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160 Sassy Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Mischievous Cat

Lindsey Lawson

By Lindsey Lawson

Cat lying down near pool

First of all, we’d like to congratulate you on your new precious family member. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as adding members to your family. Whether you have brought your new cat home and have discovered they have a bit of a sassy nature, or you are just preparing for the possibility, we are here for you.

It is certainly not uncommon for a cat to come with a bit of sass, it’s part of their charm. We have come up with a list of sassy names for cats of all shapes and sizes. So, have a look-see and hopefully, you can find the perfect name for your sassy cat!

Picking the Right Name

Before we dive into our suggestions, there are some things to take into consideration when giving a new family member a name.

  • Select a one or two-syllable name—Anything longer will be hard for your cat to learn and recognize as their own. A lot of cats respond to “kitty, kitty” due to the high-pitched tone you use and the easily recognizable sound. If you cannot find one that fits, try finding a longer name that you like that can easily be shortened into the perfect nickname.
  • Only consider names that you’ll feel comfortable saying out loud—You’re going to have to introduce others to your pet including the veterinary staff, your family, friends, neighbors, and more. Try not to pick something that would make you hesitate before saying.
  • Observe your cat’s personality—Though it seems like you already have this one down, personality is a huge factor in naming. You want to find one that fits. Even in a long list of sassy names, not all will fit your individual kitty.
  • Refer to Your Favorite Books, Movies, or TV ShowsThinking of some of your favorite characters from the big screen or in books you have read can help you come to a final decision. Not only will you know the characters well enough to determine whether the name fits your cat, but it will hold meaning to you.
  • Consider your cat’s historyDoes your cat have a history before landing a spot in your heart? People manage to bring in cats from all different backgrounds. If you have a purebred, consider their origins, if you have a regular mixed breed cat, consider where they came from and see if you can find an interesting name that you can associate with it.
  • Make it a group effort—Bring the rest of your family or even friends in on the fun. The name will have that much more meaning if it were agreed upon by everyone in the household

Sassy Female Cat Names

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Female cats are known for being the sassiest. Can you really blame them though? After all, they are royalty surrounded by human peasants. They need you to know where you stand. If you have a sassy but lovely lady in your home that has four paws and meows, here are some name ideas:

  • Alice
  • Athena
  • Aster
  • Bella
  • Belva
  • Bridget
  • Carol
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Cora
  • Diana
  • Diva
  • Dixie
  • Duchess
  • Elektra
  • Ella
  • Emma
  • Esther-
  • Eva
  • Fiona
  • Fritzy
  • Grace
  • Hazel
  • Hera
  • Janice
  • Josie
  • Ivy
  • Karen
  • Katie
  • Kiki
  • Kim
  • Laci
  • Lenna
  • Leona
  • Lily
  • Lilo
  • Louisa
  • Luna
  • Lyla
  • Macey
  • Marie
  • Matilda
  • Medusa
  • Mila
  • Mimi
  • Minerva
  • Mira
  • Missy
  • Mitzy
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Norma
  • Nova
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Phoenix
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Raven
  • Rizzo
  • Rosa
  • Ruby
  • Sable
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Sheba
  • Sofia
  • Stella
  • Tatum
  • Tess
  • Trixie
  • Trudy
  • Tyra
  • Vera
  • Vicky
  • Zoey
  • Zuri

Sassy Male Cat Names

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Image Credit: STVIOD, Pixabay

Females may be more well known for having a bold saucy character, there are certainly male cats that will fit into this category as well. Whether you have a male cat that is more prissy and full of sass or one that is rougher around the edges, we have got you covered. Here’s a list of our top picks for sassy male cat names:

  • Abbott
  • Ace
  • Alpha
  • Alvin
  • Amos
  • Apollo
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Binx
  • Boomer
  • Bruiser
  • Boyd
  • Byron
  • Calvin
  • Casper
  • Cedric
  • Conan
  • Cormac
  • Cyrus
  • Desmond
  • Elvis
  • Emmett
  • Ernie
  • Eugene
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • Frazier
  • Garfield
  • Garth
  • Gavin
  • Geoff
  • Grady
  • Gyles
  • Hannibal
  • Hector
  • Hiram
  • Homer
  • Hugo
  • Irvin
  • Jett
  • Kelso
  • Kenan
  • Leo
  • Linus
  • Malone
  • Milo
  • Morris
  • Neil
  • Neo
  • Nigel
  • Niles
  • Percy
  • Perry
  • Pip
  • Phantom
  • Quincy
  • Raja
  • Rambo
  • Ramsey
  • Remy
  • Reuben
  • Rocky
  • Rogan
  • Ross
  • Salem
  • Samson
  • Sawyer
  • Scar
  • Shadow
  • Sheldon
  • Sherman
  • Silas
  • Stormy
  • Sully
  • Sylvester
  • Titus
  • Victor
  • Virgil
  • Walter

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