Disney Cat Names – 29 Unforgettable Characters
by Jessi Klein
Disney cat names are great for those of us who grew up watching Disney movies. From adorable furballs to devious feline villains, films from Disney were packed with iconic cats.
Going back to the classics all the way up to recent releases, we’ve rounded up a list of 29 Disney cat names. Get ready for a trip down memory lane!
29 Classic Disney Cat Names
Disney cats came in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny kittens to giant jungle cats.
No matter what your cat looks like, any of these names could be the perfect fit!
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Oliver (Oliver & Company)
If you were a kid in the ’80s, you’ll likely remember the movie Oliver & Company.
In this spin on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, Oliver is a homeless kitten who joins a gang of dogs to survive on the streets.
As a bonus, the name Oliver is quite trendy these days for baby boys, so if you pick this name for your cat, you’ll definitely be in vogue.
Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
Who doesn’t love Tigger, the iconic character from Winnie the Pooh? He’s been a fan favorite for decades, bouncing around with joy and happiness. After all, as he says, “Bouncing is what Tiggers do best.”
When it comes to Disney cat names, this name is definitely popular but not overused. It’s safe to say you’ll more than likely be the only person with a cat named Tigger in your circle.
Simba (The Lion King)
Simba, the sweet lion from the 1994 film The Lion King, is one of Disney’s most popular characters of all time. As such, Simba is perhaps the most popular choice for Disney cat names.
Sure, it might not be the most original option, but naming your cat Simba is fun and nostalgic, especially for those of us who grew up watching the beloved animation.
Nala (The Lion King)
Since we’re on the topic of popular Disney cat names, we can’t forget Nala, also from The Lion King.
Nala is the childhood best friend of Simba and eventually marries him and becomes queen of the jungle. If you’ve got a sweet and slightly sassy female cat, this is a fun choice.
Mufasa (The Lion King)
We can’t talk about The Lion King and not mention Mufasa, Simba’s beloved father. He is the strong, benevolent king until he was killed by his brother Scar.
We love this name for a cat because it’s iconic but still unique.
Scar (The Lion King)
The ultimate Disney villain, Scar is a major baddie in The Lion King. A generation of kids grew up fearing this menacing lion.
If you’ve got a cat with attitude, this would make a hilarious name.
In the 1950 animated Disney film Cinderella, the cat Lucifer was quite the jerk. But I guess with a name like Lucifer, what do you expect?
As you may recall, he is the sneaky, conniving cat who constantly tried to eat Cinderella’s sweet mice Jaq and Gus. Luckily, he is not successful.
Si and Am (Lady and the Tramp)
Just thinking about Si and Am, the naughty Siamese cats from Lady and the Tramp, and immediately I have that darn song in my head. Remember We are Siamese (If You Please)?
The treacherous pair wreaks havoc in the house and ultimately get Lady in trouble. Naughty cats!
We’re going old school with this one. In the classic film Pinnochio, Figaro is Geppetto’s sweet Tuxedo Cat. He’s a bit immature and competitive, but deep down, he has a heart of gold.
Fun fact: Walt Disney loved this character so much that he wanted him to appear in his works as much as possible. In fact, Walt made him Minnie Mouse’s pet. (A mouse with a pet cat? Mind blown.)
Gideon the Cat and his partner Honest John serve as antagonists in Pinocchio. These two con men live in the same village as Pinocchio and Geppetto and manipulate victims into their schemes in exchange for money.
Despite the character flaws, the name Gideon still makes a super cute name for a rascally cat.
As we continue on with this list of Disney cat names, it’s time to move back to the big cats!
In the film Aladdin, Rajah is Princess Jasmine’s pet tiger. She can always count on him as her best friend and fiercest protector.
Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
If you recall, Shere Khan is the main antagonist in the animated classic The Jungle Book. This powerful and suave Bengal tiger is fiercely intimating. All he has to do is show his face and the jungle creatures are terrified!
He does have an Achille’s heal, however. Actually, two of them. He is terrified of fire and guns.
Considering all these names, we think Shere Khan would make an awesome name for a strong, alpha male cat.
Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
Wise, intelligent and level headed, Bagheera the panther serves as the guardian of the Mowgli, the “Man Cub” as he calls him, in The Jungle Book.
Bagheera is the serious foil to Baloo, the goofy, fun-loving sloth bear. The two often got annoyed with each other, but in the end, they both have Mowgli’s back.
In the animated film Tarzan, Sabor is the cruel cat who killed both of Tarzan’s parents at the start of the film. She is a large, aggressive leopard that’s known throughout the jungle for being a lethal fighter.
If you have a large, strong cat, this makes a great name. Or you could use it ironically for an itty bitty kitty. How funny would that be?
Rufus (The Rescuers)
Warm and kind, Rufus is an elderly cat in The Rescuers. Unlike the young cats, he has no interest in chasing down mice. In fact, he works with them to help find Penny.
We love this gruff but lovable name and consider it a gem within the Disney cat names.
Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
Alice in Wonderful is full of so many trippy characters that you might have forgotten about Dinah, Alice’s small red cat.
Dinah doesn’t make it down the rabbit hole. Instead, she is reunited with Alice at the end when she awakes.
The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
This character, however, is much more memorable. Who could forget the eery grin of the Cheshire Cat?
The devious and mischievous cat can disappear on will and contorts his body to frighten his visitors. Of all the mad characters, he might just be the craziest of all!
Duchess (The Aristocats)
In animated film The Aristocats, opera diva Madame Adelaide decides to leave her fortune to her cats, Duchess and her three kittens. The greedy butler, however, has other plans.
As part of the plot, the elegant and beautiful Duchess falls in love with Thomas O’Malley and is forced to choose between her life at home or a life with Thomas.
Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats)
Thomas O’Malley is the friendly alley cat who finds Duchess and her kittens stranded in the woods and befriends them, becoming a father figure to the kittens and falling in love with Duchess.
This is certainly a fun, scrappy name for a boy cat!
Toulouse (The Aristocats)
Toulouse is the oldest kitten. He aspires to meet a tough alley cat which is why he adores Thomas so much and sees him as a father figure. He acts very tough at times and often gets on his sisters’ nerves.
Berlioz (The Aristocats)
As the youngest kitten, Berlioz is somewhat timid and shy. Still, he has plenty of spunk at times and can be mischievous and grumpy at times.
If you’re looking for a very unique, elegant and international name, look no further.
Marie (The Aristocats)
Marie is the middle and only female kitten. Not only is she very bossy at times, but she also believes that by being female, she is the best of the three kittens. She, like Toulouse, grows to love Thomas like a father.
Sergeant Tibbs (101 Dalmatians)
101 Dalmatians is full of memorable dogs, but we can’t forget about the kind tabby cat Sergeant Tibbs. An ally to Pongo and Perdita, the parents of the giant litter, Sergeant Tibbs courageously searches for missing Dalmatians.
Felicia (The Great Mouse Detective)
The 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective featured an overweight, spoiled cat named Felicia, one of the antagonists of the story.
This certainly isn’t one of the most noteworthy Disney cat names, but it does make a pretty moniker for a female cat.
D.C. (That Darn Cat!)
We couldn’t have a list of Disney cat names without mentioning D.C., the main character in 1965’s That Darn Cat! In the film, the mischevious Siamese tomcat D.C. inadvertently gets involved with a bank robbery and is used to help solve the crime.
Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus)
Hocus Pocus is one of the most beloved Halloween movies of all time. Once a 17th-century boy living with his family in the country, Thackery is turned into an immortal black cat when he crosses paths with the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches.
Jake (The Cat From Outer Space)
The premise of the 1978 film The Cat From Outer Space is pretty straightforward: a cat arrives from outerspace when a flying saucer crashes on earth. The occupant turns out to be a cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7, or Jake as he is called by his human friends. Using a special collar, he is able to communicate with humans so he can try to find his mothership.
Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
In The Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan is the Great Lion, the primordial creator and true king of Narnia, a parallel world full of magic. He created the world as a replica of his own home, a mysterious and peaceful world similar to the afterlife.
We love this unique, soulful name and think it would be great for a pet cat.
Sassy (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
In Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, two dogs and a cat named Sassy think they’re being abandoned by their owners and set out to find them. Sarcastic and witty, Sassy is a Himalayan cat who has a sibling-like relationship with the two dogs: Shadow, a wise, old golden retriever, and Chance, a young, immature American bulldog
What do you think of these Disney cat names?
Do you remember these Disney cats? If you have to pick, which name is your favorite? Let us know below.