Ultimate List of Famous Cartoon Cat Names

Christy Caplan
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Pet lovers with new kittens or cats from the shelter look for inspiration from popular cartoon cat names. Some of these cat names come from films, comic books, and television shows popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Pet parents are also known to research iconic cat character names from classic cartoons released by Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers, and MGM Studios.

Cartoon Cat Names

Tom, the cat, forever outwitted by Jerry, the mouse is one of the top cartoon cat names. Many house cats share the famous cartoon cat names Sylvester and Fritz. Pet parents have a lot of hilarious cat names to choose from for their kittens. If you decide to name your cat after the famous Dr. Seuss cartoon character, it may sound funny at first, but many pet parents may be jealous of your creativity.

Cartoon Cat Names From Animated Films of the 1920s

There may only be one cartoon cat from the 1920s, but Felix is one of the most famous cats in cartoon history.

  • Felix - Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat

Popular Cartoon Cat Names From the 1930s to 1970s

A few of the most iconic cartoon cats on this list are from the early to mid-1900s.

  • Korky the cat - from the comic strip The Dandy
  • Sylvester - Looney Tunes animated cartoons
  • Cheshire Cat - Alice in Wonderland
  • Tom - The Tom and Jerry Show
Happy Tom And Jerry Drawing
  • Topsy - The Tom and Jerry Show
  • Babbitt & Catstello - Warner Bros. animated cartoons
  • Fritz - Fritz the Cat
  • Cat in The Hat - Dr. Seuss
  • Claude Cat - Looney Tunes animated cartoons
  • Cool Cat - Looney Tunes animated cartoons
  • Figaro - Pinnochio
  • Toulouse, Berlioz, Marie, Duchess, Thomas O'Malley - Aristocats
  • Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinx - Hanna-Barbera animated cartoons
  • Pink Panther - Pink Panther
Pink Panther
  • Si and Am - Lady and the Tramp
  • Snagglepuss - Hanna-Barbera animated cartoons
  • Tibbs - 101 Dalmatians
  • TC, Benny The Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy, and Spook - Top Cat
  • Waffles and Chainsaw - The Goof Troop

Popular Cartoon Cat Names From the 1980s to 2000s

There may be many house cats with the name Garfield but not many with the name Arlene which is just as adorable.

  • Chester Cheetah - The Cheetos mascot
  • Heathcliff - Heathcliff TV series
  • Hobbes - from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes
  • Garfield - Garfield and Friends
Garfield standing
  • Arlene - Garfield, and Friends
  • Bill The Cat - from the comic strip Bloom County
  • Fluffy - The Rugrats
  • Battle Cat - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  • Snowball - The Simpson's pet cat
  • Bagheera - Jungle Book
  • Scratchy - The Simpsons
  • Luna, Artemis, and Diana - Sailor Moon cats
  • Azrael - Gargamel's cat in The Smurfs
  • Gilbert - Caillou's pet cat
  • M.A.D. Cat - Inspector Gadget
  • Penelope Pussycat - Pepé Le Pew
  • Panthor - Skeletor
  • Mayor Humdinger (leader), Cat Marshall, Cat Rubble, Cat Chase, Cat Rocky, Cat Zuma, Cat Skye, and Meow-Meow - PAW Patrol's Kitten Catastrophe Crew
  • Meowth - Pokemon
  • Mittens - Bolt
  • Mr. Kitty - South Park
  • Oliver - Oliver and Company
  • Overcat - Underdog
  • Stimpy - Ren and Stimpy
  • Lion-O, Jaga, Tygra, Cheetara, and Panthro - Thundercats
Thunder Cats Characters Drawing

Popular Cartoon Big Cat Names

Names used for big cats are also appropriate for larger breeds. Your mane coon cat may enjoy a name fit for a king.

  • Mufasa and Nala - The Lion King
  • Lippy The Lion - Lippy The Lion & Hardy Har Har
  • Rags the Tiger - Crusader Rabbit
  • Rajah - Aladdin
  • Shere Kahn - Jungle Book
  • Simba - Lion King
  • Tigger - Winnie-the-Pooh
Happy Orange Tigger Drawing

Many Popular Cartoon Cat Names Are From Comic Strips

These cartoon cat names are from as far back as the 1920s and many are from comic strips. Some pet lovers lean towards Mr. Jinx, Sylvester, and Figaro for their shortlist of choices. Other pet parents are conservative and name their cat Garfield or Felix. All of the cartoon cat names are safe choices, and your tabby cat needs a name that fits his personality. Good luck!

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Ultimate List of Famous Cartoon Cat Names