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Gothic Cat Names

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Try out these gothic cat names if you’d love to infuse your kitten with coolness. We’ve added ideas that are inspired by gothic words, characters, literature, architecture, and music.

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Female Gothic Cat Names

Here’s a selection of wonderful ideas for girl cats with a gothic twist to them.

  • Althea
  • Aphra
  • Blair
  • Chandra
  • Clover
  • Crimson
  • Des
  • Desdamona
  • Elektra
  • Estelle
  • Eve
  • Jinx
  • Lilith
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Morgana
  • Nissa
  • Ophelia
  • Pandora
  • Raven
  • Rose
  • Siren
  • Star
  • Willow

Male Gothic Cat Names

These gothic-inspired names are perfect for any boy kitten.

  • Alaric
  • Damien
  • Edgar
  • Flint
  • Grey
  • Gus
  • Jet
  • Kane
  • Omen
  • Orion
  • Rune
  • Talon
  • Tristan
  • Vlad
  • Warlock

Unisex Goth Cat Names

These name options will work well for cats of any gender.

  • Angel
  • Blackie
  • Bones
  • Briar
  • Cameo
  • Echo
  • Fang
  • Ghost
  • Moon
  • Noir
  • Onyx
  • Salem
  • Tempest
  • Pagan
  • Phantom
  • Shadow
  • Storm
  • Thorn
  • Winter
  • Wolf
  • Zombie
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Goth Music

If you enjoy gothic music, these names might be a great match for your new feline friend.

  • Banshee – Siouxsie and the Banshees, known for their contribution to the goth rock genre
  • Bela – Bauhaus band and their popular song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” which is considered one of the earliest goth rock songs
  • Bowie – David Bowie, a famous musician and style icon
  • Curtis – Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band Joy Division
  • Friday – The Cure’s song “Friday I’m in Love”
  • Lux – Lux Interior, who was part of the group The Cramps
  • Manson – Marilyn Manson, a well-known singer and songwriter
  • Morrison – Jim Morrison, who is credited with paving the way for gothic rock
  • Nico – German songwriter and actress
  • Olli – Olli Wisdom of the band Specimen
  • Rozz – Rozz Williams of Christian Death
  • Sioux – Siouxsie Sioux, who fronted the band Siouxsie and the Banshees

Famous Goth Characters from TV, Movies, and Books

These names are inspired by dark-themed popular media and characters.

  • Aro – a character from Twilight
  • Attila – the famous Attila the Hun
  • Bella
  • Bellatrix – from the Harry Potter series
  • Binx – a character from Hocus Pocus who turns into a cat
  • Blade – a vampire character from a comic book of the same name
  • Bran – a character from Game of Thrones
  • Carrie – a novel written by Stephen King
  • Casper – the friendly ghost
  • Claudia – from the Vampire Chronicles
  • Crow – can refer to either a character from the movie The Crow or the animal
  • Devil – a figure from religious texts
  • Draven – Eric Draven, the lead in The Crow
  • Draco – Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter
  • Elvira – the mistress of the dark
  • Fenrir – a wolf from Norse mythology
  • Fester – from The Addams Family
  • Frankenstein – or Franky for short, from the story about a scientist who creates a monster
  • Gomez – the father in The Addams Family
  • Grim – the Grim Reaper
  • Hannibal – Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs
  • Henrietta – the goth girl from South Park
  • Hyde – Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Icabod – Icabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Jeckyll – Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Lestat – a vampire from Anne Rice’s novels
  • Loki – the Norse god of mischief
  • Lucifer – another name for the devil
  • Medusa – a woman with snake hair from Greek mythology
  • Morticia – wife from The Addams Family
  • Neo – main character from The Matrix
  • Noel – Noel Fielding, a gothic actor and comedian
  • Oracle – a mythical character who can see the future
  • Penny – Penny Dreadful
  • Reaper – the grim reaper
  • Sabrina – the teenage witch
  • Samara – a frightening character from The Ring
  • Selene – The main character in Underworld
  • Spike – hero from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Trinity – female counterpart from The Matrix
  • Ursula – sea witch from The Little Mermaid
  • Wednesday – daughter from The Addams Family
  • Witch – also, check out our list of witchy cat names
  • Zero – Ghost dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Gothic Architecture, Artists, and Literature

Here’s a section of unique ideas taken from the gothic arts and architecture.

  • Abbot – Abbot Suger, recognized as the originator of Gothic Architecture
  • Bram – Bram Stoker, best known for his writing on vampires
  • Burton – Tim Burton, a famous filmmaker
  • Claus – Claus Sluter, an architect
  • Dali – Salvador Dali, an artist who had a considerable effect on the modern gothic style
  • Florence – Italy, a popular destination for gothic art
  • Fresco – a technique of mural painting
  • Gargoyle – a type of sculpture commonly seen in gothic architecture
  • Gio – Giovanni Pisano, a prominent gothic architect
  • Milan – The Duomo di Milano, a renowned building
  • Oscar – Oscar Wilde, a celebrated writer
  • Paris – has a remarkable collection of gothic architecture
  • Poe – Edgar Allan Poe was a celebrated author
  • Poppy – Poppy Z. Brite, a writer of gothic horror stories
  • Storm – Storm Constantine a well-known writer

What Should I Name My Dark Cat?

Any gothic cat name, such as Raven or Orion, can work wonderfully with a dark-colored cat. You can also try a black cat name such as Ash, Night, or Stormy. If your cat is black and white, you could use Sylvester, Felix, Oreo, or Tux.

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