Looking for a few brilliant literary names for cats?

You’re going to love this list with more than 225 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.

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

Literary Names for Cats

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

We’ve even added in some famous mythological cat names! Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started!

You may also like these awesome black cat names based on Disney characters!

Literary Cat Names- Male

  1. Dickens
  2. Doyle
  3. Faulkner
  4. Fitzgerald
  5. Hemingway
  6. Jules
  7. Kerouac
  8. Legend
  9. Lewis
  10. Limerick
  11. Orwell
  12. Poe
  13. R.L. Stine
  14. Roald
  15. Salinger
  16. Seuss
  17. Shakespeare
  18. Steinbeck
  19. Tolkien
  20. Twain
  21. Victor

Literary Cat Names- Female

  1. Agatha
  2. Alice
  3. Austen
  4. Beatrix
  5. Blume
  6. Charlotte
  7. Cleary
  8. Enid
  9. Harper
  10. Louisa
  11. Lyric
  12. Margaret
  13. Novella
  14. Rowling
  15. Stephenie
  16. Virginia

Fictional Cat Names- Male

  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. Rum Tum Tuggers
  35. Rumpus Cat
  36. Skimbleshanks
  37. Snape
  38. Tao
  39. Thumper
  40. Tumnus
  41. Tybalt

Fictional Cat Names- Female

  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

Famous Cat Names in History- Male

  1. Aristotle
  2. Atticus
  3. Ebenezer
  4. Finn
  5. Garfield
  6. Gatsby
  7. Gulliver
  8. Hamlet
  9. Heathcliff
  10. Hobbes
  11. Huckleberry
  12. Ichabod
  13. Moby
  14. Othello
  15. Pip
  16. Puck
  17. Robinson
  18. Romeo
  19. Sawyer
  20. Sherlock

Famous Cat Names in History- Female

  1. Alberline
  2. Arya
  3. Dahlia
  4. Daisy
  5. Estrella
  6. Fable
  7. Jane
  8. Juliet
  9. Macbeth
  10. Matilda
  11. Poppins
  12. Raven
  13. Scarlett
  14. Scout
  15. Zelda

Famous Cats in Mythology

Looking for famous cats in mythology?

Well, these characters aren’t all specifically of the feline nature but they do make perfect names for your cat!

I’ve noted the names that are specifically famous cats in mythology.

Famous Cats in Mythology

Famous Mythology Cat Names- Male

  1. Achilles
  2. Adonis
  3. Apollo
  4. Ares
  5. Aries
  6. Asterion
  7. Atlas
  8. Bakeneko (Japanese mythological cat)
  9. Dawon (Hindu mythological tiger)
  10. Hades
  11. Helios
  12. Hercules
  13. Hermes
  14. Hyperion
  15. Jupiter
  16. Kronos
  17. Loki
  18. Mars
  19. Mercury
  20. Morpheus
  21. Neptune
  22. Oedipus
  23. Perseus
  24. Poseidon
  25. Prometheus
  26. Saturn
  27. Thanatos
  28. Theseus
  29. Titan
  30. Vulcan
  31. Zeus

Famous Mythology Cat Names- Female

  1. Aphrodite
  2. Artemis
  3. Athena
  4. Bastet (Egyptian Cat Goddess)
  5. Callisto
  6. Calypso
  7. Ceres
  8. Daphne
  9. Demeter
  10. Flora
  11. Fortunia
  12. Freya
  13. Gaia
  14. Harmonia
  15. Hera
  16. Hestia
  17. Iris
  18. Isadora
  19. Juno
  20. Maia
  21. Nekomata (mythological shape-shifting cat from Japan)
  22. Nyx
  23. Pandora
  24. Rhea
  25. Selene
  26. Siren
  27. Thalia
  28. Theia
  29. Themis
  30. Venus
  31. Vesta
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