The Ultimate List of Black Cat Names: 800+ Unique, Popular, Famous Names for Your Black Cat or Kitten

by Monika
Black cat names

So, you’re a happy owner of a beautiful black kitty? Aren’t you one lucky human? 🙂 In the past, black cats have been linked to many bad things such as evil and bad luck. Nowadays, humankind is much smarter to understand that black cats can’t be bad luck… All cats are good luck, obviously! Especially if you’re a cat lover.

As a new owner of a black feline, you probably need a few good ideas for a black cat name. I dug out all the cool black cat names I could find, from famous and popular black cats from TV shows and books to witch names that would fit perfectly for your mysterious feline.

Hopefully, you’ll find the name you are looking for among these!

Popular black cat names

This list contains names that are widely used among black cat owners. And it’s no wonder because these names are super cool and easy to remember.

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  • Blackie
  • Ink
  • Jet
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Ozzy
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Sabbath
  • Sabrina
  • Salem

Famous black cats / black cats in movies, cartoons, and books

Black cats are often the main stars in movies, cartoons and books. Find an inspiration for your cat’s name in one of the famous characters.

  • Salem – Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV show
  • Sylvester – Looney Tunes
  • Felix the Cat
  • Binx – Hocus Pocus
  • Cole – Cole & Marmalade
  • Snowball II – The Simpsons
  • Lucifer – Cinderella
  • Pluto – “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Figaro – Pinocchio
  • Luna – Sailor Moon
  • Bagheera – black panther in “The Jungle Book”

Black in other languages

  • Negre – Catalan
  • Neru – Corsican
  • Nigra – Esperanto
  • Musta – Finnish
  • Noir – French
  • Negro – Spanish
  • Schwarz – German
  • Baki – Hausa
  • ʻeleʻele – Hawaiian
  • Nero – Italian
  • Nigrum – Latin
  • Mainty – Malagasy
  • Pango – Maori
  • Preto – Portuguese
  • Negru – Romanian
  • Uliuli – Samoan
  • Batsho – Sesotho
  • Rima – Shona
  • Madow – Somali
  • Siyah – Turkish
  • Dudu – Yoruba
  • Kuro – Japanese

Night in other languages

  • Nit – Catalan
  • Notte – Italian
  • Noch – Croatian (my native language 🙂 )
  • Gabi – Filipino
  • Pō – Hawaiian
  • Malam – Indonesian
  • Nox, Noctis – Latin
  • Alina – Malagasy
  • Malam – Malay
  • Noche – Spanish
  • Wengi – Sundanese
  • Kecha – Uzbek
  • Noson – Welsh

Witch cat names

You wouldn’t believe how many witch characters there were over the history. I selected the names I felt would fit nicely for a black cat but if you want even more witch name ideas, you can take a look at this looong list of witch characters on Wikipedia. If you trust my name selecting skills, then you might find the name you’re looking for in my filtered list.

A-GG-PP-Y
AjaGruntildaPoppy
AlwinaIcyPiper
AgathaIndigoRin
AriJuniperRiz
ArielKinetixSatana
Bad JellyLilliShadow
BellatrixMad Madam MimShaula
BelorMaleenShelia
Broom-HildaMaghellaShiara
CalMaghatchSindella
ClioMapleSkar
ChappyMardiStorm
CruellaMaxStormy
ChlomakiMeikaiSukie
Dark SorceressMidnaSyrup
DellaMinnieSybil
DorrieMiraiHilda
EdwinaMimiTarot
EnchantraMinaTheo
EucalyptaMormoTilly
FayeMossVanilla Mieux
FeatherineMs. MysticQueen Candy
FleurMrs. FlowersZelda
FloraNettleWaffle
FrauNyxWinnie
FreyaPansyWinifred
GalienaPei-PeiWillie
GothPekkaYûko

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Miscellaneous male & female black cat names

If you still haven’t found your cat’s ideal name, don’t worry – there’s a lot more to choose from 🙂 From A to Z, from astronomical objects to Greek gods and godesses, from dark creatures to black movie characters, the choice is yours to make.

A

AbsintheAmberArtemis
AbyssAndromedaAsh
AceAngusAsp
AddisonAnubisAstral
AkashaApolloAtticus
AllisterArethaAxel
AltheaAriat
AmadeusAritha

Anubis – the Greek name of a god associated with mummification and the afterlife
Artemis – the Hellenic goddess of the hunt
Asp – the Egyptian cobra and one of the largest cobra species found in the Africa

B

BagiraBinkyBoltis
BaileyBinxBonfire
BalooBiscuitBoo
BanditBituminousBoogie Man
BansheeBlack DiamondBoots
BarkleyBlack JackBoris
BatcatBlack PearlBrewster
BatgirlBlackberryBridgestone
BatmanBlacksonBronco
BattyBlackstarBrownie
BeanBlacksterBruno
BeanieBlakeBuck
BearBlancheBuckwheat
BellaBlazeBuffy
BentleyBlueBungee
BerliozBlurrBurgess
BicaBobbinBurt
BinksBobo

Bica – strong black small coffee in Portugal
Binx – a cat from Hocus Pocus
Bobo – means “black-bowl” in Chinese

C

CarbonCleopatraConjure
CasperCloudConstantine
ChanelCoalCookie
CharCocoCooper
CharcoalCocoaCoraline
ChickpeaCoffeeCorvette
ChipperColaCosmos
CinderColbyCricket
CinderbelleColeCrispin
CindersColishCrispy
CiscoColtCrow

D

DahliaDarth VaderDiablo
DaisyDawnDiego
DamienDeaconDiesel
Dark KnightDeja VuDim
Dark LordDemonDracula
Dark StarDotDuff
DarknessDenzelDusk
DarthDestinyDusty

Diego – Don Diego Vega, the real identity of Zorro
Duff – it means “dark skin” in Gaelic

E

EbenezerEightballEspresso
EbonyElviraEstrella
EchoElvisEugene
EclipseEmber
EdgarErebus

Ebony – means a dark skin tone
Ember – a glowing, hot coal
Erebus – the Greek god of darkness

F

FelixFloofFudge
FigaroFredFuzz
FirestoneFriday
FlaurosFrisk

G

GabbyGilesGuinness
GalaxyGoblinGus
GandalfGothamGustave
GeistGranolaGypsy
GemGraphite
GhostGrissom

Geist – means ghost in German

H

HadenHamwortHocus Pocus
HaydenHarlemHolly
HadesHarleyHoney
HallieHatHoudini
HalloweenHemlockHunter
HamletHershey

I

IchabodInky
IllusionIsabella

J

JadeJavaJiji
JadenJaxJinx
JasmineJelly BeanJo Jo
JasperJettiJules

K

KaiKemetKit
KajalKevinKitty Bear
KaliKholKnight
KellasKholiKylo
KennyKingKylo Ren
KenyaKirby

Kajal – indian substance to blackify eyes
Kali – dark in indian
Kemet – it means “black land”

L

LarsonLizaLucifer
LavaLocketLucius
LerouxLokiLucky
LeroyLolaLucy
LeylaLorenzoLynx
LicoriceLucas

M

MaddyMichelinMookie
MaestroMickeyMoon
MagicMilesMoondance
MagpieMilky WayMoonlight
MaiseyMiloMoonshadow
MajestyMindyMoonshine
MajikMiniMoreno
MakoMinkyMorgoth
ManageMintMorticia
MandelaMinxMoses
MaoMirageMouchie
MarlonMistyMoxie
MarshmallowMitsyMr. Higgins
MarvinMoMr. Doom
MaverickMochaMr. Mistoffelees
MavisMojoMurphy
MaximoMokiMustang
MayaMokkaMystery
MayhemMollyMystic
MedianocheMomoMystique
MerlinMonty

Magpie – a type of black bird
Mavis – girl vampire from Hotel Transylvania
Molly – a type of black flower
Mr. Mistoffelees – a character in T. S. Eliot’s book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and from Webber’s musical Cats

N

NeddyNightNocturne
NefiNight RiderNocturnal
NegritaNightfurryNoira
NegritoNightmareNoiro
NelsonNightmittensNor
NemesisNightshadeNora
NeoNightstarNori
NeonNimbusNova
NeroneNinjaNutella
NestleNitto

Nimbus – a grey rain cloud

O

ObiOliverOrion
ObsidianOmenOrpheus
OctoberOnoxOrson
OdinOprahOscar
OkoyeOrbitOthello
OliveOreoOxana

P

PandoraPhotonPooky
PanteraPistolPotter
PebblesPiratePrince(ss) of Darkness
PeekPitchPrince Kitty
PepsiPlutoPudding
PercyPoePuma
PhantomPoetPumpkin

Q

QuartzQueenieQuinn

R

RaiderRedRomeo
RainRemiRose
RascalRexRover
RavenclawRiddickRox
RazziRockyRuby
ReaperRogueRyder

S

SaberSheevaSnickers
SableShegoSnuggles
SabuShelbySolstice
SafiraSheldonSonora
SageShiloSoot
SamanthaShilohSooty
SamboShuriSpacey
SambucaShyloSpade
SamhainSidSparhawk
SammySilasSparky
SamsonSilkSparrow
SanchoSilkieSpike
SantanaSilhouetteSpiral
SapphireSimbaSpirit
SashaSimonSpook
SauronSineadSpookie
ScamperSiriusSpooky
ScarSirius BlackSpot
ScorchSkilletSqueak
ScotterSkyStar
SerenaSkyeStarlight
SerenitySlakeStealth
SesameSlickStella
ShadeSmaugSwayze
ShadowbugSmokeSweetpea
ShadySmokeySylvester
ShawnSmudge
ShebaSmutty

Sparhawk – a knight of the Pandion Order in a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings

T

T’ChallaTheodoreToothless
TabooThornTracy
TalismanThunderTrix
TarTiaTrixie
Tea BagTianaTruffle
TeelaTikiTurbo
TempestTobiTwilight
ThackeryTobiasTwinkle

Toothless – a dragon from “How To Train Your Dragon”

U

Ursula

V

VaderVelvetVoldemort
VadorVladVoodoo

W, X, Y…

WaldoWillowYakuza
WarlockXeroxYin
Whisper8-Ball

Z

ZaraZephyrZoloft
ZectorZeusZorro
ZekeZiggyZorrow

Ironic black cat names / opposite of black

  • Angel
  • Diamond
  • Daylight
  • Light
  • Lightning
  • Mayonnaise / Mayo
  • Noon
  • Pearl
  • Shiro (white in japanese)
  • Shiny
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Whitey

Did you find the perfect black cat name for your kitty? Let me know in the comments if you chose one of these names for your dark prince or princess!

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6 comments

Louise Kavadlo October 26, 2018 - 7:51 pm

I have a black-white tuxedo cat named OLIVE. I found kittens on my porch. I called a TNR worker to rescue them and return the black ‘n’ white kitten to me as soon as it was fixed. She named it OLIVE. I learned to like this name as I look into “her OLIVE eyes and touch her “Olive nose” which is black. I put a red collar on her to play up her name. I studied the name OLIVE and learned that it symbolizes love and peace. Olive Oyl is a cartoon character who is wearing a red dress. Olive oil can be light green or yellow. I’ve seen that dogs also get the name Olive and it’s a nice name regardless of he color of he cat’s fur. I saw a black cat named SOOT. Why would a person name a pet Soot when it’s dirt? Maybe it came from a story book about soot.

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Monika October 28, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Olive is a very nice name 🙂 I think it suits black cats with green eyes very well.

I never thought about the name Soot being perceived negative since it means dirt. I kind of like the name Soot. There are also those cute anime characters named Sootballs.

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R. Mack November 25, 2018 - 9:56 am

My Black Cats name is Scroty Mc boogerclaws.

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Monika November 27, 2018 - 8:34 am

Aww cute and funny!

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Jennifer December 14, 2019 - 1:42 am

My little shadow that follows me everywhere…her name is Scarlett. Solid black and she has a red collar. I also have another solid black cat named Pepper. Another fluffy black cat named Butterball. 2 tuxedo cats named Xavier and Blackie.

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Monika December 14, 2019 - 4:01 pm

Lucky you with so many kitties in your home 🙂 They all have adorable names!

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