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


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

Eight Ball (8-Ball)
Ace (of spades)
Achromatic (without color)
Almond Joy
Papa Midnight
BC (black cat)
Phlegein (Ancient Greek - scorch)
Poe (Edgar Allan)
Preto (Portuguese for black)
Bittersweet (chocolate)
Hitchcock (Alfred)
Ice (black ice)
Blackie Chan
India (ink)
Blaken (Dutch - to burn)
Shadow (most used of all black cat names)
Boogie Man
Bram (Stoker)
Ju Ju
Six Zero (six digit number for black)
Soot Sprite
Kettle (pot calling kettle black)
Sly (cat name for a troublemaker)
King (Stephen)
K.O. (knockout)
Kuro (Japanese for black)
Lady Heather
Lady of the Night
Lady Sleeps a Lot
Stoker (Bram)
Storm Cloud
Coal (cole)
Light (black light)
Cop (police cars are black and white)
Lovecraft (H.P.)
Sweart (Old English for black)
Dark Matter
Dark Star
Mourn (morn)
Dead of Night
Mr. Black
Mr. Sandman
Ty (tie)
Musta (Finnish for black)
Deja vu
Dice (die)
Drusy (a form of quartz)
Dusk or Dusky
Nimbus (dark clouds)
Yin (black in yin yan symbol)
Noir (French for black)
Nox (lights out)

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

Bad (or Good) Guy

Black Creatures

Soot Sprite

Famous Fictional Black Cats


Black Cat Blues

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flycatcherrr 4 years ago

Sonny, because he's a male... yeh, I know, it's pretty a lame name for a fat black cat.

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jolou 4 years ago

I love your name ideas, and the cat clock is very creative.

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BuddyBink 4 years ago

An excellent list of names but, I let my black cats tell me their name (Ya gotta listen to them when they talk to you).

enjoyecigs 4 years ago

love this lens! ours is cuervo black<3

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winter aconite 4 years ago

My oldest cat is called Lilith, and yes, that's on the list. The others are Angus (after Angus Young, ACDC) and Maia (after a roman goddess).

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elissakwrites 4 years ago

My black cat is named Drusilla after the female vampire on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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DIY Mary 4 years ago

I once had an adorable black cat with white fur roots named Oreo. Here's another possible black cat name: Schwartz (It's German for black.)

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anka05 4 years ago

I had a black (with a little white spot) cat. Unfortunately she passed away two years ago after she has stayed with us 14 years. Her name was MISS

NC Shepherd 4 years ago

My black cat's name is Lloyd.

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Hobgoblin LM 4 years ago

Had a beautiful little stray that crept deep into my heart. As I was living in Mexico at the time we called her Negrita (Spanish for black female)

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Hobgoblin LM 4 years ago

@DIY Mary: Living in Mexico I had a Schwartz as well as a Negrita. Both strays, Schwartz was male, Negrita female.

jondar 4 years ago

I have had several black or dark cats. Binks, Gray Man Magick, Jake Pitch,Tituba, Jack Spade.

anonymous 4 years ago

Samhain is the name of my black kitty boy (pronounced like "sow-an" its the pagan sabbat that we now call Halloween)

anonymous 4 years ago

When I was young my granny used to own a black cat whose name was Halloween. Me and him could never get along. He always tried to scratch me when I tried to pet him.

anonymous 4 years ago

My 8 year old black cat is called Scooby:) x

anonymous 4 years ago

I have two black cats; brothers - Kevin and Hamish. I'm not sure how I came up with the names, but they suit them.

anonymous 4 years ago

pounce, or pouncy

expensivediamonds 4 years ago

Great Lens, I love the name Dj vu for a Black Cat.

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anonymous 4 years ago

Sheba & Satin

anonymous 4 years ago

We named our black girl kitty, Nova :)

anonymous 4 years ago

I may be channeling from some black car that is hoping for the name "Echo", for some reason that name popped into my head as soon as I arrived. I had a black years ago named Tommy, he just looked like a Tommy...maybe because he was a tomcat and it seemed to work for him. Its happening again....some black cat wants to be named "Soot".....this has never happened to me before, how interesting...and another wants to be Coal but with a K for some reason..."Koal". I better go before I name the whole!

anonymous 4 years ago

I have had all black cats growing up and gave them their names to fit their personality Tegre noir(black tiger) black cat with tiger stripes,shadoe always scullking around salem because he was very chatty and now my 13 month old is Sinjin he thinks hes a badass

anonymous 4 years ago

I named my baby Luna after the cat Luna in sailormoon she is literally the best cat ever! she likes baths, car rides, and playing tag ... and playing tag in the rain, and she brings me birds because she knows I think they are cute (she doesn't hurt them though!) she likes drinking from the tap and cuddling my chihuahua (and bascially any living thing she can get her paws on) and she has the loudest prettiest purr which she uses to lull me (and the chihuahua) to sleep. She also enjoys grooming my mouse until she smells all fishy! she was born in october (awesome!) and she is almost one year old! she is the strangest cat I know which makes her amazing!<3

anonymous 4 years ago

My black kittens name is Elphie short for Elphaba from Wicked! :)

CristianStan 4 years ago

Black cats are awesome but I couldn't adopt one. My gray one it's already scaring me day and night. It just pops out of nowhere. Even after two years of living together, it still manages to surprise me by staring at me when I open the shower door. Call me silly :)

anonymous 4 years ago

Rocky, bullwinkle, and midnight

anonymous 4 years ago

I chose the name Kuro_Hoshi which means Black Star in Japanese. I love anime, and black cats, so it seemed to fit.

deborah-a-pearson 4 years ago

Two black cat Archie and poppy

anonymous 4 years ago

my cat is named sammy

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Alessandro Zambon 4 years ago from Italy

I adopted a new black cat, and between your names I liked so much "Pepper".

So this will be name of the new friend :)

Thanks so much!

anonymous 4 years ago

My adopted black cat goes by the name of Sooty.

anonymous 4 years ago

Im naming my black kitten Yami which is darkness in japanese

anonymous 4 years ago

we named our beautiful black cat Freddie after Freddie Kruker ( all kitty claws!) He gave us 17yrs of joy. R.I.P my angel. x

anonymous 4 years ago

I have three black cats, two males and a female. Binx, LongShadow and Eastwick :) Binx after the black cat Thackery Binx in Hocus Pocus, and Eastwick from the Witches of Eastwick :)

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Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

Love the layout of this page. Well done! BTW, my black cat name is here - you have 'Spook' - our cat was 'Spooky'. Besides being coal black all over (also half-Siamese, so had the Siamese 'Yowl' voice), our friends who had the 'mama cat' were originally from England and once lived in a haunted house and would tell us what she called her 'spook stories'. So "Spooky" was the perfect fit for a name!

anonymous 3 years ago

We just brought in a stray "female" or so we thought, and named her Cleopatra. Turns out he is a neutered male, lol, back to square one!

anonymous 3 years ago

How about Sheba? Like the Queen of Sheba? Or Moonlight? There is also Blackberry I am full of them.

anonymous 3 years ago

We adopted a 1 yr. old male from the shelter who was named Midnight. It didn't fit him. We narrowed the names to Nero, Puck (hockey) or Rook. We went with Rook. Just like the bird (a black one at that) he's clever and quite inventive.

anonymous 3 years ago

My black female cat's name was Neve. I named her after my favorite Nirvana album: Nevermind :)

anonymous 3 years ago

'We've named out cat Lucky Halloween because she's a stray that turned up on our doorstep at Halloween and we think we're very lucky to have her!

anonymous 3 years ago

I just got a black kitten for my birthday next month! He has huge green eyes and is the sweetest thing ever. We look almost identical both having green eyes and black fur/hair lol. I picked the name Onyx (It's on the list) and it suits him well. I also liked the way it sounded with my other cat Chaos (He's a jackass sometimes but deep down a big baby haha!) So enjoy your cats all the lovers out there! They are the best companions around! <3 =^.^=

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Gypzeerose 3 years ago

Very cute lens. And you obviously have a lot of black cat fans - look at your guestbook. Pinned to my Cats board. Ps - please add a "had a black cat once" to your poll. Named "Bagheera."

anonymous 3 years ago

I have Midnight and Zoey...adopting another little girl from the shelter this week. Got a lot of good ideas from this site. Thanks for all the creative suggestions.

anonymous 3 years ago

Thinkin of naming kittie scratch

anonymous 3 years ago

My 2 black cats are Salem and Samantha.

anonymous 3 years ago

My husband came up with Smudge, but my daughter is a Manga fan, and she wants to name her Kuro, on your list as Japanese for black.

anonymous 3 years ago

I've decided to name my kitten batman(: love it!

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anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Hurricane




anonymous 3 years ago

Cat name that I like are







anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Love the name it's unique and true

anonymous 3 years ago

I had two blacks cats one was lucifur the other missy

anonymous 3 years ago

We just adopted a black cat with only one ear and no tail. His ear and tail were removed by the shelter since they were both injured beyond repair and causing pain. We named him Radar since his lone ear reminded us of a dish scanning the skies. :)

anonymous 3 years ago

My girl is named Lola, after a main character in (based on a true story) "Kinky Boots": Black. Strong. Sensitive. Beautiful. Smart. Sassy. If I ever get a male (black, of course), I will name him: Mr. Meowgy

Another female name would be: Lt. Uhura

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: That's so awesome that you gave Radar a home when many would have passed him up. XOXO

anonymous 3 years ago

I now have four( we breed ourselves) Smuge(Tabby with a ginger 'Smudge' on her forehead and purposeful misspell of name as i was small and so could not spell, but the name will remain, always), Tinkerbell((White)Tabby Long-haired grey), Noname (same as Tinkerbell but (cream) tabby, never could agree on a name) and then there is my new black one, was for sale but fell in love with it ;) <3 cutest thing ever now!!

anonymous 3 years ago

I found my cat in an animal shelter. I picked her out because of her great personality, but most of all because of the name that they had given her. Her name is Autumn Rose. Autumn is my step mom's mother's name (my step grandmother) and Rose is my (late) mother's mother's name (my biological grandmother's name). It believe the connection of the cat and me (and the name that was given to her) was meant to be.

anonymous 3 years ago

I brought home my fourth black kitty a few days ago. I must have some form of black cat ocd lol. Still waiting for her to inspire the right name but I have a black and white female called Saga (Sags for short), a black female called Lois (aka LoLo) and a black male called Manny (aka Mr Manny Mankins). They all respond to their names and come when called.

Have toyed with Nova, Magda, Kaela, Cilla, Inca and Delta for the new baby but they don't quite fit. I'm sure she'll inspire something soon and it will reflect her affectionate and playful personality. Black cats are real characters and I'm lucky to have mine.

anonymous 3 years ago

I always had cats growing up and I always loved black cats so my mom got me my first black cat for my 16th birthday I named him stryder and I am now almost 26 and married and he is still with me today and I now have a black cat named bubby that ive had for alittle over 5 years and a new black kitten that im calling tango but I really like the name binx as well.

anonymous 3 years ago

We have a cat named tofu and by mistake I was calling a black kitten we have yoda...I think I was meaning to call tofu or something lol but yoda's name stuck...we tried thinkin of other names while he was still little but he's yoda lol he's the best cat ever! :)

anonymous 3 years ago

Just taken a black kitten into our house. She is adorable!!!! Have decided to call her Whitney

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BizLang 3 years ago

My boy is called Fudge which is up there but my girl is called Pixie as she is smaller and I feel like he name in magical like a black cat :)

anonymous 3 years ago

All of our black cats showed up within a month of Halloween (different years of course)! Our daughters named the first one Binx because of the Disney movie. The next one was Boo because of Halloween and she was afraid of her own shadow. Belle was next-short for Bats in the Bellfrey-because she was so crazy. Then there was Bellatrix (from Harry Potter). Now we have another one that came after this past Halloween-still waiting for a "B" name that is Halloweenish. Just called BB for now-Black Baby.

anonymous 3 years ago

Our black cat is Slayer! Hubby named him after the band. He lives up to his name quite well too by bringing home dead presents. Lol

anonymous 3 years ago

I named my black cat, Chester. Like the Chesire cat from Alice In Wonderland because his yellow-green eyes were so bright, they almost looked like were glowing. If he was in a dark room and closed his eyes, it was almost like he disappeared. He passed away two weeks ago. I miss him.:(

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: My lovely cat Guinness passed away just over two weeks ago aged 19 and a half, i miss her picking up a black kitten from France but I have to choose a name before Monday night before she goes to the vet to be chipped etc. any ideas?

anonymous 3 years ago

My first black cat is Spam my next black cat was Sly I had a Whitecat with him and we called him Stone. As in Sly and the family Stone. they both since past. Now I have a cat named Boo. My then 2 year old son named him because he was just neutered and I stress that he had a boo-boo so Boo stuck. Now I have a new kitten I've been trying to name. We just decided on Raven.

matt-l-daniels-7 3 years ago

@jolou: i got a 13 week old black female and her brother but im having issues coming up with ideas the female acts like a black cat i used to have but he was a guy im looking for ideas for the female and her brother too

anonymous 3 years ago

Lestat - found under a full moon in New Orleans. 2 brothers Louie and Lasher - also black cats

anonymous 3 years ago

We currently have a solid black cat named (Black) Cloud. His brother, Lucky, who passed in Sep 2010 was a brown tabby with horseshoe shaped stripes on his sides. Yesterday we picked up two more all black cats. My son named his Nox (Latin for night) and we're trying to come up with a name for my daughter's cat.

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anonymous 3 years ago

My kitties are Orpheus & Ronin. Orpheus was from Greek legend, went into Hades to rescue his love. Ronin is the Japanese name for a mercenary Ninja, or Ninja without a master.

anonymous 3 years ago

Mrs Do-as-you-would-be-done-by.

anonymous 3 years ago

HAHA! i almost pissed my self reading some of the names :P Dark Matter! best cat name ever! XD

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: that's awesome :P he must be an mice killing machine if he lives up to his name!

anonymous 3 years ago

We got a long-haired black-haired, female cat and the shelter named her Sarabi. You know? Simba's mom from the Lion King? It's a cute name too :)

anonymous 3 years ago


Yesterday morning while I was getting my daughter into the van for ride to school a scrawney black kitten strolled up. About 6weeks old. Friendly and purring. We of course took him in and after a bath and a few cans of cat food he is fitting in with our family . We have a small colony with 3special needs cats indoors. We named him kuro. Which is black in daughter is gaga over anything japanese.

anonymous 3 years ago

My black cat is Mephistopheles... Mephisto for short.

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: how awsom i recently had a female black kitten with green eyes almost panther like , and i named her onyx never heard of neone else doing that awesome tho

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anonymous 3 years ago

I have black cats named Mojo. Cosmo, & Luna

anonymous 3 years ago

Bagheera# (melanistic leopard known as a black panther); from baagh (Devanagari: ) in Sanskrit or Hindi meaning "tiger"

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: character from "The Jungle Book" - Rudyard Kipling.... we named our pure black cat with yellowish eyes this, as he would hide and then attack! his personality was energetic, almost as though he believed he WAS a panther!

anonymous 3 years ago

Some nice names I've thought of to name your kitten? Is Beige / War / Secret / Lilly / Troy / Pumpkin / Lovely / Tahoe / Friday / Yellow / Cotton / France / Legend /Shady & Japan.

anonymous 3 years ago

Just rescued a black cat and am thinking her name may be Cricket. I also have black cats named Cocoa and Oliver, which are not on your list. Other names I've used for black or partly black cats (I foster for a rescue group so have named a lot of cats): Jackie (as in Robinson) and Rosa (as in Parks) were littermates; Martin (as in Luther King) and Corey (I wanted to name him for Coretta Scott King but he was a boy); Zelda; and a lot of names that are on your list: Salem, Pepper, Zorro, Gypsy, and Java (his littermates are Explorer, Linux, and Firefox!).

anonymous 3 years ago

My cat is black and is called Luckeybear.

anonymous 3 years ago

We have a beautiful black cat that we have called Merlin. I think the names really suits him!

anonymous 3 years ago

i have a gorgeous black cat whos name is Balookaa.. lol..

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: i agree the dumb and funny

anonymous 3 years ago

i'm going to name my female 7 year old black cat Bluestar or ravenpaw from the warrior series.

anonymous 3 years ago

My male black cat is named Con-man. I call him Con. He always has a plan to get what he wants.

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RowanChisholm 3 years ago from Washington state

My black cat is named Spooky. He's skittery and so lives up to the name.

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anonymous 3 years ago

Haji & Raji

anonymous 3 years ago

Most of these names are very cheesey....

anonymous 3 years ago

My cat Chibie had three kittens tonight I call them Twyla,soda and silhouette

anonymous 3 years ago

Ya my mom said cleopatra but I said Cleo

anonymous 3 years ago

i think if a black cat had white feet I would call it socks!

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: if it has white feet call it socks

anonymous 3 years ago

I want a black cat but I can't think of a name!

any ideas???????????

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: that's kinda weird because my name is CLEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: yeah the only ones I got of them are...

ali jet opal pearl ashdice inky pepper shadow sly smokey and coca!

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a kitten and i want to name it.

Its black and it is the runt......last it is our nicest kitten .

lease find good names and whoever gets the name i like best is going to get to have your name on youtube.

anonymous 3 years ago

I had a black cat named Ninji. It's the redneck way of saying ninja, LOL.

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a black,white and grey colored kitten named Mavis.

anonymous 3 years ago

You could do cleo

anonymous 3 years ago

I'm shocked nobody said the cat from Hocus Pocus!


I adopted two kittens today. One will be named Binx, the other will be named Kol (coal) from The Vampire Diaries.

anonymous 3 years ago

jinx it is , i have a 2 month old black kitten

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: We have a black cat with white feet called socks! ;)

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a cat that just had 4 beautiful kittens, 3 are black and white and one is grew with black stripes. I have decided to keep the fattest black and white one and all day I have been searching for a cool name for him. I do believe I am going to name him ....Mistoffolees... from Catts :)

anonymous 3 years ago

I have 2 cats and love the names I chose. Puma and Marv.

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: wanda

anonymous 3 years ago

My little girl cat is called Spoonful of Midnight because when we got her she was like a tiny little spoonful of blackness. She is now much larger! She answers to Spoonie and Miss Spoon, and gets the full name when she claws the furniture. :)

anonymous 3 years ago

we have five cats lolol..our pure sleek black male is Harry his sisters one pure fluffy black is Doggy Eyes and the other is SKy she has white paws and a white belli.. Gabriella is or white with black tail cat and last our gorgeous tortuous shell Sarena...(yes all desexed and totali loves)

anonymous 3 years ago

Just had my precious black cat put to sleep, his name was Taliesin. I will get another black cat soon but having trouble finding another name, must be a boy. There will never be another as special to me tho.

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Northerntrials 3 years ago

And here I thought we were being creative naming our black cat Java. I see she made the list so she's not so unique after all. Well Cola still has her unique name or do you have a list for tortoiseshell cats?

anonymous 3 years ago

When my cat was a kitten he was very clumsy and fell down all the time. I named him Fel.

anonymous 3 years ago

My black cat is Perseus because he rode the first black pegasus in Greek mythology.

anonymous 3 years ago

My boyfriend named our green eyed black kitten Doom Kitty. She's a beauty:)

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: I like bear tibby and jinx so far but idk!!!!!

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a medium haired black kitty that was found when she was only 4 weeks old. Her name is Sally. After the character in Nighmare Before Christmas. I also have a tux cat named Jack so it fits very well!

anonymous 3 years ago

I like Cleopatra and Sibill.

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Same for me. I had to put my lovely 16-year-old black cat to sleep last week. Best cat we ever had. Also male and also very special. I have reserved a black kitten from the local rescue shelter and came here to find a name.

anonymous 3 years ago

D'artagnan. He's our fourth animal, my husband loves the three musketeers. So it works. I've always loved black kitties, had two growing up, Binx and Sweetie. I called Sweetie Mrs. Pants, though. I already have a black and white beautiful mask and mantle tom, Ari. :)

anonymous 3 years ago


i always loved my puss

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i like them too (very much indeed)

anonymous 3 years ago

I named my first black cat Solomon. My second cat I think will be named Comely

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anonymous 3 years ago

I named my tuxedo kitty Harlem because of the heavy black population in that district and We live nearby.

anonymous 3 years ago

I named mine Dark Star and Shadow Paw. Dark Star is a mama cat with a gray cat. Shadow Paw is my bottle feed.

anonymous 3 years ago

My black cat is named Mina - as in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a black kitty named Bernie I also like:










Thackery Binx (my fav: the black cat in Hocus Pocus)































anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: I just got myself a black 6 month old boy cat.

Llodanin 3 years ago

My two boys are't named with black cat names but based on their personalities. They both have the Hemingway Gene (Polydactyl). I named one Yao and the other's name is Chien Po after the characters from the movie Mulan.

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Christine Cameron 3 years ago

I named my black cat Wilkos after Steve Wilkos... problem is she's a girl! Oh well. Great lens and great list of black cat names!

anonymous 3 years ago

My kids named our black cat bosco after the chocolate drink

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Hi Nikki,

My aunt had a black cat that was the runt of the litter and she named it "little bit". Good luck with your search.


anonymous 3 years ago

widow for black widow

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: i have 7 black cats, cola,onyx,salem,elvira,batgirl, batman and anew but haven't decided a name and i love alice cooper but have a cooper already. and a black torti called ethyl. want a unquie name

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Sarah i had a black & white female kitty i called binks after the film was on at time i got her lol

anonymous 3 years ago

Luc-Ah-Fur Bombay

anonymous 3 years ago

I have two buddies...1 is Luc-Ah-Fur Bombay. Other the fact that he's a Bombay...he's a Devil of a cat.

Quigley is a British Short Hair. He's easy going...till a dog comes in to view. Then the real fun begins. I adopted both on the same day & had no history. So, I never expected what took place...thank God I was able to crab him & put him in the back room. No company with dogs.

anonymous 3 years ago

I have a stray black cat named GiGi,by the cat in Kiki's Delivery Service,and another one named Chocolate.One day ago a little black kitten came crying he/her eyes were closed,were thinking 2 call it Buttons,or some other name. Mayb Buttons cause I love the movie Coraline.^^

anonymous 3 years ago

I am soon to get a black kitten but not sure if it's a boy or girl and these were the names I picked:













anonymous 3 years ago

We have one black cat. His name is Felicks, it means lucky in Finnish I believe. Not sure exactly the husband found it. Lol. We just found another one the other day at the store. I haven't named him yet because we were going to try to find him a home first. Lol.

anonymous 3 years ago

I'm getting a kitten in a couple weeks and I'm naming her Haze

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: My black cats name is Friday. I found him on Friday the 13th

anonymous 3 years ago

Named my kitten Jonny Cash. The man in black.

anonymous 3 years ago

I got my kitten in April and named her Arwen, from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Arwen's hair is described as "dark" in the books, but in the movies it often looks as if her hair is black. An elvish name fits her... she's very lithe and cunning. :-)

anonymous 3 years ago

I named my all black cat Selina like Cat woman.

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: lol that's cute is ur cat a minii me?

anonymous 3 years ago

my kitten is called Vladamire

anonymous 3 years ago

Zeba ( beautiful in Arabic )

anonymous 3 years ago

Bagheera :-) xXx

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Stephanie36 3 years ago from Canada

I have a Tuxedo cat, so he's mostly black, but he came with the name Tex and I kept that. However, I think Shadow would have been a great name for him because he follows me everywhere.

anonymous 3 years ago

We just rescued a black kitty from being taken to the shelter. My husband & I are trying to decide between two names: Sabbath (as in Black Sabbath) or Karma.

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anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: I like Luna! :)

anonymous 3 years ago

I might be getting a black and white female kitten sense are two other cats names are Izabelle and gizmo we want a name that starts with a Z any ideas

anonymous 3 years ago

I have Midnight Luv-a beautiful female and i am getting a black kitten soon and need a name. :-) your names are all so special.

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: i love karma!

anonymous 3 years ago

Named my rescue Midori (the liqueur) because of her beautiful green eyes

My other black cat is named Zora for the famous author Zora Neal

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Completely agree

anonymous 3 years ago

In my opinion i didn't like any of those names in that list. I have a blonde and white cat named Nala, and my new black kittens name is Kovu

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: I have a black male named Psycho and he s on Prozac. He s a very sweet kitty.

anonymous 3 years ago

Someone posted Thackery Binx as a name and I giggle about this because I have 2 rats and their names are Binx (short for Thackery Binx as he was named after that character) and Salem. I will be going this Saturday to pick up my new feline companion a little solid black male (picking one of two brothers) and I am searching for his name. I may just leave him unnamed until I spend time with him to decide what fits best.

anonymous 3 years ago

Firecracker (Black Cat fireworks)

anonymous 3 years ago

Koal (coal), Gimli, Gandalf ..just some ideas for you. I am still trying to come up with a name for a black kitten I adopted from the Shelter 5 days ago. I adopted a grey kitten at the same time and named him Gandalf The Grey. I would like a name starting with G to go along with Gandalf's name. So far I have Gideon, Gollum, Gimli, Gilligan, Gizmo, Gremlin, and Grayson. I just need a name that is perfect for him (he is completely black) ...oh well, back to the drawing board. What name do you all like ..perhaps one I haven't thought of. Looking for one with a cute nickname too

reneseme-lobato 3 years ago

I was thinking ari from James patersons book maximum ride because ari when he transforms he's black. Ali is a cute name too :3 I'm adopting today!

Shanners 3 years ago

We have an all black cat as well. His name is YaYa, it's Egyptian for "gift from God".

michelle-mcrae-355 3 years ago

@anonymous: Mine too, same reason!

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MissNikkiSays 3 years ago

Hi there! My pet rats and I enjoyed your page ;-) They would love it if you would stop by and drop them a SquidLike - they are sad because they don't have any SquidFans yet!!

CamperVamp 3 years ago

I've had two black cats. One was named China Cat and the other was Loose Lucy. Now I have a dog named Sugar Magnolia ("Maggie"). Anybody know what they're all named after? :)

CamperVamp 3 years ago

@anonymous: I love Gizmo! :)

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KathyZ1 3 years ago

Wow, so many different names for cats.

alicenundrlnd 2 years ago

@CamperVamp: Grateful Dead Songs ?

alicenundrlnd 2 years ago

@anonymous: Gothom, Grimm, or Gomez!!

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Carol Houle 2 years ago from Montreal

Very cute lens. I love the appearance of blacks cats. Our big Bombay cat, Blackie, went missing one cold November evening 5 years ago. Disappeared as though he never existed. We still miss him. Check out my lens Cats in the Cradle to read how we came to adopt him, as well as others, including Bebe Zorro.

mcallisterbagco 2 years ago

Yet another reason to adopt a black cat, which are the least adopted from the shelter. They can have cool names!

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Hexadecimal LM 2 years ago

Great lens, one of my black cats is Lilith actually, but i call her Lilypad!

kate-maultby 2 years ago

I had a tuxedo cat named Padfoot from Harry Potter. But it would suit an all black cat too.

SessaDoll 2 years ago

@CamperVamp: China Cat Sunflower, Loose Lucy and Sugar Magnolia are all Grateful Dead songs.. My daughters names are Scarlett Begonia and Sugar Magnolia (we call her Sweet Maggie) and Cassidy..

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Lionrhod 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

We have two black cats and a black dog .(Didn't plan it that way, but they found me. They are Squeaky (for his voice) and Raz - Rasputin (because that's what he said his name was. The puppy is Zen.

2envelopparadox 2 years ago

nice lens

feelingadventurous 2 years ago

I have had two solid black cats named Midnight and Sidney, and I currently have a tuxedo cat named Lola.

kaitieb7749 2 years ago

Puma is my black cat.

KittyLover_14 2 years ago

Just got two female black kittens. Ive named the smaller one InKa. Still trying to find a name for the other she is a lot more solid than inka but my partner can't think of a name nor does he like any of the others that i do!!!! if he doesn't pick one soon im going to name her gypsy rose or Jinx

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Roger Hackney 2 years ago from Arizona

wow, great list. very thorough.

flutterbi 2 years ago

Great list, I had a black cat called Wolfie who sadly died last year due to cancer, but have just adopted another black cat, 10 months old, his name is Wills, not too keen on that so asked Grandson to come up with a new one, so far we have Gru (despicable me) and Marv (Charlie's best friend from Charlie and Lola), I am thinking Pixel or Bones, but no doubt it will be a different name altogether lol

john 2 years ago

I want to adopt a black cat and name him MacBeth.

Slewis 2 years ago

What about Loki? Named after a Norse god. He is known as being very mischievous .

Molly 2 years ago

We're picking up a black cat today with big, green eyes :) We've named him Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon."

Luanne 2 years ago

We named our black cat, "Mischief" cause she got in everything, especially food! She is always eating!

Odessa 2 years ago

We have 2 black cats! One of them is named "Night Knight"! &, our other one is named "Bugera" ( the black panther from the jungle book)! :)

allison 24 months ago

I have a black cat and we named her Weenie for Halloween

Gab 23 months ago

I called my black cat midnight, which works well as you cat shorten it to mindy

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Lu 23 months ago

We named ours cola

anonynous 22 months ago

I am trying to find a name for a female black cat. I have a black cat named Simmone. She loves her name, my brother thought that would be a cute name for a pretty black little girl. I have another black cat called Minnie (like Minnie Mouse). My brother has a black cat named Luna and my aunt has a male black cat named Bagheera( black panther from the Jungle Book) we call him Baggy for short. I have had a Dot and Isis that are dearly departed. It seems I am on the right track with the name search

Kat 21 months ago

We recued a black boy and called him KuroHoshi which literally means Black star in Japanese...cause he was all black except for the white star between his back legs. I just got a new black cat and am trying to name him...he came from an algonquin reserve so I am thinking about Makaadewaa which means black in the language but its so darned hard to say.

Donna 18 months 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.

a nonny mouse 17 months ago

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

sharon 13 months 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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Punkybrewster 9 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.

brian litz 9 months ago

Might be getting a cat. any names??

Ella 7 months ago

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
































The cat lady.. 6 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..

cat 5 months ago

why do you call your name

Nightstar 5 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.

Rona 5 months ago

Celtic due to the green eyes and Lucky

David Sypniewski 4 months ago

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

Aris 4 months ago

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

heyyyy 3 months ago

Mr. Midnight after Fran's cat in Fran Bow

Cecilia 3 months ago

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

Smokey's Dad 2 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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SolitaSalem 2 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.

burgundycrab 2 months ago

Our long haired 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.

Sue Curran 8 weeks ago

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

Anonymous 8 weeks ago

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

Debra 6 weeks ago

Pyewacket from the movie Bell Book and Candel.

Anon 6 weeks 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

Osito 6 weeks ago

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

Ariel 5 weeks 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.

Alane 2 weeks ago

My aunt named her black cat Caviar!!!

Kathy Barekman 2 days ago

Ozzy Otis Osmosis

Annie K 44 hours 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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