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Gothic Cat Names

Published: Last updated: by Kyle Larson

If you’d love to infuse your kitten with coolness, try out these gothic cat names. These great name ideas 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 Gothic 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, is 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 – 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 – 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 like 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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