Kitten Names

Serenah McKay
curious kitten

Naming kittens is a highly personal matter between pets and their human companions. Kitten names ought to have some personal meaning, or relate in some way to the animal's looks or personality. With that in mind, here are some suggested kitten names based on various factors. Even if you don't find something you like, maybe you'll find a bit of inspiration.

Kitten Color Names

Your kitten's fur may be her most prominent feature until her personality emerges. Whether she's black, white, gray, orange, yellow, or calico, you can draw on your creativity to give her a unique moniker.

Orange Kittens

  • Caliente: Cali for short
  • Salsa
  • Chili
  • Paprika
  • Tamale
  • Sunset

White Kittens

  • Frosty
  • Icy
  • Pearl
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Andy Warhol

Black Kittens

black kitty
  • Midnight
  • Ebony
  • Shadow
  • Indigo
  • Mephistopheles: Mephisto for short
  • Grimalkin

Gray Kittens

  • Ash/Ashley
  • Cinder
  • Ghost
  • Periwinkle
  • Smoky
  • Misty

Yellow Kittens

  • Mooney
  • Sunny
  • Daffodil
  • Buttercup
  • Goldie
  • Gold Brick

Brown Kittens

  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Mocha
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Dutch

Fur-Based Kitten Names

If your cat has an unusual coat or markings, consider using one of these names.

Striped Kittens

beige kitten
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Jailbird
  • Soldier

Long-Haired Kittens

  • Wookie
  • Rapunzel
  • Godiva: From the legend
  • Nugent: As in Ted Nugent

Hairless Kittens

  • Slick
  • Chilly
  • Suede
  • Mr. Bigglesworth: For Austin Powers fans
  • Fluffy: For those who appreciate irony

Kitten Personality Names

If your kitten lets her personality be known early on, give her a name that suits it.

'Wild Cat' Personalities

  • Taz: Short for Tasmanian Devil
  • Blitzen
  • Cyclone
  • Twister

'Laid-Back' Personalities

  • Dreamer
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Phish

Mischievous Personalities

  • Cheshire
  • Wizard
  • Beelzebub
  • Diablo
  • Hecate

Themed Cat Names

If you have a litter of kittens, or you just want to give your kitten a name that has its source in something else, consider a themed name.

From 'Cats,' the Musical

kitten with piano
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Munkestrap
  • Grizzabella
  • Victoria
  • Gus

Food Names

  • Ambrosia
  • Apple
  • Brownie
  • Burrito
  • Butter
  • Caviar
  • Chowder
  • Cinnamon
  • Couscous
  • Crouton
  • Cupcake
  • Gingersnap
  • Ham
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice
  • Kiwi
  • Lollypop
  • Muffin
  • Munchkin
  • Nacho
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Oreo
kitten peering behind post
  • Pancakes
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Peppermint
  • Pepperoni
  • Pickles
  • Pita
  • Rice Krispies
  • Sweet Cakes
  • Tabasco
  • Taco
  • Waffles
  • Yogurt
  • Zucchini

Drink Names

  • Amaretto
  • Budweiser
  • Iced Tea
  • Mai Tai
  • Merlot
  • Sambuca
  • Southern Comfort
  • Tanqueray
  • Tequila

Place Names

fluffy kitty
  • Amazon
  • Bangkok
  • Burbank
  • China
  • Dakota
  • Frisco
  • India
  • Indiana
  • Jersey
  • Katmandu
  • Maui
  • Phoenix
  • Sedona
  • Starbucks
  • Utah
  • Woodstock
  • Yukon

Funny Kitten Names

Have some fun with your kitten's name with one of these ideas.

Names That Play on Words

  • Apricat
  • Captain Kitty
  • Cat Benatar
  • Faux Paw
  • Great Catsby
  • Imakat
  • Katy Purry
  • Kitty Kurek
  • Ali McClaw
  • Catpuccino
  • Furnando
  • Kali Cat
plaful kitty
  • Katy Kirstie
  • Alley Kat
  • Kit Kat Kitty
  • Lickerish
  • Mr. Puddycat
  • My Cat
  • Putty
  • Snapcat
  • Tweetie Pie
  • Walter Croncat
  • Leonardo diCatprio

Other Funny Names

  • Adipose
  • Bugs
  • Buttons
  • Chewy
  • Furby
  • Fuzzmeister
  • Gizmo
  • Hunter
    siamese
  • Killer
  • La Luna
  • Luster
  • Meowzer
  • Mouse
  • Mr. Meow
  • Mr. Thumbs
  • Pipsqueak
  • Poopsie
  • Scratch
  • Shamu
  • Sir Purr A Lot
  • Squeaky
  • Tickles
  • Tootles
  • Yeti
  • Your Highness
  • Yum Yum

People Names

Names that work for people also work well for cats.

Everyday People Names

kitten and yarn
  • Albert
  • Barnaby
  • Bob
  • Clancy
  • Chloe
  • Emily
  • George
  • Henry
  • Jezebel
  • Julius
  • Lucy
  • Mimi
  • Ralph
  • Rose
  • Rudy
  • Sam
  • Scarlett
  • Toby
  • Zoe

Famous People Names

  • Adele
  • Beethoven
  • Beyonce
  • Bieber
  • Bono
  • Churchill
  • Drake
  • Dylan
  • Einstein
  • Elvis
  • Garfunkel
  • Hamilton
    grey tabby
  • Idris Elba
  • Iggy Pop
  • Ivanka
  • Kanye
  • Keanu
  • Kobe
  • LeBron
  • Lorde
  • Madonna
  • Michelangelo
  • Miley
  • Mozart
  • Mr. T
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Pippa
  • Princess Kate: Goes well with Pippa if you have two female kittens
  • Rihanna
  • Ringo
  • Selena
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakira
  • Shirley Temple
  • Sir Winston
  • Socrates
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Trump
  • Tyra
  • Wadsworth
  • Wolfgang
  • Yoko Ono

Names From Pop Culture

Pick a character from your favorite book, movie, or TV show. You might also choose

Character names

  • Anakin
  • Ariel
  • Bella
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Buffy
  • Carmen
  • Cersei
    kitten in a bowl
  • Daenerys
  • Dora
  • Dre
  • Elsa
  • Felix
  • Gibbs
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione
  • Juno
  • Fiona
  • Gandalf
  • Katniss
  • Kylo
  • Leia
  • Mr. Bean
  • Penny
  • Rainbow
  • Rambo
  • Sheldon
  • Sherlock
  • Spock
  • Tarzan
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Tyrion
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
  • Ziva
  • Zorro

Other Mod Names

  • Armani
  • Bada Bing
  • Bigly
  • Chanel
  • Cray Cray
  • Dior
  • Emoji
  • Gucci
  • Hipster
  • Prada
  • Tardis
  • Tesla
  • Tweet
  • Uber
  • Versace
  • Weezer
  • Yolo

What's Your Favorite Kitten Name?

Don't see a favorite? You may still find some inspiration for a name that's original and perfect for your little fur ball. Whether you go the more traditional route and choose a name like Muffin or you prefer more human-sounding names, don't rush the decision if you don't have to. After all, this is the moniker your kitty will have for life, so choose wisely, and she may come running when you call her name.

Kitten Names