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Boy Names related to Death

Death names for baby boys, related also with martyr and destruction, with 105 entries. The belief of a supernatural power over death is deep-seated in the world view of many cultures, which explains why the majority of death names originate from characters from the spirit realm. Anubis, Thanatos and Yaman, are all names of gods of death in Egyptian, Greek and Hindu mythology respectively.

Death names are very popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1951, 6.559% of baby boys were given Death names. There were 29 Death names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Death names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but are nonetheless used on a very heavy scale now. In 2015, 33 Death names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 3.686%. Within all Death names, the English, French, German, Scandinavian, and Spanish Sebastian was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #35 and a usage of 0.4721%.


Abel breath, vapor; son; noble strength ... used predominantly in the English, ... contraction of Abelard ...

Adrian man from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... a town in northern Italy named after ...

Aeron battle; berry, fruit; enlightened; ... used predominantly in the English and ... The name is of debated origin ...

Agapios love; beloved one; beloved ... largely used in the Greek language, ... variant of Agapito ...

Agron origin and use are both in the Albanian ... name was borne by an llyrian king, the ...

Ah Puch Mayan god of death ... of Native American origin ... seldom used as a baby name for boys ...

Alban man from Alba; the Albanian ... used predominantly in the English and ... used predominantly in the Albanian ...

Amos borne by God; bearer of a burden; ... origin is French and Hebrew, and its use, ... variation of Ames ...

Anastasius resurrection ... used predominantly in the German ... name was borne by the 7th-century martyr, ...

Anpu god of death ... of Egyptian origin ... not popular as a baby name for boys ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Anubis god of death ... language of origin is Egyptian ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Athanasios immortal ... used predominantly in the Greek ... to the association of the meaning of the name ...

Charalampos to shine from joy ... used chiefly in Greek and its ... name was borne by the 2nd-century Saint ...

Cillian war, strife ... has its origins in the Celtic language, ... first name was originally a Gaelic nickname ...

Cosmo order, harmony, beauty, universe ... used predominantly in the English, ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Cyrus far-sighted; throne; sun; Syrian; ... used predominantly in the English and ... variant of Syrus ...

Damian tamer ... largely used in the English, German, ... name was borne by the 4th-century Saint Damian ...

Damon tamer ... used predominantly in the English ... Greek mythology, Damon and Pythias were ...

Darius protector, wealthy, possessor of ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... Its ranking then was #155 ...

Demetrius follower of Demeter ... used predominantly in the English ... Greek mythology, Demeter was the mother of ...

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