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250+ Cool Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Clever & Playful Cat

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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When you have a cool cat, they need a cool name! We’re here to help. Naming your cat is one of the best parts of cat ownership. The name you choose will be with them forever. There are endless options for names that fit your cat’s unique personality.

After we list our female cat name categories, we’ll show you our favorite male cat names for awesome cats that deserve names as cool as they are. We also have names for white, black, calico, and orange cats. Browse through to find the perfect one for your fabulous feline.

Choosing a Cat Name

Almost anything can be a cat name. You’re free to name your cat whatever you wish, but they usually respond best to words that are no more than two syllables. Longer names can confuse them and be harder to pick out of all the other sounds.

Consider your cat’s appearance and personality. Finding a name that reflects those characteristics is easier than you think. You can also choose names based on your hobbies, interests, and beliefs.

The name you give your cat will last throughout their lifetime. Changing your cat’s name can confuse them. Once they learn their name, it’s best to stick with it. Giving your cat an inappropriate name might be funny for a while but imagine having to call that name out in front of other people. This name will also be called out to you in the waiting area of a vet’s office, so be sure it’s one that you won’t mind others hearing.

There are plenty of names from which to choose! Here’s our list to help you decide.

Cool Female Cat Names

  • Akira
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Bellatrix
  • Cali
  • Charlotte
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Delilah
  • Ella
  • Fiona
  • Gigi
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jade
  • Kahlo
  • Kiki
  • Layla
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Mila
  • Mimi
  • Misty
  • Nala
  • Nika
  • Nova
  • Padme
  • Pearl
  • Penelope
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Plum
  • Poppy
  • Rey
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sasha
  • Sheba
  • Skye
  • Stella
  • Suki
  • Tash
  • Trixie
  • Violet
  • Winnie
  • Zelda
  • Zoe
a young polydactyl tortie Maine Coon cat on a dark background
Image Credit: Nynke van Holten, Shutterstock

Cool Female Cat Names for White Cats

  • Alaska
  • Alba
  • Angel
  • Blanca
  • Blizzard
  • Calla Lily
  • Chardonnay
  • Coconut
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dove
  • Flour
  • Frost
  • Glory
  • Halo
  • Ice
  • Icicle
  • Icing
  • Igloo
  • Ivory
  • January
  • Lace
  • Marshmallow
  • Opal
  • Powder
  • Riesling
  • Rumi
  • Snow
  • Star
  • Sugar
  • Talcum
  • Tofu
  • Twinkle
  • Vanilla
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Image Credit: Pixabay

Cool Female Cat Names for Black Cats

  • Blackberry
  • Blossom
  • Comet
  • Dusty
  • Ebony
  • Elvira
  • Friday
  • Galena
  • Inky
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Sable
  • Sage
  • Salem
  • Shade
  • Storm
  • Willow
Black cat in the garden
Image Credit: milesz, Pixabay

Cool Female Cat Names for Calico Cats

  • Avril
  • Beans
  • Bunny
  • Butterscotch
  • Clementine
  • Coco
  • Cocoa
  • Dumpling
  • Emmy
  • Fizzy
  • Furiosa
  • Gidget
  • Gin Fizz
  • Gretel
  • Honey
  • Jett
  • Lucy
  • Marble
  • Mocha
  • Mochi
  • Moxie
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Poppet
  • Saffron
  • Starbuck
  • Taffy
  • Truffle
  • Waffles
calico cat lying on a scratched sofa arm rest
Image Credit: AllNikArt, Shutterstock

Cool Male Cat Names

  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Ash
  • Baker
  • Baloo
  • Bane
  • Bentley
  • Binx
  • Blaze
  • Bowie
  • Boyd
  • Burger
  • Buzz
  • Chewie
  • Churchill
  • Falcon
  • Figaro
  • Flynn
  • Fox
  • Frick
  • Garfield
  • Gideon
  • Goku
  • Grayson
  • Hagrid
  • Hamlet
  • Hansel
  • Iggy
  • Jigsaw
  • Jinx
  • Leo
  • Mercury
  • Mowgli
  • Ocelot
  • Ozzy
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Quintin
  • Raja
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Rizzo
  • Rocky
  • Scar
  • Slate
  • Spike
  • Spot
  • Sunny
  • Taz
  • Thor
  • Wiz
black and white cat walking in the garden
Image Credit: jantichy, Pixabay

Cool Male Cat Names for White Cats

  • Birch
  • Bolt
  • Bones
  • Casper
  • Chowder
  • Cole
  • Crest
  • Cringle
  • Everest
  • Finn
  • Hades
  • Ice Cube
  • Ivory
  • Lamb
  • Legolas
  • Moon
  • Moscato
  • Noodle
  • Olaf
  • Polar
  • Poseidon
  • Q-Tip
  • Zeus
white cat with blue and green eyes
Image Credit: Pixabay

Cool Male Cat Names for Black Cats

  • Azrael
  • Bear
  • Cash
  • Chrome
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Cosmo
  • Crow
  • Damion
  • Eastwick
  • Gargamel
  • Groot
  • Ichabod
  • Igor
  • Jack
  • Jet
  • Jiji
  • Magic
  • Magi
  • Merlot
  • Noir
  • October
  • Odin
  • Phantom
  • Shade
  • Sprite
  • Steel
  • Tux
  • Vader
  • Wednesday
black cat on the grass
Image Credit: Pixabay

Cool Male Cat Names for Orange Cats

  • Aragorn
  • Axl
  • Cheddar
  • Chili
  • Claw
  • Clove
  • Ember
  • Fang
  • Fig
  • Finley
  • Flame
  • Gallagher
  • Gremlin
  • Ham
  • Heathcliff
  • Hercules
  • Inferno
  • Jafar
  • Jam
  • Kumquat
  • Luke
  • Mai Tai
  • Mango
  • Pat
  • Phineas
  • Poe
  • RiffRaff
  • Rusty
  • Satsuma
  • Spice
  • Tabasco
  • Tangerine
  • Tarzan
  • Tiger
  • Toffee
  • Tomato
  • Whiskey
Orange cat looking serious
Image Credit: lagunabluemolly, Pixabay

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there is no shortage of cat names to choose from! Feel free to be as unique as you want to be when it comes to giving your cat a cool name. You can pick from this list or use it for inspiration to come up with the perfect one on your own.

No matter which name you pick, you can’t go wrong. Let your creativity flow. Remember that cats respond to certain words because of how they sound and the tone you use. Keep your tone calm, friendly, and consistent when teaching your cat their name and they’ll be responding to it in no time.

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