Cat Names From Movies: The Funny, The Cool and The Scary

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Cat Names From Movies

Are you the proud new owner of a kitty who needs a name? How about naming your pet after a fictional kitty character? Our movies are littered with them. They may not frequently be in the starring role, but felines can make movies scarier, cuter, or more suspenseful by heralding important scenes.

And because we’re super helpful (teehee), find the perfect mouser name in this list of movies that we made to help you out. 

(Note: Female names for cats are labeled with an (f) next to their names. The list mentions cat names with a corresponding mention of the motion picture that the feline characters can be found in.)

Cat Names From Movies: Toons

Cartoon kitties are cool. Some are heroic, some are villainous, and some are just plain cute. But whatever their roles are, cartoon felines are definitely memorable. Here’s a list of famous toon cat names (house cats like Lucifer of Cinderella to big cats like Simba and Nala of Lion King and Shere Khan of Jungle Book).

  1. Alex – a narcissistic lion in Madagascar (2005)
  2. Bagheera – a black panther in The Jungle Book (1967)cat name from movie
  3. Cat – a deuteragonist in Coraline (2009)
  4. Catbus – a feline spirit that serves as a bus in My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  5. Cheshire Cat – a magical feline in Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  6. Chloe (f) – an obese tabby in The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
  7. Chobi – a loyal feline in She and Her Cat (1999)
  8. Clawhauser – a cheetah in Zootopia (2016)
  9. Diego – a saber-tooth in Ice Age (2002)
  10. Dinah (f) – Alice’s pet in Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  11. Dino – a burglar’s companion in A Cat in Paris (2010)
  12. Doraemon – a robotic kitty in Stand By Me, Doraemon (2014)
  13. Dragon – a toy-destroying mouser in Toy Story 4 (2019)
  14. Duchess f), Marie (f), Berlioz, Toulouse – noble kitties in Aristocats (1970)
  15. Felicia (f) – a feline enforcer in The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  16. Felix – a heroic feline in Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)
  17. Figaro – a kitten in Pinocchio (1940), also in Minnie & Mickey Mouse movies as Minnie’s pet
  18. Fritz – a college student pussycat in Fritz the Cat (1972)
  19. Jaune Tom, Meowrice, and Mewsette (f) – mousers in Gay Purr-ee (1962)
  20. Jiji and Lily (f) – furry companions in Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  21. King Leonidas – a royal lion in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  22. Lily (f) – bebopping pussycat in the Disney film, The Princess and The Frog (2009)
  23. Lucifer – a fat house pet in Cinderella (1950)
  24. Lune – a kitty prince in The Cat Returns (2002)
  25. Mittens (f) – an alley puss in Bolt (2008)
  26. Nyatta – an anthropomorphic kitten in Cat Soup (2001)
  27. Oliver – a wee kitten in Oliver & Company (1988)hhmmm
  28. Pink Panther – a pink-shaded panther in Pink Panther (1963)
  29. Prince John – a villainous lion in Robin Hood (1973)
  30. Puss in Boots – a Zorro-styled ginger pussy in Shrek 2 (2004)
  31. Rajah – a pet tiger in Aladdin (1992)
  32. Shira (f) – a lady saber-tooth in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
  33. Scar, Simba, Nala (f), and Mufasa – lions in The Lion King (1994) with Simba and Nala as main protagonists
  34. Shere Khan – a Bengal tiger in The Jungle Book (1967)
  35. Si (f) and Am (f) – Siamese twins in Lady and The Tramp (1955)
  36. Tai Lung and Master Tigress (f) – leopard and tigress respectively in Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  37. Tigger – a tiger in The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
  38. Warren T. Rat – a feline disguised as a mouse in An American Tail (1986)

Cat Names From Movies: Horror Genre

There are many horror flicks featuring kitties since these furry creatures have been associated with the supernatural for hundreds of years. If cartoons are too tame for you, well, you might like this list of doom-bearer felines.

  1. Black Cat – a haunted pussycat in The Legend of Hell House (1973), also in Kuroneko and other films
  2. Blanche (f) – a laser-emitting feline in Hausu (1977) black kitten
  3. Clovis – the deputy’s moggy in Sleepwalkers (1992)
  4. Church – a reanimated feline in Pet Sematary (1989)
  5. Duck – a cat who opens a portal to hell in Constantine (2005)
  6. Frankie – a tragic puss in A Bucket of Blood (1959)
  7. General – a tomcat in Cat’s Eye (1985)
  8. Irena (f) and Paul – werecats in Cat People (1982)
  9. Ligeia (f) – a spirit in the form of a moggy in The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
  10. Mr. Whiskers – the darker side of Jerry in The Voices (2014)
  11. Rufus – a reanimated mouser in The Reanimator (1995)
  12. Scully (f) – tragic feline in Willard (2003)
  13. Tabitha (f) – vengeful feline in The Shadow of the Cat (1961)
  14. Wellington – The Uncanny (1977)

Cat Names From Movies: Family and Comedy Genres

If horror isn’t your thing, then maybe you can find and get your kitty’s name from this list of feline characters in feel-good and funny films. Who can forget about hairless Mr. Bigglesworth of Austin Powers or Mr. Jinx of Meet the Parents? Who doesn’t want a cute or funny name for a sweet, well-loved pet?

  1. Aslan – The Great Lion in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  2. Baby – a pet leopard in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  3. Binx – a man turned pussycat in Hocus Pocus (1993)garfield
  4. Catzilla – a crazy feline in Mouse Hunt (1997)
  5. Charlie – a mischief-making cougar in Charlie the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
  6. Clarence – a cross-eyed lion in Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
  7. Cowardly Lion – the cowardly King of the Jungle in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  8. DC – a carefree feline in That Darn Cat (1965)
  9. Duchess (f) – a spoiled puss in Babe (1995)
  10. Fred – a one-eyed boy mouser in Gifted (2017)
  11. Garfield – a lasagna-loving feline in Garfield (2004)
  12. Jasmine (f) – an elderly lioness in Secondhand Lions (2003)
  13. Keanu or Iglesias – a drug cartel kingpin’s pet in Keanu (2016)
  14. Kitten – a tabby actor in Day for Night (1973)
  15. Koumal and Sangha – brother Bengal tigers in Two Brothers (2004)
  16. Meowthra – a havoc-making cat in The Lego NINJAGO Movie (2017)
  17. Milo – a ginger in The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
  18. Mr. Bigglesworth – a hairless Sphynx in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  19. Mr. Fuzzypants – a majestic tomcat in Nine Lives (2016)
  20. Mr. Jinx – Mr. Jinx is Jack’s pride and joy in Meet the Parents (2000)
  21. Mr. Tinkles – a pussycat bent on world domination in Cats & Dogs (2001)
  22. Pyewacket – a Siamese familiar in Bell Book and Candle (1958)
  23. Rhubarb – a lucky feline who owns a baseball team in Rhubarb (1951)Cat Names From Movies: The Funny, The Cool and The Scary 1
  24. Sassy (f) – one of the three protagonists in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
  25. Snowbell – a snow white Persian kittycat in Stuart Little (1999)
  26. Tao – a brave Siamese in The Incredible Journey (1963)
  27. Thomasina (f) – a well-loved family pet in The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
  28. Tonto – a leash-walking ginger in Harry & Tonto (1974)
  29. Ulysses – an orange feline in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  30. Winkie – a black fur friend in Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Cat Names From Movies: Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Felines also play a big part in geeky culture. Don’t believe us? Below are felines in fantasy and sci-fi flicks. There are more than a few.

Anime Cat Names
  1. Azzie – resident feline at the hospice in Dr. Sleep (2019)
  2. Butch – an enormous hissing predator in The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  3. Buttercup – Prim’s pet in The Hunger Games (2012)
  4. Crookshanks – a squashed-face feline in the Harry Potter movies
  5. Dandelo – the family pet in The Fly (1958)
  6. Deja vu cat – a harbinger of change inside the matrix in The Matrix (1999)
  7. Floyd – a tabby in Ghost (1990)
  8. Goose – in reality, a tentacled alien in Captain Marvel (2019)
  9. Jake or Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7 – an alien feline in The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
  10. Jonesy – a hypersleeping feline in Alien (1979)
  11. Miss Minoes (f) – a cat-turned-woman in Miss Minoes (2001)
  12. Mrs. Norris (f) – a tattle-tale kitty in Harry Potter
  13. Orion – holder of the galaxy in Men in Black (1997)
  14. Richard Parker – a tiger in Life of Pi (2012)
  15. Ruh – a black tiger in The Beastmaster (1982)
  16. Spot (f) – Data’s beloved feline friend in Star Trek Generations (1944)

Cat Names From Movies: Action, Crime, Suspense, & Thriller

Felines have often featured as catalysts in thrilling films and as great talking points in action flicks. Here are the names of kitties that have left an indelible impression on us on the big screen.

  1. ATM Kitty – a lucky escapee in American Psycho (2000)
  2. Jersey (f) – a letter-forging author’s pet in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
  3. Mr. Bitey – a lost kitty in Kick-Ass (2010)
  4. Kitten – the bane of Tommy in Trainspotting (1996)
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Cat Names From Movies: Romance and Drama

Drama, romance, and kitties are frequently a great mix because felines make compelling sidekicks.

  1. Cat – the poor soaked feline in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  2. Bob – a stray ginger in A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
  3. Elsa (f) – a lioness released into the wilds in Born Free (1966)
  4. Marty – a crime witness in Elle (2016)

More Cat Names: Documentaries

Find the perfect mouser name or names in these documentaries dedicated to animals of the feline persuasion.

  1. Bengu and Psikopat (f) – street kitties in The Cats of Kedi (2016)
  2. Dexter and Maggie (f) – feral kitties who live under a bridge in NY in Feral Love (2016)
  3. Layla (f), (Mara (f), Fang, Kali, Sita (f) – cheetahs in the African savanna in African Cats (2011)
  4. Lil Bub (f) – a feline who visits other cat-celebrities in Lil Bub & Friends (2013)
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Special Mention: Cats (2019)

A popular Broadway musical, the show was given a new look for the big picture. Here are the cat names of all of the characters in the musical flick:

  1. Bombalurina (f)
  2. Bustopher Jonescat meowing
  3. Cassandra (f)
  4. Demeter (f)
  5. Grizabella (f)
  6. Gus
  7. Jennyanydots (f)
  8. Macavity
  9. Mr. Mistoffelees
  10. Mungojerrie
  11. Munkustrap
  12. Old Deuteronomy (f)
  13. Rumpleteazer
  14. Rum Tum Tugger
  15. Skimbleshanks
  16. Victoria (f)

Bonus: Cat Names From TV Shows

  1. Angie (f) and Fiddle – The Friendly Giant
  2. Bandit – The Office
  3. Henry and Marcus – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (Tales of Innocence), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (Masks of Evil), and Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal
  4. Isis (f) – Star Trek: The Original SeriesSylvester the cat
  5. Lion-O – ThunderCats
  6. Lord Tubbington and Mr. Puss – Glee
  7. Miss Kitty Fantastico – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  8. Monkey – Perry Mason
  9. Rusty – Mission Impossible (The Seal)
  10. Salem Saberhagen – Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  11. Snowball (f) and Scratchy – The Simpsons
  12. Sylvester – Looney Tunes
  13. Tom – Tom & Jerry
  14. Toonces – Saturday Night Live

The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon’s Pets

Sheldon has plenty of kitties (25 to be exact), so he deserves his own little section here. True to Sheldon’s nature, most are names of famous physicists. These are some of them.

  1. Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer 
  2. Enrico Fermi
  3. Richard Feynman
  4. Edward Teller
  5. Otto Frisch
  6. Zazzles
  7. Panofsky
  8. Feynman
  9. Weisskopf
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