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Top Black Cat Names in 2023

    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.

    1. Domino
    2. Checkers
    3. Chess
    4. Friday
    5. Rooster
    6. Spider
    7. Tux
    8. Licorice
    9. Stella
    10. Cosmo

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    10 Funny Names for Black Cats

    1. Pea (as in black-eyed)
    2. Eightball
    3. Bean
    4. Dusty
    5. Diamond
    6. Pearl
    7. Soot
    8. Night Rider
    9. Olive
    10. Blackberry

    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.

    1. Shadow
    2. Dusk
    3. Twilight
    4. Black
    5. Blackie
    6. Black Ice
    7. Gray
    8. Ebony
    9. Pitch
    10. Inky
    11. Graphite
    12. Charcoal
    13. Onyx
    14. Obsidian
    15. Ash
    16. Cinder
    17. Jet

    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).

    1. Scat Cat (Aristocats)
    2. Binx (Hocus Pocus)
    3. Batman (Batman)
    4. Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus)
    5. Newt
    6. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
    7. Isis (both Catwoman’s cat AND a shapeshifter who appeared in the original Star Trek TV show)
    8. Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
    9. Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
    10. Snowball II (The Simpsons)
    11. Lucifer (Cinderella)
    12. Luna (Sailor Moon)
    13. Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
    14. Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)

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    16 Badass Names for Black Cats

    1. Crow
    2. Harley
    3. Bear
    4. Panther
    5. Widow
    6. Pluto
    7. Ninja
    8. Midnight
    9. Storm
    10. Thunder
    11. Merlot
    12. Zanzibar
    13. Lucifer
    14. Raven
    15. Vader
    16. Nightshade

    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!

    1. Damion
    2. Moon
    3. Spooky
    4. Azrael
    5. Gargamel
    6. Shadow
    7. Voodoo
    8. Halloween
    9. Jack (o’lantern)
    10. Scary
    11. Eve (All Hallows)
    12. Freddy
    13. Ichabod
    14. Igor
    15. October
    16. Autumn
    17. Wednesday
    18. Candy
    19. Phantom
    20. Dracula
    21. Harlow
    22. Monster

    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!

    1. Salem
    2. Elvira
    3. Charm
    4. Abracadabra
    5. Morticia
    6. Merlin
    7. Witch
    8. Luna
    9. Sabrina
    10. Eastwick
    11. Grimalkin
    12. Magic

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    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

    1. Umbra
    2. Shade
    3. Murky
    4. Cloudy
    5. Foggy
    6. Misty
    7. Starlight
    8. Dark
    9. Sheep
    10. Swan
    11. Coal
    12. Cash
    13. Gypsy
    14. Yin
    15. Comet
    1. Ace
    2. Ashby
    3. Batty
    4. Blackjack
    5. Char
    6. Cleo
    7. Frankincense
    1. Genie
    2. Hazel
    3. India
    4. Java
    5. Jinx
    6. Money
    7. Omen
    8. Pepper
    9. Poppy
    10. Sesame
    11. Sage
    12. Smokey
    13. Spades
    14. Wicca
    15. Zu-Zu
    16. Zuko


    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?

    1. Yáng (light, sun)
    2. Sugar
    3. Sweets
    4. Angel
    5. Powder
    6. Casper
    7. Vanilla
    8. Cotton
    9. Snowball
    10. Blanca

    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).

    1. Notte (Italian)
    2. Noche (Spanish)
    3. Gabi (Filipino)
    4. Noctis (Latin)
    5. Malam (Malay)
    6. Wengi (Javanese)
    7. Kecha (Uzbek)
    8. Nacht (German)
    9. Noite (Portuguese)
    10. 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!

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