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100+ Italian Cat Names: Ideas for Exciting & Gorgeous Cats

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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100+ Italian Cat Names: Ideas for Exciting & Gorgeous Cats

Cats are the purrrfect companions, and when it comes to naming our furry friends, why not consider referencing Italian culture? With references to their beautiful geography or rustic cuisine, there are many options to ponder.

Although there are not any cat breeds originating from Italy, it doesn’t mean your kitty can’t have an Italian name. Give your cat an Italian-inspired name to honor your heritage or simply show your love for the country. 


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Female Italian Cat Names

To assist you in your search, we have gathered a list of our favorite female and male names and a few notable foods and hot-spot references. Any of these would be a delightful choice for your pet.

  • Stella 
  • Lucia
  • Calisto
  • Pietra
  • Leona
  • Olimpia
  • Alba
  • Gemma
  • Nana
  • Viola
  • Pia
  • Numa
  • Amara
  • Renata 
  • Florentina
  • Donatella
  • Rosa
  • Caramella
  • Abriana
  • Dolce
  • Valentina

Male Italian Cat Names

  • Essatto
  • Pelo
  • Rocco
  • Lucca
  • Enrico
  • Picante
  • Alto
  • Mario
  • Rome
  • Giovanni
  • Farfalle
  • Donatello
  • Italia
  • Horace
  • Lento
  • Benito
  • Fabian
  • Toro
  • Mattone
  • Leo
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Italian Food Names for Cats

Another popular trend in the cultural realm includes naming your cat after a sweet delicacy or delicious comfort food, and many of those are found in Italian cuisine. We have selected our absolute favorites and compiled them in the list below:

  • Tortellini
  • Ravioli 
  • Canolli
  • Meatball
  • Gelato
  • Tiramisu
  • Penne
  • Parm
  • Prosciutto
  • Linguini 
  • Asiago
  • Pesto
  • Pollo
  • Biscotti
  • Lasagna
  • Rigatoni
  • Risotto
  • Calzone
  • Gnocchi
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Italian City and Site Names for Cats

We wouldn’t be able to have a great list of Italian cat names without making reference to the gorgeous cities and sites. If you are looking for a name courtesy of your travel catalog, this is the list for you!

  • Venice
  • Milan
  • Sorento
  • Amalfi
  • Naples 
  • Pompeii
  • Basilica
  • Bologna
  • Capri
  • Messina 
  • Como
  • Pantheon
  • Florence
  • Duomo
  • Pisa
  • Portofino
  • Siena 
  • Prima

Italian Cat Names with Meanings 

Why not have a little fun with your cat name and choose something in Italian with a meaning? Although they might be tough for those who aren’t fluent, they still make great names once you get the pronunciation down!

  • Baffo (Whisker)
  • Cuccio (Chubby)
  • Elmo (Helmet)
  • Carrotina (Little Carrot)
  • Fusina or Fusino (Purring Cat)
  • Bella (Beautiful)
  • Pelosa (Furry)
  • Furia (Rush)
  • Puffeta (Little Smurf)
  • Nuvolino (Little Cloud)
  • Piccola (Little)
  • Bimbo (Baby)
  • Freccia (Arrow)
  • Otto (Eight)
  • Pisolo (Sleepy)
  • Fulmine (Lightning Bolt)
  • Pulce (Flea)
  • Zampa (Paw)
  • Pepita (Nugget)
  • Battuffola (Cotton Ball)
  • Birillo (Skittle)
  • Tato (Little Dear)
  • Macchia (Spot)
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Popular Cat Names in Italy 

About 18% of the Italian population has cats! We have researched the most popular cat names among owners in Italy, and here are the top 10:

  • Romeo
  • Luna
  • Pallina
  • Chicco
  • Birba
  • Trilly
  • Micio
  • Leo
  • Minu
  • Briciola

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Finding the Right Italian Name for Your Cat

Deciding on the right Italian name for your kitten can be quite a task. Whether you’ve chosen a traditional Italian name or are sold on calling them Lasagna, we are sure there are suitable names for every kitty cat out there. However, we know not everyone might be so lucky as to find the perfect match on our list of 100 Italian names and suggest they check out one of the other cat name links below:

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