Cat Names 101

Cat Names – The Ultimate Guide

Giving a cat a name isn’t easy. As simple of a task as it may seem it comes down to a lot more than just picking a name from thin air and hoping it sticks. I mean, is your cat white, do you need a name for a black cat, or maybe names for a female cat? Maybe you want a Disney name for your cat or even punny cat names.

There is a LOT to take on board. Then last, but not least is whether your cat even likes its name or if it does indeed feel like a Geoffrey, or Mr. Tiddles once you start calling him for milkies.

So we created this guide on picking a cats name, and in each section, we will give some examples of the best names from each category.



What to consider when naming your cat?

What’s new pussy cat? Your name. That’s what’s new. Or will be once we get through this guide.

Your new cat or kitten will likely have its own personality, like humans. There is no law saying you need to name your cat before you pick it up. A simple ‘here kitty kitty’ will do for the first couple of days, you can then watch it. See if your new furball is playful, shy, timid or brave.

Watching your cat can give you great ideas for names. The color of your cat is another great way to consider when naming your cat.

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Some of our favorite black cat names:

  1. Shadow
  2. Night crawler
  3. Midnight
  4. Bluey
  5. Sketch
  6. Shade
  7. Ash
  8. Coal
  9. Onyx
  10. Socks
  11. Bagheera
  12. Sylvester
  13. Storm
  14. Dusty
  15. Coco

So you see how you can use your cats color to help choose its name. This can work for any color all you need to do is look for words which you would associate with the color!



Let us try it with the color grey.


Grey cat names:

  1. Thunder
  2. Storm
  3. Quick Silver
  4. Nickel
  5. Gandalf
  6. Carbon
  7. Shade
  8. Foggy
  9. Misty
  10. Grey skull

When choosing a cat name by color it can be any name which appeals to you and your cat.

Another way to find or choose the best cat name is by its sex, and we aren’t talking Charlie Sheen. If you’re looking for some great cat names for males and females we will give you some of the best choices. Choosing a female or male cat name gives you a much broader approach.


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You can include names from all different groups! Funny male and female cat names, celebrity male and female names and even unique female and male names.

Don’t feel like your name is too soft or won’t suit a cat because of its sex either though, We have seen plenty mischievous male cats with names like mittens or Mr sunshine.


Our favorite cat names for males;

  1. Oliver
  2. Archie
  3. Thor
  4. Loki
  5. Caesar
  6. Casper
  7. Tom
  8. Tiger
  9. Napoleon
  10. Zeus
  11. Ragnar
  12. Ozzy
  13. Arturo
  14. Garfield
  15. Goldie

The most popular cat names for males 2019 so far are;

  1. Toby
  2. Mikesch
  3. Oliver
  4. Leo
  5. Milo
  6. Blade
  7. Harley
  8. Tigger
  9. Garfield
  10. Cassidy



So choosing by sex helps us narrow down our cat names. At this point, don’t forget you can always create a little spreadsheet or write some of your favorite cat names, or ideas for choosing a cats name on a piece of paper and add cat names to your list as and when you think of them.

Female cat names are some of our favorite. Just calling your cats’ cat boy or girl cat probably won’t suffice! Girl cat names can vary from funny to elegant and everything in between.

You can choose your favorite actor, maybe even your favorite female cartoon character to name your cat after.

Let’s have a look at some of the best girl cat names;

  1. Phoebe
  2. Cindy
  3. Chloe
  4. Ari
  5. Ariana
  6. Annabelle
  7. Amie
  8. Betty
  9. Babe
  10. April
  11. Auggie
  12. Cleo
  13. Clora
  14. Dorothy
  15. Dixie
  16. Cupcake
  17. Cuddles
  18. Mia
  19. Riri
  20. Tisha


We have included a few different varieties of names, as you can see some from celebrities and some from food and TV. A good trick is to write down a few of your favorite shows/celebrities and see if it suits your cat. You can also cross-reference two of the ideas e.g TV show and color.

Your favorite show maybe The big bang theory and the color red. Sheldon wears a red flash T-shirt quite often – Maybe ‘flash’ could be a good name for your kitty!



Obviously, grouping cat names up into different themes is subjective, what you may think is a cool cat name your neighbor might find ridiculous when he or she hears you calling little ‘David Hasselhoff’ Down from the tree. Don’t let it put you off though, some of the coolest guys out there have real standout names.


The best cool cat names;

  1. Hoff
  2. Fonzie
  3. Fonze
  4. Bond
  5. Luke
  6. Vader
  7. Chip
  8. Thor
  9. Captain America
  10. Hulk
  11. Spidey
  12. Gandhi
  13. Malcolm
  14. MLK
  15. Fendi
  16. Gucci
  17. Rolls
  18. Aston
  19. Babe
  20. Jordan

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In this list, we included Films, TV, history, and sports for 20 of the best cool cat names, If you’re not too sure about any in our list you can always make a list of your own.


Cat Names From Movies


What could be more amazing than naming your new furry best friend after your favorite movie character or famous film feline? Naming your cat doesn’t have to be hard work, well not anymore anyway. Here we break down our favorite cat names from movies. But, don’t worry we won’t bore you with 2000 + names, because that’s boring too!

Naming your cat after your favorite movie character is not only a great way to show how much you love them, but also a great way to give your a cat a strong, unique and easy to remember name. Which will sure look great on a personalized collar.

Picking the puurrfect (we have tonnes of these puns!) name couldn’t be easier with this guide of the best cat names from movies!


Here we pick ours and your favorite names from movies. Thought of something different? Why not add it to the comments at the bottom of the page!


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Cat Names from Disney Movies

Our top picks for boys first!

SimbaLion King
MufasaLion King
ScarLion King
TiggerWinnie The Pooh
Sergeant Tibbs101 Dalmations
NemoFinding Nemo
RafikiLion King
WoodyToy Story
BuzzToy Story
HappySnow White
GrumpySnow White

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And of course our favorite leading ladies!


ArielThe Little Mermaid
AliceAlice in Wonderland
DoryFinding Nemo / Dory
NalaLion King
SirabiLion King
KiaraLion King
SassyHomeward Bound
Cruella101 Dalmations
BooMonsters Inc.



So There you go! Some perfectly, magical Disney inspired Cat names from movies for boy and girl cats.


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