100+ Best Dark Last Names With Meanings

Srija Chanda
Feb 29, 2024 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Dec 01, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Let's enter another aspect of the world, the dark and mysterious one!

A perfect dark name might be made more impactful with an ideal surname. When it comes to a mysterious outlook through name, the last name with dark meanings helps emphasize the first name.

Dark is the last name that has been used for a long time, which was used mainly in England. This last name has various meanings like shadowy, dusky, and many more. While choosing a name is only one component of your character, it is a crucial one that will likely last the person's whole existence. If you enjoy names with darker meanings and want to add a touch of mystery, you might want to give your child the last name associated with the darker side of reality.

Best Evil Surnames With Dark Meanings

The last name meaning reveals your personality much more than your looks. There is a long ancient family history that comes with the last name. Here is a list of the best evil family names for your search. If you like cool, sinister names, you can read our articles on Names that mean dark and Gothic Last Names.

1. Abital (Testament origin) means 'my father is night dew.' It is the name of a character in 'Book of Samuel', as King David's wife.

2. Asra (Arabic origin) means 'a night journey.'

3. Quade (Old German origin) means 'malicious' or 'evil.'

4. Blakely (English origin) means 'dark or black.' Allison Blakely was a great American historian.

5. Wriedt (Old German origin) means 'evil, fierce, or angry.'

6. Charna (Yiddish origin) means 'dark.'

7. Chausiku (Swahili origin) means 'born at night.'

8. Dunkel (German origin) means 'conceited' or 'dark.' It is derived from the Germanic word 'dunck.'

9. Marwood (Old French origin) means 'evil look' or 'evil eye.'

10. Omega (Greek origin) means 'the end.' It is also a Greek alphabet.

11. Umbra (Latin origin) means 'shadow or darkness.' It is also a Portuguese word for threshold.

Famous Evil Last Names

Here is an entire list of popular family names meaning dark which belongs to movies, novels, TV series, and cartoons.

12. Alaister (Scottish Gaelic origin) means 'the one who repels.' This name belongs to a cruel demon of Hell in the 'Bible.'

13. Alarie (French origin) means 'all power.' Pierette Alarie was a famous Canadian opera singer.

14. Black (English origin) means 'dark.' Jacob Black is a fictional character in 'The Twilight Saga.'

15. Balcom (Old English origin) means 'evil, calamity.'

16. Cheronobog (Slavic origin) means 'Black God,' after the Slavic deity of evil, darkness, and gloom.

17. Dark (Old English origin) means 'without light.' Joanna Dark is a fictional character in Perfect Dark's video game.

18. Dash (English origin) means 'from the ash.'' Rainbow Dash is a fictional character in the television series 'My Little Pony'.

19. Duff (Gaelic origin) means 'dark or black.' A popular nickname for a person with a dark temperament.

20. Dunn (Gaelic origin) means 'dark.' Edwina Dunn is a fictional character in 'East Enders.'

21. Douglas (Scottish origin) means 'dark stream.' Archibald Douglas was a Scottish nobleman and Duke of Touraine.

22. Fusco (Italian origin) means 'dark.' Lionel Fusco is a famous fictional character.

23. Griffin (Irish origin) means 'fierce or dangerous.' Judge Jurgen Griffin is a fictional character in the 'Judge Dredd comic series.'

24. Lenoir (French origin) means 'dark.' Noemie Lenoir is a famous French model and actress.

25. Moreno (Spanish origin) means 'dark.' Alma Moreno is a great Filipina actress.

26. Shockley (Old origin) means 'goblin' or 'evil spirit.' A common name used in the 17th century in Buckinghamshire.

Creepy Last Names

If you are looking for a spine-chilling family name as the last name, this list is perfect. Here is a list of some blood-curdling interesting surnames you might want to include.

27. Abaddon (Hebrew origin) means 'doom' or 'destruction.'

28. Nyx (Greek origin) means 'night.' Nyx is the beloved daughter of the primordial Goddess of Night and Chaos.

29. Orpheus (Greek origin) means 'the darkness of night.'

30. Otieno (African origin) means 'born at night.'

31. Phoenix (Greek origin) meaning 'dark red.' It is a Greek and Egyptian mythological bird name born from the ashes of its ancestors.

32. Pomare (Tahitian origin) meaning 'night cough.' This name forms from Tahitian words, 'po' and 'mare'. Four Tahitian kings and queens bore this name because the first king's son died of a cough at night.

33. Mallory (Norman origin) means 'the unfortunate one.'

34. Rajnish (Indian origin) means 'lord of the night.' This is the name for the moon in Hindu mythologies.

35. Acheron (Greek origin) means 'river of sorrow.'

36. Sable (Slavic origin) meaning 'black'. It is derived from a black-furred animal found in Northern Asia.

37. Marrs (Scottish and English origin) means 'one who dwells by the marsh.'

38. Vesper (Latin origin) means 'evening star.'

39. Shyama (Indian origin) means 'beauty of darkness.'

40. Shyamal (Sanskrit origin) means 'dark, black, blue.'

41. Mortimer (French and Latin origin) means 'dead sea.'

42. Sullivan (Irish origin) means 'dark eye.' This name is derived from the Irish name ÓSúileabháin, where Súileabháin means 'little dark eyes.'

43. Tinuviel (Sindarin origin) means 'nightingale.' This name was a fictional character in the book 'Silmarillion' by J. R. R. Tolkien

Japanese Last Names Meaning Dark

This list contains all the cool Japanese last names with dark meanings. All the thrilling family, last names of Japanese origin, are right here for you. If you want to see your favorite character garbed in a terrifying last name, this list is all for you.

44. Akhi means' malice.'

45. Aku means 'evil.'

46. Akuma means 'demon.' It is the name of Satan in Japanese.

47. Himura means 'scarlet town, dark red village.' Yūki Himura is a famous Japanese comedian.

48. Kuroishi means 'black stone.'

49. Kuroi means 'black.'

50. Kurota means 'black field.'

51. Miako means 'night child.'

52. Shi means 'stone.; It is one of the Nine Sogdian last names.

53. Yami means 'darkness.' Yami is the name of a Tibetan Death Goddess.

54. Youkai means 'spirit, phantom.'

55. Zankoku means 'cruelty.'

Gothic Victorian Last Names

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Gothic surnames depict a macabre feeling or environment. These Gothic last names have a dark and scary touch to them.

56. Ashdown (English origin) means 'ash tree hill.' John Ashdown Hill was a famous British historian.

57. Blakewell (British origin) means 'dark stream.'

58. Kenward (English origin) means 'guardian, protector.' Derived from an old English word 'Cyneward.'

59. Wraith (English origin) means 'angry' or 'fierce.' It can be a cool nickname for a person with a fierce temper.

Unique Last Names

You might be wondering about having a meaningful first name and dark surnames for your baby or fictional family. Here you will see some different names for someone special. Let's have a quick look over these cool and unique names.

60. Bruns (French origin) means 'brown.' Roger Bruns was the author of the book 'Martin Luther King Junior'.

61. Carbonneau (French origin) means 'carbon' or 'charcoal.'

62. Cary (Somerset origin) means 'descendant of Ciardha.' It is derived from the Irish word ciar, meaning 'dark.'

63. Grimoire (Gothic origin) means 'a book of incantations.'

64. Persephone (Greek origin) means 'bringer of destruction.'

65. Ceirin (Irish origin) means 'dark or black.'

66. Colby (English origin) means 'dark/coal town.'

67. Cole (English origin) means 'swarthy.' It is derived from the surname Cornwell of England.

68. Delaney (Irish origin) means 'black river.'

69. DeRose (French origin) means a 'person with a rosy complexion.'

70. Devlin (Irish origin) means 'unfortunate or dark one.'

71. Donovan (Irish origin) means 'dark princeling.'

72. Dougal (Scottish origin) means 'dark stranger.'

73. Duncan (Scottish origin) means 'dark warrior.'

74. Dunstan (English origin) means 'dark stone.'

75. Ferrer (Italian origin) means 'blacksmith.'

76. Garnet (English origin) means 'dark red gemstone.'

77. Beliam (Hebrew origin) means 'worthless.' This term refers to various wicked people in the Old Testament.

78. Isra (Arabic origin) means 'nocturnal journey.'

79. Itzal (Basque origin) means 'shadow.'

80. Kali (Hindi origin) meaning 'the black one.'

81. Lamya (Arabic origin) means 'having beautiful dark lips.'

82. Layla (Hebrew origin) means 'dark night.'

83. Loi (Chinese origin) means 'outcast.'

84. Lolan (Irish origin) means 'little blackbird.' This last name is derived from the Irish Garlic word lon.

85. Makvala (Georgian origin) means 'blackberry.'

86. Birsha ( Biblical origin) means 'evil.'

87. Bǫlverkr (Roman origin) means 'malefactor.'

88. Leviathon (Hebrew origin) means 'twisted in folds.' It is the name of a great sea serpent in Christian symbolism and is associated with envy.

89. Merel (Dutch origin) means 'blackbird.'

90. Doyle (Gaelic origin) means 'dark stranger.'

91. Náli (Old Norse origin) means 'a dead person'.

92. Teivel (Greek and Hebrew origin) means 'Evil.'

93. Nisha (Indian origin) means "night" in Sanskrit. Jyotir Nisha is a famous philanthropist from Nepal.

94. Phelan (Irish origin) meaning 'wolf.'

95. Tempest (English origin) means 'violent storm.'

96. Malacoda (Italian Origin) means 'evil tail.'

Last Names From Famous Texts

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We love names from famous texts as they can transport us to an ancient realm. If you need help selecting a great last name based on ancient texts, this list might benefit you.

97 Krishna (Indian origin) means 'dark or black.' It is the eighth manifestation of Lord Vishnu, the Sustainer in the Trinity of Lords. Roy Krishna is a Fijian footballer.

98. Lilith (Akkadian origin) means 'of the night.' Lilith, Adam's first wife, as alleged in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is based on the Bible.

99. Melaina (Greek origin) means 'dark, black.' This last name was of a nymph in Greek mythology.

100. Nishant (Indian origin) means 'night's end' or 'dawn.' It is also the name of Lord Shiva according to Hindu mythology. Neeraj Nishant is a famous Indian folk singer.

101. Wulfric (Anglo-Saxon origin) means 'wolf power.' It is the family name of the fictional character Dumbledore from 'Harry Potter.'


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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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