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300 Purrfectly Fun, Creative & Unique Names For Black Cats

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Welcome to the cat-parent life and congratulations on your newest addition!

This is an exciting time filled with catnip, furballs, and chew toys. And while you should enjoy every minute of it, becoming a cat owner takes some serious work, especially if you’re lacking creativity in the name department.

The only thing harder than training your beautiful black kitten or cat to use his or her litter box is picking a moniker suitable for this playful new member of the family.

Since black cats inspire some of the greatest superstitions, myths and popular beliefs (particularly the incredibly false myth that they are bad luck), they’re deserving of a name as special as they are. That's why these black cat names will hopefully spark some creativity in naming the new cat in your life.

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There are tons of benefits to owning a cat, but black cats are especially mysterious and unique. With such mysterious and unique personalities, black cats need a name that showcases their bewitching identities.

300 Best Names For Black Cats

And the opportunities are endless — whether you’re going for a popular black cat name, a name you’ve seen in the movies or TV shows, or want a moniker for your dark-furred friend that is truly good luck.

With these 300 names for black cats, there’s something for everyone, whether he or she is quirky, cuddly, cryptic or mystical.

Best Male Cat Names

1. Felix

2. Snowball II (from "The Simpsons")

3. Niko

4. Dante

5. Astro

6. Loki

7. Ozzy

8. Jameson

9. Rajah (from "Aladdin")

10. Neo (from "The Matrix")

11. Zorro

12. T'Challa (from "Black Panther")

13. Sylvester (from "Looney Tunes")

14. Asher

15. Mojo

16. Pugsley (from "The Addams Family")

17. Gomez (from "The Addams Family")

18. Fester (from "The Addams Family")

19. Elvis

20. Moses

21. Bond

22. Maverick

23. Hades (Greek god of the dead)

24. Luca

25. Figaro (from "Pinocchio")

26. Pluto (from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat")

27. Vader

28. Severus (Severus Snape from "Harry Potter")

29. Sirius (Sirius Black from "Harry Potter")

30. Bagheera (from "The Jungle Book")

31. Mowgli (from "The Jungle Book")

32. Sparticus

33. Mickey

34. Tiberius

35. Misto (from "Cats")

36. Tyson

37. Tank

38. Kylo (from "Star Wars")

Best Female Cat Names

39. Berry

40. Trixabelle

41. Godiva

42. Gypsy

43. Cocoa

44. Carrie

45. Coraline

46. Hermione (from "Harry Potter")

47. Lucy

48. Velour

49. Zenith

50. Zara

51. Luna (from "Sailor Moon")

52. Anise

53. Eve

54. Stella

55. Jupiter

56. Tabitha

57. Selina (from "Catwoman")

58. Pandora

59. Venus

60. Iris

61. Bellatrix (from "Harry Potter")

62. Moxie

63. Black Widow

64. Ebony

65. Sky

66. Star

67. Minerva

68. Grizabella (from "Cats")

69. Jemima (from "Cats")

70. Aurora

71. Ursula (from "The Little Mermaid")

72. Electra

73. Xena

74. Orion

75. Nyx (Greek goddess of the night)

76. Sheba

77. Jiji (from "Kiki’s Delivery Service")

78. Ophelia

79. Mystique

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Halloween-Inspired Black Cat Names

80. Magic

81. Moon

82. Sabrina

83. Damien (from "The Omen")

84. Boo

85. Casper

86. Bat

87. Shadow

88. October

89. Elvira

90. Monster

91. Wednesday (from "The Addams Family")

92. Morticia (from "The Addams Family")

93. Dracula

94. Ichabod

95. Freddy

96. Voodoo

97. Abracadabra

98. Ghost

99. Wizard

100. Frankenstein

101. Salem (from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch")

102. Merlin

103. Trouble

104. Zombie

105. Bewitched

106. Witchy

107. Spooky

108. Hex

109. Alakazam

110. Mystic

111. Lucifer

112. Eerie

113. Fright

114. Crow

115. Killer

113. Coven

114. Raven

115. Hecate (Greek goddess of magic)

116. Jinx

117. Potion

118. Binx (from "Hocus Pocus")

Unique Black Cat Names

119. Brandy

120. Bailey

121. Espresso

122. Mocha

123. Hershey

124. Kahlua

125. Wolf

126. Toil

127. Licorice

128. Panther

129. Silk

130. Slate or Slater

131. Charm

132. Tux

133. Domino

134. Nero (Italian for “black”)

135. Noir (French for “black”)

136. Preto (Portuguese for “black”)

137. Schwarz (German)

138. Zwart (Dutch)

139. Kuro (Japanese)

140. Pango (Maori)

141. Suede

142. Coffee

143. Galaxy

144. Misty

145. Cloud

146. Sesame

147. Bear

148. Cinder

149. Friday

150. Shade or Shadey

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151. Ash

152. Jazz

153. Beelzebub

154. Charcoal

155. Coal/Cole

156. Dusty

157. Blackie

158. Indigo

159. Graphite

160. Nimbus (Latin for “dark cloud”)

161. Smudge

162. Ninja

163. Inky

164. Obsidian

165. Cola

166. Pepsi

167. Catastrophe

168. Snickers

169. Guinness

170. Stout

171. Jet

178. Rebel

179. Bandit

180. Arrow

181. Batman

182. Bolt

183. Breaker

184. Bullet

185. Cheetah

186. Danger

187. Electric

188. Velour

189. Blackout

190. Spike

191. Satin

192. Zero

193. Jaguar

194. Fate

195. Lion

196. Lightning

197. Knight

198. Mustang

199. Whitey

200. Ice

201. Spark

202. Bandit

203. Diablo

204. Diesel

205. Java

206. Shock

207. Puma

208. Sharpie

209. Stallion

210. Spade

211. Ace

212. Poker

213. Ember

214. Muddy

215. Pouce

216. Rorschach

217. Razor

218. Racer

219. Thunder

220. Sable

221. Pitch

222. Tundra

223. Matches

224. Cosmos

225. Echo

226. Eclipse

227. Sneak or Sneaky

228. Conjurer

229. Matrix

230. Styx (river from Greek mythology)

231. Twilight

232. Midnight

233. Moonlight

234. Nebula

235. Night

236. Nocturne

237. Vortex

238. Vanish

239. Spy

240. Karma

241. Onyx

242. Enigma

243. Kismet

244. Mystery

245. Omen

246. Phantom

247. Dirt

248. Dusk

249. Brownie

250. Falcon

251. Flash

252. Gothic

253. Volcano

254. Blot

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Funny Black Cat Names

255. Tom

256. Tarmac

257. Dog

258. Scratchy

259. Brown Sugar

260. William Shakespaw

261. Catrick Stewart

262. Cleo-catra

263. Genghis Kat

264. Pepsi

265. Catti B

266. Schrodinger

267. Stray

268. RuPaw

269. Black-eyed Pea

270. Catalope

271. Bruce Wayne (from Batman)

Cute Black Cat Names

272. Stormy

273. Turbo

274. Poe

275. Trixie

276. Smoke or Smokey

277. Soot

278. Snoopy

279. Pearl

280. Cotton

281. Sugar

282. Snowy

283. Lily

284. Dot

285. Blackberry

286. Bean

287. Peanut

288. Socks

289. Boots

290. Slinky

291. Oreo

292. Velvet

293. Pepper

294. Panda

295. Storm

296. Buttons

297. Opal

298. Tilly

299. Whiskers

300. Jellybean

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Alice Kelly is a senior news and entertainment editor for YourTango. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, her work covers all things social justice, pop culture, and human interest. Keep up with her on Twitter for more.

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