The Top 300+ Cat & Kitten Names of 2021

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The Top 300+ Cat & Kitten Names of 2021

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.

Abby


Abby means "joy of the father," so if you're a cat dad and your kitty is your pride and joy, this could be a cute cat name.

Ace


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

Ajax


One of the Greek heroes of the Trojan war.

Alabaster


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

Alex


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

Alexander Puss-kin


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

Ali


One meaning of Ali is "noble," so if your cat is sort of a king, this could be a cute boy cat name.

Alonzo


One meaning is "ready for battle," which is how your cat may react when he sees a bird outside the window!

Amber


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

Angel


Maybe your cat will live up to her name?

Annie


Like the title character in the musical "Annie," you can bet your bottom dollar that your kitty will make your day a little brighter.

Apple Jack


Is your cat orange like the cereal? Name her Apple Jack!

Arabella


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

Archie


One meaning of Archie is "truly bold," so this could be a cool cat name for a confident kitty.

Artemis


Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness and wild animals.

Ash or Ashley


Ashes are gray, just like your cat!

Athena


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

Atlas


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.

Babe


What better name for your new bestie than "Babe?"

Baby


Because your cat will always be your baby, of course.

Bae


Is your kitty your bae? Name them Bae!

Bagheera


This means "tigerlike," a unique cat name for a cat that resembles a tiger.

Baguette


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

Bahia


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).

Bambino


This means "little child" or "baby" in Italian. It's a unique cat name for the fur baby in your life!

Beans


Inspired by their adorable toe beans!

Bear


A cute cat name for any kitty that resembles a snuggly teddy bear.

Beckham


Is your cat athletic and handsome? Name him Beckham, after David Becham.

Bella


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

Belle


Belle means "beauty" in French.

Beltza


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

Berlioz


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

Binx


Thackery Binx is the name of the cat in the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus."

Biscuit


This could be a cute cat name for a cat who loves treats.

Blanca or Blanco


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

Blanche


The French word for “white.”

Blue


Inspired by Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy. Can also be spelled Bleu or Blu.

Bob


A classic human name can make for a pretty funny cat name!

Bolt


Can your cat sprint as fast as Usain Bolt? Give him this funny cat name!

Boo


Is your cat your boo? Name them Boo!

Boots


Named after Puss in Boots, the orange cat who is Shrek's sidekick.

Bowser


Inspired by "King Koopa" from Super Mario, but we know your cat is much sweeter than bad guy Bowser.

Brady


Whether you're a fan of Tom Brady or The Brady Bunch, Brady can be a cool male cat name.

Briggs


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

Brooklyn


The New York City borough known for its hipster culture.

Brownie


For the brown kitty who's as sweet as can be.

Bubbles


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

Buddy


What better name for your new bestie?

Buttercup


The pet of Primrose Everdeen in “The Hunger Games."

Butterscotch


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

Button


As in "cute as a button"—just like your cat.

Calvin


Inspired by the comic strip, "Calvin and Hobbes." Calvin is the adventurous six-year-old boy.

Candy


Because your cat is sweet, of course!

Cantaloupe


This could be a funny cat name for an orange kitty.

Cara


Cara Cara navel oranges are hybrids of navel oranges found in Venezuela.

Casper


This friendly cartoon ghost was white, too!

Cassie


Short for Cassandra, but "Cassie the Cat" just sounds like such a cute cat name!

Cat Spayed


You might have a Kate Spade bag in your closet.

Cat Whineslet


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.

Catrina


A play on the name Katrina.

Chaka Khat


In honor of the one and only Chaka Khan.

Chakri


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

Charlie


Charlie is a popular name among people and pets, and means "free man."

Checkers


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

Cheyenne


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

Chloe


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

Cho Chang


If you're a fan of "Harry Potter," you'll recognize this name as a Ravenclaw, Quidditch player, and Harry’s girlfriend (briefly).

Chonk the Destroyer


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.

Chowder


Because what cat doesn't love chowder?

Clawdia


A play on the name Claudia.

Clementine


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

Cleo


Short for "Cleopatra," the legendary Egyptian ruler.

Clyde


If your cat likes to steal things, Clyde could be a funny boy cat name inspired by the infamous criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde.

Coco


Short for coconut.

Cocoa


A cute cat name for a brown kitty.

Cookie


A cute cat name for the kitty that's loveable and sweet.

Cooper


Gary Cooper played the all-American, strong, silent type in his movies.

Coral


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.

Cricket


Cricket means "loud insect of the night," which is a funny cat name inspired by their personality trait of meowing loudly at 3 a.m.!

Crookshanks


The name of Hermione Granger’s cat, from the "Harry Potter" series.

Daisy


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

DC


Inspired by the city of Washington DC, or by your love of DC Comics superheroes.

Dinah


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

Dipsy


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

Dobby


The adoring house elf from "Harry Potter."

Dolly


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.

Domino


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

Don Drapurr


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

Dot


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

Dottie


Another name for "Dot," which means "gift of God."

Draco


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

Duchess


The mother of Berlioz, Toulouse and Marie in “The Artistocats.”

Ducky


Ducky is a British way of saying someone or something is "charming" or "cute."

Dusk


Right before night begins, the sky is a shade of gray – just like your cat.

Ebony


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

Einstein


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

Ella


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!

Emma


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

Fat Louie


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

Fawkes


The name of Dumbledore’s phoenix in the "Harry Potter" series could also be used for your cat.

Figaro


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

Figgy


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.

Fiona


The origin of Fiona is Scottish, and it means "white" or "fair."

Fish Sticks


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

Fitz


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

Fleur


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

Fluffer Nutter


A funny cat name inspired by the sandwich made of peanut butter and marshmallow crème.

Fluffy


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

Frank


A classic human name can make for a great male cat name!

Frankie


If you're looking for great unisex cat name ideas, Frankie is a great option.

Fraser


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 without the I.

Frosty


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

Furry Elise


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

Gaia


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.

Gary


Spongebob Squarepants' pet sea snail, who can only say "meow."

Gelato


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

General Furrington


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

George


The name George means "farmer," which could be a fitting name for the cat that lives on a farm.

Ginger


Another word for redheads, both male and female.

Gizmo


Another word for a gadget.

Grigio


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

Gus


Short for Augustus, as in Augustus the Great – the first emperor of ancient Rome.

Gus Gus


A Disney cat name inspired by the mouse from "Cinderella."

Hagrid


The giant caretaker of Hogwarts in the "Harry Potter" series.

Hairy Potter


Purrfect for a long-haired cat.

Harley


Are you living the biker life? Choose this cool cat name in honor of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Harry


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

Hazel


Hazel is thought to come from the Old English word hæsel, meaning the light brown color.

Hermes


Percy Weasley’s owl ("Harry Potter") can also turn into a name for your cat.

Hermione


One of Harry Potter's best and smartest friends at Hogwarts.

Hobbes


In the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes," Hobbes is Calvin's stuffed tiger.

Hot Wheels


Why not name your cat after your favorite childhood toy? There are no rules when it comes to cat naming!

Houdini


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

Indigo


This name can refer to your Siamese cat’s lilac-tinged fur or those beautiful blue eyes.

Inky


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

Ivory


Another word for the white keys on the piano.

Izzy


Izzy can be short for Isabel, Isabella or Isadora.

Jack


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

Jackie


An endearing nickname for Jack or Jacqueline, but also the name of the legendary pro baseball player, Jackie Robinson.

Jackson


Jackson literally means "son of Jack," but you could also pick this male cat name inspired by Jackson Pollock, the abstract painter.

Jade


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

Jake


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

Jamie


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

Jasmine


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

Jax


A nickname for Jackson.

Jet


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

Jiji


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

Jim Jum


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

Joey


"Joseph" may be too formal of a name for a cat, but "Joey" is a more laid-back, cool cat name. And it's a unisex cat name, too!

Kali


If you're looking for a girl cat name, "Kali Cat" has a great ring to it.

Keanu


The cat featured in “Keanu," starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

Khaki


Another word that means cream or beige, which could be the color of your cat's fur.

King


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

Kit Kat


DescriptionA Kit Kat is a delicious candy bar, but it also makes for a cute cat name for your sweet fur baby.

Kitten


Maybe not the most creative cat name, but it's a good choice for any cat parent who doesn't want their baby to grow up.

Kitty


Sure, it's another word for cat, but it's also a common nickname for Catherine or Katherine.

Kitty Purry


For all the Katy Perry fans out there.

Kobe


Maybe your cat won't be winning any basketball games like the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, but we're sure they'll be scoring points in your heart.

Koopa


Inspired by the dinosaur from Super Mario and just an all-around cool cat name.

Koosh Ball


Remember those soft and fluffy toys from your childhood years? Well, it's a unique cat name, too, perfect for fluffy, long-haired cats.

Lapis


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

Laranja


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

Latte


Coffee lovers, this is the name for your cat!

Layla


The name Layla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night," and also a classic Eric Clapton song released in 1971.

Lazer


A cat name inspired by the curious personality of a kitty who loves chasing laser beams.

Leche


The Spanish word for “milk.”

Lemon


Do you have a bit of a sourpuss on your hands? Name him or her Lemon!

Leo


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

Lia


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

Licorice


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

Lily


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.

Litter Abner


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

Loki


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.

Lola


This is a popular baby name among celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Denise Richards and Annie Lennox.

Lollipop


A cat name inspired by her sweet personality.

Louie


This boy cat name means "famous warrior," perfect for the cat always ready for a battle with a feather wand!

Lucifer


The rather wicked cat from "Cinderella."

Lucky


Because you're lucky to have your cat, and your cat is lucky to have you!

Lucy


This name means "light," but is also the name of the hilariously entertaining main character in "I Love Lucy."

Ludo


Ludo Bagman, a character in the "Harry Potter" books, is a wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic.

Luigi


The twin brother of Mario from the Super Mario Brothers franchise.

Luke


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

Lulu


A female cat name that means "famous warrior," which your cat definitely think she is when she's staring out the window at a bird.

Lumi


The word for “snow” in Finnish.

Luna


Spanish for "moon," which is a cute cat name because you certainly love your cat to the moon and back!

Macaron


An ode to your favorite sweet treat, the French macaron.

Mack


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

Maggie


A girl cat name that means "pearl." And just like a pearl, your cat is certainly a treasure!

Magic


Named after NBA superstar Magic Johnson.

Malbec


Wine drinkers rejoice, because it's perfectly OK to name your cat Malbec.

Mali


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

Mango


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

Marie


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

Marley


Sure, the main character in "Marley & Me" was a dog, but it's still a cute cat name!

Marmalade


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

Marshmallow


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

Max


Yes, it’s a really popular name among pet parents, and for good reason: It means “greatest.”

Maya


A cute cat name in honor of the poet Maya Angelou.

Meow Farrow


In honor of "Rosemary's Baby" actress Mia Farrow.

Meow Hamm


More of a sports fan? Choose this name as an homage to athlete Mia Hamm.

Merengue


Merengue is a type of music and dance popular throughout Latin America. So if you love dancing to Latin music with your cat, this could be a unique cat name.

Merry


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

Mickey


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.

Midnight


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

Miles


A unique cat name if you're a runner who loves your cat just as much as you love pounding the pavement.

Milky


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

Millie


Mildred may be too formal of a cat name, but this nickname has a ring to it!

Milo


The feline sidekick from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis."

Mimi


Does your cat give off that "La Vie Bohème" vibe? Then name her after Mimi, the character from the musical "Rent."

Minerva


Minerva McGonagall is the Transfiguration teacher who can turn into a cat in the "Harry Potter" series.

Minnie


Probably one of the most classic Disney character names.

Missy


Melissa may not be that great of a cat name, but the shortened version, Missy, is super cute!

Misty


A mist, or fog, often looks gray, and according to a Carl Sandburg poem, “fog comes creeping on little cat feet.”

Mittens


Fun fact: Mittens the cat is a local celebrity in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mochi


The cat in “Big Hero 6.”

Montana


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

Moose


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

Mousse


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

Mr./Ms. Fluffypants Longtail


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

Mrs. Norris


The name of Argus Filch’s cat in the "Harry Potter" series.

Muffin


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

Munchkin


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

Murphy


This name means "descendant of sea warrior," a unique cat name for cats who don't mind getting a little wet.

Myrtle


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

Nacho


Who doesn't love nachos? Name your cat after one of the most beloved appetizers of all time.

Nala


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

Nazareth


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

Nermal


One of the characters from the "Garfield" series.

Nero


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

Nick


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

Nico


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

Nugget


The best cat name for your sweet little nugget.

O’Malley


The surname of the street cat who falls for upper-class Duchess in “The Artistocats.”

Oliver


With origins in Old English and French, this name originally meant "olive tree planter."

Olivia


The #1 female name on the Social Security Adminstration's top 10 baby names of 2020.

Ollie


A cute, unisex nickname for both Oliver and Olivia.

Onyx


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

Opal


This milky white gem is October’s traditional birthstone, and is said to have healing powers.

Orca


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

Oreo


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

Oscar


Maybe your cat is a little grumpy sometimes, so you picked this tongue-in-cheek reference to Oscar the Grouch.

Pad


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

Padma


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

Paloma


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

Panda


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.

Papaya


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

Paw Paw


Named after a town in West Virginia and a reference to your cat's cute kitty paws!

Peaches


Another orange-colored fruit that can be used as an orange cat name.

Peanut


A sweet unisex cat name for your adorable little peanut.

Peanut Butter


Maybe your cat is a perfect shade of peanut butter?

Pearl


A gemstone that’s often white or cream colored.

PeeWee


A name reserved for the teeniest tiniest kitties! Or a funny cat name for a fat cat.

Penny


A shortened version of Penelope, which could also be a nice girl cat name.

Pepper


If you want a unique cat name inspired by his or her spicy personality, this is the one!

Peppo


The Italian alley cat in “The Artistocats.”

Pickles


A little sweet, a little sour–just like your cat!

Pink


Short for Pink Panther.

Piper


A piper is a flute player, so maybe your cat likes to make music in the form of meowing.

Pippa


This name means "lover of horses"—good for a barn cat, perhaps?

Pisco


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

Pixie


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

Plata


The Spanish word for “silver.”

Plato


Plato was a Greek philosopher, so if your cat seems exceptionally wise, this may be a fitting name.

Polly Pocket


A name inspired by the fun kids' toy. You can call her Polly for short!

Pop Tart


A unisex cat name inspired by your cat's sweet and fun personality.

Popple


A Popple is a plush toy that transforms from a stuffed animal into a ball–which may resemble how your cat sleeps.

Porgy


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).

Prince


In humans, he's the son of the king. For your cat, he's the heir to your heart.

Princess


Meaning the daughter of a king or queen, this name has a pampered vibe.

Puffalump


Puffalumps were plush toys that originally appeared in the 1980s, but were eventually discontinued. However, you can still steal this cute cat name!

Puffin


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

Pumpkin


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

Pusheen


This cartoon cat is a tubby tabby who brings smiles and laughter to people all around the world.

Quince


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

Quintana Roo


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.

Rain


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

Rajah


The tiger in “Aladdin."

Raven


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

Ravenclaw


The name of one of the four houses at Hogwarts in the "Harry Potter" series.

Remy


Does your cat love food? Consider naming them after the aspiring chef in the Disney movie "Ratatouille."

Riley


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

Rocky


For the cat that's as tough as the one-and-only Rocky Balboa.

Romeo


Is your cat the handsomest around? Name him Romeo!

Rose


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

Roxie


Just like Rosie the Riveter, the World War II-era icon.

Roxie


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.

Ruby


A ruby is a red stone often associated with power and wealth. It's the best cat name for the cat that is king or queen of your castle.

Rufus


The cat in “The Rescuers.”

Ryder


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.

Sadie


Sadie means "princess." It's a lovely female cat name inspired by her personality!

Saffron


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.

Sagwa


The main character in the animated TV series, "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat."

Salem


The origin of the name Salem is Hebrew and means "peace."

Salmon Rushdie


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

Sam


Don't you just want to pick this male cat name so you can call him "Sam the Man?"

Sammy


Sammy is a unisex cat name, short for either Samuel or Samantha.

Santa Claws


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

Sapphire


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

Sasha


This name is often used as a nickname for Alexandra and Natasha.

Sassy


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

Scabbers


The name of Ron Weasley’s pet rat in the "Harry Potter" series.

Scout


The name may be reminiscent of the Boy Scouts, but it can actually be a unisex cat name. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named their daughter Scout.

Scratchmo


A play on "Satchmo," the nickname for jazz great Louis Armstrong.

Shadow


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

Shakira


Named after the Colombian singer Shakira, whose "Hips Don't Lie."

Shortcake


Shortcake is a dessert with just the right amount of sweet.

Silver


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

Simba


This name belongs to the cocky cub who grows into the titular character in “The Lion King.”

Sirius


Sirius Black was Harry Potter's godfather, so this is a great boy cat name for a black kitty.

Sky


An homage to your kitty's baby blue eyes.

Smokey


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.

Snape


One of Hogwarts’ most famous teachers is Severus Snape, Harry Potter's nemesis.

Snickers


Sweet on the outside and a little nutty on the inside!

Snowbell


The white Persian cat in “Stuart Little."

Snowy


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

Socks


Bill and Hilary Clinton's pet cat during their time in the White House.

Socrates


Socrates was a Greek philospher known for being one of the founders of Western philosophy.

Soda Pop


A cat name inspired by your cat's bubbly personality.

Sofia


Alternately spelled Sophia, this is originally a Greek name meaning “wisdom,” and really, there is nothing wiser than a cat.

Sonic


Name your cat after this super fast, super cool video game character.

Sonora


A Mexican state that may strike your fancy.

Sophie


Meaning "wisdom," this is a great girl cat name for your wise fur baby.

Spooky


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

Stella


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

Stimpson


"Stimpy" for short, he's the co-star of "The Ren & Stimpy Show."

Stormy


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

Sugar


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

Sundae


A sweet treat of ice cream smothered in a topping such as chocolate sauce.

Sunny


A girl or boy cat name inspired by their sunny personality!

Sunshine


For the cat who never fails to bring a little sunshine to your day.

Sushi


For the cat who loves any type of fish.

Sylvester


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

Taffy


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

Tamagotchi


Your first pet may have been a Tamagotchi, but now you've upgraded to the real thing. This unisex cat name is a throwback to your younger years preparing to be a pet parent.

Tartlet


A tartlet is a small pastry and a unique cat name for a tiny, sweet kitty.

Tawny


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

Teddy


Do you want to snuggle with your cat like your favorite teddy bear? Name him Teddy!

Teddy Ruxpin


Named after the talking toy teddy bear that loves to tell stories.

Tessa


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

Theo


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

Thor


Thor is the Norse god of thunder, a fitting name for any cat who loves a good thunderstorm.

Tibbs


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

Tiger


Is it any wonder cat parents name their pets after the strong and exotic tiger?

Tigger


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

Tiny Tim


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

Toby


Toby is a popular name that comes from Tobias.

Todd


This name means "fox," which could be a funny cat name for an orange cat with pointy ears.

Tofu


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

Tonto


The feline sidekick in “Harry and Tonto."

Totoro


Totoro is an adorable chinchilla from a Japanese animated film called "My Neighbor Totoro." You can call your cat Toto for short!

Toulouse


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

Trevor


The name of Neville Longbottom’s pet toad in the "Harry Potter" series.

Trixie


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

Tucker


You can call him "Tuck" for short!

Turnip


Sure, a turnip is a root vegetable, but it can be a cute cat name!

Tuxedo


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

Twix


A cat name inspired by a personality that's sweet yet a little salty.

Ursula


The sea witch in “The Little Mermaid.”

Venus


Venus is the goddess of love, the best cat name for an extra loveable cat.

Violet


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

Wahoo


The name of a fish, or an excited exclamation!

Walter


If your cat is white, you can name him Walter White, from the TV show "Breaking Bad."

Whiskey


This name can serve as a shorter form of Whiskers.

Whispurr


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

Willow


While Willow is usually a girl cat name, it can make for a cool boy cat name.

Winifred Sanderson


One of the witches in the movie “Hocus Pocus," played by Bette Midler.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse-art


A pun based on composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Yoshi


Inspired by the dinosaur from Super Mario and just an all-around cool cat name.

Zack, Zach or Zac


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

Zeke


Some experts think cats respond best to “ee” sounds, making this name a tactiical choice.

Zelda


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

Ziggy


Ziggy means "victorious protector" and the best cat name for any cat that feels he has to protect your house.

Zoe


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

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