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150 Roman Cat Names: Powerful Names Apt for an Emperor

Written by: Lorre Luther

Last Updated on June 20, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

150 Roman Cat Names: Powerful Names Apt for an Emperor

Welcoming a new cat into your home is an incredible moment. After the excitement of those first few days settles down and your cat starts adjusting to their new environment, it’s time to start thinking about a name for your new companion. If you’re a fan of Roman history, architecture, art, and literature or have a thing for all things ancient, you may be considering giving your cat a Roman name.

Luckily, there are several to consider, including choices based on common names, famous people, and cities. And there are even fun names that you can choose to reflect your new buddy’s personality or appearance. Below you’ll find 150 Roman cat names to inspire you.



Cat Names Based on Roman Gods and Goddesses

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Roman gods and goddesses provide excellent cat names, and the deities are often associated with specific activities, personality traits, and even colors. If you find an interesting name, consider looking it up to learn more about the god or goddess, their symbols, special powers, and areas in which they’re known for meddling in human affairs.

  • Apollo
  • Aurora
  • Bacchus
  • Bellona
  • Ceres
  • Cupid
  • Cybele
  • Fides
  • Flora
  • Fortuna
  • Hercules
  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • Juventus
  • Luna
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Minerva
  • Mithras
  • Neptune
  • Nox
  • Pax
  • Pluto
  • Roma
  • Saturn
  • Sol
  • Spes
  • Terra
  • Vesta
  • Vulcan

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Cat Names Based on Roman Emperors

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Roman history provides a ton of inspiration regarding cat names. The emperors can keep you busy for quite a while, as many had colorful lives and odd personality quirks. The variation in this category is astounding; you can find names for naughty cats and intellectual kitties.

  • Antoninus Pius (Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius)
  • Augustus (Caesar Augustus)
  • Caligula (Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
  • Caracalla (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)
  • Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
  • Commodus (Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus)
  • Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus)
  • Didius Julianus (Marcus Didius Severus Julianus)
  • Diocletian (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus or Jovius)
  • Domitian (Caesar Domitianus Augustus)
  • Geta (Publius Septimius Geta)
  • Glaba (Servius Galba Caesar Augustus)
  • Hadrian (Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus)
  • Julian the Apostate (Flavius Claudius Julianus)
  • Lucius Verus (Lucius Aurelius Verus)
  • Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)
  • Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
  • Nerva (Nerva Caesar Augustus)
  • Otho (Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus)
  • Pertinax (Publius Helvius Pertinax)
  • Septimius Severus (Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax)
  • Theodosius the Great
  • Tiberius (Tiberius Caesar Augustus)
  • Titus (Titus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus)
  • Trajan (Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus)
  • Valens
  • Valentinian (Valentinianus)
  • Valerian (Publius Licinius Valerianus)
  • Vespasian (Caesar Vespasianus Augustus)
  • Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus)

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Cat Names Based on Roman Cities

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Between the 5th century BCE and around 117 CE, the Romans conquered much of Europe and large sections of North Africa, leaving great archaeological ruins to explore and city names to consider for your cat. Some names might make your list because you like how they roll off your tongue, and others may interest you because of a historical reference or interest in a particular geographic area.

  • Agathe
  • Almus
  • Anio
  • Apollonia
  • Aquitania
  • Arelate
  • Baetulo
  • Baiae
  • Basti
  • Berytus
  • Bethar
  • Bona
  • Brivas
  • Callatis
  • Carmo
  • Carthago
  • Castulo
  • Celeia
  • Celia
  • Cirta
  • Deva
  • Metis
  • Narbo
  • Nida
  • Nola
  • Palma
  • Pola
  • Tomis
  • Trajana (Augusta Trajana)
  • Zeugma

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Cat Names Based on Roman Writers

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From staid historians to high-living playwrights, there are Roman writers of all stripes to provide inspiration for your cat’s name. You can always opt for a name that honors your favorite Latin author or try a few out to see if your cat has a preference!

  • Aconia Fabia Paulina
  • Ammianus Marcellinus
  • Apuleius (Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis)
  • Caecilia (Caecilia Trebulla)
  • Catullus (Gaius Valerius Catullus)
  • Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  • Claudia Severa
  • Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella)
  • Cornelia
  • Cornifica
  • Egeria
  • Faltonia Betitia Proba
  • Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
  • Josephus (Flavius Josephus)
  • Livy (Titus Livius)
  • Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)
  • Melinno
  • Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
  • Perpetua
  • Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)
  • Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
  • Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  • Sulpicia
  • Tacitus (Publius Cornelius Tacitus)
  • Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)
  • Terentia
  • Ulpian (Gnaeus Domitius Annius Ulpianus)
  • Varro (Marcus Terentius Varro)
  • Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)
  • Vitruvius (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio)

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Names Drawn From Roman History

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Below, you’ll find a collection of names gathered from Roman history. It’s where to look if you’re interested in naming your cat after some of the ancient world’s most famous movers and shakers.

  • Achilla
  • Agrippa (Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa)
  • Agrippina the Younger
  • Alba
  • Atia
  • Boudica
  • Brutus (Marcus Junius Brutus)
  • Catiline (Lucius Sergius Catilina)
  • Catullus (Gaius Valerius Catullus)
  • Cleopatra
  • Clodia
  • Crassus (Marcus Licinius Crassus)
  • Fluvia
  • Gaius Gracchus (Gaius Sempronius Gracchus)
  • Gaius Marius
  • Julius Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar)
  • Lepidus (Marcus Aemilius Lepidus)
  • Livia Drusilla
  • Mark Anthony (Marcus Antonius)
  • Octavia
  • Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)
  • Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus)
  • Sabine
  • Servilia
  • Spartacus
  • Sulla (Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix)
  • Tarquin

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How to Name Your Cat

There are several ways to approach naming your cat. You can select a choice that reflects your cat’s build or coloring or highlights one of their personality traits. Many Latin names are based on roots that allow you to adjust them to reflect your cat’s sex if you’re so inclined. There’s no rush to find a name for your cat; it’s fine to take your time and think things over before making a decision.

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So now that you’ve had a chance to review a few suggestions, it’s time for the real work to start. You can do some research to learn more about the people, places, and stories behind the names on this list, or go with something that simply reaches out and grabs you. Whether you’re looking for a name that has something to do with the way your cat looks, or an option that reflects your buddy’s personality, names inspired by Roman history and culture give you several options!

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