Cats are adorable, but naming them can be quite a task. Not only do you have thousands of names to consider, but there are several approaches to narrow down the options. Checking out lists of names can be a great way to get inspiration, but ultimately, the choice comes down to what feels right for you. Below, we’ve listed 125 cat names with both tried and true standards and fun, quirky options to get your creativity flowing.
How to Name Your Cat
If you ask 10 people how they came up with their cats’ names, you’ll likely get as many answers. Some people meet their new companion, and a name that feels right springs into their mind. Others take their time and research several options before making a decision.
One easy way to get started is to think about whether you’re interested in naming your cat after a physical trait or a personality quirk, or you can look for a name that has something to do with an activity you love that also fits your companion in some way.
Sports, books, movies, mythology, pop culture, and even history are all great places to seek inspiration. You can also narrow things down by determining if you want to give your cat a gendered or gender-neutral name.
Male Names That Start With A
This list includes traditional male names. One of the names below may remind you of a favorite book, movie, or historical period and help you develop ideas about other places to look for inspiration.
Female Names That Start With A
These traditionally female names for cats run the gamut from the sweet to the divine, so you’ve plenty of options to find something fitting for your companion. There are even a few gender-neutral titles included as well. The list has choices for strong and serious cats and names for elegant ones.
Names Inspired by Gods and Goddesses
Cats may well be as close to perfect as one can get on this planet, so why not give your new buddy a name inspired by a god or goddess? The list includes choices for male and female cats and one or two that are gender-neutral. It’s a nice place to start looking for names just right for cats with strong personalities.
- Acca (Acca Larentia)
Names Inspired by Things to Eat and Drink That Start With A
This list isn’t just for foodies! It includes cute names inspired by vegetables, fruits, wine, and beer. Most of the names on the list are gender-neutral, and even if none inspire you, one may give you an idea of themes you may be interested in exploring for names.
- Asti (Asti Spumanti)
- Arnold Palmer
Gender Neutral Names That Start With A
This is the place to look for gender-neutral names. Some names you’ll find below are just right for playful cats, and others are tailor-made for sweet and doting kitties. Some titles describe physical characteristics, and a few are just plain fun.
So there you have it, 125 names to consider for your new cat. Whether you’re interested in naming your companion something traditional or giving them a quirky name that reflects how they look or behave, there’s bound to be something out there just right for your feline. Congratulations on your new addition; good luck finding just the right name, and may you bring each other years of love and joy.