Our funny cat names are clever, cute, and just right for your full-of-personality furball.

By Lacey Howard
August 24, 2020
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When you name your cat Newman—be it for the actor, producer, and philanthropist, Paul (whose middle name is Leonard, btw), or for the angry postman/neighbor from Seinfeld (played by actor Wayne Knight)—it’s apparent you appreciate comedy. Maybe it’s your kitty who is the real comedian in your house—making you giggle with his or her antics. 

Capitalize on that funny streak by choosing a cute name for your male or female kitty that reflects your love of how much he or she makes you laugh. You might name your girl cat after a celebrity comedian such as Tina Fey or Amy Poehler. Or, create clever kitty-sized spins on celebrity names like Kitty Purry (the actual name of singer Katy Perry's late cat) or Fleas Witherspoon. 

You should also look to funny (or, punny, if you prefer) takes on historical figures for boy and girl cat names. How about Marie Antoincatte? Or Clawopatra? Human names can also make for funny names for cats: Dwight, Earl, Doug, Myrtle, or Margaret, for example.

When all else fails, inappropriate cat names to the rescue! Catatonic is the perfect name for a kitty who sleeps the day away. Smelly Cat might be the perfect descriptor for your kitty—and then you can sing the song by Phoebe on Friends to your odorous feline.

Here’s a list of 150+ funny cat names to consider for your entertaining, hilarious furball.

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Fruit & Veggie-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Lemon
  • Alfalfa
  • Orzo
  • Carrot
  • Shallot
  • Sprout
  • Potato
  • Raisin
  • Guava
  • Mater
  • Garbanzo
  • Avocado 

Junk Food-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Nugget
  • Nacho
  • Churro
  • Mac (and Cheese)
  • Chip
  • Sprite
  • Tater Tot
  • Dorito
  • Cheeto
  • Frito
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Mountain Dew 

Comfort Food-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Pancake
  • Burrito
  • Ramen
  • Taco
  • Biscuit
  • Chili
  • French Fry
  • Pepperoni
  • Cupcake
  • Noodle
  • Grits
  • Penne
  • Ziti
  • Chickpea (or Garbanzo)
  • Dumpling
  • Wonton
  • Butter
  • Olive
  • Lentil
  • Fritter
  • Reuben
  • Gumbo

Harry Potter-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Ron
  • Harry
  • Fleur
  • Hagrid
  • Hedwig
  • Nimbus
  • Potter
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw
  • Gryffindor
  • Slytherin
  • Tonks
  • Dumbledore
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Book Character Names for Cats

  • Katniss (Hunger Games)
  • Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Ramona (Ramona Quimby)
  • Milo (Catch 22)
  • Lancelot
  • Rooster (Annie)
  • Cheshire (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Huck (Tom Sawyer)
  • Finn (Tom Sawyer)
  • Willy (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf 

Movie Character Names for Cats

  • Darth
  • Vadar
  • James
  • Bond
  • Han
  • Solo
  • Leia
  • Jack 
  • Sparrow
  • Indiana
  • Jones
  • Marty McFly
  • Toto
  • Elle (Woods)
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2
  • Kirk
  • Dorothy
  • Glinda
  • Forrest
  • Gump
  • Shrek
  • Spock
  • Wallace
  • Gromit
  • Yoda
  • Rocky 
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Cartoon Character Names for Cats

  • Bugs
  • Daffy
  • Tweety
  • Charlie (Brown)
  • Yogi
  • Felix
  • Shaggy
  • Scooby
  • Snoopy
  • Brian (Family Guy)
  • Wanda
  • Gary
  • Oscar
  • Elmo
  • Bert
  • Ernie
  • Kermit
  • Marmaduke
  • Clifford

Nature-Inspired Names for Cats

  • River
  • Rocky
  • Summit
  • Clover
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • Brook
  • Cedar
  • Copper
  • Everest
  • Fern
  • Ivy
  • Willow
  • Misty
  • Ash
  • Reed
  • Snowy
  • Snowflake
  • Magnolia 

Drink-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Cosmo
  • Mojito
  • Latte
  • (Marga)Rita
  • Bacardi
  • Bud
  • Miller
  • Busch
  • Cristal 

Other Animal Names for Cats

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

“Game of Thrones”-Inspired Names for Cats

  • Arya
  • Stark
  • Lannister
  • Sansa
  • Drogo
  • Cersei
  • Theon
  • Joffrey
  • Brienne
  • Samwell
  • Hodor
  • Gilly
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