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Looking for a few brilliant literary names for cats?

You’re going to love this list with more than 200 ideas!

Whether you want to name your cat after a classic author or plan to borrow one of their character’s names, we’ve got you covered.

Literary cat names are usually based on authors, characters, or book titles. We’ve covered all those bases and more below.

Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started!

Literary Cat Names For Males

literary male cat names
  1. Atticus
  2. Austen
  3. Beckett
  4. Blake
  5. Byron
  6. Chaucer
  7. Cooper
  8. Dante
  9. Darcy
  10. Dickens
  11. Doyle
  12. Eliot
  13. Faulkner
  14. Fitzgerald
  15. Frost
  16. Gatsby
  17. Hawthorne
  18. Hemingway
  19. Holden
  20. Hugo
  21. Ishmael
  22. Jules
  23. Kerouac
  24. Kafka
  25. Legend
  26. Lewis
  27. Limerick
  28. London
  29. Melville
  30. Orwell
  31. Poe
  32. R.L. Stine
  33. Roald
  34. Salinger
  35. Seuss
  36. Shakespeare
  37. Steinbeck
  38. Swift
  39. Thoreau
  40. Tolkien
  41. Twain
  42. Victor
  43. Wilde
  44. Wordsworth
  45. Wuthering
  46. Xavier
  47. Yeats
  48. Zephyr
  49. Zeus
  50. Zorro

Literary Cat Names For Females

literary female cat names
  1. Agatha
  2. Alice
  3. Austen
  4. Beatrix
  5. Blume
  6. Brontë
  7. Charlotte
  8. Cleary
  9. Daisy
  10. Darcy
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Emily
  13. Enid
  14. Eowyn
  15. Esther
  16. Fleur
  17. Ginny
  18. Harper
  19. Hermione
  20. Jane
  21. Jo
  22. Juliet
  23. Katniss
  24. Lavinia
  25. Louisa
  26. Lyric
  27. Margaret
  28. Matilda
  29. Meg
  30. Miss Havisham
  31. Novella
  32. Ophelia
  33. Pippi
  34. Ramona
  35. Rose
  36. Rowling
  37. Scout
  38. Scarlett
  39. Sylvia
  40. Tabitha
  41. Tess
  42. Titania
  43. Undine
  44. Victoria
  45. Virginia
  46. Wendy
  47. Wuthering
  48. Zelda
  49. Zora
  50. Zuzu

Fictional Cat Names For Males

a close-up shot of a cat with large green eyes
  1. Admetus
  2. Albus
  3. Alonzo
  4. Aragorn
  5. Aslan
  6. Bagheera
  7. Baloo
  8. Bartleby
  9. Behemoth
  10. Carbonel
  11. Carlisle
  12. Cheshire Cat
  13. Clovis
  14. Crookshanks
  15. Dobby
  16. Eeyore
  17. Elrond
  18. Emmett
  19. Frodo
  20. Gandalf
  21. Gimli
  22. Gollum
  23. Hagrid
  24. Jasper
  25. Legolas
  26. Macavity
  27. Mad Hatter
  28. Mogget
  29. Mowgli
  30. Mr. Darcy
  31. Peeta
  32. Peter Pan
  33. Piglet
  34. Puss in Boots
  35. Rum Tum Tugger
  36. Rumpus Cat
  37. Scar
  38. Simba
  39. Skimbleshanks
  40. Snape
  41. Tao
  42. Thumper
  43. Tigger
  44. Tumnus
  45. Tybalt
  46. Voldemort
  47. Wilbur
  48. Winnie the Pooh
  49. Zazu
  50. Zorro
  51. Figaro
  52. Lucifer
  53. Oliver
  54. Pussycat
  55. Sylvester
  56. Felix
  57. Garfield
  58. Heathcliff
  59. Hobbes
  60. Maurice
  61. Meowth
  62. Salem
  63. Slink
  64. Tom
  65. Whiskers

Fictional Cat Names For Females

a tiger cat with yellow eyes
  1. Ariadne
  2. Arwen
  3. Bambi
  4. Beezus
  5. Bella
  6. Bombalurina
  7. Bungle
  8. Buttercup
  9. Catarina
  10. Cordelia
  11. Cressida
  12. Dinah
  13. Elinor
  14. Esme
  15. Estella
  16. Eureka
  17. Galadriel
  18. Ginger
  19. Grizabella
  20. Harriet
  21. Jemima
  22. Josephine
  23. Katniss
  24. Kirjava
  25. Kitsa
  26. Lady May
  27. Lisbeth
  28. Mable
  29. Miss Havisham
  30. Miss Marple
  31. Miss Moppet
  32. Mittens
  33. Mrs. Norris
  34. Ophelia
  35. Pearl
  36. Pippi
  37. Ramona
  38. Ribby
  39. Rosalie
  40. Rue
  41. Sagwa
  42. Tabitha
  43. Tiger Lily
  44. Tinker Bell
  45. Amélie
  46. Aurora
  47. Belle
  48. Buttercup
  49. Cinderella
  50. Daisy
  51. Duchess
  52. Elsa
  53. Fluffy
  54. Jasmine
  55. Luna
  56. Minerva
  57. Nala
  58. Odette
  59. Perdita
  60. Rapunzel
  61. Selina
  62. Stella
  63. Tiana
  64. Willow

Wrap-Up

Choosing a literary-inspired name for your feline companion adds a touch of sophistication and literary charm to their character.

From famous authors and iconic characters to beloved book titles, there is a wealth of inspiration to draw from.

Whether you have a mischievous Tom Sawyer or an adventurous Bilbo Baggins, these literary names for cats bring a sense of literary magic into your home.

So, explore the world of literature and find the perfect name that reflects your cat’s unique personality and captures your love for the written word.

Looking for a few brilliant literary names for cats? You're going to love this list with more than 225 ideas! Check it out!
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.