Cat Names

Cat and Kitten Names

To find a suitable kitten name you can look to a variety of sources for inspiration. Popular examples are movies, books and songs. We’ve listed a few sources below to help you get started on the road to inspiration.

Personally, we live in a 4 cat household with…

Sinbad [Male]
Named after the legendary sailor, due to his liking for climbing to high places [like the masts of a ship].
Holly [Female]
We got Holly from the cats protection league and misread her name on the handwritten paperwork. [Originally named Molly, however we decided we liked holly better]
Regan [Female]
Named after the possesed little girl in the exorcist, after her antics in the cat carrier on the way home from picking her up from the breeder
Dylan [Female]
Regans sister who was a lot more chilled out in the carrier and was named after the rabbit in the TV series/film “the Magic Roundabout”
Below are some lists of names to help you on the road to inspiration.

Fictional Cats

From The lion, the witch & the wardrobe.
Name of Gargamel’s cat on the smurfs.
The panther in Jungle Book.
From the childrens TV show named Bagpuss.
Baby Puss
The Flintstones Saber-Tooth cat.
The undead cat in the film Pet Sematary.
Meaning “bent legs” or “crooked shanks” – Hermione Granger’s cat in Harry Potter.
From the cartoon Rhubarb And Custard.
The elegant persian cat in Disneys Aristocats.
Geppetto’s cat in Walt Disneys Pinochio.
From the Gremlins Movie.
name of the witch’s cat in Macbeth by Shakespeare.
Calvin’s stuffed tiger in the comic Calvin and Hobbes
The grand high witch’s cat in Roald Dahl’s The Witches
Mysterious talking cat in Sailor Moon
Mr Jinks [A.K.A. Jinksy]
Cat in the old Pixie and Dixie cartoon series. Best known for his catchphrase “I hate those mieces to pieces”
Cat in Meet The Parents [Named after the cartoon above].
Mrs Figg’s
Cat in Harry Potter.
Fluffy white cat of Baron Silas Greenback: Arch Enemy of Dangermouse, the greatest secret agent in the world!
Cat in Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Shere Khan
The Tiger in The Jungle Book
Character from the Lion King
The Simpsons cat.
Data’s cat in Star Trek
Hong Kong Phooey’s long suffering sidekick
The Siamese cat from The Incredible Journey.
Rigsby’s cat in Rising Damp.

Celtic & Gaelic Names suitable for cats
Amon [Male]
Celtic: The Hidden
Banshee [Female]
Celtic: An Irish spirit who cries out in the night.
Beacan [M]
Celtic/Gaelic: Small, Little one
Boyd [M]
Celtic: Blond, yellow
Brice [Both]
Celtic: swift, quick-moving
Carden [M]
Celtic: from the black fortress
Flynn [M]
Celtic: Son of the ruddy man
Maible [F]
Celtic: Lovable
Oilell [F]
Celtic: A Mythical Queen
Ronan [M]
Celtic: a pledge
Scully [Both]
Celtic/Gaelic: town crier
Turi [Male]
Celtic: Bear
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Gods & Mythology
Loki [Male]
Norse: Mythical being of mischief.
Amun [Male]
Egypt: God of fertility
Buto [Female]
Egypt: Cobra goddess of protection
Tyr [M]
Viking: God of war
Ares [M]
Greek: God of war and bloodshed
Hera [F]
Greek: Goddess of marriage and the family, wife of Zeus
Zeus [M]
Greek: King of the gods
Chaos [Both]
Greek: Non-gendered diety of the nothingness that all else sprung from
Nyx [F]
Greek: Goddess of night.
Brizo [F]
Greek: Protector of Mariners
Charon [M]
Greek: The ferryman of Hades
Enyo [F]
Greek: The “Waster of Cities”
Hypnos [M]
Greek: The personification of sleep.
Mania [F]
Greek: The personification of insanity.
Morpheus [F]
Greek: God Of Dreams and Sleep.
Nike [F]
Greek: Goddess who personified triumph and victory.
Triton [M]
Greek: Messenger of the deep.
Agamemnon [M]
Greek: One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology.

Movie Names
Regan [F]
The Exorcist: The little girl who gets possessed.
Sinbad [M]
Sinbad: The sailor of legend.
Kato [M]
Pink Panther: Inspector Clouseau’s sidekick.
Dylan [Both]
The Magic Roundabout: The laid back rabbit.
Mr. Bigglesworth [Biggles] [Male]
Dr. Evil’s cat in the Austin Powers films


  • Abbott & Costello
  • Ant & Dec
  • Antony & Cleopatra
  • Basil & Sybil Fawlty
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Burke & Hare
  • Chas ‘n Dave
  • Cheech & Chong
  • Chip and Dale
  • Ebony & Ivory
  • Frankie & Josie
  • Gin & tonic
  • Hale & Pace
  • Homer & Marge
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Laurel & Hardy
  • Lea & Perrins
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Mork & Mindy
  • Moth & Cobweb
  • Peaches & cream
  • Posh & Becks
  • Reeves & Mortimer
  • Ren & Stimpy
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Samson & Delilah
  • Saphire & Steel
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Skull & Crossbones
  • Terrance & Phillip
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Tyne & Wear
  • Wallace & Gromit
  • Will & Grace


  • Groucho, Chico & Harpo