Inspiration for cute cat names can be found everywhere. In the things around us, food, drink, even household items. Trees and flowers, animals, toys and children’s TV characters can be a great sauce of cute names too. In fact, there are so many possible ones that it can be a little overwhelming trying to choose.
When I was naming my cat I went through entire books of baby names, flicked through novels and even scoured the papers for good choices. In the end we settled on a traditional human name that we love for our little boy – Oscar. But there were an awful lot of potential options we considered first.
Cute Cat Names
Some classic cat names that would suit any one of the little cuties.
Names For The Boys
Human names can be a great choice for your cat. And there are some real cuties out there. Maybe one of these lovely cute male cat names will suit your little boy perfectly.
Inspiration For The Girls
The best cute girl cat names can be human names too. Here are a selection of pretty girl cat names that your new bundle of fluff will love.
Outside The Box Thinking
Another great way to find cute human names for cats is to dive into your book shelves. Literally references as names, or historic figures are a great way to find a nice name that has the personal touch.
It helps to start with a topic or category in mind. Like space or nature, or even locations or other animals. There are also some human names that have fallen out of fashion or are less commonly used that can make great fun choices too.
Hilarious But Still Cute Cat Names
When you’re looking for a name for your name, you might well want something that puts a smile on your face. Or that you can have a giggle over with your friends. I love cat names that reflect their big cat cousins, and ones that are a little tongue-in-cheek or punny.
There are some hilarious cat names online these days, but not all of them are too cute. In fact, some of them are very funny, but probably not suitable to tell to your Grandma. So, here are our favorite family-friendly, cute funny cat names .
- Sir Pounce-a-lot
Night Time Names
Black cats come in a gorgeous range of hues from darkest grey to blackest night. Sadly, black cats often are hardest to home in shelters and tend to be the last pick of the litter when kittens are born. Which is a total tragedy, as this stunning color really is one of the most dramatic and beautiful shades around.
I love black cats, and names that show off how proud you are of your gorgeous kitties lovely fur could be just what you are looking for. These are my top picks when it comes to cute black cat names.
Cute Cat Names For White Kitties
Cute names for white cats can come from a lot of places. Personally I love those from the natural world – especially those inspired by white flowers. Your delicate, graceful little kitty will love any of these cute white cat names.
The Domino Effect
Cute black and white cat names can be inspired by their fabulous coats. Whether your cat has flecks of black or white, or a perfect tuxedo cat coat. Any of the names below will fit a black and white furry friend well.
- Zig Zag
Ethereal Names For Smokey Kitties
Who doesn’t love an adorable gray ball of fluff? Cute grey kitten names are a fun way to celebrate that super silky coat of theirs. From soft chinchilla fur to glorious tabby grey and everything in between.
Rebecca Thorne says
What about Clutch Tabasco Storm Hemi are my 4 boys names
Great names! They are very cute 🙂
I have a great one for my guy Murdoch
Prorector of the sea
Mine are: girls: Chloe (all black) and Cookie (like
Oreo cookie because she is white with black spots) and boy: Sir fluffs a lot because he is a maincoon all gray. Also great names!!!
Olivia Regalmann says
I know, right! They are ADORABLE!!!
Rebecca Thorne says
Could you add them to your list unique names or odd names??
I also have a cat named Spirit
Olivia Regalmann says
Cool! You and Jill have the same cat name!
Olivia Regalmann says
Cool! You and Jeanne have the same cat name!
I have 11 cats all persians
Snow(mother of all kidos nd full white)
Brownie(father of all kidos and brown)
Eve (black with greyish mane)
Hulk ( full grey look alike wolf)
Coco (full white)
Leo (greyish brownish whitish fur)
Jinnie (greyish brownish whitish fur)
Dora(white with 1 spot of black on head)
Flora( white with 2 spots of black on head)
Clora (white with three spots of black on head)
thats a lot of cats and my cats dont have a dad but they do have a mom! your cats must be very cute!
Noelle Conrad says
I agree add Mimi that’s my female cat name
I have a Mimi as well
Mines Mimi too
i have 6 cats named chole,lucifer,steve,lexi,dean, skye, and the mama cat is named angel skye is the mom of chole and lucifer!
We named ours kit kat
We named our cats jasper dutchess(whiskey) and mocha we’ve also named one Jack Storm(me and my dad named him)
so cute i named my cat moewzers he is a black,gray,and white he moews a lot
He sounds so cute!
I have a cat that meows a lot too.
jennifer westbrook says
LOVE KIT CAT CAN I CALL MY BABY CAT KIT KAT.
Vicky G. says
I think dimitri is a good cat name because it can be a boy or girl name
I love the name it’s if anyone needs a name for a cat
Yeah they are cute
Ok here’s a white cat name for you
Jeanne G says
My Siamese girls:
My Boy cats:
Cookie megatron bunweenie the third the earl of yancovitch the cat formally known as Cookie Monster and sometimes referred to as captain crunch
Sarah hope says
The cat nameswere all very cute I choose poppy for my own cat
Poppy is a very pretty name 🙂
I agree <3
My sister might name her cat poppy we will see
Brenda Patton says
Poppy is a name I considered for the handicapped cat I adopted but I finally decided on lovey she’s been left alone for a year nobody wanted her until the day I met her so and I love her very much so her name is now lovey
Terra Reed says
I chose Smokey for my new british shorthair kitten. Thank you HappyCatSite 🙂
Great choice! 🙂 Good luck with your kitten
Poppa is a cute kitty name ,just like your human name
what about this name for a white cat
i chose Jinx for my cute baby kitten im about to get ?
That’s a fun name 🙂
Apawllo is my cats first name, but when he’s naughty I call him by his full name “Apawllo Orangelo Anderson” ?. (He’s orange, lol.)
Thanks for sharing that with us, Allison, how cute!
I cant figure out what to name my new baby kitten. Pics on instagram @i8emminems leave a comment what to name her
Emma Lewis Azayear says
Snap getting ours Thursday need help please between . It’s a male kitten. Here’s a few my husband and I are thinking of . Bubbles, Twilight, Figaro and Cuddles Hint we moved into our new flat 3 weeks ago .
Lucky would be a good name.
(girl names)spirt,coco,cookie,angel,lucy,chole,ally,hayle,anie,cupcake,moonlight, moon,harle(boy names)shadow,alex axel,alec,rocky,steve,dean,andy,jess,jessy,fluffy thats all i have!
I got four cats …their names are Kushie ..Cali and Oaklee and Lily…my cat Lily
What lovely names, thanks for sharing!
Lily Cantrell says
We just got a cat last month, it still has no name!! I was thinking Zenix it’s a girl though, your names for cats are really helpful, thank you
Karen Barnes says
Who says that Zenix isn’t a girl name? I think it could go for either one and it’s adorable for a girl kitty!
Comet is a cute name.
Does anyone have a cute kitten name which is around 4-5 months light green eyes
In light of Halloween soon, how about a candy name like Kit-Kat or Snickers?
Carol Srur says
How about Emerald.
Clover, Hiccupp, Coffee, Domino, Mocha, Nugget and Arlo
What about jasper and miss you and bazaar and cocoa and tipsy and topsy
me! and fluffy is soo adorable!! <3
I named my kittens Simba (brown male) and Cosmo (White female)
I was going for Cosmo and Gizmo, but Simba just struck when he meowed for the first time and sounded like a little lion.
Was so glad to see Cosmo in the list of unique names!!!
Mary Staton says
I have a Simba, Cosmo, and Gizmo! Also, Turtle, Tadpole, Nacho, Moose, Buffy Sue, Ruby Grace, Nova, Ariel, Pixie, Otter, Maximus, Cookie, Biscuit, Jasper, Houdini, Armani, and Dior!
My adopted senior cat, born on 4th of July, called “Liberty” aka Libby
I need a name for my new white,red eyed male kitten I’d like the name to begin with a he is very loud and can’t sit still he is 4 days old??
Cinnamon candies came to mind because of his red eyes. How about RUBIO?
Karen Barnes says
How about “Zippy”?
I named mine Hope??
Awww that’s a lovely name ?????
axel,alex,alec,autsin there i dont know anymore!
We names our stray Squeak, because he didn’t really meow, but sort of squeaked.
Kasey Harwood says
My dear cat was named Echo Tabitha Pyewacket.
I have three cats-Two boys and one girl. My girl cat is also named Echo and my others are named Apollo and Prince Charming ☺️
Bernadette sisson says
Is tinker for a female kitten okay. She is extremely active. I like Bells too. However Tinker seems more appropriate.
Bernadette sisson says
Is Tinker okay for a female kitten she is extremely activel. I like Bella too however Tinker seems more appropriate.
Vicki Santana says
I named my black big boy cat spooky because he was born a week before Halloween. ?
I used to have a female black cat that we got during October and also named her Spooky. ❤️
Vikki Mahoney says
Just a few more cute cat names!
My boy cat is named T-bone. That’s the name he had when I adopted him and I thought it was so cute that I kept it.
I like that name T-bone
The relative of a former coworker had a female cat named Kitty Anne. How cute!
Vicki Santana says
Thats so funny cause I just said the same name to my husband lol cause his cousins name is Kitty Anne ?
Sheila mosman says
I have two male cats. One is a tiger born on my birthday. I named him Regalo which means gift in Spanish and Italian. The other is a 22 pound black fellow that I named Tiny Bear.
Love the lists! Many names of cats we’ve had over the years! We have two new babies, a calico and little gray and white–both females. Callie and Little Grey — our nod to our Grey’s Anatomy addiction!
Can a boy be Little Grey????
Carolyn Avallone says
lori cramer says
Once had a gray boy cat name Grayling another called Smokie and now have a girl gray named Gracie.
Donna Oriet says
I had a long haired calico and l named her Gracie Lou Furball, but called her Graziella. And a girl grey shorthair named Donna
Kamikaze due to sneak arial attacks on the dog. But we called her Kaz
I have cats called Beau, Boris and Mouse.
My little girl is called lolly doll
We have four fur babies. Boys: Flynn, Franklyn and Fergus. Girl: Harlow.
We’ve named our rescue cat Mischief, which shortens to Missy.
Because she is into everything. Mischief by name, furry wrecking ball by nature!
But we love her.
White Fluffy Boy cat Kodiak the Bear Cat and Johnny Snowflake, all Black Samson (my mom’s maiden name) White girls Scout ( To Kill a Mocking Bird) and Delilah. Multi color Precious. Buttons and Bows, Cinders and Bonnie.
Current Kitties Samson and Delilah. I just got her yesterday, I was also thinking of Clementine.
I just love my Kitties
This as a awesome website I named my cat twilight!?
My cats are boys. Black cat is Houdini. Gray cat is Purrkins.
I love cute names, Trufflelotofus, Scooby, Paisley, Tigger and Boofus.
I am picking up two grey female kitties today.
We have come up with several names but my kids and I just can’t decide on names.
Love the names of your fur babies.
I already have moaw moaw (female)
Gracie and Grayling….
Past abysinians were Rascal. Razzle Dazzle and now RB (red boy) and BiBo. (Big brother). Also had Bear, Monkamonk, Boris (was a Russian Blue). Kiki. Molly Maddie. We had a lot of barn cats. Now there are strays hanging around so naming them. Lola and mama have babies need names
We just named ours Raven Storm she is black I thought that was a cool name
I can’t decide between shadow smokey and jinx for my new baby kitten he’s a gray/white cat with blue eyes ? please help
My two girl cats are Sushi & Tuna (they are both white) I have a male cat named Mr Meowgi
Vicki Santana says
I just got 2 kitties thinking to name them Romeo and Juliette but my husband wants to name the male Leo and then I need a name for my Grey female they are furballs love them so much
Rose Graham says
diane sessions says
call her Misty
We’ve had 2 black cats & 2 black/white. Simba, Midnight, Mojo, & Boo.
My cat is named Mojo! She’s 15 and acts like a kitten still, quite naughty but very very clever, she’s black apart from just one white whisker
What are some good names for a calico? I just adopted 2 year old dilute calico, gray peach and white, long hair, from the animal shelter. She was a “relinquished” and her name was Bell, which I don’t think fits. She is a sweet heart and loves to cuddle and sleep between my legs.
Sarah Holloway says
She sounds beautiful, and a very lucky cat now too!
We’ve got some suitably stunning calico cat name ideas right here.
And if you want to read more about your new friend’s very special coloring, you could visit our article on dilute calico cats too 🙂
“Calie” for calico cat.
I have a white Male kitten I can’t decide if i want to name him (snow, spirit, fluffy or fluffy butt-lol he’s very fluffy) or something else…..
Marlene B Garcia says
How about Patches, Jigsaw, Callie or Cassie?
I have a 13 week old girl kitten without a name she is black and white help.
How about Squadcar!
Lynn Weston says
We have …. Bear, Star, Ghengis, Eddie, Ronnie, Reggie, Roodie, Stan, Oliie, Roly, Meep, Missy Moo, Poppet and Winnie! Yes, we have 14 cats!!
….that’s 15. If you can’t count how many cats you have, it’s probably too many. Have you heard of animal hoarding? That’s edging on irresponsible.
Hi Lee, I think Lynn has 14 cats. You might have counted Missy Moo as two 🙂
What a horrible thing to say!! count them again becuase its 14 missy moo is 1 name, mind your own business you don’t know anything about this lady! If she wants to have 50 cats she can. They are all beautiful names and I’ll bet they are all beautiful and well looked after too thank you for the name ideas as that’s what this post is about 🙂
Lucy or Bella for girl name
What about Lucy or Bella for girl name
I have a black&white cat
Barbara Gehrke says
I just adopted a long haired, 7y/o orange boy. He only has one eye. Thinking of: Rex, Romeo, Dodger, Charlie or Jack.
Laura S Burgess says
I have a former feral tabby named Jade Tiger Lilly because of her green eyes and a brand new stray grey and white that I am waiting for her to tell me her name.
I have an all black male named Koda.
-Schmeegal- my baby Siamese
(Like jeckle & Hyde, but Gollum & schmeegs)
-Jack- was my b&w bohemuth battle cat
-Obi- my tabby bobtail mynx
-chubbs- blackie female w. Longevity
-theodore- my last tabby until now RIP theo theo-dorable mom called him.
[August] Auggie vs PITA
Tabby baby, I think its a girl, I almost named her lily, im kinda glad I didn’t now that I see how common it is
My kitten is like a tornado. We named her Zilla. Short for Godzilla.
I have a set of male orange and white twins I call them Ben and Jerry
I also have Hansel and Gretel Abbott and Costello and David and Goliath
Cat Erickson says
I named my Torti kitten Figgy. She had the colors of Figgy pudding or raisins
Suzy Hampton says
Hi Pawdrie (Hepburn) I saw the name and I thought it was really cute !
I adopted two brothers 3 years ago.maxx and Benny are their names.love them too death.I am fostering three babies we are keeping two girls my daughter named hers Luna,I’m having a problem picking mine.I have four names can’t decided,Mia,Izzy,Lola and jazzy.
8 crazy, loving fur babies I Love/Adore to no limits..they complete me..
“Zoe, Luna, Pawz, Neko, Koti, Charleigh, Gracyn & Majik”..these precious beings are “Connoisseurs of Comfort“..all between the ages of 3-4..will be adding a new addition to our feline family this week with another Siamese kitten..not for sure on her name but leaning towards Bella.
My cat is called Cleosaurus Rex!
Tammy Ikonen says
Two cats, females name is Cleo, and the male’s name is Patrick ..
Cleopatra get it..lol
Karen burros says
I have adopted 2 two year old part Siamese cats female and im not sure what to name them they have blue eyes so I was thinking of misty blue and meadow what do you think? Got any other ideas for me something I can remember!
I have three cats
Chess, Jr, and Fifi
I think Pebble and Poppy
I cat was Murrf-ie because she murrfed instead of meowing. And my male was Purr-cy! Named my dog Barkley!
My cat Murrfie cause she murrfed instead of meowing
My other cat Purrcy
Named my dog Barkley
HELLO I JUST FOUND A SEMI FERAL BABY GIRL. SHE IS TINY AND IM THINKINKING OF CALLING HER..TRINKET? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
You can call her Chancey, Pancake, Mimi, Lilly, Pebble, Sugar, or Snowy
I named my black female Kitty Calista meaning beautiful one in Greek. We call her Cali.
Chloe Herdman says
I will get a cat because these names are SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!
My two adopted cats were already named Deedee and Dexter (think the previous owners were dexters laboratory fans) they are two gorgeous brown tabby cats. Our ginger cat’s name is Huggles. A name I thought is also really cute and hilarious for a naughty kitty is the name Chicken. I want to call my next cat Chicken ?
I had a male Himalayan cat I named Xaeyr. I like unusal spelling and you would pronounce is like ” Sayer”
I’m surprised no one has said “Pussy”. And what about “Tiddles”?
Thank you, Mrs. Sloakum.
I found a grey and white kitten in my apt complex yesterday when it was snowing outside, she was perched on the neighbors window sill. Don’t know where she came from but I’m naming her lucky, because she was lucky to find a home with animal lovers
I need a name for a black female kitten for the space coast where I live I’d like to name her after the Spacecoast
Lesley Wallace says
hi i have got a kitten who is male who is all white with a wee fawn tail a wee fawn nose and wee fawn ears what do i call him please
Wee Willy winky
I just adopted one of a pair from the SPCA. They had named them Nacho and Cheese! I adopted Cheese, he is a flame point Siamese 6 months old and I don’t want to keep the name Cheese!! He is a sweetheart with big blue eyes.
Antonia P says
Awwww! SO CUTE SUSAN!
Mine are Panda and Bay. Panda is black and white with bright blue eyes and Bay is black with emerald eyes. i also have a springer spaniel called autumn and a chocolate lab called Cadbury. Panda and Bay are best friends with them, despite i adopted them at different times, a achievement i guess! I LOVE the names
to add a few to the list!
My kitty escaped our house about two weeks ago, and we are trapping the stray/feral kitties, taking them to be either neutered or spayed then releasing them back into the neighborhood when watch time is up. The very first and only one caught on the first day was a very small kitty. We have come to find out that she is only about 7 months old, and at time of surgery only weighed 3.2 pounds. Well, since we have seen her many times, she is super friendly she is at the ARL to get weight put on, and cleaned up.We are adopting her. Now comes the hard part. A name… She is oddly marked. The top half of her body is black, the bottom half is like a brownish red color and she has a white patch on her neck. Any ideas of names for her would be appreciated as we are having problems coming up with a name for her.
Patches/ khloe/ Tori
Our kitties are white, we called them Sugar and Snowy, although I liked the name Lilly. Sugar is pregnant which is why I am searching for cat names. I like the name Sir Breaks-a-lot,it is funny!
We are getting a female Bengal kitty and stuck for a name. We already have two cats Dora and Timmy and Coco the dog. I’m looking for a name that will blend nicely with the others.
I might be getting a kitten from my friend. The mom is black and white and the dad is either orange or white, we dont know. What are some good names? Unisex please
I have a cute cat name for both genders. Toffee, was my mom’s cat’s name and I thought it was just adorable.
Melissa Gonzalez says
For a black cat I would also put licorice like the candy that is black like black cats so yah
I’m getting a 4 yo female gray and white named Piper that is being re-homed. I am tending to think Piper is a male name, so want to rename her, but not stress out the situatioin. Any ideas? Thinking something that rhymes with Piper….help!
Please suggest me good bold name for my male cat. Which is white and brown patches on his head and tummy, and tail is completely brown. TIA!
I named my cat WINKY because he had a damaged eye that we had to have removed so we named him WINKY!
Melinda Mohoski says
Well I’m getting a new kitty this week. I have two others. My boy is Shorty and my girl is Squirt now I’m getting a little girl and keeping with the theme I thinking of Shrimp. What do you think?
Marlene B Garcia says
How about Mini or Tiny or if you want to name her Shrimp how about Scampi?
That is soooo clever and cute❣️Scampi is perfect.
Hi guys, i’m new here and these are all cute cat names, i have 2 female cats, one of them is Callie, and another is kiko, one is a adult and one is still a kid, Callie is the kid, she is very cute.
I call my orange on white cat Dreamcycle (Dreamy for short) like the ice cream, and my other cat is named Cat Stevens after the 70’s singer.
Kira Payne says
My cats names are mischief misfit and tigra jo
I have also had pure white cat in past named millennium
A tortie i used to have was saffire gemini
And had a male orange cat years ago named blue bartholomew
Taiylar Davis says
I have a boy cat named Willow. He is black and white. My brother has a cat and she is also black and white. Her name is Scarlette. Both have white scars on their face. Willow’s is on the left side with a black nose and Scarlette’s white scar is on the right side. Willow is fluffy and Scarlette is not.
Black Pearl is my dignified cat’s name.
Sharon Cornell says
Our female kitties are named, Twinkie, Gracie and Mittens.
We had a Taby called after a pizza restaurant. Bet my wife she couldn’t eat a whole large pizza. She did. He ended up being named “Papa” Luigi..
I have a cat named Dexter his sister was deedee from Dexter’s laboratory sadly she has passed im planning on getting a kitten but i have no idea what color its going to be or the name also i really love the names on this website they are adorable.
My cats’ names are:
(I don’t keep them all in the house, they are mostly in the garden)
Our cats names are:
OJ, (orange tabby), Gracie Jane, ( grey tabby), and Spyder, (black speckled)
My cats were, Catfish, Boo-Boo, Yeaux-Yeaux, and Nam Tu
My orange cat is Valencia, grey/white is Penelope and my spirit cat was named Valentine! ♥️