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Female Cat Names

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What are your favorite names for female cats? Everyone has their own naming preferences. Some like to name their kitties the popular names, while others want unique names for their cats. Some cat owners like to name their cats to reflect either the cat’s or their own personality.

How should you name your female cat? You want something that’s easy for you to call, so preferably keep it to no longer than two syllables. It should also be easily pronounceable, and should fit the cat’s personality. (This is why some owners wait a while to name their cat, to see what name “fits” her). You might decide to derive a name from your cat’s breed or heritage, from one of your favorite movie or book characters, or a favorite celebrity. Pick a name that fits your cat, no matter her age.

Here are some example of popular, unique and fitting names for female cats.

Popular Female Cat Names in the United States

According to Nationwide Pet Insurance, as of 2019, the most popular names for female cats are:

  • Abby
  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Callie
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Daisy
  • Gracie
  • Kitty
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna – This was voted the hottest cat name in 2019 by both Nationwide and Rover.com. It means “moon” in Spanish, and is the name of a Harry Potter character
  • Maggie
  • Mia
  • Molly
  • Princess
  • Sasha
  • Sophie
  • Zoe

Here are some other popular names for female cats in the U.S.

  • Alice
  • Alex
  • Annie
  • Arya (Sanskrit for “noble”)
  • Athena (Greek goddess of wisdom)
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Blu (a gift from God)
  • Bo
  • Boo
  • Boots
  • Cat
  • Charlie
  • Charlotte
  • Cookie
  • Delilah (Biblical character)
  • Dusty
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emma
  • Fiona (Gaelic for “white” or “fair”)
  • Frankie
  • Freya (Norse for “a noble woman”)
  • Gigi
  • Harley
  • Honey
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jade
  • Katie
  • Kiki (French for “double happiness”)
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Lexi
  • Lulu
  • Midnight
  • Mila (Slavic for “gracious”)
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Miss Kitty
  • Missy
  • Mittens
  • Murphy
  • Nala (African for “queen”)
  • Nova
  • Olive
  • Olivia
  • Oreo
  • Patches
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Penelope (Greek for “weaver”)
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Poppy (Latin for ”red flower”)
  • Precious
  • Pumpkin
  • Romani (Italian for “rosemary”)
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sassy
  • Scooter
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Snickers
  • Snowball
  • Socks
  • Stella
  • Stormy
  • Sugar
  • Whiskers
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Zelda (from the video game The Legend of Zelda)

Popular Names for Female Cats in Australia

  • Bonnie
  • Cassie
  • Cindy
  • Coco
  • Cuddles
  • Fluffy
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Jasmine
  • Jessie
  • Kimba (Aboriginal for “brush fire”)
  • Lucky
  • Meg
  • Mischief
  • Misty
  • Moet (from the champagne)
  • Muffin
  • Natasha
  • Possum
  • Puss
  • Sally
  • Sammy
  • Smokey
  • Smudge
  • Snowy
  • Sox
  • Tabitha

Female Cat Names Inspired by Literature

  • Agatha (Agatha Christie)
  • Antonia (My Antonia)
  • Beatrix (Beatrix Potter)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web)
  • Church (Pet Sematary)
  • Cinder (Cinder)
  • Cosette (Les Miserables)
  • Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Esperanza (The House on Mango Street)
  • Gin (Virginia Woolf)
  • Harriett (Harriett the Spy)
  • Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)
  • Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • Janie (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • Junie B. Jones (Junie B. Jones)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Katsa (Graceling)
  • Kaz (Six of Crows)
  • Lisbeth (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
  • Lyra (The Subtle Knife)
  • Madeline (Madeline)
  • Matilda (Matilda)
  • Maya (Maya Angelou)
  • Merricat (We Have Always Lived in the Castle)
  • Millay (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
  • Miss Adorabelle Dearheart (Going Postal)
  • Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)
  • Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
  • Morrison (Toni Morrison)
  • Moxie (The Subtle Knife)
  • Norris (Harry Potter)
  • Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
  • Ramona (Ramona Quimby)
  • Raven (The Raven)
  • Scarlett (Gone With the Wind)
  • Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Sojourner (Sojourner Truth)
  • Stelmaria (The Golden Compass)
  • Sylvia (Sylvia Plath)
  • Tab (Watership Down)
  • Tea Cake (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • Tesseract (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • Tiger Lily (Peter Pan)
  • Trixie (Trixie Beldon)
  • Wheatley (Phyllis Wheatley)
  • Zora (Zora Neale Hurston)

Female Cat Names Inspired by Movies

  • Akira (Akira)
  • Amelie (Amelie)
  • Angelica (Angelica Houston)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Audrey (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Bambi (Bambi)
  • Barbie (The Barbie Movie)
  • Blanche (Hausu)
  • Carrie (Carrie)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Cleopatra (Cleopatra)
  • Diva (Diva)
  • Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Duchess (Babe)
  • Eva (Eva)
  • Farrah (Farrah Fawcett)
  • Garbo (Greta Garbo)
  • Goldilocks (Goldilocks)
  • Guinevere (First Knight)
  • Irina (Cat People)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Lady (Lady and The Tramp)
  • Lena (Beautiful Creatures)
  • Lizzie (Lizzie)
  • Lucy Lu (actress)
  • Madonna (actress/singer)
  • Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe)
  • Meowthra (The Lego Ningajo Movie)
  • Miss Kitty Mouse (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Brisby (The Secret of NIMH)
  • Oracle (The Matrix)
  • Rosebud (Citizen Kane)
  • Shiloh (Shiloh)
  • Trinity (The Matrix)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Whoopi (Whoopi Goldberg)
  • Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)

Female Cat Names Inspired by TV

  • Addison (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Bindi (Bindi Irwin)
  • Bones (Star Trek)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Callisto (Xena Warrior Princess)
  • Carly (I Carly)
  • J. (Full House)
  • Daisy Duke (Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Frannie (Frannie’s Feet)
  • Heidi (Heidi)
  • June (Leave it to Beaver)
  • Kit (Knight Rider)
  • Meadow (The Sopranos)
  • Octavia (The 100)
  • Oprah (Oprah Winfrey)
  • Quinn ( Quinn, Medicine Woman)
  • River (River)
  • Saffron (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Uhura (Star Trek)
  • Wilma (The Flintstones)
  • Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)

Other Notable Female Cat Names

  • Bianca (Italian name meaning white or pure)
  • Clementine (a fruit)
  • Coleus (a flowering plant)
  • Dinah (Biblical character)
  • Hera (queen of the Greek Gods)
  • Josephine (wife of Napoleon)
  • Leonie (video game character in Fire Emblem)
  • Lollipop (candy)
  • Minerva (Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine etc.)
  • Moon (the moon)
  • Persephone (Greek goddess of vegetation)
  • Saskia (character in the video game Witcher)
  • Tasmin (Tasmin Archer, singer)
  • Velvet (fabric)
  • Vesper (a cocktail)

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