Black cats are well known for being connected to bad luck, witchcraft, and Halloween. Despite their bad image, they are special cats with a long history that dates back to the Middle Ages and are said to bring good luck in several cultures.
Aside from remaining a symbol of everything spooky, and bad luck, people are still somewhat afraid of black cats. In October, many animal shelters will not adopt out black cats for fear that they may be sacrificed.
But, we know you adore your black kitty, which is why you are here with us today! If you need names for black cats for your new cat, then read what we have gathered for your new feline friend below!
Black and White Cat Names
Of your black kitten has white spots or p
atterns, it deserves a list of cool black cat names! Here are some names that go with your black and white cat:
Black Cat Names Male (Boys)
A black kitten is a cool addition to your furry family. If you are looking for male names for black cats, here is an awesome list that we know you’ll love:
Poe Dark Coal
Sylvester the Paws
Black Cat Names Female (Girls)
Are you looking for names for black cats? We have a list of female black cat names you can choose from below:
Ms. Night Dewdrop
Cute Black Cat Names
Black cats are amazing creatures that stand out from a crowd, but can also hide in plain sight. If you have an adorable black kitten, whether its a female or black male cat, here are some names that will perfectly match your new cat:
Little Long Legs
Stellar Night Claws
Spiritual Black Cat Names
Black cats are often associated with the spiritual realm. If you have a black cat that needs a name, check our list of spiritual names perfect for your new cat:
Hades (God of the Underworld)
Hella (Norse Goddess of the dead)
Pawsephone (Queen of the Underworld)
Clawto (God of the Underworld)
Sir Styx (Mythic river from the world of the living to the underworld)
Witchy Black Cat Names
We all know black cats are associated with witches, for they are witches’ favorite pets. Here are creative black cat names after witches:
Albus Dumblefur (Harry Potter)
Clawkshanks (Harry Potter)
Black Cat Names from Movies
Do you love a good movie? Well, who doesn’t? If one of your fave movies has a black cat character, then you can use that name for your own kitten. But, here are some more names from pop culture and movies you’ll surely love:
Lone Ranger (tv and movie cowboy)
Scatty Cat (Aristocats)
Binx (Hocus Pocus)
Isis (both Catwoman’s cat AND a shapeshifter who appeared in the original Star Trek TV show)
Baghissa (The Jungle Book)
Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Snowball II (The Simpsons)
Luna (Sailor Moon)
Jijinx (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Winkie Whiskers (Escape to Witch Mountain)
Coraline Shadows (Coraline)
Hatfur (Cat in the Hat)
Sabrina Paws (Sabrina the teenage witch)
Dark Claws a.k.a DC (That Darn Cat)
General Coal (Cat’s Eye)
T’Clawa (Black Panther)
Unisex Black Cat Names
If you haven’t decided on gender but want to jump on finding the best black cat names for your new cat, then here are unisex black cat names for your new kitten:
Funny Black Cat Names
Do you have a cat with a funny personality? Then, these black cat names will surely fit your funny cat’s personality. Let’s choose the perfect name from the list we have below:
Friday the Spooks
Little Velvet Fur
Japanese Black Cat Names
If you don’t like English names, why not try Japanese cat names? The names below means black or dark, which are great name options for your little black cat:
Klawro neko (black cat)
Hai Shi (ashes)
Dark00 (also dark)
Kage Butts (shadow)
Klawromai (black rice)
Little Kyoho (dark grapes)
Orange and Black Cat Names
Orange and black are two color combinations that fit well together. If your black cat’s fur also has orange in it, then these names should be perfect for your new kitty:
Famous Black Cat Names
There are famous black cats in films and theaters, and some of them stick to our memories. There are also names of famous people that can be twisted and made into a punny cat names.
If you have a black cat that you want to name, you can choose from one of the names we listed below:
Mr. Felix (retro cartoon black cat)
Monty Shadow (one of the most famous cats in the world, who was born a little differently)
Clawshire Chest (Alice in Wonderland)
Mr. Bigglefurrs (the right-hand cat of Dr. Evil)
Cat Stevens (pun name taken from the famous singer-songwriter)
Cindy Clawford (pun name centralized around the smoky good looks of Cindy Crawford)
Oprah Whisker (name of one of the most famous women in the world)
Chairman Meow (a famous Chinese dictators name)
Genghis Cat (Mongol empire)
Katy Purry (famous singer)
Jennifur Lopawz (Famouse singer/actress)
Mischievous Black Cat Names
Mischievous cats are great companions since you won’t ever get bored watching them do silly things. If you have a black kitten with a funny and mischievous attitude, then here are great name options for you:
Nila (inspired by Egypt)
Schwarz Dust (black in German)
Mr. Black Shadow
Little Dark Boss
Spooky Black Cat Names
Since black cats are considered spooky and mysterious, so spooky names will surely be perfect for them. Here are some spooky names for black cats that you might consider for your little cat:
Halloween Black Cat Names
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world, and one of the symbols for this spooky holiday is a black cat.
If you have a new cat, we have options after some of the most famous Halloween staples, so choose one that’s perfect for your kitten:
Grey and Black Cat Names
Grey and black are always a great combination, and if your cat’s coat has this color combo, then here are some name options perfect for your feline friend:
Mister Black Blizzard
Miss Shady Zinc
Black and Brown Cat Names
Black and brown is a funny color combo, and if seen on cats, people might think they’re dirty. So, if you have a black and brown cat, here are silly names that will match your cat’s color or markings:
Mexican Black Cat Names
Mexican names can be great for naming a cat. Therefore, if you have a new cat and are looking for the perfect name, try one of these Mexican names for black cats below:
Dawnato (cat with a great destiny)
Mysterious Eduardo (rich guardian)
Misty Olivia (olive)
Meowricio (dark skin)
Pawdro (stone or rock)
Adryna (Dark One)
Lela Shade (Black Beauty)
Meowre (Dark; Bitterness)
Anime Black Cat Names
Some people want to give their cats a name after their favorite anime characters. The list we have below comes from several anime that you might be familiar with. Let’s check these names and if one of them sounds right for your little cat:
The Major Knight
White Cat with Black Spots Names
There are specially coated cats like white cats with black spots. This pretty combo deserves a pretty name, so if you own a cat with this coat, then here are some names for you to choose from:
How to Name Black Cats
Naming your new black cat isn’t quite the same as naming an average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill kitten; black cats are simply spooktacular and must have a suitable name.
Here are a few of the most significant factors to consider about your black cat while naming them:
One of the most notable features of black cats, besides their beautiful black coats, of course, is their eyes. Every black cat has slightly different eyes, shapes, sizes, and colors wise. This factor can help you choose a name,
Their Coat (and Markings)
The exact color black of your cat, as well as whether or not it has other visible markings or not is another significant fact to look at. Have you looked close enough at your cat, inspecting it well enough to tell for sure whether it is fully black, or only partially or mostly black?
Many black cats have white or grey markings on their faces, legs, paws, or tails. A solid black cat is actually rather rare, as most of them have at least a bit of white, grey, or brown in their coat.
Black cats have been given a sort of spooky branding, based on the portrayal of black cats as the witch’s pet, in literature and films. The truth of the matter is, while they are often lively, black cats aren’t always as sinister as the legends suggest.
Pay close attention and the attitude of your cat may reveal its best name. Is your black kitty playful by nature? Or does he or she prefer the touch and company of humans over others of their own kind?
More often than not, it is something about our pet’s attitude that helps us choose the most suitable name for them.
The history of your cat could also hold some clues as to what may be the best name for it, but you may need to look closely for them. Did your cat come as a gift from a friend, or from a litter of kittens from your current pet parents?
Was your cat rescued from an animal shelter? Or, perhaps, it mysteriously showed up one day, choosing you to be its owner. Whatever the case is, your cat’s history can definitely help you make a suitable name selection.
A Final Word About Black Cat Names
One way of choosing your cat’s name is by matching the name to its coat or marking. So, we provided these names in case you have a black cat with unique colored markings. So, we hope you find the perfect cat name here!
Are you still having trouble choosing the right name for your black cat or black kitten? Have another look over the big list of names for black cats above and make sure you don’t overlook that one name that is truly the best fit for your black cat.
Thank you for reading, and we wish you the best of luck in finding and selecting the best name for your new black kitty.
My name is Carolynn Gilles and you can call me that “crazy cat lady”. I’ve owned over 21 cats throughout my life and am currently mom to 3 little furballs. I created Name This Cat to help people name their kitties!