265 Black Cat Names For Your Mysterious Friend

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Black cats are so regal and mysterious. Your mini panther may be a small girl or she may have a cute, little kitten face. Contrary to popular belief, black cats aren’t bad luck. In fact, when they lavish their love on you, you’ll feel pretty lucky.

Along with their regal bearing, black cats are just beautiful. Her black coat and sweet jellybean toes pull you into her orbit. Her luxurious fur will easily set off her eyes, no matter what color they are.  Prepare to be met with intense green, blue or yellow eyes, which you love to look into.

Popular Names for Black Cats

image of a long haired black kitty

Black cats deserve love and attention. To get your black cat’s attention, she’ll need just the right name. You’ll have much better luck calling her if she recognizes and likes her new perfect name.

Look at her unique personality as you have fun choosing just the right way to call her. Look through these popular options and try them out on her. Go with her color. Or, if she’s a particularly furry girl, go with the one of a large animal.

Other good choices allow you to make a play on phrases that use “black.” Why not use names that just suggest her fur color?

  • Bear
  • Gothic
  • Gypsy
  • Boots
  • Felix
  • Guinness
  • Jet
  • Magic
  • Charcoal
  • Chocolate
  • Cinder
  • Midnight
  • Mittens
  • Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Eight Ball
  • Sooty
  • Spooky

Female Black Cat Names

image of a female black feline

Black female cats deserve the best girl-cat names. Try out a few of these ones and see how she responds. You’ll find one!

Again, you can think of the names of gems or semi-precious stones to use as her name. Or, you can go back a couple centuries and pick some names that were popular at the beginning of the 20th century.

Read through the names of fruits with dark skins and pick out a few of these names. Even though the name may not refer to her fur color, a popular candy would make a wonderful choice!

  • Abbi
  • Amy
  • Godiva
  • Annie
  • Ava
  • Inky
  • Bella
  • Betsy
  • Magpie

Litter-Robot

  • Magic
  • Matches
  • Chrissy
  • Boo
  • Boo-Boo
  • Clara
  • Dahlia
  • Dinah
  • Elvira
  • Ellie
  • Elsa
  • Beauty
  • Boots
  • Emily
  • Frankie
  • Freda
  • Mystery
  • Mystic
  • Mystique
  • Gina
  • Gretta
  • Hannah
  • Harriet
  • Ingrid
  • Pocus
  • Puma
  • Jasmine
  • Kara
  • Kiki
  • Sabrina
  • Lexi
  • Lily
  • Jaggie
  • Jet
  • Maddie
  • Mia
  • Molly
  • Nelly
  • Opal
  • Orla
  • Sheba
  • Silhouette
  • Penny
  • Petal
  • Rachel
  • Rosie
  • Tara
  • Tessa
  • Tilly
  • Viola
  • Zara

Male Black Cat Names

image of a male dark feline

You’ll find it easier to name a black male cat. Just think of a bunch of men’s names or nicknames. Here’s a list that gets you started. If you’re looking for just the right name, pull out a baby names book and check out the boys’ names. As you read the meanings of these names, you should be able to find the name that “is” your cat.

Children’s stories, pirate stories and even astronomy can help you get several name ideas. With astronomy, think of the names of several constellations.

Food and beverage names make great names for your feline.

If for any reason you want to give your furry friend a unisex cat name, check this new article about unisex cat names here

  • Adam
  • Alfie
  • Andy
  • Salem
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Archie
  • Arnie
  • Basil
  • Benny
  • Spider
  • Starlight
  • Stone
  • Buddy
  • Carter
  • Charlie
  • Thunder
  • Clark
  • Cooper
  • Damian
  • Danny
  • Duke
  • Vampire
  • Voodoo
  • Dylan
  • Eddie
  • Freddie
  • Bandit
  • Baron
  • Baroness
  • Batman
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Beetle
  • Betelgeuse
  • Blackbeard
  • Blackberry
  • Blackjack
  • Bones
  • George
  • Grayson
  • Harry
  • Jack
  • Jacob
  • Jimmy
  • Chip
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Crimson
  • Jonny
  • Liam
  • Luke
  • Mason
  • Max
  • Micky
  • Moon eyes
  • Damien
  • Dante
  • Darkness
  • Darth
  • Noah
  • Nicky
  • Oliver
  • Patrick
  • Panther
  • Robbie
  • Ryan
  • Sammy
  • Draco
  • Dracula
  • Drake
  • Dusty
  • Timmy
  • Toby
  • Tyler

Related: Check out our list of black and white kitty names too.

Cute Black Cat Names

image of a cute kitty

Admit it. Your black cat is an absolute cutie. Whether she’s a black kitten or a full-grown girl, you have to find a name that suggests “I’m cute.” Choose girl’s nicknames or even cute French names for your sweetie.

Why not go with names that hybrid cats can wear? If your girl is a mixed-breed, choose a name suggesting her heritage(s).

Look to different cultures as you think of your girl’s name. Make sure you pick one that suggests her coloring.

Choose names that suggest suspense or even luck. Characters from mythology will gladly give their names. Or maybe you could check out these Disney cat names?

  • Chi Chi
  • Clover
  • Cocoa
  • Jinx
  • Cupid
  • Cutie
  • Daisy
  • Leila
  • Licorice
  • Disney
  • Midnight
  • Miner
  • Mint
  • Morticia
  • Doodle
  • Evie
  • Honey
  • Night
  • Kitty
  • Lady
  • Lolly
  • Mog
  • Monkey
  • Noodle
  • Pearl
  • Oreo
  • Pansy
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Pickle
  • Puddles
  • Pocus
  • Poe
  • Pumpkin
  • Puss
  • Sassy
  • Panda
  • Snuggles
  • Speckle
  • Sugar
  • Silky
  • Trixie
  • Whiskers
  • Wiggles
  • Za Za
  • Tux

Cool Black Cat Names

Maybe your cat exudes a “cool” attitude. She doesn’t care what you think. She’s going to do what she wants, when she wants. She won’t do something if she’s not in the mood. Think about the activities or topics you think of as “cool.” That’s subjective, so it’s perfectly okay. The names of board games, superheroes, Gothic characters or weather events can become your cat’s name.

If your black cat is fearless, use that part of her personality to help you find a name. Just remember: Any cool option you choose has to fit your cat’s personality and her looks. Also if she is a bit on the magical side maybe these Harry Potter cat names would be a purrfect fit!

  • Ace
  • Blue
  • Bullet
  • Coal
  • Goth
  • Midnight
  • Mystery
  • Magic
  • Merlin
  • Phantom
  • Rorschach
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Raven
  • Wizard
  • Lucifer
  • Damien
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • Twilight
  • Shadow
  • Warlock
  • Banshee
  • Coven
  • Voodoo
  • Omen
  • Coffee
  • Cola
  • Diesel
  • Dragon
  • Flash
  • Gadget
  • Goth
  • Harley
  • Hock
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Hunter
  • Ink
  • Jet
  • Bat
  • Knight
  • Metal
  • Nettle
  • Velvet
  • Zorro
  • Ninja

Names for Unique Black Cats with Green Eyes

Your sweet black cat was blessed with vivid green eyes. Every time you look at her little face, you’re bowled over by her unforgettable and intense looks. You have to find a name that plays on green!

You may decide to choose a name that merely hints at this color. This is fine. Again, choose a name that plays on a well-known phrase. Or choose one that emphasizes the color of her beautiful eyes.

You really don’t have to go with one that uses only green. Instead, why not find a name that blends green with another color?

  • Apple
  • Charm
  • Clover
  • Emerald
  • Envy
  • Fern
  • Forest
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Leaf
  • Meadow
  • Minty
  • Moss
  • Teal
  • Willow
  • August 23, 2018
Mary Nielsen
 

A huge animal lover, born and raised around dogs, cats, chickens... Self-educated pet care nerd. Currently parent of three adopted cats and one small mutt. Animal adoption advocate. Loves a good book (about animals) and playing the piano.