110+ Clever Cat Names You’ll Love

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Congrats on getting a new cat! Now it’s time to find the perfect name. In our opinion, clever cat names are always a good idea, so let’s explore some punny, funny cat name ideas.

This list includes 110+ ideas that will make you laugh out loud. And let’s be honest – the world needs a little more laughter! How much fun is it to give your cat a clever name that makes people smile?

Clever Cat Names

We’ve got plenty of clever cat names that work for males, females or both genders.

So if you’re on the hunt for clever cat names, look no further!

Male Clever Cat Names

If you have a male feline and a good sense of humor, get ready for clever cat names that are flat-out funny.

We can’t take credit for these ideas – someone far cleverer thought of them – but we can bring the best and brightest ideas out there.

Without further ado, here are clever cat names for male kittens:

  • Bing Clawsby
  • Brad Kitt
  • Bob Meowerly
  • Butch Catsidy
  • The Great Catsby
  • William Shakespaw
  • Lucifurr
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • Anderson Pooper
  • Cat Damon
  • Cat Sajak
  • Catsanova
  • Picatso
  • Notorious C.A.T
  • Cat Stevens
  • Genghis Cat
  • David Meowie
  • Meowses
  • Catrick Swayze
  • Walter Croncat
  • Chairman Meow
  • Dalai Clawma
  • Elvis Catsley
  • Bob Scratchit
  • Paw Revere
  • Purr-nest Hemingway
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Catpernicus
  • Hairy Potter
  • Jean Luc Picat
  • Jude Paw
  • Mr. Meowgi
  • Oedipuss
  • Santa Claws
  • Luke Skywhisker
  • Cat-man-do
  • Jerry Flea Lewis
  • Cat Cobain
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Paul McCatney
  • Charles Lickens
  • Henry Hissinger
  • Tom Pawyer
  • Colin Feral Cat
  • Jaspurr
Surprised cat

Female Clever Cat Names

Now, let’s move on to clever cat names for female felines. These names are paw-sitively creative. (Sorry, couldn’t help it!)

We think you’ll laugh, giggle and maybe even groan a bit at these clever cat names. They’re witty and incredibly unique, and it’s very rare that you’ll meet another cat with one of these names.

Without further ado, our list of clever cat names for females include:

  • Cat Benatar
  • Catsy Cline
  • Fur-gie
  • Chairwoman Miao
  • Ali Cat
  • Empurress
  • Cat Middleton
  • Clawdia
  • Jennifurr
  • Jennipurr
  • Jessicat
  • Cat-trina
  • Katy Purry
  • Cleo-cat-ra
  • Fleas Witherspoon
  • Ali McClaw
  • Puma Thurman
  • Angelicat
  • Tabbytha
  • Catalie Portman
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Veronicat
  • Pawdrey Hepburn
  • Demi Meower
  • Halley Purry
  • Hello Kitty
  • Kitty Poppins
  • Jane Pawsten
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Whispurr
  • Catzilla
  • Miss Thing
  • She-ra
  • JK Meowling
  • Catnip Everclean
  • Margaret Scratcher
Clever Cat Names

Unisex Clever Cat Names

And finally, here are clever cat names that work for either gender. Silly, sweet and oh-so fun, these names are fabulous for your beloved new furbaby.

The best part is you can pick a name that you like and it’ll work for either gender, no matter what cat you decide to take home.

Our favorite ideas are:

  • Copy Cat
  • Americat
  • Cameow
  • Puddy Tat
  • Purrson
  • Catapult
  • Catsup
  • Kit Cat
  • Catastrophe
  • Catillac
  • Fuzzinator
  • Meowsical
  • Purrfect
  • Domesticat
  • Gigabyte
  • Cat-titude
  • Clawsome
  • Clawsy
  • Galacticat
  • Octopuss
  • Miraclaw
  • Catillac
  • Boss Cat
  • Whisker
  • Bubble-O-Seven
  • Catabunga
  • Catagonia
  • Caterpillar
  • Catserole
  • Felinear
  • Itchy
  • Puss ‘n Boots
  • Thundercat
  • Ravenclaw
Laughing cat

The ideas for cat names just keep going! In addition to the clever cat names above, we’ve got even more options that are fun, silly and out of the ordinary.

Check out these additional ideas and see what you think. Your perfect cat name could be right around the corner.

Top Funny Male Cat Names

Another idea for cat names is to look at humorous monikers that are silly and fun.

Here are 10 funny male cat names that might just be right for your new kitten:

  1. Biscuit
  2. Gizmo
  3. Oreo
  4. Bubbles
  5. Caesar
  6. Waffles
  7. Ziggy
  8. Tigger
  9. Chewie
  10. Mr. Bigglesworth

Top Funny Female Cat Names

These funny female cat names are a great choice if you have a girl kitten and want to have a little fun with their name.

Check them out and see what you think:

  1. Oreo
  2. Cookie
  3. Biscuit
  4. Skittles
  5. Princess
  6. Mittens
  7. Babushka
  8. Baby
  9. Boots
  10. Miss Beazley

Funny Food Cat Names

Another great idea: Give your cat a funny name inspired by food and drinks.

These food names fit perfectly with a cat and add some humor!

  • Angus
  • Bacon
  • Bean
  • Biscuit
  • Chalupa
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Custard
  • Frito
  • Jellybean
  • Kit Kat
  • Mai Tai
  • Marshmallow
  • Meatball
  • Nacho
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Porkchop
  • Puddin
  • Sir Loin
  • Skittles
  • Snickers
  • Taco
  • Tater
  • Tootsie
  • Twinkie
  • Waffles
Grumpy cat

Funny Pop Culture Cat Names

Pop culture is also ripe with clever cat names that are unique, silly and a whole lot of fun.

Here are some of our favorite options. And if you have any ideas to add, let us know below. This is just the tip of the iceberg!

  • Baloo – Jungle Book
  • Bambi – Disney movie deer
  • Billy the Kid – cowboy
  • Brain – Pinky & The Brain
  • Brando – Marlon Brando
  • Butters – South Park
  • Darth – Star Wars
  • Dobby – Harry Potter
  • Elmo – Sesame Street
  • Elvis – famous singer
  • Ewok – Star Wars bear
  • Farley – Chris Farley
  • Frodo – Lord of the Rings
  • Gizmo – Gremlins movie character
  • Hodor – Game of Thrones
  • Huck – Huckleberry Finn
  • Hulk – Marvel Comics hero
  • Khaleesi – Game of Thrones
  • MacGyver – TV show character
  • Meowth – Pokemon
  • Mr Bigglesworth – Dr. Evil’s cat in Austin Powers
  • Mr Miyagi – Karate Kid
  • Norris – Chuck Norris
  • Pikachu – Pokemon
  • Ricky Bobby – Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights
  • Sheldon – Big Bang Theory
  • Stewie – Family Guy
  • Whoopi – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Winnie – Winnie the Poo
  • Xena – Warrior Princess
  • Yoda – Star Wars

More Cat Name Ideas

Clever cat names aren’t for everyone. If you’ve looked through the list and are thinking you’re better off with a more traditional name, don’t fret. We’ve got plenty of other ideas.

And by plenty, we mean thousands. To get started, try our online name generator and sort by your favorite styles and themes.

Popular cat name styles

The following styles are quite popular amongst new cat owners:

Popular cat name themes

Or you could also sort by name themes. For example, if you’re a geek at heart, check out our nerdy cat names.

Popular themes include:

Clever Cat Names – Got Any Ideas?

If you have ideas for clever cat names, we want to hear them! We’re always on the hunt for interesting new ideas and use them to keep our site fresh.

Just sound off in the comments below!

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47 Comments

  1. Eunice Sanchez

    When you’re Cuban and you see the name “Fidel Caststro” and you’re like nope!

  2. Catsrtheboss the gamer gacha

    I have a name tho it’s a girlname and it’s jayla

  3. Kitty Cammack

    Jennifur Clawrence

  4. VAMPIRE WILLOW

    we are so calling our cat empurres

  5. John Teichow

    Nick Furry

  6. Thomas H. Deramus

    I named my cat Motorola because its purring sounded like it had left its motor running.

  7. Dina

    I use these names for minecraft ;)

  8. El meowtador

    Meowhammad Ali!!

  9. Morgynn

    Me too

  10. Vanpyre

    My boy cat was Oyster-minster and his sister was Mugwaii- hobbins. We also had Spike Underfoot. Our new girl is Alleyminnow Mao

  11. NanMarie

    Leonardo diCatrio

  12. vladmir purrtin

    meowdolf kitler

  13. Geoffrey Ayer

    Catligula

  14. Tyffany

    Meowcolm X

  15. Donna Schmidt

    I had a big Maine Coon named Moose Waine. One of his vocalizations sounded like ‘Waine”. Until I took it to be spayed we called it Molly Weasley. Surprise, it was a boy, and because he was huge — the name Moose.

  16. savannah abrams

    coal or cole or knightmare cuttie pie

  17. Vicki N

    I tried to find a similar sounding name to the rescue kitten I adopted. She was originally called “Felon” (yuck!) So we went through Helen then to Ellen and finally to Ella and with her new surname, she became “Ella McFearsome” though technically it should have been “Elle McFearsome” but then she’d have to relearn the sound of an entirely new first name.

  18. Jan Thomas

    Oliver Hazardous Purry

  19. Ansley Thoma

    Cat Mandu

  20. graham friesen

    i love nick furry

  21. graham friesen

    hairy potter

  22. Z.J

    I thought about a white cat name, Coconut

  23. Melinda Boone

    Annameow Lee and Edgar Allen Purr

  24. Lauren

    Ok this one is a little inappropriate but it’s funny… Female cat.. G-Spot…

  25. Beneke Family

    Wilfred..

  26. rouge the bat fan

    ok i was thinking about kitty sir mousealot but it’s kinda dumb to me

  27. rouge the bat fan

    and although i’ve seen the name in movies it kinda bugs me how i see it litterally every day of my LIFE i have no idea why i do but who cares i do let’s get on with the name game!

  28. rouge the bat fan

    z.J i love the idea and want to hear mine (squeals!) it is drum roll! (drum roll) smokey mountain rain wadda you think?

  29. cat power

    guys it’s still me rouge the bat fan i just changed my name okay no prob

  30. rouge the bat fan

    have you guys noticed that when you comment each time your purrfile changes by the way that little pun i threw in was just a pun i thought of no biggie

  31. rouge the bat fan

    donna i well my brother loves like LOVES maine coons and well i told my dad and my mom about the website so maybe if they get on this website they will check out the great names yeah

  32. rouge the bat fan

    what about adding the whole name darth vader

  33. rouge the bat fan

    jessi klein can i add a name please 😀😀😀😀😀☺️ i have only seen your purrfile picture but i think you are purrty😄 like this flower 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

  34. rouge the bat fan

    for xmas i was thinking about huckleberry what do y’all think?

  35. rouge the bat fan

    maybe i will go check out names for my cat who i don’t even have yet anyways peace!!!

  36. rouge the bat fan

    i like americat and catillac and i like bambi but i have to be in the right mood for that name

  37. rouge the bat fan

    i like mary too but there like old names in my world and my world has a lake full of orange juice (sighs) orange juice yummy in my tummy ooh it gurgled ooh it grumbled for the best juice in the world yay! (puts paws in the air)

  38. rouge the bat fan

    can everybody say hey can everybody say ho can everybody say oh can everybody no what do we want CATS what do we need CATS what do we not yet have CATS what do we love CATS what will we cherish in our death OUR CATS! yes yes our cats

    yours truly – Charlotte.D

  39. kitty

    oliviaa coleemaan

  40. cat power

    hey i was just thinking about this name and i just thought of it ready yay! drum roll please (drum roll) instead of cutie i was thinking catie (you say it like this cat- ee but it’s spelled weirdly)

  41. Diana Maynard

    How has no one thought of Alpurrcino?!?! Hands down best cat name EVER!

  42. Maddy

    I named my black main coon cat “Master” 😄 since cats like to think of humans as their slaves haha

  43. Stephanie

    Both of my cats have Disney inspired names, my first cat looks like a raccoon so I named her Meeko after the raccoon from Pocahontas, and the other one has tiger stripes so she’s named Rajah after the tiger from Aladdin.

  44. John Stouder

    My cat is Danicat Mew Pawtrick… Of course it’s after the legendary racer Danica Sue Patrick

  45. Lisa.oh

    My kittens are named Purrl and Purrcy. They were orphaned and bottle fed and started purring right away.

  46. Kim

    Alanis Meowisette
    Cat Stevens
    Clawdia Schiffer
    Bob Meowly
    Kim Catdashian
    Clawtney Kardashian
    Miss Meowzer

  47. Kim

    Mickey Meows