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150+ Adorable Munchkin Cat Names: Unique Ideas for Your Kitty

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Kerry-Ann Kerr

Finding the perfect name for your new Munchkin cat can feel like the biggest challenge. There are so many names to choose from; narrowing down your choices is tricky because where do you start? We find that starting with a theme helps. Maybe you want a name that links back to their appearance. Or perhaps you want something fun that will make you smile whenever you say it.

We’ve thought up a few adorable themes for you to choose from. Hopefully, something from our list will inspire you and help you find the perfect name for your perfect kitty!

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How to Name Your Munchkin Cat

Whatever name you go for, your cat will love it, so the first step is to take some pressure off yourself. You don’t have to think of a name right away. Sometimes names come to you after you’ve spent some quality time together.

Munchkin cats are known for being outgoing, playful, and curious cats. But while all Munchkins will share similar traits, each individual will have something special about them that will stand out to you. Inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime. It could even be while watching a television show, snuggled up on the couch together. So, get to know one another, and see what sparks your imagination!

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3 cat face dividerAdorable Munchkin Cat Names Based on Appearance

Munchkin cats are small, thanks to their little legs, so we decided to start with names that attempt to describe how cute these little guys are.

  • Baby
  • Binky
  • Bitsy
  • Bo-Bo
  • Bootie
  • Dinky
  • Halfpint
  • Itsy
  • Itsy-Bitsy
  • Jellybean
  • Lil Bit
  • Little One
  • Little Rascal
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Munchy
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebble
  • Pee-Wee
  • Shorty
  • Smidge
  • Smudge
  • Teeny
  • Tinky
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tiny
  • Titchy
  • Weenie
  • Whisper
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Munchkin Cat Names Based on Famous Characters

It’s rumored that Munchkins got their name from the characters in L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” So, in honor of this, we thought of some famous character-inspired names!

Male Movie Cat Names

  • Alex
  • Aslan
  • Basil
  • Binx
  • Bob
  • Butch
  • Catbus
  • Charlie
  • Cheshire
  • Church
  • Cinna
  • Diego
  • Fievel
  • Gadget
  • Garfield
  • Goose
  • Jonesy
  • Keanu
  • Leo
  • Master Tigress
  • Milo
  • Mochi
  • Cat
  • Tibbles
  • Oliver
  • Peeta
  • Rajah
  • Remy
  • Richard Parker
  • Salem
  • Scat Cat
  • Simba
  • Tibbs
  • Tigger
  • Tom
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Female Movie Cat Names

  • Anamaria
  • Bella
  • Blanche
  • Bridget
  • Buttercup
  • Cat
  • Chloe
  • Dinah
  • Dory
  • Duchess
  • Elsa
  • Ivana Clawyu
  • Jasmine
  • Katniss
  • Kitty
  • Kitty Galore
  • Leeloo
  • Lily
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Marie
  • Meowthra
  • Miss Bianca
  • Mittens
  • Mitzi
  • Norris
  • Nala
  • Nyah
  • Rey
  • Sarabi
  • Sassy
  • Snowball
  • Winkie
  • Yuki
  • Zelda
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Playful Munchkin Cat Names

Munchkins are known for being playful kitties, so we thought these names would let the world know how fun your cat is!

  • Arrow
  • Barney
  • Birdie
  • Bizzy
  • Bubbles
  • Bug
  • Button
  • Chaos
  • Cosmo
  • Dancer
  • Dash
  • Dipsy
  • Flip
  • Fox
  • Hello Kitty
  • Hugo
  • Jester
  • Jolly
  • Loki
  • Marble
  • Mischief
  • Monkey
  • Paws
  • Pitters
  • Pounce
  • Puck
  • Rascal
  • Rumble
  • Skeeter
  • Skittle
  • Squishy
  • Toe Bean
  • Trouble
  • Wilder
  • Zips
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Fun Munchkin Cat Names Based on Other Animals

Munchkins have been likened to magpies because they like to steal all your shiny objects. They’ve also been called ferrets because of the way they move. Thanks to their shorter legs, they don’t have the grace of their longer-legged cousins. You might also find them sitting back on their hind legs, like a meerkat. So here are some names based on different animals!

  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Bull
  • Bunny
  • Crow
  • Cheeto
  • Deer
  • Donkey
  • Fawn
  • Ferret
  • Grizzly
  • Hippo
  • Magpie
  • Meerkat
  • Moo
  • Owl
  • Panda
  • Panther
  • Pig
  • Tiger
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Final Thoughts

Finding a name for a new pet is always going to be difficult. There are so many options, and you want your pet’s title to be perfect. The trick is not to put too much pressure on yourself. If you have a name picked out before you get your Munchkin cat home, that’s great. But it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t. Spend some time together first, and inspiration is sure to strike. We hope this list has been at least helpful in inspiring you and narrowing down your search.

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About the Author

Kerry-Ann Kerr
Kerry-Ann Kerr
Kerry-Ann lives in Scotland and wishes her garden was bigger so she could have her very own Highland cow but thinks her dogs probably wouldn’t like that idea very much. She has a La Chon called Harry who was poorly with a liver shunt when he was a puppy. It wasn't likely he would make it into adulthood, which was difficult to comprehend, but he beat the odds and is a healthy old man now. She also has a Pug called Maddie who is a big foodie. She’s small, sassy, and every day she finds a new way to wind her brother up.

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