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Cool Names for Black Cats

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Writing is one of my several hobbies, and lists like the one below help me with writer's block every now and again.

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Really Cool Black Cat Names Wanted

Choosing good names for black cats isn't always the easiest thing in the world, as there seems to be added pressure when your new feline friend has dark fur. What exactly is it about naming a black cat that makes us so perplexed? Is it the color itself, after all there is so much fear and uncertainty associated with the color of night.

I think that 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 black cat 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? Good luck on picking a great name for your pet that will watch over you for years to come.

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

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

Butler

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

Hush

Rosa

Tiger

Mulder

Scully

Gethin (Welsh word meaning “dark”.)

Havana

Bengal

Munchkin

BC (Black Cat)

Cherry (Chocolate Covered)

Eclipse

Lady Heather

Mambo #5

Dot

Damien

Oogie Boogie

Esmeralda

Abracadabra

Gomez

Blackberry

Moira

Silent HIll

Mallory

Old Witch

Behind the Curve

8-Ball

Gloom

Jezebel

Marie Laveau

Blood on the Moon

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

Zoey

Minerva

Xavier

Dark Water

Carrie

Requiem

Deija

Memnoch

Stranger

Hecate

Bast

Set

Agent Smith

Morpheus

Cypher

Watson

Addi

Piper

Chips

Racer

Chunk

Fifty

Mr. Mysterious

Chestnut

Doom

Ominous

Bittersweet

Psycho

Misty

Thing

13 Black Cat Breeds - Name Ideas for Black Cats Can Come From the Breed Itself

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 its history. 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.
  • Interacting with your new kitty should provide you with plenty of time to get some hints on a name. 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.
Poster with a black cat in it.

Poster with a black cat in it.

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 Unique Black Cat Names

Pitch

Gothica

Guardian

Grimm

Void

Amityville

Dark Skies

Zorro

Reaper

Siska

Nimbus

Presto

Wedge

Hendrix

Nestle

Ghost

Vader

Dead End

Arcane Folly

Darth

Burn

Ash

Second Chance

Gotham

Harlem

Freak

Skills

Monster

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

Tunnel

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

Rosemary

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

Maniac

Dark Man

Eerie

Sable

Shadow Man

Black cat taking it easy.

Black cat taking it easy.

Words that mean black in other languages.

Hex

Shadow

Drusilla

Ophelia

Jinx

Aces

Armand

Tootsie

Opal

Halloween Cat

Sundown

Omen

Baphomet

Church

Eden

Styx

Lilith

Cinder

October

Tux

Hannibal

Lucinda

Boogie Man

Low Key

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

The Best Black Cat Names Are the Ones You've Never Heard Of

Words that mean black in other languages.

waski (Amarakaeri)

hitam (Indonesian)

du (Cornish)

madow (Somali)

beltz (Basque)

siso (Trinitario)

kool (Yapese)

lusa (Choctaw)

roroo (Kiribati)

kuro (Japanese)

musta (Finnish)

roroo (Kiribati)

Black cat with green eyes.

Black cat with green eyes.

Cute Names for Black Cats

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

Zod

Famous Names for 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.

Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck?

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

More Boy and Girl Black Cat Names

Evil-Lyn

Stag

Big Witch

Delilah

Omarosa

Foggy

Echo

Bermuda

Creeper

Blair

Darkness

Voodoo

Odd Man

Prism

Insidious

Dementia

Dark Mode

Fester

Dobbs

Ozzy

Black 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" (though the odds of hearing this term in public is quite unlikely).
  • Ever wonder why cats get stuck up trees so much? The answer is that 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.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 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