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Great Cat Name Ideas

I am an animal lover who recently got a Morkie puppy named Archie. I have grown up with all kinds of dogs, cats, birds and even lizards!

Several ideas for naming your cat or kitten.

Several ideas for naming your cat or kitten.

Tips for Choosing a Great Cat Name

Selecting a name for a new cat can be difficult. Whether you're the type to research for days, follow your intuition, or just pick the first name you hear, it's a name that will stick for many years. Unless you pick something offensive, you really can't go wrong when choosing a name. Here are some tips to think about:

  • Consider selecting a name that is one or two syllables. This will make it much easier when calling their name. Not to mention, there's a better chance of the name fitting on its tag. If you were to choose a name like, "Mr. Bojangles," imagine having to say that over and over again. It doesn't roll off the tongue easily.
  • When coming up with ideas, take into consideration your favorite books, songs, shows, or places. Doing this will help you come up with lots of names.
  • Be sure to ask everyone in the household if they are ok with the name. I know from personal experience that if someone doesn't like it, they just won't call it that. This can be confusing for the cat and the owner.
  • Above all, have fun. Your cat is a member of the family, and its name is important. Try to think of a name that suits your kitten's personality!
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One-Syllable Names

Choosing a name that is just one syllable makes it much easier to say when you are calling them. It's also more likely to fit on their tags. Here are some great one-syllable cat names!

  • Max
  • Scout
  • Bear
  • Scat
  • Kat
  • Sky
  • Eve
  • Boo
  • Grey
  • Faith
  • Thor
  • Buzz
  • Blaze
  • Doll
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Cat Names Inspired by Movies

NameMovie

Simba

Lion King

Cat

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Mr. Bigglesworth

Austin Powers

Garfield

Garfield the Movie

Rufus

The Rescuers

Figaro

Pinocchio

Lucifer

Cinderella

Mittens

Bolt

Mr. Jinx

Meet the Parents

Church

Pet Sematary

Sassy

Homeward Bound

Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Oliver

Oliver Twist

Snowbell

Stuart Little

Tom

Tom & Jerry

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Cat Names Inspired by Music

  • Aretha
  • Jazzy
  • Hendrix
  • Sinatra
  • Bowie
  • Sebastian
  • Elvis
  • Jolene
  • Abba
  • Billie Jean
  • Cher
  • Joplin
  • Iggy
  • Nashville
  • Prince
  • ZZ
  • Tunechi
  • Ringo
  • Ozzy
  • Reba
  • Queen
  • Viola
  • Bono
  • Jewel
  • Cash
  • Lucy
  • Mambo
  • Sting
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Funny Cat Names

  • Cati B
  • Clawdia
  • Ali Cat
  • Sardines
  • Katy Purry
  • Cat Damon
  • Mr. Meowgi
  • Picatso
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Catt Williams
  • Honey Boo Boo
  • Catnip
  • D.J. Meow
  • Cat Stevens
  • Donald Trump
  • Snooki
  • Admiral Snuggles
  • Fabio
  • Waldo
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Most Popular Cat Names

These are the most popular names as of 2017.

Top Male NamesTop Female Names

Simba

Nala

Milo

Bella

Tiger

Luna

Oreo

Abby

Bear

Daisy

Biscuit

Angel

Felix

Cleo

Jasper

Hazel

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Cat Names Based on Appearance

  • Oreo
  • Spot
  • Marshmallow
  • Fuzzy
  • Sox
  • Brownie
  • Red
  • Rusty
  • Sandy
  • Slinky
  • Tubby
  • Snow
  • Licorice
  • Smokey
  • Ginger
  • Cheddar
  • Flame
  • Midnight
  • Dwarf
  • Ebony
  • Ash

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Comments

Noah on August 11, 2020:

Im just here for my black cat and i dont know what to name him ???

caitlyn on February 17, 2020:

we want to adopt a cat named sox he is brown and white. but I don't know what would suit him!

brooke on July 17, 2019:

what about Nina or Nino

Ellie on November 08, 2018:

My cat is named auggie we thought she was a girl but we were wrong.I also have a toy cat. It is so cute!

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 18, 2018:

I’ve spayed and neutered hundreds of feral cats over the years and became the clinic I take them to requires a name for each, I’ve named them all. I’ve been through relatives’ and coworkers’ names, names of movie stars and singers, cartoon characters, authors and book characters, politicians, etc.

Among the pets I’ve ever had, the more unusual names have been Biddy Bush (a reference to Melania Trump saying that Billy Bush “egg on” her husband by doing bad boy talk); Herbert Hoover; and George Clooney.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on April 10, 2018:

this looks like a lot of fun to do...