15 Clever Names For Black Cats

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on March 20, 2017

There are many cat lovers who have a special place in their hearts for black cats. It could be because some superstitions gave them a bad rap, which is undeserved. Maybe it’s because they’re most likely to be left in shelters due to these misconceptions. Or perhaps its because it’s easy to become enamored with their glossy fur, bright eyes, and stellar personalities.

Whatever the case, if you’ve just adopted an adorable black kitten or a sweet rescue cat, consider yourself lucky! You probably want to give your new companion a name as special as they are, so we’re excited to give you some inspiration. Below are 15 clever names for your black cat.

Do you have a black cat? Share his or her name with us in the comments below! 

1. Pluto

Literary buffs will remember this as the name of the feline in Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat. Although we’re saddened by his fate in the grisly tale, Pluto certainly gets his justice.

2. Velvet

…yes, as in “black velvet.” The name perfectly describes her irresistibly soft fur!

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3. Beauty

Give your “black beauty” a name that honors her dark, gorgeous coat.

4. Magic

There’s something truly mystical – even supernatural – about a perceptive black cat.

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5. Dahlia

For cats that are like lovely flowers, consider naming yours after this beautiful bud, which comes in deep-colored varieties.

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6. Espresso

If you like your coffee like your cats – smooth and dark – call your kitty by your favorite caffeinated beverage.

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7. Blackberry

Maybe your feline is usually sweet, but sometimes a little tart. Name him after this fresh summer berry. (Ps. This one, named Clark, is up for adoption in Sutherland Shire! Message the Shire Animal Rescue on Facebook.)

8. Fortune

If you’re against negative superstitions involving felines, Fortune is the purrfect name for your meowing good luck charm.

9. Blackjack

Does your black cat take risks like a gambler? This could be a very fitting name.

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10. Noir

The French word for “black” purrfectly suits elegant felines with old-school manners and charm.

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11. Apollo

That deep, dark fur may remind you of the endless mysteries of outer space.

12. Olive

This name is great for a feline that’s full of zest – especially one that’s part of a family with Mediterranean roots!

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13. Ninja

Sneaking through shadows, padding noiselessly through the dark… stealthy black cats are definitely ninjas!

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14. Mischief

Give this name to the curious black cat who’s always up to something!

15. Moonlight

They may have dark coats, but they certainly add light to our lives. Call attention to your cat’s inner glow – and his beautifully bright eyes – with this name.

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(h/t: Pet Helpful)