How To Name A Cat

Deciding on names for cats and names for kittens often isn’t easy. Personal preferences usually play a role when choosing cat names or kitten names. However, the cat naming task can still be challenging, so here are a few practical tips that can help you on how to name a cat :

Carrying on a Tradition

Many people choose to name their cat in memory of a beloved childhood or family pet. In the same manner that people pass on family names like Junior, providing your new addition with a recognized family pet name.


Baby names aren’t just for humans. The popularity of cat names of course depends on the country you live in, and language(s) you speak.


how to name a cat

Think Outside The Box

Giving your kitten a completely unique name is a great conversation starter. You can hold a crazy cat-naming contest, or maybe you can name your kitten after your favorite food or performing artist.


Observing their personalities can provide the best inspiration. You can name the kitten you fall in love according to their adventurous, a loner, or mealtime-loving nature.

Smoky, Patches, and Casper

Naming your new kitten can sometimes be as easy as just looking at them. If your kitten is a Russian Blue, a Burmese or a Bombay mix, their striking, dark fur could prompt ideas on giving them a darkly hued name. From calicos to tuxedoes, a kitten’s coloring can boldly strike inspiration.

The Best Kitten Names

Boy Kitten

  • Simba
  • Oreo
  • Felix
  • Jasper
  • Caesar
  • Charlie

Girl Kitten

  • Angel
  • Alice
  • Cookie
  • Buttercup
  • Coco
  • Luna

Others Boy And Girl Kitten Names

Boy Kitten

  • Waffer
  • Bacon
  • Whiskers
  • Gizmo
  • Blue
  • Alfie
  • Bear

Girl Kitten

  • Belle
  • Kiki
  • Jinx
  • Rose
  • Daisy
  • Hazel
  • Willow

Most Sweet Kitten Names

  • Sweetie
  • Sweetheart
  • Sweet Girl
  • Sweetie
  • So Sweet