The Best Cat Names for 2023
There’s no sweeter feeling than bringing your new cat home for the first time. If that’s you right now, congratulations! We know just how much love and happiness they’ll bring to your life.
Second only to introducing them to the family (and stocking up on all those kitty treats!), is choosing a name for your little friend.
We all know just how important a name can be, and you want to choose something that suits their character down to the ground. But how do you pick the perfect one?
Whether you go for a cute cat name to match their adorable little faces, a cool cat name to fit their laidback nature or a unique cat name to help them stand out from the crowd, you’ll want something that will stick with them for life.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best cat names for the newest member of your family.
The 50 most popular cat names
It was pretty tough to narrow down all the cat names in the world to just 50 so we asked our trusty Supakit community of 15,000 members what they thought. Turns out it’s a whole mixture!
From Disney-inspired gems such as Simba to the regal Zeus and the traditional Kitty, we’ve got a whole host of inspirational names for your furry friend. Can you spot any here that you’d choose?
Top 10 names for a girl cat
Bringing a little lady home? There are a whole host of female cat names to choose from so we’ve made it easy for you with a top 10 list.
Take inspiration from our Supakit members with a floral twist like Lily or Daisy, or maybe she suits a girl’s name like Molly or Mia. We have to say a mystical name like Luna or Willow seems the perfect fit for such a majestic creature.
Top 10 names for a boy cat
Or maybe a sweet boy has found a spot in your heart.
He might be a king like Simba or a cheeky character like Loki - either way, our Supakit members have thought up some impressive names for their male cats. A magical Merlin or a snuggly Charlie might be making their new home with you too.
Top 10 gender-free cat names
Whether you’ve brought a male or female cat home, a gender-free cat name might suit them best. Our Supakit family have chosen a beautiful selection.
If your new little one won’t leave your side, maybe Shadow would be appropriate. Or perhaps they’d suit something a little more poetic like Poe. Those who love a snuggle would surely be a Teddy whereas cats with black fur might just be suited to Pepper.
The best black cat names
Black cats have long been associated with magic and by the way we name them, they still are!
This magical list is sure to inspire you, with beauties like Cosmo and Onyx in the mix. We love the Harry Potter inspired Sirius and the nod to a bigger cat with the likes of Panther.
But if they’re a little cutie, you might just want to opt for Oreo or Coco instead.
The best nature-inspired cat names
Whether you’ve got an indoor or an outdoor cat, this selection of nature-inspired cat names could be a gorgeous fit for your new kitty.
Perhaps bringing them home in the colder months would mean a name like Winter would be best, or maybe Sunny if it was the height of summer when they made an appearance in your life.
The gemstones Pearl and Onyx could make a pretty pairing if you’ve picked up two cats, or maybe even Smokey and Sooty.
The best food-inspired cat names
We all know cats love their food (and usually ours too!), and a food-inspired cat name couldn’t be cuter.
Named after your favourite fruit, we love how sweet Mango and Kiwi sound. And just imagine calling Cookie or Biscuit when their food’s ready - we can hear those little paws running to you now!
Pumpkin is an obvious fit for any autumn-born kitties but what about Sushi or Pickles for something a little different?
The most unique cat names
Sometimes a traditional cat’s name just won’t do. You need something unique to match your one-of-a-kind cat.
Maybe a car-inspired classic like Cadillac or a scooter-themed Vespa might be the one for a cool cat who oozes confidence.
Or perhaps something a little more foodie like Baba-ganoush, Pavlova or Jambalaya to suit your new friend.
We love the literary names like Siegfried, Chomsky and Paddington that have made their way into this list too.
What cat name will you choose?
Ultimately, choosing the right cat name will all depend on your cat’s nature.
Whether they’re more curious or highly adventurous, super relaxed or bouncing off the walls, their name will say a lot about them.
Go for something that suits their character (or their gorgeous good looks!), and we’ve no doubt within a few weeks, they’ll be settled right in to their new home with you.
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