Top 200+ Black Cat Names (With Their Meanings)

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Male Black Cat Names
Female Black Cat Names
Gender Neutral Cat Names

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Male Black Cat Names

These male black cat names are inspired by nature, magic, and mayhem. 
Aadhar — Darkness
Alaric — Universal ruler 
Ankoku — Blackness 
Asher — Happy, blessed
Astrophel — Star lover 
Astaroth —  the Great Duke of Hell and part of the evil trinity with Beelzebub and Lucifer
Athan — Immortal 
Azrael — The angel of destruction and renewal
Bazil — King; also a Mediterranean herb used in love magic and divination 
Badru — Born during the full moon 
Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice) — The 10th brightest star in the night sky (the right shoulder of the constellation Orion) 
Betzalel  — In the shadow of God 
Binx — The black cat from Disney’s 1993 American fantasy comedy horror film Hocus Pocus 
Bran — Raven; the Celtic god of death
Ciaran — Dark
Cole — Swarthy, coal-black
Colton — From the coal, dark town 
Corbin — Crow 
Dade — Dark one, exploited
Daku — Dark  
Damien — Untamed
Dante — Enduring, everlasting 
Dinsmore — Dark moor 
Dorian — Gift; a young man who sells his soul to the Devil for eternal youth and beauty from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Douglas — Black river 
Draven — Child of the shadows
Draco — Huge dragon; also the 8th largest constellation in the night sky  
Duncan — Dark warrior 
Dyrk — One who admires nighttime 
Elatha — art, knowledge; the god of the Moon in Irish mythology 
Golgotha — Skull
Grimshaw — Dark woods 
Hades — Greek God of the Underworld 
Hari — Dark, tawny 
Hiei — Flying shadow 
Houdini — To appear, vanish; also Harry Houdini, a Hungarian-born American magician famous for his death-defying escapes
Howl — To cry out loud; also the self-indulgent and insecure young wizard in the  fantasy novel Howl’s Moving Castle by British author Diana Wynne Jones
Ingram — Raven of peace 
Jack — God is gracious 
Jet — A velvety black gemstone
Kage — Shadow 
Keir —  Dark, black 
Lennon — Blackbird 
Lucifer — Bearer of light
Maverick — An unorthodox or independent-minded person
Morris — Dark-skinned 
Nigel — Dark, black-haired 
Noir  — Black 
Orpheus — The darkness of the night 
Osiris — The Egyptian god of the underworld 
Orion — Hunter in Greek mythology;  also a famous constellation located on the celestial equator 
Quillon — Crossing swords, strong
Ransley — Raven meadow 
Reito  — Beautiful, dark moon 
Renwick — Raven settlement 
Rigel — The 7th brightest star in the night sky (the left leg of the constellation Orion)
Sirius — Friend of God; also the brightest star in the night sky
Shiva — The Hindu god of destruction; also part of the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma, the creator, and Vishnu, the preserver
Smoky — Smoke-filled
Severus — Stern, harsh; also the Potions Master, Defense Against The Dark Arts, and Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Thanatos — The personification of death in Greek mythology 
Tsuki — Moon
Tsukikage — Moonbeams 
Vader — Father; also the main villain of the popular science fiction franchise Star Wars
Volkan — Volcano 
Yama — The Hindu god of death 
Yami — Dark 
Zalaam — Darkness
Zalaph — Shadow 
Zero — Void
Zorro — Fox; the masked Mexican hero created by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley in 1919

Female Black Cat Names

These female black cat names pay homage to ancient underworld goddesses, twisted fairy tales, and the dark side of mother nature. 
Achlys — The Greek goddess of everlasting night and the mist of death
Adreanna — Darkness
Aloka — Shadow 
Amaris — Child of the moon 
Amaya — Night rain
Aradia — The Italian goddess of the moon and queen of the witches 
Aruna — Moon love 
Aspen — Quaking tree
Bastet — The lower Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth
Belladonna — Beautiful woman; Deadly nightshade
Bellatrix — Female warrior 
Bonnie — Pretty, attractive; also a very powerful witch and one of the main female characters on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries
Blair — Battlefield 
Branwen — Beautiful raven
Cassandra — Unheeded prophetess; also the daughter of King Priam and Trojan prophetess that foresaw the fall of Troy in Homer’s ‘The Iliad’
Ciara — Little dark one 
Circe — The Greek goddess of sorcery
Celeste — Heavenly 
Chhaya — The Hindu goddess of shadows
Clio — Glory
Dahlia — Valley flower; also the national flower of Mexico named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl
Danika —  Morning star
Drusilla — Prophecy 
Ebony — Deep black wood 
Eris — The Greek goddess of strife and discord 
Eleena — Shining in the darkness 
Elvira — Truth 
Esmeray — Dark moon  
Glinda — The good witch of the North in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz
Hecate — The Greek goddess of magic and  witchcraft 
Hel — The Norwegian goddess of death 
Hermione — Messenger, earthly; also the main female witch in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series 
Hesperia — Evening star
Izanami — The Japanese goddess of death and queen of the underworld 
Jocasta — Shining moon 
Jemisha — Queen of the night  
Kali — The Hindu goddess of death and destruction (Sanskrit: “She Who Is Black” or “She Who Is Death”) 
Kalma — The Finnish god of death and decay (Finnish: “The stench of corpses”)
Kanika — Black cloth 
Keket — The Egyptian goddess of darkness
Kiera — Little dark one 
Kindle — Set fire, to glow
Lamia — An evil witch-queen in the 2007 fantasy movie Stardust; also a Greek monster with the head and breast of a woman and the body of a serpent
Laylah — Night 
Leanira (pronounced ley-ah-NEE-ra)— Black butterfly 
Lilith  — Ghost, night monster
Lisha — Darkness before midnight
Livana — Lunar 
Lorelei — Enchantress 
Lucinda — Light; also Samantha’s black cat familiar in the 1964 TV show Bewitched 
Luna — Moon
Magena — Moon 
Maleficent — Doing evil or harm; also the evil fairy godmother in Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault
Medora — Ruler 
Mei — Dark
Melantha — Dark flower
Melaina — Dusky 
Melanie — Someone who is covered by shadows
Miyako — Beautiful night child 
Morrigan —  Irish goddess of death, destiny, and war (Irish for “Phantom Queen”)
Moriah — The hill country; also a large black cat in the 1974 World Fantasy Award-winning novel The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
Naenia – The Roman goddess of funerals
Nisha —  Darkness of the night 
Orenda — Magical powers
Pandora — All-giving 
Persephone — The goddess queen of the underworld and wife of Hades in Greek mythology 
Rosemary — Dew of the sea; also a Mediterranean herb that’s used to ward off evil spirits and witches 
Sabrina — Welsh Goddess of the River Severn 
Sage — Wise; also a Mediterranean herb used to purify and cleanse a religious space 
Samara — Guardian, protected by God
Sauda — Dark Beauty 
Sombra — Shade 
Stella — Celestial Star
Sukie — Lily; also a mild-mannered and tender-hearted witch from John Updike’s 1984 fantasy novel The Witches of Eastwick
Sybil — Oracle
Turaya  — Star
Tia — The goddess of peaceful deaths in Haida mythology
Umbra — Shadow 
Ursula — Bear; also the evil sea witch in Disney’s 1989 feature film The Little Mermaid
Valonia —  Shadow Valley 
Vespera — Of the evening 
Willow — Willow tree; also an extremely powerful teenage witch on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Winnifred — Holy, blessed; also the head of the Sanderson witches in Disney’s 1993 cult classic Hocus Pocus 
Winter — Time of water 
Xena — Guest, stranger
Zelda — Gray battle 
Zila — Shadow 

Gender Neutral Cat Names

These unisex Black cat names draw inspiration from astronomy, pop culture, Gothic short stories, and ancient death gods.
Ash — Ash tree, happy 
Altair — The brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle and the 12th brightest star in the night sky 

Bambino — The black cat of American author and humorist Mark Twain 
Blackwell — Dark stream
Blackberry — Fruit of the bramble 
Blackie — One that is black 
Blake — Fair-haired, dark
Blakeney — From the black island 
Church — The black cat from Stephen King’s Pet Sematary
Chocolate — A food made from cacao beans
Cinder — Hot ashes
Coffee — A brewed drink made from roasted coffee beans
Comet — A head with long hair
Dade —  Dark one 
Darcy — Dark one, from Arcy, from the fortress
Delaney — Dark challenger
Donaver — Brown black 
Draven — Child of the shadows 
Dublin — Black Pool 
Dusk — Sunset 
Echo — Reflected sound 
Eclipse — The hiding of any heavenly body by another
Elphaba (pronounced El-pha-ba) — The name of the wicked witch of the West in the 2003 Broadway musical Wicked
Fabre — Blacksmith 
Fate — One of great destiny, faith 
Friday — day of Frigga, the Norwegian goddess of marriage, love, and destiny and wife of Odin
Ghost — Breath, good or bad spirit 
Gypsy — Wanderer
Hastie — Speedy; from the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Inali — Black fox 

Jiji — The black cat from Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 animated film Kiki’s Delivery Service
Jinx — Wicked spell
Jupiter — The supreme god 

Keir — Black 
Kyran — Black
Lethe — River of forgetfulness in Greek mythology 
Licorice — A black-colored sweet made from the extract of the roots of the licorice plant Glycyrrhiza glabra
Mage — Learned magician 
Mahogany — Dark wood 
Midnight — The middle of the night 
Moonshine — The light of the moon
Mugwort — A Eurasian perennial herb that’s used for healing, divination, and dreaming
Nebula — Mist 
Nightshade — Shade of night
Nightmare — Terrifying dream 
Nimbus — Dark cloud
Ninja — One skilled in stealth
Nirvana — Bliss 
Nova — New; also the exploding surface of a white dwarf star
Nox — Night 
Obsidian — Black volcanic glass
Olive — Olive tree; also the longtime love interest of Popeye the Sailor Man
Omen — Faithful; also a sign or warning of something good or bad that will happen in the future
Onyx — Deep black gemstone 
Ouija — Spirit board 
Patchouli (pronounced puh-choo-lee) — A bushy, tropical herb that’s associated with love, wealth, and sexual power 
Pennyroyal — A toxic herb that’s carried to ward off the “evil eye” in American folk magic and Hoodoo 
Pepper — Hot spice 
Panther — Puma concolor, the largest of the small wildcats 
Phoenix — From the ashes 
Pluto — The black cat from Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Black Cat
Raven — Blackbird 
Sable — Black 
Salem — Complete, peaceful; also Sabrina Spellman’s black cat familiar in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Samhain — Halloween
Shadow — Shade from the sun
Stardust — Dust made of stars 
Storm — Tempest
Styx — One of the rivers of the Greek underworld 
Sullivan — Black-eyed one 
Tamala — Dark tree 
Twilight — The time between dawn and sunrise, or between sunset and dusk
Vega — Dweller in the meadow; also the 5th brightest star in the night sky 
Wednesday — Day of Woden, the Norwegian god of death and war; also the only daughter in the dark comedy The Addams Family by American cartoonist Charles Addams
Yarrow — A plant used in courage, healing, or love spells
Yin — In the shade
Zil — Shadow 

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