185 Nerdy Cat Names – Epic Tech, Video Game & Comic Names

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Being a nerd is cool these days. And if you’re a self-proclaimed geek who’s getting a new cat, nerdy cat names are an awesome choice.

Never has it been easier to talk about your love of classic video games, your interest in rebuilding computers or how the lame ending of Battlestar Galactica still bothers you. (Don’t get me started on that one.)

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People are more accepting of all sorts of interests, and with social media, you have an instant platform to bond with others about your nerdy passions.

So, if you’re a geek at heart, nerdy cat names are a great option for you. Not only do nerdy cat names fit your interests, they’re also a great way to bond with other geeks and have some fun.

Nerdy cat names can be a broad topic, so we’ve broken it down into several nerd-tastic categories.

Top Nerdy Cat Names

We’ve had millions of users saving their favorite names from our cat names search engine. Here are their favorite nerdy cat names:

Top Male Nerdy Cat Names

  1. Gizmo
  2. Chewie
  3. Cookie
  4. Finn
  5. Ash
  6. Neo
  7. Bones
  8. Ninja
  9. Apache
  10. Yoda

Top Female Nerdy Cat Names

  1. Cookie
  2. Princess
  3. Buffy
  4. Penny
  5. Gizmo
  6. Clara
  7. Gidget
  8. Mouse
  9. Java
  10. Sansa
nerdy cat with computer

Techie Cat Names

If you work with a certain technology or have a favorite tech gear, use this for inspiration. For example, many tech terms make fun cat names, like Byte, Mac, Java or Cookies.

Just be aware that technology can go out of date quickly. A classic, nostalgic name is great, but if you used a flash-in-the-pan product for inspiration – say “Zune,” Microsoft’s failed music player – the name will be quickly outdated.

Our ultimate word of advice: Try to find a name that is relevant for at least 10 years.

Here are cool techie cat names to consider.

  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Beta
  • Bit
  • Bug
  • Byte
  • Chip
  • Cisco
  • Clara
  • Clarus
  • Cloud
  • Codex
  • Cookie
  • Cupertino
  • Cyber
  • Data
  • Digit
  • Diode
  • DOS
  • Dot (Matrix)
  • Giga
  • Glitch
  • Java
  • Kernal
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Mouse
  • Nano
  • Newbie
  • Pascal
  • Pixel
  • RAM
  • Redmond
  • Ruby
  • Shell
  • Siri
  • Vector
  • Widget
  • Woz
  • Zip
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Video Game Cat Names

What nerd doesn’t like playing video games?

There are lots of great video game characters and systems with names that are great for your cat.

Think back to classics like Atari, Kirby, Mario, Zelda and Link, or go with something newer like Eve or Drake.

Even better, you can try to match your cat’s personality to the character if possible.

  • Atari – classic gaming system
  • Banjo – Banjo-Kazooie
  • Boo – Ghost from Mario
  • Boss – Baddies from any game
  • Bowser – Enemy of Mario
  • Cid – Cid Highwind from Final Fantasy
  • Cortana – Halo AI
  • Crash – Crash Bandicoot
  • Drake – Nathan Drake from Uncharted
  • Duke – Duke Nukem
  • Eve – Parasite Eve / EVE online
  • Ganon – Baddy from Zelda
  • Genesis – classic gaming system
  • Halo – Shooter game series
  • Jade – Mortal Kombat
  • Jax – Mortal Kombat
  • Kirby – Puffy hero
  • Kong – Donkey Kong
  • Koopa – Mario’s enemy
  • Kratos – God of War
  • Lara – Lara Croft
  • Link – Main character in the Zelda games
  • Luigi – Mario’s brother
  • Mac – Punch Out hero
  • Peach – Princess Peach of Mario
  • Pong – Classic game
  • Princess – Princess Peach of Mario
  • Ryu – Street Fighter
  • Samus – Metroid
  • Sega – Classic gaming system
  • Sonic – The Hedgehog
  • Switch – Nintendo system
  • Wario – Mario’s enemy
  • Yoshi – Mario’s companion
  • Zelda – Princess from Zelda series

See some more boy cat video game names and girl cat video game names here!

nerdy cat in books

Comic Book Cat Names

Another place ripe for nerdy inspiration are comic books.

Long considered a geeky pastime, comic books have become cool again with superhero mega blockbusters.

You can easily find something unique to your cat’s personality. Say your cat is large and crabby. Call him Hulk.

Or you could use the name in a funny, ironic sense. If you have a small, timid cat, how funny would it be to name him Thor?

Below are awesome comic book dog names.

  • Akira
  • Alfred
  • Clark
  • Deadpool
  • Flash
  • Galactus
  • Goku
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Hawkeye
  • Hodor
  • Hulk
  • Jade
  • Lex
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Mystique
  • Oracle
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Rocket
  • Rogue
  • Rorschach
  • Storm
  • Thor
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Nerdy TV & Movie Cat Names

Tons of great sci-fi or just plain geeky TV shows and movies are associated with nerd culture.

Guess what: These names are fantastic for showing your nerd pride!

Do you love Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter or something else that’s fabulously geeky?

Or maybe you’ve got a favorite show or novel that you can pull a character’s name from?

All of these ideas make perfect nerdy cat names!

  • Ackbar
  • Anakin
  • Archer
  • Astro
  • Bender
  • Boba
  • Cersei
  • Chekov
  • Chewie
  • Elf
  • Ewok
  • Flynn
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Ghost
  • Gizmo
  • Grey Wind
  • Katniss
  • Lady
  • Mulder
  • Neo
  • Nymeria
  • Obi
  • Pikachu
  • Potter
  • Prim
  • Riker
  • Ripley
  • Scully
  • Shaggydog
  • Spock
  • Starlet
  • Sulu
  • Summer
  • Tardis
  • Tiberius
  • Tyrion
  • Uhura
  • Wedge
  • Xena

If you’re a Star Wars fan also be sure to check out our full list of Star Wars Cat Names.

Or if you love Game of Thrones, look through our list of Game of Thrones Cat Names.

cat with medicine

Scientist Cat Names

Nerds are passionate about their careers, and finding a cat name related to your studies can be a fun choice.

Are you a scientist or mathematician? Or do you just love learning about these fields?

Or maybe you love space or engineering.

Consider some terms from these areas to find unique nerdy cat name options.

  • Archimedes
  • Aristotle
  • Atom
  • Axis
  • Beaker
  • Bernoulli
  • Copernicus
  • Da Vinci
  • Darwin
  • Edison
  • Einstein
  • Faraday
  • Fibonacci
  • Fractal
  • Galileo
  • Geiger
  • Hawking
  • Helix
  • Isotope
  • Laser
  • Neutrino
  • Neutron
  • Newton
  • Pascal
  • Photon
  • Pi
  • Quark
  • Sagan
  • Schrodinger
  • Tesla
  • Tycho
  • Woz
Cat in space

Space Names for Cats

Space cat names is another popular category that fits hand-in-hand with our list of scientist cat names above.

These names are great for anyone interested in outer space, plus they sound cool!

  • Apollo
  • Asteroid
  • Ariel
  • Astra
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Callisto
  • Ceres
  • Comet
  • Cosmo
  • Eclipse
  • Galaxy
  • Hubble
  • Jupiter
  • Leo
  • Mercury
  • Nebula
  • Neptune
  • Nova
  • Orion
  • Phoenix
  • Pluto
  • Quasar
  • Saturn
  • Sirius
  • Sky
  • Sputnik
  • Star
  • Stella
  • Titus
  • Triton
  • Venus
  • Virgo
  • Zeta

More Nerdy Cat Names

If you love the idea of nerdy cat names and want even more options, you’re in luck because we have tons of additional ideas.

And one final word: If you’re on the fence about nerdy cat names, we say let your nerd flag fly!

Being a geek is chic these days, and giving your cat a nerdy name is a perfect way to showcase your interests and hobbies.

Other Cat Name Ideas

If you’re not digging any of the nerdy cat 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. Voila!

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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How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your cat?

After years of helping new cat owners find the perfect name, here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times a day once the cat joins your family!
  • Does it fit your cat? Check to see if the name matches your cat’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine calling for your cat with this name? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new cat owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!

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  1. cat power

    thanks for having me on your website jessi by the way still have not heard from you on my other comment are you okay? are you sick? not feeling well i know how it is in the covid times when you want to go out with your friends and because of this stupid covid we have to stay in our homes by the way big fan see ya!

  2. Some big nerd

    Jean and Luc