293 Cute Kitten Names

Serenah McKay
curious kitten

The secret to choosing a cute and creative kitten name is knowing your kitty and what you like. Take a good look at your adorable furry friend, think about the most name-worthy foods and celebrities, and browse this awesome list for inspiration.

Good Kitten Names Based on Color

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.

Tabby Cat Names for Orange Kittens

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

Best Names for White Kittens

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

Cute Cat Names for Black Kittens

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

Gray Kitten Names

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

Adorable Names for Yellow Kittens

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

Cute Names for 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.

Names for Striped Kittens

beige kitten
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Jailbird
  • Soldier

Fluffy Cat Names

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

Cute Names for Hairless Kittens

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

Adorable Kitten Names Based on Personality

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

Names for Kittens With 'Wild Cat' Personalities

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

Kitten Names for 'Laid-Back' Personalities

  • Dreamer
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Phish

Cat Names for Kittens With Mischievous Personalities

  • Cheshire
  • Wizard
  • Beelzebub
  • Diablo
  • Hecate

Cute Themed Kitty 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.

Names From 'Cats,' the Musical

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

Food Names for Male and Female Cats

  • 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

Adorable Kitten Drink Names

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

Place Names for Your Kitten

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 punny name ideas.

Kitten 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 Kitten 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 for Cats

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

Kitten 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 for Your Cat

  • 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? Whether he is a boy or she is a girl, you may still find some inspiration for a name that's original and perfect for your cute 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. Think outside the box - maybe the name of a video game character or a unique horse name suits your kitten! 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.

293 Cute Kitten Names