Ghostly names

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


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.


Kiyo can mean “ghost” in Japanese.

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


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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