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100+ Cute Cat Names: Adorable Ideas for Cats of All Kinds 

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Christian Adams

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There is something incredibly mesmerizing about cats – arguably the cutest of pets.  As kittens, they like to always be in your presence, ensure you are focusing most (if not all) of your attention on playtime, and find you to be the comfiest of beds when it comes to nap time. These adorable fluffies then grow into their kitty teens, where you might see them a little less.

Your sweet tween might even become a bit of a menace, showing you a little defiance from time to time, but always finds you at the end of the day when it’s time to turn in for bed. As they mature, their hearts finally understand and accept that you are their person. No one will know them quite as you do.

You are always the one who feeds them, teaching them important life lessons along the way, like dogs are really not enemy number one and the furniture is not their scratching post. You tucked them in each night and showered them with the most love one person can give to another. 

Truly a full circle experience that solidifies a rewarding bond only the two of you will understand. This brings us to why we think cats might just be the most adorable pets around. So whether this is your very first feline companion, or you’ve walked this adoption road before, we suggest that paring your majestic beauty with a name so cute, you can’t EVEN. 

No matter the type of cute your kitty is – sassy and polished, aloof yet affectionate, full of the zoomies, and always on the lookout for things to pounce on, we have a name suitable for them. We can promise that they will forever live up to their adorable name because we are certain that “cute” was built into their genetics.

Now, let’s get to the names!

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Cute Female Cat Names

  • Cleo 
  • Nala 
  • Lulu 
  • Lemon
  • Aurora 
  • Millie 
  • Mitten
  • Kali 
  • Dottie 
  • Nora
  • Zoey 
  • Rosie 
  • Apple
  • Roo
  • Gemma 
  • Lotus 
  • Mini 
  • Wisp 
  • Kiwi

Cute Male Cat Names 

  • Milo 
  • Leo 
  • Ziggy 
  • Chewie 
  • Lux
  • Sushi 
  • Mortimer 
  • Butters 
  • Dill
  • Tucker 
  • Jax 
  • Oliver 
  • Murph 
  • Emmit 
  • Beans 
  • Louie 
  • Beau 
  • Poe 
  • Remi 
  • Gus 
  • Wee 
  • Ducky 
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Cute Black Cat Names 

Not for the faint of heart, or the superstitious. These magical kitties are among some of the cutest. We have gathered our favorite black cat names, grey cat names, and really any suggestions we think are ideal for all types of dark cats – each full of wonder and mystery. 

  • Spook 
  • Moon 
  • Shadow 
  • Eve 
  • Drak
  • Luna 
  • Magic 
  • Cinder
  • Umbra
  • Salem 
  • Noir
  • Charm
  • Widow 
  • Merlot 
  • Vader 
  • Yin 
  • Soot
  • Pitch 
  • Pep
  • Jey

Cute White Cat Names 

The white fur on these kitties might resemble the plushest clouds, fluffiest marshmallows, or the purest of sugar. Whatever your cute pristine kitty looks like, we have a name that is sure to be fitting. Here are a few of our favorite cute white cat names. 

  • Casper 
  • Olaf 
  • Yang 
  • Cotton
  • Ghost 
  • Mayo 
  • Tofu
  • Brie 
  • Gandalf
  • Blanc
  • Boo
  • Santa
  • Frost 
  • Diamond 
  • Entity
  • Gouda 
  • Spirit
  • Chowder
  • Coconut 
  • Feta 
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Cute Orange Cat Names 

Often orange cats live up to their reputation of being the friendliest of the feline bunch. Of course, there are always going to be a few orange cats who are a touch more firey than inviting. But regardless of their personality, an adorable orange cat name inspired by their coat would be a fun idea. 

  • Amarillo
  • Carrot 
  • Apri 
  • Weasley 
  • Ginga Ninja 
  • Nemo 
  • Flame 
  • Peche 
  • Fanta 
  • Russet
  • Tango
  • Glow 
  • Ember 
  • Spark 
  • Fuego 
  • Mimosa 
  • Cirtus 
  • Rusty 
  • Scorch
  • Marmal
  • Opie

Cute Calico Cat Names 

Although Calico is a fairly cute cat name in itself, we have compiled a list of the best cat names that would work great for any color-blotted cat. Their patched fur is easily recognized and when matched with one of the following is an unbeatable combination of cuteness.

  • Pipa 
  • Opal 
  • Bijou 
  • Pixie 
  • Ernie 
  • Bongo
  • Petra 
  • Monarch 
  • Freckle 
  • Gizmo 
  • Hazel 
  • Sepia 
  • Huck 
  • Merve
  • Zelda
  • Tippy 
  • Harlow 
  • Munch
  • Esme
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More Cute Cat Names 

The list of cute cat names could go on for all eternity, but who has time to sort through something like that? We thought one final catalog to sum up the remaining cute cat names will ensure you’ve been offered the cream of crop! 

  • Tunia 
  • Cherub 
  • Turtle 
  • Peet 
  • Fleur 
  • Link 
  • Juniper 
  • Fern 
  • Sulley 
  • Kirby 
  • Sonic 
  • Teddy 
  • Moses 
  • Basil 
  • Nacho 
  • Nero 
  • Goofy 

Bonus: Cute Japanese Cat Names 

Hello Kitty is a Japanese cat icon – quintessentially the OG of cute cats! If you are looking for something a bit more unique and fun, below are the most popular cute Japanese Cat names. 

  • Akira | Bright 
  • Haruto | Shining Sun 
  • Emiko | Beautiful 
  • Hikari | Radiance 
  • Yamato | Great Harmony 
  • Kyoko | Respectful 
  • Masumi | Clarity 
  • Yasu | Peace 
  • Jiro | Second Son 
  • Michi | Pathway 
  • Shiori | Poem 
  • Sora | Sky 
  • Tadao | Faithful 
  • Yuki | Happy 
  • Haru | Spring 
  • Arata | Fresh 
  • Hiro | Generous 
  • Nori | To Rule 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Cat

When it comes to determining what cute might look like, remember this concept is entirely up to you. Above anyone else, you will know what kind of cute cat name suits your kitty the best. So lean into the process and have fun with it! At the end of the day, your cat will appreciate whichever name you choose to call them. 

You might be interested in taking a look at a few other ideas before committing to one. So we have linked more brilliant name posts below: 

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About the Author

Christian Adams
Christian Adams
Christian is the Editor-in-Chief of Excited Cats and one of its original and primary contributors. A lifelong cat lover, now based in South East Asia, Christian and his wife are the proud parents of an 11-year-old son and four rescue cats: Trixie, Chloe, Sparky, and Chopper.

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