Horror Dog Names

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Introduction

Horror, whether it's gory, psychological thriller, or seat-of-your-pants horror, is a popular genre of movies, books, and other entertainment.  Many people, if they can sit through all the adrenaline rushed moments, find hours of entertainment in such stories and might give their dog a horror-inspired name.  The horror theme is a broad one and includes many different options from witchcraft and vampires, to serial killing psychos and supernatural phenomena.  The horror theme also includes concepts and long-standing cultural and historical stories that have created fear and mystique over the centuries, such as evil figures from the Bible or stories from the Greek Underworld of the Olympians.  Dog owners have a lot to work with when it comes to giving their dog a horror-inspired name.

Horror Dog Names in Pop Culture

Horror Dog Name Considerations

The horror dog name theme has many options and does not fit just one breed, color, or size of the dog.  Any dog breed or mix can easily find a horrific name, but some thought is necessary.  Owners and potential owners want to consider the breed of their dog when choosing a particularly evil dog name.  For example, one of the scariest of dogs is Steven King's Cujo.  Cujo was a massive Saint Bernard and naming a slobbery Saint Bernard or another large breed dog Cujo might inspire fear in some people.  Just make sure your Cujo has all his vaccinations up-to-date.  Naming a small dog, like a Chihuahua or a Terrier mix, Cujo might be more appropriate since it plays on the irony of the name. 

While the coat color has little to do with naming most dogs, dark colored dogs with black or dark brown coats always seem a perfect fit for the horror-inspired names.  Names like Raven for a female dog or simply Black for a male dog are color-specific names that fit the horror theme.  Finally, owners should also consider the degree of scariness they want to evoke in their dog's name.  Names like Freddy, Jason, and Hannibal refer to some scary people while names like Van Helsing, Igor, and Pugsley are not quite so horrific.    

Male Horror Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Freddy
A reference to Freddy Kruger and Nightmare on Elm Street
3
Jason
A reference to Friday the 13th
2
Chucky
A super evil doll
2
King
A reference to the king of horror, Steven King
1
Cujo
An in-your-face reminder to vaccinate your dogs
1
Rocky
The "monster" in Rocky Horror Picture Show
1
Michael
A boring name for a pyscho
1
Norman
A reference to Norman Bates
1
Poe
Edgar Allan Poe wrote some dark, but not evil poetry
1
Igor
Dr. Frankenstein's hunchback assistant
1
Jack
Jack-o-lantern or Jack Nicholson
1
Victor
The name of Frankenstein
1
Pugsley
A overweight Addam's boy and perfect name for a pudgy Pug
1
Damien
A reference to the Omen
1
Sparky
Young Victor Frankenstein's dog in Frankenweenie
1
Dexter
A killer who takes justice into his own hands
0
Gremlin
Gremlins hate baths
0
Cain
A Biblical figure who killed his brother, Able
-1
Goosebumps
A made for kids horror series
-1
Van Helsing
A vampire slayer
-1
Ichabod
The lanky school teacher in Sleepy Hollow
-1
Lestat
A reference to Interview with a Vampire
-1
Yoko
A reference to the Grudge
-1
Alaric
From the Vampire Diaries
-1
Hannibal
A twisted cannibal in The Silence of the Lambs
-1
Black
A descriptive name for a black dog
-1
Riff Raff
The butler in the Rocky Horror Picture Show
-1
Nanook
The Alaskan Malamute hero dog in The Lost Boys
-1
Zoltan
The Hound of Dracula
-1
Fester
Uncle Fester from the Addam's Family

Female Horror Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Sabrina
She's a teenage witch
2
Piper
Another Charmed witch
2
Paige
The third Charmed witch
2
Willow
A character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1
Gizmo
A cute fur ball but don't get him wet
1
Morticia
A reference to Morticia Addams
1
Regan
A reference to The Exorcist
1
Rosemary
A reference to Rosemary's Baby
1
Dolores
A reference to Dolores Claiborne
1
Katarina
The love interest of Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow
1
Clarice
This one will not eat liver and fava beans
1
Sydney
A reference to the female protagonist in Scream
1
Samantha
She is "bewitching"
1
Raven
Edgar Allan Poe's Raven
1
Shelley
A reference to Mary Shelley
1
Carrie
Telekinetic powers might manifest in this one
1
Wednesday
A reference to Wednesday Addams
1
Sookie
A character from True Blood
1
Blair
A reference to the Blair Witch Project
1
Luna
Another name for the moon
1
Sam
The German Shepherd in I Am Legend
1
Abby
The Hero German Shepherd in Paranormal Activity
1
Christine
Steven King's evil automobile novel
0
Elphaba
A misunderstood wicked witch
0
Prudence
A witch in Charmed
-1
Magenta
Riff Raff's sister and the French Maid in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-1
Columbia
Dr. Frank N. Furter's groupie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-1
Elvira
The Mistress of the Dark
-1
Lilith
A Biblical she-demon who dabbled in black magic
-1
Persephone
The Greek goddess of the Underworld

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