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100+ Black Cat Names: Ideas for Bewitching & Captivating Cats

Black cats are some of the most majestic when it comes to a captivating feline appearance. Usually paired with piercing yellow or green eyes, these cats are true standouts. Should their beauty only be admired from afar in hopes of avoiding the dreaded bad luck curse that superstitions led us to believe? We don’t think so! These beauties have the same playful, sassy, and docile personalities as their bi, tri, or multicolored counterparts! As for superstitions? We have yet to experience any bad luck after crossing an adoringly sweet black kitty! 

You might be surprised to learn they are often overlooked during the adoption process. Which sounds fairly silly and unbelievable considering they’re so dang adorable! This statistic doesn’t apply to you though! After all, you are in the market for a name designed specifically for a black cat. Whether your new addition is a mischievous kitten or a laid back adult, we are positive that you will find something you love among our list of good black cat names!

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Female Black Cat Names

  • Ember 
  • Cinderella 
  • Ebony 
  • Raven 
  • Madea
  • Velvet 
  • Java 
  • Kona 
  • Alba 
  • Trinity 

Male Black Cat Names 

  • Ash 
  • Opal 
  • Coal 
  • Onyx 
  • Soot
  • Cavier
  • Smoky 
  • Pepper
  • Jet 
  • Licorice
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Witchy Black Cat Names 

We thought it would be fun to include a few ideas from everyone’s favorite fall holiday – we’re talking Halloween black cat names! Horror movie buffs would also appreciate our spin on these witchy black cat names. Some are sinister, others sweet and adorable, but surely there is something suitable for any black cat!

  • Boo 
  • Spook 
  • Lucifer 
  • Enigma
  • Demon 
  • Voodoo 
  • Casper
  • Salem
  • Hannibal 
  • Tarot
  • Wizard 
  • Hex
  • Maleficent 
  • Elvira 
  • Fate 
  • Goth 
  • Hocus (or Pocus!)
  • Omen 
  • Coven 
  • Haunt
  • Pennywise
  • Witch 
  • Warlock 
  • Cobweb

Cool Black Cat Names 

Without a shadow of a doubt, we know that your cat is different from other felines, and he deserves to have a cool cat name that suits his individuality. These cat names are fun in the sense that they provide a little insight into your cheeky kitties personality. As an exciting twist, you could also choose to name your cat simply “Black”, but in a different language. Sounds cool to us!

  • Vester 
  • Phelia 
  • Moses 
  • Artemis 
  • Xander
  • Smudge 
  • Indigo 
  • Pandora 
  • Jasper 
  • Nero | Black in Italian 
  • Kuro | Black in Japanese 
  • Preto | Black in Portuguese 
  • Noir | Black in French 
  • Schwarz | Black in German 
  • Madow | Black in Somali 
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Black and White Cat Names 

Although they might be predominantly black, often you’ll see cats who sport a slight tuxedo, mustache or even boots – each in the contrasting shade of white. For these dapper individuals, we present a list of the best black and white cat names worthy of any sharp-dressed cat! 

  • Domino 
  • Dice 
  • Tux 
  • Boots 
  • Stache 
  • Inky
  • Inkblot 
  • Penguin 
  • Jackal 
  • Checkers 
  • Magpie 

Badass Black Cat Names

Cats are bound to show their sassy side from time to time. Pair this attitude with smokey fur and you’ll have one tough-looking feline. Might as well follow suit and choose a badass black cat name to round out the look. 

  • Thunder 
  • Stone 
  • Beetle 
  • Bear 
  • Carbon 
  • Club 
  • Bullet 
  • Ace 
  • Rogue 
  • Jaguar 
  • Ninja 
  • Knight 
  • Obsidian
  • Panther 
  • Venus 
  • Spade 
  • Puma 
  • Stallion 
  • Vadar 
  • Ozzie 
  • Zorro 
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Famous Black Cat Names 

Sometimes we find inspiration for a great name by taking a peek into what has already been done. Each of these kitties is notorious for its black fur. No role too small as we included as many famous black cat names as we could possibly find. Surely your fur baby would be pleased to wear a famous name with a little rich history! 

  • Binx | Hocus Pocus 
  • Snowball II | Simpsons 
  • Luna | Sailor Moon 
  • Boo Boo Kitty | Lavern & Shirley 
  • Felix | Felix the Cat 
  • Salem | Sabrina the Teenage Witch 
  • Bagheera | The Jungle Book 

Bonus: Science Inspired Black Cat Names

There is an heir of intelligence that’s built into black cats. As if they are old souls or wise beyond their years. We are taking a step out of the box with this next list and although they may not be the most popular choices, we find creative cats’ names inspired by science offer up some pretty incredible ideas. 

  • Cosmo
  • Aristotle 
  • Luna 
  • Helix 
  • Glitch 
  • Pluto 
  • Volt 
  • Einstein 
  • Pixel 
  • Astra 
  • Geo 
  • Nebula 
  • Beta 
  • Galileo 
  • Tetra
  • Darwin 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Black Cat

We hope that you have landed on your feet when it comes to searching for a name that suits your posh black cat. With such a diverse list of suggestions, we are confident that there is one here that will fit your new addition perfectly. To the sweetest of ember-colored kitties, to the darkest of black cat souls, we feel they were destined to be assigned a fur-inspired black cat name. 

A few quick tips will help facilitate the selection process if you’re having trouble choosing just one. Enlist a few trusted friends to give you their opinions on your favorite names. They might know your kitty on a personal level and can offer some beneficial insight to one they seeing being a great match. If you were able to narrow it down, you could also test them on your cat. A reaction to the way they sound could be a good indication of whether they like it or not! Finally, you should LOVE it. Inevitably, your cat, friends, and family will become accustomed to whatever you choose and at the end of the day, you will likely be saying this name more than anyone you know. So don’t shy away from anything you’re absolutely smitten with! 

Still looking? Not to worry! Here are a few other useful name posts: 

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