500 Awesome Unisex Cat Names For Your Cat 2019

Photo of Cat's half heads on a white backgroundDid you know a lot of modern “girl” names used to be boy names? In Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, Scarlet has a huge crush on a young man named Ashley. (Until she meets Rhett.) The name “Shirley” used to be considered masculine.

Then, a little curly haired moppet sang about the Good Ship Lollipop and the name became associated with frills and bows. The name Mackenzie derives from a Scottish surname meaning “Son of the fire”. If you’d like a name that works for either a boy or a girl cat, keep reading!

Photo of three white British kittens in basketUnisex Cat names

Gender neutral cat names are very modern. They’re also a lot of fun! They also give you flexibility when it comes to gender. It can be hard to tell with just a glance which gender your cat is, though not impossible. (There are other articles on this site about that particular subject.)

Interestingly enough, there are names that are thought to be for one gender in one culture and for the other gender in another culture.

For instance, in Japan “Yuri” is considered a girl’s name because it means “lily” in their language. In Russia, being named “Yuri” is akin to being named “George” in an English speaking culture.
Most people think of “Andrea” as a girl’s name but it’s a boy’s name in Italy. Here is our list of unisex names for your loving furry friend

  • Lemur
  • Brahma
  • Muffin
  • Deja
  • Megabyte
  • Dealer
  • Ginza
  • Beasley
  • Ajax
  • Downy
  • Squat
  • Ra
  • Sapphire
  • Titan
  • Chanel
  • Sandy
  • Viking
  • Einstein
  • Aquarius
  • Ivory
  • Ranger
  • Lunar
  • Dalai
  • Marbles
  • Twix
  • Elfin
  • Pinstripe
  • Wags
  • Jazz
  • Clover
  • Pistol
  • Harper
  • Flint
  • Kahuna
  • Checkers
  • Reese
  • Barcode
  • Pooch
  • Chaos
  • Mozart
  • Polkadot
  • Magenta
  • Frankie/Franky

Why unisex kitten names are greatphoto of satisfied cat with closed eyes and the head up in the sky

If you find a unisex name you just love it will work just as well for a boy as it will for a girl. Keep in mind that cats do not always fall into gender stereotypes. A female cat is just as likely to be as viscous a hunter as a male.

Perhaps more so. In the wild, it’s the lioness who does the hunting. Male cats can be gentle and quiet and some like playing with kittens and even puppies.

You may have to remind him to play nice. A unisex name can mean your cat is an individual with nothing to prove. It can illustrate a philosophy that all are capable of both strength and gentleness and that both are necessary.

  • Myth
  • Giggles
  • Bogie
  • Furball
  • Wooly
  • Frisky
  • Colby
  • Berkeley
  • Sky
  • Brahmin
  • Omega
  • Pumpkin
  • Figaro
  • Nomad
  • Salter
  • Brownie
  • Fang
  • Fendi
  • Shadow
  • Crush
  • Kilamanjaro
  • Riley
  • Bigwig
  • Java
  • Champagne
  • Beemer
  • Babe
  • Yukon
  • Heckle
  • Dot
  • Firecracker
  • Alex
  • Bacardi
  • Polka
  • Snowbell
  • Guru
  • Estelle
  • Osprey
  • Sparrow
  • Socks
  • Jules
  • Polar
  • Robin
  • Eskimo
  • Jigjag
  • Ferrari
  • Pistachio
  • Avalanche
  • Inferno
  • Shaggy
  • Terabyte
  • Blitz
  • Bodhi
  • Domino
  • Orca

How to choose the right name?

Portrait of British shorthair with unisex cat nameThey say cats don’t care what they’re named. However, a cat is more likely to respond to a name that has a short vowel followed by a long e. Blackie, Sidney, Charlie and Tubby are unisex names that follow that pattern.

You can give your can a long, fancy name if you think it suits them. But be sure to have a “call name”. This is what the professional breeders do.
For instance, there is a prize winning copper-eyed white Persian named Cinema’s Liberace of Calcat (gender listed as “neuter”) who more than likely answers to “Libby”.

Your cat’s name should not sound too much like the name of another animal in the house. As cute as it sounds to have twin kittens named Puffy and Tuffy, you should really consider something else.

Does your cat remind you of a certain type of food? If your cat has fur the color of peanut butter or eyes the color of pickles this could inspire your cat’s name. The weather can be an inspiration for cat names. What was the weather like when you first got your cat?

Does your cat remind you of a type of weather? That can inspire a name. Remember, cats can be as changeable as weather. Does your cat remind you of another kind of animal? Some cats can act more canine than expected and some bear resemblance to their wild relatives.

  • Cappuccino
  • Vodka
  • Bull’s Eye
  • Smokey
  • Mayo
  • Jaguar
  • Powder
  • Sunrise
  • Allegro
  • Jazzy
  • Cotton
  • Quinn
  • Porsche
  • Diamond
  • Feather
  • Pinto
  • Klondike
  • Tamale
  • Cola
  • Orion
  • Sidney
  • Charlie
  • Morgan
  • Popocorn
  • Magnum
  • Waffles
  • Zip
  • Butler
  • Supernova
  • Hayes
  • Booker
  • Dipper
  • Cheetah
  • Buttermilk
  • Cider
  • Zen
  • Snaggle
  • Blaine
  • Digger
  • Boo/Boo Boo
  • Kennedy
  • Zap
  • Dab
  • Badger
  • Lucky
  • Fitz
  • Rodeo
  • Gambler
  • Zeus
  • Pilot
  • Bingo
  • Fire
  • Angel
  • Bubbles
  • Nova
  • Swan
  • Twilight
  • Cheerio
  • Alpha
  • Skylar
  • Jaggar
  • Onyx
  • Pinky
  • Spiral
  • Storm
  • Atticus
  • Zion
  • Butter/Butters
  • Puddles
  • Squirt
  • Eightball
  • YinYang
  • Bandit
  • Snowball

What unisex cat names do you like best?

Which of these cat names do you think is the best? Did any of them stand out as strange or unusual?

Do you perhaps like the strange and unusual? Can you think of a great unisex name that didn’t occur to us that you think should be added to the list?

Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below because we just adore hearing from readers. We will always consider your feedback and name ideas when updating our site.

  • Jaws
  • Snowdrop
  • Gerbil
  • Kai
  • Muscat
  • Basey
  • Chunk
  • Dandelion
  • Raisin
  • Gizmo
  • Emery
  • Boomer
  • Night
  • Jordy/Jordi
  • Logo
  • Rishi
  • Sunspot
  • Pickles
  • Scout
  • Kabbalah
  • Dodger
  • Turbo
  • Erskine
  • Bullet
  • Scar
  • Titus
  • Licorice
  • Almond Joy
  • Taylor
  • Cabbie
  • Tattoo
  • Solar
  • Hershey
  • Oreo
  • Metro
  • Mocha
  • Echo
  • Sega
  • Snickers
  • Racer
  • Inky
  • Chewie
  • Vierra
  • Mithra
  • Phantom
  • Mystic
  • Crimson
  • Kappa
  • Fuzzy
  • Bailey
  • Qwerty
  • Boss
  • Penguin
  • Dizzy
  • Dogwood
  • Moonpie
  • Bourbon
  • Mirage
  • Mystique
  • Cuddles
  • Chocolate
  • Bloomer
  • Karma
  • Darwin
  • Dino
  • Harley
  • Adrian
  • Thunder
  • Tracker
  • Q-tip
  • Ciao
  • Gouda
  • Pentacrest
  • Koala
  • Neptune
  • Ash
  • Calzone
  • Dabby
  • Pookie
  • River
  • Chagall
  • Tundra
  • Fjord
  • Kibbles
  • Bear
  • Flame
  • Dicey
  • Kahlua
  • Blizzard
  • Vernice
  • Fluffy
  • Chickadee
  • Puffin
  • Encore
  • Ermine
  • Schroedinger
  • Pepper
  • Pinot
  • Rumble
  • Velvet
  • Patches
  • Gray
  • Snowflake
  • Yeti
  • Dakota
  • Aspen
  • Munchkin
  • Rebel
  • Tabasco
  • Speck
  • Woof
  • Zipper
  • Camelot
  • Corky
  • Aloha
  • Zippy
  • Baron
  • Frosty
  • Keyboard
  • Sterling
  • Hallux
  • Bing
  • Ping
  • Rory
  • Spot
  • Maple
  • Link
  • Scrappy
  • Patch
  • Pebbles
  • Blueprint
  • Armani
  • Rascal
  • Flossy
  • Pixel

Do you need more ideas for your new cat’s name?

photo of cat in a dark blue jacket and tie on stage

If you still need some more suggestions there are plenty of sites on line with long lists of names. At least one might be good for your pussy cat. The links are below.

If you still can’t find anything you like, feel free to get creative. If your cat has a one of a kind name no one else has, that’s great.

Not only is it fun to be unique, chances are your vet will have an easier time telling your cat apart from the fifteen other cats named Fluffy she’s been taking care of.

  • Graffiti
  • Foster
  • Lollipop
  • Banner
  • Pingpong
  • Blue
  • Chewbacca
  • Alpine
  • Bunny
  • Poker
  • Run
  • Splatter
  • Shades
  • Comet
  • Crossword
  • Ebony
  • Speckle
  • Avery
  • Coco
  • Mantra
  • Butterscotch
  • Rocket
  • Oakley
  • Albatross
  • Swirl
  • Zappa
  • Lava
  • Cabot
  • Gigabyte
  • Elf
  • Denali
  • Espresso
  • Chief
  • Lightning
  • Dalmation
  • Titanic
  • Crescent
  • Nugget
  • Hippie
  • Swissroll
  • Minx
  • Stinky
  • Latte
  • Taz
  • Hunter
  • Nacho
  • Pinwheel
  • Marshmallow
  • Mist
  • Peewee
  • Tiger
  • Casino
  • Enola
  • Puck
  • Sage
  • Lotus
  • Guinness
  • Digit
  • Ninja
  • Hayden
  • Peanut
  • Jig
  • Chevy
  • Alaska
  • Vanilla
  • Mythic
  • Phoenix
  • Payton
  • Buddha
  • Snowy
  • Happy
  • Demo
  • Icy
  • Cupid
  • Vegas
  • Ice
  • Dice
  • Dejavu
  • Shimmer
  • Kit
  • Whisper
  • Argus
  • Mint
  • Bentley
  • Pongo
  • Paws
  • AC/DC
  • Santana
  • Charger
  • Coconut
  • Button
  • Warlock
  • Radar
  • Freckles
  • Ice cube
  • Sunny
  • Biscuit
  • Icon
  • Ego
  • Micah
  • Lynx
  • Jag

Conclusion

photo of Cute little girl with cat at homeSo….how about that trailer for Cats? I personally was blown away by Jennifer Hudson’s vocals and it looks like the film is going for a sort of dreamlike tone and throwing in some original dialog.

Frankly, I think complaints about CGI are akin to complaining about color films in the early Forties. I’m certainly looking forward to it. I remember the first time I listened to the Cats soundtrack I got from my local library.

I thought Rumpleteazer was supposed to be a boy cat. It was the 1982 original London cast where the tale of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer is narrated entirely by Mr. Mistoffelees (portrayed by the late Timothy Scott, renowned more for his dancing than his singing) and without visuals it was hard to guess what those mischievous kitties looked like.

If your cat seems to have a mischievous streak, Rumpleteazer can make a good name no matter the gender. It is a bit on the long side, so how about Rumpy for short? Come to think of it Jerry/Geri can fit for either a boy or a girls as well and still have that short vowel followed by long e rhythm.

 

 

  • July 27, 2019
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.