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Cool, Unique, and Creative Black Cat Names For Your Beloved Pet

Updated on November 2, 2016
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Because Black Cats Deserve Good Names

If you're having trouble coming up with an inventive name for your new black or dark-colored cat or kitten, then you've come to the right place.

Don't worry if your cat isn't exactly the darkest shade of black possible—the names below can be used for virtually any variation of the color, from deep black or blue to dark grey. The important thing when trying to pick a good name for your dark furred feline is picking one that fits well with their personality. I'd also like to suggest that you play around with different combinations of names, especially if you want a longer, more majestic type of name for your pet.

The Large List of Names for Black Cats

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Abracadabra
Eight Ball (8-Ball)
Nutella
Absinthe
Felix
Obsidian
Ace (of spades)
Flagg
Olive
Achromatic (without color)
Fudge
Omen
Adrianna
Gaelic
Onyx
Ali
Gloom
Opal
Almond Joy
Godiva
Orchid
Angus
Gomez
Oreo
Arcane
Gotham
Panther
Ash
Gothic
Papa Midnight
Asher
Grimm
Payday
Asphalt
Gypsy
Pearl
Astral
Hades
Penguin
Batty
Half-Moon
Pepper
Batman
Halloween
Phantom
BC (black cat)
Hat
Phlegein (Ancient Greek - scorch)
Beans
Harlem
Pirate
Bear
Hellraiser
Pitch
Beauty
Hendrix
Poe (Edgar Allan)
Beetle
Hershey
Preto (Portuguese for black)
Bittersweet (chocolate)
Hitchcock (Alfred)
Priest
Blackberry
Hole
Raider
Blackbird
Ice (black ice)
Raven
Blackie Chan
India (ink)
Sable
Blackjack
Indigo
Sabrina
Blackout
Inky
Salem
Blacktop
Isis
Scorch
Blaken (Dutch - to burn)
Java
Sepia
Bonfire
Jax
Shadow (most used of all black cat names)
Boogie Man
Jester
Sharpie
Box
Jet
Silhouette
Bram (Stoker)
Jezebel
Sin
Brunette
Jinx
Sinister
Bullseye
Ju Ju
Six Zero (six digit number for black)
Burn
Kali
Soot Sprite
Butler
Kettle (pot calling kettle black)
Sly (cat name for a troublemaker)
Cadbury
Kiki
Smoke
Caps
King (Stephen)
Snickers
Carbon
K.O. (knockout)
Spellbinder
Charcoal
Kuro (Japanese for black)
Spook
Checkers
Lady Heather
Starlight
Chip
Lady of the Night
Steed
Chocolate
Lady Sleeps a Lot
Stoker (Bram)
Cinder
Latex
Storm
Coffee
Layla
Storm Cloud
Coal (cole)
Licorice
Stripes
Cola
Light (black light)
Stygian
Cop (police cars are black and white)
Lilith
Sunday
Creeper
Lovecraft (H.P.)
Sundown
Crescent
Magic
Sunset
Crow
Magpie
Styx
Crumbs
Marbles
Sweart (Old English for black)
Damien
Market
Taboo
Dark Matter
Midnight
Tarmac
Darkness
Misty
Tootsie
Darkside
Morticia
Tux
Dark Star
Mourn (morn)
Twilight
Dead of Night
Mr. Black
Twix
Death
Mr. Sandman
Ty (tie)
Decker
Musta (Finnish for black)
Undertaker
Deja vu
Mystery
Vader
Demetrius
Mystic
Vampirella
Demon
Nebula
Velvet
Dice (die)
Nebulous
Voltaire
Domino
Nero
Voodoo
Dot
Nestle
Wednesday
Dracula
Night
Wicked
Drusy (a form of quartz)
Nightmare
Winona
Dusk or Dusky
Nightshade
Witchcraft
Dusty
Nimbus (dark clouds)
Wraith
Dwarf
Ninja
Yankee
Ebony
Nocturnal
Yin (black in yin yan symbol)
Eclipse
Noir (French for black)
Zebra
Ego
Nox (lights out)
Zorro
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Words That Mean Black in Other Languages

 
 
 
Noir (French)
Nyeusi (Swahili)
Nero (Italian)
Negru (Romanian)
Pango (Maori)
Kuro (Japanese)
Schwarz (German)
Siyah (Turkish)
Svart (Icelandic)

Words and Names That Refer to Fate, Fortune, or Luck

 
 
 
Antagonist
Fate
Kizmet
Armageddon
Gypsy
Magic
Bad (or Good) Guy
Gezundheit
Wizard
Chance
Humbug
Serendipity
Clover
Jinx
Superstition
Destiny
Karma
Tarot

Black Creatures

 
 
 
Bear
Panther
Soot Sprite
Crow
Raven
Stallion
Jaguar
Skunk
Thestral

Famous Fictional Black Cats

 
 
 
Coraline
Felix
Salem
Bagheera
Figaro
Snowball
Binx
Pluto
Sylvester

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      Kat 3 days ago

      I love black cats, here are suggestions.( I didn't check to see if they were already listed.)

      Artemis

      Luna

      Grave

      Isabel(I just think that's a good name for them)

      Zoe

      Zoe Nightshade(Percy Jackson

      Diana

      Seth

      Reaper

      Dye

      Underkitty

      Predator

      Ancient

      Temple

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      Breanna 9 days ago

      Binx is my black cats name I think he’s going to love it

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      Luci Fur 10 days ago

      Zero

      Bowtie

      Lucifer

      White

      Ryoko

      Syco

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      Turtle 2 weeks ago

      Odessey

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      Gabrielle Gossett 3 weeks ago

      Midnight is a nice name.

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      Brody 3 weeks ago

      We're getting another black cat

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      Freya 3 weeks ago

      I adore the name Tarrot!

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      THE SCREAM 4 weeks ago

      Darkness

      Midnight

      Death

      Murder

      Shidigami

      Reaper

      Demon

      Sebastian

      Bassy

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      Mysity 5 weeks ago

      The name shadowy and mysterious.

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      Tangle 5 weeks ago

      Poison, for an aggressive cat.

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      zook 8 weeks ago

      zenix

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      TJ 2 months ago

      Our black cat Ichabod just passed away a month ago. Got him 13 years ago around Halloween, hence the sleepy hollow name. Hoping to get another black cat soon. Houdini for a male or Akasha (queen of the damned) for a female.

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      Linda 2 months ago

      Our daughter rescued a cat and now we have him because she is only aloud one cat where she lives . He is soooo sweet ! Doesn't seem to miss the outdoors I hope ! Getting over being spayed ! Yes Blackie is a keeper !

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      E Lewand 2 months ago

      Zambuka (for black cat....as in black like licorice.. liquor Sanbucca)

      Mercury

      Purr-Z

      Socks

      Lightening

      Jasper

      Pinky

      Zazzle (Big Bang coined this)

      Cutie Pie

      Mezmo

      Tourmo, ( short for tourlamine)

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      Chris Millán 2 months ago

      Mine is Elvis CATstello

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      Charla' 2 months ago

      Today we adopted the biggest black male cat we have ever seen- no name yet- he's 2 yrs old.

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      theozzyfan 2 months ago

      Black cats are the best cats to own!!!!!!! i have 3 females named Sabbath (after Black Sabbath) Sabra Cadabra (after the Black Sabbath album) And Boo boo

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      Dvanilla 3 months ago

      Are these black cat names based the clor of the coat of the black cat? If so, those listed are some evil names for black cats. Who would name someone death, tarot, demon, that is so cruel of you to list such hateful names for a pet.

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      Madeline 3 months ago

      Thunder is cute

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      Memories of our Inky. 3 months ago

      In my youth, our family had one of the most independent of any domesticated breeds I've ever seen. She was named Inky. She lived (if I recall correctly) to 12 or 13 yrs old. I had heard stories about my dad sitting outside on the porch of the house. He heard several yelps followed by two adolescent doberman pinschers ears still taped and tails cropped, flying like bats out of hell around the corner of the house... followed as closely behind as their shadows was an 9 or 1o month old Inky. Countless times she was bringing exhausted-to-deceased "trophies" to doorstep happy to share her triumph with any of the family willing to admire such a treasure. I can remember as a boy, hearing bluejays constantly squawking & dive bombing (usually to their own demise) the roof of my treehouse, only to find out later, after a closer inspection. Inky would be up there camouflaged in that coal black coat against the black asphalt shingles on the roof. She truly was a fighter from day one of her life, until the day it was necessary to have that heartbreaking trip into the veterinarian's office. Not to be a 'downer' here. I feel telling all of you just a few of her stories can truly be appreciated here by other cat lovers (black or otherwise). Even in the sad stories... When I stated that she was a fighter... We knew that fateful trip to the vet's office was imminent when due to age, her vertebrae were deteriorating... she would not give up that independence of patrolling the 6' wooden privacy fence surrounding the property. Having seen her masterfully "fox walk" the narrow fence boards possibly two-to-three thousand times, as I played in dirt piles with trucks and plastic green soldiers we all know so well... Bearing witness to several of her last patrols atop the fence row still brings inspiration of "Never giving up the fight". As her hind quarters were no longer of use, she fought paw-over-paw pulling herself up her favourite post to begin her patrols. She really was a feline that even the big cats could be proud of. So strange too that she spent so much time out of doors, not uncommon to see her curled up comfortably on the red brick of the chimney highest point of the 2- 1/2 story house. Having never been spayed. She never had a litter of her own. Although she had on several occasions woke my dad up in the middle of the night. With persistence leading him to different hiding spots where several of our other female cats had delivered litters. All around so many great memories of a "cat's cat".

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      Sevren 3 months ago

      Sevren

      Sunderland

      Simi

      Magpie

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      Meow I love cats!!! 3 months ago

      I wish I had a black cat,it would really help with my Whitchcraft and potions.Meow!!!

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      Gavin 4 months ago

      Black kitten with a white dot on his chest and amber eyes. His name is Gavin.

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      Natalie 4 months ago

      I have three black cats boo, sly and socks

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      Vanessa north 4 months ago

      I have two blackies , Boo Radley and Buba.

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      Vicki 4 months ago

      October, is our black cat. We call her Tobbers for short. She is finicky and sassy, but sweet when she wants to be. She is almost 17 years old and in perfect health. We have been so blessed to have her for so long!

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      Kim 4 months ago

      I named my black kitten Ginger

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      Ginger's World 4 months ago

      I have two black cats and they are both already on your list: Jinx and Wednesday. :-D

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      Amber 4 months ago

      StarStruck

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      Smudge 4 months ago

      She likes to be on my shirt

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      Joker 5 months ago

      Just had a bunch of kittens. Found a black kitten dressed like in a tux, but has royal blue eyes and white mitts

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      this is life 5 months ago

      i have outside cats we had midnight, nightmare, pitch black, and brownie now we have three more kittens

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      Alleycat_63 5 months ago

      My cats were named Tiny & Majik (Magic). Had Tiny for 15 years, she never weighed more than 6 lbs, hence Tiny...

      Majik only made it to the age of 3 as he was poisoned by someone with draino...

      He got his name because he was solid black with little white hairs all over his body that made him sparkle like a magic wand...

      I will never let my cats go out again as long as I live because of what happened to Majik...

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      Mimic 5 months ago

      My black cat is named Nyx, which I didn't see on the list. Nyx is the mysterious goddess of night.

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      Emilie Pope 5 months ago

      What about Sooty? I don't know if it's on there but if it is oh well .

      Sooty

      Ash

      Smoulder

      Scald

      Merlin

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      cat mom 6 months ago

      I had a Shadow (m) for 19 years, and a Spooky (f) as a child. Winslow is named after a cute talkative comic book creature I adore that likes to say "hi" ad infinitum. I call him my Sunshine so often he thinks that's his name, too; his big yellow eyes exude joy like a bright sunny day.

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      Cherie Kurland 6 months ago

      You skipped 2 that I've used - Phoenix (rising from the black ashes) and Cajun (for all the "blackened" food dishes). Great ideas!

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      Anon 6 months ago

      Galaxy, and Speck

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      NobodySomebodyEVERYBODY 6 months ago

      Galaxy, and Topsy. :)

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Aw! Great name for a black cat! What are you gonna name the kittens?

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      Lisa berry 6 months ago

      My mother black cat who just had kittens, her name is EBONY. SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!!! GREAT MOMMA!!!

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Cool! Very creative.

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      Root beer 6 months ago

      We named our black and dark brown cat root beer.

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      Jeffrey 6 months ago

      Just adopted today and brought home a male 3yrs. 6mos., shelter cat. The adoption agency had noted Anxiety as his only issue. Hey, what do you expect. I'd be in worse shape with all the poor thing has been through. He is hiding now in his safe room and don't expect to see much of him for a few days. I've only got one really good glimpse of him so far. Thinking of calling him Winston .

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Thestral! I like it. Not thinking about gettin' a black cat tho.

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      Reb 6 months ago

      My Bombay cat's name is Caviar

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      No. 6 months ago

      I have a female black cat, and I've named her Bellatrix.

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      Tracy 7 months ago

      I have 5 black cats

      Merlin

      Salem

      Willow

      Lillie

      Max

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      Sarah 7 months ago

      You forgot Guinness

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      Karla 7 months ago

      My baby's name is Slim Shady, aka Shady Baby.

      You left Shady off the list!!

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      Laura Picciano 7 months ago

      My gorgeous black cat passed away in 2015. Best name: Mischief

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      Tessa 7 months ago

      I am a total cat addict! My cats are nutmeg,timber and Doris! I also have a one bunny called Carrots!

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      Dakota 7 months ago

      I belive i am going to call my cat Hershey whn i saw her i was like OM double G.

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      Toni Wehn 7 months ago

      I just got a black cat and I am going to name him Mr Dugan. I just like the sound of it. It means black one in Irish

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      A.J 7 months ago

      Mustfa

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      Bob 7 months ago

      I'm prejudiced; I love black cats the best.

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      Liata 8 months ago

      Even though one of my cats name is Vasilisa I still call her Kiki sometimes... which is on the list!

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      Pat 8 months ago

      Our is a little female named Jelly Bean!

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      Margaret 8 months ago

      My black cat is named Puck.....black like a hockey puck!

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      Mr midnight 8 months ago

      Love this name so appropriate for a black cat

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      RenaeeB 8 months ago

      My little kitten whos a girl, i named Lunna (Lunya)

      My big male bobtail whos black and white is named Sebastan

      and My fat male whith green eyes is named Mynix

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      Winnie 9 months ago

      Pawsome names! Bellatrix would make a good addition :) Also, that vid at the end is Cole and Marmalade's, you should go check out their channel!

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      Unknown 9 months ago

      what about Cerberus. the three headed dog in Greek mythology. lives in the underworld with Hades.

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      lyraseditor 9 months ago

      I've had two black cats one was named Lyra, the other is named Horus. One is a constellation, the other is an Egyptian god. Great cats deserve great names.

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      Grace Pushkin 9 months ago

      My wild and much-loved rescue tuxedo cat is named Gomez...

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      Cynyster 9 months ago

      I found this little black kitten who happened to be covered in raw, weeping sores (somehow, a caustic chemical got on his skin, and it fell off in patches). He has recovered beautifully, but where the skin and fur fell off, the fur that did grow back is white. Parts of his ears fell off, but it just made him look more badass! So...I call him Boo, but his given name is Upton O'Goode.

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      Kitty 9 months ago

      Huh love the star wars ones but I love Naboo,Vader, and Noir but I can't decide then I finally decided on one and it was Coffee since every. Morning my black cat would always like too lick out of my cup of coffee.

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      Rave paw 9 months ago

      Ravenpaw

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      Crazy_CatLady 9 months ago

      i have a black and i named him nuke some of these names are really cute

      i named him nuke because when you walk home from school about two houses dow he waits the comes bomming at your feet

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      lemonmon 10 months ago

      Finch (after the Eastern Goldfinch bird which is yellow and black, since he has yellow eyes)

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      Anonymous 10 months ago

      My black cat's name was originally Tiger, but I call him Misters... To make It sound cool I say it with a Russian accent.

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      Kuzey 10 months ago

      Can you please give me top ten names that you recommend for black cats?

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      Brett Martin 11 months ago

      My black cat that I had for 19 years name was Boo

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      Annie K 12 months ago

      I just scrolled through this list and found Oreo as one of the suggestions. Thanks a mill.

      My one kitty had 4 kittens 3 weeks ago and were killed two days ago. We are now trying to comfort and bring them up on bottles. Just had to get this of my mind.

      Thanks for all the name ideas... helps a bit.

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      Kathy Barekman 12 months ago

      Ozzy Otis Osmosis

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      Alane 12 months ago

      My aunt named her black cat Caviar!!!

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      Ariel 13 months ago

      I used to have two blacks named Grimm and Black Pharoah. They're now deceased, and I now have three named Electra, Mimzy and Anubis.

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      Osito 13 months ago

      My new kitten is names Osito, it means little bear :)

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      Anon 13 months ago

      Have a black cat that I love and for his personality I believe aptly named Rasputin (Ras for short). Great black cat name that I think has been overlooked

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      Debra 13 months ago

      Pyewacket from the movie Bell Book and Candel.

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      Anonymous 13 months ago

      First black cat was named Bizmark after the donut. Current black cat is named Maxwell Beastidious Potts. Long story.....

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      Sue Curran 13 months ago

      Best suggestion I was ever given was Claud. Get it?

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      burgundycrab 14 months ago

      Our long haired kittyyesyes@yahoo.com is 14 years this month.

      I named him Rodent. This further little kitten would run around chasing my two adult, female cats like a rodent.

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      SolitaSalem 14 months ago

      I rescued a pregnant mama who was too young to be a mama and named her Saia. She gave birth to 6 beautiful all-black babies. Mama and her entire family adopted me and their names are:

      Africa (f)

      Nubia (f)

      Rasta (f)

      Shadow (f)

      Beltaine (f) (May 1, their b-day)

      Celeste (f)

      (Everyone is spayed/neutered now. I encourage people to adopt black cats from kill shelters, their adoption rates are much lower. Sadly, more black cats die in shelters.)

      My 12 year old black cat, Ebony, accepts Saia and her babies as family. Everyone gets along amazingly well.

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      Smokey's Dad 14 months ago

      Our black cat is named Smokey. Three years ago, I rescued him from a raging brush fire when he was 2 weeks old. He lost half his tail and part of an ear in the fire. He is now the most affectionate, loving cat we have ever had!

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      Cecilia 15 months ago

      Bo Boa, Boiee, Blackberry, and Beans. What I named my black cats.

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      heyyyy 15 months ago

      Mr. Midnight after Fran's cat in Fran Bow

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      Aris 16 months ago

      We named our black cat Bagheera from off of the Jungle Book. I'm surprised it wasn't on the list.

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      David Sypniewski 16 months ago

      My cats name is, i can't c u.

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      Rona 17 months ago

      Celtic due to the green eyes and Lucky

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      Nightstar 17 months ago

      I was thinking Nightstar, from the 'Warriors' series about cats. We have this short-tailed cat that hangs out on the porch. We didn't adopt it, and it doesn't have an owner, but we need something to call it. Stalker is another idea.

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      cat 17 months ago

      why do you call your name

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      The cat lady.. 18 months ago

      My favorite cat will always be.. Hershey... He was fairly long haired black cat, . He had a very fluffy tail. When he laid out in the sun he looked like he had ribbons of super dark chocolate drizzled through out.... You could only see the" chocolate " in the sun.. Miss you Hershey... Miss him in my lap purring, while I reading or watching TV... Rip..

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      Ella 19 months ago

      I have two black cats called Tess and Beatrix. i also like

      Oreo

      Snicker

      Star

      Buffy

      Boo

      Mia

      Zoe

      Tilly

      Millie

      Binx

      Winnie

      Zara

      Cocoa

      Mog

      Starlight

      Thistle

      Jazz

      Caramel

      Dave

      Hugo

      Albert

      Arthur

      Moonlight

      Moon

      KitKat

      Luna

      Nova

      Tips

      Tipsy

      Tippie

      Minstrel

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      brian litz 21 months ago

      Might be getting a cat. any names??

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      Punkybrewster 21 months ago

      Im on my second black cat. My frist was named bear. The one i have now is named binx. After the cat in hocus pocus.

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      Fussbudgetjr 2 years ago

      Mephistoffolees.

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      sharon 2 years ago

      i'm adopting a black kitten (male) anyday now when my cousin brings him to me...he was found behind a building where she works with it's mom and 2 siblings. she's taking the others to a cat shelter. i'm thinking either stormy or boogie...still contemplating. i already have a cat named thomas and a girl cat named zoreo. (she has a mask on )'LOL !!

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      a nonny mouse 2 years ago

      just bc we want to be different, ours are snowball and marshmallow.

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      Donna 2 years ago

      Years ago there was a young black stray male kitty in my neighborhood. This was during the time "Roots" was on TV. He was terrified of everyone.

      When I was finally able to catch him, I named him Toby, after the slave Kunta Kente. I picked that, because in the beginning, he was always on the run.