good names for black cats

Other names perhaps reinforce the myth that black cats are somewhat sinister, which of course they are not.
Some of those names for black cats are rather whimsical but still may be your choice if they suit your cat.
Black Cat Names : What to name a black cat.
Have fun naming your black cat, hopefully the above list of black cat names will help.
Black and white tuxedo cats look very formal and distinguished as if all dressed up for a swanky affair.

Other names I’ve used for black or partly black cats (I foster for a rescue group so have named a lot of cats): Jackie (as in Robinson) and Rosa (as in Parks) were littermates; Martin (as in Luther King) and Corey (I wanted to name him for Coretta Scott King but he was a boy); Zelda; and a lot of names that are on your list: Salem, Pepper, Zorro, Gypsy, and Java (his littermates are Explorer, Linux, and Firefox!).
I always had cats growing up and I always loved black cats so my mom got me my first black cat for my 16th birthday I named him stryder and I am now almost 26 and married and he is still with me today and I now have a black cat named bubby that ive had for alittle over 5 years and a new black kitten that im calling tango but I really like the name binx aswell.
I have a stray black cat named GiGi,by the cat in Kiki’s Delivery Service,and another one named Chocolate.One day ago a little black kitten came crying he/her eyes were closed,were thinking 2 call it Buttons,or some other name.
@anonymous: i have 7 black cats, cola,onyx,salem,elvira,batgirl, batman and anew but havent decided a name and i alice cooper but have a cooper already.
An excellent list of names but, I let my black cats tell me their name (Ya gotta listen to them when they talk to you).
All of our black cats showed up within a month of Halloween (different years of course)! Our daughters named the first one Binx because of the Disney movie.
@anonymous: My lovely cat Guinness passed away just over two weeks ago aged 19 and a half, i miss her too…now picking up a black kitten from France but I have to choose a name before Monday night before she goes to the vet to be chipped etc.
Still waiting for her to inspire the right name but I have a black and white female called Saga (Sags for short), a black female called Lois (aka LoLo) and a black male called Manny (aka Mr Manny Mankins).
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My kitten Fargo 08.11.2014 For the cat name FARGO I decided if my 5 week old stray kitten if he was male to name him Fargo or if female to name her Diosa.
Noisy cat 09.14.2014 For the cat name Meaowsi My cat Meaowsi (Mc Dervie) Meows constantly! He meows when he sees you, when he stretches, when he wants to be picked up, when he wants loving.
What little are you thinkiing, Zotz? 08.16.2014 For the cat name Zotz, aka Zotzer, Zotzy A favorite childhood candy was called Zotz.
If you're looking for fresh, inventive names for your black kitties – then you've found the right spot! Here you will find more than 100 distinctive, original names listed for cats that are black so you won't be stuck with just good old "Blackie" or "Shadow" to call your dark haired pet.
'Ink'a empire 09.10.2014 For the cat name Inka the Inca Empire was very strong and powerful.
Because your newly adopted family feline deserves more, and all black cats, no matter their breeds, are so gorgeous and yet mysterious, he or she should have a special name.
my cat shiloh 08.19.2014 For the cat name Shiloh i had a cat called Shiloh who had one eye but he was killed on the road R.I.P Shiloh.
Roxy 09.18.2014 For the cat name Roxy How I got that name because it was my old cat’s name and it’s a mix of Rocky and Cici off of shake it up.

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Now that we’ve shared our list of names for black cats, including some truly magical cat names, maybe you’d like to share a few names of your own.
If you’re looking to name a new pet of your own, check out our list of traditional and not so traditional black cat names.
Yes, you can name a black cat virtually anything you want to, but sometimes it’s fun to choose cat names according to the characteristics of the individual animal.
There are quite a few names for black cats in circulation.
The ancient Egyptians believed black cats brought good luck, while many Europeans believe they carried bad omens.
For those of you who like to buck the trends and overlook the obvious, we even have some names that would be quite ironic when given to a black cat.

In North America black cats are considered to be bad luck, dating back to the Middle Ages when black cats were commonly associated with witchcraft… but in many cultures – particularly the British – black cats are actually considered to be good luck.
Cat names list for black cats & kittens.

Oreo,Midnight moon(due to the Black night & white moon),Nero(it means Black in Italian),Preto(It means Black in Portuguese),Mulatto(due to the color mixture of black & White).

I have a rescue cat that is pure black with brilliant gold green eyes who loves the night so we named her Mud after the goddess of the night.
Sunshine is a nice name for a multicoloured cat (orange, ginger, black, white, brown) with a sweet loving personality.
Her name is Kato (like in the green hornet) because she has a black band across her eyes.
Submitting my cats names – all 3 are black.
Friend named black cat HOOVER because he looked like the inside of a vacuum cleaner.
Friend named black cat HOOVER because he looked like the inside of a vacuum cleaner.
A good name for a black cat is spirit but I did not see it in your list perhaps you should add it to your list.
My three year old male black cat is named "Punk" – and my new 8 week old male black cat is called "Pagan".
i just wanted to tell you my cats names to see if you think they are magical (they are to me ), one is called Tinkabella and the other one is called Banjo.

Lancelot: The most trusted of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot would make a great name for a bold boy kitten.
Caesar: If your kitten acts like an emperor in a fur coat, Caesar might be an appropriate name.
Garfield: Star of cartoons and movies, the tubby tabby Garfield might share his name with your kitten.
Casper: Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost, Casper is a great name for a white or almost-all-white kitten.
Houdini: Can your kitten escape from any room in your house? If so, Houdini might be the perfect name.
Oliver: For a hungry, orphaned kitten, consider the name Oliver, after Oliver Twist in the popular Charles Dickens’ novel.
Milo: Name your kitten after the precocious orange tabby that starred in the 1986 movie, The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
Aslan: Name your kitten after the bold and loving lion in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
Domino: Let your kitten’s coat color help you come up with an appropriate name.
It’s the perfect name for a kitten who thinks he owns the world.
Felix: Entertaining us since the 1920s, Felix the Cat is a great name for a black-and-white kitty.
Sylvester: Tweety Bird’s nemesis in the Looney Tunes cartoons, this name is great for a black-and-white cat.
Oreo: For a sweet black-and-white kitty, Oreo is a great name.

“…in ancient Egypt cats were the superstars of the animal world, where their deaths were deeply mourned and killing a cat was considered a capital crime.” Strongly agree…my life has been filled with black and black & white cats, and would have been half as rich without them.
In fact, in early Egyptian times, dating back as far as 3000 BC, cats (including black ones) were the rock stars of the animal world, held in high esteem; to kill one was considered a capital crime.
Today I found out the origin of superstitions surrounding black cats including why a black cat crossing your path is considered bad luck.
The Scottish believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity, while Pirates of the 19th century believed if a black cat walks towards you, it’s a sign of bad luck, but it’s good luck if it walks away from you.
The hysteria of witches practicing black magic had just hit Europe and alley cats were often cared for and fed by the poor lonely old ladies (funny how some things never change) later accused of witchery.
The belief of witches transforming themselves into black cats in order to prowl streets unobserved became a central belief in America during the Salem witch hunts.
Black Cats weren’t always the butt of superstitions, feared, or even considered bad luck.

These names all speak to both the cat’s color and the superstitions surrounding black cats in U.S. culture, and are still simple enough to keep you from getting strange looks and questions from friends and family.
Naming them can be somewhat of a challenge though, because some names that are good for other cats just don’t fit the black cat with the bright yellow or green eyes. has made up a list of names suitable for black cats that range from normal and expected to unusual, and even to silly (some of the names below do not appear on this list).
Black cats can have many names, and some are more appropriate for the black cat than they might be for cats of other colors.
There are many other names appropriate for black cats, many are on Cattime’s list and many that likely aren’t.
Regardless of whether you feel that they are good luck, bad luck, or neither, black cats are still very lovable and don’t, in reality, portend anything more than cats of any other color.
Dusky, Ebony, Blackie and Blackberry are also simple names, but a little more neutral with regards to superstition and still fit black cats very well.
In other cultures, like the U.K., for instance, black cats are considered good luck.
Tricks, Hocus Pocus and Genie are appropriate, and even Halloween-y, if you want to allude to black cats being agents of magic.
U.S. superstitions center around black cats being witches that had transformed themselves, and thus, black cats are associated with black magic.
In many cultures, such as U.S. culture, black cats are considered an omen of bad luck, if not just bad luck themselves.

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I Decided To Keep It, But i am Having Troubles Picking Out a Name.
I Found a Half Starved Black Cat, By a Tree in My Yard yesterday.

For those cats whose color falls between the shades of black and white, there are awesome grey cat names that will suit them well.
For black, white or grey cats, there are some pretty standard names that are usually given.
You will be sure to find a number of female black cat names to choose from along with black cat names for male cats and even unisex names.
These names for black cats usually correspond with either their color or the spooky, scary or mysterious elements the color symbolizes.
There are many new, unique, fun and fitting grey, black and white cat names available for your new pet.
You can choose from this, female as well as male white cat names but as is trendy nowadays, you can also assign white male cat names to a female cat and vice versa or find a suitable name that can go for both genders.
Hopefully you will be able to identify some good names for your black, grey or white cat.

Not all countries think of black cats as bad luck though, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Australia and New Zealand all consider black cats to be good luck.
British sailors used to believe that black cats would bring them good luck and would seek out black cats to have as ship cats.
Sadly there are still people out there who will take the opportunity to take out their ignorance and aggression on the poor black cats (although other colours may be targeted too).
Black cats are still considered bad luck throughout most of Europe, India and the US.
I have read that it is possible for black cats to have blue eyes, but this is extremely rare.
Many pet shelters in the US will not adopt out black cats around Halloween due to the increased risk of them being harmed.
The most common eye colour found in black cats is yellow/golden or green.
Black cats make just as wonderful pets as cats of any other colour.
There are several breeds of cats which come in many colours, including black.

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Everyone uses the names Midnight, Bewitched or Shadow for their black cat on Halloween.
It’s hard to think of a good name that suits a black cat, especially as most of them have been taken.
Here is a list I compiled with unique names that fit black cats perfectly.
Some may be rejected by a certain moderator I will not name and some may be rejected due to overuse.

Better still, if you’ve got a whole slew of cats, all related to one another as is often the case, Nephthys might not only be a good name for one of them, but why not name all the cats after the gods of "The Great Ennead" also known as "The Big Nine" consisting of the most powerful deities of the Egyptian pantheon: Ra, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Isis, Osiris, Set, and finally, Nephthys.

I love black cats! My kitty, Silo, is the most loving, sweet guy and full of personality.
black cats are very loving! my grandmother has one she loves to be scratched behind the ears! she is also very spoiled.
Have you heard the myth that black cats are unsafe in October, in part because witches may try to adopt them for rituals? We sure have.
I am a sucker for black cats, but Twilight made my heart jump and skip beats.
Did I mention that I didn’t want a long hair either? Well they bring in this little boy and not only is he black but he has long hair and a tail that flops over his back like a squirrel! And he’s beautiful.
Now there is a black female cat that decided to make our street her home, she runs away from kids but loves approachable peopld.

Posters and cards with witches in flight, and a black cat perched on her broom, a full moon showing, and a black cat in silhouette arched back spitting into the night, or a witch stirring her cauldron with a black cat perched nearby does little to dispel this myth.
Sharing a sisterhood with witches in England, and rumored to use black cats as an integral part of their craft.
But in the United States, the term Black Cat was used by the fishermen and sailors of Michigan’s Lake Superior for a boat that was believed to have a spell cast upon it and therefore, never will carry a full crew.
These superstitions are: the number 13 being unlucky, you don’t walk under an open ladder, and if a black cat crosses your path, it is considered bad luck.
We bake black cat cookies, deck our kids out in witches hats with black cats on the peak, and on the cloak.
Many courted her favors, by procuring black cats into their households; believing that she would become part of that cat in spirit, and grace the home with riches and prosperity.
Even some cat shelters in the United States will not adopt out black cats prior to Halloween and few weeks after.
The origin of the black cat and good luck is believed to have begun in Ancient Egypt with the sacred black cat of Oagans- BAST.
Thankfully with the onset of more people wanting to protect cats, black cats are a lot safer these days during this holiday.
Hi we just adopted 3 18 month old identical black triplets…. they just came home yesterday and already, even though they are hiding right now, we know we made the right choice by not letting them get seperated… I know there are supersticions out there, but thats what they are, just supersticions…. i am one lucky kitty mom!!!!! kindest regards, tinagirl.
During All Hallow’s Eve, black cats are rumored to be especially vulnerable to people who want to do them mischief.
Believed to be the time when a opening is created to the Otherworld and oftentimes the black cat is considered the catalyst for that propulsion.
Black cats were suddenly cast into a bad light many black cats were sought after and killed.
If a farmer believed his land had a spell cast upon it, the only way to break that spell was to shoot a black cat with a silver bullet.
Not black cats that were unfortunate enough to be taken or caught.
In parts of Europe, if a black cat crosses your path, you are considered to have good fortune.
Fueling this vision of the black cat being an evil symbol, is the advertising push for Halloween.
They viewed the black cat as a companion, or a familiar to witches.
After all there is nothing more sleek and graceful than a black cat crossing the room toward you to head bump your leg and claim you as his/hers, then curl up in your lap and purr itself to sleep.
My eldest cat has now been missing for 5 days, his name is midge, black with golden eyes.

The African American novelist and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, who studied hoodoo in Florida and Louisiana in the 1930s, and Harry Middleton Hyatt, who collected over 13,000 individual spells from 1600 African American informants throughout the South in the same time period, reported at length on the many root doctors who claimed that every black cat has within its body one bone that will either grant the owner invisibility or can be used to bring back a lost lover.
Hoodoo products, such as the Lucky Mojo Brand Black Cat Sachet Powder, Black Cat Bath Crystals, Black Cat Dressing Oil, and Black Cat Incense shown here, are also popular with gamblers, especially those who play at cards and bet the lottery.
However, because i am not willing to kill cats — nor to lie to the public by selling painted chicken bones — i have originated a Black Cat formula that contains black cat hair and certain botanical substances and am selling this authentic preparation under the Lucky Mojo brand name.
During the 1930s, when the belief that an elephant statue with its trunk upward was lucky became endemic in the USA, the "trunk up" belief was spread to the black cat with "tail up" as well and magic candles in the form of a black cat with tail up began appearing in mail order hoodoo catalogues in the 1940s, if not earlier.
Order Black Cat Bath Crystals from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Order Black Cat Sachet Powder from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Order Black Cat Vigil Light Candles from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
In addition, a popular style of mojo bag for gamblers is the so-called Black Cat Curio Bag, which is decorated with a small black cat charm on the outside and filled with a variety of luck-bringing roots and herbs, including John the Conqueror root.
Order a Black Cat Spell Kit from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Order Black Cat Incense from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Order a Black Cat Mojo Bag from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Order Black Cat Oil from the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Out of curiousity, i bought a so-called black cat bone mojo bag and a vial of black cat oil from one supplier and was amused to see that the bone in question was the broken end of a chicken thigh that had been spray-painted black, while the oil was lightly fragranced mineral oil.
In researching the traditional formulas used for hoodoo style oils, incenses, bath crystals, and sachet powders, it became obvious to me that some sort of Black Cat Brand product would be wanted by gamblers and practitioners of the dark arts.
The reputation of the black cat bone spell is so great that even today, when animal sacrifice is not condoned by society, several hoodoo supply companies offer black cat bones and black cat oil in their catalogues.
However, tail up black cat statues did not become popular — probably becasue there was so much "bad luck" attached to them in the general population — so black cat figural hoodoo candles, which are generally burned for luck in gambling, are all that remain of this belief.
Once found, the black cat bone is carried in a mojo bag and anointed with Van Van Oil to bring back a lost lover.

Kuro Cyborg Kuro-chan A Black and white robotic cat tuxedo Kuroneko-sama Trigun A black cat (also what his name literally means) who appears in every single episode of Trigun Krazy Kat Leopold the Cat Surreal cartoon by George Herriman Leopold the Cat (Russian: Кот Леопольд, Kot Leopold) is a Soviet/Russian animation series about the pacifistic, and intelligent cat, Leopold.
Stimpy Ren and Stimpy Streaky the Supercat DC Comic books Cat who accidentally received superpowers; pet of Supergirl; ancestor of Whizzy the Spuercat; later appers as comic relief sidekick in Krypto the Superdog Sylvester the Cat Looney Tunes Black and white cat who commonly carries out predatory schemes on Tweety and Speedy Gonzales.
Butch Tom and Jerry A black and white alley cat – who made his first appearance in the Tom and Jerry series in the 1943 short, Baby Puss (in which he serves as the secondary villain/main archenemy) alongside Topsy and the already-established Meathead.
He is always confronted by two mischievous mice, Grey and White (Mitya and Motya) Kitty Danger Rangers Kyo Sohma Fruits Basket Kyo Sohma (草摩 夾 Sōma Kyo?) is a character in the manga and anime series Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya.
Paula Hutchison Rocko’s Modern Life Pagan Griffin Extreme Ghostbusters A Pet Kylie Griffin cat Pantherlily Fairy Tail Pantherlily (パンサー・リリー Pansā Rirī) is an Exceed that used to work for the kingdom of Edolas as the Magic Militia’s First Division Commander of the Royal Army.[3] He is currently a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and is Gajeel Redfox’s cat companion.
Doc Hickory, Dickory, and Doc A Doc think black and white cat tuxedo voiced by Paul Frees Hickory and Dickory together Doraemon Doraemon A blue, robot cat from the future to help his owner’s great-great grandfather, Nobi Nobita who often have problems.
Wordsworth a hip-hop groovy cat who speaks in ryhme; Mungo a big black Persian cat; and Spike the junkyard dog Catbus My Neighbor Totoro It is a large creature, depicted as a grinning male[1] cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large bushy tail.
Salem Saberhagen Sabrina, the Animated Series Talking black cat from the comic book, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and the television series of the same name in 1996, as well as the Sabrina, the Animated Series and its 2003 spinoff.

The research hasn’t been done yet, but it is suspected that black cats cannot get FIV, an AIDS-like syndrome for cats Choose a black cat and you won’t only be sharing your home with a gothic glamourpuss but an amazing mutant creature too.
A 2012 study found that people perceived ginger cats are warm and friendly whereas black cats were seen as aloof.
Black cats were seen as nocturnal agents of the occult, invisibly causing chaos before slinking back into the shadows.
I’d like to say that black cats are friendlier, but there’s not been enough research into the relationship between cat behaviour and cat coats.
The camouflage of their coats was what first gave rise to black cats’ negative association with witches.
Labour activist Ralph Chaplin, who is often credited with first using the arched black cat of anarchy, told a 1918 trial of industrial leaders, that black cat "was commonly used by the boys as representing the idea of sabotage.
When the woman who lived in the house was seen the next day limping with a bandaged hand in the marketplace, the men suspected that she was a witch who had turned herself into a black cat to carry out her magical mischief.
All the black cats I’ve ever owned have been extremely loving.
Yet in recent years, black cats have fallen victim to their own mystery.

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