Halloween and Autumn-Inspired Baby Namesby Elizabeth MacDonald
Autumn tops the list of favorite seasons with almost everyone. The heat is gone, but the cold is still a ways away. There’s a breeze and chill to the air that calls for bon fires, BBQ’s, and pumpkins everywhere. It’s a beautiful time of year, as the leaves change and everything feels cozy. If you are due with your baby this fall, perhaps you are on the hunt for the perfect name.
Fall-Inspired Baby Girl Names
Luna: The Autumn Moon is aglow and inspires this beautiful name.
October: With a nickname of Tobie, a sweet little girl will always feel at home in the fall.
Autumn: Simply meaning ‘Fall Season,’ it is a beautiful name.
Apple: Made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow, the name suits a girl born during apple season.
Willow: Tender, sweet, and calm, the name willow is lovely.
Amber: This name has a fall warmth to it, doesn’t it?
Briar: A gender-neutral name that has a feminine touch to it.
Juniper: A sweet, bubbly name for a little girl.
Fall Color Names for Girls
Spooky (But Beautiful) Halloween-Inspired Baby Girl Names
Winifred: The most popular Halloween movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ is full of fun names for your baby girl. Winifred means ‘Peace Friend.’
Marnie: From ‘Halloweentown,’ this name is Scottish and means ‘From the Sea.’
Raven: Poe’s famous poem is perfect for a precious girl’s name.
Lilith: Meaning ‘Of the Night,’ but the name is thought to be a Biblical she-demon who played with witchcraft.
Elvira: Meaning ‘Truth’ or ‘Beautiful’ this name will enchant everyone.
Lenore: Meaning ‘Light,’ Edgar Allen Poe used the name as a dead character in his poetry.
Salem: The most famous location related to Halloween, due to the witch trials.
Rosemary: One of the scariest horror movies of all time, Rosemary’s Baby will always haunt those who watch it, but the name Rosemary is an elegant name within itself.
Clarice: From Silence of the Lambs, this name brings a creepiness with it. But it is feminine, rolls off the tongue, and means ‘Illustrious.’
Buffy: Short for Elizabeth, the nickname ‘Buffy’ became a stand alone name thanks to the vampire slayer.
Carrie: Stephen King’s outcast character that sent shivers down every high schooler’s spine.
Wednesday: The Addams Family’s charming and dark daughter. Nicknames: Day, Ness, Nessie.
Sweet and Strong Autumn-Inspired Boy Names
Creepy (But Handsome) Halloween-Inspired Names For Boys
Rune: A German name meaning ‘Secret,’ it comes from ancient symbols used for magic.
Soul: A bit creepy, but super cool sounding.
Poe: Edgar or Allen are far too common for a true Halloween lover.
Casper: A friendlier approach.
Dexter: If you haven’t seen this twisted series, be prepared to become addicted.
Blade: The name of a vampire hunter, or a weapon well-known for all-things-Halloween. This name means ‘Wealthy Glory.’
Norman: The creepy murderer Norman Bates. (Bates makes a great first name, too.)
Damien: ‘The Omen’ character that will forever haunt you.
Edward: Scissorhands or Twilight star, you can’t go wrong.
Freddy: It isn’t Halloween without a Freddy (or a Jason).