Picking a baby girl’s name that stands out from the crowd can be difficult when looking at the usual inspiration. Some of the greatest characters in literature, movies, and folklore are female villains. Consider choosing a name with a darker twist for your powerful little girl.

Beautiful Girl Names That Mean Darkness (A-L)

There are many beautiful female villain names in different languages that refer to darkness. Try one of these out for your little supervillain to see if the name fits.

  • Abnus (Persian) "dark wood"
  • Achlys (Greek) "darkness"
  • Adria (French) "dark"
  • Amaya (Japanese) "night rain"
  • Baize (French) "dark brown"
  • Blake (English) "dark-haired"
  • Blakesley (English) "dark woods"
  • Brangwen (Welsh) "dark and pure"
  • Bruna (German/Italian) "dark brown hair"
  • Carey or Cari (Irish) "dark" or "black"
  • Charna (Yiddish) "dark" or "black"
  • Chiara or Ciara or Kiera (Gaelic) "little dark one"
  • Ciarda (Scottish) "dark"
  • Collis (English) "dark-haired
  • Corvina (Latin) "raven" or "dark-haired"
  • Darcy or Darci or Darcie (French/Irish) "dark one"
  • Delaney (Irish) "dark challenger"
  • Donnelly (Irish) "dark brave one"
  • Duana (Irish) "dark"
  • Ebanee or Ebonee or Eboni (English) unique spelling of Ebony
  • Ebony (English) "dark black wood"
  • Gethwine (Welsh) "dark-skinned"
  • Indigo – (Greek) "a dark blue that’s almost black"
  • Jemisha (Sanskrit) "queen of darkness"
  • Jett or Jetta or Jette – as in "jet black" or the black gemstone jet
  • Juhainah (Arabic) "darkness at the end of the night"
  • Kakarauri (Maori) "darkness, dusk"
  • Kali (Sanskrit) "black one," also the goddess of destruction
  • Kerry (English) "dark-haired
  • Kieran (Gaelic) "little dark one"
  • Krishna (Sanskrit) "dark" or "black," also the human version of Vishnu
  • Kyra (Indian) "dark or little dark"
  • Laela (Arabic) "dark-haired"
  • Layla or Leila (Arabic) "night"
  • Lila (Arabic/Hindi) "night"

Wicked Female Names That Mean Darkness (M-Z)

Names that mean darkness comprise a long list. Dive into this list of sinister names for girls you can use for characters or babies.

  • Mahogany (Spanish) "a rich dark wood"
  • Maura (Latin) "one who is dark" or "darkness"
  • Maurelle (French) "dark, elfin"
  • Melania (Spanish/Greek) "black"
  • Melanie or Melanee or Melaney (Greek) "black or dark"
  • Melantha (Greek) "dark flower"
  • Merel (Dutch) "blackbird"
  • Merle (French) "blackbird"
  • Midnight (American) "middle of the night"
  • Mindy (English) "dark, gentle"
  • Morrisa (English) "dark one"
  • Myrtle (English) "dark"
  • Narine or Nerine (Greek) "dark one
  • Neesha or Nisha (Sanskrit) "dark or night"
  • Night (American) – "evening"
  • Nisha (Hindi) "night"
  • Nox (Latin) "dark night" or "dusk"
  • Nyx (Greek) "night"
  • Onyx (English) "a dark gemstone"
  • Rajani or Rajini (Sanskrit) "dark, night"
  • Raven or Ravyn (English) – "dark-haired"
  • Risna (Indian) "dark-haired"
  • Sable (Slavic) "black"
  • Sauda (Arabic) "dark and beautiful"
  • Shamayla (Hindi) "dark beauty"
  • Sierra (English) "dark"
  • Tamala or Tamali (African) "dark tree"
  • Tamasi (Hindi) "a river" or "darkness"
  • Tinuviel (Sindarin) "daughter of twilight"
  • Wamuiru (Kenyan) "dark-skinned beauty"

Girl Names That Mean Shadow

Shadows are another form of darkness that lead to some lovely sounding words from many cultures. Say a few of these names out loud, and see if they fit for an evil queen.

  • Chaaya or Chhaya (Hindi) "shadow"
  • Erembour (English) "a mythological figure that rides in shadows"
  • Hamutal (Hebrew) "shadow of his heat"
  • Mohanjot (Hindi) "covered by shadows"
  • Ombra or Ombretta (Italian) "shadow"
  • Pangari (Australia) "shadow"
  • Saiya (Indian) "like a shadow"
  • Sayah (Arabic) "a shade or a shadow"
  • Scathach (Irish) "in the shadows"
  • Shyama (Indian) "shadow"
  • Umbrielle (Latin) "in the shadows"
  • Zella (African) "shadow"
  • Zilla or Zillah or Zylah (Hebrew) "shadow"

Female Super-Villain Names From Mythology and Religion

There are many names of female demons, witches, creatures, and goddesses in world mythology that can make stunning and unique baby girl names. One of these evil female names might just be the right fit for a little girl’s first or middle name. They also work great for fictional super-villains.

  • Banshee (Celtic) in Celtic myth, a female ghost
  • Carman (Celtic) goddess of dark magic
  • Circe (Greek) goddess of magic and sorcery
  • Euryale (Greek) in Greek mythology, one of the gorgons
  • Harionago (Japanese) a female demon in Japanese mythology
  • Hecate (Greek) goddess of sorcery and witchcraft
  • Hel (Norse) queen of Hell in Norse mythology, also spelled Hela in Thor: Ragnarok
  • Jezebel (Hebrew) evil queen from The Bible
  • Leanan (Celtic) fairy with vampiric qualities
  • Lilith (Hebrew) Adam’s first wife, who became a succubus
  • Louhi (Finnish) in the Finnish Kalevala, the daughter of the god of death who gave birth to the diseases of the world
  • Medea (Greek) wife of Jason in The Odyssey
  • Morgan (Arthurian) Le Fay, from Arthurian legends
  • Pandora (Greek) unleashed evil and misery on the world by accident
  • Stheno (Greek) the eldest gorgon

Female Villain Names From Great Literature

When you are trying to find names of evil girls, look no further than literature. The great books of the world have had plenty of remarkable female characters who, while definitely evil, made lasting impressions on millions of readers.

  • Abigail (The Crucible)
  • Becky (Vanity Fair)
  • Bertha (Jane Eyre)
  • Cathy (East of Eden)
  • Estella (Great Expectations)
  • Goneril (King Lear)
  • Isabella (Northanger Abbey)
  • Jadis (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe)
  • Marisa (His Dark Materials)
  • Regan (King Lear)
  • Shelob (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

Girl Villain Names From Popular Culture

Villainess females are a common trope in popular culture. You can find evil baby names for girls in movies, popular fiction, comic books, and television shows. Play with a few of these interesting bad girl names from characters.

  • Akasha (The Queen of the Damned)
  • Amora (Thor comic books)
  • Angelique (Dark Shadows)
  • Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • Ayesha (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  • Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Carmilla (Castlevania)
  • Catherine (Basic Instinct)
  • Cheetah (Wonder Woman)
  • Cruella (101 Dalmatians)
  • Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
  • Destiny (X-Men)
  • Dolores (Harry Potter)
  • Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Elektra (Daredevil)
  • Ellaria (Game of Thrones)
  • Evanora (Oz The Great and Powerful)
  • Fringilla (The Witcher)
  • Heather (Heathers)
  • Hippolyta (Thor comics)
  • Javelynn (Hawkeye comics)
  • Jiaying (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Karnilla (Thor comics)
  • Kathryn (Cruel Intentions)
  • Lorelei (Thor comics)
  • Magenta (Teen Titans comics)
  • Magpie (Batman comics)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Mallory (Natural Born Killers)
  • Mariah (Luke Cage)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • Miranda (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • Moonstone (Marvel comics)
  • Mystique (X-Men)
  • Nymeria (Game of Thrones)
  • Theodora (Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Veruca (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Victoria (Twilight)
  • Villanelle (Killing Eve)
  • Whitney (Agent Carter)
  • Yelena (Black Widow)
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away)

More Evil Villain Girl Names From Pop Culture

Whether you are looking for a nickname for your baby or a supervillain in a storyline, you can check out these shorter names. They make great evil nicknames for girls.

  • Alex (Fatal Attraction)
  • Alma (The Hunger Games)
  • Amy (Gone Girl)
  • Annie (Misery)
  • Asajj (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Asami (Audition)
  • Cersei (Game of Thrones)
  • Elle (Kill Bill)
  • Emma (X-Men)
  • Glory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Harley (Quinn, DC comics)
  • Kimura (X-Men)
  • Lamia (Stardust)
  • Lydia (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Narissa (Enchanted)
  • Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Nimue (Hellboy)
  • Norma (Psycho)
  • Nyssa (Batman comics)
  • Obara (Game of Thrones)
  • Opal (Artemis Fowl)
  • O-Ren (Kill Bill)
  • Philippa (The Witcher)
  • Regina (Mean Girls)
  • Sadako (Ringu)
  • Saffron (Firefly)
  • Samara (The Ring)
  • Scarlett (Minions)
  • Selene (New Mutants and X-Men comics)
  • Selina (Catwoman from Batman)
  • Serena (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Shae (Game of Thrones)
  • Shego (Kim Possible)
  • Talia (Batman)
  • Tyene (Game of Thrones)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Xenia (GoldenEye)
  • Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)

Girl Villains From Video Games

If you love video games, you know there are lots of evil female antagonists who have some interesting and memorable names.

  • Actrise (Castlevania)
  • Ada (Resident Evil)
  • Almalexia (Morrowind)
  • Amelyssan (Baldur’s Gate)
  • Azshara (World of Warcraft)
  • Bodhi (Baldur’s Gate II)
  • Cammy (Street Fighter)
  • Carmen (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?)
  • Delilah (Dishonored 2)
  • Edea (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Elysium (Soul Calibur)
  • Eve (Parasite Eve)
  • Isabella "Ivy" (Soul Calibur)
  • Izanami (Persona 4)
  • Juri (Street Fighter)
  • Kaileena (Prince of Persia)
  • Meredith (Dragon Age II)
  • Mileena (Mortal Kombat)
  • Morinth (Mass Effect)
  • Myrrah (Gears of War)
  • Nadine (Uncharted 4)
  • Nashandra (Dark Souls II)
  • Sarah (Starcraft)
  • Sindel (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sofia (Bioshock 2)
  • Sophitia (Soul Calibur)
  • Tira (Soul Calibur)
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)

Villainess Names From Anime and Manga

Femme fatales are often found in Japanese anime and manga and their names are an assortment of Asian, European, and made-up originations. These can be a great choice if you are looking for girl names for your baby or for your evil and insane book characters.

  • Alycone (Magic Knight Reayearth)
  • Annie (Attack on Titan)
  • Arachne (Soul Eater)
  • Arba (Magi)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Beryl (Sailor Moon)
  • Cornelia (Code Geass)
  • Elsa (Re:ZERO)
  • Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Eto (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Freya (Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon)
  • Himiko (My Hero Academia)
  • Kaguya (Naruto)
  • Kalifa (One Piece)
  • Konan (Naruto)
  • Kujiragi (Durarara)
  • Kyouka (Fairy Tail)
  • Medusa (Soul Eater)
  • Melona (Queen’s Blade)
  • Rize (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Tier (Bleach)
  • Tomie (Tomie)

Choosing a Villainess Name for Your Baby Girl

While it might seem unusual to choose a name with a dark connotation for your new baby girl, the truth is, many of these characters have qualities to emulate, such as strength, intelligence and wit. If you’re looking for a name that skirts the "dark side" of life, there are many ways to find some shadowy inspiration.