Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.
Congratulations on your new kitten. Now it is time to pick the perfect name. There are all types of names to choose from and names for both boy and girl kittens. Think about the traits you want your kitten to represent as well as their natural personality and appearance. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Pick a name that matches your kitten's personality or appearance.
- Pick a name that is easy to say and one you won't get confused with other common words.
- Don't pick a name that is offensive or culturally insensitive.
- Don't pick a name that is similar to any of your other pets.
Choose from cute names, popular names, food-inspired names, unique names, and more. There is a name for your male or female kitten on this list. Happy searching!
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Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on January 24, 2021:
Hi Peggy, I'm glad you like Dusty and Peaches. Peaches is a cute name for a creamy-orange cat.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 18, 2021:
I see that you listed the names of our cats, Dusty, and Peaches. Those are some cute cat pictures in this article.
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on January 17, 2021:
Best Cat Names From Movies – Male & Female
Whether relegated to the background in small parts or given starring roles, cats have enhanced our enjoyment when incorporated into the stories of our favorite movies. From evil villains to heroic saviors, cats and kittens have embodied characters that can delight, terrify or inspire us all.
1) Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
The Cheshire Cat in the movie Alice in Wonderland first intrigued readers in the original book by Lewis Carroll, with his wide and mysteriously mischievous grin. Delighting audiences in various formats including film and T.V., the Cheshire cat would disappear, momentarily leaving behind his mocking smile.
If you have a kitten who has a smug disposition and loves milk, cream and cheese, Cheshire Cat is a perfect name, especially if it shows signs of being amusing and perplexing at the same time. This name denotes mystery, with a teasing twist of nonchalance.
2) Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers
Whether or not you have a hairless kitten, Mr. Bigglesworth is an amusing name and a parody of the fluffy cat owned by the villain in the Bond movie franchise. In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Mr. Bigglesworth is a hairless Sphynx who also has a mini-me version of himself.
Perfect for a cat who enjoys sitting in your lap while seeming to be in sync with your own hidden thoughts and agendas, this name has characteristics that are synonymous with the phrase “partners in crime.”
3) Garfield from Garfield The Cat
First appearing in cartoons and comic strips, Garfield is an orange tabby who considers himself a gourmand with a deep love for lasagna and Italian cuisine. Famous around the world, this cat is lazy, hates Mondays and enjoys the occasional cup of coffee.
If your kitten displays these traits, along with gluttonous greed, Garfield could be the name of choice. This goes double for a kitten who enjoys tormenting dopey dogs, like the way Garfield teases Odie – his unwitting sidekick.
4) Buttercup from The Hunger Games
Fans of The Hunger Games will remember Buttercup, who was first a black and white cat and then a fluffy orange tabby, owned by Katniss’ sister, Prim. Buttercup is threatened to be eaten by Katniss when in a mild temper, however they soon become friends towards the end of the series.
For a kitten or cat who’s already been through a lot, Buttercup is a lovely reminder of the gentler side of felines. It could be indicative of a furry friend who comforts you in a crisis or simply a gentle puss who loves to cuddle.
5) Mr. Bitey from Kick-Ass
In the 2010 movie called Kick-Ass, Aaron is keen to start his superhero career by saving a lost cat named Mr. Bitey, seeing as he can’t find suitable people who need saving. He finds him on a billboard, which turns out to be an arduous attempt to save the stubborn cat, who will not come down.
This name would be obviously apt for a kitten who loves to bite, but if your kitty has a stubborn streak and often finds himself in precarious predicaments, Mr. Bitey is a hilarious name that will surely endear him to all who don’t mind a few nips on the fingers and toes.
6) Milo from The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Orange tabbies are popular in movies and Milo is no exception. The heart-warming story of Milo and Otis follows a pug and a cat through various adventures after being split up, until they finally settle down with litters of their own. Their long and sometimes dangerous journey is a testament to friendship.
A kitten who often gets himself into trouble could be named Milo, especially if he is helped by a canine friend. Hopefully your cat will not find himself in the same frightening positions that Milo endured, but a sense of adventure is a good indication that this name will fit.
7) Sassy from Homeward Bound
Sassy is the aptly-named cat from the 1993 movie Homeward Bound. She is a Himalayan cat, and one of many cats from Disney properties that appear on this list.
As her name suggests, she has a sassy personality that might fit your cat perfectly. This would be an especially cute name if you happen to have a couple of dogs as well.
8) Snowbell from Stuart Little
Snowbell is the Littles’ Persian cat from the 1999 movie adaptation Stuart Little . He was voiced by Nathan Lane, a familiar voice from Disney’s The Lion King and The Lion King ½.
Although he originally despised Stuart, they eventually became good friends often protecting each other. If your cat is slow to warm up to people, this would be a fitting name!
9) Mr. Tinkles from Cat and Dogs
Mr. Tinkles is the main villain of the 2001 movie Cats and Dogs. Like Snowbell, he is a white Persian cat but there is nothing positive about him. He is known for his hatred of dogs and devious plan to make every human allergic to them.
While we hope your pets get along, this name would be fitting for a cat who despises sharing their space with dogs.
10) Floyd from Ghost
Floyd is the cat belonging to Demi Moore’s character in the movie Ghost. Released in 1990, this popular movie features famous actors Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
Whether you’re a fan of the plot or the actors, naming your cat Floyd would be a fitting homage to the film. This movie has some very iconic scenes from cinematic history, but chances are most people won’t immediately recognize the name “Floyd” as being from the movie Ghost, so it’s a good conversation starter, too, if you don’t mind explaining the origins of the name.
11) Rhubarb from Rhubarb
Rhubarb is the feisty feral-turned-pet cat from the 1951 movie adaptation of the same name. Shortly after being taken in by a prominent millionaire, Rhubarb becomes the beneficiary of his late owner’s money and failing baseball team. He is known for being a clever cat who motivates the failing baseball to succeed.
If you are looking for a unique name for your loyal feline, Rhubarb should fit the bill.
12) Winkie from Escape to Witch Mountain
Winkie is the companion of Tia and Tony Malone in Disney’s 1975 movie adaptation of Escape to Witch Mountain. She is a loyal friend to the children and uses her quick-wit to help them throughout the movie.
If your cat is particularly clever, Winkie is a great name to consider. There are many Disney cat names featured on this list, and Winkie is one of the most obscure ones, so it’s great for a Disney fan who wants something a little less common for their unique little buddy.
13) Duchess from Babe
Duchess is the spoiled grey Persian cat (anyone else noticing a trend here?) from the 1995 movie, Babe. This is a movie that is beloved by animal lovers, but not all of the animals in this movie are friendly or possess traits you would want to see from your own pet.
She is not a nice cat, even going as far to tell Babe that every pig gets eaten eventually. If you have a bit of a jerk cat, Duchess might be the name for them.
14) Figaro from Pinocchio
Figaro is Mister Geppetto’s kitten from the 1940 classic Disney adaptation of Pinocchio. Although he is described as spoiled and easily angered, he will always do the right thing in the end.
It’s worth noting that Figaro was one of Walt Disney’s favorite characters, and appeared in several short films of his own. If you’re a Disney fanatic, you might want to consider naming your next kitten after Figaro.
15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Duchess, Thomas, Marie, Toulouse, and Berlioz from The Aristocats
Disney’s The Aristocats follows the adventures of well-to-do mother cat, Duchess, and her three kittens: Marie, Toulouse, and Berlioz as they try to find their way home after being abandoned by their wealthy owner’s disgruntled butler. Luckily, they encounter the streetwise and kind alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, who helps them along the way.
If you are looking to name multiple cats or kittens, we think naming them all after The Aristocats is super cute!
20) Jones from Alien
You don’t have to be a space traveler to have a cat called Jones, although this ginger cat is the crew’s pet in Alien and the sequel, where he encounters a huge xenomorph who kills the poor crewmate sent to find him when he wanders off into the bowels of the ship, Nostromo.
Also known as Jonesy, this cat got to cuddle with Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) for 57 years in hyper sleep. If your kitty is a big napper who shows no fear when confronting a large adversary, Jones or Jonesy might be the name for him, especially if he likes to wander off into dangerous situations.
21) Mrs. Norris from Harry Potter
Perfect for a cat who likes to be a meanie, Mrs. Norris is the nasty feline in the Harry Potter series, owned by the equally nasty caretaker, Argus Filch. Disliked by the students at Hogwart’s, she has the uncanny skill of knowing when the children are up to no good, before alerting her owner.
No one likes a tattle-tale, but if your kitty exhibits these tendencies and alerts you to danger, or at least – to interloping critters in your home, Mrs. Norris is a fine name to bestow upon your feline friend. Who knows, she could also be a shape-shifter or at least, possess magical powers.
22) Bob from A Street Cat Named Bob
The well-loved true story about a busker who is a former drug addict, saved by a stray cat, is called ‘A Street Cat Named Bob.’ The real cat stars in this heart-wrenching tale, which is set in London and follows the pair, who are inseparable, through many ups and downs.
If you’ve found a stray who will not leave your side no matter what, Bob is the name for him. Even though it’s a simple name, it’s evocative of a cat who has more compassion than most people and who understands you more than you know yourself.
23) Binx from Hocus Pocus
This talking cat from the hugely popular movie Hocus Pocus is named Binx. He helps to defeat the wicked witches, called the Sanderson Sisters, who have come back from the dead. Binx used to be a normal boy back in the 17 th century, but a curse put on him by Winifred (Bette Midler) turned him into a black cat.
Every Halloween, he watches for the sister’s return and he risks his own life defending the town against them. If your kitten is black and has a penchant for alerting you to danger, then Binx might be the perfect name, particularly if you are a big fan of Halloween.
24) Ulysses from Inside Llewyn Davis
Another orange cat, Ulysses is a key character in the Coen brother’s movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, where he is locked out of his apartment after Llewyn has crashed for the night. Llewyn is down on his luck and trying to become a folk singer, so he has no option but to take the cat with him.
Ulysses eventually escapes and continues to have bad luck of his own, but he eventually finds his way home. If your cat has endured his own odysseys and prefers to stay at home, this name will prove to be quite fitting, provided you make sure you don’t lock him out or leave him with strangers.
25) Keanu from Keanu
While his last name isn’t Reeves, this cute little kitten stars in the movie of the same name, where his owner (Jordan Peele) loses Keanu to a thief who steals him. Partnering with his cousin (Keegan-Michael Key), they impersonate drug dealers to find the missing kitty, who is now living the thug life.
When they find Keanu, he is wearing a gold chain and black bandanna and they can’t get him back unless he works for the gangster who has taken ownership of the hapless kitten. If your cat enjoys hip-hop and rap or seems to be a little thug himself, Keanu could fit the bill.
26) Felix from Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat is a beloved piece of animation history, entertaining generations of kids and parents. Felix was first introduced in 1919, and has had numerous shows and movies ever since. It’s also a recognizable human name, too.
50 Girl Cat Names That You'll Love for Your New Pet
Find the perfect moniker for your new pet with this list.
Adopting a new cat or kitten is an exciting time. After you've bought a few toys and prepared your home for the latest addition to your family, you need to name your feline. Sure, you could go with the name given by the shelter, but naming your pet is a great way to make them officially yours. There are countless female cat names to choose from, so we selected 50 options and they're meanings for you to consider. Some of them are unique girl cat names, others are more common, but they all make great monikers for your girl cat. Deciding on which name might be tough at first, especially if you have no idea what to call them. First, think about your cat's personality and see if any of these options fit well. Once you've narrowed it down to a few choices, try calling your female cat by each one and listen to which one you like. After all, you'll probably be saying their unique female cat name quite often.
100 Girl Cat Names That Are as Cute and Lovable as Your Kitty
You and your kitten will love these unique and fun ideas.
If you've recently adopted a cat, know that choosing a name that suits your kitty is serious business. Think about it, this will be the forever moniker for your beloved feline. You want it to be good, right? While it’s a big responsibility, selecting her name can be fun and the possibilities are endless.
However, keep in mind that first impressions matter. Whether she’s long-haired with striking gray eyes or hairless with large ears, make sure you land on a name that complements her appearance and seemingly fits her personality.
From the most popular to food-inspired, these best girl cat names are sure to get the wheels turning in your head. Although we’ve come up with 100 ideas, we’re just scratching the surface!