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99 Funny Cat Names: Clever, Weird, and Silly Names for Cats

Naming your pet is an exciting experience for all new pet owners. Choosing the perfect name can be difficult, especially when learning about your new kitty’s personality. 

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If you’re anything like I am, your fur baby started with one name and now goes by many ridiculous nicknames. I’m sure you can agree that it’s a natural experience for all cat lovers.

Choosing a name for your cat should be fun, and you shouldn’t feel tied down to one idea. While some people immediately find the perfect name, others need more time to test things. If your cat is an oddball or has funny mannerisms, there will be funny cat names for them on this list.

For some hilarious names for your furball, keep reading to find something that suits your fancy. 


Top Funny Names for Cats

There are endless options when it comes to funny names for your cat. Cats can be named after almost anything. But if you’re looking for ideas, some names are more popular than others. The top ten funny names for cats include:

  1. Biscuit
  2. Bubbles
  3. Cheddar
  4. Chunky
  5. Gizmo
  6. Kitty Purry (after famous singer Katy Perry’s cat)
  7. Kit-Kat
  8. Noodle
  9. Meowsie
  10. Mouse

These names just scratch the surface. There are many more fun cat names, so let’s dive into some funny boy cat names.

Best Funny Names for Male Cats

While every kitty differs, male cats put the “boy” in boisterous. They probably do something weird if they’re not running around with the zoomies. If you have a male cat with an eccentric personality, here is a list of great names to suit his character.

  1. Angus
  2. Bobo
  3. Buzz
  4. Chubbs (great for bigger cats or an ironic name for small cat breeds)
  5. Diesel (a good name for an especially zoomy cat)
  6. Oreo (a great black and white cat name)
  7. Sylvester
  8. Tigger
  9. Thunder
  10. Simba

Most Popular Funny Female Cat Names

Girl cats tend to have a reputation for being cute and docile, but that’s not always true. Female kitties can be just as crazy as male cats. This list of funny names for your female cat covers most personality types.

  1. Buttons
  2. Boo
  3. Diva
  4. Ducky
  5. Fluffy
  6. Jinx
  7. Kitty
  8. Sassy
  9. Snowflake (great for white cat breeds or ironically for black cat breeds depending on your humor)
  10. Tink or Tinker Bell (like the fairy from Peter Pan)

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Cat looking at its reflection looking concerned

Clever Cat Names

Many people love naming their pets after historical figures, celebrities, and fictional characters. People also love a good pun. Some combine their favorite celeb names while playing on cat puns.

Others find that naming their cat a prolific name adds intellect and humor to the equation. And some people are die-hard fiction fans of any and every genre and want their pets to be a part of their interests.

If the names above haven’t piqued your interest already, you’ll probably love this assortment of clever name choices.  

Celebrity-Inspired Punny Cat Names

Who doesn’t love celebrity name puns? You get the benefit of naming your kitty after a celebrity you like while being creative with cat puns. Here are some of my favorite celebrity-inspired punny cat names:

  1. Al Pawcino (Al Pacino)
  2. Buffy the Mouse Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer — This is a long name so you should probably teach your cat their name is Buffy. You can keep the longer title on official documents instead.)
  3. Cat Damon (like actor Matt Damon)
  4. Catrick Stewart (Patrick Stewart)
  5. Colin Furrth (Colin Firth)
  6. Doja Cat 
  7. Dolly Purrton (Dolly Parton)
  8. Florence and the Meowchine (Florence and the Machine — similar idea to Buffy)
  9. Fuzz Aldrin (Buzz Aldrin)
  10. Paul McCatney (from The Beatles)

Image by Сергей Корчанов from Pixabay

Ginger cat sitting up looking funny

Fun Fictional Names for Your Cat

Like celebrity puns, fictional character names make the experience of naming your pet more creative and related to your interests. The world of fiction is enormous. 

There’s no limit to creative character names, from comic books to fantasy novels, movies, and television. Here’s a list of some great fictional names for your cat:

  1. Aslan (from the Chronicles of Narnia)
  2. Cheshire (from Alice in Wonderland)
  3. Frodo (from the Lord of the Rings)
  4. Glinda (the good witch from The Wizard of Oz)
  5. Katniss (from the Hunger Games) 
  6. Lancelot (from the legend of King Arthur)
  7. Leia (Princess Leia from Star Wars)
  8. Rambo (from the movie Rambo)
  9. Spock (From the Star Trek Franchise)
  10. Toothless (the dragon from How to Train Your Dragon)

Funny Historical Cat Names

If you’re a history buff or love art and literature, naming your cat after historical figures is a lot of fun. Sometimes, people find the proper nature of the names attached to their pets to be hilarious. Especially when they’re punny. 

Here are a few names of historical figures from various periods and walks of life:

  1. Catsanova (after the Italian author Giacomo Casanova)
  2. Catpernicus (after Copernicus the famous scholar)
  3. Cat the Impaler (Vlad the Impaler)
  4. Charles Lickens (after famous author Charles Dickens)
  5. Cleocatra (after Cleopatra)
  6. Genghis Kat (Genghis Khan)
  7. Meowie Antoinette (after Marie Antoinette)
  8. Picatso (Picasso)
  9. Sir Isaac Mewton (Sir Isaac Newton)
  10. William Shakespurr (William Shakespeare)

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Funny cat looking in mirror considering its life choices

Human Names for Cats

What’s funnier than naming a cat a ridiculously proper or common human name? There are countless memes and videos of people shouting very normal names to call their cats home.

There’s something so absurd about seeing a cat named “Deborah” that it’s undeniably hilarious. If you’re in the camp of pet owners who agree with this sentiment, you’ll love this list of human names for cats.

Funny Human Names for Male Cats

Giving your furball a human name like “Bob” is possibly one of the funniest things a cat owner can do. It’s also a good strategy for keeping your fluffball’s name short and easy to remember. Here are a few human names for male cats that’ll make you giggle:

  1. Alan
  2. Bob
  3. Bill
  4. Sheldon
  5. Chad
  6. Bartholemew
  7. Paul
  8. Doug
  9. Phil
  10. Hector

Funny Human Names for Female Cats

The same idea applies to human names for female cats. What’s funnier is using a name often associated with older generations. Your demure feline may appreciate a name like “Magnolia” — just be sure to train her by a nickname like “Maggy.” Here are some human names for female kitties that’ll have you snickering:

  1. Joane
  2. Tracy
  3. Margaret
  4. Gladis
  5. Beverley
  6. Sharon
  7. Pearl
  8. Magnolia
  9. Ruth
  10. Elizabeth

Weird Cat Names

While humor is subjective, we can all agree that naming your cat something strange is funny. People have called their furballs weird things throughout history, so it’s unsurprising that it still happens today. Below are two lists, one of food-based cat names and the other of the most random cat names I’ve ever seen. 

Food-Based Cat Names

What’s more fun than naming your pet after your favorite foods? There’s nothing sweeter than calling your friendly cat “Honey,” for example. While food-based names aren’t that weird, I’ve added some more absurd ones to the mix. 

  1. Bacon
  2. Beans
  3. Butter
  4. Cupcake
  5. Marshmallow
  6. Meatball
  7. Melon
  8. Nacho
  9. Nugget
  10. Peaches

Random Cat Names

Some people find absurdist humor to be their sweet spot. While there’s nothing wrong with that, some pet owners won’t get the appeal. But that’s okay because humor is subjective! The following is a list of outrageous and unusual names. You’ll have difficulty finding anything weirder.

  1. Beluga
  2. Bullseye
  3. Dude
  4. Milk
  5. Mountain Dew
  6. Stone
  7. Toothpaste
  8. Q-Tip
  9. Zip

Photo by Ariana Suárez on Unsplash

Cat with mouth open looking into distance

Tips for Choosing the Right Funny Name for Your Cat

There are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of names to choose from. Finding the right name for your cat might take a while. But now that you’ve got a few ideas, here are some tips on choosing the perfect name for your kitty.

Your Cat’s Appearance

A lot of names stem from the way your cat looks. Consider their fur type, coloring, pattern, shape, size, and everything else. Look at your cat and see any distinct features. Do they have blue eyes? Are they a munchkin breed? 

Your Cat’s Personality

Basing your cat’s name off its personality is a sure way to get a name that’ll stick. Observe your cat’s behavior and find out what they’re like. For kittens, you may need extra time to assess their behavior as their personalities are still developing.

Keep the Name Short

While calling your cat “Bartholomew Montgomery The Third” may seem hilarious and appealing at the time, it’ll get tedious fast. If you want the best of both worlds, you may need to teach your cat a two-syllable nickname instead.

That’ll let you keep the long name as your cat’s official title and have an easy name to call them. So, rather than “Bartholemew,” you can call for “Barty” instead.

Funny Cat Names: Final Thoughts

Overall, many options exist for choosing an excellent funny name for your cat. You need to take the time to get to know your pet and go from there. 

Whatever funny name you choose, be friendly to your pet; they deserve a name that truly suits them. For some more cute ideas, check out this list of best girl cat names you’ll adore.

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