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220+ Halloween Cat Names: Ideas for Enchanted Kitty

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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220+ Halloween Cat Names: Ideas for Enchanted Kitty

Halloween is a popular holiday and a favorite one for many of us! One of its most iconic symbols is a black cat. So, if you are getting a new cat and absolutely adore Halloween, why not name them something Halloween themed?

We have a multitude of names related to this holiday, so if you want a fun, sweet, or scary name, you’ll find it here!

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How to Name Your Cat

First, you can go with your cat’s appearance. This can be the color or pattern of their fur, such as Marmalade for a ginger cat. Or if your cat is a little roly-poly, go with something like Pumpkin.

Second, consider your favorite artists — bands, authors, songs, TV shows, books, etc. It can also be as easy as naming your cat after your favorite Halloween movie character, like Jack or Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Finding a name that suits your cat’s peculiar quirks can work too, like Void for a cat that likes to stare off into space. Sometimes you just need to pair your imagination with one of your favorite things!

Halloween Female Cat Names

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Most of these names come from well-known female characters in popular scary or Halloween-themed movies. You might just find a name that you love for your female cat.

  • (Bella)trix Lestrange — evil witch from “Harry Potter”
  • Blair — Linda Blair or Blair Witch
  • Brunhilde — heroic Norse warrior and a common witch name
  • Buffy — the vampire slayer
  • Carrie — Stephen King character from the eponymous book
  • Cruella (de Vil) — from “101 Dalmatians”
  • Daphne — from “Scooby Doo”
  • (Ellen) Ripley — from the “Alien” franchise
  • Elphaba — Wicked Witch of the West from “Wicked”
  • Elvira — Mistress of the Dark
  • Emily — the titular “Corpse Bride”
  • Glinda — the Good Witch of the North
  • (Witch) Hazel —from “Looney Tunes”
  • Hermoine — “Harry Potter”
  • Luna — means moon
  • Maleficent — evil witch from “Snow White”
  • Medusa — lady with snakes for hair from Greek mythology
  • Morgan le Fay — witch from the legend of King Arthur
  • Morticia — the Addams Family matriarch
  • Penny(wise) — evil clown from Stephen King’s “It”
  • Rosemary — from “Rosemary’s Baby”
  • Sabrina — from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”
  • Sally — from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • Samara — from “The Ring”
  • Tiffany — from the “Child’s Play” franchise
  • Ursula — evil sea witch from “The Little Mermaid”
  • Velma — from “Scooby Doo”
  • Victoria — from “Corpse Bride”
  • Wednesday — from “The Addams Family”
  • Winifred Sanderson — from “Hocus Pocus”

Halloween Male Cat Names

Here are well-known male characters from family-friendly Halloween movies and a few horror movies. Some have a single name, and others have their full name, which gives you a few options.

  • Beetlejuice — from the eponymous movie
  • Binx — enchanted black cat from “Hocus Pocus”
  • Bram (Stoker) — author of “Dracula”
  • Burton (Tim) — filmmaker of “Beetlejuice”
  • Casper — the Friendly Ghost (great name for white cats)
  • Chucky — the murderous doll of the “Child’s Play” franchise
  • Cousin Itt — from “The Addams Family”
  • Damien — from “The Omen”
  • Dexter — the main character of the TV series “Dexter”
  • Dracula — from the eponymous book
  • Fester — from “The Addams Family”
  • Freddy Krueger — from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
  • Gomez — from “The Addams Family”
  • Hannibal Lecter — from “Silence of the Lambs”
  • Herman Munster — from “The Munsters”
  • Hitchcock — the renowned film director of “Psycho”
  • Ichabod Crane — the main protagonist of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
  • Igor — the assistant to Dr. Frankenstein of “Frankenstein”
  • Jack Skellington — from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • Jack Torrance — from “The Shining”
  • Jason Voorhees — from the “Friday the 13th” franchise
  • Jekyll — from “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  • Jigsaw — from the “Saw” franchise
  • Lestat — from “Interview with a Vampire”
  • Lurch — the butler for the Addams Family
  • Merlin — wizard from the legend of King Arthur
  • Michael Myers — from the “Halloween” franchise
  • Norman Bates — from “Psycho”
  • (Edgar Allen) Poe— famous author and poet of the macabre
  • Pugsley — from “The Addams Family”
  • (George) Romero —famous director of zombie movies
  • Severus Snape — from “Harry Potter”
  • Victor Frankenstein — the doctor who created the famous monster in “Frankenstein”
  • Voldemort — the main villain of “Harry Potter”
  • Wes Craven — the famous film director of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
  • Winchester — from the “Supernatural” series or the haunted Winchester mystery house

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Cat Names Based on Halloween

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These names could be considered great names for cats of any sex and are words that are related to Halloween in some way.

  • Banshee
  • Batty
  • Blade
  • Bones
  • Boo
  • Boogey
  • Cobweb
  • Creeper
  • Eerie
  • Fang
  • Ghost
  • Goblin
  • Golem
  • Gremlin
  • Jack (o’Lantern)
  • Jinx
  • Monster
  • Moon/Moonlight
  • Mummy
  • Nightmare
  • Occult
  • Ogre
  • Ouija
  • Pumpkin
  • Reaper
  • Spider
  • Spirit
  • Spook(y)
  • Trick
  • Twilight
  • Voodoo
  • Zombie

Witchy Cat Names

You can’t have Halloween without witches! Also included here are items and even ideas that are related to witches.

  • Amulet
  • Broomstick
  • Cackles
  • Cauldron
  • Charm
  • Crescent
  • Crystal
  • Hex
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Magic
  • Potion
  • Pyewacket (the cat from “Bell, Book, and Candle”)
  • Salem
  • Sorcerer
  • Sorceress
  • Tarot
  • Warlock

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Cat Names Based on the Color Black

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The colors of Halloween are generally considered to be black and orange. So, if you have a black cat, we have a few names associated with that color. These could also work for gray cats.

  • Ash
  • Coal
  • Crow
  • Dusk(y)
  • Midnight
  • Night
  • Noir
  • Onyx
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Stormy
  • Twilight

Orange-Themed Names

Here are names for ginger cats to cover the Halloween colors. These could also work for calicos and torties, since they are a combination of black and orange.

  • Amber
  • Apricot
  • Blaze
  • Clementine
  • Copper
  • Cosmos
  • Ember
  • Flame
  • Foxy
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Marigold
  • Peaches
  • Persimmon
  • Phoenix
  • Pumpkin
  • Rusty

Fall-Themed Names

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These words reflect autumn and can make unique names that will always remind you of the Halloween season.

  • Acorn
  • Apple
  • Autumn
  • Autumnal
  • Birch
  • Bramble
  • Briar
  • Chai
  • Chestnut
  • Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Harvest
  • Hunter
  • Leaf
  • Maize
  • Maple
  • Nutmeg
  • October
  • Orchard
  • Pecan
  • Sage
  • Spice
  • Squash
  • Willow

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Cat Names Based on Halloween Treats

You can’t have Halloween without the sweet stuff! Any one of these names will suit most cats. Even though most of these names don’t instantly bring Halloween to mind (except candy corn), you’ll know the inspiration behind it.

  • Almond Joy
  • Baby Ruth
  • Butterfinger
  • Butterscotch
  • Cadbury
  • Candy
  • Candy Corn
  • Caramello
  • Chocolate
  • Dot
  • Dove
  • Godiva
  • Heath
  • Hershey
  • Hot Tamale
  • Jelly Bean
  • Jolly Rancher
  • Junior Mint
  • Kit Kat
  • Licorice
  • M&M
  • Mamba
  • Mars
  • Mike & Ike
  • Goodbar
  • Nestle
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Pez
  • Raisinet
  • Razzle
  • Reese
  • Riesen
  • Rolo
  • Skittles
  • Skor
  • Smartie
  • Snickers
  • Starburst
  • Sugar Baby
  • SweeTart
  • Taffy
  • Toblerone
  • Tootsie
  • Twix
  • Twizzler
  • Werther
  • Whopper
  • Yoo-Hoo
  • York

Use Your Imagination!

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You have many names to choose from, and the entire holiday of Halloween can give you plenty to think about! Before you settle on a name, try saying it out loud first. You might find that it sounds great or doesn’t exactly flow.

Try a thesaurus for extra ideas, and look at a few of your favorite scary movies or novels. You can also consider adding a title to your cat’s name, like Countess Bathory (a real-life historical villain) or Dr. Jekyll. So consider adding one of these to your cat’s name:

  • Colonel
  • Count/Countess
  • Dame
  • General
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Lord/Lady
  • Madame
  • Mr.,Mrs., or Miss
  • Prince/Princess
  • Professor
  • Queen/King
  • Senator
  • Sergeant
  • Sir



Now that your head is full of Halloween, we hope that you have found a name that will suit your cat and that you absolutely love or that you were inspired by at the very least.

Try getting into scary movie mode and watch a few classics, and before you know it, you’ll find the perfect name for your beloved Halloween cat!

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