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150 Cat Names That Start With S: Perfect Names for Your Loving Pet

Written by: Kit Copson

Last Updated on February 8, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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150 Cat Names That Start With S: Perfect Names for Your Loving Pet

Picking a name for your cat can be harder than it seems, but one way to narrow things down is to choose a letter for that name to start with. If you’re going this route and “S” is your letter of choice, you’re in luck—there is an abundance of cool, quirky, cute, and funny names starting with it.

Read on to check out our top tips for naming your cat and explore some great names beginning with the letter “S.”


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How to Name Your Cat

Choosing the perfect name for your cat can seem impossible at first, especially given that there are so many wonderful options, but by taking into account a few things, you can narrow the options down and pick something that truly does your fluffy friend justice.

Getting to know your cat’s personality is the best way to find inspiration for a name. Sometimes, before we bring a new cat home, we feel like we have an awesome name in mind only to find that it doesn’t really suit the cat once we truly get to know them.

Are they bold and brave? If so, perhaps a god/goddess or warrior name would suit them. Or maybe your new friend is sweet or shy and a cute-sounding name would be a better choice. For greedy cats, there are plenty of food-inspired names to consider.

You can also think about your cat’s appearance and color to help you choose a name. For example, if your cat has a white coat and blue eyes, you might call them something like Sky. Another example: If your cat has stunning yellow eyes, Sunny could work. Whatever the case, you know your cat best, and this will help you pick a name you’ll love.

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Male Cat Names Starting With “S”

If you’re having trouble picking a name for your gorgeous boy, try some of these monikers on for size.

  • Sami
  • Sylvester
  • Seamus
  • Sultan
  • Santiago
  • Sully
  • Sullivan
  • Sanchez
  • Scott
  • Smokey
  • Spencer
  • Sonny
  • Skipper
  • Simon
  • Sean
  • Sebastian
  • Seth
  • Sage
  • Steven
  • Samson
  • Santiago
  • Sawyer
  • Salman
  • Soren

Female Cat Names Starting With “S”

There are some seriously beautiful female cat names to consider as well, and here are some of our absolute favorites:

  • Sora
  • Sasha
  • Sally
  • Scarlett
  • Suki
  • Sophie
  • Sofia
  • Sara
  • Savannah
  • Sierra
  • Sadie
  • Stella
  • Sabrina
  • Sydney
  • Skylar
  • Shelby
  • Saana
  • Sachi
  • Salma
  • Sia
  • Samara
  • Serena
  • Suzie
  • Simi
  • Stevie
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Movie, TV, & Gaming Cat Names Starting With “S”

For film, TV, and gaming fanatics, why not consider naming your cat after your favorite character? Here are some suggestions and the movie/TV series they come from.

  • Sansa (Game of Thrones)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Sandy (Grease)
  • Spongebob (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Severus (Harry Potter)
  • Snape (Harry Potter)
  • Samwell (Lord of the Rings)
  • Shrek (Shrek)
  • Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
  • Sheldon (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Scooby (Scooby Doo)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Spyro (Spyro the Dragon)
  • Sinbad (Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas)
  • Stuart (Stuart Little)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Sid (Ice Age)
  • Sirius (Harry Potter)
  • Scully (X-Files)
  • Sparky (Frankenweenie)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)


Food & Drink-Inspired Cat Names Starting With “S”

Got a serial muncher on your hands? A food-inspired name could be just right for your fluffy foodie.

  • Sushi
  • Salty
  • Salmon
  • Soda
  • Soybean
  • Sugar
  • Skittles
  • Spice
  • Saffron
  • Strawberry
  • Scone
  • Shallot
  • Snow pea
  • Salsa
  • Sardine
  • Sesame
  • Snickers
  • Salami
  • Sprout
  • Samosa
  • Sandwich
  • Shrimp
  • Sambuca
  • Scotch
  • Sprite
  • Schnitzel
  • Sausage
  • Spam
  • Seaweed
  • Sorbet
  • Squab
  • Serrano
  • Strudel
  • Salad
  • Sake
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Cute & Simple Cat Names Starting With “S”

Short, sweet, and snappy names are perfect for cats. If you like to keep things simple, here are some ideas for you.

  • Snowy
  • Stormy
  • Socks
  • Snoopy
  • Spots
  • Snookie
  • Scamp
  • Samba
  • Shika
  • Saki
  • Sayo
  • Saru
  • Sho
  • Shuji
  • Saori
  • Saffie
  • Sunny
  • Salem
  • Saturn
  • Shadow
  • Seth
  • Sooty
  • Sweep
  • Sky
  • Shorty
  • Spirit
  • Sakura
  • Summer
  • Simi
  • Shiloh
  • Socket
  • Sphynx
  • Sapphire
  • Saxon
  • Scout
  • Slinky
  • Snoop
  • Spry
  • Snuggles
  • Saoirse
  • Sweets
  • Sweetie
  • Snookums
  • Simba
  • Shay
  • Spooky
  • Speckles
  • Spotty
  • Smudge
  • Sumo

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Final Thoughts

If you’ve reached the end of this list and are still undecided on a name, we’d recommend taking your time to decide. Sometimes, the right name doesn’t come along until you’ve given it some serious thought, so don’t stress about your kitty being nameless for a little while. If all else fails, go for a name you love the sound of, as you’re going to be using it multiple times a day for the rest of your cat’s life!

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