Unique Cat Names – Give Your Cat a Name with Personality

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Do you have a new cat in your family or are you considering adopting one, but have yet to figure out a good name for kitty? Coming up with the perfect name for your feline friend can be challenging, especially if you want that name to reflect something about the kitty’s personality. If, however, you simply want your purry friend to have a unique name, there are many from which to choose. Keep reading to discover some of the most unique names for cats.

Unique Names for Male Cats

  • Archer
  • Badger
  • Cadbury
  • Duke
  • Earl Grey
  • Finn
  • Gideon
  • Helix
  • Jackson
  • Linux
  • Macho
  • Nubby
  • Orlando
  • Perkins
  • Quentin
  • Riff Raff
  • Sable
  • Taz
  • Usher
  • Whitman
  • Xavier
  • Zeppelin

Unique Names for Female Cats

  • Aziza
  • Beatrice
  • Cha Cha
  • Dalila
  • Elvira
  • Fifi
  • Gazelle
  • Hasina
  • Ida
  • Jade
  • Kamilah
  • Littlebit
  • Magna
  • Nikia
  • Odette
  • Pearl
  • Queenie
  • Rosalind
  • Sabrina
  • Taffy
  • Uma
  • Vera
  • Wanda
  • Xany
  • Yoko
  • Zoe

Mysterious Names for Cats (Both Genders)

  • Apollo (Greek god of healing, medicine, archery, music and poetry)
  • Callisto (a nymph in Greek mythology)
  • Fortune (especially for a black cat, which superstition says is unlucky)
  • Hades (ruler of the underworld in ancient mythology)
  • Hera (Zeus’ wife in Greek mythology)
  • Loki (trickster, god in Norse mythology)
  • Luna (goddess of the moon in Roman mythology)
  • Nimbus (“dark cloud” in Latin)
  • Nyx (deity in Greek mythology pre-dating Titans and Olympians)
  • Onyx (black stone)
  • Pluto (ruler of the underworld, also name of black cat in Edgar Allen Poe’s story)
  • Siren (lured sailors to shipwreck)
  • Sirius (god/goddess of the Dog Star in Canis Major)
  • Tenebris (Latin for “darkness”)
  • Titan (deity in Greek mythology pre-dating Olympians)
  • Voodoo (syncretic religion)
  • Zeus (god of sky and thunder ruling Mt. Olympus in Greek mythology)

Names for Cats Inspired by Literature (Both Genders)

  • Aristotle (kitten with magical powers in The Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King-Smith)
  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Behemoth (cat in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov)
  • Cedric (Harry Potter)
  • Cheshire Cat (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
  • D’Artagnan (The Three Musketeers)
  • Dinah (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
  • Ebenezer (A Christmas Carol)
  • Eloise (Eloise)
  • Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Firestar (Warriors books)
  • Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  • Greebo (cat in Discworld by Terry Pratchett)
  • Hannibal (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Harry Cat (cat in The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden)
  • Ichabod (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Jeckyll ( Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde)
  • Juliet (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Lolita (Lolita)
  • Maurice (cat in The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett)
  • Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Pip (Great Expectations)
  • Prim (The Hunger Games)
  • Quimby (from the Beverly Cleary Ramona Quimby books)
  • Raven (from Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven)
  • Ribby (cat in The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan by Beatrix Potter)
  • Scarlett (Gone With the Wind)
  • Sprockets (cat in Mission to Universe by Gordon R. Dickson)
  • Tabitha Twitchit (cat in The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter)
  • Ulysses (Ulysses)
  • Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Zelda (author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife)

Names for Cats Inspired by Movies (Both Genders)

  • Am (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Balboa (Rocky)
  • Cyclops (X-Men)
  • Doolittle (Doolittle)
  • Ewok (Star Wars)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Gizmo (The Goonies)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)
  • Inigo (The Princess Bride)
  • Kenobi (Star Wars)
  • Lucifer (Cinderella)
  • Marie (The Aristocats)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Phoenix (X-Men)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Vito (The Godfather)
  • Wi (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)

Names for Cats Inspired by TV Shows (Both Genders)

  • Animal (The Muppets)
  • Bugs (Looney Tunes)
  • Carrie (Sex and the City)
  • Cartman (South Park)
  • Daffy (Looney Tunes)
  • Dexter (Dexter)
  • Fonzie (Happy Days)
  • Flanders (The Simpsons)
  • Gilligan (Gilligan’s Island)
  • Homer (The Simpsons)
  • Itchy (The Simpsons)
  • Jaime (The Bionic Woman)
  • Kaz (Wentworth)
  • Kirk (Star Trek)
  • Linus (Charlie Brown)
  • Mokey (Fraggle Rock)
  • Mulder (The X-Files)
  • Nymeria (Game of Thrones)
  • Pepe (Looney Tunes)
  • Samantha (Bewitched)
  • Sheldon (Big Bang Theory)
  • Tyrion (Game of Thrones)
  • Uhura (Star Trek)
  • Wembley (Fraggle Rock)
  • Xander (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Yogi (Yogi Bear)

Geographical Location Names for Cats

  • Aspen
  • Bronx
  • Cairo
  • Dixie
  • Florence
  • Georgia
  • Humboldt
  • Juneau
  • London
  • Memphis
  • North
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Rio
  • Sydney
  • Tahiti
  • Vegas
  • Westie
  • Wrigley
  • York

Names for Cats Inspired by History and Popular Culture (Both Genders)

  • Adele
  • Amadeus
  • Atari
  • Bogart
  • Bonaparte
  • Bowie
  • Charlemagne
  • Churchill
  • Da Vinci
  • Darwin
  • Donatello
  • Euclid
  • Euripides
  • Frida
  • Godiva
  • Gretzky
  • Houdini
  • Imhotep
  • Lombardi
  • Lennon
  • Napoleon
  • Orville
  • Picasso
  • Quark
  • Ringo
  • Ryu
  • Sacagawea
  • Soser
  • Timberlake
  • Zappa

Punny Cat Names (Both Genders)

  • Anderson Pooper
  • Butch Catsidy
  • Cat Benatar
  • Drew Hairymoore
  • Edward Scissor Paws
  • Ferris Mewler
  • Great Catsby
  • Holden Clawfield
  • Jennifurr Aniston
  • Katy Purry
  • LeVar Purrton
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Notorious C.A.T.
  • Oprah Whisker
  • Puma Thurman
  • Ryan Fleacrest
  • Sir Purr a Lot
  • Tobey Catguire
  • Veronicat
  • Walt Whiskers
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Susan Maphis

Susan Maphis

Susan Maphis lives in the northeastern corner of Maryland with her husband, daughter, dog (Lenore) and cat (Tabby). She has been a freelance writer and editor for over 20 years. Her work includes academic pieces, news and feature writing, blogging, briefs, educational writing, and reviews.

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