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100 Cat Names from Movies: Fun Options For Your Superstar Pet

Patricia Dickson

By Patricia Dickson

Cat Names from Movies

Movies can have a significant impact on our lives, which is why so many movie fans go on the hunt for movie names for their pets. You can find a name for your cat that comes from your favorite rom-com or even from your favorite horror movie. You can also draw inspiration from those childhood Disney movies that conjure up memories of sitting in Grandmama’s living room, cuddled under a blanket, while the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies wafts from the kitchen.

The point is that you can bestow many names on your new feline pal that originated from movies. If you’re stuck for inspiration, we’ll give you our favorite picks for cat names from movies in the guide below.


How to Name Your Cat After a Movie

When naming your cat, most pet owners want to avoid the obvious. Names such as Bella, Princess, and Garfield have been overused, and everyone has a cat with one of those names. If you’re naming your cat after a character in your favorite movie, you’ll need to determine which films you prefer.

Do you love horror, or is comedy your favorite genre? Is Michael Meyers your hero, or are you more on the level of Sleeping Beauty? Once you’ve figured out your favorite genre, you can match the movie to your cat’s personality and go from there.

Are you having a hard time choosing? Never fear. We’ll give you our top picks for names and even the movies we gathered our inspiration from in the sections below.

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Movie-Inspired Male Cat Names

From bold heroes to those who are silent but still save the day, there’s a lot to be said for naming your cat after the male character in your favorite movie. Take a look at the list below, and see if one fits your strong but silent feline.

  • Diego (Ice Age)
  • Jonesy (Aliens)
  • Hans Solo (Star Wars)
  • Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Frodo (Lord of the Rings)
  • Ace (Ace Ventura
  • Rocky (Rocky)
  • Garfield (Garfield)
  • Orion (Men in Black)
  • Cinna (The Hunger Games)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel
  • Butch (Tom and Jerry)
  • T-Challa (Black Panther)
  • Bob (A Street Cat Named Bob)
  • Tai Lung (Kung-fu Panda
  • Alex (Madagascar)
  • Felix: (Felix the Cat: The Movie)
  • Tinkles (Cats and Dogs)
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Movie-Inspired Female Cat Names

Whether it’s a tiny, finicky princess or a ferocious feline that lets nothing get in her way, if you’re looking to name your female feline after a movie, there are plenty of names below for you to consider. Go ahead and see if one fits your female feline.

  • Rue (The Hunger Games)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Primrose (The Hunger Games)
  • Ripley (Aliens)
  • Bella (Twilight)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Duchess (Babe)
  • Cat (Coraline)
  • Chloe (The Secret Life of Pets)
  • LeeLoo (The Fifth Element)
  • Hermoine (Harry Potter)
  • Princess Leia (Star Wars)
  • Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Lois Lane (Superman)
  • Baby (Dirty Dancing)
  • Sandy (Grease)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Rose (The Titanic)
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Cat Names Inspired by Horror Movies

Comedies and action movies aren’t the only movies that can inspire cat names. If you’re a horror movie junkie, check out the names below for your scary feline.

  • Laurie (Halloween)
  • Lindsey (Halloween)
  • Annie (Halloween
  • Judith (Halloween)
  • Michael (Halloween)
  • Jason (Friday the 13th)
  • Freddy (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Nancy (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Clarice (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Church (Pet Semetary)
  • Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs)
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Black Cat Names Inspired by Movies

Who doesn’t love a black cat? You can find them in books, on TV, in the movies, and lurking outside your home on All Hallows Eve. However, black cats are just as loving and adorable as every other cat out. If you have a black cat and are stuck for inspiration when naming your furry friend, check out the movie-inspired names below.

  • Salem (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Catwoman (Batman)
  • Scat (The Aristocats)
  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Bagheera (Jungle Book)
  • Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
  • Pyewacket (Bell, Book, and Candle)
  • Ruh (The Beastmaster)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
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Cat Names Inspired by Disney Movies

There’s no denying that Disney puts out classics. Whether it’s heroes or princesses, there’s always a name for a cat that Disney can inspire. See if one of the names below fits your furry friend.

  • Olaf (Frozen)
  • Grumpy (Snow White)
  • Sleepy (Snow White)
  • Prince Charming (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Sneezy (Snow White)
  • Simba (Lion King)
  • Pumba (Lion King)
  • Nala (Lion King)
  • Scar (Lion King)
  • Mufasa (Lion King)
  • Buzz (Toy Story)
  • Doc (Snow White)
  • Baloo (Jungle Book)
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Orange Cat Names Inspired by Movies

Everyone knows about Garfield the Cat, and we put him at the top of the list. However, there are other cats that are featured in movies that can inspire names for your orange ball of fluff.

  • Spot (Star Trek)
  • Brain (Top Cats)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
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Cat Names Inspired by Famous Movie Cats

If you’re looking for a simple movie cat name for your feline, you can’t go wrong with the cat names below.

  • Aslan (Narnia)
  • Fat Louie (Princess Diaries)
  • Oliver (Oliver and Company)
  • Azzie (Dr. Sleep)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound)
  • Fritz (Fritz the Cat)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Norris (Harry Potter)
  • Cheshire (Allice in Wonderland)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
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Final Thoughts

Choosing the right name for your furry feline can be time-consuming and overwhelming. You want the perfect name because, after all, when you finally choose a name, it will be the cat’s name forever, right?

Naming your cat after a movie character shouldn’t be that hard if you’re a movie buff. If you’re having a hard time choosing the right movie-inspired name for your feline, our list should help. Remember to consider your pet’s appearance and temperament when browsing through names. We’re confident that your new kitty will appreciate all your hard work coming up with a name!

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