The Best Pop Culture Inspired Cat Names

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That which we call a cat by any other name might not actually sound as sweet. Finding the right name for your new feline friend can be hard. Whether you’re in a rut and can’t think of a single name or you’re overwhelmed by options, deciding on which name best suits your cat can be quite the task. Let PetPlace lend you a hand.

On this list you won’t find names like Bob, Jill, or Dan – while those names are also excellent –  we’ll be focusing on some more unique pop culture inspired names.


 TV Characters

Game Of Thrones

Dungeons, dragons, and demons, oh my! Game Of Thrones came into mainstream pop culture when Game Of Thrones, the TV series, hit the airwaves in 2011. The book, written by George R. R. Martin, has been a long-time fan favorite in the Syfy/fantasy world, but with the premiere of the HBO TV version, love for this series has skyrocketed. Below are our top Game Of Thrones names.

Name – Character

Arya – Arya Stark

Sansa – Sansa Stark

Daenerys (Dany) – Daenerys Targaryen

Catelyn (with emphasis on the CAT) – Catelyn Stark

Missandei (Missi) – Missandei

Jon – Jon Snow

Drogo – Khal Drogo

Tyrion – Tyrion Lannister

Hodor – Hodor

Gendry – Gendry

Stranger Things

To describe Stranger Things is a complicated thing. According to IMDB, Stranger Things is about “When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.” Stranger Things first premiered on Netflix in 2016 and has taken the world by storm ever since.

Name – Character

Eleven – Eleven

Hopper – Chief Hopper

Newby – Bob Newby

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

It’s a miracle! Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has the kind of undeniable quick-paced humor that is shown by only the best of the best when it comes to comedies.

The show follows the story of Kimmy Schmidt after she is “rescued from a doomsday cult and starts her life over again in New York City.”

Name – Character

Andromedon – Titus Andromedon

Buckley – Buckley Voorhees

Xanthippe – Xanthippe Voorhees

Marvel TV Shows

Marvel has been turning out some great (and not so great) TV shows recently. From Netflix to ABC, these shows are popping up everywhere, and they’re an endless source of entertainment and fun.

Name – Character – TV Show

Daredevil – Matt Murdock – Daredevil

Cage – Luke Cage – Luke Cage

Quake – Daisy ‘Skye’ Johnson – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jones – Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

Carter – Agent Carter – Agent Carter

Haller – David Haller – Legion

Rand – Danny Rand – Iron Fist

Movie Characters

Over 250 movies have come out thus far in 2017. When considering names we looked at the top 15 grossing movies of the year so far. These are some of the most unique names from the most current and popular movies that we could come up with.

Name – Character – Movie

Batcat – Batman/Bruce Wayne – Lego Batman Movie

Zucchini – My Life As a Zucchini

Kedi – Kedi *All cat lovers should watch this fantastic documentary about seven Turkish street cats*

Chip – Chip – Beauty and the Beast

Groot – Groot – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Yondu – Yondu – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Nebula – Nebula – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Rocket – Rocket Raccoon – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong – King Kong – Kong: Skull Island

Sparrow – Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Barbossa – Hector Barbossa – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Gibbs – Joshamee Gibbs – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Xander – Xander Cage – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Sports Figures

Simone – Simone Biles


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