When it’s time to name your new cat or kitten, why not choose a name that’s just as cute as they are? Here at Rover, we love to talk pet names. Even more, we love to see what names everybody is using or thinking about.
So we dove into our huge database of cat monikers to find the cutest. And, to mix things up, we added some inspiration from current trends to create a list of cute cat names that might just have your new kitty’s name written all over it. Whether you go with Cricket for a bouncy kitten or Daffodil for a mature kitty of leisure, the things that charm us about our cats can inspire.
Top 20 Cute Cat Names
By looking into the Rover database, we were able to sort which cute cat names climbed the charts. Here are the top names for adorable cat. Let them call to you as the one for your kitten, or inspire you to go completely original.
Food-Inspired Names for Kittens
Is food cute? Of course, it is! Think of the adorable confections you’ve encountered. And some candies look too pretty to eat. We raided our favorite ingredients to find the best cute cat names for foodies.
|Sweet food names||Fruity food names||Snacks as food names||Funny food names|
|Sugar||Cantaloupe (or Cat-aloupe!)||Nacho||Green Bean|
|Kit Kat||Paw Paw||Oreo||Dijon|
Flower Power Names for Cats
Have you ever seen a flower that made you smile? That’s where this list comes in. We rounded up the most adorable blossoms and blooms in the garden for your cute kitten.
- Apple Blossom
- Tiger Lily
- Snap Dragon
Toy-Inspired Names for Playful Cats
Your cat is active and playful. So why not consider your favorite toys and games for name inspiration? We went nostalgic and thought of our favorites in this list of cute cat names!
- Hot Wheels
- Teddy Ruxpin
- Apple Jack
- Koosh Ball
- Polly Pocket
Cute Famous or Movie Names
Not every actor or character is a stunner; some are endearing in ways we would also say are cute. Maybe you even see some resemblance! These names have been added in (almost) record numbers for cute cats.
- Yoongi, also known as SUGA, the lead rapper of BTS, is the perfect name for a talkative kitty
- Hocus Pocus, a classic Halloween movie that any black cat would be proud to be named after
- Nala, from The Lion King, fits right in for your friendly feline
- Mirabel, from Encanto, is a name for the most earnest, family cat
- Loki, from the Avengers, might be the right fit for your trickster
- Totoro, from the Studio Ghibli film, is much catchier than “Cat Bus” (although there’s nothing wrong with that name either!)
- Doja Cat, rapper and singer, is also credited for bringing back Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell. “Doja” also makes a cute moniker.
- Sebastian, from The Little Mermaid, outranks Ariel — and if you have a nosy cat, you probably understand why.
100 Cute Cat Names, Alphabetized
Can’t get enough cute cat names? Not to worry! We’ve got 100 adorable name right here at your fingertips! Just scroll down and enjoy the possibilities.
|A to B||C to G||G to M||M to P||P to S||S to W|
|Ash||Chloe||Jack||Millie||Pip / Pippa||Thor|
Choosing the Best Name for Your Cat
Cute is in the eye of the beholder. While my sister thinks Trevor is the cutest name around, I’d prefer Dandelion or Snap Dragon. When you find a name that makes you smile and captures that special something about your cat, add it to your list.
You can always count on friends and coworkers to have opinions, so ask around. Maybe your cat can even help you choose. Write down some name options and tape them along a string. Which name does she pounce on first?
Your cat’s name is a special expression of your personality and your affection for your pet. So, go with your heart, and most of all… have fun!
Need Cat Sitting?
Cats seem more independent than dogs, sure, but they need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone, too. Your great cat deserves great cat care. You’ve found the best cat name, so now it’s time to find them the perfect cat sitter.
Find your cat’s perfect match, right from your phone—and then hit the road happy.
New Cat Resources
If you’re adding a kitten or a newly adopted cat to your family, these articles will help you both get off on the right paw.
- How Long Can You Leave a Kitten Alone?
- The Best Cat Toys, According to Cats
- How Do Cats Choose their Favorite Person?
- The 13 Best Healthy Kitten Treats for a Growing Cat
- 100 Best Orange Cat Names