201+ Best Halloween Names for Dogs (Actually Good)

Is Halloween your favorite holiday? If so, naming your four-legged friend something “spooky” is a great way to feel festive all the time. Halloween names for dogs are unique, interesting, and a lot of fun if you can pick the perfect one for your pooch. 

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201+ of our best Halloween names for dogs. Horror movie inspiration!

Some dogs’ personalities lend themselves to names like Ghost, Pumpkin, or Spooky, while others call for more specific horror names. Picture yourself talking to your dog in the park by shouting, “Come here, Leatherface!” or saying, “Good girl, Cruella.”

If the thought of doing that makes you smile, you must be a true Halloween fan. Don’t forget your dog’s Halloween costume while you’re thinking about the holiday!

If you really love the holiday, you could go so far as to name your dog “Halloween”. But, if you don’t want something so direct, we’ve got 201 more “spooky” names to offer.

Whether you want something cute and funny or something representing your favorite horror flick villain, you’ll find them in the list of Halloween names for dogs. 

Halloween Dog Names From Movie Characters

Some of your favorite horror-inspired names can make great Halloween names for dogs. Monsters, horror-movie heroes, and any spooky or Halloween-related film can give you a name you and your dog will love. 

Check out these Halloween names for dogs based on famous characters in horror, horror-comedy, and magical fantasy movies. You’re bound to recognize most of them right away. 

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Boo Lefour the Ewok (well a pug in a Ewok costume). Unmodified from Dapuglet CC-by-SA via Flickr
  • Jason
  • Freddie
  • Selene
  • Lucien
  • Creeper
  • Jason
  • Myers
  • Norman
  • Ghostface
  • Jigsaw
  • Damian
  • Leatherface
  • Orlok
  • Gomez
  • Morticia
  • Wednesday
  • Pugsley
  • Lurch
  • Casper
  • Chucky
  • Cruella
  • Hermione
  • Dumbledore
  • Harry
  • Janet
  • Ursula
  • Elphaba
  • Glinda
  • Oz

Halloween Names for Dogs from Movie Titles

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Soft the best small dog spider costumes. For puppies and adult dogs!

The names of some horror and monster movies make great Halloween names for dogs, too. Some can double as the name of a great character.

  • Insidious
  • Nosferatu
  • Candyman
  • Alien
  • Godzilla
  • Blade
  • Twilight
  • Sinister
  • Oculus
  • King Kong
  • Mothra

Halloween Names for Dogs From Books

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My Labradoodle Max wearing his party hat. Stylish!

Another great place to look for Halloween names for dogs is horror novels. Of course, some of the best books also became movies, but you can’t go wrong with the classics. If you’re a bookworm as much as a Halloween fanatic, you’ll love combining the two into a unique moniker for your pet.

  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Van Helsing
  • Igor
  • Voldemort
  • Snape
  • Remus
  • Bella 
  • Hannibal
  • Carrie
  • Pazuzu
  • Regan
  • Pennywise
  • Goosebump(s)
  • Exorcist
  • Psycho
  • Beetlejuice
  • Cujo
  • Jekyll
  • Hyde
  • Ichabod
  • Skellington

Halloween Holiday-Themed Names for Dogs

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A greyhound standing proud (and tall and skinny)

If a character or film name isn’t what you want, you still have plenty of names for dogs to choose from that represent the holiday. Mythical demon dog names alone would double this entire list. 

These names are less specific than movie-related ones. They come straight from the symbols and creatures we know and love at Halloween. 

  • Bat
  • Goblin
  • Reaper
  • Killer
  • Demon
  • Devil
  • Wizard
  • Hex
  • Cobweb
  • Beast
  • Potion
  • Boogeyman
  • Phantom
  • Sorcerer or Sorceress
  • Satan
  • Spirit
  • Ghoul
  • Monster
  • Wolfman
  • Wolf or Wolfie
  • Ghost
  • Bones
  • Omen
  • Spooky
  • Seance
  • Midnight
  • Witch or Witcher
  • October
  • Shadow
  • Spider
  • Raven
  • Tarot
  • Zombie
  • Moon
  • Priest or Priestess
  • Vampire
  • Boo
  • Fang
  • Trick
  • Treat
  • Pumpkin
  • Medusa

Halloween Names for Dogs From TV Shows

Some of the most popular shows on TV deal with vampires or otherworldly creatures. You can use your favorites as inspiration. 

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An energetic Shiba Inu outdoors enjoying nature

You could combine spooky and cute by naming your dog after the classic mystery-solving canine, Scooby-Doo. Or, go with other notable characters from the show that may not be as specific to Halloween, but will still give a touch of “mystery” to your pup’s persona. 

You can also find names from shows like “The Vampire Diaries,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Witcher,” “Bewitched,” and so many more, including the following. 

  • Scooby
  • Shaggy
  • Velma
  • Daphne
  • Fred
  • Courage
  • Spike
  • Angel
  • Damon
  • Stefan
  • Buffy
  • Cordelia
  • Drusilla
  • Willow
  • Barnabus
  • Stiles
  • Mulder
  • Scully
  • Sabrina
  • Endora
  • Esmerelda
  • Ash
  • Ruby
  • Lucifer
  • Mazikeen
  • Amenadiel
  • Herman
  • Munster
  • Dexter
  • Elvira
  • Piper
  • Phoebe
  • Prue
  • Penny
  • Patty
  • Paige
  • Samantha
  • Tabitha
  • Serena
  • Geralt
  • Yennefer
  • Jaskier

Halloween Names for Dogs From the Season

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Australian Labradoodles are a different breed the Labradoodles (although similar!)

Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand, so names based on icons from the fall season work well as Halloween names for dogs. 

Not everyone wants to name their dog after a monster or serial killer in a scary movie or a TV show. These names are a little more gentle, with a distinct fall vibe. 

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Maple
  • Autumn
  • Apple
  • Maple
  • Forrest
  • River
  • Leaf
  • Aspen
  • Scorpio
  • Ginger
  • Juniper
  • Hunter
  • Amber
  • Oakley

Halloween Names for Dogs From Candy

What is Halloween without candy? The two go hand-in-hand. There’s something special about seeing kids get dressed up in costumes and going door-to-door for a sweet treat. Maybe you have a sweet tooth, too! If so, your favorite Halloween candy might end up being the best name for your dog.

  • Candy
  • Taffy
  • Licorice
  • Peanut
  • Popcorn
  • Reese or Reeses
  • Skittle or Skittles
  • Snickers
  • Tootsie
  • Twix
  • Nougat
  • Toffee
  • Chocolate
  • Mocha
  • Coconut
  • Rolo
  • Payday
  • Hershey
  • Butterfinger
  • Lollipop
  • Caramel

Halloween Names for Dogs From Creators

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Custom Disney dog artwork of my Labradoodle Max. At his favorite place! (The Beach)

We couldn’t make a list of Halloween names for dogs without listing recognizable names of famous horror creators. Some of your favorite horror books, movies, and TV shows wouldn’t exist without these people. 

Bram Stoker gave us “Dracula,” and Edgar Allen Poe was one of the earliest voices in horror fiction. 

Hopefully, you’ll recognize some of these names and enjoy the entertainment they created, too. 

  • Bela
  • Karloff
  • Burton
  • Edgar or Poe
  • King
  • Hitchcock
  • Craven
  • De Palma
  • Shyamalan
  • Del Toro
  • Lovecraft
  • Barker
  • Romero
  • Cronenberg
  • Bradbury
  • Bram
  • Stoker

Which Halloween Names for Dogs Are Your Favorites?

A Rottweiler named Satan, Kong, or Beast might make you smile, but a small Cavapoo named Killer or Godzilla could be a fun tongue-in-cheek way to use one of the best Halloween names for dogs, too. You can choose something that feels like a subtle nod to the holiday, or something obvious that will let everyone know where your dog’s name comes from when you call them at the dog park. 

This isn’t an exhaustive list. Don’t be afraid to get creative as you combine your love for Halloween with your love for your furry friend. The only limit to which Halloween names for dogs you’ll choose is your imagination!

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