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101+ Male Cat Names Ideas

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Need some inspiration to find the perfect name for your boy cat? With so many options, it’s tough to know where to start. Do you go with an elegant male cat name, like Theodore or Winston? Or a funny name such as Dude or Chuck Norris?

Here’s a fun chart to get the juices flowing and help you find the male cat name that’s right for you and your new pet.

Male Cat Names Infographic

Top Male Cat Names

Here are some of the top male cat names, chosen by the users of our site each year. For even more top cat names take a look at the full list.

  1. Apollo
  2. Binx
  3. Bear
  4. Simba
  5. Milo
  6. Axel
  7. Loki
  8. Cosmo
  9. Bandit
  10. Atlas
  11. Biscuit
  12. Blaze
  13. Finn
  14. Arlo
  15. Admiral
  16. Archie
  17. Yoshi
  18. Felix
  19. Orion
  20. Nyx

Cute Male Cat Names

  • Bailey
  • Barney
  • Buster
  • Casper
  • Charlie
  • Chewie
  • Ernie
  • Jasper
  • Jonesy
  • Opie
  • Oscar
  • Rascal
  • Romeo
  • Seuss
  • Toby

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Funny Boy Cat Names

  • Bacon
  • Chuck Norris
  • Dude
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Mr. Jinx
  • Pee Wee
  • Ricky Bobby
  • Scat Cat
  • Squirt
  • Taco

Find more funny cat names

Nerdy Boy Cat Names

  • Byte
  • Chip
  • Data
  • Dilbert
  • Einstein
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Spock
  • Widget
  • Woz
  • Yoda

Check out our full list of nerdy cat names

Badass Boy Cat Names

  • Admiral
  • Bandit
  • Brutus
  • Duke
  • Hunter
  • Maximus
  • Rambo
  • Shadow
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Tito
  • Trooper
  • Vinnie

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Famous Boy Cat Names

  • Boots
  • Figaro
  • Garfield
  • Heathcliff
  • Lucky
  • Mittens
  • Oliver
  • Tigger
  • Salem
  • Simba
  • Socks
  • Whiskers

See more famous cat names

Sports Boy Cat Names

  • Ace
  • Buddy
  • Champ
  • Jordan
  • Maverick
  • Mulligan
  • Schooner
  • Scout
  • Tiger
  • Trooper
  • Wrigley

Friendly Boy Cat Names

  • Binx
  • Brewster
  • Bud
  • Chester
  • Elmo
  • Gismo
  • Huckleberry
  • Huey
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Meeko
  • Ollie
  • Patches
  • Skip
  • Thomas
  • Willie

Elegant Boy Cat Names

  • Ashton
  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Desmond
  • Francois
  • Frederick
  • Gatsby
  • Harris
  • Harlowe
  • Princeton
  • Redford
  • Thodore
  • Winston

International Boy Cat Names

  • Dante
  • Gustav
  • Fritz
  • Klaus
  • Luigi
  • Ole
  • Pablo
  • Pascal
  • Pedro
  • Ronaldo
  • Sebastian
  • Shemus
  • Sven

Food Male Cat Names

  • Angus
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar
  • Cheeto
  • Hershey
  • Jellybean
  • Nacho
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pickles
  • Twinkie
  • Twix

See more food cat names

If we’re getting close but you need to look at a few more names, try our fun cat name generator for more.

Bonus: 4 tips for teaching your cat its name

Once you settle on an option you like, it’s time to teach it to your cat. This might seem like a daunting task, but don’t fret — cats are actually very trainable. Just following these 4 easy steps.

  1. Keep saying it
    OK, this might seem obvious, but how many times do you say someone’s name when you’re talking to them? Do you say your friend’s name over and over in a conversation? Probably not, and the same likely  goes for your animal. In the early stages, remember to repeat his or her name over and over again so they recognize the sound of it. Make sure you say it when you’re holding your cat, playing with him or some other sort of positive behavior.
  2. Provide exciting rewards
    Pick out a treat, whether it’s a piece of tuna, a tiny bit of chicken or a kernel of cat food, and then call your cat over. When your furball joins you, reward him or her with the treat. Continue to do this and mix up the treats each time to keep your kitty off guard. This provides positive reinforce of their name.
  3. Don’t say it in anger
    When your cat does something bad, resist the urge to yell its name, especially in the beginning. By doing this, you’re correlating anger with the cat’s name, and they’ll think it’s a bad thing. Cat’s have an acute sense of hearing and are good at recognizing tones, so try to be even and consistent.
  4. No nicknames in the beginning
    As fun as it is to give your cat a nickname, don’t do it, at least when your first take them home. They’ll be trying to learn their name and don’t need to be confused by another one. Later on you can incorporate a fun nickname, but just make sure they clearly recognize their regular name first.

How to Teach Your Cat Its Name

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