Fans of the spookiest night of the year go all out when it comes to decorating, party planning, costumes, and treats. If you’re a lover of all things frightful and fun, you might even bring your pet trick-or-treating. Therefore, it’s only fitting that your pet shares your mania with a Halloween name.
So, if you plan to adopt a new dog or cat during Halloween, or you want to pay homage to the holiday all year round, check out this list. Consider these Halloween pet names for your furry bestie.
Spooky Pet Names for Halloween Lovers
These names are great for boy or girl dogs and cats that enjoy the spookier side of life. You’ll recognize some familiar Halloween-themed words, characters, and more in this frightfully fun list.
Candy-Coated Pet Names
Candy doesn’t belong in your pet’s Rolly Cannoli, but it makes a sweet name. Indulge your love for Halloween with these tasty pet names. These popular Halloween treats make excellent monikers for dogs and cats. Choose your favorite, but beware, doing so might set off your sweet tooth!
- Pixie Stix
- Kit Kat
Best Halloween Pet Names for Girls
If you’re looking for pet names that are a bit more girl-specific and evoke the Halloween spirit, this list is for you. Some names are from specific sources, like horror films or classic eerie tales, while others have a more broad spooky factor.
- Blair (Blair Witch, Linda Blair of horror movie fame)
- Morticia (Addams Family)
- Regan (The Exorcist)
- Wednesday (Addams Family)
- Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Sabrina (the Teenage Witch)
- Carrie (Stephen King classic)
- Christine (Stephen King Classic)
- Daphne (Scooby Doo)
- Penny (Pennywise, from another Stephen King classic, It)
- Elphaba (Wicked)
- Glinda (Wicked)
- Velma (Scooby-Doo)
- Ursula (the Sea Witch from Little Mermaid)
- Wanda (the witch)
- Winifred (from Hocus Pocus)
- Hermione (from Harry Potter)
- Hazel (Witch Hazel)
- Cruella (Cruella de Vil)
- Elvira (Mistress of the Dark)
- Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
- Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors)
Best Halloween Pet Names for Boys
Your boy pup or feline will absolutely shiver with delight when you bestow one of these Halloween pet names on them. As with the list of girl names, you’ll recognize some of these names from films and stories, while others are a bit more general.
- Jack (jack-o-lantern or Jack Skellington)
- Voorhes (Jason from the Friday the 13th film franchise)
- Myers (Michael Myers from the Halloween franchise)
- Freddy (the creepy dream stalker from Nightmare on Elm Street)
- Casper (the friendly ghost)
- Dexter (crime drama series)
- Pugsley (Addams Family)
- Gomez (Addams Family)
- Thing (Addams Family)
- Igor (Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant)
- Chucky (from Child’s Play)
- Fester (Addams Family)
- Bates (Norman Bates from Psycho)
- Burton (filmmaker Tim Burton)
- Voldemort (Harry Potter)
- Draco (Harry Potter)
- Snape (Harry Potter)
- Harry (Harry Potter)
- Lurch (Addams Family)
- Ash (Evil Dead)
- Edgar (Edgar Allen Poe)
Fall for These Seasonal Pet Names
What if you’re not quite sure about the idea of a Halloween-themed pet name? However, you still want to celebrate the season you welcomed your new furry family member to the fold. Check out these autumn-inspired pet names for inspiration.
Halloween-Inspired Names for Pet Duos
Welcoming two new furry friends to the family? These classic Halloween pairings are too good to pass up!
- Trick and Treat
- Mike and Ike
- Laffy and Taffy
- Hocus and Pocus
- Oogie and Boogie
- Creepy and Crawly
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Doom and Gloom
- Pain and Panic
- Ginger and Snaps
- Jack and Sally
Does Your Pet’s Halloween Name Pass the Test?
A name befitting of the season is a great way for your pet to join the Halloween fun, but choose wisely. Sure, you want your pet’s name to be cute and fun. But you also don’t want it to confuse your fur baby or tie your tongue into knots.
Before you finalize your new pet’s name, try saying it out loud as you would when you’re calling your dog or cat. Does it roll off your tongue easily? Is it easy for your pup or cat to distinguish the name from other common words, like “sit” and “stay?”
Overall, make sure it’s a name you love since your pet’s going to have it for life. For more fun tips on how to be an exceptional pet parent, check out the rest of the Neater Pets blog. We’re always adding new ways you can make the most of your time with your furry friend.