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120 Best Black Cat Names

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Black cats are special. Their personalities are as unique as the owners who love them and name them. Finding the right pet name for your furry friend is no small task, as it gives them their singular identity. Oftentimes, the name you bestow upon him or her is the product of many hours spent getting to know your black cat. 

But even after all that careful consideration, sometimes the ideal name remains elusive no matter how hard you might try to come up with something fun and clever. 

Not to worry - we have some ideas. These are the 120 best black cat names to keep in mind as you think about what to call your cat (not that he or she will listen or respond!) Whether it's a name derived from a favorite movie or sports team or you just want a funny or popular name, the list below should help to spark your imagination. 

Even if you don't use one of these options, you might be inspired to come up with an idea of your own. 

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Color-Inspired Names

The unmistakable look and attitude of black cats has made them some of the most popular among their respective breeds. Be it a Bombay, a Burmese, or a Devon Rex, these color-inspired cat names pay tribute to the many hues and shades that come to mind when we think of the color black. 

Shady
Shadow
Graphite
Tenebrae
Darkness
Kuanos
Dusky
Inky
Nightshade
Charcoal
Smoky
Midnight
Raisin
Onyx
Licorice
Black Bean
Obsidian
Monochrome
Pewter 

 

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Movie and TV Inspired Names

There has been a veritable clowder of black cats featured in film and TV. So why not turn to the media when deciding on a name for your black cat? We've included the names of kitty characters from pop culture and as well as other names of real and fictional individuals that would suit your black cat just fine.

Elvira
Binx
Vincent
Felicia
Vampira
Isis
Salem
Luna
Bagheera
Karloff
Cushing
Phantom
Candyman
Beetlejuice
Ash
Lewton
Hitchcock
Felix
Sylvester
Bandit

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Funny Names

Sometimes the most memorable names are the ones that make us laugh and smile. Black cats might seem serious, but these funny cat names will help bring out the more light-hearted, silly, and joyful sides that we know they possess. Try these funny names on your feline and see how they fit. You might just find the best one for your beloved pet among the following:

Cat Albert
Kitty Perry
Lasagna
Sushi
Mouser
Fluffypants
Marshmallow
Buford
Jingles
Pikachu
Floof
Purrito
Meatball
Whiskers
Hobbes
Claude
Pouncey
Trixie
Catrina
Penny

 

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Popular Names

Every year there are new trends in pet names. Some endure, and others fall by the wayside. Popularity can be fleeting so don't expect these names to be the trendsetters forever. On the other hand, a cat name that attracts widespread attention is bound to remain at or near the top of the list for years to come. These are some of the more common monikers that cat owners just like you have been giving to their cats. 

Oscar
Puss
Tigger
Max
Charlie
Bella
Leo
Tony
Simba
Jasper
Sophie
Nala
Chloe
Milo
Jack
Espresso
Virgil
Naomi
Rocket
Jinx

 

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Sports Names

Football. Basketball, Hockey. No matter what your sport might be, there are plenty of cat names that might recall your favorite team or player. If you aren't a member of these fandoms, you may want to think about the mascots, players, and teams you choose to cheer on in your hometown. There's bound to be a name or nickname that's perfect for your black cat. 


Steeler
Polamalu
Franco
Pirate
Penguin
Yankee
Jordan
Messi
Raptor
Buckeye
Stargell
Honus
Malkin
Rocky
Mario
Bruin
Blackhawk
Cowboy
Raider

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Cute Names

A cute cat needs a cute name. Sure, each of us owns the cutest cat that ever lived, but now you can show the world just how cute he or she might be with a name that's just as adorable. These cute cat names are just some of the choices you might wish to consider, each one more cute than the next. 


Ninja
Cathulhu
Meowzilla
Buster
Lucky
Zoe
Callie
Barbie
Twinkie
Buttercup
Muffin
Zipper
Pepper
Lulu
Romeo
Bandini
Pumpkin
Pippin
Riley
GusGus 


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