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Cool Names for Your Black Cat

Updated on September 1, 2017
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Black Cats Deserve Good Names

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.

Black Cat Names

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
Darkside
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 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 history.
  • 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.

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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
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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)
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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

Some Famous Black Cats

  • Binx from Hocus Pocus
  • 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
  • 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

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".
  • 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; 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?
  • 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.

© 2017 Don

Do You Have Any Name Suggestions?

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      Michelle 8 weeks ago

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

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      KleeRvly 3 months ago

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