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150+ Adorable American Shorthair Cat Names in 2024

Written by: Kristin Hitchcock

Last Updated on February 8, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

150+ Adorable American Shorthair Cat Names in 2024

When choosing the perfect name for your American Shorthair cat, there are countless options to explore.

These charming felines deserve a name that captures their beauty and personality. American shorthairs vary a lot, so which name may fit your particular cat varies. So, seeing a long list of names may help you find the perfect one for your feline.

Whether you’re seeking a traditional or unique name, we’ve compiled a delightful collection of over 150 adorable American Shorthair cat names to help you find the ideal fit for your furry companion.

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Classic Names

If you want a classical cat name, this section is for you. Here are some seemingly common names, but there is a reason they’re so popular:

  • Bella
  • Charlie
  • Chloe
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Daisy
  • Emma
  • Ginger
  • Jack
  • Leo
  • Leo
  • Lily
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Oliver
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Sadie
  • Sam
  • Simba
  • Smokey
  • Sophie
  • Toby
  • Willow
  • Winston

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Nature-Inspired Names

If you’re captivated by the beauty of the natural world, consider these enchanting nature-inspired names for your American Shorthair:

  • Aspen
  • Autumn
  • Daisy
  • Fern
  • Flint
  • Forest
  • Ivy
  • Jasper
  • Luna
  • Maple
  • Meadow
  • Moss
  • Olive
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Rose
  • Storm
  • Sunny
  • Willow
  • Willow
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Literary Names

If you’re a bookworm, consider one of these names. They’re based on famous book characters and authors.

  • Atticus
  • Austen
  • Bronte
  • Charlotte
  • Dorian
  • Edgar
  • Gatsby
  • Hamlet
  • Hermione
  • Holden
  • Huck
  • Jane
  • Juliet
  • Luna Lovegood
  • Matilda
  • Oliver Twist
  • Poe
  • Scarlett
  • Scout
  • Sherlock


Food-Inspired Names

If you find joy in both your cat’s company and delicious cuisine, consider these tasty food-inspired names:

  • Basil
  • Biscuit
  • Butterscotch
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Fig
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow
  • Mochi
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Paprika
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pudding
  • Saffron
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Playful Names

American shorthairs are often very playful—it’s in their nature. If your cat fits into this category, here are some playful names to consider:

  • Bounce
  • Bubbles
  • Dash
  • Flicker
  • Jester
  • Jinx
  • Noodle
  • Pounce
  • Rascal
  • Ruckus
  • Skip
  • Slinky
  • Spark
  • Sprinkle
  • Tigger
  • Whiskers
  • Wiggles
  • Ziggy
  • Zoom

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Historical Names

If you’re a history buff or want to give your American Shorthair a name that carries a sense of grandeur, these historical names are a great fit:

  • Aristotle
  • Athena
  • Caesar
  • Catherine
  • Churchill
  • Cleopatra
  • Eleanor
  • Elizabeth
  • Frederick
  • Joan
  • Leonardo
  • Lincoln
  • Marie
  • Napoleon
  • Nelson
  • Roman
  • Rosalind
  • Ulysses
  • Victoria
  • Winston
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Movie-Inspired Names

For the cinephiles among us, these movie-inspired names capture the essence of some iconic characters:

  • Arwen
  • Bagheera
  • Bella Swan
  • Berlioz
  • Bernard
  • Buttercup
  • Captain Jack
  • Diego
  • Elsa
  • Fritz
  • Frodo
  • Gus
  • Hermione
  • Indiana
  • Katniss
  • Keanu
  • Leia
  • Marlin
  • Max
  • Jangles
  • Nala
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Rajah
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Scar
  • Scarlett O’Hara
  • Simba
  • Sniffles
  • Splinter
  • Thor
  • Tigger
  • Trinity
  • Ulysses
  • Yoda

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How to Name Your American Shorthair Cat

Naming a shorthaired cat may seem pretty straightforward. However, with so many names to choose from, it can be challenging to narrow it down to just one name. It’s best to narrow down your list as much as possible. Then, you can try out each name to see which one fits your cat.

For example, you can name a black cat Darcy, a white cat Ajax, a spotted cat Pepper, or a peach-colored cat Momo. You can also name them after famous characters, celebrities, or animals, such as Mowgli, Elton, or Tiger.

There are tons of different names out there, but often the hardest part is narrowing it down.

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Final Thoughts

Hopefully, one of the names on this list stood out as an excellent name for your feline. We included names from a wide variety of sources so that you can choose the best one for your feline. Choosing a name for your American Shorthair can be exciting, but it can also be more challenging than you might think!

Narrowing down to just one name can be challenging. However, we hope this list of names gave you some to consider.

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