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127 Old Man Names for Cats – Our Top Picks for Your Adorable Cat

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Old Man Names for Cats

Naming your cat is a highly personal experience. For many, the name of a pet reflects not only the pet’s personality but the owner’s interests and tastes.

While the obvious names are always in style, some old-fashioned flair with an old-man name is fun and quirky. Check out these 127 old man names for cats, ranging from the heartthrobs of the Golden Age of Hollywood to unique, vintage-sounding names.


Famous Old Man Character Names

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Whether the source of wisdom or comedy, many old man characters have become ingrained in our pop culture from films, television, and literature.

  • Emmett Brown: Quirky inventor from Back to the Future
  • Yoda: Wise, powerful, and old Jedi Master in Star Wars
  • Gandalf: Powerful wizard from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Professor Albus Dumbledore: Headmaster of Hogwarts in Harry Potter
  • Mr. Miyagi: Wise mentor and teacher in The Karate Kid
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Legendary Jedi Master and trainer in Star Wars
  • Alfred Pennyworth: Batman’s loyal butler
  • Ebenezer Scrooge: Cold-hearted miser from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
  • Statler and Waldorf: Cantankerous pair of hecklers in The Muppets
  • Vito Corleone: Don of the Corleone family in The Godfather
  • Doc Hudson: Old, retired racecar in Cars, portrayed by Paul Newman
  • Mickey Goldmill: Rocky’s trainer in the Rocky film series
  • Hoke Colburn: Protagonist hero of Driving Miss Daisy
  • John Gustafson: Jack Lemmon’s character in Grumpy Old Men
  • Max Goldman: Walter Matthau’s character in Grumpy Old Men
  • Miracle Max: Medicine man in Princess Bride
  • Stan Lee: Marvel Comics creator and frequent cameo actor


Vintage Celebrity Names

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Gracing the silver screen with performances for the ages or directing some of the greatest films of all time, Golden Age actors have incredible names that are perfect for your feline gentleman.

  • Humphrey Bogart: The Maltese Falcon; Casablanca
  • Marlon Brando: On the Waterfront; A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Cary Grant: North by Northwest; Charade
  • James Stewart: Rear Window; It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Fred Astaire: Royal Wedding; Towering Inferno
  • Henry Fonda: 12 Angry Men; The Grapes of Wrath
  • Clark Gable: Mutiny on the Bounty; It Happened One Night
  • James Cagney: The Public Enemy; White Heat
  • Spencer Tracy: Father of the Bride; Boys Town
  • Charlie Chaplin: City Lights; The Tramp (character)
  • Gary Cooper: The Pride of the Yankees; High Noon
  • John Wayne: Red River; True Grit
  • Gregory Peck: Spellbound; To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Laurence Olivier: Wuthering Heights; Hamlet
  • Orson Welles: Citizen Kane; Macbeth
  • Kirk Douglas: Paths of Glory; Spartacus
  • James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause; East of Eden
  • Burt Lancaster: From Here to Eternity; Elmer Gantry
  • Harpo Marx: Animal Crackers; Duck Soup
  • Chico Marx: Animal Crackers; Duck Soup
  • Groucho Marx: Animal Crackers; Duck Soup
  • Buster Keaton: Sherlock Jr.; The General
  • Sidney Poitier: The Defiant Ones; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past; Cape Fear
  • William Holden: Stalag 17; Sabrina
  • Clint Eastwood: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Alfred Hitchcock: Director of Psycho; Vertigo
  • Yul Brynner: The Magnificent Seven; Westworld
  • Boris Karloff: Frankenstein; The Mummy
  • Bela Lugosi: Dracula; The Wolf Man
  • Christopher Lee: Dracula; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Vincent Price: Edward Scissorhands; House on Haunted Hill
  • Robert Redford: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; The Way We Were
  • Paul Newman: The Sting; Cool Hand Luke
  • Bud Abbott: Part of the comedy trio Abbott & Costello
  • Lou Costello: Part of the comedy trio Abbott & Costello
  • Tony Curtis: The Defiant Ones; Spartacus
  • Jack Lemmon: The Odd Couple; Some Like It Hot


Vintage Gems

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If you want to capture the Dapper Dan energy of old, choose a vintage old man name for your cat.

  • Wilbur
  • Edwin
  • Neville
  • Cecil
  • Marvin
  • Jarrett
  • Leo
  • Desmond
  • Sam
  • Alvie
  • Wren
  • Roy
  • Vincent
  • Willard
  • Edward
  • Harold
  • Waldo
  • Langston
  • Oscar
  • Clarence
  • Richard
  • Vernon
  • Albert
  • Horace
  • Victor
  • Lewis
  • Gus
  • Bernard
  • Boris
  • Harvey
  • Gerald
  • Stanley
  • Windsor
  • Marshall
  • Claude
  • Emmett
  • Theo
  • Norman
  • Melvin
  • Fred
  • Howard
  • Theodore
  • Elmer
  • Ray
  • Sherman
  • Jasper
  • Wright
  • Lester
  • Artie
  • Rodney
  • Mickey
  • Whitman
  • Martin
  • Archibald
  • Randall
  • Nelson
  • Dudley
  • Edison
  • Hugh
  • Leon
  • Jack
  • Louie
  • Eugene
  • Francis
  • Warren
  • Mortimer
  • Otis
  • Edgar
  • Shadrack
  • Wilfred
  • Earl
  • Milton


Conclusion: Give Your Cat Some Old-Fashioned Flair!

Whether you’re inspired by a classic old man character in a film or television series or you just like the old-fashioned sound of a name like “Edgar,” this list should give you plenty of ideas for a unique and ironic name for your lively kitten.

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