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Hippie Cat Names: 240 Great Ideas for Your Laid-Back Cat

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Kit Copson

You’ll find them lazing about in the sunniest patch on your floor or snoozing carefree in your vegetable patch—we all know and love a chilled-out cat. Or perhaps your feline can often be found enjoying the company of other living creatures, whether they be fluffy, scaly, human, multi-legged, or winged. In that case, you may want to consider a “hippie-inspired” name for your cat.

Hippie names give off an aura of free-spiritedness and some even pay tribute to musical and artistic greats past and present. If your cat is loving, care-free, and unconventional, they deserve a special name that truly celebrates their quirkiness.

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How to Name Your Cat

It’s not hard to feel overwhelmed by all the possible names you could possibly bestow upon your cat. After all, there are so many great choices! A good rule of thumb is to physically meet your cat before you start thinking about a name. Many people pick a name too soon and end up changing it because they find it just doesn’t suit their cat.

There’s nothing wrong with changing your cat’s name, but it’s fine to wait a while, get to know them, and pick up on their vibes before choosing one you think is truly groovy. Once you’ve factored in their appearance, personality, and unique quirks, a name will just “click” at some point.

Above all, choose something that makes you smile. Your cat’s naming ceremony is a great opportunity to pay tribute to your favorite artists, musicians, season, color—pretty much anything you like!

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50 Male and Female Hippie Cat Names

So, you’ve adopted a free-spirited fluff that needs a cute, bohemian name. These names are sorted into “male” and “female” categories, but there’s no reason they can’t be unisex, too!

Male Hippie Cat Names

  • Arlo
  • Phoenix
  • Alon
  • Eagle
  • Bud
  • Bear
  • Aster
  • Marley
  • Blaze
  • Mars
  • Felix
  • Jefferson
  • Lyric
  • Kai
  • Indigo
  • Herb
  • Koa
  • Cassius
  • Freddie
  • Astro
  • Harper
  • Bodhi
  • Soren
  • Sage
  • Xander
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Female Hippie Cat Names

  • Saffron
  • Yoko
  • Daisy
  • Aurora
  • Hope
  • Star
  • Athena
  • Honey
  • Dawn
  • Gaia
  • Venus
  • Kahlo
  • Ophelia
  • Azalea
  • Delta
  • Luna
  • Iris
  • Harmony
  • Eartha
  • Nancy
  • Cynthia
  • Tansy
  • Daphne
  • Celeste
  • Freya
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40 Musician and Song-Inspired Hippie Cat Names

If you’d like your cat’s name to pay tribute to a great musician, band, or song, here are some options to consider.

  • Janis
  • Joplin
  • Dylan
  • Bob
  • Carol
  • Cher
  • Kimya
  • Mirah
  • Vashti
  • Hot Tuna
  • Sergey
  • Sonny
  • Bowie
  • Mercury
  • Hendrix
  • Lennon
  • Sid
  • Johnny
  • Queen
  • Lou
  • Harley
  • Elvis
  • Laura
  • June
  • Olga
  • Wind
  • Mellow
  • Yellow
  • Nash
  • Jimi
  • Crimson
  • Clover
  • Joni
  • Drake
  • Denver
  • Simon
  • Garfunkel
  • Beatle
  • Cat
  • Mitchell
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30 Nature-Inspired Hippie Cat Names

What name would better suit a laid-back hippie cat than something nature-inspired? If your cat loves looking at the sky or basking in that warm spot under your window, try these names on for size.

  • Moon
  • Forest
  • Birch
  • Midnight
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Misty
  • Rainbow
  • Sunny
  • Rain
  • Raindrop
  • Snow
  • Snowy
  • Snowflake
  • Cosmos
  • Earth
  • Ocean
  • Storm
  • Coral
  • Willow
  • Stones
  • Cedar
  • Sky
  • Twilight
  • Brook
  • River
  • Dream
  • Galaxy
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20 Flower, Tree, and Plant Inspired Hippie Cat Names

It’s all about the flower power, right? And, of course, our cats are our own little flowers, so why not name them aptly? Here are our absolute favorite flower-inspired hippie names.

  • Dahlia
  • Blossom
  • Buttercup
  • Tulip
  • Ash
  • Leaf
  • Mimsy
  • Jude
  • Halycon
  • Camelia
  • Lavender
  • Oak
  • Rosie
  • Spruce
  • Hazel
  • Moss
  • Woody
  • Olive
  • Fern
  • Aspen
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25 Food-Inspired Hippie Cat Names

Is your chilled-out fluff-buddy also rather food motivated? Though your cat is a meat-eater, it doesn’t mean they can’t sport one of these names inspired by fresh, natural, and tasty foods.

  • Coffee
  • Almond
  • Sugar
  • Pancake
  • Nut
  • Tofu
  • Biscuit
  • Beans
  • Veggie
  • Broccoli
  • Tempeh
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Lemon
  • Avocado
  • Garlic
  • Pumpkin
  • Noodles
  • Coconut
  • Falafel
  • Apple
  • Peach
  • Pasta
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
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20 Magical Hippie Cat Names

Many “hippie” names have a touch of magic about them, just like your fantastic feline. Check out these magical, mystical, and spiritual hippie cat names.

  • Nirvana
  • Moonbeam
  • Cloud
  • Juno
  • Pandora
  • Tarot
  • Karma
  • Chakra
  • Ariel
  • Arya
  • Theo
  • Orion
  • Zeus
  • Buddha
  • Pixie
  • Fae
  • Faerie
  • Unicorn
  • Faith
  • Love
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55 Geography-Inspired Hippie Cat Names

Are you and your cat always off on some adventure or other? Have a gander at these geography-inspired names for cats with itchy feet.

  • Aiken
  • Alexandria
  • Agra
  • Austin
  • Brooklyn
  • Baikal
  • Bengal
  • Chile
  • California
  • Chelsea
  • Dublin
  • Dhaka
  • Dubai
  • Edea
  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • Florence
  • Giza
  • Gaia
  • Ganja
  • Haiti
  • Havana
  • Izmir
  • Indianapolis
  • Jordan
  • Jackson
  • Kansas
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  • Knoxville
  • Lima
  • London
  • Mexico
  • Madrid
  • Nevis
  • Nairobi
  • Oslo
  • Orleans
  • Osaka
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Panama
  • Queens
  • Rio
  • Sierra
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Togo
  • Uyo
  • Venice
  • Vienna
  • Washington
  • Xenia
  • Yuma
  • Yono
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zaria
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Final Thoughts

Hippie names are all about freedom, fun, peace, and appreciating the beauty in the world. We hope you’ve enjoyed perusing our hippie cat names recommendations and have found something that fits your laid-back cat perfectly. If not, take your time. There’s no hurry when it comes to naming your cat—just go with the flow!

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About the Author

Kit Copson
Kit Copson
Kit Copson is a freelance writer and lifelong animal lover with a strong interest in animal welfare. She has parented various furry beings over the years and is currently a proud cat mom of two—one very chilled (unless hungry) Siamese and a skittish but adorable Domestic Shorthair—and dog mom of one—an adopted Bichon Poodle cross. When not writing about or spending time with animals, Kit can be found doodling in her sketchpad, reading, or more often than not, drinking tea.

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