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Cool Names for Your Black Cat

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

Black Cat Names Can Be Fun, Frivolous, Respectful or Dire - So Many Options

If you've recently gotten a black kitty cat and finding it hard to come up with a good name for it, this article may be of use. I don't know what it is about naming a black cat that makes us so perplexed. Perhaps, it's the color — there is so much fear and uncertainty associated with darkness. Then again, maybe it's the history of the black cat itself — there is so much rhetoric associated with witchcraft and bad luck. If we also take into consideration the nature of the cat, a sleek, beautiful assassin of small animals that somehow knows it is better than humans, then we have a unique animal that makes choosing a name quite a daunting task.

The names below will, hopefully, make the choice a little easier for you. I wish I had a list like this about 15 years ago when I first got my Clover, a Bombay cat that lived for almost 18 years. I named her within an hour and regretted the name after a few days, though it did eventually grow on me. Maybe that's the way it was supposed to be all along? Thanks for giving the article a chance and good luck on choosing a great name for a pet that will watch over your for years to come.

Cool and Creative Black Cat Names That Will Stand Out From the Rest

Tootsie

Halloween Cat

Omen

Addams

Par

Tarot

Evil Ernie

Lovecraft

Papa Midnight

Smoke

Halloween Gypsy

Alaussa

Vampirella

Crunchy

Gremlin

Hitchcock

Bombay

Ninja

Jester

India (ink)

Interloper

Soul

Raven

Juju

Vick

Abaza

Phantom

Sinister

Nox (Harry Potter term meaning "lights out")

Bad News

Fudge

Controversial

Hex

Sabrina

Asher

Coffee

JC (Just Cat)

Magic

Imperfect

Blackjack

Morticia

Dark Side

Licorice

Christine

Mr. Sandman

Olive

Nataha

Vlad

Late Phase

Mandatory

Hard Knocks

Mighty Black

Viking

Mr. Good Stuff

Church

Rosa

Tiger

Mulder

Scully

Aces

Havana

Bengal

Munchkin

BC (Black Cat)

Cherry (Chocolate Covered)

Eclipse

Lady Heather

Mambo #5

Dot

Damien

Oogie Boogie

Esmeralda

Abracadabra

Gomez

Blackberry

Shadow

Silent HIll

Mallory

Old Witch

Behind the Curve

8-Ball

Gloom

Jezebel

Marie Laveau

Lucinda

It

Slack

Cadbury

Lurch

Tabitha

Full Tom

Mousetrap

Ram Cat

Asphalt Jungle

Hyde

Beast

Corpse Grinder

Rock Bottom

Incubator

Forsythe

Dark Lady

Mister Ninja

Thor

Widow

Byron

Drusilla

Minerva

Xavier

Dark Water

Carrie

Requiem

Deija

Memnoch

Baphomet

Hecate

Bast

Set

Agent Smith

Morpheus

Cypher

Watson

Addi

Piper

Chips

Racer

Chunk

Fifty

Mr. Mysterious

Chestnut

Doom

Ominous

Bittersweet

Psycho

Misty

Thing

Blood on the Moon

Prism

October

Eden

Hush

Stranger

Zoey

Ophelia

Armand

Gethin (Welsh word meaning “dark”.)

Moira

Butler

Black Cats Rule!

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

— James Herriot

Tips for Coming Up With a Unique Name for Your Black Cat

  • Most people only concentrate on one-word names. If this is your strategy, try looking into the history of the breed you own to come up with something more unique and unusual related to its role throughout the time of it's existence. Many important and powerful people have owned felines.
  • Two-word names will definitely give you something different from the norm, as most owners don't go in that direction. You can even shorten the two-word name into a one-word name if you want. You will still, more than likely, end up with something unique for your feline friend.
  • Play and interact with your new kitty. The way he or she acts may give you inspiration for a new moniker. For example, if your new pet is especially lazy, you could name them after a character like "The Dude" from The Big Lebowski.
  • The most useful tip I ever got for coming up with creative pet names is to not choose too quickly. Take a few days and make a list of possibilities; don't worry if your list is more than one page. After sufficient time has passed, systematically go through your list and start crossing off names until you pick out your favorite ten. Now the choice must be made.

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

— Jules Verne

More Cool Names for Black Cats

Big Witch

Omarosa

Stag

Pitch

Lilith

Guardian

Grimm

Void

Darkness

Dark Skies

Zorro

Jinx

Siska

Styx

Presto

Wedge

Hendrix

Nestle

Ghost

Vader

Tux

Arcane Folly

Darth

Burn

Ash

Second Chance

Gotham

Harlem

Freak

Skills

Opal

Emily Rose

Sin

Black Hole

Oakland

Raider

Midnight

Sage

Trion

Crow

Gideon

Tin Tin

Meansie

Miss NIght

Amazon

Deja Vu

Lady Godiva

Thunder

Crispus

Amiri

Coltrane

Langston

Cosby

Duke

Blacktop

Top Villain

Knight

Alley

Candlelight

Slater

Voodoo

Stetson

Apollo

Bear

Serval

Bullet

Riddick

Cloud

Bobcat

Sphynx

Mau

Persia

Alessa

Pendulum

Rock

Schism

Night Flutter

Elvira

Tremor

Wednesday

Hershey

Lord Blackwood

Mandarin

Peek-a-boo

Dark

Cabal

Missionary

Uncle Fester

Fringe

Domino

Wicker

Rain

Enchantress

Medusa

Kali

Nightmare Scenario

Full Moon Rising

Raiden

Mannequin

Shipton

Darkness Falls

2 A.M.

Skeletor

Lestat

Trinity

Catwoman

Doctor Who

Soprano

Moriarty

Typhoon

Grendel

Screwtape

Ripley

Sauron

Mister Kurtz

Ambrosio

Hannibal

Sophie

Faith

Spike

Orlando

Bad Luck

Thirteen

Black Bart

Coal

Hoodoo

Jet

Gold Dust Woman

Diablo

Night Flyer

Magpie

Salem

Bandit

Mystic

Poe

Mugger

Sinister

Rogue

Cocoa

Bean

Twilight

Blackness

Sundown

Dark Man

Eerie

Sable

Shadow Man

Rosemary

Dead End

Insidious

Delilah

Amityville

Echo

Gothica

Nimbus

Cinder

Blair

Creeper

Bermuda

Tunnel

Foggy

Odd Man

Reaper

Monster

Maniac

Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

— Mark Twain

Words That Mean Black in Other Languages

kuro (Japanese)

musta (Finnish)

roroo (Kiribati)

waski (Amarakaeri)

hitam (Indonesian)

du (Cornish)

madow (Somali)

beltz (Basque)

siso (Trinitario)

kool (Yapese)

lusa (Choctaw)

roroo (Kiribati)

Even More Unique, Unusual and Creative Black Cat Names

 

 

 

Nasty

Spitfire

Hopper

Cut

Felicia

Lucky Strike

Unforgiven

Booger

Undertaker

Venom

Texas

Exxon

Merlin

Grimoire

Truth

Bark

Chock

Risky

Seven

Big Sleep

Golden

Coven

Asphalt

Mamba

Paint

Gust

Jag

Fang

Horizon

Modest

Mister Trick

Quake

Nightline

Troma

Empower

Robber

Noir

Beelzebub

Rational

Infernal

Darkseid

Primer

Jolly Roger

Sausage

Neutral

Choco

Paws

Umbra

Lecter

Bellatrix

Devil

Crusade

Marker

Galapogos

Haunted

Mondo

Tack

Sheep

Damage

Wick

Corona

Charcoal

Khan

Bathory

Drac

Cadaver

Attila

Dracula

 

Some Famous Black Cats

  • Binx from Hocus Pocus (a witch's best friend?).
  • Cat from Coraline (The cat itself said it didn't have a name and didn't need one.).
  • Felicia Hardy from the Spiderman comic.
  • Felix the Cat.
  • Isis from the Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth".
  • Lucifer from Cinderella.
  • Pluto from "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe; you have guts if you name your new pet this, as anyone who read the story will testify to.
  • Salem from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
  • Scratchy from The Simpsons cartoon.
  • Snowball II from The Simpsons.
  • T'Challa is the black panther character from the Fantastic Four comics.
  • Winky from Escape to Witch Mountain.

Owners of dogs will have noticed that if you provide them with food, water, shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that if you provide them with food, water, shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.

— Christopher Hitchens

A Different Kind of Black Cat

Cat Facts

  • Owning a feline friend can lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes by a third.
  • A group of cats is called a "clowder" (thought odds of hearing this term in public is quite unlikely.
  • Ever wonder why cats get stuck up trees so much? It's because every claw on a cat points in the same direction. Because of this they can't climb down head first as easily as they went up; they can however back down if they so wish.
  • Cats developed meows to communicate with humans. You hardly ever hear adult cats meowing to each other.
  • Both humans and cats have similar areas in their brains that are responsible for emotions. Dogs do not. I wonder if that helps or hinders cats from being better pets? This might also explain why cats are harder to "handle" than other animals.
  • Black cats are actually considered good luck in Australia and the U.K.
  • Cats can hear about five times better than humans. Pay attention when they hear something.
  • They are also natural hunters and have actually caused the extinction of many species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Anyone who owns a kitty knows this is true as they will often bring you dead things as gifts.

© 2017 Don

Do You Have Any Name Suggestions?

Don (author) from Tennessee on January 12, 2019:

I agree! Anubis is a wonderful name for a black cat. I don't know how I overlooked it. Thank you for making such a valuable suggestion.

Anubis on January 11, 2019:

This should be obvious!

Oreo on November 23, 2018:

Oreo was a black and white Tuxedo cat. He was very loving and sweet as could be. That's why I named him Oreo.

Cole on May 16, 2018:

A play on the word "coal."

Kayleigh on November 04, 2017:

I love cats cause there so nice and loving

Michelle on July 23, 2017:

My 2 year old solid black Maine Coon is named Ozzy for Ozzy Osborne. He lives up to that name in many, many ways.

KleeRvly on June 16, 2017:

My solid black Maine coons name was coco. He passed away at the age of 17