If you’re feline stumped about what to name your cat, don’t worry. We have some insightful suggestions for picking just the right one. It starts with close observation, involves plenty of puns, and ends with cuddles and cat naps. Keep in mind, the best cat names are the ones that complement your kitty’s individuality.

It’s time to get your paws dirty and find a name that fits your feline’s purrsonality!

Catti-tude
It’s no secret that cats have plenty of attitude, and kittens waste no time in showing off their idiosyncrasies! So, pay close attention for distinct personality traits that will spark your imagination. Plus, you get authenticity points for choosing a name that’s inspired by your cat’s unique character.

Popular names
It’s always good to get some purrspective by knowing what other people are naming their cats. Take a look at some of the most popular feline names in the U.S. That way you can see what all the cool cats are called, and you’ll know what’s already been done.

Female
Lily
Chloe
Lucy
Bella
Luna
Maddie
Emma
Coco
Molly
Callie

Male
Charlie
Jack
Jasper
Dexter
Milo
Fred
Simon
Simba
George
Boomer

Feline Foreign?
If you’re a world traveler or want to live vicariously through your kitty, pick a name in a foreign language. We all know that sometimes things just sound better in a different language. But be careful! Always double check the meaning of your exotic new name. Because it’s no fun to have a native speaker inform you that what you thought meant Flower of life in Portuguese, really means Foreboding funeral bush.

Peep the Physique
This is the most obvious angle for naming your cat; just look at them! Do they have unique coloring, floppy ears, long legs, different colored eyes? Use their physical attributes for inspiration. Sometimes the right name is right under your nose, or tail.

Famous Person Pun
Choose your favorite musician, politician, movie character, famous-for-no-reason person, and then apply a cat pun – e.g. Katy Purry, Bill Kitten, Furrest Gump, Kim Katdashian.

Suggestion: When you find one you like, make sure it’s easy to say. Because nobody wants to yell, “Get off the counter, Dwight D. Eisen-Meower!” for the next fifteen years.

Every cat is unique and deserves a name that reflects its personality. If it doesn’t come to you right away, don’t worry. There’s no need to rush the process. You’ll know when you have the right one! All it takes is a little creativity and plenty love, and you’ll find a name that fits your kitty’s character.