Human beings have always been obsessed with the supernatural and thus, we have a lot of names for demons, devil and other entities.
Most of the names for demons, demonesses, fallen angels and devils come from various demonologies. Demonology is the study of demons or people’s belief in demons.
In this article, we will list some demon names and meanings, along with names of devils and other supernatural entities from all around the world. There will be female demon names as well as male demon names. Evil names with dark meanings that you can use for your character will also be included.
Out there in the world, there is ample information and history about demons and demonic characters. One common question about demons is whether they have souls or not. The answer is that demons themselves are souls,that have been corrupted beyond imagination. In some literature, however, demons are depicted as not having souls at all. And remember, whilst many demons are presented as evil character, not all demons are bad. As the author it is up to you to decide what role your demon characters will play!
Demon names can be found in a variety of places, for instance, in the role playing game 'Dungeons And Dragons', there are nine demon lords called Demogorgon, Orcus, Graz’zt, Baphomet, Yeenoghu, Juiblex, Fraz-Urb'luu, Kostchtchie and Eltab.
Demon Names From Theology And Mythology
Below is a list of demons and demoness names from theology, mythology and demonology from around the world. In literature all over the world, there exist countless types of demons and we have tried to cover most of them in this list.
1. Aamon, the name comes from Christian demonology. In Christian demonology, he is a Marquis of Hell and rules 40 infernal legions. One of the popular spirit names.
2. Abbadon, this name also comes from Christian demonology. It is a Hebrew term and means “doom”. This demon name is quite apt for supernatural negative characters.
3. Abezethibou, this name has a rich history in Jewish demonology. This demon name was the name of the demonic fallen angel mentioned in the Testament of Solomon.
4. Abyzou, if you’re looking for demon names for girls, then Abyzou is a good choice. The name comes from Jewish mythology and was the name of a female demon.
5. Achlys, this evil name comes from Greek mythology. It was the name of a Greek Goddess who represented the night before chaos. She is associated with the silence that precedes an unfortunate chaotic storm.
6. Adrammelech, this name can be found in Assyrian mythology as well as Christian demonology. It’s a good demon name for an evil character.
7. Agares, from Christian demonology. It was the name of a demon mentioned in demonological grimoires as an old man who rode a crocodile with a hawk.
8. Al Ana, this female demon name comes from Turkish folklore and is a female evil spirit who lived near water bodies. One of the well known girl demon names.
9. Alastor, this demon name too comes from Christian demonology. A group of evil spirits who were believed to possess people were called by this demon name.
10. Astaroth, this one is a significant demon name in Christian demonology as it was the name of the Great Duke of Hell. Astaroth is considered to be a part of the evil trinity.
11. Bael, this is the name of a demon who can be found in demonological grimoires. This demon name comes from Christian demonology.
12. Bakasura, this demon name is the name of a particular demon in Hindu mythology who used to eat men. According to Hindu mythology, he was killed by the demon hunter Bhima, who was also a Prince and destroyer of evil.
13. Balam, in Christian demonology, Balam was the king of hell who controlled forty legions of demons. He was quite a powerful figure and this demon name has very powerful connotations.
14. Barbas, this demon name too comes from Christian demonology. Barbas was a demon who was described in the Ars Goetia.
15. Barbatos, this demon name can be found in Christian demonology. The name is derived from a Latin word, Barbatus which means “bearded”.
16. Beelzebub, this is perhaps the most recognized name for a demon as it is also associated with the dark angel or the devil himself. Beelzebub is considered to be a pretty significant demon. If you want your character to appear important and powerful, this is the perfect demon name for that purpose.
17. Beleth, this demon name also comes from Christian demonology. It is one of the more underrated demon names in the list. This demon is considered to be pretty powerful as there are 85 legions of demons under his control.
18. Botis, the name Botisis found in Christian demonology. This demon is represented as a viper snake.
19. Bune, this demon name comes from Christian demonology. He is a Duke of Hell who can move the dead and is considered to be quite wise. Nevertheless, a good demon name for your character.
20. Bushyasta, this is the name of a demon in Zoroastrianism. Bushyasta is considered to be the demon of sloth.
21. Camio, this demon name comes from Christian demonology. Camio is the Gaelic version of Biblical Cain.
22. Chemosh, this demonic name comes from Moabite mythology and is an apt name for a demonic character in your fiction.
23. Chort, this name has evil roots in its meaning and is an appropriate name for a demon. In Slavic mythology, it is a malign spirit or a demon.
24. Corson, this name also comes from Christian demonology. He is one of the Kings of Hell who controls 72 legions of demons.
25. Daemon, this name is derived from demon in Latin which is‘daemonium’ which translates to “demon”. In an etymological sense, it is Latin for "demons" so it is one of the best demon names out there.
26. Dagon, this name comes from Semitic mythology.
27. Dantalion, this demon name comes from Christian demonology. It is described in the Lesser Key of Solomon.
28. Demogorgon, this is the name of a demon or a deity in Christian demonology. This demon name is quite prevalent in popular culture.
29. Djall, this demon name comes from Albanian mythology where Djall is the demon of fire.
30. Dzoavits, this name comes from Native American mythology. Dzoavits was the personification of the devil who stole the sun and took away children from their parents.
31. Eligos, this demon name comes from Christian demonology where it is mentioned in Ars Goetia.
32. Eisheth, the name comes from Jewish demonology. It is a creative female demons name.
33. Focalor, this is another of the satanic names from Christian demonology as mentioned in Ars Goetia. Focalor was a powerful Duke of Hell.
34. Forneus, one of the fallen angel names from Christian demonology. He is a Great Marquis of Hell and is supposed to be a fantasy creature of the sea.
35. Gaap, this is a type of demon mentioned in the Lesser Key of Solomon. In Christian demonology, Gaap is a demon president.
36. Gamigin, one of the devil names from Christian demonology. It’s a cool and powerful name for a demonic character.
37. Ghoul, this is a very common name for demons and spirits in popular culture. It originates from Arabian mythology.
38. Gorgon, this demon name comes from Greek mythology, where the term is applied to three sisters whose hair consists of venomous snakes.
39. Gremory, this awesome demon name comes from Christian demonology.
40. Gusoyn, this demon name also comes from Christian demonology.
41. Halphas, this demon name comes from Christian demonology and it is the 38th demon in the Ars Goetia.
42. Hinn, this name originates from Islamic folklore and is an apt demon name for a character.
43. Incubus, this demon name also comes from Christian demonology.
44. Jinn, comes from Islamic demonology. In popular culture, Jinn is depicted as a spirit trapped in a lamp which grant wishes to human beings.
45. Kore, this demon name comes from Albanian mythology.
46. Krampus, this demon name comes from Germanic Christian demonology.
47. Kukudh, this is a very good name for a demon, it comes from Albanian mythology.
48. Legion, in Christian demonology, this term means “a group of demons”. There is also a horror movie of the same name.
49. Leyak, this demon name comes from Indonesian mythology.
50. Leraie, this demon name comes from Christian demonology.
51. Leviathan, this is another popular name for monsters and demons featured in movies and books. It comes from Christian, Jewish and Gnostic demonology.
52. Ljubi, this demon name comes from Albanian mythology.
53. Malphas, similar to the demon name Halphas, this name also comes from Christian demonology.
54. Mammon, this demon name in Christian demonology is associated with an entity who is characterized by greed for wealth. This entity is mentioned in the New Testament of Bible.
55. Mara, this demon name comes from Buddhist mythology.
56. Maricha, this demon name originates from Hindu mythology, wherein Maricha was an ally of Ravana and was killed by Lord Rama.
57. Merihem, this demon name comes from Christian demonology.
58. Murmur, this name too comes from Christian demonology.
59. Preta, this name refers to ghosts or spirits in Buddhist mythology. It also features in Hindu folklore. One of the good demon hunter names.
60. Rakshasa, in Hindu mythology, this name refers to “devil” or “monster”.
List Of Demon Names From Popular Fiction
Popular fiction has always been a source of interesting names. In the following section, you will find names of famous demons and information about the work in which they are featured. Here is the demon names list.
61. Aatrox, this demon name comes from the famous online multiplayer game, 'League Of Legends'.
62. Abalam, this demon name comes from the 2010 horror film, 'The Last Exorcism'.
63. Abi, this was the name of the devil in the work, 'Devilman'.
64. Aku, this demon name comes from the action packed animated TV series, 'Samurai Jack'. The creator of this TV series is Genndy Tartakovsky.
65. Alastair, this was the name of one of the demons in the popular TV show, 'Supernatural'.
66. Alichino, almost everyone, especially in academia is familiar with Dante’s legendary work, 'Inferno'.
67. Annabelle, this was the name of a demon doll in 'The Conjuring' movies. There were also movies of the name 'Annabelle' too.
68. Anthony, this is another demon name from the TV show, 'Supernatural'. As the show has 15 seasons, there are quite a lot of supernatural entities and demons who feature in it.
69. Archimonde, this demon name comes from a series of video games called 'Warcraft'.
70. Asura, this name is derived from Sanskrit in which it means “monster”. Asura is a monster featured in the manga, 'Soul Eater'.
71. Bad Ash, this was the name of the demon in the 'Evil Dead' films, which were quite scary according to the audience as well as the critics.
72. Balthazar, this name was seen in the 2005 horror film,'Constantine'. It has repeatedly featured in popular fiction as it is a very common name for the devil.
73. Bambadjan, this was the name of a demon in the TV series, 'The Good Place'.
74. Barbas, this demon name comes from the TV series, 'Charmed'.
75. Blackheart, this creature was a supernatural villain in the 'Marvel' comics.
76. Boogeyman, this is perhaps one of the creepiest names on this list. It was seen in the series of the same name, 'Boogeyman'. A lot of characters in popular culture have been named the same.
77. Cain, this was the name of a supernatural being the TV series, 'Supernatural'.
78. Casey, this is another demon name that comes from the TV series, 'Supernatural'.
79. Crowley, this was the name of the King of Hell in the TV series, 'Supernatural'.
80. Decarbia, this demon name comes from the video game, 'Lineage 2'.
81. Diablo, this is a very common synonym for the devil. The name appears in the series of the same name, 'Diablo'.
82. Farfarello, this is the name of a demon who features in Dante’s 'Inferno'. In that work, Farfarello was a part of a class of demons called Malebranche, who used to torture corrupt politicians.
83. Ghoulies, derived from the word ghoul, this was the name of demons who featured in the movie series 'Ghoulies'.
84. Juiblex, this is the name of the monsters in the role playing game 'Dungeon And Dragons', who act as villains.
85. Lucifer Morningstar, this is a name for the devil which appears in multiple works. It has been popularized by 'DC Comics' as well as a Netflix series, 'Lucifer'.
86. Majin Buu, this name comes from the 'Dragon Ball' series. They are a type of Djinns.
87. Paimon, from the 2018 American blockbuster horror film 'Hereditary'. One of the best names of demons.
88. Ruby, this was the name of a female demon in the TV series, 'Supernatural'. A cool name to use.
89. Sweeney Todd, this name comes from the 2007 dark musical 'Sweeney Todd'. It was the name of the protagonist played by Johnny Depp.
90. Wendigo, Wendigo is a type of monster. It was first featured in a Stephen King novel called 'Pet Sematary'. This monster has also featured in the TV series, 'Supernatural'.
Names That Have Demonic Meanings
Here is a list of some of the evilest names with rich mythological, theological and cultural history.
91. Ahpuch, this was the name of one of the Mayan death Gods. Ahpuch is also known as the Mayan Devil.
92. Apollyon, this is another word for "devil" in the language of Greek.
93. Dracula, this name was popularized by the fictional character of Count Dracula who was a vampire. However, the term was first in use in the Romanian language and it meant “devil”.
94. Hecate, this was the name of the Greek Goddess of the underworld. One of the best demonic names.
95. Loki, this is the name of a Teutonic devil. However, most people know it from 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' as it was the name of a Greek God.
96. Mantus, Mantus is the Etruscan God of hell.
97. Melek Taus, this was the name of the Yezidi Devil. One of the dark angel names.
98. Set, In Egyptian theology, Set is a form of the devil who lives in the underworld.
99. Tengu, this is one of the many Japanese demon names. Tengu were supposedly goblins who lived near the mountains. A cool name for fantasy creatures.
100. Typhon, in Greek, this name means "devil".
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