Are you looking for good black cat names? This list will provide cat owners and adopters with ideas for creative naming for the newest member of the household.
There is no more exciting time than the moment you decide to adopt a black kitten or cat and take them home to their new, forever home.
So, if you’re looking for good names for black cats, you’ve come to the right place. Use these names to give your feline friend a unique moniker and you’ll make your pet proud— and you’ll be a proud pet owner!
Best black cat names
Looking for a good name for your new black cat? Take a look at this list to get you started on your naming project. These selections are some of the best we’ve found for giving your furry friend the perfect name.
This list of girl black cat names hint at your cat’s dark colored fur and also sound exotic enough for the true queen of your household. She will love her new name!
These boy black cat names are perfect for your new furry family member. They bring to mind the dark qualities he exhibits with pride.
- Black Jack
Funny black cat names
Everyone loves a funny cat name — especially if your black cat exhibits a goofy or unique personality. Give him or her a fun-loving name to match his entertaining demeanor.
- Eight Ball
Cute naming ideas
Cats are often so cute — especially at their kitten stage — you can’t help but give them an extremely adorable sounding name. Here are a few to get you started.
Sometimes you just need to name your black cat something that sounds cool. We’ve got just the list for you.
- Friday (as in “Black Friday”)
Good black cat names
There are lots of places to look when considering a good name. Here are a few ideas.
Food & product brands
One good way to come up with a creative name for your black cat is to borrow a brand name or product you love.
- Thin Mint
- Jelly Bean
Pop culture: Names inspired by famous people, TV, movie, music
Check out this list of pop culture-inspired names you can use for your new black cat. These names come from movies, TV, books, and music.
- Black Panther, T’Challa, and Shuri (from the Black Panther movies)
- Beetlejuice (from the Beetlejuice movie)
- Voldemort (from Harry Potter)
- Batman (from the TV show/movies)
- Black Beauty (from the book/movie)
- Darth Vader (from Star Wars)
- Knight Rider (from the TV show)
- Gomez (from The Addams Family)
- Black Sabbath (from the rock band of the same name)
- Poe (from author Edgar Allan Poe)
Famous black cats
- Felix the Cat
- The Cat in the Hat (from Dr. Seuss)
- Binx (from Hocus Pocus)
- Snowball II (from The Simpsons)
- Salem (from Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
- Bagheera (from The Jungle Book)
- Sylvester (from Looney Tunes cartoons)
- Homer the Blind Wonder Cat (from Homer’s Odyssey)
- Cole (from Cole & Marmalade – social media cats)
Great names you can use
When it comes right down to it, really any name will work for your new little buddy. Try on one of these names for your new black cat. Take a poll amongst your family members to see which one wins.
- Smoke (or Smoky)
Bold and Powerful
Black and white choices
- Charlie Chaplin
- Betty Boop
- Salt n’ Peppa
- Ansel Adams (Editor’s Favorite!)
Black cats fun facts
1.) Black cat superstitions include the belief that they bring bad luck if they cross your path. Another one states that they are really witches in disguise. But in other countries, black cats are known for good luck.
2.) It is a myth that black cats are not adopted as frequently as other cats. More of them arrive at animal shelters than any other color, therefore more of them are adopted than any other color cat.
3.) Around Halloween, animal shelters will sometimes restrict black cat adoptions for fear they will be used for nefarious purposes or harmed.
4.) Color black has traditionally been associated with anarchy. In some cases, the black cat has become a symbol for anarchists.
5.) October 27 is Black Cat Day in Great Britain and August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day in the United States.
6.) The 2018 movie Black Panther increased the number of black cat adoptions. Shelters report fans naming the cats after characters in the film.
7.) There are 22 cat breeds that are black colored, including the Bombay — known as the quintessential black cat.
Black Cat Jokes
1.) When is it unlucky to see a black cat?
When you’re a mouse.
2.) What do black cats drink at 2 p.m. every day?
3.) Which game did the black cat play with the mouse?
4.) Which animal should you not scare on Halloween?
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FAQs — frequently asked questions
So, you want to know more about your black cat and others? Check out this frequently asked questions with answers.
1.) When is National Black Cat Day?
National Black Cat Day is celebrated every October 27. In 2020, October 27 falls on a Tuesday. In 2021, October 27 falls on a Wednesday.
2.) When is Black Cat Appreciation Day?
Black Cat Appreciation Day is August 17 each year. The goal of the one day event is to dispel common misconceptions about black cats.
3.) What is special about black cats?
Well, in addition to their striking good looks, black cats are believed to have better immune systems than other cats. They have a higher resiliency against disease and illnesses.
4.) Why do some people associate black cats with the Fourth of July?
Black Cat® is a registered fireworks brand. Black Cat firecrackers are very popular and use the tagline, “The Best You Can Get.” It is the oldest registered brand of fireworks in the United States.
— Emily Ryan
Emily writes about entertainments, pets, and family life.
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