133+ Cool Cat Names & Easy Tips to Find More

So you just got a cat and want to give it a cool cat name. First off, congrats on your new bundle of fur and joy. What an exciting time in your life!

When it comes to names, “cool” is really a subjective term. What might be cool to you can differ from what others like. So, how do you start generating cool cat names ideas? Here are some tips:

cool cat with sunglasses

Finding Cool Cat Names from Your Hobbies

Think about things you like.. is it videogames, woodworking, hunting, music, fitness, cooking, or something else? There’s probably a number of good names related to any of these activities. Try and just list out as many related words as you can come up with and see if any sound good as a name. For example:

  • Atari
  • Bowser
  • Genesis
  • Zelda
  • Java
  • Saffron
  • Kobe
  • Porter
  • Symphony
  • Merlot

What is your favorite type of music?

cool cat names - cat with sunglassesSome musicians just exude pure cool and make great names. Think:

  • Marley
  • Hendrix
  • Kendrick
  • Dre
  • Jazz

We recommend picking an established artist; you don’t want to go with a name of a 1-hit wonder as it’ll have to last a long time.

What about your favorite sports team?

Again you’ll want to consider only the greatest players like:

  • Montana
  • Gretzky
  • Jordan
  • Payton
  • Wrigley
  • DiMaggio
  • Venus

cool siamese catGo with geography.

Do you have a favorite place to travel? A friend in college studied in Sydney, Australia, and had an amazing time, so when she got a cat she naturally chose the name Sydney. Other cool names could include:

  • Cali
  • Dixie
  • Humboldt
  • Memphis
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Rio
  • Tex

Pay attention when watching TV and movies and reading books

You’re favorite media is full of awesome name potential. Make a list of your favorite shows, movies & books and look up the characters (or even actors) using a site like IMDB. This could include characters like:

  • Nala
  • Doc Holiday
  • Bond
  • Maximus
  • Indy

Nerdy is also cool, if you’re into fantasy, comics, video games, or sci-fi these can also be awesome sources of names like:

  • Akira
  • Neo
  • Arya
  • Boba
  • Rogue
  • Khan
  • Loki
  • Gambit
  • Thor

What cool attributes does your cat have?

Sometimes a unique feature about your cat can turn into an idea for a cool name. Think about your cat’s color, pattern, eyes, or attitude for some name ideas like:

  • Pearl
  • Espresso
  • Pepper
  • Tiger
  • Raven
  • Ash
  • Checkers
  • Blaze
  • Rebel
  • Rusty
  • Tux

See which cool cat names are popular

Check out lists of most popular cat names to get an idea of what names other people love and see if anything stands out.

Here are some cool cat names we picked out from our lists to get you started:

Cool Male Cat NamesCool Female Cat Names
  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Atlas
  • Axel
  • Bandit
  • Blaze
  • Bolt
  • Boots
  • Bowie
  • Caesar
  • Captain
  • Chance
  • Cisco
  • Cobra
  • Comet
  • Cypher
  • Domino
  • Dre
  • Escobar
  • Gambit
  • Garcia
  • Hendrix
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Jazz
  • Justice
  • Kal
  • Kendrick
  • King
  • Leo
  • Lex
  • Loki
  • Mac
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Mercury
  • Midnight
  • Montana
  • Neo
  • Odin
  • Othello
  • Pistol
  • Ranger
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Rex
  • Riggs
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Sgt Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Storm
  • Tex
  • Thunder
  • Tiger
  • Timber
  • Tux
  • Tyson
  • Wizard
  • Wrigley
  • Zeus
  • Akira
  • Angel
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Blondie
  • Boots
  • Cali
  • Camilla
  • Cersei
  • Checkers
  • Cleo
  • Dancer
  • Dixie
  • Dotty
  • Dove
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Espresso
  • Foxy
  • Frida
  • Harley
  • Hera
  • Honey
  • India
  • Jaguar
  • Jazzy
  • Jinx
  • Joplin
  • Jude
  • Koda
  • Leia
  • Lynx
  • Memphis
  • Merlot
  • Midnight
  • Milan
  • Mink
  • Minx
  • Misty
  • Mystery
  • Mystique
  • Natalia
  • Nessie
  • Ninja
  • Nyx
  • Oracle
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Piper
  • Portia
  • Quicksilver
  • Raven
  • Rigby
  • Ripley
  • River
  • Rogue
  • Sable
  • Sandy
  • Scarlett
  • Shadow
  • Shiva
  • Sky
  • Smokey
  • Spice
  • Starbuck
  • Storm
  • Sunset
  • Tiger
  • Wrigley
  • Venus
  • Vixen
  • Zelda

Looking for more cool cat names?
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Good luck finding cool cat names!

 

 

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