145 Best British Cat Names: Our Top Picks For Your Cat With Meanings

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Many British names have profound meaning and are perfect for your cat. Other names are often deeply rooted in history.

Keep reading to find traditional British names for your cat that are shared with kings, queens, princes, and princesses as well as more modern choices.

British Names For Male Cats

  1. Aidan – This name means fiery one.
  2. Alfie – This name means counselor.
  3. Bangers – This is the British word for sausage
  4. Beckham – This is the last name of a world-famous British soccer star.
  5. Beethoven – This name means a male name honoring the English composer.
  6. Belfast – This is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland.
  7. Big Ben – This is the nickname of the Great Bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster in London.
  8. Blaine – This name in Celtic means yellow.
  9. Bollocks – This name is a British slang word used to describe dismay or disbelief.
  10. Boris – This is the first name of the current Prime Minister of the UK.
  11. Brighton – This is a seaside city in southern England.
  12. Camelot – This is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur.
  13. Chadwick – This name means warrior.
  14. Charles – This name refers to Charles Dickens, the renowned writer and social critic from the Victorian era.
  15. Chaucer – Also considered the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote Canterbury Tales.

Camelot – This is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur.

  1. Chippy – This is a term used to describe a food establishment serving fish and chips.
  2. Chips – Thicker version of French fries.
  3. Cornetto – A British frozen dessert.
  4. Crumpet – This is a small griddle bread made from an unsweetened batter.
  5. Darcy – This is a strong male British name meaning dark-haired.
  6. Dickens – This name refers to Charles Dickens as well.
  7. Duke – This name means a high-ranking leader in Britain.
  8. Dundee – This is a large city in Scotland.
  9. Earl – This name means a noble warrior in Old English.
  10. Edinburgh – This is the capital city of Scotland.
  11. Elton – This is the first name of the iconic British male singer.
  12. Excalibur – This is the legendary sword of King Arthur.
  13. Floyd – This is a name of Welsh origin that means gray-haired.
  14. Gloucester – This is a city and district in southwest England.
  15. Granger – The last name or Hermoine in the Harry Potter books.

Crumpet – This is a small griddle bread made from an unsweetened batter.

  1. Grover – This English name means from the grove.
  2. Guinness – This is the name of a strong dark beer originally made in Ireland.
  3. Hamlet – This is the main character of a play by William Shakespeare.
  4. Harry – This name can refer to Harry Potter or Prince Harry.
  5. Henry – This can refer to Henry V, another Shakespearean play.
  6. Holmes – The last name of the famous Sherlock Holmes.
  7. Jeeves – This is a fictional character in a series of funny short stories.
  8. King Arthur – This is a legendary British leader who led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders.
  9. Knight – This is a person who serves the king.
  10. Lancelot – He was one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend.
  11. Leicester – This is a city East Midlands of England.
  12. Liverpool – This is a major city and metropolitan town in northwest England.
  13. London – This is the capital and most populated city of both England and the United Kingdom.
  14. Manchester – This is a major city in Greater Manchester, England.
  15. Narky – This is a British term used to describe someone moody or bad-tempered.

King Arthur – This is a legendary British leader who led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders.

  1. Nottingham – This is a city close to Leicester and is mentioned in the story of Robin Hood.
  2. Orwell – This name refers to famous English novelist George Orwell.
  3. Oxford – This is a city in southeast England that’s also home to renowned Oxford University.
  4. Philip – This name means lover of horses or warrior.
  5. Pip – Pip was the protagonist in the novel Great Expectations.
  6. Potter – Another name referencing Harry Potter.
  7. Puck – The name refers to a clever, mischievous sprite in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  8. Ramsey – This is the last name of the well-known, potty-mouth TV chef.
  9. Rarebit – This is a hot cheese-based sauce served over slices of toasted bread.
  10. Riley – This name is an old Irish name meaning brave.
  11. Ringo – This name is a Beatles-inspired name after Ringo Star.
  12. Rocketman – This name is Elton John-inspired.
  13. Salisbury – This is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England.
  14. Scones – This is a small cake made from flour and fat, and often eaten with butter.
  15. Scrummy – This name is a British slang word meaning delicious or lovely.

Philip – This name means lover of horses or warrior.

  1. Seth – This English name means appointed.
  2. Shag – This is a slang word meaning to make love.
  3. Shakespeare – This was a well-known writer and poet who is considered the greatest writer in the English language.
  4. Sherlock – This name refers to the famous fictionalized detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  5. Snog – This is a British slang word meaning to kiss and cuddle.
  6. Squeak – This is a popular British appetizer.
  7. Squib – This is a small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
  8. Starkers – This is a British slang word that means “stark naked”.
  9. Telly – This is a term used to describe television in the UK.
  10. Trifle – This is a dessert typically consisting of sponge cake soaked with wine or spirits.
  11. Watson – This is the name of Sherlock Holmes’s sidekick, John Watson.
  12. Weasley – This name refers to Ron Weasley, who is a friend of Harry Potter.
  13. Windsor – This ancient castle served as the summer home to British royalty.
  14. York – This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north of England.
  15. Zeppelin – This is inspired by one of the greatest hard rock bands, Led Zeppelin.

Weasley – This name refers to Ron Weasley, who is a friend of Harry Potter.

British Names For Female Cats

  1. Amanda – This name means one who is lovable.
  2. Angela – This name means the one who is like an angel.
  3. Audrey – This name means the one who is of noble strength.
  4. Avon – This is an English medieval market town and the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
  5. Baroness – This name means an honorary woman with strength.
  6. Beatrix – This name means the one who is a voyager and is blessed.
  7. Bertha – This name means the one who is famous and bright.
  8. Bluebell –  Bluebell is the name of The Duchess of Cornell’s Jack Russell terrier.
  9. Bonnie – This name means attractive and beautiful.
  10. Bridget Jones – This name refers to Bridget Jones’s Diary a quintessentially British novel.
  11. Briony – This name means “to sprout”.
  12. Bristol – This is the name of a city and county in southeast England.
  13. Bubble – This refers to a British meal of cooked potatoes and cabbage, mixed and fried.
  14. Cheeky – A British slang term that describes something in a way that’s funny and endearing.
  15. Clementine – A name that means kind and merciful.

Bridget Jones – This name refers to Bridget Jones’s Diary a quintessentially British novel.

  1. Cressida – The name Cressida appears in Shakespeare and also means gold.
  2. Deidre – This name is of Irish origin, and it means ‘she who chatters’.
  3. Deja – This is an English name meaning remembrance.
  4. Diana – This is the first name of England’s beloved princess.
  5. Duchess – This refers to the title of a female holding a rank equivalent to a duke.
  6. Edie – This name means ‘prosperous in war’.
  7. Emma – This name refers to the 1815 novel by Jane Austen.
  8. Fergie – The name refers to British royal Sara Ferguson.
  9. Florence – This name means “flourishing, and prosperous.”
  10. Freya – This name means “noble woman”.
  11. Gemma – This name means “precious stone”.
  12. Gladys – This is a Welsh name that means “country or nation’.
  13. Guinevere – This name refers to the wife of King Arthur of legend.
  14. Hermione – This name refers to the heroine of Harry Potter.
  15. Isabel – This Scottish means ‘consecrated to God.

Duchess – This refers to the title of a female holding a rank equivalent to a duke.

  1. Isla – This British name means “island”.
  2. Jane – This name relates to Jane Austen, a famous English novelist.
  3. Jocelyn – This name means friendly.
  4. Kate – A name meaning pure and clean.
  5. Keira – This name means “dark-haired”.
  6. Lady – This means “female household head”.
  7. Lainey – This means “from the lane”.
  8. Lennox – The last name of the iconic British singer.
  9. Lizbet – A name short for Elizabeth.
  10. Lollie – A British lollipop is called a Lollie.
  11. Maeve – This name means “intoxicating beauty”.
  12. Maisie – It’s a diminutive of Margaret meaning “pearl,”.
  13. Marlena – The English version of Marlene.
  14. Meryl – This name means “shining sea”.
  15. Miss Havisham – This is the name of a wealthy spinster in Great Expectations.

Jane – This name relates to Jane Austen, a famous English novelist.

  1. Myrna – This name means “beloved”.
  2. Nancy – This is an English name that means ‘Grace’.
  3. Nell – This means the “light”.
  4. Nessie – A Scottish name referring to the mysterious Loch Ness Monster.
  5. Nicola – An English name meaning victory of the people.
  6. Olivia – A name meaning olive tree.
  7. Pippa – This is the name of the sister of Duchess Kate.
  8. Poppy – This is a bright red flower that stands for extravagance in the Victorian language of flowers.
  9. Posh – This describes something fancy.
  10. Princess – This is the female title behind the queen and king.
  11. Queenie – A slang term for the Queen in the UK.
  12. Rhiannon – This British means “great queen”.
  13. Rhonwen – This is a Welsh name meaning “slender” or “fair”.
  14. Rosie – This is an English name meaning rose.
  15. Sandra – This is an English name that’s short for Cassandra.

Princess – This is the female title behind the queen and king.

  1. Scarlette – This means a shade of red.
  2. Skye – This is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
  3. Swansea – This is a coastal city and county in Wales.
  4. Tamsin – It’s a British name meaning “twin”.
  5. Teagen – A Welsh name meaning perfect and beautiful.
  6. Tillie – Short for Matilda, this name means battle strength.
  7. Turi – The name of the royal dog name of Queen Victoria’s Pomeranian.
  8. Una – A British name meaning one.
  9. Virginia – This is an English writer, Virginia Woolf, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
  10. Willow – This refers to a type of tree found in England.

Naming your cat is a huge responsibility, mainly because he or she will own the moniker for life. Therefore choose wisely and consider breed, color, size, and personality when you are searching for the name that sticks.

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About Amy Brown

Amy Brown is a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist and animal lover. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.

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