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Looking for some fantastic names for bobtail cats? Wait until you see our list!

Since these cute kitties are famous for their poofs for tails, it’s only fitting that their names highlight this adorable trait.

It is said that cats need their tails to balance, so would a Bobtail cat be lacking in this department?

Whether it’s true or not, the following names we came up with for male and female Bobtails will be an adorable fit for your new kitten.

Bobtail Cat Names For Males

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Since the Bobtail is not a very common breed, you’ll want to give your little boy a unique name that accentuates his cute, stubby tail.

Read on for some of our favorite bobtail cat names for males.

  1. Smudge
  2. Pom
  3. Puff
  4. Poof – similar to the names above it, it’s used to emphasize the tail.
  5. Stout
  6. Baggins – Like Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit in Lord of the Rings.
  7. Bandit – To give a tough factor to an otherwise adorable cat.
  8. Bob – Because his tail bobs around.
  9. Bobby
  10. Billy Bob
  11. Chuck
  12. Orb – Again, named after the spherical shape of his stubby tail.
  13. Stubbs
  14. Denali – Great One in Hindu, because your cat is still great even without a long and elegant tail.
  15. Dexter- Similar to the word “dexterity”, which your cat can still have a lot of.
  16. Donut
  17. Emo
  18. Flare – Similar to the shape of his tail.
  19. Fearless – A cat without a long tail can still be fearless
  20. Grayson – After Robin of Batman and Robin, who was an agile acrobat.
  21. Havoc – Cats can wreak havoc all the same with or without a long tail.
  22. Slinky
  23. Leo – A male lion, the king of animals, possess a poof at the end of his tail.
  24. Lynx
  25. Puma
  26. Cougar
  27. Mewtwo – Do you like Pokemon? It was once and probably still is one of the most powerful ones.
  28. Munchkin
  29. Nitro – Named after the liquid chemical that gives cars that extra boost of speed.
  30. Peewee
  31. Little One
  32. Zoom
  33. Boogie
  34. Tiger – A lot of American Bobtails have tabby stripes that resemble those of a tiger.
  35. Chaos

Most of the cat names we have chosen are selected to attract attention to the Bobtail’s most coveted feature: their tail.

Names like Nitro and Grayson add a bit of grace and speed to a cat that might be lacking in these departments.

Names such as Stubbs, Poof and Pom are great names for cats with cute and short tails.

Our favorite might be Leo, which shows your cat that even the King of all animals has a cute poof at the end of his tail.

Now some of the names above can be unisex, but we have also compiled a list of names just for your female Bobtail cat.

Bobtail Cat Names For Females

If you're searching for the best male and female names for bobtail cats, we've got you covered! Check out 70 darling ideas!
  1. Flower – The gorgeous shape of the short tail your cat has.
  2. Grace – Because a small tail shouldn’t hinder her grace.
  3. Jinx – A famous cat name. Have you watched Meet the Parents?
  4. Mew – The cuter and smaller counterpart of Mewtwo.
  5. Bella – Beautiful, because that’s what your little girl is no matter what.
  6. Chiquita – Little girl
  7. Daisy
  8. Rose
  9. Sunflower
  10. Duchess – Give your cat a confidence boost
  11. Fluffy
  12. Jasmine
  13. Lily
  14. Luna
  15. Minnie (Mini) – For their cute and small tail
  16. Peanut
  17. Sassy
  18. Shortcake – Maybe this is more meant for Muchkins, but it’s still loveable and sweet
  19. Nala – Simba’s love from The Lion King
  20. Snowflake
  21. Squirt
  22. Star – Because that’s what your cat is, the shining star of your life.
  23. Sugar – For people who have sweet and loving cats.
  24. Tiger Lily
  25. Zoom – Cats are fast, limber and agile, no matter the tail.
  26. Biscuit
  27. Freckles – For the common markings of a Bobtail cat.
  28. Small Fry
  29. Tigress – Because she can be tough and fearless too, just like her larger counterpart.
  30. Spitz – Spitz dogs possess a curled and poofy tail, the closest to a Bobtail cat.
  31. Clover
  32. Patches – If you have a Japanese Bobtail, chances are your cat has patches of black and orange.
  33. Harley
  34. Ginger
  35. Hello Kitty – Apparently, this iconic Sanrio character may have been modeled after a Japanese Bobtail, since she doesn’t have the standard long tail.

Whether you want to draw attention to the Bobtail’s unique feature or not, the above names are endearing nonetheless.

With names such as Small Fry for the smallest member of your family to Tigress and Duchess, ones to instill pride in your feline, you can find the perfect name for your sweet little Bobtail.

Whether it’s the American Bobtail or the Japanese, one of these names will be the perfect fit for your new kitten.


Are you thinking of getting a Bobtail?

The Japanese Bobtails tend to have shorter and poofier tails, and the American Bobtails possess longer ones (although not always). Another difference is the markings on each breed.

Which bobtail cat names do you love most? Share your favorite in the comments below!

If you're searching for the best male and female names for bobtail cats, we've got you covered! Check out 70 darling ideas!
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