Gothic Dog Names

Dogs don't have to be cute and fluffy creatures... they can also be as dark as your soul. Choose one of these gothic dog names for the ultimate alternative pup.

Gothic Dog Names

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All Gothic Dog Names

  • Derived from a vampire queen in Anne Rice's novels, known for dark, romantic themes.
  • Alaric was a famous Visigoth king, making the name linked to dark, medieval themes.
  • Draws from dark, mysterious elements of the soul in medieval philosophy and literature.
  • Ash
    Dark, mysterious undertones often associated with remnants of fire or death.
  • Derived from Latin, it signifies dawn, often associated with dark, mysterious, and romantic themes.
  • This name originates from Slavic folklore, associated with a witch-like character living in a dark, eerie forest.
  • This name references a wailing spirit from Irish folklore, often associated with darkness and death.
  • This name is often associated with dark, mysterious nobility, common in horror literature.
  • Derived from ancient Egyptian mythology, it evokes dark, mysterious, and supernatural themes often associated with gothic culture.
  • This name draws from dark, supernatural themes found in Tim Burton's eerie film.
  • Derived from "beautiful", it's often associated with dark, mysterious, and romantic themes found in gothic literature.
  • She's named after a dark, mysterious star and is a villain in a popular fantasy series.
  • Associations with darkness and mystery from the film "Hocus Pocus" make it a popular choice for black dogs.
  • Associations with dark, mysterious themes from "Blair Witch Project" make it a popular choice for canine names.
  • Conveys elements of darkness, mystery, and intensity often associated with medieval architecture and literature.
  • Associations with death, darkness, and the macabre make this canine moniker reminiscent of a spooky, eerie style.
  • Named after Stoker, author of Dracula, it carries dark, mysterious undertones.
  • Derived from Brom Bones, a dark, mysterious character in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
  • The name originates from a popular vampire slayer TV show, embodying dark, supernatural themes.
  • Director Tim Burton is known for his dark, eerie films, inspiring the association.
  • Dark elements and mystery associated with its chemical nature reflect characteristics of the macabre genre.
  • She's a witch from Greek mythology, often associated with darkness and magic, fitting the eerie, supernatural theme.
  • The name originates from a dark, eerie fantasy novel and film.
  • Associations with dark elegance, mysticism, and supernatural elements make this name fit the genre.
  • This name draws from dark, mythical creatures with a single eye, evoking a spooky, mysterious vibe.
  • Associations with darkness and horror, stemming from its use in the film "The Omen".
  • The name originates from "Inferno," a dark, supernatural poem by Dante Alighieri.
  • Reflects bravery and fearlessness often associated with dark, mysterious medieval themes.
  • Dark, supernatural themes associated with horror and mystery often inspire such names.
  • The name is associated with dark, mysterious themes from the TV show about a serial killer.
  • This name, meaning "devil" in Spanish, reflects dark, supernatural themes often associated with medieval architecture and literature.
  • The name reflects dark, mysterious themes often associated with horror literature and supernatural folklore.
  • It originates from a dark, brooding character in a popular horror film.
  • Royalty and nobility often feature in dark, medieval literature, inspiring the association.
  • Dark hues and mysterious undertones associated with the name reflect elements common in macabre, supernatural literature.
  • Allan Poe's dark, mysterious writings inspire this canine moniker.
  • This name reflects a sense of mystery, darkness, and supernatural elements often associated with horror literature.
  • The name is associated with dark, mysterious themes and a famous horror movie hostess.
  • Reflects dark, mysterious qualities often associated with supernatural or romantic themes in Gothic literature.
  • Derived from Charlotte Bronte's dark, mysterious novel "Jane Eyre".
  • Associations with darkness, mystery, and supernatural elements make this canine moniker popular among fans of horror and suspense.
  • Fay
    Derived from folklore and associated with supernatural beings and mystical, dark themes.
  • The name is derived from a classic horror novel featuring a monstrous creature.
  • This name is linked to dark, mysterious Norse mythology, often associated with macabre aesthetics.
  • Reflects dark, intense emotions often associated with macabre and supernatural elements in literature.
  • This name reflects dark, medieval architecture often associated with supernatural or macabre themes.
  • Dark, mysterious undertones link to macabre themes often found in gothic literature and art.
  • Its origins lie in dark folklore, often associated with mischief and fear.
  • Reflects dark, mysterious undertones often associated with macabre literature and architecture.
  • This name draws from dark, underworld mythology, embodying a mysterious and eerie vibe.
  • Evokes images of dark, mysterious sanctuaries, often found in gothic literature.
  • Associations with darkness, mystery, and strength evoke a macabre, medieval aesthetic.
  • She's a dark, mysterious figure from Greek mythology, often associated with witchcraft and the supernatural.
  • Hex
    Hex refers to witchcraft and dark magic, elements often associated with a spooky, eerie aesthetic.
  • Draws inspiration from dark, supernatural elements often associated with Halloween and magic.
  • Its origins lie in dark, mysterious themes often associated with hunting and the supernatural.
  • The name is associated with dark, eerie characters in classic horror literature and films.
  • Imp
    Imps are small, mischievous creatures from folklore, often associated with darkness and the supernatural.
  • Derived from literature, it represents a character with a dark, dual personality.
  • Jet
    Associations with darkness and mystery, common in macabre aesthetics, make this name fitting.
  • This name is linked to dark, dramatic biblical tales and often associated with rebellious, mysterious characters.
  • She's named after a dark, fierce Hindu goddess, fitting the macabre, mysterious vibe often associated with goth culture.
  • This name draws inspiration from dark, mysterious themes often associated with horror and supernatural elements.
  • This name draws inspiration from dark, mysterious elements often associated with rock music and alternative culture.
  • She's associated with darkness, mystery, and supernatural folklore, often linked to vampires and witches.
  • This name draws from dark, mysterious Norse mythology, often associated with eerie, supernatural themes.
  • He's a famous horror writer, inspiring a dark, mysterious vibe suitable for dogs.
  • Associations with darkness, rebellion, and the supernatural make this name reminiscent of the macabre literary genre.
  • This name is associated with darkness and mystery, often linked to the moon and night, common themes in gothic literature.
  • Derived from Irish mythology, it carries dark, mysterious undertones often associated with supernatural and horror themes.
  • Draws from dark, mysterious themes and characters in classic horror literature and film.
  • Derived from a Harry Potter character known for his dark, brooding personality.
  • Her name evokes dark, mysterious imagery associated with horror and the supernatural.
  • Darkness and mystery associated with the witching hour inspire a sense of eerie, supernatural charm.
  • She shares her name with a dark, mystical character from Arthurian legend.
  • She's named after a dark, mysterious character from "The Addams Family".
  • Its origins lie in mystery and darkness, often associated with the macabre and supernatural elements of Gothic literature.
  • Draws from dark, mysterious elements often associated with ancient folklore and legends.
  • The name originates from a classic vampire film, embodying dark, eerie, and supernatural themes.
  • This name draws inspiration from celestial darkness and mysterious cosmic phenomena.
  • Draws from dark, mysterious themes and epic journeys found in classic literature.
  • Ogres are associated with dark, medieval folklore, often seen as monstrous and frightening, reflecting gothic themes.
  • This name is inspired by dark, mysterious aesthetics often associated with medieval architecture and literature.
  • The name originates from Greek mythology, often associated with mystery, darkness, and the supernatural.
  • Symbolizes rebirth from ashes, often associated with dark, mysterious themes found in Gothic literature.
  • Associations with dark, mystical folklore and supernatural creatures give it a macabre edge.
  • Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe, known for his dark and eerie literature, inspires this canine moniker.
  • This name reflects elements of horror, supernatural occurrences, and dark, eerie atmospheres.
  • Draws from dark, supernatural elements found in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
  • Associations with dark, stormy weather and the supernatural give it a macabre vibe.
  • Conveys defiance and nonconformity, traits often associated with dark, romantic literary genre.
  • This name reflects power, darkness, and mystery often associated with medieval and supernatural themes.
  • Named after Trent Reznor, lead vocalist of Nine Inch Nails, known for dark, brooding music.
  • Named after a dark, brooding character from Jane Eyre, a classic Victorian-era novel.
  • Associations with dark, supernatural themes from the TV show "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" inspire this canine moniker.
  • Associations with witch trials and dark history make it a popular choice for spooky, mysterious canine monikers.
  • Associations with mischief and darkness link it to a macabre, eerie aesthetic.
  • Reflects dark, mysterious undertones often associated with horror and supernatural elements.
  • Derived from Greek mythology, it's associated with darkness and the moon, common themes in gothic culture.
  • Derived from dark folklore, it references mythical sea creatures that transform into humans.
  • She was named after Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Frankenstein, a classic horror novel.
  • Draws from dark, mysterious elements and mythical creatures often associated with horror and supernatural themes.
  • Associations with darkness, supernatural elements, and a sense of mystery make this name fitting for a dog.
  • This name evokes images of darkness, mystery, and the supernatural, often associated with the macabre genre.
  • Dark undertones and associations with mystery and the supernatural make this name reminiscent of the macabre genre.
  • Draws from dark, mystical themes often associated with medieval, supernatural, and horror elements.
  • This name draws inspiration from dark, mysterious themes often associated with eerie birds.
  • This name draws inspiration from dark, mysterious celestial themes often associated with the macabre genre.
  • Derived from Latin, it means "star," often associated with dark, mysterious celestial themes.
  • Dark, mysterious undertones often associated with tumultuous weather resonate with the brooding aesthetic of this style.
  • Stems from Greek mythology, symbolizing darkness and the underworld, often associated with macabre themes.
  • This name draws from dark, mystical folklore often associated with supernatural beings.
  • Reflects dark, mysterious elements often associated with medieval architecture and literature.
  • Religious undertones and dark, mysterious connotations make this name a popular choice among gothic culture enthusiasts.
  • Associations with dark folklore and mythical creatures give it a macabre, eerie feel.
  • Associations with darkness, mystery, and supernatural elements make this name reminiscent of a haunting, eerie genre.
  • Draws from dark, dramatic themes associated with a famous villain from Star Wars.
  • This name draws from dark, supernatural themes often associated with vampires.
  • Dark, luxurious connotations and associations with Victorian-era decadence make it a fitting choice for a macabre-themed pet name.
  • Associations with Dracula and dark, eerie themes make this canine moniker feel inspired by horror literature.
  • Associations with dark magic, witches, and supernatural powers give it a spooky, mysterious vibe.
  • Associations with mourning, darkness, and death give it a macabre, eerie feel.
  • This name is linked to dark, mysterious imagery often associated with eerie, haunted forests.
  • The name originates from a famous haunted house and a supernatural TV show.
  • Its origins trace back to old English literature, often associated with dark, mysterious, and supernatural themes.
  • Associations with darkness, coldness, and desolation link it to macabre, eerie themes.
  • Witchcraft and dark magic are often associated with eerie, mysterious themes found in Gothic literature.
  • This name draws inspiration from dark, mysterious elements often associated with medieval architecture and literature.

Spooky Dog Names

Love horror movies and Halloween? Or just want to scare the life out of your neighbours? These spooky dog names could be right up your (dark) alley!

Meaning: Crescent
Meaning: a situation resembling a terrifying dream
Meaning: Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Watson
Fog
Meaning: confusion characterized by lack of clarity
Meaning: (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
Meaning: a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
Meaning: a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
Meaning: the charge for transporting something by common carrier
Meaning: a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
Meaning: noisy talk
Meaning: hide under a false appearance
Meaning: provide with choice or abundant food or drink

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editor's choice

Our guide to the best gothic dog names

Gothic culture has had a profound impact on art, music, fashion and architecture for decades, and has gone through multiple revivals. It represents the darker aspects of life, focusing boldly on magic, terror and gloom.

While these aren’t traits we commonly associate with dogs, giving your dog a gothic name shows a powerful, non-conformist personality, and also gives your pup a touch of humorous irony. You already know if you’re a fan of gothic culture, or consider yourself to be a goth – and if that’s the case, you’ll be naturally drawn to some of these unconventional but striking gothic dog names.

For male dogs, we love the simplicity and natural touch of the name Thorn. As much as we adore our furry friends, they can often be a thorn in our side, especially as puppies – and what better way to make fun of that than with this spiky dog name!

Another gorgeous name for boys is Onyx. This refers to the black gemstone, which already represents rarity and beauty, and we simply love the way it sounds. It would be a great option for black Labs and Border Collies, among other dark-coloured breeds. If you’re into pop culture, Dexter also ticks all the boxes. The popular television series is full of gothic symbols, like blood, torture chambers and mysterious disappearances.

For females, Zelda is a lovable choice for all kinds of reasons. Not only does it inspire thoughts of the famous Nintendo princess, but it also comes from the feminine name Griselda, which may originally have meant "dark battle”. This name isn’t limited to black dogs either.

For dogs on the smaller side, we think Pixie is adorably cute while paying homage to gothic magic. And for something less common, we love Selene. This refers to the Greek goddess of the moon, so it’s as dark or glittering as you want it to be.

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How popular are Gothic Dog Names?

Gothic Dog Names currently rank in 78th place out of all PupNames.com categories.

As of March 2024, gothic dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation for this category, which suggests its popularity could be seasonal or based on cultural events.

Which are the cutest and most unique Gothic Dog Names?

These gothic dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Scamp is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is Ogre.

Kumo scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Bella.

How does interest compare across the United States for Gothic Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing Gothic Dog Names.

The states that love gothic dog names the most are Hawaii, Iowa and Kentucky.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in Virginia, South Dakota and Montana.

Which countries have the most love for Gothic Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of gothic dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE gothic dog names are Papua New Guinea, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sweden.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Malaysia, Lithuania and China.

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