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300+ Food Names for Cats: Scrumptious Options for Your Pet

Food Names for Cats

If your two great loves in life are your new cat and fine dining, why not look to the world of food to find the perfect name for your feline friend? From sweet treats to gourmet ingredients and the freshest fruits of the vine, the possible names are endless!

Choosing the right name can be hard but we’re doing our best to make it easy for you. Here are over 300 scrumptious, food-inspired name options for your cat. Grab yourself a snack and take a look!


How to Name Your Cat

No matter what name theme you’re choosing from, the option you decide on needs to not only appeal to you but fit your cat as well. Consider your cat’s color, pattern, or coat texture to help narrow your decision. Is your cat’s personality sweet as pie or just a bit salty? Are they the size of a snack or a three-course entree? So much to consider but let’s get to the names!

Breakfast Food Names for Your Cat

Cat Eating Bread
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and naming your cat is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for them. Knowing that, why not pick one of these breakfast foods as your cat’s name inspiration?

  • Applejack
  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Beignet
  • Biscuit
  • Butter
  • Cappuccino
  • Chai
  • Cheerio
  • Chex
  • Coffee
  • Cornflake
  • Donut
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Flapjack
  • Frappe
  • Fritter
  • Fruit Loop
  • Granola
  • Grits
  • Hash Brown
  • Honey Nut
  • Jam
  • Java
  • Kona
  • Latte
  • Link
  • Marmalade
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Nutella
  • Oatmeal
  • Omelet
  • Pancake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pop Tart
  • Red Eye
  • Rice Krispie
  • Sausage
  • Strudel
  • Toast
  • Waffles
  • Wheaties

Plant-Based Food Names for Your Cat

cat eating spinach
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Whether the motivation is to save the planet or save our own health, plant-based eating is all the rage these days. Luckily, the world of fruits, vegetables, and herbs not only offers nutritional value but dozens of name options for your cat as well!

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Beanie
  • Beans
  • Berry
  • Butternut
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Chickpea
  • Chili Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Clementine
  • Coconut
  • Cranberry
  • Cucumber
  • Curry
  • Dill
  • Edamame
  • Fig
  • Ginger
  • Grape
  • Guava
  • Honeydew
  • Huckleberry
  • Jalapeno
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lentil
  • Lime
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mushroom
  • Okra
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Peppermint
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pinto
  • Plum
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Raisin
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosemary
  • Sprout
  • Spud
  • Squash
  • Tangelo
  • Tangerine
  • Thyme
  • Tofu
  • Tomato
  • Truffle
  • Turnip
  • Yam
  • Zucchini

Meaty Cat Names

cat eating piece of meat
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These names will appeal to the steak-loving human or perfectly describe the big, beefy cat! After all, cats are carnivores, so why not pick the perfect kitty title from our list of meaty food names?

  • Angus
  • Beefy
  • Big Mac
  • Burger
  • Chicken
  • Drumstick
  • Gravy
  • Haggis
  • Hambone
  • Pepperoni
  • Pork Chop
  • Roast
  • Sirloin
  • Steak
  • Stewie
  • T-bone
  • Tartare
  • Tri-tip
  • Turkey
  • Wishbone


Fishy Cat Names

cat catching fish
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If your cat prefers their protein from the surf rather than the turf, check out our list of fish and seafood-inspired names. They range from some fish you’ll recognize as cat food ingredients to popular date night dinner entrees.

  • Caviar
  • Cod
  • Crabcake
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Lobster
  • Oyster
  • Puffer
  • Salmon
  • Sashimi
  • Scallop
  • Scampi
  • Shrimp
  • Sushi
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Cheesy Cat Names

Two cats eating mac and cheese
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In this case, we mean names literally inspired by cheese, not ones that make you roll your eyes. Many cats love to snack on cheese, even if it doesn’t always agree with them! If yours is one of them, or you’re the proud parent of an orange kitty, check out these options inspired by the wide world of cheese.

  • Asiago
  • Brie
  • Cheddar
  • Colby
  • Feta
  • Fondue
  • Fontina
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Jack
  • Mac (and Cheese)
  • Manchego
  • Monterey
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Provolone
  • Swiss

Sandwich-Inspired Cat Names

red cat is waiting for the meat cutlets burger
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One of the most versatile food items on any menu, sandwiches come with toppings and fillings to suit anyone’s taste. No matter your cat’s look or personality, you can find something on this list that might fit!

  • Baguette
  • Balsamic
  • Bologna
  • Brioche
  • Cheesesteak
  • Dijon
  • Gyro
  • Hoagie
  • Mayo
  • Meatball
  • Muffaletta
  • Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepperoncini
  • Pickles
  • Pita
  • Relish
  • Reuben

Food Names From Around the World

No matter where you call home in the world, chances are there’s some dish or food item now enjoyed worldwide that was inspired by your country. Whether it’s the many popular Italian dinner entrees or lesser-known but still delicious international cuisines, the wide world of food offers much inspiration for naming your cat!

  • Alfredo
  • Bibimbap
  • Bulgogi
  • Burrito
  • Caesar
  • Cannoli
  • Chalupa
  • Crouton
  • Dal
  • Dashi
  • Dumpling
  • Enchilada
  • Fettuccine
  • Fresca
  • Gelato
  • Gnocchi
  • Gordita
  • Guacamole
  • Gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Kabob
  • Kimchi
  • Kobe
  • Lasagna
  • Latke
  • Linguini
  • Miso
  • Noodles
  • Nori
  • Paneer
  • Pasta
  • Pesto
  • Pizza
  • Queso
  • Ramen
  • Ravioli
  • Saffron
  • Shitake
  • Shoyu
  • Soba
  • Spaghetti
  • Sriracha
  • Tabasco
  • Taco
  • Tamale
  • Taquito
  • Teriyaki
  • Tikki
  • Wasabi
  • Wonton
  • Ziti


Sweet Treat Names for Your Cat

cat eating a popsicle
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Cats may not be able to taste sweets but their humans certainly can! From frozen delights to delicious baked goods to the ingredients that give them their flavor, this list offers plenty of options for your sweet-natured kitty!

  • Allspice
  • Almond
  • Anise
  • BonBon
  • Brittle
  • Brownie
  • Buckwheat
  • Butterscotch
  • Cannoli
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Cheesecake
  • Churro
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Creampuff
  • Creamsicle
  • Crumble
  • Crumbs
  • Cupcake
  • Extract
  • Flan
  • Fudge
  • Honey
  • Jello
  • Macaroon
  • Maple
  • Meringue
  • Milkshake
  • Mousse
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pudding
  • Sherbert
  • Sorbet
  • Sugar
  • Toffee
  • Trifle
  • Vanilla

Candy Names for Your Cat

Sometimes your sweet tooth can’t wait for something to bake. In those circumstances, candy can be your best friend, just like your cat! Name your cat after your favorite sugary treat but don’t try to share, especially if it contains chocolate.

  • Bubble Gum
  • Butterfinger
  • Cadbury
  • Candy
  • Crunch
  • Godiva
  • Gumdrop
  • Gummy
  • Hershey
  • Jellybean
  • Junior Mint
  • Kit Kat
  • Licorice
  • Lollipop
  • M&M
  • Marshmallow
  • Milky Way
  • Nerd
  • Orbit
  • Reeses
  • Skittles
  • Smartie
  • Snickers
  • Taffy
  • Tootsie
  • Twix
  • Wrigley

Snack Food Names for Your Cat

blue tabby maine coon cat licking homemade ice cream treat popsicle
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If your cat is small in size, why not name them after the quick morsels we eat to tide us over between meals? Snacks can be sweet or salty, healthy or junky but always addicting. Sound like your cat? Check out this list!

  • Cheeto
  • Cheez-it
  • Chip
  • Dorito
  • French Fry
  • Frito
  • Graham
  • Hot Pocket
  • Hummus
  • Nacho
  • Parfait
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel
  • Ritz
  • Saltine
  • Snacks
  • Taco Bell
  • Tater Tot
  • Twinkie
  • Velveeta
  • Yogurt

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Once you decide on your cat’s name, help them learn it by using it as much as possible, especially when you’re feeding or playing with them. Science tells us that cats probably can learn to recognize their own name but whether they choose to respond to it is another question entirely! At least you can enjoy your friends’ reaction to your cat’s delicious food name no matter whether kitty ever comes when called or not.

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