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190 Halloween Cat Names: Ideas for Your Spooky & Mysterious Cat

Lisa Hertz

By Lisa Hertz

kitten dressed as a witch in a cauldron halloween

Picking a name is a fun part of getting a new cat or kitten. There are so many names to choose from, and it can be hard to decide on a good one. In this article, we’ll focus on Halloween-inspired names for your cat. Whether your cat is black or any other color, we’ll help you find the right name for your furry little familiar!

How to Name Your Cat

Before we look at names, here are some helpful tips on naming your cat. The most important aspect to keep in mind is to take your time. Don’t feel rushed to pick a name right away if you’re not sure. Take time to get to know your cat’s unique personality before deciding on a name.

Think about whether you’ll be saying the full name or using a shorter version as a nickname. You can choose an “official” name that’s long, but will you be calling your cat by a shorter nickname more frequently?

You can also try out some name possibilities for your cat before deciding on the final one. Say the names a few times and observe your cat. Maybe your cat perks up their ears and responds to some names more than others. Below, we’ll look at different categories of Halloween names, starting with names for black cats!

Names for Black Cats

Here are some descriptive names to choose if your new cat or kitten has black fur.

  • Twilight
  • Midnight
  • Night
  • Velvet
  • Ash
  • Ashley
  • Onyx
  • Obsidian
  • Ebony
  • Noir
  • Shadow
  • Jet
  • Storm
  • Stormy
  • Raven
  • Crow
  • Sooty
  • Ninja
  • Panther
  • Black Panther
  • Inky
  • Coal
  • Eclipse
  • Cinder
black cat up close
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Scary Cat Names

Since Halloween is a time for witches, ghosts, and goblins, here are a few creepy and ghoulish Halloween names for your cat:

  • Dracula
  • Vlad
  • Damien
  • Lucifer
  • Reaper
  • Elvira
  • Hades
  • Darth
  • Ursula
  • Doom
  • Banshee
  • Boo
  • Voodoo
  • Demon
  • Frankenstein
  • Maleficent
  • Igor
  • Gremlin
  • Binx
  • Jinx
  • Jack Skellington
  • Morticia
  • Beast
  • Slayer
  • Goblin
  • Omen
Abyssinian cat hisses
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Magical Cat Names

Here are some witchy and magical cat names to consider for your spooky Halloween kitty.

  • Tarot
  • Magic
  • Gandalf
  • Sabrina
  • Salem
  • Hecate
  • Luna
  • Moonlight
  • Hex
  • Circe
  • Merlin
  • Athame
  • Charm
  • Wicca
  • Glinda
  • Magus
  • Ouija
  • Warlock
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione
  • Esmeralda
  • Lilith
  • Xander
doll face persian cat lying on the floor
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Ghostly Cat Names

What would Halloween be without ghosts and graveyards? Here are a few ghostly cat names that are sure to send a chill down your spine!

  • Spirit
  • Sprite
  • Spook
  • Spooky
  • Ghost
  • Casper
  • Beetlejuice
  • Poltergeist
  • Charnel
  • Wraith
  • Shade
  • Specter
  • Incubus
  • Succubus
  • Bogeyman
  • Jinn
  • Bones
  • Sepulcher
  • Kelpie
  • Phantom
  • Phantasm
grey sphynx cat
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Halloween Food Names

Halloween can be scary, but it can also be delicious! Here are some autumn and trick-or-treat-inspired food and candy names for cats.

  • Apple
  • Pumpkin
  • Kit Kat
  • Toffee
  • Licorice
  • Cider
  • Butterscotch
  • Skittles
  • Snickers
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Lollipop
  • Tootsie Roll
  • Caramel
  • Marshmallow
  • Jellybean
  • Gum Drop
  • Taffy
  • Gummy Bear
  • Smartie
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Halloween Costume-Inspired Names

Here are a few famous Halloween character and costume ideas that also happen to make cute and creepy cat names!

  • Hobo
  • Joker
  • Pennywise
  • Betty Boop
  • Princess
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Chucky
  • Troll
  • Elf
  • Barbie
  • Mermaid
  • Vixen
  • Zombie
  • Genie
  • Bumble Bee
  • Pirate
  • Cowboy
  • Mummy
cat with costume
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Horror Movie Names for Cats

If you’re a fan of scary movies, what could be a better Halloween-themed cat name than a character from your favorite film? We already named some in the categories above, but here are a few more.

  • Annabelle
  • Jason
  • Brundlefly
  • Rosemary
  • Carrie
  • Blade
  • Regan
  • Jack Torrance
  • Candyman
  • Ripley
  • Pinhead
  • Van Helsing
  • Ghostface
  • Clarice
  • Hannibal
  • Babadook
  • Black Phillip
  • Sadako
  • Norman Bates
  • Leprechaun
  • Michael Myers

Seasonal Cat Names

Halloween and the fall season go hand in hand, so here are a few cat names that will make you think of Halloween, falling leaves, and hot chocolate!

  • Autumn
  • Amber
  • Ginger
  • Rusty
  • Cocoa
  • Acorn
  • Juniper
  • Chestnut
  • Frost
  • Sage
  • Dusk
  • Breezy
  • Leaf
  • Goldie
  • Ember
  • Ruby
  • Forest
  • Toddy
  • Copper
scottish fold munchkin cat lying on pillow
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Halloween Names for Cat Pairs

Did you get a pair of cats this Halloween? Maybe you’re looking for some Halloween-themed names for your spooky duo, like these:

  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Batman and Robin
  • Dusk and Dawn
  • Trick and Treat
  • Beauty and Beast
  • Hocus and Pocus
  • Peek and Boo
  • Morticia and Gomez
  • Wednesday and Pugsley
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Buffy and Angel
  • Goblin and Elf
  • Seymour and Audrey
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Apple and Cinnamon
  • Chucky and Tiffany
Two cute Egyptian Mau cats
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Naming your cat seems like a difficult task initially, but after going through several names, you can develop a list of your favorites. Whether your feline is more like a Hannibal or a Hermione, we’re confident your new pet will love their name. We hope we’ve given you a bit of Halloween cat name inspiration. Enjoy your new feline friend!

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