It's officially Spooky Season! It's hard not to associate black cats with Halloween, an association which dates back hundreds of years. And as we know, people tend to associate black cats as ill omens or signs of bad luck. The stereotypes surrounding black cats can sometimes make them less adoptable at animal shelters, when they're just as perfect as any other cat. And did you know - other cultures from around the world consider them good luck? With this in mind, we're encouraging folks out there interested in adopting a cat to consider adopting a black cat.
If you're on the prowl for your next furry family member, we've compiled a list of purr-fect names for black cats! And if you’re welcoming a new black cat into your family and home--congratulations on your new best friend! Now it’s time to give your newest furry family member a name.
Besides, you're basically getting a mini black jaguar in your home. How cool is that?
Names for Female Black Cats
- Magpie (Maggie)
- Smokette (this was my first-ever cat's name, she was a black cat!)
Names for Male Black Cats
- Chip (Chocolate Chip)
Halloween Themed Names for Black Cats
- Jack (O’Lantern, or Jack Skellington if you're a Nightmare Before Christmas fan!)
- Norman (Bates)
Pop Culture Names
- Toothless (the Night Fury from How to Train Your Dragon)
- Bagheera (From The Junge Book)
- Binx (Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus)
- Darth Vader (Star Wars)
- Felix (Felix the Cat Cartoon)
- Figaro (Dinsey's Pinocchio)
- Jiji (from Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service)
- Salem (From Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
- Sylvester (from Looney Tunes)
- T'Challa (from Black Panther)