If you’re looking for the best tough cat names for your rock-star kitty, we’ve got you covered!

We’ll look at the top 133 names (including gangster cat names) that are the epitome of grit and gristle!

In other words, these names will tell the world, “back off buddy, cool cat coming through!”

Check them out and tell us which ones you love!

You may also adore these clever mischievous cat names!

If you're looking for the best tough cat names for your rock-star kitty, we've got you covered! Check out 133 for gritty kitties!

Tough Cat Names for Male & Female Kitties

Some cats are defined by their tough personalities.

We as cat parents know more than one cat that can hold it down and hold their own – if you know what I mean.

So when you get an adorable new kitten and you realize she is incredibly resilient and strong, it’s only natural you want her name to reflect that.

So what we have done is scour the Internet and our brains to bring the toughest cat names we can think of.

Tough Male Cat Names

This one’s easy, as there are a lot of tough feline characters throughout history and in folklore as well as cartoons that we can draw inspiration from.

  1. Admiral
  2. Arnold (like Schwarzenegger)
  3. Aslan – The all powerful lion from Narnia
  4. Ares – Greek God of War
  5. Atlas – He held up the heavens, who else can say that?
  6. Balboa
  7. Bane
  8. Boss
  9. Bruiser
  10. Bronson
  11. Bugsy
  12. Bullet
  13. Cheshire
  14. Chief
  15. Doyle
  16. Fang
  17. Felix – We just had to, he’s the OG!
  18. Hades – King of the Underworld, who can beat that?
  19. Han – From Star Wars, I think that speaks for itself.
  20. Harry
  21. Heathcliff – The street smart orange cat.
  22. Hercules
  23. Hulk
  24. Khan
  25. Kong
  26. Kova- Finnish for “tough”
  27. Lion
  28. Loki
  29. Lucifer – The annoying and evil cat from Cinderella.
  30. McClane (Bruce Willis’ character from the Die Hard movies)
  31. Mufasa
  32. Odin
  33. Oliver – Any cat that can bond with street dogs is tough!
  34. Rebel
  35. Rocky
  36. Rowdy
  37. Samson
  38. Scat the Cat
  39. Scratchy – Yes, from the Simpsons! A cat that continuously tries to kill a mouse is tough in our books.
  40. Salem – The awesome sidekick of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  41. Simba
  42. Snake
  43. Scar – Even though we realize he’s quite the coward from the Lion King, but at least his name is tough.
  44. Tarantino
  45. Tiberius
  46. Tiger
  47. Thor
  48. Walker
  49. Vulcan – The calmest and most logical race in Star Trek.

Whether it be from movies or deities, there are a few very fitting names, with Ares as one of our favorites.

Some of the names speak for themselves, like Tiger and Lion, the big cats have so much power they can take down most other animals.

Hulk, referred to as the strongest Avenger, can definitely live up to your tough cat.

Now, let’s check out some tough names for our female cats!

Tough Female Cat Names

  1. Andromeda
  2. Aphrodite – Goddess of Beauty
  3. Artemis – Goddess of wild animals and the hunt.
  4. Astra
  5. Athena – Greek Goddess of war
  6. Cersei – She’s a terrible person, but super tough.
  7. Clarice
  8. Diva
  9. Domino
  10. Duchess
  11. Eowyn
  12. Gaia – Goddess and Mother of Life.
  13. Gamora
  14. Hera – The queen of all Gods!
  15. Harley – In reference to Harley Quinn.
  16. Hermione
  17. Katniss – Everdeen
  18. Jinx
  19. Leia – The Princess in Star Wars was pretty tough.
  20. Liberty
  21. Lynx
  22. Matilida
  23. Medusa
  24. Minx
  25. Mystique
  26. Nala – The tough significant other of Simba.
  27. Nikita
  28. Puma
  29. Sarah (Connor, from Terminator)
  30. Ripley
  31. Rogue
  32. Queenie
  33. Sabriel
  34. Sarabi – Nala’s mother
  35. Selena – Catwoman is tough!
  36. Sassy
  37. Savannah
  38. Sheba
  39. Shuri (from Black Panther)
  40. Stormy
  41. Trinity
  42. Valkyrie
  43. Venus
  44. Vixen
  45. Xena – Warrior princess, if you were born in the 90’s .

As a bonus, for those extra tough kitties out there, we have made a list of gangster cat names if all the above don’t seem tough enough.

Gangster Male Cat Names

  1. Capone – After Al Capone
  2. Baby Face – After Baby Face Nelson
  3. Siegel – After Bugsy Siegel
  4. Danger
  5. Mad Cat – After Mad Dog Coll, but Mad Cat instead.
  6. Dillinger – After John Dillinger
  7. Angelo
  8. Mickey
  9. Mario
  10. Joe or Joey – Lots of gangsters with that first name.
  11. Gambino – After the Gambino crime family.
  12. Gotti – After John Gotti.
  13. Corleone – Have you watched The Godfather?
  14. Kingpin
  15. Don – Mafia boss
  16. King
  17. Prophet
  18. Satan
  19. Ice – The slang for kill.

Gangster Female Cat Names

  1. Bonnie – One half of Bonnie and Clyde
  2. Belle – After Belle Starr, a Texas outlaw
  3. Kelly – After Machine Gun Kelly’s wife.
  4. Ma – After Ma Barker of the Barker gang.
  5. Rebel
  6. Flamingo – After Bugsy Siegel’s girlfriend.
  7. Queen – After Sandra Beltran.
  8. Angel Face
  9. Diamond
  10. Cougar
  11. Dollface
  12. Cadillac
  13. Black Widow
  14. Bandit
  15. Bandana
  16. Wicked
  17. Hatchet
  18. Pistol
  19. Warrior
  20. Calypso

Naming your new kitten after a mob boss or his girlfriend, or a female gangster in her own right is the definition of tough.

Which do you think was the toughest sounding name? Which would you choose for your new kitten?

Can you think of any more tough cat names to add to the list? Leave your comments below and tell us what you think!

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