The Ultimate List of Punny Cat Names – 150+ Hilarious Names

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

If you’re a witty guy or gal who just got a new cat, a regular name like Bella, Tigger or Max won’t do. You need something that shows your humor and uniqueness, like great punny cat names!

But what exactly does punny mean?

Punny cat names

As you might suspect, punny combines a pun and funny. It’s essentially a humorous way of using a word or phrase.

In this case, punny cat names are a witty and fun play on words. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, we’ve got plenty of ideas.

The great thing about a lot of these names is there’s an easy, short version as well, so you can introduce your cat by their awesome punny name and then call them by the shorter version on a daily basis.

For example, your cat “Jack Meower” can simply be called “Jack” in daily use.

After much research, we’ve put together the ultimate list of 150+ punny cat names. Get ready to giggle!

Female Punny Cat Names

Let’s get this list of punny cat names started by looking at ideas for female cats.

Ideas are drawn from famous actresses, historical figures, people in pop culture, traditional names and so much more.

We guarantee you’ll laugh out loud at least once when you read these!

  • Angelicat – As in the name Angelica
  • Catalie Portman – Actress
  • Cat Benetar – Singer
  • Cat Middleton – Duchess
  • Cat Winslet – Actress
  • Catnip EverdeenThe Hunger Games character
  • Catsy Cline – Singer
  • Catty Griffin – Comedian
  • Catti LaBelle – Singer
  • Christina Aguill-hair-a – Singer
  • Cindy Clawford – Model
  • Clawdia – A funny spin on the human name Claudia
  • Cleo Catra – Egyptian ruler
  • Debbie Hairy – Singer
  • Demi Meower – Actress
  • Diane Kitten – Actress
  • Drew Hairymore – Actress
  • Emily Lickinson – Author
  • Fleas Witherspon – Actress
  • Fleyonce Knowles – Singer
  • Fur-gie – Singer from the Black Eyed Peas
  • Furry Cruise – Child of actor Tom Cruise
  • Jane Pawsten – Author of Pride and Prejudice
  • Jennipurr Aniston – Actress
  • Jessicat – A funny spin on the human name Jessica
  • JK Meowling – Author of the Harry Potter series
  • Juliet Catulet – Character in Romeo & Juliet
  • Kitkat – Candy
  • Kitty Purry – Singer
  • Margaret Scratcher – British Prime Minister
  • Mariah Hairy – Singer
  • Meowdeline Albright – politician
  • Meowgaret – A play on the name Margaret
  • MeowKenzie – As in McKenzie
  • Mrs. Fleasley – Character from Family Affair
  • Opurrah Whisker – TV personality
  • Pawdrey / Pawdrey Hepburn – Actress
  • Puma Thurman – Actress
  • Rachel Scratch – Actress
  • Ravenclaw – from Harry Potter
  • RuPaw – Drag queen
  • Ruth Bader Ginspurr – U.S. Supreme Court member
  • Sinead O’Collar – Singer
  • Tabbytha – A play on the human name Tabitha
  • Teri Scratcher – Actress
  • Tina Spay – Actress / Comedian
  • Veronicat – Human name
  • Whispurr – Play on the word whisper
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Male Punny Cat Names

And if you have a male cat, don’t worry – we have plenty of punny cat names designed just for them.

Check out the ideas below and see if any are a fit for your new furbaby.

We think you’ll enjoy the fun play on the names of both fictional and real-life characters.

  1. Abraham Lynxin – U.S. President
  2. Alexander Hameowlton – U.S. historical figure
  3. Anderson Pooper – News anchor
  4. Apawllo – Greek god
  5. Barack Obameow – U.S. President
  6. Bing Clawsby – Singer of White Christmas
  7. Bob Meowerly – Reggae singer
  8. Bob Scratchit – Christmas Carol character
  9. Brad Kitt – Actor
  10. Bruce Stringsteen – New Jersey singer
  11. Butch Catsidy – Famed cowboy and bank robber
  12. Captain Purrcard – from Star Trek
  13. Catpernicus – Mathematician and astronomer
  14. Catrick Swayze – Actor
  15. Catsanova – Italian adventurer and author
  16. Catticus Finch – Character from To Kill a Mockingbird
  17. Catzilla – Godzilla!!
  18. Cat Damon – Actor
  19. Cat SajakWheel of Fortune host
  20. Cat Stevens – Singer
  21. Chairman Meow – Chinese revolutionary
  22. Charles Lickens – Author of A Christmas Carol
  23. Colin Furth – Actor
  24. Collin Furrel – Actor
  25. Conway Kitty – Singer
  26. Dalai Pawma – Spiritual leader
  27. David Meowie – Singer
  28. Don Drapurr – Character on Mad Men
  29. Draco Mewofoy – Character in the Harry Potter series
  30. Ebefleazer Scrooge – Character in A Christmas Carol
  31. Ferris Mewler – Character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  32. Fidel Catstro – Cuban leader
  33. Frank Lloyd Bite – Architect
  34. Franz Catka – Author of Metamorphosis
  35. Furcules – As in Hercules
  36. Furr-oah – The Egyptian leader
  37. Fuzz Aldrin – Astronaut
  38. Genghis Khat – Leader of Mongol Empire
  39. George Cloonflea – Actor
  40. Hairy Potter – Main character of the Harry Potter series
  41. Henry Hissinger – U.S. Secretary of State
  42. Holden Clawfield – Character in Catcher in the Rye
  43. Hunter S. Tomcat – Author of Fear & Loathing
  44. Isaac Mewton – scientist
  45. Jack Meower – TV character on 24
  46. Jerry Flea Lewis – Singer
  47. J.R.R. Tollkitten – Author of The Hobbit
  48. Jude Paw – Actor
  49. Kit Romney – U.S. Senator
  50. Kitty Cudi – Rapper
  51. Leonard Nemeow – Actor
  52. Leonardo DiCatrio – Actor
  53. LeVar Purrton – TV Personality / Actor
  54. Lionel Itchy – Singer – Hello
  55. Lucifurr – As in the Devil
  56. Luke Skywhisker – Character in Star Wars
  57. Meoward Stern – Radio host
  58. Meowchael – A play on the name Michael
  59. Meowrio Lopez – Actor
  60. Mewcauley Culkin – Actor
  61. Mr. Meowgi – Character in Karate Kid
  62. Neil Catrick Harris – Actor
  63. Notorious C.A.T. – Rapper
  64. Oedipuss – Greek mythology character
  65. Pablo Picatso – Artist
  66. Paw McCartney – Singer in The Beatles
  67. Paw Newman – Actor
  68. Paw Revere – U.S. revolutionary
  69. Paw Solo – Star Wars character
  70. Pounce de Leon – Explorer / conquistador
  71. Ricky Purrvais – Actor
  72. Ron Fleasly – Character in the Harry Potter series
  73. Ron Furgandy – Main character in Anchorman
  74. Ryan Fleacrest – TV Personality
  75. Santa Claws – The jolly Christmas character
  76. Sheddie Vedder – Musician
  77. The Great Catsby – Character / Book
  78. Tobey Catguire – Actor
  79. Tom Pawyer – Mark Twain book character
  80. Walt Whiskers – Poet
  81. Walter Cron-Cat – Newsman
  82. William Catner – Actor
  83. William Shakespurr – Playwright
  84. Winston Furchill – British Prime Minister
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Conclusion: Punny Cat Names

Did you find a punny cat name that’s a fit for your new feline? If so, let us know your favorite (or favorites) below.

You can also create your own punny cat names! It’s easier than you think.

Try it out by finding a name that rhymes with cat or a cat-related word like “Fur,” “Meow,” “Tail” or “Hiss.” For example, you could switch the name Matt for cat.

If you think of a unique idea that’s not on this list, please share it below in the comments.

Silly cat

Funny Cat Names

Love the idea of a humorous cat name but not sold on any of the ideas above?

In addition to punny cat names, we also have a bunch of other funny cat names. These include names like:

  • Bacon
  • Bertha
  • Bubba
  • Chuck Norris
  • Dude
  • Fabio
  • Flo
  • Katniss
  • Macgyver
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Ninja
  • Olga
  • Pickle
  • Porkchop
  • Snookie
  • Spud
  • Taco
  • Xena
  • Yoko

For more funny cat names, check out these male funny cat names and female funny cat names.

Laughing cat

More Cat Name Ideas

If you’re not digging any of the punny 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!

How to Teach Your Cat Its Name


  1. Lina

    SO funny
    LOVE it
    is it okay if I use some names for a story?

  2. Lina

    Tiger swift- taylor swift
    Hermiceonie Grangfur- Harry potter character.

  3. Whitney

    Elizabeth Catty Stanton

  4. Casey Mutzenberger

    Charles Bukmeowski……..David Meowthews….Kitty Wells……or the best ever Meowthew McMeownaughey

  5. Josh

    Draco Meowfoy
    Mathew Meowconaughey
    Steve Meowtin

  6. Kelli

    My boyfriend named one of his cats Freddie Meowcury

  7. Jacob Austin

    Kitney Spears

  8. Anna

    I’ve got a kitten called Freddie Purrcury!

  9. Paul Kirkwood

    Furballl Sharkey

  10. Kitty Williams

    My cats name is Catdi B- Cardi B

  11. Tiffany

    Our sweet cat is PURRSNICKITTY and it’s fitting. (persnickety: placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.)

  12. Mark O

    Cat Mandu

  13. cat power

    i have an idea for a movie cat names it’s from the studio Ghibli movie CAT RETURNS baron or haru (you say it like this ha-roo) or what about heromi (you say it like this her-ro-mi) or maybe muta (you say it like this moo-ta) or maybe this name i like it renoldo moon or cat king i’m sick today and i just got out of the shower and i wanted to come to the website when i’m supposed to be doing school but i don’t really care about school at the moment so here’s the names for you to pick out hope you like them

  14. cat power

    so i think i’ll name my cat either sage or sage gem

  15. cat power

    i think that i like sage gem more but it’ll all come to me when i see the cat right i honestly don’t know i just came to the website to 1. make friends because my other friend dumped me 2. i wanted cat names for my cat which i do not yet have and sadly wanting a cat does not make me feel ANY better (sighs) lifes hard

  16. Lynn

    Our girl cats name is Catalina. These are some awesome names.

  17. Mr. Catman

    Tyler purry
    Meowriah Carry
    Cat Williams
    Catstopher Columbus
    Paw bunyan

  18. Ian

    can I just say this made my next 15 children the happiest children ever. Until they reach school and they get bullied. But thank you nevertheless!

  19. Aeron Dayna Aimery

    Purrince of Tails, Duke and Duchess of Wisker (for a pair), Cheech Meowin ( Cheech Marin), Samuel Pickapaw, Seeatie (c a t), (Diogi, for a d o g) Scattlett Fever, Pavarotti, and Pawley Purrette!! I have a lot of fun, as well. Maybe these will make you laugh, as yours did me. I have a large Furmily, they are my furiends, pawls, and confurdonts! Much purrefrable to people (or human being horrid).

  20. sheena

    mines called lilypuss..a play on liliptutt