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300+ Male Cat Names: The Ultimate List of Masculine, Adorable & Tough Options

Written by: Jessica Kim

Last Updated on May 15, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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300+ Male Cat Names: The Ultimate List of Masculine, Adorable & Tough Options

Having a hard time naming your cat is a relatable challenge that many cat owners experience. There are endless possibilities, and it’s often difficult to even know where to start. Looking through a list of names is often helpful with getting your mind jogging and can even inspire and lead you to find the perfect name for your cat.

To help you with your search, we’ve compiled a list of male cat names drawn from multiple sources of inspiration. This list will help you narrow down your search and make the process of naming your cat simpler and more straightforward.

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How to Name Your Male Cat

One of the best ways to find a special name for your male cat is to observe him. There’s no rush to name him, and you can wait a few weeks for him to settle into your home and let his true personality shine. Pay attention to any special physical features he has and what his personality is like. Once you get to know your cat, you might even think of famous people or fictional characters that remind you of your cat.

Start making a list of a few names that you like and whittling it down by crossing off names that are your least favorite. You can keep doing this until you’re left with one name. If you’re feeling extra creative, choose two or three names so that your cat has a longer full name. This process will prevent you from coming up with a generic name for your cat.


Male Cat Names Based on Personality

If your cat has a specific personality trait that you love, you can name him after that trait. Take a look at these descriptive names for some inspiration.

  • Arty
  • Bright
  • Charisma
  • Charm
  • Chase
  • Cheer
  • Comic
  • Commander
  • Courage
  • Curiosity
  • Dashing
  • Dynamite
  • Energy
  • Fickle
  • Frank
  • Funky
  • Giddy
  • Gruff
  • Happy
  • Impish
  • Jester
  • Moody
  • Scrappy
  • Wit
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Male Cat Names Based on Physical Appearance

You can also name your cat based on his physical traits. Maybe your cat has adorable patches or markings. He could also have an extremely long and luxurious coat. Here are some fun names that describe a cat’s physical appearance.

  • Beau
  • Blue
  • Bushy
  • Dapper
  • Dusty
  • Gray
  • Fluffy
  • Mackerel
  • Patches
  • Red
  • Scruffy
  • Silver
  • Spot
  • Stripe
  • Stunner
  • Tuxedo
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Image Credit: Kill_Baal, Shutterstock

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Names for Bold and Tough Male Cats

If your cat has a strong personality or a fearless attitude, it may be a good idea to give him a name rooted in strength and bravery. The following names have meanings that revolve around strength, courage, and boldness.

  • Alexander
  • Amell
  • Andris
  • Denzel
  • Farris
  • Farrell
  • Godric
  • Ethan
  • Harvey
  • Henning
  • Hero
  • Jason
  • Koa
  • Liam
  • Magni
  • Malin
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Njord
  • Orvar
  • Pruitt
  • Quinlan
  • Rex
  • Tedmond
  • Titus
  • Valente
  • Vidar
  • Wayan
  • Wyatt
  • Zale
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Names for Friendly and Affectionate Male Cats

Contrary to popular belief, you can find many friendly and affectionate cats. Some cats are even extroverts that love meeting new people and being the center of attention. The following names have meanings related to friendliness and companionship.

  • Aiko
  • Alden
  • Alven
  • Amandus
  • Amin
  • Amor
  • Asher
  • Bellamy
  • Benigno
  • Caron
  • Cedric
  • Concord
  • Connelly
  • Corwin
  • Dawood
  • Darwin
  • Dillon
  • Fenmore
  • Flick
  • Galen
  • Geoffrey
  • Hamlin
  • Hewett
  • Hubert
  • Jalen
  • Kedrick
  • Obi
  • Paris
  • Paxton
  • Phil
  • Rasmus
  • Truman
  • Verrill
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Famous Male Cat Names

You can find a plethora of famous cats in books, games, movies, and TV shows. Many of these cats are beloved characters with admirable qualities and lovable personalities. Check to see if any of these fictional cats are inspiring you to name your real cat.

  • Aslan
  • Bagheera
  • Binx
  • Blofeld
  • Cheshire
  • Clawhauser
  • Crème Puff
  • Crookshanks
  • Daniel Tiger
  • DC
  • Diego
  • Fat Louie
  • Felix
  • Figaro
  • Fritz
  • Garfield
  • Heathcliff
  • Jiji
  • Jonesy
  • Keanu
  • Meowth
  • Milo
  • Mufasa
  • Bigglesworth
  • Nermal
  • Oliver
  • Puss in Boots
  • Pyewacket
  • Rajah
  • Salem
  • Scar
  • Scat Cat
  • Scratchy
  • Shere Khan
  • Stimpy
  • Sylvester
  • Simba
  • T’Challa
  • Thomas O’Malley
  • Tom
  • Tonto
  • Tigger
  • Ulysses
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Image Credit: Kanashi. Pixabay

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Male Cat Names Based on Food

It’s always fun to name cats after our favorite foods. Here are some cute food-inspired names that are fitting for adorable cats.

  • Angus
  • Bao
  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Bean
  • Berry
  • Biscuit
  • Butter
  • Cedar
  • Chiffon
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cobbler
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Fig
  • Frito
  • Fudge
  • Graham
  • Herb
  • Marshmallow
  • Mint
  • Miso
  • Mochi
  • Nacho
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pie
  • Quiche
  • Scone
  • Tofu
  • Truffle
  • Tuna
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Nature-Inspired Male Cat Names

Not all cats are outdoor cats, but some may still enjoy window-watching or learning to walk on a leash. If you have a particularly adventurous cat that likes going outside with you, you may want to consider a name inspired by nature.

  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • August
  • Beryl
  • Blaze
  • Bramble
  • Breeze
  • Brook
  • Caspian
  • Cliff
  • Clover
  • Creek
  • Evergreen
  • Fir
  • Fjord
  • Forest
  • Garnet
  • Jade
  • Jasper
  • Moon
  • Onyx
  • Peridot
  • Reed
  • River
  • Rowan
  • Sage
  • Shadow
  • Snowball
  • Star
  • Thicket
  • Topaz
  • Tsunami
  • Tundra
  • Wren
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Mythical Male Cat Names

You can find many mythological beings and creatures from all cultures that possess inspiring qualities and interesting origin stories. So, if you have an adventurous or mysterious cat, you might find the perfect name for him by drawing inspiration from myths and legends.

  • Ajax
  • Amon
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Cat-sith
  • Cha Kla
  • Chimera
  • Dawon
  • Dwyn
  • Finn
  • Griffin
  • Einarr
  • Hades
  • Helios
  • Hermes
  • Hydra
  • Jupiter
  • Kannon
  • Leo
  • Loki
  • Lyncus
  • Manticore
  • Mars
  • Matagot
  • Minotaur
  • Nekomata
  • Nemean
  • Odin
  • Perseus
  • Thor
  • Wampus
  • Zeus
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Male Cat Names for a Bonded Pair

It’s a fun idea to choose names with a theme if you’re planning to adopt a bonded pair. Here are the names of some of the most iconic duos that may be perfect for your cats.

  • Abbott and Costello
  • Archer and Armstrong
  • Archie and Reggie
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Chip and Dale
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • Cory and Shawn
  • Dean and Jerry
  • Doc and Marty
  • Dom and Brian
  • Felix and Oscar
  • Fred and Barney
  • Frodo and Samwise
  • Gimli and Legolas
  • Gumby and Pokey
  • Hall and Oates
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Kirk and Spock
  • Lennon and McCartney
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Mike and Sully
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Pinky and Brain
  • Rick and Morty
  • Rocket and Groot
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Sherlock and Watson
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Steve and Bucky
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Troy and Abed
  • Wayne and Garth
  • Woody and Buzz
  • Zack and Cody
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We hope this list has inspired you and given you new ideas for naming your male cat. Finding the perfect name can be overwhelming, but after spending some time with your cat, you’ll be able to come up with some personalized and unique names. Whatever you end up naming your cat, we’re sure he’ll love his new name.

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