Most Notorious Serial Killers

This list of famous serial killers include photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the most infamous serial killers in the world? This includes the most notorious serial murderers, living and dead, both in America and abroad, ordered by their level of infamy, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic serial killers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all well known serial killers whose names will go down in history for their gruesome crimes.

The list you're viewing contains notorious serial murderers like Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson.

From the names of well known serial killers to some of the lesser known murderers whose names still fill people's hearts with fear and disgust, these are some of the most famous serial killers who ever lived. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous serial killers ever?" and "What are the names of famous serial killers?" then you're in the right place.


  • Jeffrey Dahmer
    Photo: user uploaded image
  • Charles Manson
    Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
  • John Wayne Gacy
    Photo: Police Department photographic records / Wikipedia / Fair Use
  • Ted Bundy
    Photo: Florida Department of Corrections / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain