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140+ Halloween Dog Names for Your Spooky Pooch

Written by: Kristin Hitchcock

Last Updated on March 15, 2024 by Dogster Team

Golden Retriever dog dressed in a witch costume for Halloween

140+ Halloween Dog Names for Your Spooky Pooch

Whether you adopt your dog around Halloween or just love the season, there are many unique and interesting Halloween dog names to consider. Some are very traditional, like Casper; others are a bit more out there, like Abracadabra. No matter what your style, you should find something on the list below.

Naming your dog can often be much harder than most new owners might guess. There are tons of names to choose from, and you have to settle on just one for your canine.

Take your time going through these lists and our guide below.

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How to Name Your Dog

Naming your dog can be easier said than done. Luckily, if you make the process a bit more planned, you can figure out the perfect name in no time (or at least by the end of the week).

First, you’ll need a really long list of names, like the ones you’ll find below. Start by browsing the lists and writing down your favorites. You want to keep this list as short as possible but don’t start excluding names just yet—especially if you have family members who also want a say in the name. It’s often better to start with more options than fewer.

You may want to go through the list more than once to ensure that you’ve picked out all of your favorites. It’s easy to overlook names on the first pass.

After you’ve made your list, get together with your friends or family members and ask their opinions. Preferably, they should also make a list that you can compare to. Try to cross off as many names as possible at this point. If you don’t love it (or can at least agree to it), don’t add it to the list.

In the end, you should preferably have a list of only a few names. Now it’s time to try these names out on your dog. Luckily, it takes dogs several days to learn their name, so you don’t have to worry about confusing them.

Sometimes, we love a name, but it may just not “fit” our dogs. Finding the perfect name occurs when you combine what you like with the actual dog you have in front of you. This step is where we get to the second part. In the end, you should be able to narrow it down to your favorite name. Don’t spend too many agonizing nights on this decision. It’s important to make a decision, even if there are a few names you’re stuck between.

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Most Popular Halloween Dog Names

dog in dracula costume
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Here are our favorite Halloween dog names for both females and males. Many of these are unisex, so we aren’t going to divide them into genders as we usually do. The vast majority of people will find a name they like here, as this section has a very Halloween feel to it.

  • Abracadabra
  • Batty
  • Beetlejuice
  • Binky
  • Black Magic
  • Boogeyman
  • Casper
  • Cauldron
  • Cobweb
  • Coffin
  • Coven
  • Creepshow
  • Crybaby
  • Crystal Ball
  • Dracula
  • Eclipse
  • Ember
  • Fang
  • Fiend
  • Figaro
  • Frankie
  • Gargoyle
  • Ghost
  • Ghoulie
  • Goblin
  • Graveyard
  • Grimalkin
  • Haunted House
  • Hex
  • Hocus
  • Howl
  • Jack
  • Jack-o’-Lantern
  • Jinx
  • Luna
  • Magic
  • Midnight
  • Monster
  • Moon
  • Moonbeam
  • Mummy
  • Mystic
  • Nightcrawler
  • Onyx
  • Pandora
  • Phantom
  • Potion
  • Pumpkin
  • Raven
  • Raven Skull
  • Salem
  • Scarecrow
  • Shadow
  • Skeleton
  • Spider
  • Spiderweb
  • Spirit
  • Spook
  • Storm
  • Tarot
  • Tombstone
  • Witch’s Hat

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Names Based on Classical Characters

A golden retriever dressed as a witch for Halloween
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These names are based on Halloween characters that most people are familiar with. We’ll have some names from horror movies, especially the older ones that invented the genre. We’ll also list some family-friendly favorites that may also be suitable for your canine.

  • Beetlejuice
  • Billy (Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Chucky
  • Cruella
  • Edward (Scissorhands)
  • Elvira
  • Freddy (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Jason (Friday the 13th)
  • Jareth (Labyrinth)
  • Lestat (Interview with a Vampire)
  • Lydia (Beetlejuice)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Morticia (The Addams Family)
  • Norman Bates (Psycho)
  • Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Sam (Trick’ r Treat)
  • Wednesday (The Addams Family)
  • Winifred (Hocus Pocus)

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Halloween Pun Names

dog and owner posing for Halloween in costumes
Image Credit: otsphoto, Shutterstock

Puns can be a great way to name your dog, especially if you’re looking for something a little less serious. Because puns are a bit harder to come up with (good ones, anyway), this section is a bit shorter than the others. Still, we’re confident pun-lovers will find a suitable name here.

  • Battycakes
  • Bone Appetit
  • Count Pupula
  • Dogula
  • Fetchenstein
  • Frankenpooch
  • Howloween Hound
  • Jack-o-Tail Wagger
  • Muttropolitan Monster
  • Pawsome Pumpkin
  • Werewoofie

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Mythological Creatures

Dogs in Halloween Costumes
Image Credit: Nancy Sticke, Pixabay

Halloween is also a time of myth and legend. If you want something less Halloween-ish, consider selecting a name inspired by myth instead. Here are some mythological creatures that can also make great names for the right pooch:

  • Banshee
  • Basilisk
  • Cerberus
  • Chimera
  • Dragon
  • Gargoyle
  • Goblin
  • Gremlin
  • Griffin
  • Harpy
  • Minotaur
  • Mummy
  • Phoenix
  • Siren
  • Sphinx
  • Werewolf
  • Yeti

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Halloween Treat Names

cute dog wearing a costume for halloween
Image Credit: YamaBSM, Pixabay

Of course, Halloween is also about candy. Many candy brands and other Halloween treats can make great names for your pooch. Plus, everyone will know what your dog is named after without any explanation necessary.

  • Butterfinger
  • Candy Corn
  • Caramel
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Chocolate Bat
  • Cookie
  • Donut Hole
  • Gummy Worm
  • Hershey
  • Kit Kat
  • Licorice
  • M&M
  • Monster Mash
  • Pumpkin Cookie
  • Reese
  • Skittles
  • Snickers
  • Spooky Spice
  • Starburst
  • Tootsie
  • Twix

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Final Thoughts

Hopefully, one of the names on this list stood out as a great option for your pooch. We tried to include names of all different kinds, including some that are very Halloween-themed and others that are more under-the-radar.

With such a long list of names, it can take some time to sift through them. As we stated above, reading through multiple times can be helpful since some of your favorite names may not jump out to you on the first run-through.

Use this list to make a list of your own favorites, or get your own inspiration juices flowing to come up with your own.

Featured Image Credit: Kashaeva Irina, Shutterstock

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