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Read About Black Cat Names

ImageSome are obvious and some take explaining, but all black cat names are ideally suited to the cats that come when called by them. Black cat names have more than their share of exposure because many of the cats in literature, movies and song are black. Black cat names have entered our vocabulary because of this. For example:
  • Addams (as in the Addams Family)
  • Blackie
  • Blackberry
  • Blackjack
  • Black magic
  • Black Out
  • Blacktop
  • Boo
  • Carbon
  • Char
  • Charcoal
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Eightball
  • Espresso
  • Ink
  • Inky
  • Java
  • Jet
  • Licorice
  • Morticia (Addams)
  • Onyx
  • Othello
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Soot
  • Sooty
  • Storm
  • Vader
  • Velvet

Straight forward black cat names, right?

Some black cat names take a little more explaining. But, use one of these black cat names and your cat will have a very cool name, and your friends will think you are rather erudite. Think about these black cat names:

  • Aka (ah' kah) and meaning "shadow" in Hawaiian.
  • Anubis: Ancient Egyptian god of funerals.
  • Apophis: Enemy of the sun in ancient Egypt.
  • Bagheera: the panther from Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book".
  • Bete Noire: French for "black beast".
  • Blackmalkin: Witch's cat in John Maesfield's "The Night Folk".
  • Black Pete: Mickey Mouse's original bad guy cat.
  • Chat Noir: French for "black cat".
  • Eveready: A black cat jumping through the numeral 9 is the logo for Eveready Batteries.
  • Graybar: black cat in "Ragweed", a children's book by Avi and Brian Floca.
  • Greebow: a foul, one-eyed black cat in Terry Patchet's "Discworld" books.
  • Hiwa: (hee' vah) and meaning "all black" in Hawaiian.
  • Jetta: Latin for "jet black".
  • Kerwin: Gaelic for "little black one".
  • Midnight Louie: Sidekick cat to amateur detective Templar Barr in Carole Nelson Douglas's mystery stories.
  • Pluto: The name of the title character in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat".
  • Salem: Talking cat in "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" TV show.

There also are some other black cats of note, but might not be suitable black cat names. Consider:

  • ImageBlack Cat Commandos are an elite anti-terrorist military unit in India;
  • Black Cats is the name for the British Royal Navy's helicopter display team;
  • Black Cats is the name of the Sunderland, England professional soccer team.
  • Black Cats was the name of the U.S. Navy's PBY Catalina aircraft that fought in the Pacific in WW II.
  • Black Cat is a brand of blended whiskey made in Thailand.
  • Black Cats is a very popular musical group in Iran.