101 Cool Cat Names

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For cat owners seeking a name as charismatic as their feline companion, this article presents a curated list of 101 cool cat names. These names, ranging from the whimsical to the sophisticated, draw inspiration from a wide array of sources including literature, mythology, pop culture, and nature.

Each name holds a special significance that can reflect the appearance or demeanor of your cat. Whether you’re charmed by the adventure of “Aladdin,” the beauty of “Aurora,” the heroism of “Hercules,” or the playful spirit of “Mowgli,” there’s a name on this list that’s perfect for your pet.

These names are not just tags, but symbols of your cat’s unique identity, offering a touch of flair to their everyday life. Ideal for the cat that stands out in the crowd, this compilation promises to provide a name that resonates with the cool factor of your beloved cat.

Cat NameSignificance of the Name
AladdinNamed after the famous fictional character known for his adventures.
AmberInspired by the golden-brown gemstone, symbolizing energy.
ApolloDerived from the Greek god of music and arts.
AthenaNamed after the Greek goddess of wisdom.
AuroraReflecting the Roman goddess of dawn, symbolizing new beginnings.
BanditSuits a mischievous or stealthy cat.
BellaItalian for ‘beautiful’.
BlazeFor a cat with a fiery spirit.
BluePerfect for a cat with blueish fur or eyes.
BootsIdeal for a cat with distinct markings on its paws.
BubblesFor a playful, bubbly personality.
CasperAfter the friendly ghost, suits a gentle white cat.
ChaosFor a cat that loves to create a little disorder.
CleoShort for Cleopatra, ideal for a regal cat.
CocoAfter the fashion icon Coco Chanel, for a stylish cat.
CometFor a fast and adventurous cat.
CosmoReflects a cosmic or space-themed persona.
DaisyNamed after the cheerful flower.
DanteAfter the famous poet, for a cat with a dramatic flair.
DexterLatin for ‘right-handed’, suitable for a dexterous cat.
EchoFor a cat that’s always nearby, echoing your moves.
ElectraAfter the Greek character, for a cat with a vibrant personality.
FelixLatin for ‘happy’ or ‘lucky’.
FergusMeaning ‘man of force’, for a strong-willed cat.
FigaroNamed after the character from ‘Pinocchio’.
FluffyPerfect for a cat with a soft, fluffy coat.
FreyaNamed after the Norse goddess of love and beauty.
FrodoAfter the brave ‘Lord of the Rings’ character.
GalaxyFor a cat with a coat resembling a starry night.
GatsbyAfter the charming character from ‘The Great Gatsby’.
GizmoFor a cat that’s curious like the character from ‘Gremlins’.
GulliverFor an adventurous cat, like in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.
HadesAfter the Greek god of the underworld, for a mysterious cat.
HazelFor a cat with hazelnut-colored fur.
HerculesPerfect for a strong and brave cat.
HobbesAfter the philosophical character in ‘Calvin and Hobbes’.
IrisNamed after the flower or the Greek goddess of the rainbow.
JaggerFor a cat with a rockstar attitude, like Mick Jagger.
JasperAfter the gemstone, for a precious cat.
JinxFor a cat that’s charmingly mischievous.
KikiA playful and easy-to-remember name.
KimbaAfter the white lion in Japanese anime.
LeoLatin for ‘lion’, suitable for a brave cat.
LokiAfter the Norse god known for mischief.
LunaLatin for ‘moon’, fitting for a nocturnal cat.
MabelMeaning ‘lovable’, perfect for an affectionate cat.
MarblesFor a cat with a colorful, marbled coat.
MaxA popular, easy-to-remember name.
MerlinAfter the legendary wizard, for a wise or mystical cat.
MidnightIdeal for a black or nocturnal cat.
MimiA cute, affectionate name.
MinervaNamed after the Roman goddess of wisdom.
MochaFor a cat with a rich, brown coat.
MojoFor a cat with charisma and talent.
MowgliAfter the character from ‘The Jungle Book’.
NalaAfter the character from ‘The Lion King’.
NimbusAfter the type of cloud, fitting for a light, airy cat.
NovaLatin for ‘new’, symbolizing a new beginning.
OliveFor a peaceful and friendly cat.
OrionAfter the constellation, for a majestic cat.
OscarFor a cat with a dramatic, Oscar-worthy personality.
PandoraFor a curious cat, like Pandora’s box.
PawsA straightforward name for a cat.
PeachesFor a sweet, affectionate cat.
PeanutA cute name for a small or playful cat.
PepperFor a cat with a spicy personality.
PharaohFor a regal, majestic cat.
PhoenixSymbolizing rebirth and renewal.
PippinAfter the character from ‘Lord of the Rings’.
PixelFor a cat with a distinctive, spotted coat.
PlutoAfter the dwarf planet, for a mysterious cat.
PogoFor a cat that loves to jump around.
QuasarFor a cat with a vibrant, energetic personality.
QueenieFor a cat that acts like royalty.
RadarFor a cat that’s always aware of its surroundings.
RainFor a calm and soothing cat.
RascalFor a mischievous and playful cat.
RavenIdeal for a black or mysterious cat.
RexLatin for ‘king’, suitable for a noble cat.
RubyAfter the precious gemstone, for a valuable cat.
SalemAfter the town known for its witch trials, for a mystical cat.
SapphireFor a cat with striking blue eyes.
ShadowPerfect for a stealthy or dark-colored cat.
SimbaAfter the character from ‘The Lion King’.
SiriusAfter the brightest star in the night sky.
SlinkyFor a graceful and agile cat.
SmokeyFor a cat with a gray or smokey coat.
SocksFor a cat with distinct markings on its feet.
SolLatin for ‘sun’, for a cat that brightens your day.
SparkFor a cat with a lively, energetic personality.
SphinxAfter the mythical creature, for a mysterious cat.
SpiritFor a cat with a lively, spirited personality.
StormFor a cat with a strong, dynamic personality.
TiggerAfter the character from ‘Winnie the Pooh’, for a bouncy cat.
TitanFor a strong, powerful cat.
TwixFor a sweet and delightful cat.
VelvetFor a cat with a soft, velvety coat.
VenusAfter the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
WhisperFor a quiet, gentle cat.
WillowAfter the graceful and flexible tree.
YodaAfter the wise ‘Star Wars’ character.
ZeldaAfter the princess in ‘The Legend of Zelda’, for a noble cat.
ZiggyFor a cat with a quirky, unique personality.
ZorroAfter the masked hero, for a mysterious and bold cat.

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Sean is a former literature professor with a curiosity almost as fierce as a cat's. When he's not tending to Cats Around The Globe, he writes middle-grade fiction, hangs out with his two daughters, or naps with his buddy Louie, a rescue American Shorthair.