108 Spooky and Mysterious Cat Names

Whether it's because they're so stealth and quiet or because their eyes glow in the dark, we have to accept that cats are a little spooky. Plus, they're a favorite animal in plenty of our favorite mysterious and creepy stories. So why not lean into your feline's inherent creepiness by giving them a spooky or mysterious name?

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Here we've collected 108 spine-tingling names perfect for your spooky kitty.

Name your cat after one of these spooky creatures.

  • Ghost
  • Chupacabra
  • Ghoul
  • Spirit
  • Witchy
  • Goblin
  • Vamp
  • Balrog
  • Werewolf
  • Mummy
  • Zombie
  • Reaper
  • Dementor
  • Warlock
  • Kikimora
  • Demon
  • Orca
  • Basilisk
  • Sphynx
  • Raven
  • Phantom

Names inspired by spooky fictional cats

  • Binx
  • Mrs. Norris
  • Cheshire
  • Scar
  • Greebo
  • Macavity
  • Graymalkin
  • Salem
  • Meowth
  • Church
  • Azrael
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Sylvia
  • Crookshanks
  • Shere Khan
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Names inspired by other spooky fictional characters

  • Beetlejuice
  • Hannibal
  • Freddy
  • Pennywise
  • Darth Maul
  • Sauron
  • Casper
  • Bellatrix
  • Medusa
  • Samara
  • Elphaba
  • Gengar
  • Morgana
  • Frankenstein
  • Voldermort
  • Iago

Names inspired by creepy sounds

  • Creak
  • Boo
  • Growl
  • Clang
  • Shriek
  • Cackle
  • Hiss
  • Snarl
  • Moan
  • Dirge
  • Howl
  • Screech

Names inspired by mysterious places, both real and fictional

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  • Cemetery
  • Asylum
  • Catacombs
  • Nazca
  • Azkaban
  • Labyrinth
  • Overlook
  • Arkham
  • Highgate
  • Amity
  • Winchester

Mysterious words that perfectly encapsulate the otherworldly vibe of your kitty

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  • Eerie
  • Creeper
  • Spooky
  • Haunting
  • Shadow
  • Horror
  • Conjure
  • Blood
  • Crook
  • Vortex
  • Cobweb
  • Fangs
  • Morbid
  • Occult
  • Wicked

Name your cat after these spooky objects

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  • Broomstick
  • Cauldron
  • Halo
  • Tarot
  • Skull
  • Veil
  • Pumpkin
  • Amulet
  • Scroll
  • Dagger
  • Spectra
  • Gemstone

Punny names that are both funny and spooky at the same time

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  • Scaredy Cat
  • Count Catula
  • Purranormal
  • Hocus Purrcus
  • Lucifurr
  • Nightmew