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Badass Cat Names – 141+ Tough & Tenacious Ideas

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If you’re looking for badass cat names, you’re in luck. We’ve got a list of the toughest, most tenacious names out there.

Badass Cat Names - tough looking cat

People might think: Cats are so cute, cuddly, and small in size. So how could you give your cat a badass name?

Well, first off, don’t underestimate the toughness of cats. Some are quite strong and sassy. You should check out badass cat names if you have a kitty like this.

Or, you could give your cat a tough name in an ironic sense. Say, for example, that you have a timid, shy kitten. Going with a strong name like “Diesel” is pretty darn funny.

Whatever your reason, badass cat names are a fierce and feisty choice. So get ready for the ultimate list of 141+ ideas.

Male Badass Cat Names

If you have a male cat and are looking for badass cat names, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got plenty of ideas you might love.

If we say so ourselves, these names are tough, strong, and pretty badass.

Check them out and see what you think.

  • Admiral
  • Ares
  • Ammo
  • Axel
  • Bandit
  • Bane 
  • Beast 
  • Blaze 
  • Blitz
  • Bobcat
  • Bolt 
  • Bruiser 
  • Bruno
  • Brutus 
  • Buck
  • Buckeye
  • Bullet 
  • Butch 
  • Captain
  • Champ
  • Chief
  • Chopper
  • Czar
  • Dagger 
  • Damien
  • Danger
  • Darth
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Fang 
  • Flash
  • Goliath
  • Gunner 
  • Hades 
  • Hawkeye
  • Hercules
  • Hobbes
  • Hulk 
  • Hunter
  • Jedi
  • Jesse James 
  • Judge
  • Killa
  • King 
  • Knight
  • Kong
  • Leo
  • Maximus
  • Maverick 
  • Moose
  • Neo
  • Nitro 
  • Pyro 
  • Rambo 
  • Ranger
  • Remington
  • Rex
  • Riptide 
  • Rocky 
  • Samson
  • Sarge
  • Simba
  • Spike 
  • Tank 
  • T-Bone
  • Titan 
  • Thor 
  • Tigger
  • Trapper 
  • Trooper
  • Tyson
  • Vader
  • Vinnie
  • Viper 
  • Wolf

Get more tough, male cat names.

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Female Badass Cat Names

Girl cat names don’t have to be all cuddly and cute, especially if you have a kitten with attitude.

These badass cat names are strong and sassy all at the same time. Many come from movies, tv shows, and mythology.

From tough-sounding names to female characters who kick butt on the daily, these names are perfect if you’ve got a cat with attitude. Or should we say cattitude?

  • Andromeda
  • Astra
  • Athena 
  • Artemis
  • Attila 
  • Cersei
  • Cleopatra
  • Daenerys 
  • Diva 
  • Elektra 
  • Freya
  • Gamora 
  • Hera 
  • Huntress  
  • Katniss 
  • Leia 
  • Liberty
  • Medusa 
  • Midnight
  • Mystique 
  • Nikita
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Olympia
  • Punky
  • Queenie 
  • Raven 
  • Ripley 
  • Rousey
  • Sarah Connor 
  • Sassy
  • Sheba 
  • Starbuck 
  • Trinity
  • Ursula 
  • Vixen 
  • Xena
tough looking cat

Unisex Badass Cat Names

Some badass cat names work perfectly for both boy and girl cats.

No matter your cat’s gender, these names are tough and tenacious with just the right amount of rugged charm.

The best part is you can pick a name you like before you even know the gender of your cat.

  • Avalanche
  • Bones 
  • Boss
  • Cheetah
  • Danger
  • Fury
  • Harley
  • Hero
  • Jaguar
  • Jinx
  • Justice
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Lynx
  • Puma
  • Pyro
  • Racer
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Saber
  • Storm
  • Tiger

Gangster Cat Names

If you’re looking for some more tough options, gangster cat names are an interesting source of ideas. Gangsters traditionally are sophisticated criminals such as the Mafia, but could also be found in this list of rapper cat names if that’s more your style.

  • Bugsy – Bugsy Siegel was a mafia hitman and enforcer.
  • Bonnie – Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde) was a bank robber.
  • Bumpy – Ellsworth Johnson was an African-American mobster in New York.
  • Capone – Al Capone was bootlegging mob boss from Chicago.
  • Chapo – El Chapo, famous Mexican cartel leader.
  • Clyde – The other have of the bank-robbing duo Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Colombo – Joseph Colombo was the boss of one fo the five families of New York.
  • Costello – Frank Costello worked with Lucky Luciano to build up the mob in New York.
  • Dillinger – John Dillinger was a gangster and bank robber during the Great Depression.
  • Escobar – Pablo Escobar was a Columbian drug lord.
  • Gambino – Carlo Gambino an Italian mobster who moved to New York City
  • Gotti – John Gotti, a mob boss from New York, was known as the “Dapper Don” or the “Teflon Don”.
  • Griselda – Griselda Blanco was a Colombian drug dealer.
  • Lucky – Lucky Luciano was head of the Genovese crime family.
  • Nicky – Nicky Barnes was an African-American gangster who adopted the Italian Mafia’s organization. He was portrayed by Denzel Washington in American Gangster.
  • Vito – Vito Genovese was a mobster who helped build up the American mob.
  • Whitey – James Bulger was a mob boss in Boston.
badass looking orange cat

Conclusion: Badass Cat Names

People choose badass, tough cat names for many reasons.

It could be because your cat has a strong personality and seems to stand up to anything.

Or maybe you like the idea of your cat having a tenacious name that channels a specific sound of strength.

And for cat owners with a sense of humor, a name like this could be perfect for a small, meek cat. Everyone loves a little irony!

Everyone has their reason for choosing a badass cat name. Whatever your reason, we hope you got inspired by the 141+ ideas above.

Got Any Ideas?

If you have ideas for badass 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. So let us know in the comments below.

orange and black cat

More Cat Name Ideas

Badass cat names aren’t for everyone. So if you’ve looked through the list and think 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. Try our online name generator and sort by your favorite styles and themes to get started.

The following options are pretty popular amongst new cat owners:

How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your cat?

After years of helping new cat owners find the perfect name, here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way:

  • Is it easy to say?
  • Does it fit your cat?
  • Say it out loud.
  • And finally, trust your gut.

How to Teach Your Cat Its Name


  1. Sheila Freund

    Selah as a unisex Biblical cat name

  2. Christina Robinson

    Female dog (ie: pit bull, Rottweiler, etc.) “Shekilla” (Sh-ah-kil-la… meaning “she-killer”).
    Male dog or badass n wild, crazy male cat “Beast”

  3. Autumn

    hallo i have an idea of a badass unisex cat name for ya. what about Egore (e-gor is how pronounce it)

  4. Katie

    I just named my little man Dexter. Dex for short. And yes I watched the show Dexter.

  5. Kim

    My orange boys name was Striker because he’d lay in wait and reach out and strike whichever grandkid was walking by. He didn’t get named for 6 months. I bottle fed him from 3 weeks old. He crossed 🌈 Bridge at 18 years old. 😞

  6. L. Allen

    Magnus, Arya, Angus, Murtagh, Whiskey, Pilsner, Odin, Enid, Stallone, Jamieson, Amos, Mack, LeRoy 😂

  7. Jackie

    Vito, like the Godfather!

  8. Jackie Pyzocha


  9. Jackie Pyzocha

    Tiny for a Puma

  10. Angela M Stovall

    Mikel for my very large Maine Coone!

  11. Marti Hagen

    My badass road cat is named Ziva. She’s 12 years old and has spent the last year and a half living on – and off – the road with Hubby and I. She hangs her head out the window driving down the road and navigates the terrain from the dashboard when we’re 4 wheeling. She believes my truck is actually hers and I am merely her chauffeur, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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