Your black cat deserves a name to match her striking appearance. Find the perfect name for your black cat with this list of classic and creative names.
Your black cat's dramatic coloring calls for a name that's exceptional, too. When you're trying to choose a name for your dark cat, think about unique, creative, fun names that describe not only his / her looks, but also personality.
Of course, a black cat instantly brings to mind Halloween names like Spooky or Eve (short for All Hallows Eve) and witchy names like Morticia or Wednesday (both of Addams Family fame), or Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Snowball or Cotton, for instance. You won't be disappointed in the character who hosted Elvira's Movie Macabre, the movie, or the song by The Oak Ridge Boys!)
If you want to really capitalize on your cat's attitude (cattitude, if you will), try a mischievous or badass cat name like Zanzibar or Harley. If your kitty is a barrel of monkeys, a funny name like Pea (as in black-eyed) could be fitting.
Favorite TV shows and movies provide great cat name inspiration if you (or your cat) enjoy the big or small screens. How about naming your black cat after a fellow feline like Sylvester from Looney Tunes ("Sufferin' succotash!") or after an equally dark, loud-breathing character like Darth Vader?
If you love to cook and your cat likes to watch from a nearby counter, you might look to the spice rack for names like Anise or Sesame.
And if a black cat name doesn't quite fit your feline, why not go the ironic route and name him something that seems to be the exact opposite? (If you're not a child of the '80s, Google the name.
Naming your kitty should be a fun brainstorming process that captures all his best (or worst) qualities with an unique name or one inspired by one or a few of your favorite things. Here's a list of black cat names we think might be a good fit-or at least inspire you to pick the perfect name for your cat or kitten.
10 Cute Names for Black Cats
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10 Funny Names for Black Cats
- Pea (as in black-eyed)
- Night Rider
10 Ironic Names for Black Cats
- Yáng (light, sun)
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20 Halloween-Inspired Names for Black Cats
- Jack (o'lantern)
- Eve (All Hallows)
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10 Witchy Names for Black Cats
15 Badass Names for Black Cats
15 Unique Names for Black Cats
- Cash (as in Johnny, a.k.a. The Man in Black)
15 Color-Inspired Names for Black Cats
10 Spice-Inspired Names for Black Cats
10 Black Cat Names from Movies & TV
- Scat Cat (Aristocats)
- Binx (Hocus Pocus)
- Isis (both Catwoman's cat AND a shapeshifter who appeared in the original Star Trek TV show)
- Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
- Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
- Snowball II (The Simpsons)
- Lucifer (Cinderella)
- Luna (Sailor Moon)
- Jiji (Kiki's Delivery Service)
- Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)
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10 Black Cat Names that Mean Night
- Notte (Italian)
- Noche (Spanish)
- Gabi (Filipino)
- Noctis (Latin)
- Malam (Malay)
- Wengi (Javanese)
- Kecha (Uzbek)
- Nacht (German)
- Noite (Portuguese)
- Gece (Turkish)