Get ready to be inspired by these 20 sweet cat names from movies!

Coming up with the perfect name for your new kitty is never an easy feat.

Sure, you could go with popular cat names like Muffin or Fluffy, but I like to be a little more unique.

For example, for years, all of my cats were named after TV witches!

When I finally ran out of witchy names, I had to move on to other sources.

Whether you’ve exhausted all your other themed options or really just love cat names from movies, I bet you’ll find your kitty’s perfect moniker below!

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Cat Names from Movies

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Below you’ll find 10 each of male and female cat names from movies! Enjoy!

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1. Azreal

Azreal is the name of Gargamel’s cantankerous sidekick in the movie The Smurfs, which is based on the popular children’s cartoon from the 80s.

He’s always trying to catch the Smurfs, but they always manage to thwart him.

Great name for a would-be mouser who just can’t quite master the task!

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2. Beerus

If you’ve got a Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Godsfan in your family, Beerus is a great name!

He’s a purple cat loosely based on Egyptian mythology.

He’s also the god of destruction, so you might want to think twice about this one!

3. Cheshire

One of my favorite cat names from movies (because it’s my favorite book and movie), Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland is a mysterious kitty full of oddball wisdom who may or may not be on Alice’s side.

Hard to tell, since he’s a little mad!

Then again, we’re all mad here, right?

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4. Figaro

Figaro is a character from the 1940 animated, fantasy, musical movie- Pinocchio.

He is a Tuxedo cat and the pet of Geppetto.

Figaro likes drinking milk, eating fish and hates dogs, taking baths.

5. Garfield

I would be remiss if I talked about cat names from movies without mentioning the world’s original grumpy cat!

Garfield started out as a comic strip, but over the years he’s had his own TV shows and movies.

Beware, though, this name comes with a love for lasagna and a penchant for laziness!

6. Jake

If you’re looking for cat names from movies that are a little older, Jake might be the perfect choice!

This kitty name comes from the 1978 flick The Cat from Outer Space!

It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a more traditional name.

7. Mr. Bigglesworth

Austin Powers fans know that Mr. Bigglesworth is the sidekick of Dr. Evil!

He’s a Sphynx cat, one of the few cat breeds that don’t shed.

Most people assume that they are completely hairless, but they do have a fine layer of fuzz.

8.  Mr. Whiskers

Mr. Whiskers is a character from the 2012 animated, stop-motion, comedy, fantasy, horror movie- Frankenweenie.

He is a white Persian cat with psychic premonitions and the pet of Weird Girl. Mr. Whiskers has a loud personality and hates dogs.

9. Oliver

Oliver is a character from the 1988 animated, comedy, drama, musical movie- Oliver & Company. He is an orange Tabby cat who was previously orphaned, before he was adopted by Jenny Foxworth.

Oliver likes his doggie pals and dislikes being alone.

10. Snowbell

Snowbell is a character from the 1999 computer-animated, live-action, family movie- Stuart Little, the 2002 sequel- Stuart Little 2 and the 2005 sequel- Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild.

He is a white Persian cat, who lives with the Little family.

Snowbell likes eating, playing, sleeping and dislikes dogs.


11. Buttercup

Buttercup is the name of Primrose’s cat in The Hunger Games, and definitely a kitty on its 9th life by the end of the series! Although not seen all that often throughout the films, Buttercup has some pretty heart-wrenching scenes with both Katniss and Prim.

12. Chloe

Chloe is a character from the 2016 computer-animated, comedy movie- The Secret Life of Pets.

She is a blue Tabby cat with a sarcastic attitude. Chloe loves food, sleeping and dislikes moving.

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Just make sure you don’t let your Chloe take a page from the movie Chloe’s playbook and become too overweight! While “fat cats” may be popular in movies and cartoons, obesity in cats can be incredibly dangerous and wreak havoc on their health.

13. Duchess

Duchess is a character from the 1970 animated, comedy, romantic, musical movie- The Aristocats.

She is a white Turkish Angora cat, pet of Madame Adelaide Bonfamille and mom to Berlioz, Marie and Toulouse. Duchess loves dancing, music and hates the milkman.

14. Felicia

Felicia is a character from the 1986 animated, comedy, mystery movie- The Great Mouse Detective.

She is the spoiled pet of Professor Ratigan. Felicia loves to eat and dislikes traitors.

15. Katniss

Okay, so Katniss Everdeen is definitely not a feline, but I just couldn’t resist adding this one to the list! I mean, you have to admit that The Hunger Games‘ main character also makes the perfect kitty name!

16. Kitty Galore

Kitty Galore, aka Former M.E.O.W.S. agent Ivana Clawyu, is the antagonist in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. She lost her hair after falling into a vat of hair removal gel on a mission at a cosmetic factory.

17. Mittens

Mittens is a character from the 2008 computer-animated, adventure, comedy movie- Bolt. She is a Tuxedo cat with a New York accent. Mittens likes food, liberty, yarn balls and hates being abandoned and being hungry.

18. Sassy

Sassy is a character from the 1993 adventure, comedy movie- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and the 1996 sequel- Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco.

She is a Himalayan cat and the pet of Hope Burnford. Sassy loves being funny, peacefulness and dislikes mean dogs, water.

19. Sweety

Sweety is a white cat from the movie The Fifth Element. She lived with Korben Dallas in his New York City apartment. This is a great name for sci-fi fans!

20. Yzma

Talk about a unique girl cat name, right? Yzma is from Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove.

While she starts off in the movie as a human, she’s transformed into an adorable white kitten when she accidentally steps on a magic potion.

These are just a few of my favorite cat names from movies!

If you want to keep the theme going beyond one cat, you have plenty of options!

It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I kind of love Yzma for a girl, and Azreal for a boy (even if he is kind of a bad kitty!).

How about you? What are your favorite cat names from movies? Share below!

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