When it’s time to name your new cat or kitten, why not choose a name that’s just as cute as she is? Here at Rover.com, we love to talk pet names, so we dove into our huge database of cat monikers to find the cutest. To mix things up, we added some inspiration from current trends to create a list of cute cat names that might just have your new kitty’s name written all over it.
The things that charm us about our cats can inspire—whether you go with Cricket for a bouncy kitten or Daffodil for a mature kitty of leisure. Here are the top 100 cute cat names from the Rover database, and more kitten names inspired by food, flowers, and toys, along with our original takes on current trends.
100 Most Popular Cute Cat Names
These cat names top our charts in popularity and cuteness. They’re listed in order of popularity among names given to real cats. Looking for your perfect male cat name or female cat name? This list is a great start.
- Lily / Lilly
- Sammy / Sammie
More Cute Cat Names
What cat wouldn’t want to be named for a princess’s sister like Pippa or a Golden Girl like Blanche? Or you can go retro and choose a name with a built-in theme song like Mr. Roboto. A trendy name can act as a time capsule, too. “Remember the first time we watched Kiki’s Delivery Service and we just KNEW we’d name a cat Kiki one day?”
- Pip / Pippa
- Gus Gus
Cute Food-Inspired Cat Names
You don’t have to be a foodie to choose a tasty name for your kitten. Whether sweet, salty, or spicy, food names are some of the cutest cat names around. We found inspiration at the farmer’s market, the bakery, and the candy aisle.
- Kit Kat
- Peanut Butter
- Paw Paw
- Cantaloupe (or Cat-aloupe!)
- Fluffer Nutter
- Pop Tart
Cute Flower Cat Names
A flower name is perfect for an old-fashioned feel and a lively reminder of springtime. Whether a classic Daisy or an exotic Protea, a flower name will brighten each day you share with your cat.
- Apple Blossom
- Tiger Lily
- Snap Dragon
Cute Toy & Game Inspired Cat Names
For your playful, furry friend, how about a name that brings back some fun childhood memories? A speedy kitten named Hot Wheels will put a smile on your face! Or for a big cuddly rescue kitty, Puffalump might be just the right match.
- Hot Wheels
- Teddy Ruxpin
- Apple Jack
- Koosh Ball
- Polly Pocket
Choosing the Best Cute Name for your Cat
Cute is in the eye of the beholder. While my sister thinks Trevor is the cutest name around, I’d prefer Dandelion or Snap Dragon. When you find a name that makes you smile and captures that special something about your cat, add it to your list.
You can always count on friends and coworkers to have opinions, so ask around. Maybe your cat can even help you choose. Write down some name options and tape them along a string. Which name does she pounce on first?
Your cat’s name is a special expression of your personality and your affection for your pet. So, go with your heart, and most of all…have fun!
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Cats seem more independent than dogs, sure, but they need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone, too. Your great cat deserves great cat care. You’ve found the best cat name, so now it’s time to find them the perfect cat sitter.
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