18 Sep, 2015
Dr. Debra Primovic - DVM
Are you looking for that perfect cat name that just fits your kitty? Naming a cat can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your cat’s personality, physical characteristic or maybe how you found him or her? For example, is your kitty a stray that you found?
Here are some names ideas for cats that are known to be strays or rescued kitties. Many strays are named for the street where they were found or the community where they were found. For example, I know a kitty named “Main Street” and another cat named “Belmont” because he was found wandering in “Belmont County”. Another common way is by the day of the week that you found the cat – I know a cat named “Tuesday” that was found on a Tuesday.
I hope this list gives you some ideas or helps you find the perfect name for your cat!
Do you have any suggestions for additional traits or cat names? Email us your cat name ideas and we will try to add them to our cat name list!
Stray or Rescued Kitty Names
Abby, which was short for Abandoned Kitty
Alice (for Alice in Wonderland)
Alley (found in an alley)
Berm (found by the side of the road)
Bingo – it was my lucky day when I found this one!
Bones (skin and bones when they found him)
Boyfriend – because I liked teling people I took my boyfriend and had him neutered
Cat Yeta – for yet-a-nother cat!
Cantmandu (for the city)
CDC (for my co-dependent cat – he is always at my side)
Chance (you took a chance on each other, or you have him a second chance at life)
Clinger – they way they stick to you
Caymen – he just “came in”
Diamond (a precious find)
DC – (darn cat)
Dumped (he was Dumped and we took him in)
Engie (for a cat found sleeping under the hood of a car – Engine)
E.T. – for a found sick kitty with big eyes and very little hair
Eponine- after a character, a homeless girl, in “Les Miserables”
Fleabag – found with fleas
FIONA CAT- If ya own a cat…ya may as well own 10.
Fightclub – took in a cat that had been in a fight and wounded
Found (pair of kittens were named Lost and Found!)
Foster (for foster child)
Gimpy – found limping
Gulliver …And yes, Gulliver did travel…
Heaven (you found a little piece of Heaven)
Heidi – used on cat that was scared and “hiding”
Houdini. He would disappear but always wanted to be found.
Hope – for a pet given home for a second chance
Hoover – the stray would eat anything
Gem (found a real gem!)
Ivy (she “grew on me”)
Jackpot – cat hit the jackpot when he found this home
Jesse – It means gift and he truly named for a cat that was a gift from God
Je t’aime. This is actually French for “I love you”.
Journey (Cat was on a journey that led to you…or vise versa)
K.C. for Kitty Cat
Kismit which means fate
Lottie (found in a parking lot)
“Mo,” as in One Mo’ Kitty!
NONA (no name for a cat that didn’t have a name)
Tenshu- ‘little thief’ – for a stray that kept eating all the outside cat food until the bowl was empty
Lechat (pronounced le sha) French for The Cat
Main Street – found on Main Street
M.C. – for my cat
Malachi meaning a special messenger from God
Magic – (appeared like magic)
Muzby because we must be crazy to take in another cat!
Tunji- American Indian Miwok- Means “cat”
Maybe – maybe she will make it and maybe I’ll keep her
Margarita ( just like tequila bottles have a worm in the bottle, she had a worm in her neck when she showed up)
“Mo,” as in One Mo’ Kitty!
Mystakat he was a mystery cat
Newbie or Newton are great cat names for the new kids on the block.
Omi – (pronounced: “oh-mee”)
Paycheck – started costing us our paycheck
Percy, short for Perseverance
P.C. for Pussy Cat
Palomine, for Pal of Mine
Mr. Purrsuasive -“Purrs” or “Mr. P” for short!
Pooka means good luck charm
Poser who posed as a resident long enough to fall in love with
Reiki – in Japanese means “spiritually guided life force energy” practiced by reiki masters who lay their hands upon the sick or injured to heal.
Pickles (was in a “pickle” when found
Podunk -found out in the middle of nowhere
Retread – found in an old tire along the road
Riley – now the cat is lving the Life of Riley
Romeo – for a cat that was roaming around and seems to be a real lover!
Roamin – he constantly wanted to roam until he was neutered
Rokkie! For the new kid on the block
Reuben, which is Hebrew for “He has seen my misery.”
Ruckus (he created a Ruckus when we brought him home)
Solo (she is very much a loner amongst the rest of the cats)
Something – because we kept him for so long without a name that we had to call him something
Sticky – cat stuck to us and sort of “chose” us
Stucker – I named one of our kittens “Stucker” after he got stuck up a tree, then stuck in my car, then stuck in the neighbor’s garage overnight. And he stuck to us.
Sparkle – because she gave my husband a sparkle in his eye
Taggers for Tag A Long. Because he tags along where ever I go
Tastrophe (Tass for short). I figured the “cat” part of tastroph
TC – that cat. We called him that cat so long we named him TC when we adopted him
Treasure – a real find
Tuesday – Kitty found on that day of the week
Turnup – for a cat that just “turned up”
Vader -short for “Invader”
Velcro (he sticks with you)
Yonchi- means Lucky in Chinese (he’s a rescued formally feral cat)