What Are Some Gothic Vampire Names?


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Some randomly generated Gothic vampire names from Springhole.net are Lance Song, Dagon London, Sybil Shelley and Nadine Snow. Gothic vampire names based on vampires in literature include Ruthven, Dracula, Armand, Lestat and Amelia.

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Vampire names in recent fiction include Edward, Blair, Danica and Lauren. These names are not Gothic, but show that the genre is moving toward using more mainstream names as names for vampires. Some recent fiction, such as Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire," uses Gothic names like Armand and Lestat to maintain the Gothic tradition from which vampires emerged.

Gothic vampire names originated in the 1800s in short stories and novels. These stories featured vampires as their main antagonists. Lord Ruthven, antagonist in John William Polidori's 1816 short story "The Vampyre," was one of the first vampires to appear in fiction. Ruthven was portrayed as an intelligent and mysterious gentleman who secretly seduced and killed young women.

Dracula was another famous Gothic vampire, created by Bram Stoker in 1897. In the novel, Dracula is attempting to move to America and spread his curse, but is impeded by the protagonist, Abraham Van Helsing. Since its creation, Dracula has been used as both a character and a name in hundreds of different spin-offs including "Scooby Doo" and the 1943 film "Son of Dracula."

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