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100+ Unique Cat Names: Ideas for Rare & Eclectic Kitties

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Unique Cat Names

100+ Unique Cat Names: Ideas for Rare & Eclectic Kitties

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When you start to think about what goes into a pet’s name, there are a lot of things to consider. Do you like the name, does it compliment their fur color or coat patterns? Will this name translate well throughout the many stages of cat-hood? Are there any goofy names that the other cats can use as rhyming words to poke fun at your fur baby? Typical inner battles we think most new pet owners relate to. Jokes aside, does this name wholeheartedly suit your little ball of fur?

All of these are valid questions to have when beginning the naming process, which sometimes can be even more difficult when you’re adopting your wee one as a kitten. To this, we say—find what makes your cat unique and run with it! Each feline will be distinctly different in one way or another so rather than choosing a common or popular name, going with something unique offers a win-win. 

We have garnered a list of the most eccentric and peculiar names for you to choose from and filtered them into convenient categories such as unique boy cat names and unique girl cat names, and suggestions for black, white, orange, and calico cats. We even have unique warrior cat names and a few adorable ideas. 

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Unique Female Cat Names

  • Isolde 
  • Undine 
  • Maeve 
  • Cordelia 
  • Guinevere 
  • Tink 
  • Felicity 
  • Gigi
  • Zara 
  • Wisteria 
  • Bristol 

Unique Male Cat Names 

  • Zoltan 
  • Wilco 
  • Caspian 
  • Neo 
  • Cairo 
  • Flynn 
  • Aslan 
  • Mochi 
  • Bowie
  • Saul 
  • Vaughn 

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Unique Black Cat Names 

Although they are popular for a reason, a classic black cat name won’t do for your new buddy. Thinking outside of the box gives your cat the chance to shine as the majestic creature they are. If you have a cat whose fur is predominantly black, any of these name choices would be interesting ideas. 

  • Vader 
  • Nimbus 
  • Poe 
  • Nebula 
  • Inigo 
  • Radar
  • Niro 
  • Suki 
  • Hodor
  • Pinot 
  • Atticus 
  • Nyx 
  • Monroe 
  • Da Vinci 
  • Zion 
  • Slater 

Unique White Cat Names 

Most articles that include name ideas for white cats usually point you to the same group of generic names. While these are great in some instances, they are not for everyone. Below you find a diverse range of names all suitable for the unique white cat in your life. 

  • Nog  
  • Splenda 
  • Grigio
  • Bleach
  • Yeti 
  • Ecru 
  • Chalky 
  • Bino 
  • Paloma 
  • Ivorie
  • Gandalf
  • Luster 
  • Brisk 

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Unique Orange Cat Names 

Garfield and Marmalade are iconic when it comes to orange cat names, but they are a tad played out. Your friendly tabby deserves something fresh and zesty. A name so unique that only he will wear it. 

  • Queso 
  • Clemmie 
  • Noodle 
  • OJ 
  • Aiko 
  • Gemma 
  • June 
  • Capri 
  • Jin 
  • Enya 
  • Cha Cha 
  • Tang 
  • Zestie 
  • Kenya 
  • Ambrosia 
  • Dandie

Unique Calico Cat Names 

Calico in itself seems like a fairly obvious choice for a calico cat name. You may even have met a few in your lifetime. It is an adorable, unisex option but it’s been done many times over. Calico cats are not all that common, especially male calicos, so finding a name that honors how rare these beauties are is of utmost importance! For your tri-color kitty, we recommend choosing any of these original ideas.

Surely, you won’t find another cat who sports the same coat as your new addition, so why would they want to share a name? 

  • Kaleido 
  • Muttle 
  • Samoa 
  • Glasgow 
  • Aztec 
  • Twix 
  • Paisley 
  • Hiero 
  • Murmur 
  • Safira 
  • Mirage 
  • Glyff
  • Bugsy 
  • Warhol 

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Unique Warrior Cat Names 

When cats were created, we like to think a little bit of warrior was sprinkled into the formula. In having the superpower of flaring up their fur to double in size, an unexpecting powerful front swing, and an intimidating sideways walk, cats were just hardwired to be fierce. Check out these unique warrior cat names. 

  • Major 
  • Bones 
  • Lourde
  • Harlowe 
  • Enigma 
  • Seraphina 
  • Reign 
  • Sparrow 
  • India 
  • Briar
  • Ennio 
  • Mowgli 
  • Lark 

Unique Cute Cat Names 

There are a ton of cute cat names out there but if you’ve taken a look and haven’t found anything you love it’s probably because the names are too generic. Luckily, it’s possible to find an adorable cat name that doesn’t hit every most popular list. Here are our favorite unique cat names. 

  • Zola 
  • Sully 
  • Mushu 
  • Doc 
  • Linus 
  • Bugs 
  • Fievel 
  • Pippi 
  • Bilbo 
  • Rumer 
  • Hiro
  • Gus 
  • Baloo
  • Widget
  • Dashi 
  • Pacha
  • Suri 

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Conclusion – Finding the Right Unique Name for Your Cat 

Securing the right name for your pet usually takes a bit of time. Sleeping on your favorite names and working them into the casual conversation might help your process of elimination. Another helpful tip would be to spend some quality time with your kitty cat before settling on a name. Getting to know their quirks and oddities will make finding them the perfect match an absolute breeze. 

We hope you enjoyed the read and found what you’ve been searching for. If not, no sweat! Here are a few other posts that may spark your interest: 

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