Honestly, is there anything more visually striking than a hairless cat? Without a fluffy, furry coat, they’re all sinuous feline majesty. Some people think they look, well, evil, and while I cannot truly deny it, I will say that to this writer, hairless cats exude an air of wisdom that is irresistible.
When it comes to naming these cats, there are tons of cool options. They range from serious names that reference their origins to whimsical puns and pop culture references poking fun at their unusual appearance. Need some inspiration? Look at the lists below for unique names for hairless cats.
Egyptian Names for Hairless Cats
The most well-known breed of hairless cat, the Sphynx, is named in honor of ancient Egypt. And it’s no wonder why: the ancient Egyptians were the first culture to domesticate cats roughly 4,000 years ago. Bred from a cat with a rare genetic mutation, the Sphynx breed has actually only existed since the 1960s.
- King Tut
Joke Names for Hairless Cats
- Lucille Bald
- Hairy Styles
- Lady Godiva
- Peach Fuzz
- Bald McCartney
- Shave Brubeck
- Yul Brynner
- Daddy Warbucks
- Vin Diesel
- Cabello (‘head’ in Spanish)
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Stanley Tucci
- Caesar (from Latin for ‘hairy’)
- Sinead O”Connor
- Calvin (from French for ‘bald’)
- Chrome Dome
- Cue Ball
Russian Names for Hairless Cats
Perhaps not as well known as the Sphynx (but certainly no less striking) is the Russian hairless or Donskoy cat. Here is a list of the most popular cat names in Russia, along with their meanings.
Russian Male Names for Hairless Cats
- Maximilian: “the great,” often shortened to Max
- Aleksander: “defender of man,” can be shortened to Alek
- Boris: fighter
- Czar: emperor
- Edvard: The “rich guard,” often associated with wealth.
- Igor: “warrior of peace,” also the name of the famous Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky.
- Ivan: gracious gift from God
- Dmitry: the name of kings and a variation of the names of early saints
- Yuri: similar to the name George, also the name of the first Russian in space
- Vladimir: Slavic name origins shared with Soviet state founder, Vladimir Lenin
- Viktor: “conqueror,” also shared with Viktor Krum from the Harry Potter series
- Sergei: protector or shepherd
- Rasputin: associated with mysticism and inner power.
- Nikolai: victorious
- Mikhail: God-like
- Norm: from the North
- Axel: someone who likes peace
- Orion: The name of the mighty hunter in astronomy
Female Names for Hairless Cats
- Anastasia: “Resurrection,” the name of the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, last Russian emperor
- Babushka: grandmother
- Nina: dreamer
- Olga: holy
- Oxana: popular Russian name of Ukrainian origins
- Eva: Latin name meaning “living one.”
- Sveta: saint
- Iva: gift from God
- Karina: Scandinavian origin, meaning pure
- Katja: Greek origin that means pure
- Kira: ruler or beloved
- Yelena: Russian form of the Greek name, Helen or Helios/Sun
- Vera: faith
- Tasha: pretty abbreviation of the Russian name, Natasha
- Sabina: feminine form of Sabinus, originated in ancient Rome
- Katana: Japanese word for sword, and a very popular cat name in Russia
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