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160+ Country Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Western Cat

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on June 17, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

160+ Country Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Western Cat

Do you and your furbaby prefer life away from the concrete jungle? Or perhaps you’ve always had a thing for old Western movies or country music? Whatever the case may be, if you’re all lost at sea when it comes to picking out a good old country name for your recent country cat adoptee, don’t worry—we’ve got plenty of bees in our bonnet.

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Country Cat Names: Music and Film

Without further ado, let’s get into our absolute favorite country cat names. We’re going to start with music-inspired country cat names.

Music-Inspired Country Cat Names

Country music is culturally and historically significant in the U.S. If you can’t get enough of country, giving your cat a country-music-inspired name is a great way to pay tribute to your favorite musicians. Here are our top picks inspired by male and female country artists and bands:

  • Johnny – After Johnny Cash
  • Cash – After Johnny Cash
  • Carrie – After Carrie Underwood
  • Patsy – After Patsy Kline
  • Kenny – After Kenny Chesney or Kenny Rogers
  • Dolly – After Dolly Parton
  • Huey – After Huey Lewis
  • Tim – After Tim McGraw
  • Blake – After Blake Shelton
  • Denver – After John Denver
  • Keith – After Keith Urban
  • Dixie – After Dixie Chicks
  • Brooks – After Brooks and Dunn
  • Dunn – After Brooks and Dunn
  • Rascal – After Rascal Flatts
  • Bonnie – After Bonnie Tyler
  • Hank – After Hank Williams Jr.
  • George – After George Jones
  • Jones – After George Jones
  • Carter – After The Carter Family
  • Chet – After Chet Atkins
  • Lucinda – After Lucina Williams
  • Merle – After Merle Haggard
  • Loretta – After Loretta Lynn
  • Joni – After Joni Mitchell
  • Eagle – After The Eagles
  • Willie – After Willie Nelson
  • Fiona – After Fiona Apple
  • Waylon – After Waylon Jennings
  • Faith – After Faith Hill
  • Shania – After Shania Twain
  • Garth – After Garth Brooks
  • Glen – After Glen Campbell
  • Reba – After Reba McEntire
  • Rosanne – After Rosanne Cash
  • Neil – After Neil Young
  • Tammy – After Tammy Wynette
  • LeAnn – After LeAnn Rimes
  • Scruggs – After Flatt and Scruggs
  • Randy – After Randy Travis
  • Charley – After Charley Pride
  • Miranda – After Miranda Lambert
  • Kid – After Kid Rock
  • Darius – After Darius Rucker
  • K.D – After K.D Lang
  • Kitty – After Kitty Wells
  • Toby – After Toby Keith
  • EmmyLou – After EmmyLou Harris
  • Taylor – After Taylor Swift
  • Connie – After Connie Smith
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Movie and TV-Inspired Country Cat Names

If you’re a fan of cowboy movies, westerns, and movies set in the countryside, check out these ideas for movie-inspired country cat names. Some are actors and others are famous cowboy and cowgirl movie characters, some of which are based on real-life cowboys and cowgirls.

Male Movie and TV-Inspired Names:

  • Clint – After Clint Eastwood
  • Ranger – After “The Lone Ranger”
  • Tonto – A character from “The Lone Ranger”
  • Will – After Will Kane from “High Noon”
  • Kane – After Will Kane from “High Noon”
  • Ethan – After Ethan Edwards from “The Searchers”
  • Django – A character from many Spaghetti Westerns
  • Hoss – After Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright from the TV series “Bonanza
  • Billy – After Billy the Kid from “Young Guns”
  • Curly – After Curly Bill Brocious from “Tombstone”
  • Woody – From “Toy Story”
  • Smokey – After “Smokey and the Bandit”
  • Bandit – After “Smokey and the Bandit”
  • Jebediah – After Jebediah Nightlinger from “The Cowboys”
  • Jesse – After Jesse James
  • Wayne – After John Wayne
  • Cooper – After Gary Cooper
  • Franco – After Franco Nero
  • Marvin – After Lee Marvin
  • Bronson – After Charles Bronson
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Female Movie and TV-Inspired Names:

  • Calamity – After “Calamity Jane”
  • Jane – After “Calamity Jane”
  • Annie – After “Annie Oakley”
  • Belle – After “Belle Starr”
  • Starr – After “Belle Starr”
  • Pearl – After Pearl Hart from “The Woman Who Robbed the Stagecoach
  • Frenchy – After Frenchy from “Destry Rides Again
  • Hannie – After “Hannie Caulder”
  • Vienna – After Vienna from “Johnny Guitar”
  • Etta – After Etta Place from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
  • Marlene – After Marlene Dietrich who played Frenchy in “Destry Rides Again
  • Kitty Russell – After Miss Kitty Russell from “Gunsmoke
  • Jurado – After Katy Jurado who played Helen Ramirez in “High Noon
  • Constance – After Constance Miller from “McCabe & Mr. Miller”
  • Rio – After Rio McDonald from “The Outlaw”
  • Barbara – After Barbara Stanwyck who played Victoria Barkley in “The Big Valley”
  • Raquel – After Raquel Welch, an actress who played in many Westerns
  • Dallas – After Dallas from Stagecoach
  • Pearl – After Pearl Chavez from “Duel in the Sun”
  • Jill – After Jill McBain from “Once Upon a Time in the West”
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Cute and Funny Country Cat Names

Sometimes, all we want is a cute cat name that makes us smile. Here are some of the most adorable country cat names:

  • Cherry
  • Blaze
  • Jethro
  • Blue
  • Biscuit
  • Howdy
  • Berry
  • Banjo
  • Cassidy
  • Liberty
  • Dottie
  • Buttercup
  • Ennis
  • Jack
  • Frankie
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Finn
  • Huckleberry
  • Daisy
  • Ranger
  • Big Red
  • Chip
  • Cujo
  • Elvis
  • Presley
  • Ace
  • Beau
  • Jeff
  • Chica
  • Georgie
  • Casey
  • Inky
  • Jessie
  • Nash
  • Hudson
  • Miller
  • Bucky
  • Reggie
  • Sadie
  • Hunter
  • Levi
  • Little Joe
  • Jack
  • Mabel
  • Peaches
  • Apple
  • Pie
  • Clover
  • Ruby
  • Angel
  • Smokey
  • Queenie
  • MacKenzie
  • River
  • Dakota
  • Sky
  • Tiger
  • Zulu
  • Cheyenne
  • Penny
  • Walker
  • Bubba
  • Stormy
  • Candy
  • Peggy
  • Brody
  • Duke
  • Montana
  • Sunny
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How to Name Your Cat

If you’ll soon be opening your home to welcome a new cat, your brain is probably already awash with some great name ideas. Coming up with names isn’t too tricky, but picking one that truly does your cat justice can feel a little bit harder. These are our top tips for choosing an ace-high name for your kitty:

  • If you haven’t yet met the cat you’ll be adopting but have seen a photo, try brainstorming potential names. When you meet the cat, say the names out loud and see which one sounds and suits them best.
  • If you have already taken your cat home, spend time getting to know them and their personality. Do they have a cute and unique physical feature? A funny quirk? Knowing your cat’s personality is a great way to get inspiration for names.
  • Don’t be afraid to change a name that doesn’t quite fit after using it for some time—your cat won’t mind!

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Final Thoughts

Whether your dreams are about the Wild West or peaceful country landscapes, there are so many fantastic country-inspired names sure to fit your furbaby like a comfy old cowboy hat! We hope you’ve enjoyed perusing our favorites and have found something you like.

If not, there’s no hurry—your new special country cat won’t mind having to wait a little for the perfect name!

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