Names for Black Cats - Spooky, Unique and Cute Names

Jane Bertin
By Jane Bertin, Journalist specialized in animal welfare. Updated: December 20, 2016
Names for Black Cats - Spooky, Unique and Cute Names

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Do you like black cats?

Although in some countries of Western Europe and America black cats are considered bad luck and evil omens, in the United Kingdom and Japan they're believed to bring good luck and prosperity. In any case, black cats are very special and deserve unique and beautiful names.

To help you choose the best name for your cat, hear at AnimalWised we've compiled a list of spooky, unique and cute names for black cats. We recommend you take your cat's personality into consideration and choose a name that's easy to pronounce and learn, even if the names of black cats can be more decadent.

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  2. Spooky names for black cats
  3. Unique names for black cats

Cute names for black cats

  • After Eight
  • Batty
  • Beetle
  • Blackberry
  • Bourbon
  • Cadburys
  • Cinder
  • Cocoa
  • Cola
  • Ebony
  • Felix
  • Fudge
  • Hershey
  • Hodge
  • Kettle
  • Licorice
  • Lindt
  • Luna
  • Magpie
  • Mars
  • Milka
  • Nebula
  • Nestlé
  • Nimbus
  • Opal
  • Oreo
  • Panther
  • Penguin
  • Raven
  • Sable
  • Storm
  • Sylvester
  • Toblerone
  • Toffee
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Spooky names for black cats

  • Al-Quam, god of night and war in Nabatean mythology
  • Armand, from Interview with the Vampire
  • Asteria, goddess of the stars in Greek mythology
  • Apep, god of darkness and evil in Egyptian mythology
  • Banshee
  • Barnabas, from Dark Shadows
  • Beelzebub
  • Bellatrix, from Harry Potter
  • Blade
  • Bram, for Bram Stoker
  • Carrie
  • Casper
  • Catacomb
  • Chandra, Hindu god of the moon
  • Circe, witch in Greek mythology
  • Claudia, from Interview with the Vampire
  • Cruella, from 101 Dalmatians
  • Damien, from The Omen
  • Dorian, from Dorian Gray
  • Dr Jekyll
  • Dracula
  • Drusilla, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Edgar, for Edgar Allan Poe
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Erik, from Phantom of the Opera
  • Faust
  • Frankenstein
  • Freddy, for Freddy Krueger
  • Gloom
  • Gomez, from The Addams Family
  • Grimm
  • Hades, god of the underworld in Greek mythology
  • Hannibal, from Silence of the Lambs
  • Hecate, goddess of witchcraft in Greek mythology
  • Hine-nui-te-po, goddess of the underworld in Maori mythology
  • Hollyhock, plant with dark flowers
  • Ichabod, from Sleepy Hollow
  • Igor, from Young Frankenstein
  • Irusan, king of cats in Celtic mythology
  • Itzpapalotl, goddess of the stars in Aztec mythology
  • Jigsaw, from Saw
  • Jinx
  • Lestat, from Interview with the Vampire
  • Lilith
  • Lovecraft
  • Lucifer
  • Lugosi, for Bela Lugosi
  • Morticia, from The Addams Family
  • Phobetor, god of nightmares in Greek mythology
  • Nosferatu
  • Nótt, personification of night in Norse mythology
  • Nyx, goddess of night in Greek mythology
  • Omen
  • Poe
  • Ratri, Hindu goddess of the night
  • Reaper
  • Ripley, from Talented Mr Ripley
  • Ripper, for Jack the Ripper
  • Rosemary, from Rosemary's Baby
  • Sabrina
  • Salem
  • Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Styx, river in the underworld in Greek mythology
  • Tabitha, from Bewitched
  • Tezcatlipoca, god of night and witchcraft in Aztec mythology
  • Vlad, for Vlad the Impaler
  • Wednesday, from The Addams Family
  • Wraith
  • Yohauliticetl, goddess of the moon in Aztec mythology
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Unique names for black cats

  • Altair
  • Angela
  • Atticus
  • Beltza, "black" in Basque
  • Boris
  • Buffy
  • Corvus
  • Desdemona
  • Felicia, from Black Cat
  • Gobbolino
  • Gotham
  • Hilda, from Sabrina
  • Hitchcock
  • Ilun, "dark" in Basque
  • Indigo
  • Java
  • Jax
  • Kate Kane, from Batwoman
  • Macbeth
  • Mamba
  • Merlin
  • Montparnasse
  • Omar
  • Onyx
  • Salmiakki, Finnish salty liquorice
  • Selina, from Catwoman
  • Thackery Binx, from Hocus Pocus
  • Wayne, for Batman
  • Zelda, from Sabrina
  • Zorro
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Do you have a black cat? What is their name?

Share your ideas, questions and recommendations with us in the comments section! If you still haven't found the best name for your black cat, take a look at the following lists for inspiration:

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my cat is midnight
Administrador AnimalWised
Beautiful name!
My black cat's name is Spooky.
Administrador AnimalWised
Great name Bella!
I named my cat T’Challa after the Black Panther
are these all made for male and female both ?
Erika Bonilla
We named our black cat Bruce, because when he vas a baby, his ears were really large and seemed like Batman mask... so, Bruce... After Bruce Wayne.
Administrador AnimalWised
Very clever, we're big Batman fans!
Xaiver Buckston.
I have suggestions for male names for your cat! : Buck, Alecjandro, Lucifer, Xander, Bambi. Have fun with these names!
Administrador AnimalWised
Thank you Xavier,

We really appreciate your input and we're sure there are people in our community who can put these names to good use.
Morgan Witt
I am Morgan Witt I rescued a cat from my tree this morning. its halloween so I'm going to either name it Lucifer or 666. Happy halloween
Amy Sanderson
My two kitties passed away one a two years ago named maggie she was 20 years old and Alie a few months ago he was 15 years old now getting a new male kitty all black not sure what to name him I am thinking Frankie short for Frankenstein but not sure
I think it is a good name go for it
I have 1 male named Pharaoh and 2 females named Egypt and Saqqara. Black cats are everything Egyptian and so very ecotic.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for sharing. Send a pic if you like, we always love to see happy kitties!
donna smith
I have 2 very good cat names that I named my cats. Spirit for my male cat and Mystery for my female. I hope they make the list! My Onyx is already there. All my cats are black with green eyes and they have brought joy to my world.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Donna,

Happy to hear you share our love for black cats and great suggestions for names. Please feel free to send any more ideas if you have them.
S. Diana
My black cat was named Cindy from the time she was born. It simply fit her; the nickname "Cinders" came from her name, not from her color.
My 3 inseparable black brothers are named Midnight, Shadow and Magic. Surprised to not see any of those names on your lists. :)
Alice Tapiol Breeze (AnimalWised editor)
Thanks for the suggestions!
Your cats look so cute!
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