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160 Nerdy Cat Names: Game and Geek-Inspired Options for Kittens

Nerdy Cat Names

Nerds and geeks make the world a better place, just like cats. Part of the fun of bringing home a new cat is coming up with a name. Fortunately, there are so many fascinating characters and fun jargon that can inspire you to find a suitable name for your special cat.

To set you in the right direction, we’ve come up with a list of fun cat names that all kinds of proud geeky or nerdy cat parents will love.


How to Name Your Nerdy Cat

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We’ve broken down our lists of all-time-best nerdy cat names into several different categories, such as video games, fantasy characters, and board game characters. Since each fandom has its own rich world filled with iconic characters, we’ve listed just a handful of iconic characters.

As you read through the list, make note of the names that stick out to you. Then, you can decide on your favorite name, or you can think about the different characters that exist in the same world as the name you’ve picked.

Once you’ve made a list of some of your favorite cat names, you can narrow it down until you’ve come down to a single name that you like the most.

Video Game Main Character Names

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Some of our favorite video game heroes can display cat-like qualities, such as being very inquisitive, standoffish, or playful. Here are some of our favorite video main characters that we don’t think would mind sharing their names with your special cat.

  • Arthur (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Bella Goth (The Sims 2)
  • Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Dorian (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
  • Geralt (The Witcher)
  • Joel (The Last of Us)
  • Kirby (Kirby)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Bison (Street Fighter)
  • Master Chief (Halo)
  • Pac Man (Pac Man)
  • Rachet (Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Steve (Minecraft)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Yoshi (Super Mario)


Video Game Villain Names

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Every legendary video game needs a legendary villain. Here are some names of video game villains that deserve some appreciation. Although we don’t intend for your cat to get into as much trouble as these villains, we still think that there are some great villain names that video game developers have come up with over the years.

  • Alduin (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Alma Wade (FEAR)
  • Arthas (Warcraft)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Captain LeChuck (The Secret of Monkey Island)
  • Dominus Ghaul (Destiny 2)
  • Wily (Mega Man)
  • Edgar Ross (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Giygas (Earthbound)
  • Handsome Jack (Borderlands)
  • Joker (Batman Arkham)
  • Kerrigan (Starcraft)
  • Majora (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask)
  • Miraak (Skyrim)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shodan (System Shock)
  • Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
  • Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)

NPC-Inspired Cat Names

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Although people love the main characters in video games, many non-playable characters (NPCs) have captured the hearts of fans and even amassed an occult following. Here are some popular NPC names that are worthy of bestowing onto your cat.

  • Ada Wong (Resident Evil 2)
  • Alyn Shir (Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning)
  • Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Clementine (The Walking Dead)
  • Cortana (Halo 5: Guardians)
  • Dandelion (The Witcher)
  • Deckard Cain (Diablo)
  • Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite)
  • Emiel Regis (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Error (Zelda II: The Adventures of Link)
  • Ifrit (Final Fantasy)
  • Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil 8: Village)
  • Leliana (Dragon Age)
  • Mudcrab Merchant (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind)
  • Navi (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Sadie Adler (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Sully (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy)
  • Thane Krios (Mass Effect 3)
  • Therese Voerman (The Masquerade: Bloodlines)
  • Watson (Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis)


Board Game Cat Names

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Board games nights can be full of fun, just like how bringing home a cat can bring so much joy into people’s lives. Our list is compiled of fun cat names inspired by both board games and card games.

  • Agatha Crane (Mansions of Madness)
  • Arythea (Mage Knight)
  • Braevalar (Mage Knight)
  • Cattermelon (Exploding Kittens)
  • Colonel Mustard (Clue)
  • Cragheart (Gloomhaven)
  • Finn Edwards (Mansions of Madness)
  • Gloppy (Candy Land)
  • Hunter (Werewolf)
  • Lycan (Werewolf)
  • Miss Scarlet (Clue)
  • Peacock (Clue)
  • Nightshroud (Gloomhaven)
  • Norowas (Mage Knight)
  • Ore (Settlers of Catan)
  • Preston Fairmont (Mansions of Madness)
  • Professor Plum (Clue)
  • Tacocat (Exploding Kittens)
  • Tovak (Mage Knight)
  • Zoe Ingstrom (Betrayal at House on the Hill)


Comic Book Cat Names

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There are so many wonderful comic books that have been written over the years. Our list doesn’t even make a dent in all the amazing and iconic characters that have developed over time. Here are some of our favorites that we hope will inspire you to remember some of your favorite characters.

  • Archie Andrews (Pep Comics)
  • Captain Haddock (Tintin)
  • Dodola (Habibi)
  • Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World)
  • Erma Felna (Albedo Anthropormorphics)
  • Jack Knight (Zero Hour)
  • Jean Grey (X-Men)
  • Jenny Sparks (Stormwatch)
  • Lex Luthor (Action Comics)
  • Lying Cat (Saga)
  • Luke Cage (Luke Cage, Hero for Hire)
  • Michonne (The Walking Dead)
  • Mina Harker (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Miyamoto Usagi (Albedo Anthropormorphics)
  • Orion (New Gods)
  • Scratch (Scratch9)
  • Streaky (Supergirl)
  • T’Challa (Black Panther)
  • Tony Chu (Chew)
  • Wally West (The Flash)


Fantasy Cat Names

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Fantasy video games, books, and movies are all filled with so many characters with rich backstories and amazing abilities. Here are some special characters that we think would be great names for cats.

  • Aang (Avatar)
  • Alanna (The Song of the Lioness)
  • Arya (Game of Thrones)
  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Greebo (Wyrd Sisters)
  • Jareth (Labyrinth)
  • Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
  • Kneazle (Harry Potter)
  • Kvothe (Kingkiller Chronicle)
  • Moiraine (Wheel of Time)
  • Norris (Harry Potter)
  • Ofelia (Pan’s Labyrinth)
  • Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Yennefer (The Witcher)
  • Zap the Cat (Memory)

Sci-Fi Cat Names

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The science fiction genre also has a lot of cool characters, and we’ve listed some of the most iconic characters in different series. As you read through these names, feel free to think of some other characters that are associated with them that you think would make great cat names.

  • Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
  • Dalek (Doctor Who)
  • Dominic Cobb (Inception)
  • Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko)
  • Flash Gordon (Flash Gordon)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)
  • Jonesey (ALIEN)
  • Leia (Star Wars)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Mulder (X-Files)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Scully (X-Files)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Starlord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Trinity (The Matrix)
  • Tron (Tron)


Computer and Coding Cat Names

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This list is for computer lovers, coders, and lovers of internet culture. Sometimes, you just have to look through a list of computer jargon to find a cute name that works for a cat.

  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Blibbet
  • Boolean
  • Bootstrap
  • Byte
  • Cache
  • Cookie
  • Dock
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Mickey
  • Noogler
  • Pascal
  • Ping
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Spaghetti
  • Stan
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Cool Cats With Nerdy Names

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of nerdy cat names and feel a little more inspired in your process of finding the perfect name for your cat. There are so many fun and cool names, so we hope to start meeting more cats with nerdy names!

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