Warrior Cat Names – 2 Simple Steps for an Awesome Name

warrior cat names

Looking to create your own unique Warrior cat name? Here’s a quick, easy tutorial to get started!

Warriors is a series of fantasy novels that follow the adventures of four Clans of wild cats. The cats in these books come from different Clans each with their own territories and skills. Warrior cat names follow specific patterns that you can use to come up with a name for your own cat.

Starting Your Warrior Cat Name

Warrior Cat names have two parts to a name that are joined together. First you’ll need a prefix to use for your cat. Prefixes are often:

  • Something about their appearance: White, Tiny, Tiger, Spotted, Dark, Raven, Yellow
  • Something related to nature: Willow, Rose, Flame, Storm, Lightning, Ivy, Lion

Completing Warrior Cat Names

Next you’ll need to pick a suffix to complete your Warrior Cat name. These are usually something that matches what you chose for the first part of your name. For example if you chose ‘Tiger’ the last part might be ‘claw’ or ‘tail’. There are also a few suffixes that have meanings you can use: star is for a leader, kit is for a young cat, and paw is an apprentice.

Alternatively, cats without a Clan just stick to the first part of their name, which is also a great way to name your cat. For example:

  • Bella
  • Birdy
  • Cody
  • Cora
  • Flora
  • Flower
  • Nutmeg
  • Pixie
  • Ruby
  • Socks
  • Violet

Note: Warrior Cat names should never include the following: spirit, shadow, thunder, river, wind, and moon as they are reserved as sacred.

Some Warrior Cat Names Examples

Here are a few examples from the books and made up that might help you get going with creating a name:

  • Tigerstar
  • Cinderpelt
  • Stormcloud
  • Dewpetal
  • Redtail
  • Firepaw
  • Sunnytail
  • Nightstar
  • Bluestar
  • Graystripe
  • Tigerheart
  • Redstar
  • Hawkheart
  • Honeypaw
  • Snowdrop

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Warrior Cat Names Lists

Now that you’ve got a good idea of how to build your own Warrior cat name, here are some lists of prefixes and suffixes that you can match up to create the perfect name:

PrefixesSuffixes
  • Acorn
  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Aspen
  • Ash
  • Badger
  • Bella
  • Birch
  • Bird
  • Blizzard
  • Blossom
  • Bluebell
  • Bounce
  • Bramble
  • Brave
  • Breeze
  • Briar
  • Bright
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Cinder
  • Claw
  • Cloud
  • Copper
  • Crow
  • Cypress
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Dapple
  • Dark
  • Dawn
  • Dew
  • Doe
  • Dove
  • Eagle
  • Echo
  • Fawn
  • Feather
  • Fern
  • Fire
  • Flash
  • Fox
  • Frost
  • Fuzzy
  • Golden
  • Green
  • Hare
  • Hawk
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Hickory
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Juniper
  • Lark
  • Leaf
  • Leopard
  • Lily
  • Lion
  • Maple
  • Meadow
  • Mint
  • Mist
  • Misty
  • Moon
  • Moss
  • Needle
  • Oak
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Petal
  • Pine
  • Poppy
  • Pounce
  • Primrose
  • Rain
  • Raven
  • Ripple
  • Robin
  • Rook
  • Rose
  • Rush
  • Sandy
  • Shimmer
  • Shy
  • Silver
  • Sky
  • Sleek
  • Snake
  • Snow
  • Sparrow
  • Speckle
  • Spider
  • Splash
  • Spotted
  • Squirrel
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Sun
  • Sunny
  • Swallow
  • Swift
  • Talon
  • Thorn
  • Thrush
  • Tiger
  • Tiny
  • Tumble
  • Twig
  • Vine
  • Violet
  • Vixen
  • Whisker
  • White
  • Wild
  • Willow
  • Wish
  • Wolf
  • Wren
  • Yellow
  • bark
  • bee
  • belly
  • berry
  • bird
  • bite
  • blaze
  • branch
  • breeze
  • briar
  • bright
  • brook
  • burr
  • bush
  • claw
  • cloud
  • creek
  • dawn
  • dusk
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyes
  • face
  • fall
  • fang
  • feather
  • fern
  • fire
  • flame
  • flight
  • flower
  • foot
  • fox
  • frost
  • fur
  • hare
  • hawk
  • heart
  • hollow
  • jaw
  • jay
  • kit
  • leaf
  • leg
  • light
  • mask
  • mist
  • moon
  • mouse
  • night
  • nose
  • pad
  • paw
  • patch
  • pelt
  • petal
  • pool
  • poppy
  • pounce
  • puddle
  • run
  • runner
  • scar
  • shade
  • shine
  • sky
  • snow
  • song
  • spot
  • spots
  • spring
  • stalk
  • star
  • storm
  • stream
  • strike
  • stripe
  • stone
  • swipe
  • tail
  • talon
  • thistle
  • thorn
  • throat
  • toe
  • tooth
  • tuft
  • water
  • watcher
  • whisker
  • willow
  • wing
  • wish
  • whisper

Warrior Cat Name Generator

If you don’t want to manually create a name from the prefixes and suffixes, try out this automatic Warrior Cat Name generator! It’ll automagically combine one of the prefixes & suffixes above to make a name.

They are completely random, so keep clicking until you find a name you love!

Your Warrior Cat Name: Click below to generate!

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227 Comments

  1. Musical Trash

    Amazing I came up with WillowWing, BrightDawn, CinderDusk, BreezeBranch, FeatherFern, EchoJay, BlossomBlaze, and CloudEar

  2. Spottedmask

    Actually, “moon” can be both a prefix and a suffix. In the books, there is a cat called “Moonflower”, and also one called “Ambermoon.”

  3. Larkspurblaze

    This is a great list of names! (Just one suggestion: I know this isn’t very common in the books bit maybe more unheard-of suffixes, like astilbe, or maybe anemone.)

  4. Willowheart

    Also feather can be a prefix and suffix. In the books, there is a cat called “Crowfeather”, and also there is “Feathertail”.

  5. Leopardfur

    I love this so much! I was going to write my own series for warriors but had to make up a ton of cats names, it was really hard until I found this. Now I just look at prefixes and suffixes and match them up and make names. Now I have done all four clans, Starclan, the dark forest, and place of no stars! Thanks for making this so much easier, I appreciate it

  6. Dawnstar

    This is so helpful because me and my friend are writing our own Warriors series and we needed some new names

  7. Warriorcatfan

    I’m writing my own series, though i feel mean bc it feels like I’m copying so many things even though I’m not, and I love the names I came up with Branchpelt, Honeywish, lionsun, silverwish, and a lot more, thank you sooo much

  8. Moonstar

    I love this!! I’m writing my own Warriors series (Next Gen) and it helps come up with names. the only thing, is I have Shadowfall, Thunderheart, Windfire, and Rivertail, in respect for the original leaders!! I get the sacred thing, but it makes it really hard to come up with names without using those four Prefixes/suffixes. I ended up having a Lionheart, and Sandstorm in respect for the OG’s.

  9. Moonstar

    WarrIorcatfan, I get you, I’m writing my own series and I feel like i’m copying sooooo much!! It’s turned out really well though!!

  10. Silkypelt

    I do warriors fanfic, and it hurts so much! I feel like I’m reusing names and copying the books, but this helped me a bunch!

  11. Silkypelt

    FYI wish can be a prefix, as one of Yellowfang’s kits was named Wishkit…She was stillborn, though… :(

  12. Shadow Withered Bonnie

    Dapple is a Prefix! Dappletail! Brindleface, Longtail, Dustpelt, Flower could be a Prefix and Suffix, Russetfur, Sagewhisker, Goosefeather! Forgetting many names…old add them in!

  13. Pine

    Pine is also a suffix (If you dont believe me then you haven’t read about PineStar or the full history of ThunderClan)

  14. Silverstar

    I. Love. WARRIORS! I’m making my own series too! But I needed names so thanks! Please can you add more? Like fire to prefixs

  15. Applefrost

    Thanks this helped me a lot. I made Applefrost, Cinderfire, Otterstripe, Silverspot, Swiftspots and Tigerwhisper

  16. Frostheart(star)

    In the prefixes, there can be “Ash,” because someone in the book is called “Ashfur.” And in suffixes, there can be “-tail” cuz there is Rosetail

  17. Yellowthorn

    Kyle, please add Eel to the prefixes as it is a prefix because in Mapleshade’s Fury there’s a cat in RiverClan called Eeltail. Thanks!

  18. Spottedmask

    So, I see that “Bella” is on the list of prefixes. “Bella” is a human name, and not a name of nature that the Clan cats would have known. The only reason why the SkyClan cat “Bellaleaf” had that name was because she had been a kittypet named “Bella”, and SkyClan cats are known for having Daytime Warriors who had both their Twoleg given name and a warrior suffex attached to it, like “Billystorm”, “Rileypool”, and “Harveymoon”. I don’t think that “Bella” belongs on the list of prefixes or in the name generator. Really, anyone could take any name and put it there, it just happened to be “Bella”. Having “Bella” there doesn’t make any more sense then having “Sarah” or “Emily” there, as an example.

  19. Spottedmask

    I would like to add that “Pear” is a prefix. There was a ThunderClan cat name “Pearnose” who had approached “Goosefeather” as a ghost when he was training to be a medicine cat.

  20. Spottedmask

    I also wanted to add that “Yarrow” is a prefix, (ex: the ShadowClan Yarrowleaf), “Cone” is a prefix (can’t remember the cat’s full name of which Clan they can from, but “cone” came from “pinecone”), “Curl” is a prefix (ex: the RiverClan/WindClan cat named Curlfeather), “Sneeze” is a prefix (ex: the RiverClan cat named “Sneezecloud), “Sedge” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan cat name “Sedgewhisker), “Wooly” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan cat named “Woolytail), “Plum” is a prefix (ex: the SkyClan cat named Plumwillow, and there was a WindClan cat but I can’t remember her full name), “Strike” is a prefix (ex: the ShadowClan cat named Strikestone), “Oat” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan cat named Oatwhisker), and “Seed” is a prefix (ex: the ThunderClan cat named Seedpaw).

  21. Spottedmask

    And another one, “rabbit” is a prefix (ex: the SkyClan warrior named “Rabbitleap”).
    Also want to mention that “Fallow” I a prefix (ex: the SkyClan cat named “Fallowfern”).

  22. Spottedmask

    I didn’t think that I would have to mention this, but “gray” is a prefix (ex: Graystripe of ThunderClan), and while I’m at it, “Dust” is a prefix (ex: Dustpelt of ThunderClan), “Dusk” is a prefix (ex: there was a RiverClan cat, I think her name was Duskwater?), and “bracken” is a prefix (ex: “Brackenfur” of ThunderClan).
    All that said though, this article is great.

  23. Spottedmask

    Hey, just wanted to add that “Morning” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan Queen/Elder “Morningflower), “One” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan cat “Onewhisker”), “Toad” is a prefix (ex: the ShafowClan cat “Toadfoot” and the ThunderClan cat “Toadstep”), “Hop” is a prefix (ex: the WindClan cat “Hopkit”), and “Marigold” is a prefix (ex: Marigoldkit, I think the cat was from ThunderClan maybe? but died shortly after birth).

  24. Spottedmask

    While I’m at it, “Russet” is a prefix (ex: the ShadowClan deputy “Russetfur”), “Rowan” is a prefix (ex: the ShadowClan deputy “Rowanclaw”), and “Red” is a prefix (ex: I can’t remember which Clan the warrior came from, but his name was “Redwillow”).

  25. Nightfall

    I feel like I’m taking so much from the books when I write a spin-off, it’s terrifying to think that you’re taking too much from the books.

  26. Lightningstar

    Also, crooked can be a prefix. For example, Crookedstar. Also, dead can also be a prefix. For example, the WindClan deputy, Deadfoot.

  27. Lightningstar

    Lightning is also a prefix. It’s my favorite prefix. There is a RiverClan apprentice named Lightningpaw. That’s also my main characters prefix in my fan fiction.

  28. Lightningstar

    Lightning is also a prefix. That’s part of my character’s name in my fan fic. Its Lightningpaw, then Lightningclaw, then Lightningstar. No copying!

  29. Skybreeze

    Hi! I love this it is so easy to make OC’s. One suggestion though. Dapple is a suffix. Example: leafdapple (also known as Leafstar leader of present day skyclan

  30. Echosight

    So helpful! My favorite names that I made are Echosight, Fadefall, and Finchstripe. It’s so fun just to look at all the names and make your own book!

  31. Echosight

    Hey, speaking of the name ‘Fadefall’, Fade should be prefix. not that there is someone with the name Fade, I just think it would sound good.

  32. Nathan Douglas

    Also, is there a way I can highlight just one column? I need only one column for a quiz I’m making on a website called scratch(scratch.mit.edu)

  33. Echosight

    Finished Veil of shadows last night. I wonder who the impostor is.
    I remember who Flipclaw is btw Meadowsatr)))

  34. Swiftflame

    I got Swiftpaw just randomly! He is my favorite character in all of the first series! Is this a sign for something or just a coincidence?

  35. Greyfeather

    I love this! I use it to help find names for my warrior cat drawings like Oakwood, Wolfheart, Bagderkit, Ravenwish, and others. I do love this sight though. Its AMAZING!!!!!!!

  36. Inferno Of The Raging Fire

    Stem is a warrior name prefix (ex: Stemleaf) Mole is a prefix (ex: Molewhisker) Strike is a prefix (ex: Strikestone) Turtle is a prefix (ex: Turtlecrawl) and mallow (ex: Mallownose)

  37. Roxie

    This is what I came up with:
    Cliffstar
    Owlswipe
    Squirreljump
    Tigerpounce
    Robinstripe
    Ashclaw
    Sparrowsong
    Leopardbite
    Ravenstrike
    Juniperpaw
    Specklepaw
    Crowpaw
    Windbreeze
    Pineclaw
    Harewhisker
    Sleekpelt
    Rushingwater
    Otterspring
    Minnowsplash
    Mistyshade
    Cloudfall
    Flowingcreek
    Frostcloud
    Mossyshine
    Needlespots
    Rushpaw
    Shypaw
    Swallowpaw
    Dewpaw
    Rainbranch
    Ripplestrike
    Waterfall
    Cliffstar
    Rowanwing
    Fernhollow
    Mousepaw
    Dearleap
    Hawktail
    Fallingriver
    Gorgepaw
    Stonefrost
    Lightpaw
    Dappleleaf
    Foxwhisker
    Tawnymist
    Streampaw
    Rookfeather
    Larkpaw
    Sandywillow
    Snaketail
    Fernpaw
    Cedarclaw
    Gorgepaw
    Lightpaw
    Streampaw
    Larkpaw
    Fernpaw
    Pounceheart
    Hollowkit
    Splotchkit
    Fawnkit
    Oakpool
    Thornscar

  38. Tawnymist

    My other oc is Tawnymist- she is a gray tabby she-cat with orange spots her brother Rabbitpaw died when he was an apprentice and her other littermate is Stonefrost a gray tabby tom. Her mother is Dearleap and her father is Hawktail.

  39. Tawnymist

    I did some new names today:
    Oakpool
    Thornscar
    Skytalon
    Alderbark
    Birchberry
    Dawnfrost
    Dewpelt
    Spidertail
    Fuzzynose
    Snowpaw
    Lionspring
    Echokit
    Pearkit
    Leafkit
    Ravenkit
    Sunkit
    Thrushkit
    Bramblekit
    Lakepaw
    Willowpaw
    Acornpaw
    Eaglepaw

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  41. Meadowstar

    I’m back Dovemoon. Yes, I was an original. Leader, actually. But then I
    couldn’t comment. I didn’t want to leave but I couldn’t comment

  42. Tawnymist

    Hello I’m Tawnymist your blog sounds like so much fun! I am also the cat called Roxie but I like this oc better

  43. Goldendawn

    No, we are not an ad. We were here before you. Did you even go to the blog? Leave a comment if you did.

  44. Silver Pool

    Hi, Warrior Cats, my OC is named Silver Pool but I have others, and if anyone needs name suggestions I have made over 100! ~Silver Pool

  45. Silver Pool

    Hi, Warrior Cats, my OC is named Silver Pool but I have others, and if anyone needs name suggestions I have made over 100! -Silver Pool

  46. River Spirit

    I have tons of OC’s! Here’s a few examples: River Spirit, Silver Pool, Mist Pool, Dappled Leaf, Flooded Dream, Strike (My Loner), Serenity (My other Loner)… I better stop or the comments section will be never ending,..,,

  47. River Spirit

    But seriously guys, I know A LOT of you are making Fan series and other things like that… I have 200+ names and 1/2 half of them are going to be given away!

  48. Horizon Fade

    Frost fur is Canon. And Dark Pool, nice name, my latest one is Fading Soul, and Horizon Fade. I was Dappledleaf, Light Star, Silver Pool and River Spirit, hope you like my names!

  49. Spirit Soul

    Horizon Fade I LOVE your names! BTW we should make a RP site, all our names could create a book series, if anyone can, make a link to something like that!

  50. Darkpool

    oh yeah dawnstar wildcraft is awsome you can play as diff
    animals and you can RP with other ppl. on that game im a level
    74 fox named jack with the orange mystic pet

  51. Dawnsky

    Hi. I’m not sure Dawnstar. Also, is this a good prophecy for my fanfic: The storm is rising, but one paw will come to meet it. It’s about my apprentice and main character Breezepaw.

  52. Dawnsky

    Hi! Is this a good prophecy: A breeze that refreshens, and the shadows that will rise, all will rest on the Finch’s sweet sweet song. It’s about Finchsong, Breezepaw, and Shadowfang.

  53. Darkpool

    dawnsky i really liked the one”The storm is rising, but one paw will come to meet it. ” thats really good

  54. Me

    You also need to add Slash for both a prefix and suffix, and Apple can be a suffix, like Dawnapple, or Grayapple, or Puddleflop…

  55. Dawnsky

    Shes has a permanent limp and was forced to be a medicine cat and gets bullied by Duskpaw the real medicine cat

  56. Snowpeak

    Mine would probably be Briarlight, Leafpool, Spottedleaf and Feathertail. Sooo like, all of the she cats.

  57. Echosight

    A friend told me that the Broken code has been a bit crazy because the editor, Vicky Holmes, has cancer and left the warriors team.

  58. Thrushnose

    My favorites are Tigerstar (prophecies begin), Darktail, Mapleshade, and Sol. I like a lot of the villains.

  59. Dawnsky

    Least fave shecats are Spotfur, Twigbranch, Dovewing, Sparkpelt, and Millie. (Millie because she’s so mean to Blossomfall)

  60. Dawnsky

    Fave toms are Rootpaw, Lionblaze, Sunstar, Thrushpelt, Redtail, and Graystripe. (Gotta add Shadowpaw and Spiresight)

  61. Dawnsky

    Least fave toms are Kitescratch, Hawkfrost, Stemleaf definintly, Onestar, and sorry, i don’t like Shadowpaw.

  62. Ash

    I came up with Golden feather ,Fog fur, White socks , Fox flame,Spotted fur, white tail , Glossy fern , Black whisker Shade pelt and Bracken root so far.

  63. Cypressfeather

    I came up with creeksong, fernpatch, cypressfeather, reedstripe, ivywhisper, moonflight,blizzardfur, lilydawn, and brightwater. PS you can use some of them except cypressfeather.

  64. Dawnsky

    I came up with Bearpaw, Rookstar, Beechstorm, Ferneye, Goosedawn, Rubblenight, and Rustpoppy. Pls do not copy except for Bearpaw

  65. Holly leaf

    Anyways I also changed my medicine cat name to Poppy shine also this is still Bumble stripe Dusk and Ash

  66. hollyleaf

    Also I like your names Dawn sky and Is Splashfall a tom or she cat? also my Favorite toms are Fireheart, Greystripe,White storm and Storm fur and Kestrel flight

  67. Dawnsky

    Thanks so much Frost fur! And Splashfall is a brown pointed siamese (White tom with brown ears, tail, face, and paws) and he’s a lot like Berrynose; proud and bossy but he’s really nice too.

  68. Darkshadow

    I came up with Sunbreeze, Appledawn, Greypool, Darkshadow, Wrenflight, Twilightpelt, Amberwater and Birdsong

  69. Darkshadow

    Um………….I’m making a series called: Twilight’s Prophecy……so this website was a lot of help!

  70. Echosight

    For some reason this website really wants me to use the name Lionhare. And I did. I really like the name.

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