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150+ Cool and Unique Cat Names Inspired by Rock Music Songs

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Over 150 cat names inspired by all types of rock music.

Over 150 cat names inspired by all types of rock music.

How to Pick Out That Perfect Name

You just got that new kitten that you've always wanted. Now you need to decide on the perfect name for your furry feline friend.

It's not easy to pick out the right name. Things like their personality, coloring, gender, and age are among the factors that you can take into consideration. People use other ideas too, like a favorite place, fictional character, or a song.

There is an infinite number of names to choose from and it may seem overwhelming, but don't worry, you can find the right one. You just need to get to know your cat a bit.

One of the best things about cats is that they have the most wonderfully distinct personalities. They can be cuddly, standoffish, playful or shy. They may take a swipe at anyone they don't like, or hiss if they've had enough petting for the day.

All of those traits can help you make a decision, but if you still can't make up your mind, and rock music is what inspires you, then hopefully you can find what you are looking for in this list.

Almost every type of rock music is covered, including hard, Southern, classic, folk and punk. So turn on your favorite playlist, sit back, and get inspired.

What's your cat's name?

A classic cat deserves a classic rock kind of name.  Here's a list to get you inspired.

A classic cat deserves a classic rock kind of name. Here's a list to get you inspired.

Classic Rock

Is your cat a classic rock kind of guy? Does he only like to snuggle when hits from well-known bands like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones come on the airwaves?

Then maybe something inspired by an iconic classic rock song is the name for him.

Female Cat Names

NameSongBand

Amanda

Amanda

Boston

Angelique

Angelique

Bad Finger

Bluebird

Bluebird

Buffalo Springfield

Carol

Carol

The Rolling Stones

China

China Cat Sunflower

The Grateful Dead

Crystal

Crystal

Fleetwood Mac

Gypsy

Gypsy

Fleetwood Mac

Jane

Jane

Barenaked Ladies

Janine

Janine

David Bowie

Jinx

Hijinx

Heart

Layla

Layla

Derek and the Dominos

Linda

Slow Down Linda

Eric Clapton

Moonglow

Moonglow

Heart

Paloma

Linda Paloma

Jackson Browne

Queenie

Little Queenie

The Rolling Stones

Rainbow

She's a Rainbow

The Rolling Stones

Rigby

Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles

Rita

Lovely Rita

The Beatles

Rivendell

Rivendell

Rush

Roberta

Roberta

Billy Joel

Rosalita

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Bruce Springsteen

Roulette

Roulette

Bon Jovi

Sara

Sara

Fleetwood Mac

Sherry

Sherry Darling

Bruce Springsteen

Songbird

Songbird

Fleetwood Mac

Sunrise

Sunrise

The Who

Sunshine

Good Day Sunshine

The Beatles

Voodoo

Voodoo Child

Jimi Hendrix

Male Cat Names

NameSongBand

Aladdin

Aladdin Sane

David Bowie

Arthur

Arthur

Bad Finger

Beast

Beast of Burden

The Rolling Stones

Beethoven

Roll Over Beethoven

The Beatles

Bell Boy

Bell Boy

The Who

Bombadier

Little Bombadier

David Bowie

Boogie

Casino Boogie

The Rolling Stones

Clancy

Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

Buffalo Springfield

Dennis

Dennis

Bad Finger

Franklin

Franklin's Tower

The Grateful Dead

Frisco

Mean Old Frisco

Eric Clapton

Jacob

Jacob's Ladder

Rush

Jean

The Jean Genie

David Bowie

Jingo

Jingo

Santana

Kite

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

The Beatles

Peter

Black Peter

The Grateful Dead

Presto

Presto

Rush

Rocky

Rocky Raccoon

The Beatles

Scratch

Cat Scratch Fever

Ted Nugent

Seagull

Seagull

Bad Company

Samson

Samson and Delilah

The Grateful Dead

Sargent

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band

The Beatles

Shaman

Shaman's Blues

The Doors

Thunder

Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteen

Ticket

Ticket to Ride

The Beatles

Tommy

Livin' On A Prayer

Bon Jovi

Tulsa

Tulsa Time

Eric Clapton

Lots of cats have a punk rock side, so if you are looking for some ideas for a name, check this one out.

Lots of cats have a punk rock side, so if you are looking for some ideas for a name, check this one out.

Punk Rock

If you are looking for a name that isn't found in mainstream rock, and your cat has a little bit of that anti-establishment feel to her, then think about a punk rock one.

Maybe one of these choices will make her, and you, happy.

Female Cat Names

NameSongBand

Absinthe

Absinthe

The Damned

Allison

Allison

The Pixies

Casbah

Rock the Casbah

The Clash

Delilah

Delilah

Flogging Molly

Idaho

Private Idaho

B-52's

Junebug

Junebug

B-52's

Kitty

Kitty

The Pogues

London

London Calling

The Clash

Maria

Maria

Blondie

Paulina

Paulina

No Doubt

Precious

Precious

The Pretenders

Sassafras

Sassafras

Green Day

Shayla

Shayla

Blondie

Suzy

Suzy is a Headbanger

The Ramones

Thumbelina

Thumbelina

The Pretenders

Male Cat Names

NameSongBand

Cactus

Cactus

The Pixies

Caveman

Caveman

The Cramps

Commando

Commando

The Ramones

Debaser

Debaser

The Pixies

Dr. Jekyll

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Damned

Finnegan

Finnegan's Rainbow

Dropkick Murphys

Kelly

Captain Kelly's Kitchen

Dropkick Murphys

Kid

Kid

The Pretenders

Paddy

Poor Paddy

The Pogues

Psycho

Psycho Therapy

The Ramones

Ranchero

Los Rancheros

Adam Ant

Roger

Jolly Roger

Adam Ant

Wolf

Don't Cry Wolf

The Damned

Any headbanging cat deserves a name from this list of hard rock songs.

Any headbanging cat deserves a name from this list of hard rock songs.

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock

Some cats just have that hard rocking, headbanging vibe to them. They like strutting their stuff and look good doing it.

These types of felines need a heavy metal name to go along with their strong personalities. Maybe one of these will fit the bill.

Female Cat Names

NameSongBand

Alice

Hard Hearted Alice

Alice Cooper

Charisma

Charisma

Kiss

Fireball

Fireball

Deep Purple

Gypsy

Gypsy

Black Sabbath

Hush

Hush

Deep Purple

Janie

Janie's Got a Gun

Aerosmith

Koo Ka Choo

My Koo Ka Choo

L.A. Guns

Mama

Mama Kin

Aerosmith

Mia

Mia

Aerosmith

Midnite

Midnite Maniac

Krokus

Pandora

Pandora's Box

Aerosmith

Rosie

Whole Lotta Rosie

AC/DC

Sabbra

Sabbra Cadabra

Black Sabbath

Shela

Shela

Aerosmith

Snowball

Snowballed

AC/DC

Stripper

Soul Stripper

AC/DC

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life—music and cats.

— Albert Schweitzer

Male Cat Names

NameSongBand

Ace

Aces High

Iron Maiden

Adam

Adam's Apple

Aerosmith

Bomber

Bomber

Motörhead

Diver

Holy Diver

Dio

Drifter

Drifter

Iron Maiden

Junior

Junior's Eyes

Black Sabbath

Motörhead

Motörhead

Motörhead

Prowler

Prowler

Iron Maiden

Riff Raff

Riff Raff

AC/DC

Rocker

Rocker

Judas Priest

Shooter

High Ball Shooter

Deep Purple

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Quiet Riot

Trouper

Super Trouper

Deep Purple

Whisky

Whisky on the Rocks

AC/DC

A Southern belle deserves a good Southern rock name.  If you have one of these cats then these names could be for you.

A Southern belle deserves a good Southern rock name. If you have one of these cats then these names could be for you.

Southern Rock

Do you have a laid-back Southern belle or beau for a cat? Are they proud, loyal, and love those lazy summer days on the porch? Maybe a Southern rock song would be a good choice.

Female Cat Names

NameSongBand

Baby

Love Struck Baby

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Dixie

Dixie Chicken

Little Feat

Dream

Dreams

The Allman Brothers

Georgia

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

The Charlie Daniels Band

Hitch

Sweet Hitch-Hiker

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Jessica

Jessica

The Allman Brothers

Legs

Legs

ZZ Top

Leila

Leila

ZZ Top

Lois

The Ballad of Lois Malone

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Maydell

Maydell

The Allman Brothers

Melissa

Melissa

The Allman Brothers

Suzie

Suzie Q

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Tuesday

Tuesday's Gone

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Male Cat Names

NameSongBand

Breeze

They Call Me the Breeze

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Freebird

Freebird

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Jawbone

Jawbone

The Band

Jim

Jim Dandy

Black Oak Arkansas

Kid

Mississippi Kid

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lodi

Lodi

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Montana

Montana Cafe

Hank Williams Jr.

Outlaw

The Outlaw

The Outlaws

Rebel

Rebel to Rebel

38 Special

Redneck

Redneck

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Walcott

The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show

The Band

Whisky

Whisky'n Mama

ZZ Top

Willie

Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie

Little Feat

What greater gift than the love of a cat.

— Charles Dickens

The soft sounds of folk-rock have inspired many a name for a cat.  Here is a list of some of them.

The soft sounds of folk-rock have inspired many a name for a cat. Here is a list of some of them.

Folk-Rock

Most cats won't like you putting flowers in their fur, but if your new kitten loves spending time in the garden and is best friends with everyone she meets, then it sounds like she deserves a folk-rock name.

Female Cat Names

NameSongBand

Bamboo

Bamboo

Peter, Paul & Mary

Belle

Belle Isle

Bob Dylan

Chelsea

Chelsea Morning

Judy Collins

Creeque

Creeque Alley

The Mamas and The Papas

Crescent

Crescent Moon

Cowboy Junkies

Delta

Delta

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Donna

Donna Donna

Donovan

Flora

Flora

Peter, Paul & Mary

Fotheringay

Fotheringay

Fairport Convention

Guinevere

Guinevere

Donovan

Josie

Josie

Donovan

Kitty

Kitty

Joan Baez

Melinda

Come Away Melinda

Judy Collins

Peggy

Pretty Peggy-O

Bob Dylan

Polly

Pretty Polly

Judy Collins

Male Cat Names

NameSongBand

Bear

Dancing Bear

The Mamas and The Papas

Dave

Gypsy Dave

Arlo Guthrie

Geordie

Geordie

Joan Baez

Hobo

Hobo's Lullaby

Arlo Guthrie

Hurdy

Hurdy Gurdy Man

Donovan

Isaac

Story of Isaac

Leonard Cohen

Jackaroe

Jackaroe

John Baez

Percy

Percy's Song

Fairport Convention

Tinker

Lay of the Last Tinker

Donovan

Romeo

Romeo & Juliet

The Indigo Girls

Smokey

The Smokey Life

Leonard Cohen

Spaceman

Mr. Spaceman

The Byrds

Final Thoughts

Take your time when making that perfect choice. There are over 150 names on this list, so hopefully you'll find one you like. If not, it may get you inspired to find another one.

If your new cat is coming into a family, make picking the name a group project. It may take a little longer, but don't worry, the right name will come eventually. And when it does, you are bound to live a happy life with your feline friend.

Good luck and keep listening to great music.

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 12, 2019:

Holy Cow Kyle Baker - How did I make that mistake?! I just saw Maiden in Pittsburgh a few months ago. Fixed it. Thanks for letting me know I did that. I appreciate it!

Kyle Baker on November 11, 2019:

Ace/Aces High/Black Sabbath.

Uhhh.. no, thats Iron Maiden. ;)

Johnnybee57 on July 14, 2019:

I've been using musically inspired names for pets for a long time. In the 90's I had a Lab mix named Layla. Toward the end of her life a Rottweiler wandered on to my property and I named him after one of my favorite bands, Rockpile. Next came a boxer we named Emmy Lou (after Harris). Then came a Lab-Chihuahua (yes - not a typo...) named Max after Maxwell's Silver Hammer. I currently have a Bull-Shitz (French bull terrier and Shih Tzu) named Scruff after the George Harrison song, Apple Scruff and a cat named after a world class Stray Cat, Brian (Setzer). It turns out he was really a she and she got knocked up by a neighbor. One of the kittens is pure white. He's Edgar. Two others are almost pure white. One is Johnny and the other is Winter. The 4th is a gray striped cat and am looking for a name for it. (Unless I can find it a home......)