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.  

Gothic Dog Names in Pop Culture

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
14
Lucifer
Another name for the devil
12
Reaper
The grim reaper is a very Gothic character
8
Fang
Inspired by 2012 movie Vampire Dog
8
Phantom
Another name for a ghost
5
Hyde
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novella
4
Spike
A spunky vampire villain that turns hero from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4
Salem
Salem is famous for its witch trials
4
Blade
Wesley Snipes, vampire hybrid who walks by day
4
Aro
Twilight inspired; leader of the Volturi
3
Nosferatu
If you are inspired by the famous vampire
3
Hannibal
Inspired by Gothic character Hannibal Lecter
1
Hellhound
A supernatural demon dog talked about in folklore
1
Ichabod
Inspired by Sleepy Hollow's protagonist
1
Fester
Fester Addams is the brother of Gomez Addams
1
Damien
The devil reincarnate from the movie The Omen
1
Boo
For the pooch who is playful and likes to hide
0
Angelus
The evil vampire; Angel without a soul in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
0
Sirius Black
Ariana Grande has a dog named Sirius
-1
Dyson
The werewolf shapeshifting fae from TV show Lost Girl
-1
Sherlock
Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective
-1
Casper
A favorite friendly ghost
-2
Donnie Barko
Inspired by the Instagram star
-3
Cyclops
A one-eyed creature from Greek mythology
-3
Strigoi
The term used to refer to the vampire creatures in TV show The Strain
-3
Alumit
Means immortal in Hebrew
-5
Bluebeard
Inspired by the fictional pirate ghost
-5
Quinlan
A vampire and human hybrid from the TV show The Strain
-6
Nietzsche
Inspired by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
-7
Setrakian
A pawn shop owner who knows all about Strigoi in TV show The Strain
-7
Horace
18th century Art Historian, Horace Walpole

Female Gothic Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
12
Lilith
Dangerous demon of the night
10
Raven
Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem
10
Crimson
A blood red color
8
Blair
Inspired by movie The Blair Witch Project
6
Siren
Their song lures sailors to their death at sea
6
Willow
Inspired by the witch from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4
Morticia
The Addams family Mom
3
Eve
Biblical; the first woman blamed for the destruction of the garden of Eden
3
Samara
Inspired by the movie The Ring
2
Bellatrix
Inspired by witch Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter
2
Medusa
A snake-haired lady who turns people to stone; From Greek mythology
2
Irina
Inspired by the dazzling blonde vegetarian vamp in the Twilight series
2
Claudia
Inspired by the Vampire Chronicles
2
Banshee
The Irish fairy who appears to warn a family of death
2
Ophelia
Refers to Hamlet by William Shakespeare
1
Oracle
Has supernatural powers to see the future
1
Rosemary
Inspired by movie Rosemary's Baby; devil baby
1
Wednesday
From the lovable Addams family
1
Carrie
Inspired by Stephen King's novel
0
Selene
Vampire warrior from movie Underworld
0
Rowena
The red-haired witch from TV show Supernatural
0
Buffy
Inspired by the lovable vampire slayer
-1
Abaddon
A knight of hell inspired by TV show Supernatural
-1
Mona
Like Jennifer Love Hewitt's Boxer
-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
Clarissa
A witch from the children's TV show Goosebumps
-2
Penny
Inspired by the 19th century Penny Dreadful stories
-4
Bo
The Succubus from TV show Lost Girl
-4
Dutch
The tech guru who stars in TV show The Strain

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