Creative Cat Names
Just as there is for baby names, there’s a list of the top names for cats. Cat names are less likely to cross over with baby names than dog names are, but there are still plenty of popular names for cats that are also found on the lists of names for babies.
But if you’re here, you’re looking for a unique and special name for your cat, something creative and different. Among our creative cat names we have rare mythological names such as Odysseus and Persephone, cute nickname names including Alfie and Mitzi, and obscure names you may never have heard of, such as Endellion and Sophronia.
If you fancy a meta name for your cat, consider a name that has a feline meaning, such as Numair or Agu. There are all sorts of unique and unusual names for cats out there — this list will get you started. If you're looking for a name for your new kitten, browse our full menu of creative cat names.
Creative Names for Cats
Abraxas is a sci-fi-sounding name with earthly possibilities, but some playground challenges.
Abraxas has a long and convoluted history, dating back to ancient Egyptian mythology and... Read More
In its native Nigeria, Agu is a surname that signifies strength and being a force of nature. Agu as a first name has some pedigree, however: most notably via Agu Casmir, a famous... Read More
Alfie is a Top 20 name throughout the British Isles, where retro nickname names are mega-popular, but it hasn't really been picked up in the US yet. Both Alfie and rising star Archie are spunky... Read More
Aslan, derived from the Old Turkic for "lion," is best known in the West as the name of the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" series, who serves as an allegorical stand-in for... Read More
It's most commonly associated with the French elephant, but Babar ironically means "tiger."Read More
Although Greek in origin--in the fourth century, a bishop by that name established the principles of the Greek Orthodox Church--Basil for years took on the aura of aquiline-nosed upper-class... Read More
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Bianca, the livelier Italian and Shakespearean version of Blanche, has been chosen by many American parents since the 1990s, just as Blanca is a favorite in the Spanish-speaking community. It's... Read More
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Blanche, which originated as a nickname for a pale blonde and then became associated with the notion of purity, was in style a century ago, ranking in the double digits until 1920. She then had to... Read More
An attractive and unusual name that may be a variation of Cleo, Clea was possibly invented by Lawrence Durrell for a character in his Alexandria Quartet.
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