Top 150+ Names For Black Cats: Funny, Unique, Pop-Culture Inspired, Classic, And More!

For centuries black cats and kittens have been the subject of infamous controversy. Many people associate them with bad luck, grim omens and other unfortunate things. They are popular in folklore all over the globe and they are linked to the top most popular superstitions in every country.

On the other hand, many cat lovers and cat owners actually value black cats. In fact, there’s even a Black Cat Appreciation Day that’s celebrated in viral Internet movements.

Whether you believe black cats bring good luck or you just find them beautiful and deserving of the love and attention all other feline furballs get, adopting a new black kitten and giving it a suitable name is a task that requires some serious brainstorming.

Not only will you need to teach your kitty its name, but you’ll also be picking a word or a phrase that you’ll be using every single day for the rest of its lifetime.

Fortunately for you, you don’t need to bust your head while brainstorming for ideas. I’ve compiled a list of 150+ names for black cats, which are suitable for every breed and both genders. And some of these names are even suitable for siblings!

Are you ready? Below you’ll find the top 150+ cat names for black cats that are cute, funny, pop-culture inspired, traditional, unique… and even some that include cat puns.

Pop-Culture Inspired Names For Black Cats

Let’s start with some black cat names inspired by pop culture.

  • 50 Cent
  • Avada Kedavra (Harry Potter)
  • Batman (DC)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel)
  • Black Widow (Marvel)
  • Blade (Marvel)
  • Cloak and Dagger (Marvel – good choice for siblings)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Diablo
  • Figaro (Disney)
  • Grindelwald (Harry Potter)
  • Hades and Persephone (suitable for siblings)
  • Jack Black
  • Jacob Black (Twilight)
  • Metallica
  • Mort (Terry Pratchett)
  • Morticia and Gomez (The Adams Family – suitable for siblings)
  • Nightwing (Marvel)
  • Nox and Lumos (Harry Potter – great fit for siblings)
  • Pitch Black (Riddick)
  • Ravenclaw (Harry Potter)
  • Sirius Black (Harry Potter)
  • Stephen King
  • The Black Panther (Marvel)
  • The Black Pearl (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • The Dark Lord (Harry Potter)
  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Zorro

Did you find the name of an author, movie, character, actor or something else you’re a fan of? Or did you already figure out a pop-culture inspired black cat name that I’ve missed? Why don’t you share it in the comment section down below?

Names For Black Cats With Puns

Here are a few ideas for black cat names with puns.

  • Blackie Chan
  • Bram Stoker – Black Stalker
  • Catzel Washington
  • Cinpurrella
  • Halle Purry
  • Morgan Fuzzman
  • Oprah Whisker
  • Snoop Cat
  • The Black Fuzzinator
  • Viola Catvis

If you’re a fan of cat puns, check out the punny naming ideas I’ve mentioned in my list with top cat names for female cats and top cat names for male cats.

Classic Names For Black Cats

For all of you who prefer more common cat names, here’s a list of some of the classic names pet parents give to their black furballs.

  • Ash
  • Bat/ Batty/ Batsy
  • Bella
  • Black/ Blackie
  • Dusk
  • Ebony
  • Felix
  • Midnight
  • Mittens
  • Moonlight/ Moonshine/ Moon
  • Night/ Nightfall
  • Rain
  • Raven
  • Salem
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Smoke/ Smokey
  • Storm
  • Sylvester
  • Thunder
  • Twilight

Frankly, these are a bit overused, but there’s nothing wrong with sticking to a more traditional choice for your kitty.

Unique Names For Black Cats

I know, I know, you’re going to ask how naming my own black cat Gus is unique and color-coded. But before you judge me, I do have quite a few unique naming ideas:

  • Armageddon
  • Artemis (the Greek moon goddess)
  • Blackout
  • Black Diamond
  • Black Velvet
  • Blindfold
  • Cinder
  • Cosmos
  • Crow
  • Dark Light
  • Dark Matter
  • Demon
  • Devil
  • Diabolic
  • Eclipse
  • Evening
  • Gloom/ Gloomy
  • Goth/ Gothic
  • Grim
  • Indigo
  • Ink/ Inky
  • Iron
  • Kuro (Japanese for black)
  • Lady/ Lord of the Night
  • Layla (night in Arabic)
  • Lilith
  • Lucifer
  • Master of Darkness
  • Mavros (Greek for black)
  • Mistress of Darkness
  • Musta (Finnish for black)
  • Mystery
  • Necromancer
  • Nero (Italian for black)
  • Nightshadow
  • Noctis (Latin for night)
  • Noir (French for black)
  • Nuit (French for night)
  • Obsidian
  • Omen
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Panther
  • Phantom
  • Puma
  • Ragnarok
  • Schwarz (German for black)
  • Silhouette
  • Six Zero (#000000 – the code for the color black)
  • Skia (Greek for shadow)
  • Stardust
  • Sterling
  • Sunset/ Sundown and Sunrise (great fit for siblings)
  • Svart (Norwegian for black)
  • Yin and Yang (suitable for siblings)

You weren’t expecting these, were you? My personal favorites are the ones in French and Latin.

Funny Names For Black Cats

If you’re looking for ideas on hilarious names for black cats, take a look at some of the options below. They’ll definitely put a smile on anyone’s face each time they hear you calling your kitty over.

  • Asphalt
  • Beetle
  • Blackberry
  • Black Bourbon
  • Black Hole
  • Blackjack
  • Blackmailer
  • Black Menace
  • Boogie Man
  • Caviar
  • Chernobyl
  • Coal
  • Coca Cola
  • Coffee
  • Creeper
  • Eight Ball
  • Friday the 13th
  • Halloween
  • His Dark Lordship
  • King of Clubs
  • King of Spades
  • Miner
  • Muddy
  • Ninja
  • Oreo
  • Penguin
  • Poppy Seed
  • Priest
  • Reaper/ Grim Reaper
  • Sharpie
  • Skunk
  • Superstition
  • The Black Boss
  • The Black List
  • The Keeper of the Underworld
  • The Undertaker
  • Queen of Clubs
  • Queen of Spades
  • Zebra

Did you find any of these funny names for black cats suitable for your own fluffy friend? Why don’t you share your top picks in the comments below? I’d love to know if you have a favorite black cat name that I still haven’t included and I’m sure others would find it useful too.

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  • Updated June 11, 2018
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