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140 Halloween Dog Names: Spooky & Scary Options for Your Pup

Lorre Luther

By Lorre Luther

Halloween Dog Names

Halloween is an exciting time of year, and it’s not just for kids! The celebration gives grown-ups a chance to show off their creativity by decorating their homes and creating costumes to get in the spirit. If you can’t get enough of everything related to Halloween, it makes perfect sense to look to your favorite time of year to find the right name for your new puppy or dog! Here are 140 Halloween dog names to consider.

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How to Name Your Dog

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There are a few approaches when it comes to naming dogs. Selecting an option from a movie, TV series, or video game that means something to you is one way, and the choices are close to unlimited when it comes to Halloween-themed places related to popular culture. If you’re interested in a specific period or geographic location, you may want to explore spooky names related to a region’s mythology or the most notorious villains of an era that captivates you.

There are a few aspects to consider when picking a name for your dog. Names that end with vowels are often easier for dogs to understand — humans change the tone of their voices when saying words that end in vowels, making it easier for some dogs to realize they’re being called.

Short names that sound too much like commands can sometimes confuse dogs and make them unsure of what’s being asked of them. However, names with two syllables are relatively easy for dogs to understand.

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Traditionally Male Halloween-Themed Names

Some iconic names associated with Halloween can be found in this part of the list, including options from movies and books. There are also a few head nods to famous warlocks, authors, and underworld rulers.

  • Harry
  • Jack
  • Beetlejuice
  • Dexter
  • Freddy
  • Malachai
  • Fester
  • Ichabod
  • Norman
  • Hitchcock
  • Voldemort
  • Ambrose
  • Jinx
  • Osiris
  • Bane
  • Asmodeus
  • Damian
  • Pluto
  • Beast
  • Carver
  • Bogey
  • Merlin
  • Cullen
  • Stormy
  • Sweeny (Sweeny Todd)
  • Hades
  • Dante
  • Hannibal
  • Werewolf
  • Igor
  • Edgar
  • Burton
  • Lucifer
  • Bram
  • Ninja


Traditionally Female Halloween-Themed Names

Terrifying movies, scary myths, and popular culture are great places to look for spooky and scary names for female dogs. Witches of all sorts abound on this list of traditionally female names associated with all things unknown.

  • Minerva
  • Mary
  • Endora
  • Sabrina
  • Willow
  • Carrie
  • Sybil
  • Rowena
  • Aurora
  • Glinda
  • Agatha
  • Blair
  • Pandora
  • Hecate
  • Morticia
  • Buffy
  • Medusa
  • Beatrix
  • Cassandra
  • Ursula
  • Circe
  • Aradia
  • Sookie
  • Shelley
  • Morgana
  • Cruella
  • Prue
  • Maleficent
  • Sukie
  • Helga
  • Dorothy
  • Rochelle
  • Melisandre
  • Esmerelda
  • Madison
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Gender Neutral Halloween-Themed Names

Many, but not all, gender-neutral names are short and sweet, making them good options if you want something that packs a spooky punch. Gender-neutral choices are also great if you want a name that reflects your dog’s physical appearance.

  • Hocus
  • Elm
  • Casper
  • Babadook
  • Cousin (Cousin it)
  • Blaise
  • Bran
  • Jet
  • Max
  • Piper
  • Omen
  • Gremlin
  • Behold
  • Draven
  • Balor
  • October
  • Blob
  • Sprit
  • Boo
  • Dragon
  • Count
  • Raven
  • Pazuzu
  • Griffin
  • Ghost
  • Blade
  • Magic
  • Thing
  • Cujo
  • Midnight
  • Pumpkin
  • Spider
  • Binx
  • Fang
  • Shadow


Halloween-themed names from Movies, TV, and Mythology

This list includes suggestions drawn from movies, TV shows, and books. It’s heavy on traditionally gendered options, but don’t let that stop you from looking if you’re interested in something else. While a particular name may not be quite right for your dog, thinking about the book or movie it came from may help you come up with something you hadn’t thought of before!

  • Bellatrix
  • Samantha
  • Lavender
  • Aggie
  • Gillian
  • Winifred
  • Thanos
  • Hermione
  • Cordelia
  • Elphaba
  • Justin
  • Draco
  • Sally
  • Jimmy
  • Wednesday
  • Regina
  • Thackery
  • Sara
  • Daryl
  • Fiona
  • Felicia
  • Remus
  • Zoe
  • Gandalf
  • Jason
  • Frankenstein
  • Chucky
  • Jekyll
  • Candyman
  • Nan
  • Saruman
  • Seamus
  • Melisandre
  • Narcissa
  • Luna
  • Edward

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There are thousands of Halloween-themed names, ranging from scary literary options to short, fun, gender-neutral choices. The best thing about a Halloween-themed name is that the places you can search for inspiration are almost unlimited! Choose a name that tells the world how much you love all things scary, or that taps into the spookiness of the unknown and ethereal. Take plenty of time to make sure the title you choose feels right.

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