180+ funny cat names that are truly hiss-terical

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If you've just welcomed a new feline friend into your family and are looking for funny cat names that will help set your kitty apart from all the other cats in your neighborhood, you've come to the right place!

There's always so much to think about when you adopt a pet, from researching the best dry cat food and cozy beds to picking out the best interactive cat toys and treats. But alongside all that, there's a super fun job you get to do as a new pet parent and that's choosing the perfect name for your beloved bundle of fluff. 

When it comes to ways to bond with your cat, selecting their name is the start of a lifelong relationship and giving them a moniker that suits their appearance and personality is one of the first steps we take in starting that connection. 

And while you can certainly give them a human name (there's nothing wrong with Cleo or Mitch!), if you're looking for a funny name that's a little bit outside the box, you'll find plenty of inspiration in the list below.

Funniest cat names

  • Admiral Meowington
  • Benjamin Button 
  • Baloo
  • Cat Damon 
  • Cat Man Do
  • Catserole
  • DJ Mittens
  • Dwight D. Eisenmeower
  • Edgar Allen Paw
  • Fluffernutter
  • Gizmo
  • Katy Purry
  • Kermit
  • Madame Fluffypants
  • Major Whiskerton
  • Miss Whiskers
  • Neville Furbottom 
  • Pikachu
  • Porkchop
  • Professor Purrington
  • Sir Purrs A Lot
  • Slinky Malinky
  • Sriracha
  • Tikka Meowsala
  • Zoomie

Funny names for big cats

Do you have a massive moggy on your hands? Whether they're highly active or they're one of our favorite low energy cat breeds, why not make the most of their fuller figure when it comes to choosing their name. 

Here are just a few funny monikers that are perfect for supersized cats.

  • Bear
  • Bertha
  • Big Mac
  • Boomer
  • Buddha
  • Butterball
  • Diesel
  • Garfield
  • Hercules
  • Jiggles
  • Maximus
  • Meatloaf
  • Moose
  • Mufasa
  • Rocky
  • Simba
  • Snowball
  • Sumo
  • Tank
  • Tubbs

Funny names for small cats

When it comes to small cats, there are so many cute and sweet names that you could give them. In fact, the list of names for tiny cats contains so many adorable options that we're pretty sure it would take us days to pick one! 

Thankfully, we've done the hard work and narrowed it down for you, so hopefully this shortlist will help make choosing the right title for your tiny friend that little bit easier.

  • Acorn
  • Bandit
  • Beans
  • Binky
  • Biscuit
  • Bubbles
  • Button
  • Chip
  • Dinky
  • Dory
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Slim
  • Snowflake
  • Sprout
  • Sweetpea
  • Tiny

Food-inspired cat names

Food-inspired monikers are our personal favorite when it comes to funny cat names because there are just so many adorable and hilarious options to choose from. The sky really is the limit if you choose to go with a food-based name, but here's a small sample to get the creative juices flowing. 

  • Alfalfa
  • Bagel
  • Basil
  • Cannoli 
  • Captain Crunch
  • Cinnamon
  • Colonel Custard
  • Dumpling
  • Flapjack
  • Oreo
  • Marshmallow
  • Meatball
  • Milo
  • Miso
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Nutmeg
  • Pancake
  • Pickles
  • Pistachio
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Sage
  • Sherbert 
  • Skittles
  • Sushi
  • Waffles
  • Wasabi

Movie-inspired cat names

Are you a huge film buff who's looking forward to curling up with your kitty and indulging in multiple movie-marathons? If so, why not give them a name fitting of a star. 

  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Bella (Twilight)
  • Binx (Hocus Pocus)
  • Bob (A Street Cat Named Bob)
  • Buttercup (The Hunger Games)
  • Diego (Ice Age)
  • Duchess (Babe)
  • Elsa (Born Free)
  • Felix (Felix the Cat)
  • Fievel Mousekewitz (An American Tail)
  • Gus (Cinderella)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)
  • Mr Jinx (Meet the Parents)
  • Mr Tibbles (Harry Potter)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Rufus (The Rescuers)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound)
  • Scat Cat (The Artistocats)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Whiskers (Toy Story)

Nature-inspired cat names

If food-inspired names are our favorite, nature-inspired ones would be a close second. We mean really, who doesn't want a cat called Pinecone? We're not sure names come much more adorable than that one! For those of you who want to turn your dream of hiking with cats into a reality, here are some truly soothing names straight from mother nature herself. 

  • Aspen
  • Aurora 
  • Birch
  • Daisy
  • Fern
  • Forest
  • Jasmine
  • Lily
  • Luna
  • Maple
  • Meadow
  • Pebble
  • Pinecone
  • Poppy
  • Reed
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Sky
  • Violet
  • Willow

Drink-inspired cat names

Whether you love coffee, tea or something a little stronger, naming your cat after your favorite beverage makes for a great conversation starter! 

  • Affogatto 
  • Amaretto
  • Bailey
  • Bellini
  • Bourbon
  • Brandy Alexander
  • Campari
  • Cappuccino
  • Chardonnay
  • Cognac
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Daiquiri
  • Guinness
  • Latte
  • Lemon Drop
  • Limoncello
  • Magnum
  • Margarita
  • Martini
  • Merlot
  • Mimosa
  • Mojito
  • Moonshine
  • Negroni
  • Pina Colada
  • Sparkles
  • Stellar
  • Tequila
  • Whisky

Funny names for cat pairs

Adopting a dynamic duo and want to give your kitty companions names that really compliment each other? From the seriously sweet to the downright hilarious, these names go together like bagels and cream cheese!

  • Bacon and Eggs
  • Batman and Robin
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Chandler and Joey
  • Chip and Dale
  • Coffee and Bean
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Fish and Chips
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Kale and Sprout
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Marsh and Mallow
  • Pickle and Kimchi
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Scooby and Shaggy
  • Smoky and Bandit
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Things to remember when choosing a funny cat name

1. Don't make it too long: The first thing you want to take into consideration when choosing a funny cat name is the length. Remember, this is a name you'll be calling over and over and over again for many years to come, so don't make life too complicated for yourself. Saying the name 'Miso' multiple times is going to be a lot easier than calling out 'Empress Snowcone Kittlesworth' - yes, that name really does exist! 

2. Consider your cat's personality: Are you going to be adopting one of the best cats for introverts that's likely to be more on the quiet and chilled side, or are you choosing from amongst the best cats for extroverts in order to find a feline friend who's more active and outgoing? We highly recommend you don't rush to name your cat, instead, spend a few days getting to know their personality to ensure you select a name that really suits them. 

3. Keep it clean: This is particularly important to think about if you're adopting one of the 32 cat breeds that prefer being outdoors as the name you choose will be one you'll want to feel comfortable shouting out and having your neighbors hear. While it can seem funny at first, giving your kitty a rude name could leave you feeling embarrassed down the line when your local vet has to announce it to a crowded waiting room. As a general rule of thumb, if you wouldn't want a child (or your grandmother) to overhear you saying it, it's a name that's probably best avoided.  

4. Consider their appearance: Another thing that might be worth factoring in to your decision making is your cat's appearance and there's two routes you could go down with this one. If your cat is small, for example, you may choose to give them a cute name that's really fitting of a petite kitty, such as Peanut or Acorn. However, you could also go for a funny dose of irony and choose to give your small cat a big cat name, such as Big Mac or Tank. You could also think about things like their breed, color of their coat and even coat length when deciding on a name. 

5. Make sure it's easy to say: We've already touched on longer names potentially being a bit of a mouthful, but even shorter names can be difficult to pronounce sometimes. Popular names such as Jägermeister and Bombalurina (from the musical Cats) can also prove tricky if you're having to repeat them several times. Try to choose a name that's nice and easy to say, preferably just one to two syllables, as this will be simpler for you to say and much easier for your cat to understand.

Once you've got your new feline friend all named and settled in, you might be keen to devour some more kitty-related content. So with that in mind, here's 32 ways to be the best cat owner you can be and some funny things cats do that are sure to make you laugh out loud. 

Kathryn Williams
Freelance writer

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has been a member of the PetsRadar family since it launched in 2020. Highly experienced in her field, she's driven by a desire to provide pet parents with accurate, timely, and informative content that enables them to provide their fur friends with everything they need to thrive. Kathryn works closely with vets and trainers to ensure all articles offer the most up-to-date information across a range of pet-related fields, from insights into health and behavior issues to tips on products and training. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with her family (which includes one super sassy cat), drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and reading all the books.