140+ Names, Slang, and Nicknames for The Devil

Have you been trying to find a nickname for the devil?

A list of other names for the Devil could be beneficial for writers trying to make their story more interesting, for gamers looking to add some dark character to their Gamertag, and for religious scholars or students trying to complete an assignment.

Irrespective of the reason you need a list of slang used for the devil, you will find this list of popular slang for the devil from different religions and languages useful.

Biblical Names of The Devil

Satan Names

Thoughts about the Devil conjure up instant images of a red-faced monster with a tail, fiery eyes, a pitchfork, and two horns; a hellish fiend and the greatest arch-villain known to man.

Thousands of books have been written about the Devil and many more will. One thing is clear, a large majority of religions and cultures are in unanimous agreement that the Devil is a foe who should be feared – and avoided.

The Bible in 1st Peter 5:8 warns about the Devil: “Be sober, be vigilant, for your adversary the Devil like a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”Jesus, while addressing the Pharisees in John 8:44, speaks of the Devil thus: “He was a murderer from the beginning and had no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks his natural language for he is a liar and the father of lies”. These verses give insight into the very character of the Devil and explain the origins of some of the names he is known by.

In this article, we would list some of the appellations of the Devil in religious and cultural contexts. As the saying goes, you have to know your enemy to defeat him. Hopefully, you stay one step ahead of this great adversary. Happy reading!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular nicknames for the devil with Bible references:

  1. Satan – The name, Satan, was used to describe the devil in the Bible.
  2. The Devil – The term “the devil” was used to refer to Satan in the Bible.
  3. Lucifer ‒ Used in Isaiah 14:12.
  4. The Evil One ‒ Used in 1 John 5:19.
  5. Beast ‒ Frequently used in the Book of Revelations.
  6. Antichrist ‒ Used in different chapters of the New Testament Bible, especially in Revelations.
  7. Mammon ‒ Culled from Matthew 6:24.
  8. Wicked One ‒ Used in Matthew 13:19.
  9. Beelzebub Beelzebub, the prince of demons/ the ruler of the demons, is identified in Matthew 12:24 as the devil.
  10.  Belial ‒ Used in 2 Corinthians 6:15.
  11. Deceiver ‒ Frequently used in the Book of Revelations.
  12. Demon/Demon Ruler ‒ Used in Matthew 12:24.
  13. Accuser ‒ Used in Matthew 4:1.
  14. Adversary ‒ Used in Job chapter 1.
  15. Angel/King of the Bottomless Pit ‒ A term derived from Revelations 9:11.
  16. Dragon ‒ Used in Revelations chapter 12.
  17. Enemy ‒ Used in Matthew 13:39.
  18. Fallen Angel ‒ Culled from Isaiah 14:12-15.
  19. Fallen Star ‒ Also used in Isaiah, chapter 14.
  20. Father of Lies ‒ Used in John 8:44.
  21. Lawless One ‒ Used in 2 Thessalonians 2:8.
  22. Murderer ‒ Used in John 8:44.
  23. Prince of the Power of the Air ‒ Used in Ephesians 2:2.
  24. Prince Satan ‒ Used in Ephesians 2:2.
  25. Roaring Lion ‒ From 1 Peter 5:8.
  26. Ruler of Darkness/King of Darkness ‒ Culled from Colossians 1:13.
  27. Ruler of this World ‒ Used in 2 Corinthians chapter 4.
  28. Serpent/Serpent of Old ‒ From Genesis chapter 3.
  29. Son of Perdition ‒ Used in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
  30. Son of The Dawn ‒ Used in Isaiah 14:12.
  31. Son of The Morning ‒ Used in Isaiah 14:12.
  32. Son of Wickedness ‒ Used in Psalm 89:22.
  33. Tempter ‒ Used in Matthew 4:3.
  34. The Anointed Cherub ‒ A term used to describe the devil’s previous position in Ezekiel 28:14.
  35. The Fallen Light Bearer ‒ Culled from Isaiah 14:12.
  36. The Thief ‒ Used in John 10:10.

Nicknames for The Devil from Other Languages or Religions 

The devil (sometimes referred to as “demon” or “evil god”) is a supernatural being that is recognized not just among Christians but in other religions and languages across the world. Here are some nicknames that represent the concept of the devil in certain religions and languages:

  1. Abaddon ‒ Hebrew/Greek term for the devil meaning for “the destroyer” or “the angel of death.”
  2. Apollyon ‒ A Greek term for the devil, meaning “the arch-fiend.”
  3. Azazel ‒ A Jewish term for the devil meaning “Pre-fallen.”
  4. Baal the Prince ‒ An Egyptian term for the devil.
  5. Baʿl-zabūl ‒ An Arabic term for the devil.
  6. Belial ‒ A Hebrew nickname for the devil.
  7. Bogeyman ‒ An Italian devil/demon from ancient folklore.
  8. Dante ‒ An Italian name for the devil.
  9. Diablo ‒ Spanish term for the devil.
  10. Diable ‒ The French word for devil.
  11. Dickens ‒ An Old English euphemism for the devil.
  12. Dracula ‒ A Romanian nickname for the devil.
  13. Emma-O ‒ A term for the Japanese ruler of Hell.
  14. Gorgo/Demogorgon ‒ A Greek nickname for the devil.
  15. Iblis ‒ One of the Islamic terms for the devil.
  16. Imp ‒ A nickname for the devil that originates from Germanic folklore.
  17. Mastema ‒ A Hebrew term for the devil.
  18. Mephistopheles ‒ A German folklore demon often used as an alternative for “Devil” or “Satan.”
  19. Old Harry ‒ An English nickname popular in the mid-17th century.
  20. Old Lutherfud ‒ An Old English nickname for the devil.
  21. Old Scratch ‒ A Middle English nickname for the devil.
  22. Scrooge ‒ An English devil.
  23. Set ‒ A term for an Egyptian devil.
  24. Shaitan ‒ An Arabic term for the devil.
  25. Supay ‒ Meaning “devil” in Quechua, Aymara, and Inca mythologies (South America).
  26. Tchort ‒ A Russian term for the devil, meaning “black god.”
  27. Esu ‒ the Yoruba word for Satan
  28. Ekwensu ‒ the Igbo word for Satan.

Other Nicknames for The Devil

There are certain nicknames that have been ascribed to the devil due to the diabolical nature of this being. These nicknames describe traits that have been associated with the devil as well as phrases by which the devil is known. Here are some of the terms that represent the devil:

  1. Author of all Sins
  2. Awful monster
  3. Bad ‘Un
  4. Bad Cat 
  5. Bad Man
  6. Bogey
  7. Booger Man
  8. Boogie-Boogie
  9. Brute
  10. Chief of the Demons
  11. Dark Angel 
  12. Devourer 
  13. Enemy of My Soul
  14. Enemy of Righteousness
  15. Error 
  16. Evil Doer
  17. Evil Spirit 
  18. Evil/Evil Personified
  19. Fallen Cherub
  20. Father of Contention
  21. Fiend
  22. Fire Man
  23. Fox-Tail Devil
  24. God of Darkness
  25. Green-Horned Monster 
  26. Guy with The Two-Tined Fork
  27. HellCat
  28. Hellion 
  29. His Satanic Majesty 
  30. Horned 
  31. Horned Monster
  32. Horned Toad
  33. Imp of Darkness 
  34. King of Hell
  35. King of The Underworld
  36. Man, With Horns
  37. Man, With the Fork & Tail 
  38. Man, With the Forked Tail
  39. Man, With the Horn & Tail
  40. Man, With the Pitchfork
  41. Man, With the Spear 
  42. Mayor of Hell
  43. Most Immediate Enemy
  44. Ol’ Man
  45. Old Billy 
  46. Old Boy
  47. Old Fellow
  48. Old Man Down Below
  49. Old Mr. Grim
  50. Old Ned 
  51. Old Nick/Nick
  52. Old Poker
  53. Old Rip 
  54. Old Sam
  55. Old Satan
  56. Old Scratch 
  57. Splitfoot
  58. Old Man Splitfoot
  59. Proprietor of Hell
  60. Red-Headed Goblin
  61. Ring-Tail Devil
  62. Scapegoat 
  63. Sin
  64. Slanderer 
  65. Slewfoot
  66. Snake/The Old Snake 
  67. Spoiler 
  68. Spooks
  69. Tail-‘N-Horns
  70. The Black Spy
  71. The Deuce
  72. The Gentleman in Black
  73. The Great Deceiver 
  74. The Old One
  75. The Peacock of Angels 
  76. The Prince of Darkness

Are there any good names of the devil we haven’t mentioned? A word for the devil in your country, language, culture, or religion that’s not on this list, kindly share them with us in the comments section below!

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17 thoughts on “140+ Names, Slang, and Nicknames for The Devil”

  1. Lucy, (I love Lucy)
    Jack, ( Jack in the box)
    The kid, (Knock em dead kid)
    Ra, (Ra-leys)
    Alice (Alice in Chains)
    Shelf in the Room <>Rain waiting to pour.!! from Days of the New !

  2. I don’t know if it’s biblically true because I’ve never read it but I’ve heard of the devil being referred to as the morning star in books and movies.

    • The Morning Star is the good devil of good soul and spirit. He is the good hero of hell who takes out the bad souls to make a clear way to heaven.

      • The devil was called the morning star or star of the morning before the Fall. Good devil??? He clears the way the Heaven???? WTF!!! Where on God’s green earth did you get that from.

  3. I’ve heard “Old Spindleshanks” on occasion, probably due to him being depicted sometimes with the bottom half of a goat from the waist down.

  4. In Sri Lanka, tamil words for devil 1.Pei ,2. Pootham, 3. Pisasu, 4.Saaththaan 5.Sanian 7. Moothevi 8.Irulan 9. Keddavan 10.Nasakaari


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