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250+ Witchy Dog Names: Fun Ideas For Your Spooky Pet

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Witchy Dog Names

Our canine friends are fascinating creatures—no doubt about that. They have witty minds, enhanced hearing/smell, and can sense when we’re happy or feeling sad. It’s only fair to call them magical! And if you want to find a special, witchy name for your pup, we have just the right picks. Some are a bit spooky, while others are inspired by famous witches and pop culture characters.

And then, we have names specifically tailored to boys, girls, pups of different colors, and more. Overall, the following list includes 250+ hand-picked monikers for your fluffy bud. So, if the doggo looks the part and has a mesmerizing look in its eyes, these names will be perfect for it!

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Picking the Right Witchy Name for a Pup: A Quick Guide

There’s a common misbelief that all witches are bad, but that’s not actually true. There are quite a few good witches out there as well. They help maintain (or restore) the balance, fend off vampires, werewolves, and other monsters, and protect us (humans) from disasters and misfortune. If that’s exactly how you feel about your doggo, you came to the right place!

Tiny pooches bring joy and happiness into our lives, while giant breeds safeguard us from outside threats. Use that when picking a name for the dog. Also, there are no rights or wrongs here, and choosing a name like Asher or Nebula won’t get you or the pet in any trouble. And here’s what you can do to find the perfect name for the pet:

  • Keep it nice and short. This rule is often overlooked by first-time dog owners, but it won’t be easy for the pup to remember a long name. To the dog, it will sound like gibberish, not a name that it can respond to. You’ll learn this quickly when trying to make the dog memorize the name during training or exercises. So, use something short like Dixie, Mila, or Heks.
  • Pick a name that ends on a vowel. We’re talking about names that end with an “a”, “ie” or “y”. It can be Bella, Smokie, or Ziggy. This doesn’t mean all the other names are worthless, of course. When picking the witchy names for today’s list, we took extra care to make sure they’re all easy on the ears for the four-legged champs. Still, do keep this tip in mind.
  • Choose something rare. Lucy, Rocky, and Wolf are all great names, but they’re a bit overused. And if you have lots of dog parent friends, chances are, your pets will have the same or similar names. Thus, it might be a good idea to give the dog an uncommon name. Think Dahlia, Vixen, Magnus, or Orwen to make the pup’s name unique.
  • Consider the pup’s character. If you just adopted a new pup, don’t rush it with the name-picking. Instead, keep your eye on the little guy. Some boys and girls are standoffish and a bit “moody”, while others are curious, open-hearted, and flamboyant. Does the furry champ’s behavior remind you of a comic book hero or a villain? Even better!
  • What’s your favorite witch? You probably already had a name in mind before adopting the doggo. Maybe it was a Harry Potter character like Hermione or the Scarlet Witch from the Marvel Universe. If so, it will be much easier to pick the name that resonates with you and the folks in your circle. Ideally, it should also be short and end with a vowel.
  • The name should be timeless. Names like Tiny, Pooch, or Fuzzy are not that great. The dog will eventually grow, and its old name will sound a bit ridiculous. Also, please remember that once the pup gets used to its name, it will, most likely, be for life. You will, of course, be able to change it later, but that will take time, effort, and consistency.

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Popular Dog Names Based on Coat Colors

Do you have a black-coated doggo? Then Blackie and Coal will be a fitting witchy name for it. Or maybe your fluffy companion rocks brown fur? Then go with Hazel or Dusky. If it’s a white-colored girl, White Witch will be the perfect one for it. And then we have names like Ash, Bruno, Ginger, Freckles, and Smokie that are well-suited for pups with exotic coats. Here’s a closer look at our favorites:

  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Aspen
  • Blackie
  • Bruno
  • Camo
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Darth
  • Dusky
  • Ember
  • Emerald
  • Freckles
  • Ginger
  • Ghosty
  • Hazel
  • Onyx
  • Patchy
  • Pearl
  • Phantom
  • Rain
  • Rainbow
  • Rusty
  • Shade
  • Shady
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Smokie
  • Snowball
  • Spot
  • Storm
  • Sun
  • Umber
  • White Witch
Black labrador retriever playing in the ball pit
Image Credit: Diamond Dove Photography, Shutterstock

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Dog Names From Books and Pop Culture

We’re living in a world where movies, TV series, shows, and video games are an inseparable part of our lives. So, it’s only natural to want to name our precious fur babies after a favorite hero or bad guy. As luck would have it, there are more than enough witches in modern-day pop culture that we can get inspired by. You can go with something menacing like Dracula, Krueger, or Saruman.

Or pick a cute nickname like Emma, Queen Candy, or Hannah. A quick note before we get to the names: don’t name your doggo after a character that’s trending right now, yet you’re not really “feeling” it. The hype will go away, but the pup will have enough time to get used to that name for good. And now to the list:

  • Aja
  • Amara
  • Amelia Bones
  • Amy Madison
  • Baba Yaga
  • Bayonetta
  • Bellatrix
  • Broom-Hilda
  • Cassandra
  • Cassie Blake
  • Craven
  • Dahlia
  • Della
  • Dexter
  • Diana Bishop
  • Dixie
  • Dracula
  • Edwina
  • Emma
  • Fiona Goode
  • Frankenstein
  • Freddy
  • Galiena
  • Geralt
  • Glinda
  • Griselda
  • Hela
  • Helen
  • Hermione
  • Hannah
  • Jadis
  • Krueger
  • Madam Mim
  • Madame Xanadu
  • Magik
  • Maleficent
  • Melisandre
  • Nico Minoru
  • Ms. Mystic
  • Palpatine
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Queen Beryl
  • Queen Candy
  • Ravenna
  • Rosalind
  • Ruby
  • Sabrina
  • Saruman
  • Sauron
  • Scarlet
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Shaula
  • Silas
  • Succuba
  • Tabitha
  • Theo Hag
  • Topaz
  • Ursula
  • Viv
  • Witchfire
funny rottweiler dog in a wizard hat holding a broomstick
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Best Witchy Names for a Female Dog

Female dogs are mostly cute and friendly, but they can also be big, strong, independent, and ready to rumble. Aurora, Cruela, and Electra are all great choices for an average-sized, well-tempered girl. At the same time, if you’ve got a feisty, fearless lady with a spell-binding look in her eyes, Esmeralda, Jezebel, and Seraphina might be better picks. Take a look at our top picks and see which name “clicks”:

  • Abra
  • Agate
  • Agnes
  • Alexia
  • Alexandra
  • Alice
  • Alita
  • Aloe
  • Amabel
  • Anastasia
  • Aurora
  • Beldam
  • Bella
  • Blair
  • Briana
  • Celeste
  • Cruela
  • Davina
  • Deborah
  • Donna
  • Electra
  • Enchantra
  • Endora
  • Esmeralda
  • Eucalypta
  • Faye
  • Genie
  • Helga
  • Hilda
  • Iris
  • Jaenelle
  • Jasminka
  • Jennifer Kale
  • Jezebel
  • Kadabra
  • Karmilla
  • Lucinda
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lydia
  • Maple
  • Medea
  • Mila
  • Minerva
  • Morgana
  • Nebula
  • Nyx
  • Persephone
  • Phoebe
  • Riley
  • River
  • Roberta
  • Romilda
  • Rose
  • Rowena
  • Sarafine
  • Seraphina
  • Sindella
  • Sigma
  • Star
  • Sybil
  • Tarot
  • Thais
  • Traci
  • Vizen
  • Wanda
  • Willow
  • Yuki
  • Yuria

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Best Witchy Names for a Male Dog

Planning on adopting a male? We have a few dozens of names for you to choose from. If it’s a baby boy with an adorable personality, go for Chance, Healer, or Milo. And if it’s a big, strong, and rough-tough protector that can scare intruders away, Adonis, Duke, or Rocko will suit him better. Mysterious gents, in turn, could use a name like Mage, Charmer, or Oracle. Take your pick:

  • Adonis
  • Alatar
  • Axel
  • Bale
  • Brew
  • Briggs
  • Cabot
  • Chance
  • Charmer
  • Cromwell
  • Crow
  • Damien
  • Duke
  • Edgar
  • Gandalf
  • Gideon
  • Grander
  • Harry
  • Healer
  • Houdini
  • Hubble
  • Jaxter
  • Lazarus
  • Lenox
  • Mage
  • Marley
  • Merlin
  • Milo
  • Moody
  • Newt
  • Nick Armstrong
  • Oracle
  • Orion
  • Orwen
  • Oscar
  • Oz
  • Pluto
  • Rasputin
  • Raven
  • Remus
  • Riddle
  • Rocko
  • Salazar
  • Shaman
  • Spark
  • Spellman
  • Theo
  • Tonic
  • Warlock
  • Wizard
  • Zephyr
  • Ziggy
red dog sitting in a witches hat
Image Credit: Dmytro Vietrov, Shutterstock


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Magical/Spooky Names for a Witchy Doggo

If you don’t want to pick the name for your pooch based on its size, coat color, sex, or any other factors, we made a list of magical names that can fit both boys and girls (big or small). Some of these names might be a bit hard to pronounce or unfitting for the pet. So, spend an extra minute or two when scrolling through these names until you’re really sure it’s the right one for your dog:

  • Amulet
  • Blaze
  • Brujo
  • Buster
  • Cadabra
  • Casper
  • Chalice
  • Cloud
  • Danger
  • Draco
  • Drawcia
  • Druid
  • Enigma
  • Fang
  • Flash
  • Goblin
  • Goth
  • Hades
  • Heks
  • Hexe
  • Hocus
  • Indigo
  • Jinx
  • Magic
  • Magnus
  • Menace
  • Minax
  • Mizrabel
  • Mystery
  • Mystique
  • Necro
  • October
  • Oichi
  • Omen
  • Pumpkin
  • Reaper
  • Sage
  • Salem
  • Scylla
  • Skar
  • Slayer
  • Sola
  • Sorceress
  • Spell
  • Spirit
  • Strega
  • Tituba
  • Trick
  • Trixie
  • Ultimecia
  • Vixen
  • Voodoo
  • Wiccan
  • Wind
  • Wolf

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Do you feel like your doggo had witches for ancestors? If so, you’re probably looking for a name to match its captivating, bewildering nature. Now, there are quite a few options on the table, each with its own story. Some of the names are rather simple (like Witch or Bella), but you can always go for something exquisite like Scylla or Griselda.

How do you make the right pick? As always, follow your heart and let the pup’s personality guide you. Also, consider the sex, behavior, temperament, and coat color and that should help find a suitable name for your witchy doggo. Terry Pratchett wrote that cats are like witches. Well, dogs can be just as magical!

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