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Whether you’re adopting a kitty in October or just love the spooky holiday, you’re going to love our Halloween-inspired cat names!

From spooky monikers for male and female kitties to names inspired by fall colors, we’ve got over 100 perfect ideas to inspire you. 

The hardest part, of course, is choosing just one name!

Hey, why not adopt two kitties? That’ll solve the problem!

Best Halloween-Inspired Cat Names

When we think of Halloween, we associate this children’s favorite holiday with candy, and spooky things.

Cats, especially black ones, also have a tie to Halloween. 

While I don’t believe black cats bring bad luck, the silhouette of a black feline has become iconic among Halloween motifs.

Whether you get your inspiration from classic movies or cartoons such as Dracula and Sailormoon, or from any famous children’s book with a cat, many of the names we choose for cats come from nostalgia.

Let’s take a look at some Halloween cat names just in time for the fall!

Halloween Cat Names For Males

Whether you're adopting a kitty in October or just love the spooky holiday, you're going to love our Halloween inspired cat names! Check them out!

If your cat has a touch of mystery or you like to buy into superstition when naming your pet, these male cat names will go well with a cat of any color.

1. Spirit
2. Shadow – Perfect for black cats
3. Ghost
4. Salem – Since we know cats are linked to witches and the Salem witch trials are an infamous event in history.
5. Magic
6. Lucifer – King of the Underworld.
7. Dusk
8. NoirFrench for “black”.
9. Fangs – Cats have sharp fangs.
10. Pumpkin
11. Spell
12. Raven – Perfect for black coats.
13. Moon
14. Midnight
15. Boo – What better name for Halloween?
16. Beast
17. Bones
18. Hex
19. Orion
20. Licorice – Halloween means candy, and licorice is perhaps the most renowned black-colored candy.
21. Loki
22. Wizard
23. Spider
24. Spook
25. Demon
26. Spirit
27. Alucard – Dracula spelled backward, and is his son in Castlevania.
28. Frankenstein
29. Merlin
30. Thunder
31. Hades – King of the Underworld.
32. Gandalf
33. Odin
34. Blackheart
35. Batman
36. Soot
37. Sin
38. Inferno
39. Doom
40. Venom
41. Mephisto
42. Sabretooth – A tough big cat.
43. Bullseye
44. Sinister
45. Baron
46. Damien – A name often used for evil children in movies and shows.
47. Fester – Uncle Fester, everyone’s favorite character from the Addams Family.
48. Ichabod – The strange protagonist from Sleepy Hollow.
49. Draco – It means dragon, but your first thought might be Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter’s nemesis.
50. October – Because it’s the month of Halloween!

Names such as Wizard, Spook, and Demon obviously speak to the more naughty and devilish cats.

But if your feline isn’t so much the embodiment of evil as it is a sweet and loving yet mysterious furball, then Pumpkin, Orion, and Magic are more suitable.

If you have a more whimsical cat, Boo, Hex and Merlin are great choices.

For our fur baby, however, we went along the lines of more mysterious choices for our enigmatic cat.

Names such as Spirit, Shadow, and Ghost are among our favorites.

Now some if not all of the names above can be unisex, but we have also compiled a list of names just for little girls.

Halloween Cat Names For Females

Whether you're adopting a kitty in October or just love the spooky holiday, you're going to love our Halloween inspired cat names! Check them out!

1. Luna – A very popular cat’s name, the latin word for “moon.”
2. Sorceress
3. Maleficent – The well-known Disney villainess from Sleeping Beauty.
4. Ursula – The female antagonist from Disney’s the Little Mermaid.
5. Vampira
6. Elvira – Famous female TV hostess. Mistress of the dark.
7. Tootsie – Yummy Halloween candy.
8. Black Rose
9. Princess – if you think it’s not a fitting name, consider how many Princess costumes you see on Halloween!
10. Mystique
11. Selena – The real name of the female anti-hero Catwoman from DC comics.
12. Moonlight
13. Rosemary
14. Persephone – Wife of Hades, mistress of the Underworld.
15. Wednesday – Have you watched the Addams Family? The quirky and eccentric family with a daughter named after the third day of the week.
16. Medusa
17. Wilhelmina – Beloved wife of Dracula.
18. Harvest – Witches and the harvest are often associated.
19. Andromeda
20. Ariande
21. Bellatrix – Lestrange to be exact. Female villain in Harry Potter.
22. Glinda – The good witch.
23. Guinevere
24. Jasmine
25. Minerva
26. Willow
27. Sabrina – The teenage witch of course!
28. Zelda – Sabrina’s aunt.
29. Hilda – Sabrina’s other aunt.
30. Phoenix
31. Psylocke
32. Raven (great for females too)
33. Enchantress – Female supervillain often seen in Marvel comics.
34. Seraphina
35. Ember
36. Frost
37. Viper
38. Nebula
39. Banshee
40. Hela
41. Bella Donna
42. Lorelei
43. Copycat – Isn’t that cute?
44. Dragoness
45. Mercy
46. Bella – For Twilight, the short form of Isabella.
47. Morticia – The mother from the Addams Family, portrayed by the iconic Anjelica Huston.
48. October – The month of Halloween, of course!
49. Alice
50. Rosalie

To us, a female cat is enchanting, mysterious, and clever. We hope the names we chose above represent your cat’s personality.

We have even included female characters, or rather, supervillain names from the oh-so-popular Marvel universe and other movies and cartoons.

But what if you want to name your cat according to his or her appearance?

We have put together a smaller, yet just as a useful list for Halloween names that suit certain coats that are great for both sexes.

Halloween Cat Names by Color

Halloween Names For Black Cats

  1. Bram – is from Dutch origin meaning- father of multitudes. Bram Stoker was an Irish author who was most famous for his 1897 novel- Dracula.
  2. Casper – I happen to love ironic names, though, which is why I think Casper is a darling (and wittty) name for a black kitty!
  3. Cobweb – is from Shakespearean origin meaning – a fairy. A cobweb, also known as a spider’s web, is built by spiders, using up to 6 different types of silk.
  4. Craven – is from English origin meaning- garlic place. Anyways, Wes Craven is synonymous with Halloween.
  5. Damien – actually means “tame,” making it a great name for a former feral black cat!
  6. Dracula – has made his appearance in numerous films throughout the years, most notably the 1931- Dracula with Bela Lugosi.
  7. Franken Berry – one of 3 monster cereals – Boo Berry, Count Chocula and Franken Berry.
  8. October – as you know, Halloween falls on the last day (31st) of October each year.
  9. Reaper – the Grim Reaper is often referred to as the Angel of Death. He is a skeletal figure who wears a long, flowing, black robe and carries around a scythe.
  10. Salem – is from Arabic and Hebrew origins meaning – peace. Have you heard the name Salem Saberhagen before? It is from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  11. Autumn – is from English origin meaning – the fall season. Halloween occurs during the autumn season, which runs from September 21st through December 21st.
  12. Blair – this one comes from the movie The Blair Witch Project, one of the most unique horror movies of my generation.
  13. Circe – is from Greek origin meaning – bird. In Greek mythology, Circe is the goddess of magic. She can also be an enchantress, nymph, sorceress or witch.
  14. Lilith – is from Assyrian origin meaning – ghost, night monster. In the show True Blood, she’s the mother of all vampires.
  15. Luna – is from Latin origin meaning- moon. Luna Lovegood is a quirky witch in the Harry Potter series.
  16. Morticia – is from Latin origin meaning – death. It is just the absolute coolest name. I say that because I am a huge fan of The Addams Family.
  17. Piper – is inspired by the show Charmed. The meaning of the name is, quite simply, piper, as in someone who plays the pipes.
  18. Raven – in the world of witchcraft, ravens are said to be the companions of witches, helping them with magic, especially black magic.
  19. Samhain – is from Irish origin meaning – end of the harvest season. Samhain, which originated from ancient Celtic roots, is a Pagan festival that marks the end of the harvest season and the start of the winter season.
  20. Tilly – is from German origin meaning- mighty in war. Tilly Ipswitch is the Queen of Halloween and the witch from the popular 1969 children’s picture book.

Halloween Names For Orange Cats

  1. Pumpkin – Named after the quintessential Halloween symbol, the pumpkin.
  2. Jack – Inspired by Jack-o’-lanterns, which are often carved from pumpkins.
  3. Salem – Named after Salem, Massachusetts, a town known for its witchcraft trials.
  4. Tabbytha – A play on the name Tabitha, with a Halloween twist.
  5. Ginger – A nod to the orange color of ginger root, which is often associated with fall.
  6. Raven – Named after the iconic black bird often associated with spooky themes.
  7. Boo – A short and sweet name that evokes the playful spirit of Halloween.
  8. Hocus – Inspired by the phrase “hocus pocus,” often used in magic spells.
  9. Autumn – A name that references the season of Halloween.
  10. Spooky – A straightforward name that captures the essence of Halloween.
  11. Binx – Named after the talking black cat in the movie “Hocus Pocus.”
  12. Jinx – A playful name that references superstition and bad luck.
  13. Salemme – A variation on the name Salem, with a twist.
  14. Casper – Named after the friendly ghost in the classic cartoon.
  15. Marmalade – A name that references the orange color of the cat.
  16. Samhain – The name for the Celtic festival that is believed to have inspired Halloween.
  17. Blaze – A name that references the orange flame of a candle, often associated with Halloween.
  18. Moon – Inspired by the full moon, which often plays a role in Halloween folklore.
  19. Ember – A name that references the glowing embers of a fire, often associated with Halloween.
  20. Ghost – A straightforward name that captures the spooky spirit of Halloween.

Halloween Names For Brown Cats

  1. Cinnamon – the warm, spicy flavor often associated with fall.
  2. Autumn – the season of Halloween.
  3. Rusty – the reddish-brown color often associated with autumn leaves.
  4. Chestnut – the brown color of chestnuts, which are often associated with fall.
  5. Hazel – the brown color of hazelnuts, which are also associated with fall.
  6. Ember – the glowing embers of a fire, often associated with Halloween.
  7. Ginger – the warm, reddish-brown color of ginger root.
  8. Mocha – the brown color of coffee and chocolate.
  9. Sable – the dark brown color of animal fur.
  10. Sienna – the brown color of the earth pigment.
  11. Teddy – A playful name that references teddy bears, which can be associated with Halloween.
  12. Toffee – A name that references the warm, sweet flavor of toffee candy.
  13. Walnut – the brown color of walnuts, which are often associated with fall.
  14. Bourbon – the brown color and warm, smoky flavor of bourbon whiskey.
  15. Henna – A name that references the reddish-brown color of henna dye, which can be associated with Halloween’s mystical themes.
  16. Caramel – the warm, sweet flavor of caramel candy.
  17. Copper – the reddish-brown color of copper metal.
  18. Marzipan – the light brown color and sweet almond flavor of marzipan candy.
  19. Truffle – the rich, chocolatey flavor of truffle candy.
  20. Java – the brown color and bold flavor of coffee.

Halloween Names For White Cats

  1. Ghost – Named after the classic Halloween symbol of the white-sheeted ghost.
  2. Casper – Named after the friendly ghost in the classic cartoon.
  3. Spooky – A straightforward name that captures the essence of Halloween.
  4. Frost – A name that references the cold, icy feeling of Halloween.
  5. Moon – Inspired by the full moon, which often plays a role in Halloween folklore.
  6. Bones – A playful name that references skeletons, a popular Halloween decoration.
  7. Marshmallow – A name that references the white, fluffy texture of a marshmallow.
  8. Blizzard – A name that references the harsh winter weather that often coincides with Halloween.
  9. Stormy – A name that references the tumultuous and spooky nature of Halloween.
  10. Winter – A name that references the season during which Halloween occurs.
  11. Yeti – Named after the mythical creature often associated with snowy climates.
  12. Powder – A name that references the soft, powdery texture of snow.
  13. Ice – A name that references the cold and slippery nature of winter.
  14. Moonlight – A name that references the spooky glow of the full moon.
  15. Frosty – A playful name that references the cold, wintery weather.
  16. Snowball – A name that references the round, white appearance of a snowball.
  17. Ivory – A name that references the color of white, which is often associated with Halloween.
  18. Pearl – A name that references the precious gemstone, which is often associated with mystery and magic.
  19. Gwyneth – A name that means “blessed” in Welsh, which can be associated with Halloween’s supernatural themes.
  20. Salt – A name that references the white, crystalline appearance of salt.

Halloween Names For Grey Cats

  1. Ash – A name that references the grey color of ashes and can also evoke a spooky vibe.
  2. Ghost – Named after the classic Halloween symbol of the white-sheeted ghost, which can sometimes have a grey appearance.
  3. Smokey – A name that references the grey color of smoke and can also be associated with spooky themes.
  4. Luna – A name that references the moon, which often plays a role in Halloween folklore and can appear grey in the night sky.
  5. Misty – A name that references the misty, spooky atmosphere of Halloween.
  6. Thunder – A name that references the dark, stormy weather often associated with Halloween.
  7. Storm – A name that references the tumultuous and spooky nature of Halloween.
  8. Shadow – A name that references the dark, shadowy appearance of Halloween creatures.
  9. Onyx – A name that references the black and grey gemstone, often associated with mysticism and magic.
  10. Granite – A name that references the grey, speckled appearance of granite stone.
  11. Graphite – A name that references the dark grey color of graphite mineral.
  12. Steel – A name that references the strong and durable nature of steel, often associated with spooky creatures.
  13. Silver – A name that references the cool, metallic grey color of silver, which can evoke a spooky atmosphere.
  14. Charcoal – A name that references the dark, smudgy appearance of charcoal.
  15. Dusky – A name that references the dark, greyish light at twilight, which can evoke a spooky atmosphere.
  16. Shadowfax – Named after the fictional horse in “Lord of the Rings” known for its grey coat and speed.
  17. Stormy – A name that references the dark, stormy weather often associated with Halloween.
  18. Gris – The Spanish word for “grey.”
  19. Pewter – A name that references the cool, metallic grey color of pewter, which can evoke a spooky atmosphere.
  20. Mistral – Named after the strong, cool wind that blows in southern France and can evoke a spooky atmosphere.

Wrap-Up

And that just about wraps up our list of Halloween-inspired spooky cat names!

I gave you a lot to think about, so I hope you found just the right name for your new kitty! 

Whether you're adopting a kitty in October or just love the spooky holiday, you're going to love our Halloween inspired cat names! Check them out!
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