Dark Sounding Names

Dark sounding names have so many applications, from real names to pets to online avatars. I’ve rounded up over 200 shadowy, brooding ideas to inspire you. From gothic, witchy names to gloomy and somber, you’ll find plenty of options!

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Dark-Sounding Names for Girls

These dark sounding names for girls range from magical to dreary to goth. We hope there’s some you 

  1. Agatha
  2. Agira
  3. Agnes
  4. Anise
  5. Andromeda
  6. Beleth
  7. Belladonna
  8. Berwyn
  9. Betra
  10. Blair
  11. Dagmar 
  12. Delyth
  13. Demelza
  14. Demetria
  15. Desdemona 
  16. Draven
  17. Drusilla 
  18. Dusk
  19. Echidna
  20. Elspeth
  21. Elvira
  22. Eris 
  23. Hedwig
  24. Heike
  25. Hemlock
  26. Ilona
  27. Inge
  28. Isolde
  29. Jezebel 
  30. Khepri
  31. Lamia
  32. Lenore
  33. Lilith
  34. Liesel
  35. Lucretia
  36. Maeve
  37. Malicia
  38. Maralith
  39. Medusa
  40. Morgana 
  41. Moira
  42. Morrigan
  43. Morwen
  44. Mourn
  45. Myrrh 
  46. Nadir
  47. Nephele
  48. Nerys
  49. Nyx
  50. Omen
  51. Onyx
  52. Persephone 
  53. Portia
  54. Rahab
  55. Raven
  56. Rusalka
  57. Scylla
  58. Shelob
  59. Silitha
  60. Sitri
  61. Stheno
  62. Stryx
  63. Styx
  64. Sybil 
  65. Tiamat
  66. Tourmaline 
  67. Ursula
  68. Vesper
  69. Zdrada

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Dark-Sounding Names for Boys

These dark sounding boy names cover the spectrum from harsh to somber, and devilish to grim.

  1. Adalwolf
  2. Alaric
  3. Alcazar
  4. Asgeir
  5. Azazel
  6. Bademus
  7. Bastet
  8. Berengar
  9. Blackwell 
  10. Blaid
  11. Caine 
  12. Caspian
  13. Chthon
  14. Crowley 
  15. Cyrus
  16. Damian
  17. Dante
  18. Demophon
  19. Derval
  20. Devereux
  21. Devon
  22. Dorian
  23. Erasmus
  24. Erebus 
  25. Esker
  26. Fenrir
  27. Fergal
  28. Foxglove
  29. Gangolf
  30. Griffith
  31. Grigori
  32. Grimm
  33. Gunnar
  34. Gwydion
  35. Hastur
  36. Hawthorne 
  37. Howell
  38. Jet
  39. Josephel
  40. Judas
  41. Linnorm
  42. Loki
  43. Lorian
  44. Lothar
  45. Lothric
  46. Lucero
  47. Lucian
  48. Malafar
  49. Maldwyn
  50. Malekith
  51. Malvolio
  52. Moloch
  53. Moorgate
  54. Mortimer 
  55. Naberus
  56. Nox
  57. Obsidian 
  58. Ornstein
  59. Osmond
  60. Ottokar
  61. Padraig
  62. Ragnar
  63. Ravin
  64. Samael
  65. Samhain
  66. Scorpio
  67. Seloth
  68. Shiloh
  69. Silas
  70. Soren
  71. Stoker 
  72. Thibault
  73. Thorne
  74. Tybalt
  75. Typhon
  76. Udalrich
  77. Umber
  78. Vasago
  79. Viktor
  80. Welf
  81. Wenzel
  82. Wolfram
  83. Wolfgang 
  84. Wulfric
  85. Zagred

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Names That Mean Dark for Girls 

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To round out our list, here are a variety of girls’ names related to darkness

  1. Anisha – means nightless in Sanskrit
  2. Asra – means “travel at night” in Arabic
  3. Blake – Old English for black
  4. Blakely – means “black meadow “
  5. Charna – Slavic for black
  6. Chausiku – means “born at night” in Swahili 
  7. Ciara – Irish for black
  8. Inola – Cherokee for “black fox”
  9. Isra – Arabic for “night journey”
  10. Kara – Turkish for black 
  11. Lamya – Arabic for dark lips
  12. Layla – Arabic for night
  13. Li – Chinese unisex name meaning black
  14. Lilith – Akkadian for “of the night”
  15. Makvala – Georgian for blackberry
  16. Melaina – Greek for dark
  17. Melanie – French form of Melaina
  18. Merel – Dutch for blackbird 
  19. Miyako – Japanese for “beautiful night child”
  20. Nisha – Sanskrit for night
  21. Rajani – unisex Sanskrit name for “the dark one”
  22. Sable – from the black furred animal, whose name also means black
  23. Scathach – means shadowy in Irish, also the name of a legendary warrioress
  24. Senka – Serbian and Croatian for shadow
  25. Tuta – Quechua for night

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Boy Names That Mean Dark

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These boy names mean dark and make excellent choices! 

  1. Blake – Old English for black
  2. Catahecassa – Means “black hoof” in Shawnee
  3. Chernobog – the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief
  4. Ciar – Irish for black
  5. Colby – means “coal-dark”
  6. Dougal – Scottish for dark stranger
  7. Douglas – Scottish for “dark river”
  8. Dubhan – Old Irish for “little dark one”
  9. Duff – Gaelic for dark
  10. Dunstan – Old English for dark stone
  11. Itzal -Basque for shadow
  12. Kali – Sanskrit for “the black one”
  13. Krishna – Sanskrit for black
  14. Lonan – Irish for little blackbird
  15. Melanthios – Greek for “dark flower” 
  16. Moreno – Spanish or Italian for dark
  17. Nishant – Sanskrit for night’s end
  18. Orpheus – Greek for the darkness of night
  19. Otieno – Eastern African name meaning “born at night”
  20. Rajnish – Sanskrit for “lord of the night”
  21. Shayama – unisex Sanskrit name meaning “dark, black, blue”
  22. Sullivan – derived from the Irish words describing someone with dark eyes
  23. Zelophehad – Hebrew name that may mean ‘shadow from terror’

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Wrap up- dark sounding names 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey through drab, gloomy, and dreary dark sounding names! Have more ideas? Please share them in the comments! 

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