Christmas Cat Names

Last updated: by Kyle Larson

Looking for Christmas cat names? We’ve got 125+ great name ideas for the holiday season!

Maybe you got a new kitty as a Christmas present and want a name that is joyful, merry and bright. Or perhaps you just love the Christmas holiday and are looking for a unique name.

Christmas cat names - cat in Christmas tree

Either way, you’ll find that these names are fun, unique and keep you in the holiday spirit all year round!

We’ve pulled together a few lists, from our favorite Christmas movies and stories, to winter weather and our favorite foods, and much more. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Christmas Cat Names from Christmas Characters

There’s nothing quite like the stories that come along with Christmas. From tales of Santa, to books like A Christmas Carol, to wonderful movies like Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, there are tons of unique name ideas.

Take a look through these Christmas cat name ideas inspired by our favorite characters and see if any fit your new furbaby.

  • Blitzen
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Charlie Brown
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Clark Griswold
  • Claus
  • Comet
  • Cousin Eddie
  • Cupid
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • Donner
  • Drummer 
  • Ebenezer 
  • Elf
  • Fezziwig
  • Frosty
  • Grinch
  • Jack Skellington
  • Jacob Marley
  • Krampus
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Midnight
  • Olaf
  • Prancer
  • Ralphie 
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy (short for Rudolph)
  • Santa
  • Saint Nick
  • Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim
  • Vixen
cat with present

Seasonal Christmas Cat Names

Another great source of name ideas take inspiration from seasonal items like Christmas decorations, holiday greetings, songs and more!

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and these names will keep the holiday joy going for all 365 days on the calendar.

  • Bell
  • Bows
  • Carol
  • Cheer
  • Coal
  • Eve
  • Feliz
  • Garland
  • Glitter
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jingle Bell
  • Jolly
  • Merry
  • Mistletoe
  • Noel
  • Partridge
  • Poinsettia 
  • Ribbon
  • Silver Bell
  • Stocking
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle
  • Yule
  • Wreath

Winter Christmas Cat Names

When you think about Christmas, snow often comes to mind. Even for those with warm weather year round, the winter weather represents Christmas time. (Even if it’s only fake snow, a trip to the mountains or scenes in movies.)

Winter weather definitely has a strong tie to the Christmas season, and this can provide excellent inspiration for cat names.

  • Aspen
  • Blizzard
  • Boots
  • Chilly
  • Crystal
  • Flurry
  • Frostine
  • Frosty
  • Ice
  • Icicle
  • Icy
  • Igloo
  • Jack Frost
  • Mittens
  • Mr Freeze
  • North
  • Polar
  • Snowball
  • Snowdrop
  • Snowflake
  • Snow Man
  • Snowy
  • Tundra
  • Winter
cat with Christmas lights

Spiritually Inspired Cat Names

For those looking to celebrate the spiritual side of the Christmas story, we’ve got you covered.

The holiday’s religious origins are a good place to look for unique Christmas cat names that pay tribute to the special season while honoring the root reason why we gather.

Here are a few ideas that tie into the holiday’s spiritual heritage.

  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Bethlehem
  • Charity
  • David
  • Faith
  • Glory
  • Gloria
  • Hope
  • Joseph
  • Joy
  • King
  • Mary
  • Miracle
  • Myrrh
  • Noel
  • Star
cat next to Christmas tree

Seasonal Food & Drink Cat Names

There’s nothing quite like the food, drinks and dessert that grace our tables during Christmas. For many people, that’s the best part of the holidays!

We’d like to think that calories don’t count this time of year. Don’t worry about the 470 calories in a mint mocha frappuccino or the 315 calories in a piece of pumpkin pie during this festive celebration. The holiday season only comes once a year!

Calories aside, the holidays are known to be a time to indulge in delicious foods while enjoying the company of family and friends. This serves us well as we look at Christmas cat names.

  • Brandy
  • Candy Cane
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cranberry
  • Custard
  • Fruitcake
  • Ginger
  • Hammy
  • Marshmallow
  • Mince (as in mince pie)
  • Mint
  • Nog
  • Nutmeg
  • Nutcracker
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rum / Rummy
  • Spice
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Plum
  • Vanilla

Conclusion: Christmas Cat Names

Christmas cat names are great for those who have a special place in their heart for the holidays.

This includes people who start listening to Christmas music in August, have all their shopping done by November and watch every single Hallmark holiday movie ever made.

Or, if you got your cat during the holiday season, Christmas cat names are a great way to remember this special occasion.

Christmas and cats both bring so much joy and happiness into our lives, so why not combine the two with Christmas cat names?

Christmas cat names

Suggestions for Christmas Cat Names?

Let us know in the comments below if you have any other great holiday cat name ideas that we missed.

We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our site fresh and full of the absolute best cat names.

Christmas Cat Gift Ideas

While we’re on the topic of holidays, let’s talk about presents. If you’re shopping for a cat or a special cat lover in your life, we’ve got lots of inspiration in our Cat Christmas gift guide.

The 20+ featured gifts range from practical to fun to funny and more. We also includes items in every price range.

Take a look if you want to make any cat’s (or cat lover’s) Christmas a bit brighter!

More Cat Name Ideas

If you’ve reviewed the Christmas cat names above and want to keep searching, don’t worry – we have many more names to choose from.

Our site includes thousands of the best cat names on the planet, so we guarantee you’ll find a name you love!

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1 Comment

  1. Christine noel oblinsky

    I can’t choose in between cinnamon or mittens