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Introduction

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, (it’s probably you and your dog). Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! If you need a name, because your choices aren’t so good, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Ok, really though, you’re not calling anyone. You’re looking on the Internet, which is probably why you’re here — it’s also why we’re here: to help! As far as cult classic comedies go, there are few held in higher regard than the Ghostbusters series and for good reason (although do you really need any more than Murray, Aykroyd, and Moranis all in one place?). On top of that, there is a considerable wealth of fantastic names that will undoubtedly help your dog stand out but also make you easily identifiable as a fellow Ghostbusters fan. 

Ghostbusters Dog Names in Pop Culture

Ghostbusters Dog Name Considerations

Unless you have a Chinese Crested and want to name it Zuul or a Corgie you want to name Twinkie, chances are you’ll likely be basing your dog’s name more off of their personality than their looks, but that’s OK, because quirks and personality are excellent starting points. 

For instance, if your dog is a troublemaker and tends to slobber a lot, Slimer would be a perfect fit, even more so if they also frequently end up green with grass stains. If they’re a bit destructive or are prone to terrorizing other people or dogs, then Zuul, Vinz, Clortho, and Terror would all make appropriate names. If your dog happens to be a jokester or a womanizer, Venkman would be a great choice. If they’re awkward and skittish, then Louis and Tully would be excellent choices. If they’re supremely evil like Vigo, well, you should probably worry about calling an exorcist before giving them a name. 

Whatever you decide to go with, spend some time re-watching the films (and TV series or reading the comics if you like additional backstory) and see if anything in particular jumps out to you about a character, event, or even a line of dialogue. If you’ve still got nothing, then maybe it IS time to call the Ghostbusters. Or maybe a friend for some ideas.

Male Ghostbusters Dog Names

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Egon
After Egon Spengler, PhD, one of the original Ghostbusters
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Peter
After Peter Venkman, a fan favorite, played by Bill Murray
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Venkman
After parapsychologist Peter Venkman, one of the original Ghostbusters
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Stantz
After Ray Stantz, the parapsychologist and one of the original Ghostbusters
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Winston
After Winston Zeddemore, the late addition to the Ghostbusters quad of characters
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Zeddemore
Winston's last name; the hired gun often maligned for being the only one without a degree
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Gozer
After Gozer the Gozerian, the shapeshifting demon/god
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Terror
After the aptly-named Terror Dogs, who terrorize the city
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Louis
After Louis Tully, played by Rick Moranis
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Yeager
After Dean Yeager, the administrator at Columbia who kicks Spengler, Stantz and Venkman out
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Fleming
After Ted and Annette Fleming, clients of Louis Tully before the Terror Dog broke in
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Vinz
After Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, the demigod
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Clortho
The Terror Dog that possesses Louis Tully
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Volguus
Another name of Gozer, Volguus Zildrohar
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Zildrohar
After Volguus Zildrohar, aka Gozer the Gozerian, the first film's prime evil
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Staypuft
After the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, who eventually storms the city
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Hoover
After Edmund Hoover, the philologist who murders Eleanor Twitty
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Vigo
After Vigo the Carpathian, aka Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf, the ultimate evil brought back from the painting in Ghostbusters II
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Janosz
After Janosz Poha, the Manhattan Museum of Art's curator
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Alderidge
After ghost Gertrude Alderidge, the disturbed daughter of an aristocrat who murdered her family's servants
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Sparky
After Sparky, the electrocuted ghost, the second seen in the reboot
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Gilbert
After Dr. Erin Gilbert, played by Kristen Wiig
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Tolan
After Patty Tolan, historian and subway booth attendant
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Griffin
After Kylie Griffin, the female Ghostbuster from Extreme Ghostbusters
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Proton
After the Ghostbusters' proton packs
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Ghost
After the title, Ghostbusters
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Buster
The second half of Ghostbusters, also a great dog name
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Sedgewick
After the Sedgewick Hotel, a haunted hotel originally cleared in 1986 but re-investigated in the video game
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Ramis
After Harold Ramis, who played Egon
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Ivan
After Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films
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Reitman
After Ivan Reitman, who produced all three of the Ghostbusters films

Female Ghostbusters Dog Names

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Slimer
The green, quintessential trouble-making ghost who shoots ectoplasm/slime on people
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Spengler
The last name of Egon Spengler, the parapsychologist and one of the series' protagonists
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Ray
After Ray Stantz, played by Dan Aykroyd
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Janine
After Janine Melnitz, the receptionist at the Ghostbusters' fire station
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Melnitz
After receptionist Janine Melnitz, who eventually actually does some ghost-busting
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Zuul
After Zuul the Gatekeeper, a demigod and slave to Gozer
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Dana
After Dana Barrett, the Ghostbusters' first true customer
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Barrett
After musician Dana Barrett, played by Sigourney Weaver
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Peck
After Walter Peck, the EPA agent from the first film
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Tully
After character Louis Tully, who lived down the hall from Dana Barrett; eventually becomes the Ghostbusters' accountant
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Gozerian
After Gozer the Gozerian, the main antagonist of the first film
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Ivo
After Ivo Shandor, the cult leader that summons Gozer
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Shandor
After character Ivo Shandor, the mad doctor who determines humanity too sick to survive, thus summoning Gozer
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Eleanor
After Eleanor Twitty, aka the Library Ghost
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Twitty
After character Eleanor Twitty, the ghost in the library, the very first the Ghostbusters encounter in the first film
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Poha
After character Janosz Poha, head of the restoration department whom Vigo possesses
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Gertrude
After Gertrude Alderidge, the first ghost seen in the 2016 reboot
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Jilian
After Jilian Holtzmann, played by Kate McKinnon
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Patty
After Patty Tolan, played by Leslie Jones
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Abby
After Dr. Abigail Yates, played by Melissa McCarthy
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Yates
After Abby Yates, the lead Ghostbuster in the reboot
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Kylie
After Kylie Griffin, the first full-time female Ghostbuster
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Ecto
After Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters vehicle
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Spook
Another word used in the films and series to describe ghosts
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Spirit
Another name for a ghost referred to in several iterations of Ghostbusters
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Twinkie
What Egon uses to explain the analogy of psychokinetic energy
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Waconda
After Camp Waconda, a camp from Ray's childhood mentioned in the first film
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Manhattan
Where much of the Ghostbusters' stories take place
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Parker
After Ray Parker Jr., who wrote and performed the iconic theme song

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