The Best Cat Names: 300+ Unique, Cute & Funny Cat Names

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The Best Cat Names: 300+ Unique, Cute & Funny Cat Names

Congrats on your new cat! When you’ve kitty-proofed your place, brought them home, and stocked up on all your new cat essentials, there’s just one thing left to do: Choose a perfect cat name. Looking for inspiration? We have you covered with this list of over 385 cat name ideas. Whether you’re searching for a cool cat name inspired by your pet’s personality, a Disney cat name to pay homage to your fave princess, or even a funny cat name because, hey, why not, we promise you’ll find the perfect match in this list to help you totally win the cat naming game.

So snuggle up next to your new furry friend and get scrollin’ through this list of the best cat names.

(Getting a pup instead of a kitty? Check out our complete list of Dog Names.)

Top Cat Names of 2021

Looking for this year's top cat names? These are Chewy pet parents' most popular picks.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Luna

What's it mean?

Luna means “moon” in several languages, including Spanish and Italian. In Roman mythology, Luna was the moon goddess.

Name

Bella

What's it mean?

The name means “beautiful” in Italian and Spanish, so it’s purrfect for your kitty.

Name

Oliver

What's it mean?

The cute cat featured in “Oliver & Company.”

Name

Lucy

What's it mean?

This name means born at dawn or daylight. It also means shiny or light complexion, ideal for a pale-colored kitty.

Name

Charlie

What's it mean?

A name that uses the “ee” sound, which is guaranteed to get your cat’s attention (or as close to a guarantee as you can get!).

Name

Max

What's it mean?

Yes, it’s a really popular name among pooch owners, and for good reason: It means “greatest.” You can also use the original Roman version, Maximus. Maximus Cat does have a certain ring to it!

Name

Milo

What's it mean?

The feline sidekick from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” (1986).

Name

Leo

What's it mean?

The name conjures up lions, the big cat-cousins of your new pet.

Name

Kitty

What's it mean?

In French, this name means “pure” or “clear.” But we know it’s the cutest way to call your best friend.

Name

Shadow

What's it mean?

A great black cat name for those who follow you around the house.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Stella

What's it mean?

The name means “star,” and your feline is more than ready for her leading role in your life.

Name

Arabella

What's it mean?

It’s a name favored by British novelists like Thomas Hardy and J.K. Rowling, who knew a good name when they heard one.

Name

Ella

What's it mean?

Ella Fitzgerald, the great jazz artist, was known for her improvised scat singing. No, it’s got nothing to do with cats, but it still makes a great name!

Name

Sasha

What's it mean?

It’s used as a nickname for names like Alexandra and Natasha, so here are two girl cat names for the price of one.

Name

Zoe

What's it mean?

The name means “life” in Greek, and that’s what your new kitty will bring to your household.

Name

Lily

What's it mean?

The flower is toxic to cats, but you can keep the blooms out of your home while still bestowing the name on your precious pet.

Name

Daisy

What's it mean?

Another flower name that is a pretty pick for a cat.

Name

Rose or Rosie

What's it mean?

Roses are associated with love, and so is your pet.

Name

Zelda

What's it mean?

Zelda Fitzgerald was the “It girl” in the 1920s, and your female feline certainly will be a celebrity in your household.

Name

Roxie

What's it mean?

Many Roxies (or Roxys) are actually Roxannes, but the name is from Persia and means “dawn,” so it’s a great fit for Persian cats.

Name

Emma

What's it mean?

Emma Thompson is a no-nonsense British actor with a keen sense of humor, and that may describe your cat, too.

Name

Trixie

What's it mean?

Short for Beatrix, the name comes from Latin and means “she who brings happiness.”

Name

Dolly

What's it mean?

This used to be a popular name for girls long ago (like the fourth First Lady Dolley Madison) so it may make a good cat name.

Name

Angel

What's it mean?

Maybe your cat will live up to her name?

Name

Tessa

What's it mean?

You can use this version for your cat, or take off the “a” and name her Tess.

Name

Sofia or Sophia

What's it mean?

This is originally a Greek name meaning “wisdom,” and really, there is nothing wiser than a cat.

Name

Lia

What's it mean?

An alternative spelling to the name Leah, and one that will look pretty on your cat’s tag.

Name

Cleo

What's it mean?

Short for “Cleopatra,” the legendary Egyptian ruler.

Name

Brooklyn

What's it mean?

Place names are hot for two-legged babies, but they fit just as well for four-legged ones. And nothing is hotter than Brooklyn! This could also work for a boy cat name.

Name

Chloe

What's it mean?

A Greek name connected to the goddess Demeter, Chloe is one of the most popular cat names around.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Riley

What's it mean?

This lovely name comes from Ireland and means “courageous.”

Name

Luke

What's it mean?

The most famous Luke is Luke Skywalker, making this a cool cat name for pet parents who are into “Star Wars.

Name

Zack, Zach or Zac

What's it mean?

For fans of famous Zacharys like Zac Efron and Zach Galifianakis.

Name

Jamie

What's it mean?

James might be too formal a name for your pet, but Jamie has a relaxed vibe to it.

Name

Fitz

What's it mean?

This is a name derived from last names (Fitzgerald, Fitzwilliam) but it’s short and sweet, like your cat.

Name

Ryder

What's it mean?

It’s a popular baby boy’s name (and the name of Kate Hudson’s son), but it’s a great male cat name, too.

Name

Jake

What's it mean?

Jake has a cool vibe to it, and used to mean “OK” a century ago when your grandparents (or great-grandparents) were using slang.

Name

Mickey

What's it mean?

Yes, Mickey Mouse is a rodent, not a cat, but there’s something spunky about this name, and that makes it a good cat name, too.

Name

Alex

What's it mean?

It’s the shorter version of Alexander and Alexis, and it means “defender of men” in Greek.

Name

Zeke

What's it mean?

Some experts think cats respond best to “ee” sounds, and this name has that!

Name

Mack

What's it mean?

Is your cat built like a truck? Well, name him after this truck manufacturing company.

Name

Nico (or Nick)

What's it mean?

You may want to name your cat Nico, short for Nicolas (or Nicholas), a name meaning “victory of the people.”

Name

Jack

What's it mean?

A simple, sturdy name, whether as a nickname for Jackson or an homage to the actor Jack Nicholson.

Name

Tiger

What's it mean?

Is it any wonder cat parents name their pets after the strong and exotic tiger? Many add a “Winnie the Pooh” twist to the name, too, calling their cat Tigger.

Name

Buddy

What's it mean?

What better name for your new bestie?

Name

Loki

What's it mean?

You may wonder why anybody would name their cat after a villain, but some Marvel fans will argue that Thor’s brother is just misunderstood.

Name

Moose

What's it mean?

Does your cat have a personality as big as a moose?

Name

Theo

What's it mean?

Theo means “divine gift,” which is exactly what your cat is!

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Unique Cat Names

As a new pet parent, you might want to pick a name that is different enough to signal how uncommon your kitty is. So, here are some unique cat names that will accomplish that goal.

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Name
What's it mean?
Name

Briggs

What's it mean?

This English surname is fairly common among humans, but would make a unique cat name.

Name

Atlas

What's it mean?

From Greek mythology, Atlas is the god who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders. Not that we want to burden your cat with anything, but it is cool cat name.

Name

Athena

What's it mean?

Cats are wise, so taking a name from the Greek goddess of wisdom and war makes purrfect sense.

Name

Ajax

What's it mean?

One of the Greek heroes of the Trojan war.

Name

Gaia

What's it mean?

The ancient Greeks considered Gaia to be Mother Earth, so if you are an eco-minded pet parent, this may be the name for you.

Name

Einstein

What's it mean?

Convinced your kitty is a genius? Well, this is the name for you!

Name

Cheyenne

What's it mean?

The capital city of Wyoming (and cities and counties throughout the west) takes its name from a Native American tribe.

Name

Montana

What's it mean?

The nickname for this Western state is “The Treasure State,” and that’s what your cat is, a treasure!

Name

Quintana Roo

What's it mean?

A state in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and a good example of a unique cat name. Shorten to Roo for a cute cat nickname.

Name

Sonora

What's it mean?

Another state in Mexico that may strike your fancy.

Name

Bahia

What's it mean?

This state in Brazil is known for its laid-back vibe, its beaches, and as the birthplace of samba. So, give it a try for your cat (or just call her Samba).

Best Siamese Cat Names

These Asian cats are thought to have come from Thailand, which was originally known as Siam, and kept by royalty.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Jade

What's it mean?

This green stone was originally found in China, Southeast Asia and India, and would be a great Siamese cat name.

Name

Jim Jum

What's it mean?

What better way to honor your cat’s heritage than to name them after this Thai soup?

Name

Jasmine

What's it mean?

A flower found in Thailand, and a very pretty name for your female Siamese.

Name

Mali

What's it mean?

The word for “jasmine” in Thai, if you’re looking for an unusual Siamese cat name.

Name

Violet

What's it mean?

Some Siamese cats have a lilac tinge to their pale fur and are actually called lilac point Siamese.

Name

King or Queenie

What's it mean?

In honor of their Siamese royal roots, give them a regal name.

Name

Prince or Princess

What's it mean?

The name connotes those royal roots, and if you’ve got a lilac point boy Siamese, Prince (after the late great “The Purple One”) will be on point.

Name

Sky

What's it mean?

An homage to your Siamese’s baby blue eyes.

Name

Indigo

What's it mean?

Again, this can refer to your Siamese cat’s lilac-tinged fur or those beautiful blue eyes.

Name

Lapis

What's it mean?

Another nod to your Siamese cat’s blue eyes, as lapis lazuli is a blue stone.

Name

Chakri

What's it mean?

The current ruling dynasty of Thailand can serve as a great Siamese cat name.

Name

Pad

What's it mean?

Means “fried” in Thai and is a word found in famous Thai dishes (like pad Thai).

Name

Tawny

What's it mean?

Traditional Siamese cats have cream- or tawny-colored fur, as well as feet and paws.

Name

Sapphire

What's it mean?

Another way of paying tribute to your cat’s gorgeous baby blues.

Name

Khaki

What's it mean?

Another word that means cream or beige, which is the color of traditional Siamese cat’s fur.

Best Disney Cat Names

There are plenty of Disney fanatics who are also fans of furry felines. Here are a few names that let you combine those passions.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Berlioz

What's it mean?

This is the Disney cat name belonging to the gray kitten who plays the piano in the movie “The Artistocats.

Name

Figaro

What's it mean?

The black-and-white pet cat who belongs to Geppetto in “Pinocchio.”

Name

Duchess

What's it mean?

The mother of Berlioz and his sister Marie in “The Artistocats.

Name

Tibbs

What's it mean?

Sergeant Tibbs helped Pongo and Perdita rescue their pups in “101 Dalmatians.”

Name

Rufus

What's it mean?

The cat in “The Rescuers.”

Name

Dinah

What's it mean?

The cat who belongs to Alice in “Alice in Wonderland.”

Name

O’Malley

What's it mean?

The street cat who falls for upper-class Duchess in “The Artistocats.

Name

Toulouse

What's it mean?

The orange kitten and oldest child of Duchess in “The Artistocats.

Name

Marie

What's it mean?

Berlioz and Toulouse’s white-furred, pink-bowed sister in “The Artistocats.

Name

Mochi

What's it mean?

The cat in “Big Hero 6.”

Name

Simba

What's it mean?

Referring to perhaps the most well-known Disney cat, this name belongs to the cocky cub who grows into the titular character in “The Lion King.”

Name

Nala

What's it mean?

Simba’s female counterpart in “The Lion King.”

Name

Peppo

What's it mean?

The Italian alley cat in “The Artistocats.

Best Cat Names from Movies

These cats had starring roles in feature films. Why not reuse these cat names from movies for the new leading kitty tearing up the red carpet (maybe literally) in your home? (See above for more Disney-inspired names and below for “Harry Potter” inspired names.)

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Buttercup

What's it mean?

The pet of Primrose Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” (2012).

Name

Tonto

What's it mean?

The feline sidekick in “Harry and Tonto” (1974).

Name

DC

What's it mean?

The Siamese in that “That Darn Cat!” (1965)

Name

Sassy

What's it mean?

The cat starring in “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” (and voiced by Sally Field) (1993).

Name

Keanu

What's it mean?

The cat featured in “Keanu” (2016), starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

Name

Jiji

What's it mean?

The pet feline in the Japanese animated film, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1989).

Name

Fat Louie

What's it mean?

The cat belonging to Anne Hathaway’s character in “The Princess Diaries” (2001).

Name

Rajah

What's it mean?

The tiger in “Aladdin” (1992).

Name

Binx

What's it mean?

The name of the cat in the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” (1993).

Name

Snowbell

What's it mean?

The white Persian cat in “Stuart Little” (1999).

Best “Harry Potter” Cat Names

There are so many names from the J.K. Rowling-written series to choose from. Here’s a sampling of the best “Harry Potter” cat names:

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Harry

What's it mean?

Name your cat after the hero of the series, Harry Potter.

Name

Hagrid

What's it mean?

The giant caretaker of Hogwarts.

Name

Hermione

What's it mean?

One of Harry’s best and smartest friends at Hogwarts.

Name

Sirius

What's it mean?

Sirius Black was Harry’s godfather.

Name

Ludo

What's it mean?

Ludo Bagman was a character in the books, but not the movie. He is a wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic.

Name

Crookshanks

What's it mean?

The name of Hermione’s cat.

Name

Cho Chang

What's it mean?

A Ravenclaw and Quidditch player as well as Harry’s girlfriend (briefly).

Name

Ravenclaw

What's it mean?

The name of one of the four houses at Hogwarts.

Name

Fleur

What's it mean?

A “Harry Potter” cat name that comes from Fleur Delacour, who was Beauxbatons' champion in the Triwizard Tournament.

Name

Dobby

What's it mean?

The house elf.

Name

Draco

What's it mean?

Draco Malfoy is not a sympathetic character, but the name is a great one for a cat.

Name

Fawkes

What's it mean?

The name of Dumbledore’s phoenix could also be used for your cat.

Name

Hermes

What's it mean?

Percy Weasley’s owl can also turn into a name for your cat.

Name

Minerva

What's it mean?

Minerva McGonagall is the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts, who can turn into a cat.

Name

Mrs. Norris

What's it mean?

The name of Argus Filch’s cat.

Name

Padma

What's it mean?

The name of a Hogwarts student, Padma Patil, who attended the Yule Ball with Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and her twin sister, Parvati.

Name

Scabbers

What's it mean?

The name of Ron Weasley’s pet rat.

Name

Snape

What's it mean?

One of Hogwarts’ most famous teachers is Severus Snape, and was Harry’s nemesis.

Name

Trevor

What's it mean?

The name of Neville Longbottom’s pet toad.

Names Based on Fur Colors

Black Cat Names

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Nero

What's it mean?

That’s “black” in Italian, as well as an infamous Roman emperor.

Name

Inky

What's it mean?

The name connotes darkness, like your cat’s dark fur.

Name

Jet

What's it mean?

Another synonym for “black,” and also, with two T’s, a fitting tribute to rocker Joan Jett.

Name

Ebony

What's it mean?

Referring to a tree with black or very dark brown wood, the word is now used as a synonym for black.

Name

Onyx

What's it mean?

A gemstone that’s known for its shiny black color.

Name

Raven

What's it mean?

The bird that appears in Edgar Allen Poe’s poem quoting “Nevermore,” and known for its shiny black feathers.

Name

Beltza

What's it mean?

This is the word for “black” in the Basque language, but it makes a nifty name for a cat!

Name

Midnight

What's it mean?

A dark time of night, and a great black cat name!

Name

Licorice

What's it mean?

It’s not the sweetest candy around, but the color of original black licorice fits your black cat’s fur.

Orange Cat Names

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Laranja

What's it mean?

It’s Portuguese for “orange,” and if you’re looking for a unique cat name, it fits the bill.

Name

Saffron

What's it mean?

This herb gives a golden orange-yellow color to foods when you cook with it, and certainly can be classified as a cool cat name.

Name

Mango

What's it mean?

This tropical fruit is orange on the inside, and makes a sweet orange cat name for your new pet.

Name

Papaya

What's it mean?

Another tropical fruit that’s reddish orange, and can be used as a girl cat name or a boy cat name.

Name

Peaches

What's it mean?

More orange-fleshed fruit that can be used as an orange cat name.

Name

Coral

What's it mean?

Yes, it’s a reddish or pinkish form of orange, but it has a pretty ring to it, especially if you use it as a girl cat name.

Name

Cara

What's it mean?

Cara Cara navel oranges are hybrids of navel oranges found in Venezuela, and all delicious, like your furball.

Name

Clementine

What's it mean?

These little hybrid oranges make a great orange cat name for your tabby.

Name

Ginger

What's it mean?

Another word for redheads, both male and female.

Name

Butterscotch

What's it mean?

A candy beloved by grandparents, who will coo over your cat, too.

Name

Marmalade

What's it mean?

A slightly bitter jam made of oranges. Of course, your cat will be more sweet than bitter.

Name

Tigger

What's it mean?

The bouncy, orange tiger in “Winnie the Pooh” movies and books might describe your lovely cat.

Name

Amber

What's it mean?

Another gemstone that is a yellow-orange color, which can look like your cat’s eyes or her fur.

Black-and-White Cat Names

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Checkers

What's it mean?

Checkerboards are often black and white, just like your black-and-white cat.

Name

Oreo

What's it mean?

These cookies are black on the outside, white on the inside.

Name

Ace

What's it mean?

The ace of spades and clubs are black and white, making this a pawsome black-and-white cat name for your feline.

Name

Sundae

What's it mean?

Of course, these desserts aren’t just made with vanilla ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce, but the classic sundae makes a good cat name.

Name

Domino

What's it mean?

These tiles are black and white, so why not chose this moniker for your black-and-white cat?

Name

Panda

What's it mean?

If you want to name your black-and-white cat after another black-and-white animal and zebra just won’t cut it, this cute bear might do the trick.

Name

Tuxedo

What's it mean?

This black-and-white formal attire makes an elegant black-and-white cat name.

Name

Sylvester

What's it mean?

The famous black-and-white cat from the old “Looney Tunes” cartoons who was constantly being outwitted by Tweety bird.

Name

Puffin

What's it mean?

Another black-and-white animal, not to be confused with penguins.

Name

Dot or Dottie

What's it mean?

Polka dots are often black and white, like your cat!

Name

Orca

What's it mean?

This fierce whale is black and white, and your cat is probably fierce, too (especially around mealtimes).

Gray Cat Names

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Silver

What's it mean?

A classy way of honoring your cat’s fur color, and an excellent gray cat name.

Name

Plata

What's it mean?

The Spanish word for “silver.”

Name

Ash or Ashley

What's it mean?

Ashes are gray, just like your cat!

Name

Grigio

What's it mean?

Italian for “gray,” and if you’re a wine drinker, you’ll dig this name, too.

Name

Paloma

What's it mean?

Spanish for “dove” (which can be gray or white), so a great girl cat name for your feminine feline.

Name

Smokey

What's it mean?

We know you won’t be smoking around your cat (it’s bad for them), but you can certainly give them a name that calls up the color gray.

Name

Stormy

What's it mean?

Stormy days are gray, so this may be just the right gray cat name for your kitty.

Name

Rain

What's it mean?

Raindrops don’t really have a color, but the days accompanying rain are gray.

Name

Misty

What's it mean?

Fog often looks gray, and according to the Carl Sandburg poem, “fog comes creeping on little cat feet.”

Name

Dusk

What's it mean?

Right before night begins the sky is a shade of gray.

White Cat Names

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Blanca or Blanco

What's it mean?

The Spanish words for “white.” Blanca is a female cat name, while Blanco makes an awesome boy cat name.

Name

Blanche

What's it mean?

The French word for “white.”

Name

Alabaster

What's it mean?

A type of stone (like marble), which is frequently white.

Name

Pearl

What's it mean?

A gemstone that’s often white or cream colored.

Name

Milky

What's it mean?

It’s a myth that cats need milk (though they’ll drink it), but why not name your cat after this white beverage?

Name

Snowy

What's it mean?

If you get your new pet in the winter, this may make a good white cat name!

Name

Ivory

What's it mean?

Another word for the white keys on the piano.

Name

Leche

What's it mean?

The Spanish word for “milk.”

Name

Casper

What's it mean?

This friendly cartoon ghost was white, too!

Name

Lumi

What's it mean?

The word for “snow” in Finnish.

Name

Frosty

What's it mean?

When frost covers the ground, it turns the grass a ghostly shade of white.

Name

Tofu

What's it mean?

This white food is perfect for your cat’s name, even though they’d never touch the stuff!

Name

Coco

What's it mean?

Short for coconut, which is white on the inside.

Name

Sugar

What's it mean?

It’s white and sweet, just like your new kitty.

Name

Opal

What's it mean?

This milky white gem is October’s birthstone, and is said to have healing powers, just like your cat!

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Cute Cat Names

Maybe you want an adorable name that makes people go, “Aww.” Well, take a look at this list of cute cat names and see if something grabs you.

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Name
What's it mean?
Name

Kit Kat

What's it mean?

Sure, it’s a chocolate bar, but it’s great moniker for your cat.

Name

Button

What's it mean?

Cute as a button of course, and so is your cat.

Name

Bubbles

What's it mean?

If your cat has a sparkling personality (or you like sparkling wines or drinks), then this name is for you.

Name

Pumpkin

What's it mean?

Yes, you can name your tabby cat after this orange gourd, and it also fits cats who come into your life in the fall.

Name

Munchkin

What's it mean?

Another cute moniker, especially if your cat is on the small side or a Munchkin cat breed.

Name

Taffy

What's it mean?

A sweet found on beach boardwalks, and great name for a girl cat.

Name

Dipsy

What's it mean?

One of the Teletubbies. If that’s not cute, what is?

Name

Pixie

What's it mean?

These mythical beings are similar to elves, and are associated with cuteness (like the pixie cut).

Name

Cookie

What's it mean?

A sweet treat and an example of cute cat names.

Name

Candy

What's it mean?

Another name that will get your cat’s attention (again featuring that double “ee” sound at the end).

Name

Muffin

What's it mean?

Your fave breakfast treat becomes an adorable name for your new pet.

Name

Merry

What's it mean?

It’s not just for Christmas! Use it when you’re looking for different kitten names.

Name

Fluffy

What's it mean?

Broadcast your love of soft fur, especially if your feline is a long-haired cat.

Name

Marshmallow

What's it mean?

A cat name reserved for the fluffiest, softest white kitties.

Name

Beans

What's it mean?

Inspired by their adorable toe beans!

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Funny Cat Names

Ready to make ’em laugh? These funny cat names will show off your sense of humor.

You’ll find more funny pet names by checking out this list!

Illustration by Leticia Plate
Name
What's it mean?
Name

Mr./Ms. Fluffypants Longtail

What's it mean?

For a truly unique cat name, you can create a formal name based on your cat’s unique physical attributes.

Name

General Furrington

What's it mean?

Create a descriptive last name and add a military rank for a unique cat name that sounds rather authoritative.

Name

Houdini

What's it mean?

Like the famous magician, your cat just may be a master of the disappearing act.

Name

Chonk the Destroyer

What's it mean?

If your cat is on the heavier side, this would make a great funny cat name. It would be even funnier once you help your plus-sized kitty shed the extra weight.

Name

Fish Sticks

What's it mean?

Fish is a favorite food of cats, but we wouldn’t recommend giving your cat any fish sticks. Only giving them the name Fish Sticks is advisable.

Name

Wahoo

What's it mean?

The name of a fish (really!)

Name

Whispurr

What's it mean?

A play on whisper, but you can call your cat Whispy for short.

Name

Romeo

What's it mean?

Is your cat the handsomest around? Name him Romeo!

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Porgy

What's it mean?

This fish-inspired name is funny and pretty at the same time (and also references “Porgy and Bess,” the name of an opera by George Gershwin).

Best Food Names for Cats

Cats have favorite foods, and you do too—so why not use some edible inspiration when naming your kitty? Here are a few food names for cats to get you started:

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What's it mean?
Name

Baguette

What's it mean?

This name has a chic ring to it, and will make your cat (and you) seem sophisticated.

Name

Mousse

What's it mean?

A delicious way and name to celebrate the sweet addition to your home!

Name

Whiskey

What's it mean?

Liquor isn’t exactly a food, but close enough. And this name can serve as a shorter form of Whiskers.

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Quince

What's it mean?

These fruits are like apples, and serve as a unisex name for both girls and boys.

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Pisco

What's it mean?

The national liquor in Chile and Peru can make for a unique cat name.

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Gelato

What's it mean?

Sure, gelato is an Italian frozen dessert, but if your cat is sweet and loveable, name him Gelato!

Name

Latte

What's it mean?

Coffee lovers, this is the name for your cat!

Best Cat Pun Names

There’s nothing like a pun to make people smile, so try one of these cat pun names for your favorite feline.

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What's it mean?
Name

Salmon Rushdie

What's it mean?

A play on author Salman Rushdie, and maybe your cat’s favorite fish.

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Meow Farrow or Meow Hamm

What's it mean?

Named for actor Mia Farrow and athlete Mia Hamm.

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Scratchmo

What's it mean?

Satchmo was the nickname for jazz great Louis Armstrong.

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Catrina

What's it mean?

A play on the name Katrina.

Name

Cat Whineslet

What's it mean?

Actress Kate Winslet gets her name put through the cat pun meter. And admit it: Your cat’s vocalizations can sound like whining, especially close to dinnertime.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse-art

What's it mean?

For, who else, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Cat Spayed

What's it mean?

You might have a Kate Spade bag in your closet.

Name

Clawdia

What's it mean?

A play on the name Claudia.

Name

Santa Claws

What's it mean?

You don’t have to call your cat by their full name. Just use Claws.

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Litter Abner

What's it mean?

“Li'l Abner” was a comic strip that ran for about 40 years, from 1934 until 1977, featuring the adventures of Little Abner Yokum of Dogpatch.

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Alexander Puss-kin

What's it mean?

Alexander Pushkin was a famous 19th century Russian poet and novelist.

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Furry Elise

What's it mean?

“Für Elise” might be one of Beethoven’s best-known piano pieces, beloved at student piano recitals everywhere.

Name

Hairy Potter

What's it mean?

Purrfect for a long-haired cat

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Anthony Scratch-a-mucci

What's it mean?

Perfect for political pet parents, this name references the former White House communications director who’s nicknamed “The Mooch.”

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Don Drapurr

What's it mean?

If “Mad Men” had been cast with cats instead of humans, this character would be the star.

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Chaka Khat

What's it mean?

In honor of the one and only Chaka Khan.

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Kitty Purry

What's it mean?

For all the Katy Perry fans out there.

Best Halloween Cat Names

You don’t have to have a black cat to find creative holiday-themed names that will be perfect for your new feline. One trick: Look to movies and TV shows to find Halloween cat names.

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What's it mean?
Name

Spooky

What's it mean?

Well, the name speaks for itself, especially if your cat mysteriously appears and disappears from rooms.

Name

Myrtle

What's it mean?

In the “Harry Potter” series, Moaning Myrtle is the ghost that appears in the girls’ bathroom.

Name

Nick

What's it mean?

In the “Harry Potter” series, Nearly Headless Nick is the ghost that haunts Gryffindor.

Name

Winifred Sanderson

What's it mean?

One of the witches in the movie “Hocus Pocus” (1993), played by Bette Midler.

Name

Ursula

What's it mean?

The sea witch in “The Little Mermaid.”

Need more creative ideas for names based on this eerie holiday? Find them in this list of Halloween cat names.

Best Christmas Cat Names

Maybe you’re getting your kitten around the holidays and want to honor your furry family member with a name that will recall their homecoming. If so, take a look at these Christmas cat names.

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What's it mean?
Name

Nazareth

What's it mean?

Maybe you’re getting your kitten around the holidays and want to honor your furry family member with a name that will recall their homecoming. If so, take a look at these Christmas cat names:

Name

Fraser

What's it mean?

The place where Joseph and Mary came from, and returned, after their baby’s birth in Bethlehem.

Name

Tiny Tim

What's it mean?

Yes, he was a famous TV character (“Cheers,” “Frasier”) but it’s also the name of a popular choice for Christmas trees, the Fraser fir, which is spelled with the I.

Name

Boots

What's it mean?

If your furball is on the smallish side, you can’t go wrong with this name from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

Name

Figgy

What's it mean?

You can’t get through winter without these, whether they’re for rain or for the white fluffy stuff.

Name
What's it mean?

After figgy pudding, a holiday dessert that also goes by the name of plum or Christmas pudding. And no, it’s not a custard, but a cake, soaked in rum or brandy.

Get more creative choices for Christmas names for pets.

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