397+ BEST Villain Names (Complete Guide)

Villains are some of the most interesting characters in fiction. They’re the ones we love to hate, and sometimes even feel a little bit sorry for. No matter what their motivation is, they always add an element of excitement to the story.

One of the most important things about creating a believable villain is giving them a good name. It should be something that strikes fear into the hearts of your heroes, or at least makes them sound like they mean business.

To help you come up with the perfect villain name, we’ve compiled a list of over 300 options, ranging from traditional evil names like Darth Vader and Sauron, to more modern choices like President Snow from The Hunger Games.

Whether you’re looking for a classic bad guy name or something a little more unique, we’re sure you’ll find inspiration on this list.

So without further ado, here are some of the best villain names:

Best Villain Names

1. Darth Vader- Star Wars

2. Sauron- The Lord of the Rings

3. Voldemort- Harry Potter

4. The Joker- Batman

5. Magneto- X-Men

6. Lex Luthor- Superman

7. Thanos- Marvel Comics

8. King Joffrey- Game of Thrones

9. Nurse Ratched- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

10. Adolf Hitler- World War II

11. Amon Goeth- Schindler’s List

12. Andrew Ryan- Bioshock

13. Angelica- Pirates of the Caribbean

14. President Snow- The Hunger Games

15. Audrey II- Little Shop of Horrors

16. Aunt Margaret- Scream Queens

17. Azula- Avatar: The Last Airbender

18. Babylon 5 – Minister Durannis

19. Bates Motel – Norman Bates

20. Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice

21. Big Brother – Orwell’s 1984

22. Bill Sikes- Oliver Twist

23. Blackbeard – Pirates of the Caribbean

24. Bluebeard – Fairytale

25. Boba Fett – Star Wars

26. Brad Wesley – Road House

27. Buffalo Bill – Silence of the Lambs

28. Caligula – Ancient Rome

29. Captain Hook – Peter Pan

30. Cardassian Guard- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

31. Carthaginians- Hannibal

32. Cersei Lannister- Game of Thrones

33. Chancellor Palpatine- Star Wars

34. Chernabog- Fantasia

35. Christine Price- Scream Queens

36. The Covenant – Halo video game franchise

37. Cruella De Vil- 101 Dalmatians

38. Cyclon B – Battlestar Galactica

39. Darth Malak – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

40. Darth Maul – Star Wars

41. Darth Revan – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

42. Death Eaters- Harry Potter

43. Demogorgon – Stranger Things

44. Denisovans- Jurassic Park

45. The Disney Villains- Various Disney movies

46. Dollmaker- Gotham

47. Dr. Caligula- American Horror Story: Asylum

48. Dr. Facilier- The Princess and the Frog

49. Dr. Hannibal Lecter- Silence of the Lambs

50. Dragons of Westeros- Game of Thrones

51. Dumoulin- A Tale of Two Cities

52. Earl Greystoke- Tarzan

53. Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights

54. Emperor Palpatine- Star Wars

55. Ernesto de la Cruz- Coco

56. Ernst Stavro Blofeld- James Bond

57. Euron Greyjoy- Game of Thrones

58. Eyeball Paulie- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

59. Family Corleone- The Godfather

60. Fenris Wolf- Norse Mythology

61. Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame

62. Ganondorf- The Legend of Zelda

63. General Zod- Superman

64. Ghostface- Scream

65. Gordon Gekko- Wall Street

66. Grand Admiral Thrawn- Star Wars

67. Grindelwald- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

68. Hades- Greek Mythology/Disney’s Hercules

69. Hans Landa- Inglorious Basterds

70. Harvey Dent/Two Face- Batman

71. Headless Horseman- Sleepy Hollow

72. Hela- Thor: Ragnarok

73. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde- Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

74. HIStory – Michael Jackson

75. Ho Yinsen- Iron Man

76. Hobgoblins- Dungeons & Dragons

77. Howard Payne- Speed

78. Huns- Mulan

79. Hydra- Marvel Comics

80. Ian Malcolm- Jurassic Park

81. Jabba the Hutt- Star Wars

82. Jack Torrance- The Shining

83. James Moriarty- Sherlock Holmes

84. Jared Lee Loughner

85. Jason Voorhees- Friday the 13th

86. Jigsaw Killer- Saw franchise

87. Joan Crawford- Feud: Bette and Joan

88. Joker’s crew – Suicide Squad

89. Josef Mengele – Nazi concentration camps in WWII

90. Judge Holden – Blood Meridian

91. Khan Noonien Singh- Star Trek

92. Koba- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

93. Krueger- A Nightmare on Elm Street

94. Kylo Ren- Star Wars: The Force Awakens

95. Lady Tremaine/The Wicked Stepmother- Disney’s Cinderella

96. Lancelot Dupuis – Scream Queens

97. Leatherface- Texas Chainsaw Massacre

98. Legion of Doom- DC Comics

99. Loki- Marvel Comics/Thor movies

100. Lord Voldemort- Harry Potter

101. Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty

102. Man in Black/MIB – Men in Black movie franchise

103. Marcus Crassus – Spartacus: Blood and Sand

104. Martian Manhunter- DC Comics

105. Marvel Villains- Various Marvel comics/movies

106. Megatron- Transformers

107. Michael Myers- Halloween

108. Milton Waddams- Office Space

109. Moriarty- Sherlock

110. Mr. Burns- The Simpsons

111. Mr. Freeze- Batman

112. Mr. Hyde- Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

113. Nebula- Guardians of the Galaxy

114. Newt Gingrich

115. Norman Bates – Psycho

116. Nurse Ratched- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

117. Old Ones – H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos

118. Ozzy Osbourne

119. Pagliacci- opera

120. Pale Man- Pan’s Labyrinth

121. Parker Lewis Can’t Lose

122. Pennywise the Clown- It

123. Pinhead- Hellraiser

124. Piper Chapman – Orange is the New Black

125. Plankton- Spongebob Squarepants

126. Poison Ivy- Batman

127. Queen of Hearts- Alice in Wonderland

128. Randall Flagg- Stephen King’s The Stand

129. Ratched- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

130. Red Skull- Captain America/Marvel

How to Name Your SUPERVILLAIN Characters!

Good Villain Names

1) Darth Vader

2) Darth Sidious

3) Darth Maul

4) General Grievous

5) Count Dooku

6) Emperor Palpatine

7) Jango Fett

8) Boba Fett

9) Kylo Ren

10) Captain Phasma

11) Bossk

12) Greedo

13) IG-88

14) Cad Bane

15) Asajj Ventress

16) Grand Moff Tarkin

17) Nute Gunray

18) Wat Tambor

19) Shaak Ti

20) Guri

21) Aurra Sing

22) Zam Wesell

23) Darth Tyrannus

24) Darth Krayt

25) Darth Revan

26) Darth Malgus

27) Darths Sion, Nihilus, and Traya (The Sith Triumvirate)

28) Exar Kun

29) Ulic Qel-Droma

30) Darth Bane

31) Lumiya

Female Villain Names

1) Darth Talon

2) Mara Jade

3) Darth Traya

4) Lomi Plo

5) Welk

6) Tsavong Lah

7) Onimi

8) R’yaan Cyir

9) C’baoth

10) Thrawn

11) Vao’sha

12) Mira Donovan

13) Lwaxana Troi

14) Jadzia Dax

15) Ezri Dax

16) Kira Nerys

17) Ro Laren

18) Seven of Nine

19) T’Pau

20) Amanda Rogers/Trelane

21) Female Q

22) Borg Queen

23) Icheb’s mother

24) Gul Dukat’s daughter

25) Weyoun’s lover

26) Ezri Tigan

27) Lursa and B’Etor Duras

28) Breen woman

29) Admiral Janeway from an alternate future

30) Ardra

31) Female Changeling

32) The Intendant

33) Martia

34) Natasha Yar

35) Selene

36) Shinzon’s clone of Deanna Troi

37) Sela

38) Soleta

39) Tasha Yar

40) Vash

41) Yarnek of Excalbia

42) Yareena

43) Yeoman Rand

44) Droxine

45) Galadriel

46) Hela

47) Hippolyta

48) Morgan le Fay

49) The Norn Queen Angerboda

50) The Witch-king of Angmar

51) Sauron

52) Smaug

53) Saruman the White

54) Grima Wormtongue

55) Gollum/Smeagol

56) Elrond Halfelven

57) Celeborn

58) Gil-galad

Top 100 Marvel Villains

Male Villain Names

1) Darth Vader

2) Darth Sidious

3) Darth Maul

4) General Grievous

5) Count Dooku

6) Kylo Ren

7) Supreme Leader Snoke

8) Jango Fett

9) Boba Fett

10) Emperor Palpatine

11) Darth Tyranus

12) Starkiller

13) Darth Plagueis

14) Exar Kun

15) Thrawn

16) Jerec

17) Kyle Katarn

18) Revan

19) Malak

20) Uthar Wynn

21) Qui-Gon Jinn

22) Anakin Skywalker

23) Obi-Wan Kenobi

24) Yoda

25) Mace Windu

26) Ki-Adi-Mundi

27] Plo Koon

28] Aayla Secura

29] Luminara Unduli

30] Shaak Ti

Top 10 Awkward Supervillain Names

Cool Villain Names

1) Mojo Jojo

2) Fuzzy Lumpkin

3) Him

4) The Amoeba Boys

5) Ace

6) Snake

7) Monger

8) Psycho Ranger

9] Skeletor

10] Hordak

11] Kingpin

12] Magneto

13] Doctor Doom

14] Apocalypse

15] Galactus

16] Thanos

17] Loki

18] Green Goblin

19] Venom

20] Sandman

21] Carnage

22] Mysterio

23} Dr. Octopus

24} Kraven the Hunter

25} Vulture

26} Electro

27} Rhino

28} Beetle

29} Mysterio

30} Scorpion

31} Hydro-Man

32} Morbius

33} Shocker

34} Chameleon

35} Kingpin

36} Hobgoblin

37} Doctor Octopus

38} Mysterio

39] Vulture

40] Electro

41] Rhino

42] Beetle

43] Scorpion

44] Hydro-Man

45] Morbius

46] Shocker

47) Chameleon

48) Kingpin

49) Hobgoblin

50) Doctor Doom

51) Apocalypse

52) Galactus

53) Thanos

54) Loki

55] Green Goblin

56] Venom

57] Sandman

58] Carnage

59] Mysterio

60] Dr. Octopus

61] Kraven the Hunter

62] Vulture

63] Electro

64] Rhino

65] Beetle

66] Mysterio

67} Vulture

68} Electro

69} Rhino

70} Beetle

71] Mysterio

72) Vulture

73) Electro

74) Rhino

Funny Villain Names

1) Fuzzy Lumpkin

2) Mojo Jojo

3) Mandark

4) HIM

5) Baron Ünderbheit

6) Scrappy-Doo

7) Mr. Mxyzptlk

8) Darkseid

9) The Joker

10) Thanos

11) Syndrome

12) Dr. Evil

13) The Riddler

14) Bizarro

15) Lex Luthor

16) General Zod

17) Brainiac

18) Gorilla Grodd

19) Sinestro

20) Cheetah

21) Giganta

22. Bane

23. Black Adam

24. Captain Cold

25. Catwoman

26. Clayface

27. The Creeper

28. Doomsday

29. Eclipso

30. The Enchantress

31. Firestorm

32. Gorilla Grodd

33. Harley Quinn

34. Hugo Strange

35. The Huntress

36. The Invisible Man

37. Killer Croc

38. King Shark

39. Lobo

40. Metallo

41. Mister Freeze

42. Mongul

43. Neal Adams’ Batman Villains

44. The New Gods

45. Poison Ivy

46. Ra’s al Ghul

47. Reverse-Flash

48. The Rogues

49. Scarecrow

50. Solomon Grundy

51. Lex Luthor’s Gang

52. Two-Face’s Gang

53. Ventriloquist and Scarface

54. Vandal Savage

55. Deathstroke the Terminator

Creative Villain Names

1) Kryptonite

2) Doomsday

3) The Joker

4) Lex Luthor

5) Darkseid

6) Brainiac

7) General Zod

8) Bizarro

9) Sinestro

10) Black Adam

11) Scarecrow

12) Captain Cold

13) The Riddler

14) Mr. Freeze

15) Two-Face

16) Cheetah

17) Killer Croc

18) Clayface

19) Poison Ivy

20) Harley Quinn

Fake Villain Names (Made Up Villain Names)

1) Darth Jarjar

2) Emperor Clog

3) Darth Turd

4) Darth Poo

5) Lord Noob

6) Darth Butts

7) Count Spatula

8) Boba Fret

9) Jabba the Hutt

10) Darth Putrid

11) Darth Crud

12) Darth Diaper

13) Palpatine

14) Darth Smelly

15) Darth Stinky

16) Darth Furd

17) General Tum

18) Admiral Poo

19) Captain Butt

20) Commander Francis

21) Lieutenant Urea

22) Sergeant Doody

23) Corporal Bowel

24) Trooper Drool

25) Princess P

26) Queen BabyBottomz

FAQs – Villain Names

What’s a good villain name?

A good villain name is one that is both creative and memorable. Some of the best villain names are those that are based on real-life people or events.

For example, Darth Vader is a great villain name because it is based on the last name of English actor David Prowse, who played Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Similarly, the Joker is a great villain name because it is based on the last name of American actor Heath Ledger, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the character in The Dark Knight.

What’s a cool villain name?

A cool villain name can be anything that sounds evil or foreboding. Some examples of cool villain names include Mojo Jojo, HIM, and Darkseid.

What’s a funny villain name?

A funny villain name can be anything that is humorous or pun-based. Some examples of funny villain names include Fuzzy Lumpkin, Mandark, and Baron Ünderbheit.

What’s the most popular villain name?

The most popular villain name is likely the Joker, as he is one of the most iconic and well-known villains in all of pop culture. Other popular villain names include Darth Vader, Lex Luthor, and General Zod.

What’s a good female villain name?

A good female villain name can be anything that sounds evil or foreboding.

Some examples of good female villain names include the Enchantress, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.

What’s a good villain team name?

Some examples of good villain team names include the Legion of Doom, the Sinister Six, and the Injustice League.

What’s a good animal villain name?

Some examples of good animal villain names include King Shark, Cheetah, and Killer Croc.

What’s a good alien villain name?

Some examples of good alien villain names include General Zod, Darkseid, and Brainiac.

What’s a good robot villain name?

Some examples of good robot villain names include Ultron, the Terminator, and RoboCop.

What’s a good human villain name?

Some examples of good human villain names include the Joker, Lex Luthor, and Two-Face.

Conclusion – Villain Names

Whether you are looking for a creative, cool, or funny villain name, there are plenty of options to choose from.

The most important thing is to pick a name that is both memorable and suits the character you have in mind.

With a little bit of thought, you are sure to come up with the perfect villain name for your story.

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