Welcome to our complete guide to unique cat names. Now updated for 2019.
Giving you fun and awesome unusual names for your new cat.
Let’s start our newly updated 2019 guide to Unique Cat Names by looking at some of our readers’ suggestions from the comments below.
Unique cat names suggested by our readers
- Bar Bar
- Church (named for his birthplace)
Thanks so much to everyone who shared these with us. These are just ten of your suggestions – there are lots more below, together with lots of our own ideas for unique cat names for you.
Choosing unique cat names
When choosing a name for a new pet, most people want something unique. Something that reflects the individuality of your pet itself.
And we know that cats recognise lots of different sounds, including their owners’ voices (Scientific American). So we want to make sure that the name we choose feels right for them.
Finding a unique name for your cat can be tricky. But we just have to think outside the box!
This article will explore some great, more unique names that you could give your cat, or at least give you more inspiration!
Unique cat names
A cat’s personality is a great place to start – every cat is different and their personalities start showing from such a young age!
Using their personality as inspiration is a great way to think of a name that is unique to your cat and that suits it perfectly.
Here are some examples:
Not sure any of these are quite right? Our readers suggest ‘Bruiser’, ‘Sneak’, ‘Hero’ and ‘Lucifer’ may all work well for some cats too!
Unique female cat names
Human names are a really popular choice when it comes to naming our pets, but this does not mean that these names cannot be unique.
Choosing a human name can be difficult, as you might want to avoid the names of your family and friends.
However, human names tend to fluctuate in popularity, so a name that is less popular now could be the perfect fit for your cat.
Here are some examples of less popular names now that could make a great unique name for your kitty.
*Thanks to our readers for suggesting these extra names for 2019!
Unique male cat names
Here are some less popular male human names that you might think are the perfect choice for your cat!
Unique black cat names
When naming your black cat, it’s tempting to go for typical names that describe your cat’s fur color.
These names are great, however, they’re often too popular to be unique.
To find a more unique name, we could look at the meaning behind the name.
This is a clever way of complementing your cat’s gorgeous dark fur but still choosing a name many other cats won’t have!
Here are some names with meanings that flatter our black cats’ coats.
- Achlys (darkness)
- Amaro (dark)
- Bruna (dark haired)
- Cerin (little dark one)
- Kalan (black)
- Krishna (black)
- Zila (shade)
- Collyer (charcoal merchant)
- Ohanzee (shadow)
- Sauda (dark beauty)
Unique white cat names
We can also use the above technique when looking for names for white cats!
This is a great way to find a more unique, less popular name.
Here are some examples you could use for a white cat!
- Abyaz (white)
- Earwin (white river)
- Finna (fair)
- Atali (pure)
- Zaki (bright, pure)
- Edur (snow)
- Neve (snowy)
- Morvan (pale)
- Pandu (pale)
- Olwen (white footprint)
Cute unique cat names
Cute cat names are a great way to show off just how adorable your new pet is, but it can be difficult to think of something that’s both cute and unique!
We can get inspiration from nature and the world around us to think of cute names that could suit our kitties perfectly!
Here are some you might like.
Cool unique cat names
Lots of people use human inspiration when naming their cat, but another way to find a cool, unique name is to look at inspiration in the media.
Some famous cat names, like Garfield or Bagpuss, have been used time and time again as pet names, however this doesn’t mean that there are no unique ones.
Here are some examples of cat’s from the media that you might like, and where they appeared.
- Monkey (Perry Mason)
- Mrs Paw (Big Barn Farm)
- Muffy (Shipping Wars)
- Spot (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Toonces (Saturday Night Live)
- Jonesy (Alien)
- Sassy (Homeward Bound)
- Orion (Men in Black)
- Mittens (Bolt)
- Benny (Top Cat)
Unusual cat names
Another way to find more unique names for our pets is to use inspiration from different historical periods.
This gives you a huge scope for names, as you could look at any historical era, or any region!
Historical names can also have a great story behind them that you can share with your friends when they meet your kitty!
Here are some examples of historical names that could work for your pet.
Male historical names
Female historical names
Best unique cat names
Thinking of the best unique name for your cat is tough, as everyone will like something different.
Whatever you choose will have to stick for the rest of your pet’s life, so it is really important to pick something you’re going to love for a long time.
Here are some examples of unique names that could be the perfect fit for your cat!
Unique cat names with a pun
Fancy something more light hearted? Our readers recommend these ‘punny’ cat names.
- Charlie Catlin
- Ferris Mewller
- Luke Skywhisker
- Meowna Lisa
Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
Unique cat names from foods
Lastly, we loved hearing how many of your unique cat names are inspired by foods.
There’s lots of fun to be had looking in the cupboards for inspiring food names. What about ‘Chilli’ for a feisty personality, or ‘Cucumber’ for a more chilled kitty?
How about you?
We’d love to hear about the most unique pet names you’ve heard before!
Can you think of any names to add to our list?
- Behind The Name
- Scientific American. Muth, F. What We Understand About Cats and What Cats Understand About Us.
- Animal Cognition. 2013. Saito, A. & Shinozuka, K. Vocal recognition of owners by domestic cats (Felis catus).
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