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225 Funny Cat Names: Top Picks for Hilarious Felines

Kathryn Copeland

By Kathryn Copeland

Funny Cat Names

Our cats are elegant, refined, and dignified creatures. At least that’s what they want us to think. Often, they can be crazy, silly, and funny, and therefore, wouldn’t it be perfect to give them a name that suits those nutty personalities?

Of course, all kittens are a little crazy, so if you have a new kitten, it’s only fitting to give them a name that supports those kittenish antics. There are a few breeds out there that a funny name might not seem too appropriate, but then maybe you could go with it ironically.

We’ve come up with 225 names for you to choose from in the hopes that you’ll find the right name for your unique cat.

Silly Names

Here, we present you with a bunch of silly names for your silly (or not-so-silly) cat. These names are meant to be outrageous, so there’s no mistaking the intent behind them when you give your cat one of these.

  • Brad Kitt
  • Butch Catsidy
  • Cat Benatar
  • Cat Sajak
  • Cat Stevens
  • Catman
  • Catzilla
  • Colin Feral
  • Copycat
  • David Meowie
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • General Furrington
  • Hairy Potter
  • Hufflepuff
  • Jenifur (or Jennipurr)
  • Katy Purry (or Kitty Purry)
  • Princess Flufferton
  • Purrscilla
  • Ravenclaw
  • Razzamatazz
  • Sir Pounce (a-Lot)
  • Sourpuss
  • Tempurra
  • Thunderpaw
  • Will Feral
playful british shorthair cat
Image Credit: Richard Stocker, Pixabay

Famous People Names

We have a mixture of modern and historic names here. These names aren’t necessarily funny, but they certainly can be when used ironically. For example, if your cat is particularly destructive, the name Calamity Jane might be perfect for her!

  • Alexander the Great
  • Annie Oakley
  • Billie Holiday
  • Bogart
  • Bowie
  • Brutus
  • Calamity Jane
  • Catherine the Great
  • Coco Chanel
  • Darwin
  • Doc Holliday
  • Edison
  • Elvis
  • Houdini
  • Lady Godiva
  • Lennon
  • Mata Hari
  • Mozart
  • Napoleon
  • Prince
  • Ringo
  • Tesla
  • Wild Bill
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Ziggy Stardust
calico american shorthair
Image Credit: chie hidaka, Shutterstock

Names Based on Animals

You can use the names of other animals, insects, birds, or fish to name your cat. This is another way to give your cat an ironic or just-fitting name. For example, call your tiny cat Moose or your large and rotund cat Bear.

  • Alpaca
  • Badger
  • Bear
  • Beluga
  • Birdie
  • Bumblebee
  • Caterpillar
  • Chipmunk
  • Ducky
  • Goose
  • Grizzly
  • Ladybug
  • Mackerel
  • Moose
  • Monkey
  • Mouse
  • Newt
  • Octopus
  • Panther
  • Skunk
  • Spider
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey
blue tabby maine coon cat with dirty fur
Image Credit: Nils Jacobi, Shutterstock

Names Based on Food and Drinks

Using the names of different foods can end up as pretty cute and funny names for a cat. There’s junk food as well as drinks that might end up suiting your cat’s personality quite well. We’ve broken this section up a bit, as apparently naming your cat after food is a great way to add humor to your cat’s personality.

Names Based on Food

  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Burrito
  • Butter
  • Butterbean
  • Cashew
  • Catsup
  • Cheddar
  • Chickpea
  • Chowder
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fish Sticks
  • Garbanzo
  • Guacamole
  • Gumbo
  • Macaroni
  • Lentil
  • Linguine
  • Meatball
  • Noodle
  • Peanut
  • Penne
  • Peppercorn
  • Pepperoni
  • Pickle
  • Porkchop
  • Ramen
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Sushi
  • Taco
  • Wasabi
  • Wonton
  • Ziti
Persian cat eating durian
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Names Based on Fruit and Vegetables

  • Alfalfa
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot (Top)
  • Cucumber
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeycrisp
  • Kumquat
  • Melon
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Rhubarb
cat resting laying on banana
Image credit: Andrew Sergeev, Shutterstock

Names Based on Junk Food and Dessert

  • Candy Apple
  • Candy Cane
  • Cheeto
  • Chips
  • Churro
  • Cool Whip
  • Dorito
  • Fritter
  • Gelato
  • Hershey
  • Honey
  • Jell-O
  • Jelly
  • Jellybean
  • Kit Kat
  • Marshmallow
  • Nacho
  • Nugget
  • Pancake
  • Skittles
  • Tater Tot
  • Twix
  • Waffles
maine coon cat eating
Image Credit: Lita Keire, Shutterstock

Names Based on Drinks

  • Amaretto
  • Espresso
  • Guinness
  • Fanta
  • Latte
  • Lemonade
  • Margarita
  • Milkshake
  • Mojito
  • Molson
  • Pinot
  • Seltzer
  • Sprite
  • Whiskey
Exotic Shorthair Cat sitting by the window
Image Credit: Wutlufaipy, Shutterstock

Names Based on Appearance and Personality

These names are based on your cat’s appearance. This can be in the patterns and colors, but you can also look at how your cat moves and acts as inspiration for a name that will embody your cat’s personality. Again, these can also be used to showcase the opposite of your cat (Nugget or Bean for a Maine Coon, for example) or in an ironic way.

  • Aspirin
  • Avalanche
  • Banshee
  • Barcode (for a tabby)
  • Bean
  • Blackbeard
  • Chatterbox
  • (Magic) Eight Ball
  • Freckles
  • Gigabyte
  • Ninja
  • Nugget
  • Pudge
  • Q-Tip
  • Slinky
  • Snowstorm
  • Spice or Spicy
  • Squirt
  • Tiger or Tigger
  • Tumbleweed
  • Twinkletoes
bengal kitten
Image Credit: JanineWilkins, Pixabay

Names Based on Fictional Characters

And last but not least, fictional characters from movies, TV, books, and video games to round out our list of cat names. There are too many to list here, so have a look through the cast lists of your favorite movies and tv shows, or even books, and see what you might turn up.

  • Archer
  • Bowser
  • Chewbacca (Chewy)
  • Chief Quimby
  • Crookshanks
  • Cujo
  • Dobby
  • Drogo
  • Dude
  • Dumbledore
  • Elvira
  • Garfield
  • Gizmo
  • Godzilla
  • Gremlin
  • Groot
  • Hagrid
  • Hulk
  • Katniss
  • Kermit
  • Kong
  • Leeloo
  • Marty McFly
  • Meowth
  • Miss Piggy
  • Bigglesworth
  • Morpheus
  • Morticia
  • Bean
  • Neo
  • Pikachu
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rambo
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Shrek
  • Spock
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Thanos
  • Thundercat
  • Toothless
  • Ursula
  • Winifred Sanderson
  • Wookie
  • Yoda
  • Yoshi
sphynx cat
Image Credit: Igor Lukin, Pixabay

Use Your Imagination!

You can play on names like Sir Pounce-a-Lot – it can be based on a quirk of your cat such, as Sir Zooms-a-Lot or Sleeps-a Lot.

You can also consider adding titles to your cat’s name, such as:
  • Professor
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Queen/King
  • Madame
  • Sir
  • Mrs. or Miss
  • Senator
  • Dame
  • Prince/Princess
  • General
  • Sergeant
  • Colonel
Then you can also consider adding a suffix at the end of your cat’s name, like:
  • -licious
  • -ette
  • -tastic
  • -zilla
  • -ster
  • -banana
  • -meister
  • -bear
  • -boo
  • -oid
  • -kin
  • -pot
  • -bottom

So, you can start with one name, like Pickles, and end up with His Majesty Picklesbottom or Dame Honeybear, and so on.

You can come up with almost any name you can think of. However, remember that you’ll be using your cat’s name with your vet, friends, and family, so if you’re a little embarrassed with the name you’ve chosen, you might want to rethink it.

But in the long run, your cat really won’t care about the name. What they do care about are your attention and love. But the naming world is your oyster!

cat with costume
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How to Name Your Cat

There are several things you can look at that will help inspire you with a name for your cat. You can use the patterns and colors of your cat, or perhaps your cat’s breed itself can help you come up with a name. For example, if you have a Scottish Fold, you can look at Scottish names.

Or perhaps your cat’s size and shape can also help. If your cat is particularly svelte or, shall we say, round, this could give you some ideas.

And then there’s your favorite musicians and celebrities. Or perhaps you have favorite characters from books, TV, or movies that will suit your cat well.

And, of course, there’s using some of your cat’s unique personality traits and quirks that might work. Or look at food or add a title to your cat’s name. We’ll get into all of this further on.


Humor can undoubtedly be in the eye of the beholder. Giving your cat the name Sugar might not sound funny to anyone else, but you’ll personally find it hilarious if your cat is anything but sweet.

And of course, as we outlined above, you can always add titles and suffixes to any name to make it funnier and quirkier. We all probably do this to some degree with our cats, and most cats end up with nicknames, don’t they?

Hopefully, if you haven’t found the perfect name for your cat on our list, that perhaps you’ve at least been inspired and can come up with something on your own. Finding a name that you like and suits your cat is literally the name of the game.

Your unique cat needs a unique name and if you haven’t found it yet, just keep looking, and you’ll probably stumble across it before you know it!

Featured Image Credit: IRCat, Pixabay

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