Looking for some amazing cat names based on video games?
Put down that controller for a moment and grab yourself an energy drink!
We’re sharing a list of all our favorite video game cat names for both boys and girls!
Awesome Cat Names Based On Popular Video Games
According to Finances Online, there were 2.47 billion video game players worldwide in 2019.
The website also concluded that three out of four American households have at least one member who is a gamer.
Also, 64% of American households own at least one gaming device.
And according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, 42.7 million households in the United States own a cat.
Do you see the connection there?
Male Cat Names Based on Popular Video Games
We took inspiration from some of the most well-known games for our list for boy cats!
Check out ideas from Animal Crossing, the Mario series, Final Fantasy, and more!
Rather than going alphabetically, we sorted these by game. You’ll see what we mean as you read through the list.
- Kabuki-Cranky cat villager in Animal Crossing.
- Kid Cat– jock cat villager with the catch phrase- “Psst.”
- Punchy– lazy cat villager in Animal Crossing.
- Rover– a NPC from the Animal Crossing series. Yes, he’s a cat!
- Rudy– Rudy is a jock cat villager with the catch phrase- “mush.”
- Stinky– Stinky is a jock cat villager with the catch phrase- “GAHHHH.” He wears a splendid tee.
- Auron– From the Final Fantasy (FF)series, he is a former warrior monk of Yevon.
- Balthier– A FF sky pirate who globetrots around the Ivalice region on his airship.
- Cloud Strife- Main protagonist in FF VII, with spiky blond hair.
- Kefka– Main antagonist in FFVI. He is the former court jester.
- Noctis– Main protagonist of FF XV.
- Squall– Squall Leonhart is the main protagonist of FF VIII.
- Tidus– Tidus is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy X.
- Zidane– Zidane Tribal is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy IX.
- Mario– Mario is the protagonist for the Mario video game franchise.
- Luigi– He is a plumber and Mario’s younger, taller fraternal twin brother.
- Bowser-Archenemy of both Mario and Luigi. He is the ruler of the Koopa Kingdom.
- Cappy– Cappy is a major character, and Mario’s ally.
- Kamek– Kamek is a secondary antagonist in the Mario series.
- Toadsworth– a recurring character in the Mario series.
- Yoshi– Mario and Luigi’s sidekick.
- Sonic– Sonic the Hedgehog has the ability to run faster than the speed of light.
- Charmy Bee- Recurring character in the Sonic series.
- Dr. Eggman– Main antagonist of the Sonic series.
- Espio-A teenage chameleon from Sonic.
- Knuckles– He is the guardian of the Master Emerald in Sonic series.
- Metal Sonic- Antagonist from the Sonic series.
- Tails– after Miles “Tails” Prower from Sonic.
- Agent 47– Codename of the protagonist in the Hitman series.
- Blinx– a clever, stubborn cat from the Blinx game series.
- Bubsy– Bubsy T. Bobcat is the main character of Bubsy.
- Donkey Kong-Needs no introduction. Great name for a large cat!
- Kirby– From the game by the same name.
- Pac–Man– Do we even need to tell you where this comes from?
- Joker– From Batman series.
- Scorpion-From the Mortal Kombat series.
- Ryu– From Streetfighter series.
- Jin– After Jin Kazama rom the Tekken series.
- Sidon– The prince of the Zoras in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
- Nier– From the 2010 Enix game of the same title.
- Redfield– After Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil series.
- Dogmeat– For those who have a dark sense of humor, this name comes from Fallout.
- Cave– After Cave Johnson from Portal.
- Drac– After Dracula, from the Castlevania series.
- Flea– A funny cat name that also comes from Chrono Trigger!
Our personal favorites have to be those from Animal Crossing. The Cats are one of 35 animal species, or villagers.
Villagers have an array of 8 different personality types: cranky, jock, lazy, normal, peppy, sisterly, smug or snooty.
Female Gamer Cat Names
- Ankha– Ankha is a snooty cat villager in Animal Crossing
- Kiki– Kiki is a normal cat villager with the catch phrase- “Kitty Cat.” She wears an argyle knit shirt.
- Lolly– Lolly is a normal cat villager with the catch phrase- “Bonbon.” She wears either a natty tee or a winter sweater.
- Mitzi– Mitzi is a normal cat villager with the catch phrase- “Mew.” She wears either a patchwork shirt or a gumdrop tee/dress.
- Purrl– Purrl is a snooty cat villager with the catch phrase- “Kitten.” She wears a variety of outfits, including an Asian shirt and a periwinkle tee.
- Tabby– Tabby is a peppy cat villager with the catch phrase- “Me-Wow.” She wears a fish-bone/bone shirt.
- Tangy– Tangy is a peppy cat villager with the catch phrase- “ReeeeeOWR.” She wears a green retro dress.
- Aerith– Aerith Gainsborough is heroine in Final Fantasy VII.
- Fang– Oerba Yun Fang is a character in FF XIII.
- Quistis– Quistis Trepe, from FF VIII.
- Rinoa– Rinoa Heartilly is a playable character in FF VIII.
- Shantotto– Shantotto is a non-playable character in FF XI.
- Terra– Terra Branford is a playable character in FF VI.
- Tifa– Tifa Lockhart is a playable character in FF VII.
- Yuna– Yuna is a playable character in FF X.
- Birdo– A recurring character in the Mario series.
- Cackletta– Main antagonist in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.
- Kammy– From the Paper Mario series.
- Pom Pom-Partner of Boom Boom.
- Princess Peach– Princess Peach is Mario’s love interest in the Mario Brothers series.
- Tiara– Tiara is a supporting character in Super Mario Odyssey.
- Toadette– Toadette is a character in the Mario series.
- Amy Rose– Amy Rose is Sonic’s love interest in the Sonic series.
- Blaze– Blaze the Cat is a supporting heroine from the Sonic series.
- Cream– Cream the Rabbit is a recurring character in the Sonic series.
- Rouge– Rouge the Bat is a main character in the Sonic series.
- Sticks– Sticks the Badger is a main character in the Sonic Boom series.
- Tikal– Tikal the Echidna is an anthropomorphic echidna spirit.
- Wave– Wave the Swallow is Tails’ counterpart in Sonic Riders.
- Alyx-from the game Half-Life 2.
- Chun-Li– Chun-Li is a main character in the Street Fighter video game series.
- Kitana– Kitana is a main character in the Mortal Kombat fighting video game series.
- Zarya– Aleksandra Zaryanova, or Zarya for short, is one of the heroines in Overwatch.
- Zelda– Princess Zelda is the titular character in the Legend of Zelda video game series.
- Annah- After Annah-of-the-Shadows from Planescape: Torment
- Chell– From the Portal series.
- Lilly– After Lilly Pendragon from the Suikoden series.
- Shanoa– From Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia.
- Odessa Silverberg- From Suikoden series.
- Aloy-From Horizon Zero Dawn.
- Ellie –From The Last of Us series.
- Cortana –A non-player character from the Halo series.
- Pauline– An NPC from the Donkey Kong series.
- Liara– An NPC from the Mass Effect series.
- Jade– From the Mortal Kombat series.
Related: Brother and Sister Cat Names
You can never go wrong with Zelda or Princess Peach, especially if you want everyone to know your cat’s name is based on a video game.
However, I really love the lesser-known ideas, like Zarya and Liara.
Your turn! What are your favorite cat names based on video games? Share below!
Deanna is a passionate cat lover. She lives with her Chi dog and a ragdoll cat