Need some inspiration for naming your new kitty? How about some tried and true favorite cat names? Below are 100 of the top cat names around the world to spark some ideas in your search for unique cat names for your cat’s unique personality.
The website Find Cat Names pulled from their most selected male and female cat names in 2017 to come up with this cat names list—interestingly, there is a good mix between human names and food related names! The top ten are in order of most searched, and the rest are top searched names in no particular order.
Top Cat Names Female
Top Cat Names Male:
Another great place to look for inspiration for cat names is checking out the top names internationally. For example, “Mimi” is a popular cat name in China and “Mau” is popular in India—both are based on cats’ “meow.” Here are some other favorites from around the world:
Top Cat Names in Australia (2010)
Top Cat Names in the UK (2006)
Top Cat Names Quebec
Top Cat Names Germany
- Tiger (tee-gher)
Different names reflect different languages and pronunciations, but it is interesting to see that names like “Tiger” and “Felix” enjoy some universal popularity.
Just for fun, to round out the list of Top 100 Cat names here are the top ten cat names from movies, TV, or comics:
- Amelia Gabble (from The Aristocats)
- Berlioz (from The Aristocats)
- Carlos (from Marmaduke)
- Cat (from Peg + Cat)
- Chinese Cat (from The Aristocats)
- Crookshanks (from Harry Potter)
- Diana (from Sailor Moon)
- Duchess (from The Aristocats)
- Edgar (from The Aristocats)
- Fritz (from Fritz the Cat)
Naming a cat is a very personal process, and it is really about what name clicks for you and fits the personality of your kitty. In general, it is good to remember that shorter is better if you want your pet to respond to their name—and even if you pick a long one, you might shorten it anyway! For more tips on finding the right name for your kitty, check out our post “Ragdoll Names: Help Finding the Perfect Kitten’s Name”.
What are your favorite cat names? Where do you look for ideas for cat names? Share inspiration here!