248 Nerdy Cat Names For your Furball

A long time ago in a galaxy fur, fur away, a cat declared he was not a number but a feline being. He escaped in his TARDIS, traveling through another dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, hoping this pounce would be the pounce home.

The creature is driven by curiosity and purr-sued by the staff of the local animal shelter. (You wouldn’t like him when he’s hungry!) He’ll boldly claw what no cat has clawed before as a way of saying “Thanks for all the fish.”

The word “nerd” used to be an insult, but it has since been reclaimed! Want to give your cat a nerdy name? Here are some suggestions.

Nerdy Female Cat Names

Nerdiness is NOT solely the domain of men. Sure, there are the typical damsels in distress like Peach, Buttercup, Marion Ravenwood and April O’Neil. As that stereotype is getting dull, more female characters are breaking the role. Mary Jane and Lois Lane have been showing more spunk. The late Carrie Fisher said of her Princess Leia character “I was not a damsel in distress. I was a distressed damsel.”

There are also some tough girls to name your cat after! You can still call her Buttercup, but instead of after the eponymous character of The Princess Bride, you can say she’s named after the toughest fighter of The Powerpuff Girls or the feline Katniss Everdeen knows and tolerates. Lara Croft, Hermione, Xena and Uhura are all namesakes to be proud of. Read on for more!

  • Abigail
  • Ada
  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Alvina
  • Anest
  • Cookie
  • Princess
  • Buffy
  • Astrid
  • Athena
  • Beatrice
  • Penny
  • Gizmo
  • Clara
  • Bella
  • Berit
  • Bertha
  • Bertina
  • Bessie
  • Beula
  • Blanche
  • Gidget
  • Mouse
  • Java
  • Sansa
  • Charity
  • Claudia
  • Constance
  • Pixel
  • Darice
  • Darissa
  • Darlene
  • Eleanor
  • Elwynna
  • Emerald
  • Falcon
  • Farzana
  • Galena
  • Gayne
  • Genie
  • Harriet
  • Hazel
  • Pam
  • Quinn
  • Sophie
  • Sorcha
  • Velma

Nerdy Male Cat Names

The classic film Revenge of the Nerds gives us the classy nerd name PoindexterWormser and Booger are gross, but perhaps appropriate names for cats. Use Gilbert or Lewis if you want a name closer to normal.

If you like the nerd culture presented on Big Bang Theory, Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are good names. Xaphod Beeblebrox is quite a mouthful, so you may want to call him Xaph for short. Gandalf is good for a gray cat and Frodo is good for the cat who gets into trouble bigger than he is.

Merry and Pippin would make cute names for a bonded pair. Teal’c, Jean Luc and Dalek are all interesting. Here’s some more!

  • Abner
  • Adelbert
  • Adrian
  • Alexander
  • Gizmo
  • Chewie
  • Cookie
  • Alfred
  • Alister
  • Alva
  • Barney
  • Finn
  • Ash
  • Neo
  • Bartholomew
  • Barton
  • Beauford
  • Beowulf
  • Bones
  • Ninja
  • Calvin
  • Cameron
  • Clark
  • Dalton
  • Dewey
  • Dexter
  • Einstein
  • Apache
  • Yoda
  • Elmer
  • Ernest
  • Felix
  • Finnegan
  • Frederick
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Higgins
  • Homer
  • Horatio
  • Cypher
  • Faraday
  • Tesla
  • Lucas
  • Marshall
  • Marvin
  • Maximilian
  • Nano

Tech Cat Names

When choosing a tech name, remember that tech marches on, so don’t go with a name that will sound outdated. Computer joke time! What did the Olivetti A5 say when it downloaded data from a Commodore C64? “Wheeeeee!” How can you tell when a cat’s been using your computer? There’s teeth marks on the mouse.

What does a multitasking computer made by AT&T have in common with neutered cats? They’re Unix! Your cat might think your laptop is a warm place to nap so you might name your cat Mac, Java or Pixel. Here are some more great ideas!

  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Beta
  • Chip
  • Cisco
  • Clara
  • Bit
  • Bug
  • Byte
  • Cloud
  • Codex
  • Data
  • Digit
  • Diode
  • DOS
  • Dot
  • Cookie
  • Cupertino
  • Cyber
  • Pixel
  • Giga
  • Glitch
  • Java
  • Kernal
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Mouse
  • Pascal
  • Pixel
  • RAM
  • Redmond
  • Nano
  • Newbie
  • Ruby
  • Shell
  • Widget
  • Woz
  • Zip
  • Siri
  • Vector

Video Game Cat Names

He likes to explore everything while keeping deathly silent, so you can call him Link. Does she adore you but turn her claws on everyone else? Name her Ayano after the villain protagonist of the still in development Yandere Simulator. If she’s sweet and cute, name her Taffi after the Candy Crush mascot.

If she’s a bit passive-aggressive, name her GLaDOS after a troublesome computer. You may even name your cat after your favorite console. Here are more suggestions.

  • Atari
  • Banjo
  • Cid
  • Ganon
  • Genesis
  • Drake
  • Duke
  • Eve
  • Halo
  • Jade
  • Jax
  • Link
  • Peach
  • Princess
  • Kirby
  • Kong
  • Lara
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sonic
  • Zelda
  • Sega

Comic Book Cat Names

Considering how popular Black Panther has become, maybe consider a name from this movie like WakandaT’Challa or Nakia also you can check out the full list of black cat names hereSelina after Catwoman’s alter ego would be appropriate. Deadpool fans might like Vanessa after Copycat’s alter ego and Spider-Man fans might like Felicia after Black Cat’s alter ego.

Shadowcat Cheetah and Sabertooth are all comic book characters with a cat theme. If you prefer the Japanese manga, there’s Kyo, Shampoo and Puar. Famed artists like DitkoAparo and Ross make good namesakes. You could even name him Linkara after the popular comic critic. “I AM A CAT!” (PUNCH!)

  • Akira
  • Alfred
  • Clark
  • Deadpool
  • Flash
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Galactus
  • Goku
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Jade
  • Hodor
  • Lex
  • Loki
  • Mystique
  • Oracle
  • Pepper
  • Magneto
  • Raven
  • Rocket
  • Rorschach
  • Storm
  • Thor
  • Rogue

Nerdy TV & Movie Cat Names

Would you like to name your cat “GLaDOS” but he’s a boy? There’s always HAL after the menacing AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rowling’s Wizarding World gives us a plethora of names from the ordinary to the bizarre.

The same goes with the Star Wars franchise, leaning more to the bizarre. Game of Thrones has lots of interesting characters, but don’t get too attached to any of them. Here are some good suggestions.

  • Chewie
  • Elf
  • Ewok
  • Flynn
  • Katniss
  • Lady
  • Mulder
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Ghost
  • Neo
  • Nymeria
  • Obi
  • Picachu
  • Potter
  • Gizmo
  • Grey Wind
  • Prim
  • Riker
  • Ripley
  • Shaggydog
  • Spock
  • Starlet
  • Sulu
  • Scully
  • Summer
  • Tardis
  • Tiberius
  • Uhura
  • Wedge
  • Xena
  • Tyrion

Scientist Cat Names

For a cat who always challenges laws of gravity and motion, Newton would be an appropriate name. Shrodinger is a good name for a cat who may or may not be there. Euclid, Plato and Archimedes are more classical.

Don’t forget the ladies! Hypatia, Marie Curie and Heddy Lamar are all names worthy of remembrance. Like astronauts? There’s Armstrong, JemisonLeonovTerishkova and Glenn. Keep reading for more!

  • Axis
  • Beaker
  • Darwin
  • Edison
  • Tesla
  • Einstein
  • Faraday
  • Fibonacci
  • Bernoulli
  • Fractal
  • Galileo
  • Geiger
  • Hawking
  • Helix
  • Isotope
  • Laser
  • Neutrino
  • Pascal
  • Photon
  • Pi
  • Neutron
  • Newton
  • Quark
  • Sagan
  • Schrodinger

Space Names for Cats

Most space objects are named after Roman gods. Sedna, named for the Inuit goddess of the ocean and aquatic mammals, is a rare exception. The moons of Jupiter were all named after the prolific god’s lovers. (There were a lot of them.)

All the features of planet Venus are named after famous women, whether in legend or history. If you like constellations, the best ones to name a cat after are Leo, Orion and Lynx. Some more great ideas are:

  • Apollo
  • Asteroid
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Callisto
  • Ceres
  • Comet
  • Eclipse
  • Star
  • Stella
  • Titus
  • Galaxy
  • Hubble
  • Jupiter
  • Leo
  • Mercury
  • Nebula
  • Orion
  • May 30, 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.