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1,000+ Names for Cats and Kittens

Naming your new cat or kitten is exciting!

Naming your new cat or kitten is exciting!

Naming a Pet

For animal lovers, getting a new pet is an exciting event. Bringing a new cat into your home often includes a lot of planning: finding the right cat or kitten, going to see it and examining it for health and demeanor, purchasing all the needed supplies, and giving the kitty a name.

After all, you can't have a family member without a name. And it has to be just the right moniker, too. What kind of name do you want? Are you looking for something sophisticated, practical, or funny? Don't worry—I'm here to help. I'm providing you with more than 1,000 cat names.

They come from literature, history, mythology, television, Nature, and movies. Some are related to geography, while others are purely whimsical. In my list of cat names, you're sure to find one to your liking!

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Great Names for Cats, in General

Acapella

Achilles

Adriana

Alpha

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Amaretto

Amaryllis

Amigo/Amiga

Andromache

Andromeda

Anemone

Anise

Aphrodite

Apollo

Aragon

Ares

Ariel

Arista

Armani

Artemis

Arthur

Aster

Athena

Atlas

Azelea

Baby

Babycakes

Bacchus

Balthasar

Bambi

Bandit

Banjo

Bardolph

Basil

Begonia

Bella

Bilbo

Bingo

Bishop

Bitty

Blaze

Blinkie

Blossom

Bluebell

Boatswain

Boomer

Boss

Bouncer

Bowtie

Bowtruckle

Boxer

Breeze

Bright Eyes

Brimstone

Brioche

Brittle

Brownie

Buck

Buddy

Bugsy

Bundt

Buttercup

Button

Cadbury

Caesar

Calendula

Calla

Calliope

Calypso

Camelot

Candy

Canna

Cappuccino

Captain

Caramel

Caraway

Cardamom

Carnation

Castor

Catnip

Cato

Centari

Chairman Meow

Champ

Chance

Chanel

Chaplin

Chappie

Charlemagne

Cheetah

Cherub

Chervil

Chewy

Chico/Chica

Chickory

Chiffon

Chili

Chipper

Chives

Chorus

Chrysanthemum

Cimarron

Cinnabar

Circe

Clawed

Clematis

Clementine

Clover

Comet

Coco

Cookie

Coreopsis

Coriander

Cosmos

Courage

Cressida

Croissant

Cronut

Crookshanks

Cupcake

Cupid

Daffodil

Dagger

Dagwood

Dahlia

Dali

Daisy

Dancer

Dandelion

Dandy

Daphne

Darling

Delicata

Delecta

Delilah

Demetrius

Destiny

Dianthus

Dixie

Doodle

Donut

Doxy

Dreamer

Drummer

Duke/Duchess

Dumbledore

Ebenezer

Echo

Elf

El Gato

Elle

Ely

Emerald Eyes

Empanada

Enigma

Eros

Espresso

Esprit

Ezmerelda

Fabian

Fairy

Falcon

Falstaff

Fantasy

Felicity

Felina

Felix

Fellah

Ferdinand

Ferrari

Fiddler

Fiesty

Firecracker

Firefly

Fisher

Fleet

Flip-Flop

Florence

Flossie

Flower

Flurry

Forsythia

Foxglove

Foxtail

Foxtrot

Frangipani

Friskie

Frodo

Frolic

Fruitcake

Fudge

Galahad

Gambler

Gangsta

Gardenia

Geisha

Geranium

Gertrude

Gin

Giorgio

Gladiolus

Gobbo

Godiva

Goodfellow

Grenadine

Gucci

Guildenstern

Guinevere

Guinness

GummiBear

Habanero

Hagrid

Harley

Hawthorn

Hector

Heliotrope

Hero

Hershey

Hibiscus

Hobbit

Hollyhock

Homie

Honeysuckle

Hootie

Hope

Horatio

Hotspur

Houdini

Howdy

Howler

Hunter

Hyacinth

Hydrangea

Iago

Impatiens

Icarus

Ingot

Iris

Isabel

Jade

Jaguar

Jam

Jambalaya

Jazz

Jewel

Jingles

Journey

Joy

Juicy

Juliette

Jumper

Juniper

Juno

Kacee (K.C. - Kitty Cat)

Katarina

Katze

Kermit

King

Kit

KitKat

Kneazle

Knight

Kringle

Kuchen

Kudos

Kudzu

Lace

Ladybug

Laertes

Lark

Larkspur

Ladyfinger

Lancelot

Lantana

Latte

Lavender

Layla

Lavinia

Lear

LeBeau

Leo

Leonardo

Leonine

Lightfoot

Lilac

Loki

Lotus

Lucky

Lupin

Lyric

Lynx

Lysander

Macaroni

Macaroon

Maggie Mae

Malvolio

Mandevilla

Maple

Marzipan

Meadow

Melody

Menelaus

Mercedes

Mercutio

Merlin

Mimosa

Minerva

Minx

Miranda

Mistress

Mittens

Moonflower

Moonshine

Morpheus

Muffin

Muggles

Muse

Music

Myrtle

Mystery

Nala

Napoleon

Napper

Narcissus

Nasturtium

Nell

Neptune

Nestor

Niffler

Nike

Nirvana

Noel

Noodle

Norfolk

Nutmeg

Nym

Nyx

Oberon

Odin

Oleander

Oliver

Olivia

O'Malley

Opera

Ophelia

Oregano

Orion

Orpheus

Oswald

Pal

Pan

Paris

Parsley

Parsnip

Pastel

Patience

Patroclus

Peony

Peppermint

Pepperoni

Percy

Pericles

Periwinkle

Persephone

Petruchio

Petunia

Pez

Phoenix

Philo

Pickle

Pinky

Pip

Pistol

Pixie

Player

Pluto

Poem

Pollux

Polonius

Poppy

Popsicle

Poptart

Potpan

Potter

Pouncer

Prancer

Pretzel

Primrose

Prince/Princess

Prissy

Prospero

Prowler

Puck

Puff

Purslane

Python

Queenie

Quince

Raffaello

Rambler

Rasputin

Reesecup

Regan

Rimfire

Rinaldo

Ringo

Ripper

River

Rollo

Roman

Romeo

Rootbeer

Rosalind

Rose

Rosebud

Rosemary

Rosencrantz

Rounder

Roxy

Ruby

Rugby

Rumbler

Ryder

Saber

Sable

Saffron

Sage

Salisbury

Salsa

Samantha

Sapphire

Sarge

Sassafras

Sassy

Satin

Savage

Scarlett

Scout

Scrappy

Sebastian

Sesame

Shadowfax

Shasta

Sheba

Sherlock

Shimmer

Shine

Silk

Silvius

Simba

Sinatra

Skittles

Sky

Skywalker

Slasher

Sleuth

Slipper

Smartie

Snapdragon

Snickerdoodle

Sniper

Sparkles

Spice

Spinner

Spitfire

Socks

Somerset

Sparrow

Speed

Springer

Spunky

Stalker

Stephano

Stingray

Stripe

Studebaker

Sultana

Sundance

Sunflower

Sunny

Sushi

Sweetpea

Swifty

Taffy

Tamora

Tango

Tanzy

Tarragon

Tarzan

Tazz

Teacake

Teeny

Tenacious

Theseus

Thor

Thorne

Thyme

Timon

Tinkerbell

Tiny

Titania

Titus

Toonces

Tootsie

Touchstone

Topper

Tornado

Torte

Tortilla

Toulouse

Tsunami

Tracker

Traveller

Trixie

Troilus

Troll

Trolli

Trooper

Truffle

Tulip

Tumbler

Tumbleweed

Tweed

Twinkle

Twister

Twix

Twizzler

Tybalt

Ulysses

Valentine

Valentino

Valeria

Varro

Venus

Verbena

Vernon

Vesta

Victory

Vincentio

Vintner

Viola

Waffle

Wasabi

Westminster

Whimsy

Whirlwind

Whiskers

Whisper

Willow

Winchester

Windsong

Windsor

Windwalker

Winkie

Winnie

Wizard

Yoda

Yorick

Xanadu

Zabala

Zelda

Zephyr

Zeus

Zinnia

Black cats are often associated with magic and the dark arts.

Black cats are often associated with magic and the dark arts.

Good Names for Black Cats

Beauty

Blackbeard

Blackberry

Blackjack

Boo

Buzzard

Cash

Cauldron

Charcoal

Clove

Cobra

Coffee

Cola

Crow

Devil

Diablo

Diesel

Ebony

Eclipse

Fury

Gunpowder

Gremlin

Hades

Hagatha

Inky

Java

Jet

Jinx

Kettle

Lava

Licorice

Lucifer

Magic

Mamba

Mars

Midnight

Molasses

Morgana

Necromancer

Ninja

Noir

Obsidian

Onyx

Panther

Pepper

Phantom

Pirate

Raisin

Raven

Salem

Scorpion

Shadow

Shady

Shylock

Skillet

Sorcerer

Spade

Specter

Spellbinder

Spider

Spooky

Vader

Vampire

Velvet

Viper

Vlad

Voodoo

Warlock

Witchie-Poo

Zorro

These white cats were feral - until I tamed them.

These white cats were feral - until I tamed them.

Naming a White Cat

Ajax

Alabaster

Alaska

Arctic

Bianca

Blanca

Blanche

Blizzard

Buttermilk

Camellia

Casper

Chablis

Champagne

Chardonnay

Charmin

Christmas

Cloud

Coconut

CoolWhip

Cotton

Cream

Crisco

Diamond

Fairbanks

Firethorn

Flint

Frosty

Ice

Galaxy

Glacier

Icicle

Ivory

Jasmine

Lightning

Lily

Linen

Magnolia

Marsanne

Marshmallow

Milkyway

Moscato

Opal

Orchid

Pearl

Phlox

Popcorn

Polar

Powder

Quartz

Riesling

Roussanne

Snowdrop

Snowflake

Sprite

Star

Sugar

Talc

Tater

Titanium

Tundra

Vanilla

Winter

Yukon

Orange tabby cats are often called "ginger cats."

Orange tabby cats are often called "ginger cats."

Names for Orange Tabby Cats

Alf

Amber

Ameranca

Apricot

Aubrey

Auburn

Aurum

Autumn

Boomerang

Bourbon

Brandy

Butterfinger

Butterscotch

Cayenne

Cheddar

Cinnamon

Cognac

Cointreau

Copper

Cornbread

Cornflake

Creamsicle

Crush

Dawn

Dorado

Ember

Fatourada

Flame

Garfield

Ginger

Gingerbread

Goldenrod

Goldie

Henna

Hennessy

Hesperidina

Honey

Honeybun

Julius

Lemondrop

Marigold

Marmalade

Marnier

Morris

Mustard

Nugget

Orangina

Paprika

Peaches

Penny

Pumpkin

Ruddy

Satsuma

Screwdriver

Sierra

Sundrop

Sunrise

Sunset

Tangerine

Thomasina

Tigger

Tigress

Toffee

Topaz

Whiskey

Wildfire

We have 3 gray cats that we rescued.

We have 3 gray cats that we rescued.

What to Name a Gray Cat

Ashes

Ashley

Blue

Castle

Dove

Dusty

Earl Grey

Eve

Flannel

Flipper

Fog

Gandalf

Grady

Granite

Greyfield

Greystoke

Gris

Gunsmoke

Haze

Hermes

Ironman

Lady Grey

London

Melancholy

Mercury

Mica

Misty

Mouse

Pewter

Possum

Rain

Rocky

Sharkie

Silver

Slate

Smoky

Spirit

Steel

Sterling

Stone

Stormy


Calico cat names can be tricky!

Calico cat names can be tricky!

Calico Cat Names

Bozo

Cali

Checkers

Collage

Foxy

Halloween

Hobo

Jester

Joker

Kaleidoscope

Marbles

Motley

Nemo

Oriole

Pansy

Patches

Picasso

Ragamuffin

Rags

Riddle

Robin

Rufus

Scruffy

Spumoni

Towhee

Vixen

Warbler

It can be hard to name black and white cats!

It can be hard to name black and white cats!

Black and White Kitties

Badger

Chess-ter

Chickadee

Domino

Figaro

Flicker

Harlequin

Magpie

Orca

Oreo

Othello

Panda

Parti

Penquin

Pepe le Pew

Phoebe

Piano

Pied Piper

Pinto

Roulette

Skunk

Sylvester

Tuxedo

Yinyang

Zebra

Siamese cats originated in Siam, which is now Thailand.

Siamese cats originated in Siam, which is now Thailand.

Siamese Felines

Andaman

Asia

Bangkok

Biscuit

Blondie

Boots/Bootsie

Buffy

Burlap

Caramac

Chai

Chonburi

Curry

Dharma

Dune

Isan

Kha Kai

Khaki

Luna

Mekong

Ming

Moonbeam

Mozzarella

Parchment

Pho Khun

Phuket

Rama

Sandy

Sanphet

Seal

Siam

Simon

Suede

Taksin

Tapi

Taupe

Tawny

Thai

Toast

Trang

Yala

My grandcat, ZB, is part Maine Coon. He's huge!

My grandcat, ZB, is part Maine Coon. He's huge!

Maine Coon Names

Augusta

Aurora

Bangor

Bear

Bradley

Bruiser

Brutus

Bull

Byron

Cadillac

Carmel

Dexter

Emcee

Giant

Goliath

Hanover

Hefty

Hulk

Hummer

Jupiter

Kennebunk

Kittery

Kong

Lowell

Maximus

Milo

Moose

Mr./Mrs. Biggs

Otis

Ox

Porter

Portland

Samson

Sherman

Stetson

Sullivan

Tank

Teamster

Titan

T. Rex

Troy

Volumnia

Volumnius

Wells

Winslow

Persian cats are often considered elegant, but they have a grumpy appearance.

Persian cats are often considered elegant, but they have a grumpy appearance.

Persian Cats - Names

Bling

Brulee

Churchill

Downy

Fancy

Fluffernut

Fluffy Tuffy

Frills

Furball

Fuzzy

Gizmo

Glitz

Glory

Grumpy

Lagerfeld

Luscious

Mogwai

Oscar

Plume

Porsche

Puffball

Ritzie

Rolex

Rolls Royce

Ruffles

Shaggy

Walter

Cool Names for Abyssinian Cats

Abbi

Africa

Alexandra

Ammu

Berenice

Cairo

Cleopatra

Darius

Egypt

Ethiopia

Huni

Izi

Khaba

Khasti

Khendu

Nebra

Nefertiti

Nikare

Nile

Osiris

Pepi

Pharaoh

Ra

Ramesses

Sahara

Seth

Shabaka

Shemai

Sheshi

Sphinx

Tantamani

Tao

Teti

Tut

Tutu

Wazner

Xerxes

Ragdoll cats are super sweet and affectionate.

Ragdoll cats are super sweet and affectionate.

Ragdoll Cat Names

Baklava

Banitsa

Bebe

Beignet

Blithe

Bubblegum

Bunny

Cannoli

Chiller

Chrystal

Crepes

Cuddles

Custard

Dolly

Dulce

Eclair

Flopsy

Fondant

Galette

Gumdrop

Happy

Kissie

Lambie

Lollipop

Lovie

Merry

Moppy

Parfait

Pebbles

Petit Four

Puddin'

Raggedy Ann

Shortcake

Snuggles

Streusel

Strudel

Sugarplum

Sweetheart

Sweetie

Turbinado

Scottish fold cats have folded ears.

Scottish fold cats have folded ears.

Names for Scottish Fold Cats

Aberdeen

Alastair

Angus

Annabel

Armstrong

Bagpipe

Blair

Bonnie

Braveheart

Brodric

Bruce

Caledonia

Campbell

Cameron

Davina

Dunbar

Duncan

Dundee

Fiona

Fife

Gaven

Glasgow

Gordon

Hadrian

Hamilton

Heather

Hebrides

Highlander

Ivanhoe

Kendrew

Kenna

Kilbride

Kilpatrick

Laddie

Lassie

Lennox

Livingston

Lomond

MacBeth

MacDonald

MacDuff

Malcolm

Maisie

Merrick

Murdock

Murray

Nessie

Orkney

Paisley

Reid

Rob Roy

Rory

Ross

Scott

Seyton

Siward

Solway

Stewart

Tavis

Thistle

Wallace

How to Choose the Right Name for Your Cat

If your new cat already has a name it responds to, don't change it. Otherwise, you'll need to choose a name. Maybe your friends and family members will help. Chances are that you'll be overwhelmed by an entire world of cat names!

Take your time, and don't pick the first name that appeals to you. Narrow your to choices down to just a few. Practice saying the moniker aloud and see if your pet responds better to one. If it doesn't, keep narrowing down your list until you wind up with that one perfect name. Remember, cat names are meant to last for years!