Do you already have everything prepared for this year’s Halloween? A costume chosen, party plans made – now it’s time to have fun! But hey, haven’t you forgotten about something? Your pet also would like to participate in the celebration! 

The cats may not be the happiest with the costume, but you can at least give them a pseudonym that fits the spooky season. If you are a big fan of the Halloween celebration, why don’t you choose a themed name for your cat? This way, you’ll feel the spooky atmosphere all year round!

The black cat is a significant symbol of the Halloween celebration, but any pet can carry a spooky name! We’ve gathered some inspiring ideas below!

Salem – the most famous spooky cat

Halloween + cats? The first association that comes to mind is obviously Salem! In the nineties, the cat of the teenage witch Sabrina became the most recognized fictional cat ever, and it hasn’t changed till this day.

Salem is obviously a black cat. He doesn’t only bring bad luck but also gives the worst advice to Sabrina. Trapped in the cat’s body, he doesn’t give up on plotting attempts to return to his human form and regain his magical powers. His self-centered personality may not be the easiest to deal with, but, in the end, Salem is quite a cutie! And the show wouldn’t be the same without 

If you loved watching the adventures of Sabrina as a child, naming your cat Salem can be a great way to express it!

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Funny Halloween cat names

Halloween is spooky, but in the end, it’s all about having fun and enjoying your time with friends with the family. The names below bring the associations with these special seasons but remain cute!

  • Spooky
  • Pumpkin
  • Bloody Mary
  • Zombie
  • Boo
  • Trick
  • Candy
  • Spirit
  • Boogie
  • Dracula
  • Twilight
  • Moonlight
  • Cosmos

Famous horror characters cat names

Some would say it is quite a weird idea to name your cat after a character straight from your nightmares. But others consider it quite a funny twist – particularly if the pet has a temper! Plus, most characters on this list aren’t actually purely evil. Some grew cruel or miserable as a result of traumatic experiences. 

Even if you don’t find a match among the ideas on this list, who knows – maybe at least it will remind you about your favorite horrors to rewatch on Halloween night!


  • Samara (The Ring, 2002)
  • Alessa (Silent Hill, 2006)
  • Carrie (Carrie, 1976)
  • Rosemary (Rosemary’s Child,
  • Kayako (The Grudge, 2004)


  • Hannibal (The Silence of the Lambs,
  • Norman Bates (Psycho, 1958)
  • Pinhead (The Hellbound Heart, 1986)
  • Orlok (Nosferatu, 1922)
  • Pazuzu (The Egzorcist franchise)
  • Dracula (Dracula, 1931)

Slasher character cat names

As a nineties phenomenon, slashers are undoubtedly a thing of the past. But their iconic antagonists will always stay with us! Here are the most remembered ones:

  • Jason (Friday the 13th series)
  • Candyman (The Candyman franchise)
  • Chucky (The Child’s Play franchise)
  • Ghostface (The Scream franchise)
  • Mike Myers (Halloween franchise)
  • Jigsaw (The Saw franchise)
  • Freddie or Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984)

Creepypasta character names

There are so many creepy stories circulating around the Internet, and they can be a great inspiration for a costume… or a Halloween name for your kitty! The stories with the characters below gave us chills. It’s worth reading these creepypastas when you have a little free time – they’ll help with getting into the mood.

  • Slender Man
  • Boogieman
  • Siren Head
  • Torture Soup
  • Zalgo
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Ancient dark deities cat names

If you want to make your kitten stand out with its name, there is no better way than checking the pantheon of ancient deities. We’ve selected the gods and goddesses from ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian culture, as well as Aztec and Slavic pagan. Just reading them out loud will already put you in the Halloween mood! 


  • Kali – the Hindi goddess of time
  • Selene – Titanese goddess of the moon
  • Itzpapaloti – Aztec goddess of the stars
  • Nut – Egyptian goddess of the night
  • Artemis – Greek goddess of the wilderness
  • Hecate – Greek goddess of witchcraft and ghosts
  • Nyx – Greek goddess, the personification of the night
  • Luna – Roman goddess of the moon
  • Artume – Etruscan goddess of the night
  • Vakare – a Lithuanian pagan goddess of the evening star
  • Bresta – a Lithuanian pagan goddess of twilight
  • Ira – Polynesian goddess of the sky and mother of the stars
  • Calypso – Greek goddess of the sea


  • Metzli – Aztec god of the moon
  • Khonsu – Greek god of the moon
  • Hades – Greek god of the underworld
  • Thanatos – a personification of death in Greek mythology
  • Hypnos – a personification of sleep in Greek mythology
  • Rahu – Hindu god of darkness
  • Bhairava – Hindu god of the night

Demon cat names

Not convinced with Salem? Here are some truly demonish names that fit your cat’s temper!

  • Behemoth
  •  Leviatan
  •  Belzebub
  • Astaroth
  • Lucifer
  • Lilith
  • Dibbuk
  • Poltergeist

Cat names inspired by famous witches and wizards

Pop culture loves magic in various forms. If your furry friend emanates with the witchy energy, here are some famous witches to name them after.

  • Sabrina (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
  • Delia (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
  • Enchantress (Marvel comics)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter franchise)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
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Famous wizard cat names:

  • Jafar (Alladin)
  • Saruman (The Lord of The Rings series)
  • Gandalf (The Lord of The Rings series)
  • Merlin (The King Arthur legend)
  • Panoramix ( Asterix & Obelix series)

Harry Potter franchise wizard cat names:

  • Dumbledor
  • Gryffindor
  • Ravenclaw
  • Hufflepuff
  • Slytherin 
  • Sirius (Sirius Black)
  • Lupin
  • Bellatrix (Bellatrix Lestrange)
  • Voldemort 
  • Grindelwald
  • Scamander

Summing up

Halloween-inspired cat names can be cute or really spooky – it all depends on what you prefer! Remember, however, to rethink your choice before making the final decision. Naming your cat with the name of the ancient god may be cool, but after a while, you may get tired of it. Make sure to choose the name that goes well with your kitty and is convenient to use.

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