Halloween names for cats

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year. If you’re adopting/ expecting kittens around the Halloween season, you have to give them names for cats to remember this special night.

While it’s a night with a rich history and shrouded in mystery and spookiness, Halloween, as we know it, has changed over the years. For example, in ancient times, trick-or-treating was known as ‘souling’ – more on this later. Halloween is also good for business.

Did you know…Averagely, each American spends more than $90 on costumes and candy! In fact, more than $20 billion, was spent on Halloween alone.

One thing is certain though. You should have fun on Halloween naming your new kitty.

Halloween Names For Cats List

Halloween Cat Names Starting With A

  1. Abaddon (The Destroyer)
  2. Abnegazar (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  3. Abracadabra
  4. Acorn
  5. Ahpuch (Mayan devil)
  6. Apollyon (Greek Satan)
  7. Apple
  8. Ashe
  9. Ashema Deva (Greek variant of Asmodeus)
  10. Asmodeus (Greek)
  11. Azrael (Smurfs cartoon)

Halloween Cat Names Starting With B

  1. Balaam (Hebrew devil)
  2. Bane (Batman)
  3. Baphomet (Templars’ Satan)
  4. Batty
  5. Beast
  6. Beelzebub (Christian)
  7. Beelzebub (Hebrew)
  8. Beetlejuice
  9. Behemoth (Hebrew)
  10. Bilé (Celtic god of Hell)
  11. Black Orchid
  12. Blackie
  13. Blade
  14. Bones
  15. Boo

Halloween Names For Cats Starting With C

  1. Cackles
  2. Candy Corn
  3. Casper
  4. Charcoal
  5. Chestnut
  6. Chucky
  7. Chupa
  8. Church (Pet Cemetery)
  9. Cider
  10. Cinder
  11. Cinnamon
  12. Copper
  13. Coralline
  14. Corndog
  15. Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  16. Crow
  17. Cruella
  18. Cujo
  19. Cyclops

Halloween Names For Cats Starting With D

  1. Damien
  2. Dante
  3. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  4. Demon
  5. Devil
  6. Diablo (Spanish)
  7. Draco
  8. Dracula

E

  1. Ember
  2. Eclipse
  3. Ebony

F

  1. Fang
  2. Frankenstein
  3. Freddy Krueger
  4. Foggy

G

  1. Ghast (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  2. Ghost
  3. Ghostie
  4. Ghoul
  5. Goblin
  6. Googly, Googly Eyes
  7. Goth
  8. Governor (The Walking Dead)
  9. Gozer (Ghostbusters)
  10. Gomez (Addam’s Family)

H

  1. Halloween
  2. Hannibal
  3. Hitchcock
  4. Hedwig
  5. Hellhound
  6. Hex
  7. Hyde
  8. Howler

I

  1. Igor

J

  1. Jinx
  2. Jack (Jack-o’-lantern)
  3. Jekyll
  4. Jelly Belly
  5. Jet

K

  1. Killmonger (Black Panther)

L

  1. Leviathan (Hebrew, monster)
  2. Lex (Superman)
  3. Lucifer
  4. Luna
  5. Licorice

M

  1. Magic
  2. Maple
  3. Marshmallow
  4. Mastema (Hebrew)
  5. Mephistopheles (Germany)
  6. Merlin
  7. Medusa
  8. Midnight
  9. Midnight (Catwoman)
  10. Milo (Stuart Little)
  11. Moloch (Latin)
  12. Monster
  13. Moriarty (Sherlock)
  14. Morticia
  15. Moonlight
  16. Mr Bigglesworth (Dr. Austin Powers)
  17. Mr Jinx (Meet the Parents)
  18. Mr. Tinkles (Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore)
  19. Mrs. Norris (Harry Potter)
  20. Mummy

N

  1. Negan (The Walking Dead)
  2. Nergal (Babylonian)
  3. Nihasa (Native American devil)
  4. Newt 
  5. Ninja

O

  1. O-Yama (Japanese)
  2. October
  3. Old Nick (Devil)
  4. Orange Slice
  5. Orangie
  6. Onyx
  7. Omen

P

  1. Palpatine (Star Wars)
  2. Phantom
  3. Phasma
  4. Pluto (Greek god of the underworld)
  5. Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
  6. Pumpkin
  7. Pwcca (Welsh)
  8. Pyewacket (Bell, Book, and Candle)

R

  1. Rath (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  2. Raven
  3. Razzles
  4. Rolo

S

  1. Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  2. Samnu (Central Asia)
  3. Satan
  4. Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  5. Scarecrow (Batman)
  6. Scarface
  7. Shadow
  8. Shaitan (Arabic)
  9. Skeletor
  10. Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  11. Skittles
  12. Skull
  13. Skunk
  14. Slimer (green ghost from Ghostbusters)
  15. Smokey
  16. Sour Patch
  17. Spicy
  18. Spider
  19. Spirit
  20. Spooky
  21. Stormy

T

  1. Tarantula
  2. Tarot
  3. Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  4. Thanos (The Avengers)
  5. Thorn
  6. Trickster
  7. Troll
  8. Trolli
  9. Toad
  10. Twilight
  11. Twizzlers
  12. Typhon (Greek)

U

  1. Umbridge (Harry Potter)

V

  1. Vamp
  2. Voldemort (Harry Potter)

W

  1. Warheads
  2. Warlock
  3. Wednesday (The Addam’s Family)
  4. Witch
  5. Willow
  6. Wizard
  7. Wolf
  8. Wolfie

Y

  1. Yen-lo-Wang (Chinese)

Z

  1. Zip Zip (Bewitched)
  2. Zombie

Movie and TV Villains Halloween Cat Names

  1. Palpatine (Star Wars)
  2. Bane (Batman)
  3. Moriarty (Sherlock)
  4. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  5. Scarecrow (Batman)
  6. Negan (The Walking Dead)
  7. Killmonger (Black Panther)
  8. Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  9. Umbridge (Harry Potter)
  10. Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  11. Lex (Superman)
  12. Governor (The Walking Dead)
  13. Thanos (The Avengers)

Halloween Names For Black Cats

Black cats have always been associated with witches since times of old. So here are some Halloween names for black cats with a witchy vibe to them.

  1. Wednesday
  2. Ichabod
  3. Igor
  4. Freddy
  5. Spooky
  6. Eve (All Hallows)
  7. Harlow
  8. Gargamel
  9. Scary
  10. Jack (o’lantern)
  11. October
  12. Candy
  13. Damion
  14. Dawn
  15. Azrael
  16. Shadow
  17. Monster
  18. Moon
  19. Autumn
  20. Dracula
  21. Phantom
  22. Dagger
  23. Dusk 
  24. Midnight
  25. Occult

Interested in other names for black cats?

Halloween Names For Orange Cats

  1. Blaze
  2. Ginger
  3. Naranja (Spanish for orange)
  4. Amber
  5. Flame
  6. Pumpkin
  7. Autumn
  8. Marigold
  9. Crimson
  10. Applejack
  11. Bonfire

Halloween Cat Names That Mean Devil

  1. Pluto (Greek god of underworld)
  2. Satan
  3. Beelzebub (Hebrew)
  4. Samnu (Central Asia)
  5. Ahpuch (Mayan devil)
  6. Ghast (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  7. Moloch (Latin)
  8. Balaam (Hebrew devil)
  9. Lucifer
  10. Yen-lo-Wang (Chinese)
  11. Behemoth (Hebrew)
  12. Ashema Deva (Greek variant of Asmodeus)
  13. Devil
  14. Bilé (Celtic god of Hell)
  15. Abaddon (The Destroyer)
  16. Shaitab (Arabic)
  17. Asmodeus (Greek)
  18. Diablo (Spanish)
  19. Mephistopheles (Germany)
  20. Mastema (Hebrew)
  21. Typhon (Greek)
  22. Abnegazar (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  23. Leviathan (Hebrew, monster)
  24. Pwcca (Welsh)
  25. Rath (Marvel’s Demons Three)
  26. O-Yama (Japanese)
  27. Apollyon (Greek Satan)
  28. Nergal (Babylonian)
  29. Demon
  30. Baphomet (Templars’ Satan)
  31. Nihasa (Native American devil)
  32. Old Nick (Devil)
  33. Beelzebub (Christian)

Witchy Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Charmed
  3. Zip Zip (Bewitched)
  4. Church (Pet Cemetery)
  5. Milo (Stuart Little)
  6. Eastwick
  7. Mrs. Norris (Harry Potter)
  8. Sabrina
  9. Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  10. Mr. Bigglesworth (Dr. Austin Powers)
  11. Azrael (Smurfs cartoon)
  12. Abracadabra
  13. Midnight (Catwoman)
  14. Elvira
  15. Salem
  16. Grimalkin
  17. Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  18. Mr. Tinkles (Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore)
  19. Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  20. Mr. Jinx (Meet the Parents)
  21. Pyewacket (Bell, Book, and Candle)
  22. Morticia
  23. Magic

Fun, Spooky History Facts About Halloween

The Ancient Halloween Festival

Halloween originated as a Celtic festival where people would dress up in costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. It was called Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) celebrated by the Celts over 2000 years ago on the day before their new year (was on November 1).

The Celts lived in the part of the world that is now Nothern France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

According to History.com, November 1 marked the end of the Summer and harvest months and signified the beginning of Winter and the cold months, a time associated with death. It was believed that on the day before the New year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead blurred, and ghosts could cross over into the world of the living.

The ghosts would wreak havoc and on the other hand, made it easier for Druids (Celtic priests) to make predictions about the future. The Celts lived solely off the land and these predictions were a source of comfort for the people during the dark months of Winter. 

On the night of Samhain, Druids would build alters where they would light bonfires to offer sacrifices (crops and animals) to their gods. The folk would wear costumes made of animal skins and heads. 

The Transformation of Halloween

Romans Conquer the Celtic Lands

The Romans had conquered the Celtic territories and the lands around them by 43 A.D and in the course of 400 years, they had brought transformation to the festival of Samhain. They incorporated two of their own festival to the traditional Samhain – Feralia (Roman day of the dead) and the day of Pomona ( where the Romans commemorated the goddess of Fruit and Trees). Her symbol was an apple and this probably explains the Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples.

All Saints Day Merges with Samhain

Christianity and its traditions had supplanted ancient Celtic rituals by 900 A.D. The church created All Souls Day, a holiday celebrated on November 2 to honor their dead saints, martyrs; this was the church’s attempt to replace Samhain with its own sanctioned holiday.

The holiday the church created was called All-Hallows day or All-Saints day. Fortunately, the Celtic holiday survived and was celebrated on the day before All Saints Day, and it was called All-Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

The Origins of the Word Halloween

The Scottish poet Robert Burns popularized the word Halloween in his 1785 poem, Halloween. 

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, It is a coming together of two words, ‘Hallow’ – for All Saints day and ‘een’ – or ‘eve’, the day before. In ancient times, it was a celebration done the day before All Saints day. 

The Irish Potato Famine Helps Popularize Halloween in America

Halloween eventually spread to America by the 19th century. Halloween was not celebrated all across America being more common in the Southern states. But as the different ethnic groups moved to America, Halloween began to transform again. 

Colonial Halloween festivals featured play parties, where people would hold gatherings to celebrate the harvest and share stories about the ghosts and the dead; to dance and to sing. 

Finally, Halloween became popular in the country with the arrival of millions of Irish immigrants after the infamous Irish potato famine. This helped to spread the holiday nationally. In the late 1800s, there was a move by Americans to further transform the holiday to one about parties and get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft.

Where Did Trick-or-Treating Come From?

The tradition of wearing costumes was borrowed from old Celtic tradition, as we already established. 

Trick-or-Treating of today is a result of the merging of different traditions. This tradition has a dark past, however. 

In Medieval England, the poor folk would dress up in costumes and go around asking rich folk for ‘soul cakes’ – where they would then pray for their dead instead of playing tricks on them in return for the cakes. This was known as souling.

Black cats and Halloween

Black cats have been associated with the supernatural for centuries. Early puritans believed that witches turned into black cats to conceal themselves during the infamous witch hunts of the Middle Ages. 

That’s one of the reasons why black cat costumes are particularly liked by many during Halloween. 

Other Interesting Facts About Halloween

One-third of the candy sold in the U. S annually is bought during the Halloween season.

More and more millennials are buying Halloween costumes for their pets. This number rose from 16% in 2017 to 20% in 2018.

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