Name Ideas for Rescued Cats

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Many cat lovers come across their cat by finding or rescuing them. They take a special place in our lives and in our hearts. Many cat lovers then try to find the prefect name for their new companion.

Compiled below, is a list of cat names based off of meaning, finding spots, and famous cat's from rescue movies.

List of Name Ideas for Rescued Cats

  • Angel
  • Apple (kitty was the apple of your eye)
  • Autumn – Found during that time of year
  • Bingo (you are lucky)
  • Bones (for a skinny cat just found)
  • Buddy
  • Bum
  • Chance
  • Charm (my good luck charm)
  • Dara – Bulgarian for “gift”
  • Destiny
  • Dug – From Up
  • Grace
  • Glory
  • Gulliver – for their travels
  • Gypsy
  • Heaven
  • Hobo
  • Hope
  • Iago – The villain/troublemaker from Shakespeare's Othello or, similarly, Aladdin
  • Impulse
  • Journey
  • July – Found that month
  • Keeper
  • KISA – Knight in Shining Armor
  • Kayle – Hebrew for faithful
  • Kismit – means faith
  • Kaffey
  • Lady – Lady and the Tramp
  • Lucky
  • LC – for Lucky Cat
  • Malachi – messenger from God
  • Nuisance
  • Nuther – for Another cat
  • Oliver
  • Paycheck
  • Payday
  • Pest
  • Perseverance – Percy? Sevy?
  • Podunk – Found in the middle of nowhere
  • Pooka – Good luck charm
  • Retread – Found in an old tire
  • Savior
  • Scaredy
  • Scout
  • Scruffy
  • Shiloh
  • Snafu – A mess
  • Sparkle
  • Sweetie
  • Tramp
  • Treasure
  • Tuesday – Found on the day of the week,
  • Vader – For invader
  • Winny – was a dog but like this name for a cat e.g. from Winn-Dixie
  • Who – “Who rescued who”

More Great Names for Rescued or Found Cats Information

Didn't find a name that fits?

Check out's other articles for more ideas based on the color or breed of your cat. You can also check out the Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. This list is cool. You can name your cat based on the breed, personality and even your hobbies!

Have a special name not on our list? Share your rescue or found cat name below!




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