39 Best Names That Mean Cat Or Feline

Love, affection and creativity are all you need when naming a cat

Are you trying to find the best name for your cat?

All you need is love, affection, and some creativity! Well, a little help is always welcome too.

We have put together a list of the best names that mean cat or feline, purrfect for your furry friend.The word Cat is a name itself, it is of Greek origin and it means "pure". But looking beyond this, there are many great names that mean cat, feline or tiger to choose from.

Here is a list of more than 40 names related to the cat family, we hope that it will help you to pick the perfect name for your pet. For more cat names, check out these super cool cat names and these anime cat names.

Common Names For A Cat

Here is a list of names that mean "cat" from around the world.

1. Kitty (English origin) The most commonly used English name, meaning "a cat".

2. Kitten (English origin) A name meaning "a newborn or young cat".

3. Tabby (English origin) A "domestic cat with a striped coat", commonly used in the English language.

4. Moggy (English origin) This name is used to refer to a "domestic cat".

5. Callie (Greek name), This name means "beautiful".

6. Camilla (Arabic origin) Means "perfect".

7.Calico (Indian origin) Refers to a "blotched or spotted cat".

8. Gata (Spanish Origin) A name meaning "a female cat".

9. Cattus (Latin name) meaning "cat".

10. Chatte (French origin) This is a name meaning "cat".

Find some unique cat names for your furry friend

Unique Names Meaning Cat

Many people like to find unique and different cat names for their pets. This list of unique names related to cats will hopefully inspire you on your search. So here here are few unique cat names that mean "cat" or "feline", feel free to use them for your pets!

11. Mouser (German origin) Meaning "a catcher of mice and rats'.

12. Tomcat (Old English origin) Referring to "a male cat".

13. Tom (Late Middle English) Meaning "a variant of Tomcat".

14. Lynx (Greek origin) This is a species of wildcat.

15. Chaton (French origin) This name is used for "kitten".

16. Faline (English and Celtic origins) The name refers to a "cat".

17. Ekpen (Benin origin) It means a "ferocious cat".

18. Gunju (African origin) Meaning "wild cat".

19. Kundam (Sanskrit Origin) This name is a word used for a "female cat" or "a feminine form of a cat".

Cat Names Meaning 'Lion'

Names that mean "lion" demonstrate strength and power, making them a great choice for your fierce little cat. Lions are considered to be the most majestic creatures of the feline family, and hence names that refer to lions would be great for your cat as they symbolize strength and power.

20. Ari (Hebrew origin) It refers to "a male lion".

21. Arieh (Hebrew origin) Meaning "a strong lion".

22. Apollo (Greek origin) It refers to "a strong male lion".

23. Areli (Hebrew origin) This name means "lion of God", demonstrating strength and masculinity.

24. Leo (Latin origin) This first name is an astrological name for "lion".

25. Leonard (German origin) A name meaning "lion-like strength".

26. Leontios (Greek origin) This first name is used for "lion-like form".

27. Leopold (English and Germanic origins) It means "strong".

28. Leonidas (Greek origin) The name means "son of the lion'", or refers to "one who is like a lion".

29. Simba (African origin) This famous name from Disney's 'The Lion King' has African roots.  

30. Puma (African origin) A large African form of a wild cat with a plain coat, also a character in Disney's 'The Lion King'.

Why not name your cat something that means tiger?

Cat Names Meaning 'Tiger'

Tigers are majestic striped creatures that are part of the cat family. These names that mean "tiger" would therefore be a great choice for your new kitten.

31. Tora (Japanese origin) This name appears in Japanese mythology referring to a "tiger".

32. Torao (Japanese origin) A variant of Tora that means "tiger's tail".

33. Tigris (Greek origin) In Greek mythology, Tigris refers to a "tiger"; it is one of the ancient cat names.

34. Tigri (Turkish origin) It is another ancient name referring to a "tiger".

35. Tigresse (French origin) This name is used for a "female tiger".

36. Tigre (French origin) This name is used for a "male tiger".

Girl Names That Mean Cat

Looking for a cute yet strong cat names that mean feline for your female cat? You are in the right place. Here are a few names for your cute little female cat that you can choose from.

37. Mau (Egyptian origin) This is a female name for "a cat".

38. Paka (African origin) This is another female name for "a cat".

39. Namir (Persian origin) Another word that means "cat".

Kidadl has lots of great pet names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for names that mean cat, then why not take a look at these nerdy cat names, or for something different take a look at these tabby cat names.



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