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Most Popular Cat Names That Start With S: Perfect Names for Your Loving Pet

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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Most Popular Cat Names That Start With S: Perfect Names for Your Loving Pet

Naming your new cat can be fun yet overwhelming! There are just so many options available, so why not narrow it down to names starting with a specific letter?

Maybe you just like the sound or think that it will go great with your last name. Either way, we have a whole slew of cat names starting with S! We hope that you’ll find the perfect one for your new fuzzy companion.

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The Most Popular Names That Start With S

We looked at a variety of published sources to compile our list, including Rover, Trupanion, and TrustedHouseSitters, all of whom have user databases that collect pet names. Based on these sources this is what we see:

1. Smokey

According to Banfield Vet Hospital, Smokey is among the top 20 male cat names this year.


2. Simba

Based on the Healthy Paws Insurance survey, Simba is the #4 overall most popular names for male cats, and it’s among the top 10 kitten names according to Trupanion.


3. Soju

This alcohol-influence name comes from the Korean beverage, and it’s seen a whopping 131% increase over the last year.


4. Sophie

Celebrity-themed names come and go, but Sophie appears on nearly every list we looked at.


5. Stella

According to The Pet Names Study by TrustedHouseSitters, Stella is the fourth most popular name for female cats.


6. Snoop

This name is trending in a big way on Rover.com. It’s up 117% over last year.

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Other Great Cat Names That Start With S

Next, we have a bunch of different categories, such as food and drink, famous characters, and more. Of course, they all start with “S”!

  • Sansa
  • Sativa
  • Saturn
  • Sausage
  • Screech
  • Scully
  • Scuttle
  • Seltzer
  • Shakira
  • Shaq
  • Sherbert
  • Shinx
  • Siri
  • Slater
  • Sosa
  • Space Cat
  • Sprinkles
  • Starbucks
  • Stimpy
  • Stubbs
  • Stuffing
  • Suga
  • Swift
  • Sydney

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Female Cat Names That Start With S

  • Sabine
  • Sable
  • Sabrina
  • Sadie
  • Sally
  • Salma
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Scarlett
  • Selda
  • Selena
  • Seraphina
  • Serena
  • Sharlynn
  • Shelby
  • Sherlyn
  • Sienna
  • Sierra
  • Simi
  • Simone
  • Skylar
  • Sloane
  • Sophie
  • Star
  • Stevie
  • Stormie
  • Sutton
  • Suzy
  • Sydney
  • Sylvie

 

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Male Cat Names That Start With S

  • Sal
  • Salvio
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Sawyer
  • Scotty
  • Seamus
  • Sean
  • Sebastian
  • Seger
  • Sergio
  • Seymour
  • Sheppard
  • Sherwood
  • Silas
  • Simon
  • Skipper
  • Sly
  • Smitty
  • Sonny
  • Spencer
  • Stedman
  • Stefano
  • Sterling
  • Storm
  • Sullivan
  • Sven
  • Sylvester

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Cat Names Inspired by Food

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  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Salmon
  • Salsa
  • Salty
  • Samosa
  • Sandwich
  • Sashimi
  • Scallop
  • Sesame
  • Skittles
  • S’mores
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Snickers
  • Soda
  • Solstice
  • Sorbet
  • Soybean
  • Spice
  • Starfruit
  • Strawberry
  • Stroganoff
  • Strudel
  • Sugar
  • Sugarplum
  • Sushi
  • Sweet Potato

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Cat Names Inspired by Drinks

  • Sangria
  • Squirt
  • Smirnoff
  • Sprite
  • Slushie
  • Sunkist
  • Snapple
  • Spritzer
  • Shirley Temple
  • Smoothie
  • Sherry
  • Shandy
  • Screwdriver
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sake
  • Seagram
  • Scotch
  • Schnapps

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Random Cat Names That Start With S

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  • Sable
  • Salamander
  • Samba
  • Samurai
  • Sand Cat
  • Sandy
  • Sasquatch
  • Scamp
  • Shadow
  • Shooter
  • Skunk
  • Silverado
  • Slinky
  • Slug
  • Smoke(y)
  • Snoopy
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Sox
  • Sparky
  • Sphynx
  • Sprinkles
  • Spunky
  • Squeegee
  • Stiletto
  • Stink Bug
  • Stinky
  • Sultan
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Pea

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Cat Names Inspired by Fictional Characters

  • Samantha (“Bewitched”)
  • Samwise (“Lord of the Rings”)
  • Sansa (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Saphira (“Eragon”)
  • Scar (“The Lion King”)
  • Schmidt (“New Girl”)
  • Scotty (“Star Trek”)
  • Scully (“X-Files”)
  • Selene (“Underworld”)
  • Severus (“Harry Potter”)
  • Shazam
  • Sheldon (“The Big Bang Theory”)
  • Sherlock
  • Shrek
  • Simba (“The Lion King”)
  • Sinbad
  • Sirius (“Harry Potter”)
  • Smithers (“Simpsons”)
  • Snow White
  • Sonic (“Sonic the Hedgehog”)
  • Spock (“Star Trek”)
  • Star-Lord (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)
  • Stewie (“Family Guy”)
  • Stitch (“Lilo and Stitch”)
  • Storm (“X-Men”)
  • Sully (“Monsters, Inc.”)
  • Sven (“Frozen”)

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Cat Names Inspired by Geographical Locations

  • Salem
  • Samoa
  • Santiago
  • Saskatoon
  • Savannah
  • Seattle
  • Seoul
  • Seville
  • Sicily
  • Sierra
  • Sorrento
  • Spain
  • Spalding
  • Sparta
  • Stirling
  • Surrey
  • Sweden

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Cat Names Inspired by Science

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  • Sagan
  • Saturn
  • Sedna
  • Seti
  • Silica
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Solar
  • Spectral
  • Spectrum
  • Spiral
  • Spirit
  • Sputnik
  • Star(“s”)
  • Starburst
  • Stardust
  • Starlight
  • Supernova

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How to Name Your Cat

Now that you’ve had a chance to read through these “S” names, we’ll give you a few tips on naming your cat.

First, you can use your cat’s appearance for inspiration. Their size, shape, color, or pattern can all lead you to an appropriate name.

Second, consider your cat’s unique personality or any funny little quirks that can lead to a fun name. Sometimes people like to go ironic, like calling their large cat “Squirt” and their tiny cat “Supersize.” Finally, turn to your favorite artists, movies, books, etc. If you’re a big Harry Styles fan, “Styles” can make a great name for a cat!

Once you feel like you’ve narrowed the names down to two or three, try saying them aloud multiple times. It should roll off the tongue easily—if the name feels clunky when you say it, keep looking.

Remember that your cat might be with you for at least 10 years, possibly even 20, so you should be happy with and not embarrassed about the name that you’ve chosen.

Also, consider adding a title to your cat’s name; Sir Snowflake or Dame Scully has a nice ring!

  • Baron
  • Baroness
  • Colonel
  • Dame
  • Doctor
  • Emperor
  • Empress
  • General
  • Her Majesty
  • His Majesty
  • King
  • Madame
  • Miss
  • Mister
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Professor
  • Queen
  • Senator
  • Sergeant
  • Sir

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Conclusion

Finding the right name for your cat might be a challenge, but usually, instincts will come into play, and you’ll know it when you hear it.

Sometimes, the name that seems perfect might need to be changed once you’ve started to get to know your new cat better. That’s fine! Your cat can easily adjust to a new name.

We hope that one of these names is perfect for your new cat, or at the very least, you’ve been inspired and will eventually find the best name for your fluffy feline.


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