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Boy Cat Names – 500+ Ideas for Male Kittens

Published: Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Are you bringing home a boy cat? You’re sure to find inspiration in these 500+ boy cat names!

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The Best Boy Cat Names

These are the most popular boy names right now according to our readers. They represent the most popular picks among pet parents, and it’s not hard to tell why.

  • 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

Check out the full list of top cat names.

Cute Boy Cat Names

There’s no denying that cats are adorable animals. That’s why cute boy cat names are a great choice for your new feline friend.

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

Another option is to explore tough boy cat names. Below are fierce and ferocious names for your furball.

  • Admiral
  • Rogue
  • Tyson
  • Gunner
  • Tank
  • Ranger
  • Blaze
  • Captain
  • Duke
  • Maverick
  • Bruno
  • Rex
  • Axel
  • Spike
  • Bruiser
  • Bandit
  • Dagger
  • Bane
  • Butch
  • Ryder
  • Goliath
  • Bolt
  • Champ
  • Harley
  • Hulk
  • Trooper
  • Vader
  • Sarge
  • Buck
  • Crash
  • Chief
  • Rebel
  • Rocky
  • Hercules
  • Brutus
  • Hunter
  • Blitz
  • Thor
  • Trapper
  • Buzz
  • Hawkeye
  • Diesel
  • Lucifer
  • Rambo
  • Pistol
  • Danger
  • Turbo
  • Tank
  • Zeus

Discover more tough cat names.

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Unique Boy Cat Names

If you want something a little out of the ordinary, these unique boy cat names might just be what you’re looking for.

  • Happy
  • Legend
  • Zephyr
  • Aztec
  • Boris
  • Bash
  • Saber
  • Gandhi
  • Presley
  • Tyrion
  • Bucky
  • Alfred
  • Orion
  • Miller
  • Holden
  • Buzz
  • Niles
  • Jagger
  • Bock
  • Royce
  • Yates
  • King
  • Arnold
  • Titan
  • Ivan
  • Cheech
  • Tucker
  • Porter
  • Atlas
  • Conan
  • Maynard
  • Yeti
  • Hogan
  • Budha
  • Kip
  • Lemmy
  • Napoleon
  • Amigo
  • Kai
  • Argo
  • Spartan
  • Whiskey
  • Digby
  • Gordy
  • Kona
  • Jett
  • Dixon
  • Pierre
  • Horace
  • Jameson
  • Xerxes
  • Trip
  • Knight
  • Griffin
  • Darwin
  • Boomer
  • Merlin
  • Guinness
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Funny Boy Cat Names

Love to laugh? Funny boy cat names are sure to entertain and put a smile on your face.

  • Bubba
  • Einstein
  • Freud
  • Baby
  • Nugget
  • Groucho
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Kramer
  • Ninja
  • Sheldon
  • Spud
  • Waldo
  • Frodo
  • Godzilla
  • Groucho
  • Luigi
  • Catpernicus
  • Hairy Potter
  • Bob Scratchit
  • Walter Croncat
  • Purr-nest Hemingway
  • David Meowie
  • Dalai Clawma
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Bob Meowerly
  • Charles Lickens
  • Meowses
  • Genghis Cat
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Catsanova
  • Colin Feral Cat
  • Paul McCatney
  • Paw Revere
  • Elvis Catsley
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • Mr. Meowgi
  • Cat Stevens
  • Lucifurr
  • Cat Damon
  • Jude Paw
  • Cat Cobain
  • Bing Clawsby
  • Oedipuss
  • Butch Catsidy
  • William Shakespaw
  • Santa Claws
  • Chairman Meow
  • Cat-man-do
  • Tom Pawyer
  • Jaspurr
  • Notorious C.A.T
  • Catrick Swayze
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Old Man Cat Names

Classic names are trending these days for both pets and babies. If you’re a fan of this trend, you’ll love these old man cat names.

  • Theodore
  • Walter
  • Watson
  • Bernard
  • Otis
  • Ralph
  • Oliver
  • Wilfred
  • Harvey
  • Quentin
  • Percy
  • Theodore
  • George
  • Otto
  • Louis
  • Felix
  • Graham
  • Edgar
  • Norman
  • Murray
  • Bernie
  • Eugene
  • Frank
  • Arthur
  • Rudolph
  • Winston
  • Hugh
  • Albert
  • Walter
  • Chester
  • Rory
  • Charles
  • Duncan
  • Lloyd
  • Howard
  • Wolfgang

Pop Culture Names

As you continue to search for boy cat names, you could also consider ideas from pop culture. Cats have appeared in cartoons, TV shows, books, movies, and more.

  • Garfield – The orange cat star of Garfield
  • HeathcliffHeathcliff
  • FelixFelix the Cat
  • TomTom and Jerry
  • Sylvester – Looney Tunes character
  • TiggerWinnie the Pooh
  • SimbaThe Lion King
  • MufasaThe Lion King
  • ScarThe Lion King
  • ScratchyThe Simpsons
  • StimpyThe Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Figaro Pinocchio
  • Puss in Boots Shrek
  • HobbesCalvin and Hobbes
  • LuciferCinderella
  • Oliver Oliver & Company
  • BagheeraThe Jungle Book
  • Shere KhanThe Jungle Book
  • Rajah – Aladdin
  • Thomas O’MalleyThe Aristocats
  • D.C. That Darn Cat!
  • Mr. Jinx Meet the Parents
  • Mr. BigglesworthAustin Powers
  • Milo The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Salem Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Daniel TigerMr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
  • Crookshanks Harry Potter series
  • FuzzclawHarry Potter series
  • AslanThe Chronicles of Narnia
  • ChurchPet Sematary

Nerdy Cat Names

In today’s world, being a nerd is cool. If you consider yourself a geek at heart, you’ll enjoy these ideas for nerdy boy cat names.

  • Cloud – servers
  • Alpha – first version software
  • Beta – pre-release software
  • Cyber – relating to computers
  • Data – individual facts, statistics, or information
  • Mac – Apple computer
  • Byte – bits processed by computer
  • Java – programming language
  • Crypto – cryptocurrency or cryptography
  • Ajax – web technology
  • Vector – type of graphics
  • Pixel – dot on a screen
  • Widget – application module
  • Codec – video formatting
  • Giga – computer data size Gigabyte/bit
  • Jobs – Steve Jobs, founder of Apple
  • Woz – Steve Wozniak, founder of Apple
  • Gates – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
  • DOS – early text-based operating system
  • Nano – nanoscale
  • RAM – computer memory
  • Cisco – famous networking company
  • Linux – computer operating system
  • Cookie – web tracking
  • Glitch – bug in the system
  • Zip – compression
  • Bit – computer data
  • Cupertino – Apple headquarters location
  • Clarus – Apple dogcow mascot

Discover more nerdy cat names.

Boy Kitten Names Inspired By Food

Believe it or not, food and drinks offer excellent inspiration for cat names. These ideas are cute and colorful, just like your cat!

  • Taco
  • Nacho
  • Cheddar
  • Cookie
  • Frito
  • Cola
  • Pepper
  • Basil
  • Peanut
  • Colby
  • Oreo
  • Meatball
  • Twix
  • Pickle
  • Brownie
  • Porkchop
  • Porter
  • Reuben
  • Sushi
  • Maple
  • Guinness
  • Barley
  • Hershey
  • Twinkie

Like these ideas for boy kitten names? Discover more food cat names.

Names Inspired By Geography

The names of cities, states, and countries can also be used when naming a pet. You could pick the name of a place where you live, somewhere you’ve traveled to, or even a far-off destination that creates a cool cat moniker.

U.S. Cities and States

  • Austin – capital city of Texas
  • Boston – capital city of Massachusetts
  • LA – for Los Angeles
  • Denver – capital city of Colorado
  • Nash – for Nashville, TN
  • Miami – Florida city
  • Philly – for Philadephia
  • Vegas – for Las Vegas
  • Phoenix – capital city of Arizona
  • Madison – capital city of Wisconsin
  • Columbus – capital city of Ohio
  • Houston – Texas city
  • Raleigh – capital city of North Carolina
  • Atlanta – capital city of Georgia
  • Dallas – Texas city
  • Jackson – as in Jacksonville, FL
  • Indy – as in Indianapolis
  • Memphis – Tennessee city
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Bama – short for Alabama
  • Jersey – for New Jersey
  • Alaska
  • Montana
  • Vermont
  • Kansas
  • Tennessee
  • Nevada
  • Penn – for Pennsylvania
  • Maine
  • Washington
  • York – for New York

International Cities

  • Tokyo – capital city of Japan
  • Manila – capital city of the Philippines
  • Seoul – capital city of South Korea
  • Shanghai – Chinese city
  • London – capital city of England
  • Rome – capital city of Italy
  • Paris – capital city of France
  • Paulo – as in San Paulo, Brazil
  • Jakarta – capital city of Indonesia
  • Delhi – as in New Delhi, India
  • Mumbai – city in India
  • Moscow – capital city of Russia
  • Cairo – capital city of Egypt
  • Lagos – city in Nigeria
  • Berlin – capital city of Germany
  • Toronto – city in Canada
  • Madrid – capital city of Spain
  • Milan – city in Italy
  • Monterrey – city in Mexico
  • Sydney – city in Australia
  • Dubai – city in the United Arab Emirates
  • Athens – capital city of Greece
  • Melbourne – city in Australia
  • Prague – capital city of the Czech Republic
  • Lisbon – capital city of Portugal
  • Dublin – capital city of Dublin
  • Seville – city in Spain
  • Oslo – capital city of Norway
  • Zürich – city in Switzerland
  • Venice – city in Italy

Countries

  • America
  • France
  • China
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Belize
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Monaco
  • Korea
  • Panama

More Male Kitten Cat Names

Our guide to 500+ male kitten cat names includes a wide range of options. You’ll likely find at least a name or two that you like.

Other great categories to explore include:

Cat Name Generator

For more inspiration, you can also check out our cat name generator. This handy tool offers ideas based on your favorite name styles.

You can select styles like classic, cute, funny, tough, and more. Or themes like movies, TV shows, music, mythology, and so forth.

Picking the Perfect Name

On average, cats live for 10-15 years, so you’ll be saying their name for a long time. (1) To find the perfect name, we recommend gathering lots of inspiration and then gradually narrowing down the list until you find the right one.

Say each name out loud. Also, ask yourself if it fits your cat’s personality and appearance. And finally, if others are in your household, get their feedback. Good luck in your search for boy kitten names!

References

1. PetMD (www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/jcoates/2011/aug/how_long_do_cats_live-11496)

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