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Black Cat Names

The embodiment of dark forces or an object of worship? A harbinger of failure or a reliable talisman? This article will help you understand the phenomenon of black cats and find beautiful and rare black cat names.

Our choice 

Ash, Ashley - dark, ashy, coal.

Batgirl is a bat-inspired superhero.

The Bullet is fast as a bullet.

Buena means "pretty" in Spanish.

Cinta is a hyacinth flower.

Dahlia - in honor of a black flower.

Dartie is dark as darkness itself.

Jade can be a black cat with green eyes.

Gender-based names for black cats

So, in Australia and Japan, they are considered the personification of good luck, and in England, they portend many admirers to the hostess. There is no scientific evidence for either frightening or encouraging signs. But there are a few male and female cat names if you want to try to improve your luck.

a black cat laying on top of a bed
a black cat laying on top of a bed

Black Girl cat names

Mysterious but tasty black girl cat names:

  • Blackberry

  • Licorice

  • Blueberry

  • Olive

And for a black and white cat, the nickname Snowflake or Zebra is suitable - depending on the shape and location of the white spots.

Black Boy cat names

The names for boy cats are even more diverse - and they all play on the black color of the coat:

  • Hippopotamus

  • Caffeine

  • Ninja

  • Obsidian

  • Onyx

  • Bagheera

Cute black cat names

Even though being often extremely cute, black cats are hard to photograph. It is not always possible to see a graceful cat in the resulting dark spot in the picture. The official agencies even release photography guidelines to encourage people to actively take black cats from shelters without fear of ruining their selfies. If you’ve made a similar decision and now are looking for a name, here are a few ideas.

  • Pirate

  • Powder

  • Sylvester

  • Lucky

  • Shadow

  • Velveteen 

Unique names for black cats

Black color can be useful - and not only for cats. Your black cat's spectacular coloring is sure to call for a special name. When you're trying to choose a unique name for your black cat, think of creative, fun names that describe not only his appearance but also his personality.

  • Nightshade

  • Salem

  • Edgar

  • Felix

  • Black Beard

a black cat with green eyes sitting on the floor
a black cat with green eyes sitting on the floor

Badass black cat names

For cats of black color (which, by the way, has been considered mystical from time immemorial), the best nicknames are perhaps the most unusual. These cats have been through a lot and they are the toughest. Here are a few strong black cat names.

  • Gemma

  • Mara

  • Meredith

  • Sable 

  • Stormy

  • Phantom

  • Panther

Famous names for black cats

Each owner probably has favorite actors and actresses, singers, TV presenters, possibly fashion designers and writers, and poetesses. Why not name a black cat after one of these people? Take a look at some famous cat names for black kittens.

  • Cleopatra

  • Wanda

  • Agnes

  • Mathis

  • Velazquez

  • Picasso

  • Rubens

Mystic black cat names

Black cats are associated with mysticism, magic, and mysterious inner strength. If you want to consolidate this effect, choose one of the following nicknames.

  • Enigma

  • Mystic

  • Balthazar

  • Ebony

  • Orfeo (by the way, such a name in Italian means "darkness of the night")

  • Satur

  • Devil

  • Shaitan

  • Vampire

a person reaching out to pet a black cat
a person reaching out to pet a black cat

Witchy names for black cats

The history of mass persecution of black cats began in the Middle Ages. In the 13th century, in his bull, Vox in Rama, Pope Gregory IX officially (and without reason) declared them "incarnations of Satan" - thus began hundreds of years of hunting animals, as well as their owners - "sorcerers." This unjustified cruelty remained in the past, but laid the foundation for superstitions about black cats - and not always negative ones. Here are some witchy cat names for black cats.

  • Bastet

  • Midnight

  • Sabrina

  • Enchantress

  • Black Mamba

  • Elvira

  • Lucifer

Exotic black cat names

Black cats can "rust." High sun exposure and nutrient deficiencies can cause the eumelanin pigment in the coat to break down, turning a black cat into a rusty brown. This unusual fact means that black cats can change colors, so they wouldn’t mind any funny or unusual names.

  • Jumper

  • Lizard

  • Viking

  • Snowball

  • Ginger (or other inappropriate nicknames for black cats)

  • Slippers

  • Navel

  • Elk (other animals can be remembered: Deer, Chimpanzee, Hamster, Gopher, Badger, etc.)

  • Schnapps

Black cat names from movies 

The decision to give your pet the name of a famous cat does not mean that you are deprived of creative thinking or originality of thought. Choosing a female or male cat name that you associate with the main characters in children's books or movies, or that reminds you of someone you often saw on TV, will always mentally take you to a world of pleasant memories, and now doubly pleasant, because now you will have a special animal with the same perfect name.

  • Ferguson

  • Miss Kitty

  • Buffy

  • Batman

  • Venom

  • Godzilla

  • Darth Vader

  • Dracula

Food-inspired names for black cats

Ideally, nicknames for black cats should be fairly light and memorable. If it’ll be difficult for the owner to remember the name of the pet, what can we say about the cat? This is why black cat names based on food are perfect.

  • Coffee 

  • Barbecue

  • Inky 

  • Pepper 

  • Date

  • Blackberry

More Black cat name ideas

Joys or difficulties depend on your willingness to accept a new family member, and not on the color of its coat. Feel free to get a black cat, choose one of the most unusual female or male cat names for it - and catch your luck by the tail!