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... 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

    Bird name Raven, once a symbol of pride for both African-American and Wiccan parents, is finding new life as a superhero name. Raven Darkholme is the real name of Mystique, heroine of the X-Men... 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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