In folklore, some of the most scary and vicious animals have always been hellhounds.
Hellhounds are supernatural, mythological dogs that have dirty and mangled black fur and scarily glowing red eyes. These scary and fearsome hellhounds have also been mentioned in numerous stories in the Bible.
A hellhound or demon hound has become so famous and popular that they aren’t just found in Greek mythology but also in numerous fictional stories. In some mythological and fiction references, these hounds from hell are also often three headed besides having glowing red eyes. It is often said that if you ever see these hounds of hell, you have imminent danger ahead and must stay on your toes at all times. Supernatural hellhounds are hellish creatures that almost always bring bad luck and can cause a lot of pain and suffering to a person. We have compiled a list of 100+ demon dog names, tough dog names, big dog names and scary dog names inspired by hellhounds names from fiction and mythology. If you’d like, you could also give a quick look at Russian dog names and 'Harry Potter' dog names.
Hellhound Names From Mythology
Mythology, especially Greek mythology, is full of famous hellhounds. These supernatural dogs have always scared people and made these folklore stories a popular hit all across the world. From a Norse hellhound to an Irish hellhound to a wide variety of other hellhounds in Greek mythology and other stories, here are the hellhound names of famous hellhounds from mythology. Other than Greek mythology, the area of East Anglia in England is also very famous for the presence of scary hellhounds and black dogs.
1. Ahuizotl, known for luring people to their imminent death in Aztec mythology.
2. Akhlut, a black dog famous in Inuit folklore for turning into a wolf when on land.
3. Anubis, the Egyptian God of Death who had the body of a man and the face of a jackal.
4. Appalachian, famous for being over seven feet tall and haunting people in the mountains.
5. Argos, the faithful dog of the Greek God, Odysseus who had super strength.
6. Barghest, the monstrous hellhound with big white claws from Yorkshire.
7. Black Shuck, also known as Old Shuck from Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
8. Bogey Beast, another famous hellhound from the Lancashire area of North West England.
9. Cadejo, one of the most famous hellhounds from Central American folklore.
10. Calygreyhound, a scary brown fur mythological hellhound.
11. Capelthwaite, this spectral black dog is most commonly heard in folklore stories in Westmoreland.
12. Cerberus, the most famous hellhound from Greek mythology often referred to as the hound of Hades.
13. Church Grim, this black dog is the most famous in Scandinavian and English folklore.
14. Cu Sith, most famously known in Scottish folklore.
15. Cŵn Annwn, a hellish black dog most famous in stories belonging to Welsh mythology.
16. Dip, another one of the monstrous black dogs that were as famous as the Black Shuck.
17. Garmr Gaueko, the mountain-sized beast known for having a humongous appetite for its victims.
18. Gwyllgi, one of the most famous hellhounds in Wales.
19. Gytrash, this black dog was most famous in northern England folklore for attacking lonely travelers on the road.
20. Hairy Jack, a famous black dog monster famous in the area of Lincolnshire.
21. Luison, another monstrous black dog which was as famous as the Black Shuck.
22. Moddey Dhoo, a black hellhound from the Isle of Man.
23. Perro Negro, a powerful hellhound famous from Spanish folklore.
24. Pooka, known for being the bearer of bad luck in Celtic and Irish mythology.
25. Scylla, one of the most famous monstrous hellhounds from stories of Greek mythology.
26. Skriker, another one of the most scary and famous hellhounds from Yorkshire.
27. Surma, instilled fear in the hearts of its victims in numerous Finnish mythology stories.
28. The Black Dog of Bouley, famously known for circling their victims at great speeds.
29. Waheela, this one is a famous white hellhound in Alaska also known as the Saberwolf.
30. Yeth Hound, most famous in Devon folklore, this black dog is equally fearsome as the Black Shuck and Moddey Dhoo.
Hellhounds Names From Fiction
Owing to the popularity of famous mythological creatures such as Yeth Hound, Church Grim, Black Shuck, and more, these hellhounds made their way into fiction stories as well. From novels to games to movies, hellhounds became famous killers and monsters. Here are the most famous names of hellhounds from movies, novels, online video games and more.
31. Akela, the wolf hound from The Jungle Book.
32. Dark Hounds, the famous hellhounds from the fantasy series called The Wheel of Time.
33. Dog, the hellhound character in Good Omens.
34. Doomageddon, the famous pet hound in the animated series of League of Super Evil.
35. Embry, the famous wolfhound from the movie series 'Twilight'.
36. Greycub, the wolfhound from ‘The Cry of the Wolf’.
37. Kaschper, the hellhound in the 1947 novel called Doctor Faustus.
38. Lupin, the werewolf hellhound from the fantasy novel series of Harry Potter.
39. Mauthe Dhoog, the incredibly famous hellhound from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
40. Moony, the werewolf hellhound from the fantasy novel series of Harry Potter.
41. Mrs. O'Leary, the famous hellhound pet of Percy Jackson.
42. Padfoot, the werewolf hellhound from the fantasy novel series of Harry Potter.
43. Ruby, another one of the most famous wolfhounds from ‘Once Upon A Time’.
44. Sammael, the famous hellhound from the world renowned movie Hellboy.
45. Shadow Hounds, the famous hellhounds from The Black Jewels Series.
46. Skinned Hounds, the famous monstrous dogs from the video games The Elder Scrolls.
47. Suso, another hellhound from the 1947 novel called Doctor Faustus.
48. Thorn, the guardian hellhound of the vampire Max in the movie The Lost Boys.
49. Vinz, a central hellhound character in the movie Ghostbusters.
50. Zuul, another central hellhound character in the movie Ghostbusters.
Ideas For Hellhound Names
Whether you are looking to name a hellhound in your next novel or trying to decide on a name for your next online game, looking for hellhound names can be quite a pickle. To help you out with the same, we have compiled a list of fantastic name ideas for hellhounds. We have also included female hellhound names in case you are looking to name a female hellhound.
51. Adalwolf, this name literally translates to a wolf-like deadly hound.
52. Black Beard, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and rotting skin.
53. Blackbite, a superbly excellent name for a devilish hellhound ready to kill.
54. Blackfell, another super good name to give to a hellhound.
55. Blood Hunter, for a hellhound that is always on the lookout to kill.
56. Coal Fangs, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
57. Coalfur, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and flaming red eyes.
58. Dagg, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
59. Demonbite, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
60. Ember Howl, for a hellhound who can unleash hell on its victims just with its howls.
61. Flame Bite, a powerful name for a devilish hellhound.
62. Frostbite, a superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
63. Gloombite, for a hellhound that kills and spreads fear and sadness.
64. Gonzalo, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
65. Griffin, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and flaming red eyes.
66. Gunpowder, a powerful and capable hellhound always ready to kill.
67. Helena, another superbly amazing name for a female hellhound.
68. Hototo, another superbly scary name for a hellhound.
69. Ironbreath, for a hellhound that has iron-like jaws.
70. Lightfangs, for a hellhound who can unleash hell on its victims just with its howls.
71. Magnum, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and flaming red eyes.
72. Mangle Crush, for a hellhound that can crush its victims in a second.
73. Moon Teeth, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
74. Mourn Wrath, for a hellhound that only spreads fear and mourning.
75. Muteclaw, for a hellhound that can crush its victims in a second.
76.Panther, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
77. Poison Spike, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and flaming red eyes.
78. Quicksilver, one of the best names for a hellhound.
79. Redbone, for a hellhound that can crush its victims in a second.
80. Rip Fang, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
81. Ripwalker, for a hellhound that only spreads fear and mourning.
82. Salt Jaws, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
83. Scythe Blood, an incredibly powerful and scary name.
84. Shadow Fang, one of the best names for a hellhound.
85. Shilah, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
86. Skystride, for a fearsome and deadly hellhound.
87. Snow Chomp, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
88. Snowlash, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
89. Soot Fur, for a hellhound with mangled black fur and flaming red eyes.
90. Stardust, a hellhound that always hunts during the night.
91. Steel Fame, another excellent name for hellhounds.
92. Steel Storm, a superbly wicked and sinister name to give to hellhound characters.
93. Stitchclaws, one of the most famous names one can use for their hellhounds.
94. Typhoon, what better name to give to a supernatural dog than a wind storm.
95. White Blood, another superbly amazing name for a hellhound.
96. White Fang, for a hellhound that can kill its victims with a single poisonous bite.
97. Wicked Chomp, for a hellhound that can devour its victim whole in a single bite.
98. Wild Claws, hellhounds names don’t get better than this one!
99. Wild Wood, for a supernatural creature that hunts in the woods.
100. Winter String, for monster dogs who majorly hunt their victims during the cold season.
101. Wolf Fang, for a hellhound that can kill its victims with a single bite.
102. Young Howl, for a young hellhound who can unleash hell on its victims just with its howls.
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