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If you’re a proud owner or soon-to-be owner of a magnificent big cat, you understand the importance of finding the perfect name that captures their majestic essence.

If you’re looking for the best names for large cats like the Maine Coon or Ocicat, we’ve got you covered!

We’ll explore a wide range of big cat names and help you find the ideal name that will resonate with your extraordinary feline friend.

Below, you’ll find fantastic ideas inspired by everything from history, movies, and the wild kingdom.

We’ve even come up with clever names based on really huge geographical features and cities!

What qualifies as a Large cat?

Big Cat Names That Capture The Spirit of Your Fierce Feline

Before we dive into the best names for big cats, we should probably clarify what we mean by “large.”

The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes 71 cat breeds, while the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes 42 breeds of cats.

Large cats are normally ones who are large-boned and/or weigh 14 pounds or more.

Examples of large cat breeds include Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Bengal, Ragdoll and Turkish Van.

Ready to check out some names for them? Let’s start with a complete list of all the big cat names for males and females.

Big Cat Names For Males

Norwegian Forest cat breed
  1. Alessandro
  2. Ari
  3. Aslan
  4. Bacon
  5. Beast
  6. Bison
  7. Bustopher
  8. Caspian
  9. Cheshire
  10. Clawhauser
  11. Colossus
  12. Crokshanks
  13. Denver
  14. Everest
  15. Fargo
  16. Fat Louie
  17. Garfield
  18. Goliath
  19. Gotthard
  20. Grant
  21. Greenland
  22. Hoover
  23. Hobbes
  24. Jumbo
  25. Khan
  26. Kong
  27. Kovu
  28. Kronos
  29. Leonidas
  30. Marshmallow
  31. Maximus
  32. Milan
  33. Morris the Cat
  34. Mr. Tinkles
  35. Ninja
  36. Orangey
  37. Panda
  38. Panther
  39. Phoenix
  40. Romeo
  41. Samson
  42. Scat Cat
  43. Shere Khan
  44. Simba
  45. Snowbell
  46. Spartacus
  47. Stimpy
  48. Tank
  49. Thanos
  50. Thor
  51. Tigger
  52. Titan
  53. Tony the Tiger
  54. Windsor
  55. Wookie

It’s hard to choose a favorite among these male large cat names!

If your male cat is known as the Don Juan among cats in the neighborhood, maybe you could call him Romeo.

On the other hand, if you like Italian names, Alessandro is a mighty name! It means defender of mankind in Italian.

Our personal favorite has to be Wookie, though! It’s a great name for Star Wars fans!

Big Cat Names For Females

Large Savannah cat
  1. Abraxia
  2. Alaska
  3. Amazonia
  4. Amba
  5. Annapurna
  6. Babban
  7. Baltimore
  8. Bertha
  9. Cassiopeia
  10. Cheyenne
  11. China
  12. Choupette
  13. Clarabelle
  14. Crookshanks
  15. Denali
  16. Duchess
  17. Fluffy
  18. Fudge
  19. Giza
  20. Grizabella
  21. Kiara
  22. Kodiak
  23. Louvre
  24. Luna
  25. Mara
  26. Mare
  27. Marge
  28. Minnie
  29. Miss Piggy
  30. Muffin
  31. Mrs. T
  32. Nala
  33. Nessie
  34. Pumpkin
  35. Pusheen
  36. Queenie
  37. Sahara
  38. Sassy
  39. Sequoia
  40. Sita
  41. Tigress
  42. Tsunami
  43. Vanderbilt
  44. Velikia
  45. Venetian

There are some great female names for large cats there! My favorite has to be Nessie because I love the Loch Ness Monster myth.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, Crookshanks is a great idea, though!

We also love the names that mean large in different languages!


Choosing the perfect name for your beloved big cat companion is an exciting endeavor.

Embrace the adventure of finding the ideal name for your big cat, and embark on a journey filled with love, companionship, and the perfect combination of letters that captures the essence of your extraordinary feline companion.

With so many fantastic big cat names inspired by everything from history and literature to geography, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one for your new kitty!

Tell us below, what are your favorite names for large cats?

Big Cat Names That Capture The Spirit of Your Fierce Feline
Deana Tucker
Deana Tucker

Deanna is a passionate cat lover and freelance writer. She lives with her Chi dog and a ragdoll cat. When she’s not writing, Deanna loves listening to country music or watching Dancing With The Stars.