If you’re looking for some amazing cat names to help you come up with something spectacular to call your new feline friend, you’re in the perfect place.

Below, you’ll find well over 1,000 ideas inspired by everything from different breeds to colors to pop culture and more.

Let’s start with some general popular ideas, then we’ll explore every category imaginable to help you find just the right one for your kitty based on your personal tastes.

Best FeMale Cat Names

bombay cat with checkered pink bow tie

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sticking with tried and true ideas! Here are some of my favorites among the most popular female cat names.

AngelBellaBluebell
PollyRosePippa
CupcakeLucyKitty
PetuniaStellaRoxie
LilyChloeNala
SophieDaisyMolly
PrincessCocoaZoe

Aside from my darling Alex the Fuzz, I’ve always had girl cats. Over the years, I’ve had: Gypsy, Mally, Tabatha, Sabrina, Piper, Prue, Willow, and Zoe.

Do you see a theme emerge? If you guessed “most of them are named after TV witches,” you’re right! It was our thing for a long time.

If you like to steer clear of popular names, though, check out these girl kitten names.

Most Popular Kitten Names for Males

OliverLeoMilo
CharlieSimbaMax
JackLokiTiger
ArchieBanditCasper
MaverickMerlinRomeo
GeorgeFelixRocky
SamTeddyFritz
cute british shorthair kitten

When it comes to the most popular male cat names, Oliver and Leo almost always make an appearance near the top of the list. In fact, Oliver was #1 for 2020 and Leo came in at #2.

The others depend on what’s trending at the moment. Simba, for example, hit peak popularity back when the Lion King first debuted, but it’s remained in the top 5 ever since.

Again, if you prefer to steer clear of common names, you can find plenty of unique ideas below. I personally love these adventurous cat names!

Best Unisex Cat Names

PumpkinShadowPhantom
ButterscotchAngelMidnight
EmberCaramelBear
PeachesAlexAlchemy
HarleyPawsPatches
StripesSunnyMittens
CloudSmokeyRiley

While these rank among the most popular gender-neutral names, literally any idea can be unisex if you want it to be.

If you want to name your girl cat Simba or your boy Daisy, go for it! Don’t ever let society’s myopic idea of what constitutes a masculine or feminine name keep you from choosing the name you want.

Need more amazing unisex cat names? You’ll find plenty here (including ideas for cat pairs):

Pop Culture Cat Names

MaleFemaleUnisex
HarryLunaChi
FelixPandoraPixel
Azrael AliceCheshire
Bagheera AryaCrookshanks 
DiegoIrinaBlinx
GarfieldJasmineCharlie
HobbesKatnissPyewacket 
BastLeiaSalem
MiloPinkHats
Mr. BigglesworthMeowthra Lucky

Popular culture is positively bursting with clever names for your feline friend! As a total Potterhead, I’m partial to these Harry Potter names for cats.

That said, I’m also a total Disney fanatic, so I also really love these Beautiful Disney Cat Names.

Oh, and if you’re looking for something that’s perfect for your ebony kitty, check out these Mischievous Black Cat Character Names Based on Disney Movie!

If Disney and Potter aren’t your pop culture cup of tea, here are some other ideas you’ll love inspired by everything from the Silver screen to the Golden screen to no screens at all!

Funny Food Names for Cats

MaleFemaleUnisex
EspressoMochaCoffee
AmarettoMarshmallowGinger
AngusPepperLicorice
Big MacBonbonPudding
ChowderCandySkittles
Cracker JackCayenneKit-Kat
CheddarCupcakeSnickerdoodle
MeatballCookieBrownie
TobleroneHoney BunCheerio
T-BonePaprikaCoconut
cat holding a pineapple juice

For a long time, all of my ferals were named after foods.

We had Ginger and her son Ginger Snap, Cheddar, Skittles, Kit-Kat, Pepper, Orangey, Marshmallow…I’m sure I’m forgetting a few. We’ve cared for a lot of ferals over the years!

From tasty desserts to our favorite hot drinks, there’s definitely no shortage of cute ideas! Here are some more that you’ll love:

Luxury Cat Names for Totally Posh Kitties

MaleFemaleUnisex
CartierDuchessBurberry
PhilipQueenieDiamond
FrancDianaParis
LaurentPradaGoldie
PierreKateAmaro
KorsMeghanBottega
DukeSophieDio
HermesPearlFendi
ValentinoJaneMiu Miu
BaronZaraYves

A totally spoiled kitty deserves a posh and luxurious name, don’t you agree? The ideas above are inspired by famous high-end brands as well as royalty.

If they don’t fit your kitty’s personality, though, try these amazing cat names instead:

Mythical and Mystical Names

MaleFemale Unisex
OracleAkashaPhoenix
StormAzizaSphinx
OrionAuroraAsh
SiriusCelesteMystic
DracoDahliaSamwise
JujuSelenaSpooky
LeoLunaAriadne
SalemMayaChakra
SpecterTwinklePluto
MerlinLilithSkye

Most of my cats were named after my favorite TV witches: Willow, Piper, Prue, Sabrina, and Tabatha. If you don’t love those, though, we shared 200+ more amazing witch names for cats to inspire you.

I also really love gypsy cat names. In fact, my very first cat ever was named Gypsy Rose. And before you ask, no, I didn’t know that was the name of a “burlesque” dancer! I just thought it sounded pretty.

Of course, if you like mystical or ancient-inspired names, check out these:

Funny Names For Your Cat

MaleFemaleUnisex
CatabungaFurmioneAmericat
The Great CatsbyAgatha ChriscatKitty Kitty Bang Bang
Furlock HolmesSassafrasCat-22
Captain WowKittlesWaffles
CatatouilleWinky-TinkMilkshake
SpudsCatsy ClineKitKat
Sir Purrs AlotMrs. NorrisCatatonic
Bacon BitBombalurinaCatastrophe
Prince of PurrsiaCatsablancaCatzilla
PuckNinshaiCat
cat smiling wide but do cats smile when they're happy?

I’m a big fan of funny names and love how creative they can be. I had a cat called Madam because when she walked, it sounded like she was wearing high heels. She was so prim and proper, I felt the name suited her and was funny too.

If obviously funny names don’t quite fit your cat, maybe these more subtle ones will:

Cool Names for Badass Cats

MaleFemale Unisex
ThunderLunaMadara
GothEloiseAspen
KuroFifiJuicy
PoyoIvyLexus
AlfredVioletKali
ChandlerSymphonyAkemi
BroderickChloeGemini
CobaltCocoNova
AtlasStellaComet
FranklinAmethystOrbit

Cats have a cool, mysterious way about them, so a badass name will make your kitty the most popular on the block. I had a Max, who was so cool, he had friends that came to the front door to wait for him to come out.

I would then see them all handing out together on the wall surveying their kingdom.

If your cat isn’t quite the cool type but has a spunky or tough personality take a look at these names:

Rescue Cat names

MaleFemale Unisex
BillFreyaFluffy
EricPeachesOne Eye
FlokiLizLucky
MilesBridgetPatches
ChanceDaisyBoots
OliverPrincessClover
SammyMimiNox
CharlieHalleyPickles
TigerPamStar
PrinceTulipJupiter

All my cats have been rescued. Two came from the shelter, one was abandoned when her family moved away, and the other I found nearly starved to death.

Rescue cats make the most wonderful companions and they deserve a name fitting what they’ve been through.

If your cat is a warrior, like mine, take a look at these awesome names for survivors.

Cat Names Inspired by Colors & patterns

Male Female Unisex
FireElsiCarrot
NachosRoxyPancake
AslanGingerBrandy
DavisHoneyFreckles
GarfieldPaprikaPumpkin
MarbleRobinSpeckles
OrangeSaffronToffee
SimbaAmberBubble
ArchieApricatCinnamon
JulianAuroraPuffy
brown and black tortoiseshell cat in a loaf position

I personally love Apricat. Perfect for an orange or tortoiseshell that has a playful personality. And of course, it’s funny!

If those names don’t quite fit your cat, there are hundreds of others that match how your kitty looks.

You may also love:

Breed-Specific Cat Names

MaleFemale Unisex
BogdanAnastasiaOcean
CosmoBluebellSky
DimitreAnnipeMusa
AtenCleopatraKhepri
CairoAislinPhoenix
AlessandroAugustaDaiki
EllsworthKitteryKali
HermesNaomiNova
MercuryPenelopeUnity
OroSukiDita
orange Persian kitten

With so many different and amazing cat breeds, who wouldn’t want a name that matches their beauty? I have hundreds to give you inspiration.

Cat Names Inspired by Places Around the World

MaleFemale Unisex
AikenAlexandriaAmsterdam
BeaufortAlaskaChile
BerlinAsiaDallas
CubaAtlantaDublin
DiegoBrittanySydney
MadridChelseaAlpine
NevisDakotaArizona
OrlandoFlorenceBrooklyn
BartsGeorgiaLondon
AspenParisNorway

I just love names for cats that are based on place names. There are so many amazing places around the world with interesting names.

I’m thinking for my next kitty, I’m going to use a place name. What, I’m not sure yet, it will depend on the cat’s personality and looks.

Seasonal & Holiday Cat Names

MaleFemale Unisex
AspenAutumnStorm
FrostyValentinaStocking
DecemberBunnyWinter
SantaSummerChristmas
ValentineBlancheHallow
PatrickVixenJanuary
BlizzardHollySnowflake
KlausEveMittens
RudolphMrs. KlausCandy
IcicleCarolSparkle
tabby cat sitting on a cardboard beside a Christmas tree

I love holidays and the changing of seasons. You can find some great name inspiration from these themes. Imagine introducing your kitty as Mrs. Klaus, how cute is that?

I have over 500 names for this theme, so you’re certain to find one that is perfect for your cat!

Take a look here:

Cat Names by the Letter

You might have a fondness for a certain letter or name all your pets using something starting with the same letter. If so, you should check out these great name guides for letter inspiration.

OTHER

male cat with huge black ribbon on his neck

Still want some ideas? Phew, the above isn’t all I have. The following fantastic cat name guides have hundreds more ideas.

Whether you want quirky, themed, unusual or classy, I’ve got them. Check out the following for more inspiration!

Conclusion

Did you find something from these amazing cat names for your kitty? Do you follow a theme when naming your pets?

cute kitty with wide ears

I’d love to know what name you used! Let me know in the comments.

Andreea Juganaru
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