Got a Black cat? Name him or her with the best, coolest name ever! If you have been trying to look for a name that will suit him or her, then you should try to pick one from the list below. They are from multiple cultures and countries. One of these names might be just the one your cat deserves!
- Charna: It is a Yiddish name that originated from the Slavic word that directly translates as “Black.”
- Colby: It is actually a common surname in English countries around the world. The name was derived from the words Koli, which translates to “Dark” and “Coal,” and Býr, which translates to “Town.” It is also a traditional nickname in Old Norse.
- Dunstan: The name was derived from the words Dunn, which means “Dark,” and Stan, which means “Stone.” The name was created by an archbishop and saint in Canterbury. It was popular during the Middle Ages but faded into obscurity. The name became popular again during the 19th century.
- Lilith: This name is famous for being associated with the demon present in ancient Assyrian folklore and myth. The name was derived from the Akkadian word Lilitu, which means “Of The Night.” The name is also associated with Adam’s first wife in Jewish tradition, who was banished from Eden.
- Nyx: In Greek, Nyx means “Night.” It is also the name of the Goddess of the Night in Greek mythology, who was also Khaos’ daughter and Erebos’ wife. Just the name itself sounds cool.
- Zelophehad: In Hebrew, the name means “Shadow From Terror” and/or “First Born.” In the Bible’s Old Testament, Zelophehad was known as a man who died and left behind five daughters.
- Orpheus: Orpheus is a popular character in Greek mythology. He was the musician and poet who retrieved Eurydice, his dead wife, from the underworld. His name was derived from the Greek word Orphne (ορφνη), which means “The Darkness Of The Night.”
- List ElementMelanie: This is another Greek name that has morphed multiple times in different languages. It was derived from Melania, which means “Black” and “Dark.” Melanie is also known as a Roman saint popularly known for her generosity and charity.
The Large List of Names for Black Cats
Ace (of spades)
Achromatic (without color)
BC (black cat)
Blaken (Dutch – to burn)
Cop (police cars are black and white)
Dead of Night
Drusy (a form of quartz)
Dusk or Dusky
Eight Ball (8-Ball)
Ice (black ice)
Kettle (pot calling kettle black)
Kuro (Japanese for black)
Lady of the Night
Lady Sleeps a Lot
Light (black light)
Musta (Finnish for black)
Nimbus (dark clouds)
Noir (French for black)
Nox (lights out)
Phlegein (Ancient Greek – scorch)
Poe (Edgar Allan)
Preto (Portuguese for black)
Shadow (most used of all black cat names)
Six Zero (six digit number for black)
Sly (cat name for a troublemaker)
Sweart (Old English for black)
Yin (black in yin yan symbol)
Words That Mean Black in Other Languages
- Noir (French)
- Nyeusi (Swahili)
- Nero (Italian)
- Negru (Romanian)
- Pango (Maori)
- Kuro (Japanese)
- Schwarz (German)
- Siyah (Turkish)
- Svart (Icelandic)
Words and Names That Refer to Fate, Fortune, or Luck
- Bad (or Good)
Famous Fictional Black Cats