37 Unique Black Cat Names For Your Black Kittens

Black cats can be any breed or mix of cat with black fir, and they are often associated with witches, Halloween, and bad luck. 

Today most of the people no longer hold these beliefs. In Egypt, legend has it that the goddess Bast saw black cats as favorable, so households there thought they could gain her favor by having a black cat. In British, black cats are actually considered to be good luck. We believed that if you love black cats, then they will bring good luck for you.

When naming your new black cat, do not forget to choose a cat name fit the unique appearance and personality of your cat, especially the color and texture. Any shade of black, whether it's a deep black, a blue black, or a gray black, is beautiful and visually stunning.

We have pulled together this list of 37 unique and cool names for your black male or female kittens, and these names come from nature and fictional characters in TV, movies, and cartoon films. We hope you will find your satisfied cat names for black cats here.


For the ace of spades, and the meaning of Ace is "number one, the best". A nickname given to one who excels. Also an English surname meaning "noble".


Ash is a boy's name, and the meaning of Ash is "the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning". It is also a natural name, the ash tree was common both in England and Scandinavia.


Batman is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as in a number of movie, television, and video game adaptations. The character is sometimes depicted in black and grey.


Blackberry is a widespread and well known shrub of the Rubus genus, and its fruit. It is a brand of smartphones by Blackberry Ltd.


Michael LaCour is an American noise musician and record producer, and he is known by his stage name B L A C K I E. The name Blackie is perfect for cute and lovely black kittens.


Casper is a boy's name of Persian origin, and the meaning of Casper is "treasurer". Casper the cat was famous for riding on buses.


Ciara is a girl's name of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ciara is "black".


Cole is a unisex name of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cole is "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal; people of victory". Cole is a cool name for a coal-black kitten.


The name Dusky is suitable for those cats with not too dark black coat color, and the meaning of Dusky is "naturally having skin of a dark color".


Eclipse is an astronomical event, it is used to describe the moment when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow.


Felix is a boy's name of Latin origin, and the meaning of Felix is "happy, lucky". Felix the Cat is a funny cartoon character with black body, white eyes, and giant grin.


Friday is a fictional character in Robinson Crusoe. In the United States, Black Friday is also the nickname of the day after Thanksgiving, the first day of the traditional Christmas shopping season.


Black cats have been a classic Halloween symbol to add a frightful, unnerving ambience. A cat named Halloween will surely remind people it was a black cat.


Inky means "black as ink", and the name Inky is perfect for a cute full-black kitten.


Jet is a natural cat name for male kittens. Jet the mineral is a shiny black substance.


A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood. The black knight is sometimes associated with death.


Laila is a girl's name of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Laila is "night beauty". Usually refers to dark hair or a dark complexion.


Midnight is the transition time period from one day to the next, the moment when the date changes.


A ninja is usually dressed in total black, the name Ninja can be used for a flexible black kitten.


Onyx is a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors. The name Onyx is a gem name suited for black male kittens, the final x making it sound strong and virile.


A panther is usually a black variant of leopard or jaguar. The name Panther is wonderful for a black and fast cat.


Phantom is a distortion of the senses, a cat name for those kittens you don't know where he or she is the whole day.


Puma is the genus containing the cougar and the jaguarundi. Another funny and cool cat name, especially for those who think they are large cats.


Raven is a unisex name of the large black bird related to the crow. Suitable for a black-haired or dark-skinned kitten.


Sabrina is a girl's name of Celtic origin. In mythology, Sabrina is the name of a Celtic maiden in a Welsh tale.


Salem is a boy's name of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Salem is "peace". In America, the name has been used for many cities and towns including the capital of Oregon and the historic coastal town in Massachusetts, site of the Salem witch trials and setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale, "The House of the Seven Gables".


Shadow is a unisex cat name, a shadow is an area where light from a light source is obstructed by an object.


Smokey is a boy's name, a variant of Smoky. The name Smokey was made famous by singer Smokey Robinson. Smokey is also a mascot of the University of Tennessee.


Socks was a household cat of the previous U.S. President Bill Clinton, a black cat with white coat in his face, paws and prothorax.


Black Spade is one of the four French suits commonly used in playing cards.


Sylvester is a boy's name of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sylvester is "of the woods". The name is associated with a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies repertory.


Tar is a viscous organic black liquid. The name Tar is perfect for a black shinning kitten.


Twilight is the time of day before sunrise or after sunset. The film Twilight is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series.


Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars series who was wearing traditional Ukrainian clothes.


A witch is a practitioner of witchcraft, which means the practice of magical skills and abilities.


Wizard is another name for a Magician, which means who uses or practices magic derived from supernatural or occult sources.


Zorro is a swashbuckling fictional character of films, television, and books. The character's visual motif is typically a black costume with a flowing Spanish cape.

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