Girl Names of Death theme
Death names for baby girls, related also with martyr, with 69 entries. Names that allude to death may originate from mythical gods and goddesses. The name Kali, for instance, is the name of a Hindu goddess often associated with destruction. ‘Death’ names may also be descriptions of spirits with evil intention, such as with the name Keres, which means ‘vengeful spirits of death and doom’. With some names, the association with death may point to a positive trait or situation. For example, the name Earnesta means ‘steadfastness, battle to the death’.
Death names are popular as baby girl names, and they are also regarded as trendy. Their usage peaked in 1921 with 8.403% of baby girls being given Death names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 21 Death names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, their total usage was 2.334% with 19 Death names listed among the top 1000, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Among all Death names, Olivia (English, German, and Italian) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #2 and a usage of 0.9707%.