The Best Evil Girl Names
Good girls are overrated. Quite similarly, angelic names, which are overused and even given (albeit with delicious irony) to evil women, are way over-used. Someone needs to bring back evil names. They're excellent.
For your perusal, I have collected some of the greatest evil girl names. Some of them are inspired by actual evil women and girls in history; others belong to fictional characters. If you're expecting, I humbly suggest you consider one of these names for your evil spawn. If you're just looking for a name for one of your new goldfish, perhaps you, too, may find this listing inspiring. If your name is listed below, I tip my hat to you. Thanks for having an awesome, sinister name!
Evil Girl Names Inspired by History
There is something to be said for historical legacies. These names are evil not because of their sound, per se, but because of the mean girls who rode them to infamy.
- Beverly - This name belonged to Beverly Allitt, one of the most famous serial (child!) killers in the UK. She was also known as the Angel of Death!
- Belle - Cast aside your associations between this name and cute Disney movies; one ACTUAL previous owner of this name was Belle Gunness, another serial killer (and a tall one, at 6 feet) who killed various men and her own children in the name of insurance payouts
- Myra - This can be a somewhat evil-sounding name if you say it with the right inflection, but what spins Myra into true evil territory is Myra Hindley, who, with the help of an accomplice, abused, tortured, and murdered three children and two teenagers.
- Llse - What a pretty name, and what an evil woman who once possessed it! Ilse Koch was also known as the Witch of Buchenwald thanks to her penchant for torture (of Nazi concentration camp inmates) and her rather disgusting collection of victims' tattoos she kept as souvenirs.
- Irma - Irma sounds kind of like "irksome," giving it some evil-sounding potential, and Irma Grese adds weight to the name thanks to her brutal and sadistic work as a guard at Nazi concentration camps.
- Mary - Because of its popularity, this name has managed to rack up a decent number of evil possessors, including Queen Mary I (aka Bloody Mary), who was known for her excessive Protestant executions, and Mary Anne Cotton (aka the Poison Mistress), another English woman known for poisoning as many as 20 people with arsenic.
- Delphine - What a pretty name, no? Too bad (or how fortunate!) that it has been sullied by one Delphine Lalaurie, a New Orleans socialite who dismembered her slaves. Of all the evil historical women featured above, Delphine is perhaps the scariest (she even mutilated her slaves to make them look like crabs and caterpillars by slicing and dismembering them).
- Lizzie - Recommended by drbj in the comments below, Lizzie Borden was suspected of murdering her father and stepmother with a hatchet in 1892 (she was acquitted, but her infamy lived on and she became an American folk legend).
- Rhonda - Suggested by mega1 in the comments, Rhonda hails from The Bad Seed and had a penchant for dumping bodies down the apartment incinerator shoot.
Evil Girl Names Inspired by Fiction
History is without a doubt full of evil women, but some of the most colorful characters hail from fictional realms. Here are some of the best evil girl names from works of fiction:
- Poison Ivey - Why not start out with a colorful name? Poison Ivey is great- illustrative, fun, horticultural, and associated with one of the coolest comic book villains out there. What's not to love about eco-friendliness?
- Maleficent - An excellent evil-sounding name, Meleficent carries both majesty and cold steel, plus is associated with perhaps the trademark evil Disney Character
- Cruella - Another evil Disney character with an obviously evil sounding name, Cruella is a great name for those choosing something a bit more playful-sounding than Maleficent, which may be a bit too stuffy for all occasions.
- Medea - If you want to have an evil girl name that brings up associations with ruthless revenge, this is an excellent, classic choice.
- Mystique - With the X-men films being so popular and comics also enjoying a (much deserved) rise in popularity, it would be criminal of me to leave Mystique out. The name is fabulous, and contains just the right amount of ambiguity, plus the fictional character is just plain awesome.
- Bellatrix - This name packs a double punch as it is associated not only with the name Belle (see above historical evil names) but also with Bellatrix Lestrange, an exquisitely evil character from the Harry Potter series.
- Ursula - Yes, another Disney name, but Disney knows what they're doing when it comes to evil-sounding names and clearly evil characters. Besides, how can one leave out an octopus? Clearly female octopi are brilliant evil role models.
- O-Ren - A lovely name on its own, O-Ren became even better with the advent of O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill. Forget the Bride; O-Ren was the best character in the entire film. Besides, two-syllable names make for great evil girl names, as one does not have time to utter long titles when being slain by their proprietresses.
- Lavinia - A lovely villainess from The Little Princess whose evil-sounding name has a wonderful ring of stuck-up-ness to it! Thanks to Kate Spenser for the suggestion :D
- Nina - Recommended by jpmc in the comments, this Nina Myers was an excellent evil character in the 24.
- Medusa - While some evil names are re-appropriated by good people, folks have pretty much left this name alone. The reputation of its first, snake-haired dangerous owner was just too much! Thanks again to drbj for adding this to the list.
- Lamia - Suggested by visionandfocus, this name is associated with a classically evil woman. I mean, what's more classic than having a penchant for devouring kids?
What is YOUR favorite evil girl name?
Did I miss one of your favorite evil girl names above? My mistake. Leave it in the comments, and I'll add it in. After all, there are many evil women out there, both fictional and historical (and contemporary!). It takes a village to name them all!