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134 Scary Dog Names for Fright-Loving Pups

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There’s nothing less scary than adding a new pup to the family. Whether your four-legged friend is a Chihuahua or a Rottweiler, the only thing frightening is the amount of cuddles coming your way.

However, scary dog names can be spooky good fun, especially for horror movie fans and Halloween enthusiasts. From pop culture to folklore, we unearthed the creepiest, crawliest, most eerily adorable scary names for dogs. Read on, if you dare …

Best Scary Dog Names

Boo! These scary names for dogs are so frighteningly good, we have chills. 

  • Beetlejuice
  • Beelzebub
  • Carrie
  • Chucky
  • Cujo
  • Diablo
  • Dracula 
  • Elvira
  • Fang
  • Frankenweenie
  • Gizmo
  • Godzilla
  • Pug-sley
  • Voldemort 
  • Zuul

Best Scary Names for Male Dogs

Featuring iconic ghouls and goblins, these male dog names range from silly to spine-chilling. 

  • Bane
  • Blade
  • Bogey
  • Bram
  • Count
  • Cousin Itt
  • Cullen
  • Damien
  • Dante
  • Dexter
  • Dr. Jekyll
  • Draco
  • Edgar
  • Fester
  • Gollum
  • Gomez
  • Hitchcock
  • Ichabod
  • Igor
  • Jinx
  • Lucifer
  • Norman
  • Pazuzu
  • Pennywise
  • Remus Lupin
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Thing

Best for Female Dogs

Dog in witch costume

Does your Good Girl have a spell on you? Consider these bewitching scary female dog names.

  • Audrey II
  • Buffy
  • Cruella
  • Esmerelda
  • Luna
  • Maleficent
  • Medusa
  • Moaning Myrtle
  • Morticia 
  • Pandora
  • Regan
  • Sabrina
  • Shelley
  • Sookie
  • Ursula
  • Wednesday 
  • Winifred

Best Horror Movie Dog Names

Horror fans, these are for you. Starring some of the most terrifying characters to ever haunt Hollywood, these horror movie dog names will leave you screaming for more. 

  • Alien
  • Annabelle
  • Babadook
  • Candyman
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Esther
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Ghostface
  • Gremlin
  • Hannibal Lector
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Jack Skellington
  • Jason Voorhees
  • Leatherface
  • Mothra
  • Michael Myers
  • Nosferatu
  • Omen
  • Samara
  • Zero

Best Scary Names for Big Dogs

Labrador with pumpkins

Featuring mammoth monsters from history and Hollywood, these frightful names are fitting for larger breeds. (That said, we would love to meet a Pomeranian named King Kong.)  

  • Beast
  • Cerberus
  • Clover
  • Cthulhu
  • Dragon
  • Frankenstein
  • Hercules
  • Herman
  • Hulk
  • Jaws
  • King Kong
  • Lurch
  • Monster
  • Mountain
  • Predator
  • Samson
  • Tank
  • Thunder 
  • Wolf

Best Creepy Black Dog Names

If you have a dark-coated pup, you’re in luck! These chilling choices include both scary boy dog names and scary girl dog names.

  • Batman
  • Binx
  • Darth
  • Dementor 
  • Dusk
  • Eclipse
  • Ember
  • Midnight
  • Ninja
  • Panther
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Reaper
  • Sirius
  • Shadow
  • Snape
  • Spider
  • Twilight

Best Halloween Dog Names

Dog ready for Halloween

Trick or treat? These Halloween-inspired scary names for dogs offer a little of both. 

  • Banshee
  • Boo
  • Bone
  • Candy
  • Casper
  • Demon
  • Ghost
  • Ghoul
  • Goblin
  • Jack
  • Pumpkin
  • Salem
  • Sanderson
  • Spectre
  • Spirit
  • Tarot
  • Trick
  • Zombie
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