What are some
Good Cat Names?

If you are looking for some good cat names and don’t want to go the traditional route, consider the names listed here. A good cat name is not that hard to find: you will find inspiration in the most unlikely places.

But what makes a name a good name? First, you have to like it (your kitty has to like it also). Second, it has to be a perfect fit for your cat.

As you can see, these are very subjective factors. In other words, only you can figure out what is a good name for your cat. You have to take into consideration your own tastes and preferences, your cat’s physical traits and personality, and if the name is for a family pet, you also have to consider your family’s preferences.

So again, only you can decide if a name is good for your cat. If you need inspiration to help you get started, maybe you will find it here. Indeed, inspiration is all around us.

Do you like poetry? Science? Art? These fields are filled with wonderful names for cats. Here are some additional ideas:

Good Names for Cats

For theater lovers. If you like theater, here are some names inspired by actors, theater names, characters, and playwrights.

  • Ariel (character from The Tempest by William Shakespeare)
  • Barrymore (after the great dynasty of stage and film actors)
  • Bernadette (after actress Bernadette Peters)
  • Broadway
  • Cat of La Mancha (after the musical Man of La Mancha)
  • Drury (after Drury Lane, London)
  • Ethel (Barrymore)
  • Hamlet (after the play of the same name)
  • Majestic (the name of a theater)
  • Phantom (after the Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber)
  • Playcat
  • Richard (after the play Richard III by William Shakespeare)
  • Shakespeare (the great Bard)
  • Tempest (after the play by the same name penned by William Shakespeare)

Names from history. Do you think your cat is an intellectual? Is he a philosopher? I think all cats are. Does she share traits with famous men and women from history? Here are the names of statesmen, queens and kings, philosophers and more.

  • Alexander (the Great)
  • Alexandria (the great city named after Alexander the Great)
  • Amelia (Earheart, the famous aviation pioneer)
  • Aristotle
  • Attila
  • Bessie (Smith, American blues singer)
  • Caesar
  • Churchill
  • Ferdinand (King of Spain)
  • Helen (Keller)
  • Heraclitus
  • Isabella (Queen of Spain)
  • Isadora (mother of modern dance)
  • Parmenides
  • Plato
  • Pythagoras
  • Socrates
  • Sojourner (Truth, the African-American abolitionist and women rights activist)
  • Victoria (Queen of England)

Love a good mystery? Here are some good names for cats inspired by famous sleuths and mystery writers.

  • Agatha (after one of the best-known mystery writers of all time)
  • Chesterton (the great English writer)
  • Christie (see above)
  • Conan (after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes)
  • Doyle (after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Evanovich (well-known mystery writer)
  • Grafton (well-known mystery writer)
  • Hastings (Poirot’s sidekick)
  • Hercule (Poirot)
  • Lilian (Jackson Braun, well-known mystery writer)
  • Miss Marple (sleuth created by Agatha Christie)
  • Poirot (another famous sleuth created by Agatha Christie)
  • Sherlock
  • Watson (Sherlock Holmes’ friend and partner)

From the Lord of the Rings. I love the story and characters of The Lord of the Rings. Here are some names taken from this magical tale.

  • Aragorn
  • Arwen
  • Éomer
  • Éowyn
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Gimli
  • Hobbit
  • Legolas
  • Merry
  • Pippin
  • Rohan
  • Samwise
  • Théoden
  • Théodwyn

I hope these names help you find a good name for your cat or kitten. For more good cat names, click on the links below.

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