160+ Halloween Cat Names That Are Ghoulishly Great

Satisfy your loves of both spooky season and cats by giving your new feline friend a Halloween cat name.

Updated August 28, 2023
Woman with cat and Halloween decorations

If you love spooky season, it's only natural to want to name your cat after the holiday. And if you just adopted a black kitty, it's absolutely a no-brainer. Where do you begin? Choosing a Halloween cat name is easy when you have 160+ hair-raising (and some completely adorable) choices. Browse by the level of fear each name evokes, then pick the one that suits your spooky little feline. 

Spooky Halloween Cat Names

Spooky Halloween-oriented names for your cat include popular words associated with the holiday. Some names have become iconic symbols of this holiday celebration, especially for black cats, whereas others might be great choices for an especially grumpy cat.

  • Abracadabra
  • Ashe
  • Batty
  • Beast
  • Black Orchid
  • Bones
  • Boo
  • Cinder
  • Crow
  • Hellhound
  • Fang
  • Ghost
  • Ghostie
  • Ghoul
  • Goblin
  • Goth
  • Hex
  • Jet
  • Magic
  • Midnight
  • Monster
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Skull
  • Skunk
  • Smokey
  • Spider
  • Spirit
  • Spooky
  • Troll
  • Twilight

Movie and TV Villains for Halloween Cat Names

If you want a truly spooky Halloween cat name, you can consider some of the worst evil villains in movie and comic book cultures. Choose the name that comes closest to the wicked traits you want to represent in your Halloween cat name. No one will ever mess with a kitty named Voldemort. At least we wouldn't! 

Black cat wearing witch's hat
  • Agent Smith (The Matrix)
  • Bane (Batman)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Governor (The Walking Dead)
  • Homelander (The Boys)
  • Killmonger (Black Panther)
  • Lex (Superman)
  • Moriarty (Sherlock)
  • Negan (The Walking Dead)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Scarecrow (Batman)
  • Thanos (The Avengers)
  • Umbridge (Harry Potter)
  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Quick Tip

Is your kitty super sweet? Go for an ironic name by choosing the name of a villain for them. 

Iconic Halloween Characters for Cat Names

You might want an iconic spooky Halloween character for your cat. Each name conjures up images of the evil deeds these characters did in books, movies, or TV shows. Plus, everyone will know exactly who your cat was named after. 

  • Beetlejuice
  • Casper
  • Chucky
  • Cujo
  • Cruella
  • Damien
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Hannibal
  • Hedwig
  • Hyde
  • Igor
  • Jekyll
  • Mummy
  • Phantom
  • Scarface
  • Skeletor
  • Vamp
  • Warlock
  • Witch
  • Wolf
  • Zombie

Spooky Cat Names That Mean Devil

Almost every religious culture has a devil or demon of some sort. These spooky names that translate to "devil" might be options you'd like to consider when choosing your Halloween cat name.

  • Abaddon (The Destroyer)
  • Abnegazar (Marvel's Demons Three)
  • Ahpuch (Mayan devil)
  • Apollyon (Greek Satan)
  • Ashema Deva (Greek variant of Asmodeus)
  • Asmodeus (Greek)
  • Balaam (Hebrew devil)
  • Baphomet (Templars' Satan)
  • Beelzebub (Christian or Hebrew)
  • Behemoth (Hebrew)
  • Bilé (Celtic god of Hell)
  • Demon
  • Devil
  • Diablo (Spanish)
  • Ghast (Marvel's Demons Three)
  • Leviathan (Hebrew, monster)
  • Lucifer
  • Mastema (Hebrew)
  • Mephistopheles (Germany)
  • Moloch (Latin)
  • Nergal (Babylonian)
  • Nihasa (Native American devil)
  • Old Nick (Devil)
  • O-Yama (Japanese)
  • Pluto (Greek god of underworld)
  • Pwcca (Welsh)
  • Rath (Marvel's Demons Three)
  • Samnu (Central Asia)
  • Satan
  • Shaitab (Arabic)
  • Typhon (Greek)
  • Yen-lo-Wang (Chinese)

Halloween Sweet Cat Names for Fall Season

Do you love fall as much as you love Halloween? Then you might want to choose from some great Halloween cat names that fit the fall season. Candies and food that are popular for doling out to trick-or-treaters make great cat name choices.

Little girl wearing a ghost costume while holding her cat
  • Acorn
  • Apple
  • Candy Corn
  • Chestnut
  • Chupa
  • Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Corndog
  • Copper
  • Cyclops
  • Googly, Googly Eyes
  • Halloween
  • Jack (Jack-o'-lantern)
  • Jelly Belly
  • Maple
  • October
  • Orange Slice
  • Orangie
  • Pumpkin
  • Razzles
  • Rolo
  • Sour Patch
  • Spicy
  • Trickster
  • Trolli
  • Twizzlers
  • Warheads
  • Bob (bobbing for apples)
Quick Tip

You could pick a cat name that transcends just the Halloween holiday and encompasses the full magic of fall.

Witches' Cats and Evil Cats From Movies and TV

There are tons of witches featured in movies and TV series. It's not surprising that they all have a pet cat as their familiar, and there are also evil cats featured in some of these iconic shows. Why not choose one of these well-known names if you feel the cat's behavior and characteristics match your feline pet? 

  • Azrael (Smurfs cartoon)
  • Church (Pet Cemetery)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • Midnight (Catwoman)
  • Mr Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)
  • Mr Jinx (Meet the Parents)
  • Mr. Tinkles (Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore)
  • Mrs. Norris (Harry Potter)
  • Pyewacket (Bell, Book and Candle)
  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Zip Zip (Bewitched)
  • Milo (Stuart Little)

Halloween Names for Black Cats

Black cats and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you have a new black kitty, give them a name inspired by their fur color and the spooky holiday you love so much.  

Black cat with candies
  • Bewitched
  • Black Widow
  • Charm
  • Fury
  • Hades
  • Ink
  • Jet
  • Mystery
  • Night Rider
  • Omen
  • Onyx
  • Pitch
  • Poe
  • Shade
  • Silhouette
  • Smoke
  • Smudge
  • Spell
  • Superstition
  • Terror

Choosing Your Perfect Halloween Cat Name

You have a wide range of choices for a Halloween cat name. You could opt for a really spooky name or decide that a sweet-sounding Halloween name is a better option. Depending on your cat's personality, you're sure to find the perfect name to fit your cute Halloween cat.

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160+ Halloween Cat Names That Are Ghoulishly Great