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35 Black Cat Names to Bring Some Good Luck


Whether you're a black cat owner because you're obsessed with 'Black Panther' or you just think they're super cool, we have some name ideas for your black kitten.

Black cats always get a bad rep. In the United States, the black cat is typically seen as bad luck or bad omens and become associated with spooky things, especially during Halloween.

With that being said, from the popular 90's tv show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (yes, even the Netflix reboot!), to movies such as Hocus Pocus and The Jungle Book, we often see black cats being used in pop culture. So, if you recently brought home a new black feline and are struggling to find the purrfect name for your new kitty, we have some black cat names for you -- it might even bring you some good luck -- if you believe in that sort of stuff...

10 Unique Names for Your Black Kitty

1. Black Jack
2. Cinder
3. Ink/Inky
4. Licorice
5. Ninja
6. Onyx
7. Oreo
8. Obsidian
9. Tuxedo/Tux
10. Voodoo


10 Best Black Cat Names Inspired By Pop Culture

1. Binx (this moniker is of course from the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus!)
2. Bagheera (a great name for fans of Disney's Jungle Book!)
3. Darth/Vader (a.k.a. Darth Vader)
4. Elvira
5. Felix
6. Figaro
7. Salem
8. Sylvester
9. Snowball (fans of The Simpsons will recognize this name!)
10. Selina/Kyle (these names make up the first and last name of the superhero, Catwoman)

10 Black Cat Names Perfect for Any Cat's Personality

1. Crow
2. Dusk
3. Domino
4. Eve
5. Midnight
6. Panther
7. Raven
8. Shade/Nightshade
9. Storm
10. Spider

Some Bonus names!

1. Ebony
2. Jet
3. Noir
4. Pepper
5. Twilight


Whether you pick a name for your black cat from pop culture or you are inspired by everyday objects, the options are seriously endless! One thing we can guarantee: your new cat will certainly stand out from the crowd no matter what!

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