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120+ Polydactyl Cat Names: Unique & Interesting Options for Your Pet

Polydactyl Cat Names

A polydactyl cat has a congenital abnormality that causes the cat to have an unusual number of toes on either one or more of its paws. This genetically inherited physical trait is seen as cute by many cat owners, and this special type of cat deserves a unique name!

Some polydactyl cat owners will prefer to name their cat after something that has meaning to their polydactyl cat’s condition, whereas other polydactyl cat owners may want a name that is unique—just like their cat.

This article will provide you with some interesting and unique cat names that might be the perfect match for your polydactyl cat.


How to Name Your Polydactyl Cat

Choosing the right name for your unique cat can be difficult, so it is important to choose a name that resonates with you. You might want to choose a name that has meaning to your cat’s condition, or you might be looking for another interesting name that describes the appearance or personality of your cat.

The name you choose may depend on the gender of your polydactyl cat, the color, and even the number of extra toes they have due to polydactylism.

Pet cat resting in the lap of a teenage girl, with its paw on the palm
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divider-catNames for Cats With Extra Toes

Cats with extra toes (polydactyl) are not only cute, but they are unique. This means that if you are looking for a name that resonates with the number of toes they have, then this is the section you should check out!

  • Toe beans
  • Tootsie
  • Conch
  • Mitten
  • Snowshoe
  • Digits
  • Rarity
  • Dactyl
  • Pawsey
  • Polly
  • Thumbelina
  • Paws
  • Bigfoot
  • Catcher
  • Bigfoot
  • Toe-ny
  • Hemi
  • Lucky
  • Mitt
  • Boxer
  • Yeti
  • Horseshoe
  • Footsie
  • Thumbs
  • Beans
  • Tom Thumb
  • Boxer
  • Socks/Sox’s
cute polydactyl kitten
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Names for Female Polydactyl Cats

This is a list of some unique and interesting female polydactyl cat names that can either describe your cat’s personality or appearance regardless of how many toes they have on their paws.

  • Clementine
  • Chez
  • Bella
  • Lily
  • Luna
  • Manicure
  • Misty
  • Midge
  • Pepper
  • Roxy
  • Penny
  • Pearl
  • Rosebud
  • Willow
  • Tipsy
  • Aurata
  • Deja
  • Dakota
  • Daphne
  • Vesta
  • Opal
  • Cashmere
  • Gloves
  • Mancha
  • Aziza
  • Balbina
  • Beatrice
  • Pawdry
  • Clawrina
  • Hunter
  • Calypso
  • Freya
  • Bagheera
  • Nessie
  • Kitty Soft Paws
  • Eliza
  • Hermione
  • Snow White
  • Berra
  • Katcha
polydactyl cat on the couch
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Names for Male Polydactyl Cats

There are plenty of unique names for male polydactyl cats, especially when it comes to how many toes they have on their paws, along with their personality or appearance.

  • Archie
  • Hans
  • Prints
  • Pawder
  • Chowder
  • Slugger
  • Apollo
  • Clint
  • Atticus
  • Badger
  • Ernest
  • Fisher
  • Clubs/Clubber
  • Chewie
  • Angus
  • Mouser
  • Chase
  • Dexter
  • Captain
  • Hemi
  • Dirk
  • Alfredo
  • Blocks
  • Bryer
  • Adonis
  • Axel
  • Rover
  • Blitz
  • Titan
  • Trapper
  • Alair
  • Bagheera
  • Chester
  • Hoover
  • Caesar
  • Gus
  • Otis
  • Merlin
  • Simba
  • Toebias
Playful polydactyl Maine Coon Cat
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Unique Names for Polydactyl Cats with Meanings

These names have meaning to the condition cats with multiple toes have, whether it is the name of a writer with a love for polydactyl cats to different languages describing the condition.

  • Hemingway: A famous writer known for his love for polydactyl cats
  • Ender: Turkish for “rare”
  • Dedos: Spanish word for “fingers”
  • Paddles: The name of a polydactyl cat owned by the Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Sechs: A German word for the number six—if your cat has six toes
  • Sasquatch: Also known as “bigfoot”
  • Count Rugen: The six-fingered man
  • Sailor: Polydactyl cats were often seen aboard ships
  • Dactylos: Greek for “digits”
  • Pallas: A wild cat with big paws



Many different names could be the perfect match for your unique polydactyl cat, from names with relevant meanings, gender-neutral names, or even names after cats that are famous for their extra toes.

If you are lucky enough to own one of these special cats, then we hope that this article has helped you find the right name for your feline friend!

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