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190 + British Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Pet (With Meanings)

Genevieve Dugal

By Genevieve Dugal

British shorthair wearing Leprechaun

Are you fascinated by the Queen of England, James Bond films, or the irresistible British accent? If so, then your new baby kitten will need a name worthy of your love for the country of David Attenborough. Let us help you find the purrrfect pick with our list of 190 + British names for your cheeky feline!

How to Name Your Cat

Finding a name for your pet is certainly an important step, but is also a real headache for some! How can you be original while opting for a catch-all name that you will also enjoy using?

On the one hand, it is preferable to choose a name that your kitty will recognize easily, and that is easy to use for you and those around you. Keep in mind that the name you choose for your pet will be used dozens of times a day to call it, praise it, and perhaps scold it.

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Here are some helpful tips for choosing a name for your cat:
  • Choose a name that your pet can easily recognize. In general, animals respond best to short names of one or two syllables. If you choose a long name, consider an abbreviated version.
  • Create a positive association with the name. That will increase the chances that your cat will respond to it. You can use clickers and tasty treats to train your kitten to respond to her name.
  • Your feline’s breed, personality, and physical appearance can also guide you. Therefore, waiting a few days to study your new kitten’s behavior can help you choose the perfect name that will fit their unique personality like a glove.

British Actor Names for Male Cats

What better way to start our list than some well-known British actor names for your distinguished male cat?

  • Tom: Spider-Man, anyone? Tom Holland is a young British actor who brought Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to tears in the latest Avengers movie.
  • Jason: Jason Statham has made a name for himself with roles as a muscle good guy or muscle villain in a variety of action movies.
  • Henry: Henry Cavill is famous for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Comics.
  • Rowan: Rowan Atkinson needs no introduction, just like his Mr. Beans character.
  • Orlando: Why not name your cat after the most handsome elf in Lord of the Rings, Orlando Bloom?
  • Rupert: If your cat is ginger and you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you should definitely name him Rupert, after Hermione’s dear, loyal friend, Ron Weasley.
  • Daniel: Daniel Radcliffe, AKA Harry Potter, is another awesome name for your magical kitten!
  • Kit: For all fans of John Snow from the amazing Game of Thrones series, know that this handsome actor’s name is Kit Harington, which would be perfect if your kitty has dark fur!
  • Anthony: Now also known as Sir Anthony Hopkins, that name would be a good fit for fans of The Silence of the Lambs.
  • Ricky: Ricky Gervais is an actor, author, and comedian who succeeds as much in making people laugh (The Office).
  • Gerald: As in Gerald Butler, the actor with the famous abs from the movie 300. Amazing name for a beefy male cat!
  • Paul: Paul Bettany, is another actor who gained recognition for playing Vision in the Marvel movies.
  • Wentworth: If you’ve watched Prison Break, then the name Wentworth Miller will ring a bell.
  • Ian: Gandalf and Magneto are names forever associated with the masterful actor Ian McKellen.
  • Sacha: Bet you didn’t know that Sacha Baron Cohen, AKA Borat, was British. If your cat is a bit daring, then the name Sacha will suit him perfectly!
  • Robert: The infamous vampire from the Twilight series, and also the next Batman, is none other than British actor Robert Pattinson.
  • Andrew: Andrew Garfield is a decidedly British-sounding And if you don’t like Andrew, Garfield might be a great option for a big ginger cat!
  • Christian: Christian Bale is arguably the best actor to have portrayed Batman to date. It remains to be seen whether Robert Pattinson will be able to dethrone him in the next film!
  • Andy: Andy “My Precious” Serkis is the fabulous actor who portrayed Gollum in The Lord of the Rings movies. This name would be perfect for a Sphinx breed cat!
  • Kiefer: Even though Kiefer Sutherland is half-British, half-Canadian, this name would still be a great pick for an energetic cat that accomplishes a lot in a 24-hour period!
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British Actress Names for Female Cats

British actresses shine as much on the international scene as their male counterparts. It goes without saying that you will find a fabulous British name for a female cat in our list below, inspired by these wonderful actresses.

  • Judi: In addition to being an outstanding actress, Judi Dench was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1970 and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1988.
  • Maggie: Maggie Smith, AKA Professor Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter, is another terrific British actress whose name will honor a distinguished and graceful female cat.
  • Emily: Actress Emily Blunt is beautiful and talented. This name will suit an aristocratic and elegant female cat.
  • Kate. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are the Romeo and Juliet of Titanic. If you are looking for a British name with romantic and tragic undertones, then Kate would be a perfect fit.
  • Emma. Since we’re into a Harry Potter theme in this list, Emma Watson (AKA Hermione Granger) should be among your potential options for your choice of smart and powerful female cat names.
  • Helen. Obviously, it is impossible to miss Helen Mirren, the actress who impersonated Queen Elizabeth herself.
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British Cat Names Based on Places

You could also give your cat the name of a glorious British place you’ve always wanted to go to.

  • London. No need to introduce this legendary city.
  • Bath. Named after its famous Roman baths, this beautiful and historic city has been drawing visitors to its healing waters for over 2,000 years.
  • Windsor. This grandiose ancient castle served as the summer residence of British royalty for over a millennium.
  • York. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the north of England, the medieval city of York, long the ecclesiastical capital of the Church of England, has one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the country.
  • Ness. Even though legends of mythical monsters have been largely debunked, the Loch Ness Monster remains an extremely popular tourist attraction for travelers to Scotland. So, if you name your cat Ness, you can discuss the legends that surround this mythical place!
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British Cat Names Based on Food & Drink

Every country has its own food culture, and the UK has the perfect food terms to satisfy cat owners looking for the perfect name for their little glutton!

  • Bangers: Sausage.
  • Bubble: Cooked potatoes and cabbage, mixed together and fried.
  • Chips: Thicker version of what people in the US call “fries.”
  • Crumpet: Small griddle bread made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour, and yeast.
  • Cornetto: Frozen dessert.
  • Guinness: Strong dark beer originally made in Ireland.
  • Rarebit: Hot cheese-based sauce served over slices of toasted bread.
  • Scones: Small cake made from flour and fat, usually eaten with butter.
  • Squeak: Popular British appetizer.
  • Trifle: Dessert typically consisting of sponge cake soaked with wine or spirits.
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British Cat Names Based on British Slang

The British are known for their impressive slang vocabulary. Here are some entertaining and original options for your unique cat.

  • Ace: To Brits, it means “That’s really great.”
  • Blimey: Exclamation of surprise or annoyance.
  • Cheers: A way to celebrate good health and wish further good health and happiness on your companions.
  • Chuffed: Means that you’re delighted, pleased, satisfied.
  • Dodgy: Dodgy is an adjective used for people, places, things you should avoid.
  • Hunky-dory: Very satisfactory.
  • Jammy: Pleasant, desirable.
  • Kerfuffle: Disturbance typically caused by a conflict.
  • Posh: Elegant, fashionable.
  • Quid: Slang expression for the British pound sterling.
  • Scrummy: Tasty, delicious.
  • Squib: Small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
  • Telly: Television.
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Popular British Names

If you’re looking for something more commonly British, how about naming your kitten after one of the most popular UK baby names?

  • Oliver
  • Olivia
  • George
  • Amelia
  • Arthur
  • Isla
  • Noah
  • Ava
  • Muhammad
  • Mia
  • Leo
  • Ivy
  • Oscar
  • Lily
  • Harry
  • Isabella
  • Archie
  • Rosie
  • Jack
  • Sophia
  • Henry
  • Grace
  • Charlie
  • Freya
  • Freddie
  • Willow
  • Theodore
  • Florence
  • Thomas
  • Emily
  • Finley
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  • Ella
  • Theo
  • Poppy
  • Alfie
  • Evie
  • Jacob
  • Elsie
  • William
  • Charlotte
  • Isaac
  • Evelyn
  • Tommy
  • Sienna
  • Joshua
  • Sofia
  • James
  • Daisy
  • Lucas
  • Phoebe
  • Alexander
  • Sophie
  • Arlo
  • Alice
  • Roman
  • Harper
  • Edward
  • Matilda
  • Elijah
  • Ruby
  • Teddy
  • Emilia
  • Mohammed
  • Maya
  • Max
  • Millie
  • Adam
  • Isabelle
  • Albie
  • Eva
  • Ethan
  • Luna
  • Logan
  • Jessica
  • Joseph
  • Ada
  • Sebastian
  • Aria
  • Benjamin
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  • Arabella
  • Harrison
  • Maisie
  • Mason
  • Esme
  • Rory
  • Eliza
  • Reuben
  • Penelope
  • Luca
  • Bonnie
  • Louie
  • Chloe
  • Samuel
  • Mila
  • Reggie
  • Violet
  • Jaxon
  • Hallie
  • Daniel
  • Scarlett
  • Hugo
  • Layla
  • Louis
  • Imogen
  • Jude
  • Eleanor
  • Ronnie
  • Molly
  • Dylan
  • Harriet
  • Zachary
  • Elizabeth
  • Albert
  • Thea
  • Hunter
  • Erin
  • Ezra
  • Lottie
  • David
  • Emma
  • Frankie
  • Rose
  • Toby
  • Delilah
  • Frederick
  • Bella
  • Carter
  • Aurora
  • Gabriel
  • Lola
  • Grayson
  • Nancy
  • Riley
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Final Thoughts

Finding a British cat name for your new kitten isn’t difficult; just think about what piques your interest (e.g., superheroes). That way, there’s a good chance you’ll find an amazing British name to suit your new feline’s fabulous personality!

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