Unique Black Cat Names For Your Special Kitty

This is a quote about naming a cat from the story, Coraline. I think it pretty well sums up cats.

“What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,' it said.
'No?' said Coraline.
'No,' said the cat. 'Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.”

Sometimes words sound mysterious or more interesting in a language other than our own.

  • Noir - French for the word black
  • Schwartz - German for the word black
  • Nero - Italian for the word black
  • Hitam - Indonesian for the word black
  • Pango - Maori for the word black
  • Nuit - French for the word night
  • Sombra - Spanish for shadow
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Black Cats Names That Are Food Related

  • Licorice
  • Black Velvet 
  • Pepper
  • Blackberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Espresso
  • Caviar - Such a Luxe sounding name. Love it!
  • Chocolate
  • Truffle
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Too Cool Names For Black Cats

  • Panther
  • Coal
  • Midnight
  • Black Rose
  • Black Beauty
  • Nebula
  • Diesel
  • Jet
  • Jupitor
  • Luna
  • Bear
  • Goth
  • Charcoal
  • Jaguar
  • Domino
  • Suede
  • Dusk
  • Magic
  • Onyx
  • Zorro

Cute Names For Black Cats

  • Coco
  • Soot or Sooty
  • Smokey
  • Boo
  • Smudge
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Creative Names for Black Cats

  • Phantom
  • Chauffeur
  • Jolly Roger
  • LBD - Little Black Dress
  • Dark Sky or Night Sky
  • Nimbus - meaning dark cloud

Famous Black Cat Names

  • Salem - from Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  • Figaro - The cute little black cat from Walt Disney's Pinocchio
  • Felix - The iconic cartoon character
  • Jiji - The black cat who is a companion in to Kiki in Kiki's Home Delivery Service.
  • Berlioz - He is another Disney Cat, the black kitten from The Aristocrats.
  • Binx - from the movie Hocus Pocus.
  • Sylvester - Often found chasing Tweety Bird. He appeared in Merrie Melodies and also Looney Tunes.
Sylvester - The black and white cat

Some names are definitely more appealing than others.  
In the end it is what makes you say, that's it!

Whatever you choose, you will soon become accustomed to the name.  Some cats are called Kitty forever and most cats are called Kitty at least some of the time.

We hope you found some black cat names for serious consideration.

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It says here that Blackie did NOT make it to the top ten cat names this year.

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4 thoughts on “Unique Black Cat Names For Your Special Kitty”

    • Hi Judy
      That’s a tricky one. Sounds like a gorgeous combination. What about Honey? or Treacle? – both can be dark or caramel. My son has a black and tan Kelpie and she is called Alison or Allie. Let me know what you eventually choose.


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