350 Best Cartoon Cat Names For Your Cute & Playful Cats

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Cats have been a part of our lives for centuries, and their depictions have filled both cartoons and our imaginations for as long as we have been animating stories.

Here is a colossal list of names for cartoon-inspired cat names. Many come from beloved cartoon cats, but we have also included names of non-cat cartoon characters that we think make good cartoony names. Enjoy!

Male Cartoon Cat Names

  1. Alex (Madagascar) – The lion protagonist of this hit DreamWorks movie.
  2.  Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – The childlike but powerful savior meant to unite the kingdoms.
  3.  Appa (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – Aang’s big, lovable, and fluffy flying bison.
  4.  Apu (Aladdin) – The troublemaking monkey sidekick to Aladdin.
  5.  Artemis (Sailor Moon) – The white guardian cat from this classic anime.
  6.  Ash (Pokemon) – The main human character from this insanely popular anime franchise.
  7.  Azrael (The Smurfs) – An orange and white cat belonging to a wizard.
  8.  Bagheera (The Jungle Book) – A reserved and sleek black jaguar.
  9.  Baloo (The Jungle Book)For the big, goofy bear of a cat.
  10.  Bam Bam (The Flintstones) – Barney and Betty Rubble’s small but tough baby.
  11.  Bambi (Bambi) – For a graceful and majestic cat.
  12.  Barrel (The Nightmare Before Christmas) – A mischievous trick or treater dressed as a skeleton.
  13.  Bart (The Simpsons) – A lovable troublemaker.
  14.  Bashful (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – Maybe your cat isn’t a people person, and that’s okay!
  15.  Beavis (Beavis and Butthead) – Bonus points if you use The Great Cornholio as a nickname.
  16.  Bender (Futurama)For the anti-hero cat.
  17.  Berlioz (The Aristocats) – The grey-furred kitten of protagonist Duchess.
  18.  Billy Boss (The Aristocats) – A grey Russian blue alley cat.
  19.  Boris (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends) – An excellent name for a Russian Blue breed,
  20.  Bowser (Super Mario Bros.) – The dragonlike antagonist of the Mario Bros. franchise.

Bambi (Bambi) – For a graceful and majestic cat.

  1.  Bugs (Looney Tunes) – We know Bugs is a bunny and all (hence his full name, Bugs Bunny…), but we can see the name fitting a smooth kind of kitty personality too!
  2.  Bullwinkle (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends) – The name of the dim-witted but lovable moose.
  3.  Butthead (Beavis and Butthead) – We hope you have another cat to go with this one so you can give a home to felines Beavis and Butthead.
  4.  Buzz (Toy Story) – Perfect for the confident kitty with, perhaps, grandiose tendencies.
  5.  Cartman (South Park) – Could be a perfect name for your fat, temperamental cat.
  6.  CatDog (CatDog) – A good name for a cat that behaves like a dog.
  7.  Charlie Brown (Peanuts) – A fun name for a good-natured if a bit neurotic kitty.
  8.  Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland) – We picture an eccentric cat with this name.
  9.  Chip (Beauty and the Beast) – A cute name for a cute sidekick, much like this little teacup.
  10.  Clawhauser (Zootopia) – The name of an affable and chubby cheetah.
  11.  Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast) – A more portly and temperamental cat can be named after this cartoon desk clock.
  12.  Cringer (He-Man) – He-Man’s green and orange striped trusty feline companion.
  13.  Crusty (The Simpsons) – We can’t help but laugh a little to ourselves when we imagine a kitty named for the Simpsons clown.
  14.  Curious George (Curious George) – Your cat may not be a monkey, but perhaps he is a curious cat?
  15.  Daniel Tiger (Mr. Rogers’/Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) A favorite children’s cartoon character.
  16.  Dennis (Dennis the Menace) – A great name for, well, a feline menace!
  17.  Diego (Ice Age) – A wild saber-toothed tiger from this mammoth children’s cinematic hit.
  18.  Doc (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – We aren’t really sure why one of the dwarves has a name that isn’t an adjective, but it’s a cute cat name!
  19.  Dopey (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – A fitting name for your silly little buddy.
  20.  Dumbo (Dumbo) – Especially perfect for a grey kitty with big, adorable ears.

Crusty (The Simpsons) – We can’t help but laugh a little to ourselves when we imagine a kitty named for the Simpsons clown.

  1.  Eeyore (The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) – This depressed donkey is still so charming and lovable
  2.  Ein (Cowboy Bebop) – He may be an adorable Corgi, but his name works really well for a cat as well.
  3.  Fat Cat (Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers) – Perfect for, well…a fat cat!
  4.  Felix (Felix the Cat) – A classic character whose design has made for kitschy black and white wall clocks.
  5.  Figaro (Pinocchio) – Gepetto’s black and white tux cat.
  6.  Flanders (The Simpsons) – For the chipper, nerdy little cat.
  7.  Flower (Bambi) Perhaps you have a black and white cat stinky cat that reminds you of this bashful skunk?
  8.  Garfield (Garfield and Friends) – This orange cartoon cat is loved for his lazy behavior and love of lasagna.
  9.  Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)For the self-important cat dripping with confidence and attitude.
  10.  Geppetto (Pinocchio) – Pinocchio’s creator and greatest friend.
  11.  Gideon (Pinocchio) – A villainous cat to be sure, but every story needs a good villain, right?
  12.  Gohan (Dragonball Z) – Son of Goku and warrior in his own right on the massively popular anime.
  13.  Goku (Dragonball Z) – The main hero of the Dragonball anime series.
  14.  Goofy (Classic Disney) – For your furry goofball.
  15.  Goomba (Super Mario Bros.) – One of the most common enemies in the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
  16.  Goten (Dragonball Z) – Goku’s youngest son and child warrior prodigy.
  17.  Grumpy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – We all know cats fitting this name…
  18.  Gumby (Gumby) – A strange, lumpy humanoid claymation character.
  19.  Happy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – We certainly know cats fitting this name!
  20.  Heathcliff (Heathcliff) – Another lovable orange cartoon cat character that originated with a comic strip.

Felix (Felix the Cat) – A classic character whose design has made for kitschy black and white wall clocks.

  1.  Hei Hei (Moana) – We know Hei Hei is a dumb-dumb, but he proved that everything has a purpose and place!
  2.  He-Man (Masters of the Universe) – For a beefy blonde kitty.
  3.  Hercules (Hercules) – For your strong, heroic kitty!
  4.  Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes) – A perfect name for a kitty that is your best friend, and who seems to be more than “just a cat.”
  5.  Homer (The Simpsons) – For a gluttonous and silly cat.
  6.  Iago (Aladdin) – Jafar’s loud mouthed and sarcastic parrot.
  7.  Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – A wise and loveable uncle to Zuko.
  8.  Itchy (The Simpsons) – If you have two cats (who perhaps like to fight with each other), and a darker sense of humor, Itchy and Scratchy couldn’t be more perfect!
  9. Jafar (Aladdin) – We imagine a smooth, slinking, black cat with a name to match the character.
  10.  Jerry (Tom and Jerry) – Jerry may be the mouse half of the Tom and Jerry duo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t name your kitty after him.
  11.  Jett (Cowboy Bebop) – A great name for a cool, jet black cat.
  12.  Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service) – This little black cat has a big personality in this sweet Studio Ghibli classic.
  13.  Jiminy Cricket (Dumbo) – Let your conscience be your guide, and give your kitty this fun name.
  14.  Kalpin (Prince of Tennis) – A lovable anime Himalayan house cat.
  15.  Kaya (Ghost Stories) – An anime Bombay black cat with striking different colored eyes – one yellow and one blue.
  16.  King Leonidas (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) – For the lionhearted cat.
  17.  Kirby (Nintendo) – This darling ball of…whatever he is has a great name for a cat that likes to eat!
  18.  Klondike Kat (Underdog) – A well-meaning but incompetent Mountie cat.
  19.  Korin (Dragonball Z) – A wise, whitefurred Kung-Fu master cat.
  20.  Kronk (The Emperor’s New Groove) – A fun name for a burly and ditzy cat.

Jiminy Cricket (Dumbo) – Let your conscience be your guide, and give your kitty this fun name.

  1.  Kuro (Blue Exorcist) – A childlike feline familiar from a popular anime series.
  2.  Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove) – The arrogant emperor who becomes humbled after being turned into an animal.
  3.  LeFou (Beauty and the Beast) – For those of us who prefer our feline sidekicks on the villainous (but still goofy) side.
  4.  Leodore Lionheart (Zootopia) – The proud and kingly lion mayor of Zootopia.
  5.  Linus (Peanuts) – For a babyish cat, perhaps with a favorite blanky.
  6.  Lion-O (ThunderCats) – From the 80s cartoon classic, Lion-O is the Thundercats sword-wielding leader.
  7.  Lock (The Nightmare Before Christmas) – A mischievous trick or treater dressed as a devil.
  8.  Lucifer (Cinderella) – An antagonistic black and grey cat whose name is quite fitting for his personality.
  9.  Luigi (Super Mario Bros.) – The tall and lanky part of the Mario Bros.
  10.  Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast) – For an affectionate and debonair kitty who reminds you of this French cartoon candelabra.
  11.  Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) – For all those crazy cats out there!
  12.  Majin Boo (Dragonball Z) – One of the more bizarre DBZ villains, and definitely the cutest!
  13.  Mario (Super Mario Bros.) – A favorite Nintendo mascot.
  14.  Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes) – For a kitty that seems like a strange little alien.
  15.  Master Roshi (Dragonball Z) – A lecherous but impressive old warrior.
  16.  Meowrice (Gay Purr-ee) – Meowrice Percy-Beaucoup is a mean Parisian cat villain from Chuck Jones’ animated 1960s film.
  17.  Meowth (Pokemon) – A fan favorite, this name is perfect for a playful cat that loves shiny things, just like his namesake.
  18.  Mickey (Classic Disney) – Name your cat after Mickey Mouse, and extra points if you have a girl cat named Minnie Mouse!
  19.  Mowgli (The Jungle Book) – The orphaned human boy raised by a friendly bear and reserved cougar.
  20.  Mr. Jinks (The Huckleberry Hound Show) – An orange cat who is constantly saying, “I hate meeces to pieces!”

Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes) – For a kitty that seems like a strange little alien.

  1.  Mr. Magoo (Mr. Magoo) – For a clumsy kitty cat.
  2.  Mufasa (The Lion King) – The wise and strong, yet gentle king and father to Simba.
  3.  Nekobasu (My Neighbor Totoro) – Studio Ghibli fans will recognize this eccentric catbus. We love it for a really big cat!
  4.  Nermal ( (Garfield and Friends) – A small, adorable gray kitten from Garfield.
  5.  Olaf (Frozen) – The hilarious, childlike snowman.
  6.  Oliver (Oliver and Company) – A perfect name for an adorable orange kitten.
  7.  Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas) – Especially naughty kitties with big attitudes could really rock this name!
  8.  Pacha (The Emperor’s New Groove) – A peasant family-man in Kuzco’s empire, and Kuzco’s eventual unlikely friend.
  9.  Papa Smurf (The Smurfs) – For fans of the strange little blue gnomelike people in this 1980s classic cartoon.
  10.  Pepe Le Pew (Looney Tunes) – Stinky cat names, anyone?
  11.  Peppo (The Aristocats) – An accordion playing fat cat.
  12.  Pete (Classic Disney) – A bully and classic villain, Pete is still funny and we enjoy his character.
  13.  Peter Pan (Peter Pan)A name for an energetic and happy-go-lucky kind of guy.
  14.  Piglet (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)A small and kind character with an anxious demeanor.
  15.  Pikachu (Pokemon) – The popular mascot of the famous anime series.
  16.  Pinky (Pinky and the Brain) – The “insane” half of this Warner Bros. cartoon.
  17.  Pluto (Classic Disney) – The classic, blonde Disney dog.
  18.  Popeye (Popeye) – If you have a strong boy, then why not?
  19.  Porky (Looney Tunes) – The stuttering and timid little piggie.
  20.  Prince John (Robin Hood) – We think of this naughty character and can’t help but smile at him sucking his thumb at the mention of his “mommy.”

Popeye (Popeye) – If you have a strong boy, then why not?

  1.  Pumba (The Lion King) – The dim-witted warthog half of the Timon and Pumba duo.
  2.  Puss in Boots (Shrek) – If your kitty is adventurous, smooth, and has those big, adorable eyes you can’t say no to, then this name is for your kitty.
  3.  Ren (Ren and Stimpy)This may be the name of a silly cartoon chihuahua, but fans of the edgy 90s show will appreciate the reference.
  4.  Robin Hood (Robin Hood) – He may originally be an old English folk hero, but Disney once portrayed this heroic character as a clever and lovable fox.
  5.  Rocky (Rocky and Bullwinkle) – The peppy flying squirrel in this 60s cartoon.
  6.  Roo (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) – A sweet and naïve little kangaroo.
  7.  Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons) – The family greyhound of The Simpsons.
  8.  Scar (The Lion King) – Scar may be a villain, but we kind of can’t help but love him.
  9.  Scat Cat (The Aristocats) – A trumpet playing alley cat.
  10.  Scooby (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!) – Scooby may be a dog, but he is still what we would call a fraidy cat!
  11.  Scratchy (The Simpsons) – The Itchy and Scratchy show (a show within a show on The Simpsons) has always made us laugh at the sheer over-the-top violence and banality of it all, and this name makes us laugh as well.
  12.  Sebastian (Josie and the Pussycats) – Alexandra Cabot’s snickering, black and white cat.
  13.  Sergeant Tibbs (101 Dalmatians) – A character that aids his canine friends in rescuing the dalmation puppies from Cruella DeVille.
  14.  Shamisen (Haruhi Suzumiya) – An adorable male anime calico cat.
  15.  Shere Khan (The Jungle Book) – The tiger villain is imposing but kind of cool in that way that only villains can be.
  16.  Sideshow Bob (The Simpsons) – A smart and psychopathic villain that we all totally love.
  17.  Simba (The Lion King) – For the royally playful and adventurous kitty.
  18.  Skeletor (Masters of the Universe) – The villainous skeleton and antagonist to He-Man.
  19.  Sleepy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – Probably a good name for any cat, honestly!
  20.  Snagglepuss (Hanna-Barbera) A character depicted as a pink cougar with a love for the finer things in life.

Scooby (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!) – Scooby may be a dog, but he is still what we would call a fraidy cat!

  1.  Sneezy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – For the sneezy cat!
  2.  Snoopy (Peanuts) – We know that this is the name of everyone’s favorite cartoon beagle, but that doesn’t make it off limits to cats!
  3.  Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – A clever and somewhat maligned character that we all know and love anyway!
  4.  Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) – If your cat gets the zoomies often, then this name is for him!
  5.  Space Ghost – This Hanna-Barbera cartoon from the 60s is perhaps even more loved these days for his goofy 90s “talk show” Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
  6.  Speed Racer (Speed Racer) – One of the most recognizable anime characters.
  7.  Speedy Gonzalez (Looney Tunes) – For your swift-footed kitty.
  8.  Spike  (Cowboy Bebop) – Named for Spike Spiegel, the main character with a complicated story in the hit anime series.
  9.  Stimpy  (Ren and Stimpy) – For a chubby and goofball kind of cat that makes you laugh.
  10.  Sylvester (Looney Tunes) -This black and white Looney Tunes character is consistently after his nemesis, Tweety Bird, and is a fan favorite.
  11.  T Rufus (The Rescuers) – A kindly, elderly cat with a gentle demeanor.
  12.  Tai Lung (Kung Fu Panda) – This villain is still a very cool tiger character.
  13.  Taz (Looney Tunes) – Short for the wild and crazy tasmanian devil character.
  14.  The Beast (Beauty and the Beast) – Because everyone knows that the prince was cooler as The Beast, before he transformed back into his human form!
  15.  The Brain (Pinky and the Brain) – The “genius” half of Warner Bros. Pinky and the Brain.
  16.  The Pink Panther – Is it even possible to mention this iconic cat without hearing that catchy theme song in your head?
  17.  Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats) – An orange and white tomcat with plenty of attitude would fit this cat.
  18.  Thumper (Bambi) – If you have a more energetic and happy-go-lucky kind of guy.
  19.  Tigger – (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) Perfect for the silly and energetic  orange tabby cat.
  20.  Timon (The Lion King) – The smarter and more arrogant half of the Timon and Pumba duo.

Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats) – An orange and white tomcat with plenty of attitude would fit this cat.

  1.  Tom – Of Tom and Jerry fame, this grey and white cat is one of pop culture’s most iconic  cartoon cats.
  2.  Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes mascot) – We think this name is grrrreeat! (Sorry, couldn’t resist)!
  3.  Top Cat – (Top Cat) An animated Hanna Barbera cat sitcom.
  4.  Toulouse (The Aristocats) – An orange kitten and son of Duchess, who wants to be a tough alley-cat.
  5.  Trunks (Dragonball Z) – A funny name, but DBZ fans will appreciate the nod to this purple haired warrior.
  6.  Tygra (Thundercats) – The bipedal tiger and level-headed warrior.
  7.  Wakko (Animaniacs) – One of the goofy Animaniacs trio.
  8.  Winnie the Pooh – (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) A tubby sweet-tempered bear all stuffed with fluff.
  9.  Woodstock (Peanuts) – A small and sweet little Snoopy side-kick.
  10.  Woody (Toy Story) – An adorable name for a little partner.
  11.  Yakko (Animaniacs) – One of the goofy Animaniacs trio.
  12.  Yosemite Sam (Looney Tunes) – A good name for an excitable cat.
  13.  Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas) – True story: in college, I was such a fan of this Tim Burton classic that I had a cat named after Jack Skellington’s ghost dog, and I have no regrets.
  14.  Zim (Invader Zim) – A dark, animated comedy.
  15.  Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – A fire bender with a difficult personality, and a really good heart.

Female Cartoon Cat Names

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Zim (Invader Zim) – A dark, animated comedy.

  1. Alice (Alice in Wonderland) – The curious girl who goes on an adventure down the rabbit hole.
  2.  Angel – (Lilo and Stitch) – An illegal genetic experiment and Stitch’s love interest and female counterpart.
  3.  Angelica (Rugrats) – The older bratty girl among the babies and children.
  4.  Ariel (The Little Mermaid) – The mermaid princess whose name happens to mean “lion of God.”
  5.  Arlene (Garfield and Friends) – Garfield’s sassy girlfriend.
  6.  Baby-Doll (Batman: The Animated Series) – A Batman villainess with a funny and cute cat name.
  7.  Batgirl (Batman) – We love this for a black, heroic kitty.
  8.  Belle (Beauty and the Beast) – A smart and quirky princess.
  9.  Betty (The Flintstones) – Wilma’s best friend who helps her bail their husbands out of trouble.
  10.  Betty Boop (Betty Boop) – One of the oldest cartoons in pop culture memory, this cutie continues to charm fans decades after she stepped on the scene.
  11.  Big Mama (The Fox and the Hound) – A friendly and nurturing older owl.
  12.  Black Canary (DC Comics) – A superheroine martial artist with a supersonic voice and member of the Justice League.
  13.  Blaire (Soul Eater) – Anime enthusiasts may recognize this cute cat-witch character.
  14.  Blossom (Powerpuff Girls) – The levelheaded redhead leader of the Powerpuff Girls!
  15.  Bo Peep (Toy Story)  – The kind and flirtatious toy based on Little Bo Peep who lost her sheep.
  16.  Boo (Monsters Inc.) – The sweet little girl with a special affinity for monsters that like to come out of the closet.
  17.  Britney (The Chipmunks Franchise) – One of the Chipettes, and the leader of the trio of female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  18.  Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls) – The sweet and bubbly one of the Powerpuff Girls.
  19.  Bulma (Dragonball Z) – For a brilliant and beautiful cat.
  20.  Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls) – The tough one of the Powerpuff trio (adding the “spice” to the group).

Britney (The Chipmunks Franchise) – One of the Chipettes, and the leader of the trio of female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks.

  1.  Carmen Sandiego (Carmen Sandiego) – A heroine orphan trained to steal that goes rogue and uses her skills to take down evil
  2.  Catwoman (Batman: The Animated Series) – Well, this name might be obvious, but it’s such a fun name!
  3.  Celia May (Monsters Inc.) – Mike Wazowski’s cyclopic girlfriend with Medusa like snakes for hair.
  4.  Chaca (The Emperor’s New Groove) – Pacha’s young adorably buck-toothed daughter with high pigtails.
  5.  Charlotte (Princess and the Frog) – Tiana’s flamboyant Southern belle best friend.
  6.  Charmander (Pokemon) – A cut name for an orange tabby, just like the little orange dragon-like Pokemon.
  7.  Cheetara (Thundercats) – The female member of the Thundercat team who is known for her speed.
  8.  Chi Chi (Dragonball Z) – An adorable name from the fiery tempered character who marries Goku.
  9.  Chicha (The Emperor’s New Groove) – Pacha’s based wife and devoted mother of her small children.
  10.  Cinderella (Cinderella) – The kindhearted and hopeful princess. 
  11.  Cindy Bear (Yogi Bear) – A parasol carrying Southern belle bear from a Hanna Barbera cartoon.
  12. Colette (Ratatouille) – An assertive French chef who thinks of herself as “toughest cook in the kitchen”
  13.  Crazy Cat Lady (The Simpsons) – A character from The Simpsons, how could we not include her on this list?
  14.  Cruella (101 Dalmatians) – One of the most memorable Disney villains, not just for her crazy ideas, but for her outrageous personality and appearance.
  15.  Daisy – (Classic Disney) Daffy Duck’s girlfriend and Minnie Mouse’s best friend.
  16.  Daphne (Scooby Doo, Where Are You!) – The red headed member of the Mystery gang crew.
  17.  Daria (Daria) – If you have an intelligent cat with a less than social attitude, consider Daria from this popular 90s toon.
  18.  Demona (Gargloyles) – A fierce female gargoyle whose name means “she-demon.”
  19.  Diana (Sailor Moon) – The daughter of Artemis and Luna, Diana is the picture of an adorable kitten.
  20.  Dinah (Alice in Wonderland) – Alice’s sweet little red-furred cat.

Charlotte (Princess and the Frog) – Tiana’s flamboyant Southern belle best friend.

  1.  Disgust (Inside Out) – A hilarious name for a cat showcasing this main emotion.
  2.  Dora (Dora The Explorer) – The sweet little girl main character in this educational children’s cartoon.
  3.  Dory (Finding Nemo) – For the ditsy and forgettable cat!
  4.  Dot (Animaniacs) – The only girl member of the loony Animaniacs crew.
  5.  Dragon (Toy Story 4) – This kitty may be a minor antagonist, but we love her name!
  6.  Elastigirl (The Incredibles) – Perfect for the slender and stretchy cat.
  7.  Eleanor (The Chipmunks Franchise) – One of the Chipettes, and the kindhearted one of the trio of female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  8.  Elsa (Frozen) – We like this for a snowy white cat.
  9.  Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  10.  Espeon (Pokemon) – A sleek and cool catlike Pokemon.
  11.  Evee (Pokemon) – An extremely popular and adorable Pokemon with multiple evolutions.
  12.  Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) – Everyone needs a fairy godmother, even if she’s a cat!
  13.  Fauna (Sleeping Beauty) – One of the fairy godmothers to Princess Aurora.
  14.  Faye (Cowboy Bebop) – Named for Faye Valentine, the tragic protagonist of the popular anime series.
  15.  Felicia (The Great Mouse Detective) – She may be spoiled and tubby, but we still enjoy villains like Felicia from time to time!
  16.  Flora (Sleeping Beauty) – One of the fairy godmothers to Princess Aurora. 
  17.  Gidget (The Secret Life of Pets) – The name for a bouncy and fluffy white Pomeranian, we still think Gidget has what it takes to be the inspiration for your feline fluffball!
  18.  Harley Quinn (Batman) – A wacky villain and (sometime) girlfriend to The Joker.
  19.  Helga (Hey Arnold!) – We love and feel for this anti-hero character who just needs a little love!
  20.  Henrietta (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) – Katerina Kitty’s loving mama.

Helga (Hey Arnold!) – We love and feel for this anti-hero character who just needs a little love!

  1.  Jane Jetson (The Jetsons) – The redheaded Jetson matriarch.
  2.  Jasmine (Aladdin) – The fiery and independent princess.
  3.  Jeanette Miller (The Chipmunks franchise) – One of the Chipettes, and the brainy one of the trio of female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  4.  Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) – A good name for a sassy, red kitty.
  5.  Jessie (Toy Story) – A cute, plucky cowgirl.
  6.  Jigglypuff (Pokemon) – A sweet little round guy that lulls you to sleep.
  7.  Joy (Inside Out) – For a lovable and joyful kitty.
  8.  Judy Funnie
  9.  Judy Jetson (The Jetsons) – The peppy teenaged daughter of George and Jane Jetson.
  10.  Kagome (Inuyasha) – The teenage heroine of this fun anime set in a fantastic feudal Japan and modern day.
  11.  Kanga (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) – Roo’s loving and caring mother.
  12.  Karen Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) – A villainous and scheming waterproof computer, we can’t help but laugh at this ridiculous antiheroine that’s only too fitting of the SpongeBob SquarePants world..
  13.  Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – The smart and determined water bender.
  14.  Katerina Kittycat (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) – A sweet white kitten and friend of Daniel Tiger.
  15.  Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) – A white-haired warrior princess with a kind heart under a tough exterior.
  16.  Kilala (Inuyasha) – A catlike creature from the anime Inuyasha, Kilala is loyal and protective, and has the unique ability to be small like a kitten, or as large as a Tiger.
  17.  Kitty Pride (X-Men) – A young mutant that  possesses a “phasing” ability that makes her become intangible.
  18.  Korra (The Legend of Korra) – The badass Avatar warrior.
  19.  Kuroneko (Trigun) – This anime cat’s name literally means “black cat” in Japanese, and it’s hard to not be in love with her crazed eyes.
  20.  Lady (Lady and the Tramp) – A great name for a perfectly ladylike kitty.

Kagome (Inuyasha) – The teenage heroine of this fun anime set in a fantastic feudal Japan and modern day.

  1.  Ladybird (King of the Hill) – The trusty family bloodhound of the Hill family.
  2.  Leela (Futurama) – A badass mutant protagonist who manages to usually be the one to save her friends when they get into trouble.
  3.  Lena Luthor (Superman) – The powerful and smart sister to Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor.
  4.  Lilo (Lilo and Stitch) – The adorably eccentric heroine of this charming Disney film.
  5.  Litten (Pokemon) – A black and orange kitty-like Pokemon.
  6.  Lulu Moppet (Little Lulu) – A rambunctious kid from the 1930s comic strip bearing her name.
  7.  Luanne (King of the Hill) – The ditzy but sweethearted nephew of Hank and Peggy Hill.
  8.  Luna (Sailor Moon) – One of the cutest cartoon kitties on this list, Luna is a black talking cat with a crescent moon symbol on her forehead.
  9.  Mad Madam Nimh (The Sword in the Stone) – A certainly mad, but dangerously powerful witch from this Disney classic.
  10.  Madame Medusa (The Rescuers Down Under) – A sleazy villainess obsessed with diamonds. Could be a fun name for a kitty with a love for shiny things!
  11.  Maggie (The Simpsons) – Do you have a cat that acts like a baby?
  12.  Maid Marian (Robin Hood) – Robin Hood’s gentle and ladylike love interest, portrayed by Disney as a sweet and playful fox.
  13.  Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) – Great for a black cat.
  14.  Mama Odie (The Princess and the Frog) – A fun voodoo priestess with a lot of power, this is just one of our favorite names on this list!
  15.  Marge (The Simpsons) – Everyone’s favorite based mom and wife, Marge is the glue that keeps her kooky family grounded and together.
  16.  Marie (The Aristocats) – The white kitten and only daughter of Duchess, whom she is the spitting image of.
  17.  Master Tigress (Kung Fu Panda) – For the serious and reserved feline.
  18.  Megara (Hercules) – A sassy heroine in this fun Disney movie based on classic Greek mythology.
  19.  Merida (Brave) – We like this for a long-haired ginger cat.
  20.  Merryweather (Sleeping Beauty) – One of the fairy godmothers to Princess Aurora.

Madame Medusa (The Rescuers Down Under) – A sleazy villainess obsessed with diamonds. Could be a fun name for a kitty with a love for shiny things!

  1.  Mewsette (Gay Purr-ee) – An animated musical character played by Judy Garland.
  2.  Mewtwo (Pokemon) – We are fond of this name and of this catlike Pokemon!
  3.  Minnie (Classic Disney) – We love the idea of combining Minne and Mickey together if you are a Disney fan, and have both a boy cat and girl cat.
  4.  Miss Bianca (The Rescuers Down Under) – An elegant and graceful white mouse.
  5.  Mittens (Bolt) – A small kitty with a big sassy temper!
  6.  Moana (Moana) – A great name for a cat attracted to water.
  7.  Molly (Molly of Denali) – A sweet and precocious little girl living in Alaska on this PBS hit show.
  8.  Mononoke (Princess Mononoke) – A wild warrior woman raised by wolves.
  9.  Mother Gothel (Tangled) – A sly and smart villainess.
  10.  Mrs. Jumbo (Dumbo) – The mother of Dumbo, we love this name for a larger than life cat.
  11.  Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast) – A nurturing and motherly teapot!
  12.  Mrs. Tiger (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) – Daniel’s loving mother.
  13.  Mulan (Mulan) – Named for the female Chinese warrior based not only on the animated Disney film, but the legendary Chinese historical figure.
  14.  Mystique (X-Men) – A cool name for a cat with eyes as blue as this character.
  15.  Nala (Lion King) – A fun name for a little lioness.
  16.  Nana (Peter Pan) – The Darling children’s nannylike family dog.
  17.  Natasha (Rocky and Bullwinkle) – Great for a Russian Blue breed, and it couldn’t be more perfect if you have a male counterpart to name “Boris.”
  18.  Ninetails (Pokemon) – An adorable Pokemon with a beautiful catlike design.
  19.  Olive Oyl (Popeye) – Popeye’s lanky and goofy love interest.
  20.  Patty Mayonnaise (Doug) –

Natasha (Rocky and Bullwinkle) – Great for a Russian Blue breed, and it couldn’t be more perfect if you have a male counterpart to name “Boris.”

  1.  Pebbles (Flintstones) – An adorable name that originates with Fred and Wilma Flinstone’s baby girl.
  2.  Peg (Lady and the Tramp)
  3.  Penelope Pussycat (Looney Tunes) – An unfortunate feline often mistaken for a female skunk by Pepe Le Pew.
  4.  Penny (Inspector Gadget/The Rescuers Down Under) – This name could be in reference to the precocious and brilliant child character of Inspector Gadget or the sweet little girl from The Rescuers Down Under.
  5.  Peppermint Patty (Peanuts) – For your lovable tomboy kitty.
  6.  Perdita (101 Dalmatians) – A lovely and poised motherly dalmatian.
  7.  Perrserker (Pokemon) – Possibly one of the best names on this list for a little guy/gal that goes berserk from time to time!
  8.  Petunia (Looney Tunes) – The Female counterpart to Porky Pig.
  9.  Pocahontas (Pocahontas) – A wise Disney princess based on one of Native American history’s most prolific historical figures.
  10.  Poison Ivy (Batman) – A favorite Batman villainess.
  11.  Powerpuff – We find that this name for the Powerpuff Girls works well on its own for a powerful and puffball kitty!
  12.  Princess Atta (A Bug’s Life) – The anxious and well-meaning daughter to the queen of the ant colony.
  13.  Princess Carolyn (Bojack Horseman) – An adorable name of a wonderful character.
  14.  Princess Toadstool (Super Mario Bros.) – She may be known as Princess Peach in some circles, but if you grew up watching the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, you know her by this!
  15.  Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) – The terrifying and somewhat mad queen from this classic Disney movies based on the classic Lewis Caroll novel.
  16.  Rajah (Aladdin) – Princess Jasmine’s trusty guard tiger in Aladdin.
  17.  Rapunzel (Tangled) – A more recent Disney princess favorite based on the classic fairytale.
  18.  Rayla (The Dragon Prince) – A tough elven warrior with a gentle side.
  19.  Reggie Rocket (Rocket Power) – Tomboyish and sassy, Reggie is short for Regina, which means “queen” in Latin. We imagine this is a great name for a cat.
  20.  Rita (Animaniacs) – A feisty grey and white cat.

Pocahontas (Pocahontas) – A wise Disney princess based on one of Native American history’s most prolific historical figures.

  1.  Rosie (The Jetsons) – The Robot Maid from the classic Jetsons cartoon.
  2.  Roxanne (A Goofy Movie) – Max’s (Goofy’s son) teenage crush.
  3.  Roz (Monsters Inc.) – An intimidating, no-nonsense slug like character.
  4.  Ruby (Max and Ruby) – A white bunny from this Canadian children’s show.
  5.  Sadness (Inside Out) – One of the emotions in this touching Pixar film, depicted as a cute, if  sad, blue character.
  6.  Sagwa (Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat) – An inquisitive siamese kitten living in historic China.
  7.  Sally (Peanuts/The Nightmare Before Christmas) – This name could be a reference to the sweet and cute Charles Schulz character, or to Jack Skellington’s gloomy but kind love interest.
  8.  Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants) – A squirrel who wears a diving suit and lives underwater with her sea animal friends.
  9.  Shenzi (The Lion King) – One of the hyenas following the lion villain scar, Shenzi is all attitude.
  10.  She-Ra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) – A superheroine from the classic cartoon series from the 80s.
  11.  Shock (The Nightmare Before Christmas) – One of the mischievous trick or treaters and followers of Oogie Boogie, she is depicted as a witch.
  12.  Sirabi (The Lion King) – Simba’s fierce mama, we love this unique name.
  13.  Skitty (Pokemon) – A catlike Pokemon that looks like it’s always smiling.
  14.  Snorlax (Pokemon) – For a chubby sleepy kitty!
  15.  Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) – The first Disney princess, known for her sweet demeanor.
  16.  Snowball (The Simpsons) – The first family of the Simpsons.
  17.  Squirtle (Pokemon) – A top favorite Pokemon turtlelike character. Could make a fun name for a cat that likes water (yes, they do exist!).
  18.  Storm (X-Men) – One of the mutant heroines of this popular comics, we like this name for a white haired cat.
  19.  Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry Shortcake) – Adorable and sweet!
  20.  Terk (Tarzan) – The name of one of Tarzan’s gorilla friends.

She-Ra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) – A superheroine from the classic cartoon series from the 80s.

  1.  Tiana (The Princess Frog) – A hardworking and determined protagonist.
  2.  Tiger Lily (Peter Pan) – The native princess whose name also happens to reference the majestic tiger!
  3.  Tinkerbell (Peter Pan) – This would be a perfect name for a small, sassy cat, just like the famous pixie.
  4.  Toph (Avatar: The Last Airbender) – This child earthbender may be blind, but it only seems to enhance her amazing powers.
  5.  Trixie (Fairly Odd Parents) – A fickle but popular kid in Fairly Odd Parents with a secret interest in tomboyish things.
  6.  Umbreon (Pokemon) – Excellent for a black kitten.
  7.  Ursula (The Little Mermaid) – This big bad sea hag is one of the most favored Disney villains out there.
  8.  Velma  (Scooby Doo, Where Are You!) – The bespeckled and smarty pants member of the Mystery Gang.
  9.  Veronica (Archie comics) – A good name for a cat with class, enjoying the finer things in life.
  10.  Violet Parr (The Incredibles) – We love the sassy attitude of the eldest and only daughter with superhero abilities.
  11.  Wendy (Peter Pan) – A timid and gentle character who never wanted to grow up.
  12.  Wilma (Flintstones) – The level-headed wife of Fred Flintstone.
  13.  Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) – Perhaps the most iconic of female superheroes!
  14.  Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove) – One of the funniest villains in Disney History, Yzma was memorably voiced by the sultry Cat Woman herself, Eartha Kitt.
  15.  Zira (The Lion King) – A vengeful lioness loyal to Scar in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.

There are so many feline cartoon characters to use as inspiration when naming your kitty. Even when you branch out beyond cartoon cats, we hope that you find something here that fits your furry friend. Happy naming!

About Ma'ayan Gutbezahl

Maayan is a freelance writer living in Southern New Jersey. Over the course of her career, she has written on a wide variety of topics that reflect her many interests, from video game reviews to animal and pet care; and from rock music to international social issues. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family, drinking tea with a good book and one of her cats in her lap, and deep diving into new hobbies and exploring new interests.

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