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130 Fall-Inspired Cat Names: Ideas for Your Autumn Kitty

feral cat surrounded with fallen leaves
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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Elizabeth Gray

Deciding what to name your new cat or kitten can be overwhelming. One way to narrow it down is to consider names inspired by a specific theme, or in this case, a season! Whether your kitty’s “Gotcha Day” lands during autumn or you are a fan of all things pumpkin spice, here are 130 fall-inspired cat names to consider.

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How to Name Your Cat

Even if you narrow your choices down to fall-inspired names, that still leaves plenty of options. You’ll need to dig deeper as you decide what to name your cat. Choose a name based on your cat’s physical appearance, such as their color or pattern.

Take some time to get to know their personality, and it could help you decide if a sweet or scary name fits better. Another option is to consider your personal favorites. Do you love a certain fall holiday, food, or drink? No matter what you decide, be consistent. Cats can learn their names, so don’t confuse them by changing your mind once you pick one.

Cat Names Inspired by Fall Food and Drink


In many parts of the world, fall signals the arrival of cooler weather along with a change in food and drink preferences. Fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are closely associated with food. Why not find culinary inspiration for your cat’s name?

  • Pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Spice
  • Cider
  • Butternut
  • Clove
  • Turkey
  • Sage
  • Soup
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Chestnut
  • Sweet Potato
  • Marshmallow
  • Cocoa
  • Chocolate
  • Whiskey
  • Apple
  • Maple
  • S’mores
  • Graham
  • Caramel
  • Toffee
  • Brandy
  • Starbucks
  • Candy
  • Snickers
  • Butterfinger
  • Jellybean
  • Candy Corn
  • Saffron
  • Russet
  • Mash
  • Bourbon
  • Pepper

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Fall Cat Names Inspired by Nature

For many people, the best part of fall is the beautiful display put on by nature. Fall foliage inspires many a leaf-watching trip, which might lead you to the perfect cat name.

  • Scarlet
  • Leaf
  • Oak
  • Branch
  • Twig
  • Autumn
  • Acorn
  • Birch
  • Ash
  • Pine
  • Copper
  • Forest
  • Hunter
  • Rain
  • Windy
  • Woody
  • Amber
  • Crimson
  • Juniper
  • Harvest
  • Sparrow
  • Ruby
  • Willow
  • Midnight
  • Ember
  • Cinder
  • Twilight
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Soot
  • Crow
  • Flame
  • Cedar
  • Archer

Fall Cat Names Inspired by Halloween

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You don’t have to have a black cat to pick a name inspired by Halloween. This spooky holiday offers many options for naming your cat, from scary characters to sweet treats.

  • Ghost
  • Monster
  • Zombie
  • Vampire
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Edward
  • Freddy
  • Jason
  • Bella
  • Wizard
  • Magic
  • Spook
  • Inky
  • Lucifer
  • Demon
  • Devil
  • Michael
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Thackery Binx
  • Crookshanks
  • Church
  • Phantom
  • Casper
  • Igor
  • Bones
  • Gremlin
  • Draco
  • Grim
  • Gargamel
  • Trick
  • Treat
  • Fang
  • Mummy
  • Boo
  • Sabrina
  • Salem

Fall Cat Names Inspired by Clothing

It’s time to break out your fall wardrobe favorites as the weather turns colder. They don’t call it “sweater weather” for no reason. If your cat loves to snuggle and get cozy, why not name them after one of these fall clothing items?

  • Sweaters
  • Plaid
  • Flannel
  • Fleece
  • Beanie
  • Socks
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Wooly
  • Cashmere
  • Tux
  • Buttons
  • Chukka

Fall Calendar-Inspired Cat Names

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Whether we’re talking about the traditional or zodiac calendar, you can find a unique fall-inspired name for your cat on this list.

  • October
  • September
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagittarius
  • Virgo
  • Equinox
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Pluto



Hopefully, these 130 fall-inspired cat names have sparked your creativity as you get to know your new pet. Remember, before you bring home a cat that needs a name, make sure you’re prepared for the commitment it takes to care for them. Owning a cat isn’t just a seasonal trend but a lifetime responsibility.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Gray is a lifelong lover of all creatures great and small. She got her first cat at 5 years old and at 14, she started working for her local veterinarian. Elizabeth spent more than 20 years working as a veterinary nurse before stepping away to become a stay-at-home parent to her daughter. Now, she is excited to share her hard-earned knowledge (literally--she has scars) with our readers. Elizabeth lives in Iowa with her family, including her two fur kids, Linnard, a husky mix and Algernon, the worldʻs most patient cat. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching all sports but especially soccer, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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