Halloween Themed Baby Names
Check out the best Halloween kids' names from classic horror movies, books and TV shows, including Twilight, True Blood, Harry Potter and more. Can't get enough of Halloween fun? We have tons of costumes, recipes, games, and trivia.
Harry Potter: Harry, Ron, Hermione and more
J.K. Rowling's extraordinary boy wizard, whose story has sold more than 400 million books, actually has quite an ordinary name: Harry. The fairly common name was in the top 100 from 1910-1957; it now ranks at 650) -- but it's certain to be long associated with the eponymous series. Famous celeb kids with the name include Prince Harry (the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, born in 1984), whose full name is actually quite a mouthful: Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, and Harry Joseph Letterman, son of late-night television host David Letterman and Regina Lasko, born in 2003.
Although Rowling introduced some quirky monikers in her books (like Dumbledore, Hogwarts and Dobby), Harry and friends were christened with names known to Muggles (non-magic folk). Harry's best friend is Ron, full name Ronald; the latter, ranking at 341 in 2009, enjoys greater popularity than Ron, which barely scraped in the top 1000. Ron's siblings are named Bill (no longer in the top 1000 as of '93), Charlie (rising steadily and now at 274), Fred (in decline, now at 881), George (slipping but firmly in the top 200 since 1910) and Ginny (like Bill, the name dropped out of fashion -- and the top 1000 -- in '83). Celeb fans of the name Charlie include golfer Tiger Woods and then-wife Elin Nordegren, who named their son Charlie Axel in 2009. Less common is Percy, also one of Ron's brothers (though it does suit his pompous character, the old-fashioned name dropped off the Social Security radar in '88), and Hermione, Harry's other best friend, whose name hasn't ranked in the past 100 years.