Cat Names

Here are some cat names to assist you in naming your cat. This all important process should not be taken lightly. After all, names are for life, and both you and your cat will have to live with your choice.

It's been said that a cat that does not like its name will not respond to it.

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Whether that's true or not, I recommend that you see my suggestions on how to choose kitten names.

In addition to including information on how to teach your cat to respond to his or her name, there are also some naming "rules" listed there. Go check them out. They're more like guidelines, and you can break them, but you've got to know what they are, first.

Frankie was named after Julianne Phillips' character Francesca 'Frankie' Reed Margolis, from the TV show Sisters.

She knows her name and comes when called, although an ice cube for her to play with brings her running as well. Speaking of play, here are some more suggestions for good homemade cat toys. On to our list...


The Top 60 Most Popular Cat Names (US)

If you're wondering what others have called their kitties, wonder no more.

Some cat parents choose names based on their cat's purrsonality. Others use the names of famous people, favorite movie stars, candies, fruit, and so on.

Some feline fanatics, however, like to use popular names. On that note, I bring you the following list:

  1. Tigger
  2. Tiger
  3. Max
  4. Smokey
  5. Sam
  6. Kitty
  7. Sassy
  8. Shadow
  9. Simba
  10. Patch
  11. Lucky
  12. Misty
  13. Sammy
  14. Princess
  15. Oreo
  16. Samantha
  17. Charlie
  18. Boots
  19. Oliver
  20. Lucy
  21. Precious
  22. Missy
  23. Oscar
  24. Fluffy
  25. Whiskers
  26. Gizmo
  27. Taz
  28. Molly
  29. Midnight
  30. Buddy
  31. Baby
  32. Toby
  33. Spike
  34. Sophie
  35. Rusty
  36. Pumpkin
  37. Jake
  38. Alex
  39. Maggie
  40. Callie
  41. Buster
  42. Sylvester
  43. Rocky
  44. Pepper
  45. Milo
  46. Daisy
  47. Cleo
  48. Chloe
  49. Angel
  50. Dusty
  51. Bailey
  52. Mittens
  53. Casey
  54. Socks
  55. Snowball
  56. Simon
  57. Sebastian
  58. Scooter
  59. Nala
  60. George

This list is according to data compiled by Bow Wow Meow's pet identification tag business. The first 20 of these correspond exactly to the list of the top 20 most popular feline names in the US as listed in the book For the Love of Cats (more cat books).

If the above list doesn't inspire you, I've got a longer list below. But first...

The Longest Name

Do you know the longest name ever bestowed upon a feline?

The Most Noble the Archduke, Rumpelstizchen, Marquis Macbum, Earle Tomemange, Baron Raticide, Waowler, and Skaratchi.

Although there may be some longer ones from breeders that include the cattery name, that's the name English poet Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) gave to his cat. He called him Rumpel for short, which I'm sure the cat appreciated.

That full name is a mouthful, and I'm sure an earful for a cat as well. Shorter monikers are easier for our feline friends, of course.

But, will your cat respond to the name you choose? Or will your kitty ignore you, and never return your calls?

It turns out there may be a trick to getting your cat to respond well to the name you've chosen, and it has to do with the sound of the letter "e."

400+ Cat Names Ending in the "ee" Sound

Some experts say cats respond well to names that end in an "ee" sound. Because of that, some people will choose a name that ends in ee, ie, y, ey, and so on.

As I see it, you've got several choices for naming with an "ee" ending:

  • You can take a name that doesn't end in "ee" and make it so. Jack becomes Jackie, Hans becomes Hansie, etc.
  • Shorten the name or use a nickname and add the "ee" sound. Jacqueline becomes Jackie, Richard becomes Richie, etc.
  • You can go with a name that already ends in that sound, or make one up.

For inspiration, below is a list of over 400 cat names that end in an "ee" sound. Some work better for boy cats, others for girls, and some are unisex and can go either way.

  • Abbie
  • Abby
  • Abie
  • Adaleigh
  • Adalie
  • Addy
  • Aimee
  • Ainsley
  • Alcyone
  • Alfie
  • Ali
  • Alley
  • Allie
  • Ally
  • Amalie
  • Amberleigh
  • Amberlie
  • Amberly
  • Amelie
  • Amery
  • Amie
  • Amity
  • Amy
  • Anastasie
  • Andy
  • Angeli
  • Ani
  • Annie
  • Ann Marie
  • Araceli
  • Aracely
  • Ariadne
  • Ashley
  • Aubree
  • Aubreigh
  • Aubrey
  • Audrey
  • Avani
  • Avery
  • Azelie
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Baylee
  • Beesley
  • Benji
  • Benny
  • Bentley
  • Berkeley
  • Berri
  • Berry
  • Bethany
  • Betony
  • Billie
  • Billy
  • Bitsie
  • Bitzy
  • Blackie
  • Bluey
  • Bobbie
  • Bobby
  • Bonnie
  • Brainie
  • Brandi
  • Brandy
  • Brenley
  • Brinley
  • Briony
  • Britney
  • Brittany
  • Brownie
  • Brylie
  • Brynlee
  • Bryony
  • Buddy
  • Buffy
  • Calanthe
  • Cali
  • Callie
  • Calliope
  • Candy
  • Carlee
  • Carly
  • Carrie
  • Casey
  • Cassidy
  • Cassie
  • Cecily
  • Charity
  • Charley
  • Charlie
  • Chelsea
  • Cheri
  • Cherry
  • Chloe
  • Chrissie
  • Christy
  • Chrysanthe
  • Chubby
  • Cicely
  • Cody
  • Connie
  • Coralie
  • Cori
  • Courtney
  • Cozie
  • Cupie
  • Curly
  • Cutesy
  • Cutie
  • Cuty
  • Daisy
  • Dani
  • Daphne
  • Darby
  • Darcy
  • Debby
  • DeeDee
  • Delaney
  • Dinky
  • Dolly
  • Dorothy
  • Duckie
  • Duey
  • Duffy
  • Dulcie
  • Edie
  • Effie
  • Eleni
  • Ellery
  • Ellie
  • Elodie
  • Elsie
  • Emelie
  • Emery
  • Emily
  • Emme
  • Emree
  • Epiphany
  • Eulalie
  • Euphemie
  • Euphrasie
  • Evanthe
  • Evie
  • Faerie
  • Fanny
  • Felicity
  • Fizzy
  • Floppy
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie
  • Freddie
  • Freddy
  • Furry
  • Fury
  • Fuzzie
  • Fuzzy
  • Gabby
  • Gibby
  • Gigi
  • Glitzy
  • Gracie
  • Graylee
  • Gregory
  • Hadley
  • Hailey
  • Haily
  • Haley
  • Halli
  • Hallie
  • Hanneli
  • Harley
  • Harmony
  • Hattie
  • Hayley
  • Heidi
  • Henry
  • Hewey
  • Hillary
  • Holly
  • Honesty
  • Honey
  • Hoppy
  • Howie
  • Huffy
  • Ianthe
  • Idony
  • Iggy
  • Ione
  • Ismene
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jacee
  • Jackie
  • Janey
  • Javi
  • Jaycee
  • Jazzy
  • Jeni
  • Jenny
  • Jeremy
  • Jessamy
  • Jessie
  • Jimmy
  • Jody
  • Joey
  • Johnnie
  • Jonesie
  • Jonesy
  • Jonie
  • Josie
  • Julie
  • Junie
  • Kacey
  • Kandi
  • Kandy
  • Karlee
  • Katie
  • Katty
  • Katy
  • Kaylee
  • Kayley
  • Kayli
  • Keeley
  • Kelly
  • Kelsey
  • Kenley
  • Kennedy
  • Kenzie
  • Kiki
  • Kiley
  • Kimmie
  • Kinley
  • Kinsley
  • Kirbi
  • Kitty
  • Kiwi
  • Kylie
  • Kynslie
  • Lacey
  • Laci
  • Lacy
  • Lady
  • Laney
  • Lani
  • Lari
  • Laylee
  • Laynie
  • Lee
  • Leigh
  • Leilani
  • Leonie
  • Leslie
  • Lestari
  • Lexie
  • Libby
  • Liberty
  • Libi
  • Lilley
  • Lilly
  • Lily
  • Lily 
  • Lindsey
  • Livy
  • Lizzie
  • Lollie
  • Lolly
  • Loni
  • Lori
  • Louey
  • Louie
  • Luci
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Luffy
  • Macee
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Magee
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • Makee
  • Mallory
  • Mandy
  • Marcy
  • Mari
  • Marie
  • Marjorie
  • Marley
  • Marney
  • Marti
  • Marty
  • Mary
  • Maxi
  • Maxie
  • Maxy
  • Maycee
  • Maylee
  • McKenzie
  • McKinley
  • Melanie
  • Melody
  • Melonie
  • Memorie
  • Merci
  • Mercy
  • Meri
  • Merry
  • Mickey
  • Mikey
  • Miki
  • Mikie
  • Milee
  • Miley
  • Millie
  • Milly
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Misty
  • Mitzi
  • Mochey
  • Molly
  • Molly 
  • Muffy
  • Myleigh
  • Nancy
  • Naomi
  • Natalie
  • Nathalie
  • Nayeli
  • Nelly
  • Nibbie
  • Nickie
  • Nicky
  • Nikki
  • Ninjee
  • Noemi
  • Noemie
  • Oakley
  • O'Malley
  • Onie
  • Onnie
  • Ophelie
  • Otillie
  • Paisley
  • Parthenope
  • Patty
  • PeeWee
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Peony
  • Peppy
  • Pepsi
  • Peri
  • Perry
  • Persephone
  • Petey
  • Petry
  • Phoebe
  • Pippi
  • Pippie
  • Pippy
  • Poesy
  • Pokey
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Posey
  • Posy
  • Presley
  • Puffy
  • Purry
  • Quincy
  • Rami
  • Randi
  • Randy
  • Razili
  • Renley
  • Ressie
  • Ridley
  • Riley
  • Robbie
  • Robby
  • Romilly
  • Romy
  • Roni
  • Ronnie
  • Ronny
  • Rosalie
  • Rosemary
  • Rosey
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Ruffy
  • Rusty
  • Rylee
  • Sadie
  • Sallie
  • Sally
  • Sammy
  • Sandy
  • Scoobie
  • Serenity
  • Shaedi
  • Shaylee
  • Shelby
  • Shelly
  • Sherri
  • Sherry
  • Shimmy
  • Shirley
  • Siddalee
  • Sidony
  • Simee
  • Skiddy
  • Skitty
  • Slinkie
  • Smokey
  • Smokie
  • Snowy
  • Sofie
  • Sonny
  • Sophie
  • Spanky
  • Stacey
  • Stephanie
  • Stormy
  • Stripey
  • Sunny
  • Susie
  • Sweetie
  • Sweety
  • Sydney
  • Sylvie
  • Tali
  • Tandy
  • Tansy
  • Tawny
  • Teddy
  • Teeny
  • Tenley
  • Thandie
  • Tilly
  • Timmie
  • Timmy
  • Timothy
  • Tiny
  • Toni
  • Tori
  • Tricksy
  • Trinity
  • Trixie
  • Trixy
  • Tuffy
  • Tullee
  • Tully
  • Twiggy
  • Valerie
  • Valkryie
  • Verity
  • Vivi
  • Wendy
  • Whitley
  • Whitney
  • Willie
  • Winkie
  • Winnie
  • Xanthe
  • Xavi
  • Xenni
  • Zachary
  • Zelie
  • Zenny
  • Zeusy
  • Zoe
  • Zoey
  • Zuffy

Unusual Cat Names

If you're after something different for your kitty's moniker, this list of unusual cat names from the "wackiest" pet names list may be just the thing to inspire you.

More Resources

Two resources you might want to look at with a few more lists and suggestions for naming cats:


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