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100+ Sassy Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Mischievous Cat

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock

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If a sassy name seems fitting for your cat (and, let’s be honest, a sassy name fits most cats), hopefully, one of the names on this list fits well. These names add a playful and cheeky dimension to your cat’s identity, highlighting their unique quirks and antics.

We’ve included names of all sorts above, allowing you to choose one that works best for your feline.

Sassy Female Cat Names

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 who 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
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Image Credit: sabinafeldman, Pixabay

Sassy Male Cat Names

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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Image Credit: STVIOD, Pixabay

Picking the Right Name

Now that you’ve seen our suggestions, there are some things to consider 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. And if your cat is especially mischievous, take a look at this list.
  • 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

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Kristin Hitchcock

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Kristin is passionate about helping pet parents create a fulfilling life with their pets by informing them on the latest scientific research and helping them choose the best products for their pets. She currently resides in Tennessee with four dogs, three cats, two fish, and a lizard, though she has dreams of owning chickens one-day!

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