Best Black Cat Names of 2021
Black cats are one of my favorite colorings in cats. And an amazing black coloring calls for an amazing name to go with your new furbaby.
When trying to think of names for your black cat, first start with the basics, ‘How To Perfectly Pick a Name For Your Cat’.
If you decide you want to name your cat something based on their fur color, that’s great! It is important to remember, when choosing a name for your black cat don’t just go on looks.Think about unique, creative, fun names that describe not only their looks, but also personality.
Black cats actually have their own holiday! Black Cat Appreciation Day is August 17, so mark your calendar and celebrate with your new fur-baby
10 Cute Names for Black Cats
Let’s start off with some cute names that you can pick for your kitty. Just because they are black cats does not mean that they have to have a rough and tough name.
10 Funny Names for Black Cats
- Pea (as in black-eyed)
- Night Rider
17 Color-Inspired Names for Black Cats
And while cute names are adorable, sometimes that is not always the best fit. Some people really want to base their cats name solely off the coating.
- Black Ice
14 Black Cat Names from Movies & TV
Black cats are also extremely common in movies too! Sometimes using your favorite movie or TV show can be a great fit to your new kitten. We named a foster kitten Binx after Hocus Pocus. Or you can be like my parents and name their cats Penny, after Big Bang Theory (even though Penny is not a black cat).
- Scat Cat (Aristocats)
- Binx (Hocus Pocus)
- Batman (Batman)
- Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus)
- Darth Vader (Star Wars)
- Isis (both Catwoman’s cat AND a shapeshifter who appeared in the original Star Trek TV show)
- Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
- Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
- Snowball II (The Simpsons)
- Lucifer (Cinderella)
- Luna (Sailor Moon)
- Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
- Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)
16 Badass Names for Black Cats
21 Halloween-Inspired Names for Black Cats
I tried to wait for as long as I could justify. But for a lot of people, a blackcat instantly brings to mind Halloween. Which usually brings in Halloween Names like Spooky or Monster. For someone who loves Halloween, this could be a great fit for you!
- Jack (o’lantern)
- Eve (All Hallows)
10 Witchy Names for Black Cats
A lot of people consider cats bad luck. And one of the reasons is because black cats are often associated with witches during the Salem Witch Trials. That’s not the case anymore, but we can still tie cats to witches, in a good way!
38 Unique Names for Black Cats
I decided to just lump some of my favorite names for black cats together in their own “unique” category. I am sure by now, you are sick and tired or reading through different sections, so here is a hodge podge of awesome black cat names
10 Ironic Names for Black Cats
Some cat lovers love to go for irony…naming a hairless cat Fluffy, or a white cat “Shadow”, why not do the same for black cats?
- Yáng (light, sun)
10 Black Cat Names that Mean Night
Sometimes on of the coolest names for a cat is a simple name in another language. So check out these 10 names for nights in a different language. (Turkish is my favorite).
- Notte (Italian)
- Noche (Spanish)
- Gabi (Filipino)
- Noctis (Latin)
- Malam (Malay)
- Wengi (Javanese)
- Kecha (Uzbek)
- Nacht (German)
- Noite (Portuguese)
- Gece (Turkish)
I threw a lot of names at you, but that doesn’t always have to be the type of name you go with. You can pick a name you simply like, one based off a movie character you admire! I know some people name their pets off of their favorite foods. Which personally I think is GENIUS!
Whatever name you go with, will be the perfect name for your cat, because you picked it!