Updated May 12, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Though that phrase is typically linked with the more traditional holiday season, we firmly believe Halloween should be included in that list. If you are one of the lucky ones expecting baby around this time of the year, we hope it feels serendipitous and opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to naming them! If you pick a spooky name for a baby girl and/or a baby boy, you will be enabling them to carry the spirit of the season every day.

What’s not to love about the spooky season? The autumnal vibes, the rich colors, the traditions of make believe, and cozy nights in with delicious treats and scary movies? If that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you’re in the right place. However, we make no promises that these spooky names for baby are all treats and no tricks, so continue at your own risk.

Spooky names for baby have generations upon generations of inspiring works to pull from. Whether you’re a horror flick fan or just love some richly dark classic lit, this list has the works. Choosing a more normal sounding name, like Freddy or Michael, will undoubtedly pass the societal test, but you’ll always know you picked from Elm Street or John Carpenter’s genius. On the flipside though, diving into a classically devilish name like Desdemona could be a romantic classic given new meaning.

Spooky names are a treat for all no matter what time of year it is. No matter what your choice is, these names will have a special story specific for baby and for you. Starting life with that kind of bond is no joke! So if baby is bound to be a spooktastic little witch or a devil in sheep’s clothing, your cream of the crop choices are right here. (And no, we don’t mean the crop from Children of the Corn.)

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