40 Black Cat Names to Bring Some Good Luck

Black cats are some of the most unadopted cats in the United States, which is really a shame. Black cats are some of the most loving felines you can find, but they often have a bad reputation due to being associated with bad luck, bad omens, or spooky seasons like Halloween. This is primarily a western superstition, but it continues to affect black cats everywhere. Many cultures actually think of black cats as good luck.

If you're a fan of Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, love Hocus Pocus, The Jungle Book, or even Alanna's magical black cat Faithful from the Tortall book series by Tamora Pierce (he has purple eyes), you'll know that black cats honestly get some of the best roles in films or books. If you've recently brought home a new black feline and need to find the perfect name for your little black soot ball, look no further—we have the perfect black cat names for any first time owner. Be prepared to have some good luck, if you believe in that kind of thing!

10 Unique Black Cat Names

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

10 Pop Culture Black Cat Names

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

10 Personable Black Cat Names

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

10 Odd Cat Names

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  1. Noir
  2. Umbreon
  3. Jet
  4. Twilight
  5. Ebony
  6. October
  7. Smoky
  8. Charcoal
  9. Yin
  10. Pattern

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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This article was originally published October 1, 2021.

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