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Black Cat Names: Find The Perfect Name For Your Little Void

Black Cat Names: Find The Perfect Name For Your Little Void - June 2024 - Two Tails Pet Company

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Bringing a black cat into your home is magical yet uniquely challenging when it comes time to pick the perfect name. You want a moniker that captures their mystique and personality, without falling back on overdone name clichés tied to coat color.

In this article, we'll explore creative, playful, and meaningful black cat names. From calling upon mythology to finding inspiration in your feline's quirks, you'll discover an array of distinctive options to choose the ideal handle for your dark-furred friend.

While a shiny black coat may be what first caught your eye, a great name that captures your cat's spirit is what will truly help your bond grow.

Looking for a cat tag as unique as your kitty? Be sure to check out cute cat tags!

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Finding The Purrfect Fit

Naming your black cat is an exciting chance to get creative and capture their one-of-a-kind personality. But with so many options, where to start? Here are some tips for choosing the perfect fit.

Consider Their Personality

Observe your cat's quirks and how they interact with you and their environment. An aloof cat might suit a mysterious name like Raven, while a spunky kitten will grow into a bold moniker like Ninja.

Keep It Simple

Opt for short, 1-2 syllable names that will be easy for your cat to recognize and you to yell out across the house! Bonus points if it has a hard consonant at the start for clarity.

Make It Distinctive

Stand out from the crowd of Fluffys and Midnights by picking an unexpected, clever name that gives your black cat panache. From food-inspired (Licorice) to sly pop culture references (Batcat), make it uniquely yours.

Try Some Options

You may need to test a few names before discovering what sticks. Try introducing yourself to them with different names and see what captures their attention as they learn to recognize it.

Use Their Eyes for Inspiration

Yellow, green and gold eyes pop against a dark coat. Channel this striking flash of color into fiery names like Inferno, Sauron or Mystique.

The name you pick should capture the spirit of your unique black cat while also proving practical. And once you decide, be sure to celebrate by getting them a stylish pet ID tag!

Popular and Unique Names for Black Cats

Let's explore the plethora of options for naming your black cat.

Boy Black Cat Names

For the tomcats out there, names that exude a sense of mystique or strength are ideal:

  • Ace
  • Asher
  • Bagheera
  • Batman
  • Blackbeard
  • Bullet
  • Caesar
  • Chase
  • Cooper
  • Darth Vader
  • Elvis
  • Felix
  • Jett
  • Ninja
  • Obsidian
  • Orion
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Sylvester
  • Tuxedo

Girl Black Cat Names

For your feline queen, consider these elegant, charming, and mystical names:

  • Aggie
  • Autumn
  • Bast
  • Beatrice
  • Biele
  • Blackie
  • Bonita
  • Charisma
  • Dahlia
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jemma
  • Luna
  • Mystique
  • Olive
  • Opal
  • Rose
  • Sabrina
  • Velvet

Mysterious Black Cat Names

Embrace the enigmatic nature of black cats with these mysterious and alluring names:

  • Dracula
  • Midnight
  • Misty
  • Ophelia
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Eclipse
  • Enigma
  • Ghost
  • Hecate
  • Lurker
  • Merlin
  • Nocturne
  • Onyx
  • Pandora
  • Riddle
  • Specter
  • Vortex
  • Whisper

Mystic Black Cat Names

For a touch of the mystical and magical, these names are perfect:

  • Loki
  • Sphinx
  • Wicca
  • Onyx
  • Nimbus
  • Pluto
  • Hades
  • Voodoo
  • Tenebris
  • Fortune
  • Jinx
  • Merlin
  • Mystic
  • Oracle
  • Pagan
  • Rune
  • Sage
  • Sorcerer
  • Spirit
  • Thorne

Famous Cat Names

Inspired by well-known felines and characters, these names carry a hint of fame:

  • Felix
  • Salem
  • Garfield
  • Sylvester
  • Tom
  • Binx
  • Cheshire
  • Figaro
  • Heathcliff
  • Lucifer
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Tigger
  • Hobbes
  • Simba
  • Bagheera
  • Aslan
  • Crookshanks
  • Nala
  • Mufasa
  • Scar

Funny Names

Add a touch of humor to your cat's name with these whimsical choices:

  • Boo
  • Whispurr
  • Catzilla
  • Schrodinger
  • Scratchy
  • Nyan
  • Purrlock Holmes
  • Meowth
  • Catrick Swayze
  • Kitty Purry
  • Clawdia
  • Furball
  • Hiss Hemsworth
  • Jaspurr
  • Kitkat
  • Meowsical
  • Paws
  • Sir Scratchalot
  • Tabbytha
  • Whiskerface

Movie-Inspired Names

Cinema lovers can name their cats after these iconic film characters:

  • Lucifer (Cinderella)
  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Coraline
  • Selina (Catwoman)
  • Berlioz (The Aristocats)
  • Scat Cat (The Aristocats)
  • DC (That Darn Cat!)
  • General (Cat's Eye)
  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Sylvester (Looney Toons)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Rufus (The Rescuers)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Thomas O'Malley (The Aristocats)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove)
  • Azrael (The Smurfs)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)

Cute Black Cat Names

For something adorable and endearing, consider these cute names:

  • Oreo
  • Blackberry
  • Ziggy
  • Coco
  • Pudding
  • Licorice
  • Chocolate
  • Inky
  • Mocha
  • Velvet
  • Button
  • Cuddles
  • Doodle
  • Fuzzy
  • Giggles
  • Honey
  • Jellybean
  • Kiwi
  • Lollipop
  • Marshmallow

With so many names to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your black cat. 

The Fascinating History of Black Cats

Black cats have a storied history interwoven with human culture, mythology, and superstition. Their sleek, dark look has inspired awe, reverence, fear, and even disdain across different eras and civilizations.

In Ancient Egypt, black cats were admired as guardians of the household linked to the goddess Bastet. Killing one was considered a capital offense! However, during Medieval times in Europe, black cats faced persecution by the church, believed to be associated with witchcraft and paganism. Sadly, this unwarranted fear persisted for centuries.

While some cultures like British and Irish sailors considered black cats good luck on ships, other enduring superstitions declared spotting a black cat unlucky or even a witch’s familiar sent to curse you. Despite their practical benefits like pest control, baseless biases against black cats meant thousands of needless deaths.

Fortunately, modern perspectives on this regal yet mysterious creature are shifting. As more people discover black cats make equally affectionate and spunky pets, negative stereotypes continue to fade. Their rich history teaches us above all, that relying on myths rather than facts, has too often put black cats unfairly in peril. Today, we can better appreciate them for their beauty, personality, and one-of-a-kind panache that’s made them stand out for generations.

Add Meaning And Magic To Your Bond

A black cat's mystique and charm makes naming them special. The moniker you bestow not only becomes part of their identity, but forges an even deeper bond between you both.

More than just a cosmetic descriptor, the right name celebrates your cat's personality - the curious head tilts, playful energy, or regal grace that makes them a beloved part of your world. Names carry meaning that help our connections to each other grow.

So take your time, get creative, and most importantly, choose a name that brings you joy each time you call it out affectionately to your sleek black feline friend. Beyond the superstitions, biases, and even their beautiful dark coat, they deserve to be appreciated for simply being themselves. What name perfectly captures the light in that little void of yours?

Be sure to visit the Two Tails blog for more pet tips, tricks, and naming guides!



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  • Kathleen on

    I named my black cat Velcro because she was black and stuck to things


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