400+ Cat Names: Ideas for Male and Female Cats


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What Should I Name My Cat?

If you’re looking for names for your male or female cat, this list offers more than 400 ideas to choose from. Whether you want a name that’s classic, cute, funny, or one that simply describes your kitty's color or personality, you might find one here that’s right for your furry new friend.

This list of male cat names has something for just about everyone. If your boy is serious, a tough guy, or the perfect gentleman, there might be a name here that fits him to a tee.

Male Cat Names

Alex

Grady

Olly

Alfie

Grayson

Pax

Alonzo

Grizzly

Pierre

Antonio

Harry

Piers

Apollo

Hector

Prince

Austin

Homer

Richard

Bear

Hugh

River

Bennett

Hunter

Rocco

Blaze

Jacob

Romeo

Bobby

Jasper

Sebastian

Bradley

Jaxon

Shakespeare

Bronson

Julian

Sheldon

Chance

Kieran

Sullivan

Chester

Leo

Thomas

Chief

Leon

Thor

Clarke

Lewis

Toby

Cody

Liam

Topher

Colin

Lorenzo

Trevor

Connor

Luke

Trey

Crosby

Mars

Tristan

Draco

Maverick

Vincent

Dragon

Max

Walker

Edgar

Miguel

Wells

Einstein

Mikey

Wyatt

Elliott

Moby

Xander

Elton

Murphy

Zeke

Evan

Noah

Zen

Gilles

Oliver

Zeus

Choosing a name for a female cat can take some thought. Her multi-faceted personality requires a name as extraordinary as the queen she is. Here are some ideas to think about:

Female Cat Names

April

Jenna

Petunia

June

Jewel

Pippa

Ali

Joy

Polly

Athena

Juliet

Raina

Beauty

Katrina

Reina

Becca

Kelsie

Rita

Bella

Lady

Rose

Bonita

Lexa

Roxie

Bonnie

Lily

Ruby

Cali

Lina

Ruthie

Cassidy

Lonnie

Sage

Catarina

Lottie

Sassy

Celine

Lucy

Seneca

Chanel

Luna

Serena

Colby

Luz

Shenea

Daisy

Lyric

Shawnee

Daphne

Mae

Sheila

Dawn

Maeve

Shelby

Elsa

Mandy

Shell

Emerald

Maura

Sophie

Felicity

Meadow

Star

Flora

Mila

Summer

Gretchen

Minnie

Tara

Hera

Molly

Tasha

Hollie

Noelle

Thea

Iris

Olive

Valentine

Ivy

Olivia

Vera

Jamison

Paris

Veronica

Jasmine

Petra

Vivian

Unisex cat names have become very popular in 2019. You can’t go wrong with any of these versatile names for your boy or girl cat.

Unisex Names

Ashley

Dylan

Paws

Blake

Emerson

Riley

Blaze

Evan

Ryan

Boots

Jordan

Sam

Bowie

Joss

Sammie

Bryce

Maui

Silky

Clover

Mittens

Stripes

Devon

Morgan

Sunny

Duffy

Patches

Val

For felines that carry themselves with dignity and grace, names like Skippy or Goofball won’t do. One of these classic cat names might be the ideal selection for the elegant cat in your life.

Classic Male Cat Names

Andrew

Jonathan

Theodore

Arthur

Lewis

Walter

Beau

Pierre

Warren

Benjamin

Seymour

Wesley

Charles

Stanley

William

Edward

Tennyson

Winston

James

Thadeus

Xavier

Classic Names for Females

Agnes

Clara

Harriet

Alexandria

Clementine

Margaret

Anna

Elizabeth

Martha

Annabelle

Esmé

Mildred

Avery

Frances

Penelope

Bernadette

Genevieve

Phoebe

Caroline

Grace

Seraphina

Charlotte

Guinevere

Victoria

Some cats are real characters. If traditional names don't seem to fit your feline buddy's light-hearted nature, here are a few funny cat names that might.

Funny Name Ideas

Bingo

Gobblin

Nosy

Cheetah

Goofball

Peanut

Catnip

Goofy

Rocket

Clown

Grumpy

Silly

Comet

Happy

Sneaker

Dash

Hopper

Sneaky

Gizmo

Hulk

Stinky

Let’s face it: Cats are adorable. If you want a cute name to match your cuddly little furball, here are some ideas:

Cute Name Ideas

Amigo

Dot

Pouncer

Angel

Fluffy

Princess

Bingo

Frisky

Simba

Boots

Gumdrop

Snuggles

Buddy

Lucky

Sweetie

Candy

Magic

Taffy

Cocoa

Mitsy

Tigger

Cupcake

Mittens

Twinkie

Cutie

Muffin

Velvet

Daffodil

Paws

Whiskers

Gray cats can't help but capture our attention when they walk into a room. These name ideas for gray and silver cats highlight their beauty.

Names for Gray Cats

  • Ash
  • Blue
  • Dazzle
  • Dusty
  • Grey
  • Misty
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Shimmer
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Smoke
  • Smoky
  • Storm
  • Stormy

White cats are stunning and memorable. If you’d like to give your white feline a name that reflects its breathtaking coat, here are a few ideas for you:

Names for White Cats

  • Blanca
  • Casper
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dove
  • Frosty
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Powder
  • Snow
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Winter

Black cats are beautiful and mysterious creatures. Here are some name ideas for yours:

Names for Black Cats

  • Coal
  • Ebony
  • Java
  • Knight
  • Licorice
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Mocha
  • Night
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Raven

Orange cats and kittens are hard to resist. Not only are they stunning, they have a vibrant personality that sets them apart.

Names for Orange Cats

  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Lion
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Peachie
  • Penny
  • Sandy
  • Spunky
  • Sunny
  • Taffy
  • Tiger
  • Tigger

A tabby’s unique stripes and markings are as special as their one-of-kind personalities. You can’t help but think of wild cats when you see their gorgeous coats. If you need some name ideas for your tabby friend, here are a few to consider:

Names for Tabbies

  • Hunter
  • King
  • Loki
  • Rocky
  • Sahara
  • Sprite
  • Stripes
  • Tiger
  • Toby
  • Tommy

Tortoiseshell cats are easy to fall in love with. If you're lucky enough to have one in your life, here are some names to think about:

Names for Tortoiseshell Cats or Torties

  • Annalise
  • Diva
  • Hope
  • Lucinda
  • Missy
  • Pepper
  • Pixie
  • Sadie
  • Samantha
  • Sara
  • Speckles
  • Spice
  • Sprinkles

Calico cats are as original as their colorful markings. Here are some names for these beauties:

Names for Calicos

  • Blossom
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Dottie
  • Duchess
  • Gabby
  • Gemma
  • Mosaic
  • Patches
  • Patchouli
  • Sasha
  • Spot

Still haven't found a name you love? Here are even more ideas:

More Male Name Ideas

Arnold

Forrest

Noel

Bashful

Handsome

Owen

Cameron

Harrison

Pixel

Everett

Herbert

Skyler

Felix

Jude

Tucker

Fighter

Mischief

Victor

Finn

Nigel

Vance

More Female Name Ideas

Aubrey

Eve

Piper

Carmen

Gertrude

Precious

Cressida

Hadley

Sailor

Dani

Hallie

Samantha

Delilah

Katia

Tabitha

Dorothy

Lacy

Valeria

Choosing the Best Name

There are many ways to find a name for a cat. Here are a few that have helped me name the felines in my life:

  • First Impression: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your cat? Is there something special about his or her personality, habits, color, or markings? All these things can help you name your furry friend.
  • Personality: What’s your cat like? Is she a drama queen that needs a name like Diva, Sassy, or Princess? Or is he a little troublemaker you can picture calling Sneaker or Mischief? Personalities can be the source of countless name ideas.
  • Habits: Does your cat run around the house like a racehorse? What about a name like Dash or Blaze? Observe him or her for a while and see what comes to you.
  • Coat or Eye Color: Some cats stand out for a unique coat or eye color. Names like Snowy, Emerald, Slate, and Hazel might be good choices for your beautiful feline.
  • Names You Like: We all have names we like. Why not choose one of those for your cat?
  • Random: If you’re browsing through a list of names and one stands out, maybe it’s meant for your cat.

I hope this list has been helpful in your search for a cat name. If you found the purr-fect one here, I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to leave a comment below.

© 2019 carolynkaye

MJ on July 14, 2020:

I was just thinking that my guinea pigs names would work for cats too. Valentine, Ceam Puff, Piper, Blaze and Frohiki!

I’m betwin mittens or coco on July 07, 2020:

I’m geting a 11 week old kitten and I need a name

Joshua on June 18, 2020:

my cats are so happy

Joshua on June 16, 2020:

my cats are going to be happy with these names

violet on June 14, 2020:

These were great names! I named a black cat in the neighborhood zora. I also like umbra for a black cat.

Emmaline on June 09, 2020:

I have 2 cats called Coco and Harper. Coco is 6yo and Harper's 1yo. Coco is a ragdoll whose face looks like a seal, so we call her "seal nuggs". Harper is a ragdoll with streaks of ginger running through her fur. Her nickname is "Ginger Ninja" or "Tiger".

Caty on May 03, 2020:

Does anyone like my cats name is Guster

aliaspieglman on April 17, 2020:

the cat is cute isn't it?

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on March 31, 2020:

Hello Carolyn,

Great article. I had a cat named Periscope and one named Cat. They probably didn't like their names because they never answered when I called. Not even when I would go "psssst psssst psssst." I loved those little devils. Now I have three other devils.

•Savvygirl863• on December 28, 2019:

Man I really thought Meow Meow would be on the funny category

carolynkaye (author) from USA on August 29, 2019:

Hi Cynthia, I'm so glad you like it. Ricky Martin is a cute name too. Thanks for your comments :-)

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on August 28, 2019:

Hi Carolyn-- Now I want to get a cat so I can give it one of the names on your list. I love so many of the names: Chief, Simba, Elton (we have a Ricky Martin chihuahua next door), Blaze, Peachy, Luna... seems like I might have to rescue a horde.

This is an interesting hub!

carolynkaye (author) from USA on August 07, 2019:

Hi Shauna, I love all the creative name choices for your cats. I realize my cats get called by their middle names when they’re in trouble too. I thought I was the only one who did that, LOL. Onyx is the perfect name for a black cat. Thanks so much for your comments :-)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 06, 2019:

Carolyn, I too, am a long-time cat person. Currently, I have three indoor cats, ages 10 and 11. Then there are two outdoor cats that have adopted me.

I didn't see any of my cats' names in your list. I have a male Flame Point Himalayan (10 yrs old), whose name is Axel. Axel Rose when he's in trouble!

Then there are my two girls, both Himalayan mix, age 11, whom I rescued when they were just a few months old. Their names are Sheba and Shiloh. Shiloh doesn't have a middle name because she doesn't really do no-no's. However, Sheba is Sheba Lee when she's caught doing something she knows she's not supposed to do.

As for my outdoor cats, I've had Queenie, a tabby for a few years now. I named her that because I thought she was pregnant when she arrived at my doorstep. Fortunately, she just has a saggy belly.

Then there's the latest arrival. A beautiful black and white cat who showed up a few months ago no matter how hard I tried to chase her away. However, she was very persistent, so I deemed her Persi.

Once upon a time ago I had a black cat named Onyx. I was surprised to not see that listed for black cats.

Thanks for the fun read!


Boy Cat Names That Start With E

  1. Eric
  2. Ethan
  3. Elijah
  4. Emmanuel
  5. Eli
  6. Elliot
  7. Edgar
  8. Eugene
  9. Everett
  10. Elliott
  11. Edwin
  12. Earl
  13. Esteban
  14. Easton
  15. Emanuel
  16. Etienne
  17. Ewan
  18. Eaton
  19. Emeril
  20. Elgin
  21. Errol
  22. Evander
  23. Earvin
  24. Esau
  25. Ever
  26. Ea
  27. Eachan
  28. Eachthighearn
  29. Eadward
  30. Eagan
  31. Eberhardt
  32. Ebo
  33. Edan
  34. Ede
  35. Edoardo
  36. Egon
  37. Eisa
  38. Ekewaka
  39. Ekon
  40. Elazar
  41. Elija
  42. Elisha
  43. Elishama
  44. Elkanah
  45. Ellen
  46. Emanuele
  47. Emery
  48. Emest
  49. Emesto
  50. Emlyn
  51. Endymion
  52. Engel
  53. Enkodabooaoo
  54. Enrico
  55. Enyeto
  56. Erikson
  57. Erin
  58. Ermanno
  59. Erroll
  60. Erskine
  61. Eske
  62. Eskil
  63. Espen
  64. Estanislao
  65. Este
  66. Eurypylus
  67. Eurystheus
  68. Eustachy
  69. Eustis
  70. Evann
  71. Evgeni
  72. Evin
  73. Evyn
  74. Evzen
  75. Everard
  76. Everardo
  77. Everley
  78. Evert
  79. Elvis
  80. Etan
  81. Etu
  82. Eumaeus
  83. Eupeithes
  84. Eurylochus
  85. Evans
  86. Enceladus
  87. Eoin
  88. Ephraim
  89. Ephrem
  90. Eren
  91. Ericson
  92. Ervin
  93. Eryk
  94. Erysichthon
  95. Esbjorn
  96. Eskander
  97. Elia
  98. Ellery
  99. Elmo
  100. Elmore
  101. Elson
  102. Elwin
  103. Emmanuele
  104. Emo
  105. Emrys
  106. Enar
  107. Edwald
  108. Edwaldo
  109. Eero
  110. Efraim
  111. Efrem
  112. Elden
  113. Elder
  114. Elfred
  115. Elhanan
  116. Edison
  117. Ezequiel
  118. Elvin
  119. Eliott
  120. Ed
  121. Eddy
  122. Ellison
  123. Egan
  124. Elton
  125. Eduard

Female Cat Names Start With P

  • Pias
  • Penne
  • Papilla
  • Paris
  • Pola
  • Pokey
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Princess
  • Paprika
  • Pixie
  • Papina
  • Pam
  • Petronella
  • Parthine
  • Pepita
  • Perlie
  • Paige
  • Panya
  • Philie
  • Pearla
  • Pia
  • Pretty
  • Pearcy
  • Prudence
  • Phoebe
  • Pashka
  • Pooh
  • Padua
  • Pheba
  • Palatine
  • Portly
  • Playgirl
  • Parry
  • Phyllida
  • Perry
  • Pussywillow
  • Pottier
  • Paulina
  • Petinka
  • Pinkney
  • Pippi
  • Pinkish
  • Posha
  • Poochinni
  • Pazia
  • Prissy
  • Pebbles
  • Pavla
  • Perch
  • Peewee
  • Puffin
  • Petrona
  • Pepi
  • Pizza
  • Plaza
  • Primula
  • Pippa
  • Peepers
  • Poppy

  • Pearlena
  • Pupa
  • Petrice
  • Petulia
  • Pookie
  • Panacea
  • Petena
  • Pinky
  • Philippa
  • Pearline
  • Pauli
  • Pippin
  • Pip
  • Patsy
  • Purple
  • Poinsettia
  • Priscilla
  • Partridge
  • Pantera
  • Pheobe
  • Pettibones
  • Preemie
  • Puccini
  • Polly
  • Phyllis
  • Parable
  • Potts
  • Percy
  • Pititsa
  • Penda
  • Pirouette
  • Pandora
  • Phlash
  • Primrose
  • Papoose
  • Panda
  • Parkay
  • Popper
  • Paki
  • Philomina
  • Pear
  • Puppy
  • Pim
  • Provence
  • Pyxis
  • Peep
  • Piglet
  • Prague
  • Parkway
  • Policy
  • Pali
  • Pastry
  • Peke
  • Paulann
  • Patience

When it comes to choosing a cat name, people have many ideas but sometimes it’s not suited to your taste. You can find other cat names on our complete cat names from A-Z.


Anime Cat Names | Popular Male and Female Cat Names

Introduction

Looking to name your next little lion after your favorite Little Witch Academia character? Any anime superfan might already have a name or two in mind of what name for their next feline friend. But with so many potential picks, you might need a little help choosing the "purrrfect" anime cat name. From iconic cartoon protagonists to anthropomorphic cat characters, here's a list of some of the best anime names for cats.

Anime Cat names Spotlight

Studio Ghibli's magical masterpieces have produced dozens of famous anime characters, including a feline favorite, Jiji. Perhaps one of the most recognizable anime cats of all time (and there are a lot), Jiji is Kiki's familiar during her quest to become a full-fledged witch. This talking black cat is at the center of many of Kiki's early adventures, and at the end of the film, adorably has kittens with the aloof neighborhood cat, Lily.

Interestingly, Jiji's personality differs greatly depending on whether you watch the original Japanese version or the English dub. In the English dub, Jiji is sarcastic and wisecracking, while in the original, he is much more reserved and modest. Anybody who's a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and owns a black cat won't find a much better name for their new fur-baby than Jiji.

Anime Cat Name Considerations

While there's a whole clowder of cats on this list, you'll also find plenty of human characters whose personalities and appearances might match your tiny tiger. For example, anybody with a Sphynx cat might find Saitama from One Punch Man the perfect name. Alternatively, your new kitty might be strong-willed but kind, in which case Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist might make a unique choice.

With the cat names on the list, you might want to match the name with your cat's appearance or just branch and pick your favorite cat character. With so many anime characters around, it can be daunting to find the perfect name for your feline, but don't fret! Read on to find out some of the best anime cat names.


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