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....
  • Narcissa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This Greek flower and mythological choice doesn't make it into the pantheon of possibilities because of its association with narcissism. Read More 

  • Night

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An ubercool and mysterious name, brought to you by director M. Night Shyamalan. Read More 

  • Nyx

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In Greek mythology, Nyx was a powerful goddess and the embodiment of the night, but when spoken, its negative meaning can't be ignored. Read More 

  • Onyx

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Unlike Pearl and Ruby, this is one gem name suited for boys, the final x making it sound strong and virile. Read More 

  • Opaline

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Ophelia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ophelia is a beautiful name that has long been hampered by the stigma of Hamlet's tragic heroine--for whom he seems to have invented the name-- but more and more parents are beginning to put that... Read More 

  • Phaedra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name of a tragic figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos, sister of Ariadne and wife of Theseus, has a mysterious and intriguing appeal, and would make a dramatic choice. ... Read More 

  • Rain

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image.

    Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the... Read More 

  • Raven

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Although not as popular as it was in its 1990s heyday, Raven still makes a powerful statement for African-American parents about the beauty in blackness. It is also popular among Wiccan... Read More 

  • Rowena

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe (1819),which featured a heroine called Rowena of Hargottstanstede. Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though... Read More 

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