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250 Space Names for Adventurous Cats: Our Top Picks for Your Explorer Cat

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

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Space signifies infinite possibilities and the potential discovery of strange phenomena. So, it’s the perfect place to draw inspiration for a special and unique cat, who may do things that leave you feeling puzzled.

We’ve looked to the skies and gathered 250 fun and interesting names to help you decide on the perfect name to give to your next cat. So, get ready to feel inspired as you read through our list of cat names for your adventurous cat.

How To Choose a Space-Inspired Name for Your Feline

Many things in space, such as planets and stars, are named after mythical creatures and characters. It’s always fun to do a little digging to find the history or legends around these types of names. If you find a story or character that you really like, you can name your cat after this character.

Start by scanning through our list and marking a handful of names that stick out to you. Then, look up the meaning or mythological story behind the names. If you like any of the stories you find, you just might’ve found the name for your next cat.

Zodiac Cat Names

If you know your cat’s birthday, it can be a fun idea to name your cat after its zodiac. It’s an added bonus if your cat matches the personality traits of its zodiac sign.

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  • Aries
  • Aquarius
  • Capricorn
  • Cancer
  • Gemini
  • Leo
  • Libra
  • Pisces
  • Sagittarius
  • Scorpio
  • Taurus
  • Virgo

Other Constellation Cat Names

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There are other interesting constellation names with intriguing myths and backstories. Several of these names have intersecting stories. So, if you have a bonded pair, it can be a fun idea to give them the names of characters in the same story.

  • Andromeda
  • Antlia
  • Apus
  • Aquila
  • Ara
  • Auriga
  • Bootes
  • Caelum
  • Camelopardalis
  • Canes Venatici
  • Canis Major
  • Canis Minor
  • Carina
  • Cassiopeia
  • Centaurus
  • Cepheus
  • Cetus
  • Chamaeleon
  • Circinus
  • Columba
  • Coma Berenices
  • Corona Australis
  • Corona Borealis
  • Corvus
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  • Crater
  • Crux
  • Cygnus
  • Delphinus
  • Dorado
  • Draco
  • Equuleus
  • Eridanus
  • Fornax
  • Grus
  • Hercules
  • Horologium
  • Hydra
  • Hydrus
  • Indus
  • Lacerta
  • Lepus
  • Lupus
  • Lynx
  • Lyra
  • Mensa
  • Microscopium
  • Monoceros
  • Musca
  • Norma
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  • Octans
  • Ophiuchus
  • Orion
  • Pavo
  • Pegasus
  • Perseus
  • Phoenix
  • Pictor
  • Puppis
  • Pyxis
  • Reticulum
  • Sagitta
  • Sculptor
  • Scutum
  • Serpens
  • Sextans
  • Telescopium
  • Triangulum
  • Tucana
  • Ursa Major
  • Ursa Minor
  • Vela
  • Volans
  • Vulpecula
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Planet Cat Names

All the planets in the solar system, except for Earth, were named after Roman gods. Many planets discovered outside of our solar system also have names inspired by ancient mythological characters or have other special meanings.

There are so many planets outside of our own solar system, and it’s impossible to name them all. So, we have a small sample of some planets that have cool meanings, along with interesting appearances and colors that may look similar to your future cat.

  • Alef
  • Arion
  • Awasis
  • Bran
  • Bambaruush
  • Chura
  • Dagon
  • Delphini
  • Dimidium
  • Draconis
  • Earth
  • Finlay
  • Gliese
  • Haumea
  • Lete
  • Magor
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  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Neptune
  • Jebus
  • Jupiter
  • Pegasi
  • Pirx
  • Pluto
  • Proxima
  • Saturn
  • Sazum
  • Sissi
  • Surt
  • Tadmor
  • Taphao
  • Teberda
  • Trappist
  • Tryzub
  • Uranus
  • Venus
  • Vytis
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Moon Cat Names

Several planets have their own moons. These moons also have interesting names that are often tied to legends and entertaining stories about gods in Greek and Roman mythology.

  • Aegir
  • Arche
  • Callisto
  • Carme
  • Carpo
  • Charon
  • Deimos
  • Dia
  • Dimorphous
  • Dione
  • Enceladus
  • Europa
  • Ganymede
  • Greip
  • Herse
  • Io
  • Iapetus
  • Leda
  • Loge
  • Mimas
  • Nix
  • Phobos
  • Phoebe
  • Proteus
  • Styx
  • Titan
  • Tethys
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Cat Names for Other Objects in Space

Space is filled with many mind-bending things, such as unique stars, asteroids, and outright unexplainable occurrences. Here are some names of such things that are worth exploring.

  • Achernar
  • Aster, Asteroid
  • Astron/Astrid
  • Barnard
  • Ceres
  • Comet
  • Cosmos
  • Eros
  • Eta Carinae
  • Galaxy
  • Hathor
  • Haumea
  • Hermes
  • Himiko
  • Hoag
  • Icarus
  • Lightspeed
  • Luna
  • Magnetar
  • Pallas
  • Pulsar
  • Quasar
  • Scuti
  • Shooting Star
  • Star
  • Stardust
  • Sun
  • Trojan
  • Vesta
  • Wormhole
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Space Exploration and Astronaut-Inspired Names

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If you bring home a particularly adventurous cat, a name of a space explorer may be a suitable option. Here’s a list of notable astronauts, scientists, and space exploration tools that made great strides and impacts on what we know about space today.

  • Alan (B. Shepard Jr.)
  • Buzz (Aldrin)
  • Cassini
  • Chris (Hadfield)
  • Curiosity
  • Dawn
  • Dextre
  • Félicette
  • Galileo
  • Halla
  • Harriot
  • Houston
  • Hubble
  • Hypatia
  • Fermi
  • Janssen
  • Jim (Lovell)
  • Kennedy
  • Kepler
  • Lipperhey
  • Merritt
  • Neil (Armstrong)
  • Odyssey
  • Oort
  • Robonaut
  • Rocket
  • Rosetta
  • Sally (Ride)
  • Shuttle
  • Sojourner
  • Valentina (Tereshkova)
  • Valkyrie
  • Voyager
  • Yuri (Gagarin)
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Cat Names From Popular Space Movies and TV Shows

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Space also inspired many interesting films and TV shows filled with unique characters. Here are some names of iconic characters from famous science fiction movies and shows set in space.

  • ALF
  • Bowman
  • Brainiac
  • Captain Kirk
  • Chewbacca/Chewy
  • Chitauri
  • Dalek
  • Darth Vader
  • Doctor Who
  • Drax
  • ET
  • Ewok
  • Flash Gordon
  • Groot
  • HAL
  • Han Solo
  • Icon
  • Jetson
  • Judoon
  • Kreon
  • Leia
  • Lobo
  • Luke
  • Mantis
  • Marvin
  • Maxima
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  • Miss Martian
  • Nebula
  • Saint Walker
  • Spock
  • Starfire
  • Starlord
  • Xenomorph
  • Wookie
  • Yoda
  • Yondu

Final Thoughts on Space Names

Finding a space name can be a fun process as you learn about the lore and origin stories behind many of these names. Space is a great place to find inspiration, and once you decide on a unique name for your cat, we’re sure you’ll have many fun adventures together for many years to come.


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