Black cat names for your female kitten

My friend adopted two female black kittens, and we spent last night drinking wine and debating what we should call them!

We realised most black cats are named after their colour, such as “Shadow”, “Onyx”, or “Twilight”, but there are so many black cats in movies, TV, and literature as well.

So, if you’re trying to decide on a black cat name for your female kitten, here’s a list of possible names. Some are actually from male cats, but would work great for a female kitten as well!

Names of female black cats in movies & TV shows

  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon – Ok, not quite a cat, but a cat-like dragon!)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)

Literature-inspired names

  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter series, after the character Bellatrix Lestrange, played in the movie by Helena Bonham Carter)
  • Nyx (Goddess of night in Greek mythology)
  • Morgana (Arthurian legend)
  • Sable (From “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe)
  • Salem (Inspired by Salem’s Lot by Stephen King)
  • Circe (Greek mythology enchantress)

Mythological names

  • Hecate (Greek goddess of magic, witchcraft, and crossroads)
  • Bastet (Egyptian goddess depicted with a lioness head)
  • Morrigan (Irish goddess associated with fate, war, and death)
  • Lilith (In Jewish folklore, often depicted as a night demon)
  • Kali (Hindu goddess associated with empowerment and destruction)
  • Anubis (Egyptian god associated with mummification and the afterlife)

Nature-inspired names

  • Shadow
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Eclipse
  • Raven
  • Twilight

Fantasy-inspired names

  • Mystique
  • Nova
  • Ember
  • Zephyr
  • Luna
  • Celeste

Historical figures or celebrities which make great names for a black kitten

  • Cleopatra (Inspired by the Egyptian queen)
  • Josephine (Inspired by Josephine Baker, a famous entertainer)
  • Billie (Inspired by Billie Holiday, the jazz singer)
  • Frida (Inspired by Frida Kahlo, the artist)
  • Aretha (Inspired by Aretha Franklin, the singer)
  • Serena (Inspired by Serena Williams, the tennis player)

What black cat names for your female kitten have you thought of? Share your ideas to benefit others!

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