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”

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

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