369 Male Cat Names For Your Fearsome Feline

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Congratulations on your new kitty cat! What are you going to name her? Oh, you got a tomcat? That’s fine! There are lots of good names for boy cats! Girl cat names tend towards the lyrical sounding but there are masculine names that will fit your darling tom.

How to name Your Cat-Man

First, let’s establish whether you have a girl or a boy. This will mean lifting the tail straight up and looking at your cat’s rear end. The genitals are below the anus. A male cat’s genitals will be further from the anus than a female cat’s. The male’s genitals will also be more round, with the female’s genitals looking more like a slit. It may help to know that cats respond better to high pitched sounds.

Your cat might respond to a name with a long E sound like Breezy, Ezekiel, Ixion or Prometheus. You could also try the fun of an ironic name, like Butch for a tiny, slightly built cat, Curly for a Sphynx or Teensy for a big bruiser. The cat’s appearance can make a good naming inspiration. An orange and black tabby could be called Tiger where a gray cat could be called Smokey.

Cat Names For Male Cats And Kittens

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Some people like to give their cats human names, just as they would for a baby. It is a good way to make a new cat feel more like part of the family. The most popular names for boys in the year 2018 are Liam, Noah, Oliver and Logan. Liam is the Irish form of William (“strong protector”) and is a name shared by many handsome actors and singers.

Noah, which means “rest” in Hebrew, likely jumped in popularity due to a recent (somewhat controversial) film about the Biblical account. Oliver, after the olive tree (a symbol of peace), happens to be the same name as a kitten from an often overlooked Disney film of the 80’s called Oliver and Company. 

Logan, which is Scots Gaelic for “hollow”, no doubt got more popular recently due to the Marvel superhero Wolverine. Keep reading for more good suggestions!

  • Aron
  • Andy
  • Alex
  • Adam
  • Adrian
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Angel
  • Apollo
  • Aspen
  • Barney
  • Biscuit
  • Clyde
  • Mittens
  • Arnie
  • Bailey
  • Benny
  • Bobby
  • Boomer
  • Blake
  • Blaze
  • Bogart
  • Billy
  • Bradley
  • Brett
  • Brown
  • Callie
  • Carl
  • Colin
  • Fred
  • Axel
  • Aston
  • Charlie
  • Chuck
  • Cooper
  • Damian
  • Dennis
  • Frankie
  • Crocket
  • Cruz
  • Dudley
  • Eddie
  • Ember
  • Ezra
  • Dresden
  • Duncan
  • Finn
  • Frank
  • Freddie
  • Geoff
  • Griffin
  • Harrison
  • Johnny
  • Lucy
  • Matthew
  • Escrow
  • Frances
  • George
  • Hardy
  • Jack
  • Jax
  • Jackson
  • Jacob
  • Jasper
  • Jet
  • John
  • Jock
  • Joey
  • Jonah
  • Jonny
  • Josh
  • Jude
  • Julius
  • Louie
  • Mason
  • Mickey
  • Miles
  • Mitchel
  • Monty
  • Morris
  • Murphy
  • Norman
  • Nicky
  • Parker
  • Ferrari
  • Figaro
  • Fonz
  • Fonzie
  • Jake
  • Oliver
  • Otto
  • Orion
  • Oscar
  • Pat
  • Petey
  • Rachel
  • Ralph
  • Ronan
  • Rufus
  • Rupert
  • Stanley
  • Geromino
  • Gunn
  • Ray
  • Rory
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Scott
  • Seb
  • Hendrix
  • Hobbes
  • Timmy
  • Thomas
  • Theo
  • Top
  • Lagos
  • Tommy
  • Winston
  • Xavier
  • Young
  • Zane
  • Zoe

Cute Male Cat Names

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Who says boy cats aren’t cute? If he’s as cute as one, go ahead and name him Button! Puff is a good name for magic dragons but also for fluffy cats. Pookie and Sprinkle are cute kitty cat names. If you want to call your kitten call something like Little Britches or Tiny Tim, keep in mind that he won’t be a kitten forever. Do a little research to figure out how big he might eventually get.

Somehow, giving a cat a title like “Lord” or “Sir” or “Mister” just makes him super cute instead of the dignity you think it would. Names of favorite games make cute names for cats like Checkers, Marbles, Tiddly-Winks or Domino. Pick the perfect cute name from the list below.

  • Biskitty
  • Brownie
  • Cat Frenzy
  • Abby
  • Anderson Pooper
  • Alive
  • Buzz
  • Candy
  • Casey
  • Cat-titude
  • Chairman Meow
  • Cuddly
  • Frost
  • Beau
  • Bing
  • Flower
  • Lickers
  • Lord Pawpaw
  • Poppy
  • Cleo
  • Deer
  • Kat
  • Eli
  • Love
  • Lord Fuzzipants
  • Joe
  • Kiki
  • Lucifurr
  • Mango
  • Mr. Catmare
  • Maggie
  • Chewbacca
  • Chubby
  • Ellie
  • Frosty
  • Marble
  • Mr. Furball Frenzy
  • Mr. Meow-Wise
  • Molly
  • Opie
  • Ozzy
  • Ollie
  • Grayson
  • Hairy Potter
  • Heathcliff
  • Jerry
  • Milo
  • Mr. Purrfection
  • Mr. Sour Puss
  • Mr. McClaw
  • Goose
  • Izzy
  • Mr. Purrfect
  • Mr. Pawfect
  • Luke Skytrotter
  • Octopuss
  • Notorious C.A.T
  • Panda
  • Pepe
  • Prince Clawsome
  • Pie
  • Sammy
  • Snowball
  • Spring
  • Ziggy
  • Tammy
  • Whispurr
  • Wigglebutt
  • Winnie
  • Paw
  • Poe
  • Peanut Wigglebutt
  • Puggles
  • Puppycat
  • Purrgatory
  • Jaspurr
  • Just Kitten
  • Kitten Around
  • Minx
  • Wiggletail
  • Hundercat
  • Tiger Woods
  • Toby
  • Tupac Shakat
  • Partner
  • Snickers
  • Zenkitty
  • Purrlock Holmes
  • Snowy
  • Vary
  • Romeow

Funny Names For Male Cats

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What’s the difference between a comma and a cat? A comma is a p ause at the end of a clause and a cat has claws at the ends of his paws. Where did Egyptian cats live? Among the Purr-amids! How do you make a cat fly? Use a catapult! If you like puns, you can give your cat a pun based name. For instance, Katy Perry named her cat Kitty Purry.

You should also check out our full list of funny cat names.

If you’re into literary pursuits you could name your car Purrnest Hemingway. When someone asks you “What’s a Hemmingway?” you can answer “About ten pounds.” If you’re into Star Wars, there’s Luke SkywhiskerNyando Calhissian and Empurror Pawpatine. Keep reading for more punny names.

  • Acrobat
  • Afro
  • Alaska
  • Almond
  • Ash
  • Basil
  • Bart Simpson
  • Brad Kitt
  • Baboon
  • Bacon
  • Bentley
  • Bubba
  • Blackie
  • Catabunga
  • Catpernicus
  • Catrick Stewart
  • Chico
  • Chloe
  • Claude
  • Cinder
  • Comet
  • Cookie
  • Copper
  • Diego
  • Diesel
  • Dr.Evil
  • Banjo
  • Bagel Face
  • Bobtailed Bob
  • Binx
  • Chubby Bunny
  • Chewy
  • Christmas
  • Clawsome
  • Feisty
  • Jasmine
  • Flufferton
  • Crazies
  • Dusty
  • Exotic
  • Sonny boy
  • Bird
  • Einstein
  • Gracie
  • Gargoyle
  • Gus
  • Sox
  • Stormy
  • Ink
  • Kirby
  • Koko
  • Leaf
  • Luigi
  • Mascot
  • Mr. Brings
  • Paw
  • Pete
  • Rascal
  • Spud
  • Fuzzy Bunny
  • Gigabyte
  • Hannibal
  • Gonzo
  • Puppy
  • Gremlin
  • His Royal Highness
  • His Supreme Lordship
  • Lord Nightmare
  • Lucky
  • Rocco
  • Monkey
  • Mr. Jelly Bean
  • Itchy
  • Mac
  • Man
  • Mr. Sassy Boots
  • Mr. Squashface
  • Mouse
  • Moose
  • Min-Min
  • Muppet
  • Niko
  • Otis
  • Raise
  • Rex
  • Sunny
  • Sushi
  • Neko
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Pip
  • Potato
  • Prince Ding Dong
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Racer
  • Roscoe
  • Rusty
  • Salmon
  • Secret
  • Sherlock
  • Smudge
  • Sooty
  • Spanky
  • Star
  • Tango
  • Tank
  • Taz
  • Terabyte
  • The Boss
  • Tigger
  • Train
  • Newbie
  • Nightcrawler
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Teddy
  • The Poop Machine
  • Ricky
  • Yeti

Pop Culture Inspired Names

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Or you could skip the puns and just call him Luke, Lando or Palpatine. Yoda is a popular name for cats with big ears. Chewbacca is a good name for any furry friend and Solo might see a surge in popularity. More of a Trekkie? Your big eared friend could be named Spock, who will have nine lives because he transfers his katra to somebody. (OK, no more cat puns.)

If you liked the Next Generation better; RikerGeordi and Worf make goof cat names. If you’re more into comic books, Thor, Loki, Cable and Hawkeye make good names. The 80’s cartoon Thundercats gives us the names Lion-O, Tigra and Panthro.

Television shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones have lots of interesting characters to name a cat after. Just don’t get too attached to any of them. Here’s a list of good ones!

  • iCat
  • Alvin
  • Brody
  • Jett
  • Gollum
  • Dylan
  • Finnegan
  • Hershey
  • Levi
  • Flash
  • Flea
  • Kitkat
  • Merlin
  • Puss In Boots
  • Tardar Sauce
  • Zeke
  • Zorro
  • Scooter
  • Nabi
  • Harry
  • Catsby
  • Gandalf
  • Mochi
  • Nibbles
  • Socks
  • Sora
  • Aslan
  • Felix
  • Ben
  • Lancelot
  • Bilbo
  • Dash
  • Amadeus
  • Leonard
  • Edward
  • Kit
  • Gatsby
  • Gidget
  • Houdini
  • Marley
  • Mr.Jinx
  • Ozzie
  • Guinness
  • Scooby
  • Kelsey
  • Alfie
  • Blitz
  • Frodo
  • Ringo
  • Garfield
  • Nero
  • Beowulf
  • Romeo
  • Neo
  • Sylvester
  • Groot
  • Coco
  • Jon Snow
  • Electro
  • Loki
  • Magnus
  • Gizmo
  • Stark
  • Casper
  • Simba
  • Mufasa
  • Lincoln
  • Elvis
  • Mozart
  • Ravenclaw
  • Giggles
  • Indy
  • Thor
  • Homer
  • Tom

Nerdy Cat Names

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There is a trope called “The Nerd” that provides lots of interesting names to choose from. Urkel, the break-out character from Family Matters is the patron saint of this trope with Screech from Saved by the Bell as a close second. PoindexterWormser and Booger are all the eponymous nerds in the film Revenge of the Nerds.

If your cat constantly claws at doors while yowling, you can call him Sheldon after a character on The Big Bang Theory whose schtick is knocking on doors while repeating a person’s name to get their attention.

James Rolfe, AKA The Angry Video Game Nerd, has a name that sounds more like a dog’s name, but he does own a black cat named Boo and a white one named Yeti. Keep reading for more nerdy names.

  • Albert
  • Abraham
  • Adlai
  • Alexander
  • Angus
  • Arthur
  • Asa
  • Atticus
  • Aubrey
  • Austin
  • Baxter
  • Bernard
  • Bert
  • Bertram
  • Caleb
  • Calvin
  • Cameron
  • Carlton
  • Charles
  • Chester
  • Chip
  • Conrad
  • Cornelius
  • Cosmo
  • Dalton
  • Dewey
  • Dexter
  • Digby
  • Ernest
  • Ernie
  • Erwin
  • Fraser
  • Frederick
  • Gilbert
  • Gomer
  • Gordon
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Hector
  • Henry
  • Higgins
  • Jared
  • Jefferson
  • Jerome
  • Jesse
  • Lester
  • Linus
  • Lionel
  • Lucas
  • Mallory
  • Madeline
  • Mark
  • Marshall
  • Marvin
  • Maximilian
  • Maxwell
  • Miller
  • Nelson
  • Nigel
  • Onyx
  • Orson
  • Orville
  • Patrick
  • Percy
  • Peyton
  • Phillip
  • Phineas
  • Quincy
  • Quinn
  • Raymond
  • Renee
  • Samuel
  • Schulyer
  • Sebastian
  • Seth
  • Seymour
  • Sherman
  • Sherwin
  • Sherwood
  • Simon
  • Skippy
  • Stan
  • Theodore
  • Tiberius
  • Tobias
  • Toshiro
  • Walter
  • Wilson

Strong Names For Male Cats

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Zulfiqar is an Arabic name that means “Cleaver of the Spine” and makes a good name for a cat who’s a particularly vicious mouser. It was the name of Mohammed’s sword, as King Arthur’s was called Excalibur. Samson, Hercules, Thor, Gilgamesh and Atlas are all mythological characters who had super strength. You should probably also check out our list of cool cat names too!

Kenta means “big and strong” in Japanese. Valentine sounds like a name for a sweetheart but it’s from the Latin for “strong and vigorous”. Bidziil means “He is strong” in Navajo. You can name your cat Leo if he reminds you of a strong lion. Here’s a list of strong themed names for you very manly cat.

  • Archer
  • Ace
  • Adonis
  • Arnold
  • Avalon
  • Amigo
  • Bandit
  • Batman
  • Bear
  • Bruce
  • Bryce
  • Bull
  • Bullet
  • Captain
  • Carter
  • Colossus
  • Attack
  • Eric
  • Archimedes
  • Jordan
  • Juno
  • Francois
  • Blade
  • Gideon
  • Ghost
  • Duke
  • Hercules
  • Hunter
  • Ivan
  • Boris
  • Brando
  • Maverick
  • Midnight
  • Bud
  • Max
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Ice
  • Joker
  • Knight
  • Lucifer
  • Ninja
  • Caesar
  • Noah
  • Princeton
  • Spike
  • Tarzan
  • Dante
  • Dean
  • Raphael
  • Emperor
  • Hugo
  • Euclid
  • Euripides
  • Viking
  • James Dean
  • Lightning
  • Vincent
  • Xander
  • Logan
  • Lynx
  • Maximum
  • Maximus
  • McQueen
  • Moses
  • Panther
  • Patron
  • Pirate
  • Rambo
  • Ramses
  • Rocky
  • Rocket
  • Sampson
  • Shadow
  • Titan
  • Twister
  • Thunder
  • Warrior
  • Zodiac
  • Zeus

Conclusion

There are many ways to be a boy and there are many names that reflect that. We hope these lists will help you come up with the best possibly name for your furry little fellow! Feel free and leave your comments below, because we love hearing from our readers.

  • June 11, 2018
Mary Nielsen
 

A huge animal lover, born and raised around dogs, cats, chickens... Self-educated pet care nerd. Currently parent of three adopted cats and one small mutt. Animal adoption advocate. Loves a good book (about animals) and playing the piano.