Top 37 Funny Ghost Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

Person wearing a white sheet to look like a ghost

Tales of ghosts date back to ancient times and have played a role in a huge variety of cultures worldwide.

Ghost stories as old as five thousand years have been found! In ancient Mesopotamia, for example, people believed that each death created a “gidim,” or ghostly image of the person at the time of their death.[1]

A clay tablet created around 1500 BCE in ancient Babylon is thought to include the earliest visual depiction of a ghost. It even includes directions for getting rid of a ghost![2]

Not all things ghostly are purely spooky. Ghosts can be funny, too, as seen in movies like “Ghostbusters.”

Below, we have the list of funny ghost names, plus a name generator and tips to help you come up with your own unique options.

Funny Ghost Names

  1. Up
    8
    Down
    ::

    Demonica

  2. Up
    4
    Down
    ::

    Happy Haunter

  3. Up
    7
    Down
    ::

    Mr. Boogedy[3]

  4. Up
    7
    Down
    ::

    Polly the Poltergeist

  5. Up
    3
    Down
    ::

    Misty

  6. Up
    3
    Down
    ::

    Free Spirit

  7. Up
    4
    Down
    ::

    Boo[4]

  8. Up
    4
    Down
    ::

    Mrs. Grim

  9. Up
    2
    Down
    ::

    Angel of Terror[5]

  10. Up
    2
    Down
    ::

    Boo Marley[6]

    a play on Bob Marley

  11. Up
    3
    Down
    ::

    Ghostess With the Mostest[7]

  12. Up
    3
    Down
    ::

    The Helpful Demon[8]

  13. Up
    3
    Down
    ::

    Humphrey Bogart

    inspired by the classic Hollywood actor nicknamed “Bogie,” which is also a synonym for “ghost”

  14. Up
    2
    Down
    ::

    Nightmare[9]

  15. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    The Roaming Angel[8]

  16. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Ghostie

  17. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Tombstone[9]

  18. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Mr. Graves

  19. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Cloud[4]

  20. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Spooks McSpook

  21. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    The Wandering Guest[8]

  22. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    The Shivering Reaper[9]

  23. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Cyclops[9]

  24. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    The Weeping Screamer[9]

  25. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Diablo[9]

  26. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Shadow

  27. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Soul-dier[6]

  28. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    The Screaming Terror[5]

  29. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Sally Specter

  30. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    The Midnight Sentinel[9]

  31. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Invisiboy

    short for “invisible boy”

  32. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Dr. Deadman

  33. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The Gruesome Doll[9]

  34. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Phyllis the Phantom

  35. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    The Pleasant Guest[8]

  36. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Boo Yorker

  37. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Cute Spook

Funny Ghost Name Generator

How to Create Your Own Funny Ghost Names

There are endless opportunities to create unique, funny names for a ghost!

Keep these tips in mind to help you brainstorm:

  • Think of a ghost’s characteristics. What do you picture when you think of a spirit? If you imagine a floating, translucent being, you might choose a name like “Misty” or “Cloud,” inspired by how it looks. If you picture a dark creature that holds a grudge, you might choose a name like “Shadow” or “Diablo.”
  • Get inspiration from history and folklore. There are so many ghost stories and myths worldwide. You can take inspiration from these to find an excellent ghost name! Look into cultures you’re unfamiliar with for options that will seem new and fascinating. For example, suppose you’re most familiar with European ghost stories. In that case, you might look to East Asia for stories like Korea’s egg ghost (a spirit with no limbs or facial features) or Japan’s Hitodama (floating balls of fire representing human souls).
  • Avoid the obvious. Though it’s great to get inspiration from ghost stories, some of the ghost names you’ll find there are already highly well-known, like “Casper” or “Bloody Mary.” Avoid using options like these if you want something truly unique and funny!
  1. https://www.thecollector.com/ghost-stories-ancient-greece-rome/[]
  2. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3500-year-old-babylonian-tablet-may-hold-earliest-known-ghost-image-180978923/[]
  3. "Ghosts From A to Z," Tor.com[]
  4. "500+ Ghost Names: Good & Evil Ghosts," Imagine Forest[][]
  5. "370 Paranormal & Ghost Hunter Names," NextGala[][]
  6. "Ghost Puns," Punpedia[][]
  7. "102 Funny Halloween Puns," Country Living[]
  8. "Ghost Nicknames: 200+ Best and Hilarious Names," WorthStart[][][][]
  9. "550+ Cool Ghost Nicknames That Are Terribly Scary," ChampW[][][][][][][][]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *