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280+ Halloween Dog Names: Haunted Options for Your Spooky Pup

280+ Halloween Dog Names: Haunted Options for Your Spooky Pup

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You might have grown out of trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Halloween! While you might think that cats are more associated with the season, dogs are also perfect companions for all your spooky adventures. Why not share your love of the day or acknowledge their October birthday with their very own Halloween name?

To help you find inspiration, we put together these lists. Included are fall and Halloween names, food-inspired names, white dog names, black dog names, monster names, and magic names.

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How to Choose a Halloween Name for Your Dog

You brought a new puppy home and helped them get settled, and now they need a name. How do you know which spooky name suits them best? The best way to know for sure is by taking a few days to learn who your puppy is.

As they settle into your home, you’ll quickly learn about their quirks and favorite treats. You might even see something in their coat markings that inspires you.

That said, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you choose the best name. Avoid names that sound like commands or ones that are too long or complicated. The name of your new puppy needs to be short, easy to say, and something that they won’t confuse with another word.

Make a list of your favorites, bounce ideas off your friends and family, and give yourself plenty of time to choose your final name.

Bulldog playing with owner
Image Credit: ChickenStock Images, Shutterstock

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134 Spooky Pop Culture Dog Names

Curling up on the couch for an evening binge-watching your favorite horror media is one of the best ways to celebrate Halloween. There are so many horror films and shows out there that suit all tastes, they’re great sources for name inspiration. Here are names from our favorite films and TV shows, ranging from ones with simple supernatural elements to full-out horror fests.

  • Adams

  • Alien

  • Allen

  • Amenadiel

  • Annie

  • Ash

  • Babadook

  • Beetlejuice

  • Bella

  • Blair

  • Blinky

  • Bonnie

  • Bradbury

  • Bram

  • Buffy

  • Burton

  • Candyman

  • Carrie

  • Casper

  • Chernabog

  • Chucky

  • Clyde

  • Cordelia

  • Courage

  • Craven

  • Creeper

  • Cronenberg

  • Cruella

  • Cujo

  • Cullen

  • Damian

  • Damon

  • Danny

  • Dante

  • Daphne

  • Dean

  • Draco

  • Dracula

  • Drusilla

  • Dumbledore

  • Edgar

  • Elm

  • Elvira

  • Endora

  • Esmeralda

  • Exorcist

  • Fester

  • Frankenstein

  • Fred

  • Freddie

  • Geralt

  • Ghostface

  • Gizmo

  • Glinda

  • Godzilla

  • Gomez

  • Goosebumps

  • Hades

  • Hannibal

  • Harry

  • Hermione

  • Hocus Pocus

  • Hyde

  • Ichabod

  • Igor

  • Inky

  • Jack

  • Jaskier

  • Jason

  • Jekyll

  • Jigsaw

  • Karloff

  • King

  • Krueger

  • Leatherface

  • Lovecraft

  • Lucien

  • Lucifer

  • Lupin

  • Maleficent

  • Mary

  • Mazikeen

  • Minerva

  • Morticia

  • Mothra

  • Mulder

  • Munster

  • Myers

  • Myrtle

  • Norman

  • Nosferatu

  • Orlok

  • Oz

  • Peeves

  • Pennywise

  • Phoebe

  • Pinky

  • Piper

  • Poe

  • Prue

  • Psycho

  • Pugsley

  • Remus

  • Romero

  • Ron

  • Ruby

  • Sabrina

  • Sam

  • Sawyer

  • Scar

  • Scooby

  • Scully

  • Selene

  • Shaggy

  • Shelley

  • Skellington

  • Slimer

  • Snape

  • Spike

  • Stefan

  • Stiles

  • Stoker

  • Tim

  • Ursula

  • Van Helsing

  • Velma

  • Voldemort

  • Voorhees

  • Weasley

  • Wednesday

  • Winchester

  • Witcher

  • Yennefer

  • Zuul

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44 Fall/Halloween-Inspired Dog Names

Halloween doesn’t just mean trick or treating or spooky stories; you’ve got the breezy fall weather to draw inspiration from too! This list of names is inspired by autumn, the month of October itself, and a few classic Halloween expectations.

  • Amber

  • Aspen

  • Autumn

  • Bean

  • Blaze

  • Bramble

  • Breezy

  • Briar

  • Cackles

  • Coffee

  • Copper

  • Eerie

  • Forrest

  • Fox

  • Fright

  • Garnet

  • Goldy

  • Hunter

  • Juniper

  • Maize

  • Maple

  • Nightmare

  • Oakley

  • October

  • Omen

  • Orchard

  • Rain

  • Russet

  • Rusty

  • Salem

  • Samhain

  • Scarlet

  • Scorpio

  • Seance

  • Sienna

  • Skull

  • Tarot

  • Tiger

  • Tigger

  • Topaz

  • Treat

  • Trick

  • Trixie

  • Whiskey

Dog ready for halloween
Image Credit: otsphoto, Shutterstock

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30 Food-Inspired Dog Names

You can’t have Halloween without candy or all the other awesome treats. Whether you want to name your dog after a favorite sweet or seasonal spice mix, here are a few fall and Halloween foods that make great names.

  • Apple

  • Candy

  • Caramel

  • Chocolate

  • Cinnamon

  • Cocoa

  • Corn

  • Ginger

  • Hershey

  • Licorice

  • Lollipop

  • Mocha

  • Nougat

  • Nutmeg

  • Payday

  • Peanut

  • Popcorn

  • Pumpkin

  • Reese

  • Rolo

  • Rosemary

  • Saffron

  • Sage

  • Skittles

  • Snickers

  • Tabasco

  • Taffy

  • Toffee

  • Tootsie

  • Twix

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12 Names for White Dogs

From bones to ghouls, ghosts, and the full moon, there are plenty of Halloween names to suit your white dog. They might cling to you like a sticky cobweb, get into mischief like a poltergeist, or be a little angel. Here are a few ideas.

  • Angel

  • Bones

  • Boo

  • Cobweb

  • Geist

  • Ghost

  • Ghoul

  • Luna

  • Moon

  • Skull

  • Specter

  • Spirit

White maltese dog walking with his owner
Image Credit: Monika Wisniewska, Shutterstock

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30 Names for Black Dogs

Nothing gives more of a spooky feeling than wandering around in the dark. With their pitch-dark fur, your black dog can inspire all sorts of Halloween-related names. You might want something simple to acknowledge their inky fur or something more fiery, so here are a few ideas.

  • Bat

  • Carbon

  • Charcoal

  • Cinder

  • Coal

  • Cole

  • Demon

  • Devil

  • Diablo

  • Dusty

  • Ebony

  • Eclipse

  • Ember

  • Graphite

  • Midnight

  • Night

  • Noir

  • Omen

  • Onyx

  • Opal

  • Rascal

  • Raven

  • Reaper

  • Shadow

  • Shady

  • Slate

  • Smokey

  • Stormy

  • Tarmac

  • Twilight

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20 Monster-Inspired Dog Names

Halloween without all the monsters would be missing something, and we can’t have a list of names without our favorite boogeymen! Even if your dog hates dressing up, you can use this list of monsters to give them a delightful spookiness.

  • Beast

  • Boogeyman

  • Cthulhu

  • Fang

  • Goblin

  • Gremlin

  • Medusa

  • Monster

  • Mothman

  • Mummy

  • Nessie

  • Phantom

  • Reaper

  • Skeleton

  • Spider

  • Spook

  • Vampire

  • Wolfie

  • Wolfman

  • Zombie

dog in a halloween costume
Image Credit: YamaBSM, Pixabay

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19 Magic-Inspired Dog Names

A bubbling cauldron and a witchy brew have always been closely associated with Halloween.  If none of the previous names have inspired you, why not try a more magic theme instead?

  • Broomstick

  • Cauldron

  • Charm

  • Hex

  • Jinx

  • Mage

  • Magic

  • Mana

  • Mandrake

  • Merlin

  • Newt

  • Potion

  • Sorcerer

  • Valerian

  • Voodoo

  • Winifred

  • Witch

  • Wizard

  • Wolfsbane

  • Wormwood

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Conclusion

You don’t have to limit your love of Halloween to once a year. If your dog is born in October or the day of spooks itself, an eerie monster name is a great choice. Choose one from the list, or let it inspire something new. Either way, your dog will have a spooktastic name that’ll make them the perfect protagonist for your own scary campfire story.


Featured Image Credit: Kashaeva Irina, Shutterstock

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