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190+ Big-Eared Cat Names: Creative and Funny Ways to Call Your Pet

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on January 19, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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190+ Big-Eared Cat Names: Creative and Funny Ways to Call Your Pet

Whether you have an Oriental Shorthair or another pure breed with big ears or your mixed-breed kitten has massive ears, their name is something that you should consider carefully. After all, their big ears aren’t the only part of their appearance to focus on. Big-eared cat breeds are often also known for their elegant bodies, exotic fur patterning, and even their origins in Egypt or Siam.

This list of names is split into male names, female names, unisex names, and names of characters from pop culture.

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How to Name Your Big-Eared Cat

Naming your big-eared cat isn’t any more difficult than naming any other pet, so the same rules apply. You can choose a name that’s inspired by their adorable bat ears, but make sure it’s only one or two syllables, easy to understand, and unique.

Try to avoid a name that is too long or sounds too similar to the name of someone else you live with. You’ll also need to avoid names that sound like a command. The name that you choose needs to be unique without being complicated, so your cat can learn it easily and won’t get confused and start ignoring you.

Note the names that you like the most, and consider them as you get to know your new cat over a few days. You’ll learn their personality and be able to adjust your choices based on their big ears and quirky aspects of their individuality. The key here is to take your time and choose a name that you’re comfortable with.

Keep in mind that sometimes it’s best not to rename a cat. If you adopt an adult cat, they might already be familiar with their name. While you can change their name if you want, it might confuse them.

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Names for Male Big-Eared Cats

There are many names that perfectly suit male big-eared cats. You can choose a more common name or go for one that’s less popular but no less cool. This list includes a bunch that are ideal for different breeds. So, if you want a name that suits your exotically patterned feline and their big ears, here are a few ideas.

  • Ace
  • Adam
  • Adriel
  • Aero
  • Al
  • Alex
  • Alf
  • Arthur
  • Artie
  • Atlas
  • Baja
  • Bandit
  • Basil
  • Bean
  • Blaze
  • Bongo
  • Boomer
  • Bucca
  • Chester
  • Cosmo
  • Darwin
  • Domino
  • Freddie
  • Geezer
  • Genghis
  • Hunter
  • Jasper
  • Kane
  • Knox
  • Leo
  • Major
  • Max
  • Maximillian
  • Miles
  • Milo
  • Monk
  • Napoleon
  • Nemo
  • Noah
  • Odin
  • Orson
  • Oscar
  • Oswald
  • Ozzy
  • Pip
  • Randy
  • Regis
  • Rocky
  • Rusty
  • Scooter
  • Smoky
  • Spike
  • Taz
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Names for Female Big-Eared Cats

Whenever we think of big ears, it’s easy to picture caricatures of crotchety, bearded old men. It’s not just males that are prone to big ears, though! Your female cat is just as likely to have ears of epic proportions. For that reason, here’s a list of cute female names that are inspired by our favorite big-eared breeds.

  • Abby
  • Aiko
  • Alexa
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Annika
  • Astras
  • Ayla
  • Beth
  • Daisy
  • Dao
  • Dapple
  • Dixie
  • Dottie
  • Emi
  • Etta
  • Evie
  • Fern
  • Gable
  • Grace
  • Jade
  • Jas
  • Jasmine
  • Jewel
  • Joni
  • Kamilah
  • Koko
  • Lena
  • Lexi
  • Lotus
  • Macy
  • Maze
  • Mazie
  • Mia
  • Michi
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Mimzy
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Nova
  • Paige
  • Pepsi
  • Pippa
  • Pixie
  • Princess
  • Regina
  • Rosalind
  • Sassy
  • Sheba
  • Sissy
  • Summer
  • Sushi
  • Trixie
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Unisex Names for Big-Eared Cats

Some names bring to mind imagery of big ears, but it’s not always easy to determine whether the names suit female or male cats best. Or maybe those names are too flowery or tough sounding to match your cat’s personal style. Here are a bunch of gender-neutral names for your big-eared cat so you don’t have to base their name around their sex.

  • Avery
  • Aziza
  • Bast
  • Bastet
  • Blondie
  • Bugs
  • Bunny
  • Butterscotch
  • Charlie
  • Cheetah
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Droopy
  • Druid
  • Earmuffs
  • Echo
  • Foxy
  • Ginger
  • Gremlin
  • Griffin
  • Guru
  • Harley
  • Karaoke
  • Karma
  • Katmandu
  • Leopard
  • Lynx
  • Magna
  • Manga
  • Marble
  • Mimi
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Mouse
  • Mystic
  • Ocelot
  • Ohren
  • Onyx
  • Orecchie
  • Patchwork
  • Pepper
  • Radar
  • Rogue
  • Speckles
  • Sphinx
  • Sunset
  • Tango
  • Uszy
  • Wabbit
  • Wings
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Pop Culture Names for Big-Eared Cats

There are so many big-eared characters in our favorite movies and TV shows that it’d be strange not to consider borrowing their names for our cats! Whether you prefer pointy-eared characters like Spock or the elves in Lord of the Rings or sage-like characters like Yoda, here are a bunch of fun big-eared names from pop culture.

  • Appa
  • Arwen
  • Aslan
  • Baggins
  • Bambi
  • Buddy
  • Celeborn
  • Despereaux
  • Dinah
  • Dobby
  • Dumbo
  • Eeyore
  • Elrond
  • Finn
  • Gizmo
  • Gromit
  • Hermey
  • Huckleberry
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • Legolas
  • Link
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Momo
  • Mowgli
  • Peter Pan
  • Pikachu
  • Rajah
  • Roo
  • Simba
  • Spock
  • Stitch
  • Totoro
  • Winky
  • Yoda
  • Zelda

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Sometimes, drawing inspiration from our cat’s appearance is the simplest way to figure out what their name should be. Their ears are one of their most important features, and while not all cats have big ears, the ones that do deserve notice. Maybe you have a breed known for their big ears, or your mixed kitten hasn’t quite grown into theirs. Either way, we hope this list has given you a few options to consider!

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