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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. But never mind, we still want to give our cats names.

​“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.”

​Black Cat Names In Another Language

​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

  • Li​corice
  • ​Black Velvet - This may refer to the cake or even the song by Alannah Miles
  • 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 consideration.

​You might also like to read...

​Names for Black and White Cats

​Ideas for naming your b​lack and white kitty.

​and don't forget to read about Blackie, a famous ship mascot, in this article.

​Black Cat Coffee Time

​Read about Blackie in this article​, a famous black cat.

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About the Author Rebecca Parker

Hello! I am Rebecca Parker, the content editor of this site. My kitty cat contracted diabetes at age 14. This means twice daily injections and to his dismay, no snacking in between meals. This gorgeous and very loved kitty is sadly now deceased, old age caught up with him.

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