Cool Cat Names: Cool Cat Names for Cool Cat Owners

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Are you looking for a cool name for your cool cat? Picking the right cat name can be an important job and a difficult job. The name you choose can say as much about you as it does about your cat!

We have several lists of cat names on our site. We have a list of over 1200 names, top cat names and some uncommon cat names.

Some of our users suggested that we create a list of "cool" cat names –submitted by our cool cat users. Here is our list so far! Do you have a cool cat name to ad to our list? Email Us!

Cool Cat Names

  • Alexei
  • Allergen -(because of my daughter's allergies to cats)
  • Aloha
  • Alush - (pronounced "AH-loosh"), which means the dark time of the night, as in that period after the last flicker of twilight and before the first hint of dawn, in the Alurhsa language which is my own
  • Anastasia

  • Angelus - is a cool cat name and a character from the tv show Angel
  • Angus
  • Arabella
  • Ariel
  • Aristophanes
  • Arky
  • Artemis
  • Asia – Great for a Siamese
  • Aslan
  • Aspirin
  • Atreus
  • Aurora
  • Azure Pouf
  • Baggins
  • Bagpuss, (born in a bag)
  • Bardot
  • Batman
  • Beatrice
  • Beausephus
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Beeker Beek or Beekie for short
  • Bijou
  • Bitsy
  • Blitzen (Bissie)
  • Blue
  • Bluebell
  • Blyss
  • Bob
  • Bodger
  • Bodhi
  • Bodhisatva - Bodhi for short(man of wisdom in Tibet)
  • Bonsai
  • Boo-Dee
  • Booker
  • Boris
  • Braden
  • Bruiser McAvity (Bru Bru)
  • Buckethead
  • Buddyboy
  • Buggie - Bugg for short
  • Burble - after Lewis Carroll, "and burbled as it came!"
  • Buster
  • Butter cookie
  • Cairo
  • Cash for Johnny Cash.
  • Casino
  • Caspur Ghost-Walker
  • Cecilia
  • Chai
  • Chance
  • Chance - second chance at life
  • Chantilly Lace
  • Charis (which is Greek for "Grace")
  • Chas
  • Cheddar
  • Cheetah
  • Cheeto (like Cheeto chips)
  • Chevy
  • Chewbaca
  • Chicken - because that's what she is (Chickie for short)
  • Chieme – (a famous Asian female singer)
  • Chocolate Chip (Chippie)
  • Claudette (a small, clawy thing)
  • Cobwebb
  • Coconut
  • Colleen
  • Cool
  • Contessa
  • Conway
  • Cooper - named for Cynthia Cooper, the WNBAs first superstar!
  • Cootie
  • Corinaga (Corey)
  • Cozmo
  • CQ (or Crazy Quilt)
  • Crabby Joe
  • Crumptet
  • Damnit
  • Dancer
  • Desari
  • De-Tail (feral, only has half a tail)
  • Dexter
  • Digit
  • Digit (great for cats with extra toes)
  • Dobby
  • Dolce
  • Domino
  • Douzi" - after a character in a Chinese movie "Farewell My Concubine"
  • Ducatti
  • E.T.
  • Earl Grey
  • Egg, (born on Easter Day)
  • Elegant
  • Elliott
  • Emilio
  • Familiar – learned in European History class where we discussed how cats, especially black ones, were considered a witch's "familiar"
  • Fancy
  • Fat Man Scoup
  • Feather - because of her tail
  • Felix (luckiest cat ever)
  • Fendi
  • Figaro
  • Flo        
  • Foofie
  • Foofur
  • Fox - after Fox Mulder, hero of "The X-Files"
  • Freak
  • Frida
  • Frog
  • Furbie
  • Furby
  • Furge
  • Furrari
  • Gabbana
  • Gateway
  • Gem (for sweeties!)
  • George
  • George O'Mally
  • Geronimo - brave Native American Apache Chief
  • Gia
  • Gimli (Lord of the Rings)
  • Ginger Nut (like the biscuit)
  • Girlie
  • Goblin
  • Gozer
  • Guinea Pig
  • Guster
  • Gypsy
  • Hagrid
  • Hamlette
  • Happy
  • Harry Potter
  • Hathaway – after the 50's machine advertised shirts
  • Heidee
  • Helios
  • Hobbit
  • Holstein
  • Honey Bee
  • Hooter
  • Horatio
  • Hzarad
  • Ice        
  • Ice Cream
  • Indigo
  • Isis
  • Jackie (Robinson)
  • Jade
  • Jasmine (sweetest personality ever)
  • Jasper
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • JB (short for Jumpy Bean)
  • Jinx
  • Joey
  • Joey Chandler Ross ( for TV series "Friends"
  • Journey
  • Juliette
  • Jumpy Reindeer Tutu (named by a 4 year old)
  • Kahlua
  • Kai        
  • Kasumi is a cool Japanese name that means mist
  • Kat
  • Katmandu
  • Keeks
  • Keeper
  • Kelly Springfield (tuxedo cat with 4 white paws or whitewalls)
  • Kerplunk
  • Khubla Khan
  • Kira Leigh Dean
  • Kismet
  • Kissaelain (cat in Finnish)
  • Kissyfur
  • Kit Kat
  • Kitters
  • Ko-ishi (pronounciation Koe-eeshee) means pebble in Japanese
  • Konnan - Trouble in japanese
  • Kuma (means bear in Japanese)
  • Kushi (koo-shee), which is short for "utsukushi", Japanese for "beautiful"
  • Kwai
  • Lady Kotton
  • LaGatita (small cat in Spanish)
  • Lambchop
  • Lan Na - became famous for its Buddhist scholarship and literature
  • Lance
  • Latifa
  • Legolas ( from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Leila
  • Leisha
  • Leon
  • Lestat
  • Licorice
  • Lilo
  • Lizzie
  • Loki - ancient God of Mischief
  • Lolei
  • Looby Loo
  • Lottie
  • Lotus
  • LuLuBelle
  • Luna (short for lunatic!)
  • Mabel
  • Machiavelli
  • Mackie
  • Maddux
  • Magic
  • Mahalo Marmalade Magoo – In Hawaii Mahalo is used to say Thank You and slang for Hang Loose...which fits Mahalo perfectly!
  • Maizy – for cats with orange and golden colors – one cats owners thought of the decorative dry corn in the fall - the other name for corn is maize
  • Mandrake
  • Mandrake
  • Mardi Gras
  • Marilyn Meow
  • Marmalade
  • Marvin
  • Matisse
  • Mauser and Purdey
  • Maybella
  • McMurphy - after Randall P. McMurphy of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", perfect for a red cat!
  • Meewa
  • Memphis
  • Menya - (Hebrew for Peaceful).
  • Mephistopheles
  • Mercury
  • Merideth
  • Merlin
  • Mia
  • Mice-tro
  • Milo
  • Minette
  • Minko
  • Minnie
  • Minus
  • Minx
  • Miracle
  • Mithra
  • Mitts
  • Mitzi moo
  • Mompeli (doesn't mean anything, named after another Mompeli)
  • Moo
  • Mo'o - which in Hawaiian means, lizard
  • Morgan Le Fur - a Himalayan, 'nough said!
  • Motor (found in the engine of a car)
  • Moxie
  • Mozart
  • Mr. Magoo
  • Mr. Meowgi (like Karate Kid only with a kitty twist!)
  • Mr. Tibbs
  • Mrs Norris,
  • Mry (in Egyptian means Beloved)
  • Mugwai
  • Mur-mur
  • Murphee

  • Nala - name of Simba's friend in Lion King but more importantly, means "gift" in Swahili
  • Napkin
  • Narsil( from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Nefertiti
  • Newton (Newtles)
  • Ni Tcha - (ni (milk) tcha (tea)) Chinese for tea with milk. Great for cats light brown in color.
  • Nicole
  • Niddle Bug
  • Ninja
  • Nip (from Catnip)
  • Norman
  • Nubbie b/c her tail is just a nub
  • Octavius or gus-gus
  • OJ (like Orange Juice not OJ Simpson)
  • Olive
  • Olivia
  • Onyx
  • Oscar
  • Othello
  • Oven Mitt - was so named after the infamous Arby's Oven Mitt character on their commercials. True to his character, my little girl is ALWAYS on the tail end of a large, loud, unfamiliar noise or bang which ALWAYS results in a huge cleanup of the disaster.
  • Page
  • Panther
  • Patty
  • Pauline
  • Peace
  • Pebblz,
  • Peeps - because she always peeps around the corner at you
  • Pekin
  • Penguin
  • Pepper (salt and pepper colored)
  • Percy
  • Perkins (lived on a boat with Perkins engine)
  • Peterbald
  • Petey
  • Picabo
  • Picasso
  • Pippin
  • Pistol (because he's a little pistol)
  • Pitty Pat
  • Pooka
  • Posh (after Victoria & David Beckham)
  • Ptolemy after the Macedonian general who succeeded Alexander the Great in Egypt and founded the Great Library of Alexandria, where they sought to collect "All the books in the world". Knowledge is Power!
  • Prada
  • Prowler, Pouncer and Maule (after aeroplanes)
  • Puddles
  • Puddy
  • Puddy Face
  • Purrcy (cat with a loud purr)
  • Purrsia (play on Persia & purring)
  • Purry Mason
  • Pyewacket
  • Ragweed
  • Raider
  • Ranger (for a cat that liked to roam)
  • Ratbait
  • Redgee
  • Rembrant
  • Retread (a stray, all black)
  • Rhapsody
  • Rhea
  • Rintintin
  • Robbie
  • Roly Poly
  • RonRon (French for purring)
  • Rosco Rorschach (Rocky Okie)
  • Rubyred
  • Rumor
  • Rumpers
  • Runt
  • Sadie
  • Saki
  • Salem
  • Sambolino
  • Samui
  • Sandy (Koufax)
  • Santee River - for the Santee River
  • Sapphire
  • Savannah
  • Sayang (is a Malay word for Love, Sweetheart, Darling)
  • Scarlett O'Hara
  • Scat
  • Schlitz
  • Serena after Samantha's cousin on Bewitched
  • Serendipity
  • Sergei
  • Shabba
  • Shabeth
  • Shane
  • Shaquille
  • Sherbert (like orange sherbert)
  • Shipley
  • Shiraz
  • Shnuffles
  • Shyla
  • Sid
  • Simberella- Female version of "simba"        
  • Sirah
  • Skittles
  • Slick
  • Slippers
  • Snagglepuss and Jinksy
  • Snapper
  • Snigglefoot
  • Sparkle
  • Spaz
  • Spider
  • Spike
  • Spock
  • Spot - Data's cat in "Star Trek, The Next Generation"
  • Spyda (spider)
  • Sticky
  • Stoner
  • Stormy
  • Stormy
  • Stretch
  • Stryder
  • Sugar
  • Suki (means love, fondness or favourite in Japanese.
  • Sunami
  • Sushi
  • Tank
  • Taxi
  • Taxi
  • Taylis - because she has no tail--you know tail less.
  • Taz (Tazmaian Devil)
  • Terk...the gorilla off Tarzan
  • Texas by the Native Americans - it means 'friends'
  • Teyha - Pronounced Tey-yah, Precious in Native American
  • Tia ( for great actress named Tia Mowry)
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tigerfuzz (named cuz he was just a ball of fuzz with tiger stripes)
  • Tigg
  • Tiki
  • Tilkaracha (an ancient Siamese king) – AKA Tiki
  • Tilo - for Tilokaracha and ancient Thai or Siamese king (ruled 1441–87)
  • Toffee
  • Topsy
  • Toscala
  • Toulouse
  • TrapHer (feral, speaks for itself)
  • Tripper
  • Twitcher
  • Twix - Twix canday
  • Two Nicks (two nicks in her ear from fighting)
  • Twotone
  • Tycho (we say it tee-ko) after Tycho Brahe whose work led to the discovery of the Cats Eye nebula
  • Velcro (he used to stick to you)
  • Venus
  • Violet
  • Vishy.... short for Vicious-Licious
  • Voxie (enough said -- very loud cat)
  • Vuitton
  • Weasley
  • Wee Willy Winkie
  • Whisker Sanchez
  • Widget
  • Wilber
  • Wilbert
  • Will Farell
  • Winston
  • Witlof (Dutch for a kind of cabbage)
  • Wolfface
  • Woody
  • Woogie
  • Wookie
  • Woozle
  • Wrigley (Like the chewing gum)
  • Xander
  • Xander
  • Xena zuzu
  • Xerxes
  • Yoshi (means good or adopted child in Japanese)
  • Zambuca
  • Zed
  • Zeebee Jeeb
  • Zin        
  • Zinta – means natural and exploring
  • Zonker
  • Zorro

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    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your cat, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a cat name to go with personality traits such as independent cats, playful cats, funny cats, cute or beautiful cats, loving cats, sweet cats, big cats or cats with big personalities, small cats, smart cats, not so smart cats, ornery cats, or talkative cats? Or how about a stray or rescued cat?

    Or are you looking for a name your cat based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, brown, orange or red, grey, black, black and white, tabby, calico or a fluffy cat. Check out the links associated with any of those words and your get our list! We have the perfect name for your cat!

    Here is even a list of over 1200 common pet names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual names. We have tons of those!

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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.