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100+ Cat Names That Start with J – Inspiring & Unique Options

Written by: Jana Blagojevic

Last Updated on May 9, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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100+ Cat Names That Start with J – Inspiring & Unique Options

If you are a new pet parent with a little kitten in your hands, you need a wonderful name to match your kitten’s personality. Luckily, we’ve crafted a list of the most fun and creative cat names starting with the letter J so that you can find some inspiration below.

We’ve included those inspired by movies, TV shows, food, and even nature to provide you with the most diverse names to choose from.

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How to Name Your Cat

When naming your new kitten, there are several factors you should consider. You probably want this name to perfectly balance quirky and meaningful, so picking out your ideal option can be challenging. You’ll need to look at the kitten’s personality, appearance, and your own likes and dislikes. With cats, it’s best to keep it as simple as possible. Choose something they will quickly learn, and something you can easily repeat.

Whether you want a serious or silly name, try and search for inspiration in popular media, trends, and celebrities. Be careful not to create a name too similar to other names in the household to avoid creating confusion for the kitten.

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Cat Names Based on Personality

Since every cat has a unique personality, you can wait a few days until you get acquainted and name your kitten accordingly. Other than being adorable and gender-neutral, these names are easy to remember.

  • Jazzy
  • Jester
  • Jitters
  • Jolly
  • Joy
  • Jumper
  • Jumpy


Female Cat Names Starting with J

If you have a female kitten and are looking for a perfect name to describe her softness, sassiness, and playful spirit, take a look at some of the names below. Among these names, you can find some very popular variations and some that are very uncommon.

  • Jae
  • Jaira
  • Jama
  • Jamaica
  • Jane
  • Jara
  • Jaya
  • Jemma
  • Jetta
  • Jezebel
  • Jilly
  • Jolee
  • Jolene
  • Josie
  • Jovi
  • Judy
  • Juliette
  • Juna
  • Junie
  • Justice
  • Justine
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Male Cat Names Starting with J

As you can see, some of these male cat names are quite tough, such as Jaws. They may fit your male cat’s personality quite well. However, all cats have their own individual personality. Some cuddly tomcats may deserve special, more gentle names such as Juno, Jem, or Jasper.

  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jagger
  • Jambo
  • Jasper
  • Jaws
  • Jax
  • Jaxon
  • Jem
  • Jerome
  • Jerry
  • Jet
  • Jimmy
  • Johnny
  • Judo
  • Julian
  • Juno
  • Justin
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Unisex Cat Names Starting with J

If you want to opt for a gender-neutral name, many amazing examples exist. Names such as Jinx, Jojo, and Jazz are very common for cats. The best part is—they suit both male and female cats!

  • Jamie
  • Java
  • Jay
  • Jazz
  • Jean
  • Jesse
  • Jewel
  • Jinx
  • Jo
  • Jojo
  • Jona
  • Jordi
  • Josie
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Food-Inspired Cat Names Starting with J

Some of the most adorable pet names come from our favorite food choices. Imagine your furry sidekick having a charming name such as Jellybean or Jolly Pop. These names are quirky, unique and will amuse anyone who hears them.

  • Jaffa
  • Jam
  • Jambalaya
  • Jambon
  • Jello
  • Jelly Baby
  • Jelly Donut
  • Jellybean
  • Jerky
  • Jolly Pop
  • Jujube
  • Jujyfruit
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Popular Movie and TV Show Cat Names Starting with J

One thing that will be a true conversation starter is naming your cat after a celebrity or a movie character. This is perfect if your cat has a certain quirk about their personality that makes them resemble a famous person or a fictional character from your favorite TV show. Hopefully, the list of names below will help you find inspiration for naming your cat.

  • Jack Sparrow
  • Jackie Chan
  • Jafar
  • James Bond
  • James Dean
  • Janice
  • Jar Jar
  • Jarvis
  • Jean Claude
  • Jedi
  • Jeff
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jigsaw
  • Jiminy Cricket
  • Jinx
  • Joey
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Joker
  • Joko
  • Juicebox
  • Juliet
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Nature-Inspired Cat Names Starting with J

If you love nature and want to give your kitten a nature-inspired cat name, you will find inspiration in the list below. You can choose a gentler name, such as Jade, Jasmine, or June, while Jackrabbit and Jaguar are perfect for a mischievous tomcat.

  • Jackrabbit
  • Jade
  • Jaguar
  • Jasmine
  • Jaybird
  • Jellyfish
  • June
  • Juniper
  • Jupiter
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We know how difficult it can be to find a perfect name to fit your cat and to highlight their personality, and hopefully, this list will give you some inspiration on naming your cat. This list contains very interesting cat names; some are very popular, while others are quite uncommon. Whether you have a favorite character from a TV show or cartoon, or even a favorite flower, this list will surely help you find a creative and fun name.

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