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100+ Famous Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Cool Cat

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Hallie Roddy

Naming your cat is one of the most important things to do after bringing a new kitten or cat home. How do you pick the perfect name when there are so many options to choose from? One place that you might consider starting is looking through the names of famous cats.

Whether they be from television, movies, or books, a famous cat name gives your cat a name with a meaning behind it. These famous cat characters might have the same personality as your pet, or they might match the aura of them in general. Either way, choosing a new name can be a long and tedious process. This is why we’ve created a list of some of the most famous cat names to give you some inspiration.

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How to Name Your Cat

Picking out a name for your cat is a unique experience for every individual. Some people choose names based on gender, others choose them based on looks, and some focus more on personality. Regardless of your strategy, all of these can play a big role in finding a name that fits.

Take some time to sit down, look at your cat, and write down the first words that come to mind. These words don’t have to be names. Instead, they could be adjectives or adverbs that describe your cat in some way. From there, it becomes a lot easier to find a fitting name for their unique personality.

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Famous Cat Names

Movie Cat Names

If you have a fondness for movies, then you’re going to love this list of potential cat names. These cats are from some of the most famous films from your childhood and adult lives.

  • Baby
  • Déju Vu
  • Duchess
  • King Leonidas
  • Marie
  • Floyd
  • Jonesy
  • Bagheera
  • Berlioz
  • Meowthra
  • Milo
  • Bigglesworth
  • Bitey
  • Clawhauser
  • Duchess
  • Figaro
  • Neutron
  • Mochi
  • Mufasa
  • Nala
  • Butch
  • Rajah
  • Rufus
  • Sassy
  • Dandelo
  • Snowbell
  • Tonto
  • Binx
  • Charlie
  • Kiara
  • Oliver
  • Pepita
  • Sassy
  • Shere Khan
  • Simba
  • T’Challa
  • Thomasina
  • Tigger
  • Toulouse
  • Winkie
  • Zira
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Television Cat Names

Movies aren’t for everyone. Sometimes your favorite television show can be the perfect inspiration. A TV star from your favorite drama or a hilarious friend in your favorite comedy can be the perfect way to pick out a cat name that feels special.

  • Baba
  • Lucky
  • Midnight
  • Mimsie
  • Bandit
  • Bast
  • Rusty
  • Ser Pounce
  • Salem
  • Lord Tubbington
  • Miss Kitty Fantastico
  • Monkey
  • Pandora
  • Spot
  • Zazzles
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Cat Names from Cartoons and Books

You can find famous cat names all over the place. A few of the most prevalent choices come from cartoons and children’s books. Have you ever heard of Garfield? This is a name that nearly everyone can identify because of how popular the cartoon was.

  • Alderheart
  • Aslan
  • Chowder
  • Churchill
  • Azrael
  • Mr. Tibbles
  • Mr. Paws
  • Behemoth
  • Diesel
  • Dinah
  • Fancy
  • Benny
  • Blinx
  • Gumball
  • Heathcliff
  • Buttercup
  • Crookshanks
  • Mrs. Norris
  • Fuzzclaw
  • Tufty
  • Snowy
  • Carbonel
  • Snowball
  • Snowdrop
  • Choo Choo
  • Cinderpelt
  • Crookshanks
  • Dax
  • Fancy
  • Felix
  • Pixel
  • Sasha
  • Stimpy
  • Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr
  • Tab
  • Smudge
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Hobbes
  • Tigerstar
  • Tom
  • Kitsa
  • Kitty White
  • Koko
  • Jinks
  • Pete
  • Pewter
  • Spook
  • Sprockets
  • Tailchaser
  • Willowshine
  • Yum Yum
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Historically Famous Cat Names

You don’t just have to draw your inspiration from movies and television. Cats have been around for centuries, and there are plenty of historically famous felines that could have the perfect name for your new cat.

  • Dixie
  • Felicette
  • Shan
  • Socks
  • Mačak
  • Matilda
  • Oscar
  • Puffins
  • Mack
  • Snowball
  • Scarlett
  • Stubbs
  • Tabby
  • Tama
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Chief Mouser
  • Cream Puff
  • Colonel Meow
  • Ted Nude-Gent
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Final Thoughts

Your cat is going to hold a special place in your heart, so you want to take time to really think about the possibilities when deciding on a name. Once you consider your options, a couple of them are sure to stand out compared with the rest.

Felines have been our faithful companions for a long time, and having something that means that much to you means that you want them to have a name that has some sort of meaning or characteristics behind it. We hope that this list of famous cat names has given you a few ideas and that you find one that fits your cat’s personality perfectly.

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About the Author

Hallie Roddy
Hallie Roddy
Hallie has been a proud nature and animal enthusiast for as long as she can remember. She attributes her passion for the environment and all its creatures to her childhood when she was showing horses on weekends and spending her weeknights devoting her attention to her pets. She enjoys spending most of her time in Michigan playing with her two rescue cats, Chewbacca and Lena, and her dog, Clayton. When Hallie isn’t using her degree in English with a writing specialization to spread informative knowledge on pet care, you can find her snuggled up on the couch reading books or watching nature documentaries.

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