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250+ Male Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Strong and Adorable Cat

Rachael Gerkensmeyer

By Rachael Gerkensmeyer

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Male cats come in all shapes and sizes. They have a wide variety of personalities and temperaments, no matter their breed. Therefore, they all deserve unique names that are fitting. But it is nearly impossible to come up with a unique name from every other cat’s name in the world.

However, choosing a name that most cats in your neighborhood do not have is possible. All it takes is a little thought and some inspiration. Looking at this list of our top picks for male cat names is a great way to get the inspiration you need! Whether your cat is strong and mighty or cute and cuddly, we present to you more than 250 male cat names that can fit the bill.

85 Strong Male Cat Names

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Your cat is tough and strong. He likes to play rough and can easily keep up with the rambunctious kids. So, what should his name be? There are many great options that can help illuminate your cat’s strong personality and curious attitude. Here are 85 strong male cat names to consider for your furry family member:

  • Thor
  • Rex
  • Pyro
  • Lucifer
  • Chief
  • Bullet
  • Killer
  • Hawkeye
  • Bullet
  • Wario
  • Churchill
  • Harley
  • Augustus
  • Trooper
  • Admiral
  • Zeus
  • Captain Bully
  • Tito
  • Pablo
  • King
  • Butch
  • Hamlet
  • Kong
  • Nyx
  • Midas
  • Bear
  • Aslan
  • Denver
  • Digger
  • Jupiter
  • Axle
  • Ditka
  • Butch
  • Rogue
  • Montana
  • Maverick
  • Jedi
  • Yoda
  • Quick
  • Ripley
  • Shadow
  • Bronx
  • Bandit
  • Roosevelt
  • Hulk
  • Tugg
  • Igor
  • Porkchop
  • Tank
  • Azlan
  • Vader
  • Hades
  • Clint
  • Chevy
  • T-Bone
  • Pistol
  • Bugsy
  • Duke
  • Ninja
  • Judge
  • Lancelot
  • Taz
  • Chaz
  • Smokey
  • Brutus
  • Rocky
  • Gunner
  • Leo
  • Diesel
  • Vinnie
  • Boss
  • Midnight
  • Ozzy
  • Raven
  • Sarge
  • Archer
  • Diego
  • Goliath
  • Dre
  • Riptide
  • Chopper
  • Brock
  • Trapper
  • Ryder
  • Bones

90 Strong and Adorable Unisex Cat Names

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If your cat’s attitude is tough enough, you may want to choose a unisex name that helps balance out the ruggedness with a bit of gentleness. This does not mean that your cat should have a name like Fluffy. Instead, consider one or more of the 90 strong and adorable unisex cat name options:

  • Lemur
  • Ra
  • Downy
  • Viking
  • Mega
  • Ranger
  • Elfin
  • Wag
  • Aquarius
  • Jazz
  • Clover
  • Lunar
  • Marbles
  • Dealer
  • Muffin
  • Reese
  • Twix
  • Harper
  • Mozart
  • Pinstripe
  • Myth
  • Riley
  • Java
  • Furball
  • Giggles
  • Bigwig
  • Figaro
  • Colby
  • Yukon
  • Heckle
  • Nomad
  • Salty
  • Guru
  • Jules
  • Crush
  • Polar
  • Eskimo
  • Snowball
  • Alex
  • Babe
  • Sparrow
  • Bacardi
  • Osprey
  • Brownie
  • Socks
  • Ferrari
  • Robin
  • Bodhi
  • Polka
  • Orca
  • Pistachio
  • Avalanche
  • Jiggy
  • Blitz
  • Domino
  • Shaggy
  • Inferno
  • Orca
  • Terabyte
  • Quinn
  • Zip
  • Waffles
  • Booker
  • Cotton
  • Jaguar
  • Dipper
  • Buttermilk
  • Cider
  • Morgan
  • Klondike
  • Feather
  • Charlie
  • Onyx
  • Atticus
  • Butters
  • Squirt
  • Eightball
  • Twilight
  • Yin
  • Yang
  • Angel
  • Fire
  • Pilot
  • Jaggar
  • Fitz
  • Storm
  • Lucky
  • Badger
  • Spiral
  • Cheerio

85 Adorable Male Cat Names

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Some male cats show more of a loving and adorable side than they do a strong side. Such a cat requires an adorable name to match their nature. Snuggles and Teddy Bear are decent names to consider, but those aren’t the only adorable names in existence that might be perfect for your kitty. Here are 85 more adorable cat names that should be considered:

  • Oliver
  • Milo
  • Jack
  • Loki
  • Leo
  • Jasper
  • Simba
  • Binx
  • Bonkers
  • Garfield
  • Barley
  • Chewie
  • Pepper
  • Tuna
  • Burger
  • Alfredo
  • Tonk
  • Bronx
  • Ali
  • Altair
  • Coby
  • Ethan
  • Bernie
  • Bailey
  • Amos
  • Java
  • Waldo
  • Hunter
  • Romeo
  • Casper
  • Caesar
  • Yeti
  • Houdini
  • Atlas
  • Hoover
  • Connor
  • Gus
  • Jasper
  • Jack
  • Benny
  • Nelson
  • Sage
  • Buddy
  • Leo
  • Louis
  • Brad Kitt
  • Catpernicus
  • Clason
  • Cue Ball
  • Chubby
  • Doogie
  • Doggy
  • Ewok
  • Gremlin
  • Hairy Potter
  • Elvis
  • Itchy
  • Jude Paw
  • Puggles
  • Puss
  • Purrkins
  • Quiggles
  • Veggie
  • Balzac
  • Dante
  • Electro
  • Fonz
  • Hendrix
  • Hobbes
  • Hobbles
  • Bobbles
  • Juniper
  • Morocco
  • Moses
  • Vega
  • Springsteen
  • Rumi
  • Squint
  • Rumi
  • Zion
  • Wizard
  • Zaiden
  • Abner
  • Barnabus
  • Boris

Choosing a New Name for Your Cat

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When choosing a name for your cat, it all comes down to preference. Your cat won’t think whether one name is cute and popular while another is overused and boring. Once they learn their name, your cat will come running no matter what name you decide to use. Here are some steps to get you started in the name selection process:

  1. To start, make a list of 25 cat names you like.
  2. Then, pick the names you like off our lists in this article.
  3. Add them to your list and narrow about a dozen names based on how you feel about saying them, how they sound, and how they correlate to your kitty cat.
  4. From there, try those names out on your cat. Whichever one you are most comfortable using and your cat seems most reactive to should be the winner!

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In Conclusion

Choosing a name for your cat should be a fun and exciting experience. Get the whole family involved and turn it into an adventure that everyone can have a say in. Mix and match name ideas to come up with new unique ones. Take votes when you narrow the options down. In the end, you should have plenty of names to choose from that makes everyone in your household – including your cat – happy.


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Rachael Gerkensmeyer

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Rachael has been a freelance writer since 2000, in which time she has had an opportunity to research and write about many different topics while working to master the art of fusing high-quality content with effective content marketing strategies. She lives off the grid in Hawaii with her husband, her garden, and her rescue animals including 5 dogs, a cat, a goat, and dozens of chickens. She is an artist at heart and loves...Read more

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