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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. Names inspired by goth culture are a little shadowy and a lot mysterious. Names for a goth baby can include those related to goth icons, goth styles, or goth imagery. Here are some names that, for a range of reasons, might be considered Gothic. Baby appropriate? In a dark sort of way...

  • Bellatrix

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    J.K. Rowling is a modern master of naming, but this appellation of one of the stars of Orion, used for the evil character played by Helena Bonham Carter, is not one you'd want to use for your child.Read More 

  • Blackwell

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Dark.Read More 

  • Blade

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the new crop of boys' names that manage to be unconventional and macho at the same time -- though Blade verges on the threatening. Read More 

  • Bowie

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn put this name in play as a first name, but David Bowie (born with the considerably less marketable moniker of David Robert Jones) dyed it blond and gave it... Read More 

  • Bram

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Bram has an unusual measure of character and charm for a one-syllable name; it started as a hipper-than-Abe diminutive of the biblical Abraham, but is also an independent Irish and Dutch name,... Read More 

  • Bronte

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This lovely surname of the three novel-writing sisters, now used as a baby name, makes a fitting tribute for lovers of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. While the original name... Read More 

  • Burton

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Prissy, no matter how you spell it. Read More 

  • Circe

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In Greek myth, Circe, daughter of Helios, the sun, was a sorceress living on the island of Aeaea, who could turn men into animals with her magic wand, which is just what she did to Odysseus's crew... Read More 

  • Crimson

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Gone With the Wind charm.Read More 

  • Cross

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Evocative word name that's refreshingly straightforward. Overtones of Christianity and penalty. More subtle option: Cruz.Read More 

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