Ghostly names

No collection of Halloween-themed names is complete without some names relating to ghosts!

Unisex:

Aave means “ghost” in Finnish.

Chepi means “ghost” in Algonquin. This is another name for Hobomock, the spirit of Death.

Urameshi represents the sound a ghost makes in Japanese.

Female:

Kiyo can mean “ghost” in Japanese.

Vaida can mean “to ghost/haunt/appear” in Lithuanian.

Male:

Ahkiyyini is a skeleton ghost in Inuit mythology.

Algol means “head of the ghoul” in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Perseus, and called “Demon Star” in English.

Ankou is a famous skeleton ghost in the folklore of Brittany, Normandy, and Cornwall in France.

Duchomysł roughly means “ghost thought” in Polish.

Duchosław roughly means “ghost glory” in Polish.

Herne is a ghost who made his début in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Seijūrō is a Japanese name composed of the elements sei (ghost), ju (ten) or juu (pile of boxes, heavy, pile up, fold, heap up), and rou (s0n). Many other meanings are also possible.

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