“Everybody wants to be a cat” goes a lyric from Disney's 1970 animated feature The “Aristocats.” “Because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at.”
Disney has been making feature length films since 1939 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. This November will be the 90th anniversary of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.
A company that's been telling tales that long has a variety of names to choose from.
If you're looking for Disney cat names for your new pussycat, it could ironically be The Mouse that inspires his or her name.
Picking through the Perfect Disney Cat Names for your Princess
There's a joke that it doesn't matter what you call a cat because they don't come when they're called anyway. While many cats are known for their independence, there are some that can learn to answer to their name.
A good way to do this is to say your kitten's name repeatedly while playing with her, petting her or feeding her.
Always say the name in a nice tone of voice to reinforce her desire to answer to it. Be consistent in the way the name is pronounced so she doesn't get confused.
Does your cat remind you of a Disney character in looks or temperament? If she has black fur, green eyes and a personality that's a balance of fiery and sweet maybe Esmeralda or Tiana would make a good fit. If she's unusually attracted to water for a cat then Moana or Ariel could fit.
A tomcat who steals food but you can't help but love could be called Aladdin. A gentle giant might be suited for a name like Hercules, Chien-Po or Baymax. A white cat could be named Snow White if a girl and Olaf if a boy. You'll find many more suggestions in the lists below.
Cat names from Disney movies
There have been many cats featured in Disney works, starting with Mickey's original nemesis, Peg-Leg Pete. The film Pinocchio featured Figaro, a kitten so cute Minnie adopted him in the shorts.
Same film also featured the more anthropomorphic scoundrel Gideon. (Don't think about it too much. That's right up there with the Goofy and Pluto conundrum.)
Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother from Cinderella, had a devious pet in the black coated Lucifer. Alice in Wonderland brought us the unpredictable Cheshire Cat.
Since that's not much in the way of a name, maybe go with Sterling after voice actor Sterling Holloway should your cat remind you of that “now you see him, now you don't” tabby of size.
Dinah after Alice's pet might fit a more sedate lady. And of course, there's the entire cast of The Aristocats, if you like a bit of French flavor.
Of course, there are also big cats to name your cat after. The Lion King introduces names with Swahili roots. If your cat looks like a tiger, Shere Khan and Raja might be fitting names as would Tigger for a slightly silly and bouncy cat.
Bagheera would suit a black cat that resembles the panther who befriends Mowgli. The following list is a treasury of cat names from Disney, no matter what their size.
- Abigail Gabble
- English Cat
- Scat Cat
- Hit Cat
Disney character names for cats
Maybe you see something of yourself in a Disney hero or heroine and want to name your cat after a sidekick. Unless you count Alice's little friend Dinah, there's yet to be a Disney princess with a pet cat. The Aristocats not withstanding, they have tendency to either be free agents or belong to villains.
There is Rufus, the elderly cat who lives at the orphanage with Penny and gave some helpful information. There are other loyal friends to name a cat after like Piglet or Abu or Gurgi or Djali. If your cat has a personality like one of the Seven Dwarves, you could try that.
The Disney villains are almost as loved as the princesses and heroes. Maleficent has her elegance and Ursula would be big fun if she wasn't so much big trouble. If you like Disney TV series, Magica, Demona and Mirage are all bewitching names. This list will suggest many good character names.
- Bing Bong
- Prince John
- Shere Khan
- Snow White
- King Louie
- Tweedle Dee
Related: Also check out these fictional cat names inspired by Harry Potter.
Disney girl names for cats
“I know you,” goes the romantic duet from Sleeping Beauty. “I walked with you once upon a dream.” At the time, Aurora was living under the name Briar Rose, completely unaware of her royal heritage.
The official Disney Princess line up has many heroines to choose from. If you have a Persian or an Angora, Rapunzel might be a fitting name.
A bedraggled stray that got turned into a beautiful princess of a cat with a little TLC might find the name Cinderella fitting. Pocahontas and Merida are good for a cat who's brave and headstrong.
There are also some girls in Disney films who aren't quite princesses, but their names are appealing all the same.
Take a look at this list for more suggestions.
You may also want to check out this list of girl cat names before making your choice.
Disney boy cat names
Male characters in Disney tend to get the short end of the stick. Snow White's prince doesn't really have a name, though sources say it's either Florian, Ferdinand or perhaps Henry.
Originally, he was going to be an Errol Flynn type, but his heroic scenes got left on the cutting room floor. Likewise, Prince Charming was going to be revealed to be an animal lover to have something in common with Cinderella, but that unfortunately got cut.
It wasn't until Philip from Sleeping Beauty that a prince got a real name. There have since been better heroes to be a namesake for your cat such as Eric, Naveen or Tarzan.
The American Curl is already known as the Peter Pan of cats as he always keeps his kittenish charm.
Pinocchio would fit a cat with an unusually large nose like an oriental shorthair or Birman. This list has more suggestions.
- Tweedle Dee
- Chesire Cat
- Mr. Whiskers
Cute Disney names for cats
Some Disney characters, or at least their names, are just plain cute. Bambi was a male character, but these days his name is seen as better suited for a female.
The Descendants series gives an entire new generation of names to choose from.
Tinkerbell's friends from Pixie Hollow suggest names for the more fanciful. Look over this list for more ideas.
- Mrs. Potts
- Snow White
- Mrs. Potts
- Tiger Lily
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