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100+ Cat Names that Start with J: Our Top Picks for Your Joyous Friend

Patricia Dickson

By Patricia Dickson

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If you’ve been searching for the perfect name for your little bundle of joy, one that starts with J might be what you’re looking for. A “J name” may be ideal, whether your feline pal is joyful, jittery, jaded, or jumping around all over the place.

In the list below, you’ll find famous names, funny names, cute names, and names for males and females. If you’re interested in a name that starts with J for your new little friend, we’ve got you covered with the list below.

How to Choose a Name for Your Feline Pal

When finding a name for your cat, there are a few things to remember. You’ll want to choose a name that fits the cat’s personality and energy level. However, it’s best not to choose a name that sounds like a command since that could confuse your kitty when you call them.

It’s also best not to choose a long name since your cat is less likely to respond to it. However, if you want to name your cat a long J name, you could shorten it to a nickname that’s easier to say.

Male Cat Names that Start with J

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If you have a male cat, he might impress you with his energy, personality, or beautiful coat, and you’ll want to give him an impressive name. The names below are perfect for Tomcats.

  • Jackson
  • Jake
  • Jack
  • Jambo
  • Jeeves
  • Jabo
  • Jethro
  • Jimmy
  • Jean-Claude
  • Jurgen
  • Jekyll
  • Jeff
  • Jericho
  • Jesus
  • Jett
  • Jock
  • Joey
  • Johnny
  • Jona
  • Julius
  • Jude

Female Cat Names that Start with J

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If you have a female cat, a name that matches her personality is fitting, but you can also name her after a beloved family member or the month you adopted her, like January. The list below contains quite a few names for you to choose from.

  • Jillan
  • Joyful
  • Jezabel
  • Jane
  • Jacinda
  • June
  • Juliet
  • Juliette
  • Jemma
  • Josie
  • January
  • Jellybean
  • Judy
  • Jingle
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jasime
  • Joplin
  • Joy
  • Jewel
  • Jill
  • Jada
  • Jia
  • Journey
  • Janelle
  • Jolene
  • Jolie

Pop Culture Cat Names that Start with J

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Sometimes, a name from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows will suit your kitty. If you feel a strong connection to a celebrity or fictional character, take a look at the J names from pop culture below.

  • Jade
  • Jacob
  • Jake
  • James
  • Janet
  • Jason
  • Michael
  • Jar Jar
  • Jean Grey
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Jigsaw
  • Chucky
  • Jiva
  • Jlo
  • Jumpy
  • Joker
  • Jon Snow
  • Julius
  • Juxian
  • Jabba the Hut
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Jack Skellington
  • Jack Torrance
  • Jackie Chan
  • Jade
  • Jafar
  • Jak
  • Jake Sully
  • James Bond
  • James P. Sullivan
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • John Marston
  • John McLane
  • Joan Crawford
  • Johnny Cage
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Jack Marston

Food-Inspired Cat Names that Start with J

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Can you imagine a kitten named after your favorite food? A cat named Jackfruit or Jam is adorable, and food-inspired cat names that start with J are undoubtedly unique. Check out the names below for culinary inspiration.

  • Jam
  • Jalapeno
  • Jambalaya
  • Jambon
  • Jackfruit
  • Jawbreaker
  • Jelly Donut
  • Jelly Belly
  • Jerky
  • Jiffy Muffin
  • Jolly Pop
  • Johnny Cake
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Junior Mint
  • Juniper Berry

Wild Cat Inspired Cat Names that Start with J

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Maybe your cat acts wild and reminds you of a jungle cat, whether in size or attitude. If you have a wild cat on your hands, the Jaguar, Jungle Cat, or Jaguarondi may be a fitting name

  • Jaguar
  • Jungle Cat
  • Jaguarondi

Gender-Neutral Cat Names that Start with J

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There are quite a few pet owners that would prefer a gender-neutral name for their beloved feline. Whether you have a male or female kitty, the names below are unique and feline-friendly.

  • Jabberwocky
  • Jameson
  • Jazz
  • Jazzie
  • Jigger
  • Jude
  • JuJu
  • Julep
  • Juno
  • Jukebox

Wrap Up

As you can see, there are quite a few J names to choose from when you’re looking to name your furry bundle of joy. Whether you’re naming your cat after a pop culture icon, a TV or movie character, or a food-inspired dish, a name starting with J is an excellent choice.

Make sure that the name is short enough that your kitty will respond to it. We listed a few long names, such as Jabberwocky, but you can shorten them to make it easier on your cat. For instance, you could call your cat Jabber instead of Jabberwocky. We hope we’ve helped you find an appropriate name that your call will love.

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