Exotic Cat Names

Exotic cat names are a great option if you: have a cat of an exotic breed, have a unique looking cat, or want to give your kitty an unusual name.

Don't know where to start? Don't worry, below you will find several ideas.

Exotic Cat

But before we start the selection process, let’s define the word exotic. Dictionary.com defines exotic as:

  1. of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized: exotic foods; exotic plants.

  2. strikingly unusual or strange in effect or appearance: an exotic hairstyle.

  3. of a uniquely new or experimental nature

So, let’s find a unique name for your feline friend.

Exotic Names for Cats

The names listed below are inspired by magical beings, exotic places (real and fictional) and other "exotic" sources. I hope you find among them the perfect name for your cat.

Some of the names listed here are great for girl cats, others are perfect for male cats and some are unisex.

International Flavor

Names inspired by cities, countries, deserts, rivers…

  • Africa

  • Albania

  • Amazon

  • Brazil

  • Cameroon

  • Chad

  • Danube

  • Egypt

  • Gobi

  • India

  • Indus

  • Kalahari

  • Lena

  • Sahara

  • Tigris

Names of Magical Creatures

  • Abath (unicorn-like creature, of Asian origin)

  • Aker (Egyptian god of the Earth)

  • Bakru (fairies in South American folklore)

  • Bes (Egyptian god of childbirth)

  • Centaurus (Greek mythology, son of Apollo)

  • Cocoa, also spelled Ccoa (the cat god in Peruvian mythology). The cocoa bean (also known as cacao) is also chocolate's main ingredient.

  • Elvor (forest elves in Swedish mythology)

  • Fey (fairy)

  • Hiisi (forest spirit in Finish folklore)

  • Ibis (sacred bird in Ancient Egypt)

Names Inspired by Fictional and Mythical Places

  • Atlantis (Plato’s Dialogues)

  • Avalon (Arthurian legend)

  • Azkaban (island prison, Harry Potter series)

  • Camelot (Arthurian legend)

  • Gotham (Batman)

  • Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

  • Oz (L. Frank Baum)

  • Shamballa (mythical kingdom)

  • Utopia (Thomas More)

  • Valhalla (afterworld in Viking mythology)

Jungle Names

  • Hibiscus

  • Hunter

  • Lion

  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)

  • Orchid

  • Rio (Spanish for river)

  • Safari

  • Selva (Spanish for jungle)

  • Tiger

  • Tropico

Looking for something?

For more cat names, please visit the pages listed below.

Oriental cat names

Japanese cat names

Irish cat names

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