Looking for some of the most beautiful and meaningful Chinese cat name for male & female kittens?
Perhaps you just adopted a Chinese Li Hua and want to honor his heritage?
Or maybe you really want to pay homage to your own ancestors through your kitties moniker?
Either way, below, you’ll find fabulous ideas inspired by popular Chinese names and words.
Popular Chinese Cat Names
Check out top ten most popular Chinese cat names! If you don’t find one you love here, then keep reading.
- Zhen – precious
- Mao – Chinese word for cat
- Xiong – ambitious
- Ming – shining, bright, clear
- Nuo – graceful
- Mulan – magnolia blossom
- Bai Ze – a fictious creature who holds the list of all demons
- Toshiko – clever child
- Guang – light
- Xiāo – mountain demon
Personally, I adore Nuo. After all, cats are definitely graceful! Then again, every kitty has a little demon streak, so Xiāo is definitely one of the best funny Chinese cat names!
Like I said, if you don’t love any of those, we have a TON of different choices for you below, starting with ideas for your boy cat!
Male Chinese Cat Names
- Cheng‐Gong – success
- Chi – an energetic cat
- Chiang – a strong cat
- Da – a short and sweet name for a big cat
- De – virtuous; a name for a peace-loving cat
- Fai – “brilliant light”; a cute name for a white cat
- Feng – speedy like “the wind”
- Fu – fortunate
- Maneki-neko – it’s the Chinese lucky cat name!
- Heng – eternal companion
- Huli jing – the spirit fox
- Jingwei – a mythical bird
- Howin – “loyal swallow”; a unique name for a loyal cat
- Hui – intelligent or wise
- Joe – heroic; a charming name for brave and courageous cats
- Jun – a handsome cat
- Jiaolong – sea dragon
- Rui Shi – guardian lions
- Keung – the universe
- Kong – a nice name for cats with bright and lovely eyes
- Huan – always happy
- Hundun – chaos
- Liang – good or bright; a good name for a fine-looking cat
- Lol – joy
- Long – dragon; for a fierce and respectable cat
- Cheung – good luck
- Chin – a musical instrument; a nice name for your cat if you love music
- Dilong – earth dragon
- Yinglong – water dragon
- Manchu – innocent and pure-looking cat
- On – piece; the perfect name for a quiet cat
- Huo – fire
- Ying Yue – reflection of the moon
- Jiufeng – a bird with nine heads
- Shun – obedient
- Fucanglong – treasure dragon
- Na – graceful
- Fenghuang – the Chinese equivalent of the Phoenix
- Wan – “scholar”; a name for a smart cat
- Shu – a well-behaved cat
- Wang Shu – the name of a god who drives a carriage to the moon
- Ying – a brave and “heroic” cat
- Zhi – a cat that thinks he is a lion or a human
- Zhulong – celestial torch dragon
- Mo Chou – free of sadness
- Wonton– definitely one of the funniest Chinese food names for cats
- Yaling – graceful or refined
- Qing Niao – mythical bird
- Bao – treasure
- Yun – cloud; great for a fluffy cat
While there are too many great male Chinese cat names to choose a single favorite, I really like Rui Shi! My cats are like my tiny guardian lions!
Bao is another wonderful pick because all of our kitties are treasures to us. Fenghuang would be a neat pick for a rescue cat who metaphorically rose from the ashes like a Phoenix.
Now, even though some of the names above would fit well for a female kitty, we do have another batch just for girly girl cats!
Female Chinese Cat Names
- Ai – love
- An – peace/quiet
- Bai – white/pure; perfect for pure white cats
- Bik – jade; a perfect name for a cat with jade green eyes
- Zhulong – torch dragon
- Feng – maple; from the brown and red like maple leaves
- Rika – true fragrance
- Heng – a persistent cat
- Hua – a splendid cat
- Huan – happiness
- Shika – deer
- Shizuko – quiet child
- Jia Li – good and beautiful
- Jiahao – home or family
- Li Hua – pear blossom; a name for a pretty cat
- Li Mei – pretty rose; a pretty name for any female cat
- Riko – child of truth
- Yijun – joy/harmony
- Li Ming – pretty and bright; perfect for female kittens
- Lian – lotus; a cat with a lotus-like beauty
- Ling – dawn
- Sora – sky
- Jing – quiet or gentle
- Kuan Yin – refers to the Buddhist deity of mercy
- Huang – a perfect name for a yellow or orange cat
- Jia – a beautiful cat
- Natsuki – summer hope
- Lan – a cute name for your elegant cat
- Lixue “pretty snow”; a pretty name for all-white cats
- Ryoko – refreshing child
- Mei – beauty
- Natsumi – beautiful summer
- Xinyi – happy or joyous
- Xiulan – luxurious or elegant
- Ning – calm/serene
- Shang-Yang – a rain bird
- Yu Yan – beautiful smile
- Naomi – honest beautiful
- Yue – moon; perfect for cats with faces as round as the moon
- Tianlong – the celestial dragon
- Niu – girl
- Qi – fine jade
- Masumi – true clarity
- Qing – perfect name for cats with clear blue or green eyes
- Shenlong – rain dragon
- Xiang Liu – nine-headed monster
- Xiuying – luxurious or elegant
- Xue – snow; perfect name for cats with snow-white fur
- Teng – the flying dragon
- Ya – graceful/refined
- Ying – flower; flower-like beauty
- Masa – just / true
Again, it’s just too hard to choose a favorite! Masa is gorgeous, and cats are true in so many ways (true friends, true loves, truly wonderful, you get the idea).
Xue is one of the most wonderful white cat names and a lot more unique than just calling her Snowball! Qing would be perfect for my Russian Blue, as she has gorgeous green eyes!
Choosing a Chinese-inspired name for your feline companion can be a great way to pay homage to the rich culture and history of China.
From names inspired by Chinese mythology to names that simply sound beautiful, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Whether you decide to name your cat after a famous Chinese historical figure or opt for a more modern name, there are plenty of options to suit every cat’s personality and appearance.
Remember, a name is a significant part of your cat’s identity, and it’s essential to choose one that you and your furry friend both love.
So take your time, do some research, and find the perfect Chinese-inspired name for your beloved feline companion!
Your turn! What are your favorite Chinese cat names? Share below!
These are cute names with their meanings. If I ever have a cat, I’d name her Mulan, after my favorite Disney princess. However, if we decide to give cats a Chinese name, we must learn how to pronounce it properly. Mandarin is a tone language, so using the right tone is key, or else some Chinese speaking person will start looking at you in a funny way. 🙂
I have four cats now 1 . Mimi ( Male cat )
2.Eva ( female cat) remaining two new born babies so search a name for kitties
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Um ok how many diamonds or cats do you have
Or do it @ English one you have to pronounce propley
I now how to pronounce it properly
Ok so like this?？
A lot of your names listed are Japanese not Chinese (ie Ryoko, Nastuki, Sora, Shika,…). Japanese tends to have consonant vowel pairs (ie ra, ri, ru, re, ro, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko). There are a few 3 letter sounds (shi, chi, and tsu). You did have the Japanese meaning correct though (ie Sora is sky and Shika is deer.
These Chinese cat names are so cool. I like ming
Ok I’m going to chose měi for my boy cat he’s cute
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We all know how to pronounce it right?
My daughter studies mandarin and named her cat pang pang (pronounced pong pong) which means fatty fatty. He certainly fits the name too.
What oh my god fine but it’s not nice to say that!
I like mei for my boy cat he’s cute comment me @firstname.lastname@example.org love all names and thanks for all your comments!
Everyone reply for all your cat or kittens names
Those are very cute and awesome cat names
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