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I got a new cat and had a hard time thinking of a name. I put together this list of cat names that I used.

Angus
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: One strength
Tip: This is a great name for a cat that’s big and strong like an Angus bull! It’s one of our favorite male cat names.

Amstel
Origin: Dutch
Trivia: A river that runs through Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the name of a popular brand of beer (named after the river).

Arnold
Origin: German
Meaning: Powerful eagle
Tip: A good male cat name for the cat who loves to run away, but you know “will be back”.

Arthur
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Bear

Ashton
Origin: English
Meaning: Settlement in the ash tree grove

Asterix
Origin: French
Meaning: A Character in a series of French comic strips titled The Adventures of Asterix

Atari
Trivia: A brand of arcade and home video games very popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Tip: Perfect for a cat who likes to play, play, play all day! This is another of our favorite male cat names.

Atlas
Origin: Greek
Trivia: In Geek mythology, Atlas was a titan condemned to support the heavens on his shoulders.
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a big, strong cat.

Axis
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A straight line about which a rotating body (such as the earth) turns.
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who likes to run around in circles, chasing his tail!

Azrael
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Angel of Death.
Trivia: In the cartoon The Smurfs, Azrael is the evil wizard Gargamel’s cat

Bagel
Origin: Yiddish
Meaning: A glazed, ring-shaped roll with a tough, chewy texture.

Bailey
Origin: English
Meaning: Bailiff; trusted guardian of other’s property
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a cat who likes to sit on your belongings, “guarding” them.

Bali
Meaning: An exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean.

Banana
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Fruit with a yellow rind

Barney
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Son of prophecy
Tip: Not just for purple dinosaurs…this two-syllable male cat name is great for felines too!

Beans
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Edible nutritious seed of various plants of the legume family.

Bear
Meaning: Furry mammal of the Ursidae family.
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a large, cuddly cat.

Benjamin, Benny, Ben
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Son of my right hand; beloved youngest son
Trivia: The youngest of Jacob’s sons in the Bible.

Bentley
Meaning: Farm where the grass bends
Trivia: A luxury car made by Rolls Royce.
Tip: A posh male cat name for a posh pet!

Mr. Bigglesworth
Trivia: Dr. Evil’s cat in the Austin Powers movies.

Biscuit
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A kind of bread in small, soft cakes

Blackjack
Meaning: A card game
Tip: A fun male cat name for a black cat.

Bojangles
Trivia: Mr. Bojangles is a song written and recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker that is covered by many other artists.

Boots
Origin: Old English
Meaning: A protective covering for the feet
Trivia: Puss in Boots is a French fairy tale about a cunning cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power and wealth for his master.

Boris
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: A fighter, warrior; small, short
Trivia: Famous horror actor, Boris Karlof.

Brady
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Spirited
Notable: New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady

Brahm
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father of a mighty nation

Brutus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Heavy, hearty and stupid
Trivia: The Roman general who led the plot to murder Julius Caesar
Tip: A good male cat name for a big, affectionate cat who doesn’t know his own strength.

Buster
Meaning: Extraordinary one
Trivia: Originally a nickname for a person who broke things!

Butler
Meaning: The chief male servant of a household
Tip: A great male cat name for a kitty who loves to play “fetch”(believe it or not, many cats do)!

Buttons
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a small disk, knob, or the like for sewing or otherwise attaching to an article, as of clothing, serving as a fastening when passed through a buttonhole or loop.

Byron
Origin: English
Meaning: From the barns
Trivia: Lord Byron was a famous Anglo-Scottish poet also known for his extravagant and wild life.

Cadbury
Origin: English
Meaning: A Neolithic and Iron age site in Somerset England
Trivia: Cadbury is the name of a British chocolate maker
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a brown, chocolate-colored cat – or a cat belonging to a chocoholic!

Calico
Meaning: An animal with a blotched or spotted coat
Trivia: Acalico, though sometimes mistaken as a breed of cat, is actually a color pattern consisting of black, white and orange fur. Most calico cats are female.

Callaway
Meaning: A brand of golf products
Tip: If you love golf, this male cat name may be the perfect choice.

Calvin
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bald
Trivia: Calvin is the mischievous boy with an imaginary pet tiger from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes

Cappuccino
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Espresso coffee mixed with frothed milk or cream

Captain Frisky
Tip: A great male cat name for an active cat
Trivia: Friskies is a brand of cat food

Casanova
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A man with a reputation for being an ardent lover
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for the feline who charms his female friends

Caspian
Origin: English
Meaning: From the Caspian Sea

Catnip
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant of the mint family that is extremely attractive to cats
Tip: Beware! Catnip can send your cat climbing up your curtains faster than you can say, “meow”… but oh, what a sight to see!

Cecil
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Blind

Cedric
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Battle chieftain

Chaplin
Origin: English
Meaning: Charlie Chaplin was a comedic actor and director who made his mark during the silent film era

Charcoal
Origin: English
Meaning: The carbonaceous remnant of burnt wood

Charlie
Origin: English
Meaning: Free man
Tip: This two-syllable name is common yet cool, making it one of our favorite male cat names.

Checkers
Origin: English
Meaning: A game played on a checked board

Chester
Origin: English
Meaning: A fortress, camp
Trivia: Short for Rochester

Chewy
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who loves to chew on shoes and bones.
TV Notable: Chewbacca (or Chewy) is the big, hairy co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars.

Claude
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Lame

Claw
Origin: English
Meaning: A sharp, curved nail on the foot of an animal
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who likes to “tear it up” (good luck with your sofa!)

Coco
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Spanish word for ‘coconut’

Cody
Origin: English
Meaning: Descendant of Oda
Tip: A popular, two-syllable name that’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

Comet
Origin: English
Meaning: A celestial body
Trivia: The name of one of Santa’s 12 reindeer.

Conan
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Hound, Wolf
Trivia: Names of funnyman Conan O’Brien and Conan the Barbarian (a fictional character).

Cooper
Origin: English
Meaning: Barrel maker

Cosmo
Meaning: Derived from “cosmos” meaning the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system
Trivia: Also short for “cosmopolitan” as in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Crackers
Origin: English
Meaning: A thin, wafer-like biscuit; firecrackers; someone who has gone crazy.
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a crazy cat.

Damian
Origin: Greek
Meaning: To tame, subdue

Dandy
Meaning: Something or someone of exceptional quality
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a handsome or well-bred kitty.

Danny
Origin: English
Meaning: God is my judge

Dante
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Everlasting

Denzel
Origin: Cornish
Meaning: A location in Cornwall, England
Notable: Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington

Desmond
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Man from South Munster

Dexter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dexterous (skillful; artful)

Diablo
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Devil
Tip: A cool male cat name for a devil of a cat!

Diego
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Supplanter
TV Notable: Diego is Dora the Explorer’s cousin who helps animals in danger

Dimitri
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Lover of the earth

Dingo
Origin: Dharuk
Meaning: A wild, wolf-like animal of Australia.
Trivia: “Maybe the dingo ate your baby” – Elaine, Seinfeld

Dominic
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Belonging to lord

Domino
Meaning: A popular game of matching the dots
Tip: This male cat name is a great choice for a black and white cat.

Donut
Origin: English
Meaning: Variant of Doughnut; fried dough in the shape of a ring

Doodle
Meaning: To draw or scribble idly
Trivia: “Yankee Doodle” is a well-known American song and the state anthem of Connecticut.

Drake
Origin: English
Meaning: Snake, Dragon

Dudley
Origin: English
Meaning: Wood; clearing of Dudda

Duffy
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Son of Dubhthach or Dubhshíth

Dougal
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Black stranger

Duke
Origin: English
Meaning: The male ruler of a duchy; the sovereign of a small state
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a feline of impressive stature or pedigree.

Duncan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Brown warrior

Dwight
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From Dionysius, the Greco-Roman god of wine

Dylan
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Great rising tide
Trivia: Bob Dylan is a major American singer-songwriter

Dynamo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Short for “dynamoelectric machine”; someone with great energy and force
Tip: If your cat has tons of energy, this male cat name might suit him well!

 

Earl
Origin: English
Meaning: Nobleman

Echo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Reverberating sound
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a cat who answers when you call.

Eddie
Origin: English
Meaning: (Edward) Wealthy guardian
TV Notable: Name of the Jack Russell terrier on Frasier.

Edge
Origin: American
Meaning: Border; edge of a surface

Edison
Trivia: Thomas Edison, one of the greatest inventors in history, is credited with the invention of the electric light bulb

Eiffel
Origin: French
Meaning: The name of a French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)

Eight Ball
Origin: English
Meaning: A form a billiards; the black pool ball that bears the number 8
Tip: Another great male cat name for a black cat

Einstein
Origin: German
Tip: With Albert Einstein as his namesake, this cat can only be a genius!

Elias, Elliot, Ellis
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is the lord

Elijah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is salvation

Ellington
Trivia: Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader.

Elmer
Origin: Germanic/English
Meaning: Noble and famous
TV Notable: Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny’s nemesis in Looney Toons.

Elmo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Protector
Tip: Kids will love him, and it’s one of our favorite male cat names too!
TV Notable: The adorable furry, red Muppet on Sesame Street.

Elton
Origin: English
Meaning: The old town; Ella’s town
Trivia: Sir Elton John is a Grammy and Academy award-winning British singer and composer.

Elvis
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: All wise; prince of wisdom
Tip: This male cat name is fit for a king!

E-Mail
Origin: American
Meaning: A computer term short for ‘electronic mail’
Tip: This male cat name keeps up with technology! (You can add a humorous twist to it by spelling it “E-male”.)

Emerson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Emery; bravery and power

Emilio
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Eager

Emmett
Origin: German
Meaning: All containing; entire
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who completes your family.

Enzo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: (Lorenzo) Magnificent

Espresso
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted coffee beans.
Tip: A fun male cat name for a perky feline or a dark brown/black cat!

Ethan
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Strong and steadfast

Evan
Origin: Hebrew/Welsh
Meaning: God is good/Young warrior

Everest
Origin: English
Trivia: The highest mountain in the world, named after George Everest, Surveyor General of India

Ezekiel
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Strength of god
Trivial: Ezekiel is one of the books in the Bible

Fabian
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Prosperous farmer

Fandango
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A type of dance

Fat Cat
Origin: Slang, Americanism
Meaning: A person of wealth and privilege
Trivia: Fat Cat is the crime boss tabby cat in the animated Disney series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers

Faust
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Auspicious; Lucky
Literary Notable: Faust is a character in a German legend who makes a deal with the devil

Felix
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fortunate
TV Notable: Felix the Cat is a cartoon character

Ferdinand
Origin: German
Meaning: World daring

Fergus
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Man of strength
Tip: This name is perfect for a big cat with lots of personality. It’s one of our favorite male cat names.

Figaro
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: One who came from the Spanish town of Figueroa
Trivia: Figaro is the name of Pinocchio’s cat, also the famous Barber of Seville

Fiji
Meaning: A nation composed of several hundred islands
in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
Tip: If you’re looking for an exotic male cat name, this one might do the trick.

Finnegan, Finn
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Fair

Fitzpatrick
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Son of a nobleman

Flapjack
Origin: English
Meaning: A pancake

Flea
Origin: English
Meaning: Tiny bloodsucking insect
Tip: A humorous male cat name for a small kitty

Fletcher
Origin: English
Meaning: Arrow maker

Floyd
Origin: Welsh/English
Meaning: Grey

Fluffernutter
Meaning: A sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff

Fluffy, Fluffles
Origin: English
Meaning: Light or airy; covered with fluff.
Tip: Only a furry fellow can carry this male cat name off!

Frank, Frankie, Franklin
Origin: English
Meaning: Free or truthful

Freckle, Freckles
Origin: English
Meaning: Small brownish spots

Fred, Freddy
Origin: English
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

Friday
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The sixth day of the week
Tip: An excellent choice for a male cat name (because everyone loves Friday!)

Frisky
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: lively, playful

Fritz
Origin: German
Meaning: Ruler in peace
Trivia: Fritz the Cat is the feline con artist from the Crumb comics

Fruitloop
Trivia: Fruit Loops are a fun, colorful brand of breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s. Toucan Sam is their mascot.
Tip: This name would work for a cat that’s a touch ‘loopy’.

Fudge
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk and chocolate
Tip: A yummy male cat name for a brown cat.

Furball
Meaning: A ball of fur; alternative name for a hairball
Tip: As it suggests, this male cat name is perfect for a large, furry cat.

Fuzz
Origin: English
Meaning: A loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter
Slang: The police

Gadget
Meaning: A mechanical device
Tip: A great name for a small cat…one of our favorite male cat names.

Gandalf
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Wand Elf
Literary Notable: Gandalf is a wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Garfield
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Battlefield
Tip: Garfield is a lazy, lasagna-loving cat from the comic strip by the same name.

Garfunkel
Music Notable: Art Garfunkel is an American singer-songwriter and part of the Simon & Garfunkel duo.

Garth
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Enclosed garden; Keeper of gardens
TV Notable: Wayne’s sidekick from ‘Wayne’s World’, played by Dana Carvey.

Gavin
Origin: Welsh/English
Meaning: The white hawk of battle

Genghis
Origin: Mongolian
Trivia: Genghis Khan was the founder, ruler and emperor of the Mongol Empire.

George, Georgie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The farmer

Geppetto
Origin: Italian
Movie Notable: Geppetto is the woodcarver who creates Pinocchio.

Geronimo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Holy name (derived from Jerome)
Trivia: Apache Indian leader (1829-1909) given the name by Spanish settlers.

Gilligan, Gil
Origin: Gaelic/Hebrew
Meaning: Lad/Joy
TV Notable: Hapless first mate of the SS Minnow marooned on Gilligan’s Island.
Tip: A great male cat name for a clumsy but loveable feline.

Gizmo
Meaning: A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
Movie Notable: The name of the cute, furry Gremlin.

Grady
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Of high rank/ A child of nobility

Gravy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The juices that drip from cooking meat
Tip: If your cat loves to eat, this humorous male cat name may be perfect for him.

Goliath
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: uncovered
Trivia: The giant Philistine who was slain by David in the Old Testament.

Gonzo
Meaning: Bizarre, unconventional, oddball
TV Notable: The blue, hook-nosed Muppet in The Muppet Show.

Goober
Origin: African
Meaning: A type of peanut
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a nutty cat!

Google
Origin: American
Meaning: A trademark used for an Internet search engine.
Trivia: The word ‘google’ was used in Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Gopher
Meaning: Ground squirrels of the prairie regions of North America.
Tip: A funny male cat name for a cat who likes to dig.

Griswold
Origin: Old German
Meaning: From the gray forest

Grizzly
Meaning: A species of North American brown bear.
Tip: Perfect for a big, brown cat.

Grover
Origin: English
Meaning: From the grove
TV notable: The loveable, huggable, blue Muppet from Sesame Street.

Guillermo
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Guardian
Triva: The Spanish form of the English name “William”

Gulliver
Origin: French
Meaning: Glutton

Gumbo
Origin: American
Meaning: A thick soup or stew usually made with chicken or seafood
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a cat who loves chicken or seafood

Gus, Gustav
Origin: German
Meaning: Stave of the Goths

Hairball
Origin: English
Meaning: A ball of hair
Tip: Brush your cat regularly to decrease the number of ‘presents’ he leaves on the carpet!

Hamlet
Origin: Old French/German
Meaning: Little Home
Trivia: Hamlet was a Shakespearean tragic hero

Handel
Origin: German
Trivia: George Frideric Handel was a German-English composer famous for works such as Messiah and Water Music

Hannibal
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Help; blessing
TV Notable: Hannibal, who was a Carthaginian, is credited as being one of the most talented military commanders in history.

Hank
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Harold, Harry
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Leader of an army

Harvard
Origin: Name
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts
Tip: A excellent male cat name for a smart kitty (or one who just likes to sit on books!)

Hat Trick
Origin: English
Meaning: A clever maneuver; in sports, a hat trick generally refers to succeeding at something three times – usually consecutively

Havoc
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Confusion or disorder
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a cat who creates chaos!

Heathcliff
Origin: English
Meaning: Cliff top covered in heather
Trivia: Heathcliff is one of the leading characters in Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights; also the name of an orange, bad-tempered cat in the comic strip Heathcliff

Hector
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast
Trivia: The greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.

Henderson
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Henry

Hendrix
Trivia: Jimi Hendrix is an American musician, considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Rock.
Tip: A very cool male cat name for a cat belonging to a musician!

Hercules
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Glorious Gif
Trivia: A Greek mythological hero, renowned for his strength

Higgins
Origin: English
Use: Usually used as a last name
Tip: This male cat name sounds rather posh – one might imagine a distinguished gentleman or butler answering its call.

Hinkley
Origin: Name
Trivia: A town in California

Hobbes
Trivia: Hobbes is the energetic stuffed tiger in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.  Hobbes is named after the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbit
Trivia: The fictional, diminutive race in J. R.R. Tolkien’s novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Homer
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pledge or hostage
Trivia: Homer was an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Illiad and The Oddesey.
TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Horace
Origin: Greek/Latin
Meaning: Guardian; time keeper
Trivia: One of the great Roman poets and satirists (65-8 BC).

Houdini
Origin: Name
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a feline who’s perfected his disappearing act!

Huggy Bear
Origin: Nickname
TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Trivia: In the 2004 movie version, Huggy Bear was played by Snoop Dogg.

Hugo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intelligent

Humphrey
Origin: Old German
Meaning: Peaceful Hun
Trivia: Humphrey Bogart was an American actor who starred in the 1942 film Casablanca.

Hunter
Origin: English
Meaning: One who hunts or searches
Tip: A perfect name for a cat who likes to pounce…another of our favorite male cat names.

Hyde
Origin: English
Meaning: Exquisite
Trivia: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886.

Icarus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Follower
Trivia: From the Greek myth of the boy who flew too close to the sun.

Ice
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Frozen water

Icon
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A picture, image, or other representation.

Iggy
Origin: English
Meaning: Fiery one
Trivia: Singer and songwriter Iggy Pop was considered the Godfather of Punk.

Igloo
Meaning: A dome-shaped Eskimo house, usually built from blocks of hard snow.
Tip: A fun, quirky male cat name, perfect for a cat with snow-white fur.

Igor
Origin: Norse/Russian
Meaning: Yew; bow and army

Ike
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will laugh
Trivia: 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s nickname was Ike. His campaign slogan was “I like Ike”.

Imus
Origin: Name
Trivia: Last name of the shock jock Don Imus, known for his morning radio show.

Indiana, Indy
Origin: American
Meaning: The land of Indians
Trivia: The hero of 1981’s Oscar winning Raiders of the Lost Ark was named Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford.
Tip: This male cat name is a great choice for movie or car racing fans.

Indigo
Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
Meaning: Blue or purple in color

Inky
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Black as ink
Tip: This male cat name works well for a black cat or one with big blotches of color.

Irwin
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: (Erwin) Wild Boar
Trivia: Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert and TV personality nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”.

Irving
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Beautiful
Trivia: The patriotic song God Bless America was written by Irving Berlin – a man considered one of the greatest songwriters in history.

Isaac
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will laugh

Ishmael, Ish
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God will listen

Itchy
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Restless or nervous
Trivia: Itchy is the blue mouse in The Simpson’s “Itchy & Scratchy Show”, a show-within-a-show.

Ivan
Origin: Russian
Meaning: (John) God is gracious

Izzy
Origin: Nickname
Meaning: A gift

Jack, Jackson
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God’s gift

Jag
Origin: Sanskrit (India)
Meaning: The Universe
Trivia: Military acronym for “Judge Advocate General”

Jacob, Jake
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: To fill the place of another

Jaques
Origin: French
Meaning: French form of Jacob

Jasper
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Spotted stone

Java
Origin: American
Meaning: Brewed coffee; computer language
Tip: A great name for a brown or very perky cat…one of our favorite male cat names.

Jazz
Origin: American
Meaning: Style of music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century

Jean-Claude
Origin: French
Meaning: Combination of Jean and Claude; God is Gracious
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who’s big on action and stunts, like actor Jean-Claude Van Damme!

Jedi
Origin: George Lucas (Star Wars)
Meaning: Member of the knightly order in Star Wars, trained to defend justice and peace in the universe

Jeeves
Origin: English
Trivia: The fictional valet in P.G. Wodehouse’s novels and short stories about the English upper class.

Jeffrey
Origin: French
Meaning: Heavenly Peace

Jekyll
Trivia: The name of the title character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – a tale of split personalities and good and evil.

Jelly
Origin: English
Meaning: A sweet spread made with pectin or gelatin, used on bread and toast or as a filling for cakes, doughnuts, etc.
Tip: Goesgreat with peanut butter (it also makes a cute male cat name)!

Jeremy
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God will set free

Jesse
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A gift; wealthy

Jester
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A jokester or a clown
Tip: This male cat name is a great choice for a kitty who’s a clown!

Jett
Origin: English
Meaning: Black in color
Tip: A cool name for a black cat – another of our favorite male cat names.

Jingles
Origin: English
Meaning: To make tinkling sounds

Jinx
Origin: Americanism
Meaning: A person or thing expected to bring bad luck
Trivia: Mr. Jix is the pampered, toilet-flushing puss in the movies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers

Jojo
Origin: African
Meaning: Monday born

Joker
Origin: Latin
Meaning: One who tells or plays jokes; a playing card, usually printed with a picture of a jester
Trivia: One of the main villains in the Batman comic series.

Jolly
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Joyous; happy

Jonah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Dove
Trivia: The name of the prophet swallowed by a whale, as told in the Old Testament.

Jones
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Child of John

Judo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A method of fighting without the use of weapons

Julian
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Youthful one
Trivia: Singer Julian Lennon is the son of the late John Lennon from The Beatles.

 

Kabob
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: A skewer of meat or seafood and vegetables, roasted or grilled
Tip: A funny male cat name for a long-bodied cat or one who loves to eat meat.

Kaiser
Origin: German
Meaning: Leader or king
Trivia: The German form of Caesar (Roman)
Tip: A regal name for a big, strong cat – one of our favorite male cat names.

Kahuna
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Native medicine man or priest
Trivia: The term ‘Big Kahuna’ was used in 60’s beach party films to refer to the best surfer on the beach.

Kato
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Good judgment
Trivia: A fictional character from The Green Hornet radio program.

Kelvin
Origin: English
Meaning: From the River Clyde

Kennedy
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Helmet head
Trivia: John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States.

Kenyon
Origin: Irish
Meaning: White haired, blonde

Kermit
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Free man
TV notable: Jim Henson’s most famous and beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog.

Killian
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Strife, conflict; church
Trivia: Killian’s Irish Red beer is brewed by the Coors brewing company

Kimball
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Warrior Chief

Kingston
Origin: English
Meaning: From the king’s town; a male sovereign/ruler

Kipper
Origin: English
Meaning: Pointed hill

Kirby
Origin: English
Meaning: From the village with the church
Sports Notable: Baseball star Kirby Puckett from the Minnesota Twins. This is another of our favorite male cat names.

Kit
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bearer of Christ
TV notable: Kit was the name of the car (Trans Am) in the 80’s TV show Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.

Kiwi
Origin: Maori
Meaning: New Zealand bird; type of fruit

Klaw
Meaning: This is not a real word, but rather, a play on the word “claw” meaning the sharp, curved nail on the foot of an animal.
Tip: Use this male cat name for a cat no one wants to mess with!

Klondike
Origin:
Meaning: A region of the Yukon territory in Canada, also the name of a river in this region
Trivia: Klondike is a brand of ice-cream with the slogan “what would you do for a Klondike bar?”

Knox
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the hills

Kobe
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A city in Japan
Trivia: Kobe Bean Bryant plays basketball for the LA Lakers and was awarded the MVP award for the 2007-2008 NBA season.

Kodak
Origin: American
Meaning: Brand of camera by U.S. inventor George Eastman
Tip: A fun male cat name for a photogenic cat.

Kojak
Origin: Name
TV Notable: Police drama series starring Telly Savalas as a lollipop-sucking lieutenant.

Koko
Origin: Name
Trivia: Female gorilla, born in 1971 trained to communicate with humans by means of sign language.

Kosmo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Order, decency

Kramer
Origin: German
Meaning: Shopkeeper
Tip: If your cat’s a little bit eccentric and you’re a huge fan of the TV series Seinfeld, this may be the perfect male cat name for him.

Kudos, Kudo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honor; glory; acclaim

Lancelot, Lancer, Lance
Origin: French
Meaning: Land
Trivia: The greatest knight from the legend of King Arthur.

Laptop
Origin: American
Meaning: a portable computer small enough to rest on one’s lap
Tip: This is a really cute name for a lap cat…one of our favorite male cat names.

Larry
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man from Laurentum, Italy
TV Notable: Larry King – Television show host
Sports Notable: NBA Boston Celtic Hall of Famer ‘Larry Bird’

Laser
Meaning: A device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who’s super fast and/or super coordinated.

Lazarus
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Helped by God
Trivia: In the New Testament, Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus.

Lennox
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: A large collection of elm trees

Leonardo, Leonard, Leo
Origin: Italian; English; Latin
Meaning: Strong as a lion; Lion
Trivia: Leonardo Da Vinci – artist, scientist, mathematician and more – is considered to be perhaps the most brilliant person to ever have lived.
Tip: There’s a lion inside every cat, which makes this name one of our favorite male cat names.

Leopold
Origin: German
Meaning: Bold people

Leroy
Origin: English
Meaning: The king
Tip: A perfect male cat name for a kitty who sees himself as ruler of you and your domain!

Lester
Origin: English
Meaning: From Leicester

Levi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: United
Trivia: The first blue-jeans were created by Levi Strauss in 1853.

Liam
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Determined protector
Trivia: Liam Neeson was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler in the 1993 film, Schindler’s List.

Licorice
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant from the legume family whose dried root is used for flavoring and medicinal purposes
Tip: Licorice (in candy form) is usually black, making this playful male cat name perfect for a black feline.

Lightning
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A brilliant electric spark discharged in the atmosphere, occurring between clouds
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a kitty who’s lightning fast!

Limbo
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A place or state of oblivion
Trivia: Limbo is a dance from the West Indies…it’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

Linus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: One with flax colored hair
Trivia: Linus is a character in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts.

Lionel
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Little lion
Tip: Another excellent male cat name that honors the lion in your cat (even if it is just a little one)!

Livingston
Origin: English
Meaning: Levin stone
Trivia: David Livingston was a Scottish missionary and explorer famous for his discovery of Victoria Falls in Southern Africa.

Lloyd
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Grey
Trivia: The name of Jim Carrey’s character in the 1994 movie, Dumb & Dumber.

Loco
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Crazy

Logan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: From the hollow

Loki
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: The god of mischief
Tip: A playful male cat name for a naughty kitty.

Lorenzo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Magnificent
Trivia: Lorenzo Medici, a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance, employed Da Vinci, Michelangelo and other famous artists.

Lucifer
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bearer of light
Trivia: The archangel cast from heaven for leading a revolt (a.k.a. Satan).

Lug-nut
Origin: American
Meaning: A large nut fitting on a heavy bolt

Luigi
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Famous warrior
Trivia: Luigi is the younger brother of Nintendo’s official mascot, Mario.

Luke, Lucas
Origin: English
Meaning: Man from Luciana
Trivia: Cowboy ‘Lucky Luke’ is a Franco-Belgian comic book character known to “shoot faster than his shadow”.

Luther
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: People Army
Trivia: American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1963.

Macbeth
Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Son of Beth
Trivia: Macbeth is the title character in one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Macintosh
Origin: British
Meaning: A raincoat made of rubbery cloth
Trivia: Apple Inc. is the creator of the Macintosh computer, commonly referred to as the ‘Mac’.

Mackenzie, Mack
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Son of Kenneth

Maestro
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Master
Trivia: Maestro is used to refer to an accomplished composer, teacher or anyone who commands respect for their mastery of an art.

Magee
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Son Of Aodh

Magnet
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A thing or person that attracts
Tip: This name is perfect for a cat who never leaves your side…it’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

Malfoy
Trivia: Draco Malfoy is a Slytherin student in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series

Marco
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Warlike
Trivia: Marco Polo was a Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century.
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for the feline who loves to explore.

Marvin
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Uncertain; possibly eminent
Trivia: Marvin the Martian is a popular character from the Looney Tunes cartoons

Maxwell, Max
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The greatest

Maui
Meaning: The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Tip: A great male cat name for a laid-back kind of cat.

Meatball, Meatloaf
Origin: English
Meaning: Food made of ground meat and shaped in balls or loaves, respectively
Tip: These two humorous male cat names are perfect for the carnivorous feline who lives to eat!

Melvin, Mell
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Smooth brow

Memo
Origin: English
Meaning: A written proposal or reminder
Tip: A excellent male cat name for a cat who’s also an office ‘assistant’!

Merlin
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Sea fortress
Trivia: Merlin was a wizard, sorcerer and counselor for the legendary King Arthur.

Midas
Origin: Greek
Trivia: Mythological king who was given the power of turn everything he touched into gold.

Miles
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Peaceful

Milkshake
Origin: American
Meaning: A thick, frothy drink made of milk and ice-cream

Milo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Peaceful; calm
Movie Notable: The name of the cute Jack Russell Terrier in The Mask.

Mittens
Origin: English
Meaning: A hand covering that covers all four fingers to keep the hand warm
Tip: This male cat name is usually picked for cats whose paws are white and look like they’re wearing mittens.

Moby
Trivia: The name of the great white whale in Herman Melville’s novel, “Moby Dick”.

Moe
Origin: English
Meaning: Dark skinned
TV notable: Moe is the surly bartender in The Simpsons.

Mojo
Origin: African/African-American
Meaning: A type of magic; magnetism; charm

Monty
Origin: French
Meaning: The power of man

Moose
Meaning: Largest member of the deer family
Tip: A funny male cat name for a big-boned cat.

Morris
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dark complexion
Tip: This two-syllable name is perfect for a cat with dark colored fur.  It’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

Mozart
Trivia: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific Austrian composer and one of the most famous from the Classical era.

Murphy
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Sea Warrior

Murray
Origin: English
Meaning: Man of the sea

Mustafa
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Chosen
Trivia: In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Will Ferrell plays Mustafa, one of Dr. Evil’s henchmen.

 

Nacho
Origin: Mexican
Meaning: A small, often triangular piece of tortilla topped with cheese or chili-pepper sauce
Tip: A great male cat name for a small kitty.

Napoleon
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Sons of the mist; a race of dwarfs
Trivia: The name of the famous French general and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Tip: Another great male cat name for a small (but commanding) cat.

Nashville, Nash
Origin: English
Meaning: At the ash tree; the capital of Tennessee

Nathan
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He has given

Nelson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Neil or Nell
Trivia: Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist who became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Nemo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Nobody
Trivia: Captain of the Nautilus in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Movie Notable: Name of the clownfish in Disney’s animated feature, Finding Nemo.

Neptune
Origin: Latin
Meaning: God of the sea

Nerf
Trivia: Nerf is a trademark for toys made for safe, indoor play.

Nermal
Trivia: The self-proclaimed “world’s cutest kitten” from the comic strip Garfield

Nero
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Stern
Trivia: The fifth and last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty

Nestle
Trivia: A Swiss food company, famous for its chocolate products
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a brown, chocolate-colored cat – or a cat belonging to a chocoholic!

Newman
Origin: English
Meaning: The new man
Trivia: In the TV show Seinfeld, Newman is a scheming mail carrier who lives in the same building as Jerry and Kramer.

Newton
Origin: English
Meaning: New settlement
Trivia: Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who is considered to be one of the most influential men in history.

Niles
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Nimrod
Meaning: A hunter; (in slang) a person regarded as foolish or silly

Ninja
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Mercenary agents highly trained in martial arts
Tip: Use this name for a black cat with stealth…it’s one of our favorite male cat names.

Nintendo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Live luck to heaven
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a cat belonging to a video game fanatic!

Nitro
Meaning: (Chemistry)The name for the group –NO2
Trivia: Many nitro compounds are unstable and are used as explosives.
Tip: If your cat’s energetic and excitable, this may be the perfect male cat name for him.

Noah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Rest; peace
Trivia: In the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the ark.

Noggin
Meaning: a small cup or mug; a person’s head

Noodle
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water

Norbit
Movie Notable: 2007 comedy starring Eddie Murphy

Norman
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Norseman (Man from the north)

Nova
Origin: New Latin
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nosey
Meaning: Prying or meddlesome
Tip: This humorous male cat name is perfect for a curious cat.

Nugget
Origin: English
Meaning: A lump of something, usually a precious metal
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a small cat

Oakley
Origin: English
Meaning: From the oak meadow

Oatmeal
Origin: English
Meaning: Meal made from ground or rolled oats
Tip: This male cat name is a healthy choice for cats with light colored fur.

Obelix
Trivia: Obelix is the overweight, super-humanly strong Gaul from the French comic series Asterix.

Odysseus, Odyssey
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Full of wrath
Trivia: Odysseus is the main hero in Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”.

Oliver, Ollie
Origin: English
Meaning: Elf army
Trivia: The title character in Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

Omar
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Speaker

Omega
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The last of a series

Omelet
Origin: French
Meaning: A thin layer of eggs, usually cooked in a pan and encasing a filling of cheese, meat or vegetables

Opie
TV Notable: Ron Howard’s character, ‘Opie Taylor’, on The Andy Griffith Show.

Opus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer’s works

Orbit
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body
Tip: Perfect for a cat who loves to run around in circles. One of our favorite male cat names.

Oreo
Origin: American
Meaning: (Brand name) Chocolate cookie with a white cream filling
Tip: A yummy name for a black and white cat…another of our favorite male cat names.

Orion
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Boundary, limit
Trivia: A constellation that gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter, killed by a scorpion sent by Artemis.

Orlando
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Famous land
Trivia: The city in Florida home to Disney World.
Movie Notable: Orlando Bloom, star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Orson
Origin: French
Meaning: Bear cub

Orville
Origin: French
Meaning: Golden city
Tip: A great male cat name for a fluffy white cat who resembles popcorn.

Oscar
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Divine spearman

Oslo
Meaning: The capital and largest city of Norway

Oswald
Origin: German
Meaning: Unknown

Otis
Origin: German
Meaning: Wealth
Movie Notable: The pug in The Adventures of Milo and Otis, a 1989 animal adventure film.

Otto
Origin: German
Meaning: Possessions
Trivia: Kevin Kline plays Otto, the dumb jewel thief, in the movie A Fish Called Wanda

Owen
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Desire born

Oxford
Trivia: A city in England, home to the University of Oxford – the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a super-smart feline (or one who likes to sit on books and look studious).

Ozzie, Ozzy, Oz
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Divine spearman
TV Notable: Ozzie from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Music Notable: Ozzy Osbourne, lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath.

Paddington, Paddy
Origin: English
Meaning: The estate of Padda
Literary Notable: Paddington is the beloved bear in author Michael Bond’s children’s books.

Pagan
Origin: English
Meaning: observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks did

Paladin
Origin: French
Meaning: a heroic champion; defender of a noble cause

Panda
Origin: French
Meaning: A black and white bear-like animal
Tip: A very cute male cat name for a black and white cat.

Panini
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A traditional Italian sandwich

Patches
Origin: English
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole
Tip: This male cat name would work well for a multi-colored cat with distinct markings.

Paws
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The foot of an animal

Paxton, Pax
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Peace

Peanut
Origin: Americanism
Meaning: A pod with an edible seed; a small or insignificant person
Tip: Use this male cat name for an itty-bitty kitty.

Pepper
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, spicy condiment
Tip: A perfect male cat name for a feline who has a ‘salt and pepper’ (black and white flecked) coat

Pepsi
Trivia: Pepsi is a trademarked brand of cola

Perseus (or Purrseus)
Origin: Greek Mythology
Meaning: To destroy
Trivia: The hero of Greek mythology who killed Medusa.

Percy
Origin: French
Meaning: Pierce valley
Trivia: Percy the Small Engine is the youngest steam engine character on Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

Phantom
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An appearance or illusion without material or substance

Pharaoh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Title of an ancient Egyptian king

Phoenix
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A mythical bird of great beauty, fabled to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes

Pierre
Origin: French
Meaning: Stone

Pickle, Pickles
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A cucumber that has been preserved in brine
Tip: If you’re looking for something cute and humorous, this male cat name may fit the bill!

Pinocchio
Origin: Tuscan
Meaning: Pine nut
Trivia: Pinocchio is a wooden boy-puppet who comes to life in the stories by Carlo Collodi

Pixel
Origin: English
Meaning: the smallest unit of a digital image that can be individually processed
Tip: Another excellent male cat name for an itty-bitty kitty.

Plato
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Broad-shouldered
Trivia: Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers, and a teacher to Aristotle.

Popcorn
Origin: American
Meaning: Popped corn
Tip: If your cat is fluffy and white, this may be the perfect male cat name.

Pouncer
Trivia: This is a great male cat name for a cat who loves to hunt (and bring you the spoils)!

Presto
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Quickly

Pretzel
Origin: German
Meaning: Crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside

Princeton
Origin: English
Meaning: Prince’s town

Prowler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey

Puck
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Devil
Trivia: The mischievous servant in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Tip: This male cat name is an excellent choice for a playful cat.

Quade
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Descendent of Uad

Quattro
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Four
Tip: A fitting male cat name for your four-legged feline.

Quest
Origin: English
Meaning: Journey; voyage

Quimby
Origin: Celtic
Meaning: House of a woman

Quincy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fifth
Trivia: John Quincy Adams was the fourth president of the United States (1825-1829).

Quinn
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Intelligent; Wise

Quinlin, Quinley
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Strong one
Tip: This male cat name is a great choice for a big, powerful cat.

Quintin (or Quentin)
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fifth

Quirin
Origin: English
Meaning: A magic stone said to cause a sleeping person to reveal his true thoughts
Tip: If you’re looking for a male cat name with an air of magic and mystery, this may be the perfect one.

Quirky, Quirk
Meaning: A peculiarity of behavior
Tip: This is a cute male cat name for a kitty with a unique characteristic or quirk.

Quota
Origin: Medieval Latin
Meaning: A prescribed number
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for the cat who fulfills your pet quota!

Raisin
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A sun dried grape

Rambo
Trivia: John Rambo was the Vietnam veteran in the motion picture First Blood and it’s sequels, Rambo 2, 3 & 4, starring Sylvester Stallone
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a tough tom cat!

Ramses
Origin: Egyptian
Meaning: The son of Ra (the Sun god)
Trivia: Ramses was the name given to 11 of the Egyptian pharaohs

Randall, Randy
Origin: English
Meaning: Wolf’s shield

Ralph
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Wolf council

Rascal
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a mischievous person or animal
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a kitty who’s always getting into trouble!

Rasputin
Origin: Russian
Meaning: To have an insidious or corrupting influence
Trivia: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic who is perceived as having influenced Tsar Nicholas II.

Rebound
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To bounce or spring back from force of impact

Reece
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Enthusiasm
TV Notable: Reece is the destructive, bullying brother in the popular TV series Malcolm in the Middle.

Remus
Origin: Latin
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome

Renoir
Trivia: Pierre Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter in the late 1800s

Replay
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To play again
Tip: A excellent male cat name for a cat who doesn’t stop.

Rex
Origin: Latin
Meaning: King
Tip: Male cat names don’t get more regal than this!

Rhett
Origin: English
Meaning: Advice, counsel
Trivia: Rhett Butler is the dashing hero in Gone With The Wind.

Rhubarb
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A plant from the buckwheat family

Riddle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A puzzling question, problem or matter

Rigby
Origin: English
Meaning: Valley of rulers

Riley
Origin: English
Meaning: Rye clearing
Tip: This two-syllable name is easy to call out.  It’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

Rio
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A river
Trivia: Rio de Janeiro is the former capital of Brazil, known for it’s world famous carnival

Ripley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Strip clearing
Trivia: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! franchise started in 1918 as a newspaper cartoon panel featuring unusual and startling facts from around the world.

Rocky
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Battle cry
Movie notable: Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
TV notable: The flying squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

Rocco
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Rest

Rocket
Origin: Italian
Meaning: To soar or rise rapidly
Tip: A playful name for an energetic cat – another of our favorite male cat names.

Rodger
Origin: English
Meaning: Famous spear
Sports notable: Roger Clemens, named the greatest living pitcher in a 2006 ESPN poll.

Rogue
Meaning: A playfully, mischievous person

Romeo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A pilgrim to Rome
Trivia: The hero of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Romulus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rome
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome.

Ruben
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Behold, a son
Notable: American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard

Rupert
Origin: Italian; Spanish
Meaning: Form of Robert

Saber
Origin: French
Meaning: Sword
Trivia: Saber-toothed cats became extinct thousands of years ago, but they are famous for their impressive canines, sometimes reaching up to 7 inches long!
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a tough, formidable feline.

Sake
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: an alcoholic drink made of rice

Salem
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Peace
Trivia: Salem,Massachusetts is known for it’s witchcraft trials in 1692.
Tip: This is and excellent male cat name for a black cat.

Sam, Sammy
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God has heard

Samson
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Like the sun
Trivia: The hero with super-human strength who was betrayed by Delilah in the Bible.
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a big, strong cat.

Saturn
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The god of agriculture and father of Zeus; a planet

Sawyer
Origin: Old English
Meaning: One who saws wood
Trivia: The title character of Mark Twains’ 1876 novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Also one of the main characters in the TV Series, Lost. This is one of our favorite male cat names.

Scar
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A mark left by a healed wound
Trivia: Scar was the villain lion in Disney’s The Lion King.

Scout
Origin: American
Meaning: First explorer
Tip: A great name for a cat who loves to explore…one for our favorite male cat names.

Sebastian
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Venerable
Movie Trivia: Sebastian was the calypso singing crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Seymour
Origin: English
Meaning: From the town of Saint Maur

Shadow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A dark figure or image cast
Tip: A great male cat name for a black cat, or one who follows you around like your own shadow.

Shaft
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow
Movie notable: 1971 Academy Award winning film, directed by Gordon Parks.

Sherlock
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Fair haired
Trivia: Sherlock Holmes is the name of the fictitious detective in the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Siam
Meaning: Former name of Thailand in South East Asia
Movie Notable: Si & Am were the terrorizing twin Siamese cats in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Sidney, Sid
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wide Island

Sigmund
Origin: German
Meaning: Victorious protector
Trivia: Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis

Silas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man of the forest

Simba
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Lion
Movie Notable: Simba is the young male lion and protagonist of Disney’s animated feature The Lion King
Tip: Yet another male cat name that pays tribute to your kitty’s inner lion!

Sinbad
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Sinbad the Sailor was a fictional character in several stories throughout Persia, some in the collection of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)

Skittles
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the ninepins used in a British game
Trivia: Skittles are the colorful chewy fruit flavored candies with a hard shell
Tip: If you’re looking for a playful male cat name, this one’s a great choice.

Sneakers
Origin: American
Meaning: A sports shoe having soft rubber soles

Snooker
Origin: English
Meaning: A form of billiards; to cheat or dupe

Socrates
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Socrates was a Classical Greek philosopher and teacher of Plato

Spartacus
Meaning: Animated; lively
Trivia: Spartacus is a famed roman slave and gladiator who became a leader in the slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

Spencer
Origin: French
Meaning: One who gives out the goods

Stanley, Stan
Origin: English
Meaning: The stony field

Stitches
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: One complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind a single loop or portion of thread

Sushi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Cold cooked rice shaped into bite-sized pieces and topped with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or vegetables and wrapped in seaweed

Tabasco
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A state in south east Mexico
Trivia: Tabasco is a brand name of hot sauce

Taffy
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: A chewy candy

Tarot
Origin: Middle French
Meaning: Cards used for fortune telling

Tate
Origin: English
Meaning: Cheerful

Taz
TV Notable: The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as “Taz”, is a cartoon character in Looney Tunes.

Teddy, Ted
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift of God
Tip: An excellent male cat name for a big, furry cat that reminds you of a teddy bear.

Telly
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Best
TV Notable: The television “Telly” monster Muppet on Sesame Street.

Thatcher, Thatch
Origin: English
Meaning: Roof maker

Tiger, Tigger
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Black stripped carnivorous feline
Literary Notable: Tigger is the cheerful bouncing tiger in the Winnie the Pooh stories
Tip: Tigger is among the most popular male cat names. It’s playful yet it pays tribute your cat’s wild (tiger) side!

Tip, Tipper, Tippy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The top, summit or apex

Tobey, Tobias
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is good

Todd
Origin: English
Meaning: Fox
Movie Notable: Tod is the name of the fox in The Fox and the Hound.

Toffee
Origin: English
Meaning: A hard chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses

Tolstoy
Trivia: Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and author of War and Peace

Tom
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Twin
Trivia: A male catis often referred to as a Tomcat; Tom is a generic name for a male cat
TV Notable: One of TV’s most famous felines is Tom from the cartoon series Tom & Jerry

Toonces
Trivia: Toonces the driving cat was a fictional sketch character on Saturday Night Live

Travis
Origin: French
Meaning: Toll collector

Trevor
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Big village

Trigger
Meaning: To set off; to initiate a chain of events
Tip: One of our favorite male cat names, perfect for a cat who loves to run.

Triton
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A positively charged particle; a moon of Neptune
Trivia: In Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon, represented as having the head of a man and the tail of a fish.
Tip: A great male cat name for a cat who’s fond of fish!

Trouble
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To disturb, agitate or stir up

Troy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Foot soldier
Trivia: Ancient city captured by Greek forces, famous for the beautiful Helen and the massive wooden Trojan horse.

Tucker
Origin: English
Meaning: One who folds cloth

Tyler, Ty
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Tile maker

Tug
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To pull with force; to tow

Turbo
Meaning: Turbine driven supercharged engine
Tip: A perfect male cat name for a super fast feline

Ulrich
Origin: German
Meaning: Ruler of all

Ulysses
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The one who is wrathful
Trivia: Greek king of Ithaca and hero of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

Uncle Sam
Triva: Uncle Sam is a personification of the United States. He’s often represented as a serious, elderly man with white hair and a goatee, dressed in a top hat and clothing inspired by the United States flag.

Unit
Meaning: A group of things or people regarded as an entity

Uno
Origin: Italian, Spanish
Meaning: One
Tip: A perfect name for your one and only cat…one of our favorite male cat names.

Upton
Origin: English
Meaning: From the hill town

Uri
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is my light

Usher
Origin: English
Meaning: A person who escorts others to their seats
Tip: If your cat is always by your side, this may be the perfect name for him!

Utah
Meaning: A state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons

U-Too
Tip: A play on the words “you too”, this name is great for a cat who does everything that you do.

Uzi
Meaning: A compact 9mm submachine gun, designed by Israeli army officer, Uziel Gal

 

Valentino
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Good Health

Valiant
Origin: English
Meaning: Brave

Vamoose
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: To leave hurriedly or quickly

Van Gogh
Origin: Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter best known for his bold, rhythmic brush strokes and vivid colors in such paintings as Starry Night

Vanilla
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Extract of the vanilla bean

Vaughn
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Little

Vegas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fallen Eagle
Trivia: Las Vegas is a city in Nevada famous for its gambling casinos.

Velcro
Origin: English
Meaning: Nylon fabric used as a fastening
Tip: A funny name for a cat who likes to ‘stick’ with you…another of our favorite male cat names.

Vesper
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The Evening Star

Veto
Origin: Latin
Meaning: To reject a vote

Victor
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Winner, conqueror

Viking
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: A sea-roving bandit; pirate
Tip: A fierce-sounding male cat name – perfect for a big, strong cat.

Vincent, Vince, Vinny
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Victorious
Movie Notable: Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction); My Cousin Vinny, a 1992 movie starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.

Virgil
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rod or staff bearer

Vito
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Life

Vivaldi
Origin: Italian
Trivia: Antonio Vivaldi was an Italian composer and violinist best known for his concertos, particularly The Four Seasons
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a vocal feline…meow…ow…ow!

Vladimir, Vlad
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Rule
Trivia: Vlad III, the Prince of Wallichia, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.

Voldemort
Origin: Harry potter novels, by J.K. Rowling
Meaning: A fictional character and main antagonist/archenemy of Harry Potter

Volvo
Meaning: A Swedish brand of vehicles, known for their safety

Voodoo
Origin: A religion practiced chiefly in the West Indies
Meaning: Black magic, sorcery
Tip: A cool male cat name for a black cat!

Vulcan
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Roman God of Fire
TV Notable: The humanoid species in Star Trek. Mr. Spock’s father was a Vulcan.

Waffle
Origin: English
Meaning: To talk foolishly or without purpose; idle away time talking

Wagner
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: Wagon driver

Waldo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Ruler
Literary Notable: The character you have to find in the children’s books Where’s Waldo?
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a cat who’s hard to find!

Wallace, Wally
Origin: English
Meaning: Stranger
Movie Notable: The bumbling, well-intentioned star of the animated films and series Wallace & Gromit.

Walnut
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An edible nut

Walt
Origin: English
Meaning: Ruler
Trivia: Walt Disney the cartoon film producer, brought Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many other great characters to the silver screen.

Warlock
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A male witch; sorcerer

Washington
Origin: Name
Meaning: The first president of the United States of America, George Washington; capitol city of the U.S.

Watson
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Walter
Literary Notable: Dr John H. Watson, assistant to Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Webster
Origin: English
Meaning: Weaver
TV Notable: The adorable kid adopted by the Papadopolis’ in the 1980s American sitcom, Webster.

Wesley
Origin: English
Meaning: West meadow
Notable: Actor Wesley Snipes

Whiskers
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Long stiff hairs on a cheek or chin
Tip: This name is among the most popular male cat names.

Whistler
Origin: English
Meaning: Piper

Whopper
Origin: English
Meaning: Something uncommonly large of it’s kind
Trivia: Burger King’s signature sandwich.
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a large, ‘meaty’ cat!

Wicket
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A small door or gate; a term used in the sport of cricket

Widget
Origin: English
Meaning: A small manufactures item
Tip: Another great male cat name for an itty-bitty kitty cat.

Wiggles
Origin: English
Meaning: To move from side to side
Trivia: The Wiggles are a children’s musical group from Australia

Wilbur
Origin: English
Meaning: Will, desire and fortress
Literary Notable: “Some pig” in the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

Wiley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Tricky river

Willard
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Strong

William, Will
Origin: English
Meaning: Valiant protector

Willis
Origin: English
Meaning: Descendant or servant of Will

Willow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Freedom; tree

Wilson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of William
Movie Notable: The brand of volleyball in the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks.

Winston
Origin: English
Meaning: Joy stone
Trivia: Famous British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
Tip: The perfect name for a strong, charismatic cat…one of our favorite male cat names.

Wishbone
Origin: American
Meaning: A forked bone
TV Notable: Title character of the PBS children’s television show starring a Jack Russell Terrier.

Wizard
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer

Woodrow, Woody
Origin: English
Meaning: Lane in the woods

Xanadu
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: An idyllic, beautiful place
Trivia: Xanadu (Shangdu) was a historical city located in modern day Mongolia, built by Kublai Khan and visited by Marco Polo

Xander
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defender of men

Xavier
Origin: Spanish/Basque
Meaning: The new house

Xenon
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Foreigner
Trivia: A derivative term is used frequently by Gus in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Xerox
Meaning: A brand of copying machine used to reproduce printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography
Tip: Is your new kitty virtually identical to one you have or once had? If so, this male cat name may be perfect for him.

Xerxes
Origin: Persian
Trivia: Xerxes the Great was a king of Persia from 485–465 BC

Xing
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Star
Tip: This one-syllable male cat name is full of energy and is easy for a cat to understand.

Xylophone
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A musical instrument with a series of graded wooden bars

 

Yahoo
Origin: American
Meaning: One of the largest Internet search companies, founded in 1994
Tip: Male cat names don’t get happier than this!

Yale
Meaning: Colonial-born merchant and philanthropist who made a series of contributions to the Collegiate School in Connecticut, later renamed in Yale’s honor
Tip: If your cat is super-intelligent, this ivy league name may be perfect for him.

Yamaha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for consumer electronics and motorbikes

Yankee
Origin: American
Meaning: A native or inhabitant of the United States
Trivia: “Yankee Doodle” is a well-known American song and the state anthem of Connecticut.

Yates
Origin: English
Meaning: Dweller by the gate

Yardley
Origin: English
Meaning: Enclosed grassland
Tip: This name has a posh ring to it and is also a cute play on words for a cat who loves to be in the yard. It’s one of our favorite male cat names.

Yesterday
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The day before this day

Yoda
Origin: George Lucas (Star Wars)
Meaning: The last surviving master of Jedi skills who trains Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Tip: The perfect male cat name for a small, wise cat.

Yodel
Origin: German
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers
Tip: A funny, playful male cat name for a kitty who likes to be heard.

Yogi
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Master of oneself; One who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
Trivia: Yogi Bear, a fictional cartoon character, made his debut in 1958. His name is said to be inspired by the famed baseball star, Yogi Berra.

Yoga
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility

Yo-Yo
Origin: Trademarked name
Meaning: A spool-like child’s toy that moves up and down on a string
Tip: Another fun, whimsical male cat name.

Yuppie
Origin: American
Meaning: An acronym from “Young Urban Professional”

Yves
Origin: French
Meaning: Yew Tree
Trivia: Yves Saint-Laurent is a famous French fashion designer.

Zachary, Zach
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The lord remembers

Zander
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defender of men

Zane
Origin: English
Meaning: Beloved

Zazu
Origin: Derived from Hebrew
Meaning: Movement
Movie Notable: Red-billed Hornbill who appeared in Disney’s The Lion King

Zed
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is righteousness

Zeke
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Short for Ezekiel;Strength of God

Zen
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: A school of Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation

Zeus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The ruler of the heavens and all other gods in ancient Greek mythology
Tip: An excellent name for a feline with great presence and authority…one of our favorite male cat names.

Zero
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Cipher; The numerical symbol “0″

Ziggy
Origin: German
Meaning: Form of Sigmund
Trivia: Ziggy Marley is a reggae singer/songwriter like his father, Bob.
Tip: This playful male cat name is perfect for an easy-going kitty.

Abigail, Abby
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father’s Joy

Addison
Origin: English
Meaning: Child of Adam

Adeline
Origin: English
Meaning: Noble kind

Alaska
Meaning: The 49th state of the United States of America

Alibi
Origin: Latin
Meaning: An excuse to avoid blame

Alice
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Truth
Trivia: The Cheshire Cat was the grinning, disappearing cat in Alice in Wonderland

Ally, Alley
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure heart

Amber
Origin: French
Meaning: Gorgeous and golden
Tip: This is one of our favorite female cat names – perfect for a cat with a golden coat.

Anastasia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Springtime

Angel
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Sweet; angelic

Angelina
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Russian form of Angela; angel messenger
Notable: Actress Angelina Jolie; animated mouse character Angelina Ballerina

Anna, Annie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gracious
Tip: Two sweet and simple female cat names, easy to call out and easy for your cat to understand.

Annabelle
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace; favor

Apple
Origin: English
Meaning: A round, green, red or yellow edible fruit
Trivia: The name of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter.

April
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fourth month in the calendar year

Ariana
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Silver

Arizona
Origin: Spanish (Basque)
Meaning: Good oak
Trivia: Arizona was the 48th and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union in the United States of America

Aspen
Meaning: A type of tree; a town in central Colorado, famous for its ski resorts
Tip: This is a great female cat name for a white cat

Astra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Star

Athena
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wise
Trivia: Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom for whom the city of Athens was named after

Attia, Atiyeh
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Gift, present

Audrey
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Noble strength

Autumn
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Autumn
Trivia: One of the four seasons that marks the transition from summer into winter

Bagel
Origin: Yiddish
Meaning: A glazed, ring-shaped roll made of dough
Tip: This playful female cat name is perfect for a kitty who’s a little round!

Bali
Meaning: An exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean

Bambi
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Child
Movie notable: Bambi is an animated Disney feature about a white-tailed deer

Barbie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Short form of Barbara; Stranger
Tip: Barbie is a fashion doll made by Mattel and launched in 1959.

Battina, Bettina
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A variant of Elizabeth; God’s promise

Beatrice, Bea
Origin: Latin
Meaning: bringer of joy

Becca
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A form of Rebecca; bound

Bella
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Beautiful
Tip: This is the perfect female cat name for a feline who turns heads

Bess
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Form of Elizabeth

Bianca
Origin: Italian
Meaning: White

Bijou
Origin: French
Meaning: Jewel
Notable: Bijou Phillips, actress, model, singer and daughter of John Phillips from The Mammas & the Papas

Bindi
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Beautiful serpent
Trivia: The name of Steve Irwin’s (The Crocodile Hunter) adorable daughter. This is one of our favorite female cat names.

Birdie
Origin: English
Meaning: Bird
Tip: The perfect name for a cat belonging to a golf fanatic – or one who likes to chase birds!

Biscuit
Origin: French
Meaning: A cookie or cracker

Blanca
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: White
Tip: This is a great female cat name for an all-white cat.

Bonita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pretty

Bonnie
Origin: Scottish-English
Meaning: Beautiful

Boots
Origin: English
Meaning: Footwear covering part or all of the leg
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a cat whose legs aren’t the same color as her body, making it look like she’s wearing boots.

Bree, Brie
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Upbeat

Britney, Brittany
Origin: Latin,English
Meaning: From England

Bubbles
Origin: English
Meaning: Spheres of liquid filled with air or gas
Tip: If you’re looking for a fun, whimsical female cat name, this might be it!

Buffy
Origin: American
Meaning: Plains-dweller
TV Notable: The name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character, star of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Buttercup
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant with glossy yellow flowers
Movie Notable: The name of the beautiful princess in The Princess Bride.
Tip: This female cat name works well for a feline with golden/yellow colored fur.

Butterscotch
Origin: English
Meaning: A golden brown color
Tip: Like Buttercup, this female cat name also works well for a feline with golden fur.

Buttons
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a small disk, knob, or the like for sewing or otherwise attaching to an article, as of clothing, serving as a fastening when passed through a buttonhole or loop.

Calico
Meaning: An animal with a blotched or spotted coat
Trivia: Acalico, though sometimes mistaken as a breed of cat, is actually a color pattern consisting of black, white and orange fur.

Callie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (form of Callista) Most beautiful

Calypso
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sea nymph who held Odysseus captive
Tip: Love the Caribbean? This name will remind you of the islands every time you call your cat.

Cameo
Origin: French
Meaning: Carved piece of jewelry
Tip: This female cat name is a great choice for an elusive cat who likes to make a ‘cameo appearance’.

Carmel
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Garden

Cassandra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Helper of men

Cassidy
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Clever Girl

Catnip
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant of the mint family that is extremely attractive to cats
Tip: Beware, catnip can send your cat climbing up your curtains faster than you can say, “meow”… but oh what a site to see!

Chai
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life-giving

Chanel
Origin: French
Meaning: Name of a French fashion house, named after Coco Chanel
Tip: A perfect name for the fashion-conscious cat owner.

Charlotte
Origin: Germanic/ French
Meaning: Free man

Chelsea
Origin: Old English
Meaning: A port of ships
Trivia: Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton

Chili
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Hot and spicy

China
Meaning: A country in East Asia; translucent ceramic material used to make plates, cups etc.

Chloe
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Flowering

Choxie
Meaning: An exclusive brand of chocolate from Target
Tip: This female cat name is a great choice for a cat belonging to a chocoholic!

Cinders
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Ashes

Cindy
Origin: Greek; Latin
Meaning: Moon goddess
Trivia: Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel, famous for her trademark mole.

Cinnamon
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A common culinary spice of dried rolled strips of this bark, often made into a powder
Tip: We like this female cat name for a brown kitty

Cleo, Cleopatra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From “Cleopatra” meaning “glory” and “father”
Tip: A name fit for a queen!

Clover
Meaning: A distinct-smelling spice

Coco
Origin: French
Trivia: The nickname of the famous fashion designer, Coco Chanel, and the name of Courtney Cox’s daughter.

Cookie
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: A small, flat crisp cake made of sweetened dough

Corrina
Origin: English
Meaning: Greek poet 6th-century B.C.

Cotton
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Thread or cloth manufactured from the fibers of gossypium plants
Tip: This is a great female cat name for a fluffy, white feline

Countess (Tess)
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A woman holding the title, or the wife of a count or earl in continental Europe

Courtney
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the court
Notable: Actress Courtney Cox who played Monica on Friends

Cupcake
Meaning: a small cake baked in a cup-shaped mold

Daffodil
Meaning: A yellow and/or white spring flower.

Daisy
Origin: English
Meaning: The day’s eye
Tip: Fresh, feminine…one of our favorite female cat names.

Dakota
Origin: Native American tribal name
Trivia: Dakota Fanning is the star of many great kid’s movies including Charlotte’s Web and Dreamer.

Dallas
Trivia: A city in North East Texas and the name of a hugely popular television series.
Tip: For a cat that’s as large as life!

Danica, Dani
Origin: Latin; Polish
Meaning: Star of the morning
Trivia: Danica Patrick is an American racecar driver competing in the IndyCar series.

Daphne
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Laurel tree
TV Notable: Daphne was the red haired crime fighter in the animated series Scooby-Doo

Darci, Darcy
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Dark

Darlene
Origin: Old French
Meaning: Little Darling

Daytona
Meaning: Daytona Beach is a city in Florida known for it’s great beaches and NASCAR Daytona 500.

Delilah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Brooding
Trivia: Delilah was the companion of the biblical hero Samson, whom she betrayed by cutting off his hair, which took away his strength

Della
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Kind

Demi
Origin: Greek/French
Meaning: Earth mother/half
Notable: American actress Demi Moore known for roles in such movies as St. Elmo’s Fire, Ghost and Indecent Proposal.

Destiny
Origin: French
Meaning: Fated
Tip: A great female cat name for a cat that you never sought out but found anyway.

Diamond
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A precious stone
Tip: This kitty cat can truly be a girl’s best friend!

Dior
Origin: French
Meaning: French fashion house named after Christian Dior

Diva
Origin: Italian
Meaning: An operatic prima donna

Dixie
Origin: English, American
Meaning: Southern girl
Trivia: The Dixie Chicks are a popular country/rock music trio.

Dodie
Origin: Greek; Hebrew
Meaning: Short for ‘Dorothy’; beloved woman

Dolly
Meaning: A form of the word “doll”
Trivia: The name of Jennifer Aniston’s new cat.

Dora
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift from God
Trivia: A hugely popular name with kids, thanks to “Dora the Explorer”.

Dot, Dotty
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Short for “Dorothy”

Duchess
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The wife or widow of a duke; noblewoman

Ebony
Origin: English
Meaning: Ebony wood
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a cat with a glossy, black coat.

Echo
Origin: English
Meaning: A repetition of sound caused by the reflection of sound waves

Eden
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Paradise of delights

Eliza
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Short form of Elizabeth; oath of God

Ella
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Beautiful and fanciful

Elle
Origin: French
Meaning: She

Ellen, Ellie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Torch; bright light

Elsa
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is a vow; joyful
Trivia: The name of the lion in Joy Adamson’s 1960s memoir, Born Free. Pass the tissues please!

Elvira
Origin: German
Meaning: Elf-council
Trivia: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark was the television host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation

Ember
Origin: English
Meaning: A small piece of coal or wood in a dying fire

Emma
Origin: Old German
Meaning: Universal; nurse
Notable: Emma Watson, the British actress best known for her role a Hermione in the Harry Potter movies

Emmy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rival
Trivia: Prestigious awards hosted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Enya
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Fiery
Music Notable: Enya is Ireland’s best-selling solo music artist.

Erica
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Eternal ruler

Espresso
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure
Tip: We like this female cat name for a perky kitty

Eva
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life

Evangeline
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bearer of good things

Eve
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life
Trivia: The name of the first woman, according to the Bible.

Evelyn
Origin: English
Meaning: Hazelnut

Evita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: From Eve
Trivia: Evita is a musical based on Argentina’s first lady Eva Peron

 

Female cat names beginning with “F”…

Faith
Origin: English
Meaning: Faith; belief
Trivia: One of the three virtues: faith, hope and love.

Fantasia
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Fantasy

Farrah
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Beautiful
TV Notable: Farrah Fawcett is one of the original ‘angels’ in the 1970s TV series, Charlie’s Angels.

Fate
Origin: English
Meaning: Destined to be

Felicia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Happy

Felicity
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Happy girl

Fergie
Origin: English
Meaning: From the surname Ferguson; strength of man
Notable: The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; singer Stacy Ferguson

Fern
Origin: Old English
Meaning: A type of plant

Fiji
Meaning: A nation of several hundred islands, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean

Fiona
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Fair, beautiful
Movie Notable: Name of the ogre princess starring in the Shrek movies.
Tip: This two-syllable name is one of our favorite female cat names.

Fleur
Origin: French
Meaning: Flower

Flora
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Flowering

Florence
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Blooming; prosperous

Flossie
Origin: English
Meaning: Grows beautifully

Fluffy, Fluffles
Meaning: Covered with fluff; light and airy

Foxy
Origin: English
Meaning: Cunning or crafty; appealing or attractive

Francesca
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Free

Frieda
Origin: German
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

Frisky
Meaning: Lively, playful
Tip: This female cat name works well for a happy, energetic cat.

Furball
Meaning: A ball of fur; alternative name for a hairball
Tip: Only a large, furry cat can pull off this female cat name (and might we suggest a lint roller for you?)

 

Gabby
Origin: French
Meaning: From ‘Gabrielle’; devoted

Gadget
Meaning: A mechanical device
Tip: A very cute female cat name for a small cat

Geisha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: a Japanese woman trained as a professional singer, dancer, and companion for men

Gemma
Origin: English
Meaning: From Gem

Genie
Meaning: A magical, fiery spirit
Trivia: Aladdin found one of the most famous genies in the oil lamp.

Georgia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Farmer

Gidget
Meaning: A fictional character in the book Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas.
Trivia: In the television show, Gidget was played by Academy Award winning actress Sally Field.

Gina
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Short form of ‘Regina’, meaning ‘Queen’

Ginger
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, aromatic plant used to flavor food and beverages

Ginkgo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A large shade tree, Ginkgo biloba
Tip: Choose this female cat name if you’re hoping your cat will improve your memory!

Ginny
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Maiden

Giselle
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Pledge
Notable: Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen

Glinda
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Clean and good
Trivia: Glinda the Good Witch of the South is a character in the Wizard of Oz

Godiva
Origin: Old English
Meaning: God gift
Trivia: Lady Godiva was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of England to make a statement against the oppressive taxes imposed by her husband.

Goldie
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright and golden girl
Tip: Perfect for a cat with a golden coat.

Grace, Gracie,
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Graceful

Greta
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Margaron; Pearl
Notable: Hollywood’s Golden Age actressGreta Garbo

Gucci
Origin: Italian
Meaning: a Florentine fashion and leather goods label

Gypsy
Origin: English
Meaning: Adventurer

Hailey
Origin: English
Meaning: Natural; hay meadow

Halle
Origin: German
Meaning: Home ruler

Hannah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Merciful; God-blessed

Happy
Origin: English
Meaning: Joyful

Harley
Origin: English
Meaning: Wild thing
Trivia: Harley Davidson is an American brand of heavyweight motorcycles.

Harlow
Origin: English
Meaning: Hill with a heap of rocks
Trivia: American film actress of the 1930s, Jean Harlow

Harmony
Origin: Latin
Meaning: In synchrony

Harper
Origin: English
Meaning: Musician; writer

Harriet
Origin: English
Meaning: Home ruler

Haru
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Spring

Havana
Origin: Cuban
Meaning: Capital of Cuba

Hazel
Origin: English
Meaning: Powerful
Trivia: A genus of nut-bearing trees and shrubs.

Heidi
Origin: German
Meaning: Noble; watchful
Trivia: Heidi is the title character of a children’s book written in 1880 by Swiss author, Johanna Spyri.

Helen, Helene
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bright one
Trivia: In Homer’s Illiad,Helen of Troy had “the face that launched a thousand ships”.

Helga
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Holy

Henrietta
Origin: English
Meaning: Home ruler

Hera
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wife of the Greek God Zeus

Hermione
Origin: English
Meaning: From Hermes, the Greek messenger of the Gods
Trivia: Hermione was the mythological daughter of Helen of Troy
Notable: Harry Potter’s quick-witted friend, Hermione Granger

Hilary
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Cheerful and outgoing

Hilda
Origin: Old german
Meaning: Battle

Holly
Origin: English
Meaning: A type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge
Tip: Holly is usually associated with winter and Christmas.

Honey
Origin: English
Meaning: Substance produced by bees from the nectar of flowers

Hope
Origin: English
Meaning: Expectancy; longing

Hyacinth
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Name of a flower; precious stone
Trivia: Hyacinth Bucket is the star of the BBC sitcom, Keeping Up Appearances.

 

Igloo
Meaning: A dome-shaped Eskimo house, usually built from blocks of hard snow.
Tip: A fun, quirky female cat name, perfect for a feline with snow-white fur.

Ikea
Origin: Swedish
Trivia: an international home products store, currently the largest furniture retailer in the world

Imogen
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Innocent

Inca
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Ruler of the Incas; member of the Quechua living in Peru until the Spanish conquest

India
Origin: Latin/Greek
Meaning: A republic in South Asia

Indigo
Meaning: A deep, pink/blue color

Ingrid
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Beautiful

Inky
Meaning: resembling ink
Tip: A cute name for a black cat or one with markings that resemble slashes of ink.

Iona
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Name of an island in the Hebrides

Iota
Origin: Latin/Greek
Meaning: A tiny quantity
Tip: A perfect name for a petite female cat.

Iris
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bright; goddess of the rainbow

Isabel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: God-loving

Isis
Origin: Egyptian
Meaning: Egyptian goddess supreme of the moon and fertility
Tip: If you’re looking for exotic female cat names, we think this one is a great choice.

Ivory
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Hard white substance composing the main part of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc.
Tip: Ivory is a good female cat name for a solid white cat.

Ivy
Origin: English
Meaning: A climbing vine

Izzy
Meaning: Nickname for names with “iz” sound
TV Notable: The blonde-haired doctor on Grey’s Anatomy who likes to bake in times of crisis.

 

Jackie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Short form of Jacqueline; supplanter

Jade, Jada
Origin: English
Meaning: A precious stone that is green in color
Notable: American actressJada Pinkett Smith

Jamaica
Meaning: An island nation in the Caribbean Sea
Tip: A great name to remind you of white beaches and reggae.

Jasmine
Origin: Persian
Meaning: a type of fragrant flower; a pale yellow color
Trivia: The name of the princess in Disney’s Aladdin.

Java
Meaning: Slang for a cup of coffee
Tip: The perfect name for a brown or black cat or one that seems just a little strung out!

Jazz, Jazzy
Origin: American
Meaning: A style of music originating in New Orleans; active or lively

Jelly, Jellybean
Meaning: A fruit preserve; a gelatinous substance
Tip: Tastes great with peanut butter!

Jenny
Origin: English; Welsh
Meaning: Fair; white; smooth

Jetta
Origin: English
Meaning: Black gemstone
Tip: A great name for a jet-black cat.

Jewel
Origin: English
Meaning: A precious stone

Jezebel
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Chaste; unmarried

Jillian, Jilly
Origin: English
Meaning: From Julius; downy

Jinx, Jinxy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Magic charm

Jocelyn
Origin: Old German
Meaning: A member of the German tribe, the Gauts.

Jodi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Of Judea

Joely
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Lord is God

Jolie
Origin: French
Meaning: Pretty

Josie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will enlarge

Jovi
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From Joviana meaning “Zeus”
Tip: This female cat name is well-suited to a “jovi-al’ cat.

Joy
Origin: English
Meaning: Jubilation; happiness

Juliette, Julie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Down-bearded youth
Trivia: The young, female lead in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliette.

June
Origin: English
Meaning: From Latin, Junius;a summer month
Tip: This female cat name is fitting for a cat who was born or acquired in the month of June.

Justice
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Just and fair

 

Kacey
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Form of Cassandra

Kai
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Ocean

Kalani
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: The heavens; the chief

Kali
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Fierce; intense

Karma
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Effect of actions
Tip: A cool name, but only for an obedient cat…you don’t want ‘bad Karma’ round you!

Katie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (form of Katherine)

Katrina
Origin: German
Meaning: Form of Katherine; pure

Kay, Kayla
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (form of Katherine)

Keiko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Blessed child
Movie Notable: Keiko is the killer whale who performed in the movie Free Willy.

Kendra
Origin: English
Meaning: Combination of Kenneth and Sandra; Fair one, defender

Kenya
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Animal horn
Trivia: Kenya is a Republic in East Africa

Kia
Origin: English
Meaning: Short form of Kiana

Kichi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Fortunate

Kiki
Origin: English
Meaning: Pet form of names beginning with “K”

Kim
Origin: English
Meaning: Regal Hill

Kinko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: a town in Kagoshima, Japan
Trivia: Kinko’s is a chain of stores that provides FedEx delivery, printing, copying and binding services

Kinky
Origin: American
Meaning: Unconventional practices; twisted

Kiona
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Brown mountain
Tip: If you’re looking for a Native American name, this is a great choice.  It’s also one of our favorite female cat names.

Kit Kat
Origin: English
Meaning: The candy with a cookie crunch
Tip: A very cute (and sweet) female cat name, perfect for a brown cat.

Kitty
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (nickname for Katherine)
Tip: This female cat name may be just a little too generic!

Kiwi
Meaning: A species of flightless birds, endemic to New Zealand; a type of fruit
Trivia: ‘Kiwi’ is a colloquial term used to refer to the people of New Zealand.

Koko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A short form of various Japanese names
Trivia: Koko is a female gorilla that can communicate with more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language.
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a chocolate-colored cat (if you don’t want to use the traditional spelling of ‘cocoa’).

Kori
Origin: English
Meaning: God’s peace

Kylie
Origin: Pacific Islander
Meaning: Boomerang

 

Lady
Origin: English
Meaning: A female with grace and manners

Lara
Origin: Russian
Meaning: From the ancient city of Larisa
Movie Notable: Name of the lead female character in Dr. Zhivago.

Layla
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Dark beauty

Leah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Weary; wild cow

Leona
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Lion
Tip: This female cat name is a perfect way to pay tribute to your cat’s inner lion!

Lexi
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defending men

Libby
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is a vow (from Elizabeth)

Licorice
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A sweet tasting, dried root or extract from the plant of the same name
Tip: Licorice (in candy form) is usually black, making this playful female cat name perfect for a black feline.

Lila
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Good

Lilith
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Of the night
Tip: An excellent female cat name for a feline who likes to prowl during the dark hours.

Lily, Lillian
Origin: English
Meaning: Lily – a type of flower
Tip: Sweet, feminine…one of our favorite female cat names.

Lois
Origin: German
Meaning: Form of Louise; woman warrior
TV Trivia: Lois Griffin, from TV’s The Family Guy

Lola, Lolita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Sorrows

Lolly, Lollipop
Origin: English (informal)
Meaning: A piece of candy; a treat

Lovebug
Tip: A lovable lap-cat, that just can’t get enough affection

Lucy, Lucinda
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Light
Trivia: Lucille Ball was one of America’s favorite stars, with memorable TV sitcoms such as I Love Lucy.

Lulu
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Precious

Luna
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Moon; satellite

Lyric
Origin: French
Meaning: A style of poetry; words of a song

 

Macy
Origin: English
Meaning: Place of Maccius

Maggie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (from Margaret) Pearl

Magic
Origin: English
Meaning: The art of producing illusions

Marlow
Origin: English
Meaning: Drained lake

Marmalade
Origin: Latin/Greek
Meaning: A type of orange jellylike preserve containing the fruit rind
Tip: This female cat name is popular for orange and white (marmalade) cats.

Marni
Origin: English
Meaning: Of the sea

Matilda
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Powerful battler
Trivia: Matilda, a sweet five-year-old girl with psychokinetic powers, is the title character and heroine of a Roald Dahl book, also a movie.

Maxine, Maxie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Little Maximus; feminine form of ‘Max’

Maya
Origin: Hindi
Meaning: God’s creative power
Notable: Author and poet, Maya Angelou

Meg
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pearl (form of ‘Margaret’)

Melanie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Black

Melody
Origin: English
Meaning: Musical sounds is appealing succession or arrangement

Mia
Origin: Italian/Spanish
Meaning: My

Midnight
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The middle of the night; twelve o’clock at night
Tip: The is a great female cat name for an all black feline

Miley
Notable: Singer, actress Miley Cyrus

Millie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Labor; strength

Mimi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Nickname for Mary, Maria and Miriam

Mindy
Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for ‘Melinda’

Minnie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Will; protection
Trivia: The most famous female mouse of all time – Disney’s Minnie Mouse!

Missy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honey bee (from ‘Melissa’)

Misty
Origin: English
Meaning: Hazy; light fog

Mittens
Origin: English
Meaning: a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately

Mocha
Meaning: A rich Arabian coffee, a chocolate color
Tip: A great name for a female cat with a rich, brown coat.

Molly
Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for ‘Mary’

Mona Lisa
Meaning: One of the worlds most famous paintings, created by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century

Moonshadow
Meaning: A shadow cast by moonlight
Trivia: A popular song by Cat Stevens in 1971

Moxie
Origin: American
Meaning: Vigor, verve, pep

Muffin
Meaning: A cup-shaped bread or cake
Tip: This female cat name is a great choice if your cat is cute enough to eat!

Munchkin
Meaning: A dwarflike race portrayed in The Wizard of Oz; small
Tip: A perfect female cat name for a petite kitty.

Nadia
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Hope

Nadine
Origin: English; French
Meaning: Form of Nadia

Nala
Origin: African
Meaning: Gift
Trivia: Nala is a lioness and Simba’s mate in Disney’s The Lion King

Naomi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Pleasantness

Napa
Origin: Probably Native American
Meaning: A city and county in western California
Trivia: Napa Valley is famous for its wine production.

Nari
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Thunderclap

Nasa
Origin: American
Meaning: Acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Tip: This is a great female cat name for a high-flying cat!

Natasha
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Form of Natalie; birthday of the lord

Nell, Nellie
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright one

Nessie
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From Agnes; pure
Trivia: Nickname for the Loch Ness Monster

Nevada
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Covered in snow

Niki
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Victory of the people

Nikita
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Form of Nicole; victory of the people

Nina
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Mother

Noel
Origin: French
Meaning: Born on Christmas day
Tip: A perfect name for a pooch born in December or received as a special-delivery Christmas present.

Noodle
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water

Nora
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright one

Nori
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Percept

Norma
Origin: English
Meaning: Pattern; model
Trivia: Norma Jean Baker was the real name of actress Marilyn Monroe

Nova
Origin: New Latin
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nuna
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Land

Nutmeg
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The hard, aromatic seed of the fruit of an East Indian tree, used in grated form as a spice
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a brown cat.

Nuzzle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc.

Nyla
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

 

Oasis
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Haven; retreat; shelter

Oatmeal
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Meal made of ground or rolled oats; porridge
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a cream colored cat.

Oceana
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From the sea
Tip: If your cat loves fish, this may be the perfect female cat name for her!

Octavia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Eighth
Trivia: Octavia was the wife of Marc Anthony, and sister of Augustus Caesar.

Odessa
Origin: Greek
Trivia: Odessa is the name of a Russian city

Odette
Origin: French
Meaning: Possessions
Trivia: Name of the princess in Swan Lake

Oki
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: In the middle of the ocean

Olive
Origin: English
Meaning: An evergreen tree bearing fruit
Trivia: Popeye the Sailor’s sweetheart – Olive Oyl.

Olivia
Origin: English
Meaning: From Olive

Omega
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The last of a series

Omen
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A prophetic sign

Ona
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace; favor

Onyx
Meaning: A type of stone; black
Tip: A perfect name for a cat with a shiny, jet-black coat.

Opal
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Jewel; gem

Ophelia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wisdom

Oprah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Young deer
Trivia: Media mogul and host of the highest-ranked talk show in television history.

Oracle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing who serves as an agency of divine communication

Orange
Origin: English
Meaning: The fruit of a tree; a color made up of red and yellow
Tip: A very cute female cat name for an orange/ ‘marmalade’ cat.

Orbit
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To move or travel around an elliptical path

Oreo
Trivia: Name of a popular treat made of sweet cream sandwiched between two round chocolate cookies.
Tip: This yummy female cat name is perfect for a black and white cat

 

Pandora
Origin: Greek
Meaning:
A Gift
Trivia: In Greek mythology, Pandora was considered to be the first woman created by god.

Paris
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A city and the capital of France
Trivia: Paris was the Trojan prince who abducted Helen, and through this act, caused the Trojan War.  Also the name of hotel heiress, Paris Hilton.

Pasha
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: A person of high rank

Patches
Origin: English
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole
Tip: This female cat name would work well for a multi-colored cat with distinct markings.

Paws
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The foot of an animal

Peaches
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Plural of peach, fruit
Tip: An excellent female cat name for a cat with a sandy or golden colored coat.

Peanut
Origin: Americanism
Meaning: A pod with an edible seed; a small or insignificant person
Tip: Use this female cat name for an itty-bitty kitty.

Pearl
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Jewel from the Sea

Peggy
Origin: English
Meaning: From Margaret; pearl

Penny
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Spunky

Pepper
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Spicy
Tip: A great female cat name for a cat with a ‘salt and pepper’ (black and white flecked) coat

Perdita
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Wanders away
Trivia: Perdita is the female dog and mother in Disney’s version of the story One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Persia
Origin: Persian
Meaning: An ancient empire located in southwest Asia, conquered by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C.
Trivia: A Persian cat is a longhaired breed characterized by it’s round face and shortened muzzle. It is also one of the oldest cat breeds.

Petal
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Leaf

Petra
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Glamorous, Capable

Petunia
Origin: A type of flower originating in South America

Phoebe
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bringing light

Pia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Devout

Pinky, Pinkie
Origin: American
Meaning: Blushing

Piper
Origin: English
Meaning: Player of a pipe (flute)

Pippa
Origin: English
Meaning: Lover of horses

Pita
Origin: English
Meaning: Comforting
Trivia: PITA is a computer abbreviation forPain In The Ass”

Polly
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Devout; Joyous

Posy
Origin: English
Meaning: A small flower

Powder
Origin: English
Meaning: Gentle; Light
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a white cat

Presley
Origin: English
Meaning: From the priest’s field

Prima
Origin:Latin/Italian
Meaning: First; Fresh
Trivia: The term “prima donna” refers to a principal female singer in an opera company as well as a temperamental person

Primrose
Origin: English
Meaning: Rosy; Fragrant

Princess
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal daughter

Priscilla
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Old; primitive

Q-Tip
Origin: American
Meaning: A brand of cotton tipped swab
Tip: A humorous female cat name, perfect for a white cat or one with a fluffy head

Quanah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Good smelling
Tip: If you are lucky enough to have a good smelling cat, keep her!

Quartz
Origin: German
Meaning: A mineral

Queenie
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal and dignified

Queso
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Cheese

Quinby
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Living like royalty

Quinn
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Intelligent; wise

Quintessa
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Essential goodness

Quipper
Origin: American

Quirky
Origin: English
Meaning: Peculiar behavior

Rachel
Origin: German
Meaning: Lamb

Raegan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Little King/Queen

Rafa
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Joyful girl

Rafiki
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Friend
Tip: An unusual female cat name, fitting for a loyalfriend

Raisin
Origin: English
Meaning: A dried grape
Tip: This female cat name is a great choice for a cat with wrinkles

Raquel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Ewe
Movie notable: Raquel Welch is an actress who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s

Raven
Origin: English
Meaning: Blackbird
Tip: An excellent female cat name for a black cat

Rebekah, Rebecca
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Snare

Reese
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Running

Regina
Origin: English/Latin
Meaning: Queen
Tip: Female cat names don’t get much more regal than this!

Reiko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Courteous Child

Rhapsody
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A joyful expression of feeling; an irregular musical or creative composition

Rhea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Earthy; Strong

Rhianna, Riana
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Frisky

Rhonda
Origin: English
Meaning: Rose; woman from Rhodes

Rio
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A river
Trivia: Rio de Janeiro is the former capital of Brazil, known for it’s world famous carnival

Rita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pearl

Rogue
Origin: English
Meaning: No longer obedient, belonging or controllable
Trivia: A fictional, female character in Marvel Comics’ X-men

Romy
Origin: German
Meaning: Person from Rome

Rosa, Rose, Rosie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rose

Roz, Rozz, Rozzie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: (fromRosalind’) weak; tender or soft horse

Ruby
Origin: French
Meaning: Precious red stone

Rumor
Origin: English
Meaning: Gossip

Ruthie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Friendly and young

Female cat names beginning with “S”…

Saber
Origin: French
Meaning: Sword
Trivia: Saber-toothed cats became extinct thousands of years ago, but they are famous for their impressive canines, sometimes reaching up to 7 inches long!
Tip: Choose this female cat name for a big, formidable feline.

Sable
Origin: German
Meaning: Black
Tip: This Female Cat Name is perfect for a black cat

Sabrina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From the boundary line
TV Notable: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a comic book series published about a fictional teenage witch called Sabrina Spellman

Sadie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Princess; Charmer

Saffron
Origin: English
Meaning: The orange colored stigma from a crocus used to color and flavor food

Sage
Origin: English
Meaning: Wise; an herb

Saki
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Cape

Sakura
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Cherry Blossom

Salem
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Peace
Trivia: Salem,Massachusetts is known for it’s witchcraft trials in 1692.
Tip: This is and excellent female cat name for a black cat.

Sami, Sammy
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Listener

Sandi, Sandy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Short form of Alexandra; Defender
Trivia: Little Orphan Annie’s dog was named Sandy

Sasha
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Form of Alexander; defender of men

Savannah
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Treeless plain; Barren

Scarlett
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Scarlet; bright red
Literary Notable: Scarlett O’Hara is the memorable protagonist from the 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind

Scout
Origin: English
Meaning: Observer
Literary Notable: Scout (Jean Louise “Scout” Finch) is the main character and narrator in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird

Sedona
Origin: American
Meaning: A city in Arizona known for it’s natural beauty and tranquil ambience.

Sephora
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Beautiful bird
Trivia: Sephora is a chain of beauty product stores founded in France

Serena
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Calm
Notable: American tennis professional Serena Williams

Shakira
Origin: Arabic
Meaning:
Thankful
Trivia:
Shakira is a popular singer/songwriter from Columbia

Shanti
Origin: Hindi
Meaning:
Calm

Sheena
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Form of Jane

Shelby
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the Ledge Estate

Shelley, Shelly
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From a meadow on the ledge; Form of Rachel

Shiloh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gifted by God

Sierra
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Mountain

Simone
Origin: Hebrew; French
Meaning: Listening

Snowflake
Origin: English
Meaning: A single flake or crystal of snow
Tip: Snowflake is a perfect female cat name for a white cat.

Sonja
Origin: Slavic
Meaning:
Bright woman

Sonnet
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A type of poem

Sonoma
Origin: American
Meaning: A town in Northern California’s wine producing region

Sonora
Meaning: A State in Northwest Mexico

Sophie, Sofie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wisdom; Intelligent

Stella
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Star

Suki
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Beloved

Summer
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the four seasons

Sunday
Origin: English
Meaning: A day of the week

Suzie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: (Short form of Susan) Lily

Symphony
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Harmony
Tip: Got a meowing noise-maker?  If so, this female cat name might be perfect for her!

 

Female cat names beginning with  “T”…

Tabitha
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Gazelle

Talia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Blooming
Trivia: Talia was the Greek muse of comedy

Tallulah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Running Water

Tammy
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Perfection

Tandy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Strong

Tanya
Origin: Russian
Meaning: From Tatius, name of a Sabine king

Tara
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Rocky Pinnacle
Tip: This two-syllable name is feminine and easy to pronounce, making it one of our favorite female cat names.

Tasha
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Born on Christmas day

Tate, Tatum
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Cheerful

Taylor
Origin: English
Meaning: Tailor

Teagan
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Beautiful

Telltale
Origin: English
Meaning: Giving warning or notice about something
Tip: Add a humorous twist to this female cat name by spelling it Telltail.

Thea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift from God

Thelma
Origin: Greek; Literary
Meaning: (from Thelema)Will
Trivia: The name Thelma was created by novelist Marie Corelli for her 1887 novel, Thelma; A Norwegian Princess.

Tia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Princess
Trivia: Tia was the sister of Egyptian Pharaoh, King Ramses

Tiara
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Crowned

Tiffany
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Appearance of God

Tillie, Tilly
Origin: German
Meaning: Powerful in battle

Tina
Origin: English; Greek
Meaning: From Christos; anointed

Tinkerbell
Origin: English
Meaning: A fictional character from the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy
Tip: This female cat name is a great choice for a cute, petite cat.

Tipsy
Origin: English
Meaning: Slightly intoxicated or drunk

Toffee
Origin: English
Meaning: A hard chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses

Tori
Origin: English
Meaning: (from Victoria)Victorious

Trinity
Origin: English
Meaning: Union of three

Triscuit
Origin: English
Meaning: A brand of edible crackers

Trista
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Sad; Melancholy

Trixie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bringer of joy; Happiness

Tuesday
Origin: English
Meaning: A day of the week

Tulip
Origin: Persian
Meaning: A bulbous flower from the lily family

Twilight
Origin: English
Meaning: Early Evening

Female Cat Names beginning with “U”…

Ujana
Origin: African
Meaning: Youth

Ula
Origin: Celtic/Latin
Meaning: Sea Jewel/Little Bear

Ulani
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Cheerful

Ulyana
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Downy

Uma
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Nation
Trivia: Uma Thurman is an American actress, best known for her roles in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill

Umay
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: Hope

Umeko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Plum Blossom Child

Ummi
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: My mother

Una
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Remember

Unity
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Oneness; together

Upgrade
Origin: English
Meaning: To improve your situation or get a better thing

Ursa, Ursula
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bear/Little bear
Tip: Both of these female cat names are perfect for a large, brown or black cat that’s built like a bear.

Urth
Meaning: synchronicity, fate

Usra
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Dawn

Utah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: People of the Mountain

Utara
Origin: Indonesian
Meaning: The North

 

Female Cat Names Beginning with “V”…

Valentina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Health

Valerie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Healthy,Strong

Valeska
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: (from the male name Vladislav) she who has glory, fame

Vanessa
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Butterfly

Vanity
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities etc.
Tip: A female cat name that’s perfect for a cat who likes to stare in the mirror.

Vanna
Origin: Cambodian
Meaning: Golden Colored
TV Notable: Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White

Vegas
Origin: Middle Latin
Meaning: Falling Eagle
Trivia: Las Vegas, a city in Nevada, is known for its casinos

Velcro
Origin: English
Meaning: Hooked Velvet
Tip: This is one of our favorite female cat names, perfect for a cat who likes to ‘stick to you’.

Velika
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Great

Velvet
Origin: America
Meaning: Soft Fabric
Tip: This female cat name is a good choice for a cat with short, soft fur.

Venus:
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The Roman goddess of love and beauty; the second-closest planet to the sun

Vera
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Faith

Veronica
Origin: Greek
Meaning: True image

Vespa
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Wasp;
Trivia: Vespa is an Italian brand of motor scooters

Vicky, Victoria
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Triumphant

Viola
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Violet

Violet
Origin: French
Meaning: A purple blue flower

Virginia
Origin: English
Meaning: Chaste; virginal

Vivica
Origin: German
Meaning: Little woman

Vivien, Vivian
Origin: French
Meaning: Lady of the Lake

Vixen
Origin: English/German
Meaning: Female Fox; Ill-tempered woman

Voodoo
Origin: West African
Meaning: A polytheistic religion practiced by West Indians; Black magic

Waffles
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: A thin, crisp battercake baked in a waffle iron
Tip:Best served with ice-cream (the waffles, not the cat).

Wanda
Origin: Polish
Meaning: Slender young tree

Wednesday
Origin: American
Meaning: The fourth day of the week
Trivia: The name of the morbid daughter in The Addams Family

Welcome
Origin: American
Meaning: A welcome guest

Wendy
Origin: English
Meaning: Friend

Whiskers
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Long stiff hairs on a cheek or chin
Tip: This name, although common, works well for a cat with prominent whiskers.

Whisper
Origin: English
Meaning: Soft Voice

Whitney
Origin: English
Meaning: From the Island

Widget
Origin: English
Meaning: Small mechanical device; a gadget
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a small cat

Wiki
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Quick
Trivia: Wikipedia is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it

Wilda
Origin: German
Meaning: Untamed

Wilhelmina, Willa, Wilma
Origin: German
Meaning: Strong willed; protection
TV Notable: Fred Flintstone’s wife Wilma

Willow
Origin: English
Meaning: Type of Tree
TV Notable: Character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg

Winona, Wynonna
Origin: Native American
Meaning: First born
Trivia: Actress, Winona Ryder; country singer Wynonna Judd

Winter
Origin: Old English
Meaning: One of the four seasons

Xalvadora
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Savior

Xanadu
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: An idyllic, beautiful place
Trivia: Xanadu (Shangdu) was a historical city located in modern day Mongolia, built by Kublai Khan and visited by Marco Polo

Xandra, Xandy
Origin: English
Meaning: Defender of the people

Xena
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Foreigner
TV Notable: Fictional character, Xena, Warrior Princess

Xenia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Hospitable

Xia
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Glow of sunshine

Xiang
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Fragrant

Ximena
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: To hear

Xiomara
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Ready for battle

Xolani
Origin: African
Meaning: Forgive

Xylia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From the forest

Female Cat Names beginning with “Y”…

Yahoo
Origin: English
Meaning: “a brute in human form,” 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Trivia: Search engine “Yahoo.com” was founded in 1994 and is one of the most visited websites in the world

Yamaha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for electronics and motorbikes

Yamila
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Beautiful
Notable: Victoria Secret supermodel from Argentina, Yamila Diaz

Yara
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Small butterfly

Yasmin/Yasmine
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Jasmine flower
Notable: Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth

Yelana
Origin: Portuguese
Meaning: From Helen

Yellow
Origin: English
Meaning: The primary color between green and orange
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for…well, you know, a yellow cat

Yentl
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Noble Person
Trivia: Yentl was a play, later made into a film starring Barbara Streisand

Yesterday
Origin: English
Meaning: The day preceding this day

Yodel
Origin: German
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers
Tip: A funny, playful name for a cat who likes to be heard

Yoko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Child
Notable: Artist and wife of John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Yolanda
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Violet Flower

Yoshi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Respectful

Yo-Yo
Origin: American
Meaning: A toy
Tip: A fun, playful female cat name.

Yummy/Yum-Yum
Origin: American slang
Meaning: To taste good

Yvette
Origin: French
Meaning: Yew

Female Cat Names beginning with “Z”…

Zabrina
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: A form of Sabrina

Zada
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Offspring

Zadora
Origin: Polish
Trivia: Pia Zadora is an American actress and singer

Zahara
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Flower, exquisite
Trivia: The name of one of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s daughters.

Zamora
Origin: Spanish
Trivia: A city in Castile & Leon Spain

Zandra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (short form of Alexandra) Defender of men
Tip: An excellent female cat name for a good guard cat

Zanna
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Lily

Zara
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Shining; flower

Zasha
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Defender of the people

Zelda
Origin: German
Meaning: Warrior
Trivia: The Legend of Zeldais a Nintendo video game series.

Zen
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: A school of Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation
Tip: Choose this female cat name if your cat helps you to chill out!

Zena
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Hospitable

Zephyra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (from Zephyr) West wind

Zi
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Beautiful

Ziggy
Origin: German
Meaning: Form of Sigmund
Tip: This female cat name is cute and fun, perfect for a feline who’s not too serious

Zigzag
Origin: French
Meaning:
To go from side to side
Tip:
A cute name for a cat who’s always on the go…one of our favorite female cat names.

Zipper, Zippy
Origin: English
Meaning: Fastener; to move quickly
Tip: This female cat name is perfect for a speedy little cat.

Zita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Seeker

Ziva
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Brightness

Zoe/Zoey
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Life
Tip: Easy to pronounce, these are two of our favorite female cat names!

Zola
Origin: Latin
Notable: Earth

Zoots
Meaning: A cute name

Zora
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Dawn

Zsa Zsa
Origin: Hungarian
Meaning: Lily
Notable: Zsa Zsa Goboris a Hungarian actress and socialite.

Zula
Origin: African
Meaning: Brilliant; Ahead

Zuri
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Beautiful

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