150 Female Demon Names and Their Meanings

Across different cultures and traditions, there are many female demon names that have been adopted for babies. While the intent may be different, what remains is that many of such demons can be vile and outright deadly.

A majority of these are believed to outrightly be demons while others are referred to as demons because of their tendencies towards being demonic and evil. In fact, there are those that are simply ghosts, bad spirits, or even considered by some mythologies to be goddesses, while others consider them to be otherwise.

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1. Abere

  • Origin: Melanesian mythology
  • Meaning: Maiden

This demon is popular in Melanesian folklore where she is seen as a wild maiden who seduces men to her home which is a lake. She entices men to keep following her and then she drowns them before going on to feed on their bodies.

2. Abyzou

  • Origin: Near East and Europe
  • Meaning: Demon that causes miscarriage

This is a female demon who is motivated by envy in the mythology of Europe and the Near East to cause miscarriages and infant mortality.

3. Achlys

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Mist

She is a demon considered to be the mist or fog that blinds the eyes of humans. She represents sorrow.

4. Agrat bat Mahlat

  • Origin: Jewish mythology
  • Meaning: Queen of the Demons

This female demon is also known by names such as Mother of Demons, or Satan’s Bride. The demon is popular in Jewish mythology. She goes after men and seduces them, into having intercourse in their dreams.

5. Aicha Kandicha

  • Origin: Moroccan Origin
  • Meaning: Demon that goes after men

This female demon has been described as one that is close to the Jinn, spirits that roam the earth and can take various forms. Like many other female demons, she is a very beautiful woman who has animal legs which can be either those of goats or camels. She uses her powers and beauty to seduce men and get them mad or kill them.

6. Ajambo

  • Origin: Africa
  • Meaning: Born in the evening

Ajambo is a popular name in Africa, even though there are cultures where the name is linked to the female demon of lust.

7. Ajatar

  • Origin: Finnish folklore
  • Meaning: Evil female spirit

She is the daughter of Hiisi, the demon that spreads diseases, and she also spreads diseases and pestilence. The demon has long hair and breasts that reach her knees.

8. Akhkhazu

  • Origin: Akkadic mythology
  • Meaning: The seizer

This name is mostly used to represent male gender but the demon is female. She caused plagues and fever.

9. Alecto

  • Origin: Ancient Greek
  • Meaning: Unceasing anger

If humans are against each other, she comes and chastises them.

10. Alkonost

  • Origin: Slavic folklore
  • Meaning: Bird with a human head

While there is a Russian musical band that goes by this name, it is used to describe a woman-headed bird in Slavic legend. The female demon has a sweet voice that when she sings, people get to forget everything and want only her.

11. Alal

  • Origin: Mesopotamian mythology

Alal is out to tempt men and in doing so, it can take many forms. Alal comes from the underworld.

12. Allatou

  • Origin: Medieval times

This is one of the very dangerous female demons. The wife of another demon named Nergal is linked to illicit acts. She is a temptress who makes men forget all about their principles and moral lessons and then fall into perdition.

13. Aloja

  • Origin: Catalan mythology
  • Meaning: Water woman

She is one of the many female demons that are believed to live in freshwater bodies. The demon boils in anger when strangers come into the water and she claims children that pass around.

14. Al Basty

  • Origin: Sumerian mythology
  • Meaning: Pushed in front

This female demon name is popular in Turkish culture. She is said to be the personification of guilt. There are some sources that believe Al Basty is just another name for Lilith.

15. Ammit

  • Origin: Ancient Egypt
  • Meaning: Devourer of the Dead

Often regarded among the Egyptian gods, she is also seen as a demon who devours people who die and are not considered to be among the blessed deaths who live by the truth.

16. Angrboda

  • Origin: Scandinavian mythology
  • Meaning: The bringer of grief (She-who-offers-sorrow)

This female demon is linked to things such as grief, anger, sorrow, regret, and harm. As her name suggests, the demon is responsible for bringing sorrow, mostly to men.

17. Anqa

  • Origin: Arabian folklore
  • Meaning: Long-necked

This demon is depicted as resembling a bird with a long thick neck. She is found in a place where the sun sets and is only seen once in a long time.

18. Aosoth

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Unclear

This demon comes with passion and destruction. She has also been linked to Karma.

19. Apotamkin 

  • Origin: Native America
  • Meaning: Sea monster demon

This demon was initially human before she was changed to a sea monster. She attracts people to the water and then she eats them.

20. Ardat Lili

  • Origin: Scandinavian mythology
  • Meaning: A demon that visits men and causes them to be into immorality

This demon, according to Scandinavian mythology, visits men at night and gets them to masturbate. She is claimed to use the emissions to create some more demons.

21. Askafroa

  • Origin: Scandinavian and German folklore
  • Meaning: Wife of the ash tree

Among many other female demon names, this is recognized in different cultures by different names. There are cultures where the people sacrifice to this spirit so that it doesn’t harm them.

22. Astaroth

  • Origin: Jewish mythology

In general, this is a male demon name but it can also be found among female demon names as the gender of Astaroth often changes. This demon shares a hierarchy with Lucifer and Beelzebub.

23. Aswang

  • Origin: Filipino folklore
  • Meaning: Shape-shifting evil creatures

This female demon lives amongst humans as a spirit. She shifts her shape and can make friends with humans. Once she makes friends with people, she will not harm them.

24. Baobhan Sith 

  • Origin: Scottish Highlands (Gaelic origin)
  • Meaning: Fairy Woman

This is not one of the famous female demon names but it has a lot of things similar to others. She is very beautiful and has the feet of a deer. She seduces her victims and then kills them.

25. Bananachs 

  • Origin: Irish folklore

This demon is known for chaos and discord. She haunts battlefields.

26. Banshee

  • Origin: Irish folklore
  • Meaning: Woman of the fairy mound

This demon is believed to herald the death of a family member by wailing.

27. Batibat

  • Origin: Ilocano folklore
  • Meaning: Vengeful demon

This tree-dwelling female spirit and demon are known to be vengeful and grotesque. She suffocates people that sleep near their homes and also causes sleep paralysis.

28. Bean-nighe

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Laundress

She is called the washerwoman or omen of death because Scottish mythology claims she washes the clothing of people who would soon die. The demon wanders around desolate streams and water bodies.

29. Blednica

  • Origin: Slavic culture
  • Meaning: Forest demoness

Like most others, this demon comes as a pretty young woman who is easy to attract people to herself. She leads them into the thick forest where she leaves them to die of starvation or be eaten by wild animals.

30. Borda

  • Origin: North Italy
  • Meaning: Fog

The legend of this female demon or witch as the case may be is that she walks blindfolded into the night or fog and kills anyone who crosses her path.

31. Buduh

  • Origin: Arabic origin

This is one of the female demon names very popular in the Islamic religion. She is included among the demons of bad love.

32. Bukavac

  • Origin: Slavic Mythology
  • Meaning: Noise

This female demon or beast lives in the water and at night, she comes out and makes loud noises. She jumps on people and strangles them to death. She also strangles animals.

33. Buschweibchen 

  • Origin: Germanic origin
  • Meaning: Shrub grandmother

This is not one of the most popular female names as the demon behind it is very old and ugly. She is also very untidy even with long white hair and an iron head.

34. Bushyasta 

  • Origin: Middle Persian
  • Meaning: The long-handed

This name belongs to the female demon that is said to be responsible for sloth, laziness, and procrastination.

35. Caoineag 

  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic
  • Meaning: Weeper

This demon announces any doom that is coming, most especially in the form of death. If a member of her clan is dying, she will lament at night.

36. Chausiku

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Meaning: Born at night

Many people use this Kenyan female demon name. The spirit behind it is said to haunt dreams.

37. Chamunda

  • Origin: Nepal
  • Meaning: Butterfly

This is one of the most fearsome female demon names. She is believed to have her place in cremation grounds. She is responsible or disasters and is said to capture and eat children.

38. Charmo Vetr

  • Origin: Kam Tribe

This demon is believed to live in the mountains of Hindu Kush. Although animal sacrifices can soothe her, she hunts for humans that are traveling in misty valleys. There are sources who believe these beings are from women who died before their weddings.

39. Cheshmak

  • Origin: Zoroastrianism
  • Meaning: Wink

This demon is also known as Cesmak. She has large breasts and a body of gold. The demon is a temptress who is behind whirlwinds and other destructions.

40. Chedipe

  • Origin: Indian folklore
  • Meaning: Prostitute

These demons are linked to women who die unnatural deaths and are said to be undead. The folklore has it that women who die during childbirth, suicide or through prostitution end up becoming these spirits.

41. Cheonyeogwisin

  • Origin: Korea
  • Meaning: Virgin ghost

What is believed in Korean folklore and legend is that when a woman dies a virgin, she becomes an evil spirit with the purpose of harassing and often causing harm to women of their ages.

42. Chesma Iyesi

  • Origin: Turkic mythology
  • Meaning: A cat-shaped spirit

This female demon is said to live in water bodies such as wells and fountains where she tempts and kills young people.

43. Chordeva

  • Origin: Indian folklore

The exact meaning of this female demon’s name is not clear, but she is believed to take the shape of a cat and haunts people who are close to their death or sick people. She steals their food and then poisons them so as to hasten their death.

44. Chunari:

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Mid-level demon

These demons come with horns and tusk-like fangs. They have strong magical powers.

45. Churail

  • Origin: South Asia
  • Meaning: Tree Spirit

This female demon name can be spelled in different ways such as Churel or Churreyl. It is very popular in South Asia where it is believed to be the soul of an unpurified individual who died. Also believed to be the spirit of a woman who died during childbirth, she disguises herself as a beautiful woman and tempts men into the forest where she kills them

46. Ciguapa 

  • Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Meaning: Feet that face backward

The striking feature of this demon is that she has feet that face backward. She also has brown or dark blue skin, but you can hardly detect it early since they have long beautiful hair that flows down and over their bodies. They live in the mountains of the Dominican Republic and they can easily bewitch people or deceive people to their death.

47. Cihuateteo 

  • Origin: Aztec
  • Meaning: Divine women

While this name is used to mean divine women, it is used to describe demonic spirits believed to be of women who lost the battle of childbirth and die. They are believed to haunt crossroads.

48. Cozbi

  • Origin:  Hebrew
  • Meaning: Liar or Deceiver

This demon can be identified from her long green hair, fair skin, long black nails, tail, and good looks. As her name suggests, she is saddled with the responsibility of deceiving humans as she is a liar.

49. Dakini

  • Origin: Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Meaning: Sky-going mother

One of the interesting things about this name is that it can be used to represent a goddess in Hindu literature, while the Buddhists see the name as belonging to a female demon who feeds on humans. She consumes their vital parts or flesh.

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  • Origin: French Mythology
  • Meaning: White Ladies

These are female spirits and demons that are believed to lurk in narrow places with the intention of attracting passersby. One must do her bidding before one passes or she will torment one using wild creatures like cats and owls.

51. Dārukā

  • Origin: Hindu mythology

This demon is considered to be in the class of the Rakshahi in Hindu mythology which is believed to be malevolent. She joins forces with her husband to terrorize the Darukavana forest which is named after them.

52. Dearg-Due

  • Origin: Irish mytology
  • Meaning: Red bloodsucker

This female demon is one among the many that are after men. She is a beautiful and yet devilish creature that is into the seduction of men. Once a man falls into her trap, she sucks out their blood and leaves their remains.

53. Delphyne

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Womb

Delphyne is the daughter of the goddess of earth, GAIA. She has also been referred to as a python or sometimes as a dragon woman. She is referred to as a monstrous creature that was given the task of protecting the oracular stone by her mother but sadly lost it to Apollo after he killed her.

54. Dialen

  • Origin: Christian Origin

She is not a very popular demon and so information about her is very sketchy. However, it is believed that she can be welcoming to humans even as a demon. She has the body of a human and the feet of a goat.

55. Drude

  • Origin: German Folklore
  • Meaning: Hag

She is described as a demon that takes the shape of an old woman. Drude is an embodiment of a malevolent spirit and she is considered to be one of the demons or witches that are responsible for causing nightmares

56. Druj Nasu

  • Origin: Zoroastrianism religion
  • Meaning: Demoness

The meaning of this name which is often shortened as Nasu is demoness. When a body dies and it begins to decay, the claim of this very old religion is that it is because Nasu has taken charge of the remains. She comes as a fly immediately after death to contaminate the body. She can also contaminate the living who carries a dead body alone.

57. Durukti

  • Origin: Hindu Mythology
  • Meaning: Haunting words

Rurukti is a different kind of demon altogether as she is the grandmother of hell and the daughter of anger and violence. The demoness is also related to fear (her son), death (her daughter), torture, greed, impropriety, vanity, illusion, and falsehood among others.

58. Echidna

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: She viper

There is a monstrous-looking animal named Echidnas- the only mammal that lays eggs. It was after this Greek monstrous demon that it was named. The demon is referred to as a woman but it is part woman and part snake. What makes her very dangerous is that she is the one who gave birth to many other monsters in Greek mythology.

59. Eisheth Zenunim

  • Origin: Jewish mythology
  • Meaning: Woman of Whoredom

This female demon name is sometimes shortened to Eisheth. She is seen as a female personification of sin, hence being referred to as the woman of whoredom. She feeds on the soul of those condemned.

60. Empusa

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: One footed

She is a shape-shifting demon who has only a leg and it is made of brass. She is can change from any beast to a beautiful woman and to other things. Her assignment is to seduce men. She is believed in modern literature to be a demigoddess who seduces men while they sleep and then she sucks their blood and feeds on their flesh.

61. Estry

  • Origin: Jewish Folklore
  • Meaning: Night owl

She is a bloodthirsty demon who is also very beautiful. Because her survival is on blood, this demon is believed to hunt for Hebrew citizens and suck their blood.

62. Euryale

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Far roaming

This Greek demon is the sister of Medusa and Echidna. Like her sisters, she has a hair of venomous snakes. She is believed to be immortal and can make stone turn to dust with her cry. Euryale is linked to the sea as the personification of its dangers.

63. Futakuchi-onna

  • Origin: Japanese folklore
  • Meaning: Two-mouthed woman

Rather than having two faces, this demon has two mouths. The first is in front while the second is behind her head with monstrous teeth and tongue. The demon possesses women who hardly eat or who are married to stingy men.

64. Gello 

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Laugh or mockery

This demon can possess women and force them to seek for exorcism. They are believed to be vile and out to cause miscarriage, infant mortality, or even infertility.

65. Gemory

  • Origin: Scripts of Solomon
  • Meaning: Cute

The gender of this demon is controversial because while some literature claim it to be male, it appears in female clothing and is associated with colors like pink. It is because of this that it has been agreed by others that it is female. She is believed to be the Duchess of hell.

66. Harpies

Origin: Greek Mythology

This demon is described as a being that is half-human and half-bird. She is vile, greedy, and dangerous.

67. Hantu Kopek

  • Origin: Malay
  • Meaning: Breast ghost

She is a wild female demon that finds wandering children and hides them at dusk. While the children she hides can see those looking for them, those looking would never see the kids.

68. Hone-Onna

  • Origin: Japanese folklore
  • Meaning: Bone woman

This name is not well used for babies but it is another interesting female demon name. It represents a demon that comes as a skeletal woman who lures men and suck out their lives.

69. Honnari

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: True Snake

This is a Hannya female demon that is well-feared. She can transform to a snake and breathe fire. She is so jealous that it is what consumes her beyond any salvation and cannot become human again.

70. Hulder

  • Origin: Scandinavian folklore
  • Meaning: Secret

She is beautiful, although with animal features, including a tail. She is described as a seductress.

71. Jahi

  • Origin: Iranian
  • Meaning: Poisoner demon

She is a demon known for lasciviousness and debauchery. She has looks considered so powerful that it could kill.

72. Jengu

  • Origin: Sawa ethnic groups
  • Meaning: Water spirits

These are very similar to the mermaids. They live in water bodies and can bring good fortune to those that worship them.

73. Jikininki

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Human-eating ghost

This female Ghost is known as a human-eating spirit. They are cursed individuals who during their lifetime were greedy.

74. Jilaiya

  • Origin: India
  • Meaning: Night friend

There is nothing friendly about this demon that flies in the night and sucks the blood of common people.

75. Jigarkhvar

  • Origin: Indian mythology
  • Meaning: An enchanter

Jigarkhvar is yet another dangerous demon who can make people faint. More than that, she takes the liver from people and eats it.

76. Jorogumo

  • Origin: Japanese folklore
  • Meaning: Woman-spider

This demon can shape-shift into a beautiful woman who seduces men. She entangles people in her web and she can be ruthless and deceitful.

77. Kampe 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Any kind of bend

This female demon has the form of a human being from her upper torso, and then the scales of sea monsters. She also has snaky appendages. She is always in a bad mood and can alter thoughts and make them come to reality.

78. Keres

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Destruction of the dead

The demons used to be goddesses of war. They are linked to violent death and were found in places of violent death. They do not cause their death, but they feast on the remains.

79. Kijo

  • Origin: Japanese legend
  • Meaning: Demon woman

These demons were originally women, but because of karma or resentment, they ended up as demons. The demons are said to have extremely ugly hearts.

80. Kikimora 

  • Origin: Slavic origin
  • Meaning: Nightly spirit

Unlike most others, she lives in a house and can be good or bad, depending on how the house owner behaves. She is claimed to be behind sleep paralysis.

81. Kiyohime

  • Origin: Japanese Mythology
  • Meaning: Pure lady

This demon was said to have transformed from a human to a snake. This was because she fell in love with a monk who rejected her and because of her strong passion she turned to a serpent and killed him.

82. Kore

  • Origin: Greek mythology
  • Meaning: The maiden

Although this demon was originally the daughter of the Greek god Zeus, she was later kidnapped by the king of the underworld, Hades, who married her. She is now seen as the queen of the underworld in Greek mythology.

83. Krasue

  • Origin: Cambodia

The meaning of this demon is not clear but it is known to have its being from women who lived bad and evil lives. When they die they may return as floating head and intestines known as Krasue.

84. Kulshedra

  • Origin: Albanian mythology
  • Meaning: Amphibious snake

This is another female demon that is part human and part snake and dragon. She can cause drought or flood.

85. Kumiho

  • Origin: Korea
  • Meaning: Nine-tailed fox

This demon transforms from a mysterious creature to a beautiful woman who is out to seduce men. Once they fall for her, she eats either their hearts or liver.

86. Kuwazu Nyobo

  • Origin: Japanese Folklore
  • Meaning: The wife with a small appetite

This demon comes as the opposite of the Ideal Japanese women although at first she pretends to be calm and gentle. She has an extra mouth beside her head and eats too much food. They can be brutal to stingy men.

87. La Llorona

  • Origin: Hispanic
  • Meaning: The weeping woman

This is a ghost of a woman that killed her children by drowning them because they had no food. The vengeful demon has her statue on the island of Xochimiloco in Mexico.

88. Lamashtu

  • Origin: Sumerian and Mesopotamian mythology
  • Meaning: Demon that stalks pregnant women

This is a female demon and monster who has a head of a lioness, ears, and teeth of a donkey, a hairy body, and holding snakes. One of the most terrifying demons, she goes after pregnant women and stalks them during and even after pregnancies.

89. Lamia

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Nocturnal spirit with a large throat

This is one of the female demon names that are well-used. She is a night creature that seduces men to satisfy her desires and then she feeds off their flesh.

90. La Sayona

  • Origin: Venezuela
  • Meaning: The sackcloth woman

This name belongs to a vengeful spirit who killed her husband and mother after she was lied to that they were having an affair. She is believed to haunt and kill adulterous people. She often kills innocent people too.

91. Leviathan

  • Origin: Christianity
  • Meaning: Sea monster

Although it is believed that this demon is male, there are others that claim also claim it is female. It is considered a difficult demon of envy and a sea monster.

92. La Cegua

  • Origin: Mexican legend

This demon has half face of a woman and half face of a horse. She can come as a beautiful woman and ask for directions at night to a neighboring village. If a womanizing man takes her home, she will turn to her real self and cause horror.

93. Likhoradka

  • Origin: Slavic mythology
  • Meaning: Fever

This demon possesses the human body and she can make one fall sick.

94. Lilim

  • Origin: Mesopotamian and Jewish mythology
  • Meaning: Night Spirits

These female demons are believed to roam the night searching for men to attack.

95. Lilith

  • Origin: Jewish mythology
  • Meaning: Night monster

Believed to be the first wife of Adam and was created at the same time with him but she became rebellious and then a demon after she was banished from the Garden of Eden.

96. Lubia

  • Origin: Albanian mythology
  • Meaning: To Kiss

This powerful demon is associated with water and storm. She gets a sacrifice of a virgin, she can cause water to dry up.

97. Madam Koi Koi 

  • Origin: African mythology
  • Meaning: Woman in high heels

This demon is considered to be a ghost in Nigeria, Ghana, and some African countries. She makes the koi koi sound as she walks at night to haunt school hostels and toilets.

98. Mag

  • Origin: Classical Mandaic

This demon doesn’t operate alone. She has a male counterpart known as Hag and together, they form the soul of darkness. The meaning of the name is not clear.

99. Mahishi

  • Origin: Hindu mythology
  • Meaning: Buffalo

She is a shape-shifting demon, half human and half buffalo. She is considered to be a ferocious being who committed many atrocities because of her might and longevity.

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100. Mami Water (Mami wata)

  • Origin: Africa
  • Meaning: Mother of water

Although this African mermaid is considered to be a goddess in some African areas, she is also considered as a demon in some places because of her ability to draw men to their death.

 101. Mavka

  • Origin: Ukrainian folklore and mythology
  • Meaning: A demon that tempts men

This demon with bareback is considered to be a temptress of men who lures them to their deaths. The demon is represented by a naked woman with long hair.

102. Mazikeen 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Doer of damage

This name belongs to a female demon from hell. She is believed to be the daughter of Adam and Lilith and is the most skilled torturer of souls in hell.

103. Medusa

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: Dreadful

Like her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, she has spents as hair on her head. She is not immortal but is more popular than her sisters. She turns anyone who looks at her to stone.

104. Melusine

  • Origin: Europe
  • Meaning: Pleasant or band of ferries

This is a spirit that is believed to live in fresh water or holy wells. She is half-human, and the other half of her can be a serpent or fish.

105. Mikaribaba

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Eye borrowing hag

These demons come in the form of old women with one eye. They are believed to visit Japanese villages during the winter to steal raincoats, winnowing baskets, and the eyes of people.

106. Morana

  • Origin: Slavic religion
  • Meaning: Death or illness

She is considered to be a goddess in the pagan Slavic religion, but other major religions, including Christianity, associate her with sorcery.

107. Morgen le Fay

  • Origin: Celtic Folklore
  • Meaning: Seaborn

She is a beautiful creature that is intelligent and can shift shape. She is linked to magic and enchantment.

108. Mormo 

  • Origin: Greek mythology
  • Meaning: Fearless or Hideos

A ghost, this demon is believed to have killed and eaten her own children. She hides in the rooms of bad children to scare them, but she doesn’t harm them.

109. Naamah

  • Origin: Hebrew mythology
  • Meaning: Pleasant

According to the mythology associated to this female demon, she got married to Adam after he was separated from Eve for 130 years and together, they had children that became the plagues of humanity to date.

110. Namanari:

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Half-demon

She comes like a woman but is a Hannya demon – women who become demons because of their strong jealousy. While she can be evil, this demon can still make it back to become human.

111. Nimue

  • Origin: British mythology
  • Meaning: Queen of Blood or Lady of the Lake

She is considered one of the greatest witches in British mythology and is often referred to as a demon. When other witches kill her and disposed of her chopped body in different places, she always comes back full.

112. Nukekubi

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Removable neck

This female demon is known to be bloodthirsty and brutal.

113. Nure-Onna

  • Origin: Japanese Mythology
  • Meaning: Wet woman

This demon is described as a being with the head of a woman and body of a snake. She lives under the sea and hunts for humans to eat them.

114. Nocnitsa

  • Origin: Polish mythology
  • Meaning: A demon that torments people at night

Often referred to as the queen of the underworld in Polish mythology, this demon is said to appear to mostly children at night time to torment them. The demon is also referred to as night hag or night maiden.

115. Nyx

  • Origin: Greek Mythology
  • Meaning: The Mother Night

Nyx is arguably one of the most beautiful female demon names. The bearer is also beautiful and she is also considered to be a goddess, according to some literature. She is the mother of brightness and day; Aether and Hemera, respectively. She is feared by every being- mortal and immortal. She can alter and manipulate everything that exists.

116. Onibaba

  • Origin: Japanese Mythology
  • Meaning: The demon hag

Onibaba is a Japanese demon that is believed to appear as an old woman who leads travelers to a terrible end. This demon is believed to be from a woman who was once a cannibal.

117. Onoskelis

  • Origin: Testament of Solomon
  • Meaning: She with the leg of an Ass

This demon is very beautiful but she is dangerous and evil. She kills indiscriminately and without mercy.

118. Osakabehime

  • Origin: Japanese folklore

This demon is believed to live in the Himeji Castle of Japan and she hides because she despises people. Nonetheless, the story is that she comes out of hiding once a year to meet the head of the castle and let him know of the fate of the castle. The meaning of her name is not clear.

119. Patasola

  • Origin: South America
  • Meaning: A one-foot demon in Latin American folklore

This female demon shares some characteristics with vampires and other monsters. The one-legged creature is believed to appear in the forest to men who are hunting in South American folklore.

120. Poludnitsa

  • Origin: Slavic mythology
  • Meaning: Noon Witch

This demon walks during the daytime, unlike many others. She can cause a lot of things including heatstroke and madness.

121. Pontianak

  • Origin: Indonesian mythology
  • Meaning: Hostile female spirit

Also known as Kuntilanak, this demon can come in the form or a beautiful woman who seduces men and then kills them. A very vengeful being, she can come as a pregnant woman unable to deliver.

123. Putana

  • Origin: Hindu mythology
  • Meaning: Devoid of Virtue

She is a demoness who tried to kill Krishna, the Hindus god when he was an infant, being his foster mother. She poisoned her breast milk but while he suckled, she sucked her life as well.

124. Qin

  • Origin: Mandaic mythology
  • Meaning: Queen of Darkness

She is the mistress of darkness in the first underworld while her daughter, Ruha is the queen of the underworld

125. Rakshasi

  • Origin: Hinduism
  • Meaning: Preserver

These are evil spirits and demons that ae believed in Hindu mythology to roam the earth to disrupt rituals done by Hindus known as the Yajna. They are also said to eat humans.

126. Rangda

  • Origin: Balinese mythology
  • Meaning: Widow

This demon has a ferocious look and is believed to feed on children. She is believed to be the leader of many witches in the fight of good versus evil against Barong, the leader of the forces of good.

127. Ruha

  • Origin: Mandaic mythology
  • Meaning: Spirit/Breath

She is seen as the queen of darkness who governs together with her on Ur. She is linked to negative feminine qualities, including lust and impurities from menstruation.

128. Rusalka

  • Origin: Europe
  • Meaning: From the water

Often associated with water bodies, this demon is considered to be very malicious. However, she is also linked to fertility and agriculture in Slavic tradition.

129. Scylla

  • Origin: Greek mythology
  • Meaning: Sea Monster

This demon has more than a head, one of which is human and the remaining are dogs. She can cause problems for sailors as she is a sea monster.

130. Selkolla

  • Origin: Icelandic folklore
  • Meaning: Seal head

Best recognized as the enemy of Catholic Bishop Guomundur Arason, this demon can sometimes have the head of a seal.

131. Shirina

  • Origin: Persian mythology

The exact meaning of this name in Persian mythology is not clear, but it is a popular name that is used in different cultures. The Persian demon who goes by this name is said to be dangerous. She is very beautiful and yet ferocious after she was rejected by Shaitan.

132. Shurpanakha

  • Origin: Hindu Mythology
  • Meaning: With fingernails as winnowing fans

The description of her physical appearance have been argued as while some described her as very beautiful, others claim she is the opposite of anything beautiful. One thing that is of agreement about her is that she is vengeful, jealous, and ill-mannered.

133. Soucouyant

  • Origin: Caribbean Folklore
  • Meaning: Witch that sucks blood

During the daytime, she appears as an old woman but at night, she comes out in search of those from whom she will suck blood.

134. Stheno

  • Origin: Greek mythology
  • Meaning: Forceful

The Greeks have many demons, but this is one of the most feared. She is Medusa’s sister and so she also has hair of venomous snakes. She is believed to have killed more men than Medusa and her other sister, Euryale combined.

135. Succubus

  • Origin: Various religious traditions
  • Meaning: To lie beneath

This demon operates in a different realm from others. She comes to men in their sleep and seduces them to have sexual intercourse. If one falls to her trap, she feeds on the semen since that is what she needs to live. According to her story, he can form a bond with someone who she continues sleeping with. Succubus doesn’t harm the men she sleeps with.

136. Tarika

  • Origin: African mythology
  • Meaning: Forest woman

This female demon is believed to be popular in different parts of Africa. As her name suggests, she lives in the forest and is linked to death and diseases. An old hag or witch, she haunts any forests where she is found.

137. Tisiphone

  • Origin: Greek mythology
  • Meaning: Avenger of murder

This is another not-so-popular female demon name. She is one of the 3 sisters of Fury together with Allecto and Megeara who are translated to Unceasing in Anger and Jealous respectively. She lives in the underworld but comes to earth to pursue the wicked.

138. Tsonokwa

  • Origin: Kwakwakaʼwakw mythology
  • Meaning: Ogress

This demon comes as an old and ugly woman who is often seen as someone who can bring wealth. On the flip side, she is believed to steal children and then she takes them to her home in her basket where she feeds on them. She is also referred to by the name of Dzunukwa.

139. Tsurara-Onna 

  • Origin: Japanese Mythology
  • Meaning: Icicle woman

When a man is lonely during the winter and he looks at the icicle for a long time, a beautiful woman who is claimed to be a demon by some, and good spirit by others, emerge to be with him until the end of the winter. This can happen even to married men. If one falls in love with these women that do not like taking their baths, the end may be disastrous.

140. Tunda 

  • Origin: South America
  • Meaning: The Beating or Spanking

Unlike others, this demon has no iota of beauty, she smells horrible and wears rags. She is sometimes referred to as La Tunda. The significant thing about her is that she takes away kids that are not baptized and naughty children. She also kidnaps cheating spouses to the mountain end where she traps them.

141. Ubagabi

  • Origin: Osaka
  • Meaning: Old Hag of Fire

These are demons that are associated with the atmosphere. They come during rainy nights and stick around river banks. The claim is that once they gaze at one, death will follow after 3 days.

142. Ubume

  • Origin: Japanese mythology
  • Meaning: Woman in late pregnancy

When a woman dies in the process of giving birth, this Japanese mythology believes she can come back as a ghost to try and care for her baby. If the baby dies, she appears as a ghost on rainy nights with the baby crying for help. If you are unfortunate to collect the baby from her, the baby becomes heavy like a rock and crushes you to death.

143. Uji no hashihime (Japanese Origin)

  • Origin: Japanese Mythology
  • Meaning: Lady of the Bridge

There are literatures that see them as female demons while others see them as goddesses. Whatever the case, they are said to be very jealous beings that are very old. They take charge of bridges that are long and they lay curses or cause harm if you compare another bridge to be better than the one she inhabits while still on the bridge.

144. Vanth

  • Origin: Etruscan Religion
  • Meaning: Moon

This winged demon does not walk alone; she is seen with other demons or other of her kind. Holding a key, torch, and scroll, she is linked to death and is believed to accompany souls to the underworld.

145. Vântoase

  • Origin: Romanian Origin
  • Meaning: Whirlwind

This is not one of the most popular female demon names, but it is well-used in Romanian folklore. It signifies a demon that is believed to be behind whirlwinds, dust storms, and other mishaps that are linked to the wind. She is said to enjoy attacking little children, although they can get protection against her with the grass of the winds.

146. Werzelya

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Meaning: 

According to history, this demon was the sister of the saint, Susenyos. However, while her brother kept himself doing good and expanding the church, she was an evil woman whose lover was said to be none other than Satan himself. The story about her has it that she had a union with the devil and when she had her child, a daughter, she killed her and drank her blood and that was how she became a vampire demon.

147.  Xtabay 

  • Origin: Mayan Origin
  • Meaning: Rope intended for a specific use

This name is quite popular around the world, although it is of Mayan origin. The name belongs to a ferociously beautiful female demon who lives in the forests. She uses her beauty to lure men to their deaths.

148. Yachemi

  • Origin: Hindukush

This demon is married to another demon, Hunza. She goes after wandering individuals and eats them in half.

149. Yamauba

  • Origin: Japan
  • Meaning: Mountain hag, mountain crone

This demon is also considered to be a witch who is often regarded as the old hag of the mountains and forests of Japan. Before becoming a demon, she was first a woman who got corrupted and then was transformed into a monster.

150. Zahreil

  • Origin: Mandaic tradition
  • Meaning: An evil spirit

The claim is that this demon is the mother of Ptahil who is claimed to have created the material world. She is considered a genius at childbirth.


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