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185 of the Cutest Cat Names for Your Sweet Girl or Boy

Gathering lots of inspiration is always a good idea, and we love the following ideas. They’re perfect if you’re looking for an adorable name for your furry friend.

350+ Girl Cat Names

Getting a new cat is such an exciting time. To help in your name search, we’ve gathered 350+ girl cat names that are cute, classic, fancy, funny, and so much more.

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Guide to Girl Cat Names

Finding the perfect name for your new feline can seem daunting at first. Where do you begin?

First, we recommend you look through lots of inspiration and note any ideas that catch your eye. You’ll find tons of ideas in the lists below!

Best Girl Cat Names

Let’s start our guide to girl cat names with the most popular picks, as determined by the millions of users who’ve turned to our site.

These names stand out from the pack, and it’s not hard to tell why.

See our complete list of top girl cat names here. You’ll discover the most popular female cat names right now.

Female cat names

Cute Girl Cat Names

Cats are incredibly cute. Who can resist those sweet eyes, button nose, and fluffy fur?

You could honor your cat’s cuteness with one of these sweet-sounding names.

  • Dakota
  • Molly
  • Chloe
  • Delilah
  • Cleo
  • Gidget
  • Freckles
  • Millie
  • Tilly
  • Lila
  • Abby
  • Sandy
  • Dottie
  • Sydney
  • Minnie
  • Angel
  • Penny
  • Cora
  • Shiloh
  • Paisley
  • Pumpkin
  • Zara
  • Rosie
  • Haley
  • Peanut
  • Maggie
  • Sally
  • Layla
  • Riley
  • Olive
  • Coco
  • Pebbles
  • Winnie
  • Trudy
  • Zelda
  • Mittens
  • Piper
  • Amelia
  • Winnie
  • Trixie
  • Mabel
  • Macy
  • Lacy
  • Zoey
  • Josie
  • Blossom
  • Lucy
  • Bailey
  • Honey
  • Clover
  • Lucky
  • Maisie
  • Izzy
  • Ava
  • Cricket
  • Shelby
  • Hazel
  • Allie
  • Dolly
  • Gigi
  • Lily
  • Sophie
  • Scout
  • Violet
  • Maddie
  • Tabitha
  • Lulu
  • Ginger
  • Dixie
  • Skye
  • Ariel
  • River
  • Birdie
  • Mika
  • Brooklyn
  • Boots

Fancy Female Cat Names

For whatever reason, cats can give off an air of elegance. Maybe it’s their aloof attitude, their graceful movement, or the fact that they’ve been prized pets to rulers for thousands of years.

You’ll love these fancy female cat names if you think your cat is regal and refined.

  • Violet
  • Scarlett
  • Lady
  • Darling
  • Olivia
  • Gwenivere
  • Pearl
  • Sedona
  • Sasha
  • Beatrice
  • Portia
  • Adele
  • Pippa
  • Gracie
  • Isabella
  • Pandora
  • Prada
  • Camilla
  • Charlotte
  • Countess
  • Valentine
  • Dior
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Fifi
  • Rose
  • Buffy
  • Thea
  • Prim
  • Theodora
  • London
  • Ella
  • Esme
  • Princess
  • Baroness
  • Paris
  • Georgia
  • Flora
  • Jasmine
  • Sadie
  • Stella
  • Grace
  • Willa
  • Diamond
  • Jewel
  • Harper
  • Gucci
  • Duchess

If you like these ideas, you may also be interested in regal cat names.

Sweet orange cat sitting on the steps

Unique Girl Cat Names

Popular names like Nala, Daisy, and Bella are wonderful options, but some cat owners crave a unique name. Explore the ideas below if you’d like something a little out of the ordinary.

  • Callisto
  • Leelo
  • Nisha
  • Lulu
  • Indigo
  • Aphrodite
  • Adara
  • Indigo
  • Sahara
  • Desdemona
  • Juniper
  • Persia
  • Zola
  • Zuri
  • Calypso
  • Magdalena
  • Cassia
  • Rapunzel
  • Aquarius
  • Amari
  • Akira
  • Rainbow
  • Zadie
  • Laika
  • Henna
  • India
  • Gaia
  • Onyx
  • Chantilly
  • Utopia
  • Kiki
  • Zendaya
  • Zuzu
  • Bonita

Find more unique cat names. And if you enjoy these ideas, you may also like exotic cat names.

Strong Girl Cat Names

Another direction is to look at strong girl dog names. These names sound bold and even a little brawny.

The ideas here are especially fitting if you have a tough and tenacious cat.

  • Sable
  • Shadow
  • Jinx
  • Sporty
  • Jordan
  • Echo
  • Artemis
  • Ursula
  • Storm
  • Liberty
  • Alaska
  • Vixen
  • Cinder
  • Xena
  • Blitz
  • Nyx
  • Moxie
  • Akita
  • Katniss
  • Hera
  • Rogue
  • Justice
  • Nova
  • Ripley
  • Scooter
  • Harley
  • Venus
  • Arya
  • Tiger/Tigress
  • Blizzard
  • Elvira
  • Leia
  • Medusa
  • Midnight
  • Daenerys

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Funny Girl Cat Names

Have you got a good sense of humor? You’ll love these funny girl cat names. They range from silly to surreal to quite clever.

  • Tootsie
  • Meatball
  • Squat
  • Spanx
  • Peewee
  • Jezebel
  • Tiny
  • Squirt
  • Ursula
  • Olga
  • Nugget
  • Bitsy
  • Tallulah
  • Chica
  • Zippy
  • Scrappy
  • Momo
  • Mitzi
  • Lady Rover
  • Pookie
  • Munchkin

The laughs aren’t over. If you like the idea of a funny cat name, check out punny cat names and clever cat names.

Old-Fashioned Names

Classic names are in style these days for both people and pets alike. If you choose one of these female cat names, you can rest assured that you’re not just jumping on the latest fad. These names have stood the test of time and are a timeless option.

Beautiful kitten on a rock

  • Eleanor
  • Dorothy
  • Greta
  • Nellie
  • Mildred
  • Winifred
  • Penelope
  • Agatha
  • Wilma
  • Maude
  • Margaret
  • Orla
  • Harriet
  • Cecilia
  • Iris
  • Edna
  • Myrtle
  • Millie
  • Dolores
  • Agnes
  • Bessie
  • Beatrix
  • Louise
  • Clara
  • Elsie
  • Betty
  • Florence
  • Betsy
  • Ruth
  • Annabelle
  • Blanche
  • Gladys
  • Adeline

Female Girl Names From Foods

Here’s an often-overlooked idea: Give your cat a name inspired by food and drinks. It’s a unique and adorable direction for naming your new friend.

  • Cookie
  • Mocha
  • Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Sage
  • Oreo
  • Peaches
  • Muffin
  • Snickers
  • Peanut
  • Maple
  • Kahlua
  • Hershey
  • Candy
  • Chalupa
  • Snickers
  • Raisin
  • Saffron
  • Apricot
  • Java
  • Caramel
  • Cherry
  • Chiquita
  • Butternut
  • Pickle
  • Marshmallow
  • Almond
  • Applejack
  • Basil
  • Licorice
  • Puddin

More Girl Kitten Names

The ideas aren’t over yet! Here are even more girl kitten names for you to consider.

Gathering lots of inspiration is always a good idea, and we love the following ideas. They’re perfect if you’re looking for an adorable name for your furry friend.

Cat on purple background

  • Teegan
  • Charlie
  • Petunia
  • Autumn
  • Dallas
  • Baby
  • Bunny
  • Mimi
  • Iggy
  • Joy
  • Lexi
  • Lyric
  • Melody
  • Mia
  • Cici
  • Dolly
  • Libby
  • Nessie
  • Shelby
  • Ziggy
  • Amber
  • Brooke
  • Dora
  • Kit
  • Mitsy
  • Dot
  • Patches
  • Sunshine
  • Addie
  • Hannah
  • Avery
  • Star
  • Chica
  • Dory
  • Jojo
  • June
  • Kaia
  • Mamie
  • Rory
  • Sweet Pea
  • Bebe
  • Carly
  • Happy
  • Kona
  • Lulu
  • Meadow
  • Misty
  • Sandy
  • Lena
  • Tilly
  • Reese
  • Wendy
  • Ruthie
  • Kennedy
  • Checkers
  • Cupid
  • Goldie
  • Minx
  • Sydney
  • Clawdia
  • Fur-gie
  • Meowgaret
  • MeowKenzie
  • Tabbytha
  • Kitty Purry
  • Alanis Meowisette
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Drew Hairymore
  • Catnip Everdeen
  • Jane Paw-sten
  • Kim Catdashian
  • Tina Spay
  • Cat Benetar

Final Thoughts: Girl Cat Names

We hope you found inspiration in these 350+ girl cat names. Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and brainstorming name ideas is a fun process.

It can also be a bit stressful, however. Cats live 10-15 years on average, sometimes even longer, so you’ll be saying the name for years to come. (1)

First things first, take time to gather lots of ideas. Then, if you see a name you like, write it down. You can also click on the heart icon to the left of the name on our site to save.

Once you have enough options, the next step is to narrow down the list.

Go through each name and say it out loud. Does it sound like a good fit? Also, think about whether it works for your cat’s appearance and personality.

And if others are in your household, ensure you get their input, too.

Before long, you’ll have a shortlist of ideas. Do a gut check and see which one feels right. When you find the best cat name for your kitten, you’ll know it!

More Female Cat Names

After looking through all the options above, you may need to search just a bit longer. Picking a pet name is a big decision, after all.

Don’t worry – we have even more ideas for finding female cat names.

Cat Name Generator

Did you see our cat name generator? This handy tool provides ideas based on your favorite name styles and interests.

You can select styles like cute, funny, sporty, tough, elegant, classic, and themes like movies, TV shows, books, history, mythology, and more.

And best of all, it allows you to combine different search criteria. For example, do you want a name that’s classic and historical? Cute and from a TV show? Your wish is our command!

Discover Your Own Cat Names

Going in another direction, why not brainstorm ideas on your own? Inspiration is everywhere, and these prompts can lead you to some excellent options for pet names.

Hobbies and Interests

What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have any favorite hobbies or interests?

Your pastimes provide excellent inspiration when naming a cat.

For example, a name like Lyric or Melody could be a fun choice if you love music.

We know someone who is a massive fan of the Boston Red Sox and named their pet Fenway after the team’s famous stadium.

Favorite Locations

Geography is another source of ideas. For example, you could select the name of a city, state, or country you like to travel to or one you’ve always wanted to visit. Or tie it to where you grew up or live now.

One woman we knew studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, and picked the name Sydney for her pet to recognize that special time in her life.

Famous Figures

Another option is to turn to famous people you admire, like actors, athletes, singers, leaders, and other notable figures.

You can use their name or nickname for your feline friend.


Your favorite forms of entertainment can also be mined for monikers. For example, what TV shows do you watch? Do you have a favorite movie? Or a book you read over and over again?

In this case, the character names can be repurposed for your dog.

The Lion King is an extremely popular source for cat names. (Nala and Simba continually rank at the top of the chart for popular cat names.)

Disney films are full of great ideas.


Last but not least, brands are another place to look for girl cat names. Someone who loves Apple products could call their cat Mac, for example. Or a person who enjoys Lululemon sportswear may pick the moniker Lulu.

These tips and tricks can help you find an excellent name for your new addition!


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Jessi Larson

Jessi is a marketing strategist for Fortune 50 companies who loves to research and write about pets. She enjoys finding cool new cat names, researching the best products, learning more about cat breeds and sharing tips with other pet parents.

185 of the Cutest Cat Names for Your Sweet Girl or Boy

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Congratulations! You’ve just welcomed a new cat or kitten into your home. At this point, you’ve probably stocked up on all the essentials like toys, litter, and cat food—and are just beginning to realize that 99 percent of the new pics on your phone will be cute cat photos from this point forward. But before you get too carried away with those cat Instagram captions and posts, your furry new BFF needs a name. You’ve come to the right place because we’ve gathered the best cute cat names around.

Now, when it comes to choosing a name for your cat, committing can be tough. But don’t worry too much—so many more nicknames will evolve over the years based your cat’s personality and habits. So, choose something that you love now, and embrace all the silly monikers to come.

What are some unique cat names? Pop culture (favorite characters from books, TV, or movies), iconic celebrities, classic foods or drinks, nature, and mythology can all be great sources of inspiration. Or you might name your cat based on a physical feature (Boots, Socks, Patches, or Puff) or its color. Among our food- and nature- inspired names in particular, you’ll find so many fun ideas for orange, grey, white, and tan cats. Black cat names? We have a whole list.

So, whether you are looking for cute girl cat names, cute boy cat names, or something unisex, peruse this list and see what sticks.

orange cat standing on two legs that you might name marmalade, mango, cheddar for his color

Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names

The pet-sitting website Rover has crunched the data to determine the top cat names. We can’t say we are too surprised by the top 10. After all, we’ve all met a cute cat or five with one of these names. But, hey, they’re popular for a reason! If you love one of these names, don’t let their popularity sway your opinion.

Top Names for Male Cats

Top Names for Female Cats

Cat Names Inspired by Food and Drinks

big bite

I don’t know what it is about cats named after foods and drinks, but we’re obsessed! From names inspired by alcohol to food names that will have you laughing out loud, there is a food- or drink-inspired cat name for everyone.

  • Biscuit
  • Fluffernutter
  • Marmalade
  • Butterscotch (Butters for short)
  • S’more (especially appropriate for a calico)
  • Mallow (for marshmallow)
  • Pudding
  • Whiskey
  • Toast
  • Oreo
  • Cappuccino
  • Wasabi
  • Mango
  • Mocha
  • Kiwi
  • Cookie
  • Tito
  • Mochi
  • Clementine
  • Ginger
  • Maple
  • Pepper
  • Pickle
  • Waffle
  • Chip
  • Miso
  • Peanut
  • Brownie
  • Honey
  • Jameson
  • Cheerio
  • Godiva
  • Kit Kat
  • Nilla
  • Truffle
  • Cheeto
  • Java
  • Olive
  • Sushi
  • Cheddar
  • Meatball

Cat Names Inspired by Movies, TV, and Books

funny scottish fold cat wore 3d glasses and watching a movie on the television set

Name your new cat after your favorite movie, TV, or book character of the feline or human variety. Here are a few examples that would make great cat names to get your gears turning.

  • Rip (Wheeler from Yellowstone)
  • Aaron Purr (Hamilton)
  • Mistoffelees (Cats)
  • Baloo (The Jungle Book; notably, the name of the Insta-famous cat from @henrythecoloradodog)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Ragnar (Vikings; notably, the name of Ragnar the Ragdoll on TikTok)
  • Tigger (Winnie-the-Pooh)
  • Boots (Puss in Boots)
  • Garfield
  • Mr. Bean (British sitcom)
  • Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)
  • Mufasa (The Lion King)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  • Pip (Great Expectations)
  • Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Loki (Marvel)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Malcolm (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Mifflin (The Office)
  • Rajah (Alladin)
  • Mittens (Bolt)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • Puss (Shrek)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Salem (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch)
  • Scratchy (Simpsons)
  • Smelly (Friends)
  • Zazzles (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Lord Tubbington (Glee)
  • Cher (Clueless)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Regina (Mean Girls)
  • Beatrix (Kill Bill)
  • Ferris (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Lucifer (Cinderella)
  • Sylvester (Loony Toons)
  • Toonces (SNL)
  • Catzilla
  • DC (That Darn Cat)

Cat Names Inspired by Mythology

ragdoll kitten sitting relaxed in wool bed

The Ancient Egyptians literally worshipped cats so, the least you could do is give your furry friend a name worthy of the gods. There are a ton of good naming possibilities to choose from in Greek, Roman and Nordic Mythology.

Classic Cat Names

These names might not all be trending right now, but they won’t ever go out of style. Give your sophisticated cat a classic name or confuse everyone by naming your spicy cat something like Angel.

  • Puff (also, Puffins or Creme Puff)
  • Whiskers
  • Felix
  • Oscar
  • Smudge
  • Fluffy
  • Angel
  • Lady
  • Lucky
  • Bear
  • Duke
  • Coco
  • Vera
  • Patches
  • Winston
  • Bandit
  • Princess
  • Penny
  • Bella
  • Sasha
  • Socks
  • Chester (Cheetah)

Cat Names Inspired by Nature

golden cat

Some of the best names for kids and pets come from nature. There are tons of nature-themed names to choose from, but these ones are perfect for your feline friend. If your cat will be spending time outdoors, ever better!

  • Willow
  • Lily
  • Clover
  • Birch
  • River
  • Ivy
  • Fe (pronounced “fee,” the symbol for iron)
  • Smoke
  • Topaz
  • Blossom
  • Petunia
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Snowflake
  • Rose
  • Dandelion
  • Fern
  • Agate
  • Opal
  • Summer
  • Bluebell
  • Orchid
  • Daisy
  • Pearl
  • Jade
  • Ruby
  • Chestnut
  • Buckeye
  • Badger
  • Moose
  • Weasel
  • Rain
  • Everest
  • Ginko

Celebrity-Inspired Cat Names

If you’re celebrity-obsessed you might like one of these celebrity-inspired cat names. There are few things funnier than a cat with a human name unless, of course, you go for a play on words like Katy Purry or Katdashian.

  • Dolly (Parton)
  • Cole (Hauser)
  • Jet (Li)
  • Stormi (Webster)
  • Gaga
  • Jesse (Owens)
  • Doja Cat
  • Mila (Kunis)
  • Dash (Kardashian)
  • Ozzy (Osbourne)
  • Winfrey (Oprah)
  • Elvis
  • Bruno (Mars)
  • Usher
  • Shakira
  • Lionel (Messi)
  • Beckham (David)
  • Mamba (Kobe Bryant)
  • Venus (Williams)
  • Whoopi (Goldberg)

Maggie Horton is the Associate News Editor at Country Living. She covers all things entertainment from celebrity news to TV shows and movies. When she’s not posting to social media, researching the latest celebrity gossip or binging the hottest new TV series, you can find her at a local concert or outside enjoying nature.

Terri Robertson is the Senior Editor, Digital, at Country Living, where she shares her lifelong love of homes, gardens, down-home cooking, and antiques.