Cat names: original and popular ideas

An incoming cat.

The arrival of a cat in your home grants a lot of fun, cuddles and continuous purring. Between setting up all new purchased items for the newcomer and the costant temptation to take pictures of him, you should take few minutes to choose a suitable name for your cutie.
Internet is full of suggestions about it, but choosing between hundreds of thousands of names for cats may be long, boring and not very useful.
Luckily I'm here to help you! In my life I have adopted so many cats that I could almost call myself an expert in choosing names! In this article you will find a list of popular names for cats with some less traditional but always original suggestions!

 

Choose in the best way.

Many people consider very easy choosing the cat name as they are convinced that he will never learn to recognize it and, if so, he won't ever answer it. This belief is totally false: cats learn their name and answer if so called. They are certainly much more stubborn that dogs and most of the time they will learn to respond if they associate their name with something pleasant.

Before starting with suggestions, however, some key points must be specified in the search for cat's name.

Lenght of the name. To be avoided long names, except in cases where the abbreviated version would be used practically everyday. Cats do not perceive words like us, they learn the overall sound therefore a short name becomes essential.
Wait until you know the cat. I know, once you get the exciting news of the new arrival in family, you can't help but draw up a list of possible beautiful names for cats, but actually it doesn't work that way. Sometimes a look is enough and you know that you can no longer call him "Prince", but "Messy". Remember that cats with different characteristics could inspire different names. 

Not open to misinterpretation. The choosen name should not coincide with the names of other family members, including pets already at home. Not only you would confuse the cat, but you would show few respect for him since everyone deserves a proper and original name. Avoid also choosing a name similar to obidience words like "Come", "No", "Food" and so on.
Include the family. Don't forget to include the whole family when choosing the cat name! You never know, the little ones could make very original proposals.

 

Male cat names:

Alex - Charlie - Coco - Cosmo - Felix - Figaro - Fluffy - Gatsby - Harry - Jack - Jasper - Julius - Leo - Lucky - Luigi - Max - Micio - Milo - Oliver - Oreo - Oscar - Rocky - Romeo - Sammy - Shadow - Simon - Sonny - Tiger - Toby - Tom

 

Female cat names:

Alice - Bella - Briciola - Chloe - Daisy - Eve - Fiona - Kiki - Kitty - Lady - Lilly - Lisa - Lola - Lucy - Luna - Mia - Mina - Molly - Nala - Pallina - Pearl -Princess - Rose - Ruby - Sissy - Stella - Susi - Trilly - Xena - Zelda

 

Particular names for cats

If you have arrived here and you still haven't found anything that suits your cat, I have prepared for you some curious and particular lists.

Names of ancient deities for cats:
Zeus - Thor - Hades - Athena - Hera - Aphrodite - Freya - Loki - Odin - Anubis - Amun - Ra - Horus

Names of cartoon characters for cats:
Minni - Aurora - Bambi - Bolt - Elsa - Shang - Lilli - Olaf - Simba - Tarzan - Mushu - Lilo - Baymax

Russian names for cats:
Igor - Boris - Ivan - Lev - Sasha - Nikita - Katia - Alina - Vera - Misha - Yuri

Japanese names for cats:
Akira - Neko - Sakura - Yuki - Sue - Midori - Ren - Taro - Ichi - Jou

Names of TV characters for cats:
Homer - Spock - Buffy - Kermit - Dean - Spike - Arya - Joker - Xena - Sherlock


I left you some suggestions, now it's up to you. Remember that the only limit is your imagination!

Have you found the perfect name? Let me know in the comments what is it :)

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