessible style. After all, if you’re going to keep just one name for centuries, it’s got to be great.

Here are a dozen of the best vampire-inspired baby names for your new addition. By Abby Sandel


Hogwarts meets Gossip Girl in the Vampire Academy series. The characters’ names range from the dramatic Vasilisa and Dimitri to girl-next-door Sydney. But plenty of are mainstream favorites with just a touch of sophistication, like handsome vampire aristocrat Adrian. The name ranks Number 58 in the US, and is equally popular internationally.

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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