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113 Evil Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Mischievous Cat

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Cats can be sweet and lovable companions, but some cats have a personality all their own with a dash of attitude and mischief. Cats live by their own rules and do what they want, so what better way to name your cat than after a famous demon or supervillain?

Check out these 113 evil cat names to give your mischievous or demon cat a name befitting its strong personality.

Demon Names for Cats

Whether on film or in lore, demons captivate our minds and nightmares. If your cat is a little demon of its own, these demon names are the perfect fit for your unique critter.

  • Pluto: Greek god of the underworld
  • Bile: Celtic god of hell
  • Tezcatlipoca: Aztec god of hell
  • Beelzebub: Hebrew Lord of the Flies
  • Typhon: Greek interpretation of Satan
  • Emma-O: Japanese ruler of hell
  • Balaam: Hebrew devil of greed and avarice
  • Samnu: Central Asian devil
  • Midgard: Son of Loki
  • Shaitan: Arabic name for Satan
  • Asmodeus: Hebrew devil of luxury
  • Chemosh: National god of Moabites
  • Thoth: Egyptian god of magic
  • Mastema: Hebrew synonym for Satan
  • Sedit: Native American devil
  • Metztli: Aztec goddess of night
  • Beherit: Syriac name for Satan
  • Moloch: Phoenician and Canaanite name for the devil
  • Nihasa: Native American devil
  • Nergal: Babylonian god of hell
  • Baphomet: Templar symbol of Satan
  • Rimmon: Syrian devil
  • Azazel: Hebrew bring of weapons
  • Mictian: Aztec god of death
  • Mephistopheles: Greek shunner of light
  • Marduk: Babylonian god
  • Set: Egyptian devil
  • Tunrida: Female Scandinavian devil
  • Fenriz: Son of Loki
  • T’an-mo: Chinese counterpart to the devil
  • Yen-lo-Wang: Chinese ruler of hell
  • Adramalech: Samarian devil
  • Euronymous: Greek Prince of Death
  • Apollyon: Greek synonym for Satan
  • Thamuz: Sumerian god later turned to the devil
  • Mania: Etruscan goddess of hell
  • Tchort: Russian name for Satan
  • Ahpuch: Maya devil
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Supervillain Cat Names

What makes a great villain? For many, a charismatic and smooth villain can make us root against our heroes. From comic books to feature films, here are our picks for the best supervillain cat names.

  • Lex Luthor: Superman’s brilliant archnemesis
  • Hela: Thor’s vengeful sister in Thor: Ragnarok
  • Loki: Both villain and hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Greek god of mischief
  • Ra’s al Ghul: Batman’s mentor-turned-villain
  • Bane: Iconic Batman villain
  • Poison Ivy: Sexy and over-the-top female villain of Batman
  • General Zod: Kryptonian demigod and villain of Superman
  • Selina Kyle: Batman villain and real name of Catwoman
  • Harley Quinn: Joker’s lover and villain in the Batman universe
  • Goldfinger: Villain in James Bond
  • Boba Fett: Intergalactic bounty hunter in Star Wars
  • Darth Vader: Archvillain in Star Wars
  • Freddy Krueger: Charismatic villain from A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Gozer: Main antagonist in Ghostbusters
  • Ivan Drago: Rocky’s rival in Rocky IV
  • Hans Gruber: iconic villain from Die Hard
  • Jack Torrance: Murderous writer from Stephen King’s The Shining
  • Jafar: Power-hungry villain from Aladdin
  • Keyser Soze: Main antagonist in The Usual Suspects
  • Kylo Ren: Villain in Star Wars
  • Norman Bates: Serial killer villain in Hitchcock’s Psycho
  • Scar: Mufasa’s brother and the main antagonist in The Lion King
  • Shere Khan: Formidable tiger and villain in The Jungle Book
  • Tony Montana: Gangster protagonist in Scarface
  • Thulsa Doom: Powerful wizard in Conan the Barbarian
  • Annie Wilkes: Disturbed fan in Stephen King’s Misery
  • Cruella de Vil: Fashionista villain in 101 Dalmatians
  • Grimhilde: Witch from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Maleficent: Sorceress in Sleeping Beauty
  • Regina: Evil queen from Once Upon a Time
  • Yzma: Evil sorceress in The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Captain Barbossa: Evil ship captain in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jigsaw: Serial killer from the Saw trilogy
  • Khan: Genius antagonist from Star Trek
  • Emperor Palpatine: Dark Lord of the Sith from Star Wars
  • Pennywise: Evil clown from Stephen King’s IT
  • Pinhead: Iconic Cenobite from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser
  • Ratigan: Suave crime lord from The Great Mouse Detective
  • Al Swearengen: Main villain from Deadwood
  • Angelus: Vampire villain and hero from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Spike: Adversary of Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Gus Fring: Cartel lord from Breaking Bad
  • Joffrey: Bratty child king from Game of Thrones
  • Newman: Iconic nuisance from Seinfeld
  • Ramsay Bolton: Evil antagonist on Game of Thrones
  • Tony Soprano: Anti-hero protagonist of The Sopranos
  • Negan: Baseball-bat-wielding villain from The Walking Dead
  • Heisenberg: Walter White’s alter ego on Breaking Bad
  • Catra: Antagonist on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Cersei: Power-hungry queen regent from Game of Thrones
  • Evelyn Poole: Main antagonist of Penny Dreadful
  • Madam Satan: Main character from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Villanelle: Assassin from Killing Eve
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Evil Cat Names from Literature

Literature has created some of the most memorable villains of all time. Whether a foil for the hero or a truly evil character, here are the top evil cat names from literature.

  • Claudius: Main antagonist in the tragedy of Hamlet
  • Count Dracula: Romanian conception of the devil and an iconic literary vampire
  • Draco Malfoy: Harry Potter’s nemesis from Harry Potter
  • Grindelwald: Wizard and antagonist from Harry Potter
  • Grendel: One of three antagonists from Beowulf
  • Iago: Main antagonist of Shakespeare’s Othello
  • Napoleon: Fictional ruler from Animal Farm
  • Smaug: Greedy dragon and antagonist in The Hobbit
  • Bellatrix: Powerful witch from Harry Potter
  • Ratched: Cruel nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Danvers: Main antagonist of the novel Rebecca
  • Gollum: Antagonist of The Lord of the Rings
  • Sauron: Primary villain in The Lord of the Rings
  • Mondego: Romantic rival and villain of Dante in The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Severus Snape: Sarcastic wizard from Harry Potter
  • Voldemort: Major villain in Harry Potter
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Names of Pet Cats of Famous Villains

Many iconic villains have an equally evil pet cat to stroke while they come up with their devious plans. Here are some names inspired by the most famous “evil” cats that are companions to the villain.

  • Azrael: Gargamel’s right-hand cat in The Smurfs and an association with the Angel of Death
  • Mr. Bigglesworth: Dr. Evil’s fluffy white cat in Austin Powers
  • M.A.D. Cat: Also known as “Furball,” the pet cat of Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget
  • Salem: Pet cat of Sabrina in Sabrin,a the Teenage Witch
  • Jiji: Pet cat of Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Thackery Binx: 17th century boy trapped in the body of a beloved cat by the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus
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Choosing an Evil Name for Your Cat

Whether you choose a name inspired by demons of mythology, a supervillain from a comic book or film series, or a silly villain from a cartoon or children’s series, you have plenty of options to choose from to give your cat a unique and memorable name.


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