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Music Cat Names

Published: Last updated: by Kyle Larson

These music cat names are perfect for the song lover. Nothing impacts us and our culture quite like music, and these names will infuse that power into your cat’s name. We’ve gathered the best names from all of the music genres.

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Rock Cat Names

There’s nothing cooler than naming your cat after rockers or well-known bands. These names come from all types of rock music and are perfect for male or female cats.

  • Anastasio – Trey Anastasio of Phish
  • Angus – Angus Young of AC/DC
  • Axel – Axel Rose of Guns and Roses
  • Barrett – Syd Barrett, an original member of Pink Floyd
  • Bowie – David Bowie
  • Clapton – Eric Clapton, a famous guitar player
  • Cooper – Alice Cooper
  • Elvis – Elvis Presley
  • Floyd – Pink Floyd
  • Freddie – Freddie Mercury of Queen
  • Garcia – Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
  • Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix
  • Jagger – Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
  • Jerry – Jerry Garcia
  • Jethro – Jethro Tull
  • Jimi – Jimi Hendrix
  • Joplin – Janis Joplin
  • Jude – Hey Jude, the Beatles song
  • King – the nickname for Elvis
  • Layla – a song by Eric Clapton
  • Lennon – John Lennon
  • Motley – Motley Crew
  • Nicks – Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac
  • Nirvana
  • Ozzy – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Queen
  • Rigby – Elenor Rigby, a Beatles song
  • Ringo – Ringo Starr of the Beatles
  • Sgt Pepper – a Beatles song

Metal Cat Names

These are the perfect names for your kitten if you’re a metal head.

  • Ace – Ace Frehley of Kiss
  • Chino – Chino Moreno of Deftones
  • Eddie – Eddie Van Halen
  • Geezer – Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath
  • Ghost
  • Hetfield – James Hetfield of Metallica
  • Lars – Lars Ulrich of Metallica
  • Lemmy – of Motorhead
  • Lizzy – Thin Lizzy
  • Lynch – George Lynch of Dokken
  • Maiden – Iron Maiden
  • Maynard – lead singer of Tool
  • Rockett – Rikki Rockett of Poison
  • Serj – Serj Tankian of System of a Down
  • Vinnie – Vinnie Paul of Pantera
  • Zombie – Rob Zombie

EDM Names

These options are taken from the DJs and groups of electronic dance music. If you love dancing to the beat, these names are a perfect choice.

  • Aoki – Steve Aoki
  • Armin – Armin van Buuren
  • DJ
  • Grime – RL Grime
  • Kygo
  • Major – Major Lazer
  • Marshmello
  • Nero
  • Porter – Porter Robinson
  • Slim – Fatboy Slim
  • Tiesto
  • Vegas – Dimitri Vegas
  • Zedd
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Country Music

Here are some music cat names taken from classic and contemporary country music.

  • Cash – Johnny Cash
  • Charlie – Charlie Daniels
  • Chesney – Kenny Chesney
  • Denver – John Denver
  • Dierks – Dierks Bentley
  • Dolly – Dolly Parton
  • Garth – Garth Brooks
  • Hank – Hank Williams
  • Merle – Merle Haggard
  • Rascal – Rascal Flatts
  • Rhett – Thomas Rhett
  • Vince – Vince Gill
  • Willie – Willie Nelson

Classical Music Names

Here are some names of classical musicians and famous pianists.

  • Bach – Johan Sebastian Bach
  • Beethoven – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Brahms – Johannes Brahms
  • Chopin – Frederic Chopin
  • Figaro – opera composed by Mozart
  • Igor – Igor Stavinsky
  • Ludwig – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Mozart
  • Wolfgang – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Punk Cat Names

These names feature some of the bands and musicians of punk rock.

  • Clash – The Clash
  • Danzig – Glenn Danzig of The Misfits
  • Fugazi
  • Iggy – Iggy Pop
  • Ivy – Operation Ivy
  • Jello – Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys
  • Kennedy – The Dead Kennedys
  • Molly – Flogging Molly
  • Ramone – Joey Ramone of The Ramones
  • Reagan – Reagan Youth
  • Stooge – The Stooges
  • Sunny – Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Vandal – The Vandals

Hip-Hop

Here are some ideas from the world of hip-hop. Check out our complete rapper cat name list for even more of these ideas.

  • Apollo – Apollo Brown producer
  • Biggie – Notorious BIG
  • Cardi – Cardi B
  • Dre – Dr. Dre
  • Gambino – Childish Gambino
  • Harlow – Jack Harlow
  • Kendrick – Kendrick Lamar
  • Malone – Post Malone
  • Missy – Missy Elliot
  • Reba – Reba McEntire
  • Snoop – Snoop Dogg
  • Wayne – Lil’ Wayne

Funny Music Cat Names

These ideas come from puns on musicians’ names. They’re sure to get a giggle. Also, check out our full article on punny cat names.

  • Bing Clawsby
  • Bob Meowerly
  • Catsy Cline
  • Notorious C.A.T
  • Cat Stevens
  • Fur-gie
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Cat Benatar
  • Jennipurr Lopez
  • Elvis Catsley
  • Paul McCatney
  • Katy Purry

Pop, Folk, Etc.

Here are some more ideas from other genres of music, including reggae, jazz, pop, blues, and more.

  • Aaliyah
  • Adele
  • Alanis – Alanis Morissette
  • Arlo – Arlo Guthrie, folk musician
  • Beyonce
  • Bieber – Justin Bieber
  • Celine – Celine Dion
  • Coltrane – John Coltrane
  • Dido
  • Elton – Elton John
  • Fergie
  • Gaga – Lady Gaga
  • Herbie – Herbie Hancock
  • Huey – Huey Lewis and the News
  • Ike – Ike Turner
  • Jackson – Michael Jackson
  • Jewel
  • Lady – Lady Gaga
  • Louis (Louie) – Louis Armstrong
  • Madonna
  • Marley – Bob Marley
  • Melody
  • Miley – Miley Cyrus
  • Monk – Thelonious Monk
  • Morrison – Van Morrison
  • Perry – Katy Perry
  • Prince
  • Quincy – Quincy Jones
  • Sinatra – Frank Sinatra
  • Smokey – Smokey Robinson
  • Sporty – Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
  • Swift – Taylor Swift
  • T-Bone – producer T-Bone Burnett
  • Wilson – Wilson Phillips
  • Ziggy – Ziggy Marley

More Musical Cat Names

These ideas come from instruments, locations, and musical terms.

  • Arietta – a short melody
  • Banjo – the instrument
  • Branson – famous place for music
  • Broadway – known for its musicals
  • Gibson – a guitar brand
  • Harmony
  • Jazzy
  • Lyric
  • Melody
  • Octave
  • Rhythm
  • Roland – a keyboard
  • Tempo

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