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Most Popular Cat Names That Start With H for Your Happy Kitty

Written by: Jessica Kim

Last Updated on May 29, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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Most Popular Cat Names That Start With H for Your Happy Kitty

Coming up with the perfect name for your perfect cat can take some time. It can even be an overwhelming process because of the endless options and possibilities. Sometimes, it’s helpful to narrow down your options by focusing on a specific letter of the alphabet.

To make your search for a cat name easier for you, we’ve searched a range of sources, including TrustedHousesitter and Rover’s database, and compiled a list of names starting with H. Surprisingly, H is not a terribly popular letter for cat names, and none of these appear among the most popular names.

Nevertheless, H is a great letter, and we have all kinds of names, from beautiful to wacky. There’s something for every cat, and we’re sure you’ll find inspiration after reading through our list.

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The Most Popular Cat Names That Start With H

1. Hayley

Hayley is an extremely common girl name, so it follows a logical conclusion for cats. Rover attributes its 107% spike in popularity to music and celebrity, and frankly, you could take your pick from a bunch of famous Hayleys.

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2. Harry

Harry has been appearing on the list of famous boy cat names since the arrival of Harry Potter on the pop culture scene, but it’s still going strong, up 18% over the previous year.


3. Harry Styles

There are 298% more cats prowling around with this name than there were last year.

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4. Hestu

We had to brush up on our The Legend of Zelda knowledge to understand this name inspired by Tears of a Kingdom. Hestu has seen a 198% increase in popularity.


5. Holmes

This tech-inspired name is waning in popularity, but it’s still one of the most popular H names we could find. We like Holmes for the old school butler vibe.

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divider 3 pawsFemale Cat Names That Start With H

There are many fun and creative names that’ll suit your female cat. Many of them also have beautiful meanings. Here are some of our favorite female cat names that start with H.

  • Hadley
  • Hadya
  • Hailey
  • Haisley
  • Halea
  • Halima
  • Hallie
  • Hania
  • Hannah
  • Harita
  • Harlan
  • Harlow
  • Harlyn
  • Harmony
  • Harper
  • Harriet
  • Hartley
  • Hassie
  • Hattie
  • Haven
  • Hawa
  • Haya
  • Hayden
  • Hayes
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Heaven
  • Heba
  • Heddie
  • Heidemarie
  • Helge
  • Helen
  • Hellene
  • Helma
  • Heloisa
  • Hena
  • Hendrix
  • Henley
  • Henrietta
  • Hettie
  • Hila
  • Hillary
  • Hina
  • Hollace
  • Hollis
  • Hollyn
  • Hope
  • Hortense
  • Huberta
  • Huda

divider 3 pawsMale Cat Names That Start With H

There are many common male names that start with H, such as Harry or Henry. Our list of names includes both classic and unique names. Here are some of the best male cat names that we could find that start with H.

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  • Hadi
  • Hadrian
  • Hagen
  • Haiden
  • Haider
  • Hakeem
  • Hans
  • Hansel
  • Hansen
  • Harold
  • Harris
  • Harrison
  • Haru
  • Harwell
  • Harwood
  • Hasan
  • Hatcher
  • Hawkins
  • Hays
  • Heath
  • Hector
  • Heller
  • Helmut
  • Henley
  • Henny
  • Henrik
  • Henrique
  • Henry
  • Hermie
  • Herman
  • Hero
  • Hewett
  • Hideo
  • Hildegarde
  • Hiram
  • Hiro
  • Hoffman
  • Holden
  • Holt
  • Horace
  • Hosea
  • Howard
  • Hoyt
  • Hubert
  • Hugo
  • Humberto
  • Hunter
  • Huntley
  • Hutton
  • Huxley

divider 3 pawsOther Great Names That Start With H

You can find fun names for your cat from all sorts of places. The following names have been gathered from food, pop culture, nature, and other creative sources of inspiration.

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Food-Inspired Names

Food names often make very cute and playful options for cats. Here are some foods that start with H that also make great names for cats.

  • Habanero
  • Haggis
  • Hake
  • Halloumi
  • Halwa
  • Ham
  • Hamburger
  • Haricot
  • Harissa
  • Haruka
  • Havarti
  • Hash
  • Hashbrown
  • Hazelnut
  • Hemp
  • Herring
  • Hershey
  • Hijiki
  • Hoisin
  • Hollandaise
  • Honey
  • Honeynut
  • Horchata
  • Hotcakes
  • Hummus

divider 3 pawsFamous Historical Figures

Your cat will appreciate being named after an important and noble historical figure. The following names are perfect for cats that are going places and making a name for themselves.

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  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Edmond Halley
  • Hannibal
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Harper Lee
  • Harriet Jacobs
  • Harriett Tubman
  • Harry Houdini
  • Harry Truman
  • Harold Washington
  • Helen Keller
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Henry Ford
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Hermann Hesse
  • HG Wells
  • Homer
  • King Henry
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • William Harvey

divider 3 pawsCelebrity-Inspired Names

If your cat has some star quality, you may want to consider naming them after a successful star. Here are some celebrities with first or last names that start with H.

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  • Anne Hathaway
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Halle Berry
  • Halsey
  • Harrison Ford
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Heath Ledger
  • Heidi Klum
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Henry Cavil
  • H.E.R.
  • Hilary Swank
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Steve Harvey
  • Tom Holland

divider 3 pawsFamous Fictional Characters

There are many iconic fictional characters with names that start with H. Many of them are beloved and known for having admirable or lovable qualities, and your cat will love being named after one of them.

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  • Haku (Spirited Away)
  • Hamlet (Hamlet)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)
  • Hank Hill (King of the Hill)
  • Hannah Montana (Hannah Montana)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Haymitch (The Hunger Games)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter)
  • Heihei (Moana)
  • Heimlich (A Bug’s Life)
  • Hela (Marvel)
  • Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Herry Monster (Sesame Street)
  • Hiccup (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Hodor (Game of Thrones)
  • Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Honey Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Honey Lemon (Big Hero 6)
  • Howard Stark (Marvel)
  • Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Hulk (Marvel)
  • Hypno (Pokemon)

divider 3 pawsMythical Names

Cats are often linked with the magical and supernatural. So, it may be fitting for your cat to have a name inspired by myths and legends.

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  • Hades (Greek god of the underworld)
  • Haetae (Dog-lion hybrid)
  • Hagno (Arcadian nymph that symbolizes purity and chastity)
  • Haliae (Greek nymphs of the sea)
  • Haltija (Finnish protector spirit)
  • Hamadryades (Greek mythological tree being)
  • Hamingja (Scandinavian personal protection spirit)
  • Harmonia (Greek goddess of balance and harmony)
  • Harpy (Greek mythological creature)
  • Hebe (Greek goddess of eternal youth)
  • Hebros (River god of Kikonia)
  • Hecate (Greek goddess of magic)
  • Hedone (Greek goddess of pleasure and delight)
  • Helios (Greek sun god)
  • Hephaestus (Greek god of fire and artistry)
  • Hera (Greek queen of the gods)
  • Hercules (Greek mythological hero)
  • Hermes (Greek messenger of the gods)
  • Hestia (Greek goddess of the hearth and home)
  • Hippogriff (lion-eagle-horse hybrid)
  • Hob (English house spirit)

divider 3 pawsHoliday Names

A name drawn from a holiday or tradition may be perfect if you received your cat for a special occasion. Life with cats can also be festive and fun, so a holiday-themed name just might be perfect for them.

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  • Hallel
  • Hallelujah
  • Halloween
  • Halo
  • Hanukkah
  • Happy
  • Hark
  • Hayride
  • Heart
  • Herald
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Hogmadog
  • Holly
  • Holy
  • Hymn

divider 3 pawsCities and Countries

Many cities and countries can also be fun and cool names for cats. These types of names are often appealing to travel enthusiasts or people who may have special memories that occurred in specific places. Here are some names of cities and countries that start with H that also make great cat names.

  • Haifa
  • Haiti
  • Halifax
  • Hamburg
  • Hamptons
  • Harlem
  • Hartford
  • Heidelberg
  • Hokkaido
  • Holland
  • Honduras
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Hungary

divider 3 pawsConclusion

We hope you’ve found some inspiration while looking through our list of names. Just remember that your cat won’t mind if you don’t decide on a name right away. So, take some time to weigh your options before deciding on a name for your cat. The time and thoughtful consideration will be worth it, and your cat will surely love having a beautiful, meaningful name.

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