Gothic Baby Names

Gothic baby names relate to the culture that combines horror with romanticism. Gothic can refer to the medieval or the modern; Gothic style encompasses music and architecture, literature and fashion. Here are some names that, for a range of reasons, might be considered Gothic. Baby appropriate? In a dark sort of way....
  • Crow

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    From Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, the story of a boy named Kafka -- crow in Czech.Read More 

  • Damien

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    Converting Damian to Damien -- or Julian to Julien or Lucian to Lucien -- adds a certain je ne sais quoi to names. But most people won't know that you're using the French form and will just think... Read More 

  • Desdemona

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    Desdemona is as Shakespearean as a name can be, but because the beautiful and innocent wife of Othello came to such a tragic end, her name has been avoided for centuries. But at this point in... Read More 

  • Drusilla

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    Drusilla is an ancient Roman name, (probably) borne by descendants of Antony and Cleopatra, and is one of the 'illa' names that are ready for a comeback, especially with its cute short form Dru. ... Read More 

  • Edwina

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    Edwina may still be taking tea in the parlor, but we can see her joining friends like Matilda and Josephine for a comeback, especially if pronounced like Edwin rather than Edween.

    She... Read More 

  • Eris

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    Eris was the goddess of strife and discord, turned fairy tale and then popular culture figure Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. Ironic, as her name sounds so much like that of Eros, the god of love.... Read More 

  • Gray

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    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Gray (or Grey), is one exception, which could make for a soft and... Read More 

  • Indigo

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    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from... Read More 

  • Jasper

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    Jasper has a lot going for it -- it's been rocketing up the ranks in the US, after long being considered a posh and charming name in England. Distinctly masculine, Jasper represents a variety of... Read More 

  • Jett

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    Aviation enthusiast John Travolta put this fast-paced name in the lexicon when he used it for his late son, and George Lucas followed suit. Read More 

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