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100 Space Names for Cats: Options for Your Cat That Are Out of This World

Space Names for Cats

So, you’ve met a cat who’s out of this world. Obviously, a “normal” cat name like Fluffy doesn’t adequately describe your fantastic feline friend. An extraterrestrial moniker from astronomy or popular culture seems like a more fitting choice, but where to begin? Here’s a list of 100 space names for cats to give you a good start in your search.


How to Name Your Cat

While you might have the perfect name picked out for your pet, sometimes their personalities influence the final choice. It’s definitely okay to browse lists of cat names while you’re waiting for adoption, but you should wait until you’ve spent a little time with your new friend before giving them their permanent name. Maybe your Leo acts a little more like a Draco, and that’s totally okay. You can name your cat after their physical characteristics, personality, history, your personal preferences, or a mix of all of them. Just make sure you like their new name since you’ll likely be repeating it daily for the next 15–20 years.

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Female Space Cat Names With Meanings

It’s hard to find a name as beautiful as your female cat. These multicultural words are usually associated with the heavens. Hopefully they come at least a shooting star’s distance from your cat’s majestic aura.

  • Astra – “divine strength” or “star”
  • Aurora – Latin for “dawn”
  • Celeste – Latin for “heavenly”
  • Dara – “star” in Sanskrit
  • Estella – “star” in Latin
  • Luna – a Roman goddess of the moon
  • Nova – “new,” specifically a Latin term for bright stars that appear suddenly
  • Satura – a feminine variation of the planet Saturn
  • Sitara – Hindu name for “morning star”
  • Zeta – the sixth star in a constellation

Male Space Cat Names With Meanings

While many names for stars and constellations are gender-neutral, these names have a strong masculine connotation that’s perfectly suited for your stately dude.

  • Apollo – Greek for “destroyer,” but more widely recognized as the program that brought man to the moon
  • Aries – “ram,” one of the eight zodiac constellations
  • Astrophel – star lover
  • Cepheus – father of Andromeda
  • Elrond – star dome
  • Hermes – Greek word for “messenger”
  • Orpheus – “Darkness of the night”
  • Samson – Hebrew for “sun”
  • Scorpio – “scorpion,” one of zodiac constellations
  • Sol – “sun”
  • Yang – Chinese for “sun”
  • Zenith – “highest point in the heavens”
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Space Cat Names from Popular Culture

One of the most iconic cats in film actually came from a science fiction movie set in space. In the first Alien movie, Jonesy the orange tabby cat is one of only two survivors aboard the ill-fated USCSS Nostromo. While most of the names on our list came from humans or creatures in sci-fi other than cats, they also suit the terrestrial felines in our lives.

  • Alf – Alf
  • Anakin – Star Wars
  • Captain Kirk – Star Trek
  • Chewy – Star Wars
  • Dune – Dune
  • Ender – Ender’s Game
  • Groot – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Han – Star Wars
  • Jonesy – Alien
  • Kubrick – 2001 Space Odyssey
  • Leia – Star Wars
  • Mork – Mork and Mindy
  • Ripley – Alien
  • Spock – Star Trek
  • TARS – Interstellar
  • Vader – Star Wars
  • Yoda – Star Wars

Names from the Stars and Constellations

Stars and their constellations influence this list of gender-neutral names that will fit any cat.

  • Andromeda
  • Aquarius
  • Aquila
  • Ara
  • Bear
  • Borealis
  • Cassiopeia
  • Corona
  • Draco
  • Felis
  • Gemini
  • Hydra
  • Leo
  • Lynx
  • Lyra
  • Orion
  • Perseid
  • Phoenix
  • Pisces
  • Pleiades
  • Polaris
  • Sagitta
  • Taurus
  • Ursa
  • Virgo
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Fun Space Names for Cats

Maybe your kitty’s personality doesn’t quite fit a regal name like Cepheus. Here are some fun names for your spunky, independent fur child that is quite comfortable in their own universe.

  • Alien
  • Comet
  • Cosmos
  • Eclipse
  • Electra
  • Fireball
  • Galaxy
  • Galileo
  • Halley
  • Halo
  • Helios
  • Kepler
  • Meteor
  • Milky Way
  • Moon
  • Nebula
  • Pollux
  • Rocket
  • Rover
  • Sirius
  • Solstice
  • Starburst
  • Starlight
  • Sunburst
  • Supernova
  • Tara
  • Twilight

Planet Names for Cats

You already know what they are (RIP Pluto), but the planets belonging to our Solar System can be an excellent source of potential names for your cat. Maybe you can make a new derivative of your favorite. Mercura? Mara? We’re all ears.

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Mars
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth



Just like a shooting star, your cat is special and deserves a unique name. Of all the humans and felines in the world, you two are paired for a reason. A celestial name can signify just how much your cat means to you and reflect their personality, just like how the moon reflects the sun.

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