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Did you know that there are many music bands with cat names?

Back in the seventies, there was a band named Josie and the Pussycats, and the name was inspired by the famous Archie comic books and a spinoff cartoon series by the same name.

Many musicians and bands with animal names have entered the music scene.

Today, we will look at some of the coolest bands with cat names! 

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43 coolest Bands with Cat Names

coolest bands with cat names

Josie and the Pussycats might have been inspired by fictional characters.

But there are plenty of real bands that have been inspired by the feline grace, beauty, and enigma to name themselves after the animal.

Check out some of my favorite band names inspired by cats and their nicknames. Take a look! 

  1. AC/DC
  2. Aerosmith
  3. Alexisonfire
  4. Alice In Chains
  5. Beastie Boys
  6. The Beatles
  7. Bif Naked
  8. Bon Jovi
  9. CCR
  10. The Clash
  11. Coheed & Cambria
  12. The Cult
  13. The Cure
  14. Duran Duran
  15. Deftones
  16. Elliot Smith
  17. Faith No More
  18. Guns N Roses
  19. Pink Floyd
  20. Queen
  21. Radiohead
  22. Rage Against The Machine
  23. The Ramones
  24. Silverchair
  25. Smashing Pumpkins
  26. A Perfect Circle
  27. U2
  28. Wolf Parade
  29. Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
  30. Hootie $ The Blowfish
  31. Papa Roach
  32. Alien Ant Farm
  33. Cancer Bats
  34. Crooked Vultures
  35. Death metal
  36. Deer Tick
  37. Freelance Whales
  38. John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
  39. Band of Horses
  40. Art Bears
  41. Adam Ant
  42. Bad Wolves
  43. 4 Cats Band

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12 Cat Names Inspired By Famous RockStars

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Of course, there are some band members and rock stars that have inspired cat names. worthy of honorary mentions

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  1. Mick Jagger
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Bruce Springsteen
  4. George Harrison
  5. Jeff Buckley
  6. Sheryl Crow
  7. Panda Bear 
  8. Andrew Bird
  9. Brian Setzer
  10. Elton John
  11. John Lennon
  12. Brian Tjon Ajong

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Bands With Cat Names FAQs

Who knew there are so many music bands who have decided to name themselves after cats or catty nicknames? I hope that you had a fun read going through this list.

But wait! Do you still have questions about bands with cat names – or other animal names? Take a look at some of the answers that I have compiled for you!

What is the weirdest band with a cat name?

There are many bands and musicians who have chosen to name themselves after cats or catty nicknames. Some of them are unique and weird, like Atomic Kitten, The Pussycat Dolls, Pussycat, and the Dirty Johnsons, The Stray Cats, etc., which you’ll never forget. 

What is the most famous band with a cat name?

There are many bands with cat names, and the most famous among them are Josie and the Pussycats. This ’70s band’s name became popular before the band and its music did because it was named after a fictional band from the famous Archie comics and a cartoon series. 
Make sure to also check our list of cartoon character names for cats!

What are some rock bands with cat names?

Think of cat rock bands! Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, Panthers, The Stray Cats, One Day As A Lion, etc., are some cat rock band names.  

What band is named after a cat?

There are cat band names like Hepcat, Cheetah Girls, Def Leppard, The Stray Cats, Faster Pussycat, etc., which are some bands with names inspired by feline grace.

Is there a band called Cat?

Such cat-inspired band names include The Stray Cats, Helpcat, The Pussycat Dolls, Pussycat, and the Dirty Johnsons, Josie and the Pussycats, etc. 

Is there a band called Lion?

There are some bands with the word “lion” featuring in the name. These include White Lion, One Day As A Lion, Judah & the Lion, Pedro The Lion, etc.

Final Words

Band names inspired by cats and feline creatures are edgy and interesting. You won’t know what to expect from them just from the name.

Some are rock bands, others work with pop music, jazz music, etc.

There are also some individual artists who go by cat names, such as Cat Power, John Cougar Mellencamp, Cat Stevens, Miss Kittin, etc. 


What are your favorite bands with cat names? Let us know below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own business.