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200+ Cute Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Adorable & Playful Cat

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Cute Cat Names

A lot of people talk about how challenging it can be to adopt a new cat. However, no one talks about how hard it can be to find the perfect name for your cute cat. It can be a daunting challenge because there are so many names to go through that it can be difficult to know where to start.

Fortunately, deciding on a name for your cat is a personal journey, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get some help along the way.


How to Name Your Cat

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When looking for a cute cat name, think of your cat and list reasons why you think it’s cute. It might have an adorable pattern on its coat or have a beautiful eye color. It could also have a cute personality, such as a sweet-sounding meow or a funny quirk.

Let your cat be the one to inspire you. Think about things you love most about your cat and write them down. Then, review your list and look for words that stand out to you. For example, if you wrote down that our cat’s calico patches are cute, Patches might be a cute name for it.

Our list of names is inspired by cute things. Take a look through our list of some cute cat names to get some ideas. Soon enough, you’ll be able to land on a name that perfectly suits your adorable cat.


Cute Cat Names for Personality

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Sometimes, naming your cat after its personality can serve as a reminder of the wonderful kind of companion that you have in your home. Here are some personality traits that can also be used as cute cat names:

  • Charm
  • Cheery
  • Dancer
  • Feisty
  • Happy
  • Hero
  • Hunter
  • Joy
  • Lucky
  • Miss Independent
  • Peace
  • Precious
  • Prim
  • Prince/Princess
  • Sage
  • Sparkle
  • Spunky
  • Sunshine

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Cute Cat Names Physical Description

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If you have a cute-looking cat, there’s no shame in highlighting its features with an appropriate name that describes what it looks like.

  • Ash
  • Azure
  • Bianca
  • Blue
  • Button
  • Caramel
  • Dotty
  • Emerald
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Laurel
  • Lavender
  • Lush
  • Marigold
  • Mini
  • Patches
  • Periwinkle
  • Pinky
  • Satin
  • Snowball
  • Speckle
  • Sugar
  • Tabby
  • Teeny

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Cute Food-Inspired Cat Names

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Sometimes your cat’s so cute that you could eat it. Here are some cute cat names inspired by food.

  • Alfredo
  • Basil
  • Berry
  • Butterscotch
  • Chai
  • Cherry
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Clove
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie Pie
  • Eclair
  • Fig
  • Herb
  • Jellybean
  • Kiwi
  • Muffin
  • Nugget
  • Noodle
  • Olive
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pumpkin
  • Sage
  • Sugar Snaps
  • Sweet Pea

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Cute Cat Names Inspired by Flowers and Plants

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Flowers and plants are also pretty cute things that you can look to for inspiration.

  • Azalea
  • Blossom
  • Blue Bonnet
  • Clover
  • Daisy
  • Gerber
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Zinnia


Popular Cute Female Cat Names

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If you’re wondering what other people are naming their female cats, here are some of the most popular names that people have used to name their pets.

  • Angel
  • Abby
  • Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Lola
  • Gigi
  • Mimi
  • Luna
  • Lucy
  • Ellie
  • Kiki
  • Phoebe
  • Pixie
  • Queenie
  • Zoe


Popular Cute Male Cat Names

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Here are some popular male cat names that people have given to their cats in recent years.

  • Alfred
  • Beau
  • Bruce
  • Cosmo
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Hobbes
  • Jack
  • Joey
  • Leo
  • Louie
  • Mac
  • Milo
  • Ollie
  • Percy
  • Sonny
  • Rocky
  • Teddy


Cute Internet Cats

The internet is full of funny and cute cats. Thinking of your favorite internet cats can help get your brain running to think of some cute and unique names.

  • Bongo
  • Honey Bee
  • Lil Bub
  • Maru
  • Nekopan
  • Nora
  • Nyan
  • Venus


Cute Cat Names from On Screen

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Cats have been beloved and even worshiped by people for centuries. They’re no strangers to the spotlight. Here are some names of famous cats that made it on screen.

  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Cake (Adventure Time)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter Series)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Norris (Harry Potter)
  • Milo (The Adventures of Milo & Otis)
  • Mittens (Bolt)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Oliver (Oliver & Company)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Salem (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Sue Ellen (Arthur)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Tom (Tom and Jerry)
  • Tonto (Harry and Tonto)

The Lion King

  • Simba
  • Nala
  • Kiara
  • Kovu


  • Duchess
  • Marie
  • Toulouse
  • Berlioz


  • Grizabella
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Bombalurina
  • Rumpleteazer
  • Jellylorum
  • Gus
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Jennyanydots
  • Munkustrap
  • Etcetera
  • Electra
  • Tantomile
  • Coricopat
  • Alonzo


Punny Cute Cat Names

A lot of cats can also pull off some punny names. Here are some cat pun names that might be appropriate if you have a silly cat that needs a name.

  • Pawl McCatney
  • Catniss Everdeen
  • Pawla Abdul
  • Margaret Scratcher
  • Clawdia
  • Jennifurr
  • Jessicat
  • Pawdry Hepburn
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Empurror/Empurress
  • Catti B
  • Tailor Swift
  • Catsper
  • Obi-Wan Catnobi
  • Furnando
  • Puma Thurman
  • Brad Kitt
  • Fuzz Lightyear
  • Pawtrick Dempsey
  • Jay Catsby
  • Lokitty
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Wrapping Up

You’ve reached the end of our list! We hope you received some inspiration for names for your cat.

Also, it’s alright if you haven’t found a name or two that you’d consider. Keep thinking of words that best describe your cat, and soon enough, you’ll stumble upon a few names that will perfectly suit your cat.

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