If you’re bringing home a new cat or kitten, your to-do list can seem endless. So we’ve made things a little easier and rounded up some of the cutest and most unique male cat names from pop culture, travel, and more. Now the only question that remains is: does your cat actually pay attention to you when you call him?
Top names for male cats
According to a recent analysis, pet parents around the world love these classic nicknames.
Tips for Naming Your Cat
Between stocking up on all the cat gear – like a fun cat tree, attractive toys and plenty of litter boxes – introducing your new cat to other pets and getting her into her new routine, bringing home a new cat or kitten can feel incredibly overwhelming. What’s more? Choosing the perfect name – one that the whole family will love for years to come – can be a major challenge in itself.
Here’s our advice: consider your cat’s personality and appearance for major inspiration. Is it a sullen, Jon Snow type? A lazy Garfield type? Does his fur have a distinctive color or pattern? If you don’t feel totally inspired by its charming personality or beauty, think about your family’s interests. If you love to travel, think of a travel-inspired name; if you love to cook, think of a gourmet name.
Remember: the name you choose should suit your cat and be something everyone can agree on. We know it’s hard, but we’ve got even more cat naming inspiration below.
Best tips for naming your cat
Male cat names from movies, television and literature
Whether you consider yourself a classic movie buff, a Netflix binger regular or a total bookworm, pop culture and entertainment have great inspiration for your new cat’s name. Don’t be surprised if you find your cat curled up under the hot TV more often than not.
- Aslan: Meaning “lion” in Turkish, this name is inspired by the noble lion from C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the popular film series The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Bagheera: He may have been the villain of The Jungle Book, but this nickname is perfect for your new black cat.
- Binx: If you love Halloween, consider naming your cat after the boy turned black cat from the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.
- Crookshanks: The Harry Potter series is full of inspiration for naming cats, but if you want to name your cat after a fictional cat, look no further than the curmudgeonly guardian cat.
- Felix: Did you know Felix the cat is over 100 years old? A classic name for your male cat.
- Figaro: Do you like Disney movies? The name Figaro has appeared in two Disney properties: The 1940 animated film Pinocchio and House of Mouse (in which he is Minnie’s cat!).
- Garfield: If your cat likes to relax in the house, look no further than the classic cartoon Garfield. Just don’t feed him lasagna.
- Jones: You don’t have to draw entirely from cartoons or children’s movies. The classic sci-fi/horror film Extraterrestrial has a plucky cat named Jones, too.
- Mufasa: Perhaps one of the most famous cats in culture, Mufasa is the perfect name for a regal, no-frills cat.
- Tom: Another classic cat name from a classic cartoon series.
Male cat names inspired by food
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Male Cat Names Inspired by Travel
Your family’s last vacation could be the perfect inspiration for your new cat’s name, whether you travel to a city, the mountains or the ocean.
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