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Cool Gothic Vampire Names for Men and Women

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Wanted: Best Vampire Names

The names of vampires are often not as dark and exotic as most people would like to believe. Though there are many examples of gothic-inspired names matched to memorable literary and cinematic members of the undead, they often just stem from names that were popular when that character was turned. While a unique vampire name can make a character memorable, their actions and personality are even more important.

My motivation for compiling the list of vampire names below comes from being a novice writer of short horror fiction. It really is nice to have something to reference so you don't have to spend hours on end trying to come up with that perfect name. Though this was written with storytellers in mind, I'm sure that anyone looking for gothic, dark, or spooky names (for whatever reason) will find this list somewhat useful. Thank you so very much for giving it a look-see.

Cool Vampire Names for Women

Alessa

Carrie

Pamela

Lydia

Ally

Hannah

Misty

Bailey

Maude

Florence

Pandora

Brooke

Carlota

Melissa

Stacey

Vivian

Alessandra

Camille

Brittany

Mina

Momoko

Astaroth

Belle

Lizzie

Cool Vampire Names for Men

Griffin

Damien

Gomez

Harris

Viktor

Daniel

Bill

Seth

Poe

Webb

Shane

Justin

Rupert

Hannibal

Dagney

Garrick

Russell

Keegan

Xander

Warren

Ethan

Amon

Lurch

Dagon

Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess

One of the more frightening real-life vampire-like characters in history was Elizabeth Bathory (or Bathory Erzsebet in her native Hungarian). Erzsebet, when translated from the Hungarian, roughly means "mercy of god." This just goes to show that any name, no matter how cute or how noble its origins, can be stained by someone who does very bad things.

Some Cool Vampire Names and Their Meanings

  • Bast: Cat-like Egyptian goddess of pleasure.
  • Bridget: A popular Irish name which means "power and strength".
  • Carmilla: Almost certainly a variant of the Hebrew word Carmel, which means "orchard".
  • Korba: A Czech word which means "basket maker".
  • Lizette: This girl's name of French origin means "pledged to God".
  • Morana: A pagan goddess associated with death and rebirth of nature.
  • Nija: A Polish god of the underworld.
  • Radu: A name of Romanian origin, which means "happy or willing".
  • Rasmus: A shortened form of Erasmus, which is Dutch for "beloved".
  • Renwick: An Old English name that roughly alludes to "ravens".

Vampire Nicknames

Terror Queen

Pumpkin Lord

Shadow of the Night

Grendel

Beast of the Subways

Queen of Hearts

Moon Monster

The Impaler

Sister Slasher

Vampire King

Blood Doctor

Zodiac

Ripper

The Lovers

Evil Ed

Countess

Gothic Darling

Mercilus

The Phlebotomist

Vampire Queen

Capricorn

The Pale Knight

Trailside Ripper

Glamour Girl

Gothic Names for Male Vampires

Quint

Gabriel

Brom

Edgar

Henry

Salem

Corbin

Styx

Morgan

Clive

Grayson

Dorian

Malachi

Dade

Vlad

Bram

Thomasin

Rook

Lucien

Morpheus

Silas

Azrael

Bran

Hunter

The Vampire Club by Voltaire

I would absolutely love it if a vampire club or bar like this existed in real life. You could probably compare it a little bit to The Bronze in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show back from 1997. Coming up for a good name for the vampire club would be a true exercise as you wouldn't want one too corny (like Fangtasia); you would also want one that sounded inviting to all the creatures of the night.

Gothic Names for Female Vampires

Gemma

Asa

Ingrid

Rhapsody

Viviana

Hestia

Ivory

Christabel

Isidora

Leona

Gwendoline

Bianca

Amaris

Requiem

Sumika

Jocasta

Crimson

Eris

Lisha

Wren

Felicia

Foxglove

Tenebrae

Jezebel

Scary Vampire Names

Cain

Moloch

Xavier

David

Myra

Elle

Callisto

Ramey

Marcus

Mallory

Bartholomew

Magnus

Mania

Hela

Darren

Matthias

Nadja

Horace

Akasha

Wade

Eli

Kali

Lazarus

Nero

Vampire Last Name Suggestions

Kirkwood

Ruffels

Delacour

Blake

Kemp

Wolff

Hewson

Talley

Fassi

Cowan

Song

Steen

Stackhouse

Lundy

Tarrio

Molinaro

Hatton

Scrivener

Kisner

Piller

Zalatoris

Minn

Laszlo

Bozworth

Vampire reading a book.

Vampire reading a book.

Female Vampire Names

Cecilia

Lucy

Carmen

Daniela

Greta

Antonia

Jenny

Emilia

Belinda

Kristanna

Valerie

Paulina

Rosa

Inoa

Arabella

Nicole

Vanessa

Oliana

Savannah

Trinity

Octavia

Priscilla

Estelle

Vera

Evil is a point of view. We are immortal. And what we have before us are the rich feasts that conscience cannot appreciate and mortal men cannot know without regret. God kills, and so shall we, indiscriminately He takes the richest and the poorest, and so shall we; for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves, dark angels not confined to the stinking limits of hell but wandering His earth and all its kingdoms.

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Dark Names for Dark Souls

Caleb

Cersei

Edward

Maximilian

Esther

Rikard

Sitri

Hurly

Bryden

Claire

Martin

Tyson

Robert

Jesper

Malphas

Talia

Constance

Connor

Joshua

Nicolai

Auris

Zepar

Annabelle

Angelus

Vampirella: The Best Vampire Name Ever!

With a great vampire name like Vampirella, you'd think this character would have a really good movie to go along with all the excellent printed comics she has, but alas not yet. I will admit that I was first drawn to this title because of the beauty and sexuality of the lead character, but the more I read, the more I realized that there is a lot of history to Vampi than I first realized. After reading her first appearance, you can really tell that the character was really well thought (and fleshed) out. Still waiting for that really good movie, though.

Cute Vampire Names

Missy

Lionel

Josh

Nino

Soomin

Charlie

Elvis

Annie

Darla

Elsa

Corey

Sophie-Ann

Harmony

Heidi

Teahoon

Theo

Hennie

Fiona

Joey

Toby

Curtis

Boo

Tully

Penny

Wicked Names for Creatures of the Night

Wynona

Miriam

Nikola

Alma

Abraham

Roland

Salvador

Clyde

Drake

Alison

Gretchen

Raymond

Luther

Marjorie

Naomi

Sasha

Sappho

Sadie

Sidney

Angelique

Tallulah

Elvira

Arthur

Monique

Male Vampire Names

Lorenzo

Atticus

Claudius

Issac

Toshio

Sid

Furyk

Marius

Vince

Rufus

Quintus

Simon

Anton

Emmett

Demetri

Godric

Marco

Armand

Joel

Avery

Kyle

Leonidas

Bradley

Kublai

Vlad the Impaler: The Real-Life Dracula

Ancient vampire names don't get any more ancient than the name Vlad. This Wallachian ruler of the mid 1400's is considered one of the most important rulers of the region and a national hero of Romania. His viciousness in battle and cruelty in the way he dealt with prisoners soon gave him the nickname of Vlad the Impaler. Though his methods were thought of as overkill, they helped protect his country and his people from invasion, slavery, and death.

Vampire Names Inspired by Movies, TV, Games, and Literature

Celeste

Riley

Otis

Paris

Cruella

Rowan

Thibor

Boris

Rhona

Maharet

Severen

Jules

Azusa

Claudia

Hexxus

Roddy

Boone

Strahd

Edimmu

Cody

Janus

Urado

Roman

Cassius

Sexy Vampire Names

Regine

Cole

Deborah

William

Tristan

Lynn

Lauren

Sabrina

Kalani

Mia

Lillian

Nina

Trevor

Dandridge

Clara

Rayne

Joseph

Juliet

Monica

Lucille

Lennox

Thomas

Lina

Gage

We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things, Nay, from what you have told me of your experiences already, you know something of what strange things there may be.

— Bram Stoker, Dracula

Top 10 Movie Vampires

Over the years, I've come to realize that movie vampire names often sound a lot scarier if the vampire has a normal first name paired with a cool sounding last name. Take Jerry Dandrige from the 1985 vampire flick Fright Night. Jerry alone doesn't sound intimidating at all, but when paired with Dandrige, you've got some serious goosebumps. Of course, the charismatic (and vicious) nature of the character also makes him quite unforgettable as well.

I've always been of the mind that either one of the first or last names must be a bit exotic or edgy to make it more memorable to the audience.

Some More Famous Fictional Vampire Names

VampireKnown FromPlayed / Created By

Barnabas Collins

"Dark Shadows" TV Show (1966)

Jonathan Frid

Santanico Pandemonium

"From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996)

Salma Hayek

Lestat de Lioncourt

"The Vampire Lestat" (1985 novel)

Anne Rice

Drusilla

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997 TV Show)

Juliet Landau

Nandor the Relentless

"What We Do in the Shadows" (2019 TV Series)

Kayvan Novak

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