Baby Names

800+ Boy Cat Names (Top Picks & Favorites From A To Z)

Updated on 20 minute read
boy cat names



Trying to find boy cat names for your new feline baby? Cute cat names like “Fluffy” and “Cuddles” are favorite choices, but you can also choose human baby names like “Sam” and “Adonis” for your new cat.

We’ve prepared this list of 800+ top picks, favorite cat names, and unique choices to help pet parents like you find the perfect name for your new fur baby.


The Best Boy Cat Names With Cool & Beautiful Meanings

What’s The #1 Cat Name?

Naming trends vary each year, but here’s a name that can stand the test of time:

  1. Max (Latin) – “The greatest”; short form of “Maxwell” and “Maximillian”


The Most Popular Cat Names For Boys

  1. Archie (English and German boy name) – “Brave,” “genuine,” or “bold”; can be a short form of “Archer” or “Archibald”
  2. Bandit (American nonbinary name) – “Thief”; perfect name for mischievous cats
  3. Boots (English) – “Bootmaker”; refers to cats’ boot-like paws
  4. Buddy (American) – “Friend”
  5. Chase (French boy name) – “Hunter”; great name for playful cats
  6. Houdini (Hungarian and American) – “Escape artist”; after the famous magician and stunt performer Harry Houdini
  7. Hunter (English) – Word name meaning “hunter” or “one who hunts”
  8. Jack (English gender-neutral name) – “God is gracious”
  9. James (Hebrew) – “Supplanter”
  10. Patches (American) – “With patches,” “spotted,” “fight,” or “stone”
  11. Prince (Latin) – “Royal son” or “leader”
  12. Puss (English) – “Cat”; after the fairytale “Puss in Boots
  13. Rex (Latin) – “King”
  14. Salem (Hebrew) – “Perfect,” “complete,” and “serene”; witchy name for the black cat in the TV series “Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  15. Speckles (English) – “With spots or marks”; cute name for a spotted cat
  16. Tom (English) – “Twin”; favorite cat name after the classic cartoon character in “Tom and Jerry
  17. Whiskers (English, Old Norse, and Norman French) – Hair that grows on the cat’s face; it functions as sensory equipment


The Best Names For Male Cats

  1. Arthur (Welsh and Celtic) – “Bear”
  2. Axel (Scandinavian, Danish, and Norwegian name) – “My father is peace”; variant of the biblical name “Absalom” and is also spelled as “Aksel”
  3. Chester (Latin) – “Walled town” or “fortress”
  4. Dustin (British) – Thor’s stone”
  5. Ozzy (English and German name) – “Divine protector” or “divine power”
  6. Phoenix (Greek name) – “Dark red”; an immortal bird that rises from its ashes according to Greek mythology
  7. Solomon (Hebrew) – “Peace”; biblical boy name after King Solomon, famous for his gift of wisdom


Elegant Names For Male Cats

  1. Albert (English) – “Noble and bright”
  2. Armani (Latin and Italian name) – Powerful name meaning “warrior,” “child of Armand,” or “house of Armand”
  3. Baron (Old English boy name) – “Nobility” or “rich landowner”
  4. Bentley (English) – “Meadow with coarse grass”
  5. Dior (French name) – “Golden”
  6. Duke (English and Latin) – “Leader” or “a title of nobility”
  7. Earl (English) – “Nobleman”
  8. Satin (French unisex name) – “Smooth and shiny cloth”
  9. Silky (English and Hindi nonbinary name) – “Smooth fabric”
  10. William (Old German) – Warrior name meaning “strong-willed warrior” or “resolute protector”


What Are Some Unique Cat Names For Boys?

  1. Damian (Greek boy name) – “To subdue,” “to tame,” or “to master”
  2. Davin (Hebrew and English) – Name that means “love” (beloved) as a variant of “David” or “Finnish person” as a variant of “Devin”
  3. Dutch (English) – “From the Netherlands”
  4. Egan (Gaelic and Irish name) – Name that means “fire” (little fire)
  5. Flash (American) – Name that means “light” (bright light) or “fast”
  6. Trapper (American and German) – “One who catches wild beasts for commercial purposes” or “troublemaker”


Creative & Modern Monikers For Male Cats

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Comet
  3. Gimlet
  4. Ham
  5. Icon
  6. Jarvis
  7. Laser
  8. Meow
  9. Nitro
  10. Purrfect
  11. Uber
  12. Ultra
  13. Urban
  14. Vax
  15. Yahoo
  16. Yolo


Nerdy & Rare Male Cat Names

  1. Crypto
  2. Data
  3. Gizmo
  4. Glitch
  5. Italics
  6. Pixel
  7. Turbo
  8. Vector
  9. Video
  10. Xerox
  11. X-Ray


Boy Cat Names According To Color

Boy Tabby Cat Names

  1. Charlie (French, German, and Old English) – “Free man”; variant of “Charles”
  2. Dave (English and Hebrew) – “Beloved”; can be a short form of “David”


Boy Tortoiseshell Cat Names

  1. Aryan (Sanskrit) – “Person of a noble race” or “Indo-European”
  2. Freckles (English and Scottish) – “Speckled”
  3. Louis (German and French) – “Famous warrior”
  4. Merlin (Welsh) – “Sea fortress”; wizard in Arthurian legend


Boy Black-and-White & Tuxedo Cat Names

  1. Domino (French) – “Master” or “lord”; tile-based game with white and black pieces
  2. Eightball (English) – Game with colored balls; the eightball is black and is hit by a white cue ball
  3. Figaro (French) – “Barber”; black-and-white tuxedo cat character in “Pinocchio
  4. Oreo (French) – “Gold”; food name after the black cookie with white filling
  5. Shades (American) – “In the shadow,” “out the sun,” or “sunglasses”
  6. Sylvester (English and Latin) – “From the forest”; black-and-white Looney Tunes cat


Boy Black Cat Names

  1. Addis (Hebrew and Anglo-Saxon) – “Man of the red earth” or “child of Adam”
  2. Black Beans (English) – “Black-colored beans”
  3. Blot (English) – “Dark mark or stain” or “like an ink blot”
  4. Eddie (English) – “Guardian of riches” or “wealthy guardian” 
  5. Espresso (Italian and English) – “Dark coffee”
  6. Femi (Nigerian and African) – “Love me”
  7. Ghost (Middle English) – “Demon soul” or “spiritual guide”
  8. Inky (English) – “Color of black ink”
  9. Nigel (Celtic, Latin, and English) – “Champion” or “black”; variant of “Neil”
  10. Nightfall (Old English) – “Night” or “darkness”
  11. Obi (African and Nigerian) – “King”
  12. Pepper (German and Middle English) – “Black pepper”
  13. Puma (Latin) – “Mountain lion”


Boy White Cat Names

  1. Akito (Japanese boy name) – “Bright” or “light-skinned”
  2. Casper (Aramaic) – “Treasurer”; ghost in the fantasy film “Casper
  3. Einstein (German) – “Stone worker”; namesake of genius scientist Albert Einstein
  4. Fairfax (English and Scottish) – “Fair-haired”
  5. Frost (English) – “Small white ice crystals”
  6. Frostbite (English) – “Injury on the skin due to frost”; makes a good name for white cats or those with white paws


Boy Orange Cat Names

  1. Chilion (Hebrew) – “Complete”
  2. Coby (Hebrew and English) – “Supplanter”; shortened form of “Jacob”
  3. Ginger (English) – “Spice” or “reddish-orange color”
  4. Sunny (English) – Name that means “sun” (filled with sunlight)
  5. Tigger (invented name) – Tiger character in the “Winnie the Pooh” cartoon series
  6. Toulouse (French) – City name in France; Disney name after the eldest kitten in the classic cartoon “The Aristocats


Boy Calico Cat Names

  1. Copper (English) – “Reddish-brown metal”
  2. Ethan (Hebrew) – “Firm” and “strong” 
  3. Maynard (English, Norman French, and German) – “Brave strength”
  4. Miles (Latin) – “Soldier”


Boy Gray Cat Names

  1. Berlioz – Youngest kitten in “The Aristocats
  2. Bogart (Dutch and Gaelic) – “Orchard”
  3. Enigma (Greek) – “Mysterious” or “to speak in riddles”
  4. Evander (Greek and Gaelic) – “Good man”
  5. Lloyd (Welsh) – “Gray” or “sacred”
  6. Percy (French) – “One who pierces the valley” or “Pierce Valley”
  7. Smokey (English) – “Smoke-colored”
  8. Soot (English) – “Grayish pigment from burned carbon”
  9. Stormy (English) – Word name meaning “stormy” or “impetuous nature”
  10. Taffy (Welsh) – “Beloved friend”


Legendary Names From Mythology

  1. Achilles (Greek name) – “Pain”; the strongest warrior in Greek mythology and a hero in the Trojan War
  2. Ajax (ancient Greek name) – “Eagle”; also a Trojan War hero
  3. Apollo (Greek) – “Destroyer”; Roman and Greek god of the sun and light
  4. Ares (Greek) – Greek god of war and courage
  5. Atlas (Greek) – “To carry”; strong Titan who carried the world on his shoulders
  6. Cupid (Latin) – “Passionate desire”; Roman god of desire and erotic love
  7. Hermes (Greek) – “Messenger”; herald of the Greek gods and goddesses
  8. Loki (Scandinavian and Old Norse name) – “Airy”; Norse god of mischief
  9. Mars (Latin) – “Man”; Roman god of war
  10. Odin (Old Norse and Scandinavian) – “Frenzied” or “raging”; Norse god of mystery, magic, wisdom, and death
  11. Thor (Old Norse and Scandinavian) – “Thunder”; Norse god of thunder
  12. Titan (Greek) – “Immortal and powerful giant”
  13. Triton (Greek) – “God of the sea”; Poseidon’s son and depicted as Ariel’s dad in the Disney princess movie “The Little Mermaid
  14. Zephyr (Greek) – “West wind,” “messenger of spring,” or “god and personification of the west wind”
  15. Zeus (Greek) – “Sky” or “shine”; god of the sky and the king of gods


Boy Names Based On Your Cat’s Personality & Character

Witty & Funny Cat Names For Boys

  1. Bat
  2. Beast
  3. Boo
  4. Groucho
  5. Hex
  6. Jinx
  7. Kerplunk
  8. Pockets
  9. Q-Tip
  10. Quack
  11. Quarantine
  12. Socks
  13. Underfoot
  14. Waddles


Adorable & Cute Names For Boy Cats

  1. Binx
  2. Jimmy
  3. Lewis


What Are Badass & Tough Boy Names For Cats?

  1. Admiral (English) – “High-ranking navy official”
  2. Arturo (Italian boy name) – “Bear”
  3. Aslan (Turkish) – “Lion”; the true king in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series
  4. Bernardo (Portuguese and Spanish) – Hispanic boy name meaning “bold as a bear”; variant of the German name “Bernard”
  5. Bernie (German) – “Strong and brave bear”
  6. Blaze (English nonbinary name) – Name that means “fire” (flame of fire)
  7. Blizzard (English) – “Severe snowstorm”
  8. Brutus (Latin) – “Heavy, “dull,” or “muscular”
  9. Buster (American) – “Tough guy”
  10. Caesar (Latin) – “Head of hair”; powerful name after the Roman dictator Julius Caesar
  11. Chad (English) – “Defender,” “protector,” or “from the warrior’s town”
  12. Dagger (English) – “Double-edged, short, and pointed knife”
  13. Danger (English) – “Possibility of harm or something unpleasant”
  14. Gabriel (Hebrew) – Angel name meaning “God is my strength”
  15. Godzilla (invented name) – “Prehistoric reptilian monster” in the “Godzilla” sci-fi movies
  16. Hades (ancient Greek name) – Greek god of the underworld and death
  17. Hagrid (invented name) – Created by British author J.K. Rowling for the “Harry Potter” series based on an Old English word that means “worried”
  18. Knight (English) – “Warrior,” “noble,” or “soldier”
  19. Logan (Scottish and Gaelic) – “Hollow”; the real name of Wolverine in the “X-Men” series
  20. Long (English, French, and Chinese boy name) – “Tall person” or “dragon”
  21. Marco (Italian name) – “Warlike” or “like Mars (Roman god of war)”
  22. Moses (Egyptian) – “Drawn out of the water”; biblical name after the famous leader who brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt
  23. Napoleon (Italian and German) – “Man from Naples (Italian city)” or “sons of mist”
  24. Ninja (Japanese name) – “Highly trained, stealthy assassin”
  25. Rambo (Swedish and Norwegian name) – “Rebellious” or “reckless”; warrior name after the US Army Special Forces veteran and war hero in the “Rambo” action series
  26. Razor (English and Old French) – “Sharp blade often used to remove hair”
  27. Sergeant (Old French and Middle English) – “Protector” or “soldier”
  28. Soren (Scandinavian and Danish) – “Severe,” “strict,” or “stern”


Cool Names For Boy Cats

  1. Blitz (German) – “Lightning”
  2. Enzo (Italian) – “Home ruler” or “winner”
  3. Errol (British) – “Warrior” or “nobleman”
  4. Harry (German and English) – “Home ruler”; the protagonist and fictional wizard in the “Harry Potter” series
  5. Henry (Old German) – “Powerful ruler”


What Are Good Kitten Names?

  1. Amos (Hebrew) – Biblical boy name meaning “laden” or “burdened” after the Prophet Amos
  2. Asher (Hebrew) – “Blessed” or “happy”
  3. Benjamin (Hebrew) – “Son of my right hand”; also a biblical name after the youngest of Jacob’s 12 sons
  4. Ezra (ancient Hebrew) – “Helper”; priest and scribe in the Bible’s Book of Ezra
  5. Gideon (Hebrew) – “Great destroyer” or “woodsman”; military leader who led and won the battle against the Midianites with just 300 men
  6. Heaven (English) – “Place of eternal happiness”
  7. Titus (Latin, Roman, and Sabine) – “Of the giants,” “strong,” or “honorable”
  8. Toby (English and Hebrew) – “God is good”; variant of “Tobias” or “Tobiah”


Old Man Names For Your Pet Cat

  1. Baxter (English) – Occupational name meaning “baker”
  2. Delbert (English) – “Noble and bright”
  3. Fergus (Scottish and Irish boy name) – “Man of strength” or “masculine”
  4. Gautier (French name) – “Army rule”
  5. George (Greek) – “Farmer”
  6. Harold (English and Proto-German) – “Army ruler”
  7. Heathcliff (English) – “Cliff near a heath”
  8. Homer (Greek) – “Security,” “hostage,” or “pledge”
  9. Horton (Anglo-Saxon and English) – “Farm on muddy soil”
  10. Howard (American) – “Brave heart”
  11. Raegan (Gaelic and Irish) – “Little king”
  12. Upton (Old English boy name) – “Upper settlement”
  13. Walter (Old German) – “Commander of the army”


Inspiration From Cartoon Classics

  1. Felix (Latin) – “Prosperous” or “happy”; cartoon character in “Felix the Cat
  2. Fritz (German) – “Peaceful ruler”; cat in the cartoon “Fritz the Cat
  3. Garfield (Old English) – “Spear field”; the main character in the comic strip “Garfield
  4. Milo (Slavic) – Pet name for boys and girls meaning “beloved” or “dear”; tabby cat in the “Adventures of Milo and Otis
  5. Thomas (Hebrew and Greek) – “Twin”; protagonist cat in Disney’s “The Aristocats


Boy Cat Names In Movies & Popular Culture

  1. Blade (English) – “Blade of a knife or sword”; half-immortal vampire hunter in the “Blade” series
  2. Bond (English) – “Farmer” or “house-holder”; the main character in the “James Bond” secret agent series
  3. Eeyore (invented name) – Donkey in the “Winnie the Pooh” series
  4. Elmo (Latin, Greek, and Italian) – “God’s helmet,” “protector,” or “love”; Muppet character in “Sesame Street
  5. Frodo (Old English and German) – “Wise by experience” or “enlightened by life’s experience”; hobbit and a main character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings
  6. Gandalf (Old Norse) – “Mind ruler” or “elf wand”; powerful wizard in “The Lord of the Rings
  7. Joker (English) – “One-eyed jack” or “one who loves to joke”; supervillain in the “Batman” series
  8. Luca (Latin) – “Bringer of light”; titular character and a sea monster in the animated film “Luca
  9. Lucifer (Hebrew) – “Light-bearer” or “shining one”; wicked cat in “Cinderella
  10. Nemo (Latin and Greek) – “Nobody”; the main character in “Finding Nemo
  11. Romeo (Roman, Latin, and Italian) – “Pilgrim to Rome”; the main character in Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet
  12. Sabor (French unisex name) – “Sword” or “flavor”; leopard in “Tarzan
  13. Simba (African – Swahili) – “Lion”; titular character in Disney’s “The Lion King
  14. Spock (Scandinavian) – “Maker of spokes or wheels”; character in “Star Trek” sci-fi series
  15. Wookie (invented name) – Species of tall, furry humanoids in the “Star Wars” series
  16. Yoshi (Japanese name) – “Respectful” or “the good”; dinosaur character in the game “Super Mario World


Boy Cat Names Inspired By Celebrities & Famous People

  1. Arnold (German) – “Eagle power”; after Austrian-American actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
  2. Ashton (English) – “Ash tree tower” or “ash tree town”; after American actor Ashton Kutcher
  3. Chadwick (Old English) – “Town or village of Chad”; after American actor Chadwick Boseman
  4. Chuck (American) – “Free man”; variant of “Charles” and is after American martial artist and actor Chuck Norris
  5. Elvis (Scandinavian) – “All-wise”; after American singer Elvis Presley
  6. Fauci (Italian) – “Sickle (sharp grass hook tool)”; after NIH (National Institutes of Health) Dr. Anthony Fauci, who went viral at the height of the COVID-19 crisis
  7. Orlando (Italian and Spanish) – “Famous land”; after English actor Orlando Bloom
  8. Owen (Welsh and Irish name) – “Young warrior” or “noble”; after American actor Owen Wilson
  9. Ryan (English and Irish) – “Descendant of the king” or “little king”; after Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds
  10. Wesley (Anglo-Norman) – “Western meadow”; after American actor Wesley Snipes


Boy Cat Names From The World Of Sports

  1. Beckham (English) – “Homestead by the stream” or “Beck homestead”; English soccer player David Beckham 
  2. Novak (German, Serbian, and Slavic) – “Newcomer” or “novice”; after Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic


Boy Cat Names Inspired By Nature

  1. Aquila (Latin) – “Eagle”
  2. Aspen (American and Old English) – “Quaking tree” or “shaking tree”
  3. Basil (English and Greek) – “Spice” or “royal and kingly”
  4. Bear (American) – “Bear” or “large carnivorous mammal”
  5. Botan (Japanese) – Flower name meaning “peony”
  6. Bran (Welsh) – “Raven”; can be a witchy name for a black cat
  7. Cedar (Latin) – “Cedar tree”
  8. Cloud (American) – Word name for “cloud” or “visible vapor”
  9. Falcon (Latin and English) – “Bird in the hawk family”
  10. Hawk (English) – “Bird of prey”
  11. Ibis (English and Latin) – “Medium-sized, long-legged wading bird”
  12. Joey (English and Hebrew) – “Baby kangaroo” or “God will increase”
  13. Kiwi (Maori) – “Flightless bird native to New Zealand”
  14. Lobster (Middle English) – “Marine shellfish”
  15. Magpie (English) – A smart bird species
  16. Night Owl (English) – “Wise bird”; slang for being nocturnal
  17. Oriole (Latin) – “Golden or a gold-flecked bird”
  18. Otter (English, Dutch, and German) – “Semi-aquatic animal”
  19. Panther (German and English) – “Large cat with black fur”
  20. Perry (English) – “One who dwells by the pear tree”
  21. Quince (Latin) – “Applelike fruit”
  22. Racoon (American) – “Small mammals native to North America”
  23. Robin (German and English) – “Migratory bird in the thrush family”; also means “shining,” “famous,” and “bright”
  24. Shan (Gaelic and Chinese name) – “Coral” or “old and wise”
  25. Tiger (American) – “Powerful cat”; a striped big cat
  26. Zabar (Arabic boy name) – “Pomegranate,” “cactus,” or “strong”


Food Names For Boy Cats

  1. Anchovy
  2. Baguette
  3. Beans
  4. Berry
  5. Burger
  6. Butterscotch
  7. Cashew
  8. Caviar
  9. Chowder
  10. Coconut
  11. Colby Cheese
  12. Fudge
  13. Gumbo
  14. Licorice
  15. Macaroon
  16. Molasses
  17. Nacho
  18. Noodles
  19. Nugget
  20. Pepsi
  21. Pizza
  22. Pork Chop
  23. Pudding
  24. Rootbeer
  25. Snickers
  26. Syrup
  27. Tofu
  28. Tuna
  29. Yogurt


Space-Themed Boy Cat Names

  1. Jupiter – The largest planet in the solar system
  2. Mercury – The solar system’s smallest planet; it’s closest to the sun and named after the Roman god of travel and commerce
  3. Neptune – Blue planet and the farthest in the solar system
  4. Orion – Constellation known as the giant huntsman after the hunter in Greek mythology; cat in the sci-fi series “Men in Black
  5. Pluto – Dwarf planet located next to Neptune; it was previously considered the smallest planet in the solar system


Boy Cat Names From Around The World

Greek Boy Names For Cats

  1. Adonis (Greek) – “Handsome man”; known as the Greek goddess Aphrodite’s mortal lover
  2. Euclid (Greek and English) – “Glorious” and “renowned”
  3. Lucas (Greek) – “Bringer of light” or “from Lucania (a historical region in Italy)”
  4. Theon (Greek) – “Godly” or “hunter”


Arabic Boy Names For Cats

  1. Ahmed (Arabic) – “Most praised” or “commendable”
  2. Aladdin (Arabic) – “Servant of Allah” or “nobility of faith”; the titular character of the Disney princess movie “Aladdin” (with Princess Jasmine)
  3. Ali (Arabic) – “Noble” or “sublime”
  4. Amir (Arabic) – “Prince,” “cultivated,” or “rich”
  5. Hamid (Arabic) – “Praised” or “praiseworthy”
  6. Khalid (Arabic) – “Immortal,” “everlasting,” or “eternal”
  7. Mirza (Arabic) – “Prince”
  8. Omar (Arabic) – “Popular,” “flourishing,” or “long life”
  9. Osman (Arabic and Scandinavian) – “Tender youth” or “God’s protection”


Spanish Boy Cat Names

  1. Alejandro (Spanish) – Hispanic boy name meaning “defender of the people”; variant of the Greek name “Alexander”
  2. Alonzo (Spanish and Old German) – “Noble” and “ready for battle”
  3. Benito (Spanish, Italian, and American) – “Blessed”; variant of the Latin name “Benedict”
  4. Bronco (Spanish) – “Rough, wild horse” 
  5. Carlos (Spanish) – Hispanic name meaning “free man”; variant of the German name “Charles”
  6. Diablo (Spanish) – “Devil”
  7. Diego (Spanish) – “Supplanter”; variant of the Hebrew name “James
  8. Eduardo (Spanish) – “Wealthy guardian”; variant of the Anglo-Saxon name “Edward”
  9. Esteban (Spanish) – “Garland” or “crown”; variant of the Greek name “Stephen”
  10. Osito (Spanish) – “Little bear” or “teddy bear”
  11. Rafael (Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, and German) – “God has healed”; variant of the Hebrew name “Raphael”
  12. Raul (Spanish) – “Wolf counsel”; variant of “Ralph”


German Boy Cat Names

  1. Adler (German) – Nature name meaning “eagle”
  2. Adolf (German) – “Noble wolf”
  3. Arlo (German, Old English, and Anglo-Saxon) – “Hill”
  4. Bodie (German and Scandinavian) – “Messenger”
  5. Bruno (Old High German and Italian) – “Armor,” “coat of mail,” or “brown one”
  6. Charles (German) – “Free man”
  7. Escher (German) – “Living near an ash tree or grove”
  8. Gerald (German) – “Spear ruler”
  9. Mikkel (German, Norse, and Scandinavian) – Angel name meaning “who is like God?”; variant of “Michael”
  10. Mulder (German) – “Maker of wooden bowls”
  11. Otto (Old High German) – “Prosperity” or “wealth”
  12. Schnitzel (German) – “Thin slice of meat”
  13. Sigmund (German) – “Victorious protector” or “protection through victory”
  14. Tanner (German and English) – “Leather worker”


Egyptian Boy Cat Names

  1. Ammon (Egyptian and Hebrew) – “Hidden,” “builder,” or “teacher”
  2. Horus (Egyptian) – Egyptian god of light
  3. Menefer (Egyptian unisex name) – “Established and beautiful”
  4. Nen (Egyptian) – Name that means “water” (ancient waters)
  5. Osiris (Egyptian and Greek) – “With strong eyesight”; Egyptian god of the dead
  6. Pharaoh (Egyptian and Latin) – “Ruler” or “king”; the powerful leaders of ancient Egypt
  7. Ramses (Egyptian) – “Son of Ra (the Egyptian god of the sun)”
  8. Umi (Egyptian, Arabic, and Japanese) – “Life,” “mother,” and “sea” 


Chinese Boy Cat Names

  1. Cheng (Chinese) – “Accomplish” or “succeed”
  2. Feng (Chinese) – “Summit,” “maple,” “wind,” “peak,” or “phoenix”
  3. Guang (Chinese) – “Light”
  4. Liang (Chinese unisex name) – “A beam,” “good,” or “fine”
  5. Ming (Chinese nonbinary name) – “Bright”
  6. Ning (Chinese) – “Peaceful and calm”
  7. Shuang (Chinese) – “Bright” or “clear”


Japanese Boy Cat Names

  1. Akira (Japanese) – “Bright” or “clear”
  2. Asahi (Japanese) – “Morning sun” or “new day”
  3. Bonsai (Japanese) – “Planted in a container”; the perfect name for cute cats
  4. Daichi (Japanese) – “From the earth,” “first son,” “intellect,” or “great wisdom”
  5. Denji (Japanese) – “Bequest from ancestors” or “electromagnetic”
  6. Hiroshi (Japanese) – “Generous,” “prosperous,” or “tolerant”
  7. Jiji (Japanese, French, and Korean name) – “Grandfather,” “intellectual,” or “wise”; anime name for the black cat in “Kiki’s Delivery Service
  8. Michi (Japanese) – “Righteous way” or “beautiful and wise child”
  9. Naruto (Japanese) – “Maelstrom” or “roaring gate”; anime boy name after the titular character of the Japanese manga series “Naruto
  10. Panko (Japanese, Ukrainian, and Slovak) – “Breadcrumbs,” “mister lord,” or “landlord”
  11. Raiden (Japanese) – “God spirit”; Japanese god of thunder and lightning
  12. Satoshi (Japanese) – “Intelligent history”
  13. Sumo (Japanese) – “To mutually rush at”; Japanese wrestling involving warriors with high body fat


Italian Boy Cat Names

  1. Alfonso (Italian) – “Ready for battle” or “noble and ready”
  2. Bello (Italian) – “Handsome”
  3. Bravo (Italian and Spanish) – “Good,” “skillful,” “wild,” and “courageous”
  4. Enrico (Italian) – “Home ruler”; variant of the Old German name “Henry”
  5. Fabio (Italian) – “Bean grower”
  6. Geona (Italian) – “Dove”; variant of “Jonah”
  7. Nico (Italian) – “Victory of the people”; a gender-neutral version of the goddess name “Nike” in Greek mythology
  8. Sandro (Italian) – “Warrior” or “defender of man”; short form of “Alessandro,” a variant of the Greek name “Alexander”
  9. Santa (Italian and Latin) – “Holy,” “saint,” or “sacred”; variant of “Saint” or a common short form of “Santa Claus” (Saint Nicholas)
  10. Sergio (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) – “Guardian” or “servant”


Irish Boy Cat Names

  1. Ayden (Irish) – “Little fire”
  2. Brady (Irish) – “Descendant of Bradach,” “one with broad eyes,” or “broad meadow”
  3. Conan (Irish and Celtic) – “Hound,” “wolf,” or “little wolf”
  4. Connor (Irish and Gaelic) – “Lover of hounds” or “wolf lover”
  5. Donovan (Irish) – “Brown black” or “brown-haired chieftain”
  6. Eamon (Irish) – “Wealthy protector”; variant of the Old English name “Edmund”
  7. Finnegan (Irish and Gaelic) – “Son of Finn (fair-haired)”; also spelled as “Fionnagán” 
  8. Murphy (Irish and Gaelic) – “Descendant of the sea warrior”
  9. Oscar (Irish, Scandinavian, and Gaelic) – “Deer lover”


Other Exotic Boy Cat Names

  1. Devansh (Indian) – “Part of God”
  2. Igor (Russian boy name) – “Warrior”
  3. Knute (Scandinavian and Norse) – “Knot”
  4. Kodiak (Russian name) – “Island”
  5. Kool (Dutch) – “Coal” or “cabbage”
  6. Malo (Breton and Hawaiian name) – “Shining hostage” or “winner”
  7. Musa (Turkish and Arabic) – “Saved from the water”; variant of “Moses”
  8. Omeo (Aboriginal) – “Mountains”
  9. Sanjay (Indian) – “Triumphant” or “victory in battle”
  10. Vamos (Hungarian and Spanish) – “Collector of toll taxes or levies” or an invitation that means “let’s go”


Travel-Inspired Boy Cat Names

Boy Cat Names Inspired By Places In The US

  1. Austin
  2. Dallas
  3. Daytona
  4. Denver
  5. Florida
  6. Houston
  7. Indiana
  8. Nevada
  9. Texas
  10. Utah
  11. Vegas


Boy Cat Names After Countries

  1. America
  2. France
  3. India
  4. Jamaica
  5. Japan
  6. Korea
  7. Morocco
  8. Ukraine


Boy Cat Names After International Landmarks & Destinations

  1. Cairo – Capital of Egypt
  2. Capri – Island in Italy
  3. Devon – Historic county in South West England
  4. Dublin – Capital of Ireland
  5. Eiffel – Iconic tower in Paris, France
  6. Hamilton – City in New Zealand
  7. Java – Island in Indonesia
  8. London – Capital of England
  9. Manila – Capital of the Philippines
  10. Moscow – Capital of Russia
  11. Sydney – City in Australia
  12. Tokyo – Capital of Japan
  13. Vancouver – City in Canada
  14. Venice – City in Italy
  15. York – Cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England
  16. Yukon – Canadian territory


Musical Boy Cat Names

  1. Amadeus (Latin and Italian) – “Love of God”; after the famous classical music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Banjo (Australian and English) – “Stringed instrument with a deep circular body and long neck”
  3. Beethoven (Dutch) – “Beet farm”; after German composer Ludwig van Beethoven
  4. Fandango (Spanish) – “Genre of Spanish folk song”
  5. Jazz (American) – “Lively and upbeat music”
  6. Yodel (German and Swiss) – “Singing or calling method using rapid alternation between the falsetto and normal voice”


Boy Names According To Cat Breeds

Persian Boy Cat Names

  1. Abbas (Arabic) – “Lion,” “sober,” or “austere”
  2. Bijan (Persian) – “Hero”
  3. Cyrus (Persian) – “Sun”
  4. Darius (Persian) – “Rich and kingly” or “upholder of the good”; famous namesakes include Persian King Darius the Great
  5. March (English) – “Walk in unison” or “month of March”
  6. Nero (Latin) – “Powerful”; after the ancient Roman emperor
  7. Rumi (Persian and Japanese) – “Flow,” “beauty,” or “current”


Maine Coon Boy Cat Names

  1. Goliath (Hebrew) – “Exile”; the fearsome giant in the Bible who was killed by King David when he was still a boy
  2. Hans (German, Dutch, and Scandinavian) – “God is gracious”; variant of “John” 
  3. Hercules (Latin and Greek) – “Warrior” or “glory of Hera”
  4. Leo (Italian) – “Lion”
  5. Lionel (English) – “Lion” or “like a lion”
  6. Magnum (Latin) – “Big” or “great”


American Bobtail Cats

  1. Alden (English) – “Half Danish”; comes from “Haldane”
  2. Maverick (American) – “Wildly independent” or “someone who avoids conformity”
  3. Rocky (English) – “Made of rocks that have rough edges”
  4. Rusty (American) – “Red-haired”


Abyssinian Boy Cat Names

  1. Andrew (Greek) – “Manly and strong”
  2. Omen (English and Hebrew) – “Sign,” “foreshadowing,” or “faithful”


Bengal Boy Cat Names

  1. Bagheera (Hindi) – “Tigerlike,” “leopard,” or “panther”; black panther in Disney’s “The Jungle Book
  2. Gandhi (Indian and Sanskrit) – “Perfume seller,” “pharmacist,” or “grocer”; after Indian revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Kashmir (Sanskrit) – “Dry land” or “land without water”


Scottish Fold Boy Cat Names

  1. Angus (Scottish and English) – “Choice” or “one strength”
  2. Clyde (Scottish) – “Friendly” or “warm”
  3. Dean (Old English) – “From the valley”
  4. Glenn (Irish and Scottish) – “Wooded valley”
  5. Kenny (Scottish) – “Handsome”
  6. Kyle (Scottish) – “Channel” or “narrow strait”
  7. Mac (Scottish) – “Son”
  8. Rowan (English and Irish) – “From the Rowan tree (Euro-Asian tree with berry-like fruits)”; famous namesakes include English comedian Rowan Atkinson aka “Mr. Bean”
  9. Scotty (English) – “Of Scottish origin”


Burmese Boy Cat Names

  1. Cosmo (English and Italian) – “Beauty,” “order,” and “decency”
  2. Dragon (American) – “Mythical fire-breathing creature”


Siamese Boy Cat Names

  1. Billy (English and German) – “Resolute protector”; popular nickname for “William
  2. Lucky (American) – “Fortunate”


Ragamuffin Cat Names

  1. Cooper (English) – “Barrel maker”
  2. Muffin (English and German) – “Small cake”
  3. Nelson (English) – “Son of Neil” or “champion”
  4. Rudy (German) – “Famous wolf”; also a short form of “Rudolph”
  5. Spence (Middle English) – “Steward” or “dispenser of provisions”; also a nickname for “Spencer”


Combination Boy Cat Names

  1. Itty Bitty
  2. Jacky Mark
  3. Jessie James
  4. Rocket Raccoon – Character in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Tai Yang (Chinese name) – “Sun”
  6. Tater Tot
  7. Tommy Greg


Short Boy Names For Cats

  1. Ace
  2. An
  3. Ben
  4. Bob
  5. Brett
  6. Cap
  7. Cole
  8. Dale
  9. Dart
  10. Dax
  11. Gus
  12. Guy
  13. Jake
  14. Jax
  15. Kit
  16. Mitch
  17. Moo
  18. Nash
  19. Nick
  20. Park
  21. Stan
  22. Theo
  23. Tut
  24. Ward
  25. Watts
  26. Wes
  27. Zac


Long Names For Boy Cats

  1. Antonio (Latin and Spanish) – “Priceless” or “highly praiseworthy”; variant of “Anthony”
  2. Aristotle (Greek) – “The best of all”; after the ancient Greek philosopher
  3. Augustus (Latin) – “Venerable” or “majestic”
  4. Confucius (Chinese) – “Master” or “opening”; famous Chinese philosopher
  5. Cornelius (Latin) – “Horn”
  6. Emiliano (Italian and Spanish name) – “Rival” or “eager”
  7. Lancelot (French) – “Servant”
  8. Leonardo (Italian and German) – “Brave as a lion”; after the Renaissance painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci
  9. Livingston (Scottish) – “From Leving’s town”
  10. Maximiliano (Italian and Latin) – “Greatest”
  11. Picasso (Spanish and Italian) – “Magpie”; after the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
  12. Quixote (Spanish) – “Idealist” or “chivalrous but unrealistic”
  13. Salvador (Spanish and Italian) – “Savior”
  14. Valentino (Italian) – “Health” or “strength”


Gender-Neutral Names For Cats

  1. April (Latin and English) – “Month of April” or “opening”
  2. Ariel (Hebrew) – “Lion of God”; also a mermaid name after the main character in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid
  3. Bailey (English) – “Bailiff,” “steward,” or “berry clearing”
  4. Blu (English) – “Blue”
  5. Cameron (Scottish) – “Bent nose” or “crooked nose”
  6. Cory (American) – “From the round hill,” “ravine,” or “seething pool”
  7. Kitty (English) – “Pure” as a pet name for the Greek girl name “Katherine”; also a word for “cat”
  8. Romy (Latin and German) – Plant name that means “rosemary”; also means “person from Rome” as a unisex version of “Roman”


Boy Cat Names From A To Z

Boy Cat Names Starting With A

  1. Adam
  2. Alair
  3. Alex
  4. Alibi
  5. Allison
  6. Ames
  7. Arnie
  8. Ashley
  9. Atticus


Boy Cat Names Starting With B

  1. Baines
  2. Bangs
  3. Barry
  4. Benny
  5. Berger
  6. Blair
  7. Blayze
  8. Boaz
  9. Booker
  10. Bradley
  11. Burton


Boy Cat Names Starting With C

  1. Caleb
  2. Carl
  3. Carson
  4. Carter
  5. Chandler
  6. Clark
  7. Cliff
  8. Coco
  9. Craig
  10. Crimson


Boy Cat Names Starting With D

  1. Damien
  2. Darcy
  3. Dawson
  4. Denim
  5. Dennis
  6. Deon
  7. Dewey 
  8. Dexter
  9. Diesel
  10. Dillon
  11. Doc
  12. Douglas


Boy Cat Names Starting With E

  1. East
  2. Echo
  3. Edgar
  4. Edison
  5. Edward
  6. Edwin
  7. Elf
  8. Elijah
  9. Elliott
  10. Elmer
  11. Elwood
  12. Ember
  13. Erik


Boy Cat Names Starting With F

  1. Fabian
  2. Fargo
  3. Felipe
  4. Felt
  5. Ferdinand
  6. Ferrari
  7. Fisher
  8. Fitzgerald
  9. Fluffy
  10. Flynn
  11. Fonzie
  12. Frank
  13. Frankie
  14. Fred
  15. Frisco


Boy Cat Names Starting With G

  1. Gabino
  2. Gale
  3. Galileo
  4. Gary
  5. Gaston
  6. Gino
  7. Gonzalo
  8. Goro
  9. Graham


Boy Cat Names Starting With H

  1. Hansel
  2. Harley
  3. Harrison
  4. Haruki
  5. Haruto
  6. Havana
  7. Hogan
  8. Hoover
  9. Huey


Boy Cat Names Starting With I

  1. Ian
  2. Ice
  3. Indie
  4. Indigo
  5. Irving
  6. Isaac
  7. Itachi
  8. Ivan


Boy Cat Names Starting With J

  1. Jabbock
  2. Jackson
  3. Jacques
  4. Jaguar
  5. Jasper
  6. Jeeves
  7. Jenner
  8. Jester
  9. Jet
  10. John
  11. Jones
  12. Jorge
  13. Jovan
  14. Julius
  15. Jun


Boy Cat Names Starting With K

  1. Kane
  2. Karl
  3. Kasper
  4. Kato
  5. Kazuki
  6. Keegan
  7. Kennedy
  8. Kermit
  9. Kevin
  10. King
  11. Kiyohiko
  12. Kong
  13. Kyler


Boy Cat Names Starting With L

  1. Lane
  2. Larry
  3. Lateef
  4. Lester
  5. Li
  6. Lincoln
  7. Linus
  8. Louie
  9. Lukas
  10. Lukman


Boy Cat Names Starting With M

  1. Maddock
  2. Magic
  3. Magnus
  4. Malbec
  5. Malcolm
  6. Marcus
  7. Mario
  8. Marley
  9. Maro
  10. Marshall
  11. Mason
  12. Mickey
  13. Mitchel
  14. Monty
  15. Morgan


Boy Cat Names Starting with N

  1. Nathan
  2. Nicky
  3. Niles 
  4. Noah
  5. North
  6. Nutmeg


Boy Cat Names Starting With O

  1. Oasis
  2. Oberon
  3. Octavius
  4. Oliver
  5. Ollie
  6. Omega
  7. Orrick
  8. Othello
  9. Otis


Boy Cat Names Starting With P

  1. Pablo
  2. Pacey
  3. Paisley
  4. Palermo
  5. Palmer
  6. Parker
  7. Patch
  8. Pete
  9. Pirate
  10. Polo
  11. Pumpkin


Boy Cat Names Starting With Q

  1. Quaker
  2. Quarter
  3. Quentin
  4. Quimby
  5. Quincy
  6. Quirk
  7. Quito
  8. Quiver
  9. Quiz


Boy Cat Names Starting With R

  1. Racer
  2. Ralph
  3. Reece
  4. Reggie
  5. Ricky
  6. Riley
  7. Ripley
  8. Roman
  9. Rooney
  10. Rover
  11. Rufus


Boy Cat Names Starting With S

  1. Safari
  2. Sage
  3. Sammy
  4. Shaffer
  5. Shelley
  6. Sheng
  7. Sherif
  8. Simon
  9. Smalls
  10. Sneakers
  11. South
  12. Spencer
  13. Sprout
  14. Steve


Boy Cat Names Starting With T

  1. Takumi
  2. Teddy
  3. Terry
  4. Timmy
  5. Tony
  6. Truman
  7. Tyler
  8. Tyson


Boy Cat Names Starting With U

  1. Ugo
  2. Ulrich
  3. Ulysses
  4. Unity
  5. Uno
  6. Uri
  7. Usher


Boy Cat Names Starting With V

  1. Vader
  2. Valerian
  3. Valiant
  4. Velcro
  5. Vespa
  6. Vicente
  7. Victor
  8. Viljami
  9. Vincent
  10. Viper
  11. Virgil
  12. Vito 
  13. Vodka
  14. Voltaire


Boy Cat Names Starting With W

  1. Waldo
  2. Wen
  3. Whiskey
  4. Willie
  5. Wilson
  6. Winston
  7. Wolfgang
  8. Woodstock
  9. Wyatt
  10. Wycliff


Boy Cat Names Starting With X

  1. Xabat 
  2. Xander
  3. Xavier
  4. Xenon
  5. Xerxes
  6. Xylo 


Boy Cat Names Starting With Y

  1. Yaris
  2. Ye
  3. Yeezy
  4. Yeti
  5. Yi Min
  6. Yoda
  7. Yogi
  8. Yukia


Boy Cat Names Starting With Z

  1. Zachary
  2. Zenjiro
  3. Zero
  4. Zig Zag
  5. Ziggy
  6. Zino
  7. Zodiac
  8. Zoltar
  9. Zorro
  10. Zuckerberg 
  11. Zuma


Bonus: Favorite Female Cat Names

  • Bessie (Hebrew) – “God is my oath,” “pledged to God,” or “like a cow”; the perfect name for a feline friend with black and white spots
  • Cassidy (Irish girl name) – “Curly haired” or “the clever one”
  • Esther (Persian) – “Star” or “hide”; biblical girl name after the Israelite who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from genocide
  • Eugenia (Greek girl name) – “Nobility” or “well-born”
  • Frida (Scandinavian and German girl name) – “Peace”
  • Galena (Greek) – “Calm”
  • Gayne (Armenian) – Unknown meaning, but possibly relates to the Greek goddess of Earth “Gaia”
  • Gertrude (Spanish and American) – “Strength”
  • Juno (Latin) – “Youth”; Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth
  • Marie (French and Latin) – “Star of the sea”; one of the kittens in “The Aristocats


Factors To Consider When Choosing Boy Cat Names

There are plenty of ways to choose the perfect name for your feline friend or fur baby:

  • Their favorite food or activity
  • Their breed
  • Their typical behavior or personality
  • Something you really like, such as the name of a place or thing


What’s cool about cat names is that you don’t have to worry so much about being proper or avoiding bullying, as you should consider with baby names

So, names like “Diablo” (the Spanish word for “devil”) or “Lucifer” (also related to the devil) are alright to pick for a naughty cat.


Characteristics Of A Good Pet Name

There’s no right or wrong in choosing your pet’s name – and there aren’t even specific rules, but here are tips for a good pet name:

  • Easy to pronounce
  • Easy to remember
  • Something you won’t hate or feel embarrassed to call out loud when there are other people around


For example, although “Lucifer” might feel like a cool name now, just imagine calling out the name while looking for your cat or calling them home. 


Bonus Tips: Cat Sitting & Keeping Your Cat Healthy

Cat sitting is great for busy fur parents who don’t want their cats to feel lonely or neglected while they’re at work or occupied with something important. This is also a good arrangement if you’re going out of town for some days.

Hiring a trustworthy cat sitter ensures your cat will be safe, well-fed, and clean while you’re away.

That’s one way of keeping your cat healthy. Other methods include:

  • Regular visits to your vet
  • Keep their vaccines updated
  • Providing them with fresh water and healthy cat food
  • Keeping an easily accessible scratching post
  • Ensuring their litter box is clean


Other Pet Names To Try


Popular Baby Name Lists




– Motherhood Community is reader supported. When you buy through links on our site we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn More