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50+ unique baby names that mean death for males and females

Tuko logo Tuko 27/07/2021 Vivian Mutsoli
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In some cultures, loss of life is a topic that is rarely talked about or avoided altogether. However, in others, it is treated as a celebration of a life well-lived. Whichever way you look at the topic, names related to dying will, without a doubt, stand out from the rest. So, what are these unique baby names that mean death?

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Child naming is a rite of passage among Africans. Therefore, parents have the responsibility of finding suitable names for their children. Interestingly, some parents may want names with strange meanings such as demise, misfortune, or darkness.

Baby names that mean death

What are the first or last names meaning death? Unfortunately, death is not what you hear when people are searching for names. However, if for any reason you want your children to have names associated with death, here are some of them.

Unique boy names that mean death

Names with strange meanings such as dying are rapidly gaining popularity among parents. Some of these names are beautiful but have a meaning related to demise. However, some parents may not know the meaning of the names. So what are some death related names that you can give to your sons?

  • Ah Puch- One who was known for being the god of death of the Mayans.
  • Agrona - The Brythonic goddess of war and death.
  • Abdulbaith - Servant of one who has risen from death.
  • Aeron - Means “slaughter.”
  • Arius - Deathless.
  • Anubis - In ancient Egypt, it was one of the names of the god of death.
  • Bashemath - This name carries with it the meaning of “confusion of death”.
  • Bacia - Means deaths ruined the house.
  • Bela - Means destruction.
  • Abiba - The first child born after the death of a grandmother.
  • Bhishak - One who restores the cycle of birth and death.
  • Bora - Means storm in Turkish.
  • Achlys - Means darkness.
  • Banshee - A female spirit who announces the loss of life by shrieking.
  • Chiwa - Is an African name that means death.
  • Cain - The biblical character who killed his brother.
  • Claeg - One who is subjected to demise.
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  • Cu Sith - A white or dark green dog who took the souls of the dead to the afterlife.
  • Clay - One who is subject to death at any moment of his life.
  • Dearil - Call of death
  • Dierdre - Broken-hearted or sorrowful
  • Duncan - Dark warrior.
  • Damon/ Damien - ''The Omen'', the name of the antichrist.
  • Dullahan - Name of the person to die and immediately dies.
  • Erysichon - Someone who has been crushed with an insatiable hunger which finally leads to death.
  • Erysichthon - someone cursed with an insatiable hunger that leads to his demise.
  • Ernaline - Struggle to the demise, Old Norse and Old German origin.
  • Ernesta - It means seriousness or earnest.
  • Earnesh - Battle to eternal rest.
  • Erebus - Means nether darkness.
  • Freyja - A name that is given to a lady of love, beauty, and demise.
  • Gifflet - This name is mentioned in old legends. It was the name of the dark god of the underworld.
  • Hades - The name of the dark god of the underworld.
  • Javaraya - Means the god of demise.
  • Kalaraja - Lord of demise.
  • Munkar - Angel of demise in Islam.
  • Nakir - Angel of demise in Islam.
  • Samael - Angel of Death in Christianity.
  • Kalabhiti - Immortal or of whom death is afraid
  • Kritanta - God of death.
  • Thana - Arabic meaning of dying.
  • Kalakuta - Portion of death.
  • Khalida - This ancient name is said to mean deathless.
  • Khalida/ Khaalida - Eternal, immortal, forever, without end.
  • Keket - This means ‘Darkness’, and it originates from the Goddess of Darkness in Egypt.
  • Kalabhiti - Eternal, immortal, forever, without end.
  • Tuwile - Means dying is inevitable.

Female names meaning death

Most female names with meanings related to death are pretty unique. Your child will definitely be impressed. Below are some of these names.

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  • Dabria - Angle of death.
  • Libitina - Roman Goddes of funerals and death.
  • Loralie - A siren whose singing lures men to their death.
  • Tanda - The seer of life and the loss of it.
  • Mrithun - Made of the earth; Lord of demise.
  • Omisha - Spirit of birth and end times
  • Morana - A goddess of winter and end times
  • Anpu - The god of demise.
  • Azrail - Angel of demise.
  • Persefoni - Bringer of death.
  • Amara - Blessed without end or demise.

Names that mean misfortune

Names that mean darkness or death go hand in hand with misfortune. There are some really great choices here that you can try.

  • Acheros - A river of sorrow.
  • Mallory - Ill-fated luck.
  • Ahlai - Sorrowing experience.
  • Bronach - Sorrow.
  • Brona - Sorrowful.
  • Dierdre - Sorrowful.
  • Dolores - Sorrow.
  • Drystan - Full of sorrow.
  • Jabez - Hebrew for sorrow.
  • Nekane - Sorrow.
  • Ares - Means ruin.
  • Bora - Means storm in Turkish.
  • Corentin - Hurricane.
  • Devland - Misfortune.
  • Tavares - Misfortune.
  • Tempest - Violent storm.
  • Volkan - Volcano.

Japanese names meaning death

There are likely no names meaning death among the Japanese people. They believe that a name affects a child future and tend to give names with better meanings. Therefore, finding a Japanese name that means demise for your newborn may be a difficult task.

If you have been looking for baby names that mean death for your newly born child, the above names are some of the best you will come across. Some sound as beautiful as they look. Unfortunately, their meanings are strange.

Tuko.co.ke has another beautiful piece on cute and unique biracial names for girls. Your God-sent angel deserves the best things the world has to offer, and a name would mean a lot.

Considering that biracial names are cute and unique, a new mother or father may want to try one of them. Feel free to pick the best name from the list and check the meaning out also. Some carry meanings that may not augur well with you.

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