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168 Gothic Cat Names for Your Mysterious Feline

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Famously mysterious, endlessly cool, and endearingly aloof, cats are the reigning goths of the animal kingdom. Before they were our feline friends, cats prowled through history as witches’ familiars and sorcerers’ sidekicks, earning mystical reputations and creepy credentials along the way. 

If you’re a fan of gothic literature, movies, music, or even architecture, a goth-inspired cat name might be right up your (dark, foreboding) alley. From ancient history to pop culture, the vampire’s den to the specter’s haunt, these gothic cat names are ghoulish good fun.

15 Best Gothic Cat Names

Our favorite gothic names for cats have one thing in common: spooky swagger. 

Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s iconic “bio-exorcist” ushered in a 1980s gothic revival. Now, say it with us: “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!”

Bowie: The inimitable David Bowie helped shape all corners of pop culture, including gothic rock.  

Dante: Technically speaking, 14th-century poet Dante Alighieri penned The Divine Comedy before the dawn of gothic literature. But tell that to every ’90s goth nightclub named Dante’s Inferno.  

Damien: Thanks to The Omen, this Greek name will forever be associated with The Antichrist (…which doubles as a fun nickname for your cat). 

Dracula: If your kitty has fangs, look no further than the original Prince of Darkness.  

Edward Scissorpaws: Just don’t let this little guy near your houseplants.

Elvira: For campy kitties, the Mistress of the Dark is macabre royalty.  

Gorey: Gothic writer and illustrator Edward Gorey just so happens to have a delightfully spooky surname. 

Lilith: A demonic figure in Jewish folklore, Lilith translates to “night monster,” which might explain the 3 a.m. zoomies.  

Luna: Associated with witchcraft and shapeshifters, the full moon is an important character in gothic literature. 

Poe: Whether you add the “Edgar Allen” or just go with Poe, any cat with this name will have centuries worth of goth cred. 

Robert Smith: The Cure frontman and his signature eyeliner will always have a place in our cold, black hearts. 

Severus: Even at a school for witchcraft and wizardry, Professor Snape stood out for his gothic leanings. 

Shelley: In honor of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein.

Wednesday: Ms. Addams has shown a preference for unusual pets over the years, including an octopus, an alligator, and a spider. But we think she’d happily lend her name to a common housecat – as long as it was black, of course.  

Gothic Female Cat Names

Is your kitty coven material? Take a walk on the “purranormal” side with these gothic female cat names. 

  • Annabel-Lee 
  • Briar
  • Brontë
  • Circe
  • Clara
  • Clarice
  • Coraline
  • Dahlia
  • Daphne
  • Desdemona
  • Drusilla
  • Ethelinda
  • Eulalie
  • Gehenna
  • Hecate
  • Isabella 
  • Jezebel 
  • Joyce
  • Justine
  • Lenore
  • Morella
  • Morrigan
  • Musidora
  • Naenia
  • Rosemary
  • Rowena
  • Theda
  • Thora
  • Vampira
  • Zofloya

Gothic Male Cat Names

Calling all mysterious misters! These gothic male cat names bring the creepy and the crawly. 

  • Astaroth
  • Basil
  • Baudelaire
  • Blade
  • Bram
  • Burton
  • Byron
  • Cain
  • Count
  • Daemon
  • Dorian
  • Draven
  • Edgar
  • Frankenstein
  • Gotham 
  • Grendel
  • Griffin
  • Grimbald
  • Hemlock
  • Horace
  • Ichabod
  • Igor
  • Jasper
  • Lewis
  • Lycidas
  • Manfred
  • Moloch
  • Morbius
  • Morte
  • Nosferatu
  • Nyx
  • Osiris 
  • Percy
  • Radcliffe
  • Requiem 
  • Rune
  • Sade
  • Silas
  • Stoker
  • Victor
  • Vlad
  • Westminster

Gothic Black Cat Names

Commonly associated with witchcraft and the occult, black cats have spooky reputations. While we know they’re actually some of the sweetest kitties around, it can still be fun to play up their supernatural sides with gothic black cat names.

  • Ash
  • Binx
  • Branwen
  • Corbin
  • Crow
  • Dusk
  • Halloween
  • Ingram
  • Jett
  • Jinx
  • Midnight
  • Noir
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Ransley
  • Raven
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Sith
  • Spider
  • Stormy
  • Tarot
  • Twilight
  • Umbra
  • Vader
  • Vesper
  • Waldron
  • Zephyr

Gothic Names for White Cats

Is Snowball not quite your style? Float these gothic names for white cats by your ghostly companion. 

  • Alfonso
  • Angel
  • Beelzebub
  • Casper
  • Elwin
  • Ghost 
  • Gossamer 
  • Guinevere
  • Gwendoline
  • Hesperia
  • Lucien
  • Marley 
  • Moon
  • Mothman
  • Nesta
  • Ophelia
  • Orion
  • Phantom
  • Specter
  • Spirit 
  • Web

Gothic Cat Names From Pop Culture

Cullens and Addams and Malfoys, oh my! For a macabre moniker with box office appeal, consider these goth cat names inspired by pop culture. 

  • Alaric (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Bella (Twilight)
  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Damon (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Draco (Harry Potter)
  • Edward Cullen (Twilight)
  • Emily (The Corpse Bride)
  • Gomez (The Addams Family)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Laszlo (What We Do in the Shadows)
  • Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)
  • Lisbeth (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  • Lurch (The Addams Family)
  • Lydia (Beetlejuice)
  • Marceline (Marceline the Vampire Queen)
  • Marla Singer (Fight Club)
  • Maleficent (Maleficent)
  • Mavis (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Morticia (The Addams Family)
  • Munster (The Munsters)
  • Nadja (What We Do in the Shadows)
  • Nandor (What We Do in the Shadows)
  • Regan (The Exorcist)
  • Sabrina (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • Sookie (True Blood)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Vince Noir (The Mighty Boosh)
  • Winifred (Hocus Pocus)
  • Xander (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)