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191 Old Man Names for Cats: Hilarious Options for Your Pet

Hilarious Old Man Names for Cats

Coming up with a good name is one of the first steps in cat ownership. While you might have a favorite name that you reserved for your first cat, it can become increasingly difficult to find something suitable, especially if you have multiple feline family members.


How to Name Your Cat

There are many places you can take inspiration when naming a cat, but it is important to remember that it is more than just a quirky or fun representation of your interests and likes. Your cat will need to learn its name or a version of its name, and, depending on whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat, you may have to stand at the front door shouting its name.

Generally, a cat’s name should be no more than two syllables, although you can choose a longer name and shorten this for everyday use. You should try to avoid anything that might cause offense and avoid giving your cat the same name as a family member to avoid confusion.

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Literary Cat Names

Books, comics, cartoons, and other works of literary fiction can provide some excellent inspiration for cat names. Whether you opt for the name of a cat from literary fiction, like the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland or Aslan from The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, or name your cat after a favorite human fictional character, like Mr. Darcy from Pride And Prejudice, there are endless options. Here are some of our favorite literary old man cat names.

  • Albus
  • Aslan
  • Atticus
  • Caliban
  • Charles
  • Cheshire
  • Clyde
  • Darcy
  • Dickens
  • Diesel
  • Dumbledore
  • Ebenezer
  • Finch
  • Finn
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Gatsby
  • Gulliver
  • Hannibal
  • Holmes
  • Huckleberry
  • Ichabod
  • Lee
  • Moby
  • Pippi
  • Raven
  • Sawyer
  • Scrooge
  • Sherlock
  • Stan
  • Waldo
  • Watson
  • Wilbur

Film and TV Inspired Cat Names

Similarly, film and TV can provide inspiration. With the slew of superhero movies that have been released in recent years, there are many cats named Stark and Peter Parker, but why not go with a retro classic like Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid franchise?

  • Alfred
  • Brown
  • Corleone
  • Emmett
  • Homer
  • John Gustafson
  • Max Goldman
  • Mr. Miyagi
  • Ned
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Pennyworth
  • Reginald
  • Statler
  • Vito
  • Waldorf
  • Yoda

Celebrity Cat Names

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What better way to show your love and admiration of a particular celebrity than to name your cat after them? Celebrities include actors, directors, politicians, dancers, and socialites. Just because you’re looking for an old man’s name doesn’t mean the celebrity themselves have to be old.

  • Astaire
  • Bela
  • Benedict
  • Bogart
  • Boris
  • Brando
  • Brynner
  • Burt
  • Buster
  • Cagney
  • Cary
  • Chaplin
  • Charlie
  • Chico
  • Clark
  • Clint
  • Cooper
  • Costello
  • Curtis
  • Dean
  • Douglas
  • Eastwood
  • Fonda
  • Fred
  • Gable
  • Gary
  • Grant
  • Gregory
  • Groucho
  • Harpo
  • Henry
  • Hitchcock
  • Humphrey
  • James
  • James
  • John
  • Karloff
  • Keaton
  • Kirk
  • Lancaster
  • Laurence
  • Lugosi
  • Marlon
  • Marx
  • Olivier
  • Orson
  • Peck
  • Price
  • Redford
  • Spencer
  • Stewart
  • Tracy
  • Vincent
  • Wayne
  • Welles
  • Yul

Historical Names

From US presidents and British Prime Ministers to world-renowned scientists, history provides us with thousands of years of names to draw on. Why not choose a name that reflects your love of science while giving your cat a quirky old man’s name? Isaac or Newton would be great examples. Or show your patriotism with a moniker like Lincoln.

  • Abraham
  • Alexander
  • Bonaparte
  • Churchill
  • Edison
  • Einstein
  • Ginsburg
  • Hamilton
  • Isaac
  • Lincoln
  • Napoleon
  • Newton
  • Roosevelt
  • Teddy
  • Winston

Other Old Man Names

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There are some names that just sound like they belong to old men. Such names will also undoubtedly be found in works of literature as well as on film and TV, but we have provided a list of miscellaneous names that will hopefully give you the inspiration to find the ideal name for your cat.

  • Albert
  • Alvie
  • Archibald
  • Artie
  • Bernard
  • Boris
  • Cecil
  • Clarence
  • Claude
  • Desmond
  • Dudley
  • Earl
  • Edgar
  • Edward
  • Edwin
  • Elmer
  • Emmett
  • Eugene
  • Francis
  • Fred
  • Gerald
  • Gus
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Horace
  • Howard
  • Hugh
  • Jack
  • Jarrett
  • Jasper
  • Langston
  • Leo
  • Leon
  • Lester
  • Lewis
  • Louie
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Marvin
  • Melvin
  • Mickey
  • Milton
  • Mortimer
  • Nelson
  • Neville
  • Norman
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Randall
  • Ray
  • Richard
  • Rodney
  • Roy
  • Sam
  • Shadrack
  • Sherman
  • Stanley
  • Theo
  • Theodore
  • Vernon
  • Victor
  • Vincent
  • Waldo
  • Warren
  • Whitman
  • Wilbur
  • Wilfred
  • Willard
  • Windsor
  • Wren
  • Wright



Above, we have provided 191 old man names for cats to give you inspiration and help you find a quirky, fun name for your cat, whether it is your first or your fifth. Try to choose something that is easy to say or can be shortened for everyday use, and that won’t be easily confused with a family member’s name.

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