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.
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 Sci-fi/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
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
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
Simone – Simone Biles
Most commonly known as a part of the “Final Five” at the 2016 Olympics, Simone Biles is a gold medal winning gymnast on floor and vault and was the 2016 Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medal Individual All-Around winner. This 4’9” athlete packs a punch – to date Simone Biles is an accomplished gymnast, author, and Dancing With the Stars competitor. It was on Dancing with the Stars that Simone said her now famous line, “Smiling Doesn’t Win You Gold Medals.”
Bolt – Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is best known for his double victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he set the world record for both the Olympic 100 meter and Olympic 200 meter races. As of 2017, Usain Bolt is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and an eleven-time World Champion. Apparently, Usain Bolt only ate chicken nuggets while in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, so your could probably name your new kitty ‘Nugget’ and have it still be a reference to Bolt.
Maria – Maria Sharapova, Serena – Serena Williams, Venus – Venus Williams
All three of these extraordinary women are ranked within the top 5 female tennis players by the Women’s Tennis Association. These three female athletes have revolutionized the way that tennis is play and perceived. Additionally, each of the athletes contributes to numerous charities and fights for women’s rights in the sporting arena and beyond.
Cristiano – Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo
Whether you decide to use this famous soccer player’s first or last name for your cat, most people will know who it is that he or she is named after. Cristiano plays for the Portugal national team and has won the Ballon d’Or a record break four times; the Ballon d’Or is an award given to the best-performing football player annually.
From country to pop, these are our top picks for music star inspired cat names. Choose a name based on your favorite genre or artist!
- Bruno – Bruno Mars
- Styles – Harry Styles
- Dragon – Imagine Dragons
- Rascal – Rascal Flatts
- Cara – Alessia Cara
- Hunt – Sam Hunt
- ZB – Zac Brown Band
- Rih Rih – Rihanna
- Gaga – Lady Gaga
- Pilot – Twenty One Pilots
- Beyonce – Beyonce
Your Name Your Way
Catelyn, Cage, Chip, Cara, or anything else – when trying to come up with a pop culture inspired name for your newest feline friend don’t be afraid to let your mind wander. Think about your favorite movies, music, books, and TV shows, and ask yourself if any of the characters/artists/authors have unusual or unique names? Your Pandora or Spotify playlists, Netflix queue, or your bookshelf can also be great sources of inspiration.
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