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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, such as Damien and Ophelia.

Along with Damien and Ophelia, other Gothic names in the US Top 1000 include Andre, Jasper, Jett, Luna, Raven, Scarlet, Wolf, and Zelda. Gothic baby names with a distinctly dark image include Jezebel, Onyx, Wednesday, and Blackwell.

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

  • Crow

    Gender: M LoveDislike

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

  • Damien

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    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 

  • Daphne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Daphne's origins may be Greek, but it's seen by Americans as quintessentially British—as in the Daphne Moon character on Frasier. hough we don't see it becoming a Top 100 name, Daphne is... Read More 

  • Denis

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  • Desdemona

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 

  • Donahue

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    This genial Irish surname feels much more current than Donald. Read More 

  • Dream

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs. Read More 

  • Drusilla

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 

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