The Best Cat Names for 2022

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

Girl cat collars

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?

  1. Luna
  2. Loki
  3. Leo
  4. Nala
  5. Coco
  6. Bella
  7. Charlie
  8. Milo
  9. Simba
  10. Lily
  11. Pepper
  12. Lola
  13. Willow
  14. Ziggy
  15. Jasper
  16. Max
  17. Merlin
  18. Oscar
  19. Daisy
  20. Molly
  21. Mia
  22. Kitty
  23. Gus
  24. Cleo
  25. Romeo
  26. Shadow
  27. Poppy
  28. Phoebe
  29. Olive
  30. Oliver
  31. Lucy
  32. Kiki
  33. Teddy
  34. Penny
  35. Marley
  36. Monty
  37. Maya
  38. Felix
  39. Binx
  40. Zeus
  41. Winston
  42. Theo
  43. Tilly
  44. Toby
  45. Sassy
  46. Smokey
  47. Sebastian
  48. Ruby
  49. Sage
  50. Suki

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.

  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Coco
  4. Bella
  5. Lily
  6. Lola
  7. Willow
  8. Daisy
  9. Molly
  10. Mia

Top 10 names for a boy cat

Boy cat names

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.

  1. Loki
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Simba
  6. Jasper
  7. Max
  8. Merlin
  9. Oscar
  10. Gus

Top 10 gender-free cat names

Cool cat collars

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.

  1. Pepper
  2. Ziggy
  3. Kitty
  4. Cleo
  5. Shadow
  6. Teddy
  7. Binx
  8. Smokey
  9. Sage
  10. Poe

The best black cat names

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.

  1. Luna
  2. Coco
  3. Pepper
  4. Shadow
  5. Smokey
  6. Oreo
  7. Boo
  8. Smudge
  9. Nero
  10. Sooty
  11. Cosmo
  12. Onyx
  13. Nox
  14. Bandit
  15. Diesel
  16. Sirius
  17. Panther

The best nature-inspired cat names

Cute 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.

  1. Shadow
  2. Smokey
  3. Storm
  4. Misty
  5. Sooty
  6. Winter
  7. Sky
  8. Skye
  9. Rocky
  10. Sunny
  11. Onyx
  12. Pearl
  13. Hazel

The best food-inspired cat names

Cute 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?

  1. Pepper
  2. Sage
  3. Mango
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Peanut
  6. Kiwi
  7. Sugar
  8. Cookie
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Biscuit
  11. Sushi
  12. Pickles
  13. Pumpkin

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.

  1. Pixel
  2. Junebug
  3. Coops
  4. Cadillac
  5. Ducky
  6. Baba-ganoush
  7. Blacktoe
  8. Jazzy
  9. Kolton
  10. Vespa
  11. Toots
  12. Whipperley
  13. Truffle
  14. Sockeye
  15. Pavlova
  16. Newt
  17. Montserrat
  18. Kincaide
  19. Scooter
  20. Siegfried
  21. Garfunkel
  22. Chomsky
  23. Dempsey
  24. Bojangles
  25. Blizzard
  26. Pringle
  27. Orange
  28. Paddington
  29. Hanabi
  30. Jambalaya
  31. Chinook
  32. Beauregard

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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