names for black cats

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.

Stuck trying to choose names for a black cat? Well, you can choose any name you like for your black kitten or cat it does not have to be a name that is usually associated with a black feline.
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.

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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).

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.

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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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.

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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.

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 accidently 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.

“…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.

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Eliot Companion to Mungojerrie Growltiger Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Eliot Munkustrap Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Eliot Rumpelteazer Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Named[edit] Character Earliest Appearance and Author Notes Alonzo Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
He has a penchant for chess, vodka, and pickled mushrooms.[1] Bombalurina Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Macavity Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Great Rumpus Cat Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Velcro finds that whenever he meows, the house delivers a full bowl of cat food, and he gains five pounds before Hannah finds out and reprograms the house.[13] Unnamed[edit] Character Earliest Appearance Notes Black kitten who eats human flesh Cat’s Eyes by Lee Jordan A mild horror story in which a black kitten becomes an abnormally large black cat, who haunts the isolated house of the heroine, Rachel.
Coricopat Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Demeter Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Mungojerrie Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Bustopher Jones Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Rum Tum Tugger Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Jennyanydots Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Cat Morgan Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Electra Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Griddlebone Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Skimbleshanks Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Mistoffelees Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Jellylorum Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Old Deuteronomy Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.
Tristram and Yseult "The Hart" by Greg Costikyan These two cats belong to the narrator of a short fantasy story and are described fondly: "Tristram and Yseult twined about my legs, meowing, and holding their tails high; they got stew, too, and a bit of milk."[12] Ungatt Trunn Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques An evil wildcat who conquers the mountain stronghold Salamandastron.
More than one commentator compared the writing with Poe’s.[15][16][17] Various far-future cats "Puss In Boots" by Ronald Anthony Cross This science fiction story describes a world full of far-future cats on a planet where "cats were the closest thing to a religion that they had" and where cats "wandered freely and slept wherever they chose.

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.

LETO (Lee’-Toh; Female): This night goddess was the mother of Apollo which really sent Hera into an uproar since Zeus was the father.
The lesson she taught was: "Every pleasure has its price." The most notorious example of this is when she promised Paris, a Prince of Troy, the love of the world’s most beautiful woman, Helen, if only he would judge her the fairest goddess in a ridiculous contest that developed between Aphrodite, Hera, and Athene.
Kind of a macabre story, but don’t forget, Leto was a night goddess which means her name might well suit a nocturnal feline.
RHEA (Ray’-Ah; Female): Before Hera became the number one, great goddess of heaven, there was Rhea; Titan wife of Cronus and original Mother goddess.
HEBE (Hee’-Bee; Female): Daughter of Zeus and Hera, and goddess of youth.
IO (Ee’-Oh; Female): The unfortunate cow/priestess of Hera that was seduced by the goddess’s husband, Zeus.
Taking all this intoconsideration, you might name your moody, outdoor loving, rough and tough mistress cat after this powerful goddess of the wilderness and nature.
HECATE (Hek-Ah’-Tey; Female): Goddess of the moon, patroness of witches, and Queen of the spirit world, Hecate was a close alley of Zeus.
ILYTHIA (Ill-Ith’-Ee-Ah; Female): While other goddesses might have controlled some abstraction relating to the birth process like "fertility" or "regeneration," only Illythia was the honest to goodness, card-carrying goddess of childbirth.
As you might guess, I’m going to suggest that this be a name given to female cats falling into the classification known as ‘kitten-factories’.

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.

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.

The poet has so rightly described the beauty of a black cat, yet has been overpowered by his sense of superstition and fear of black cats.
These felines are just like other colored cats, yet black is mostly associated with darkness and evil and therefore, these cats are considered unlucky.
Black cats have a striking color, beauty, and a kind of mystique revolving around their personalities.
Just as black cats are special in their own way, their name should be equally exceptional.
However, for cat lovers who are proud owners of black cats, all these beliefs are simply myths.
Names for Black Cats Black cats are the most popular as well as the most feared cats of all.
I had an American short hair completely black for 13 years, he was my best friend his name was Spooky , I miss him dearly I don’t think there is another like him .
The black cat organisation of india is not working properly sue on them and please remove the work they have done with various families like may be divorce by mind talk.

Since Pluto was a black cat, one can assume that the main character chose to name him so in connection to the darkness that the god of the underworld, Pluto, inspires in the listeners.
Therefore, the mystery, evil, darkness, coldness and enigma that surrounds the story is directly moved by the character of Pluto and its effect on the main character.
Specifically the color of black is a direct connection to Pluto as this former planet was observed to be the darkest of the observed orbital spheres in the night sky.
"The Number Eleven, this correlates to the Planet Pluto, the color of black, the sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion and Eagle the eighth house, and the letters K, & V.

Moonlit Black Cats was a mid-level guild with relatively few members, although all of them, except for Kirito, knew each other offline as the guild was formed from the members of a school’s computer club.
During the time lapse, the members of the guild had hopes of being strong enough to catch up and join the Clearers on the front lines, and, with Kirito joining them, they believed they stood a chance of catching up.
After joining the guild and being asked by Asuna why he had avoided guilds so much even though he was a nice person, Kirito told Asuna about the demise of his former guild, also telling her that he believed that their deaths was his fault and they would still be alive if he had never joined them, thus Asuna comforted him.
On October 18, 2024, Kirito was reminded of the deaths of the Moonlit Black Cats when The Army engaged the 74th Floor Boss, The Gleam Eyes, as The Army was unable to use their crystals and were slowly being killed off.
On November 7, 2024, after Kirito deduced Heathcliff’s true identity as Kayaba Akihiko and was offered to duel him in which Kayaba would free all the players trapped in SAO, the flashback of the deaths of the Moonlit Black Cats occurred again in Kirito’s mind, who did not want more people to die.
On April 8, 2023, Kirito assisted the Moonlit Black Cats when they were being pushed back by monsters in a Labyrinth while their only forward, Tetsuo, had suffered heavy damage and could switch places with anyone.
However, while exploring the Labyrinth of the 27th Floor, the guild came across a hidden room with a treasure chest in the middle of it and accidentally triggered a trap which locked the area down and activated an Anti-Crystal Area, with continuously re-spawning monsters (Mineral Elementals and Dark Dwarf Miners) higher than their level soon filling the room.
After Kirito informed Keita of the demise of his fellow guild mates, he cursed Kirito’s status as a Beater before Keita committed suicide by jumping off the edge of an Aincrad floor.
Since Keita believed that Kirito was around their level and would be soon invited to join a guild, he invited him to join them.
Kirito lied about his true level, claiming it to be around the level of the guild members, when in fact his level was two times higher than the one claimed.
Months later, on Christmas Eve, Kirito learned of a revival item, later revealed to be the Divine Stone of Returning Soul, that was dropped by the Christmas event Flag Mob, Nicholas The Renegade, and sought to search for it in hopes to revive Sachi, whom he deeply adored, but was distraught after acquiring the item and finding out that the item could only revive someone within their ten second end-phase, and not someone months ago.
During their conversation, Keita, the leader of the guild, asked Kirito about his level.

Whatever the tale, those of us who are lucky enough to own one of these beauties know the joys of their unconditional love and the importance of picking out the perfect black cat name.

The person you want to cross paths with, The perfect lover and loyal best friend, a black cat roaming.
A black cat is extremely good at figuring people out, as a result black cats fall in love easy after accepting all your faults and your trust.
In a classic episode of "Reno 911", the two black cops, Officers Jones and Williams go to the home of a weird hippie who is stockpiling fireworks that are illegal.
My friend accidently shot me in the face with some Black Cats.

Trivia In the scene where mob boss Dadan (played by Srdjan Todorovic) talks about his father spinning in his grave, the picture on the wall is of his real life father Bora Todorovic, who played a mob boss in Emir Kusturica’s Dom za vesanje (1988).
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare.
In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare.

All of our names for male cats are listed in alphabetical order.

About: Thunder is an adorable black kitten who was found on a rainy evening.
About: Max is a sweet, mellow gentleman with a shiny black coat.
About: Devlin is a handsome solid black kitten.
About: Moxie is polite, sweet and the best mother to her five kittens.
About: Kiara has lived with large dogs and many cats.
About: Jazmine loves to be petted and talked to.
About: Nora is a beautiful three-year-old spayed female.
About: Halo enjoys being with other cats.
About: Kona just loves to sit and look out the window.
About: Morgan is a friendly and playful young lady.
About: Just like his actor namesake, this cat has stunning looks.
About: Ebony recently had kittens.
About: Zach is the perfect bodyguard/lap cat.
About: Salem’s a very outgoing cat.
About: Aries is one cool cat.
About: Reno is approximately 12 weeks old.

I never thought I’d find so many great black cat names when I was doing my British cat names page! But if you’re in the market for a name for a chat noir, I think you’ll find it here.

How did you arrive at a name for your black cat? Did the name come from Egyptian history (did you know the Egyptians considered black cats lucky?), or perhaps from the middle ages when black cats were felt to be witches’ "familiars" and feared as such? That belief has carried through the years until Halloween isn’t complete without black cats and witches.
Did you name your cat after his color? Plain old Blackie seems to be popular enough, (I loved one once), but some folks reach out to black colored objects, such as Onyx, Obsidian, or Licorice for their cats’ names.
How did you come to name him or her? Add your comments here to the ones posted in prior years, then submit your black cat’s photo and story for the Why I Love Black Cats Picture Gallery.
Salem seems to be a popular black cat name, harking all the way back to 1692, when witches and their cats were hung.
How about people, either real or fictional? Othello is a popular name for black cats, as is Sammy.

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