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Cool Cat Names & Easy Tips to Find More

Published: Last updated: by Jessi Larson

So you just got a kitten and want to give it a cool cat name. First off, congrats on your new bundle of fur and joy. What an exciting time in your life!

“Cool” is a subjective term when it comes to names. What might be cool to you can differ from what others like. Some prefer cute names, while others prefer funny ideas. So, how do you start generating cool cat names ideas? Here are some tips:

cool cat with sunglasses

Finding Cool Cat Names from Your Hobbies

Think about things you like: video games, woodworking, hunting, music, fitness, cooking, or something else? There are probably many good names related to any of these activities. Try and list out as many related words as you can come up with and see if any sound like the perfect name for your kitty. For example:

  • Atari
  • Basil
  • Boss
  • Bowser
  • Brie
  • Crash
  • Crypto
  • Espresso
  • Frito
  • Genesis
  • Guinness
  • Halo
  • Hunter
  • Java
  • Jordan
  • Kobe
  • Koopa
  • Mario
  • Merlot
  • Natcho
  • Porter
  • Queso
  • Quest
  • Saffron
  • Scout
  • Sunny
  • Sushi
  • Tails
  • Trigger
  • Truffle
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda

What is your favorite type of music?

Some musicians exude pure cool and make great names for your pet. Think:

  • Adele
  • Aretha
  • Ariana
  • Beyonce
  • Bieber
  • Biggie
  • Billie
  • Bowie
  • Bruno
  • Clapton
  • Cobain
  • Crosby
  • Doja
  • Drake
  • Dre
  • Dylan
  • Elton
  • Gaga
  • Hendrix
  • Herbie
  • Jazz
  • Kanye
  • Kendrick
  • Lennon
  • Madonna
  • Marley
  • Moby
  • Nas
  • Presley
  • Prince
  • Sinatra
  • Swift
  • Symphony
  • Wolfgang

We recommend picking an established artist; you don’t want to go with a name of a 1-hit wonder as it’ll have to last a long time. You might also enjoy our list of rapper cat names.

cool cat with hat and glasses

What about your favorite sports team?

Again you’ll want to consider only the most outstanding players like:

  • Augusta
  • Becks
  • Blitz
  • Bogey
  • Brady
  • Bryson
  • Caddie
  • Captain
  • Coach
  • Crackerjack
  • Danica
  • DiMaggio
  • Dodger
  • Fenway
  • Gretzky
  • Gronk
  • Heisman
  • Jersey
  • Jeter
  • Jordan
  • LeBron
  • Lombardi
  • Montana
  • Ozzie
  • Payton
  • Pele
  • Ping
  • Pippen
  • Raider
  • Ronaldo
  • Rousey
  • Ryder
  • Serena
  • Shaq
  • Slugger
  • Striker
  • Tiger
  • Tyson
  • Venus
  • Winger
  • Wrigley
  • Yankee

Go with geography.

Do you have a favorite place to travel to? A friend in college studied in Sydney, Australia, and had a fantastic time, so she naturally chose the name Sydney when she got a cat. Other cool names for your kitten could include:

  • Adelaide
  • Athens
  • Aussie
  • Austin
  • Berlin
  • Boston
  • Cairo
  • Cali
  • Cisco
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Diego
  • Dixie
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Hawaii
  • Holland
  • Humboldt
  • Kyoto
  • London
  • Macau
  • Madrid
  • Manchester
  • Memphis
  • Milan
  • Monterrey
  • Orlando
  • Oslo
  • Panama
  • Paris
  • Rio
  • Rome
  • Salvador
  • Seville
  • Tex
  • Tijuana
  • Tokyo
  • Vancouver
  • York
cat with harry potter book

Names From TV, Movies, and Books

Your favorite media is full of fantastic name potential. Make a list of your favorite shows, movies & books and look up the characters (or even actors) using a site like IMDB. This could include characters like:

  • Aslan
  • Atticus
  • Bagheera
  • Bender
  • Binx
  • Bond
  • Buffy
  • Buzz
  • Chandler
  • Corleone
  • Costanza
  • Dexter
  • Doc Holiday
  • Flynn
  • Fonzie
  • Grimes
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione
  • Homer
  • Indy
  • Katniss
  • Kermit
  • Kramer
  • Maximus
  • McFly
  • Nala
  • Omar
  • Phoebe
  • Potter
  • Sabrina
  • Scully
  • Soprano
  • Tigger
  • Walter
  • Winnie
  • Xena

Nerdy is also cool, and if you’re into fantasy, comics, video games, or sci-fi, these can also be excellent sources of names like:

  • Akira
  • Arya
  • Batman
  • Black Panther
  • Boba
  • Drax
  • Gambit
  • Gandalf
  • Han
  • Harley
  • Hulk
  • Joker
  • Kent
  • Khan
  • Kirk
  • Lex
  • Logan
  • Loki
  • Neo
  • Obi
  • Rogue
  • Skywalker
  • Spidey
  • Spock
  • Thor
  • Tigra
  • Vader
  • Yoda

What cool attributes does your cat have?

Sometimes a unique feature about your feline companion can turn into an idea for a cool name. Think about your kitten’s color, pattern, eyes, or attitude for some name ideas like:

  • Ash
  • Blaze
  • Checkers
  • Ginger
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Rusty
  • Tux

Also, check out our names for black cats and white cats.

See which cool cat names are popular

Check out lists of most popular cat names to get an idea of what ideas other people love and see if anything stands out.

cool lounging cat with sunglasses

Here are some cool cat names we picked out from our lists to get you started:

Cool Male Cat Names

Here are some additional boy cat names to check out.

  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Atlas
  • Axel
  • Bandit
  • Blaze
  • Bolt
  • Boots
  • Caesar
  • Captain
  • Chance
  • Charlie
  • Cisco
  • Cobra
  • Comet
  • Cypher
  • Domino
  • Escobar
  • Gambit
  • Garcia
  • Hendrix
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Jazz
  • Justice
  • Kal
  • Kendrick
  • King
  • Leo
  • Lex
  • Mac
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Mercury
  • Midnight
  • Milo
  • Montana
  • Neo
  • Odin
  • Oliver
  • Othello
  • Pistol
  • Ranger
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Rex
  • Riggs
  • Rover
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Sgt Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Storm
  • Tex
  • Thunder
  • Tiger
  • Timber
  • Tux
  • Wizard
  • Zeus

Cool Female Cat Names

Finally, here’s a list of more girl cat names for your inspiration.

  • Angel
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Blondie
  • Boots
  • Camilla
  • Cersei
  • Checkers
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Dancer
  • Dixie
  • Dotty
  • Dove
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Espresso
  • Foxy
  • Freya
  • Frida
  • Gracie
  • Harley
  • Hera
  • Honey
  • India
  • Jaguar
  • Jazzy
  • Jinx
  • Joplin
  • Jude
  • Koda
  • Leia
  • Luna
  • Lynx
  • Memphis
  • Merlot
  • Midnight
  • Milan
  • Mink
  • Minx
  • Misty
  • Mystery
  • Mystique
  • Natalia
  • Nessie
  • Ninja
  • Nyx
  • Oracle
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Piper
  • Portia
  • Quicksilver
  • Raven
  • Rigby
  • Ripley
  • River
  • Rogue
  • Sable
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Scarlett
  • Shadow
  • Shiva
  • Sky
  • Smokey
  • Sophie
  • Spice
  • Starbuck
  • Storm
  • Sunset
  • Tiger
  • Tilly
  • Vixen

Looking for more cool cat names?
Search through our list of great cat name options.

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19 Comments

  1. Jackie Pyzcoha

    Lasagna says it all!

  2. Skye

    Maybe add Moon, Mocha, Phoenix, and Atlas for the guys and then Luna, Eclipse, Tequila, Azari, Charlie, Delta, and Blue for the girls?

  3. beth

    hi call it chicken nugget

  4. Cane Taylor

    Add chaos for both genders

  5. nevaeh

    i just got a new cat called s-pretzal cause of its unique pretzal colors like a special pretzal the s stands for special

  6. Bob

    beth is right. “chicken nugget” is the perfect name for a cat!

  7. Chlie

    My cat is called Zeeva it is a girls name but he is a boy and it suits his so it can be a unisex name

  8. raquel Bussert

    I’ve had a few cats before. One male named Kane. Two females, their names are Rosa & gizmo.

  9. Patti

    My cats names are Putter Tibbs, Bustopher Jones (Buster), Beauregard Nash and Gunner.

  10. Larraine

    We have Ziggie, Swiggles, Sly, lover Boy and Putter

  11. rachael

    We have Jayda, Kannon. They had babies we named them, Sasha(girl) Remy(boy) and still thinking of another boy name

  12. Manny

    I one kitten but he passed and his name was simba

  13. elijah

    i just got a new kitten it’s name is kyro boy

  14. Claudia Reyes Hauser

    We have Monroe, Athena, and Sushi

  15. Carole

    Our brindle cat is Brera, as in The Alfa Rameo car, she suits the name, the cattery where we got her use car names, i call her B cat !

  16. Sally

    Gomez for a male tabby

  17. morgan

    my cat is a boy and its name is angle

  18. Nathalie

    Hylia, Navi and Zora are my female cats names

  19. Dawn Lay

    I like cinnamon for a cat name!!!

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