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170+ Evil Cat Names: Villainous Options for Your Kitten

Evil Cat Names

Cats aren’t evil, but sometimes they can act rather villainous! If your cat is on the naughty side and you feel like they need a name to reflect this nature, you’ve come to the right place. We listed all manner of villainous names that will work well for a cat, whether they’re male or female.

So, please read on but keep in mind that with great power comes great responsibility, so be sure your cat deserves their new and nefarious name.


How to Name Your Cat

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Before we begin, let’s go over a few tips on how you can think up a new name for your cat.

You can begin with your cat’s appearance — their color, patterns, and even eye color can all be inspirations for a name. You can also use your cat’s shape and size for a fun name — a chubby cat could be named Slenderman ironically or The Blob not ironically.

Also, look to your favorite actors, authors, and musicians and characters from movies, books, and TV shows. Movies, in particular, are full of villains!

Finally, look at your cat’s personality and any quirks for ideas or even consider names from drinks, food, or video games.divider-cat

Villainous Female Cat Names

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All these women are historically notorious for being criminals. We have pirates, outlaws, and bank robbers here. Maybe your naughty female cat will end up sharing her name with one of these villainesses.

  • Anne Bonny (pirate)
  • Belle Starr (outlaw)
  • Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (goes with Clyde)
  • Charlotte Corday (assassin)
  • Ching Shih (pirate)
  • Elizabeth Báthory (serial killer)
  • Grace O’Malley (pirate)
  • Laura Bullion (outlaw)
  • Ma Barker (gang leader)
  • Mary Read (pirate)
  • Moll Cutpurse (pickpocket)
  • Pearl Hart (outlaw also known as Lady Bandit)
  • Virginia Hill (mobster courier in the 1930s)


Villainous Male Cat Names

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Here are the names of men who are famous throughout history for committing crimes. There are gangsters, gunslingers, and pirates, so you have plenty to choose from for your mischievous male cat.

  • Al Capone (gangster)
  • Baby Face Nelson (gangster)
  • Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney) (gunslinger)
  • Black Bart Roberts (pirate)
  • Blackbeard (pirate)
  • Black Jack Ketchum (train robber)
  • Bugsy Siegel (gangster)
  • Butch Cassidy (train and bank robber)
  • Calico Jack (pirate)
  • Captain Henry Morgan (pirate)
  • Captain Kidd (pirate)
  • Clyde Chestnut Barrow (goes with Bonnie) (bank robber)
  • B. Cooper (robber)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (not evil but dark)
  • John Dillinger (gangster)
  • John Wesley Hardin (gunslinger)
  • Jesse James (outlaw)
  • Machine Gun Kelly (gangster)
  • Pretty Boy Floyd (gangster)
  • Sir Francis Drake (pirate)


Names Based on Mythology

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A few of these gods and goddesses are not actually evil but are still associated with the underworld or punishment in some way. While this doesn’t make them villainous, it does make them intimidating or dark. If one of these names interests you, make a point of looking it up so you can learn more about the god or goddess.

  • Adro (African)
  • Apophis (Egyptian)
  • Banshee (Celtic)
  • Chernobog (Slavic)
  • Hades (Greek)
  • Hel (Norse)
  • Lilith (Jewish)
  • Loviatar (Finnish)
  • Sekhmet (Egyptian)
  • Set (Egyptian)
  • Whiro (Māori)


Famous Male Fictional Characters

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There are so many villains in literature, movies, and TV shows that this list is merely a drop in the bucket. These are names of just a few of the more notorious fictional male villains. If you have a favorite movie with a villain that isn’t included here, by all means, use it!

  • Beetlejuice
  • Boba Fett
  • Burns
  • Chucky
  • Count Olaf
  • Crowley
  • Damien
  • Darth Vader
  • Dexter
  • Evil
  • Dorian Gray
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Gollum
  • Hans Gruber
  • Hannibal Lecter
  • Hyde
  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Jack Torrance
  • Jason Voorhees
  • Khan
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Lucifer Morningstar
  • Megatron
  • Norman Bates
  • Pennywise
  • Professor Moriarty
  • Sauron
  • Skeletor
  • The Terminator
  • Vlad Dracula


Famous Female Fictional Characters

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Here are the names of several fictional female villains from books, movies, and TV shows.

  • Annie Wilkes
  • Bellatrix (Bella for short)
  • Cersei Lannister
  • Cruella
  • Grendel
  • Maleficent
  • Nurse Ratched
  • Pamela Voorhees
  • Samara
  • Ursula
  • Winifred Sanderson (or Mary or Sarah)


Male Names Based on Superhero Villain Characters

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We couldn’t have a list of villain names without those from our favorite comics and superhero movies! Some of the greatest villains ever conceived are in comic book form, and an evil name list wouldn’t be complete without them. We’re starting with the most infamous male villains.

  • Apocalypse
  • Bane
  • Carnage
  • Deathstroke
  • Galactus
  • General Zod
  • Kingpin
  • Kraven
  • Lex Luther
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Norman Osborn
  • Octavius (Dr. Octopus)
  • Freeze
  • Riddler
  • Thanos
  • Ultron
  • Venom
  • Victor von Doom (Dr. Doom)


Female Names Based on Superhero Villain Characters

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Here are the most nefarious female villains from comics and movies. Some of these women are even more dastardly than the men!

  • Cheetah
  • Dark Phoenix
  • Elektra
  • Enchantress
  • Harley Quinn
  • Hela
  • Medusa
  • Mystique
  • Nebula
  • Poison Ivy
  • Scandal Savage
  • Star Sapphire
  • Viper (or Madame Hydra)


Names Based on Video Game Characters

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Video games typically have plenty of baddies to contend with, and there’s always a Boss waiting around the corner. This particular list combines the males with the females, but of course, there’s nothing that says that you can’t name your female cat Bowser.

  • Albert Wesker
  • Alduin
  • Alma Wade
  • Andrew Ryan
  • Bowser
  • Diablo
  • Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik
  • Ganon
  • GLaDOS
  • Goro
  • Handsome Jack
  • King K. Rool
  • Lady Alcina Dimitrescu
  • Majora
  • Mewtwo
  • Nemesis
  • Revan
  • Sephiroth
  • Shao Khan
  • Vergil
  • Wario
  • Zero


Names Based on Words Meaning Dark

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While these potential names aren’t really evil, they are based around darkness in some way, which can still lend your cat a rather ominous air. They will work even better for cats that are black or darkly colored.

  • Crow
  • Darkling
  • Dusk(y)
  • Gloom(y)
  • Inky
  • Murky
  • Raven
  • Shadow(y)
  • Shady
  • Sooty

Names Based on Words Meaning Destruction

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These names aren’t about evil or villains, but if you have a particularly naughty cat, perhaps a name that embodies this nature will beautifully capture your cat’s true spirit.

  • Adversity
  • Anarchy
  • Apocalypse
  • Calamity
  • Cataclysm
  • Catastrophe
  • Chaos
  • Crisis
  • Debacle
  • Destruction
  • Disaster
  • Havoc
  • Mayhem
  • Misadventure
  • Misfortune
  • Mishap
  • Pandemonium
  • Plight
  • Quandary
  • Scourge


Use Your Imagination!

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Now that you’ve read through all these names, you might have a much better idea of what name might work for you and your kitty.

You can give your cat just about any name that you can think of, but don’t forget that you’ll be using this name around family and friends and at the veterinarian’s office. But your cat doesn’t care about what name you give them. They only want to be taken care of, with plenty of love and affection to make them happy.

You can also consider creating your own evil name for your kitty. Here is a list of titles and honorifics that you can add to almost any name.

  • Professor
  • Duke or Duchess
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Queen/King
  • Madame/Sir
  • Mrs. or Miss
  • Dame
  • Prince/Princess
  • Senator
  • Sergeant
  • General
  • Colonel

You can use words that also mean villain as honorifics, such as:

  • Bandit
  • Brigand
  • Outlaw
  • Rogue
  • Scoundrel
  • Supervillain

You can even combine some of these, like Colonel Scoundrel or Dame Supervillain!

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A few of the names on these lists are obvious — Darth Vader, for example. We didn’t include some of the more renowned villains, such as Catwoman or The Joker, as they wouldn’t make the best cat names, but perhaps names like these would be perfect for your cat!

Remember to be inspired by your cat’s coloring and cattitude. Try using an online thesaurus to find words with different meanings or look to your favorite books or TV shows.

We hope that if you haven’t found the perfect name for your cat on our list, you’ve at least been inspired. Either way, your mischievous cat can use their villainous name to take over the world!

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