40+ Purrfect Name Ideas for Black Cats


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

  1. Luna
  2. Elvira
  3. Morticia
  4. Raven
  5. Kismet
  6. Abracadabra
  7. Nox
  8. Ebony
  9. Indigo
  10. Magpie (Maggie)
  11. Smokette (this was my first-ever cat's name, she was a black cat!)

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Names for Male Black Cats

  1. Nero
  2. Sable
  3. Onyx
  4. Chip (Chocolate Chip)
  5. Alacazam
  6. Lucifer
  7. Merlin
  8. Obsidian
  9. Sly
  10. Diesel


Halloween Themed Names for Black Cats

  1. Tarot
  2. Boo
  3. Buffy
  4. Casper
  5. Jack (O’Lantern, or Jack Skellington if you're a Nightmare Before Christmas fan!)
  6. Licorice
  7. Snickers
  8. October
  9. Rosemary
  10. Pumpkin
  11. Norman (Bates)

Pop Culture Names

  1. Toothless (the Night Fury from How to Train Your Dragon)
  2. Bagheera (From The Junge Book)
  3. Binx (Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus)
  4. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  5. Felix (Felix the Cat Cartoon)
  6. Figaro (Dinsey's Pinocchio)
  7. Jiji (from Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service)
  8. Salem (From Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  9. Sylvester (from Looney Tunes)
  10. T'Challa (from Black Panther)

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  • Melissa

    All my cats are black! My oldest just passed a few months ago from cancer. Her names was Moose. My other two are two gentlemen by the names of Chubacka and Abu.

  • Debra

    Over the last 4 years, new pets introduced into our family (3 households) have wound up with a methodical god name, like Thor, Loki, Valkeri, etc. We rescued a stray black kitten in August. I named him Anubis, the god of the dead, as well as the main “god” in the Stargate adventure series.

  • Courtney

    I adopted a black cat named Kylo Ren! He definitely lives up to his name! He’s such a stinker. :)

  • Annica McCarthy

    I adopted a black cat who was feral. I named him Bat because he has savoir faire much as William Barkley (Bat) Masterson had. He has been with me seven years so far and is still thriving.

  • Rene P.

    Sorry about the double comment. I just refreshed the page, and suddenly there was a double comment there.

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