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140 Three-Legged Cat Names: Adorable Names For Your Tripod Feline

Written by: Eleanor Glaum

Last Updated on May 13, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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140 Three-Legged Cat Names: Adorable Names For Your Tripod Feline

Cats have a knack for pushing their physical boundaries, getting themselves into trouble, and usually getting out of it unscathed. Thank goodness for their nine lives! On rare occasions, they don’t escape safely. The resulting injury is usually minor, but tragically, sometimes a major injury, such as the loss of a limb, may occur. Accidents involving cars are one of the main reasons they need to have a limb amputated.

If you have recently adopted a three-legged cat, kudos to you! You are an extraordinary human who will be richly rewarded with unadulterated, grateful kitty love and the lasting appreciation of all the cat lovers in the world!

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About That Special 3-Legged Feline

Three-legged kitties are very special felines. Most of them have overcome their handicap with admirable fortitude and humility. Particularly in cats, the loss is more easily accommodated if it is a back leg as their front legs do most of the weight bearing.

Nevertheless, the three-legged puss cat will never be the same as their comrades who have all their limbs. The most marked difference is, of course, visual, but there are often interesting character and personality differences that develop due to their “disability.” It may seem like an illusion, but they almost appear braver and wiser.

With this in mind, your unique and special three-legged kitty deserves a name that embodies these characteristics. We’ve compiled a list of names that we think do just that.

Names That Honor Their Physical Difference

The first impulse is often to give a special three-legged puss cat a name that reflects their physical appearance. Below are unisex names that speak to their “three-leggedness.” Some are cool, some are funny, and some are classy, but they are all names that could fit your lopsided kitty perfectly.

Humorous Names

  • Trike
  • Flip Flop
  • Wobble
  • Superman
  • Supergirl
  • Tripod
  • Usain
  • Hop
  • Peggy
  • Wonder Woman
  • Skip
  • Pogo
  • C-Three-P-O
  • Triangle
  • Speedy
  • Tipsy
  • Circle
  • Hop-Along
  • Gimpy
  • Hopper
  • Dizzy
  • Stumpy
  • Tippy
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Drumstick
  • Stooge
  • Peg-Leg
  • Toblerone
  • Trifle
  • Topple
  • Pisa
  • Misfire
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Classic or Cool Names

  • Triple Sec
  • Trois
  • Drie
  • Thathu
  • Drei
  • Tres
  • Three Paws
  • Isoceles
  • Tre
  • Roo
  • Skip
  • Skippy
  • Skipper
  • Troika
  • Fibonacci
  • Trip
  • Trinity
  • Clover
  • Trio
  • Season
  • Podium
  • Trillium
  • Mittsu
  • Tripaw
  • Trilogy
  • Triptonic
  • Triple-Jump
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Names That Reflect The 3-Legged Cat’s Personality & Characteristics

We’ve alluded to their resilience and tenacity as survivors of some tragedy and their stoic and sage personas. Below is a list of names that reflect your three-legged kitty’s unique personality. We’ve divided the list into names for toms, queens, and names that would suit either.

Names for Toms

  • Ace
  • Dynamite
  • King
  • Hobo
  • Grylls
  • Legend
  • Achilles
  • Cameo
  • Musketeer
  • Survivor
  • Bingo
  • Lottery
  • Houdini
  • Foster
  • Jackpot
  • Keeper
  • Moses
  • Valentine
  • Neo
  • Presto
  • Scout
  • Spectre
  • Cardini
  • Caesar
  • Spitfire
  • Hazard
  • Trooper
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Names for Queens

  • Goddess
  • Lassie
  • Akuba
  • Hope
  • Charisma
  • Mika
  • Pixie
  • Dara
  • Grace
  • Alley
  • Nova
  • Hoax
  • Angel
  • Destiny
  • Lotus
  • Gem
  • Sekhmet
  • Gypsey
  • Abracadabra
  • Karma
  • Lady
  • Ophelia
  • Rune
  • Shiloh
  • Lily
  • Savvy
  • Emzara

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Unisex Names

  • Lucky
  • Courage
  • Spirit
  • Miracle
  • Magic
  • Chance
  • Dynamite
  • Mystery
  • Liberty
  • Freedom
  • Charm
  • Shazam
  • Bizirik
  • Seraph
  • Ghost
  • Chance
  • Journey
  • Mo
  • Rascal
  • Tiger
  • Yin
  • Jazz
  • Cha Cha
  • Phoenix
  • Echo
  • Jeopardy
  • Pluck
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Having a three-legged kitty accept you as their owner is an honor. These cats are unique because they are survivors of a life-altering event. Creatures that have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale seem to have an exceptional aura about them. Therefore, they justly deserve a thoughtful and well-considered name that reflects their individuality.

Hopefully, you will find the perfect name in this list. At the very least, you will have begun thinking along the right lines and the right name is just a lightbulb moment away.

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