The Ultimate List Of Cat Names To Name Your New Kitty

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Whether you're getting ready to adopt or already have a furry friend at home, you need an awesome name.

You need something that reflects the personality of both you and your cat.

So, how do you choose? Where do you find inspiration?

From this ultimate list of cat names, of course.

If you can't get some inspiration here, I'm sorry but you might be out of luck.

From superheroes to movies, cute names, TV shows, and people names, there's something here for everyone – and we mean everyone.

Where to Find Your New Cat

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Kittens are the cutest things in the world and it's always heartwarming watching a cat grow.

Although everyone loves kittens, you may want to consider adopting or fostering an older cat: shelters are full of grown cats.

Kittens always get adopted first which means old cats spend more time in the shelter – if they get adopted at all.

If you don't have a cat in your home already, consider becoming a foster parent. You'll house and care for cats until the shelter can find them a good home.

Most older cats have been through a lot and they deserve a good home just as much as any kitten.

Look for local shelters in your area before going anywhere else. They'll also help you coordinate everything including medical care.

The Ultimate List of Cat Names by Category

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What's in a name? Quite a bit.

Your cat deserves a fun, interesting, or otherwise cute name. This ultimate list of cat names is sure to have something for everyone.

Cute or Ironic Cat Names

You can't go wrong with a cute and classic cat name. Random and ironic names are pretty adorable too. Who wouldn't love a cat named Jeff?

  • Allie
  • Bart
  • Bear
  • Belle
  • Bubbles
  • Buddha
  • Bunny
  • Button
  • Cal
  • Candy
  • Chipmunk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cookies
  • Cosmo
  • Dash
  • Dimples
  • Drew
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Gumdrop
  • Honey
  • Jeff
  • Jenny
  • Jess
  • Kallie
  • Karma
  • Lady
  • Leith
  • Lilly
  • Link
  • Loki
  • Loli
  • Mars
  • Misty
  • Mocha
  • Mochi
  • Muffin
  • Munchkin
  • Nadia
  • Natalie
  • Natasha
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Patches
  • Pickles
  • Pixie
  • Princess
  • Romeo
  • Ruby
  • Scamps
  • Scoop
  • Scout
  • Shaggy
  • Snookie
  • Spider
  • Sprinkles
  • Tempest
  • Tiger
  • Twinkles
  • Violet
  • Weebee
  • Ziggy
  • Zoe

Funny Cat Names

Funny cat names are excellent conversation starters. Don't worry: your cat won't know you're cracking jokes about him (at least, he probably won't know).

  • Bamboo
  • Bartholemew
  • Bing Bong
  • Binky
  • Blimpy
  • Catalac
  • Caterpillar
  • Chewy
  • Cool Whip
  • Cotton
  • Dip n' Dot
  • Dippy
  • Dipstick
  • Doughboy
  • Earl Grey
  • Floppy
  • Fuzzinator
  • Gigabyte
  • Hippie
  • Itchy
  • Jelly Bean
  • Kat-mando
  • Lemiwinks
  • Licky
  • Nacho
  • Ninja
  • Oj
  • Pad Thai
  • Pancake
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinkerton
  • Pizza
  • Poindexter
  • Poopy
  • Purrito
  • Purrsnickity
  • Q-tip
  • Raspberry
  • Robot
  • Scratchy
  • Shortcake
  • Slurpee
  • Slush Puppie
  • Smiley
  • Snores-a-Lot
  • Snuggles
  • Squiggles
  • Squishy
  • Tweedle-dee
  • Tweedle-dum
  • Twinkle toes
  • Whispurr
  • Winkey
  • Wobbles
  • Zombie

Famous Cat Names

Got a favorite character, movie, celebrity, or TV show? World leaders are always great choices, too! Give your cat a famous name.

  • Catamir Putin
  • Nicolas Madpurro
  • Kat Jong-Un
  • Hugo Catvez
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Che
  • Xi Kittening
  • Homer Simpson
  • Ayatollah Katmenei
  • Picatsso
  • David Meowie
  • Anderson Pooper
  • Catzilla
  • Felix
  • Garfield
  • Paw Revere
  • Beyoncé
  • Rhianna
  • Barak Opawma
  • Lucifurr
  • Santa Paws
  • Shakespurr
  • Mufasa
  • Simba
  • Hendrix
  • Jello Biafra
  • Vivaldi
  • Mohammed bin Pawman
  • Katniss
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Meowlie Cyrus

Picking the Best Name for Your Cat

You have so many names to choose from this ultimate list of cat names. How can you possibly pick one?

As any cat owner will probably tell you, their cat has at least 5 different names: one is the official names and the rest are goofy nicknames that seem to pop out of nowhere.

Find something that picks your cat's personality or appearance.

Believe it or not, cats recognize their own name – they just chose to ignore it.

Why? Researchers say it's because cats, unlike dogs, chose to be domesticated. So, that sense of control overflows into everything else they do: like living on their own terms.

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