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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119 Responses

  1. Sirena says:

    Lmao, this entire comment section is so stupid.

  2. KitchiVulpe (Lupe) says:

    @Sirena i would unfortunately have to agree with you.. a lot of absolute bs has been sprouted in this comments page. But I’m sure it’s not ALL bs. You have to look at every corner of it, instead of making assumptions based on what you see at first sight.

  3. kayla says:

    i want to no about vampire where they are and how can i find thim

    • Lupe says:

      Up yo a$$ and to the left lol! Jk

      I am not sure what you mean by “find” them, but at this rate and with that mindset you won’t find any.. Sorry lol

    • Daidalos says:

      Good evening, kayla. Just one question….Why? You have business with one of the clans? While I seldom ever do this. I could make you some introductions, depending on the reply and who/what business you have. Oh and you forgot a rather well known Nosferatu name in the list folks.. Daedalus he was a lorekeeper (historian) of the Nosferatu clan.

    • Juvia Natsa Rosewood says:

      Not unless someone was to help them, if their mind is still full of lust. 😉

  4. steven says:

    i looking pertty vampire girl

  5. steven says:

    do you got bloodrayne women

  6. Polytimi Rapakoulia says:

    Your information is wrong on soooo many names! Tragic! The name Melaina is of Greek origin, as is the name Cerberus, the name of the three headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades. Persephone, has nithing to do with death, in fact it is synonymous to Spring! She was the daughter of Demeter, or Mother Earth, and she had been kidnapped by Pluto the god of the underworld, who fell madly in love with her. When her mother pleaded with him to let her return to earth, he said he would only let her stay with her mother for six months (Spring and Summer) while she would have to stay with him for the rest of the year (Atumn and Winter)

    • Doyenne says:

      Really?wow
      If I was the girl who could spend six months with her mother,I’d be pissed does this God of whatever said I can only stay her during summer and spring,does he know how hot it is in summer and spring,I’d be flipping burn alive where I am

    • KittenPOP says:

      you are tragic.

  7. Juvia Natasa Rosewood says:

    I do hate technology but I missed spelled my name. My phone works slower than my hands.

  8. steven says:

    i need angle vampire look out at marquette i live at 607 w spring street a kid name issac weber he been yell me and slam the door he took my movie then he yell about his cookie to me amd my roomate ted i dont like it hope you could help me steven clark said

  9. Treavor says:

    It is more then desire that i become one with the night.my life is but a journey leading me to it.

  10. steven says:

    need some help at the house i lived at marquette town there three consumer is give some problem name isaac and brody and marcus my adresss is 607 w spring street how about scare them up in there room at midnight them three need be fright out vampire steven said

  11. Kristyn says:

    My sons name is Jareth but I named him after David Bowie’s character on the labrynth

  12. Hybird says:

    Too ask how do you know your a vampire

  13. Teresa says:

    My name is Teresa Stanley I am won’t to become a fun vampire.i won’t to have red eyes and fanes and fast hearing I need to be in a tribe of vampire s I no I have much to learn from them I live in Carthage Ms

  14. hybird says:

    hop everyone has a good day

  15. Zack says:

    my mother was a vampire but my dad left her after he found out but luckly she is still happy and i like being a half vampire because my dad was normal but i can go in the sun.

  16. Zack says:

    you can find vampires look into there eyes and you will see a black ring around their eyes and they will get mad.

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