Vampire Names For Boys And Girls: Famous Vampire Names

50 Famous Vampire Names Perfect For Your Halloween Baby

What do you picture when you think of vampires? Sure, you might be a bit creeped out at first. But vampires aren’t your typical Halloween-type “monsters,” and they’re certainly not witches. They’re dark and brooding, but also alluring. After all, the whole lore behind vampires is that they seduced their victims or prey.

The idea of vampires didn’t come from Twilight or even Anne Rice. Stories and warnings of vampires are traced back to centuries ago. For that reason, older names are just as likely to sound vampiric as more mystical names. Though stories of vampire-like creatures and people have existed for millennia, most popular vampire folklore originated in Eastern Europe just a few centuries ago. The tales eventually migrated to Germany in the late 18th century and continued from there to spread across the continents. Thanks to their Eastern European roots, many popular vampire names tend to sound Russian, Romanian, or Slavic. Think: Vlad, Natasha or Dracula. (It’s worth noting that Vlad and Dracula are often the same entity.)

Of course, modern pop culture vampires come with more western names. Over the last twenty years, we’ve met sparkly vampires named Edward and Emmett (Twilight) and sexy vampire dudes named Damon and Stefan (The Vampire Diaries). On the baby girl side of things, those same series gave us vampire names like Caroline, Alice and Jane. Fairly “normal,” right? Thanks to those iterations, there’s a reasonable excuse to say that just about any name could be a “vampire name.” Shoot, you could even make a case for “Bitey McBiteface.” But, you’re going to get a ton of strange looks and by 6th grade your kid is going to hate you.

So, what do you name your kid when you’re dead-set (pun intended) on a “vampire name” but want to make sure they aren’t mocked for the rest of their life? We scoured our database and found tons of great options. Which name will you choose for your future fanged fledgling?