199 Black Cat Names Suggestions for Mischievous Cats (Funny but Unique)

Best black cat names

There are many misconceptions surrounding black cats, some people associate them with misfortune, bad luck, and even witchcraft.

However, contrary to these believes, black kitties are lovely cats who deserve all our love and affection just like all the other cats.

Aside from their color, the characters of black cats help cat owners to come up with the perfect name for their new black cat.

There are several names that you and your cat are going to love, the challenge is picking one. Take your time, observe your cat and let these names help you give your black a name.

Traditional Names

There are so many traditional names for your black kitty, some are common but still amazing. Here are a few.

  • Abracadabra.
  • Alacazam.
  • Ashley.
  • Ashton.
  • Beelzebub.
  • Blackamoor.
  •  Black Bart.
  • Black beauty.
  • Blackie.
  • Black Crow.
  • Crypt Keeper.
  • Darth Vader.
  • Diablo.
  • Diabolique.
  • Midnight Runner.
  • LeStat.
  • Jet.
  • Ink.
  • Hecate.
  • Hades.
  • Eight Ball.
  • Black Orchid.
  • Cinders.
  • Coal.
  • Hocus Pocus.
  • Grimalkin.
  • Inkwell.

Unisex Black Cat Names

Unisex names are trendy, unique and thoughtful.

  • Misty.
  • Shadow.
  • Luna- Spanish name for the moon.
  • Midnight.
  • Dracula.
  • Raven.
  • Ozzy.
  • Selene- it is Greek word related to the moon.

Funny Names

You can never go wrong with a funny name. It makes people laugh; it is memorable and also cute.

  • Scratchy- perfect name if you have a black cat and a super fan of the Simpsons.
  • Catsanova- best for a friendly, sweet and loving cat.
  • Ninja- suitable for an agile cat.
  • Boo- it is a funny name which is closely associated with Halloween.
  • Snowball.
  • Catzilla.

Mystic Names

  • Tenebris- Latin name for darkness.
  • Nimbus- another Latin name that means dark cloud, it is suitable for black cats.
  • Onyx- this is a shiny, black and beautiful stone.
  • Fortune- this makes a good name only if do not believe in superstitions.
  • Pluto- the black cat in the story Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Jinx.
  • Wicca.
  • Voodoo

Mischievous Black Cats

One of these names is appropriate for a naughty black cat. A cat who likes to get into trouble, bother you, knock over your plants, sneak out of the house, climb up your shelves or even hide under your closets, behind the couch and even under beds.


  • Libby.
  • Belle.
  • Merida.
  • Tink.
  • Alana.
  • Alice.
  • Vanellope.


  • Berlioz.
  • Cheshire.
  • Thumper.
  • Skellington.
  • Rajah.
  • Clopin.
  • Meeko.

Names Based on Nature

I really enjoy being outdoors, taking nature works, breathing fresh air, and taking in all the beautiful things that nature has to offer. If you can relate to this and you are looking for a name based on nature for your new kitty, here are some great options.

  • Dusty.
  • Carbon.
  • Smoky.
  • Ember.
  • Cinder.
  • Ash.
  • Coal.
  • Ebony.
  • Graphite.
  • Opal.
  • Tarmac.
  • Shady.

Food-Related Black Cat Names

We all love food, some more than others. There that one food you really enjoy so why not pass that name along to your adorable black cat?

  • Oreo.
  • Pepsi.
  • Coco.
  • Espresso.
  • Hershey.
  • Licorice.
  • Raisin.
  • Coffee.
  • Pepper.
  • Godiva.
  • Blackberry.

Cool Names for Male Black Cats

We all have our own definition of cool, find the things you think make your cat cool and give it a name based on these qualities.

  • Bones.
  • Blackjack.
  • Blackbeard.
  • Beetle.
  • Beast.
  • Batman.
  • Baron.
  • Draco.
  • Domino.
  • Diesel.
  • Drake.

Famous Fictional Black Cats

Borrow a name from films, movies, cartoons or television. Although they are not real, you can find a great cat name from these productions.

  • Salem- a naughty cat from the TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Coraline- an egocentric cat from the film Coraline.
  • Bagheera- a character in jungle book.
  • Binx- an immortal cat from Hocus Pocus.
  • Figaro- it is a cat in the animated film Pinocchio.
  • Sylvester- a proud and resilient fictional cat.
  • Boo boo kitty- a stuffed animal in the show Laverne and Shirley.
  • Cole.

Names that Mean Black

  • Schwarz (German)
  • Negru (Romanian)
  • Nero (Italian)
  • Kuro (Japanese)
  • Svart (Icelandic)
  • Pango (Swahili)
  • Nior (French)
  • Siyah ( Turkish)

Pop Culture Names

Pop culture is an ocean for awesome cat names. It could be TV shows, actors, actresses, singers, sports personalities and many more. You can choose any name for your cat and to help you, here are some options for black cats.


  • Beyonce.
  • Aaliyah.
  • Maya Angelou.
  • Braxton.
  • Minaj.
  • Madea.
  • Rihanna.
  • Oprah.
  • Mo’nique.
  • Miss Ross.


  • Chappelle.
  • Denzel.
  • Prince.
  • Pryor.
  • Fresh Prince.
  • Kanye.
  • Kobe.
  • M.J.
  • Ne-Yo.
  • Ellington.


Jenny is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her two adopted cats and one dog who lost one leg in an accident. Inspired to blog about pets by her dad, a retired veterinarian, and veteran.

View all posts

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.