170 Boy Cat Names That Are The Litter’s Choice


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Few things can brighten up your life like bringing home a new pet. If a feline friend has made their way into your heart, you’re not alone. In fact, 25.4% of households in the United States own cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Before you go shopping filling your shopping cart with cute pet toys, nifty gadgets, kitty litter, and other essentials, you should settle on a nickname. If your beloved feline is a male, finding his name is a top priority.

It doesn’t matter if you accept the task or feel overwhelmed by the options, naming your new furry friend is okay. That’s why we’ve compiled a robust list that will ease the burden and give you pawsome name ideas for your new cat.

Remember to consider your cat’s unique personality when choosing a name. For example, if he’s still in hiding (what kitty isn’t?), calling him Dodger might be a good choice. Just think about what complements its behavior and characteristics, and go from there.

Whether you find inspiration in your kitchen or your favorite TV show, the options are seemingly endless. Take a look below at some of the most popular, unique, funny and general best boy cat names the low.

Most Popular Male Cat Names

Partial to popular names? If so, these fashionable and beloved names top the list, according to Rover.com.

  • Olivier

  • Leo

  • Milo

  • Charly

  • Max

  • Simba

  • Jack

  • Loki

  • Ollie

  • Jasper

cute names

What’s more adorable than a cute cat? An adorable name to complete it.

  • astro

  • benny

  • Boots

  • Bucky

  • dude

  • Claudius

  • Cuddles

  • Diesel

  • dinosaur

  • Doctor

  • Elmo

  • Gust

  • Jax

  • Lars

  • Fortunate

  • Fortunate

  • Midnight

  • Nico

  • Oscar

  • little finger

  • Courageous

  • Rattles

  • Rebel

  • ringo

  • Rocket

  • Rocky

  • Romeo

  • Holy

  • Sir

  • Solar

  • Son

  • Spirit

  • Stoney

  • Storm

  • teddy

  • Tiger

Unique names

Want originality? Let these unique nicknames do the trick.

  • Abraham

  • amstrong

  • Arnold

  • Ash

  • Barney

  • The beast

  • beautiful

  • Punch

  • Captain

  • caspar

  • Cedar

  • Clay

  • Copper

  • Cowboy

  • Dash

  • Dax

  • Falcon

  • Sparkle

  • jiggy

  • Lenox

  • Magnum

  • March

  • Maxwell

  • Soft

  • Petro

  • The razor

  • Reed

  • Salem

  • Basketball

  • Snowball

  • Spade

  • creak

  • Tiger

  • tonka

  • Warrior

  • Wolf

  • Zen

  • Ziggy

best boy cat names

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Food Inspired Names

Running out of ideas? Check your pantry and fridge for inspiration.

  • baklava

  • Beans

  • Biscuit

  • Burritos

  • Cheeto

  • Chili

  • Chip

  • churros

  • Cocoa

  • Coffee

  • Cornflake

  • Crackers

  • Cucumber

  • Curry

  • Frito

  • Goober

  • Guacamole

  • macaroni and cheese)

  • Meatball

  • Miso

  • Nacho

  • Nestle

  • nibbles

  • Noodle

  • Nugget

  • Oreo

  • Peanut

  • Pepper

  • Pickles

  • Pop corn

  • Pork chop

  • Potato

  • Grape

  • sashimi

  • Scotch

  • Smuckers

  • Snacks

  • snickers

  • spam

  • Germinate

  • Sushi

  • Tamale

  • Gate

  • Wine

  • Waffles

  • Wasabi

Popular cultural names

If you’re a fan of entertainment, you’ll find these little names appealing.

  • Atticus (Lovecraft Country)

  • Bam Bam (as in The Flintstones)

  • Beethoven (as in musical genius, Beethoven)

  • Beiber (Justin Beiber, pop singer)

  • Biebs (as in Justin Bieber)

  • Bruno (as in Encanto)

  • Cat Sajak (as in Pat Sajak)

  • Catye (as in hip hop artist, Kanye West)

  • Cheshire (as in Alice in Wonderland)

  • Chester (as in Chester Cheetah)

  • Diddy (Sean “Diddy” Combs, music mogul)

  • Drake (as in hip hop artist, Drake)

  • Fauci (as in Dr. Anthony Fauci)

  • Garfield (Garfield, cartoon character)

  • Harry (as in Harry Potter)

  • Heathcliff (Heathcliff, cartoon character)

  • Jabba (Jabba the Hutt, Star Wars)

  • Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)

  • Mufasa (as in The Lion King)

  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)

  • Orangey (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

  • Picatso (as in Picasso)

  • Puffy (as in music mogul, Sean Combs)

  • Scar (as in The Lion King)

  • Screech (as in Screech from Saved by the Bell)

  • Shrek (as in Shrek)

  • Spock (like in Star Trek)

  • Thor (Marvel comics)

  • Tiger King (Tiger King)

  • Timberlake (as in pop artist, Justin Timberlake)

  • Tom (as in Tom and Jerry)

  • Travel (Small fires everywhere)

  • Wile E. (as in Wile E. Coyote)

funny names

Want a name that’s sure to tickle your funny bone? Try one of these for a humorous take.

  • Best friend

  • Lock

  • Booster

  • Bubbles

  • Buppy

  • Buttons

  • Sajak Cat

  • chucky

  • Claws

  • Clever

  • Doggie

  • Dodger

  • Dude

  • Petard

  • Glow

  • Blurry

  • Gonzo

  • Grumpy

  • Jiggle

  • Joker

  • Cheerful

  • Meow-y Povich

  • Mouse

  • Napster

  • puppy cat

  • Purr

  • Scraper

  • Rough

  • Snowflake

  • Sphinx

  • Garland

  • Difficulty

  • Mustaches

  • Whistles

  • zipper

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