There’s no denying that cats are one of the most adorable pets. They’re gifted with whiskers, cute noses, and big beautiful eyes. Not to mention their curious nature and affectionate side.
If you’re getting a new kitten, it’s important you give them a name that is as cute as they are. However, choosing a name when you don’t know your feline’s behavior and personality can be tricky. Still, there are many safe bets that your cat will likely grow into.
From popular ones like Luna to food-inspired cat names like Kit Kat, there are cute cat names for every kitty. Plus, you can choose the tried-and-tested path of naming your kitten after their appearance, for example, Ginger for orange-colored felines.
Find those and other cute names below – if those don’t sound appealing to you, I’ve also included a few more great ones for kitties.
Top 13 Cute Cat Names
Naming your cat is an important part of adopting a feline into your life. It’s how they’ll be able to identify themselves when you call them for a warm hug or a cuddling session. Plus, it’ll help alert them quickly when it’s time for a meal or if you want to give them treats.
Also, it’s a great way to ensure the bond between the two of you grows quickly. Whether your cat will react to you calling them is another story. They tend to be stubborn and love ignoring commands so they can continue doing what they want.
Without further ado, these are the 13 cutest names you can give to your cat. The inspiration comes from several things, including their color, meaning, the cat’s appearance, and more.
Luna, which means “moon” in Latin, is an adorable name that happens to be extremely popular right now. It’s a majestic name that once belonged to a goddess – perfect for a kitty that acts in a regal and elegant manner.
Apart from sounding delightful, it’s a great name for a cat that loves staying up through the night admiring the starry sky. It’s also a wonderful choice if you’re searching for some cool grey cat names.
2. Captain Snuggles/Snuggles
The word “snuggle” induces feelings of warmth and affection, making Snuggles an adorable choice. This name is perfect for cats that live for cuddling with you on your couch or bed for that warm embrace.
Snuggles is one of the easier names to give based on behavior because some kittens are naturally cuddly and will show this behavior early.
Give it a little pizzazz by adding Captain in front of the name to make it sound a little cuter.
Fluffy is a no-brainer classic name that’s been given to thousands of felines around the world. Like “Snuggles”, the name is appropriate for kitties that love to cuddle with you or other members of your family.
It’s especially great for fur balls with soft and comfy coats such as Persian or Ragdoll cats and some of the other world’s fluffiest cats. Because it’s easy to identify breeds that will have a much softer coat during their lifetime, this is one of the easiest names to give.
Milo, a name of German origin meaning “soldier or merciful”, is another adorable name for a kitty. It’s perfect for cats that have a courageous or brave personality and love going on adventures.
Nestlé’s Milo chocolate milk drink is a more obvious reference and is great for energetic felines. It’s also great if you’re naming brown cats such as the Havana Brown, Burmese cat, and so on.
While the name may lean towards male cats, calling a female feline “Milo” isn’t likely to raise any eyebrows.
I bet this name would probably be a winner if it were discussed with kids because it’s likely to be popular. It’s a name shared by two popular cartoon characters from Finding Nemo and The Powerpuff Girls.
It’s a perfect unisex name for a lively cat that loves spending its days playing and goofing around. The Finding Nemo character with the same name is a yellow tang fish, making it a good choice for an orange kitty.
Skye, a name of Nordic origin meaning “cloud” or “sky”, is an adorable name fit for a calm and collected female feline. It’s particularly purrfect if your furry friend becomes an innocent cat who loves nothing more than pleasing you.
Plus, if your feline is a Siamese or Himayalan cat or any of those blue-eyed cat breeds, then this is a creative name for them. If you’d like to make the name even more unique, consider “Sora”, a Japanese name with the same meaning.
Bella is probably one of the few female names that are popular in both the human and cat worlds. It’s of Italian origin and means “beautiful”, making it easy to see why it’s so popular.
The name is perfect for a gorgeous kitten that is sure to steal the show with its beauty like the Abyssinian breed of cats. Beware though, you and your cat will meet a lot of other felines named Bella.
Leo, of Latin origin and meaning “lion”, is a cute name if your kitty looks like the king of the jungle. This applies to breeds such as the Maine Coon cat, Somali kitty, and more. Plus, the name is great if your kitty happens to become adventurous and brave.
Apart from serving as a nod to the mighty lion, it’s also a great name if you’re an astrology enthusiast.
Peanut(s) is another unique, adorable unisex name you can give to your feline. It’s perfect for cats with brown or orange fur such as the Burmese or Devon Rex breed of cats.
If you have a cute Munchkin cat in your hands, this name is even better because the kitty is really small – just like a peanut! For a funny twist, give the name to one of the largest cat breeds like Siberian or Norwegian Forest Cats.
Ruby, the name for a symbolic jewel representing purity and passion, is a cute cat name for a female feline. It’s perfect if the kitty is your first and you look at it as a “crown jewel” you’ll cherish forever.
Even if your cat turns out to be a notorious feline, it’ll still make for a cool ironic name.
If you’re naming your fur baby based on color, this name works for a tabby cat with fur that closely resembles red.
Naming your cat after another animal may sound weird but it isn’t, it’s actually cute in my opinion. The name is perfect for a cat that’s black and white, such as the Tuxedo breed of felines. Even if your cat doesn’t have those colors, it’s still a great name for your fur baby.
It’s also a great name if your cat happens to grow into a quiet-loving cat who doesn’t love being active much.
Sunshine is a word that evokes happiness and joy in most people. This is why I think it’s a sweet, adorable unisex name for your cat. Like the sun, your kitty is likely to brighten up your days to come.
If you’re using your feline’s color as inspiration for its name, the name is amazing for ginger cats. If you prefer a shorter name, Sunny is a great alternative – although that’s more suited for males in my opinion.
There aren’t many things sweeter than honey in the world, making this a great name choice for your female fur baby. Honey has feelings of warmth and sweetness, which would be perfect if your cat grows up to have those traits.
Just like Sunshine or Sunny, the name is great for naming ginger cats because honey comes in a variety of colors, including orange.
More Adorable Cat Names
Don’t fret if the names above don’t do it for you, there are hundreds of other names to choose from. They draw inspiration from several things, including fictional characters to flowers, historical figures, and so on.
Apart from external inspiration, you can just name your cat after the color of its fur. I’ve included names for some of the most common cat colors.
Names Inspired by Fictional Cat Characters
Fictional cat characters, from live-action or animated movies and series, serve as great inspiration for naming cats. There are so many names to pick from, either because they sound great or you love the character.
- Garfield – The renowned lasagna-loving tubby cat
- Snowball – The Simpsons family’s only pet
- Snowbell – Stuart Little’s white Persian cat
- Tom – Generic male cat name shared by the titular character on the iconic Tom & Jerry
- Salem – Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s American shorthair cat
- Crookshanks – Hermoine’s Himalayan cat in the Harry Potter universe
- Hobbes – Of “Calvin and Hobbes” fame, perfect for Toyger and Highlander breeds
- Tigger – Winnie the Pooh’s friend and trusted buddy
- Puss – Puss in Boots in full; of the renowned Shrek fame
- Felix the Cat – One of the most famous cartoon cats in the world
- Sylvester – The Looney Tunes’ infamous cat
- Simba – Famous The Lion King star
- Nala – Simba’s famous co-star
- Top – Named after Top Cat
- Bernio – The real name of The Cat in The Hat
Food-Inspired Cat Names
There are a number of names for your cat that are inspired by food, which are incredible if you’re a foodie. They also work well if you’re looking to name your cat a food associated with the color of their fur.
These are some of the best ones to choose from.
- Tuna – There isn’t much that cats love like tuna
- Olive – Great name for female felines
- Tofu – Great name for male cats
- Cocoa – Perfect for cats with brown fur
- Oreo – Perfect for Tuxedo cats
- Cheddar – Great for an orange cat
- Peaches – A sweet name for a sweet cat
- Sake – Type of Japanese alcohol
- Skittles – For a cheerful cat
- Truffle – Perfect for black cats
- Pepper – Versatile name
- Kit Kat – Fun name inspired by the famous chocolate
- Pickles – Another versatile name
- Kiwi – Great unisex name to give to a kitten
- Nacho – Perfect for a ginger cat
Flower-Inspired Cat Names
If you love incredible flora or want to give your cat a cheerful name, you won’t go wrong with these flower-inspired names.
These are the best names for a kitty that’s about to brighten up your life.
- Flora – Inspired by all flowers
- Daisy – Great for white or orange cats
- Magnolia – For show-stopping beauties
- Clover – Great name for any cat
- Rose – Arguably the world’s most famous flower
- Lily – Great name for female felines
- Tulip – Perfect for a lively cat
- Dandelion – Perfect name for felines that look like a lion
- Blossom – A great name for a female cat
- Azalea – Another great name for a female feline
Names Based on Cat Color
Want to name your cat purely based on their fur’s color? Go ahead, there are a number of choices to choose from for the common cat colors. Choose from names for white, black, grey, and ginger/orange cats.
White cats are some of the best looking cats in the feline kingdom. Here are some names you should choose from.
Historically, black cats have had a bad rep of being seen as symbols of bad luck – but that’s all mythical. These adorable felines can make a great addition to your family.
Orange or ginger cats are popular pets who look amazing. These are some of the best names for your feline.
If your fur baby is grey, you have a lot of names to choose from. These are just some of them and you can get an in-depth guide on this grey cats’ name post.
Funny and Wacky Names for Cats
Want to give your kitty a fun name that’s both cute and funny? You can do just that with the following names that play on words or famous people’s names.
- Great Catsby
- Leonardo di Catrio
- Picatso (or Pablo Picatso)
- Meowfoy (or Draco Meowfoy)
- Catstro (or Fidel Catstro)
- Katy Purry
- Mr. Meowgi
- Wayne Catzky
- Mewton (or Isaac Mewton)
- Catssanova or Pawssanova
Names Inspired by Disney Characters
Disney is one of the most iconic brands out there and it’s dotted with fictional characters that all have unique names. Regardless of your cat’s color, appearance, or personality, you’ll find a name you like below.
- Lilo – Lilo and Stitch
- Snow White – Perfect for white cats
- Cinderella – Your cat will be getting the Princess treatment right?
- Jasmine – Aladdin
- Moana – Moana
- Rapunzel – For that kitty with a lot of fur
- Cruella – If your cat has a cold demeanor
- Miss Mittens – “Mittens” is a classic cat name; from Air Bud
- Yoda – Star Wars
- Sebastian – The Little Mermaid
- Duchess – The Artistocats
- Belle – Beauty and the Beast
- Ariel – The Little Mermaid
- Mr. Fluffypants – Phineas and Ferb
- Figaro – Pinocchio
- Scar – The Lion King; cool name for a rescue cat with a scar
- Goose – Avengers: Endgame
- Napoleon – The Artistocats
- Buzz – Toy Story
- Tarzan – For an outdoorsy feline
- Elsa – Frozen
Cute Cat Names by Gender
If you’d rather name your cat based on its gender, there are many options to choose from – which are both classic and unique names.
Cute Girl Cat Names
These names are perfect for your female felines and play towards their gentle, soft, and sweet side. However, since cat personalities don’t stay the same forever, these names could be ironic. Still, the name would remain a cute name.
Adorable Boy Cat Names
If your cat is a boy, there’s a name perfect for him. These names are some of the most popular and unique names given to male felines.