Guide To Black Cat and Kitten Names

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Black cats have been around for many years. Egyptians thought they were extremely lucky animals that would bring good fortune to those around them. Even though there are a number of different breeds of cats, black cats can appear in any variety of cat. If you’re lucky enough to have a black cat for a pet, there are so many names for black cats that you can choose from.

Once you determine a name for your black cat, create a custom Petventures storybook featuring your cat. Dedicate the storybook to your new kitty by adding his or her name to the customizable dedication page. Keep reading this guide to black cat names for help coming up with the best black cat name for your kitty.


Table of Contents

Famous Black Cats

Personality Traits

Black Cats In Other Languages

Naming Your Black Cat

Boy Names For Black Cats

Girl Names For Black Cats

Recommended Products


Famous Black Cats

There have been many famous black cats throughout history.

  • Tommaso is the Guinness Book of World Record’s richest feline in the world. Tommaso is a stray cat who lived on the streets of Rome before he was adopted. He was adopted and lived comfortably with his owner for many years before his owner passed away. Tommaso was left $13 million with this passing!
  • Don’t forget about Salem from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and Felix the Cat if you’re looking for some Hollywood stars.

Personality Traits of Black Cats

While many people associate black cats with superstition, these cats actually have a very sweet and playful personality. As kittens, black cats love to snuggle, play with their owner, and investigate their surroundings. As they age, they are very pleasant as lap cats.

Black Cats in Other Languages

People have varying opinions of black cats from culture to culture. Some cultures find them to be endearing; others will go in the opposite direction of a black cat when they see it. Whatever the culture, there seems to be some sort of superstition for black cats. If you want to name your cat something unique, use a word in a different language that describes your cat. For example, you could name your kitty the Spanish "gatito", which means little cat or kitten or "Chaton" which is the French version.

You may want to choose a name that is unique to your kitty, but relates to their appearance. Here are some terms that mean black in other languages that may work for your furry friend:

  • Gato Negro: Spanish
  • Chat Noir: French
  • Zwarte Kat: Dutch
  • Itim na Pusa: Filipino
  • Schwarze Katze: German
  • Cat Dubh: Irish
  • Gatto Nero: Italian
  • Czarny Kot: Polish
  • Svart Katt: Swedish
  • Cath Ddu: Welsh
  • Kaalee Billee: Hindi
  • Maew Da: Thai
  • Paka Mweusi: Swahili
  • Nigrum Cattus: Latin

Naming Your Black Cat

There are a few common names that many people use to name their cat. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to those classic names.

Boy Names For Black Cats

Cute names

You probably know a cat or two with one of these cute names:

  • Charlie
  • Leo
  • Simba
  • Oscar
  • Max
  • Rascal

Unique Names

If you’re looking for more unique names specific to boy black cats, consider the names of the list below:

  • Shadow
  • Salem
  • Darth
  • Jaguar
  • Gotham
  • Boo
  • Wakanda
  • Smoky
  • Onyx
  • Phantom
  • Midnight
  • Oreo
  • Rocky

Girl Names for Black Cats

Bella, Kitty and Princess are extremely common cat names for female cats. If you’re looking for something specific to black cats that are girls, one of the names below may fit the personality of your kitty:

  • Ebony
  • Raven
  • Morticia
  • Inky
  • Sabrina
  • Elvira
  • Twilight
  • Banshee
  • Voodoo
  • Dusty
  • Cinder
  • Magic

Recommended Products

Looking for a purrfect gift for that special pet or pet-lover? We’ve put together a list of recommended products below.

Personalized Pet Storybook

Create a custom storybook, starring your pet. Design the look of your dog or cat, write a dedication, and add your name and hometown to create a uniquely personal adventure!

Pet Pop Art Blanket

Looking for a fantastic way to snuggle with your fur-born? Create a custom blanket featuring your pet’s likeness. Perfect for pet beds, your bed, and couches!

Pet Pop Art Canvas

Do you love your pet enough to turn them into a work of art? Design custom canvas prints, featuring your pet, to display in your home. We work with you to capture the look of your dog or cat and select the perfect background from our collection of over 60 options!

Pet Pop Art Phone Case

Is your fur-born always on your mind? Create a custom phone case with your pet’s likeness on a variety of backgrounds. Show off your pet to the world and get tons of compliments on their cute face!

Pet Pop Art Socks

Pet Pop Art Tag

Need the perfect tag for your new furry friend? Make a custom tag with your dog or cat’s name on pop art backgrounds. Create an amazing tag to show off your pet’s personality to the world.

Pet Pop Art Mug

Pet Pop Art Shirts, Hoodies, and Sweaters

Turn your pet into a fashion statement! Make shirts, hoodies, tank-tops and more so you can show off their cute face everywhere you go.


Looking for more names for cats?

Click the links below for guides specific to other colors of cats:



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