We recently learned from Twitter that a lot of people keep baby or otherwise name lists in their Notes app… Nice to know it’s not just us. One of the most exciting parts of bringing a new furball into your life is picking the perfect name. There’s always a thin line to walk. Not too goofy funny but makes you smile, regal but unpretentious, ironic without being soulless. 

  • Firstly, do a physical evaluation. Colour, breed, physical quirks. Does your cat have a brownish-red coat worthy of Molly Ringwald? A folded or bitten ear reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh? 
  • Secondly, a personality rundown. Sassy or aloof? Shy or mysterious? Mischievous or enthusiastic? Maybe, and we mean this lovingly, missing a few brain cells? (We’re looking at you orange cats.) Look into celebrities and characters who famously portray these qualities, or TV shows, books, and movies that echo that tone. 

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Iconic Celebrities Past & Present

  • Paris or Hilton 
  • Audrey or Hepburn
  • Blake (Lively) 
  • Elton (John) 
  • Cash (Johnny)
  • Isla or Fisher
  • Lindsay or Lohan
  • Rihanna
  • Marlon or Brando 
  • Conan (O’Brien)
  • Tiny or Fey
  • Chapelle (Dave)
  • Tarantino (Quentin) 
  • Ramsay (Gordon)
  • Viola (Davis)
  • Margot (Robbie)
  • Shakira
  • Elvis or Presley
  • Bruno or Mars
  • Einstein
  • Lady or Gaga
  • Leonard (Cohen)
  • Queen/Queenie
  • Elizabeth 
  • Victoria 

Cat-lebrities – Famous Cats in Pop Culture 

  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Felix (Felix the Cat)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter) 
  • Patience (Catwoman)
  • Thackeray Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
  • Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbs)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Aslan (Narnia)
  • Garfield (Garfield)
  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) 
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Lucifer (CInderella)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  •  Meowth (Pokemon)

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TV, Movie, and Book Characters With Big Personality  

  • Dexter (Dexter)
  • Homer (Simpson)
  • Elsa or Olaf (Frozen)
  • Kermit (Kermit the Frog)
  • Charlie (Charlie Brown) 
  • Legolas (Lord of the Rings)
  • Harley or Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Vito (Corleone, The Godfather)
  • Edna (Mode, The Incredibles)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Renly (Baratheon, Game of Thrones)
  • Cersei (Lanister, Game of Thrones)
  • Aria (Stark, Game of Thrones)
  • Eleven (Stranger Things)
  • Captain Jack or Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) 
  • Matilda (Matilda)
  • Ms. Honey (Matilda)
  • Frodo (Lord of the Rings)
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Romeo or Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Draper (Don, Mad Men)
  • Rowena (Ravenclaw, Harry Potter)
  • Finnick (Odair, The Hunger Games)

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Cat-Themed Pun Names 

  • Cleocatra
  • Brad Kit
  • Drew Hairymore
  • Ameowlia Earhart
  • William Shakespaw
  • Rupaw
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Kitty Purry
  • Emily Lickinson
  • J. R. R. Tolkitten
  • Marie Purrie
  • Catalie Portman
  • Fleas Witherspoon
  • Fuzz Lightyear
  • Hairy Houdini
  • Luke Skywhisker 
  • William Catner
  • Catnip Everdeen

Purrfect Fit

Getting some inspiration? Evaluate your kitty and make some matches, bonus points if you can relate the name to them both physically and by attitude. Jot down your favourites and run them by a friend, see what sparks laughter or instant recognition. Your kitty will (hopefully) be darting across the room to the sound of this name for years to come, make sure you like it! Check out our blog on the Best DIY Cat Toys to keep your new purrpal busy while you decide.