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Something wicked this way comes! It’s mid-way through October and we’re up to our eyeballs in spooky movies, costume planning, and other Halloween plans.
If this sounds like your idea of fun, and you’re looking to welcome a new dog into your life, then this blog post is for you. We’ve gathered inspiration from all corners of our imagination, including famous TV and movie witches, literary witches, Greek mythology, history, and more. This post covers 98 witchy dog names for your magical pup. Let’s get started!
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Tips for Picking a Great Dog Name
Your dog is wonderful no matter what you call them, but some names might be easier for them to understand than others. When picking a name, keep these tips in mind:
- Names that are shorter (1-2 syllables) may be easier for your dog to understand. If you pick a longer name, make sure you can shorten it to an understandable nickname.
- Likewise, names with hard consonant sounds will be easier for your pup.
- Try not to pick a name that rhymes with key words that you’ll use, for example “Lait” is a great coffee-themed dog name (as in, “cafe au lait”). But, it might cause confusion for your dog because it is pronounced “lay”.
Also, make sure that you’re comfortable with your dog’s name too! If you don’t feel comfortable yelling your dog’s name out the back door, or in a park, it’s probably a sign to choose a different name instead.
Witchy Names for Girl Dogs
Witches have been the subject of stories, mythology, and pop culture for centuries. Our fascination with them and their secretive powers is why they’ve shown up in everything from Shakespeare to the latest Netflix series.
Whether you like witches who are scary, good, wicked, stylish, charming, or anything in between, our list of witchy name ideas for female dogs is sure to have something that fits your pup.
Here are our witchy names for girl dogs:
- Abigail from The Crucible, about the Salem Witch Trials. In the movie, Abigail was played by Winona Rider.
- Agatha is a witch from the recent Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Agnes is the first name of Agnes Sampson, a supposed witch from the late 16th century.
- Alexandra from “The Witches of Eastwick“, played by none other than Cher.
- Aurora is a mysterious sounding name.
- Bellatrix is a powerful and evil witch from the Harry Potter world.
- Bonnie is a witch from “The Craft“, about teenagers experimenting with witchcraft. “Light as a feather, stiff as a board!”
- Circe is a witch from Greek mythology, who tricked Odysseus.
- Dorcas is a witch from the TV series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Eglantine is a witch played by the late Angela Lansbury in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.”
- Elphaba is the Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch, reimagined in the form of a book and award-winning musical.
- Elvira is not technically a witch, but she knows how to cast a spell over us!
- Endora who is a witch from the beloved Bewitched series.
- Esme is a witch from the Discworld series.
- Faye is a witch in the The Secret Circle series.
- Freya is a Norse mythological witch name.
- Ginny Weasley, a young witch in the Harry Potter series.
- Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.
- Hazel is a witchy Bugs Bunny cartoon villain. This list really has it all!
- Helga Hufflepuff is a famous witch in the Harry Potter books and movies.
- Hermoine, one of–if not the most–famous witch in pop culture.
- Hilda is another witchy name from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that takes inspiration from historical witches.
- Jadis, who is the name of the White Witch from the Narnia series.
- Jane, Susan Sarandon’s character in “The Witches of Eastwick“.
- Kiki is a witch from Kiki’s Delivery Service.
- Lilith is the name of a mythological witch who defied Adam in the Garden of Eden, and a character in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Lily Potter, Harry Potter‘s mom.
- Luna after the moon, or after zany witch Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter’s series .
- Magrat is another Discworld witch.
- Maleficent, the famous witch from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
- Mary from Hocus Pocus, played by Kathy Najimy.
- Melisandre, the powerful and mysterious witch in the Game of Thrones series.
- Minerva after Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter’s teacher.
- Molly, the motherly figure in charge of the Weasley household in Harry Potter.
- Nancy is another teenage witch from The Craft.
- Nanny Ogg who is the mother in Discworld.
- Narcissa is a Greek mythological name that turns up in the Harry Potter series.
- Nyx is the personification of the night from Greek mythology.
- Phoebe is one of the sisters from the late-90s series Charmed, about three sisters who discover they have magic powers.
- Piper is another witchy sister from the show Charmed.
- Prudence is a witchy-sounding name and a character from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Prue is the third Charmed sister on our list.
- Raven from “That’s So Raven” is not technically a witch but is powerful and fun all the same.
- Rochelle is a teenager in the 90s witchy movie The Craft.
- Rosalind is another “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” name on our witchy dog names list.
- Rowena Ravenclaw is a famous witch from the Harry Potter series.
- Ruta is a witch from the series “His Dark Materials.”
- Sabrina is a classic witchy name, both “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“.
- Samantha, a witch from the TV show Bewitched.
- Sarabeth from Goosebumps.
- Sarah is an unusual name for a dog, but it made our witchy dog names list because it’s the name of Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne from The Crucible, Sarah Sanderson from Hocus Pocus (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), and Sarah from The Craft.
- Scarlet (or Scarlett) after the Scarlet Witch.
- Serafina is a witch from the series “His Dark Materials.”
- Serena is another witch from the show Bewitched.
- Sukie, as in Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in “The Witches of Eastwick“.
- Tituba, the name of one of the women accused of witchcraft in The Crucible.
- Trixie is on our list because of “Trixie the Witch’s Cat”, but what about Trixie the Witch’s Dog?
- Wendy from Wendy the Good Little Witch. A cute and not-too-scary witch name for your pup.
- Willow sounds like a good autumnal name, and is also a witch from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Winifried, Bette Middler’s character in Hocus Pocus. This could be “Winnie” for short.
- Zelda is another great name from the witchy Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“.
- Zelena is from the ABC show “Once Upon a Time” and was formerly the Wicked Witch of the West.
Witchy Names for Boy Dogs
While the word “witch” usually means a woman, we do have a few witchy names for boy dogs, too. These names are taken from pop culture, literature, and more. Several of these names would be especially cute if you have multiple dogs with coordinating witchy names.
Without further ado, here are our witchy dog naming ideas for male dogs:
- Albus is Dumbledore’s first name, who is a powerful wizard in the world of Harry Potter.
- Aleister after Aleister Crowley, the mysterious and controversial occultist.
- Blackwood, after Faustus Blackwell from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a scary Netflix series about a “modern” Sabrina.
- Caliban is a male character from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. – Chilling Adventures
- Cerberus from “Dr. Cerberus”, another The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina character, and a three-headed dog from Greek mythology.
- Cromwell, a literary wizard and a name with a very spooky feel to it.
- Crowley as in Aleister Crowley, the mysterious and controversial occultist.
- Flamel after Nicolas Flamel, a 14th century alchemist.
- Grigori is Rasputin’s first name, and a subtly spooky dog name.
- Harry as in Harry Potter, of course!
- Houdini wasn’t technically magical… or was he? This is a great spooky dog name for escape artist pups.
- Lazarus is an undead character from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Lucifer is the name of the devil, which means “bringer of light”, and is also one of several The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina witches on our list.
- Merlin after the famous King Arthur legend, and many subsequent books, cartoons, and movies.
- Moody is a Harry Potter character, and fits the spooky season well.
- Oz as in the Wizard of Oz.
- Rasputin, the famous Russian mystic and subject of the Boney M song.
- Roald after Roald Dahl’s book The Witches.
- Salazar from the Hogwarts founder Salazar Slytherin.
- Theo is one of many witchy The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina characters on our list.
- Weasley after the many, many Weasley witches and wizards from Harry Potter.
Gender-Neutral Witchy Names for Dogs
Last but not least we have a few witchy names that work for pups of either gender:
- Ambrose is a male character from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina but the name could work for girl dogs too.
- Blair after the Blair Witch Project. Blair is a name that could work for boy or girl dogs.
- Brew as in “witches brew”.
- Coven is the word for a group of witches.
- Ghost is a witch-adjacent name on our list.
- Goosebumps is a spooky series about all sorts of scary and mysterious things, including witches.
- Jinx as in a spell cast over you.
- Osborne after The Crucible’s Sarah Osborne.
- Potter after Harry Potter.
- Pumpkin which is a cute fall name for any cute dog (which is all of them!)
- Sage means both “wise”, and refers to the plant which is sometimes burned as a cleansing ritual.
- Salem is the location of the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
- Solstice refers to the winter or summer solstices, the shortest and longest days of the year.
- Tarot after tarot cards.
- Twilight… yes, Twilight is a vampire series, but twilight (as in nighttime) is spooky enough to be on our witchy names list!
As always we hope you’ve found this post useful! Check out some of our other dog name ideas, including coffee-themed names, food names, spicy names, Swedish dog names, Greek mythology names, preppy names, blonde names, and more!