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150+ Cat Names That Start With D for Your Kitty

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By Kerry-Ann Kerr

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Naming your cat can be exciting and fun, but it can also be a head-scratcher because so many names are out there! So, if you’ve set yourself the challenge of finding the perfect name beginning with D, we’re here to help. We’ve found the very best names, ranging from the dramatic to the delightful.

Hopefully, our list helps narrow your search or gives you an idea of how creative you can get when naming your new kitty.

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How to Name Your Cat

Some people have a name ready to go before picking out the cat but don’t feel bad if that isn’t you. Many owners wait until they meet their cat to decide on a name. You could pick something that describes your cat’s personality or color or reminds you of another cat from a movie.

If you’re here, it means you’ve already set yourself a parameter: you’re going to pick a name that starts with the letter D. So, now all you have to do is find something that suits your cat, won’t embarrass you when you tell people what it is, and that you’ll love forever! Thankfully, we’ve done a lot of the hard work for you; all you have to do now is pick the one that stands out the most.

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Whimsical Names Beginning with D

If you’re looking for something fun that will make you smile, these names are perfect because they’re as adorable as they are unique.

  • Daffodil
  • Daffy
  • Daiquiri
  • Dallas
  • Dandelion
  • Darby
  • Dawn
  • Dazzle
  • Dear
  • Delta
  • Dewdrop
  • Digger
  • Dill
  • Dimple
  • Dina
  • Dingo
  • Dipper
  • Disco
  • Dot
  • Dove
  • Dozer
  • Dumpling

Famous Names for Cats

If you want a name your cat can share with someone famous to remind them of the star that they are, peruse our list of celebrities whose names start with the letter D.

  • Dacre Montgomery
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Danai Gurira
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Danny DeVito
  • Dakota Johnson
  • David Bowie
  • Dean Martin
  • Deborah Ryan
  • Demi Lovato
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Denzel Washington
  • Deontay Wilder
  • Dev Patel
  • Devin Booker
  • Diana Ross
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Diego Maradona
  • Dixie D’Amelio
  • Doja Cat
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Donald Glover
  • Doris Day
  • Dre
  • Drake
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Dua Lipa
  • Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson
  • Dylan O’Brien

Male and Female Names for Cats

We have separated these names into male and female categories. However, there are no rules, so if you want a girl with a typical boy’s name, go for it!

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Male Names Starting With D

  • Dale
  • Damien
  • Dante
  • Darwin
  • Dash
  • Dave
  • Dennis
  • Dexter
  • Dickens
  • Diego
  • Diesel
  • Dino
  • Dixon
  • Dobby
  • Domino
  • Donatello
  • Dorian
  • Draco
  • Dudley
  • Duke
  • Duncan
  • Dusty
  • Dwight

Female Names Starting With D

  • Daenerys
  • Dania
  • Dany
  • Daphne
  • Darcy
  • Darla
  • Deirdre
  • Delilah
  • Della
  • Desdemona
  • Destiny
  • Diamond
  • Dinah
  • Diva
  • Dolce
  • Doodle
  • Dora
  • Doreen
  • Dorothy
  • Dory
  • Dottie
  • Dreamer
  • Duchess

U.S. Cities Starting With D

Whether you’ve been to these places before, want to visit, or just like the name, you might find your cat’s name amongst this list of U.S. cities.

  • Daly City, California
  • Danbury, Connecticut
  • Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Davis, California
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Decatur, Illinois
  • Delta, Ohio
  • Deltona, Florida
  • Denton, Maryland
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Destin, Florida
  • Derby, Kansas
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Doral, Florida
  • Dothan, Alabama
  • Douglas, Georgia
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Draper, Utah
  • Dublin, California
  • Duluth, Minnesota
  • Dunkirk, New York
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Duvall, Washington

Fictional Character Names for Cats

Next up, we have famous characters whose names start with the letter D. It might be the name you go for, or maybe your cat’s big personality reminds you of one of these characters!

  • Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones)
  • Dain II Ironfoot (Hobbit)
  • Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Darby Sabini (Peaky Blinders)
  • Darth Vadar (Star Wars)
  • Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
  • Data (Star Trek)
  • Davos Seaworth (Game of Thrones)
  • Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Dazzler (Marvel)
  • Deadshot (DC)
  • Dee-Dee (Dexter’s Laboratory)
  • Denethor (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Desire (The Sandman)
  • Dimitri (Anastasia)
  • Dina (The Last of Us)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel)
  • Domino (Marvel)
  • Donald Duck (Disney)
  • Donkey (Shrek)
  • Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko)
  • Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • Dororo (Dororo)
  • Dracula (Dracula)
  • Dragonite (Pokemon)
  • Drax (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Dream (The Sandman)
  • Drogon (Game of Thrones)
  • Ducky (The Land Before Time)
  • Dumbo (Disney)
  • Dwalin (Hobbit)


Finding a name for your new cat can be tricky, but we hope our lists have made it a little easier. Everyone picks a name differently, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. So, whether you choose a name because it’s popular or go for one that’s unique, your cat will love it either way because their best friend gave it to them!

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