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The Best Bengal Cat Names – 345+ Great Ideas

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Discover the best names for your Bengal! Our guide has 345+ Bengal cat names you’re sure to love.

Bengal cat names

Bengal Cat Names Inspired by Appearance

The Bengal Cat has quite a unique appearance that you can use for inspiration when finding a name. 

  • Spot – The Bengal cat is full of interesting markings, like spots. And this is a super cute, classic name.
  • Sunset – The beautiful colorings of the cat look almost like a sunset.
  • Shadow – With all the dark markings, you could also call your Bengal cat Shadow.
  • Smokey – Or Smokey.
  • Honey – The name Honey recognizes their warm-colored fur and is also a sweet term of endearment.
  • Amber – Amber is between gold and orange in color, similar to the Bengal cat.
  • Harlequin – Sometimes the Bengal’s fur looks like a harlequin pattern.
  • Marble – All the different colorings can also look like marble.
  • Speckles – This is another way to characterize the cat’s appearance, and it makes a unique, cute name.
  • Tawny – Tawny is defined as an orange-brown or yellowish-brown color. That sounds like a Bengal cat to us!
  • Butterscotch – Some Bengal cats are more like a warm gold in color, almost like butterscotch.
  • Cayenne – Or they can look more reddish, like cayenne pepper.
  • Paprika – Or Paprika, a reddish-colored spice.
  • Copper – The name Copper is adorable and perfectly sums up the color of this breed.
  • Ginger – Ginger is also a cute name that recognizes the cat’s appearance.
  • Peaches – How adorable is this name? And it also captures the orangish hue of the Bengal.
  • Saffron – This name is beautiful and exotic.
  • Patches – A cute name and a perfect way to sum up their unique, patterned fur.
  • Pepper – We focus a lot on the orange, warm coloring of the cat, but you could also hone in on the dark markings, which are a lot like the spice pepper.
  • Sable – Along the lines of recognizing the dark coloring, you could also call your cat Sable, which has a tough, exotic ring to it.
  • Onyx – The same goes for Onyx!
Domestic cat looking like a wild cat in the jungle-

Wild Bengal Cat Names 

The Bengal was bred to look like a wild jungle cat, which provides so much inspiration for a name.

  • Leopard – The Bengal looks very much like a baby leopard.
  • Leo – A short form of leopard that’s trendy and modern.
  • Cheetah – Another big cat, Cheetah is also a wild name for a Bengal.
  • Wild Cat – If you want to go literal, Wild Cat is a fun option.
  • Lynx – This medium wild cat looks strikingly like the Bengal.
  • Tiger (Tigress) – Of course, you can’t talk about the Bengal without bringing up the Tiger!
  • Tiger Lily – A beautiful option for Bengal cat names.
  • Lion (Lioness) – The Bengal doesn’t look as much like a lion as it does the other big cats, but it still has somewhat of a resemblance.
  • Jungle Cat – Pay homage to the Bengal’s roots with this fun name.
  • Ocelot – The Bengal looks an awful lot like the ocelot, a dwarf leopard found in South America.
  • Margay – This breed also resembles the margay of Central and South America. This small wild cat only weighs 6-9 pounds and is, unfortunately, becoming an endangered species.
  • Hunter – These big cats all have one thing in common: They like to hunt for prey. When it comes to Bengal cat names, Hunter is a modern and fun choice.
Two adorable cats looking up with a sweet look

Other Bengal Cat Names

From Disney characters to luxury brands to Eastern-inspired monikers, here are a bunch of other cool ideas that’ll fit this incredible cat.

  • Simba – This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Simba, the beloved star of The Lion King.
  • Nala – Likewise, we have to include Nala. This is such a great name for a female Bengal cat.
  • Mufasa – Also, don’t forget about Mufasa, the father of Simba. If Simba is too mainstream for your liking but you love The Lion King, you could go with this name instead.
  • Scar – If you’ve got a devious kitten, the name Scar could be a fun choice. As you’ll remember, he was Simba’s evil uncle.
  • Rajah – In Aladdin, Princess Jasmine could always count on her loyal tiger named Rajah.
  • Shere Khan – In The Jungle Book, Shere Khan is a smart, sophisticated yet very stern Bengal tiger who strongly dislikes humans.
  • Bagheera – The name of the black panther in The Jungle Book.
  • Aslan – Aslan the lion is the main character of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • Chester – If you want to have a little fun, you could name your cat after Chester the Cheetah, the mascot for Cheetos snacks.
  • Daniel Tiger – Daniel Tiger is the star of his own Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood spin-off.
  • Tony the Tiger – Tony the Tiger, the name of the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot, could be a grrrrrrrrrrreat name for your Bengal cat.
  • Garfield – We can’t talk about names for a cat with orange coloring without mentioning Garfield, the lazy cartoon cat.
  • Bengie – A fun play on the Bengal name.
  • Coco Chanel – The Bengal cat is considered a rare, high-end breed, so you could recognize this heritage with a luxury name like Coco or Chanel.
  • Prada – Likewise, Prada is another high-end brand.
  • Ming – The Bengal was developed in South and East Asia, where Ming is a classic name.
  • Geisha – Another way to recognize the breed’s Asian heritage.
  • Nirvana – In several Asian religions, Nirvana is the highest level you can achieve.
  • Tao – A complex Chinese word that makes a beautiful option for Bengal cat names.
  • Saber – This sounds like a cool name for a jungle cat (or a breed that looks like one).
  • Shiva – One of the three major deities of Hinduism.
  • Alani – Hawaiian for Orange Blossom tree, Alani is a gorgeous name and represents something with similar coloring to the Bengal cat.
  • Blaze – A fun name for a breed with such striking coloring.
  • Dorito – If you want a silly cat name, Dorito could be a hit for a bright orange cat.
  • India – The Bengal cat is bred to look like a large wild cat, similar to the ones in India, so you could go with the name of the country.
Bengal cat stretched out on a table

Top Male Bengal Cat Names

Another option is to go with one of the top cat names of the year. These are the most popular picks for male cat names, as determined by our readers.

  • Apollo
  • Binx
  • Bear
  • Simba
  • Milo
  • Axel
  • Loki
  • Cosmo
  • Bandit
  • Atlas
  • Biscuit
  • Blaze
  • Finn
  • Arlo
  • Admiral
  • Archie
  • Yoshi
  • Felix
  • Orion
  • Nyx
  • Jasper
  • Atticus
  • Figaro
  • Alfie
  • Archer
  • Echo
  • Hades
  • Oreo
  • Blitz
  • Beast
  • Angus
  • Tiger
  • Adonis
  • Bruno
  • Charlie
  • Chewie
  • Diesel
  • Rocky
  • Caesar (Ceasar)
  • Neo
  • Ziggy
  • Asher
  • Leo
  • Bane
  • Meeko
  • Merlin
  • A.J.
  • Gizmo
  • Bailey
  • Bacon

Top Female Bengal Cat Names

The following female cat names rose to the top this year. If you’re looking for female Bengal cat names, this is the place.

  • Nala
  • Daisy
  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Abby
  • Coco
  • Addison
  • Agatha
  • Aurora
  • Belle
  • Willow
  • Freya
  • Ava
  • Kiwi
  • Violet
  • Rose/Rosie
  • A.J.
  • Cleo
  • Angel
  • Cherry
  • Amethyst
  • Cora
  • Moon
  • Buttercup
  • Biscuit
  • Opal
  • Ivy
  • Mocha
  • Sage
  • Alice
  • Olive
  • Nyx
  • Pixie
  • Bambi
  • Cookie
  • Bean
  • Jinx
  • Roxy
  • Amelie
  • Buffy
  • Harper
  • Hera
  • Anastasia
  • Oreo
  • Dixie
  • Kiki
  • Honey
  • Hazel
  • Fifi
  • Millie
Cat with gorgeous green eyes

Tough Male Cat Names

The Bengal cat was created by crossbreeding domestic cats with the Asian leopard cat (1). This created a strong, exotic-looking cat, which lends itself well to tough names.

  • Thor
  • Hunter
  • Bender
  • Bruiser
  • Midnight
  • Storm
  • Harley
  • Koda
  • Goliath
  • Maverick
  • Brick
  • Nitro
  • Ryder
  • Bronx
  • Mack
  • Chaz
  • Duke
  • Hendrix
  • Captain
  • Max
  • Trapper
  • Hercules
  • Porter
  • Sergeant
  • Ammo
  • Judge
  • Blaze
  • Turbo
  • Bash
  • Ares
  • Apache
  • Brutus
  • Buck
  • Smokey
  • Ajax
  • Diego
  • Tarzan

Tough Female Cat Names

If you’re bringing home a female feline and like the idea of a strong, tough-sounding moniker, one of these ideas could be a good fit.

  • Aphrodite
  • Pandora
  • Dixie
  • Persia
  • Arya
  • Akita
  • Rogue
  • Venus
  • Huntress
  • Jersey
  • Cleopatra
  • Sable
  • Alaska
  • Joplin
  • Diva
  • Avril
  • Katniss
  • Nova
  • Khaleesi
  • Himalaya
  • Artemis
  • Taboo
  • Electra
  • Sassy
  • Pepper
  • Athena
  • Destiny
  • Moxie
  • Jinx

Discover more tough cat names.

Beautiful Bengal feline on a bright orange background

Cute Male Names

It’s hard to resist a Bengal’s adorable face. Such a good cat deserves a cute name, and we’ve got the cutest male cat names around.

  • Theo
  • Sparky
  • Oliver
  • Tigger
  • Barney
  • Otis
  • Frankie
  • Kermit
  • Homer
  • Bingo
  • Teddy
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Ernie
  • Buster
  • Socks
  • Scout
  • Buddy
  • Romeo
  • Doc
  • Jake
  • Augie
  • Quincy
  • Max
  • Jax
  • Casper
  • Henry
  • Kirby
  • Shadow
  • Ghost
  • Dexter
  • Nemo
  • Oscar
  • Willie
  • Percy
  • Ollie
  • Louie
  • Mario
  • Jones
  • Opie
  • Murphy
  • Lucky
  • Guy
  • Toby
  • Beau
  • Coco
  • Patches
  • Marley
  • Huey
  • Fonzie
  • Elmo
  • Harry
  • Sylvester

Cute Female Names

Cute, simple, and sweet, these female Bengal names provide plenty of inspiration for your precious new pet.

  • Pumpkin
  • Dixie
  • Minnie
  • Sophie
  • Lucy
  • Shelby
  • Dottie
  • Lucky
  • Brooklyn
  • Honey
  • Violet
  • Izzy
  • Angel
  • Amelia
  • Blossom
  • Winnie
  • River
  • Cleo
  • Ava
  • Lacy
  • Winnie
  • Delilah
  • Josie
  • Dolly
  • Mittens
  • Ginger
  • Lulu
  • Tabitha
  • Trixie
  • Allie
  • Mika
  • Haley
  • Millie
  • Ariel
  • Scout
  • Macy
  • Maggie
  • Sydney
  • Layla
  • Piper
  • Cricket
  • Birdie
  • Mabel
  • Freckles
  • Pebbles
  • Lila
  • Maisie
  • Gidget
  • Tilly
  • Clover
  • Shiloh
  • Zoey
  • Boots
  • Gigi
  • Molly
  • Paisley
  • Zara
  • Sandy
  • Peanut
  • Bailey
  • Riley
  • Maddie
  • Hazel
  • Sally
  • Trudy
  • Skye
  • Penny
  • Abby
  • Chloe
  • Lily
  • Dakota
  • Stella
  • Zelda

Discover more girl cat names.

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More Cat Names

We hope you found inspiration in these 345+ Bengal cat names. If you need additional inspiration, the following naming guides may also help:

Or you could also look into names based on a cat’s coloring:

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  1. Donna Volpe

    We have 2 blue spotted Bengals. Nila which means Blue, and Cita which means leopard in Bengali.

  2. Mari M.

    I named my Bengal cat Shakira when I thought it was a girl, but when I found out that it was a boy, I named him Chiki.

  3. KiKAH

    Do You have any names for Cheetahs?

  4. Lil

    I have a bangal cross named Bella she is the sweetest cat anyone could possibly have!

  5. Iil

    Hahaha that happened to me as well except we thought it was a boy!

  6. Olivia

    I was thinking, and I’ve though of Amala or Shia as a good name for any type or cat. I personally have one cat named Gato, which in Spanish means litterily Cat. Along with my other cats name is a classic name, Sophie.

  7. Debra

    I have 2 Bengals Crash (Brown Rosetted / Spotted) & Nitro (Silver Rosetted / Spotted) the breeder had already named Crash as they were going to breed from him but they had his Mother breeding too didnt want to cross bloodlines, we returned a year later for my silver boy had to pick a neme for his Brother from another Mother my lad was and is still is into console games, so we have Crash & Nitro from Crash Nitro Cart (Crash Bandicoot) xD

  8. Robin

    My Bengal is named Kovu, from The Lion King 2. He is strikingly green eyes like the Lion in het movies. He is also very playful and good natured. And very very fond of attention.

  9. Shea

    hi could anyone please enlighten me on Bengals i love them very much but have no experience

  10. Komal mishra

    Hello I also have a Bengal his name is danial

  11. ava

    hello, the names are amazing. but do you have any good cheetah names?

  12. Samantha

    What about splotche

  13. Supercat

    Yeah I like Splotche. I’m trying to name my grey Bengal cat. His original name was Cowboy. Any ideas??

  14. Amanda Moss

    Our Bengal is a snow spotted bit his name has nothing to do with his colour. We called him LOKI, the Norse God of mischief!! Incredibly apt !!

  15. claire

    Cleo is a bengal cat name

  16. Sheena

    I called my bengal cat .. cat lol she was such a beautiful girl bright green eyes spots and stripes she was very loving good job she had 2 tabby cat sisters and a german shepherd brother who she adored if he wrnt for a walk she came too she was always curled up with him .. i lost 1 tabby kitty and my big fat beastie boy in 2018 and i lost my bengal in 2019

  17. G.E,

    Hi! I’m writing a book and I need some natural and exotic cheetah names, any ideas?

  18. Dawn Astra

    What about Kiara

  19. Val

    My lynx Bengal boy is Chui (leopard in Swahili). My brown Bengal girl is Paka (girl in Swahili)

  20. Nikki

    My bengal is named CLEOcatra

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