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120 Awesome Names for Abyssinian Cats: Ideas for Unique Felines

Lorre Luther

By Lorre Luther

silver abyssinian cat

If you’ve recently adopted an Abyssinian cat, congratulations are in order. Now it’s time to find the right name for your buddy! Abyssinian cats make excellent companions. They’re energetic and curious, and most enjoy getting lots of love and attention. Abyssinians are intelligent and are inclined to use their paws to open drawers and doors.

Because they’re so curious, Abyssinian cats benefit from having several activities to keep them engaged and keep them out of trouble. These gorgeous, long, lean cats generally weigh between 8 and 10 pounds, and most live for between 12 and 15 years. Below, you’ll find 110 great names for Abyssinian cats to help you in your quest to find the perfect name for your companion!

How to Name Your Cat

There’s no rush to find a name for your cat. Abyssinians can live close to 20 years, so take as much time as you need and make sure you and your feline are both happy with your choice.

Shorter names are simpler to deal with, particularly when walking around the neighborhood calling your cat’s name because they managed to escape right before dinner. Less complicated names are easier for cats to get used to and recognize. Cats respond more readily to names that end with long e sounds.

Try to avoid giving your cat a name that’s too close to one that someone else at home already has; it might be difficult for Spot and Mott to figure out precisely who is being called.

You can focus on finding a traditional name that honors someone you love or explore fun TV and movie-inspired choices. Alternatively, you can give your cat a name that has something to do with their appearance or personality.

Abyssinian Blue Cat sitting on the arm of a sofa
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Character and Personality-Based Names

Abyssinian cats are known for having incredibly active, playful personalities. The following names are great for male and female cats with plenty of get-up-and-go!

  • Batman
  • Chaos
  • Dancer
  • Dash
  • Flash
  • Frisky
  • Havoc
  • Hurricane
  • Lightening
  • Mischief
  • Naughty
  • Jetson
  • Radar
  • Garfield
  • Rascal
  • Ruffian
  • Rocket
  • Speedy
  • Spirit
  • Trouble
  • Wild Thing
  • Wiz
  • Zippy
  • Dennis (The Menace)
  • Sly
  • Goofy
  • Felix
  • Tigger
  • Ramona
  • Zelda
abyssinian cat getting sunburned from the heat, sunbathing
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Traditional Male Names

If you’re interested in giving your new companion a relatively traditional name, there are several tried and true options to choose from!

  • Kermit
  • Jack
  • Dudley
  • Hugo
  • Oliver
  • Leo
  • Charlie
  • Echo
  • Sam
  • Sunny
  • Earl
  • Jasper
  • Ames
  • Asher
  • Augustus
  • Duke
  • Booker
  • Buddy
  • Chester
  • Cletis
  • Comet
  • Cyrus
  • Dewey
  • Edgar
  • George
  • Harold
  • Heathcliff
  • Hunter
  • Julius
  • Knute
Abyssinian cat hisses
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Traditional Female Names

Traditional names never go out of style, so they’re great options if you’re looking for a timeless choice.

  • Virginia
  • Lily
  • Angel
  • Missy
  • Bella
  • Zoe
  • Magnolia
  • Erin
  • Nala
  • Amelia
  • Charlotte
  • Fiona
  • Ivy
  • Summer
  • Juno
  • Princess
  • Lola
  • Minnie
  • Penelope
  • Scarlett
  • Stormy
  • Violet
  • Autumn
  • Magnolia
  • Penny
  • Chloe
  • Daisy
  • Anna
  • Sophie
  • Tallulah
Abyssinian kitten
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Popular Culture-Inspired Names

From TV shows like Yellowstone to movies like The Lion King, there are many places to turn for pop-culture-related names for cats with all sorts of personalities.

  • Ariel
  • Elsa
  • Belle
  • Simba
  • Lilo
  • Max
  • Nala
  • Buzz
  • Rex
  • Luca
  • Hawkeye
  • Sylvester
  • Tom
  • Cosmo
  • Oscar
  • Rocky
  • Sherlock
  • Boo
  • Elphaba
  • Lucifer
  • Indiana (Indiana Jones)
  • Tinkerbell
  • Hermione
  • Sabrina
  • Woody
  • Uhtred
  • Olivia
  • Walker
  • MacGyver
  • Sutton
Fawn abyssinian cat
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After the excitement of bringing a new cat home has settled down, and your kitty has started getting used to their new forever home, it’s time to start thinking about names for your friend. When selecting a name for your Abyssinian cat, you have several places to turn for inspiration, from popular-culture-inspired options to more traditional ones. Take your time when making a decision; It’s an important choice, and there is no hurry. We’re confident you’ll find a name that your Abyssinian will adore.

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