75 Demon Names Inspired by Religion and Mythology Around the World
Everyone has their demons, but not everyone would use demonology or demons in mythology for baby name inspiration. Sometimes though, the story behind a so-called evil figure might be inspiring in some way and inspire a unique and dark baby name.
For example, Jewish legend says that Adam’s first wife was called Lilith, and he cast her away and took Eve instead because she did not obey him. But in modern times, this story can be viewed through a feminist lens. Supposedly evil spirits in the Christian world might also be powerful benevolent figures in certain Pagan religions.
Here is our list of 75 demon names — you can use it to avoid certain baby names, or maybe you will find some unique inspiration. After all, every kid is a little bit of a demon sometimes.
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Demon Boy Name Ideas
- Agares - demonology, a demon who causes earthquakes
- Ahriman - Persian, the evil spirit in Zoroastrianism, an early Iranian religion
- Akuma - Japanese Buddhism, a malevolent fire spirit, also the name of Satan in the Japanese Bible.
- Alastor - Greek Mythology, An avenger of evil deeds and the personification of curse
- Asmodeus - Jewish legend, king of the demons. Asmodeus predicts that Solomon’s kingdom will be divided one day.
- Astaroth - Demonology, one of the evil trinity of Astaroth, Beelzebub, and Lucifer. Astaroth - The Great Duke of Hell.
- Azazel - Jewish legend, the personification of uncleanliness
- Baal - Canaanite-Phoenician, a pagan god of rainstorms
- Bakemono - Japanese Mythology, a shape-shifting demon
- Beelzebub - Demonology, one of the evil trinity of Astaroth, Beelzebub, and Lucifer. Beelzebub is a Christian name for the devil, derived from the Canaanite pagan god Baal.
- Behemoth - Hebrew, Biblical, a huge, monstrous creater, the personification of Satan in the form of a grass eating animal.
- Belphegor - Biblical, personification of sloth
- Belial - Hebrew, the personification of wickedness or worthlessness. Belial is often used as a name for the devil in the Bible.
- Cerberus - In Greek Mythology, Cerberus is a giant, three-headed dog who guarded the gates to the underworld
- Charon - Greek Mythology, ferryman to the underworld
- Cronus - Greek Mythology, king of the Titans, the embodiment of chaos and destruction
- Draco - Literature, Draco Malfoy is an antagonist in the Harry Potter series. His name was most likely derived from the vampire Dracula, and his last name includes the root “mal” which means “bad” in Latin.
- Dracula - Literature, the main character in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Count Dracula is a nobleman and vampire.
- Fenrir - Norse Mythology, a monstrous wolf-god. Also the name of an evil werewolf in the Harry Potter series.
- Frollo - Literature, Claude Frollo is the main antagonist in the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He keeps a boy with deformities captive and is sexually obsessed with a gypsy girl, despite being a priest who hates gypsies.
- Gaston - The main antagonist in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
- Hades - Greek Mythology, Lord of the Underworld
- Iago - Shakespeare, the main antagonist in the play Othello.
- Iblis - Islamic, leader of the devils
- Jafar - A sorcerer and the main antagonist in Disney’s Aladdin. Jafar is the king’s advisor in the Arabian Nights fairy tales, but he is not an evil character.
- Jinn - Arabic, invisible creatures from pre-Islamic pagan belief systems, who also appear in Arabic mythology. Jinns may be good or evil.
- Lucifer - Hebrew, shining star. Lucifer was a figure in pagan mythology associated with the planet Venus. Also: Demonology, one of the evil trinity of Astaroth - Beelzebub, and Lucifer. Lucifer is a fallen angel. Lucifer is a name for the devil often used by Christians.
- Lucius - Lucius Malfoy is an antagonist in the Harry Potter series. The name Lucius was probably derived from Lucifer, and the last name uses the prefix “mal” which means “bad” in Latin.
- Mephistopheles - German, a demon in German mythology who is an agent of the devil.
- Osiris - Egyptian Mythology, god of the underworld
- Pazuzu - Assyrian, ancient Babylonian king of demons, the personification of the West wind
- Phenex - Christian demonology, a great marquis of Hell
- Rakshasa - Hindu Mythology, a shape-shifting demon or goblin in Hinduism
- Samael - Arabic, The poison of God; Judaism, The Angel of Death. Samael has some similarities to the Christian notion of Satan, such as being a fallen angel. In the Old Testament, Samael orchestrates Adam and Eve’s fall in Genesis.
- Satan - Abrahamic Religions, the devil. Satan is known by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who seduces human beings into sin.
- Scorpius -The son of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. Scorpius is actually very kind and gentle, but there are rumors that he is Voldemort’s true son.
- Sut - Islamic demonology, a devil who tempts human beings to life
- Thanatos - Greek Mythology, god of peaceful death
- Ur, Mandaeism - a serpent and ruler of the underworld
- Voldemort - The main antagonist in the Harry Potter series.
Demon Girl Name Ideas
- Ala - Slavic folklore, a female demon blamed for bad weather and thunderstorms
- Alana - Turkish folklore, a female demon
- Anath - Greek, pagan goddess of love and war, Baal’s sister
- Angra Mainyu - Persian, a female demon that was the destructive, evil spirit in Zoroastrianism - an early Iranian religion.
- Astarte - Greek, pagan goddess of war, hunting, and love. Astarte was loved by ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and other ancient peoples, but was demonized by early Christians.
- Atropos - one of the fates, who cut the thread of life, resulting in death
- Bast - Egyptian Mythology, the goddess of pleasure
- Bellatrix - Bellatrix Lestrange is a female antagonist in the Harry Potter series. Translates to “female warrior” in Latin
- Carpathia - The character Nicolae Carpathia in the Left Behind novel series by Tim LaHaye was considered the antichrist, or the opposite of Jesus. The New Testament warns of an antichrist.
- Cruella - Cruella Deville is the main antagonist in 101 Dalmatians. Her first name is derived from the word cruel while her last name is derived from the word devil.
- Eileithyia - Greek Mythology, goddess of childbirth and labor pains, also associated with death
- Erinyes - Greek Mythology, goddesses of vengeance who punished human beings for their crimes.
- Hecate - Greek Mythology, goddess of magic and witchcraft. Hecate is associated with nighttime and the moon.
- Hermes - Greek Mythology, Hermes was the messenger god who also led dead souls to the underworld
- Hypnus - Greek Mythology, the personification of sleep
- Ishtar - Mesopotamian, goddess of war and sexual love. Ishtar protected prostitutes and bar owners.
- Jadis - Literature, the name of the white witch in the Chronicles of Narnia.
- Keres - Greek Mythology, death spirits, spirits of violent or cruel death
- Klotho - Greek Mythology, one of the fates, who spun the thread of life
- Lakhesis - Greek Mythology, one of the fates, who measured the thread of life
- Leviathan - Biblical, a sea monster described in the Bible.
- Lilith - Jewish mythology, Lilith was supposedly Adam’s first wife in Genesis. She was cast away for being an unfit wife because she refused to submit to Adam. Lilith is referred to as a demon in Isaiah.
- Maleficent - entertainment, the main antagonist in Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent is the embodiment of pure evil.
- Mammon - Biblical, the personification of greed
- Mania - Roman Mythology, goddess of the dead; Etruscan Mythology, goddess of Hell; Greek Mythology, goddess of insanity
- Mara - Buddhism, Mara was a celestial king who tempted Siddhartha, the first Buddhist, with visions of beautiful women.
- Medusa - Greek Mythology, Medusa was a monster called a Gorgon with snakes for hair who can turn human beings to stone if they look at her.
- Nagini - A snake belonging to the main antagonist in the Harry Potter series. The name is most likely derived from Nachash, the snake who tempted Adam and Eve with the fruit in the Garden of Eden.
- Narcissa - Narcissa is the wife of Lucius Malfoy and sister of Bellatrix Lestrange, in the Harry Potter series. Her name was presumably derived from Narcissus, a Greek god who fell in love with his own reflection.
- Nyx - Greek Mythology, the personification of the night
- Persephone - Greek Mythology, goddess queen of the Underworld
- Preta - Buddhism, the personification of extreme suffering
- Qin - Madaeism, queen of darkness
- Tiamat - Sumero-Babylonian, goddess of the sea
- Ursula - A sea witch and the main antagonist in Disney’s The Little Mermaid
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