46 Names That Mean Phantom

46 Names That Mean Phantom

It makes sense to not want to give your baby a spooky name, but some are so beautiful-sounding and deep in meaning that it’s hard not to. Naturally, many of these names are not Western in origin, as most of us associate ghosts, phantoms, and the like with bad luck!

However, there are definitely some hypnotic phantom-inspired names that are anything but scary. Take Axar, a Gujarati name that literally means “ghost.” For a decidedly original name for your little girl, consider Mooroopna, an aboriginal name with the same meaning.

For a pop culture pick, try Drogo; our most famous example is Khal Drogo, the Dothraki king from “Game of Thrones” whose name is actually Anglo-Saxon in origin and means phantom or spirit. Even though we don’t expect your baby to become a khalsar in his lifetime, it’s certainly an ear-catching moniker.

There are also some names that mean phantom which are surprisingly close to home, like Jennifer and its variants; this name means “White Phantom” specifically, but it did nothing to halt its popularity in the second half of the 20th century. Another common favorite is Morrigan, an Irish name which means “Phantom Queen”; this name’s most-seen variant of Morgan was especially popular with millennial baby girls.

Read on to learn of some of our other top picks for names that mean phantom. You might be surprised to learn that some of these names are frighteningly familiar!

Achak

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Ahriman

Meaning: Evil Spirit
Origin: Middle Persian
Gender: Boy

Alastor

Meaning: Avenging Spirit
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Anima

Meaning: Spirit, Passion, Mind, and Essence
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Axar

Meaning: Ghost
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Cheveyo

Meaning: Spirit Warrior
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Chuchip

Meaning: Deer Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Drogo

Meaning: Ghost
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Dumnonos

Meaning: World Spirit
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Dusan

Meaning: Soul, Spirit
Origin: Czech
Gender: Boy

Dusana

Meaning: Soul, or Spirit
Origin: Czech
Gender: Girl

Espiridion

Meaning: Little Spirit
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Euthymios

Meaning: Which gives good-spirited
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Fravardin

Meaning: Uardian Spirit
Origin: Persian
Gender: Boy

Gayna

Meaning: White phantom
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Genevra

Meaning: White phantom
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Genovieve

Meaning: White phantom
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Gogo

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: African
Gender: Boy

Guinevere

Meaning: White phantom, Spirit
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Hania

Meaning: Spirit Warrior
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Hew

Meaning: Heart, Mind or Spirit
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Boy

Hototo

Meaning: Warrior spirit who sings
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Hubert

Meaning: Bright heart, Mind, Spirit
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Huchon

Meaning:  Heart, Mind, Spirit
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Boy

Hehewuti

Meaning: Warrior Mother Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Girl

Imamu

Meaning: Spiritual Guide
Origin: African
Gender: Boy

Jennifer

Meaning: White Phantom
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Jensine

Meaning: White Phantom
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Girl

Jenny

Meaning: White Phantom
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Jinny

Meaning: White Phantom
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Girl

Kachina

Meaning: Sacred dancer, Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Girl

Keres

Meaning: Female Death Spirits
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Kneph

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Kotori

Meaning: Screech Owl Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Mentor

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Mooroopna

Meaning: Ghost
Origin: Aboriginal Name
Gender: Girl

Morrigan

Meaning: Phantom Queen
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Pneuma

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Ryuu

Meaning: Dragon Spirit
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Shen

Meaning: God or Spirit
Origin: Chine
Gender: Boy

Spiros

Meaning: Spirit
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Uberto

Meaning: Bright heart, Spirit.
Origin: Italian
Gender: Boy

Ugo

Meaning: Heart, Mind, or Spirit
Origin: Italian
Gender: Boy

Wanageeska

Meaning: White Spirit
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Yennifer

Meaning: White Phantom
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy