150+ Black Cat Names for Your Enchanting Feline

150+ Black Cat Names for Your Enchanting Feline

Black cats get a bad rep in several western cultures; they’re seen as harbingers of misfortune and bad luck, a superstition which stemmed from the medieval belief that they were witches’ familiars.

While their gorgeous black coats are certainly bewitching, the notion that they’re bad luck is far from the truth. In fact, in other parts of the world, black cats are seen as a symbol of prosperity and good luck. In Ancient Egypt, they were even worshipped.

If you’ve recently become the lucky owner of a black feline, you’ll know from first-hand experience what amazing, adorable companions they truly are. Of course, you’ll also need to decide on a name for your majestic kitty. Whether you’re looking for a name which draws from the witchy superstition, or one that reflects their sleek coat, here are over 200 black cat name ideas for your furbaby.

Black Cat Names That Mean Luck or Prosperity

black cat with four leaf clover on head

No matter what the superstition says, welcoming a black cat to your family will undoubtedly bring good fortune your way. Honor your lucky feline with these names that signify prosperity, fortune or destiny.

  • Acorn: Considered a symbol of good luck and longevity.
  • Angeline: Meaning angel, or God’s messenger.
  • Asher: Meaning blessed, fortunate.
  • Bamboo: It is thought that bamboo gives off positive, lucky energy.
  • Bennett: Meaning blessed.
  • Carnel: Short for Carnelian, a good luck gemstone associated with healing.
  • Celeste: Meaning heavenly, celestial.
  • Chance
  • Charm: After lucky charm – an adorable name for your lucky kitten!
  • Citrine: A gemstone associated with prosperity, luck and wealth.
  • Clover: Short for four-leaf clover, the iconic good luck symbol.
  • Dalia: In Lithuanian mythology, Dalia is the goddess of fate.
  • Destiny
  • Deston: Meaning destiny.
  • Fausto: Meaning fortunate one.
  • Felice: Meaning lucky.
  • Felix: Meaning fortunate, happy.
  • Fortuna: Roman goddess of fortune.
  • Jade: Treasured gemstone that is thought to possess a protective energy and bring luck.
  • Karma
  • Ladybug: The saying goes that if a ladybug lands on you, you’ll be blessed with luck and your wishes will come true!
  • Madoc: Meaning benevolent, fortunate.
  • Maneki: From Maneki-Neko, a cat statue believed to bring good luck and prosperity.
  • Otto: Meaning fortunate, wealthy.
  • Peony: Peonies connote luck and love.
  • Prosper
  • Pyrite: A gemstone that symbolizes good luck and prosperity.
  • Star: After a shooting star – shooting stars are thought to grant wishes.
  • Talia: Meaning heaven’s dew.
  • Talisman: A good luck charm enriched with power that protects its owner.

Witchy Black Cat Names

black kitten in cauldron wearing witch hat

If you love the mystery and magic often associated with black cats, a witchy name might be perfect, especially if your lovable kitten is mischievous and plays the part of a witch’s familiar pretty convincingly!

While we’ve got lots of witchy names here, if you’re in need of some more ideas, take a look at our full witchy cat names list.

  • Agatha: From WandaVision and Marvel comics.
  • Albus: Short for Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter.
  • Bellatrix: From Harry Potter.
  • Bonnie: From The Vampire Diaries.
  • Boo
  • Bran: Seer in Games of Thrones.
  • Cackle: After a witch’s iconic laugh.
  • Cauldron
  • Cobweb
  • Coven: An assembly of witches.
  • Elphaba: Name of the Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked.
  • Endora: From
  • Gandalf: The wizard from Lord of the Rings.
  • Glinda: The Good Witch in Wicked, Elphaba’s rival.
  • Grimalkin: The witches’ cat in
  • Grimoire: A book of magic.
  • Hallow: Short for Halloween.
  • Hermione: From Harry Potter.
  • Hex: A curse or spell.
  • Lucifer
  • Majo: “Witch” in Japanese.
  • Merlin: The powerful, legendary
  • Moonstone: A gemstone which has an enchanting, magical look, thanks to its adularescence.
  • Mystique: Meaning mysterious.
  • Nocturne
  • Noita: “Witch” in Finnish.
  • Omen
  • Potion
  • Potter: Short for Harry Potter.
  • Prospero:From The Tempest.
  • Pumpkin
  • Radagast: The brown wizard from The Lord of the Rings.
  • Saga: “Sorceress” in Latin.
  • Severus: From Harry Potter.
  • Sirius: From Harry Potter.
  • Spell
  • Spooky
  • Tarot
  • Tituba: One of the first to be accused of being a witch in the 1692 Salem witch trials.
  • Trickster
  • Ursula: From The Little Mermaid.
  • Voodoo
  • Wanda: After the Marvel superhero, the Scarlet Witch.
  • Warlock
  • Wicca
  • Willow: From Buffy the Vampire

Black Cat Names Based on Nature

black cat surrounded by yellow flowers

Inspiration for black cat names can be found everywhere in nature; the night sky, weather, stones, and even other animals.

  • Ash
  • Bear
  • Charcoal
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Comet
  • Cosmo
  • Dusty
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Ember
  • Flint: After the dark rock used to start fires.
  • Jet: Dark gemstone.
  • Leo: After the lion constellation.
  • Lupo: Meaning wolf.
  • Mammoth: After Mammoth cave.
  • Mariana: After the Mariana Trench.
  • Midnight
  • Nebula: An interstellar cloud of gas and dust.
  • Night
  • Nightfall
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx: A black gemstone.
  • Orion: After the hunter star constellation.
  • Panther: Perfect name for a feisty black feline that loves to slink around the house (and prey on your slippers!).
  • Raven
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Slate
  • Smoke
  • Soot
  • Stormy
  • Tektite: A greyish-black glass formed from the debris of meteorite strikes.
  • Thunder
  • Twilight
  • Veryov: Short for Veryovkina Cave, the deepest cave in the world.

Food Related Black Cat Names

black kitten lying on apples

There are plenty of dark-colored foods and beverages to name your furbaby after. The culinary delights we’ve gathered here all make for perfect names – they’re adorable, easy to say and are distinct enough for your cat to not confuse them with other words.

  • Adzuki: A dark red bean.
  • Anise
  • Assam: After the black tea.
  • Bean
  • Blackberry
  • Brownie
  • Caviar: For a feline that likes to live on the luxurious side of life!
  • Ceylon: Another black tea, produced in Sri Lanka.
  • Chaga: After the charcoal-looking mushroom.
  • Chia: After the seeds.
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Cola
  • Cookie
  • Espresso
  • Fig
  • Hershey
  • Latte
  • Licorice
  • Mocha
  • Molasses: The black sweetener.
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Oreo: Perfect name for a black cat with white spots.
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Plum
  • Ponzu: A dark-colored citrus sauce.
  • Poppyseed
  • Raisin
  • Sesame
  • Truffle

Fictional Black Cat Names

black cat with paw on remote

Black cats appear time and time again in literature and on the screen. While they don’t always get a positive representation – no doubt thanks to their association with witchcraft and the old wives’ tale of them being a bad omen – there are a fair few fictional black cats that are easy to fall in love with.

  • Bagheera: The black panther from The Jungle Book.
  • Bangs: From Evaline Ness’s Sam, Bangs & Moonshine.
  • Berlioz: From The Aristocats.
  • Binx: From Hocus Pocus.
  • Boo Boo: After Boo Boo Kitty, the black cat plush from Laverne & Shirley.
  • Felix: From Felix the Cat.
  • Figaro: From
  • Isis: Catwoman’s heroic feline sidekick.
  • Jiji: From Kiki’s Delivery Service.
  • Louie: From The Princess Diaries.
  • Luna: From the anime Sailor Moon.
  • Mistoffelees: From T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and featured in the musical Cats.
  • Pluto: From Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat.
  • Sakamoto: From the anime Nichijou (aka My Ordinary Life).
  • Salem: The sassy feline from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Scat: From The Aristocats.
  • Snowball: From The Simpsons.
  • Softpaws: After Kitty Softpaws, from Puss in Boots.
  • Winkie: From Escape to Witch Mountain.

Famous Black Cat Names

black cat wearing shades

Black cats haven’t just left a mark on the fictional world – there are plenty of real life lovable black cats that have made history.

  • Cole: Cole is a famous black feline on YouTube, along with his best friend Marmalade.
  • Félicette: The first cat in space.
  • Henri: From the web series, Henri, le Chat Noir.
  • Hodge: Writer Samuel Johnson’s beloved black feline.
  • Homer: From Homer’s Odyssey. Homer was a courageous, loyal and loving black cat who strived against the odds, and transformed his owner’s life.
  • India: The cat of former U.S. President George W. Bush.
  • Mikita and Dahlia: Kitty influencers with over 200k followers on Instagram.
  • Oscar: The first cat to have two bionic leg implants.
  • Simon: Cat of HMS Amethyst who was renowned for his ability to boost the sailors’ morale. Simon was awarded several medals, including the Dickin Medal.
  • Sockington: One of the most popular cats on Twitter – the owner tweets from Sockington’s perspective.
  • Socks: President Bill Clinton’s cat.
  • Tingeling: Feline influencer with around 330k followers, known for her eccentric personality and antics.
  • Tommaso: Tommaso became famous after he inherited 13 million dollars – yep, we’re sorry to say there’s even a feline richer than you!
  • Trim: The cat that joined Matthew Flinders on his voyages.
  • Tuxedo Stan: Famous black and white cat who ran for mayor of Halifax.

Silly Black Cat Names

black cat wearing bow tie

While we’ve included tons of hilarious names in our list so far (like Mr.Mistoffelees and Caviar), here we’ve gathered a collection of our all-time favorite silly black cat names.

  • Abracadabra
  • Abyss
  • Armageddon: For a black cat drawn to chaos!
  • Batman
  • Catsby: Pun on Gatsby, from The Great Gatsby.
  • Dracula
  • Ewok: From Star Wars, fitting for a dark-colored fluffball.
  • Gremlin: After the trouble-making creatures from the film
  • Grim: After the Grim Reaper.
  • Hairball
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Neo: After the badass protagonist from The Matrix
  • Ninja
  • Nyan: After Nyan Cat.
  • Penguin
  • Rumpelstiltskin: From the fairy tale.
  • Scar: Antagonist from The Lion King.
  • Scratchy: An apt name if your furbaby’s favorite pastime seems to be scratching up your furniture
  • Scrooge
  • Sir Meow-a-lot: Pun on Sir Lancelot.
  • Skunk: For a “wonderful” smelling feline.
  • Smog
  • Smudge
  • Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
  • Toothless: Name of the adorable and hilarious Night Fury from the How to Train Your Dragon
  • Tux
  • Vader: Short for Darth Vader, from Star Wars.
  • Zorro: After the fictional vigilante.

Extra-Unique Black Cat Names

black cat with green eyes in yard

Honoring your black cat’s coat doesn’t mean you have to call them a run of the mill name like “night” or “shadow.” You can pay homage to your furbaby’s coat in a way that’s unique by translating a word associated with darkness into a different language.

  • Abu: “Ash” in Indonesian.
  • Alba: “Dawn” in Italian.
  • Gabi: “Night” in Filipino.
  • Kuro: “Black” in Japanese.
  • Malam: “Night” in Malay.
  • Musta: “Black” in Finnish.
  • Nero: “Black” in Italian.
  • Noctis: “Night” in Latin.
  • Noir: “Black” in French.
  • Ombra: “Shadow” in Italian.
  • Oscura: “Dark” in Spanish.
  • Schwarz: “Black” in German.
  • Yami: “Darkness” in Japanese.

Mythological Black Cat Names

black cat with bright blue eyes

Haven’t found a name that captures your attention as much as your feline’s enchanting coat does? Here are some more fun black cat names inspired by mythology.

  • Artemis: Greek goddess of wilderness, hunting and the moon.
  • Astraeus: Greek god of dusk, wind and astrology.
  • Bastet: Ancient Egyptian cat goddess.
  • Hades: God of the underworld and darkness.
  • Khonsu: Ancient Egyptian god of the moon.
  • Máni: Norse god of the moon, considered to be the personification of the moon.
  • Nyx: Greek goddess of night.
  • Tsukuyomi: God of the moon in Japanese mythology.

Naming Your Bewitching Black Cat

Your black feline deserves a name that celebrates their sleek coat, as well as their individual personality; if they’re gentle natured and love snoozing on your lap, an adorable name like cookie would suit them best!

Our list offers a wealth of inspiration, but if you haven’t found a name that takes your fancy, we recommend researching your cat’s actual breed – the history and tales surrounding their breed are sure to give you plenty more ideas. Or, if you want a funny, ironic name for your kitten, you could even give them a white cat name.

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