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50 Funny Cat Names for Your Feline

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Tatiana has been an online writer for over five years. Her articles focus on everything from pet care to relationship advice.

Naming Your Feline Friend

Here, kitty, kitty . . . What, does the cat not have a name yet?

In a world flooded with cats, your cat’s name needs to stand out so when you go calling your cat by name if or when he gets out, you won’t also be summoning that cat from around the corner, your neighbor’s cat, and your neighbor’s neighbor’s cat.

Avoid Ordinary Names

When trying to name your cat, steer clear of overused names such as Felix, Whiskers, Socks, and Tiger. Oh, and avoid names that sound like the names of your neighbor because it would just be odd to have an old lady with Alzheimer's named Bernadette clawing at your door (if you toss some sardines out the window, she’ll go away!)

Talk About Personality

Cats need interesting names, you see, because cats are very interesting creatures! If you’ve been a cat owner, then you’ve likely witnessed their intense mood swings, crazy antics, and their undying love for a water gun. Okay, not all cats are created equal and to each his own! Some cats are seriously funny though, so if your feline friend is a funny one, well, doesn’t he deserve a funny name?

One of the most important factors that should be considered when choosing a cat name is assessing the cat’s personality. Funny cat names are just not suitable for all cats; sweet cats should have cute names, lazy cats should have plain names, but silly cats need funny names! That makes sense, right? How is anyone going to name a fat, lazy, couch cat “Frisky”?

Funny Cat Names

MaleFemale

Mr. Kitty

Lioness

Harry

Pinky

Batman

Paris Hilton

Catman

Betty

Tubby

La-a (Ladasha)

Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Mona Lisa

Mr. Jinx

Barbie

Schizo

Lipstick

Chubbs

Honey Boo Boo

Wookie

Prudence

Caesar

Bertha

Jar Jar Binks

Fuzzy Navel

Darth Vader

Mrs. Kitty

Fatty

Leslie Knope

Garfunkel

Bebe—She's the coolest!

Choose a unique name that is perfect for your funny feline!

Choose a unique name that is perfect for your funny feline!

Choosing a Perfect Name

Hopefully you’ve found the name you need here so you can stop calling your cat by “kitty kitty,” unless, of course, you’re choosing to call it that name! If you are having a tough time coming up with a name, don’t just settle.

I’m sure your parents had somewhat of a tough time thinking of your name; imagine what the result would have been had they decided to just settle because they couldn’t make up their minds! That’s where names like BillyJoe and BobbieSue came about. Yeah, that could have been you.

Clean Names

Pop'n Fresh

Dizzy

Pickles

Kabob

Froggy

Forky

Skittles

Spooner

Bubbles

Cheeto

Famous Felines

Mr. Bigglesworth

Sylvester

Tigger

Figaro

Tony

Toulouse

Binx

Scat Cat

Garfield

Boots

Choose a name that reflects your cat's personality—they'll thank you for it!

Choose a name that reflects your cat's personality—they'll thank you for it!

More Things to Consider

So spare your cat of the pain and suffering that a horrible name can cause. If you need some help coming up with funny cat names, try thinking about these:

  • Mannerisms: Cats have very unique mannerisms. Watch how your cat acts around various stimuli and you might just find inspiration for the name!
  • Noises: Yes, all cats “meow” but they all have different voices. Some are high-pitched and squeaky, while others may be a little lower and perhaps a bit scratchy.
  • Activity level: Does your cat like to climb to the highest point possible that it can find? Or does it pretty much stay camped out on the couch or under the bed?
  • Appetite: You are what you eat!
  • Color: Okay, this may seem cat-racist, but you can find inspiration for names from their colors; proceed with caution!
  • Fur coat: Or no fur coat? That is the question. Some cats cannot be found under all of their fur, while other cats never grow any! Can you think of any names yet?

So while your cat is going bump in the night and you cannot sleep because you don’t yet have a name to call it by, take a sleeping pill and hope that it comes to you in your dreams.

Maybe you’ll find what you need when you wake up to see that antique vase shattered on the floor, your cup of water knocked over, or the entire roll of toilet paper unraveled. Cats are such funny little devils, aren’t they?

Funny Cats!

Comments

Alize on June 18, 2020:

Beautiful names! I either name my cats after food (Coco, Ginger,etc.) or after warrior cats like Jayfeather (nickname Jay) and Hollyleaf (nicknamed Holly.) Haha...

Roy Barrows on March 13, 2020:

Here's what NOT to name a cat: Avoid names of characters from favorite TV shows and films. Eventually, that cat will die and you won't be able to watch that show/film without getting emotional. When my Yoda dies, I don't know if I'll ever be able to watch another Star Wars movie.

bertha on October 28, 2019:

angel baby!

Melissa on June 30, 2019:

I have 2 beautiful cats, my daughter named them. One is Tinkerbell and we call her tink-tink and the Little one is Angel Baby!

Gramy on May 01, 2019:

I have a cat and we are deciding an a name for it,Lucy or dog

kayleigh on March 19, 2018:

You have some good stuff

Thomas C Mill from USA on September 10, 2015:

Awesome hub! I really enjoyed it. I love your advice about avoiding ordinary names. I'm fairly sure cats could care less what their names are, so why not choose a unique one! Here's a few more funny names:

Catapult

Clawesome

Galacticat

iCat

Kitkat

Miraclaw

Purrkins

Schrodinger

Source: http://catnamescity.com/funny-cat-names/

Chelsey from Ottawa, Ontario on June 18, 2014:

Cute name suggestions! I personally prefer old man/lady names for pets. Like Baxter, Charleston, Rufus, Olive, Myrtle, and Agatha. Not sure why. It's just cute!

Sp Greaney from Ireland on April 12, 2014:

Great hub. I like your name suggestions.

I do like those people who come up with pet names that are original. I think taking the time to come up with a name that really represents the personality of the pet is vital.

Voted up!

Debra Allen from West By God on April 11, 2014:

This is a very good hub and I voted it up. I have a feral that comes around my house from who knows where and vanishes the same and I named him Merlin. He doesn't really like that name or is not used to it but he does like his other name that I call him...Pretty Boy. He has the blueist eyes that I have ever seen. I wish he would come to me, but it has been a year and he still has his 25 foot boundary.