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Celebrity Cat Names

Celebrity Cat Names

Unique celebrity cat names are even wilder than unique celebrity baby names. Cat names can be more creative than baby names and even dog names, which are limited by syllable count. Food names, character names, puns inspired by dubious historical figures — the sky’s the limit when naming your cat.

Tiffany Haddish has a tabby named Catatonic (previously Clementine), who she adopted from the set of the cat-themed movie Keanu. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s cat is appropriately named Nacho, and Nicolas Cage, known lover of comic book names, named one of his Maine Coons Tigra.

One of the most prolific cat namers is Jonathan Van Ness, who currently has cats named Larry, MatildaTildy,” Lady G, Liza Meownelli, and Baggy. Other celebrities who chose remarkably normal people names in the style of Larry include Lea Michele with her cat Sheila, and Ellie Goulding, who has cats called Eve and Wallace.

You may expect Doja Cat to have a uniquely named cat, given her stage name, however, her cat has the ordinary name Alex.

Below, the craziest celebrity cat names and the stars who chose them.

Word Names

Word names are on the rise for babies, but certain choices are off limits. With word names for cats, anything goes! Even full-blown phrases (looking at you, Norman Reedus).

Baggy — Jonathan Van Ness

Catatonic — Tiffany Haddish

Doctor — Debby Ryan

Eye in the Dark — Norman Reedus

Fern — Drew Barrymore

Grey Kitty — Khloe Kardashian

Little Man — Cameron Diaz

Moose — Jennifer Garner

Munchkin — Paris Hilton

Purrfect — CeeLo Greene

Shanti Om Bb — Miley Cyrus

Snow — Nicole Kidman

Spanky — Halle Berry

Zen — Cher

Food Names

Certain food names, like Olive and Rosemary, are popular for babies, but the yummiest names for celebrity cats tend to be fishy and cheesy.

Bagel — Kumail Nanjiani

Nacho — Bobby Flay

Peach — Drew Barrymore

Peanut — Mandy Moore

Pickle — Ricky Gervais

Queso — Kesha

Sushi — Justin Bieber

Tuna — Justin Bieber

Place Names

These place names are popular for babies and celebrity pets.

Cairo — Macklemore

Harlem — Miley Cyrus

Jericho — Russell Brand

Montgomery — Robert Downey Jr.

People Names

There’s something about an ordinary person name that feels funny on a cat. You may expect to see cats with human/pet crossover names like Milo or Bella, but Graham? That feels entirely un-catlike, which is part of the charm.

Addie — Mayim Bialik

Alex — Doja Cat

Benjamin — Taylor Swift

Clive — Kate Beckinsale

Ethel — Elisabeth Moss

Eve — Ellie Goulding

Frances — Mayim Bialik

Graham — Ed Sheeran

Larry — Jonathan Van Ness

MatildaTildy” — Jonathan Van Ness

Olivia — Mandy Moore

Sheila — Lea Michele

Sohalia — Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder

Wallace — Ellie Goulding

Character Names

Celebrities love to use weird, oddly specific character names from TV, movies, video games, and mythical stories for their cats. Probably better to use Mad Maxine Fury Road on a pet than a baby.

Holmes — Jason Mraz

Lilo — Miley Cyrus

Mad Maxine Fury RoadMax” — Allison Brie & Dave Franco

Meredith Grey — Taylor Swift

Merlin — Nicolas Cage

Nala — Cher

Nermal — Mayim Bialik

Olivia BensonDibbles” — Taylor Swift

Princess Peony — Martha Stewart

Tigra — Nicolas Cage

Velma — Debby Ryan

Zelda — James Franco

Other Celebrities’ Names

Consider naming your dog after a star you look up to, whether it be a famous singer, performer, or even TikTok star.

Charli — Kourtney Kardashian

Hendrix — Jennifer Lopez

Keke — Miley Cyrus

Lady G — Jonathan Van Ness

Lennon — Ellie Goulding

Liza Meownelli — Jonathan Van Ness

Morrissey — Russell Brand

Piaf — Kat Von D

Names of Historical Figures

The name of a historical figure can imbue dignity and importance in your cat. But certain names may get to your cat’s head — dictator names are not recommended, Ellen.

Chairman Meow Tse-Tung — Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Dartanian Dart” — Robert Downey Jr.

Empress Tang — Martha Stewart

Nicodemus — Evan Rachel Wood

Poe — Kat Von D

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top baby name trends of 2021, baby name synesthesia, and the top names in each state. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.