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What do you do when you get a new cat and realize it’s a little larger than average? Look into big cat names, of course! Our list has tons of excellent options.

a big cat eating

Top Names for Big Cats

Let’s kick off our list of ideas with 35+ popular ideas. These names signal that your cat is bigger than the average feline. We love these names for a larger-than-average cat and think you’ll find a few that might be right for your new furbaby.

  • Alaska
  • Attila
  • Bear
  • Brawny
  • Bull
  • Burly
  • Colossus
  • Everest
  • Garfield
  • Giant
  • Goliath
  • Heathcliff – (the giant orange cartoon cat)
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Husky
  • Jumbo
  • Kong
  • Mammoth
  • Maximus
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Rebel
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Sable
  • Sarge
  • Shamu – (as in the huge whale at SeaWorld)
  • Shrek
  • Squat
  • Storm
  • Sumo
  • Tank
  • Texas
  • Thor
  • Whale – Whaley
  • Whopper
  • Zeus

Cat Names Inspired By Big Cats

The world is home to gigantic wild cats that range from 40 lbs up to a whopping 500. No matter how big your domestic cat is, they’ll never get close to that! They’re fun, instantly recognizable, and match your cat’s strong stature. Try them out and see if any fit your new cat.

  • Cheetah
  • Cougar
  • Jaguar
  • Lion
  • Lynx
  • Puma
  • Tiger
Tough female cat

Tough Male Big Cat Names

Tough cat names are a popular choice for big cats. After all, their size and stature can be intimidating, and a tough cat name encapsulates that. If you’re bringing home a boy cat, check out these options.

  • Avalanche
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Blaze
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Chief
  • Crash
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Fang
  • Ghost
  • Hunter
  • King
  • Macho
  • Mack
  • Maverick
  • Titan
  • Trooper
  • Vinnie

Like the idea of strong cat names but want more options? Then, explore more tough male cat names for additional options.

Tough Female Big Cat Names

Not to be left out, here are tough female cat names that make a strong, bold statement. They’re slightly softer than the tough male cat names listed above but still pack a sassy punch. If you’re getting an extra-large female cat that has a bit of attitude (or should we say catitude), these are perfect!

  • Amazon
  • Diva
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Harley
  • Hera
  • Huntress
  • Jinx
  • Justice
  • Katniss – (the heroine of Hunger Games)
  • Liberty
  • Medusa
  • Midnight
  • Mystique
  • Nyx
  • Raven
  • Rouge
  • Rousey – (as in Ronda Rousey)
  • Sheba
  • Tiger
  • Xena
  • Vixen

We have even more tough female cat names if you enjoy this list.

Fluffy big cat

Funny Male Options

Another idea is to explore funny names that play on your cat’s big size. Everyone needs a good laugh these days, and these names will make people chuckle. Think about it: How funny would it be to name your big cat Bubba?

  • Beefy
  • Beefcake
  • Big Boi
  • Big Mac
  • Bigfoot
  • Biggie
  • Bubba
  • Chub
  • Chuck Norris
  • Cujo
  • Danger
  • Godzilla
  • Hefty
  • Meatball
  • Monster
  • Paul Bunyon
  • Shaq
  • Smalley
  • Stallone
  • Vader
  • Yeti

Like the idea of funny names for your male cat? Check out more funny male cat names.

Funny Female Ideas

We also have plenty of funny female names perfect for your new feline. (or should we say ‘purr-fect’?) Take a look and enjoy a good laugh! These names will make people laugh out loud when they hear them.

  • Babe – (as in the Blue Ox)
  • Baby
  • Bertha
  • Cleopatra
  • Helga
  • Leia
  • Marge – Large Marge
  • Nugget
  • Olga
  • Peanut
  • Porky
  • Teeny
  • Ursula

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our additional funny female cat names if you want even more ideas.

Fat cat near grass

Ironic Names for Big Cats

Here’s another hilarious idea: Give your big cat a small cat name! This will certainly provide a few laughs with incredible irony.

Take, for example, an extra-large cat named Squirt. That’s pretty funny if you ask us! So, if you’re in the mood to give your large cat a funny, ironic name, these ideas are pretty great.

  • Tiny
  • Little
  • Peewee
  • Squirt
  • Baby
  • Peanut
  • Bitty
  • Shorty
  • Munchkin
  • Runt – or Runty
  • Mini – or Minnie
  • Elf
  • Teensy
  • Button
  • Smalley
  • Morsel
  • Puny
  • Bean
  • Jellybean 
  • Nugget
  • Shrimp – or Shrimpy
  • Half Pint
  • Pebbles

Other Languages

And last but not least, we have one final idea. You can translate large or big in another language and turn it into a cat name! It’s a unique, fun approach to finding a name that fits your full-sized feline. And it’s all but a guarantee that no other cats you know will have one of these names.

  • Groot (large in Dutch)
  • Grand (large in French)
  • Grande (large in Italian and Spanish)
  • Bozorg (large or great in Persian)
  • Ookii (big in Japanese)
  • Duży (large in Polish)
  • Suuri (large in Finnish)
  • Velika (large in Slovenian)
  • Malaki (large in Filipino)
  • Kubwa (big in Swahili)
Large cat about to pounce

Even More Options

If you’re not sold yet on any of the names on the list, try our online generator and find even more fabulous name options. It allows you to sort by your favorite styles and themes to find the perfect name quickly.

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1 Comment

  1. kittler

    your cat is fat and make it much more fat and name it fridge

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