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 that are 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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Alanna R
Alanna R8 months ago

Zelda is always a valid option. :P

HEIKKI R8 months ago

thank you

Kelly S
Past Member 8 months ago


Glennis W
Glennis Whitney8 months ago

All so adorable Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis Whitney8 months ago

Such adorable kittens Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis Whitney8 months ago

Some great names there Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis Whitney8 months ago

What about P.C. short for Puss Cat. Thank you for caring and sharing

Janis K
Janis K9 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Danii P
Past Member 9 months ago


Lorraine A
Lorraine Andersen9 months ago

thanks for sharing, I currently jave a kizmet, loki, and kahlin, I have had a variety of cats in the last 60 years with a lot of different names!