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250+ Gothic Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Mysterious & Unique Cat

Ashley Bates

By Ashley Bates

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So, you recently adopted a kitten or cat who needed a home, and now they need a name. First, let us congratulate you on your newcomer! Next, let’s touch base on the type of name you’re looking for.

If you think your little ball of fluff needs a name that sounds mysterious, enchanted, or witchy, we rounded over 250 pretty good names. Only you can decide what matches your kitty best, but we hope this is a one-stop-shop for you. Let’s find out!

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Classic Gothic Names for Your Cat

If you want a genuine gothic name for your cat, you’ll want to look at all common names from the mid-12th century to the 16th century. There were revolutionary strides in art during this time period, evolving from a Romanesque style.

Many fabulous names spawned from this age, creating a vibe that many would describe as medieval. Don’t let us stop you—dive right in.

Male Names

  • Anubis
  • Asrophel
  • Astaroth
  • Belial
  • Byzantine
  • Cadogen
  • Caedmon
  • Cain
  • Clive
  • Damien
  • Dante
  • Draven
  • Edgar
  • Elwin
  • Eoghan
  • Gossamer
  • Grendel
  • Grimoire
  • Hawthorne
  • Hemlock
  • Ingram
  • Ivan
  • Jael
  • Job
  • Judas
  • Kazimir
  • Lorcan
  • Lucifer
  • Lucius
  • Malachi
  • Manfred
  • Merle
  • Moloch
  • Morte
  • Necro
  • Niall
  • Nicodemus
  • Noir
  • Oberon
  • Orion
  • Ozul
  • Perseus
  • Phelan
  • Roane
  • Tartarus
  • Thorne
  • Ulfred
  • Valentine
  • Valerian
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Female Names

  • Amabel
  • Amaris
  • Ambrosia
  • Anastacia
  • Branwen
  • Calliope
  • Chimaera
  • Christabel
  • Circe
  • Cordelia
  • Desdemona
  • Draconia
  • Drusilla
  • Eris
  • Esmerelda
  • Feronia
  • Genevieve
  • Gregoria
  • Guinevere
  • Gwendoline
  • Hecate
  • Hesperia
  • Ianira
  • Isolde
  • Ivy
  • Jocasta
  • Kairos
  • Kalma
  • Kalonice
  • Lilith
  • Magneta
  • Medusa
  • Minerva
  • Morticia
  • Morwenna
  • Narcissa
  • Ophelia
  • Philomena
  • Renata
  • Salem
  • Scarlett
  • Solanine
  • Tatiane
  • Tempest
  • Timandra
  • Tyra
  • Umbra
  • Vega
  • Xylia
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Dark Names for Your Cat

If you want a gothic-inspired name that isn’t necessarily of the time, but has the same feel—try a dark-sounding name. These enchanted, interesting selections would be fun to call out at random. Some sound eerie or dark, while others actually translate to color.

Male Names

  • Adham—Black stallion
  • Blackburn—Dark brook
  • Cary—Dark-complected
  • Cole—Dusky
  • Colgate—Dark gate
  • Dooley—Dark hero
  • Dougal—Dark stranger
  • Draco—Slytherin character
  • Fiadh—Dark complexion
  • Harkan—Dark red
  • Kieran—Black hair
  • Maury—Dark complexion
  • Phineas—Oracle
  • Sullivan—Dark-eyed
  • Tynan—Being dark
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Female Names

  • Alma—Dark-red lips
  • Bruna—Dark-haired
  • Chiara—Being dark
  • Ciarda—Being dark
  • Corvina—Dark-haired
  • Garnet—Dark red gemstone
  • Gethwine—Dark skin
  • Jemisha—Queen of darkness
  • Kyra—Little dark
  • Laela—Dark hair
  • Maureen—Dark-skinned
  • Nisha—Darkness
  • Nox—Gloomy night
  • Risna—Wise, dark-haired one
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Famous Names of the Gothic Era

Many famous people lived during the Gothic era—even ones you might not think of at first. They put their mark on the world, creating waves of change that have literally gone down in the books. What better honor than to be named after such a historical figure?

Male Names

  • Beckford—William Thomas Beckford
  • Benedetto—Benedetto Antelami
  • Cimabue—Cimabue
  • Claus—Claus Sluter
  • Crivelli—Carlo Crivelli
  • Duke—Mad Duke of Portland
  • Guido–Guido Bigarelli
  • Henri—Henri Bellechose
  • Ivan—Ivan the Terrible
  • Lorenzo—Lorenzo Maitani
  • Paracelsus—Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenhaim
  • Parler—Peter Parler
  • Puccio—Puccio di Simone
  • Vald—Vlad the Impaler
  • Weyden—Rogier van der Weyden
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Female Names

  • Alcott—Louisa May Alcott
  • Ann—Ann Radcliffe
  • Charlotte—Charlotte Bronte
  • Clara—Clara Reeve
  • Eleanora—Maria Eleanora of Brandenburg
  • Elizabeth—Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Emily—Emily Bronte
  • Flannery—Flannery O’Connor
  • Jane—Jane Austen
  • Louise—Louise Elisabeth de Meuron
  • Regina—Regina Marie Roche
  • Sarah—Sarah Berdhardt
  • Shelley—Mary Shelley
  • Sophia—Sophia Lee
  • Verona—Stefano de Verona
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New Age Gothic Names for Your Cat

Are you a millennial with a past of bold black eyeliner, funky hairdos, and oversized combat boots? Anyone who lived in the 2000s can contest the rather exciting fashion choices of the time. Tons of names can remind you of the good old days. Here are just a few.

Male Names

  • Almond—Marc Almond
  • Ash—Daniel Ash
  • Astbury—Ian Astbury
  • Blixa—Blixa Bargeld
  • Carl—Carl McCoy
  • Cave—Nick Cave
  • Eldritch—Andrew Eldritch
  • Hampshire—Paul Hampshire
  • Havok—Davey Havok
  • Ian—Ian Curtis
  • Jourgensen—Al Jourgensen
  • Koviak—John Koviak
  • Leto—Jared Leto
  • McCulloch—Ian McCulloch
  • Moorings—Ronny Moorings
  • Rawlings—Steve Rawlings
  • Rozz—Rozz Williams
  • Tovey—Frank Tovey
  • Vanian—Dave Vanian
  • Villa—Villa Vallo
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Female Names

  • Amy—Amy Lee
  • Avril—Avril Lavigne
  • Charlotte—from the band Good Charlotte
  • Diamond—Kim Diamond
  • Elvira—Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Fairuza—Fairuza Balk
  • Hayley—Hayley Williams
  • Helena—Helena Bonham Carter
  • Jessika—Jessika Addams
  • Lacey—Lacey Sturm
  • Lady Galore—Lady Galore
  • Lisbeth—Lisbeth Salander
  • Lydia—Lydia Deetz
  • Nancy—Nancy Downs
  • Nico—Nico Minoru
  • Nightshade—Circe Nightshade
  • Root—Tina Root
  • Sam—Sam Manson
  • Wednesday—Wednesday Addams
  • Winona—Winona Rider
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Names That Are Words for Cats

If you want a name with a creepy-cool vibe, here are some you can mull over. Most of them are unisex, so you can use them regardless of your cat’s gender.

  • Abracadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Alchemy
  • Bezoar
  • Bohea
  • Borele
  • Briar
  • Brujo
  • Bryony
  • Chaos
  • Charm
  • Crimson
  • Crow
  • Demon
  • Dickcissel
  • Echo
  • Esca
  • Excalibur
  • Fakir
  • Fang
  • Golliwog
  • Grouse
  • Hellbroth
  • Hex
  • Horehound
  • Jinx
  • Lye
  • Magick
  • Maycock
  • Mazard
  • Muzzlewood
  • Occult
  • Onyx
  • Ouija
  • Ouzel
  • Pishogue
  • Pixie
  • Plague
  • Poison
  • Raven
  • Requiem
  • Rogue
  • Rue
  • Rune
  • Saber
  • Sage
  • Scarlett
  • Scorzonera
  • Serpent
  • Sorcery
  • Tarot
  • Tinmouth
  • Upeygan
  • Urubu
  • Vampire
  • Velvet
  • Voodoo
  • Yule
  • Zombie
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How to Name Your Kitten

Naming a new pet can be really fun and also challenging. Sometimes, it’s hard to get it right or find a name that really suits them. If you are in a pickle or just looking for inspiration, here are a few suggestions on how to pick a suitable title for your cat.

Draw a Name at Random

If you have tons of good selections, but you just can’t decide—let the game of chance work for you. You can write down your favorites on small pieces of paper and draw them out of a hat. However, what’s less time-consuming is using an internet site to select one of your names for you randomly.

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Choose a Favorite Character, Musician, or Historical Figure

We’re sure you can think of a ton of names that give off just the vibe you’re looking for if you consider famous people. Whether you love a specific character in a movie or book or enjoy a person’s story from a particular period, it might be an excellent way to find the best one.

Observe Personality

Nothing can give you a better indicator of what name would work best like your kitty itself. If you spend some time with your newbie, you may come to find that picking a name is relatively easy. Sometimes, they practically name themselves.hepper-cat-paw-divider


We hope we’ve given you some really incredible names to consider. You can get so creative with names, and we know just how hard it can be to trim the fat. But we have complete faith that you’ll pick the most fitting choice for your little gothic wonder.

So, out of all these names, were you able to find a favorite? With any luck, your search is over, and you can finally address your cat or kitten by their name. May this be the start of a fulfilling friendship between the two of you!

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