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Hopefully you find these (punny) cat names a-mewsing.

By Leah Lopez Cardenas
December 29, 2020
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If your cat is full of purrsonality, her name should reflect that. And what better way to honor your funny feline, the queen of cat jokes with a punny name that suits her?

Whether you’re in need of a name for your newly adopted cat or just here for a giggle, these claw-ver cat pun names are litter-ally the best.

Historical Cat Pun Names

Some of our favorite hiss-torical figures from the tails of our forefathers and foremothers top this list of cat names.

  • John Catams
  • William Howard Cat
  • Sir Isaac Mewton
  • Martin Luther Kitten Jr.
  • Amewlia Earhart
  • Catpurrnicus
  • Mewoses
  • Cleocatra
  • Hisston Churchill
  • Oedipuss
  • William Shakespaw
  • Mewlius Caesar
  • Genghis Kat
  • Marie Purrie
  • Furrdinand Marcos

Harry Potter Cat Pun Names

We’re sure Mrs. Norris and Crookshanks would give these names inspired by J.K. Rowling's litter-ature two paws up.

  • Hairy Pawter (Harry Potter)
  • Triwhiskers (Triwizard)
  • Lord Voldecat (Lord Voldemort)
  • Rubeus Catgrid (Rubeus Hagrid)
  • Pansy Purrkinson (Pansy Parkinson)
  • Peter Pettigrew
  • Dudley Purrsley (Dudley Dursley)
  • Pawtunia (Petunia)
  • Sturgis Pawdmore (Sturgis Podmore)
  • Ravenpaw (Ravenclaw)
  • Hufflepurr (Hufflepuff)
  • Cho Fang (Cho Chang)
  • Pawdma Patil (Padma Patil)
  • Parvati Petil (Parvati Patil)
  • Poppy Pawmfrey (Poppy Pomfrey)

Punny Star Wars Cat Names

May the Furrce be with you.

  • Luke Skywalkpurr (Luke Skywalker)
  • Pawdmé (Padmé)
  • Obi-Wan Catnobi (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Lando Catrissian (Lando Calrissian)
  • Kat Fisto (Kit Fisto)
  • Purrincess Leia
  • Nabmew (Naboo)
  • Chew-paw-cca (Chewbacca)
  • Paw Dameron (Poe Dameron)

Cat Pun Names for Boy Cats

These names for male cats pull from the fur-miliar and the not so fur-miliar.

  • Catrick (Patrick)
  • Clawsome (Awesome)
  • Pawmer (Palmer)
  • Meowchael (Michael)
  • Furnando (Fernando)
  • Pawl (Paul)
  • Kit
  • Claws (Claus)
  • Hisston (Heston)
  • Lucat (Lucas)
  • Mattmew (Matthew)
  • Cato
  • Wycat (Wyatt)
  • Leo
  • Catleb (Caleb)

Cat Pun Names for Girl Cats

These pun names for female cats are some of the cutest we could think of—and we’re not kitten around.

  • Abitail (Abigail)
  • Catmila (Camila)
  • Jessicat (Jessica)
  • Padison (Madison)
  • Pawbrey (Aubrey)
  • Savannah Cat (Savannah)
  • Catie
  • Catherine
  • Furances (Frances)
  • Pawla (Paula)
  • Tabbytha (Tabbitha)
  • Catalina
  • Clawdia (Claudia)
  • Alley (Ally)
  • Meowgaret (Margaret)

Cat Pun Names Inspired by Celebrities

For the cat that is notably paw-pular.

  • Kitty Purry
  • Cat Zeta-Jones
  • Grace Pawter
  • Ben Catleck
  • Drew Hairymore
  • Harrison Furred
  • Catti B
  • Clare Clawley
  • Kitty Washington
  • Matthew Purry
  • Jennifer Catiston
  • Fleas Witherspoon
  • RuPaw
  • Colin Furrth
  • Catti LaBelle
  • Jimmy Feline
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Will Furrell
  • Hairy Styles
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Dolly Purrton
  • Florence and the Meowchine

Cat Pun Names Inspired by Food and Drinks

"Let me just paw-lish off that lasagna you left out on the counter." —Love, your chonky cat

  • Furritter
  • Meowtini
  • Clawiflower
  • Cattage
  • Furruitcake
  • Mewlon
  • Furrosting
  • Catalope
  • Purrune
  • Clawm Chowder
  • Catamari
  • Catifornia Roll

If you still aren’t set on the perfect name for your cat, there are some other ways to come up with a name that will fit your feline’s personality.

  • Think about some of your own favorite things: movies, books, TV shows, music, etc. Reference a favorite character, celebrity, movie, or song title when coming up with a good pun name for your individual cat. Love Disney? Name your cat Simba.
  • Though puns can be so much fun, make sure you still pick a name that is easy to say or give your cat a nickname that you use to train her. Cats don’t come when called as easily as dogs, so a shorter, easy-to-pronounce name makes her more likely to react to you (Example: If her name is Kitty Purry, maybe use Kitty for short).
  • Clearly if you’re reading this you enjoy humor. Think about what makes you laugh, or what qualities make your furball hilarious and come up with a funny cat name that will bring a smile to your face every time you see your feline companion (Nugget, Tater, or Gandalf are a few of our favorites).

Whatever name you choose for your cat, we hope this list has sparked some inge-mewity!