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200+ Famous Cat Names: The Most Well-Known Options for Your Cat

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So, you’ve made the big commitment of bringing home a new, four-legged family member. Now you have another responsibility, coming up with the perfect name. While there is no shortage of cat name prospects, we sometimes need some guidance or inspiration to help us choose the right one.

While there is a seemingly endless list of famous names to choose from, we are here to help you sift through some in the simplest way possible. If you are looking to pop culture for some ideas, we have you covered. Here’s a list of 200+ famous cat name ideas that are well-known by almost everyone!

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How To Name Your Cat

Naming your cat might come easy, but it might not. Here are some tips to consider if you are having a hard time making your decision:

Get Everyone Involved

Unless you are single and living alone, why not try getting everyone in the house involved in the naming process? This can be fun and enriching for the little ones, they may even come up with some great ideas all on their own. Getting the family involved is a great idea, especially if this kitty is considered a family pet.

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Keep it Short

Shorter names with one or two syllables are much easier for your cat to learn and remember. Even if you’d like to choose a name that is longer and even more complex, think of a one or two-syllable nickname that you can call for short. It’s always rewarding when your cat comes to their name as opposed to “kitty, kitty.”

Make Sure It Fits Well

It’s no secret that some names just fit certain personalities. You want to get to know your cat before sticking them with a name. Their personality traits may very well help you make this difficult decision. When thinking of your cat’s personality vs. the choices of famous names, try considering what kind of influence and personality type that famous cat or person had.

Think Long-Term

Your cat is going to have this name for life. Make sure you name them something you won’t be embarrassed to tell the veterinary staff or the groomer. In addition, you may want to keep the name appropriate for the sake of family gatherings with grandparents or the in-laws.divider-cat

Famous Male Cats

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From movies to TV, here’s a list of famous male cats from some of your favorites!

  • Alex (Madagascar)
  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Bandit (The Office)
  • Benny (Top Cat)
  • Berlioz (The Aristocats)
  • Billy Boss (The Aristocats)
  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Cat (Dr. Suess)
  • Catdog (Catdog)
  • Charley (Marmaduke)
  • Cheshire (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Chowder (Chowder)
  • Comstock (The Office)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • C. (That Darn Cat)
  • Diego (Ice Age)
  • Felix (Felix the Cat)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Floyd (Ghost)
  • Garbage (The Office)
  • Garfield (Garfield the Comic/TV Show)
  • Gary (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • General (Cat’s Eye)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel)
  • Heathcliff (Heathcliff)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Iggy (Doc McStuffins)
  • Little Murray Sparkles (Sesame Street)
  • Lord Tubbington (Glee)
  • Lucifer (Cinderella)
  • Lucky (Alf)
  • Lumpy (The Office)
  • Milo (Milo and Otis)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)
  • Fluffypants (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Kitty (South Park)
  • Tinkles (Cats and Dogs)
  • Whiskers (Frankenweenie)
  • Mufasa (The Lion King)
  • Orangey (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • Orion (Men in Black)
  • Penelope (Looney Tunes)
  • Peppo (The Aristocats)
  • Petals (The Office)
  • Pink (The Pink Panther)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Scratchy (The Simpsons)
  • Sergeant Tibbs (101 Dalmatians)
  • Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
  • Snacks (Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino)
  • Spot (Star Trek, The Next Generation)
  • Spunky (Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Smokey (Stuart Little)
  • Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy)
  • Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
  • Tabby (First White House Cat)
  • T’Challa (The Black Panther)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Tardar Sauce (Grumpy Cat)
  • Tom (Tom & Jerry)
  • Toonces (Saturday Night Live)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Winkie (Escape to Witch Mountain)

divider-catFamous Female Cats

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We can’t forget the ladies. Here are some of the most famous female cats from movies and TV:

  • Arlene (Garfield)
  • Baby (Bringing Up Baby)
  • Buttercup (Hunger Games)
  • Cagney (Gargoyles)
  • Diane (The Office)
  • Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Elsa (Born Free)
  • Felicia (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Fluffy (The Brady Bunch)
  • Henrietta (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood)
  • Isis (Star Trek, The Next Generation)
  • Jasmine (Secondhand Lions)
  • Kiara (The Lion King 2)
  • Kitty (Hello Kitty)
  • LucyBelle (The Cat from Outerspace)
  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Marie (The Aristocats)
  • Master Tigress (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Meowth (Pokemon)
  • Mimsie (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • Minerva (Harry Potter)
  • Mittens (Bolt)
  • Muffin (Barney and Friends)
  • Norris (Harry Potter
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Pandora (The Brady Bunch)
  • Patience (Catwoman)
  • Sarabi (The Lion King)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound)
  • Snowball (The Simpsons)
  • Sprinkles (The Office)
  • Zelda (The Fox and the Hound 2)

divider-catFamous Names from History

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If you are looking for something famous but etched in history, take a look at this list of historical names for your cat:

  • Abe
  • Amelia
  • Anne
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Aristotle
  • Audie
  • Betsy
  • Boone
  • Boris
  • Byron
  • Cesar
  • Churchill
  • Crockett
  • Da Vinci
  • Duke
  • Edison
  • Edith
  • Edmund
  • Einstein
  • Eleanor
  • Florence
  • Franklin
  • Freud
  • Frida
  • Galileo
  • Gambino
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Harriet
  • Hawking
  • Henry
  • Ivan
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jane
  • John
  • Kennedy
  • Lincoln
  • Luther
  • Lyndon
  • Marilyn
  • Maya
  • Mona Lisa
  • Monet
  • Napoleon
  • Neil
  • Nelson
  • Newton
  • Orville
  • Pablo
  • Patton
  • Picasso
  • Quixote
  • Reagan
  • Ripley
  • Roosevelt
  • Rosa
  • Ruth
  • Revere
  • Susan
  • Sybil
  • Teddy
  • Theresa
  • Ulysses
  • Vlad
  • Washington
  • Winston

divider-catFamous Sports Names

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Are you a sports fan? If so, here’s a list of famous names that are famously sports-related:

  • Alexi
  • Ali
  • Archie
  • Ada
  • Babe Ruth
  • Barkley
  • Barry
  • Beckham
  • Bengal
  • Bettis
  • Boomer
  • Brady
  • Brandon
  • Brees
  • Buckeye
  • Cassius
  • Champ
  • Cobb
  • Curry
  • Dallas
  • Danica
  • Dirk
  • Durant
  • Earnhardt
  • Elway
  • Emmitt
  • Ernie
  • Gordon
  • Griffey
  • Hank
  • Hogan
  • James
  • Jenni
  • Jerry
  • Jordan
  • Katie
  • King
  • Macho
  • Madden
  • Marino
  • Messi
  • Mia
  • Nash
  • Petty
  • Peyton
  • Robinson
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Serena
  • Shaq
  • Simone
  • Tiger
  • Tony
  • Tyson
  • Venus
  • Walter
  • Wrigley

divider-catIn Conclusion

Hopefully, this list has been helpful and useful in your naming adventure. We grouped some of the most famous kitty names in pop culture and history, then added some historical and sport-related human names in the mix to give you some extra ideas. Regardless of what you choose, congratulations on your precious new kitty and this wonderful new adventure you are embarking on!


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