100 Boy Cat Names That Are the Pick of the Litter

Karla Pope
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Photo credit: Photography by Adri - Getty Images
Photo credit: Photography by Adri - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Congratulations, you’ve decided to expand your family with a new cat! But before you can fully welcome him into your life, you’ll want to bestow a dashing name on the frisky fella. Just imagine the adorable monogrammed cat bowls and initialed collars in your near future. Exciting, right?

However, if you’re worried about whether he’ll actually answer to the name emblazoned on his water basin or acknowledge your “cat calling,” don’t be. A 2019 report suggests that domesticated cats do, in fact, know and recognize their names.

So, don’t be like Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and simply call your handsome feline, “cat”— get creative. These lovable pets are worthy of names that are as cute, unique and diverse as they are.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular, food-inspired and amusing boy cat names to give your darling kitty the title he deserves.

Most Popular Male Cat Names

Want your pet to be among the cool cats? If so, these trendy and well-liked names are leading the litter, according to Rover.com.

  • Oliver

  • Leo

  • Milo

  • Charlie

  • Max

  • Jack

  • Simba

  • Loki

  • Oscar

  • Jasper

  • Buddy

  • Tiger

  • Toby

  • George

  • Smokey

  • Simon

  • Tigger

  • Ollie

  • Louie

  • Felix

Cute Names

These heart-melting names are great for your kitten and will remain endearing as he grows up. We think they’re purr-fect!

  • Astro

  • Benny

  • Boots

  • Doc

  • Jax

  • Lucky

  • Midnight

  • Plucky

  • Romeo

  • Spirit

  • Stoney

  • Storm

  • Teddy

Unique Names

Searching for a name that’s distinctive and creative? Consider one of these uncommon examples.

  • Abraham

  • Armstrong

  • Arnold

  • Barney

  • Beau

  • Biff

  • Casper

  • Clay

  • Cowboy

  • Dash

  • Fizz

  • Jiggy

  • Magnum

  • Razor

  • Salem

  • Snowball

  • Squeak

  • Tonka

  • Warrior

  • Ziggy

Photo credit: Ingus Kruklitis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ingus Kruklitis - Getty Images

Food-Inspired Names

Starving for ideas? Check your pantry and refrigerator for inspiration.

  • Beans

  • Biscuit

  • Chip

  • Cocoa

  • Cornflake

  • Crackers

  • Cucumber

  • Curry

  • Miso

  • Nugget

  • Peanut

  • Pickles

  • Popcorn

  • Porkchop

  • Scotch

  • Snacks

  • Snicker

  • Spam

  • Sprout

  • Toasty

Popular Culture Names

If you’re a fan of mainstream entertainment, you’ll get a kick out of these notable names.

  • Atticus (Lovecraft Country)

  • Beiber (Justin Beiber, pop singer)

  • Drake (rapper/singer)

  • Garfield (Garfield, cartoon character)

  • Heathcliff (Heathcliff, cartoon character)

  • Jabba (Jabba the Hutt, Star Wars)

  • Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)

  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)

  • Orangey (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

  • Diddy (Sean “Diddy” Combs, music mogul)

  • Thor (Marvel comics)

  • Tiger King (Tiger King)

  • Trip (Little Fires Everywhere)

Funny Names

These clever and comical monikers are sure to grab attention in the best way.

  • Booster

  • Buttons

  • Cat Sajak

  • Chucky

  • Claws

  • Dude

  • Fuzzy

  • Gonzo

  • Grumpy

  • Joker

  • Meow-y Povich

  • Purr-cy

  • Swag

  • Zip

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