Gothic Dog Names

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Introduction

If you love all things Gothic and are getting a new dog, you could be motivated to choose a name for your new furry friend that is Gothic inspired.  There are many novels, historical periods in time, TV shows and movies that can be labelled as Gothic, so it’s a very broad category in which lots of inspiration can be taken.  The word Gothic can also describe clothing, music and architecture.  A common trait of Gothic is something that is supernatural, dark or eerie.  It can also identify a monstrous time or a monster itself.  Read on for name inspiration that embodies the essence of Gothic.  

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Gothic Dog Name Considerations

There are many considerations to make when choosing a name for your pooch, and there is so much inspiration to take on board if you love all things Gothic.

If you like Gothic architecture you could be inspired by 18th century Art Historian, Horace Walpole. He inspired a lot of Gothic architecture, and even designed his own home, Strawberry Hill.  You may decide to choose a name based on your favorite type of monster; for instance, some people prefer the vampire, others the werewolf, and others the zombie.  

You could be inspired by celebrity dogs like Donnie Barko, Mona, or Sirius Black, the pet belonging to Ariana Grande, inspired by the very sinister and Gothic character first appearing in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Of course, Syrius doesn’t appear quite so sinister once we get to know the truth.  Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder named his pooch Nietzsche, after the famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, who lived between 1844 and 1900, a very Gothic period.  

You should decide on a specific style of Gothic that you love, in order to narrow down your name search.  Choose a name carefully because your four-legged friend needs a forever-name. Check out the list below for more eerie inspiration.

Male Gothic Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
Lucifer
Another name for the devil
7
Fang
Inspired by 2012 movie Vampire Dog
7
Reaper
The grim reaper is a very Gothic character
5
Hyde
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novella
5
Phantom
Another name for a ghost
3
Hannibal
Inspired by Gothic character Hannibal Lecter
2
Spike
A spunky vampire villain that turns hero from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2
Salem
Salem is famous for its witch trials
2
Aro
Twilight inspired; leader of the Volturi
1
Nosferatu
If you are inspired by the famous vampire
1
Fester
Fester Addams is the brother of Gomez Addams
1
Damien
The devil reincarnate from the movie The Omen
1
Casper
A favorite friendly ghost
1
Blade
Wesley Snipes, vampire hybrid who walks by day
0
Angelus
The evil vampire; Angel without a soul in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
-1
Cyclops
A one-eyed creature from Greek mythology
-1
Dyson
The werewolf shapeshifting fae from TV show Lost Girl
-1
Hellhound
A supernatural demon dog talked about in folklore
-1
Ichabod
Inspired by Sleepy Hollow's protagonist
-1
Sherlock
Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective
-1
Sirius Black
Ariana Grande has a dog named Sirius
-1
Boo
For the pooch who is playful and likes to hide
-1
Alumit
Means immortal in Hebrew
-2
Donnie Barko
Inspired by the Instagram star
-3
Bluebeard
Inspired by the fictional pirate ghost
-3
Strigoi
The term used to refer to the vampire creatures in TV show The Strain
-3
Setrakian
A pawn shop owner who knows all about Strigoi in TV show The Strain
-3
Quinlan
A vampire and human hybrid from the TV show The Strain
-3
Horace
18th century Art Historian, Horace Walpole
-3
Nietzsche
Inspired by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

Female Gothic Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Lilith
Dangerous demon of the night
6
Blair
Inspired by movie The Blair Witch Project
6
Siren
Their song lures sailors to their death at sea
6
Raven
Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem
6
Crimson
A blood red color
5
Willow
Inspired by the witch from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3
Eve
Biblical; the first woman blamed for the destruction of the garden of Eden
3
Morticia
The Addams family Mom
3
Wednesday
From the lovable Addams family
2
Bellatrix
Inspired by witch Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter
2
Irina
Inspired by the dazzling blonde vegetarian vamp in the Twilight series
2
Ophelia
Refers to Hamlet by William Shakespeare
1
Abaddon
A knight of hell inspired by TV show Supernatural
1
Samara
Inspired by the movie The Ring
1
Rosemary
Inspired by movie Rosemary's Baby; devil baby
1
Carrie
Inspired by Stephen King's novel
1
Buffy
Inspired by the lovable vampire slayer
1
Mona
Like Jennifer Love Hewitt's Boxer
0
Clarissa
A witch from the children's TV show Goosebumps
0
Selene
Vampire warrior from movie Underworld
0
Penny
Inspired by the 19th century Penny Dreadful stories
0
Rowena
The red-haired witch from TV show Supernatural
0
Medusa
A snake-haired lady who turns people to stone; From Greek mythology
0
Claudia
Inspired by the Vampire Chronicles
0
Banshee
The Irish fairy who appears to warn a family of death
-1
Oracle
Has supernatural powers to see the future
-2
Mildred
The protagonist child witch from TV show The Worst Witch
-2
Valkyrie
A Valkyrie named Tamsin appears in TV show Lost Girl
-2
Bo
The Succubus from TV show Lost Girl
-2
Dutch
The tech guru who stars in TV show The Strain

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