150 Vampire Names both Ancient and Modern

Here is a list of 150 vampire names with their meanings and origins (when known). The list is divided by male names for vampires and female names for vampires.  Many of these names may sound unfamiliar or unusual as some are taken from older times and are not popular names for boys or girls today.

How to use this list of vampire names

The list of names below can be used to help identify someone as a possible vampire simply by hearing their name.  Often the name will have a reference to being immortal, evil, or dark.  A typical vampire name might also reference the night, long-life, or even death.  In older times, people paid more attention to the meaning of names when naming their baby boy or girl. They looked at the traits that the baby exhibited, that they might want the baby to exhibit, or who they might want that baby boy or girl to become.  Often therefore, ancient vampires specifically, will have names reflective of their darker traits. Therefore the name can signify not only that someone is a vampire, but also if they are an ancient one or a younger one.
vampire names and meanings
That is not to say that all vampires have vampire names – indeed, they often do not. Especially in cases of more modern vampires, where they have been “turned” sometime in this century, the name of the vampire may be totally unrelated to the fact that they are a vampire.

This list is still however useful, as often, many “modern” vampires seek to change their names.  “Vampire names” are often adopted by vampires after they’ve been turned for a period of time.  A name is reflective of who you are and will be – and many humans-turned-vampires, no longer feel like they are who their born family name identifies them as.

Male Vampire Names and their Meanings

NameMeaningOrigin
Abelbreath; vanityHebrew
Acheronriver of woe / river of sorrow
Adrian:darkGerman
AfanasimmortalRussia
Aldonold friend, wise protectorAnglo-Saxon
Alessandrodefender of mankind
Alvahevil, inequityHebrew
Ambroginolittle immortal one
Ambroseimmortal, devineold greek
ApollyondestroyerGreek
Arnoldoeagle power
AthanimmortalGreek
Atienoborn at nightAfrican
Babylonconfusion, mixture
Baldovinobrave friend
BaldassareProtect the king
BeattieVoyager through lifeIrish / Gaelic
Bertoldobright ruler
Bonaventuragood fortune
Bonifaciogood destiny
Braedenfrom the dark valley
Brandeisdweller on a burned clearingGerman
Brendanaflame/ravenLatin/Celtic
BronesorrowIrish
Cardenfrom the black fortressCeltic
Cerberusdemon of the pitLatin
Cianancient/enduringGaelic
Cirino / Cirolike the sun
Clementegentle and merciful
Dantolasting
DanydarkGaelic
Daraydark
Dariopossesses a lot
Delanoof the nightFrench
Domenciobelongs to the lord
Donndark strangerCeltic
DoyleDark StrangerIrish / Celtic / Gaelic
Dravenfrom the word draefend which means Hunter
Dunkandark oneCeltic
Edmondoprotector of prosperity
Edoardoguardian of prosperity
Egidioshield of goatskin
EilifimmortalScandinavian
Eligioto choose
Eliodorogift of the sun
Elufull of graceNative American
Emiliorival
Emrickimmortalwelsh roots
Ermannoarmy man
Ettoredefender
Faramundojourney protection
Fino / Serafinoburning one or serpent
Gasparetreasure bearer
Gregariowatchful
Gualtieroruler of the army
HoytSpirit, SoulOld Norse
Ingrumangel-ravenNorse
Jarethto watchFrench
Karayanthe dark one (unisex name)Armenian
KerndarkGaelic
KearnedarkIrish
Kieranlittle dark oneCeltic
KyrandarkIrish
Leandrolion-man
LefuDeathAfrican
Lorcansilent, fierceirish
Marcodefender of the sea
MarkandeyaConquers over deathSanskrit
Massimothe greatest
NelonothingItalian
Nunzioannounces
Orpheusthe darkness of the nightGreek
Oraziohas good eyesight
Orfeodarkness
ParrisabductorGreek
Pellegrinowanderer
RunesecretGerman
Tacitomute, silent
Tariqnight visitorArabic
ThanatosdeathGreek
TristramsadLatin
Umfredogiant peace
UmiLifeAfrican
WynnfairWelsh

Female Vampire Names and their Meanings

NameMeaningOrigin
AchlysMist, darknessGreek
Adrasteiainescapable
AdreanaDarkItalian
Akanthathorn
Akeldamafield of blood
AlumitsecretHebrew
AmaiaendBasque
AmarandeimmortalGreek
Ambrosia / Ambroseimmortal
AmdisimmortalLatin
Angenispirit angelNative American
Ashlingdream, visionGaelic
Astriddivinely beautifulScandinavian
AthanasiaImmortalOld Greek
Atienoborn at nightAfrican
Aurasoft wind
BaciaFamily deaths ruined the homeUganda
BakarnesolitudeBasque
Ballariwalking quietlyIndia
BelawhiteSlavic
Belladonnabeautiful woman
Biansecretive, hiddenViatnamese
Bronwendark and pure
Callidoragift of beauty
CiardadarkGaelic
Corentinehurricane, tempest
DarceydarkIrish
Delia:darkWelsh
Desdemonaill-starredGreek
Despoinamistress
Eyotagreatest oneNative american
Evalife
HadriaDarkLatin-America
Iezabelchaste
Imperiacommanding
Jezebelnot exalted
KaliDark GoddessIndia
Karayanthe dark one (unisex name)Armenian
KeresVengeful spirits of death and doomOld Greek
Kharischarm / grace
KokonightNative American
Koramaiden
Leila, Layla, Liladark as night or dark beautyArabic
Lilithof the night
LucinemoonArmenian
Lunathe moon
Malvoliaill-willItaly
MauradarkItaly
MelainadarkFrench
Narkisssanumbness / sleep
Natasa / Natassaresurrection
PersephoneBringer of DeathOld Greek
Polonaof Apollo
Ranabeautiful, eye-catching or regalArabic
Selenemoon
Semele Sof the underworld
ShirinanightIndian
Shysiesilent little oneNative American
ThanadeathGreek
ThyiafrenzyBacchic
Thyoneinspired frenzy
Valdisgoddess of the slain in battleNorse
Vegafalling star
Zillahshade, shadow, gloomHebrew
ZimawinterPolish
Zuriewhite and lovely
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24 Responses

  1. Ma.Rhysa says:

    how about me my name

  2. dan plantar says:

    Is also the name ‘dan’ means darkness?

  3. Dasyy says:

    It means love of darkness

  4. Miles says:

    Not Draven, Draaaaven!

  5. Werewolfgirl12 says:

    Im a bird-kid

  6. Werewolfgirl12 says:

    If u don’t know what that is u can ask me.

  7. fangsarebetter says:

    A vampire’s name should reflect the era and place they come from. For example, if your character is from 13th century France then give him or her a 13th century French name.

  8. ruben says:

    Broken on DA floor

  9. AlphaLoneWolf says:

    I eat whoever pisses me off to much but, that doesn’t happen very often. Nice names by the way props to you but can you look into it more and find more names, Please?

  10. Alpha says:

    Why the f would you eat someone

  11. Samuel the hunter says:

    ……………

  12. zilver says:

    yeah… why?

  13. Samuel the hunter says:

    Ok iv angerd a were wolf before ( accident I swear I shot its mate or friend) and that made me lose my high cal rifle

  14. Leah ( birth name Leona) says:

    I was really hopping the name Leona or Leah was on the list cause I looooove vampires their so mysterious,romantic and dark

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