Baby Names

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

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Overview

Trying to find boy cat names for your new feline baby? Cute cat names like “Fluffy” and “Cuddles” are favorites, 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.

You can also find these names’ popularity ranking based on SSA (Social Security Administration) birth records (of humans) in the US. (1)

 

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:

 

Max

 

  • Meaning: “Greatest” or “the greatest”
  • Pronunciation: “maks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #156 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American actor Max Carver 
  • Also after American animator, film director, and inventor Max Fleischer
  • Variants: Also a short form of longer “Max-” names, including Maximilian, Maximus, and Maxwell

 

 

Archie 

 

  • Meaning: “Brave,” “bold,” or “genuine”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-chee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #377
  • Namesakes: English model and actor Archie Renaux and Australian boxer and rugby league player Archie Bradley
  • Also a prince name after British Prince Archie of Sussex (the son of the Duke of Sussex Harry and Meghan Markle)
  • Variants: Also a nickname for “Archer” or “Archibald”

 

Bandit 

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Thief”
  • The perfect name for mischievous cats
  • Pronunciation: “ban-deet”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a Western boy name after the outlaw called “The Pretty Pants Bandit”
  • Variants: None

 

Boots

 

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “maker of boots”
  • Also refers to cats’ boot-like paws
  • Pronunciation: “boots”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Popular as a mystical name for cats after the main character in the fairy tale “Puss in Boots
  • Variants: None

 

Buddy

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Friend” or “companion”
  • Pronunciation: “buh-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baker and reality TV personality Buddy Valastro 
  • Also after American country musician Buddy Jewell
  • Variants: None

 

Chase

 

  • Origin: French and English boy name
  • Meaning: “To hunt,” “hunter,” “catch,” or “huntsman”
  • Can be a great name for playful cats
  • Pronunciation: “chays”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #136
  • Namesakes: Canadian-born American football player Chase Claypool and American tennis player Chase Buchanan
  • Also a last name (such as American painter Edward Leigh Chase)
  • Variants: Chayse, Chace, Chayce, and Kase

 

Houdini

 

  • Origin: Hungarian and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Escape artist”
  • Pronunciation: “hoo-dee-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name after the famous Hungarian-American magician 
  • Also after stunt performer Harry Houdini (real name Erik Weisz)
  • Variants: Houdinee

 

Hunter

 

  • Origin: English and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: Word name that means “someone who hunts,” “pursuer,” or “hunter”
  • Pronunciation: “huhn-ter”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #101
  • Namesakes: American professional golfer Hunter Myles Mahan
  • Also after American multi-genre songwriter, singer, and record producer Hunter Hayes
  • Variants: Huntley and Huntter

 

Jack

 

  • Origin: Middle English and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “God is gracious,” “full of vital energy,” “healthy,” or a name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “jaak”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #15
  • Namesakes: American National Hockey League player Jack Eichel and Canadian ice hockey player Jack Cross 
  • Also a magical name after the main character Jack in the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Variants: Also a form of John, Jacob, and other similar names

 

James

 

  • Meaning: “Supplanter” or “one who replaces”
  • Pronunciation: “jaymz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #4
  • Namesakes: American former professional boxer James “Buster” Douglas 
  • Also after American former basketball player James Franklin Edwards 
  • Variants: Derived from “James,” “Jacob,” “Ya’aqov” (Hebrew name), or “Jacomus” (Latin)

 

Patches

 

  • Origin: English and American unisex name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “one with small spots or patches,” “spotted,” “stone,” “rock,” “fight,” or “with patches”
  • Pronunciation: “pat-chuhz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Patches O’Houlihan, among the protagonists in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” 
  • Variants: Patch

 

Prince

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “royal son” or “leader”
  • Pronunciation: “preenz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #347
  • Namesakes: American singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, and actor Prince Rogers Nelson
  • Also a tough boy name after the main character in the video game “Prince of Persia
  • Variants: Masculine equivalent of the beautiful girl name “Princess”

 

Puss

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “cat”
  • Unlikely to be used as a baby name but is popular as a cat name
  • Pronunciation: “poos”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a mystical name after the main character in the fairytale “Puss in Boots
  • Variants: None

 

Rex

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “King”
  • Pronunciation: “reks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #698
  • Namesakes: American country music singer Rex Elvie Allen Jr. 
  • Also after American author, software engineer, and entrepreneur Rex Black
  • Also a popular nickname (examples include English actor Sir Reginald Carey “Rex” Harrison)

 

Salem

 

  • Meaning: “Perfect,” “peaceful, “complete,” “safe,” or “serene”
  • Pronunciation: “say-lehm”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #453
  • Namesakes: Also a witchy name after the talking black cat Salem in the series, “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” 
  • Variants: Saleem, Sallem, Salim, and Sallim

 

Speckles

 

  • Meaning: “With spots or marks”
  • Cute boy name for a spotted cat
  • Pronunciation: “speh-kls”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful boy name after the fictional dinosaur character called “Speckles The Tarbosaurus” in the movies “The Dino King” and “Journey to Fire Mountain
  • Variants: Speckle or Spot (also a popular boy dog name)

 

Tom

 

  • Origin: English, Aramaic, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Twin” (derived from the twin boy name “Thomas”)
  • Pronunciation: “tom”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English diver Tom Daley and American soccer defender Tom Hardy
  • Also a favorite cat name after the classic cartoon character in the animated TV series “Tom and Jerry
  • Variants: Tomé and Thom

 

Whiskers

 

  • Origin: Norman French, English, and Old Norse unisex name
  • Meaning: “Thick, bristly hair on a cat’s face (it functions as sensory equipment)”
  • Pronunciation: “wees-kers”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Whisker

 

The Best Names For Male Cats

Arthur 

 

  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “bear” or “strong as a bear”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-thoor”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #140
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after King Arthur (the legendary royal with his “knights of the round table” in Celtic mythology)
  • Variants: Arturo, Artur, and Art

 

Axel

 

  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “my father is peace”
  • Pronunciation: “ahk-sel”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #77
  • Namesakes: Danish violinist, composer, and conductor Axel Gade 
  • Also after Swedish ballet dancer and stage actor Axel Elmlund 
  • Variants: Also a form of the biblical boy name “Absalom” and can be spelled as “Aksel”

 

Chester

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Camp,” “fortress,” “camp of soldiers,” or “walled town”
  • Pronunciation: “chehs-ter”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: African-American filmmaker Chester Novell Turner 
  • Other namesakes include Linkin Park’s American lead vocalist Chester Bennington 
  • Variants: Chesster

 

Dustin

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “Thor’s stone” or “brave warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “dust-ihn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #632
  • Namesakes: American actor Dustin Lee Hoffman 
  • Also after American country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch
  • Variants: Dusttinn, Dusten, Duston, and Dustyn

 

Ozzy

 

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Divine protector” or “divine power”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-zee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #620
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Ozzy Delvecchio in Netflix’s “Bloodline” 
  • Also after Ozzy, the three-legged one-eyed pug in the film “Epic
  • Variants: Ozzie
  • Also a popular nickname, such as after English musician and television personality John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne 
  • Used as a nickname for American reality TV personality (in “Survivor”) Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth

 

Phoenix

 

  • Origin: Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Immortal bird” 
  • Also a color name that means “red” or “dark red”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-nix”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #261 (boy)
  • Namesakes: Northern Irish professional footballer Phoenix Scholtz and American baseball player Phoenix Sanders
  • Also a mythical name after the immortal bird that rises from its ashes according to Greek mythology
  • Can also be a place name after the city of Phoenix, Arizona (in the USA)
  • Variants: None

 

Solomon 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Peace”
  • Pronunciation: “saa-luh-muhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #440
  • Namesakes: Biblical boy name after King Solomon, famous for his gift of wisdom
  • Also a western boy name after American banker and rancher Solomon Luna
  • Variants: Salomon, Sulayman, and Suleiman

 

Elegant Names For Male Cats

Albert 

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bright,” “noble,” “famous,” or “one who is noble and bright”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-bert”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #614
  • Namesakes: American actor, director, and screenwriter Albert Brooks
  • Other famous people with this name include German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein
  • Variants: Adalbert, Adelbert, Alberto (Spanish and Italian name), and Elbert

 

Armani

 

  • Meaning: “Soldier,” “hope,” “wish,” “child of Armand,” “house of Armand,” or a powerful name that means “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-mah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #398
  • Namesakes: English footballer Armani Little and American stock car racing driver Armani Williams
  • Variants: Armanni, Armmani, and Arrmani

 

Baron

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble landowner,” “noble title,” “son of strength,” “nobility,” or “rich landowner”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-rohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Baron Browning
  • Also after English artist, historian, and writer Baron Barrymore Halpenny
  • Variants: Barron

 

Bentley

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “from the clearing overgrown with bent grass,” “meadow with coarse grass,” or “bent grass meadow” 
  • Pronunciation: “bent-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #172
  • Namesakes: American actor Bentley Mitchum and writer Bentley Little
  • Also a last name (such as after American country music singer Dierks Bentley and actor Artimus Lamont Bentley)
  • Variants: Bentleah, Bentlee, Bentelege, and Benetleg

 

Dior

 

  • Origin: French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Golden”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-or”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #840
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid name after Dior Derrico (the son of American reality TV stars Karen and Deon Derrico of TLC’s “Doubling Down with the Derricos”)
  • Variants: Deor, Diore, Diorre, and Deaor

 

Duke

 

  • Origin: Old French, Latin, and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “leader” or “a title of nobility”
  • Pronunciation: “dook”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #679
  • Namesakes: American football player Duke Riley and Hawaiian swimmer
  • Other namesakes include surfer Duke Kahanamoku
  • Variants: Dueke, Duque, and Dux (Latin)

 

Earl

 

  • Origin: North American, Old English, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Prince” (prince name), “nobleman (ranks above a viscount but below a marquess),” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “url”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American bandleader and jazz pianist Earl Kenneth Hines and actor Earl Boen
  • Variants: Erol, Erroll, Erle, and Errol

 

Satin

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Smooth and shiny cloth” or “luxurious fabric”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-teen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Silky

 

  • Origin: Hindi and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sweet,” “soft like silk,” or “smooth fabric”
  • Pronunciation: “sil-kee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also an anime name after the fictional character Silky in the manga series “Mahoutsukai no Yome” (“The Ancient Magus’ Bride”)
  • Variants: Silkee

 

William

 

  • Origin: Old English and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “strong-willed warrior” or “resolute protector”
  • Pronunciation: “wil-yuhm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:#6
  • Namesakes: Irish poet William Butler Yeats and Taiwanese singer and songwriter William Wei
  • Variants: Nicknames can be “Billy” or “Will”

 

What Are Some Rare & Unique Cat Names For Boys?

Damian

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “To subdue,” “to tame,” or “to master”
  • Pronunciation: “day-mee-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #108
  • Namesakes: English musician, vocalist, and songwriter Damian Wilson and Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae artist Damian Marley (also a celebrity kid as the son of Jamaican singer and guitarist Bob Marley)
  • Variants: Damien

 

Davin

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Beloved,” “Finnish person,” or a name that means “love”
  • Also a pet name for boys
  • Pronunciation: “day-vin”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American college baseball coach and former player Davin Pierre and basketball player Davin White
  • Variants: Also a form of “David” and “Devin”

 

Dutch

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the Netherlands”
  • Also a dog name after the Dutch Shepherd breed
  • Pronunciation: “duhch”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Egan

 

  • Pronunciation: “eeh-gahn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American former tennis player Egan Adams and Australian rugby league footballer Egan Butcher 
  • Variants: Eggan and Eghan

 

Flash

 

  • Origin: American
  • Pronunciation: “flash”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tough boy name after the superhero “The Flash” in the American comic books by DC Comics
  • Variants: Flashy and Flashie

 

Trapper

 

  • Origin: American and German boy name
  • Meaning: “One who catches wild beasts for commercial purposes,” “troublemaker,” or “rogue”
  • Pronunciation: “trah-pr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the main character in the TV series “Trapper John, M.D.
  • Variants: Trap

 

Creative & Modern Monikers For Male Cats

Bitcoin

 

  • Origin: American modern invented name
  • Meaning: “First cryptocurrency (digital currency)”
  • Pronunciation: “bit-koyn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None; only after the digital currency
  • Variants: None

 

Comet

 

  • Origin: English and Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Cosmic snowballs made of various materials, including dust, frozen gasses, and rocks”
  • Pronunciation: “kaa-muht”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Gimlet

 

  • Origin: American and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Cocktail drink,” “penetrating,” or “a small tool for drilling tiny holes”
  • Pronunciation: “gim-luht”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None

 

Ham

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Hot,” “warm,” or a food name that means “pork from a leg cut”
  • Pronunciation: “ham”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical boy name after one of Noah’s sons and is also after the fictional character Ham the Weather Wizard in “The Badger” comics
  • Variants: None

 

Icon

 

  • Origin: Greek and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “To seem or to be like (such as a religious icon)” or “small graphical representation of something (similar to a logo to represent a computer program or file)” 
  • Pronunciation: “ai-ikon”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Jarvis

 

  • Origin: Old English and French boy name
  • Meaning: “Servant spear” 
  • Pronunciation: “jar-vis”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Jarvis Hayes and English singer-songwriter and band frontman Jarvis Cocker 
  • Also a cool boy name after J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just a Rather Very Intelligent System), Iron Man’s AI robot in Marvel Comics
  • Variants: Jarrvis, Jerrvis, Jervis, and Gervis

 

Laser

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Modern name that means “device that emits intense beams of light” or a spiritual name that means “God is my help”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-sr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Meow

 

  • Origin: American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Characteristic crying sound of a cat”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-aw”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Nitro

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Person who lives” or “nitromethane (a highly combustible substance used in race cars)
  • Pronunciation: “nai-troh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Nitro

 

Purrfect

 

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: “Perfect little cat”
  • A combination of “purr” *the low, continuous vibratory sound made by cats) plus “perfect”
  • Pronunciation: “pur-fekt”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also part of the title in the video game “Purrfect Tale” 
  • Variants: None

 

Uber

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Over and above”
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-br”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:
  • Namesakes: Also after the supercab company (with a ride-hailing app) Uber
  • Variants: Ubber

 

Ultra

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beyond,” “more,” or “extreme royalist”
  • Pronunciation: “ool-trah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the fictional DC Comics superhero Ultra the Multi-Alien
  • Variants: None

 

Urban

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the city”
  • Pronunciation: “oor-ban”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German comedian Urban Priol and American football coach Urban Meyer
  • Also a last name (such as after Australian country music singer, record producer, and songwriter Keith Urban and German violinist and composer Heinrich Urban)
  • Variants: Urrban

 

Vax

 

  • Origin: English, Icelandic, and Swedish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Vaccine”
  • Probably not a good idea to use as a baby boy name, but can be a hilarious cat name
  • Pronunciation: “vax”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Vaxx

 

Yahoo

 

  • Origin: English and American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Expression of extreme happiness or joy” 
  • Pronunciation: “yah-hoo”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Yahoo! Company (acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle”)
  • Variants: None

 

Yolo

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: Acronym for “you only live once”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Nerdy & Rare Male Cat Names

Crypto

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Secret” or “hidden”
  • Pronunciation: “krip-toh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a short form for “Cryptocurrency”

 

Data

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Variable” 
  • Pronunciation: “day-tah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Gizmo

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Small device for a particular task” or “small gadget”
  • Pronunciation: “giz-moh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Glitch

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bug” or “momentary jiggle”
  • Pronunciation: “glitch”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a musical name after “Glitch,” the title of a Taylor Swift song
  • Variants: None

 

Italics

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Emphasis” or “contrast”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-tah-liks”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Pixel

 

  • Origin: American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Element” or “picture cell”
  • Pronunciation: “pik-sel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Turbo

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Spinning object” or “a whorl”
  • Pronunciation: “tur-boh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cute boy name after the fictional snail character Turbo in the sport and comedy film “Turbo
  • Variants: None

 

Vector

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Transporter” or “carrier”
  • Pronunciation: “vek-tor”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Video

 

  • Origin: English and American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Moving electronic recording”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-dee-yow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Xerox

 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Dry writing”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-raaks”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the American copier company
  • Variants: Zerox

 

X-Ray

 

  • Origin: German and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Unknown type of ray”
  • Pronunciation: “eks-ray”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the electromagnetic radiation test often used to image bones or metallic objects
  • Variants: X-Radiation

 

Boy Cat Names According To Color

Boy Tabby Cat Names

A tabby cat has mottled fur or streaks with dark stripes.

 

Charlie

 

  • Origin: Old English, French, and German gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Free man” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “char-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #178
  • Namesakes: African classical pianist Charlie Albright and British actor Charlie Clements
  • Also a form of “Charles” (such as after Charlie Chaplin, born Charles Spencer Chaplin)
  • Variants: Charli, Charleigh, and Charlee

 

Dave

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “dayv”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English professional poker player Dave Ulliott and American jazz saxophonist Dave Koz
  • Variants: Can be a nickname for “David” or similar names

 

Boy Tortoiseshell Cat Names

Aryan 

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit (a classical Indo-European language) boy name
  • Meaning: “Honorable warrior,” “Indo-European,” “noble,” “high born,” “superior,” or “a person of a noble race”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-yan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #817
  • Namesakes: Norwegian chess grandmaster Aryan Tari and Indian-American actor Aryan Simhadri
  • Variants: Arian, Arryan, and Arrian

 

Freckles

 

  • Origin: English, American, and Scottish nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Speckled”
  • Pronunciation: “freh-klz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Louis 

 

  • Origin: Old English, German, and French boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “famous warrior,” “loot bringer,” or “renowned warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “lou-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #246
  • Namesakes: Prince name after Prince Louis (the youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton)

 

Merlin

 

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Sea fortress”
  • Pronunciation: “mer-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful wizard in Arthurian legend
  • Variants: Myrddin (Welsh)

 

Boy Black-and-White & Tuxedo Cat Names

Domino

 

  • Origin: French and Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Lord” or “master”
  • Also after a tile-based game with white and black pieces
  • Pronunciation: “doh-mee-noh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Domino Carmen Flint Wood (daughter of British fashion designer and model India Hicks) and British-American singer Domino Suzy Kirke-Badgley
  • Variants: None

 

Eightball

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Game with colored balls” or “the eightball is black and is hit by a white cue ball”
  • Pronunciation: “ayt-bol”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Figaro

 

  • Meaning: “Barber”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-gah-row”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cool boy name after the black-and-white tuxedo cat character in “Pinocchio
  • Variants: Figgaro and Figarro

 

Oreo

 

  • Origin: English and French androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Gold”
  • Also a food name after a brand of black, chocolate cookie with white cream filling
  • Pronunciation: “aw-ree-oh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Shades

 

  • Origin: American and Arabic nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “In the shadow,” “out the sun,” or “sunglasses”
  • Pronunciation: “shaydz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tough boy name after the fictional supervillain Shades (Hernan Alvarez) in Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Variants: Shade

 

Sylvester

 

  • Origin: Roman, English, and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Of the forest or woods” or “wild”
  • Pronunciation: “sil-vest-uhr”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the black-and-white Looney Tunes cat
  • Other namesakes include American professional wrestler Sylvester Terkay and actor Sylvester Stallone 
  • Variants: Silvester

 

Boy Black Cat Names

Addis

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Anglo-Saxon boy name
  • Meaning: “Man of the red earth” or “child of Adam”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian footballer Addis Priestley and German-Ethiopian singer Addis Mussa (stage name Raptile)
  • Variants: Adis and Addiss

 

Black Beans

 

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Pronunciation: “blak-beens”
  • Length: 10 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Blot

 

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: Gothic name that means “dark mark or stain” or “like an ink blot”
  • Pronunciation: “blot”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Eddie 

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “guardian of riches” or “wealthy guardian”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #829
  • Namesakes: African-American actor, singer, and comedian Eddie Murphy and American singer, musician, songwriter, and “Pearl Jam” frontman Eddie Vedder
  • Variants: Eddy, Edde, and Edie; can also be a short form of “Eddison” and similar names

 

Espresso

 

  • Origin: Italian and English unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “ehs-preh-soh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Femi

 

  • Origin: Nigerian and African gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Love me”
  • Pronunciation: “feh-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British jazz musician Femi Temowo and Nigerian actor and playwright Femi Euba
  • Variants: Femmi

 

Ghost

 

  • Origin: Middle English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Demon soul” or “spiritual guide”
  • Great for a mischievous cat or one with a bad temperament
  • Pronunciation: “gowst”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Ghost in William Shakespeare’s classic play “Hamlet
  • Variants: None

 

Inky

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Color of black ink”
  • Pronunciation: “eeng-kee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Adorable ghost name after the cyan-colored ‘ghost’ in the “Pacman” games
  • Variants: Inkee and Inkie

 

Nigel

 

  • Origin: Celtic, Latin, and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Champion,” “dark,” or “black” (can also be used as a black boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “nai-gel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English food writer and broadcaster Nigel Slater and American basketball player Nigel Hayes
  • Variants: Also a form of “Neil”

 

Nightfall

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Dusk,” “darkness,” or “night”
  • Pronunciation: “nite-faal”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the deck-building card game “Nightfall
  • Variants: Night Fall

 

Obi

 

  • Origin: Nigerian – African boy name
  • Meaning: “King” or “heart”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-bee”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Pepper

 

  • Origin: Latin, American, German, and Middle English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Hot, edible spice” or “black pepper”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player and coach Pepper Rodgers (real name Franklin Cullen Rodgers) and jazz saxophonist Pepper Adams (real name Park Frederick Adams III)
  • Variants: None

 

Puma

 

  • Origin: Latin and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Mountain lion”
  • Pronunciation: “poo-mah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the German brand of shoes and athletic apparel
  • Variants: None

 

Boy White Cat Names

Akito

 

  • Meaning: “Bright,” “bright person,” or “light-skinned”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kee-toh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese professional wrestler Akito Nishigaki and Canadian ice hockey player Akito Hirose
  • Variants: Akkito and Akitto

 

Casper

 

  • Origin: Dutch, German, Persian, Aramaic, and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Bringer of treasure” or “treasurer”
  • Pronunciation: “KAHS-PUR”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the ghost in the fantasy film “Casper
  • Variants: Kasper, Caspar, Gaspar, and Kaspar

 

Einstein

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Stone worker”
  • Pronunciation: “ayn-stine”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Namesake of German-born theoretical physicist and genius scientist Albert Einstein
  • Variants: None

 

Fairfax

 

  • Origin: English, Anglo-Saxon, and Scottish unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Fair-haired”
  • Pronunciation: “fayr-faks”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a royal name after Viscount Fairfax of Emley (Ireland) and Lord Fairfax of Cameron (Scotland)
  • Variants: Fairfaxx

 

Frost

 

  • Origin: English and German gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Small white ice crystals”
  • Pronunciation: “frost”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful boy name after Frost, the antagonist in Jennifer Estep’s “Bigtime Heroes” series 
    • Also a last name (such as after British trampoline gymnast Marshall Frost and Canadian ice hockey player Morgan Frost
  • Variants: Frosty

 

Frostbite

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Injury on the skin due to frost”
  • Makes a good name for white cats or those with white paws
  • Pronunciation: “frost-bite”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Frostbite in the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” franchise
  • Variants: Frostbyte

 

Boy Orange Cat Names

Chilion

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Complete,” “finished,” or “perfect”
  • Pronunciation: “chee-lee-ohn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Chillion

 

Coby

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Supplanter”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-bee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Coby White and football player Coby Bryant
  • Variants: Shortened form of “Jacob”; can also be spelled as “Koby” or “Cobee”

 

Ginger

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “spice,” “ginger root or rhizome,” or “reddish-orange color”
  • Pronunciation: “jin-jeer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Welsh footballer Ginger Williams (real name James Williams) and English National Hunt horse trainer Ginger McCain (real name Donald McCain)
  • Variants: None

 

Sunny

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sunshine” or “filled with sunlight” (a name that means “sun”)
  • Can also be a pet name for someone or a cat with a cheerful disposition
  • Pronunciation: “suh-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #552
  • Namesakes: Canadian fashion designer Sunny Fong and American actress and model Sunny Mabrey
  • Variants: Sunnie

 

Tigger

 

  • Origin: English and American invented name
  • Meaning: “Energetic and bubbly” or “overly enthusiastic”
  • Pronunciation: “tee-gr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the tiger character Tigger in the “Winnie the Pooh” cartoon series
  • Variants: Tiger

 

Toulouse

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “One who belongs to the city Tolosa or Toulouse (a place name in France)”
  • Pronunciation: “toh-looz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name for boys after the eldest kitten in the classic cartoon “The Aristocats
  • Variants: Toulouse and Tolosa

 

Boy Calico Cat Names

Calico cats have a tri-color coat. 

 

Copper

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Metal name or “reddish brown color”
  • Pronunciation: “kaa-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a mountain and ski resort located in Colorado
  • Variants: None

 

Ethan 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Firmness,” “long-lived,” “enduring,” “firm and strong,” or a name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-thuhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #21
  • Namesakes: American pianist Ethan Bortnick and Australian synchronized swimmer Ethan Calleja 
  • Variants: Eithan, Eytan, and Eitan

 

Maynard

 

  • Origin: English, Norman French, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave strength” or “hard strength”
  • Pronunciation: “may-nard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Maynard James Keenan and Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson
  • Variants: Mainard, Meinhard, and Meinhardt

 

Miles

 

  • Origin: Latin, Norman, and German unisex name
  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “gracious,” “servant,” or “soldier”
  • Pronunciation: “mylez”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #55
  • Namesakes: English actor and screenwriter Miles Malleson and American football player Miles Sanders 
  • Variants: Myles, Milosz, Mylo, and Milan; also a variation of the Germanic name “Milo

 

Boy Gray Cat Names

Berlioz

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: Unknown or unconfirmed meaning
  • Pronunciation: “behr-lee-owz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the youngest kitten Berlioz in the animated film “The Aristocats
  • Also a last name (such as after French composer Louis-Hector Berlioz)
  • Variants: Berrlioz

 

Bogart

 

  • Origin: Old French, Old German, Dutch, and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Orchard,” “apple garden,” or “bow strength”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-gart”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American screenwriter, producer, and WWI flying ace (World War I military pilot) Bogart Rogers
  • Variants: Boggart and Bogartt

 

Enigma

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Mysterious” or “to speak in riddles”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-nig-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass boy name after two supervillain characters in DC Comics
  • Variants: Enigma and Enigmma

 

Evander

 

  • Origin: Greek, Scottish, and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong man” or “good man”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-van-dr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #823
  • Namesakes: Canadian ice hockey player Evander Frank Kane and a tough boy name after American former professional boxer Evander Holyfield
  • Variants: Evandder, Evvander, and Evandyr

 

Lloyd 

 

  • Origin: English and Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Gray-haired,” “sacred,” or “gray” (color name)
  • Pronunciation: “loyd”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and economist Lloyd Shapley and R&B artist Lloyd (real name Lloyd Polite Jr.)
  • Variants: Lloyed, Luyd, Llwyed, and Lhuyd

 

Percy 

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “One who pierces the valley” or “Pierce Valley”
  • Pronunciation: “pur-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Percy Harvin and English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Variants: Also a nickname for “Percival” and similar names

 

Smokey 

 

  • Origin: American and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Smoke-colored (can refer to hair or fur)”
  • Ideal for a cat or kitten with grayish, silver-colored fur
  • Pronunciation: “smow-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and record producer Smokey Robinson (real name William Robinson Jr.) 
  • Also a fictional name after Smokey Bear, the American campaign and advertising icon or mascot in the Wildfire Prevention Campaign of the U.S. Forest Service
  • Variants: None

 

Soot

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “grayish pigment from burned carbon” (can also be a black boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “soot”
  • Length: 2 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after British singer, songwriter, internet personality, and Twitch streamer Wilbur Soot 
  • Variants: None

 

Stormy

 

  • Origin: American and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Tempest,” “storm,” or “impetuous nature”
  • Pronunciation: “stor-mee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American female sprinter Stormy Kendrick and actress and director Stormy Daniels 
  • Variants: Stormi, Storm, and Stormee

 

Taffy

 

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name
  • Meaning: “Friend,” “beloved,” or “beloved friend” 
  • Also a food-inspired name after a chocolate treat
  • Pronunciation: “tah-fee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British storyteller and the UK’s first Laureate for Storytelling, Taffy Thomas
  • Variants: None

 

Legendary Names From Mythology

Achilles

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name for boys
  • Meaning: “Thin-lipped” or “pain”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-kee-leez”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the strongest warrior in Greek mythology and a hero in the Trojan War
  • Also after Roman-era Greek writer Achilles Tatius and Canadian trombone player Achilles Liarmakopoulos 
  • Variants: Achille, Achilleus, and Achilleas

 

Ajax

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-jax”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Ajax, another Trojan War hero
  • Also after Ajax, the pen name of Australian naturalist and ornithologist Sidney William Jackson
  • Variants: Ajjax and Ajaxx

 

Apollo

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “destroyer” or “manly beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-pol-oh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #388
  • Namesakes: After Apollo, the Roman and Greek god of the sun, light, and music (the only god with the same name in Greek and Roman mythologies)
  • Also after Polish writer Apollo Korzeniowski and American pro video gamer Apollo Price 
  • Variants: Apollonios, Apollinaris, and Apollonius

 

Ares

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “throng of battle,” “war,” or “ruin”
  • Pronunciation: “air-eez”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #482
  • Namesakes: After Ares, the Greek god of war and courage (the counterpart of the Roman god Mars)
  • Also after Italian jazz bassist Ares Tavolazzi and Ares, the ring name of Swiss pro wrestler Marco Jaggi
  • Variants: Arres

 

Atlas

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “To carry” or “enduring”
  • Pronunciation: “at-luhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #129
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after Atlas, the strongest Greek Titan (pre-Olympian) god who had to carry the world (or heavens) on his shoulders in Greek mythology 
  • Also after American wrestler and football player Atlas DaBone and graffiti artist Atlas (real name Rick Ordonez)
  • Variants: Atlass

 

Cupid

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Passionate desire”
  • Pronunciation: “kyoo-pid”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Cupid, the Roman god of desire and erotic love
  • Also after Cupid, one of Santa Claus’ reindeers
  • Variants: None

 

Hermes

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Messenger,” “interpreter,” “cairn (a pile of stones),” “boundary marker,” or “merchant”
  • Pronunciation: “hur-meez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Hermes, the Greek messenger god or the herald of the Greek gods and goddesses
  • Also after Brazilian UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter Hermes Franca and American choreographer Hermes Pan 
  • Variants: Hermez, Hermys, Hermis, and Ermes 

 

Loki 

 

  • Origin: Old Norse, Scandinavian, and Norwegian boy name
  • Meaning: “Airy”
  • Pronunciation: “low-kee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Loki, the Norse god of magic, fire, and mischief
  • Also after Samoan rugby player Loki Crichton
  • Variants: Lokki

 

Mars

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “wreck,” “ruin,” “destroyer,” or “god of war”
  • Pronunciation: “mars”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Mars, the Roman god of war
  • Also after Filipino graphic novelist and cartoonist Mars Ravelo
  • Variants: Also a nickname for “Mar-” names such as “Marcello” and “Marcelino”

 

Odin

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Frenzied” or “raging”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-dn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #330
  • Namesakes: After Odin, the Norse god of mystery, magic, wisdom, and death
  • Variants: Oddin

 

Thor

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “thunder”
  • Pronunciation: thor
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after Thor, the Norse god of thunder 
  • Also after Icelandic writer Thor Vilhjálmsson and Norwegian road bicycle racer Thor Hushovd
  • Variants: Thorr

 

Titan

 

  • Origin: Greek unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Immortal and powerful giant” or “giant gods”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-tan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #847
  • Namesakes: After the giant gods in Greek mythology who were the children of the primordials (the first generation of gods) and the parents of the Olympian gods (such as Zeus and Hera)
  • Variants: Titania (feminine form)

 

Triton

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “God of the sea” or “messenger of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “trai-ton”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Triton, a Greek god of the sea; he’s the son of Poseidon (a god of the sea) and Amphitrite (a sea nymph and goddess of the sea)
  • Also depicted as the father of Disney princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid
  • Variants: None

 

Zephyr

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “West wind” or “messenger of spring”
  • Pronunciation: “zeh-fir”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Zephyr, the Greek god of the west wind
  • Also after New York-based graffiti artist Zephyr (birth name Andrew Witten) and African American civil rights activist Zephyr Wright 
  • Variants: Zepphyr, Zayfir, Zephir, and Zephyrus (Latin boy name)

 

Zeus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “sky” or “shine”
  • Pronunciation: “zoos”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Zeus, the Greek god of the sky and the king of gods
  • Also after German music producer Zeus B. Held (birth name Bernd Held)
  • Variants: None

 

Mystical Names For Your Boy Cat

Albus

 

  • Origin: Latin and German boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “white”
  • Pronunciation: “AL-BUHS”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name popularized by Hogwarts headmaster and powerful wizard Professor Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” series
  • Variants: Albos and Albbus

 

Peter

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Rock”
  • Pronunciation: “pee-tr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #214
  • Namesakes: Relates to Peter Pan, the main character of the “Peter Pan” stories
  • Also after ​​English painter and art historian Peter Bishop and American football player Peter Skoronski
  • Variants: Pedro (Spanish boy name)

 

Faramir

 

  • Origin: Sindarin (invented language by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • Meaning: Invented elf boy name that means “sufficient jewel,” “adequate,” or “sufficient”
  • Pronunciation: “fah-rah-meer”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Faramir, a brave and valiant character in “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Variants: Faramirr and Farramir

 

Stephen

 

  • Origin: Old English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Crown” or “wreath”
  • Pronunciation: “steff-en”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #359
  • Namesakes: Powerful name after the Sorcerer Supreme (Dr. Stephen Strange) in the Marvel Universe
  • Also after American author Stephen King and wrestler, actor, and producer Steven James Anderson
  • Variants: Also a variation of the Greek name “Stephanos” or spelled as “Steven”

 

Zephyrus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “West wind”
  • Pronunciation: “ze-fee-roos”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek god and personification of the west wind
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Zephyr”

 

Boy Names Based On Your Cat’s Personality & Character

Witty & Funny Cat Names For Boys

The following names are not so ideal for human babies but can be hilarious choices for your cat.

 

Bat

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Nocturnal bat mammal” or “ploughman”
  • Pronunciation: “bat”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the fictional character Bat Wilson in “Le coeur a ses raisons” (French-Canadian parody soap)
  • Variants: Batt, Batte, Baat, and Batts

 

Beast

 

  • Origin: English, Old French, and Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “Animal” or “savage nature”
  • Pronunciation: “beest”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the Beast, a former prince in the fairytale “Beauty and the Beast
  • Variants: None

 

Boo

 

  • Origin: American and French gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Sweetheart,” “admirer,” or “beautiful” (can be a pet name for a loved one)
  • Also a ghost name for the word commonly used to frighten or surprise someone (perfect for a cat that loves to catch you by surprise)
  • Pronunciation:boo
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South Korean sport shooter Boo Soon-hee and celebrity kid Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver (the daughter of English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
  • Variants: Also a form of “Beau”

 

Groucho

 

  • Origin: English and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Grouchy” or “nasty nature”
  • Pronunciation: “grau-choh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American comedian, actor, writer, and singer Groucho Marx (real name Julius Henry Marx), one of five Marx Brothers who performed in vaudeville shows (theatrical genre of variety entertainment)
  • Variants: Grouchy

 

Hex

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Magic spell” or “curse”
  • Pronunciation: “heks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Jinx

 

  • Origin: Latin nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Charm” or “spell” 
  • Pronunciation: “jingks”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Jinx Titanic (stage name of John Patrick Kamys) 
  • Also a badass boy name after Jinx, a male character in the video game “Jak II: Renegade
  • Variants: Jynx

 

Kerplunk

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: “Sound of something landing noisily”
  • Pronunciation: “kr-plunk”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the children’s game KerPlunk by Eddy Goldfarb and Rene Soriano
  • Variants: None

 

Pockets

 

  • Origin: American and Old French nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Small bag,” “tiny pouch,” or “small sack”
  • Pronunciation: “paah-kets”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Pocket

 

Q-Tips

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Quality tips”
  • Pronunciation: “kyoo-tips”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the well-known brand of cotton swabs
  • Variants: Q-Tip

 

Quack

 

  • Origin: American and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sound made by a duck” or “someone fraudulent”
  • Pronunciation: “kwak”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baseball player Quack Davis (real name John Davis)
  • Variants: Quackie and Quacky

 

Quarantine

 

  • Origin: Italian and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “40 days” or “in isolation”
  • Pronunciation: “kwah-rahn-teen”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Common term used during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Variants: None

 

Socks

 

  • Origin: Slovenian, American, and German nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Light slipper” or “fabric used for the feet”
  • Pronunciation: “saaks”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cute boy name after Socks Clinton, the pet cat of former US President Bill Clinton and his family (he also moved with them to the White House during Clinton’s first term)
  • Variants: Sock

 

Underfoot

 

  • Origin: American and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Under one’s feet” or “trampled by flowers”
  • Pronunciation: “uhn-dr-foot”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Waddles

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Walking in short steps like a duck, with the forepart of the body also swinging from side to side”
  • Pronunciation: “wah-dlz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a Disney name after Waddles the Pig in “Gravity Falls
  • Variants: Waddle

 

Adorable & Cute Names For Boy Cats

Binx

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “binks”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the immortal black cat in the film “Hocus Pocus
  • Variants: Binks

 

Jimmy

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “He who supplants” or “one who replaces”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-mee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #774
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Jimmy Butler and songwriter and composer Jimmy Layne Webb
  • Variants: Jim

 

Lewis

 

  • Origin: German and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Famous warrior” or “renowned warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-uhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #489
  • Namesakes: English rugby league player Lewis Harris and American author Lewis Shiner
  • Variants: Ludwig (German) and Ludvig (Scandinavian)

 

What Are Badass & Tough Boy Names For Cats?

Admiral

 

  • Origin: English and Anglo-French boy name
  • Meaning: “High-ranking navy official” or “commander of the seas”
  • Pronunciation: “ad-mee-rahl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Admiral Schofield and Jamaican dancehall deejay Admiral Bailey
  • Variants: None

 

Arturo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “bear hero,” “noble and courageous,” or “bear”
  • Pronunciation: “ar-too-roh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #579
  • Namesakes: Mexican actor Arturo Castro and Peruvian-Mexican football referee Arturo Yamasaki
  • Variants: Mexican and Hispanic version of the Celtic boy name “Arthur”

 

Aslan

 

  • Origin: Turkish boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion”
  • Pronunciation: “ahs-lan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful boy name after the true king in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series
  • Variants: Asllan and Aslann

 

Bernardo

 

  • Origin: Portuguese and Spanish boy name
  • Pronunciation: “behr-nar-dow”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian poet and novelist Bernardo Guimarães and Italian Renaissance painter Bernardo Daddi 
  • Variants: Also a form of the German name “Bernard”

 

Bernie

 

  • Origin: Portuguese and German gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Strong and brave bear” (a name that means “strong”)
  • Pronunciation: “bur-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British sports entrepreneur Bernie Ecclestone and American comedian, actor and voice actor Bernie Mac
  • Variants: Bernee and Berney

 

Blaze

 

  • Origin: Latin and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Fiery,” “flame,” “flame of the fire,” or a name that means “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “blayz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #752 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Macedonian poet Blaže Koneski and a middle name for boys after celebrity kid Bear Blaze Winslet (the son of English actress Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll, real name Abel Smith)
  • Also a cute boy name after the fictional characters Blaze (a monster truck in the “Blaze and the Monster Machines” animated series) and Blaze (the adorable firefly in the “TinkerbellDisney princess series)
  • Variants: Blayze and Blaize

 

Blizzard

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Severe snowstorm,” “hard,” “joy,” or “strong and brave”
  • Pronunciation: “blee-zard”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Australian professional golfer Rohan Blizard and Italian-American basketball player Brett Blizzard)
  • Variants: Snowstorm (the same meaning)

 

Brutus

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “heavy, “dull,” or “muscular”
  • Pronunciation: “broo-tuhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish bishop Brutus Babington and Brutus Beefcake (the ring name of professional wrestler Edward Leslie)
  • Also a last name (such as after Haitian judoka Joel Brutus and South African poet Dennis Brutus)
  • Variants: Bruttus and Brutuss

 

Buster

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “tough guy”
  • Pronunciation: “buhs-tr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Major League Baseball outfielder, scout, interim manager, and coach Buster Mills and boxer Buster Drayton
  • Also after fictional characters Buster Moon (a koala in the “Sing” movie franchise) and Buster the Bear (in the cartoon “Fables of the Green Forest”)
  • Variants: Busster

 

Caesar

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Head of hair”
  • Pronunciation: “see-zar”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful name after the Roman dictator Julius Caesar
  • Also after modern namesakes such as Japanese kickboxer Caesar Takeshi and American racing driver Caesar Bacarella
  • Variants: Cesar and Caezar

 

Chad

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “defender,” “protector,” “warlike,” or “from the warrior’s town”
  • Pronunciation: “chad”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician (the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ band drummer) Chad Gaylord Smith and former professional football player Chad Ochocinco Johnson
  • Variants: Chaddie and Shad

 

Dagger

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Double-edged, short, and pointed knife” or “a small, sharp handheld knife-like device often used for stabbing”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-gr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime boy name after the fictional character Dagger in “Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
  • Variants: Dagur and Daggur

 

Danger

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Possibility of harm or something unpleasant” or “possible harm and injury”
  • Pronunciation: “dayn-gr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name after the fictional character in the American comedy series “Henry Danger
  • Variants: None

 

Gabriel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Angel name that means “God is a strong man” or “God is my strength”
  • Pronunciation: “gayb-ree-yel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #36
  • Namesakes: Spiritual name after the archangel who delivered news of Jesus’ birth to the betrothed couple Mary and Joseph
  • Also after modern namesakes such as American stand-up comedian-actor Gabriel Jesús Iglesias and Colombian novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer Gabriel Márquez
  • Variants: Gavril (Bulgarian) and Gavriel

 

Godzilla

 

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: “Prehistoric reptilian monster” 
  • Pronunciation: “gaad-zee-lah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The main character in the “Godzilla” sci-fi movies
  • Variants: None

 

Hades

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Pronunciation: “hay-deez”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Goth name after Hades, the Greek god of the underworld, death, and funeral rites
  • Variants: None

 

Hagrid

 

  • Origin: Old English invented name created by British author J.K. Rowling for the “Harry Potter” series 
  • Meaning: Based on an word that means “worried”
  • Pronunciation: “hag-rid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After half-giant and half-human Hagrid (full name Rubeus Hagrid), Hogwarts’ gamekeeper
  • Variants: None

 

Knight

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Soldier,” “noble,” “rank of honor granted by a British royal,” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “nite”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Often used as a last name (such as after Canadian actor Matthew Knight and American cartoonist and musician Keith Knight)
  • Variants: Knightley and Knightly

 

Logan

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Hollow” or an earthy name that means “little cove”
  • Pronunciation: “low-gn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #33
  • Namesakes: American actor and director Logan Marshall-Green and actor and singer Logan Henderson
  • Also a tough boy name after Logan, The Wolverine’s real name in the “X-Men” series
  • Variants: Loggan, Logun, and Loggen

 

Long

 

  • Meaning: “Tall person” or “dragon”
  • Pronunciation: “long”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino actor Long Mejia
  • Variants: None

 

Marco

 

  • Origin: Italian and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “warlike” or “like Mars (Roman god of war)”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-kow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís and American football player Marco Wilson
  • Variants: Marcus and Marko

 

Moses 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: “Saved from the water,” “savior,” or “drawn out of the water” 
  • Pronunciation: “mo-suhs
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #517
  • Namesakes: African-American architect Moses McKissack III and Galician-born Jewish playwright Moses Hurvitz
  • Also a biblical boy name after the powerful and famous leader who brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt
  • Variants: Moises, Moselle (girl name), and Moishe (Yiddish boy name)

 

Napoleon

 

  • Origin: Italian and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Man from Naples (an Italian city)” or “sons of mist”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-pow-lee-uhn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French author and historian Napoléon Peyrat and American personal success author Napoleon Hill
  • Also after French statesman Napoléon Bonaparte (also called Napoleon I) 
  • Variants: Napoleone

 

Ninja

 

  • Meaning: “Highly trained, stealthy assassin” or “assassin trained in martial arts
  • Pronunciation: “nin-jah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also an anime name after the titular character in the Japanese manga series “Ninja Kamui
  • Variants: None

 

Rambo

 

  • Origin: Swedish and Norwegian boy name
  • Meaning: “Rebellious” or “reckless”
  • Pronunciation: “ram-boh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Warrior name after the US Army Special Forces veteran and war hero in the “Rambo” movie action series
  • Variants: None

 

Razor

 

  • Origin: English and Old French boy name
  • Meaning: “Sharp blade often used to remove hair”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-zr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British former criminal turned writer Razor Smith (real name Noel Smith)
  • Variants: Razzor

 

Sergeant

 

  • Origin: Old French and Middle English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Protector” or “soldier”
  • Pronunciation: “sahr-gent”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a dog name after Sergeant Stubby, the main character in “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (a movie about the dog mascot of the army’s 102nd Infantry Regiment)
  • Variants: Sargent

 

Soren

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Danish boy name
  • Meaning: “Severe,” “strict,” or “stern”
  • Pronunciation: “saw-rehn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #530
  • Namesakes: Swedish ice hockey player Sören Johansson and Danish football player Søren Berg 
  • Variants: Suren and Sorren

 

Cool Names For Boy Cats

Blitz

 

  • Origin: German nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Lightning” or “fast mover’
  • Pronunciation: “blitz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Musical name after several bands, including the 1980s Brazilian new-wave band Blitz and British punk rock band Blitz 
  • Also a last name (such as after Belgian-American conductor Julien Paul Blitz and American film director and screenwriter Jeffrey Blitz)
  • Variants: Blitzy

 

Enzo

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Home ruler” or “winner”
  • Pronunciation: “ehn-zow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #121
  • Namesakes: Chilean football player Enzo Roco and Italian journalist and actor Enzo Bottesini
  • Variants: Also a variation of “Heinz” and “Heinrich”

 

Errol

 

  • Origin: Old English and British boy name
  • Meaning: “Nobleman” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-rohl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jamaican-born artist and writer Errol Lloyd and a tough boy name after American professional boxer and world champion Errol Spence Jr.
  • Variants: Earl, Erol, Erroll, and Eroll

 

Harry

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Rules his household,” “army commander,” or “home ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “heh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #695
  • Namesakes: American escapologist and stunt performer magician Harry Houdini (real name Erik Weisz) and English singer and songwriter Harry Styles
  • Also a magical name after the protagonist and fictional wizard in the “Harry Potter” series
  • Variants: Harild and Hari; popular nickname for “Harold” and other longer names, but also a standalone first name

 

Henry

 

  • Origin: Old English and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Home ruler,” “ruler of the house,” or “powerful ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “hen-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #7
  • Namesakes: Canadian singer, musician, and actor Henry Lau and British actor Henry Cavill
  • Also a royal name after several English kings (such as Kings of England Henry II and Henry VIII)
  • Variants: Heinrich and Henrik 

 

What Are Good Kitten Names?

Amos

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Burden,” “carried by God,” “load,” “laden,” or “burdened” 
  • Pronunciation: “ay-mohs”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #629
  • Namesakes: American singer and songwriter Amos Lee and inventor Amos Dolbear 
  • Also a biblical boy name after the Prophet Amos in the Old Testament

 

Asher 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “fortunate,” “blessed,” or “happy one”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-shr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #19
  • Namesakes: American child actor Asher Angel and painter Asher Brown Durand 
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after American actor Judd Asher Nelson and archaeologist and historian Neil Asher Silberman)
  • Variants: Ashor, Asherr, and Ashar

 

Benjamin 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of my right hand”
  • Pronunciation: “ben-juh-meen” 
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #9
  • Namesakes: American documentary filmmaker Benjamin Nolot and British poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Also a biblical name after the youngest of Jacob’s 12 sons
  • Variants: Beniamino (Italian) and Benyamin; nicknames can also include “ “Benj,” “Benji,” “Benny,” and “Ben”

 

Ezra 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Help” or “helper”
  • Pronunciation: “ez-ruh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #25
  • Namesakes: American actor Ezra Miller and musician and songwriter Ezra Furman
  • Also a biblical name after Ezra, the priest and scribe in the Bible’s Book of Ezra
  • Variants: Ezzra, Ezrra, Ezrah, and Azra

 

Gideon

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Having a stump for a hand,” “hewer or feller (one who cuts down),” “woodsman,” or “a great destroyer”
  • Pronunciation: “gi-dee-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #333
  • Namesakes: American marine artist Gideon Jacques Denny and English actor and jazz musician Gideon Emery 
  • Also a warrior name after the Israelite military leader Gideon who led 300 men to win a battle against a great army of Midianites
  • Variants: Giddeon, Gidieon, and Guideon

 

Heaven 

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Paradise” or “place of eternal happiness”
  • Pronunciation: “heh-vn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Belgium-based Indonesian fashion designer Heaven Tanudiredja
  • Also a last name (such as after English cricketer and football administrator Frank Heaven and musician Dave Heaven)
  • Variants: Nevaeh (backward spelling)

 

Titus 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Roman, Latin, and Sabine boy name
  • Meaning: “Title of honor,” “of the giants,” “strong,” or “honorable”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-tuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #362
  • Namesakes: American actor Titus Welliver and English footballer Titus Bramble
  • Also a biblical name after early Christian missionary and church leader or a literary name after the titular character in “Titus Andronicus” by William Shakespeare
  • Variants: Tytus (Polish name), Tittus, and Tiitus

 

Toby

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God is good”
  • Pronunciation: “tow-bee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English Egyptologist and academic Toby Wilkinson and American sports agent and former professional basketball player Toby Bailey 
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Tobias” or “Tobiah”; can also be spelled as “Tobey”

 

Old Man Names For Your Pet Cat

Baxter

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “baker”
  • Pronunciation: “baks-turh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English Indie musician and pop singer Baxter Dury and American cowboy and poet Baxter Black
  • Variants: Bakster, Bakstere, Baxstar, and Baxstair

 

Delbert

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble and bright”
  • Pronunciation: “del-behrt”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American archaeologist Delbert Leroy True and TV and film director Delbert Mann
  • Variants: Dalbert and Dellbert

 

Fergus

 

  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Manliness,” “manly strength,” or “masculine”
  • Pronunciation: “fer-guhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Irish composer Fergus Johnston and Australian aviation pioneer and businessman Fergus McMaster
  • Variants: Feargus and Ferrgus

 

Gautier

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “commander of the army” or “army ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “goot-chi-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: 13th-century French poet Gautier le Leu and a middle name for boys after French-Monegasse fencer and diplomat Albert Gautier Vignal 
  • Also a place name after Gautier, a municipal district in the Dominican Republic
  • Variants: Gauthier

 

George 

 

  • Origin: Old English and Greek boy name
  • Pronunciation: “jowrz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #142
  • Namesakes: American pianist George Winston and actor, film producer, activist, and director George Clooney 
  • Variants: Georg, Georgi, Jorge, and Gjorgji

 

Harold 

 

  • Meaning: “Army commander” or “ruler of an army” 
  • Pronunciation: “harr-uhld”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #925
  • Namesakes: American stunt performer, comedian, and actor Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. and poet Harold Norse
  • Variants: Hereweald (Old English boy name)

 

Heathcliff

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “cliff near a heath”
  • Pronunciation: “heeth-klif”
  • Length: 10 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Heathcliff Rellie (the son of British-American stylist and author Lucy Sykes and American businessman Euan Rellie)
  • Also after the fictional characters Heathcliffe Hope in the British soap “Emmerdale” and Heathcliff, the main character in “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
  • Variants: Heathclif

 

Homer 

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Pledge,” “hostage,” or “security”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-muhr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player and coach Homer Rice and Canadian-born British photographer Homer Sykes 
  • Also a last name (such as after American painter Winslow Homer and British actor Mark Homer)
  • Variants: Homero and Homere

 

Horton

 

  • Pronunciation: “hohr-tn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American golfer and first Masters Tournament winner Horton Smith and playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote 
  • Variants: Horrton and Hortonn

 

Howard

 

  • Origin: Old English and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Army guard,” “high defender,” “brave heart,” “high guardian,” or “chief guardian”
  • Pronunciation: “how-urd”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1,000+
  • Namesakes: British novelist and journalist Howard Jacobson and American fine art photographer Howard Schatz 
  • Variants: Hereward and Howward

 

Raegan

 

  • Meaning: “Little king,” “nobility,” or “impulse”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-gn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian swimmer Reagan Wickens and American photographer Reagan Louie 
  • Variants: Regan and Reghan

 

Upton

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: ‘Old man’ name that means “upper settlement”
  • Pronunciation: “up-tuhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author Upton Sinclair and sports executive, talk show host, and sports commentator Upton Bell 
  • Variants: Uppton

 

Walter

 

  • Origin: Old English and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Commander of the army” or “ruler of the army” (warrior name)
  • Pronunciation: “wol-tr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #269
  • Namesakes: Dutch footballer Walter Waalderbos and American musician, record producer, and songwriter Walter Becker
  • Variants: Walt

 

Inspiration From Cartoon Classics

Felix

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Successful,” “lucky,” “happy,” or “prosperous”
  • Pronunciation: “fee-liks”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #192
  • Namesakes: Swedish professional racing driver Felix Rosenqvist and American singer and musician Felix Hanemann
  • Cool boy name after the cartoon character in “Felix the Cat
  • Variants: Felyx

 

Fritz

 

  • Meaning: “Peaceful ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “fritz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable 
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German-American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Fritz Albert Lipmann and American fantasy novelist Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.
  • Also a cute boy name after the cat in the cartoon “Fritz the Cat
  • Variants: Fritzi; also a short form of Friedrick and Frederick

 

Garfield 

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “From the triangular field,” “field of spears,” or “spear field”
  • Pronunciation: “gaar-feeld”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American former professional basketball player Garfield Heard and English documentary and fiction filmmaker Garfield Kennedy 
  • Also after the main character in the comic strip “Garfield
  • Variants: Garrfield

 

Milo

 

  • Origin: Latin and Slavic boy name 
  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “soldier” or “merciful”
  • Pet name for boys and girls meaning “beloved” or “dear”
  • Pronunciation: “mai-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #120
  • Namesakes: Italian artist Milo Manara and American actor Milo Ventimiglia
  • Also a tabby cat in the “Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Variants: Miles and Mylo

 

Thomas

 

  • Origin: Old English, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek name for boys
  • Meaning: Twin (a twin name for boys)
  • Pronunciation: “tom-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #45
  • Namesakes: American actor Thomas Mann and actor and director Thomas Ellis Gibson
  • Also a Disney name after the protagonist cat Thomas in the animated film “The Aristocats
  • Variants: Tomass, Tomas, Thomaz, and Tommy

 

Blade

 

  • Meaning: “Glory,” “sharp portion of the knife or sword,” or “blade (of a knife or sword)”
  • Pronunciation: “blayd”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Blade Colton Hart (son of Canadian wrestler Bret Hart) and a badass boy name after the half-immortal vampire hunter in the “Blade” series
  • Also a last name (such as after American drummer and composer Brian Blade and Irish rugby player Caolin Blade)
  • Variants: None

 

Bond

 

  • Origin: Old English and Anglo-Saxon gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Tiller of the soil,” “tied to the land,” “farmer,” or “house-holder”
  • Pronunciation: “bond”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after the main character in the “James Bond” secret agent series or real-life people such as English rugby union player Tony Bond and American basketball player Phil Bond)
  • Variants: Bondi (Old Norse) and Bunde

 

Eeyore

 

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: “Sound of a braying donkey”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-yowr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the gloomy donkey in the “Winnie the Pooh” series
  • Variants: Eeyorr

 

Elmo

 

  • Origin: Latin, Greek, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “God’s helmet,” “protector,” or “love”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-mow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Muppet (puppet) character in “Sesame Street
  • Also after Sri Lankan cricketer Elmo Rodrigopulle and American jazz pianist Elmo Hope 
  • Variants: Ellmo and Elmmo

 

Frodo

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Wise by experience” or “enlightened by life’s experience”
  • Pronunciation: “frow-dow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hobbit and a main character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings
  • Variants: Froddo

 

Gandalf

 

  • Origin: Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “Mind ruler” or “elf wand”
  • Pronunciation: “gahn-dalf”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after the powerful wizard in “The Lord of the Rings
  • Variants: None

 

Joker

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “One-eyed jack” or “one who loves to joke”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-kr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After one of the supervillains in the “Batman” series
  • Variants: None

 

Luca

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian boy name
  • Pronunciation: “loo-kah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #28
  • Namesakes: After the titular character and a sea monster in the animated film “Luca
  • Also after real-life modern namesakes such as Swiss ice hockey player Luca Sbisa and Italian film director, screenwriter, actor, and journalist Luca Ragazzi 
  • Variants: Luka, Lukka, Lucca, Lucas, and Luke

 

Lucifer

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Light-bearer” or “shining one”
  • Considered an ‘ugly’ baby name but can be a hilarious name for your cat
  • Pronunciation: “loo-see-fr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the wicked cat Lucifer in “Cinderella
  • Also after the fallen angel in the Bible
  • Variants: Luccifer and Luciffer

 

Nemo

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Nobody”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-mow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the main character in “Finding Nemo
  • Also after Nemo Ramjet (the pen name of Turkish artist and author C. M. Kosemen) and a middle name for boys after American Major League Baseball player and naval captain Willard Nemo Gaines
  • Variants: None

 

Romeo 

 

  • Origin: Latin, Roman, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Pilgrim to Rome” or “a Roman (someone from Rome)”
  • Pronunciation: “row-mee-yow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #323
  • Namesakes: After the main character in Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet
  • Also after real-life namesakes such as American-Croatian race car driver Romeo Kapudija and American football coach Romeo Crennel
  • Variants: Romaeus (Latin) and Romaios (ancient Greek name)

 

Sabor

 

  • Origin: French and Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sword” or “flavor”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-bohr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Disney name after a leopard character in “Tarzan
  • Variants: Saborr and Savor

 

Simba

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “Lion” (also a black boy name) or a name that means “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “sim-bah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Simba, the titular character in Disney’s “The Lion King
  • Variants: None

 

Spock

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Maker of spokes or wheels”
  • Pronunciation: “spohk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the character Spock (real name S’Chn T’Gai Spock) in “the Star Trek” sci-fi series 
  • Variants: Spok

 

Wookie

 

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: Unknown meaning
  • Pronunciation: “woo-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Species of tall, furry humanoids in the “Star Wars” series
  • Variants: Wookey

 

Yoshi 

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Japanese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Respectful,” “righteous,” “good luck,” or a spiritual name that means “God shall add”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-shee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the dinosaur character in the game “Super Mario World
  • Variants: Yosshi

 

Boy Cat Names Inspired By Celebrities & Famous People

Arnold 

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “eagle power” or “strong ruler” (a name that means “strong”)
  • Pronunciation: “aar-nuhld”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Austrian-born American bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger 
  • Other namesakes include American folk artist Arnold Kramer 
  • Variants: Arnaud, Arnoud, and Arnault

 

Ashton

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Ash tree tower” or “ash tree town”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-tn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  #146
  • Namesakes: After American actor Ashton Kutcher 
  • Also after American stock car racing Ashton Lewis Jr. 
  • Variants: Ashtton

 

Chadwick

 

  • Origin: British and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Rare boy name that means “town or village of Chad” or “town of Ceadda”
  • Pronunciation: “chad-wik”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the late American actor Chadwick Boseman and Aruban baseball player Chadwick Tromp
  • Variants: Chaddwick

 

Chuck

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Pronunciation: “chuhk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After American martial artist and actor Chuck Norris and Canadian drummer Chuck Comeau 
  • Variants: Also a form of “Charles”

 

Elvis

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “All-wise”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-vuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After American singer Elvis Presley and Bosnian-American mixed martial artist Elvis Mutapčić
  • Variants: Alviss (Old Norse) and Elviss

 

Fauci

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Sickle (sharp grass hook tool)” or an occupational name that means “sickle makers”
  • Pronunciation: “fow-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After NIH (National Institutes of Health) Dr. Anthony Fauci, who went viral at the height of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Variants: Faucci

 

Orlando

 

  • Pronunciation: “ohr-lahn-dow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #809
  • Namesakes: After English actor Orlando Bloom and Jamaican-American cricketer Orlando Baker 
  • Variants: Also a form of “Roland”

 

Owen 

 

  • Origin: Old English, Welsh, and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “young warrior” or “noble-born”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-in”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #18
  • Namesakes: After American actor Owen Wilson and writer Owen Wister
  • Variants: Owain and Owyn

 

Ryan

 

  • Origin: English and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Descendant of the king” or “little king”
  • Pronunciation: “ry-uhn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #74
  • Namesakes: After Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds
  • Variants: None

 

Wesley 

 

  • Origin: English and Anglo-Norman boy name
  • Pronunciation: “wez-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #70
  • Namesakes: American actor Wesley Snipes and Brazilian football player Wesley David de Oliveira Andrade
  • Also a last name (such as after American actor Paul Wesley and Canadian former professional ice hockey player Blake Wesley)
  • Variants: Wessley and Weslee

 

Boy Cat Names From The World Of Sports

Beckham

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Country boy name that means “Beck homestead” or “homestead by the stream”
  • Pronunciation: “bek-ham”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #202
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kids Beckham Bare (son of American singer and songwriter Bobby Bare, Jr.) and Beckham Herbert ( son of American-Canadian singer Carmen Rasmusen Herbert with Bradley Herbert)
  • Also a last name after English soccer player David Beckham
  • Variants: Bekham

 

Novak

 

  • Origin: German, Serbian, and Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Newcomer” or “novice”
  • Pronunciation: “noh-vahk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and painter Novak Radonić 
  • Variants: Novvak

 

Boy Cat Names Inspired By Nature

Aquila

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-keel-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Third-century Latin grammarian Aquila Romanus and a biblical name after Aquila, the husband of Priscilla (they were mentioned as the couple who assisted Paul of Tarsus in the New Testament)
  • Variants: Akila and Agila (Filipino boy name)

 

Aspen

 

  • Origin: Old English and American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Aspen tree,” “the quaking tree,” or “shaking tree” 
  • Pronunciation: “as-pen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #196 
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a ski resort and municipality in Colorado, USA
  • Variants: None

 

Basil 

 

  • Origin: Greek, English, and Arabic androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Brave and fearless,” “royal,” “chivalrous,” “kingly,” “intrepid,” or “valiant”
  • Also nature name after a spice and plant
  • Pronunciation: “bay-zuhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American illustrator Basil Gogos and Indian actor and director Basil Joseph
  • Variants: Basile, Bassil, Bassel, Basyl, and Basilio

 

Bear 

 

  • Origin: American and German boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name after the “bear” or “a large carnivorous mammal”
  • Can also be a name that means “strong” (such as “strong and brave bear” or “as strong as a bear”)
  • Pronunciation: “bayr”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #767
  • Namesakes: American singer, guitarist, and songwriter Bear Rinehart (birth name William Stanley Rinehart III) and British adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls (birth name Edward Michael Grylls) 
  • Variants: Baer

 

Botan

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: Flower name for boys that means “peony”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-tahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: Thai author Botan (pen name of Supa Sirising) and Kurdish military commander Botan Rojhilat 
  • Also a name that means “water” after the Botan River in southeastern Turkey
  • Variants: Bottan and Bohtan

 

Bran

 

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Raven” or an earthy name that means “broom-covered hill”
  • Pronunciation: “brahn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after Bran mac Febail (a character in “The Voyage of Bran” in Irish mythology) and Brân the Blessed (a giant and the king of Britain in Welsh mythology)
  • Variants: Brann

 

Cedar

 

  • Origin: Latin and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “cedar tree”
  • Pronunciation: “see-dr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after the trees used by the Israelites to build temples and chests
  • Variants: None

 

Cloud

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Word name that means “nebula,” “cloud,” or “visible vapor”
  • Pronunciation: “klowd”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Clouds

 

Falcon

 

  • Origin: English and Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bird of prey (in the hawk family)”
  • Pronunciation: “fahl-kn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British music producer and photographer Falcon Stuart and a tough boy name after Falcon (the superhero and alter ego of Sam Wilson) in the “Avengers” series and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Variants: Falkon

 

Hawk

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Bird of prey”
  • Pronunciation: “haak”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Masculine boy name after the fictional character Hawk in “A Man Called Hawk” drama
  • Variants: Hawke

 

Ibis

 

  • Origin: English and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Medium-sized, long-legged wading bird”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-bis”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Joey

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Baby kangaroo” or a spiritual name that means “God will increase”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-eeh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #894
  • Namesakes: American-Israeli baseball player Joey Wagman and “Aerosmith” drummer and percussionist Joey Kramer
  • Variants: Joie and Joe

 

Kiwi 

 

  • Origin: English and Maori unisex name
  • Meaning: “Kiwi bird (flightless bird native to and is the national symbol of New Zealand),” “someone from New Zealand,” or “kiwi fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-wee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Lobster

 

  • Origin: Middle English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Marine shellfish”
  • Pronunciation: “laab-str”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Magpie

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “A smart bird species” or “someone talkative”
  • Ideal for a cat who loves to make noises
  • Pronunciation: “mag-pai”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Night Owl

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wise bird”
  • Also slang for being nocturnal, which can also describe cats
  • Pronunciation: “nait-owl”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the title of a South Korean period thriller drama film “The Night Owl
  • Variants: None

 

Oriole

 

  • Origin: Latin gender-neutral name 
  • Meaning: “The golden one” or a nature name that means “a golden or gold-flecked bird”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-ree-uhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Orriole and Oriolle

 

Otter

 

  • Origin: English, Dutch, and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Semi-aquatic animal” or an occupational name that means “otter hunter”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-tr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Swedish diplomat Göran von Otter and Swedish-born French diplomat, traveler, and writer Jonas Otter, also known as Jean Otter)
  • Variants: None

 

Panther

 

  • Origin: African, German, and English unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “large animal species in the cat family” or “a large cat with black fur”
  • Pronunciation: “pan-thur”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful boy name after the Marvel character and superhero “Black Panther”
  • Variants: None

 

Perry

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Dweller by the pear tree” or “from the pear tree”
  • Pronunciation: “peh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional poker player Perry Friedman and English rugby union footballer Perry Freshwater
  • Variants: Peri, Perri, Parri, and Parry

 

Quince

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Applelike fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “kwins”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Costa Rican and Afro-Caribbean writer Quince Duncan
  • Variants: Quincey, Quinsey, and Quinsee

 

Raccoon

 

  • Origin: American and Powhatan – Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Small mammals native to North America” or “animal that scratches with its hands”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-koon”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass boy name after Rocket Raccoon, a smart warrior raccoon in Marvel Comics (part of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the “Avengers” series)
  • Variants: None

 

Robin 

 

  • Origin: English and German nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Bright fame,” “famous,” or “shining”
  • Also a nature name after a bird species that means “migratory bird in the thrush family”
  • Pronunciation: “raah-bn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #795 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Robin Alan Thicke and Dutch former professional footballer and football coach Robin van Persie
  • Variants: Robbin, Robbyn, Robyn, and Robben

 

Shan 

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Chinese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Old and wise” or “coral”
  • Pronunciation: “shaan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese pingshu (storytelling art) performer Shan Tianfang and history professor Shan Fuliang
  • Also a warrior name after the fictional character Shan Tingguand, among the 108 heroes in the “Water Margin” classical novel
  • Variants: None

 

Tiger

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Powerful cat” or “a striped big cat”
  • An ideal name for a striped cat
  • Pronunciation: “tai-gr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional golfer Tiger Woods (real name Eldrick Tont Woods)
  • Variants: Tyger

 

Zabar

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Pomegranate,” “cactus,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “zay-br”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the village of Zabar in Hungary
  • Variants: Zabbar, Zabr, and Zabur

 

Food Names For Boy Cats

The following food names are also less likely to be used as baby names but can be cute boy names for your fur babies.

 

Anchovy

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Small fish”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-chow-vee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Baguette

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Little rod” or “long, thin, and crusty loaf of French bread”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-get”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Beans

 

  • Origin: Middle English unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name after the bean plant
  • Also means “friendly” or “amiable”
  • Pronunciation: “beenz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baseball umpire Beans Reardon (real name John Edward Reardon) and the fictional character Beans Baxter (real name Benjamin Baxter) in “The New Adventures of Beans Baxter” TV series
  • Also after Beans the Cat, a black and white “Looney Tunes” character
  • Variants: Bean

 

Berry

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Small, pulpy, and often edible fruit”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indonesian badminton player Berry Angriawan and American novelist Berry Fleming 
  • Variants: Berri

 

Burger

 

  • Origin: West Germanic, Dutch, Afrikaans, and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Free man,” “citizen,” or “food typically with a bread bun and meat plus veggies or cheese fillings”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-gr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after German Benedictine monk and abbot Tutilo Burger and American television host Michael Burger)
  • Variants: Berger, Bürger (with the accent), Burgers, and Burgher

 

Butterscotch

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Buttery brittle toffee food”
  • Pronunciation: “buh-ter-skaach”
  • Length: 12 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Cashew

 

  • Origin: Portuguese and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Tropical nut tree”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-shoo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Caviar

 

  • Origin: Persian nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Eggs” or “processed salted roe of large fish (usually a sturgeon fish)”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-vee-uhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Chowder

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “A pot” or “creamy soup with tomatoes and seafood”
  • Pronunciation: “chau-dr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Coconut

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Tall plant from the palm tree family”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-kow-nut”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Colby Cheese

 

  • Origin: American invented name
  • Meaning: “Cheese named after the township of Colby in Clark County, Wisconsin”
  • Pronunciation: “kohl-bee-cheez”
  • Length: 11 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Fudge

 

  • Origin: Middle English and Anglo-Norman unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Food or confection made of sugar, butter and milk” or “to fit together in a clumsy manner”
  • Pronunciation: “fuhj”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a magical name and last name after “Harry Potter” character Cornelius Fudge
  • Variants: Fudgee

 

Gumbo

 

  • Origin: West African nonbinary name 
  • Meaning: “Stew-like dish with fish and shellfish”
  • Pronunciation: “guhm-bow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Licorice

 

  • Origin: Late Latin and Anglo-French unisex name
  • Meaning: “A type of candy” or “sweet root”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-kor-uhsh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Macaroon

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Biscuit or cake made of ground almonds”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-kah-roon”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Macaroons

 

Molasses

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Syrup separated from raw sugar during the sugar manufacturing process”
  • Pronunciation: “muh-lah-suhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Nacho

 

  • Origin: Galician and Spanish boy name
  • Pronunciation: “nah-chow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Venezuelan singer Nacho (real name Miguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti) and Spanish footballer Nacho (real name Ignacio Agustín Sánchez Romo)
  • Variants: Short form of “Ignacio”

 

Noodles

 

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Thin string of food made using unleavened dough”
  • Pronunciation: “noo-dlz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Noodle

 

Nugget

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Small lump of something (such as a gold or chicken nugget)”
  • Pronunciation: “nuh-get”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1000+
  • Namesakes: Also a musical name as part of the title of some songs, such as the “Chicken Nugget Song” by Nick Bean and “Nugget in a Biscuit 2!!” by Tobuscus
  • Variants: Nuggets

 

Pepsi

 

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Soft drink brand name” or “drink named after the digestive enzyme pepsin”
  • Pronunciation: “pep-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the soft drink brand
  • Variants: Pepsi Cola

 

Pizza

 

  • Origin: Old Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “A point,” “to pinch,” or a “food made of dough with varied toppings”
  • Pronunciation: “peet-zuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Pork Chop

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Chop cut from a hog or pig” or “small cut of meat that includes part of a rib”
  • Pronunciation: “pork-chaap”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a boy dog name after Doug Funnie’s dog Pork Chop in the Disney series “Doug” (also a Disney name)
  • Variants: Porky

 

Pudding

 

  • Origin: American nonbinary name 
  • Meaning: “Sweet, milk-based dessert”
  • Pronunciation: “poo-duhng”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Rootbeer

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sweet North American soft drink”
  • Pronunciation: “root-beer”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Root Beer

 

Snickers

 

  • Origin: American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Brand of chocolate bar that has nougat, caramel, and peanuts”
  • Pronunciation: “snee-krz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Snicker

 

Syrup

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Thick sugar solution”
  • Pronunciation: “see-ruhp”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Tofu

 

  • Origin: English, Malaysian, Singaporean, and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bean curd” or “food made from soy milk”
  • Pronunciation: “tow-foo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Tuna

 

  • Origin: English and Turkish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Type of fish in the ocean,” “spectacular,” “cub,” “magnificent,” “river,” or “the Danube River” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “too-nuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Samoan-New Zealander boxer Tuna Scanlan and Turkish writer Tuna Kiremitci
  • Variants: None

 

Yogurt

 

  • Origin: English and Turkish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Drink-like food made from milk” 
  • Pronunciation: “yow-grt”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yoghurt

 

Space-Themed Boy Cat Names

Jupiter 

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name 
  • Meaning: “Jove (the Roman supreme god),” “heaven,” “god of the sky,” or a nature name that means “sky”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-pee-tr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Cameroonian former footballer Jupiter Yves Ngangue and Bangladeshi cricketer Jupiter Ghosh 
  • Also after the largest planet in the solar system, which was named after the Roman god
  • Variants: Juppiter

 

Mercury

 

  • Origin: Latin gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Messenger of the gods” or “commerce”
  • Pronunciation: “mer-kyoo-ree”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The solar system’s smallest planet; it’s closest to the sun and named after the Roman god of travel and commerce
  • Also after real-life namesakes such as American ​​former football player Mercury Morris and former professional football wide receiver Mercury Hayes
  • Variants: None

 

Neptune

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “God of water”
  • Pronunciation: “nep-tyoon”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Blue planet and the farthest in the solar system, named after the Roman god of the sea
  • Also a last name (e.g., Haitian architect and politician Yvon Neptune)
  • Variants: None

 

Orion

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Great hunter,” “rising in the sky,” or “dawning”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-rai-ohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #331
  • Namesakes: Constellation known as the giant huntsman after the hunter in Greek mythology or a cat in the sci-fi film series “Men in Black
  • Also after real-life namesakes such as Israeli discus thrower Orion Gallin and American software entrepreneur and billionaire Orion Hindawi 
  • Variants: Orrion, Orian, and Oryan

 

Pluto

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Wealth-giver”
  • Pronunciation: “ploo-toh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dwarf planet located next to Neptune; it was previously considered the smallest planet in the solar system
  • Also a mystical name after the Roman and Greek god of the underworld, who was also in charge of distributing wealth to humans
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names From Around The World

Greek Boy Names For Cats

Adonis

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “lord,” “master,” “desirable,” or “handsome man” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-doh-nees”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #224
  • Namesakes: American football player Adonis Alexander and Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Adonis Stevenson
  • Also a mystical name after the handsome human known as the Greek goddess Aphrodite’s mortal lover
  • Variants: Adonais, Adonias (Hebrew), Adoni, and Athenios (Greek name)

 

Euclid

 

  • Origin: Greek and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Glorious” or “renowned”
  • Pronunciation: “yook-lid”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ancient Greek mathematician Euclid
  • Also after Russian actor Euclid Kyurdzidis and American musician Euclid James Sherwood 
  • Variants: Euklid and Euclidd

 

Lucas

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Bringer of light” (a name that means “light”), “illumination” or “a man from Lucania (a historical region in Italy)”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-kuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #8
  • Namesakes: Brazilian mixed martial artist Lucas Martins and American professional golfer Lucas Glover
  • Also a last name (such as after filmmaker George Lucas, real name George Walton Lucas Jr.)
  • Variants: Luca (Italian), Luke (English boy name), and Lucca

 

Theon

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Godly” or “hunter”
  • Pronunciation: “thee-ohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek astronomer and mathematician Theon of Alexandria (from 335 to 405) and literary critic and lexicographer Theon (from the 1st century BC)
  • Variants: Theonn

 

Arabic Boy Names For Cats

Ahmed

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Most praised,” “highly praised,” or “commendable”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-med”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #663
  • Namesakes: Moroccan footballer Ahmed Talbi and Mexican newspaper columnist Ahmed Santos
  • Variants: Ahmad, Ahmet, Achmed, Achmad, Acmaud, and Ahmid

 

Aladdin

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Servant of Allah” or “nobility of faith”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lah-dn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after Aladdin, the titular character of the Disney princess movie “Aladdin” (Princess Jasmine’s love interest)
  • Variants: Aladin, Alaudin, Alauddin, and Allauddin

 

Ali 

 

  • Origin: Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “eminent,” “high,” “exalted,” “noble,” or “sublime”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Turkish professional motorcycle racer Ali Efe Yeğin and New Zealander rugby union player Ali Williams
  • Variants: Ally and Alli

 

Amir

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Prince,” “cultivated,” or “rich”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-meer”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #113
  • Namesakes: Arab Israeli comedian Amir Shurush and American basketball player Amir Hinton
  • Variants: Amiri and Amirr

 

Hamid

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Praised” or “praiseworthy”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-meed”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Hamid Drake and Egyptian-Libyan singer, musician, and songwriter Hamid Al Shaeri 
  • Variants: Hammid

 

Khalid

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Immortal,” “everlasting,” or “eternal”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-leed”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Palestinian journalist Khalid Amayreh and American actor Khalid Gonçalves 
  • Variants: Khaled, Kallid, and Kalid

 

Mirza

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Persian boy name
  • Meaning: “Prince,” “royal prince,” or “high nobleman”
  • Pronunciation: “meer-zah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bosnian singer Mirza Šoljanin and Azerbaijani (country at the boundary between Eastern Europe and West Asia) movie actor and singer Mirza Babayev
  • Variants: Mirrza and Mirzza

 

Omar

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Popular,” “speaker,” “life,” “long-lived,” “one who has a long life,” or “flourishing”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-mar”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #241
  • Namesakes: Egyptian Academy Award-nominated actor Omar Sharif and American fashion designer Omar Kiam
  • Variants: Umar and Omaar

 

Osman

 

  • Origin: Turkish, Arabic, and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Tender youth,” “God’s protection,” “wise,” or “most powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ohs-man”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #972
  • Namesakes: Sudanese artist and calligrapher Osman Waqialla and Turkish photo-journalist Osman Orsal
  • Variants: Ossman, Osmann, Ousman, Ousmane, Ousmann, and Usman

 

Spanish Boy Cat Names

Alejandro

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “defender of mankind,” “warrior,” or “defending men”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-eeh-han-droh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: # 193
  • Namesakes: Mexican-American actor Alejandro Edda and Mexican theoretical physicist Alejandro Corichi
  • Variants: variant of the Greek name “Alexander” and also spelled as Aleksander (Czech or Polish name) or Alessandro (Italian name)

 

Alonzo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble” or “ready for battle”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lohn-zoh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #470
  • Namesakes: Spiritual name after the 16th-century Spanish linguist and Jesuit missionary Alonzo de Barcena and American DJ Alonzo Williams 
  • Variants: Allonzo and Alonso

 

Benito

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-nee-toh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian film actor and stuntman Benito Stefanelli and American comic book writer Benito Cereno
  • Variants: Also a form of the Latin name “Benedict”

 

Bronco

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Pronunciation: “braang-kow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Brigham Young University (BYU) football coach Bronco Mendenhall and former professional boxer Bronco Banyon McKart 
  • Variants: Bronko

 

Carlos

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “valiant” or “free man” 
  • Pronunciation: “kar-lohs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #147
  • Namesakes: American guitarist and composer Carlos Alomar and Mexican musician and band leader Carlos Santana 
  • Variants: A form of the German boy name “Charles”

 

Diablo

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Devil” (might also be considered an ‘ugly name’ for human babies but cute for pets)
  • Pronunciation: “dee-uhb-low”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican professional wrestler and trainer Diablo Velasco (ring name of Cuahutémoc Velasco Vargas) and American screenwriter, director, and producer Diablo Cody (pen name of Brook Busey-Maurio)
  • Variants: Diablos and Diabolo

 

Diego

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “supplanter” or “teaching”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-yeh-goh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #124
  • Namesakes: Mexican actor Diego Luna and American boxer Diego Corrales 
  • Variants: Also a form of the Hebrew name “James,” “Santiago,” or the Latin boy name “Didacus”

 

Eduardo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “rich protector” or “wealthy guardian”
  • Pronunciation: “ehd-ooh-ward-oh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish-Mexican philosopher Eduardo Nicol and Mexican long-distance runner Eduardo Castro 
  • Variants: Also a form of the Anglo-Saxon name “Edward” and can be spelled as Eadweard (Old English boy name) or Edwardo

 

Esteban

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “crown,” “crowned in victory,” or “garland”
  • Pronunciation: “est-eh-ban”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #431
  • Namesakes: Mexican racing driver Esteban Gutiérrez and retired baseball player Esteban Loaiza
  • Variants: Also a form of the classic boy name “Stephen”

 

Osito

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “little bear” or “teddy bear”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-see-tow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: YouTuber Osito Peru
  • Variants: Ossito

 

Rafael 

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, and German boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “God has healed”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-fah-ehl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #232
  • Namesakes: Brazilian-American actor Rafael L. Silva 
  • Also after Mexican-American editor-author Rafael Castillo
  • Variants: Also the Mexican form of the angel name “Raphael”
 
Raul

 

  • Origin: Old Norse, French, and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Wolf counsel” and a name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “rah-ool”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #553
  • Namesakes: Spanish footballer Raúl Albiol and American mixed martial artist Raul Amaya
  • Variants: Form of “Ralph,” “Raoul,” and “Ráðúlfr”

 

German Boy Cat Names

Adler

 

  • Meaning: Nature name that means “eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ahd-lr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #973
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after German Baroque period painter Salomon Adler and Polish painter and printmaker Jankel Adler)
  • Variants: Addler and Adlerr

 

Adolf

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble wolf” or “majestic wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-dolf”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Polish-British chess master and translator Adolf Zytogorski (from the 1800s) and German-American science philosopher Adolf Grünbaum
  • Variants: Adolfo

 

Arlo 

 

  • Origin: Old English, Anglo-Saxon, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Fortified hill” or an earthy name that means “hill”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #169
  • Namesakes: English sports commentator Arlo White and American folk singer and activist Arlo Guthrie 
  • Variants: Arrlo and Arllo

 

Bodie

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and German gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Country boy name that means “shelter” or “one who brings news”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #484 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American historical fiction writer Bodie Thoene and actor Bodie Olmos 
  • Variants: Boddee

 

Bruno

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, Slavic, ancient Germanic, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “brown one” or “brown” 
  • Pronunciation: “broo-noh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #618
  • Namesakes: Italian motorcycle road racer Bruno Ruffo and Spanish football player Bruno Soriano
  • Variants: Braun (German) and Brawn

 

Charles

 

  • Origin: Old English and German baby name 
  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “free man”
  • Pronunciation: “charlz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #50
  • Namesakes: English novelist Charles John Huffam Dickens and a royal name after King Charles of England
  • Variants: Also a form of the German boy name “Karl”

 

Escher

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Person from Esche (a community in Germany)” or “living near an ash tree or grove”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-shr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name after Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (also known as M.C. Escher) and Swiss politician and railway pioneer Alfred Escher (from the 1800s)
  • Variants: Eskher

 

Gerald 

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Rules with a spear” or “spear ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “jerr-uhld”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Gerald Wallace and 38th US President Gerald Ford
  • Variants: Nicknames can also include “Gerry”

 

Mikkel

 

  • Origin: German, Norse, Danish, and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: Angel name that means “who is like God?” or “enormous”
  • Pronunciation: “may-kel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Danish professional football midfielder Mikkel Vendelbo and award-winning American photographer Mikkel Aaland
  • Variants: Also a form of “Michael”

 

Mulder

 

  • Origin: German and Dutch boy name
  • Meaning: “Maker of wooden bowls”
  • Pronunciation: “muhl-dr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American track and field athlete Tyler Mulder and Australian-born Irish cricketer Jacob Mulder)
  • Variants: Mullder and Mulderr

 

Otto

 

  • Origin: Old High German boy name
  • Meaning: “Fortune,” “wealth,” or “prosperity” 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-tow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #309
  • Namesakes: American cartoonist Otto Soglow and Czech chemist and modern soft contact lens inventor Otto Wichterle
  • Variants: Ottoh and Odo

 

Schnitzel

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Thin slice of meat” or “meat cutlets”
  • Pronunciation: “shnit-zel”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Sigmund 

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Protection through victory” or “victorious protector” 
  • Pronunciation: “sig-muhnd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian naval architect Sigmund Borgundvåg and Austrian-Jewish psychologist Sigmund Freud 
  • Variants: Siegmund, Sigismund, and Zygmunt

 

Tanner

 

  • Origin: German and English boy name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “leather worker” or “leather maker”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-nr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #410
  • Namesakes: Samoan rugby union football player Tanner Vili and American professional baseball player Tanner Rainey
  • Variants: Tannerr

 

Egyptian Boy Cat Names

Ammon

 

  • Origin: Egyptian and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Hidden,” “builder,” or “teacher”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Prince name after Ammon, the son of King Mosiah mentioned in the Book of Mormon
  • Variants: Amon and Amonn

 

Horus

 

  • Origin: Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: “Sun god”
  • Pronunciation: “haw-ruhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful boy name after Horus, the Egyptian god of light, the sun, sky, healing, protection, and kingship
  • Variants: None

 

Menefer

 

  • Origin: Egyptian unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “meh-neh-fr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Variants: Men-nefer

 

Nen

 

  • Origin: Egyptian boy name
  • Pronunciation: “nen”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Osiris

 

  • Origin: Egyptian and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful,” “mighty,” or “with strong eyesight”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-sai-ruhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #977
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Osiris Eldridge and Uruguayan poet, singer, composer, and writer Osiris Rodríguez Castillos
  • Also after the Egyptian god of the afterlife, the dead, fertility, agriculture, life, and resurrection
  • Variants: Osyris and Osirys

 

Pharaoh

 

  • Origin: Egyptian and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Ruler,” “king,” or “great house”
  • Pronunciation: “feh-row”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the powerful leaders of ancient Egypt
  • Variants: Pharraoh

 

Ramses

 

  • Origin: Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Ra (the Egyptian god of the sun)” or “begotten by Ra, the sun god”
  • Pronunciation: “rahm-seez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American NFL football player Ramses Barden
  • Variants: Ramesses

 

Umi

 

  • Origin: Egyptian, Arabic, and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Life,” “mother,” “sea,” or “ocean” 
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-mee”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ummi

 

Chinese Boy Cat Names

Cheng

 

  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “accomplish” or “succeed”
  • Pronunciation: “tseng”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese actor and singer Cheng Yi and Taiwanese film director and screenwriter Cheng Wei-hao
  • Variants: Ching

 

Feng

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: “Summit,” “maple,” “wind,” “peak,” or “phoenix”
  • Pronunciation: “feng”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese sprinter and hurdler Feng Zhiqiang and actor Feng Enhe
  • Variants: Fengh

 

Guang

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: Name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “goo-wang”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Liang

 

  • Origin: Chinese unisex name
  • Meaning: “A beam,” “good,” or “fine”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-ang”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese novelist and screenwriter Liang Xiaosheng and scholar, philosopher, reformist, and journalist Liang Qichao
  • Variants: None

 

Ming

 

  • Origin: Chinese nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Bright” or “clear”
  • Pronunciation: “ming”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American celebrity chef Ming Tsai 
  • Also after Taiwanese-American computer scientist Ming Lin
  • Variants: Mingh

 

Ning

 

  • Origin: Chinese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Peaceful and calm” or “serene”
  • Pronunciation: “ning”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese tennis player Ning Yuqing and Chinese-American pianist Ning An
  • Variants: None

 

Shuang

 

  • Origin: Chinese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bright,” “clear,” or “open-hearted”
  • Pronunciation: “shoo-ahng”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese late Han Dynasty politician and historian Xun Shuang and a prince name after Zhu Shuang (the Prince of Qin and the son of Hongwu Emperor from the 1300s)
  • Variants: None

 

Japanese Boy Cat Names

Akira

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Bright,” “anchor,” “intelligent,” or “clear”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kee-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese anime art director Akira Furuya and ski jumper Akira Higashi
  • Variants: Akirra

 

Asahi

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “ah-sah-hee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese footballer Asahi Yada and announcer Asahi Inoue
  • Variants: Assahi and Asahii

 

Bonsai

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Planted in a container”
  • The perfect name for cute cats
  • Pronunciation: “bohn-sai”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Banzai

 

Daichi

 

  • Origin: Japanese nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “From the earth,” “first son,” “intellect,” or “great wisdom”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-chee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese baseball player Daichi Suzuki and mixed martial artist Daichi Abe 
  • Also an anime boy name after several manga characters (e.g., Daichi Sumeragi in “Beyblade G-Revolution”)
  • Variants: Daicchi

 

Denji

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Bequest from ancestors,” “electromagnetic,” or a magical name that means “one who has electromagnetic powers”
  • Pronunciation: “den-jee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese author Denji Kuroshima
  • Also an anime name after Denji Lightan, a fictional character in the “Golden Warrior Gold Lightan” anime television series
  • Variants: Denjji and Dennji

 

Hiroshi

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “generous,” “prosperous,” or “tolerant”
  • Pronunciation: “hee-roh-shee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese professional baseball player Hiroshi Kaino and actor Hiroshi Abe
  • Variants: Hirroshi and Hirosshi

 

Jiji

 

  • Meaning: “Pond” (a name that means “water”), ‘old man’ name that means “grandfather,” or “intellectual and wise” 
  • Pronunciation: “jee-jee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime boy name after the black cat in “Kiki’s Delivery Service” (an anime movie about a young girl training to be a full-fledged witch)
  • Variants: Jeejee

 

Michi

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Righteous way” or “beautiful and wise child”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-chee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican-born American professional boxer Michi Muñoz (ring name of Jorge Michael Muñoz) and American multidisciplinary artist Michi Meko
  • Variants: Mitchi

 

Naruto

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Maelstrom” or “roaring gate”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-roo-toh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime boy name after Naruto Uzumaki, the titular character of the Japanese manga series “Naruto
  • Variants: Narruto

 

Panko

 

  • Origin: Japanese, Ukrainian, and Slovak boy name
  • Meaning: “Breadcrumbs,” “mister lord,” or “landlord”
  • Pronunciation: “pang-kow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Raiden 

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Thunder and lightning” or “god spirit”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-dn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #352
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the Japanese god of thunder and lightning or a tough boy name after Japanese sumo wrestlers Raiden Shin’emon and Raiden Tameemon
  • Also an anime boy name after several fictional characters in Japanese manga, animated TV series, comics, or video games (e.g., “Raiden” game series)
  • Variants: Raijin, Rayden, and Raden

 

Satoshi

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Intelligent history”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-tow-shee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese race car driver Satoshi Motoyama and American-British evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa 
  • Variants: Sattoshi

 

Sumo

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “To mutually rush at,” “noble,” “shadow,” “finger wrestling,” or a “Japanese wrestling involving warriors with high body fat”
  • Pronunciation: “soo-moh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Italian Boy Cat Names

Alfonso 

 

  • Meaning: “Noble and ready” or “ready for battle”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-fon-soh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #918
  • Namesakes: Mexican Nobel Peace Prize winner Alfonso García Robles and American football player Alfonso Smith 
  • Also a royal name after several kings (such as King Alfonso XII of Spain)
  • Variants: Alfonse, Alfons, and Alphonse

 

Bello

 

  • Origin: Italian, Late Latin, and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Handsome”
  • Pronunciation: “bel-yoh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Bello Snyder and daredevil clown and circus performer Bello Nock
  • Variants: None

 

Bravo

 

  • Origin: Italian and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Good,” “skillful,” “wild,” or “courageous”
  • Pronunciation: “braa-voh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Puerto Rican billionaire businessman Orlando Bravo and Indian-American child actor Danny Bravo)
  • Variants: None

 

Enrico

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Home ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “en-ree-koh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian writer Enrico Brizzi and American surrealist painter and sculptor Enrico Donati
  • Variants: Also a form of the Old German name “Henry” or “Enrique” (Spanish)

 

Fabio

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Bean grower”
  • Pronunciation: “fah-bee-ow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian footballer Fábio de Souza and Italian football manager Fabio Lopez
  • Variants: Fabbio and Fabian

 

Geona

 

  • Origin: Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Dove”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-oh-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None

 

Nico

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “victory of the people”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-koh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #236
  • Namesakes: Austrian operetta and film music composer Nico Dostal and American soccer player Nico Colaluca
  • Variants: A gender-neutral version of the goddess name “Nike” in Greek mythology; also spelled as Niko, Nikko, Nicco, and Nick

 

Sandro

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior” or “defender of man”
  • Pronunciation: “san-drow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian writer Sandro Veronesi and American animator and author Sandro Corsaro
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Alessandro,” a variant of the Greek name “Alexander”

 

Santa

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Holy,” “saint,” or “sacred”
  • Ideal for a chubby cat or one you got for Christmas
  • Pronunciation: “san-tah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dominican singer and songwriter Santa Reyes (known professionally as Santaye) and Latvian curler and curling coach Santa Blumberga
  • Variants: Also a variation of “Saint” or a common short form of “Santa Claus” (Saint Nicholas)

 

Sergio

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: “Guardian” or “servant”
  • Pronunciation: “ser-hee-oh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #382
  • Namesakes: Spanish track cyclist Sergio Escobar and Brazilian guitarist and composer Sergio Assad
  • Variants: Sergius (Latin), Sergej (Serbian), Serhiy (Ukrainian), and Sergei

 

Irish Boy Cat Names

Ayden

 

  • Meaning: “Little fire” (a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-dn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #171
  • Namesakes: English rugby league player Ayden Faal and footballer Ayden Stuart Duffy
  • Variants: Aidan, Aydan, and Aiden

 

Brady

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “descendant of Bradach,” “one with broad eyes,” or “broad meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “bray-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #281
  • Namesakes: American ice hockey player Brady Leisenring and New Zealander race car driver Brady Kennett 
  • Variants: Braddy, Bradie, and Bradey

 

Conan

 

  • Origin: Irish and Celtic boy name
  • Meaning: “Wolf,” “little wolf,” or “hound”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-nuhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter, social media personality, and YouTuber Conan Gray and Irish footballer Conan Byrne
  • Also a unique middle name (such as after British writer Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Variants: Conán (with an accent), Connan, and Konan

 

Connor 

 

  • Origin: Scottish, Gaelic, and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Lover of hounds,” “wise,” “dog master,” or “wolf lover”
  • Pronunciation: “kon-nuhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #118
  • Namesakes: Canadian ice hockey player Connor James and English footballer Connor Wood 
  • Variants: Konner, Konnor, and Conner

 

Donovan

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name 
  • Meaning: “Dark prince,” “brown-haired chieftain,” or “brown black”
  • Pronunciation: “dahn-uh-vn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #446
  • Namesakes: Jamaican soccer player Donovan Ricketts and American film director, cartoon creator, and producer Donovan Cook
  • Variants: Donavan, Donovahn, Danavan, Donoven, Donatus, and Donevahn

 

Eamon

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Wealthy protector”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-muhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Eamon Foley and Irish footballer and TV sports commentator Eamon Martin Dunphy
  • Variants: Also a form of the Old English name “Edmund”; can be spelled as Eamonn

 

Finnegan

 

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Finn (fair-haired)”
  • Pronunciation: “fin-eeh-guhn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #447
  • Namesakes: English vlogger, designer, and entrepreneur Finnegan Frayn “Finn” Harries (also a twin boy name alongside fellow vlogger Jackson Frayn “Jack” Harries) and celebrity kid Finnegan Lyric O’Connell (the son of “GregglesTV” vlogger Greg O’Connell)
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Fionnagán”

 

Murphy

 

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Sea warrior” or “descendant of the sea warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “mur-fee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #885
  • Namesakes: American former professional tennis player Murphy Jensen and comics artist Murphy Anderson
  • Variants: Morphy, Murphey, Murphree, and MacMurphy

 

Oscar 

 

  • Origin: Old English, Irish, Scandinavian, and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “spear of the gods,” “deer lover,” or “champion warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “aas-kr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #201
  • Namesakes: Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde and Italian high jumper Oscar Raise 
  • Variants: Osgar (Scottish Gaelic) and Oskar

 

Other Exotic Boy Cat Names

Devansh

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi boy name
  • Meaning: “Part of God,” “an eternal part of God,” or a spiritual name that means “divine light”
  • Pronunciation: “day-vansh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian soccer goalkeeper Devansh Dabas
  • Variants: Devvansh

 

Igor 

 

  • Meaning: “Ancestral warrior” (also a warrior name)
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-gohr”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French science fiction author Igor Bogdanoff and Russian tennis player Igor Andreev 
  • Variants: Iggor, Igorr, Ihor, Ihar, Yegor, and Ygor

 

Knute

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “Knot”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-noot”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: U.S. Congressman from Washington Knute Hill and American football player and coach Knute Rockne
    • Also a unique middle name after celebrity kid Ace Knute Johnson (the son of American singer and actress Jessica Simpson and football player Eric Johnson)
  • Variants: Knut

 

Kodiak

 

  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “island”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-deeh-ahk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Kool

 

  • Origin: Dutch boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “coal” or “cabbage”
  • Pronunciation: “kool”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Kool Kojak (real name Allan P. Grigg) 
  • Also after Jamaican-American DJ and hip hop pioneer Kool DJ Herc (real name Clive Campbell)
  • Variants: Cool

 

Malo

 

  • Meaning: “Shining hostage,” “bright pledge,” or “winner”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-loh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Samoan football manager and referee Malo Vaga and French football player Malo Gusto 
  • Variants: Mallo

 

Musa

 

  • Origin: Turkish and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Saved from the water”
  • Pronunciation: “moo-sah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #716
  • Namesakes: Persian engineer and astronomer Mūsā ibn Shākir and Turkish footballer Musa Aydın
  • Variants: Also a form of the biblical boy name “Moses”

 

Omeo

 

  • Origin: Aboriginal boy name
  • Meaning: “Mountains” or “higher than the hills”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-may-ow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the town of Omeo in Victoria, Australia
  • Variants: Ommeo

 

Sanjay

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Triumphant,” “conquering,” or “victory in battle”
  • Pronunciation: “sahn-jay”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British-American animator Sanjay Patel and Indian actor and producer Sanjay Suri
  • Variants: Sanjai, Sanjey, Sanjaey, Sanje, and Sunjay

 

Vamos

 

  • Origin: Hungarian and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Collector of toll taxes or levies” or an invitation that means “let’s go”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-mohs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the small town of Vamos in Crete, Greece
  • Variants: Vammos

 

Travel-Inspired Boy Cat Names

Boy Cat Names Inspired By Places In The US

Austin

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Great,” “majestic,” or “magnificent”
  • Pronunciation: “aw-steen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #111
  • Namesakes: American professional wrestler Austin Aries and basketball coach and player Austin Ainge
  • Also a place name after the city of Austin in Texas
  • Variants: Awstin, Agustin, Augustyn, and Augustus

 

Dallas

 

  • Origin: English and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: An earthy name that means “meadow” or “skilled”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-luhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #253
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby league player Dallas Johnson and American professional baseball player Dallas Braden
  • Also a popular place name that comes from Dallas, Texas
  • Variants: Dallus

 

Daytona

 

  • Origin: American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Town of Day” or “Day’s town” (after the founder, Matthias D. Day)
  • Pronunciation: “day-toh-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Daytona Beach in Florida, USA
  • Variants: Daytonna

 

Denver

 

  • Origin: Old English and French boy name
  • Meaning: “From Anvers (French form of “Antwerp,” a city in Belgium)” or a nature name that means “green valley”
  • Pronunciation: “den-vr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #480
  • Namesakes: American actor and film star Denver Pyle and journalist and photographer Denver Nicks
  • Also a place name after the city of Denver in Colorado, USA
  • Variants: Dennver, Denverr, Denvverr, and Danver

 

Florida

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Flower,” “flowery,” or “blossom” (flower name for boys)
  • Pronunciation: “flaw-ree-dah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a state in the US
  • Variants: None

 

Houston

 

  • Origin: Scottish, English, and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “From Hugh’s town,” “a settlement on the hill,” or “town house”
  • Pronunciation: “hyoo-stuhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #694
  • Namesakes: American basketball coach Houston Fancher and mixed martial artist Houston Alexander
  • Also a place name after the city of Houston in Texas, USA
  • Variants: Houstun, Hewson, and Houstan

 

Indiana

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Land of the Indians (Native Americans),” “from Indiana (the US state),” or “from India (the Asian country)”
  • Pronunciation: “in-dee-uh-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tough boy name after the fictional adventurer Indiana Jones in the “Indiana Jones” movies
  • Also a place name after the state of Indiana, USA
  • Variants: None

 

Nevada

 

  • Origin: Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Snow-covered”
  • Pronunciation: “neh-vah-dah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the state of Nevada, USA
  • Variants: None

 

Texas

 

  • Origin: Caddo Indian – Native American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Western boy name that means “friendship” or “friends and allies”
  • Pronunciation: “tek-suhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV and film actor Texas Quency Battle
  • Also a place name after the state of Texas in the US
  • Variants: None

 

Utah

 

  • Origin: Ute – Native American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “People of the mountains”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-tah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the US state of Utah
  • Variants: None

 

Vegas

 

  • Origin: Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Water meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-gahs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names After Countries

America

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Home ruler” 
  • Also a patriotic name for your pet cat
  • Pronunciation: “am-eh-ree-kah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Amerika, Americ, Amerique, and Amerrique; also named after Amerigo

 

France

 

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “Land of the Franks”
  • Pronunciation: “frans”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Slovene film director and screenwriter France Štiglic and American sports announcer France Laux
  • Variants: Frances

 

India

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit unisex name
  • Meaning: “Great river” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “in-dee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Place name after a country in Asia
  • Also a last name (such as after American baseball player Jonathan India)
  • Variants: Indiya

 

Jamaica

 

  • Origin: Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Land of wood and water”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-may-kah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the island country of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea
  • Variants: Jamaika

 

Japan

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “The origin of the sun” or “the land of the morning sun”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-pan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a country in Asia
  • Variants: Nippon and Nihon (other names for Japan)

 

Korea

 

  • Origin: Korean unisex name
  • Meaning: “Area of eastern Asia”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-ree-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name after Korea (now split into two countries North Korea and South Korea), which came from the ancient kingdom of Goryeo (also called Goguryeo, Koguryŏ, or Koryo) in Asia
  • Variants: Corea

 

Morocco

 

  • Origin: African boy name
  • Meaning: “A land that belongs to the God”
  • Pronunciation: “moh-roh-kow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Morocco Elijah Tyson (the son of American boxer Mike Tyson)
  • Also a place name after a country in North Africa
  • Variants: Morokko

 

Ukraine

 

  • Origin: Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Borderland”
  • Pronunciation: “yook-rayn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after a country in Europe
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names After International Landmarks & Destinations

Cairo

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name 
  • Meaning: “The conqueror” or “the vanquisher”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-row”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #306
  • Namesakes: Place name after the capital of Egypt
  • Variants: Qahira (an old, formal name for Cairo)

 

Capri

 

  • Origin: Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Island in Italy,” “goat,” “wild boar,” or “impulsive change of mind”
  • Pronunciation: “kap-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name after an island in Italy
  • Variants: Cappri

 

Devon

 

  • Origin: Old English and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Deep valley dwellers” or “defender” 
  • Pronunciation: “dev-uhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables 
  • Popularity/Rank: #837
  • Namesakes: American athlete Devon Allen and English actor Devon Carlo Anderson
  • Also a place name after a historic county in South West England
  • Variants: Devin

 

Dublin

 

  • Origin: Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Black or dark pool” (can also be a black name)
  • Pronunciation: “duhb-leen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the capital of Ireland
  • Also a last name (such as after Lithuanian-American statistician Louis Israel Dublin and English television presenter and footballer Dion Dublin)
  • Variants: Dubblin and Duibhlinn (Old Irish)

 

Eiffel

 

  • Origin: German and French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Builder” or “after the Eiffel mountains”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-fel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the tourist spot and iconic tower in Paris, France
  • Variants: Eiffell

 

Hamilton

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “From the mountain town” or “from the flat-topped hill”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-muhl-tn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pharmacologist and journalist Hamilton Morris and a place name after a city in New Zealand
  • Also a fictional character after Hamilton Fleming in the TV series “Young Americans
  • Variants: Hammilton and Hamiltton

 

Java 

 

  • Origin: Arabic gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “An island in Indonesia” or “type of coffee”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-vah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the island of Java in Indonesia
  • Variants: Javva

 

London 

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Fortress of the moon” or “from the great river” 
  • Pronunciation: “lon-dn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #297
  • Namesakes: American basketball player London Perrantes and British presenter, comedian, and TV writer London Hughes
  • Also a place name after the capital of England and the United Kingdom
  • Variants: None

 

Manila 

 

  • Origin: Filipino (official language of the Philippines) unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Where indigo (plant or dye) is found”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-nee-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American pilot Manila Davis Talley and Italian synchronized swimmer Manila Flamini
  • Also a place name after Manila, the capital of the Philippines or a last name (such as after Spanish writer Gabriel Janer Manila)
  • Variants: Maynila

 

Moscow

 

  • Origin: Ancient Finnic language
  • Meaning: “Marshy place,” “mossy plain,” “gnat,” or “dark waters”
  • Pronunciation: “mos-kow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after Moscow, the capital of Russia
  • Variants: Moscov (Yiddish)

 

Sydney

 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Wide meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “seed-ney”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #271
  • Namesakes: American-German singer, composer, and actor Sydney Youngblood 
  • Other namesakes include American science fiction writer Sydney J. Van Scyoc or a place name after the city of Sydney in Australia
  • Variants: Sidney and Sydnie
 
Tokyo

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Eastern capital” or “cove” and “inlet”
  • Pronunciation: “tohk-yow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Tokyo, the capital of Japan
  • Variants: Tokio, Tokkyo, and Tokkio

 

Vancouver

 

  • Origin: Dutch and British unisex name
  • Meaning: “The place where cows ford the river,” “from the cow crossing,” or “van Coevorden (somebody from the city of Coevorden in the Netherlands)
  • Pronunciation: “van-koo-vr”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after Vancouver, a major city in Canada
  • Variants: None

 

Venice

 

  • Origin: Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “City of canals”
  • Pronunciation: “veh-nuhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Venice in Italy
  • Variants: Venezia (Italian) and Venesia

 

York

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “From the yew estate”
  • Pronunciation: “york”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after several cities or towns (such as the cathedral city of York in North Yorkshire, England, and the city of York in Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Variants: None

 

Yukon

 

  • Origin: American, Canadian, Alaskan, and Gwich’in (North American Indian tribe) unisex name
  • Meaning: “White water river” (a name that means “water”) or “from the settlement of gold”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-kaan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name after the Canadian territory of Yukon
  • Variants: Youkon, Yucon, Yuckon, Youckon, and Youcon

 

Musical Boy Cat Names

Amadeus

 

  • Origin: Greek, Latin, and Italian boy name 
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mah-dee-uhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hungarian oligarch Amadeus Aba (also called Amade Ab) and Italian radio and TV presenter Amadeus (birth name Amedeo Umberto Rita Sebastiani)
  • Also a middle name for boys after the famous Austrian-German classical musical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Variants: Amadeo, Amédée (French), and Amadeu

 

Banjo

 

  • Origin: American, English, and Aboriginal – Australian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “String musical instrument” or “stringed instrument with a deep circular body and long neck”
  • Pronunciation: “ban-jow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian poet, journalist, and author Banjo Paterson (real name Andrew Barton Paterson) and American NASCAR driver, builder, and car owner Banjo Matthews
  • Also a last name (such as after English actor, choreographer, and street dancer Ashley Banjo)
  • Variants: Banjjo

 

Beethoven

 

  • Origin: Dutch unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beet farm”
  • Pronunciation: “bay-tow-vn”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after German musical composer Ludwig van Beethoven)
  • Can also be a dog name after Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog that starred in the movie “Beethoven” (he was named after the German composer)
  • Variants: None

 

Fandango 

 

  • Origin: Spanish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Genre of lively Spanish folk song” or “Spanish-American dance in triple time”
  • Pronunciation: “fan-dang-gow”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional wrestler Fandango (the ring name of Curtis Jonathan Hussey; he also used the ring name Dirty Dango)
  • Variants: None

 

Jazz 

 

  • Origin: American gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Style of music” or “lively and upbeat music”
  • Pronunciation: “jazz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American YouTube personality, television personality, LGBT rights activist, and spokesmodel Jazz Jennings
  • Variants: Jazzy

 

Yodel

 

  • Origin: German and Swiss unisex name
  • Meaning: “Singing or calling method using rapid alternation between the falsetto and normal voice”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-dl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yodel and Youdel

 

Boy Names According To Cat Breeds

Persian Boy Cat Names

Abbas

 

  • Origin: Old Arabic and Persian boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion,” “sober,” or “austere”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bahs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Prince name after Abbas Qoli Khan Qajar, a prince of the Qajar dynasty prince (the son of Mohammad Hasan Khan Qajar) of Iran
  • Variants: Abas

 

Bijan

 

  • Origin: Persian boy name
  • Meaning: Cool boy name that means “hero”
  • Pronunciation: “bee-jn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Iranian menswear and fragrance designer Bijan Pakzad (also known mononymously as Bijan) and American football player Bijan Robinson
  • Variants: Bijjan

 

Cyrus 

 

  • Origin: Persian boy name
  • Meaning: Name that means “sun” or a classic boy name that means “one who bestows care”
  • Pronunciation: “sai-ruhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #326
  • Namesakes: English professional footballer Cyrus Sylvester Frederick Christie and celebrity kid Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy (son of Hollywood stars Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes)
  • Variants: Cyrrus, Kyrus, and Kyros

 

Darius

 

  • Origin: Persian boy name
  • Meaning: 3 syllable boy name that means “rich and kingly” or “upholder of the good”
  • Pronunciation: “day-ree-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Famous namesakes include Persian King Darius the Great
  • Modern namesakes also include American football player Darius Eubanks and Scottish pop star Darius Campbell Danesh
  • Variants: Darrius, Darios, and Darrio

 

March

 

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Walk in unison” or “month of March”
  • Pronunciation: “martch”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American arena football player Joe March and English former cricketer George March)
  • Variants: None

 

Nero 

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Stern,” “vigorous,” “powerful,” or “black” (can also be a black boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “nee-row”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician (the lead singer of the “Psyclon Nine” musical group) Nero Bellum
  • Also a powerful boy name after the ancient Roman emperor Nero (full name Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus)
  • Variants: Nerro

 

Rumi

 

  • Origin: Persian and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Flow,” “beauty,” or “current”
  • Pronunciation: “roo-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Rummi

 

Maine Coon Boy Cat Names

Goliath

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Exile”
  • Can also be ideal for other breeds of big cats
  • Pronunciation: “guh-lai-uhth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after the fearsome giant in the Bible who was killed by King David when he was still a boy
  • Variants: None

 

Hans 

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian, German, and Dutch boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “hans”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000
  • Namesakes: Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and German playwright and novelist Hans Henny Jahnn
  • Variants: Also a form of “John”

 

Hercules

 

  • Origin: Latin, Roman, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior of God” or “glory of Hera (Greek goddess of family and the queen of the gods)”
  • Pronunciation: “her-kyoo-leez”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baseball player Hercules Burnett and Greek-Canadian boxer Hercules Kyvelos
  • Variants: Herculez, Heracles, and Herakles

 

Leo

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #22
  • Namesakes: British-born Australian pop musician Leo Sayer and Jewish Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd 
  • Variants: Leon

 

Lionel 

 

  • Origin: Old English and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Young lion,” “lion,” or “like a lion”
  • Pronunciation: “ly-uh-nuhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #619
  • Namesakes: American author Lionel Shriver and singer, songwriter, and musician Lionel Richie 
  • Variants: Lionnell, Lyonnel, Lyonnell, and Lyinell

 

Magnum

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Big” or “great”
  • Pronunciation: “mahg-nuhm”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese professional wrestler Magnum Tokyo (ring name of Katsumasa Kuroki) and Bahamian basketball player Magnum Rolle
  • Variants: Maggnum

 

American Bobtail Cats

Alden

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Half Danish,” “old friend,” or “wise protector” (can be considered an ‘old man’ name)
  • Pronunciation: “awl-duhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author Alden Carter and football player and coach Alden Knipe
  • Variants: Elden and Aldden; also comes from “Haldane”

 

Maverick

 

  • Origin: English and American boy name
  • Meaning: “Wildly independent,” “man (or someone) who avoids conformity,” or “a nonconformist”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-vr-uhk”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #40
  • Namesakes: American actor Maverick Thompson and Spanish pop singer Maverick Lopez
  • Variants: Mavric, Mavrick, Maverik, and Maverrick

 

Rocky

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Made of rocks that have rough edges” or “rest”
  • Pronunciation: “rok-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #888
  • Namesakes: American heavyweight boxer Rocky Sekorski (ring name of Rick Sekorski) and Major League Baseball player Rocky Nelson (real name Glenn Richard Nelson)
  • Also a badass boy name after Rocky Balboa, the character created and played by Sylvester Stallone in the “Rocky Balboa” films
  • Variants: Rock and Rockie

 

Rusty

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Red-haired” or “red-headed”
  • Pronunciation: “rust-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American soccer player Rusty Troy and surfer, writer, and photographer Rusty Long
  • Variants: Rustee and Rustie

 

Abyssinian Boy Cat Names

Andrew 

 

  • Origin: Old English, Greek, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “brave,” “manly,” or “manly and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “an-droo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #61
  • Namesakes: American contemporary and classical music composer and pianist Andrew Imbrie and New Zealander field hockey player Andrew Hastie 
  • Also a biblical boy name after Andrew, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples
  • Variants: Andreas (ancient Greek name), André (French and Portuguese), and Anders (Scandinavian boy name)

 

Omen

 

  • Origin: English and Hebrew nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sign,” “foreshadowing,” or “faithful”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-men”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the fictional character Omen in the video game “Valorant
  • Variants: None

 

Bengal Boy Cat Names

Bagheera

 

  • Origin: Hindi boy name
  • Meaning: “Tigerlike,” “leopard,” or “panther”
  • Pronunciation: “buh-gee-ruh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the black panther in “The Jungle Book” (after Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s novel)
  • Variants: None

 

Gandhi

 

  • Origin: Indian and Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Perfume seller,” “pharmacist,” or “grocer”
  • Pronunciation: “gaan-dee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Indian revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
  • Variants: Ganddhi

 

Kashmir

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “dry land” or “land without water”
  • Pronunciation: “kash-meer”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the region of Kashmir in India
  • Variants: Kashmmir and Kashmirr

 

Scottish Fold Boy Cat Names

Angus

 

  • Origin: English and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: Strong boy name that means “one strength” or “one choice”
  • Pronunciation: “ang-guhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen and English actor, musician, and comedian Gordon Angus Deayton
  • Variants: Aonghus and Óengus (Celtic boy name)

 

Clyde

 

  • Origin: Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Warm and friendly” or a mystical name that means “the keeper of the keys”
  • Pronunciation: “klaid”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #688
  • Namesakes: American writer Clyde Adolf Bruckman and former professional basketball player Clyde Austin Drexler
  • Variants: Klyde, Clydell, and Clydde

 

Dean

 

  • Origin: Greek and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “valley,” “from the valley,” “dignitary,” or “monk”
  • Pronunciation: “deen”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #163
  • Namesakes: American actor Dean Cain and macroeconomist Dean Baker
  • Variants: Deen and Dane

 

Glenn 

 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Narrow valley,” “glen,” or “wooded valley”
  • Pronunciation: “glen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor, producer, and screenwriter Glenn Howerton and singer and songwriter Glenn Medeiros
  • Variants: Glen and Glinn

 

Kenny 

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Handsome,” “fiery,” or “born of fire” (a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “ken-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1,000+
  • Namesakes: American country music singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney and professional wrestler Kenny Dykstra
  • Variants: Kenney, Kinny, and Kinnie; also a common nickname for “Kenneth” (such as after Kenneth Ray Rogers, more popularly known as “Kenny Rogers”)

 

Kyle 

 

  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, and Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Narrow,” “slender,” “reliance,” “trust,” “strait,” “confidence,” “straight of water,” or “channel”
  • Pronunciation: “kyl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American soccer player Kyle Beckerman and Canadian professional ice hockey player Kyle Beach 
  • Variants: Kile, Kylen, and Kailee

 

Mac

 

  • Origin: Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “son”
  • Pronunciation: “mak”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #605
  • Namesakes: American bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman (real name Malcolm Bell Wiseman) and drummer Mac McNeilly
  • Variants: Mack and Mc

 

Rowan

 

  • Origin: Scottish, Arabic, English, and Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “A river in paradise,” “little redhead,” or “from the Rowan tree (Euro-Asian tree with berry-like fruits)”
  • Pronunciation: “row-uhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #276
  • Namesakes: Famous namesakes include English comedian Rowan Atkinson aka “Mr. Bean” and Australian film director Rowan Woods
  • Variants: Rowen, Roan, and Rowanne (girl name)

 

Scotty

 

  • Origin: English and Celtic boy name
  • Meaning: “Of Scottish origin” or “from Scotland”
  • Pronunciation: “skot-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French association football player Scotty Sadzoute 
  • Other namesakes include American basketball player Scotty Pippen Jr
  • Variants: Scott, Scottie, and Skotty

 

Burmese Boy Cat Names

Cosmo

 

  • Origin: Greek, English, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Order,” “beauty,” “universe,” or “decency”
  • Pronunciation: “koz-moh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scottish portrait painter Cosmo Alexander and American football player Cosmo Iacavazzi
  • Variants: Kosmo, Cosmin (Romanian), Cosme (Portuguese), and Cosimo (Italian boy name)

 

Dragon

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: Magical name that means “mythical fire-breathing creature”
  • Pronunciation: “drah-gn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Drago and Draco

 

Siamese Boy Cat Names

Billy 

 

  • Origin: Old Norman French, English, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Resolute protector” or “will helmet and protection”
  • Pronunciation: “bee-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and singer and songwriter Billy Joel (real name William Martin Joel)
  • Variants: Billie (unisex name); also a popular nickname for “William”

 

Lucky 

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Full of luck” or “fortunate” 
  • Pronunciation: “luh-kee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American model, musician, and actor Lucky Blue Smith and South African reggae musician Lucky Dube
  • Variants: Luckie and Luckee

 

Ragamuffin Cat Names

Cooper 

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “barrel maker”
  • Pronunciation: “koo-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #53
  • Namesakes: American children’s books author and illustrator Cooper Edens and film and TV actor Cooper Huckabee 
  • Also a last name (such as after American broadcast journalist Anderson Hays Cooper and rock singer Alice Cooper )
  • Variants: Kooper, Couper (Scottish), and Kupper (German)

 

Muffin

 

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Individually portioned cake product with a thicker, denser texture than a cupcake” or “small cake”
  • Pronunciation: “muh-feen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Muffins

 

Nelson

 

  • Origin: Old English and British boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of a champion,” “son of Nell,” “Neil’s son,” or “champion”
  • Pronunciation: “nehl-suhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #797
  • Namesakes: South African former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela and British singer Nelson Keene 
  • Variants: Neilson, Nilson, and Neilsson

 

Rudy

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Famous wolf” 
  • Pronunciation: “roo-dee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #853
  • Namesakes: American motivational speaker and author Rudy Ruettiger (real name Daniel Eugene Ruettiger) and French-Israeli football player Rudy Haddad
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Rudolph” or “Rudyard”; can be spelled as Rudi

 

Spence

 

  • Origin: Middle English boy name
  • Meaning: “Steward” or “dispenser of provisions”
  • Pronunciation: “spens”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Spence Moore II and Canadian broadcasting pioneer Spence Caldwell 
  • Variants: Also a nickname for “Spencer”

 

Combination Boy Cat Names

Itty Bitty

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Tiny” or “extremely small”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-tee-bee-tee”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Itsy Bitsy 

 

Jacky Mark

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, English, Latin, and French boy name
  • Meaning: Combination of “Jacky” (“supplanter,” “son of Jack,” or “may God protect”) and “Mark” (“to be warlike” or “consecrated to the Roman god Mars”)
  • Pronunciation: “jah-kee-mark”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jackie Mark and Jacky Marc

 

Jessie James

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: Combination of “Jessie” (“the Lord exists” or “God sees”) and “James” (“supplanter” or “substitute”)
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-see-jaymz”
  • Length: 11 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor and ADR (dubbing) script writer Jessie James Grelle
  • Variants: Jesse James

 

Rocket Raccoon

 

  • Origin: American and English boy name
  • Meaning: Combination of “Rocket” (“jet-propelled vehicle used for space missions”) and “Raccoon” (“small mammal native to North America”)
  • Pronunciation: “raa-kuht-rah-koon”
  • Length: 13 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Rocket Raccoon, a badass character in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” (a raccoon hero and mercenary in the “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” series)
  • Variants: None

 

Tai Yang

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: Name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-yang”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Taiyang

 

Tater Tot

 

  • Origin: Middle High German and American unisex name
  • Meaning: Combination of “Tater” (“goblin” or “puppet”) and “Tot” (“young child” or “toddler”
  • Pronunciation: “tay-tr-toht”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a food name after the Tater Tots (deep fried potato side dish)
  • Variants: Tater Tots

 

Tommy Greg

 

  • Origin: Greek, Aramaic, Latin, and English boy name
  • Meaning: Combination of “Tommy” (“twin”; also a twin name for boys) and “Greg” (“watchful”)
  • Pronunciation: “toh-mee-greg”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Thomas Gregory and Tom Gregory 

 

Short Boy Names For Cats

Ace

 

  • Origin: Latin nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Number one,” “leader,” or “unity”
  • Pronunciation: “ays”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #153
  • Namesakes: Japanese-American filmmaker and artist Ace Norton and American Major League Baseball relief pitcher Ace Adams
  • Variants: Acie and Acey

 

An

 

  • Origin: Chinese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Peace” or “tranquility”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn”
  • Length: 2 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: “1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese football goalkeeper An Qi and a prince name after An Shigao (a former Parthian prince and the first Buddhist missionary to China)
  • Variants: Anh

 

Ben

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: “Son” or “favorite son”
  • Pronunciation: “behn”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #770
  • Namesakes: American football coach and former player Ben Herbert and football player Ben Gottschalk 
  • Variants: Benny

 

Bob

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “bright fame” or “bright and famous” 
  • Pronunciation: “bob”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and Jamaican reggae singer Bob Andy (real name Keith Anderson)
  • Variants: Bobb and Bobo; also a nickname for longer names such as “Robert” (examples include English actor and film director Bob Hoskins, real name Robert William Hoskins)

 

Brett

 

  • Origin: Middle English, French, and Celtic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Briton (people who inhabited Great Britain)” or “one who came from Britain”
  • Pronunciation: “breht”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English writer and director Brett Barnett and American football player Brett Boyko 
  • Variants: Bret and Bhrett

 

Cap

 

  • Origin: American and Czech boy name
  • Meaning: “Captain” or “chaplain”
  • Pronunciation: “kap”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Czech figure skater Vladislav Čáp and footballer Vladimír Čáp)
  • Variants: Čáp (with the accents)

 

Cole

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Victory of the people” or “charcoal” (can also be a black name)
  • Pronunciation: “kowl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #143
  • Namesakes: American composer and songwriter Cole Albert Porter and actor and photographer Cole Mitchell Sprouse
  • Variants: Kole, Col, Koel, Kohl, Cohl, and Kol

 

Dale

 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Valley”
  • Pronunciation: “dayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian soccer player Dale Mitchell and American designer and commercial artist Dale Berry 
  • Variants: Dayle

 

Dart

 

  • Origin: English and American boy name 
  • Meaning: “Pointed missile thrown by hand” or “to go quickly from one point to another”
  • Pronunciation: “dart”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after British musicologist Thurston Dart and American cartoonist and illustrator Harry Grant Dart)
  • Variants: None

 

Dax

 

  • Origin: French boy name 
  • Meaning: “Leader”
  • Pronunciation: “daks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #444
  • Namesakes: American professional wrestler Dax Harwood and beach volleyball player Dax Holdren 
  • Variants: Daxx

 

Gus

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Majestic,” “exalted,” or “great”
  • Pronunciation: “gus”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British actor Gus McNaughton and American film director, author, musician, and photographer Gus Van Sant 
  • Variants: Guss

 

Guy

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Norman, French, and German boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “ravine,” “boy,” “wood,” “guide,” “leader,” or “valley”
  • Pronunciation: “gai”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English film director, producer, and screenwriter Guy Stuart Ritchie and American restaurateur and Emmy Award-winning TV presenter Guy Ramsay Fieri 
  • Variants: Guido (Italian and German name) and Goy (Hebrew) 

 

Jake

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Supplanter
  • Pronunciation: “jayk”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #407
  • Namesakes: American-Israeli basketball player Jake Cohen and Canadian ice hockey player Jake Christiansen
  • Variants: Jack, Jakey, and Jacky

 

Jax

 

  • Origin: English and French unisex name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jax”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #273
  • Namesakes: American singer Jax Anderson and actor Jax Malcolm
  • Variants: Also a form of “Jack” or “Jacques”

 

Kit

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Christian” or “bearing Christ”
  • Pronunciation: “kit”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British illustrator Kit Williams and American-born pianist and composer Kit Armstrong 
  • Variants: Kitt

 

Mitch

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Who resembles God?”
  • Pronunciation: “mitch”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch para-cyclist Mitch Valize and American “The X-Files” actor Mitch Pileggi 
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Mitchell” and similar names

 

Moo

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sound a cow makes”
  • Pronunciation: “moo”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Mu

 

Nash

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “By the ash tree”
  • Pronunciation: “nash”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #251
  • Namesakes: American football player and coach Nash Higgins and social media star Nash Grier
  • Also a last name (such as after American poet Ogden Nash and New Zealander cricket player Dion Nash)
  • Variants: Nassh

 

Nick

 

  • Origin: English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Victory of the people”
  • Pronunciation: “neek”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Nick Moody and Australian investigative journalist Nick McKenzie
  • Variants: Nike (Greek goddess of victory) and Nicky (gender-neutral name)

 

Park

 

  • Meaning: Word name after “park,” “of the forest,” or “cypress tree”
  • Pronunciation: “park”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South Korean footballer Park Joo-ho and badminton player Park Joo Bong
  • Variants: None

 

Stan

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Stony meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “stan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American experimental filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek and comic book writer, publisher, TV host, actor, and media producer Stan Lee
  • Variants: Stann; also a short form of “Stanley” and similar names

 

Theo

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “thay-oh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #99
  • Namesakes: English footballer Theo Walcott and Dutch motorcycle racer Theo Timmer
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Theodore” and similar names

 

Tut

 

  • Origin: Egyptian and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and courageous”
  • Pronunciation: “tuht”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American bluegrass musician Tut Taylor (real name Robert Arthur Taylor Sr.) and National Football League player Tut Imlay (real name Talma W. Imlay)
  • Nickname given to the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (often called King Tut)
  • Variants: None

 

Ward

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name 
  • Meaning: “Guard” or “to watch”
  • Pronunciation: “ward”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian voice actor Ward Perry and American football player Ward Walsh 
  • Variants: None

 

Watts

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Army ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “wahtz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable 
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Watt

 

Wes

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Country boy name that means “western meadow”
  • Also a western boy name
  • Pronunciation: “wehs”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #798
  • Namesakes: American journalist and politician Wes Wise and Australian-Fijian rugby league player Wes Naiqama
  • Variants: Also a common nickname for “Wesley” and similar names

 

Zac

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh has remembered”
  • Pronunciation: “zahk”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Zac Efron (real name Zachary David Alexander Efron)
  • Variants: Zach and Zak; also a short form of the biblical boy name “Zacharias”

 

Long Names For Boy Cats

Antonio

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Latin, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “worthy of praise,” “priceless,” or a flower name for boys meaning “flower” or “floral” 
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-tohn-yow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #177
  • Namesakes: Mexican singer Antonio Aguilar and Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas 
  • Variants: Antoni, Antoin, Anton, and Antoine; also a variation of “Anthony”

 

Aristotle

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “The best of all”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-reeh-staa-tl”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle
  • Modern namesakes include American comedian and actor Aristotle Athari and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis
  • Variants: Aristotles and Aristóteles

 

Augustus

 

  • Origin: Latin and Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Great,” “magnificent,” “venerable,” or “majestic”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-guhs-tuhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #467
  • Namesakes: English journalist and author Augustus Mayhew and American former football player Augustus Parrish 
  • Variants: Agosto (Hispanic and Mexican boy name) and August

 

Confucius

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: “Master” or “opening”
  • Pronunciation: “kuhn-fyoo-shuhs”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the famous Chinese philosopher Confucius
  • Variants: None

 

Cornelius

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Horn”
  • Pronunciation: “kohr-nee-lee-uhs”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English engineer and inventor Cornelius Whitehouse and African-American high jump athlete Cornelius Johnson
  • Also a spiritual name after some saints and popes (such as Saint Cornelius of Pereyaslavl)
  • Variants: Cornelious, Cornel, and Cornell

 

Emiliano

 

  • Origin: Italian and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Rival” or “eager”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-meel-uh-noh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #152
  • Namesakes: Argentine film director, screenwriter, and producer Emiliano Torres and Mexican short story writer and novelist Emiliano Monge

 

Lancelot

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Servant”
  • Pronunciation: “lahn-suh-laat”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Valiant warrior name after one of the legendary King Arthur’s knights of the round table
  • Variants: Launcelot (Old French)

 

Leonardo

 

  • Origin: Italian and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave as a lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-nar-doh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #75
  • Namesakes: After the Renaissance painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Also after modern namesakes such as Italian water polo player Leonardo Sottani and Brazilian footballer Leonardo Lourenço Bastos 
  • Variants: Leonard and Lenard

 

Livingston

 

  • Origin: Scottish and English boy name
  • Meaning: “From Leving’s town” or “dear friend’s place”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-ving-stuhn”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer, songwriter, and folk musician Livingston Taylor and English cricketer Livingston Middlemost 
  • Variants: Livingstone

 

Maximiliano

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Greatest”
  • Pronunciation: “mak-see-mee-lee-uh-noh”
  • Length: 11 letters, 6 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #268
  • Namesakes: Argentine basketball player Maximiliano Stanic and Uruguayan footballer and manager Maximiliano Faotto
  • Variants: Maximilliano, Maximillano, and Maximilian

 

Picasso

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Magpie” 
  • Pronunciation: “pee-kah-sow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso)
  • Variants: Pikasso

 

Quixote

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Idealist” or “chivalrous but unrealistic”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-how-tee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the main character in the classic Spanish novel “Don Quixote
  • Variants: None

 

Salvador

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “savior”
  • Pronunciation: “sahl-vah-dohr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #708
  • Namesakes: Mexican actor Salvador Pineda and Italian-American scientist Salvador Luria 
  • Variants: Salvatore (Italian) and Salvator (Late Roman)

 

Valentino

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Health,” “strength,” or “brave and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-lehn-tee-noh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #509
  • Namesakes: Italian Olympic basketball player Valentino Pellarini and Brazilian-Italian boxer Valentino Manfredonia
  • Variants: Valentin and Valentine

 

Gender-Neutral Names For Cats

April

 

  • Meaning: “Month name for April,” “opening,” or “the fertile one”
  • Pronunciation: “ayp-reel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Filipino musician April Boy Regino 
  • Variants: Abril and Avril

 

Ariel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lion of God”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-ree-yel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #571 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Also a space name after a major moon of Uranus
  • Also after real-life namesakes such as Canadian journalist Ariel Helwani and American actor, film director, and producer Ariel Schulman
  • Variants: Arriel and Arihel

 

Bailey

 

  • Origin: Middle English and Old French girl name
  • Meaning: “Berry clearing,” “city fortification,” “bailiff,” or “steward”
  • Pronunciation: “bay-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: American country music artist Bailey Zimmerman and English-born Australian cricketer Bailey Wightman
  • Variants: Baley, Baylee, Baily, Bayley, Bailee, Bailie, Baillee, Baillie, and Baileigh

 

Blu

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Blue”
  • Pronunciation: “bloo”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Blue and Bleu

 

Cameron

 

  • Origin: Old English, Gaelic, and Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Crooked river,” “crooked nose,” or “bent nose”
  • Pronunciation: “kam-uh-ruhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #64 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Australian actor, musician, and presenter Cameron Daddo and American football player Cameron Chism
  • Variants: Cammeron, Camron, Kameron, and Kamron

 

Cory

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “From the round hill,” “ravine,” or “seething pool”
  • Pronunciation: “kaw-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American guitarist Cory Wong and Canadian ice hockey player Cory Stillman
  • Variants: Corey, Corri, and Kory

 

Kitty 

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name 
  • Meaning: “Cat” or “pure and clear”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-tee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Kittie and Catty

 

Romy 

 

  • Origin: Latin and German nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Plant name that means “rosemary,” “dew of the sea” or “one from Rome”
  • Pronunciation: “row-mee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian hip-hop singer Romy Hoffman (stage name Macromantics) and American polka musician Romy Gosz (real name Roman Luis Gosz)
  • Variants: Also a unisex version of “Roman”

 

Boy Cat Names From A To Z

Boy Cat Names Starting With A

Adam

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: “From the Earth,” “the first man,” or “son of the red Earth”
  • Pronunciation: “ad-uhm”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #97
  • Namesakes: American musician Adam Noah Levine and actor and comedian Adam Richard Sandler
  • Also a biblical boy name given by God to the first man created from dust
  • Variants: Addam, Adamus, and Adamo

 

Alair

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Cheerful,” “happy,” or “precious”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-layr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Allair and Alayr

 

Alex

 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Defender of humankind”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-ex”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Alex Edward Redmond and British boxer Alex Arthur
  • Variants: Alexis, Alexa, and Aleks; can also be a short form of the powerful Latin and Greek boy name “Alexander”

 

Alibi

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: “Excuse”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-bai”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Allison

 

  • Origin: Scottish and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Noble” and “exalted”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lee-suhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian footballer Allison Patrício and American Air Force aviator Allison Brooks
  • Variants: Alison, Allyson, and Alyson

 

Ames

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Friend”
  • Pronunciation: “aymz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American child actor Ames McNamara
  • Variants: Aymez and Amez

 

Arnie

 

  • Origin: Norse and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Eagle ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American photographer, dancer, and choreographer Arnie Zane and Cuban triple jumper Arnie David Giralt
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Arnold” and similar names

 

Ashley

 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Ash tree”
  • Pronunciation: “ash-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: American pro wrestler Ashley Remington and English football coach and former player Ashley Cole
  • Variants: Ashlie, Ashlee, Ashli, and Ashleigh

 

Atticus

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Man from Attica (a town in Greece)”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-tuh-kuhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #274
  • Namesakes: American actor Atticus Shaffer and Canadian actor and musician Atticus Mitchell
  • Also after Atticus O’Sullivan, the fictional main character of the novel series “The Iron Druid Chronicles
  • Variants: Attikus and Attica 

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With B

Baines

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “little anvil” or “thin”
  • Pronunciation: “baynz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after English keyboard player Nicholas M. Baines and Canadian ice hockey player Ajay Baines)
  • Variants: Baynes

 

Bangs

 

  • Origin: North American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fringe of hair on the face”
  • Pronunciation: “bangz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American music journalist Lester Bangs and British music journalist and radio presenter Alan Bangs)
  • Variants: Bangz

 

Barry

 

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Fair-haired”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Barry Manilow and British writer, jazz musician, and painter Barry Fantoni
  • Variants: Barrie and Bairre

 

Benny

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian actor and television presenter Benny Yau and American kickboxer and fight choreographer Benny Urquidez
  • Variants: Bennie

 

Berger

 

  • Origin: French boy name 
  • Meaning: “Shepherd”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-gr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Belgian Grand Prix racing driver Georges Berger)
  • Variants: Berrger, Birger, Bürger, and Burgher

 

Blair

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Field,” “plain,” “meadow,” or “battlefield”
  • Pronunciation: “blayr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after varied towns and cities (e.g., the city of Blair in Nebraska, USA, and the village of Blair in Ontario, Canada)
  • Variants: Blayre, Blare, and Blayr

 

Blayze

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Lisp” or a name that means “fire” (as in “blaze”)
  • Pronunciation: “blayz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Blaze and Blaise

 

Boaz

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Swiftness”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-az”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaiian civil leader Boaz Mahune and Israeli basketball player Boaz Janay 
  • Also a biblical boy name after the Israeli man who married the widow and prophet Ruth (they became Jesus’ ancestors)
  • Variants: Boazz

 

Booker

 

  • Origin: British boy name
  • Meaning: “Binder,” “someone concerned with books,” or “scribe”
  • Pronunciation:boo-kr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American educator, orator, and author Booker Taliaferro Washington and jazz trumpet player Booker Little
  • Variants: Booker and Bookyr

 

Bradley

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “broad meadow”
  • Pronunciation: “brad-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #344
  • Namesakes: American actor Bradley Whitford and English comedian and TV presenter Bradley Walsh 
  • Variants: Bradlee, Bradly, and Bradli

 

Burton

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Fortified settlement”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-tn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor, producer, and stuntman Burton Reynolds (stage name Burt Reynolds) and Canadian musician Burton Cummings
  • Also a last name (such as after American film director Tim Burton and English football manager Terry Burton)
  • Variants: Burrton and Burtonn

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With C

Caleb

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “faithful” or “devotion to God” 
  • Pronunciation: “kay-leb”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #52
  • Namesakes: Australian professional rugby league footballer Caleb Binge and American actor Caleb McLaughlin
  • Also a biblical name after Caleb, one of the brave spies sent by Moses to the “promised land” (Canaan)
  • Variants: Khalev, Chaleb, and Kaleb

 

Carl

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Man,” “warrior,” or “free man”
  • Pronunciation: “kaarl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American race walker Carl Schueler and playwright, singer, writer, and poet Carl Hancock Rux
  • Variants: Karl, Caryl, Carol, and Karol

 

Carson

 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of the marsh-dwellers”
  • Pronunciation: “kar-suhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #110
  • Namesakes: American child prodigy Carson Huey-You and stock car racing driver Carson Kvapil 
  • Variants: Cason, Kason, Karson, and Cayson

 

Carter

 

  • Origin: Middle and Old English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “cart driver” or “one who transports goods with a cart or wagon” 
  • Pronunciation: “kar-tuhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #47 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse and Canadian ice hockey goaltender Carter Hart
  • Also a last name (examples include British archaeologist, Egyptologist, and Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb discoverer Howard Carter)
  • Variants: Cartere, Cartier, Carrter, and Karter

 

Chandler

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “candle maker” or “candle seller”
  • Pronunciation: “chand-lr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #640
  • Namesakes: American stock car racing driver Chandler Smith and American-Canadian mathematician Chandler Davis
  • Variants: Chandelar, Chandeler, Chandlar, and Candelar

 

Clark

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Clerk,” “scribe,” or “scholar”
  • Pronunciation: “klaark”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #427
  • Namesakes: American musician, composer, and educator Clark Terry and basketball player, analyst, and broadcaster Clark Kellogg
  • Also a powerful boy name after the fictional character Clark Kent (Superman’s secret identity)
  • Variants: Clarke and Klark

 

Cliff

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Country boy name that means “ford by a cliff” or “cliff-side slope”
  • Pronunciation: “klif”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American track and field athlete Cliff Wiley and character actor Cliff De Young 
  • Variants: Cliffe, Clyff, Kliff, and Klyff

 

Coco

 

  • Origin: French, American, and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Cocoa,” “chocolate bean,” or “the celebrated one”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-koh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American tennis player Coco Gauff and Cameroonian musical artist Coco Mbassi
  • Variants: Cocco and Koko

 

Craig

 

  • Origin: Scottish, Gaelic, and Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “rocky,” “steep, rugged cliff,” or “rock”
  • Pronunciation: “krayg”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American middle-distance runner Craig Engels and Irish TV and radio presenter Craig Doyle
  • Variants: Kraig, Craigy, Craigie, and Craik

 

Crimson

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Pronunciation: “krim-sn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With D

Damien

 

  • Origin: English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “To tame” or “to subdue”
  • Pronunciation: “day-mee-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #304
  • Namesakes: Irish Gaelic footballer Damien Byrne and American director and screenwriter Damien Chazelle
  • Variants: Damian

 

Darcy

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Descendant of the dark one” or “dark-haired one” (can also be a black name)
  • Pronunciation: “dahr-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian ice hockey defenceman Darcy Dallas and Australian rugby league player Darcy Lussick 
  • Variants: Darcey, Darci, and Darcie

 

Dawson

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of the beloved” or “son of David”
  • Pronunciation: “daw-suhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #183
  • Namesakes: Canadian darts player Dawson Murschell and American stock car racing driver Dawson Cram
  • Also a fictional character after Dawson Leery in the TV show “Dawson’s Creek” 
  • Variants: Dawsun, Dawsson, Dayson, and Dawsan

 

Denim

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Strong cloth”
  • Pronunciation: “deh-nuhm”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Denim Cole Braxton Lewis (the son of American singer Toni Braxton and musician Keri Lewis)
  • Variants: None

 

Dennis

 

  • Origin: Greek and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Follower of Dionysus (after the Greek god of wine)”
  • Pronunciation: “den-is”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #653
  • Namesakes: German conceptual artist Dennis Rudolph and American radio host Dennis Prager 
  • Variants: Denis, Denys, and Denniz

 

Deon

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: “A mighty and all-powerful God”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-uhn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African operatic tenor Deon van der Walt and American-Israeli basketball player Deon Thomas
  • Variants: Dion and Deonn

 

Dewey 

 

  • Origin: Welsh and American boy name
  • Pronunciation: “dyoo-ee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American kickboxer and boxer Dewey Cooper and professional boxer Dewey Bozella
  • Variants: Also a form of the biblical boy name “David”

 

Dexter

 

  • Origin: English and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Skilled,” “right-handed,” or an occupational name that means “one who dyes” 
  • Pronunciation: “dek-str”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #692
  • Namesakes: American country music singer Dexter Roberts and punk rock singer and musician Dexter Holland
  • Variants: Dexxter

 

Diesel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Gift of Yahweh” or a word name after “a type of liquid vehicle or machinery fuel”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-zl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American mixed martial artist Diesel (ring name of Joe Riggs) and American-Australian rock singer and songwriter Diesel (stage name of musician Mark Lizotte)
  • Also a last name (such as after American actor, producer, and director Vin Diesel, the stage name of Mark Sinclair, and Danish composer, lutenist, and violinist Nathanael Diesel)
  • Variants: Diessel

 

Dillon

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Like a lion” or “loyal”
  • Pronunciation: “deel-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #726
  • Namesakes: Welsh rugby union player Dillon Lewis 
  • Other namesakes include American film producer Dillon Jordan
  • Variants: Also a form of the Welsh boy name “Dylan”

 

Doc

 

  • Origin: American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Doctor”
  • Pronunciation: “dohk”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after Doc, one of the dwarfs in the Disney princess movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Variants: Dok

 

Douglas

 

  • Origin: Old English, Scottish, Irish, and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Dark water” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “doog-luhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #828
  • Namesakes: American author Douglas Anderson and British flying ace Douglas Bader
  • Variants: Dúghlas, Dougie, and Duggie

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With E

East

 

  • Origin: Latin and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Directional name that means “east direction” or “one who lives on the eastern side of a settlement”
  • Pronunciation: “eezt”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after English middle distance runner Michael East and American racing driver Bobby East)
  • Variants: None

 

Echo

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Reflected sound”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-kow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor and comedian Echo Kellum and painter Echo Eggebrecht
  • Variants: Ekko

 

Edgar

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “fortunate and powerful” or “prosperous spear”
  • Pronunciation: “ed-gahr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #418
  • Namesakes: English filmmaker Edgar Howard Wright and American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs 
  • Variants: Also a variation of the Old English name “Eadgar”

 

Edison

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Edward”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-duh-sn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #740
  • Namesakes: Venezuelan professional baseball player Edison Barrios and Russian composer Edison Denisov 
  • Also a common last name (such as after American inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison and Canadian conductor Noel Edison)
  • Variants: Eddison, Edson, and Edisson

 

Edward

 

  • Origin: Old English and Anglo-Saxon boy name
  • Meaning: “Guardian of prosperity” or “wealthy guardian” 
  • Pronunciation: “ed-wahrd”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #216
  • Namesakes: American actor Edward Harrison Norton and illustrator Edward Gorey
  • Variants: Edvard (Scandinavian), Edoardo (Italian), Édouard (French), and Éadweard (Anglo-Saxon)

 

Edwin

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Prosperous friend,” “wealthy friend,” or “rich in friendship”
  • Pronunciation: “ehd-wn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #358
  • Namesakes: American inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong and soul music singer Edwin Starr 
  • Also a spiritual name after the Christian saint and former King Edwin of Northumbria (early medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom)
  • Variants: Edwyn, Eddwin, and Eadwine

 

Elf

 

  • Origin: English and German gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “a humanoid supernatural being in Germanic folklore” (also an elf boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “elf”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Elijah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “The Lord is my God” or “Yahweh is God”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-lai-juh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American soccer player Elijah Wynder and actor Elijah Wood
  • Also a biblical boy name after the Prophet Elijah who was taken to heaven by a chariot of fire
  • Variants: Elija and Elias

 

Elliott

 

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “The Lord is my God”
  • Pronunciation: “el-eeh-uht”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #168
  • Namesakes: American singer, songwriter, and novelist Elliott Murphy and French-born American advertising and documentary photographer Elliott Erwitt
  • Variants: Eliot, Elliot, and Eliott

 

Elmer

 

  • Origin: Germanic and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Cool boy name that means “noble and famous” or “famous noble”
  • Pronunciation: “el-mehr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #924
  • Namesakes: American hall-of-fame baseball player Elmer Flick and composer Elmer Bernstein 
  • Variants: Ellmer, Elemer, Elmir, and Elmmer

 

Elwood

 

  • Origin: British boy name
  • Meaning: ‘Old man’ name that means “elder tree forest” (also a nature name)
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-wood”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American molecular biologist Elwood Jensen and card game gin rummy co-inventor Elwood Thomas Baker
  • Variants: Ellwood

 

Ember

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Spark” or “burning low” (a name that means “fire”) 
  • Pronunciation: “em-ber”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #160
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Emberly

 

Erik

 

  • Origin: Russian boy name
  • Meaning: “Ever or eternal ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-reek”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #432
  • Namesakes: American crossword solver, editor, and constructor Erik Agard and Chilean basketball player Erik Carrasco
  • Variants: Eric, Erick, and Errik

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With F

Fabian

 

  • Origin: Roman and English boy name
  • Meaning: “One who grows beans”
  • Pronunciation: “fay-bee-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #457
  • Namesakes: Australian-Fijian footballer Fabian Goodall and German chess Grandmaster Fabian Döttling
  • Variants: Fabiano (Spanish boy name)

 

Fargo

 

  • Origin: Spanish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “From the fenced pasture”
  • Pronunciation: “fahr-gow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American pioneer expressman William Fargo, the namesake of the city of Fargo in North Dakota, USA)
  • Variants: Farrgo

 

Felipe

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “friend of horses” or “one who loves horses”
  • Pronunciation: “feh-lee-peh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine rugby union player Felipe Contepomi and Brazilian water polo player Felipe Franco
  • Variants: Also a form of the English name “Philip” and the Greek boy name “Philippos”

 

Felt

 

  • Origin: Dutch and Middle English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Soft cloth” or “someone with thick hair or a thick felt-like beard”
  • Pronunciation: “felt”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Ferdinand

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: 3-syllable boy name that means “daring,” “brave,” “journey,” “adventurer,” or “bold voyager”
  • Pronunciation: “fur-duh-nand”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German basketball player Ferdinand Zylka and Porsche founder and automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche
  • Variants: Fernand, Fernão (Portuguese), and Fernando 

 

Ferrari

 

  • Origin: Italian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Iron worker” or “blacksmith”
  • Pronunciation: “fr-ah-ree”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the famous Italian luxury car brand, and is perfect for fast cats
  • Also a last name (such as after French-born Italian composer Luc Ferrari and Italian violinist and composer Domenico Ferrari)
  • Variants: Ferraris

 

Fisher

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Fisherman” (also an occupational name)
  • Pronunciation: “fee-sher”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #890
  • Namesakes: American Congressman (Massachusetts) Fisher Ames and actor Fisher Stevens (real name Steven Fisher)
  • Also a middle name for boys after celebrity kid Holt Fisher Smith (son of American actor Brady Smith and actress Tiffani Thiessen)
  • Variants: Fischer

 

Fitzgerald

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Gerald” or “son of the spear ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “fits-jer-uhld”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American NFL football player Fitzgerald Toussaint and the fictional character Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant III in the TV series “Scandal
  • Also a unisex middle name (such as after former US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and American actor Alton Fitzgerald White)
  • Variants: Fitzzgerald and Fitz Gerald

 

Fluffy

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Full of fluff”
  • Pronunciation: “fluh-fee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Flynn

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Descendant or son of Flann” or “reddish or ruddy complexion”
  • Pronunciation: “fleen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #712
  • Namesakes: Australian vocalist, composer, and guitarist Flynn Gower and American rapper and hip hop group LA Symphony member Flynn Adam (stage name FLYNN)
  • Also a Disney name for boys after “Tangled” (Disney princess movie for the fairytale “Rapunzel”) male protagonist Flynn Rider
  • Variants: Flyn and Flinn

 

Fonzie

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Italian, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble” or “ready for battle”
  • Pronunciation: “fohn-zee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Fonzie (or “The Fonz”; real name Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli) in the American sitcom “Happy Days
  • Variants: Fonzy

 

Frank

 

  • Origin: Old English 
  • Meaning: “Free man”
  • Pronunciation: “frangk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #439
  • Namesakes: English football manager and former professional player Frank James Lampard and American musician Frank Vincent Zappa 
  • Variants: Franz, Frankie, Frans, and Franco

 

Frankie

 

  • Origin: Latin and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Truthful,” “French man,” or “free”
  • Pronunciation: “frank-ee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: American pianist and bandleader Frankie Carle and English comedian Frankie Howerd 
  • Variants: Unisex form of the German boy name “Frank”

 

Fred

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Peaceful ruler,” “peace,” or an elf boy name that means “elf counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “fred”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV host Fred McFeely Rogers (also known by his stage name Mister Rogers) and choreographer, actor, dancer, and singer Fred Astaire 
  • Variants: Freddy and Freddie

 

Frisco

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Free man” or “Frenchman”
  • Pronunciation: “fris-kow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British grime MC (electronic music genre), songwriter, record producer, and rapper Frisco (real name Deshane Cornwall) and the fictional character Frisco Jones in the soap opera “General Hospital
  • Variants: Frisko and Frissco

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With G

Gabino

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “God is my strength”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-bee-noh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine football player Gabino Sosa and Argentine poet and lyricist Gabino Coria Peñaloza
  • Variants: Gavino and Gabbino

 

Gale

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Sea storm,” “my father is joy,” “gives joy,” “wind,” “tranquility,” “foreigner,” “outlander,” or “joy”
  • Pronunciation: “gayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Gale Harold and baseball player Gale Wade
  • Variants: Gayle

 

Galileo

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Of Galilee (a biblical place name)”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-lee-lay-oh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer Galileo Galilei (full name Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei)
  • Variants: Galilleo

 

Gary

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Spear”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #961
  • Namesakes: American country rock singer, songwriter, and musician Gary Stewart and English singer, songwriter, and pianist Gary Brooker
  • Variants: Garry

 

Gaston

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Stranger,” “guest,” or the foreigner” 
  • Pronunciation: “gas-tuhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Argentine film director Gastón Solnicki and Belgian Olympic champion fencer Gaston Salmon
  • Also a Disney name after the fictional character Gaston, a self-absorbed guy in love with Belle in “Beauty and the Beast
  • Variants: Gastton and Gasston 

 

Gino

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Ever-living,” “farmer,” “earth-worker,” “well-born,” or “noble”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-noh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor, musician, and composer Gino Piserchio and Italian conductor and composer Gino Marinuzzi
  • Variants: Ginno

 

Gonzalo

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Latin, and German boy name 
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “battle soul,” “saved from battle,” “saved from combat,” or “battle”
  • Pronunciation: “gohn-zah-low”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Peruvian playwright and screenwriter Gonzalo Rodríguez Risco and Mexican-American singer, songwriter, producer, and director Gonzalo de la Torre 
  • Variants: Gonsalo

 

Goro

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Fifth son”
  • Pronunciation: “goh-roh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown bamboo flute) player Gorō Yamaguchi and anime director Gorō Taniguchi
  • Variants: Gorou

 

Graham

 

  • Origin: Old English and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Gray home” or “gravelly homestead”
  • Pronunciation: “gram”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #155
  • Namesakes: American actor, filmmaker, and singer Graham David Phillips and Irish comedian Graham Norton (real name Graham William Walker) 
  • Variants: Grahym, Grahame, Grayhme, and Graeme

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With H

Hansel

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian, German, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “han-sl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Colombian footballer Hansel Zapata and Dominican baseball player Hansel Robles
  • Also a cute boy name after Hansel, one of the main characters in the children’s fairytale “Hansel and Gretel
  • Variants: Hanzel

 

Harley

 

  • Origin: OId English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “From the clearing of the army”
  • Pronunciation: “haar-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #927 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Canadian-born American actor Harley Venton and American bluegrass and country singer and songwriter Harley Lee Allen
  • Variants: Harleigh and Harlley

 

Harrison

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Harry”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-ree–son”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #127
  • Namesakes: American racing driver Harrison Rhodes and actor Harrison Ford 
  • Variants: Harrysson, Harryson, Harrisson, and Harisson

 

Haruki

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Spring child”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-roo-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese cross-country skier Haruki Yamashita and professional baseball player Haruki Nishikawa
  • Variants: Harruki and Harukki

 

Haruto

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Soar and fly” or “sunlight” (a name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “hah-roo-toh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese manga artist Haruto Umezawa and baseball player Haruto Takahashi 
  • Also an anime boy name after Haruto Amō, the hero in “Shichisei no Subaru
  • Variants: Harruto and Harutto

 

Havana

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Dutch gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Port” or “heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-vah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Havana Brown, a rare cat breed
  • Also a place name after Havana, the capital of Cuba
  • Variants: Havannah and Habana 

 

Hogan

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Young warrior” or “youth”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-gahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American fashion designer, artist, musician, and dancer Hogan McLaughlin and Nigerian first world boxing champion Hogan Bassey 
  • Also a last name (such as after American retired professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, the ring name of Terry Gene Bollea)
  • Variants: Hoggan

 

Hoover

 

  • Origin: German and Dutch boy name
  • Meaning: “Landowner,” “prosperous small farmer,” or “a large measure of land”
  • Pronunciation: “hoo-vr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football and track and field coach Hoover J. Wright and Brazilian race car driver Hoover Orsi
  • Also a last name (such as after Herbert Hoover, the 31st US president)
  • Variants: Huber (Dutch) and Hubber

 

Huey

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Soul,” “intellect,” or “mind”
  • Pronunciation: “hyoo-eeh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American R&B pianist Huey “Piano” Smith and Puerto Rican salsa singer Huey Dunbar
  • Variants: Hughey

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With I

Ian

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “The Lord is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-uhn”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #72
  • Namesakes: English actor Sir Ian Murray McKellen and American actor Ian Joseph Somerhalder
  • Variants: Iain, Yohanan (Hebrew), Ion, and John

 

Ice

 

  • Origin: American androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Frozen water”
  • Also the perfect name for an “icy” or indifferent cat
  • Pronunciation: “aise”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino transgender singer, songwriter, guitarist, former child star, and director Ice Seguerra (birth name Cariza Yamson Seguerra)
  • Variants: Snow

 

Indie

 

  • Origin: Hindi and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Independent”
  • Pronunciation: “een-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: Inddi and Indi

 

Indigo

 

  • Origin: English and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Deep blue dye” or “Indian dye” 
  • Pronunciation: “in-dee-gow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian professional baseball pitcher and New York Yankees player Indigo Diaz
  • Variants: None

 

Irving

 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish boy name
  • Meaning: “Green river” (a name that means “water”) or “sea friend”
  • Pronunciation: “eer-ving”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American matte painter and screenwriter Irving Block and Russian-born American songwriter Irving Berlin
  • Variants: Irvine, Erving, and Earving

 

Isaac

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Rejoices,” “laughter,” or “one who laughs” 
  • Pronunciation: “ai-zuhk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #42
  • Namesakes: Australian basketball player Isaac White and English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton
  • Also a biblical boy name after Isaac, the son of Israel’s patriarch Abraham and Sarah (formerly called Abram and Sarai before their son’s arrival)
  • Variants: Ishak, Ishaaq, Isaak, Ishaak, and Yitzhak

 

Itachi

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “weasel”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-tah-chee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also an anime boy name after Itachi Uchiha, a fictional character in the “Naruto” manga and anime series
  • Variants: Itacchi

 

Ivan

 

  • Origin: Greek and Old Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-vn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #159
  • Namesakes: American-Israeli basketball player Ivan Leshinsky and British writer and poet Ivan Jones
  • Variants: Also considered another form of “John” and can be spelled as Ivo (Croatian) or Ivvan

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With J

Jabbock

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “dissipation,” “wrestling,” or “evacuation”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-bohk”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Jabbok

 

Jackson

 

  • Origin: Scottish and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Jack”
  • Pronunciation: “jak-sohn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #23
  • Namesakes: American pop singer Jackson Harris and abstract painter Jackson Pollock
  • Also a last name (such as after British actor David Jackson and American actor Samuel L. Jackson)
  • Variants: Jaxon, Jaxson, and Jaxsen 

 

Jacques

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Supplanter”
  • Pronunciation: “jak”
  • Length: 7 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Belgian basketball coach and former player Jacques Stas and French philosopher Jacques Rancière 
  • Also a last name (such as after American webcomic artist Jeph Jacques and Canadian professional hockey player Jean-François Jacques)
  • Variants: Jack

 

Jaguar

 

  • Origin: Native American boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “he who kills with one leap”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-gwaar”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: None

 

Jasper

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Treasurer” or “the bearer of treasures”
  • Pronunciation: “jas-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #130
  • Namesakes: American comedian Jasper Redd and painter, sculptor, and printmaker Jasper Johns
  • Variants: Also another form of “Caspar” or “Casper” (also a ghost name)

 

Jeeves

 

  • Origin: Gaulish Celtic and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Personal manservant”
  • Pronunciation: “jeevz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Disney name after the fictional character Jeeves in the “Donald Duck” universe
  • Also after another fictional character Jeeves (real name Reginald Jeeves and is also nicknamed Reggie) in the series “My Man Jeeves” by English author P. G. Wodehouse
  • Variants: Jeeve and Jeevez

 

Jenner

 

  • Origin: Old French and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Designer” or “engineer”
  • Pronunciation: “jen-uhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Jenner in the American animated fantasy and adventure film “The Secret of NIMH
  • Also a last name (such as after American actor and singer Blake Jenner and English record producer Peter Jenner)
  • Variants: Genner, Genner, and Joyner

 

Jester

 

  • Origin: English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Professional reciter of romances,” “buffoon,” “foreign warrior,” or “court clown”
  • Pronunciation: “jehs-tr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American Major League Baseball pitcher Virgil Jester and German footballer Lucas Jester)
  • Variants: Jesster and Jesterr

 

Jhett

 

  • Origin: British gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Jet black” (also a black boy name) or “wild spirit”
  • Pronunciation: “jet”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino film producer Jhett Tolentino and American musician Jhett Black 
  • Variants: Jett and Jeht

 

John

 

  • Origin: Old English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God is gracious” or “Gift of God”
  • Pronunciation: “jaan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #26
  • Namesakes: American actor John Joseph Travolta and professional wrestler and actor John Cena (full name John Felix Anthony Cena)
  • Also a biblical boy name after one of Jesus’ disciples (also called “John the Beloved”)
  • Variants: Jean (French), Jan, and Juan (Spanish)

 

Jones

 

  • Origin: Welsh and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of John”
  • Pronunciation: “jownz”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #946
  • Namesakes: American photographer Jones Crow and celebrity kid Jones McCoy Romo (the son of American football player Tony Romo)
  • Also a last name (such as after Welsh actor and comedian Robert Brydon Jones and American actor Angus T. Jones)
  • Variants: Jonie

 

Jorge

 

  • Origin:, Spanish and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “farmer”
  • Pronunciation: “hor-heh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #284
  • Namesakes: Mexican animator Jorge Gutierrez and football player Jorge Campos
  • Variants: Also a Mexican form of the Greek boy name “George”

 

Jovan

 

  • Origin: Slavic, Serbian, Hebrew, and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Father” or “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-vahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jamaican-born American football player Jovan Haye and South African rugby union footballer Jovan Bowles
  • Variants: Jovvan, Jovanni, and Jovani

 

Julius

 

  • Origin: Roman and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Youthful,” “devoted to Jove (the Roman king of the gods),” or “downy-bearded”
  • Pronunciation: “jooh-lee-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #348
  • Namesakes: American football player Julius Gregory and Austrian-born American opera and orchestra conductor Julius Rudel
  • Variants: Jules, Jullius, Julio, and Julien

 

Jun

 

  • Origin: Filipino, Japanese, and Korean boy name
  • Meaning: “Junior,” “handsome,” “rule,” or “talented”
  • Pronunciation: “joon”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese-American particle physicist and theorist Jun John Sakurai and Japanese voice actor and singer Jun Fukuyama 
  • Variants: June

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With K

Kane

 

  • Meaning: “Little battler” or “warrior” 
  • Pronunciation: “kayn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #360
  • Namesakes: Canadian record producer Kane Churko and American country music singer Kane Brown
  • Variants: Kain, Cane, Cain, and Kayne

 

Karl

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Free man”
  • Pronunciation: “karl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian television presenter Karl Stefanovic and Austrian race car driver Karl Wendlinger
  • Variants: Carl and Karlo

 

Kasper

 

  • Origin: Polish boy name
  • Meaning: “Bringer of treasure” or “treasurer”
  • Pronunciation: “kahs-pr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian footballer Kasper Skaanes and Danish football manager and former player Kasper Hjulmand
  • Variants: Casper and Jasper

 

Kato

 

  • Origin: Latin and Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “All-knowing” or “the second of twins” (twin boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “kay-tow”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American radio and television personality Kato Kaelin and football player Kato Serwanga
  • Variants: Katto

 

Kazuki

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Hope of peace”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-zoo-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese voice actor and actor Kazuki Yao and manga artist and game creator Kazuki Takahashi 
  • Variants: Kazukki

 

Keegan

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name 
  • Meaning: “Son of the fiery one” 
  • Pronunciation: “kee-gahn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #567
  • Namesakes: American golfer Keegan Bradley and English darts player Keegan Brown 
  • Variants: Keggan, Kagan, and Keeggan

 

Kennedy

 

  • Origin: Irish gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Armored”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-neh-dee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: American professional basketball player Kennedy Winston and South African professional rugby coach and former player Kennedy Tsimba
  • Also a last name (such as after American rock singer and guitarist Myles Kennedy and Irish singer and songwriter Dermot Kennedy)
  • Variants: Kennedee and Kenedy

 

Kermit

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Free man” or “without envy”
  • Pronunciation: “kehr-meet”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American aviation enthusiast, collector, and restorer Kermit Weeks and conductor, violinist, and composer Kermit Poling 
  • Variants: Kerrmit and Kermitt

 

Kevin

 

  • Origin: Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Handsome” or a pet name for a loved one that means “beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “keh-veen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #182
  • Namesakes: American screenwriter, director, and producer Kevin Smith and TV and radio sports announcer Kevin Harlan 
  • Variants: Kevvin, Kevan, and Caoimhe (Gaelic)

 

King

 

  • Origin: British boy name
  • Meaning: “Male monarch” or “ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “king”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #222
  • Namesakes: American film director, screenwriter, and producer King Vidor and soul singer and songwriter King Floyd
  • Variants: None

 

Kiyohiko

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Clear” or “pure”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-yow-hee-kow”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese film director Kiyohiko Ushihara and manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma
  • Variants: None

 

Kong

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: “Hole,” “healthy,” “abundant,” or “peaceful”
  • Pronunciation: “kong”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese adventurer and Ming dynasty military official Kong Youde and philosopher Kong Yingda
  • Variants: None

 

Kyler

 

  • Origin: Dutch boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “bowman” or “archer”
  • Pronunciation: “kai-lr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #252
  • Namesakes: American actor Kyler Pettis and basketball player Kyler Edwards 
  • Variants: Kailer and Kyller

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With L

Lane

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “country path” or “a small roadway”
  • Pronunciation: “leyn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #260 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American musician and recording engineer Lane Gibson and professional baseball player Lane Weston Adams
  • Variants: Laney and Layne

 

Larry

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “someone from Laurentum (an ancient Roman city in Italy)”
  • Pronunciation: “lay-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #889
  • Namesakes: American science fiction author Larry Niven and actor and singer Larry Hovis 
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Lawrence” and similar names

 

Lateef

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Gentle” or “kind”
  • Pronunciation: “lah-teef”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also considered one of the 99 names of Allah (the Muslim supreme deity)
  • Variants: Latif

 

Lester

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “One from Leicester (a city in England)”
  • Pronunciation: “lehs-tuhr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Lester Cotton and Guatemalan professional boxer Lester Martínez
  • Variants: Lezter, Lestter, and Lesterr

 

Li

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: “Reason,” “power,” “capability,” “language,” or a name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “lee”
  • Length: 2 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese retired gymnast and billionaire entrepreneur Li Ning and Hong Konger philanthropist and billionaire businessman Li Ka-shing
  • Variants: Lee

 

Lincoln

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Home by the pond,” “lake,” or “pool colony”
  • Pronunciation: “lin-kuhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #54
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby player Lincoln Withers and British-American computer scientist Lincoln Wallen
  • Variants: Lincon, Linkon, and Linken

 

Linus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Hippie boy name that means “flax” or “flax colored”
  • Pronunciation: “la-nuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musical artist Linus of Hollywood (real name Linus Dotson) and Swedish hockey player Linus Omark
  • Also a mythical name after one of the Greek god Apollo’s sons in Greek mythology or the fictional character Linus in the “Peanuts” comics featuring Charlie Brown
  • Variants: Linnus and Lynus

 

Louie

 

  • Origin: German and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Famous warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #711
  • Namesakes: American professional snowboarder Louie Vito and British dancer Louie Spence
  • Variants: Louis

 

Lukas

 

  • Origin: Filipino and Dutch boy name 
  • Meaning: Name that means “light” or “bringer of light”
  • Pronunciation: “loo-kahs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #235
  • Namesakes: Lithuanian-American athlete Lukas Verzbicas and Swedish film writer and director Lukas Moodysson
  • Variants: Lucas and Luke

 

Lukman

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Wise” or “intelligent”
  • Pronunciation: “look-man”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indonesian sports shooter Lukman Saketi and Nigerian sculptor and woodcarver Lukman Alade Fakeye
  • Variants: Luqman and Lukkman

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With M

Maddock

 

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Fortunate” or “good”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-dohk”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Australian anthropologist Kenneth Maddock and Welsh international rugby union player Hopkin Maddock)
  • Variants: Maddox and Maddoc

 

Magic

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Magical name that means “full of wonder”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-jeek”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American businessperson and former basketball player Magic Johnson (real name Earvin Johnson Jr.) and the title of a Channing Tatum movie, “Magic Mike
  • Variants: Majik

 

Magnus

 

  • Origin: Latin and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “The greatest”
  • Pronunciation: “mahg-nooz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #780
  • Namesakes: Swedish hockey player Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson and Icelandic four-time World’s Strongest Man champion Magnús Ver Magnússon
  • Variants: Magnum

 

Malbec

 

  • Origin: French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Purple grape used to make red wine”
  • Pronunciation: “mahl-behk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Plant name after the grape used for making wine
  • Variants: None

 

Malcolm

 

  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Devotee of Saint Columba”
  • Pronunciation: “mahl-kohm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #285
  • Namesakes: African-American rock music singer, artist, and poet Malcolm Mooney and English organist, composer, and conductor Malcolm Archer
  • Variants: Malcolm, Malkolm, and Maol Choluim (Gaelic)

 

Marcus

 

  • Origin: Roman and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Hammer,” “shining,” and “polite”
  • Pronunciation: “mar-kuhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #237
  • Namesakes: British film director Marcus Dillistone and American bassist and clarinetist Marcus Miller 
  • Variants: Marc, Mark, Markus, and Marck

 

Mario

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Manly” or “a follower of Mars (the Roman god of war)”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree-oh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #366
  • Namesakes: Brazilian mixed martial arts referee Mario Yamasaki and Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach Mario Tremblay
  • Variants: Marijo (Croatian), Marinho (Portuguese), and Marius (German)

 

Marley

 

  • Origin: British and Anglo-Saxon unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Pleasant wood,” “marshy meadow,” or “boundary field”
  • Pronunciation: “maar-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #277
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Marley Young (daughter of English actor Jordan Young) and American actress Marley Eve Shelton 
  • Variants: Marely, Marlee, and Mareley 

 

Maro

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Latin, and Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “From Mars,” “myself,” and “bitter”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-roh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English rugby union player Maro Itoje and Croatian water polo player Maro Joković
  • Variants: Marro and Maroh

 

Marshall

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “caretaker of horses”
  • Pronunciation: “maar-shl
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #384
  • Namesakes: American race-car driver Marshall Teague and English painter Marshall Claxton
  • Also a boy dog name after Marshall, one of the main characters in “PAW Patrol
  • Variants: Marshal

 

Mason

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Artisan who works in stone,” “stone worker,” or “brick layer”
  • Pronunciation: “may-sn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #24 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American pop-folk singer and songwriter Mason Jennings and musician, singer, and songwriter Mason Tyler Musso
  • Variants: Maison, Masson, and Mazon

 

Mickey

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Who resembles God?”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Mickey Russell and film actor Mickey Rooney
  • Variants: Mickee and Mikee

 

Mitchel

 

  • Origin: Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Of Saint Michael” or “who is like God?”
  • Pronunciation: “meet-chel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American child actor and singer Mitchel Musso and motion picture exhibition pioneer Mitchel Mark 
  • Variants: Mitchell and Mitch

 

Monty

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “the mountain belonging to the ruler” or “mountain” 
  • Pronunciation: “mon-tee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Welsh-born American artist Monty Lewis and American country music songwriter Monty Powell
  • Variants: Montee, Monti, Monte, and Montie

 

Morgan

 

  • Origin: Old Welsh and Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “sea-born,” “sea circle,” or “white sea dweller”
  • Pronunciation: “mor-gn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #538 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter Morgan Spurlock and Canadian ice hockey player Morgan Rielly
  • Variants: Morgen, Morggan, Muirgen (Irish), and Morggen

 

Boy Cat Names Starting with N

Nathan

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Given by God” or “Gift from God”
  • Pronunciation: “nay-thuhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #57
  • Namesakes: American figure skater Nathan Chen and historian, professor, and podcaster Nathan Daniel Beau Connolly
  • Variants: Natan, Nosson (Yiddish), and Neizan; also a nickname for “Nathaniel”

 

Nicky

 

  • Origin: Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “People of victory”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-kee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indonesian rock singer Nicky Astria (real name Nicky Nastiti Karya Dewi) and New Zealander rugby union footballer Nicky Little 
  • Variants: Nicki and Nikki

 

Niles 

 

  • Origin: Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of Neil” or “son of MacNéill”
  • Pronunciation: “niles”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American stage and film actor Niles Welch and National Football League player Niles Paul
  • Variants: Nils and Nyles

 

Noah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Repose” or “rest” 
  • Pronunciation: “now-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #2
  • Namesakes: Australian actor Noah George Taylor and American “Stranger Things” actor Noah Cameron Schnapp
  • Also a biblical boy name after the man whom God commanded to build an ark to save his family and the animals from the “Great Flood”
  • Variants: Noa

 

North

 

  • Origin: Middle English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Directional name that means “north direction,” “someone who lives in the north,” or “someone who had migrated from the north”
  • Pronunciation: “north”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American musician Tye Milwaukie North and British automobile designer Oliver Danson North)
  • Variants: None

 

Nutmeg

 

  • Origin: Latin and English unisex name
  • Meaning: Spice and plant name that means “musk nut”
  • Pronunciation: “nut-meg”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American drag performer Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With O

Oasis

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Fertile spot in a desert,” “water-filled spot in a desert,” or “dwelling place”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-ay-suhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Oberon

 

  • Origin: Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Royal bear” and “noble bear-like”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-br-aan”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Magical name after Oberon, the king of the fairies in William Shakespeare’s fantasy play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
  • Variants: Auberon and Obberon

 

Octavius

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Eighth”
  • Can be the name of a cat who was born eighth in the litter, your eighth cat, or even one without any relation to the number eight
  • Pronunciation: “ok-tay-vee-uhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American former hurdler and athlete Octavius Terry and basketball player Octavius Ellis
  • Variants: Ottavio and Octavio

 

Oliver

 

  • Origin: English, French, Latin, German, and Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning:Olive tree” (a nature name) or an occupational name that means “one who plants olive trees” 
  • Pronunciation: “ol-eeh-ver”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #3
  • Namesakes: British actor and model Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen and German musician Oliver “Ollie” Riedel 
  • Variants: Oliviero, Olivier, and Olívio

 

Ollie

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Fantasy boy name that means “elf army” or “elf warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “aah-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African rugby union footballer Ollie le Roux and American drummer and record producer Ollie Brown
  • Variants: Ollee, Olie, and Ollii; can also be a short form of “Oliver” or similar names

 

Omega

 

  • Origin: Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “The end” or “the last letter of the Greek alphabet”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-may-gah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dominican merengue singer Omega (real name Antonio Peter De la Rosa; also called Omega “El Fuerte”) or after the fictional character Omega Rugal in “The King of Fighters” video game
  • Variants: None

 

Orrick

 

  • Origin: English, Scottish, and Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “From the ancient oak tree” or “sword ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-reek”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American federal judge William Horsley Orrick Jr and politician and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates J Smith Orrick)
  • Variants: Orick and Orrik

 

Othello

 

  • Origin: Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Wealth”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-theh-low”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Othello, a Venetian general in William Shakespeare’s play “Othello
  • Variants: Othelo

 

Otis

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Wealth” or “son of Ode” 
  • Pronunciation: “oh-tis”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #613
  • Namesakes: American inventor Otis Tufts and R&B and soul singer Otis Clay 
  • Variants: Ottis

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With P

Pablo

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “humble” or “small”
  • Pronunciation: “pab-loh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #413
  • Namesakes: Spanish archer Pablo Acha and Colombian football player Pablo Armero 
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Paulo” and “Paolo”; Mexican form of the Greek and English boy name “Paul”

 

Pacey

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Of Easter” or “of Paccius”
  • Pronunciation: “pay-see”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Pacey Witter in “Dawson’s Creek
  • Also a last name (such as after Canadian lacrosse player Eric Pacey and English footballer Dave Pacey)
  • Variants: Paccey

 

Paisley

 

  • Origin: Scottish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Cemetery,” “church,” or “teardrop-shaped motif or patterned fabric”
  • Pronunciation: “pays-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Canadian transgender academic, author, and political scientist Paisley Currah
  • Also a last name (such as after Irish professional football player Stephen Paisley and American country singer Brad Paisley)
  • Variants: Paislee

 

Palermo

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Well-protected bay”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-ler-moh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Argentine soccer coach and former player Martín Palermo and American actor, science communicator, and comedian Brian Palermo)
  • Variants: Pallermo

 

Palmer

 

  • Origin: Old English gender-neutral name 
  • Meaning: “One who holds the palm tree” or “pilgrim”
  • Pronunciation: “pam-er”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (boys)
  • Namesakes: Welsh rugby union footballer Palmer Griffiths and Canadian illustrator Palmer Cox
  • Variants: Palmerr

 

Parker

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Cultivated land” or an occupational name that means “park keeper”
  • Pronunciation: “park-ehr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #94
  • Namesakes: Canadian professional ice hockey player Parker MacDonald and American professional baseball player Parker Dunshee
  • Also a last name (such as after the fictional “Spider-Man” character Peter Parker)
  • Variants: Parkker, Parky, Parkley, and Parkie

 

Patch

 

  • Origin: Old English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Small piece of cloth or land” or “spot”
  • Pronunciation: “patch”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American physician, comedian, clown, author, and social activist Patch Adams (real name Hunter Doherty Adams)
  • Variants: Patches

 

Pete

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Rock”
  • Pronunciation: “peet”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baseball player and coach Pete Walker and British radio and TV presenter and actor Pete Murray 
  • Variants: Also a form of the biblical boy name “Peter”

 

Pirate

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Robber of the sea” 
  • Pronunciation: “pai-rayt”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Polo

 

  • Meaning: “Brave wanderer,” a nature name that means “alligator,” or “sea” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “pow-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish auto racing driver Polo Villaamil and Ecuadorian football player Polo Wila
  • Variants: None

 

Pumpkin

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Winter squash with orange skin”
  • Pronunciation: “pump-kin”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With Q

Quaker

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Friend” or “people who belong to the historical Protestant Christian denomination”
  • Pronunciation: “kway-kr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also the name of an oatmeal and granola brand
  • Variants: Quakker

 

Quarter

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “One of four equal parts”
  • Pronunciation: “kwahr-tr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Quarters

 

Quentin

 

  • Origin: Latin, Roman, and French boy name
  • Meaning: “The fifth”
  • Pronunciation: “kwen-tin”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #654
  • Namesakes: British TV presenter and motoring journalist Quentin Willson and American philosopher Quentin Smith 
  • Variants: Quinton and Quinntin

 

Quimby

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Queen’s settlement”
  • Pronunciation: “kwim-bee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Quimby the Mouse, a comic strip character created by Chris Ware
  • Also a last name (such as after American author William R. Quimby and astronomer Robert Quimby)
  • Variants: Quimbee

 

Quincy

 

  • Origin: French and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Estate of the fifth son” or “from the orchard of the quince trees” 
  • Pronunciation: “kwin-zee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #665
  • Namesakes: American-born Taiwanese basketball player Quincy Davis and Swedish-American film and music producer Quincy Jones III
  • Variants: Quince, Quincey, and Quinncy

 

Quirk

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and English androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Peculiar behavioral habit” or “tuff of hair”
  • Pronunciation: “kwirk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Quirky

 

Quito

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “fifth”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-toh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador
  • Variants: None

 

Quiver

 

  • Origin: English and American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Case for holding or carrying arrows” or “shaking”
  • Pronunciation: “kwee-vr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Quiz

 

  • Origin: American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Test”
  • Pronunciation: “kwiz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Quizzy

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With R

Racer

 

  • Origin: American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Someone who races”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-sr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Ralph

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Strong boy name that means “wolf,” “wise counsel,” or “wolf counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “rahlf”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American clergyman and basketball player Ralph Drollinger and English actor and writer Ralph Brown
  • Variants: Raife, Raif, and Raul (Spanish boy name)

 

Reece

 

  • Origin: Welsh unisex name
  • Meaning: “Enthusiasm,” “ardor,” or “fiery warrior” (or a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “rees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #528 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby union player Reece Hodge and American basketball coach and player Reece Gaines 
  • Variants: Reese

 

Reggie

 

  • Origin: German and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “King”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-jee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian retired hockey player Reggie Leach and American comedian and musician Reggie Watts
  • Variants: Also a nickname for “Reginald” and similar names

 

Ricky

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Peaceful ruler” or “powerful leader”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-kee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #834
  • Namesakes: British mixed martial arts and boxing ring announcer Ricky Wright and American race car driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr 
  • Variants: Rick, Rickie, Rikki, and Rickey

 

Riley

 

  • Origin: Old English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “courageous” or “valiant” and an earthy name that means “woods clearing”
  • Pronunciation: “rai-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #255 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American-Australian shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown bamboo flute) player Riley Lee and New Zealander rugby union footballer Riley Higgins
  • Variants: Railey, Rheilley, Reilley, Rylee, Ryleigh, Rheilly, Rhiley, and Rielly

 

Ripley

 

  • Origin: Old English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Strip of clearing in the woods”
  • Pronunciation: “rip-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American academic and archaeologist Ripley Bullen and editor Ripley Hitchcock
  • Variants: Riplee and Riplie

 

Roman

 

  • Origin: Latin and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and powerful” or “citizen of Rome”
  • Pronunciation: “row-man”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #68
  • Namesakes: American composer Roman Yakub and professional wrestler Roman Reigns (real name Leati Joseph Anoaʻi)
  • Variants: Romanus (Latin), Romain (French), Romein (Dutch), and Romanos (Greek)

 

Rooney

 

  • Origin: Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Red-haired” (a name that means “red”) or “descendent of the champion”
  • Pronunciation: “roo-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American baseball player Rooney Sweeney and British rower and businessman Rooney Massara
  • Variants: Roonie and Rooni

 

Rover

 

  • Origin: English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Wanderer” or “traveler”
  • Pronunciation: “row-vr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French singer, songwriter, and musician Rover (real name Timothée Régnier) and Indigenous Australian artist Rover Thomas 
  • Variants: None

 

Rufus

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Red-haired”
  • Pronunciation: “roo-fuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and American Cajun fiddler Rufus Thibodeaux 
  • Variants: Ruffus

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With S

Safari

 

  • Origin: English and Swahili – African nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Expedition” or “journey”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-fah-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Sage

 

  • Origin: Latin and ancient Greek gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Spice plant” or “wise person”
  • Pronunciation: “sayj”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #391 (boys)
  • Namesakes: American football quarterback Sage Rosenfels and long distance runner Sage Canaday 
  • Variants: Sayge, Sayje, Saige, and Saije

 

Sammy

 

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “God has heard”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-mee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional baseball player Sammy Solís and rapper and songwriter Sammy Adams
  • Variants: Sammie and Sam

 

Shaffer

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Steward”
  • Pronunciation: “shaf-uhr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American singer and songwriter Chris Shaffer and professional football player Kevin Shaffer)
  • Variants: Schaeffer and Schaefer

 

Shelley

 

  • Origin: Old English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Meadow’s edge” or “sloped meadow” 
  • Pronunciation: “sheh-lee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV director and producer Shelley Jensen and comedian and actor Shelley Berman
  • Variants: Shelly

 

Sheng

 

  • Origin: Chinese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Flourishing” or “prosperous”
  • Pronunciation: “sheng”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese three-time Olympic medalist and wrestler Sheng Zetian and violinist Sheng Zhongguo 
  • Variants: Shen

 

Sherif

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Honorable” or “high born”
  • Pronunciation: “sheh-reef”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Egyptian conductor and composer Sherif Mohie El Din and Canadian footballer Sherif El-Masri
  • Variants: Sharif

 

Simon

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “He has heard,” “to listen,” or “reputation”
  • Pronunciation: “sy-muhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #242
  • Namesakes: Australian children’s show host and producer Simon Townsend and English TV personality and entrepreneur Simon Cowell (full name Simon Phillip Cowell)
  • One a biblical boy name after one of Jesus’ apostles who was renamed as “Simon Peter”
  • Variants: Ximeno, Shimon, Szymon (Polish name), and Ximon

 

Smalls

 

  • Origin: English, Old Norse, and Scottish nonbinary name 
  • Meaning: “Someone (or a cat) that’s small or tiny”
  • Pronunciation: “smaalz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American jazz trombonist, arranger, pianist, and conductor Cliff Smalls and boxing trainer Tiger Smalls)
  • Variants: Small and Smallie

 

Sneakers

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “A type of shoe”
  • Pronunciation: “snee-krz”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Sneakerz

 

South

 

  • Origin: Middle English unisex name
  • Meaning: Directional name that means “south direction”
  • Pronunciation: “sowth”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American singer and songwriter Joe South and British composer Harry South)
  • Variants: None

 

Spencer

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Keeper,” “steward,” or “dispenser”
  • Pronunciation: “spen-sr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #338
  • Namesakes: American actor and musician Spencer Breslin and model and artist Spencer Elden
  • Variants: Spenser and Spence

 

Sprout

 

  • Origin: Middle English and Dutch unisex name
  • Meaning: “Tiny shoot of a plant” or “baby plant”
  • Also an adorable pet name for a baby or pet
  • Pronunciation: “sprowt”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Steve

 

  • Origin: British boy name
  • Meaning: “Crown,” “garland,” or “victorious”
  • Pronunciation: “steev”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Taiwanese-American internet entrepreneur and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen and NASCAR team owner Steve Coulter
  • Variants: Steven; also a less formal form of “Stephen”

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With T

Takumi

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “artisan”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-koo-mee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese video game writer Takumi Nakazawa and actor, singer, and model Takumi Kitamura
  • Variants: Takkumi

 

Teddy

 

  • Origin: French and English boy name
  • Meaning: “God’s gift” or “wealthy protector”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-dee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealand operatic baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Indonesian basketball player Teddy Apriyana Romadonsyah 
  • Variants: Also a common nickname for “Theodore” (such as after former US president Theodore Roosevelt) or “Thaddeus” (Thaddeus Yarosz)

 

Terry

 

  • Origin: British unisex name
  • Meaning: “Power of the tribe”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #975
  • Namesakes: American professional baseball manager and retired player Terry Francona and American-Israeli professional basketball player Terry Fair 
  • Variants: Terri

 

Timmy

 

  • Origin: Greek, Hebrew, and English boy name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “one who honors God” or “honored by God”
  • Pronunciation: “tim-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American comedian Timmy Williams and Swedish ice hockey player Timmy Pettersson 
  • Variants: Timmie

 

Tony

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Priceless one”
  • Pronunciation: “tow-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #699
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby league player Tony Williams and American singer and songwriter Tony Joe White
  • Variants: Toni

 

Truman

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Loyal one”
  • Pronunciation: “troo-muhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer Truman J. Nelson and football coach and player Truman F. Wilbanks 
  • Variants: Trumann

 

Tyler

 

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: Occupational name that means “tile maker” or “roof worker”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-lr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #164
  • Namesakes: American musician, record producer, and author Tyler Blanski and New Zealander rugby league footballer Tyler Birch
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after Canadian journalist and magazine publisher Jayson Tyler Brûlé and American singer, songwriter, and musician Derek Tyler Carter)
  • Variants: Tiler

 

Tyson

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Firebrand,” “ember,” or “high-spirited”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-sn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian mixed martial artist Tyson Pedro and Canadian ice hockey player Tyson Sexsmith
  • Variants: Tysson

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With U

Ugo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “mind” or “intellect”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-goh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English international rugby union player Ugo Monye and Italian automobile designer Ugo Zagato 
  • Variants: Also a form of the English name “Hugh” or “Hugo”

 

Ulrich

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful name that means “noble and regal ruler” or “prosperity and power” 
  • Pronunciation: “uul-rik”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American record producer Ulrich Wild and German medieval writer, poet, and knight Ulrich von Liechtenstein (from the 1200s)
  • Variants: Ulrik and Oldrich (Slovak)

 

Ulysses

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Wrathful,” “adventure,” or a cool boy name that means “epic voyage”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-lee-seez”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Ulysses Cuadra and Mexican-American mixed martial arts fighter Ulysses Gomez
  • Variants: Ulisses (Portuguese), Ulises (Spanish), and Ulyses

 

Unity

 

  • Origin: Latin and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “together” or “oneness”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-nee-tee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None for boys
  • Variants: None

 

Uno

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Filipino, and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “one” or “first”
  • Pronunciation: “broo-noh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Estonian footballer and coach Uno Piir and Swedish ice hockey player Uno Öhrlund
  • Variants: Unno and Unus (Latin)

 

Uri

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “My flame” (a name that means “fire”) or “my light” (a name that means “light”)
  • Pronunciation: “yooh-ree”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author and illustrator Uri Shulevitz and Israeli film director, comedian, and actor Uri Zohar
  • Variants: Urri; can also be a short form of the biblical names “Uriah” and “Uriel”

 

Usher

 

  • Origin: Latin and English boy name
  • Meaning: “River mouth,” “door keeper,” or “blessed”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-shr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer, songwriter, and dancer Usher Raymond IV and celebrity kid Usher Terry “Cinco” Raymond V (American singer Usher’s son)
  • Also a last name (such as after Australian journalist and newsreader Michael Usher and American basketball player Jordan Usher)
  • Variants: Ussher and Usherr

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With V

Vader

 

  • Origin: Dutch and North German boy name
  • Meaning: “Senior,” “father,” or “dark father”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-dr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” universe
  • Variants: Vayder and Vadder

 

Valerian

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-luhr-uhn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Historical name after the Roman emperor Valerian (he ruled from 253 to 260 AD)
  • Modern namesakes include American football player Valerian Ume-Ezeoke and Slovak football player and coach Valerián Švec)
  • Variants: Vallerian

 

Valiant

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Word name meaning “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-lee-uhnt”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Velcro

 

  • Origin: Latin and French unisex name
  • Meaning: “Velvet crochet”
  • Pronunciation: “vehl-krow”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Named after the hook-and-loop material invented by Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral
  • Variants: None

 

Vespa

 

  • Origin: Latin and Italian nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Wasp”
  • Pronunciation: “vehs-puh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the Italian luxury brand of mopeds and scooters
  • Variants: None

 

Vicente

 

  • Origin: Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “to conquer” or “conquering”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-sen-tay”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #682
  • Namesakes: Spanish international footballer Vicente Rodríguez and Mexican retired singer-actor Vicente Fernández 
  • Variants: Also a Mexican version of the Latin boy name “Vincent”

 

Victor

 

  • Origin: Old English, Latin, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “conqueror” or “victor”
  • Pronunciation: “vik-tohr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #213
  • Namesakes: American boxer Victor Ortíz and puppeteer and voice actor Victor Yerrid
  • Variants: Vittorio (Italian boy name)

 

Viljami

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Finnish boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “with gilded helmet” or “determined protector”
  • Pronunciation: “veel-yah-mee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a form of the Germanic prince name “William”

 

Vincent

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “conqueror” or “prevailing”
  • Pronunciation: “vin-suhnt”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #123
  • Namesakes: American figure skater Vincent Zhou and famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh
  • Variants: Vicente (Spanish), Vinnie, and Vinko

 

Viper

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Snake”
  • Pronunciation: “vai-pr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tough boy name after the fictional character Viper, a 98th Special Forces agent in the action-platform video game “Code Name: Viper
  • Variants: None

 

Virgil

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Flourishing”
  • Pronunciation: “vr-geel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American composer and music critic Virgil Thomson and gag cartoonist Virgil Franklin Partch
  • Variants: Virgilio (Spanish boy name), Vergilio, and Vergil

 

Vito 

 

  • Origin: Italian and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Rare boy name that means “life”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-toh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American podcast personality former professional wrestler Vito Thomaselli and Yugoslavian former professional footballer Vito Dimitrijević
  • Variants: Vitus (Latin) and Vitto

 

Vodka

 

  • Origin: Slavic and Russian androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Water” or “distilled liquor drink”
  • Pronunciation: “vohd-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Voddka and Vodkka

 

Voltaire

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Determined little thing” or “determined thing
  • Pronunciation: “vohl-tayr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Civil War “Medal of Honor” recipient Voltaire Twombly and jazz reed player Voltaire Volly De Faut
  • Also a musical name after the English group Cabaret Voltaire
  • Variants: Voltayre

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With W

Waldo

 

  • Origin: Old English, Spanish, and German boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “famous bearer,” “rule,” or “powerful ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “waal-dow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chilean football player Waldo Ponce and Argentine volleyball player Waldo Kantor 
  • Variants: Wally and Holger (Danish)

 

Wen

 

  • Origin: Chinese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Literate” or “culture”
  • Pronunciation: “wen”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese singer and boy group “SEVENTEEN” member Wen Junhui and Tang dynasty poet Wen Tingyun 
  • Variants: Wenn

 

Whiskey

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Celtic nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Water of life”
  • Pronunciation: “wees-kee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Whiskee and Whisky

 

Willie

 

  • Origin: English and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Strong desire,” “brave,” “resolute,” or “resolute protector”
  • Pronunciation: “wil-eeh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player and sprinter Willie Gault and basketball player Willie Cauley-Stein 
  • Variants: Will; can also be a short form of Willard, Wilard, Wielard, Willardby, and William

 

Wilson

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of William” or “son of Will”
  • Pronunciation: “wil-son”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Sri Lankan Sinhala film actor and stunt director Wilson Karunaratne and American photographer and meteorologist Wilson Bentley 
  • Also a last name (examples include American actor siblings Luke and Owen Wilson)
  • Variants: Wylson and Willon

 

Winston

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Joyful stone”
  • Pronunciation: “wins-tn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American former child screen actor and cricketer Winston Severn and South African playwright and actor Winston Ntshona 
  • Also a last name (such as after American special effects and makeup artist Stan Winston and English singer and songwriter Charlie Winston)
  • Variants: Wynston and Winstone

 

Wolfgang

 

  • Origin: Old High German boy name 
  • Meaning: “Traveling wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “wolf-gang”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Austrian-German musical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and German fine-art photographer and artist Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Variants: Wolffgang and Wulfgang

 

Woodstock

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “wooden fence”
  • Pronunciation: “wood-stohk”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional character Woodstock (Snoopy’s small yellow canary best friend in Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip)
  • Variants: Wudstock

 

Wyatt

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “brave in war”
  • Pronunciation: “wy-ut”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #38
  • Namesakes: American filmmaker Wyatt Bardouille and football player Wyatt Davis 
  • Variants: Wyot (Old English) and Wiatt 

 

Wycliff

 

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “White cliff” or “a “dweller at the white cliff”
  • Pronunciation: “klif-urd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby player Wycliff Palu and Namibian footballer Wycliff Kambonde 
  • Variants: Wycliffe and Wyclef

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With X

Xabat 

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “savior”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-baht”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Xalbador” or “Salvator”

 

Xander

 

  • Origin: Old English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Defender of humankind” (also a warrior name)
  • Pronunciation: “zan-der”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #199
  • Namesakes: American actor Xander Corvus and Aruban baseball player Xander Yan Bogaerts
  • Variants: Zander

 

Xavier

 

  • Origin: Old English, Spanish, Basque – Southwestern European, and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “New house” or “one who is bright or splendid”
  • Pronunciation: “zay-vee-yer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #100
  • Namesakes: Poetic name after Peruvian poet Xavier Abril and American football player Xavier Beitia 
  • Variants: Zavier and Xavvier

 

Xenon

 

  • Origin: Greek androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Stranger”
  • Also a chemical element name
  • Pronunciation: “zee-non”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Xenon Nnaksta (fictional character in the “Star Wars” franchise)
  • Variants: Zenon

 

Xerxes

 

  • Origin: Persian and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Ruler over heroes”
  • Pronunciation: “zurk-seez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brazilian music producer Xerxes de Oliveira and Pakistani competitive sailor Xerxes Byram Avari 
  • Variants: Also the Greek form of “Khshayarsha” (Persian boy name)

 

Xylo 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Wood” or “forest”
  • Pronunciation: “xay-low”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Xyllo and Zylo

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With Y

Yaris

 

  • Origin: German and Greek boy name
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rees”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yarris and Yariz

 

Ye

 

  • Origin: Chinese and Ghanan – African unisex name
  • Meaning: “Leaf,” “elder of twins,” or a name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “york”
  • Length: 2 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Chinese football player and coach Ye Zhibin and first Chinese chess Grandmaster Ye Rongguang 
  • Variants: Yeh

 

Yeezy

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Enough” or “gift of God”
  • Pronunciation: “yee-zee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the shoe style Adidas Yeezy
  • Variants: Yeezee and Yeezzy

 

Yeti

 

  • Origin: Tibetan (East Asian), Nepali, and Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “small, manlike animal” or “jungle man”
  • Pronunciation: “yeh-tee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the mythical ape-like creature that supposedly lives in the Himalayan mountain range in Asia
  • Variants: Yetti

 

Yi Min

 

  • Origin: Chinese boy name
  • Meaning: “Benefit,” “profit,” or “flee”
  • Pronunciation: “yee-min”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yimin and Yi Minn

 

Yoda

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: “One who knows”
  • Pronunciation: “yoh-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Yoda (a green, human-like fictional character in the “Star Wars” franchise)
  • Variants: Yodda and Yodah

 

Yogi

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Religious,” “meditative,” “a Buddha,” “devotee,” or “yoga practitioner”
  • Pronunciation: “yow-gee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball point guard Yogi Ferrell (real name Kevin Duane Ferrell Jr.)
  • Also a cute boy name after Yogi Bear (a talking bear cartoon character)
  • Variants: Yoggi

 

Yukia

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Gentle tree,” “kind,” or “snow that falls from the sky”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-kee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Yukkia

 

Boy Cat Names Starting With Z

Zachary

 

  • Origin: Old English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “The Lord has remembered”
  • Pronunciation: “zak-uh-ree”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #166
  • Namesakes: American ice hockey player Zachary Aston-Reese and actor Zachary Abel 
  • Variants: Zacharias, Zekariah, Zakariya, Zakaria, and Zakariyya

 

Zenjiro

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Good,” “kind,” or “virtuous”
  • Pronunciation: “zehn-jee-roh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese field hockey coach Zenjiro Yasuda and figure skater Zenjiro Watanabe
  • Also an anime boy name after Zenjiro Tsurugi (a fictional character in “Digimon Xros Wars”)
  • Variants: Zenjirou

 

Zero

 

  • Origin: American and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Void” or “nothing
  • Pronunciation: “zee-row”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Taiwanese director and screenwriter Zero Chou and American actor Zero Mostel (stage name of Samuel Joel Mostel)
  • Also a badass boy name after several fictional characters, including Agent Zero (Marvel Comics character) and Zero (anime name in the “Battle Arena Toshinden” universe)
  • Variants: Zerro

 

Zig Zag

 

  • Origin: American nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Line or course with abruptly alternating right and left turns”
  • Pronunciation: “zig-zag”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Zigzag

 

Ziggy

 

  • Origin: German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Victory,” “protector,” or “victorious peace”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-gee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian former professional rugby league footballer Ziggy Niszczot (real name Zbigniew Niszczot) and American drummer Ziggy Modeliste (real name Joseph Modeliste; also called ​​”Zigaboo”)
  • Variants: Ziggie

 

Zino

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “gift of Zeus”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-now”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Can also be a short form of “Zenon”

 

Zodiac

 

  • Origin: English, Ancient Greek, and Latin androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Circle or cycle of little animals”
  • Pronunciation: “zow-dee-uhk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None

 

Zoltar

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Life”
  • Pronunciation: “zoh-eeh-bel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional characters Zoltar in the anime “Battle of the Planets” and the fortune telling robot Zoltar in the film “Big
  • Variants: Zolta and Zoltayr

 

Zorro

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Fox” or “golden dawn”
  • Pronunciation: “zow-row”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fictional masked vigilante Zorro created by American pulp writer Johnston McCulley
  • Variants: Zorroh and Zoro

 

Zuckerberg 

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Sugar mountain hill”
  • Pronunciation: “zuh-kr-berg”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American businessman, philanthropist, and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg)
  • Variants: Zukkerberg and Zuckerburg

 

Zuma

 

  • Origin: Arabic and Aztec unisex name
  • Meaning: “Peace”
  • Pronunciation: “zoo-mah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Filipino comic book character Zuma
  • Also a boy dog name after Zuma (a character in “PAW Patrol”)
  • Variants: Azuma and Zooma

 

Bonus: Favorite Female Cat Names

Bessie 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “God is my oath,” “pledged to God,” or “like a cow”
  • The perfect name for a feline friend with black and white spots
  • Pronunciation: “beh-see”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh and operatic soprano Bessie Abott
  • Variants: Bessy

 

Cassidy 

 

  • Origin: Irish girl name 
  • Meaning: Cute girl name that means “curly haired” or “the clever one”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-see-dee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #479
  • Namesakes: American volleyball player Cassidy Lichtman and model Cassidy Wolf
  • Variants: Kassidy, Caiside (Gaelic girl name), and Kassidee

 

Esther

 

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Girl space name that means “star” or “hide”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-str”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #139
  • Namesakes: American cultural anthropologist Esther Newton and English actress Esther McCracken
  • Also a biblical girl name after the Israelite who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from genocide
  • Variants: Ester, Hester, Estee (French girl name), and Eistir (Irish girl name)

 

Eugenia

 

  • Meaning: “Nobility” or “well-born”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-jeeh-nee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American gymnast and actress Eugenia Yuan and Spanish model Eugenia Silva
  • Variants: Eujenia

 

Frida

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian and Old Norse girl name
  • Meaning: “Peace”
  • Pronunciation: “free-dah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian professional footballer Frida Maanum and American coloratura soprano Frida Benneche
  • Variants: Frieda and Freida

 

Galena

 

  • Origin: East Slavic and Greek girl name 
  • Meaning: “Calm”
  • Pronunciation: “gah-leh-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bulgarian singer Galena (birth name Galina Vicheva Gencheva)
  • Variants: Gallena, Galina, Halyna, and Halina 

 

Gayne

 

  • Origin: Armenian girl name
  • Meaning: Unknown meaning, but possibly relates to the Greek goddess of Earth “Gaia”
  • Pronunciation: “gayn-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Gaine and Gaynes

 

Gertrude

 

  • Meaning: Hispanic girl name that means “strength of a spear” or “strength” (a girl name that means “strong”)
  • Pronunciation: “ger-trood”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American author and game designer Gertrude Strohm and professional baseball player Gertrude Alderfer 
  • Variants: Gertrud and Gertrudd

 

Juno 

 

  • Origin: Latin and Roman girl name
  • Meaning: Queen of the heavens,” “queen of the gods,” or “youth”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-noo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English actress Juno Temple and author Juno Dawson
  • Also a goddess name after the Roman feminine deity of love, marriage, childbirth, and the queen of the heavens and gods in Roman mythology
  • Variants: June, Juneau, Junia, and Juneaux (French girl name)

 

Marie

 

  • Origin: Latin and French girl name
  • Meaning: “Star of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #599
  • Namesakes: Danish pole vaulter Marie Rasmussen and American actress-singer Marie Osmond 
  • After Marie, one of the kittens in the film “The Aristocats
  • Variants: Maria (Mexican girl name) or a variation of the biblical girl name “Mary”

 

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

 

 

Essentials & Supplies For Your New Cat 

  • Food (wet) – Purina Fancy Feast Chicken and Beef Classic Pate
  • Food (dry) – Purina ONE Natural, Low Fat, Weight Control, Indoor Dry Cat Food
  • Food bowls – Ptlom Elevated Stainless Steel Pet Food Bowl with Stands
  • Water bowls – Pet Fountain – Automatic water fountain for cats & small dogs
  • Cat Toys – Pretty Kitty Catnip Toys for Cats and Catstages Tower of Tracks Interactive 3-Tier Cat Toy
  • Grooming toys and products – Happi N Pets The Original Cat Arch Self Groomer and oneisall Cat Hair Trimmer
  • Scratching post – Lesure Cat Scratching Post for Indoor Cats
  • Pet carrier or crate – MidWest Homes for Pets Pet Carrier and Henkelion Cat & Dog Carrier
  • Cat bed – Love’s Cabin Round Donut Cat and Dog Cushion Bed
  • Litter box – Petivity Powered by Purina Litter Box System
  • Cat Collar – Comfort Zone Cat Calming Collar
  • ID tag – Ultra Joys Cat Tags (Personalized Small Cat & Dog ID Tags)

 

 

References

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

 

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