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Unique Black Cat Names For Your New Cat

Unique Black Cat Names For Your New Cat

Searching for the perfect black cat name for your new addition? With so many inspirations and choices available, we thought we’d share a few that we found interesting. From witchy black cat names to ones inspired by famous black kitties in pop culture, we hope this list helps you pick the purrfect name for your new sidekick.

Witchy Black Cat Names

A black cat with yellow eyes standing in front of two jack-o'-lanterns.

If you’re looking for a witchy name for your cat, there’s plenty of ideas from your favorite supernatural-themed TV shows, movies, and books. Below we list just a few to help inspire you on your journey.

  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  • Draco (Harry Potter)
  • Elphaba (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Elvira (The Elvira Show)
  • Endora (Bewitched)
  • Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Glinda (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)
  • Jareth (Labyrinth)
  • Lucius (Harry Potter)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Minerva (Harry Potter)
  • Morticia (The Addams Family)
  • Sabrina (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Severus (Harry Potter)
  • Sukie (The Witches of Eastwick)
  • Tabitha (Bewitched)
  • Willow (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Winifred (Hocus Pocus)

Pop Culture Inspired Cat Names

A black cat with yellow eyes standing in a grassy field.

There have been quite a few black cats that made their way into movies, books, and TV over time. While we have only showcased a few, we hope these names help spark your creativity while you are choosing your new cat’s name.

  • Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Felix (Felix the Cat)
  • Isis (Star Trek)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Pluto (The Black Cat)
  • Renfield (The Elvira Show)
  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Snowball II (The Simpsons)
  • Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)

Famous Black Cat Companions

A black cat with yellow eyes peeking around a corner inside a home.

Several black cats have been the “stars” of celebrity households. From living in the white house to working for Parliament, they have cast their spell and blessed the lives of many cat lovers. While there are quite a few celebrities with black cats, below are a couple that have shared their beloved kitties’ names with their fans.

  • Chaznel (Alfonso Ribeiro)
  • Cleo (Gina Gershon)
  • Dennis (Dennis Quaid)
  • Eye in the Dark (Norman Reedus)
  • Gladstone (Chief Mouser)
  • Hodge (Samuel Johnson)
  • India “Willie” (George W. Bush)
  • Jill (Elizabeth Taylor)
  • Marshmoff (Frank Zappa)
  • Salt (John Lennon)

Female Black Cat Names

A small black cat curiously sniffing a young girl's head.

  • Adora
  • Bastet
  • Beatrix
  • Cahilia
  • Eclipse
  • Freyja
  • Hecate
  • Iris
  • Jade
  • Jet
  • Lily
  • Luna
  • Nyx
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Pandora
  • Pearl
  • Raven
  • Rose
  • Spinel
  • Wednesday
  • Widow
  • Zircon

Male Black Cat Names

A small black kitten lying on a white blanket.

  • Ace
  • Ash or Asher
  • Black Jack
  • Blackbeard
  • Casper
  • Cosmo
  • Fluffy
  • Ink
  • Jinx
  • Licorice
  • Loki
  • Mage
  • Midnight
  • Ninja
  • Odin
  • Orion
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Pluto
  • Sylvester
  • Thor
  • Vader
  • Venom

While there are endless names to choose from, we hope these lists helped provide you with a bit of inspiration during your name search journey. Are there any interesting black cat names you’d like to add to the list? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Still searching for inspiration? Check out Jeffers’ blog, How To Choose The Perfect Pet Name For Your New Pet.

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