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100+ Black Cat Names: Unique & Fun Ideas

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on March 21, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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100+ Black Cat Names: Unique & Fun Ideas

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Black cats are some of the most majestic felines. 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 bad luck after crossing a sweet black kitty! 

You might be surprised to learn they are often overlooked during the adoption process. That sounds fairly silly and unbelievable, considering they’re so adorable! 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!


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 Halloween names for black cats. Horror movie buffs will also appreciate our spin on these witchy black cat names. Some are sinister, others sweet, but 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 deserves to have a cool name that suits their individuality. These cat names are fun because they provide a little insight into your cheeky kitty’s personality. As an exciting twist, you could also name your cat simply “Black” but in a different language.

  • 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, you’ll see cats who sport a slight tuxedo, mustache, or even boots in a 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 looking at famous felines. Each of these kitties is notorious for their black fur. Surely, your fur baby will be pleased to have 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

An air of intelligence is 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 following list, and although they may not be the most popular choices, we find creative cats’ names inspired by science provide 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 searching for a name that suits your posh black cat. With such a diverse list of suggestions, we are confident that there is one that will fit your new addition perfectly. 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 personally and can offer beneficial insight to one they see as a great match. If you can narrow the list down, you can try a few names on your cat. A reaction to the way they sound could be a good indication of whether they like it or not!

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 the name more than anyone you know. So don’t shy away from anything you’re smitten with! 

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

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