October has always been associated with ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards and vampires and zombies as we prepare to celebrate Halloween. Whether you look to a particular book, movie or even old legends there are plenty of places to inspire you in your baby name quest, if your little one is due around now.

 

If you are a little stuck but love the idea of your son or daughter having a spooky-inspired name, then the following ones from books, movies or folklore are perfect for you:

 

Girls:

 

1. Asteria – meaning like a star

 

2. Bella – meaning beautiful or lovely one

 

3. Blair - meaning dweller on the plain

 

4. Carrie – meaning free man

 

5. Elena – meaning light

 

6. Esme – meaning to love

 

7. Esmerelda – meaning emerald

 

8. Kitty - meaning pure and clear 

 

9. Elvira – meaning white, fair

 

10. Eve – meaning life

 

11. Harlow – meaning army

 

12. Luna – meaning moon

 

13. Matilda – meaning brave in war

 

14. Raven – the name of a bird

 

15. Rune – meaning secret

 

16. Sabrina – Celtic mythology name

 

17. Samantha – meaning told by God

 

18. Selene – a deity that presided over the moon in Greek mythology

 

19. Tabitha – meaning gazelle

 

20. Wednesday – meaning Woden’s day

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Alaric – meaning noble leader

 

2. Blade – meaning wealthy glory

 

3. Bram - meaning father of a multitude

 

4. Casper – meaning treasurer

 

5. Cullen – meaning handsome

 

6. Damien - meaning to tame or subdue

 

7. Dante – meaning enduring

 

8. Edward – meaning guardian

 

9. Edgar - meaning fortunate and powerful

 

10. Godric – meaning rules with God

 

11. Hannibal – meaning god of fertility and fortune                

 

12. Igor - meaning warrior of peace

 

13. Jasper – meaning treasure

 

14. Laurent – meaning victory

 

15. Lucifer – meaning light-bearer

 

16. Merlin – meaning falcon

 

17. Odin – the Norse god of war and death

 

18. Osiris – the Egyptian god of the underworld

 

19. Phoenix – a bird that rises from its own ashes

 

20. Silas – meaning forest

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