We’ve got 250 of the very best black cat names for you here, new and updated for 2019.
That beautiful black coat is a great source of inspiration for your perfect name. From the most popular choices to human names. Unique, to creative and cool options.
Read on to find your black cat’s perfect new name!
Our Favorites for 2019
Our Readers’ Favorite Black Cat Names
Let’s start with our readers’ favorite names for black cats. These are from your lovely comments below. The top black cat names for 2019 are:
These were the most common choices that you told us you’d used for your own cats. We love them all!
We’ll have more of our readers’ suggestions later on. And if we’ve missed your cat’s name out, do let us know in the comments below.
If you want to jump to any parts of this article, just click the helpful links below:
- Popular black cat names
- Female black cat names
- Male black cat names
- Cute names
- Unique names
- Creative names
- Cool names
- Funny names
- Names for black cats with green eyes
- Names from our readers.
What to name a black cat
I love my black cat. He’s brilliant. But naming him wasn’t a quick job.
Fortunately, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to what to name a black cat.
Naming your cat, my cat, any cat, should be a fun and ultimately very rewarding process.
Finding the right name for your new gorgeous kitty is important.
Why It’s So Important
After all, she is going to be in your life for a long time.
You want to be able to introduce her to your friends with pride.
And perhaps to name her in a way that reflects her gorgeous coat. As well as her perfect personality.
We know cats recognise our voices and use lots of different vocal sounds of their own. (Scientific American)
Popular names for black cats
There are a few ideas which have been enduringly popular for the little cuties.
These usually reflect on the mystical mythical history of black cats.
As witches loyal assistants, prowling the night. Invisible under a darkened sky.
But some are also a reflection of other things that share their gorgeous color. And even famous cats from the world of marketing!
Popular Black Cat Names
Let’s get started with some popular black cat names.
- Boots (purrfect for a cat with black feet)
- Felix (great for a black and white cat)
- Mittens (black cats with white paws)
Female black cat names
Before we launch further into the world of black cat names, it’s worth remembering that your cat’s beautiful coloring doesn’t have to be the starting point for her name.
Girl black cat names
Your new kitten will be very special. So I’ve selected some black female cat ideas from slightly less common human choices.
Black cat names male
Boy black cat names derived from human names can be as common or as rare as you like.
For my own black and white male cat I ended up choosing Oscar. It’s quite a popular name. But it’s one that I have always loved.
Oscar is nearly six years old now. So my days of naming kittens is well behind me.
But if I adopted another cat to join our family I might well choose one of these:
Male Black Cat Names
Even More Choices
Black male cat names can of course be found from human names. Looking up online lists of baby names or thumbing through a book are both great ways to seek them out.
Cute black cat names
Cute black kitten names are so much fun.
Ideas and inspiration can come from basically anything and anywhere. Adorable creatures, sweet products or places.
For your black cat you might like to choose something cute that matches his color or tone too.
Here are some totally scrummy picks from the cute black kitten names bunch.
- Chi Chi
- Za Za
Want More Cute Ideas?
Let’s face it. Whichever option you pick for your black cat is going to be cute. Because he is!
Unique black cat names
But what if you don’t want to be a part of the usual crowd?
Looking for a name that packs a bit of individuality? Then let’s think outside the box.
Check out these unusual choices for some fun ideas that you probably won’t hear every day.
Unique Black Cat Names
Looking for something unique, that brings in a little creativity?
Creative black cat names
Getting creative with black kitten names can be fun too. It’s another great way to think up something that is a bit less ordinary.
Here are some top choices for more creative black cat ideas.
Cool black cat names
There are some things that are almost universally considered textbook cool. Like leather jackets and motor bikes.
But of course, cool is in reality really rather subjective. Think about a topic or subject area that you find awesome. Into super heroes? Love chess? Gothic architecture? The natural world?
A name that is cool to you and your friends is likely to come from something that you all love.
Here are my top cool ideas for a black cat!
Black cat names – funny!
Funny names for black kittens can range incredibly.
From a juxtaposition – like traditionally white furred pet names for a black cat, to puns and inappropriate descriptions.
If you want to give your kitty a funny name, then check out this range of inspiring ideas.
- Hello Kitty
Names for black cats with green eyes
Do you have an amazing black cat with green eyes?
Do you want to give her a name to reflect that amazing eye color?
Here are some fun ideas with a hint of green.
These largely nature based names are a great way of finding the best name for your dark cat with green eyes.
Spooky Black Cat Names
Black cats can be associated with spooky things! They’re often seen in pictures riding on a witch’s broom, or sat next to a pumpkin!
So let’s take a look at some spooky names you might love:
Or perhaps you’d like something a little more fun.
Black Cat Names Inspired By Food
One great way to create a unique, fun name is to get inspiration from things around you – like food!
Let’s look at some food names that show off your cat’s black color:
- Squid Ink
Black cat names from our readers
Thanks so much our readers for their comments below. Here are some of their suggestions that we hadn’t included in our original lists.
More choices for 2019:
And our personal favorite of all your black cat names: Brown.
Best black cat names
Good names for black cats come in many forms.
The best choices for black cats vary hugely depending upon what it is you want the name to say about your new pet. And about yourself!
Whether you want to get creative, be unique or just plain totally cool. I hope the choices above helped you to get inspired.
At the end of the day all options are perfect. As long as you are happy with them.
Still Can’t Choose A Name?
We have plenty more brilliant options in our other cat names articles. Check them out using the links below:
- Scientific American. Muth, F. What We Understand About Cats and What Cats Understand About Us.
- Animal Cognition. 2013. Saito, A. & Shinozuka, K. Vocal recognition of owners by domestic cats (Felis catus).
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