What Are Good Names For Black Cats?

by Karen Dell May 13, 2019

Cat in costume of Black Panther

Anything but unlucky, black cats always seem just that little bit mysterious. Here are some of our favourite names for a little black cat:

Our 5 favourites

1. Sable — A black-furred animal from Southeast Asia.
2. Raven — A type of black bird. It also has a lot of folklore and myth associated with it.
3. Diesel  Because it just sounds awesome!
4. Jet —  Meaning black gemstone, and we think of him as our precious gemstone.
5. Panther —  Marvel superhero, this one is especially the perfect name for a black cat!

 

600 Alternative Names for a Black Cat (Male and Female)

  1. Abbi
  2. Abracadabra
  3. Absinthe
  4. Ace
  5. Achromatic
  6. Adam
  7. Adrian
  8. Adrianna
  9. Alacazam
  10. Alfie
  11. Ali
  12. Almond Joy
  13. Amos
  14. Amy
  15. Andy
  16. Angus
  17. Anise
  18. Annabel Lee
  19. Annie
  20. Antagonist
  21. Apple
  22. Arcane
  23. Archie
  24. Argo
  25. Armageddon
  26. Arnie
  27. Arya
  28. Ash
  29. Ashby
  30. Asher
  31. Asher (Ash)
  32. Ashes
  33. Ashley
  34. Ashton
  35. Asphalt
  36. Astra
  37. Astral
  38. Athena
  39. Aura
  40. Ava
  41. B.C. (black cat)
  42. Baby
  43. Bagheera
  44. Bamboo
  45. Bandit
  46. Bartholomew (Bart)
  47. Basil
  48. Bat
  49. Batman
  50. Batty
  51. Bean
  52. Bear
  53. Beauty (Black Beauty)
  54. Beelzebub
  55. Bella
  56. Benny
  57. Bessy
  58. Betsy
  59. Bewitch
  60. Bewitched
  61. Billy
  62. Bingo
  63. Binx
  64. Bittersweet
  65. Black Bart
  66. Black Beard
  67. Black Crow
  68. Black Jack
  69. Black Magic
  70. Black Olive
  71. Black Orchid
  72. Black Top
  73. Blackamoor
  74. Blackberry
  75. Blackie
  76. Blackjack
  77. Blackout
  78. Blacktop
  79. Blade
  80. Blake
  81. Blind Spot
  82. Blott (Blot)
  83. Bond
  84. Bonfire
  85. Boo
  86. Boogie Man
  87. Boomer
  88. Boots
  89. Bosco
  90. Box
  91. Bram
  92. Brenna / Brena
  93. Brunette
  94. Bruno
  95. Bubbles
  96. Buddy
  97. Buffy
  98. Bullet
  99. Bullseye
  100. Bump
  101. Bunny
  102. Burn
  103. Burny
  104. Butler
  105. Buttercup
  106. Buttons
  107. Cadbury
  108. Caesar
  109. Calla
  110. Caps
  111. Caramel
  112. Carbon
  113. Carrie
  114. Carter
  115. Casper
  116. Celeste
  117. Charcoal
  118. Charlie
  119. Charm
  120. Chase*
  121. Checkers
  122. Chess
  123. Chi Chi
  124. Chip
  125. Chocolate
  126. Chrissy
  127. Chucky
  128. Churchull
  129. Cinder
  130. Cinders (Cinder)
  131. Clara
  132. Clark
  133. Clover
  134. Coal (Cole)
  135. Coal Dust
  136. Coalby
  137. Coco
  138. Cocoa
  139. Coffee
  140. Cola
  141. Colby
  142. Cole (Coal)
  143. Comedy
  144. Conjurer
  145. Cop
  146. Corbin
  147. Cosmos
  148. Coven
  149. Crescent
  150. Crisp
  151. Cross
  152. Crow
  153. Crumbs
  154. Crypt Keeper
  155. Cuddles
  156. Cupid
  157. Cutie
  158. Dahlia
  159. Daisy
  160. Dakota
  161. Damian
  162. Danny
  163. Dante
  164. Darcy
  165. Dark Matter
  166. Darkness
  167. Darkside
  168. Darth Vader
  169. Dashiell (Dash)
  170. Dead of Night
  171. Deadzone
  172. Death
  173. Decker
  174. Deja vu
  175. Delaney
  176. Demetrius
  177. Demon
  178. Denali
  179. Detective
  180. Diablo
  181. Diabolique
  182. Dice
  183. Dickens
  184. Diesel
  185. Dinah
  186. Dirtball
  187. Disney
  188. Dizzy
  189. Dolly
  190. Domino
  191. Doodle
  192. Doom
  193. Dora
  194. Dot
  195. Dracula
  196. Dragon
  197. Duke
  198. Duna
  199. Duncan
  200. Dusk
  201. Dusty
  202. Dylan
  203. Ebony
  204. Eclipse
  205. Eddie
  206. Ego
  207. Eight ball
  208. Ellie
  209. Elsa
  210. Elvira
  211. Ember
  212. Emerald
  213. Emery
  214. Emily
  215. Emma
  216. Endora
  217. Enigma
  218. Envy
  219. Ernie
  220. Espresso
  221. Evil
  222. Falcon
  223. Fate
  224. Felix
  225. Fern
  226. Figaro
  227. Flagg
  228. Flash
  229. Flint
  230. Flower
  231. Forest
  232. Fox
  233. Frankie
  234. Freda
  235. Freddie
  236. Fright
  237. Fudge
  238. Fuel
  239. Gadget
  240. George
  241. Ghost
  242. Gina
  243. Gloom
  244. Goddess
  245. Godiva
  246. Goth
  247. Gotham
  248. Gothyc
  249. Grace (Gracie)
  250. Graphite
  251. Grayson
  252. Gretta
  253. Grimalkin
  254. Grimm
  255. Gucci
  256. Guiness
  257. Guinness
  258. Gypsy
  259. Hades
  260. Hale
  261. Halo
  262. Hamlet
  263. Hannah
  264. Harlem
  265. Harley
  266. Harper
  267. Harriet
  268. Harry
  269. Haze
  270. Hecate
  271. Hellraiser
  272. Hendrix
  273. Hershey
  274. Hex
  275. Hissy
  276. Hitchcock
  277. Hock
  278. Hocus Pocus
  279. Hole
  280. Honey
  281. Humbug
  282. Hunter
  283. Icy
  284. Immortal
  285. Indigo
  286. Ingrid
  287. Ink
  288. Ink Spot
  289. Inkwell
  290. Inky
  291. Iris
  292. Iron
  293. Isis
  294. Ivy
  295. Jack
  296. Jackal
  297. Jacob
  298. Jade
  299. Jaguar
  300. Jasmine
  301. Jasper
  302. Jax
  303. Jet
  304. Jett / Jetta
  305. Jimmy
  306. Jinx
  307. Jonny
  308. Ju Ju
  309. Jude
  310. Kali
  311. Kaluha
  312. Kara
  313. Keira
  314. Kettle
  315. Kieran
  316. Kiki
  317. Kipling
  318. Kit
  319. Kitana
  320. Kitty
  321. Kizmet
  322. Knight (Black Knight)
  323. Kodiak
  324. Lady
  325. Latte
  326. Layla
  327. Leaf
  328. Leather
  329. Legend
  330. Leopard
  331. LeStat
  332. Lexi
  333. Liam
  334. Licorice
  335. Lilith
  336. Lily
  337. Lincoln
  338. Lolly
  339. Lovecraft
  340. Lucifer
  341. Luke
  342. Lyra
  343. Maddie
  344. Magic
  345. Magpie
  346. Mamba
  347. Marbles
  348. Market
  349. Mask
  350. Mason
  351. Matches
  352. Max
  353. Meadow
  354. Menace
  355. Merlin
  356. Metal
  357. Mia
  358. Micky
  359. Midnight
  360. Midnight Runner
  361. Milo
  362. Minty
  363. Mistress
  364. Misty
  365. Mog
  366. Mojo
  367. Molly
  368. Monkey
  369. Monster
  370. Moon
  371. Moon Shadow
  372. Moonshine
  373. Morticia
  374. Moss
  375. Mourning Glory
  376. Mr. Black
  377. Muddy
  378. Muffin
  379. Mystery
  380. Mystic
  381. Nash (a star in Sagittarius)
  382. Nebula
  383. Nebulous
  384. Necromancer
  385. Nelly
  386. Nerissa
  387. Nero
  388. Nero (Italian)
  389. Nessie
  390. Nettle
  391. Nevermore
  392. Nicky
  393. Night
  394. Night Rider
  395. Nightfall
  396. Nightmare
  397. Nightshade
  398. Nimbus
  399. Ninja
  400. Noah
  401. Nocturne
  402. Noir
  403. Noodle
  404. Nova
  405. Nox
  406. Nutella
  407. Nyeusi (Swahili)
  408. Nyx
  409. Obsidian
  410. Oil
  411. Olive
  412. Oliver
  413. Omen
  414. Onyx
  415. Opal
  416. Ophelia
  417. Oracle
  418. Orchid
  419. Oreo (great for a black and white cat)
  420. Orion
  421. Orla
  422. Orpheus
  423. Oso (Spanish for bear)
  424. Paige
  425. Panda
  426. Pansy
  427. Panther
  428. Patches
  429. Patrick
  430. Peanut Butter
  431. Penguin
  432. Penny
  433. Pepe
  434. Pepper
  435. Pepsi
  436. Persephone
  437. Petal
  438. Petunia
  439. Phantom
  440. Pheobe
  441. Pheonix
  442. Pickle
  443. Piewacket
  444. Piper
  445. Pirate
  446. Pitch
  447. Poe
  448. Poppy
  449. Porkchop
  450. Porter
  451. Prickle
  452. Priest
  453. Prudence
  454. Puck
  455. Puddles
  456. Pugsley
  457. Puma
  458. Pumpkin
  459. Puss
  460. Queen
  461. Rachel
  462. Raider
  463. Rain (Rainy)
  464. Raisin
  465. Raven
  466. Raven
  467. Richy
  468. Rilla
  469. Robbie
  470. Rocky
  471. Rogue
  472. Rorschach
  473. Rosie
  474. Ryan
  475. Sable
  476. Sabrina
  477. Sade
  478. Salem
  479. Sally
  480. Sammy
  481. Santana
  482. Sarah
  483. Sassy
  484. Satan
  485. Satin
  486. Scortch
  487. Scout
  488. Secret
  489. Selena
  490. Serendipity
  491. Shade
  492. Shadow
  493. Shady
  494. Shady Character
  495. Sharpie
  496. Sheba
  497. Sibyl
  498. Silhouette
  499. Sinister
  500. Sir Shadow
  501. Siyah (Turkish)
  502. Sky
  503. Skye
  504. Slate / Slater
  505. Slick Rick
  506. Sly
  507. Smokey
  508. Smoky
  509. Smudge
  510. Sneak
  511. Snickers
  512. Snuggles
  513. Soot
  514. Sooty
  515. Speckle
  516. Spell
  517. Spellbound
  518. Spider
  519. Spirit
  520. Spooky
  521. Spot
  522. Spy
  523. Stallion
  524. Starling (a black bird)
  525. Stella
  526. Stoker
  527. Storm (Stormy)
  528. Stout
  529. Stygian
  530. Styx
  531. Suede
  532. Sugar
  533. Sullivan (Sully)s
  534. Sundown
  535. Superstition
  536. Superstiton
  537. Sweart (Old English)
  538. Sweep
  539. Sylvester
  540. Taboo
  541. Talon
  542. Talulah
  543. Tar
  544. Tara
  545. Tarmac
  546. Tarot
  547. Taupe
  548. Teal
  549. Tessa
  550. Thatcher
  551. Thestral
  552. Thunder
  553. Tilly
  554. Timmy
  555. Tint
  556. Tiptoe
  557. Toby
  558. Tootsie
  559. TOT (trick or treat)
  560. Trixie
  561. Tux
  562. Twilight
  563. Twix
  564. Tyler
  565. Tynan
  566. Undertaker
  567. Unlucky
  568. Vader
  569. Vega
  570. Velvet
  571. Vesper
  572. Vimpirella
  573. Viola
  574. Voltaire
  575. Voodoo
  576. Waffles
  577. Warlock
  578. Warrior
  579. Web
  580. Wednesday
  581. Whiskers
  582. Wicca
  583. Wicked
  584. Widdershins
  585. Wiggles
  586. Wilder
  587. Willow
  588. Winona
  589. Witchipoo
  590. Witchy
  591. Wizard
  592. Wraith
  593. Xena
  594. Yukon
  595. Zara
  596. Zebra
  597. Zenith
  598. Ziggy
  599. Zora
  600. Zorro


Bonus Names:

Sooty — The name of a small puppet of a yellow bear with black ears in pop culture, “Sooty” has become a firm favourite for black or dark grey cats, with the implication that they have been “covered in soot”.
Batcat — Why name your cat Batman when you can have Batcat?
Cinder(ella) — Cinder or Cinderella is perfect for a the kind of cat that looks as if it just stepped from a fairy tale book.
Onyx — A semiprecious variety of agate.
Ebony — A type of wood that is black in colour.
Thor — Although “Thunder” makes a good name, why stick with thunder if you can name your cat after the Norse god of Thunder? (Or the Marvel superhero.)
Wednesday — The black cat in The Addams Family.
Shadow — Evoking some of the mystery of black cats, “Shadow” is also a great name if you can’t decide whether your cat has a very dark grey or a black coat.
Phantom — Much like “Shadow”, “Phantom” also lends an even more mysterious air to your feline friend.
Eclipse — Weather it’s a sun or moon eclipse, you can be sure that it draws all the attention to itself; just like a kitty cat!
Nebula — From the Latin for “mist”, a nebula is defined by the OED as: “A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter”.
Nero — “Nero” means black in Latin.
Kuro — “Kuro” means black in Japanese.
Lonán — From the Gaelic meaning “Little Blackbird”. It’s a very sweet name for a small female feline.
Siavash — From Persian mythology meaning “possessing black stallions”. It is also the name of a prince in an 11th century Persian epic. Regal indeed!

For even more ideas for names for your cat, click here for male cat names and here for female cat names. Here is also some tips on choosing the perfect cat name for your new cat. And don’t forget to check out our Cat Name Generator!




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