10 Halloween Inspired Names

Halloween is definitely one of the best holidays of the year. Yes, some people might prefer Christmas or Thanksgiving, but Halloween is the most fun. First of all, you can wear cool costumes and not look stupid because everyone is dressed the same as you. Secondly, you can lather your face in paint, make-up, or anything that you want, because it's Halloween. Thirdly, you get to eat as much chocolate and candy as you can stomach. Finally, saving the best for last, it all takes place during the best time of the year with the weather usually perfect.

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Yes, Halloween is so great, that the famous spooky holiday has now started inspiring names, whether you were born on Halloween or not. Here are 10 Halloween inspired baby names.

10 Spike

Spike was one of the most beloved characters on the popular teenage drama, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and is often regarded as the villain that people love to hate. In fact, Spike's journey was interesting to say the least. Spike first started out as a villain, and not just any old villain, but a really scary bad guy.

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However, in the end, Spike became one of the good guys, even though he hated every minute of it. His good looks and English accent also made him a firm favorite with the lead character, Buffy, with the pair undergoing a tumultuous relationship. As a result of Spike's popularity on the show, the name also became common for young boys (even if it does sound like a dog's name).

9 Carrie

Carrie is often voted as the scariest movie of all time and is a must-watch for many people over Halloween. The movie, which was released in 1976, is based on the novel of the same name by the legendary author Stephen King. Not only was Carrie loved by audiences but it was also received well by critics all over the world.

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Numerous critics called it the best movie of the year, highlighting Sissy Spacek's performance of the main character, Carrie. These days the movie is still as popular as ever and has even inspired a sequel. In fact, people love it so much that many parents have started naming their kids, Carrie, after the leading lady herself.

8 Dexter

Dexter, which ran from 2006 to 2013, was one of the most popular television shows at the time. The lead character, played by the magnificent Michael C. Hall, was particularly highlighted for his portrayal of the serial killer forensic technician who only killed the bad guys.

As a result of the show's popularity, the name Dexter is now one of the most common up and coming names in the UK and the USA. In fact, names that contain the letter "X" are said to be on the rise with the individuality and uniqueness of the letter seen as attractive. For instance, names such as Dexter are much more common than they used to be.

7 Blair

When the Blair Witch Project was first released, it was regarded as one of the scariest things to have been made. Yes, the movie really was one of a kind and set the bar high for horror movies of the future. The plot centers on three student filmmakers who go out into the woods to film a documentary on a local legend. As expected, audiences were definitely scared by this movie.

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In fact, because nobody had really seen anything quite like it at the time, many people thought the footage was real, causing a mass panic. These days, the movie is nothing compared to the scary movies of today. However, the name Blair has now become popular for baby girls due to their parent's love of the first found-footage technique scary movie.

6 Freddy

Freddy Krueger is one of the most recognizable movie villains in the world not to mention scariest. Freddy, who first appeared in the 1984 classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street, kills people in their dreams with a gloved hand full of razors.

Due to the horridness of the character and the movie itself, it's definitely a surprise that so many parents name their children after the evil character. However, Freddy is a very popular name, especially in the UK, and is becoming more and more common each year.

5 Sabrina

During the mid-nineties and early 2000s, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was one of the most popular shows on television. The show helped propel Melissa Joan Hart to stardom, as well as a variety of other actors.

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The show was so successful that it even inspired parents to name their children after the main character, with Sabrina shooting up in the popularity ratings in the mid to late nineties. Nowadays, the name might not be as common, but it still makes a great Halloween themed name if you want to name your kid something spooky.

4 Salem

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was well-loved for a number of reasons. However, it was Salem that really captured the hearts of audiences all over the world. Yes, Salem the family cat was one of the standout characters on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and was usually used for comic relief.

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The name Salem has long been associated with Halloween and spooky ongoings, with Salem mostly recognized for being the name of the town where the notorious Salem Witch Trials were held. However, although it might have a few strange connotations attached to it, it is still a great name for those who want something a little different for their child.

3 Norman

Pyscho is one of the most famous movies in film history and is instantly recognizable. Furthermore, the movie is without a doubt, director Alfred Hitchcock's best-known feature. The film is known for breaking the rules of conventional film making, such as killing off main characters halfway through and daring camera shots.

However, it was Anthony Hopkin's portrayal of the psychopath, Norman Bates, that really captured audiences, with Hopkins going on to win several awards for the role. The movie has also inspired parents all over the world to name their children Norman, with the name perfect for those born around Halloween.

2 Rosemary

Rosemary's Baby is one of those movies that stays with you for a while after you have watched it. Yes, the movie is often voted as one of the scariest movies of all time, with Mia Farrow's performance often highlighted as the best part of the film. As a result of the movie's success, the name Rosemary has also become popular for baby girls.

However, it's often shortened to Rose, which is actually even more common. That's right, Rose is currently the 126th most popular name in the USA and has remained in the top 500 for nearly 200 years.

1 Winifred

Hocus Pocus has become one of the most beloved Halloween themed movies of all time and a firm favorite among those who love Halloween and even those who don't. The movie is wonderful for many reasons. However, it is Bette Midler who really steals the show with her performance of head witch and elder sister, Winifred.

Not only is Midler hilarious but she also possesses a somewhat sinister side to the character which in some parts is actually pretty scary. As a result of the film's success, the name Winifred came back into fashion after being dormant for a number of years.

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