What Are Some Good Male Cat Names?
Choosing a Name for a Male Cat
The male cat of any breed likes to think that he is the ruler of the house, and perhaps, the neighborhood. His tough outer visage often hides the cute and cuddly undertones he shows when alone with his owners.
While it’s easy to name a cat Puss, Tabby, or some other non-descript name, you should take time and observe his behavior before naming him. Is he a warrior or a fighter? Then something like Scrapper or Ali will be great.
As you begin to get to know your feline friend, he will demonstrate through his actions what his character is and will, thus, make it easier for you to come up with the best name for him.
Examples of How to Choose a Male Cat Name
Evasive or Elusive cats: If your cat is elusive and always seems to have a secret then a suitable name may be Shadow or Casper; more subtle names can be derived from famous cats. As an example, I have a great tabby cat that has these characteristics – as my family loves Harry Potter we decided to call our male cat Mr. Norris, based on the Mrs. Norris from the Harry Potter Novels.
Evil and Playful cats: Sometimes a cat seems so mischievous as they love to play with anything they can find, or they creep up on other animals. Such male cats can have fun names like Joker or Devil.
Colorful Names: Tabby cats come in all varieties of colors therefore naming a cat for its coat is often popular even though it doesn’t really embody the character. Names like Blackie or Whitey are often used.
Mystical Names: Have you noticed how some cats can look at you and somehow speak volumes without even the slightest meow? This mystical quality is often prevalent in male cats and therefore names such as Mage, Mystic or Wicca are fun.
Pick names for cats is not an easy process and can take time. Make a list of your twenty favorite names and then observe your male cat for a few days – over time you will be able to narrow down the list until you find the right fit for your cat.
My Male Cat Names
As noted above, I have one male tabby cat named Mr. Norris. The other cat is more fun and simply is always in trouble, therefore, the name Spanky fits him perfectly.
We used to have a wonderful male black and white cat; he was initially called Checkers because of his color, but my wife could never remember that so she simply called him Fred - the name stuck.
My Personal Top 100 Names for Male Cats
Here's a list of my favorite names for male cats. Feel free to leave additional ideas in the comments section below.
- Mr. Norris
- Saber Tooth
Questions & Answers
Is Chase a good cat name?
I like the name Chase - it gives a little bit of information about the cat - perhaps he likes to chase mice?!