Some of the Weirdest Phobias

Nearly everyone is afraid of something. But when the fear is intense and persistent it is called a phobia. Some of those phobias are really weird, such as some of those listed below.


Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia: Fear of noise.
Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded places.
Ailurophobia: Fear of cats.
Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia: Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia: Fear of opinions.
Altophobia: Fear of heights.
Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia: Fear of walking.
Ancraophobia or Anemophobia: Fear of wind.

Androphobia or Arrhenphobia: Fear of men.
Anglophobia: Fear of England, English culture, etc.
Anthrophobia: Fear of flowers.
Antlophobia: Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia: Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched.
Apiphobia: Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia: Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachnephobia/Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers.
Arsonphobia: Fear of fire.
Astraphobia/Astrapophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia: Fear of stars/space.
Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection.
Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure.
Aurophobia: Fear of gold.
Automatonophobia: Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues.
Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia: Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia/Aviatophobia: Fear of flying.

Bacillophobia: Fear of microbes.
Bacteriophobia: Fear of bacteria.
Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Batophobia: Fear of heights.
Batrachophobia: Fear of amphibians (like frogs)
Belonephobia: Fear of pins and needles.
Bibliophobia: Fear of books.
Botanophobia: Fear of plants.
Brontophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.

Cacophobia: Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia/Cainotophobia: Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women.
Carnophobia: Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia: Fear of being ridiculed.
Catoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia/Centophobia: Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia: Fear of thunder.
Chaetophobia: Fear of hair.
Chionophobia: Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia: Fear of being touched.
Chirophobia: Fear of hands.
Chorophobia: Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia/Chrematophobia: Fear of money.
Chromophobia/Chromatophobia: Fear of colors.
Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks.
Cibophobia/Sitophobia/Sitiophobia: Fear of food.
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces.
Climacophobia: Fear of stairs.
Clinophobia: Fear of going to bed.
Coimetrophobia: Fear of cemeteries.
Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.
Cyberphobia: Fear of computers.
Cyclophobia: Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia: Fear of waves.
Cynophobia: Fear of dogs.

Demophobia: Fear of crowds.
Dendrophobia: Fear of trees.
Dentophobia: Fear of dentists.
Didaskaleinophobia: Fear of going to school.
Dipsophobia: Fear of drinking.
Dishabiliophobia: Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Dromophobia: Fear of crossing streets.

Eisoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors.
Elurophobia: Fear of cats.
Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting.
Entomophobia: Fear of insects.
Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia: Fear of nosebleeds.
Equinophobia: Fear of horses.
Ergophobia: Fear of work.

Felinophobia: Fear of cats.

Gamophobia: Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia: Fear of laughter.
Genophobia: Fear of sex.
Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia: Fear of crossing bridges.
Gerascophobia: Fear of growing old.
Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gynephobia/Gynophobia: Fear of women.

Haphephobia/Haptephobia: Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia: Fear of being robbed.
Heliophobia: Fear of the sun.
Hemophobia/Hemaphobia/Hematophobia: Fear of blood.
Hierophobia: Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hominophobia: Fear of men.
Hylophobia: Fear of forests.

Iatrophobia: Fear of doctors.
Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish.

Judeophobia: Fear of Jews.

Keraunophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.
Kymophobia: Fear of waves.

Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables.
Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises.
Limnophobia: Fear of lakes.
Liticaphobia: Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia: Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia: Fear of computers.
Logophobia: Fear of words.
Lygophobia: Fear of darkness.

Macrophobia: Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia: Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia: Fear of childbirth.
Megalophobia: Fear of large things.
Melissophobia: Fear of bees.
Methyphobia: Fear of alcohol.
Microphobia: Fear of small things.
Misophobia: Fear of being contaminated with dirt/germs.
Monophobia: Fear of solitude or being alone.
Motorphobia: Fear of automobiles.
Musophobia/Murophobia: Fear of mice.

Necrophobia: Fear of death and dead things.
Neophobia: Fear of anything new.
Nosocomephobia: Fear of hospitals.
Numerophobia: Fear of numbers.

Ochlophobia: Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes.
Ophthalmophobia: Fear of being stared at.
Ornithophobia: Fear of birds.

Pedophobia: Fear of children.
Peladophobia: Fear of bald people.
Phasmophobia: Fear of ghosts.
Placophobia: Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia: Fear of wealth.
Pogonophobia: Fear of beards.
Potamophobia: Fear of rivers or running water.
Pteronophobia: Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia: Fear of puppets.
Pyrophobia: Fear of fire.

Rhytiphobia: Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia: Fear of dirt.

Scolionophobia: Fear of school.
Selachophobia: Fear of sharks.
Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words.

Tachophobia: Fear of speed.
Technophobia: Fear of technology.
Telephonophobia: Fear of telephones.
Testophobia: Fear of taking tests.
Theophobia: Fear of gods or religion.
Trypanophobia: Fear of injections.

Venustraphobia: Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia: Fear of words.
Verminophobia: Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia: Fear of clothing.

Xenoglossophobia: Fear of foreign languages.

Zoophobia: Fear of animals