Big Cat Names
by Jessi Larson
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!
Many people are parents to cats with bigger builds. This could mean a large frame, more muscles, extra long legs or a few extra pounds. Or all of the above.
Sometimes pet parents specifically pick out a large cat. Other times it’s a surprise. Like when a friend of ours adopted a house cat, only to find out it was a large Bengal cat.
So how do you find the right name for your large cat?
The following list of big cat names has everything from tried and true favorites to strong and stoic names to funny ideas that will make you laugh out loud.
Get ready for over 110+ ideas that will get your wheels turning!
Top Names for Big Cats
Let’s kick off our list of big cat names 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.
- Heathcliff – (the giant orange cartoon cat)
- Shamu – (as in the huge killer whale at SeaWorld)
- Whale – Whaley
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!
How awesome would it be to give your cat one of the following names?
They’re fun, instantly recognizable and play up your cat’s strong stature. Try them out and see if any are a fit for your new 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 20+ tough male big cat names.
Like the idea of strong cat names but want more options? Explore more tough male cat names for additional ideas.
Tough Female Big Cat Names
Not to be left out, here are tough female cat names that make a strong, bold statement.
They’re a bit 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!
- Katniss – (the heroine of Hunger Games)
- Rousey – (as in Ronda Rousey)
We have even more tough female cat names if you’re enjoying this list.
Funny Male Big Cat Names
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 are sure to make people chuckle.
Think about it: How funny would it be to name your big cat Bubba?
Pretty darn funny if you ask us!
- Big Boi
- Big Mac
- Chuck Norris
- Paul Bunyon
Like the idea of funny names for your male cat? Check out more funny male cat names.
Funny Female Big Cat Names
We also have plenty of funny female names perfect (or should we say purr-fect?) for your new feline.
Take a look and enjoy a good laugh!
These names are sure to make people laugh out loud when they hear them.
- Babe – (as in the Blue Ox)
- Marge – Large Marge
This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want even more ideas, check out our additional funny female cat names.
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 the wonderful 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.
- Runt – or Runty
- Mini – (or Minnie)
- Shrimp – or Shrimpy
- Half Pint
More Ideas for Big Cats
And last but not least, we have one final idea. You can take the translation of 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)
Cat Name Ideas Continued
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 quickly find the perfect name.
Since Find Cat Names launched in 2014, our site has provided thousands of fabulous names for new furbabies and helps over 6 million new cat owners every year. With these stats, we’re confident you’ll find the name for your cat on our site.
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Check them out and see what you think.
Tips To Find The Perfect Cat Name
- Pick a name that will fit your cat for the rest of their life. What fits a small cuddly kitten today might not work when the cat is all grown up.
- And don’t forget that the average lifespan of a domestic cat is just over 15 years. A name based on a current fad will seem extremely out of date in their later years.
- Wondering if you have the right cat name? Try it out! Say it out loud, in several different tones. You’ll know right away if it sounds right.
- If a name is hard to pronounce, others will likely have a hard time saying your cat’s name, at least at first.
- Many cat experts recommend a shorter name that comes to your lips easily. It can be important to get your cat’s attention very quickly!