At Rover, we like to celebrate what makes every cat unique. Maybe it’s unusual markings or an odd affinity for water that sets your cat apart from the rest. Whatever your cat’s quirks may be, we think he or she deserves a name that highlights their individuality.
Choosing a unique cat name can be a great conversation starter (“How’d you come up with that?”) Plus, it can showcase your personal interests and your affection for your pet. But where to start? Don’t fret—we know a thing or two about pet names, and we’re here to help.
We’ve consulted our huge database of Rover users in Canada to bring you the most creative and interesting names our community has to offer. We also took a look at some pet naming trends in a few other fun categories (bookworms and botanists, take note!) for your one-of-a-kind feline.
So use your imagination, have fun, and go with your gut. After all, you know your cat better than anyone else.
The most unique names for cats
Thanks to our users, we have a huge list of unique names to start off your search. These are some of the most unique names we’ve heard—no doubt any one of them would set your cat apart from the crowd. We’ve chosen names that fall in the bottom of the ranks in terms of popularity.
When a generic, run-of-the-mill name just won’t do for your special kitty, try one of these unique names on for size.
- Figgy Pudding
- Cat Stevens
- Nutter Butter
- Danny Boy
- Little Bit
- Chairman Meow
- Puma Thurman
- Tiny Dancer
- Ron Purrgundy
- Cat Benetar
- Dolly Purrton
- Luna Bear
- Steve McQueen
- Blue Jeans
Unique female cat names from literature
Any book geeks in the house? Your favourite author or character might have just the unique name you’re looking for.
- Bellatrix Lestrange
- Luna Lovegood
- Nancy Drew
- Ramona (or Beezus!)
- Miss Havisham
- Bridget Jones
Unique male cat names from literature
- Mr. Tumnus
- Gatsby (or Catsby!)
- Dr. Seuss
- Sherlock Holmes
- Holden Caufield
- Mr. Darcy
- Mr. Bingley
- Boo Radley
- Bilbo Baggins
Unique flower and plant cat names
Who doesn’t love flowers? Whether you have a green thumb or you’re a less-than-successful gardener, these flower and plant names can bring fun sophistication to your cat’s name.
- Black-Eyed Susan
Unique cat names inspired by places
Perhaps you’re an avid traveller and you’d like to name your cat after one of your favourite destinations. Cities around the world make great names that are both beautiful and unique.
Unusual People Names for Cats
For some old-timey inspiration, we looked through records of 19th-century names on ancestry.com. Quinnie and Milburn are now at the top of our list!
Unusual Female Names for Cats
Unusual Male Names for Cats
How to choose a unique cat name
There was a time when cat names were more straightforward and nonspecific. And while there’s no harm in going with a more classic choice like “Princess” or “Muffin,” today’s cat owners are finding name inspiration in some of the most unlikely places. With nods to pop culture, history, and even food, unique cat names are gaining traction in Canada—a trend we can definitely get behind!
To brainstorm unique names for your cat, first consider his personality. Is he a spirited Hermes or a mellow Angus? What about a bold Scarlett or a sweet Cosette? Think about your cat’s habits and general disposition, and you’ll be on your way to a great name.
Cat owners nationwide are also turning to their own interests and hobbies for naming inspiration. Think about your favourite foods, characters, colours, and musicians to find the perfect gray cat name. Yes, that means that everything from Dorian Gray to Zelda is on the table.
You know your cat better than anyone else. So get those creative juices flowing, and give your special kitty a name that’s as remarkable as she is!
Need Cat Sitting?
Cats may seem more independent than dogs, but they still need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone. 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 with Rover.
Find your cat’s perfect match, right from your phone—and then hit the road happy.
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