Beautiful Black Cat Names

If you are lucky enough to be the custodian of a beautiful black cat, you may want to name her to suit her sensational dark coat.

We almost ended up adopting a pair of black cats and had so many name ideas! In the end, Bella was our match, so here we are sharing some ideas for black cat names.

What does a black cat make you think of? Halloween? Are you superstitious about them?

Western culture often associates black cats with bad luck (particularly if one walks in front of you!). In fact, black cats have been said to be shape-shifting witches themselves.

However, if you were around in the ancient Egyptian times, then having a black cat may help bring good luck from the goddess Bastet who was represented by a human with the head of a black cat!

And in Japanese culture, black cats are considered good luck. The ‘maneki-neko’ cat which you may also associate with chinese culture, originated in Japan and has been around for centuries. Originally white, the black colour is said to ward off evil. You will often see the iconic maneki-neko cat sitting with one paw raised in a waving or beckoning stance.

So think beyond the traditional black cat superstition, around the world and throughout history, black cats are beautiful! We think it adds to their sense of mystery and adds character, so why not choose a really distinctive name to suit?

65 Most Popular Black Cat Names

Thinking of names for black cats, it is easy to draw upon well known film and television characters, and anything associated with the colour black.

Black cats, with their lustrous, shiny reflective fur, are full of beauty and an air of mystery, we’re sure you’ll agree. Personal favourites include Beauty which reminds me of the film ‘Black Beauty’, Jet which is a glossy gemstone found mainly on the North Yorkshire coast, and Olive (if you like those shiny black fruits of the olive tree!).

We have featured names from book and film, foodstuffs and gemstones, weather features and the seasons!

Ash
Bagheera
Batman
Beauty
Binx
Blackberry
Blackie
Bolt
Boo
Charcoal
Cinder
Coco
Coraline
Diesel
Domino
Dracula
Electra
Felix
Flash
Goth
Guiness
Inky
Jaguar
Jet
Liquorice

Marmite

Midnight
Misty
Mocha
Morticia
Nero
Nightshade
Ninja
Obsidian
Olive
Onyx
Ozzy
Pandora
Pepper
Phantom

Pluto

Poppy
Prince
Puma
Raven
Rebel
Sable
Sabrina
Salem
Shadow
Slate
Smoky
Snowball
Storm
Sylvester
Thunder

Twilight

Vader
Vanish
Wednesday

Winter

Zorro
Ziggy

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Preparing for Your Black Cat

Naming your cat is just the beginning of a lifetime together. Bringing home a new cat takes a little preparation. We put together a list of what to buy a new cat, to give you some tips and ideas.

And what if you don’t have a black cat? We also put together popular cat name ideas, and more are coming soon!

What is your black cat called? @bella_the_moggie would love to know!