Looking for black cat names to inspire you and give you ideas? We have got loads! These cats are usually considered to be somewhat mysterious and viewed with suspicion by a lot of people – they often get dumped in rescue centers because they are viewed as bad luck given their long tradition of being associated with witches, bad luck, and supernatural phenomena.
Really they are like any other cat – but you can play on this undeserved reputation to come up with some great names for black cats. Check out some of our favorites. We got witchy, spiritual, badass, unisex, male, female, and even ironic names for these cats. The lists are not exhaustive, but should give you some inspiration!
Witchy Black Cat Names
As these cats are associated with witchcraft, the mysterious, magic, and all sorts of things dark and dangerous why not choose a name that will play on this and give your cat one of these witchy cat names? Check out some of these names for black cats :
Esmerelda – A witch from Terry Pratchett’s books.
Esmee – Also a witch from Terry Pratchett’s imagination.
Ghost – Suitably paranormal….
Mog – a typical witch’s cat’s name.
Hocus – A spellbinding name for a dark cat!
Pocus – More magical fun.
Jinx – well if black cats are bad luck why not go straight to the heart of the matter!
Salem – A witchy reference to the Salem Witchcraft incident.
Tabitha – The witch daughter from the popular TV series.
Zelda – A reference to the witch from a popular computer game.
Hermione – a witchy name for the Harry Potter fans out there.
Maleficent – Reference to a film witch.
Gandalf – A wizard with powerful magic from Lord of the Rings, ideal for a male cat.
Raven – A blackbird associated with the dark and magical…Could be the perfect name for an inky cat!
Cinders – Reference to the magical fairytale and a color reference to boot! One of the best witchy cat names going.
Wizard – suitably magical and mysterious.
Merlin – A wizard from folklore.
Elvira – A witchy film character.
Goth – goths wear black and seem slightly mysterious to the rest of us so could be a fitting reference for your cat – and it is unisex!
Lucifer – demonic, underworld, dark and dangerous.
Warlock – a magical creature that causes all sorts of trouble.
Coven – a group of witches…
Nightshade – a poison and a reference to the inky dark, great name for your black cat.
Cobweb – a kinda cute name with witchy resonances. One of the best black cat names going…we think.
Pumpkin – very halloween, but kinda cute on a cat.
Loki – a Norse god known to be a trickster, shapeshifter, and deceiver. Generally a dark character. Might be good for the mischievous cat!
Hades – Hades was the name given to the underworld in ancient times. Suitably dark for a dark cat!
Sabrina – As in Sabrina the teenage witch. A perfect name for a dark female cat.
Unisex Black Cat Names
Do you like to name your cat in a gender-neutral style and keep people guessing? A unisex cat name could be the way forward. We have already hit on some potential gender-neutral names amongst our witchy selection but check out some of these additional unisex cat names that draw influence from the color of your cat, nature, food, drink and the night sky, we are sure you can get some decent inspiration from this list of potential cat names:
Cola – for the sweet cat that is the color of cola!
Jinx – For the cat that brought bad luck – allegedly…
Mog – Nice and short and easy.
Hocus Pocus – Magical name for a dark-colored cat of any sex.
Hades – If your cat has a fire and brimstone personality this name could work.
Cosmo – Black like the night sky.
Orion – more cosmic references for those that are not interested in the witchy but want something unisex and linked to the dark color.
Star – More nighttime fun without being too serious or melodramatic.
Comet – for the faster-moving cat.
Twilight – A nighttime reference that could be a unisex name for a dark cat.
Moonshine – More nightime unisex fun…
Ash – Ash is usually dark, so this could make a great cat name.
Onyx – An inky-colored semi-precious gemstone that could make a great unisex cat name.
Porter – a dark-colored beer that could be a sophisticated cat name.
Stout – and more drink-related naming fun…
Licorice – black colored sweet derived from a plant root. Ideal for a cat name for a male or female cat.
Badass Black Cat Names
Everyone knows that black is a badass color. Maybe your cat needs a badass cat name to go with its coat? Check out some of these badass cat names drawn from film, cinema, history, and the natural world:
Neo – The bendy badass dude in black from the matrix film who can jump and do things that aren’t meant to be possible – a badass name for a cat with dark fur and heaps of agility.
Panther – the big cat in the wild is usually black, powerful, an apex predator, and fairly ferocious. Maybe your Bombay cat looks the same?
Doom – A cat called Doom? It’s just badass all around.
Hades – a cat named after the underworld is probably a badass cat.
Darth – Darth Vader was a tough character, a destroyer of worlds, and a dark purveyor of the force that wore black. Would make a great cat name.
Vader – As above, but definitely more badass.
Diablo – Spanish for the devil – suitably badass cat name for a bad, bad dark cat.
Spartan – Famous warriors from ancient Greece. A suitably badass name for a scrapper!
Bandit – is one of the best cat names for a cat with a badass attitude.
Zoro – Dressed in black and was pretty mean with a blade – great name for a dark cat with attitude, and claws they are willing to use!
Fangs – Needs no explanation – obvious badass name. You’re not going to pet a cat named “fangs” are you?
Damian – a reference to the devil from the film series “The Omen”….clearly badass overtones.
Male Black Cat Names
We have already hit a number of names that have a masculine slant in our lists above, but maybe you need just a little more inspiration? Obviously, you could call your cat Bill or Ben or Joe but you don’t need help with that! Here are some more unusual male cat names for boy cats that are sure to give you a little more inspiration:
Ziggy – as in ziggy stardust – a cosmic name for a male.
Nero – Italian for black, and a famous Cesar to boot…
Binx – A boy who was transformed into an immortal cat in the film Hocus Pocus. Great name for a male cat.
Jack – as in blackjack, the card game…
Bagheera – The name of the panther in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book…
Felix – the male cartoon cat that was black and white..
Female Black Cat Names
Some of our names for black cats definitely have a feminine slant but if you really want to go feminine without being to witchy then check out some of these popular cat names for lady cats :
Sable – associated with black or very dark brown colors.
Dusky – feminine night sky reference, could make a good name for a female.
Mystique – Great name for a mysterious female cat.
Sheba – The logo on the cat food of this name features a black cat. Could make a good name for a female cat.
Ironic Names For Black Cats
Got a sense of humor and want to go full-on ironic so that people look twice when you call out your cat’s name? Check out some of these irony-inspired names. You’re sure to get a double-take when people hear your cat’s name and then see them in person :
Snowball – clearly not what you expect to hear a dark-colored cat called!
Ice – again, what were you thinking?
Diamond – a shining example of irony…
Angel – people will want to know the backstory.
Blondie – utterly confusing…
Klaus – irony or “claws”?
Misty – a dark cat called misty would just be silly…
Or any of these white cat names…
These are some of the best black cat names that we could come up with. Of course, your cat might not have a personality that suits these types of names. They might be a warm outgoing cats rather than a secretive, furtive, mysterious cat or tough cats. You can always just go with a standard name that reflects their character better – maybe your cat is an Arthur, Joe, Benny, or a Gilly, Sammi, or Betsy…