Halloween Dog Names: Spooky Names for a Spooky Pup

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Anna Smith
Written by Anna Smith

Can’t get enough of Halloween? Love being scared out of your mind by killer clowns and zombies? Are you also planning on dressing up your pup for this festive event? Maybe dressing them up isn’t enough. Halloween dog names are a great option if you just can’t get enough of this creepy and scary holiday.

Your pup is one cuddly and loving little guy, but they also love dressing up in costume and popping out from behind corners. Or better yet, maybe your pup is your confidant when you’re watching scary movies as nothing ever seems to scare them. Regardless of why you want to give your dog a Halloween name, it’s important to choose one that truly fits their personality and vibe.

Well, you’ve certainly come to the right spot, because in this article, we’re going to be giving you some of the best female and male Halloween dog names. We’ve broken down the names into two categories; that way, you’ll be able to easily scroll through them. But even though they’re divided into female and male lists, it would be best if you could check out both of them because we’ve slipped in some unisex names too.

Female Halloween Dog Names

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You just can’t get enough of dressing your girl up for Halloween. You already have a couple of costumes lined up for her to wear. But you’re not the only one who can’t get enough of it. She loves prancing around in her costumes, showing off her modeling skills. Plus, she’s loving all the attention; Halloween was basically made for her!

  • Blair: possibly one of the scariest horror movies ever made, the Blair Witch Project sent screams and sleepless nights after it came out. With your girl, it’s not much different. She drives you crazy and always seems to get a burst of insane energy in the middle of the night.

  • Boo: she just loves to sneak up on people and spook them out. Why don’t you name her Boo?

  • Buffy: similar to Scooby Doo and the gang, there’s also Buffy and the Vampire Slayer. Buffy was able to take down any villain who crossed her path and was always an advocate for good rather than evil. Your pup has a heart of gold and will fight for not only her opinion but against all she sees as evil.

  • Candy: what would Halloween be like without candy? It’s one of the reasons why everyone loves Halloween so much. Candy is a great name for a fun-loving and energetic pup that loves the attention of everyone who meets her.

  • Carmilla: the famous female vampire. This is a beautiful name that will send shivers up anyone’s spine. Great if you have a dog who’s young and heart no matter how old she gets.

  • Clarice: have you seen the thriller The Silence of the Lambs? If so, then you know all about Jodi Foster’s character. Do the lambs stop screaming?

  • Elvira: she may not have a black coat or even a white one, but one thing she does have is a dark side. Elvira is actually the name of the mistress of the dark and your pup certainly lives up to that name.

  • Luna: a full moon is a little creepy, right? Maybe your pup was born on a full moon or tends to howl when it’s shining in the sky on a Halloween night. It’s a soft and warm name that holds an air of creepiness.

  • Midnight: when Halloween rolls around, midnight is the time for the witching hour. It’s when all the witches come out. Plus, it’s the ideal name for a pup that has jet black fur.

  • October: this name is pretty self-explanatory. What month is Halloween in? Ding, ding, ding! You don’t need to give her an obvious Halloween name in order to show your love for this holiday. October is a smooth and sensual name for a pup full of love.

  • Raven: is one of the most common animals that symbolize Halloween. A raven is a shiny black-feathered bird that often features as a witch’s familiar. Great for a pure black pup. Ravens are also known to be very smart, so this is good for smart pups.

  • Rosemary: she is actually the person who gave birth to Satan’s son in the movie Rosemary’s Baby, a true Halloween classic.

  • Salem: if you know anything on the history of Halloween, then you’ll know that Salem is the city where the famous Witch Trials occurred. What’s a better way to pay homage to Halloween than to name your pup after the infamous city.

  • Trixie: what do we say when we knock on people’s doors during Halloween? Trick or Treat! Well, some people choose a trick while others choose a treat. Trixie is a cute name for a pup that has her head in the clouds.

  • Treat: Your dog loves treats, and she also loves Halloween! So why not name her after her favorite things? This is a unisex name and can be given to both male and female dogs.

  • Twilight: of course, you’re thinking we’re talking about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart from Twilight, but that’s not what we’re talking about. Twilight is actually that eerie period just before nightfall when everything gets a little dark and creepy.

  • Willow: what’s a creepier tree than a weeping willow? They’re in all horror movies and make those ominous creaks that send shivers up anyone’s spine. Your pup loves to creep around with their long, shaggy coat.

See Also: Goddess Names for Dogs

Male Halloween Dog Names

pug wearing halloween costume

Your pup loves people so much, he can’t wait to run to the door to give out candy. It’s his one chance to show off his costume and get a couple of extra tummy rubs from fellow Halloweeners. With that being said, how can you not give your little guy a Halloween name? Check out this list for some much-need spooky inspiration.

  • Bat: does your dog have jet black fur? Do they love to sleep during the day and stay awake all night, driving you crazy? Bat is a great name for your fluffy little pup that’s full of energy at all the wrong times of the day. Plus, it’s short and sweet, so there’s no way they won’t respond to this name.

  • Casper: we all know Casper the friendly ghost! He’s cute, small, and incredibly sweet. If you have a pure white pup with a heart of gold, then this name will suit them perfectly. The name Ghost also works well for white-coated pups.

  • Demon: your pup may look extremely cute and sweet, but deep down, he has a dark and intimidating side to him. Sure, you could give your guard dog this name, but it’s too cliche. Now, give your sweetest pup this name, and it’ll throw everyone off.

  • Fangs: not only does he love to eat, but your boy has a pair of sharp fangs on him. Is he really a dog? Or are you thinking he may be a vampire dog?

  • Frank: first of all, Frank is a great old man’s name that would fit any smaller breed such as a Pug or English Bulldog. However, in the theme of Halloween, Frank is also the name of the creation from Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s subtle, yet, for those who really love Halloween, they’ll get the connection.

  • Frankenstein: your pup is a mixed breed; in fact, you have no idea what breeds they come from, but that doesn’t stop you from loving them. He’s the crazy and spooky little monster that you can’t help but adore.

  • Freddy: when it comes to horror movies, there’s one which terrifies us all. A Nightmare on Elm Street has one of the most unforgettable characters, Freddy Krueger. Your pup is all lovey-dovey, but he certainly has a nasty side to him. Though it may not scare you, it scares all the pups around him.

  • Ghost: whether your dog is covered in white spots or is completely white, Ghost is a cute name that often goes unnoticed. If your dog is a runner, well, nobody sees him flash by, so it suits him perfectly, no?

  • Gizmo: If you’re a fan of Halloween, then you’ve seen the movie Gremlins. Gizmo is the name of the adorable shining star of the film. It’s also a great name for a dog because it’s short and sweet. Plus, if you have a fluffy and brownish pup, it would suit them perfectly.

  • Howler: sometimes, you’re thinking he’s more of a werewolf than a dog. He has a mighty voice on him, and when it strikes midnight, he isn’t afraid to start howling at the moon.

  • Jack: you don’t need to have your pet’s name screaming out “Halloween” in order for you to be obsessed over the season. Jack is a great name for an energetic pup. Not only is it the name of the main character of The Nightmare Before Christmas, but it is also the name of the most famous Halloween accessory, a Jack-O’-Lantern.

  • Jason: No doubt you know where this name came from. Yep, the legendary Friday the 13th. This would be the perfect name if you met or adopted your dog, coincidentally, on Friday the 13th. Could also be a great choice simply because you like the movie or the name.

  • Pumpkin: this is truly a unisex name as it suits a male pup with a gentle heart or a female pup with an orange coat. Not only is Pumpkin a term of endearment, but it’s also a great name to celebrate the Halloween festivities. Pumpkin is the name of a sweet and noble pup but would also suit any pup packing a little extra chub on their hips.

  • Scooby Doo: during many of our childhoods, Scooby Doo was a favorite TV series that most of us would watch every Saturday morning. He was a great ghost-fighting dog that helped the rest of the gang. Now, if your pup is always by your side and supporting you through thick and thin, then this was made for them.

  • Sparky: now, Halloween is about more than just scary movies; animated films are also included in some of the best Halloween movies out there. Tim Burton’s movie The Nightmare Before Christmas features the lovable ghost pup named Sparky. It’s a great name for a pup that’s quick on their feet, yet, loves to be next to their owner.

  • Zuul: one of the most infamous demons from Ghostbusters, Zuul is a great name for a lively and giant pup. Plus, if your dog has a shaggy coat, this name kinda gives off a reggae vibe as well. See, it’s a name which can suit a couple of different styles.

Wrap Up

dog wearing ghost costume for halloween

You probably saw a couple of names on this list that you liked which is great! That was the entire point, so we’re happy a few of our suggestions caught your attention. But having a couple of names isn’t good enough. You need to narrow down your choices to just one name.

Not as easy as you thought, right? Well, in this case, we recommend that you try this out. With your chosen names, test them out on your pup. Which name do they respond to? There should be one name which draws them in.

While going through our lists, we hope that you either found a couple of names to choose from or were inspired to create or pick a different name to give your pup. This list is truly designed for Halloween lovers who want to give their pup a strong, yet festive name.

About the author
Anna Smith
Anna Smith

Anna Smith resides in beautiful Santa Monica, CA, where she works as a Pet Nutrition Expert in a leading retail pet store. She is responsible for nutritional strategies for different breeds and development of new products on the market in compliance with Association of American Feed Control Officials. Anna's passions are education about proven methods and best practices in the industry and her dog Max, who is always well-fed.