102 Evil Names for Girls with Villainous Meanings
These evil girl names are inspired by female villains from history, religion, mythology and pop culture!
Updated November 15, 2022
Choosing a name for your baby girl is one of the most significant decisions you will make as a parent. When considering baby girl names, you may think it odd that some parents would choose an evil or villainous name. However, many of these names are incredibly lovely and have historical, literary, or religious connotations. In some cases, there are modern popular names that have a wicked past long forgotten.
The name Eve, for example, is associated with original sin as she is the woman from the Bible who forced humankind out of the beloved garden of Eden when she convinced Adam to bite from the “apple.” However, both Eve and Eden are now popular names!
As with most things, history is told by those who won or were the perceived “good guys,” and some of these names from powerful and feared women might have been tainted by those who wrote their histories. In some cases, a few women on our list have been exonerated or at least considered “less evil” by historians.
Nonetheless, whether it is a name from fiction, mythology, or a real-life evil woman, our list of villainous and evil baby names for girls is sure to thrill!
Girl Names with Evil and Dark Meanings
- Akuji - African origins. Dead and awake. Primarily used as a boy’s name.
- Bacia - Ugandan. This is a unique name meaning “Family deaths ruined the home.”
- Bela - Hebrew. Destruction.
- Brone - Irish. A name used for boys and girls, it means sorrowful.
- Damien - Greek. It comes from the Greek word to tame or subdue. Used more commonly for boys but is also a modern choice for a baby girl name.
- Darcy - Irish/Gaelic. Dark.
- Deidamia - Greek. To destroy.
- Diedre - Celtic. Sorrowful.
- Duvessa - Irish. Dark beauty.
- Ebony - Latin/Greek/Egyptian. A dark, black wood.
- Ember - English. Spark or low-burning fire.
- Leila - Arabic. Dark beauty.
- Morana - Slavic. Death.
- Raven - English. Dark bird. Black. Ravens are commonly associated with witches and evil.
- Sauda - African. Dark beauty.
- Shyamal - Sanskrit. Dark, black.
- Tempest - French. Storm. The name of a Shakespearean play.
Evil Biblical Names for Girls
The Bible is full of women who caused trouble or were considered sinners. However, many of those names have been adopted into modern culture as perfectly acceptable names.
- Ahlai - Hebrew. Sorrow.
- Apple - American. Fruit. Many consider the apple the forbidden fruit that caused original sin.
- Athalia - Hebrew. The Lord is exalted. A mighty queen is suspected of killing her family to gain power. She is the only sole female ruler of Israel in Biblical history.
- Azazel - Biblical. Scapegoat.
- Azrael - Biblical. Often referred to as the Angel of Death.
- Cozbi - Biblical. A liar.
- Delilah - Hebrew/Arabic. Delicate. The beautiful courtesan who tempted Samson and tricked him into losing his power.
- Eden - Hebrew. This Hebrew name means place of Pleasure. The paradise God created in the Bible before Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and were cast out.
- Eve - Hebrew. Life. The woman in the bible who ate the forbidden fruit and caused original sin.
- Herodias - Old Greek. Son of a hero. Born into a family of blud-lust, incest, and murder, she was Salome’s mother.
- Lilith -Babylonian. Not mentioned in the Bible, but in some Hebrew and Middle Eastern cultures, she was Adam’s first wife; a she-demon was banished from Eden for not obeying Adam.
- Maacah - Hebrew. Crushed. Possible born of incest and a powerful Queen Mother. Eventually disgraced and forced to live the remainder of her days in a harem.
- Mary -Latin. Star of the Sea. Mary Magdelene was the former prostitute and sinner Jeuses took on as a follower.
- Jezebel - Hebrew. Unexalted. An evil queen in the bible who was power-hungry.
- Salome - Hebrew. Peace. The young princess who caused John the Baptist's death.
Evil Girl Names from Literature and Pop Culture
- Abigail - Hebrew. Joy of the father. Abigail Williams is the notorious girl in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible known for inciting a witchhunt in 17th-century Salem and leading to the deaths of dozens of innocent people.
- Annabel - Scottish. Loving. Annabel Lee is the title character of one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most chilling poems.
- Bellatrix - Latin. Female warrior. Bellatrix Lestrange was Voldemort’s right-hand woman in the famous Harry Potter series.
- Carmilla - Spanish. A woman from the orchard. Carmilla is a gothic 19th-century vampire story by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu.
- Circe - Greek. A Greek name meaning bird. Circe Lannister was the ruthless matriarch of the Lannister family in the beloved series Game of Thrones.
- Corleone - Latin. Lion's heart. The surname of the fictitious gangsters Vito and Michael.
- Dolores - Spanish. Sorrow. Dolores Umbridge is perhaps the most hated and villainous character from the Harry Potter series.
- Elena - Greek. Shining light. Elena is the protagonist of the Vampire Diaries series.
- Elphaba - Invented name. Author Gregory Maguire created this name when he wrote his take on the Wicked Witch of the West Wicked.
- Lenore - Greek. Light. Lenore is the central character in Poe’s famous poem, The Raven.
- Loki - Scandinavia. Trickster. The god of mischief.
- Lucy - English. Light. Lucy Westenra is a central character in the novel Dracula.
- Maleficent - Latin. To cause harm. Disney turned Maleficent into a name with its 1959 film Sleeping Beauty.
- Mina - German. Love. Mina Harker is a main character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
- Morticia - Invented name and the mother in the dark Adam’s Family.
- Myers - English. Steward or Baliff. The last name of the fictitious murderer is Michale Myers.
- Narcissa - Greek. Daffodil. Narcissa Malfoy is the matriarch of the Evil Malfoy family in the Harry Potter series.
- Nellie - Greek. Brightness or light. Nellie is the first name of the infamous Mrs. Lovett in Sweeny Todd, who killed people and cooked them into her pies.
- Petunia - Latin. Flower. Harry’s aunt, Petunia, is perhaps one of the vilest women in the famous series.
- Regan - Irish. Little king. One of Lear’s not-so-good daughter’s in Shakespeare’s King Lear.
- Ren - Japanese. Lotus. The surname of the Star Wars villain and grandson of Darth Vader, Kylo Ren.
- Rita - Spanish/Greek. Pearl. Rita Skeeter is the self-serving reporter who causes nothing but harm in the Harry Potter series.
- Selene - Greek. The moon. Known as the Mother of Vampires in the Underworld film franchise.
- Tamora - Hebrew. Date palm. Tamora is the wicked queen in the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus.
- Wednesday - American. The middle of the week. Wednesday Adams is the naughty and scary daughter in Adam’s Family.
- Willow - Old English tree. A character from the hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
- Ursula - German/Italian. Little female bear. The infamous sea witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Mythological & Non-Judaic Religious Names
Mythology abounds in most cultures around the world, and at one time, what we now view as mythology was religion to the people of the time. Some of these ancient stories are still believed and practiced as part of regions around the world.
- Bellona - Latin. Goddess of war.
- Daeva - Indian/Zoroastrian. An evil spirit.
- Euryale - Greek. Far-roaming. One of Medusa’s sisters.
- Hecate - Greek. The Greek goddess of witchcraft.
- Gorgon - Greek. Dreadful. Gorgons are evil monsters from Greek mythology. The famed Medusa was a gorgon.
- Kalevala - Finnish. The daughter of death
- Kali - Hindu. Warrior goddess of destruction.
- Keket - Egyptian. Goddess of destruction.
- Keres - Greek. Evil spirits.
- Lamia - Greek. Daughter of Poseidon.
- Lilitu - An ancient Semitic spirit said to hunt and prey on children.
- Mania -The Roman goddess of the dead.
- Medusa - Greek. Cunning. Medusa is from Greek mythology and was said to turn men t stone when they looked at her.
- Melanthaha - Greek. Black flower.
- Morgan - Welsh. Sea born. Morgan LeFay is a powerful sorceress from Arthurian legend.
- Naamah - A female demon in Jewish mysticism.
- Nyx - Latin. Night.
- Pandora - Greek. All-gifted. Pandora is said to have opened the box that unleashed evil and chaos into the world.
- Pele - Hawaiian. Goddess of destruction.
- Qarinah - Egyptian mythology says that Qarinah was a succubus who has relations with individuals whilst asleep.
- Ravana - Hindu. Primarily a boy’s name, it is the name of the terrifying King of Lanka.
- Sidero - Greek/Latin. An evil spirit.
- Stheno- Greek. Strength. A gorgon and one of Medusa’s sisters.
Villainous Girl Names with Historical Meanings
Unfortunately, evil knows no borders, languages, or time periods and throughout history, there have been evil women from around the globe. None of the names have an evil or villainous meaning, but the names are attached to some of the most violent and atrocious women throughout history.
- 83 Agrippina - Latin. Born feet first. Sister of one of Rome’s most corrupt rulers Caligula and the mother of another, Nero.
- Amelia - German. Work. Amelia Dyer is one of the most infamous serial killers in history, having killed over 300 infants over thirty years during the 19th century in England.
- Bonnie - English. Pretty. Bonnie was half of the infamous bank-robbing duo Bonnie & Glyde.
- Catherine- Greek. Pure. The infamous Catherine Medici, however, was quite the opposite. She is famous for her cruelty and masterful use of poisons to eliminate her enemies.
- Cixi - Chinese. Kind. Joy. The Empress Dowager of China and one of the most powerful women in Chinese history. She started as a lowly concubine and, with some questionable methods, rose to power.
- Cleopatra - Greek. The glory of the father. This ancient Egyptian queen wasn’t evil, but she did use her power and charm to seduce men and maintain her power.
- Dagmar - Scandinavian. Mother or daughter. Dagmar Overbye was a Danish serial killer in the early 20th century.
- Elizabeth - Hebrew. God is my oath. The name itself is not evil; however, The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory whose family ruled Transylvania, was an alleged serial killer said to have murdered hundreds of girls in the late 16th and early 17th century.
- Eva - Latin/Hebrew. A variation of the name Eve, which means life. However, Eva Braun was Adolf Hitler’s mistress, and it doesn’t get much more evil than that!
- Darya - Hebrew/Persian. A nugget of wisdom. Russian noblewoman Darya Satlykova murdered nearly 150 of her serfs in the 18th century.
- Delphine - Greek. A woman from Delphi. Delphine LaLaurie was a New Orleans socialite who often tortured and killed her slaves.
- Gertrude - German. Strong spear. Gertrude Baniszewski was convicted of the murder and torture of a teenage girl Sylvia Likens, in Indiana in 1965.
- Isle - English. Small Isle. Isle Koch was the wife of a Nazi commander and was known for torturing prisoners held at Buchenwald.
- Karla - Greek. Free man. Karla Holmoka is a Canadian serial killer accused of murdering multiple victims with her husband in the 1990s.
- Leonarda - Spanish/Italian. Leonarda Cianciulli was an Italian serial killer who used the remains of her victims to make tea cakes and soap.
- Marie - French/Latin. Marie Antoinette, the famed Queen of France, wasn’t such much evil as out of touch with reality, oblivious to the sufferings of her people, spoiled, and selfish.
- Mireya - Spanish/Latin. Admired. Mireya Moreno Carreon was a ruthless female dealer cartel and part of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel.
- Miyuki - Japanese. Silent Snow. Japan’s most infamous serial killer Miyuki Ishikawa worked as a midwife and killed over 100 babies through neglect.
- Myra - Greek. From the word myrrh. Myra Hindley was convicted of torturing and killing five children in England in the 1960s.
- Ranavalona - Malgasy. Folded or kept aside. Ranavalona I was the last monarch of Madagascar and is considered the cruelest female monarch in history. She ruled the island through cruelty, torture, and fear for 33 years and killed nearly 50% of the island's population.
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- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in the U.S
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in the U.S
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