Cool Cat Names: Vote for Your Favorite

Recently a child was born and her parents named her #Hashtag. Her name is almost as absurd as three other recently recorded baby names, Facebook, Scatman and R2D2.

Deciding on what to name your child is one of the first — and biggest — decisions a parent can make. Fortunately, naming your cat is much easier and does not hold nearly the gravity that bestowing a name on a little human being does. You have the freedom to have a little fun and your cat will not be tarnished for life.

Below, I have complied some favorite cat names, divided by distinguishing characteristics. Many of these names, in my humble opinion, would be a serious upgrade to #Hashtag, Facebook, Scatman and R2D2.

I am partial to three of the names below thatare bestowed on my cats (Sushi, Riki Tiki Tabbi, and Mr. Mittens), but I am curious as to which names on this list are your favorite. Also, if you have other great kitty names, please share in the comment section below. The person who suggests the best new name by December 20th will be sent a fun little cat-related present, so summon your creative forces and suggest away! Your cat is welcome to participate too.

All-around Cool Cat Names:

  • Sushi
  • Isis
  • Micetro
  • Simba
  • Pounce
  • Dash
  • Mouse
  • Chickadee
  • Tom Cat
  • Tom Kitten
  • Gato (Cat in Spanish)
  • Gatito (Kitten in Spanish)
  • Kitty Amin (after Uganda Dictator Idi Amin)
  • Cassiopeia
  • Mew
  • Cleopatra or Cleocatra (Cleo for short)
  • Sassparilla
  • Sassafrass
  • Snagglepuss
  • Snugglepuss
  • Cat Stevens
  • Calamity Jane
  • Pounce de Leon
  • D. Claude Cat
  • Al E. Cat
  • Don Juan
  • Edward Claws Scissorpaws
  • Santa Claws
  • Mishki Supai (Sweet Devil in Quechua)
  • Furrari
  • Gazpacho
  • Gremlin
  • Cricket
  • Cassandra
  • Lucky
  • Tailspin
  • Mulan
  • Riki Tiki Tabbi
  • Puss-n-Boots
  • Catalina
  • Catrina
  • Zelda
  • Zoe











For Persians:

  • Princess
  • Duchess
  • The Wookie
  • Ishta (Cream in Arabic)
  • Jabberwalky
  • Rumplestilskin
  • Belle
  • Kitty Gaga
  • Crookshanks
  • Woozle
  • Crystal
  • Prince Charming
  • Zsa Zsa
  • Dandelion

For Polydactyl Cats:

  • Mr. Mittens
  • Thumblina
  • Tom Thumb
  • Digit
  • Six

For Orange Cats:

  • Calabaza (Pumpkin in Spanish)
  • Garfield
  • Poppy
  • Amber
  • Ginger
  • Thomas O’Malley










For Black and White Cats

  • Tuxedo
  • Orca
  • Oreo
  • Ying Yang
  • Skunk
  • Socks
  • Sylvester

For Black Cats:

  • Midnight
  • Cole
  • Shadow
  • Bat
  • Jet
  • Ink
  • Jinx
  • Felix
  • Darth Vader
  • Blackjack
  • Shere Khan

For White Cats

  • Winter
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Ishta (Cream in Arabic)
  • Blanca (White in Spanish)
  • Spirit
  • Boo
  • Artemis
  • Angel











For Gray Cats:

  • Smokey or Smoke
  • Shadow
  • Storm
  • Willow
  • Phoenix

For Tiger-stripped Cats

  • Hobbes
  • Tiger
  • Tabitha
  • India
  • Shere Khan

For Himalayan Cats:

  • Yeti
  • Katmandu
  • Langtang (a mountain in the Himalayas)
  • Snow

Now that you have read my list, please vote for your favorite and suggest others that can be included on the next round of best cat names!


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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

My dog's name is Isis. A good "Egyptian" type name for a cat is Bast (for a boy) or Bastet (for a girl), because they are the cat god and goddess

Cherise U.
Cherise U.4 years ago

It was hard to pick just one new favorite from all of the suggestions, so I picked two. As a fan of clever word-play, I really loved:

Mr. Maow (suggested by Ayesha M)
Clawed Debussy (suggested by Sheri P)

A staff member at Care2 will contact you to get your address and I will mail you both a little kitty treat.

Thank you to all of you who left comments!

Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider4 years ago

Ishta is the name that jumped out at me - adorable :-)

Kathleen Marie C.
Kathleen Marie C4 years ago

Tikka, Masala, Vindaloo
Sukie & Sabine

Val M.
Val M4 years ago

My avatar cat's name is Bumbletail Tigerbear Stickywhiskers - Bumbles for short. He has a lovely tail like a large bumblebee, beautiful stripes like a tiger, but is cuddly like a teddy bear and just loves to get his whiskers into everything!

OhJohnny JohnnyOh
John Brennan5 years ago

***** Cherise U. --- HA! ... "sourpuss" is an appropriate name to add to this goofy list... Your name however, "Cherise" on the other hand is a pretty name and allows one to think of cherry blossoms in Spring...

...if you named your cat "sourpuss" or "yasser aracat" or something goofy or stupid like that... would i have such pretty thoughts about your pet??? ...if you were to name your cat "trouble" or "terrorist"...what can you expect from the cat's personality as it develops... do you think that there's a chance that the cat may develop a bad attitude of sorts...? advice is... be Kind, Careful, Loving, and Respectful when naming your pet... it's the name they'll live, hopefully, many years with... a name that may influence their character and personality, a name that you and others will interact with, and the name that will be on their memorial, for all eternity.

OhJohnny JohnnyOh
John Brennan5 years ago

**** Shawn P. - Regarding "Aoefa" / ("Efa")... that's an Awesome Name! ...respectable, has history, and class, and MEANING... I believe a name can greatly influence the evolution of the character of an individual... cat, dog, person, whatever... The name "Aoefa" (Efa)... is a name to be proud of... I admire your husband for taking the time to do some thoughtful research while naming a New Member of Your Family... Bravo!

Cherise U.
Cherise U.5 years ago

@ Micheal M. -- love Yasser Aracat!

Cherise U.
Cherise U.5 years ago

Oh Johnny O, you are such a sourpuss!!

How could you find this list of great names worthless? Well, at least you like d Dandelion!

Shawn P.
Shawn P5 years ago

My husband, Mike, named our cat Aoife'. He researched names for 3 days befotre settling on this Celtic name pronounced Efa. It means beautiful life. And she is definitely his little girl:)