Halloween baby names, Hollywood-style: Freddy, Jason, Carrie, Regan


Seeking a spooky baby name? Maybe some scary movie characters will inspire you…

Boy names:

  • Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray from Child’s Play (1988) and four sequels
  • Damien Thorn from The Omen (1976) and two sequels
  • Frederick Charles “Freddy” Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and seven sequels
  • Hannibal Lector from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and four sequels/prequels
  • Henry Evans from The Good Son (1993)
  • Isaac Chroner from Children of the Corn (1984)
  • Jack Torrance from The Shining (1980)
  • Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (1980) and nine sequels
  • Norman Bates from Psycho (1960)
  • Max Cady from Cape Fear (1962/1991)
  • Michael Myers from Halloween (1978) and six sequels

Girl names:

  • Alex Forrest from Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Annie Wilkes from Misery (1990)
  • Carol Anne Freeling from Poltergeist (1982) and two sequels
  • Carietta “Carrie” White from Carrie (1976)
  • Charlene “Charlie” McGee from Firestarter (1984)
  • Nurse Mildred Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • Regan Teresa MacNeil from The Exorcist (1973)
  • Rhoda Penmark from The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Samara Morgan from The Ring (2002)

Image: Adapted from 2017 Halloween 6 by anoldent under CC BY-SA 2.0.

2 thoughts on “Halloween baby names, Hollywood-style: Freddy, Jason, Carrie, Regan

  1. I love the name Regan, I loved The Exorcist, when you really think about it Regan wasn’t evil, the demon that possessed her was. She was a nice, cute kid before she was possessed. I also really like Samara but it’s already my niece’s middle name. I’d consider using Regan (ray-gan) for another girl if I had one.

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