Halloween baby names are on the rise – with Lucifer and Salem as favourites

Finding baby names aren't always easy, but luckily here's some inspiration for you.

For those who love all things Halloween, your baby can have a name in reference to the spooky period.

Since Halloween-inspired monikers are growing in popularity, The Audit Lab has shared its latest research.

In the study it found names with witchy or occult associations are rising and it's all thanks to films like Harry Potter.

The digital marketing agency looked at the ONS data, finding hair-raising name trends that reflect our love of Halloween.

And the results? Well, some might just surprise – or even spook you.

It found there are more little Lucifers than ever before which increased in popularity.

There was a rise of 275% in the space of four years with 15 baby Lucifers born in 2020.

Even villain names are on the up with more parents using Kylo to name their babies.

In 2017 and 2019, baby Bellatrixes had the joint-highest record with a count of 12 in both years, after first showing up in 2010.

Even Ursula proved popular among mums and dads with the witch in the Little Mermaid inspiring parents.

Meanwhile, the study found 19 babies were named after Lucius like the Slytherin silver fox from Harry Potter.

Draco (also Harry Potter) and Hannibal crop up from time-to-time.

In terms of demons and witches, a few UK newborns are named Balthazar per year.

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Also 13 boys and girls were given the name Salem in 2020.

Sabrina peaked in 1996 when the Teenage Witch made her television debut and it's still popular with 68 kids named this last year.

Other witch-inspired names include Constantine, Damien, Buffy, Winnie, Hermione and Luna.

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