400+ Cat Names: Ideas for Male and Female Cats

Updated on September 1, 2019
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Searching for cat names? You find plenty of ideas in this list.
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What Should I Name My Cat?

If you’re looking for names for your male or female cat, this list offers more than 400 ideas to choose from. Whether you want a name that’s classic, cute, funny, or describes his or her color or personality, you might find one here that’s right for your furry new friend.

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This list of male cat names has something for just about everyone. If your boy is serious, a tough guy, or the perfect gentleman, there might be a name here that fits him to a tee.

Male Cat Names

 
 
 
Alex
Grady
Olly
Alfie
Grayson
Pax
Alonzo
Grizzly
Pierre
Antonio
Harry
Piers
Apollo
Hector
Prince
Austin
Homer
Richard
Bear
Hugh
River
Bennett
Hunter
Rocco
Blaze
Jacob
Romeo
Bobby
Jasper
Sebastian
Bradley
Jaxon
Shakespeare
Bronson
Julian
Sheldon
Chance
Kieran
Sullivan
Chester
Leo
Thomas
Chief
Leon
Thor
Clarke
Lewis
Toby
Cody
Liam
Topher
Colin
Lorenzo
Trevor
Connor
Luke
Trey
Crosby
Mars
Tristan
Draco
Maverick
Vincent
Dragon
Max
Walker
Edgar
Miguel
Wells
Einstein
Mikey
Wyatt
Elliott
Moby
Xander
Elton
Murphy
Zeke
Evan
Noah
Zen
Gilles
Oliver
Zeus
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Choosing a name for a female cat can take some thought. Her multi-faceted personality requires a name as extraordinary as the queen she is. Here are some ideas to think about:

Female Cat Names

 
 
 
April
Jenna
Petunia
June
Jewel
Pippa
Ali
Joy
Polly
Athena
Juliet
Raina
Beauty
Katrina
Reina
Becca
Kelsie
Rita
Bella
Lady
Rose
Bonita
Lexa
Roxie
Bonnie
Lily
Ruby
Cali
Lina
Ruthie
Cassidy
Lonnie
Sage
Catarina
Lottie
Sassy
Celine
Lucy
Seneca
Chanel
Luna
Serena
Colby
Luz
Shenea
Daisy
Lyric
Shawnee
Daphne
Mae
Sheila
Dawn
Maeve
Shelby
Elsa
Mandy
Shell
Emerald
Maura
Sophie
Felicity
Meadow
Star
Flora
Mila
Summer
Gretchen
Minnie
Tara
Hanna
Molly
Tasha
Hollie
Noelle
Thea
Iris
Olive
Valentine
Ivy
Olivia
Vera
Jamison
Paris
Veronica
Jasmine
Petra
Vivian
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Unisex cat names have become very popular in 2019. You can’t go wrong with any of these versatile names for your boy or girl cat.

Unisex Names

 
 
 
Ashley
Dylan
Paws
Blake
Emerson
Riley
Blaze
Evan
Ryan
Boots
Jordan
Sam
Bowie
Joss
Sammie
Bryce
Maui
Silky
Clover
Mittens
Stripes
Devon
Morgan
Sunny
Duffy
Patches
Val
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For felines that carry themselves with dignity and grace, names like Skippy or Goofball won’t do. One of these classic cat names might be the ideal selection for the elegant cat in your life.

Classic Names for Males

 
 
 
Andrew
Jonathan
Theodore
Arthur
Lewis
Walter
Beau
Pierre
Warren
Benjamin
Seymour
Wesley
Charles
Stanley
William
Edward
Tennyson
Winston
James
Thadeus
Xavier

Classic Names for Females

 
 
 
Agnes
Clara
Harriet
Alexandria
Clementine
Margaret
Anna
Elizabeth
Martha
Annabelle
Esmé
Mildred
Avery
Frances
Penelope
Bernadette
Genevieve
Phoebe
Caroline
Grace
Seraphina
Charlotte
Guinevere
Victoria
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Some cats are real characters. If traditional names don't seem to fit your feline buddy's light-hearted nature, here are a few funny cat names that might.

Funny Name Ideas

 
 
 
Bingo
Gobblin
Nosy
Cheetah
Goofball
Peanut
Catnip
Goofy
Rocket
Clown
Grumpy
Silly
Comet
Happy
Sneaker
Dash
Hopper
Sneaky
Gizmo
Hulk
Stinky
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Let’s face it: Cats are adorable. If you want a cute name to match your cuddly little furball, here are some ideas:

Cute Name Ideas

 
 
 
Amigo
Dot
Pouncer
Angel
Fluffy
Princess
Bingo
Frisky
Simba
Boots
Gumdrop
Snuggles
Buddy
Lucky
Sweetie
Candy
Magic
Taffy
Cocoa
Mitsy
Tigger
Cupcake
Mittens
Twinkie
Cutie
Muffin
Velvet
Daffodil
Paws
Whiskers
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Gray cats can't help but capture our attention when they walk into a room. These name ideas for gray and silver cats highlight their beauty.

Names for Gray Cats

  • Ash
  • Blue
  • Dazzle
  • Dusty
  • Grey
  • Misty
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Shimmer
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Smoke
  • Smoky
  • Storm
  • Stormy

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White cats are stunning and memorable. If you’d like to give your white feline a name that reflects its breathtaking coat, here are a few ideas for you:

Names for White Cats

  • Blanca
  • Casper
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dove
  • Frosty
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Powder
  • Snow
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Winter

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Black cats are beautiful and mysterious creatures. Here are some name ideas for yours:

Names for Black Cats

  • Coal
  • Ebony
  • Java
  • Knight
  • Licorice
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Mocha
  • Night
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Raven

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Orange cats and kittens are hard to resist. Not only are they stunning, they have a vibrant personality that sets them apart.

Names for Orange Cats

  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Lion
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Peachie
  • Penny
  • Sandy
  • Spunky
  • Sunny
  • Taffy
  • Tiger
  • Tigger

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A tabby’s unique stripes and markings are as special as their one-of-kind personalities. You can’t help but think of wild cats when you see their gorgeous coats. If you need some name ideas for your tabby friend, here are a few to consider:

Names for Tabbies

  • Hunter
  • King
  • Loki
  • Rocky
  • Sahara
  • Sprite
  • Stripes
  • Tiger
  • Toby
  • Tommy

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Tortoiseshell cats are easy to fall in love with. If you're lucky enough to have one in your life, here are some names to think about:

Names for Tortoiseshell Cats or Torties

  • Annalise
  • Diva
  • Hope
  • Lucinda
  • Missy
  • Pepper
  • Pixie
  • Sadie
  • Samantha
  • Sara
  • Speckles
  • Spice
  • Sprinkles

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Calico cats are as original as their colorful markings. Here are some names for these beauties:

Names for Calicos

  • Blossom
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Dottie
  • Duchess
  • Gabby
  • Gemma
  • Mosaic
  • Patches
  • Patchouli
  • Sasha
  • Spot

Still haven't found a name you love? Here are even more ideas:

More Male Name Ideas

 
 
 
Arnold
Forrest
Noel
Bashful
Handsome
Owen
Cameron
Harrison
Pixel
Everett
Herbert
Skyler
Felix
Jude
Tucker
Fighter
Mischief
Victor
Finn
Nigel
Vance
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More Female Name Ideas

 
 
 
Aubrey
Eve
Piper
Carmen
Gertrude
Precious
Cressida
Hadley
Sailor
Dani
Hallie
Samantha
Delilah
Katia
Tabitha
Dorothy
Lacy
Valeria

Choosing the Best Name

There are many ways to find a name for a cat. Here are a few that have helped me name the felines in my life:

  • First Impression: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your cat? Is there something special about his or her personality, habits, color, or markings? All of these things can help you name your cat.
  • Personality: What is your cat like? Is she a drama queen that needs a name like Diva or Princess? Or, is he a little troublemaker you can picture calling Sneaker or Mischief? Personalities can be the source of countless ideas.
  • Habits: Does your cat run around the house like a racehorse? What about a name like Dash or Blaze? Observe him or her for a while and see what you find.
  • Coat or Eye Color: Some cats stand out for their rare beauty. Names like Snowy, Emerald, Slate, and Hazel are good choices for those with distinct coat or eye colors.
  • Names You Like: We all have names we like. Why not choose one of those for your cat?
  • Random: If you’re browsing through a list of names and one stands out, maybe it’s meant for your cat.

What is your favorite type of cat name?

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I hope this list has been helpful in your search for a cat name. If you found the purr-fect one here, I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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    • carolynkaye profile imageAUTHOR

      carolynkaye 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      Hi Cynthia, I'm so glad you like it. Ricky Martin is a cute name too. Thanks for your comments :-)

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      Cynthia 

      7 weeks ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Hi Carolyn-- Now I want to get a cat so I can give it one of the names on your list. I love so many of the names: Chief, Simba, Elton (we have a Ricky Martin chihuahua next door), Blaze, Peachy, Luna... seems like I might have to rescue a horde.

      This is an interesting hub!

    • carolynkaye profile imageAUTHOR

      carolynkaye 

      2 months ago from USA

      Hi Shauna, I love all the creative name choices for your cats. I realize my cats get called by their middle names when they’re in trouble too. I thought I was the only one who did that, LOL. Onyx is the perfect name for a black cat. Thanks so much for your comments :-)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 months ago from Central Florida

      Carolyn, I too, am a long-time cat person. Currently, I have three indoor cats, ages 10 and 11. Then there are two outdoor cats that have adopted me.

      I didn't see any of my cats' names in your list. I have a male Flame Point Himalayan (10 yrs old), whose name is Axel. Axel Rose when he's in trouble!

      Then there are my two girls, both Himalayan mix, age 11, whom I rescued when they were just a few months old. Their names are Sheba and Shiloh. Shiloh doesn't have a middle name because she doesn't really do no-no's. However, Sheba is Sheba Lee when she's caught doing something she knows she's not supposed to do.

      As for my outdoor cats, I've had Queenie, a tabby for a few years now. I named her that because I thought she was pregnant when she arrived at my doorstep. Fortunately, she just has a saggy belly.

      Then there's the latest arrival. A beautiful black and white cat who showed up a few months ago no matter how hard I tried to chase her away. However, she was very persistent, so I deemed her Persi.

      Once upon a time ago I had a black cat named Onyx. I was surprised to not see that listed for black cats.

      Thanks for the fun read!

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