168 Gothic Baby Names With Meanings

Gothic Revival, also known as Gothic Victorian or Neo-Gothic was one of the leading trends of the Victorian period. Their love for classic, medieval, and biblical legends and mythology, coupled with the romance of the Gothic literature permeated in all parts of the Victorian life, including baby names. The magazines of mid-century saw a burst of literature and cinema actresses bearing Gothic names such as Orinda, Zemira, and Glaphyra.

Belonging to the culture that combines romanticism with horror, Gothic names encompass literature, fashion, music, and architecture. They have a dark and daring touch, which makes them very different from the usual names we hear today. And contrary to what most of the people perceive, Gothic names are not outlandish or weird. Some are extremely wearable. In fact, some of these names are so mainstream that you may not even realize that they are Gothic names.

The trend of using Gothic names is not as widespread now as it was in the Victorian period. But that doesn’t mean it has fallen into obscurity. These names are still preferred by fans of Gothic literature. Below is MomJunction's fascinating list of Gothic baby names with meanings that can be considered for your child.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AnastasiaResurrection; coming againGirl
AnnabelA loving human beingGirl
BellatrixBellatrix is WarlikeGirl
BramOne who is the father of many childrenBoy
ClaudiaAs mentioned in the New Testament, it is the feminine form of 'Claudius', a 7th century saintGirl
CorbinA black bird resembling crow; RavenBoy
DracoDragon; one who is like a serpantBoy
DrusillaFruitful; they are blessedGirl
Evangelinea good news or a good gospel.Girl
GriffinLord who have a very strong grip on everything which is around him.Boy
LazarusBiblical name, means God's assistanceBoy
LucretiaLatin word for wealthGirl
NicodemusThe achievement of the multitude.Boy
OberonThe soul or the purest blood out of the heart.Boy
RookHe who is like a ravenBoy
TheronHunted or untamedBoy
VesperEvening star or evening prayerUnisex
AcanthusThornBoy
AdalricusNoble rulerBoy
AlfGothic - Noble and Ready; English - Inspired Advice; Old Peace Derived from the element Alfr which means Elf; A variant of name Alfonso and AlfieBoy
AlfonsGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlfonsusGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlfonzoGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlonsoGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlphonsusGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AlthaiaA medicinal herbGirl
AlvaraAn army of warrior elves who protect the universe like a guardianGirl
AlveraDearly Loved; Gothic - True to all; Truly Foreign; Truly Lively; A variation of the name ElviraGirl
AlviraDearly Loved; Gothic - True to all; Truly Foreign; Truly Lively; A variation of the name ElviraGirl
AmalricA born leader fit to be a ruler filled with powerBoy
AmmarA strong man who is a builderUnisex
AndaSpanish - Going; Gothic - Peace through bravery; Bold Protector; Bold Journey; A variant of AlexandraGirl
ArtemiaThe moon goddessGirl
AscelinOf the moonBoy
AsmodeusName of a demon.Boy
AstarothName of a demon.Boy
AtillaGothic - Little Father; Derived from element Atta which means FatherBoy
AttilaGothic - Little Father; Derived from element Atta which means FatherBoy
BalorThe one-eyed giant in Irish mythologyBoy
BerniaThe angel in armor.Girl
CaeraCaera is a variant form of Cara and means beloved or friend.Girl
CeiridwenA fair womanGirl
CelosiaThe burning flame.Girl
ChimeraA mythological beast made up of parts of different animalsBoy
CrowThe bird crowBoy
CynfaelChief princeBoy
DaemonAn evil attendant or spiritBoy
DesdemonaMisery or unlucky. Name of Shakespeare's heroine.Girl
DeverellFrom the river bank.Boy
DraconiaDireUnisex
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