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Naming Your Black Cat: Name Ideas for Cats with Black Haircoats

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Are you looking for that perfect cat name that just fits your Kitty? Does your cat have black hair?

Naming a cat can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your cat's physical characteristic such as his coat color.

Here are some cat names that can be associated with those black hair-coated cats! I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your cat!

Do you have any suggestions for cat names? Email us your cat name ideas and we will try to add them to our cat name list!

  • Ace (for the ace of spades)
  • Amadeus
  • Angus
  • Ashes
  • Anisette (French - or Anise), with a nickname of Ani.
  • Atticus- This is for the band, the record label and To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Bagheerah - for the black Panther in The Jungle Book
  • BeeBee after BB king
  • Blackie
  • Blake (means black)
  • Blackjack (a lucky card)
  • Blackbeard
  • Blackula
  • Black Purrl
  • Boo
  • Bogie - as in Humphrey Bogart
  • Buckwheat - Eddie Murphy character on SNL
  • Calo (Meanas Black in the Roma Language)
  • Cinderella" and call her "Cinders" to reflect her black coat.
  • Carbon
  • Cinder Ella (pink nose) (Cinder - e.g. volcanic ash)
  • Charcoal
  • Cheyenne
  • Coal
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Colbie (black as coal)
  • Crow
  • Darth Vader
  • Daegan Kai - Irish /asian meaning dark haired / fire
  • Dante Alexander- Italian - taken Dante's Inferno and Alexander the Great
  • Dragon
  • Damion
  • Darth Vader
  • Dugan – means black haired in celtic
  • Duncan (means black warrior)
  • Ebony
  • Elvira
  • Espresso
  • Flint
  • Forest
  • Hades - God of the under world
  • India (for India ink)
  • Indigo
  • Inky
  • Inkspot – goes by "Spotters"
  • Guiness
  • Jacket
  • JAGUAR or Jaggie
  • Jet
  • Johnny Cash (AKA Cash)
  • Kole - alternate spelling of Coal
  • Kieran Mael - Irish name meaning dark
  • Kemnebi (means black panther in ancient Egyptian)
  • "Kuro"(KOO-ROH) which is the Japanese word for Charcoal
  • Leto of the Dark Cloak was the mother of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis.
  • Licorice
  • Likrish (a phonetic spelling of Licorice)
  • Negra
  • Ninjia
  • Nuit - Nuit was the Egyptian goddess of the night sky
  • Magic (as in black magic)
  • Matches
  • Maverick
  • Merlin
  • Midnight
  • Misty
  • Morticia
  • Monster
  • Musqua (Little Bear)
  • Mystery
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Pearl (she was such a gem – my black pearl)
  • Panther
  • Pepsi
  • Prieta- Spanish for Blackie
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Poppy (for Poppy Seeds)
  • Raven
  • Retread (a stray, all black)
  • Redunzel (actually spelt RDNZL)- name Frank Zappa gave to a small black kitten through his then 3-year son changed the cats name to "Fighty Bitey"- Zappa wrote an instrumental with this name inspired by the sight of the kitten playing.
  • Rosie (in honor of Rosa Parks)
  • Rasputin the mysterious dark Russian monk
  • Rubber
  • Sabbath
  • Salam (for Halloween)
  • Samantha
  • Sarrasine- From the French Medieval word "Sarrasin" which comes from the much older word "Saracen" and simply means a dark skinned person.
  • Satchmno (after Louis Armstrong)
  • Satchmo Jazz
  • Sammy (for Sammy Davis Jr.)
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Sheba – as in African Queen
  • Spade for Ace of Spades
  • Sharpie, like a black Sharpie pen
  • Sky
  • Skye
  • Skylar
  • Soot
  • Sootie
  • Spider
  • Spooky (some also answer to Pookums)
  • Spyda (spider)
  • Sooty
  • Stormie
  • Tar
  • Teddy
  • Talladega- named for one as black as the Talladega race track.
  • Tire
  • Treacle: We named our black cat Treacle--the Scottish word for Molasses--in the sunlight his fur looked like it was tinged with brown.
  • Trilby Pantera - all black and constantly trills
  • Vadar
  • Velvet (a coat like black velvet)
  • Yogi – as in Yogi Bear
  • Yum Yum





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