Male Cat Names
Lists For Boy Cat Parents
I've listed male cat names here in case you need some ideas. Sometimes the right name just jumps out at you, or you have a name in mind for your new kitty. But...
If you're having trouble coming up with ideas, looking at what others have chosen to name their cats can help (Check my kitten names page first for tips if you haven't already).
Naming a pet is obviously a very personal thing, and everyone seems to use a different process.
Some people like to use famous names (like Morris or Aslan).
Others like to use popular ones (Max or Tiger), and still others would prefer something they invent on their own.
Sometimes an event or activity might spark an idea for a name. In other cases, a physical characteristic, as in coat color (Smokey) might be the determining factor.
VPI's Popular Male Cat Names
Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has a huge database of pet names, both dog and cat, compiled from their pet insurance policies. Below is a list of male cat names from VPI, ranked by popularity.
Bow Wow Meow's List Of Male Names
Bow Wow Meow has a pet tag ID business. Below is their US list of male names for kitties, by popularity.
Famous Male Cat Names
Below are the monikers of some famous felines, both real and imagined.
In case you'd like to use a cartoon cat for inspiration, here are a few names:
Commercials, TV, and Movies
Famous cat names from movies, television, and commercials can be a source of inspiration as well. Here are some suggestions:
- Burbank (Sgt. Murtaugh's family cat in the Lethal Weapon movies)
- D.C. (from Disney's That Darn Cat!)
- Morris the Cat (of 9 Lives cat food commercial fame)
- Spot (Pet cat owned by Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Spot was played by a Somali cat named Monster.)
Note: When I was researching who played Spot, I went to the Memory-Alpha wiki site, which showed a picture of Data with a Somali cat, who they listed as being named Monster.
Something in the back of my mind didn't sit right, though, so I started doing some more research. Spot was played by a male Somali cat at first (and referred to as male in the show). In later episodes, Spot was played by a non-Somali female (and had kittens).
Then I remembered reading in the book, For the Love of Cats that Spot was played by three different cats. I once again cracked the book to have a look.
Sure enough, in the book it mentions that the first cat to play Spot on TNG was a male Somali, and the other two were female orange tabby cats, named Brandy and Monster. The Somali's name was actually Liberty Valance.
Liberty Valance is mentioned on the Somali Breed Council website:
In the 1990-91 show season Misty-Lee Martin showed GRP Zarpa's Liberty Valance to Best Cat in Premiership, Southwest Region. Liberty Valance went on to "Star" in the TV program, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," as the Somali pet of the android, Data. What a promotion for the breed! Somalis were suddenly recognized by fans everywhere!
Other Famous Male Cats
Below are some well-known and much revered house cats.
- Dewey (Dewey Readmore Books is one of the most famous library cats of all time)
- Socks (Former US President Bill Clinton's cat. Socks was quite famous during his time in the White House. More about cats in the White House.)
- Nelson (Winston Churchill's black cat, who was said to have his own chair at Cabinet)
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