From classic to celeb-inspired and funny to food-based, this list of cute cat names is sure to inspire your naming adventures.

By Lacey Howard
August 24, 2020
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Is there anything more adorable than a big-eyed kitten? We think not.
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Whether your cat is white, black, gray, orange, or something in between, the sweet little ball of fur deserves a name that fits just right. And you should have fun brainstorming the purr-fect name for your kitty. 

Consider naming your male or female cat after something or someone you already love. Look to your favorite TV shows and movies for inspiration, for instance. Are you (or your kiddos) a fan of “Sesame Street”? How about Elmo or Ernie? Do you love Disney or Pixar movies? Olaf or Nemo might come to mind as cute Disney-inspired cat names. Actors’, musicians’, and sports stars’ names—both first and last names—are a wealth of inspiration: Oprah or Winfrey, Bruno or Mars, Tiger or Woods. 

Funny cat names like those inspired by the grocery store’s produce section (Celery, Blueberry, Peaches) or junk food (Nugget, Taco, Oreo) might be perfect for your family pet. Unique, unisex names like Aster, Basil, or Monroe can be inspired by nature, cooking, a city, or a famous female (or both, as is the case with Monroe–tied to actress Marilyn Monroe and many towns around the country). Classic male and female names can also be cute monikers for kitties with a certain cattitude: Fred, Frank, George or Ava, Betty, Dorothy. 

Enjoy the process of getting to know your cat and finding a name that captures his adorable looks and personality in one easy-to-say name that he’ll recognize as his own. Here’s a list of 200+ cute cat names to consider. 

Flower-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Pansy
  • Lily
  • Lavender
  • Dandelion
  • Daisy
  • Iris
  • Buttercup
  • Violet
  • Poppy
  • Camellia
  • Petunia
  • Aster
  • Dahlia
  • Jasmine

Plant-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Flower
  • Fern
  • Holly
  • Jude
  • Maple
  • Ash
  • Mulberry
  • Magnolia
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Ivy
  • Willow

Fruit & Veggie-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Blueberry
  • Pumpkin
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Apple
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Clementine
  • Cherry
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Celery 

Spice-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Paprika
  • Hazel
  • Sesame
  • Cardamom 

Junk Food-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Nugget
  • Nacho
  • Cookie
  • Lucky (Charms)
  • Oreo
  • Snickers
  • Sugar
  • Twix
  • Cocoa
  • Gelato
  • Soda Pop
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Harry Potter-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Fluffy
  • Padfoot
  • Sirius
  • Dobby
  • Norbert
  • Pixie
  • Black/Blackie
  • Hermione
  • Dumbledore
  • Fleur
  • Luna
  • Weasley
  • Malfoy
  • Ginny
  • Hedwig

Sports Figure-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Tiger (Woods)
  • Venus (Williams)
  • Brady (Tom)
  • Kobe (Bryant)
  • Ali (Muhammad)
  • Beckham (David)
  • Magic (Johnson)
  • Jackie (Robinson)
  • Babe (Ruth)
  • Bambino (Babe Ruth's nickname)
  • Bolt (Usain)

Celebrity Names for Cats

  • Niro (Robert De)
  • Kanye (West)
  • Kardashian
  • Dolly (Parton)
  • Butch (Cassidy)
  • Mel (Gibson)
  • Benedict
  • Cumberbatch
  • Kylie (Jenner)
  • Hemsworth (Chris)
  • Reynolds (Ryan)
  • Bullock (Sandra)
  • Hudson (Kate)
  • Winfrey (Oprah)
  • Newman (Paul)
  • Brando (Marlon)
  • Monroe (Marilyn)

Musician Names for Cats

  • Beyonce
  • Elvis
  • Bruno (Mars)
  • Frank
  • Sinatra
  • (John) Lennon
  • Stevie (Wonder)
  • Bruce (Springsteen)
  • Prince
  • Mozart
  • Chance (the Rapper)
  • (Bob) Dylan
  • (John) Denver
  • Ozzy (Osbourne)
  • Elton (John)
  • Usher
  • (John) Legend
  • Billie (Eilish)
  • (Johnny) Cash
  • (Miley/BillyRae/Noah) Cyrus
  • (Chris) Cornell

Book Character Names for Cats

  • Gatsby 
  • Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Jo (Little Women)
  • Pippi (Pippi Longstocking)
  • Boo (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Radley (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Jacob (Twilight)
  • Edward (Twilight)
  • Bella (Twilight)
  • Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
  • Cheshire (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
  • Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
  • Rue (The Hunger Games)
  • Tigger
  • Piglet
  • Pooh
  • Eeyore

Disney Names for Cats

  • Ariel
  • Mushu
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Elsa
  • Goofy
  • Belle
  • Jasmine
  • Olaf
  • Simba
  • Aristocat
  • Beast
  • Pluto
  • Baloo
  • Lilo
  • Stitch
  • Bambi
  • Moana
  • Max
  • Rufus
  • Mochi
  • Nala
  • Oliver
  • O'Malley 

Pixar Names for Cats

  • Buzz (Lightyear)
  • Nemo
  • Woody
  • Sulley
  • Mike
  • Jessie
  • McQueen
  • Rex
  • Edna
  • Mater
  • Violet
  • Doc
  • Dash
  • Bruce
  • Russell
  • Dory
  • Remy
  • Boo
  • Doug 

Superhero Names for Cats

  • Bucky
  • Thor
  • Hulk
  • Loki
  • Flash
  • Groot
  • Marvel
  • Joker
  • Hawkeye
  • Nebula
  • Shuri
  • Captain
  • Carter
  • Fury
  • Robin
  • (Peter) Parker  

Cartoon Names for Cats

  • Sylvester
  • Tom
  • Garfield
  • Blue
  • Cosmo
  • Oscar
  • Elmo
  • Bert
  • Ernie
  • Kermit

 Other Animal Names for Cats

  • Bear
  • Raven
  • Lupa/Lupo
  • Grizzly
  • Alpaca
  • Moose
  • Panther
  • Crow 

Southern-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Dixie
  • Savannah
  • Georgia
  • Tupelo
  • Pensacola
  • Apalachicola
  • Monroe
  • Knox(ville)
  • Magnolia
  • Oxford
  • Montgomery
  • Nash(ville)
  • Charlotte