100+ Funny Cat Names That Are Purrfect for Your New Kitty

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Whether Catrick Swayze or Bagel, Cheshire, or Macavity, we'll bet one of these feline aliases will be paws-itively ideal for your furry pal.

When “Here, kitty!” just doesn’t cut it

Your family has a fabulous new feline, and you know that cat needs a name. Sure, there are plenty of cute pet names out there to choose from, but to avoid your cat’s name becoming a cat-astrophe, you need to choose a name that’s utterly purrfect. When it comes to the alias that best suits your furry friend, you probably want one of the most unique cat names. Well, one way to ensure individuality is to ensure hilarity! If you’ve ever seen a cat washing its face, you know that cats definitely have a sense of humor and that keen comedic sensibility deserves to be crowned with one of the best funny cat names.

These funny cat names are sorted by category, so whether your tabby suits a name inspired by their personality, legends of history, or simply your favorite meal you’ll be able to find a moniker that paw-sitively fits! Alternatively, if your cat is the kind who loves to play fetch, why not try one of these funny dog names on your feline friend?

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Musical cat names

If you’ve got the kind of chatty catty who likes to provide you with regular updates on their thoughts and feelings, you don’t just need a funny cat name, you need a musical cat name. You could name them after your favorite band or musical, or even your favorite instrument. These musical monikers will work for even the most rock’n’roll kitty.

Kitty Purry

Cat Benatar

Jenifurr Clawpez

Bob Meowley

Def Leopard

Steinway

Furgie

Notorious C.A.T.

Florence and the Meowchine

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Glamourous-looking cat named Brad KittEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Movie-inspired cat names

Perhaps your cat dreams of being a star. Or maybe they look exactly like the MGM lion. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these movie-inspired funny cat names. Or, if your cat prefers to be behind the camera, you could do worse than giving them a cute film crew nickname. Here, gaffer!

Katniss

Catrick Swayze

Jonesy

Thackerey Binx

Mr. Meowgi

T’Challa

Keanu

Catalie Portman

Ulysses

Pyewacket

Jiji

Cat Winslet

Sassy

Mr. Bigglesworth

Brad Kitt

Catbus

Jude Paw

Oliver

Leonardo DiCatrio

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Cat names inspired by TV

Ahh, television. It’s kept us company all through the pandemic, given us laughs, given us lessons, and now it’s given us a whole cast of funny cat names. Maybe your kitty prefers to watch birds through the window or fish through the aquarium glass (the cat versions of TV?), but human TV is a great source for names. Whether you’re a fan of classics or cartoons, a funny cat name from TV will always make you smile.

Captain Purrcard

Spot

Sylvester

Puff Puff

Snowball

Jack Meower

Monkey

Boo Boo Kitty

Levar Purrton

Toonces

Jigglypuff

Salem

William Catner

Garfield

Furguson

Top Cat

Snagglepuss

Cat Dennings

Leonard Nemeow

Cat writing on a scroll named William ShakespurrEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Literary cat names

What light through yonder window breaks? It is the feline, and Juliet Catpulet is the sun. Some cats just seem to have sprung from the pages of your favorite books, or chase a pen across the floor just like your favorite authors. These literature-based funny cat names will complement your well-read kitten perfectly.

Holden Clawfield

Stelmaria

Dragon

Cheshire

Huckleberry

Albert Catmouse

Moxie

J.R.R. Tollkitten

Bartleby

Ann Mice

Catticus Finch

William Shakespurr

Pippin

Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit

Haruki Purrakami

Tom Kitten

Purrnest Hemingway

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Food-inspired cat names

Naming cats is hard, but eating is easy. Your cat will definitely agree with you on that point, too, and that’s why you should name your cat after a particularly delicious (or hilarious) food. Food-inspired monikers are the ultimate in funny cat names. Who doesn’t want to meet a cat named Pierogi?

Cheddar

Pancake

Sushi

Bubbles

Purrito

Muffin

Soup

Alfalfa

Bagel

Potato

Kit-Kat

Toast

Granola

Pickles

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Cat names from the world of sports

We all know that cats are natural athletes: Exhibit A, they always land on their feet. But some cats are born acrobats or born risk-takers who think they can make it from the top of your door to your bookshelf (note to cats: do not attempt). Even if your cat is more couch potato then couch climber, a cute alias inspired by some of the world’s most famous jocks makes a great funny cat name for your furry pal.

Meowhammad Ali

Yogi Purra

Catfish Hunter

Jag

Shakitten O’Neal

Zamboni

Steve Purry

Bengal

Catreem Abdul-Jabbar

Wayne Catzky

Cleveland Cataliers

Cat between two roman columns named Ruth Bader GinspurrEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Cat names from history

They say history is written by the kitties, and a surefire way to get your cat in on the action is to give them one of the great funny cat names, drawn from the storied past. From the first cat on the moon, to the cat to create a theory of gravity, you can’t go wrong with a historical cat name for your feline friend.

Meowdeline Albright

Ruth Bader Ginspurr

Alexander Hameowlton

Chairman Meow

Barack Obameow

Catpernicus

Isaac Mewton

Fidel Catstro

Winston Furchill

Mewlius Caesar

Fuzz Aldrin

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Cat names based on personality

Every cat-lover knows that cats have a LOT of personality. Often that personality is loudly expressed at 3 a.m. when we’re trying to sleep. At least if you’ve given your furry pal one of these appropriately funny cat names that really captures their unique qualities, you’ll be somewhat prepared for their antics. Goodnight, Goblin!

Major Whiskerton

Forty Winks

Mr. Pounce

Fluffernutter

Goblin

Captain Snooze

Happy

Bathroom Ghost

Professor Purrington

Dumpling

Zoomie

Madame Fluffypants

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Cat names from the musical, “Cats”

Even the most casually theatrical amongst us have heard of the musical Cats. Based on the wonderful T.S. Eliot collection of poems about cats, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the text features some of the most inventively funny cat names ever created in the English language. We would definitely be remiss if we did not include this list of silly and cute cat names. Is your cat a Jellicle cat?

Mr. Mistoffelees

Rum Tum Tugger

Bombalurina

Macavity

Munkustrap

Skimbleshanks

Jennyanydots

Old Deuteronomy

Jellylorum

Griddlebone

Bustopher Jones

Rumpus Cat

Carbucketty

Rumpleteazer

Pouncival

Growltiger

Grizabella

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