Say my name, say my name, if no one is around you, say “baby I love you” If you ain't runnin' games.... 🎵
Okay, before we get too caught up with this classic song, let's discuss cat names.
Names like Tiger, Flash, Kitty, Fluffy, and Ginger are very cool names for a cat, don't get us wrong, however, we thought it would be also very cool to make a list with some more "unusual and original" names for a cat.
If you're about to introduce a new cat to your family, and you're brainstorming name ideas, this is the most purrfect list curated just for you.
Check it out! 👇
🎀 Cat Names for Females
🎩 Cat Names for Males
Powerful and beautiful. The serenity and wisdom of Ancient Greece stay alive through these wonderful names.
Meaning/Origin: Athena was the personification of wisdom, mathematics, handicrafts, warfare, and braveness—amongst others—in Greek Mythology.
Athena was one of the daughters of Zeus.
Nicknames: Tina, Theena
Pandora was a mythological Greek figure that represented the first woman on planet earth.
She was very curious and that lead to opening a forbidden box that unleashed all the evils of the world. Pandora's box.
The only thing that remained in the box was hope.
Nicknames: Dora, Pan, Pandy
Meaning/Origin: Nyx was the personification of the night in Ancient Greece.
According to Greek mythology. Nyx gave birth to Hypnos (Sleep) and Erebus (Darkness) amongst others.
She was very powerful to the point that was feared by Zeus, King of the Mount Olympus.
Nicknames: Nicki, Ni Ni, Night
Meaning/Origin: Name of Ancient Greek origins that means "Ruler of men"
Andromeda was the daughter of the king of Ethiopia Cepheus and his gorgeous wife Cassiopeia. Andromeda was extremely beautiful too, just like the constellation that carries her name.
Nicknames: Andi, Dreamy, Romy, Meda
Meaning/Origin: In Greek Mythology, Aura represents the Titan of pure air and morning breeze.
She was transformed into a fountain by Zeus.
Nicknames: Auri, Auree
Meaning/Origin: Ancient Greek princess, mother of Perseus.
Danae was the mother of Perseus—the hero who killed Medusa.
Nicknames: Danny, Nae
Meaning/Origin: Sophia is a girl's name that means wisdom in Greek. The name Sophia became popular in the Greek Orthodox church due to Saint Sophia.
Saint Sophia, had three daughters—with gorgeous names—Faith, Hope & Love.
Nicknames: Soph, Sophie, Phia & Fifi
Meaning/Origin: Glory of the father
Yup, Cleopatra is a Greek name. Even though it was made famous by the mediatic and powerful Egyptian Queen Cleopatra VII.
Nicknames: Cleo, Kleo, Queen & Clea
Meaning/Origin: Selene was considered the personification of the Moon.
The name is connected to the word "sélas" which means light in Ancient Greek.
Nicknames: Seli, Lena, Lennie
Meaning/Origin: Ancient personification of the hunt, wilderness, childbirth, and protector of young girls.
Artemis, one of the most important figures in Ancient Greece, had a twin brother named Apollo.
Nicknames: Art, Temis, Arty, Miss
Meaning/Origin: It's a beautiful name that means Lyre—a musical instrument known for its use in Ancient Greece.
Lyra is also a small constellation that contains the star named Vega, which is its brightest star.
Nicknames: Ly Ly
Meaning/Origin: Ancient Greek name that means: Gift of God.
Nicknames: Dorothy, Dora, Dori, Thea, Doll
Meaning/Origin: Atlas means "to carry". He was a mythical Titan who bore the weight of the entire world on his shoulders.
Atlas represents patience and strength.
Meaning/Origin: In Ancient Greek Mythology, Perseus was the son of Zeus and the brave hero who defeated Medusa to save Andromeda.
Meaning/Origin: Andreas means: He who has a strong and manly character.
Nicknames: Andre, Andy
Meaning/Origin: Son of a lion in Greek. This name was made famous by Spartan King Leonidas.
Leonidas reached legendary status after the battle of Thermopylae. One of the most famous battles in ancient history.
Nicknames: Leo, Lion, Nidas, King
Meaning/Origin: Mythological Greek personification of War.
Meaning/Origin: In Greek mythology, Hypnos is the personification of sleep.
Hypnos was the son of Nyx—"The Night"—and Erebus—"The Darkness".
Nicknames: Sleepy, Hypno, Lazy Boy
Meaning/Origin: Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War in Ancient Greek Mythology.
Achilles was considered the greatest of all the Greek warriors.
Meaning/Origin: A hero and son of Zeus and Alcmene in Greek Mythology.
Heracles was the greatest of all the heroes. Symbol of masculinity, courage, and strength.
Meaning/Origin: The arrival of the beautiful one.
She was an Egyptian queen. Alongside her husband, she reigned what was considered the wealthiest period in Ancient Egypt.
Nefertiti had a lot of amazing titles including Sweet of Love, Lady of All Women, and The Most Beautiful.
Nicknames: Titi, Princess
Meaning: Bastet was originally a fierce lioness warrior and the personification of the sun.
She is represented as a cat-headed woman.
Nicknames: Baba, Basti
Meaning: Refers to the ancient Egyptian concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice.
She is represented as a cat-headed woman.
Nicknames: Mamy, Ma
Meaning: She was one of the wives of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Kiya is very mysterious since there's not so much documented about her. She had several titles including: "The Favorite" and "The Greatly Beloved".
Meaning/Origin: The name Ramses comes from Ancient Egypt and it means "Son of Ra". "Ra" was considered the personification of the sun.
Ramses II was one of the most celebrated Egyptian pharaohs.
Nicknames: Ra, Ramsy
Meaning/Origin: Osiris was the personification of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation in Ancient Egypt.
Meaning/Origin: Ancient Egyptian name that it's said to mean "the hidden one" or "invisible".
Meaning: Kairi (カイリ) is a beautiful name of Japanese origin that means "the sea".
Nicknames: Iri, Kai
Meaning: Hanabi (ハナビ) means "fireworks" in Japanese.
Nicknames: Hana, Nabi, Nana, Bibi
Meaning: Aiko (あいこ) means "beloved child" in Japanese.
Meaning: Hanae (花絵) means "flower painting, flower child" in Japanese.
Nicknames: Hana, Nae, Nana
Meaning: Megumi (めぐみ) means "blessing, grace" in Japanese.
Nicknames: Mimi, Meg, Meggie, Gummy, Gummy Bear
Meaning: Akane (あかね) is a popular Japanese name that means "deep red".
Meaning: Izumi (泉) means "spring, fountain" in Japanese.
Nicknames: Mimi, Izu
Meaning/Origin: (昭) The meaning of Akira is "bright, clear, ideal".
Meaning/Origin: (大輔) Japanese boy name that means "great helper".
Nicknames: Dada, Susu
Meaning/Origin: (ユウスケ) Japanese boy name that means "assistant".
Nicknames: Yu, Yusu
Meaning/Origin: (イッセイ) Japanese boy name that means "first-born".
Meaning/Origin: (手裏剣) Japanese word that means "hidden hand blade".
A Shuriken was a weapon often used by the Shinobi (Ninjas) in feudal Japan.
Meaning/Origin: Name of African origin that means "tenacity".
Meaning/Origin: The name Sanaa is a Swahili name of African origin that means "work of art; shining light".
Meaning/Origin: Behati is a gorgeous African name that means "blessed; she who brings happiness".
Meaning/Origin: Beautiful African name that means "to be thankful".
Nicknames: Zen, Daya, Zizi
Meaning/Origin: Mirembe means "woman of peace".
Nicknames: Mimi, Bebe, Mire
Meaning/Origin: Name of African origin that means "humble woman".
Meaning/Origin: Name of African origin that means "Honor bestows a crown".
Meaning/Origin: Sweet but at the same time strong name that means "patience" in Swahili.
Nicknames: Subi, Bibi
Meaning/Origin: African name that means "free man".
Meaning/Origin: Name of African origin. Maasai means "owner of land and farms".
The Maasai are an ethnic group inhabiting northern, central, and southern Kenya and the northside of Tanzania.
Meaning/Origin: Ekene means "acclaimed". It comes from the Igbo people—an ethnic group from Nigeria.
Meaning/Origin: The Serengeti is a beautiful ecosystem located in the African continent, spanning northern Tanzania and some of southwestern Kenya.
The name is said to come from the word from "seringit" in the Maasai language, Maa, which means "endless plains".
Nicknames: Sere, Geti
Meaning/Origin: Mei (美) is a very sweet name that means "beautiful".
Meaning/Origin: Yun (云) means "cloud" or "born in the clouds" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Liu (柳) means "willow tree" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Yin (荫) means "shade" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Zhen (珍) means "previous, and rare" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Li (力) means "strong, powerful" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Jin (金) means "gold" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Jun (君) means "king" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Lian (濂) means "waterfall" in Chinese.
Meaning/Origin: Imaan (إيمان) is a gorgeous name that means "faithful" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Latifah (لطيفة) means "kind and gentle" in Arabic.
Nicknames: Lati, Tifa, Titi
Meaning/Origin: Amina (أمينة) means "trustworthy and honest" in Arabic.
Nicknames: Amy, Mina, Mimi, Nana
Meaning/Origin: Habiba (حبيبة) means "beloved" in Arabic.
Nicknames: Biba, Bibi
Meaning/Origin: Layla (ليلى) means "night" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Hakeem (حكيم) means "wise" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Ali (عليّ) means "sublime" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Khalil (خليل) means "close friend" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Jamil (جميل) means "handsome" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Rakim (رقيم) means "kind" in Arabic.
Meaning/Origin: Aurelia means "the golden one" in Latin.
Aurelia is the feminine version of the name Aurelius.
Nicknames: Lia, Aure
Meaning/Origin: Vita is a beautiful name with a powerful meaning. It means "life" in Latin.
Meaning/Origin: Valentina means "strength" in Latin.
Nicknames: Vale, Tina, Nana
Meaning/Origin: Valentina means "great, magnificent" in Latin.
Meaning/Origin: Marcus means "warlike" in Latin.
Marcus was the first name of one of the most important figures of Ancient Rome. One of the Good Emperors and a Stoic Philosopher. Marcus Aurelius is one of the most remarkable leaders in human history.
Meaning/Origin: Maximus means "greatest" in Latin.
Nicknames: Max, Maxi
Meaning/Origin: Justus means "just" in Latin.
Meaning/Origin: Naira means "girl with big eyes" in Aymara language.
Meaning/Origin: Dyani means "deer" in Native American. Some people claim that it comes from Cherokee.
Meaning/Origin: Denali means "great one" in Apache language.
Meaning/Origin: Kiara means "the first ray of sun".
This beautiful name belongs to Simba's daughter.
Meaning/Origin: Lilo is a name of German origin and it means "generous one".
Lilo is the name of the super cool little Hawaiian girl character in the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch.
Meaning/Origin: Mulan (木蘭) is a name of Chinese origin that means "magnolia".
Mulan comes from a Chinese mythological ballad, in which Mulan disguises herself as a man to take the place of her father in war. Mulan is a very brave and honorable character.
Meaning/Origin: Magical name of African origin that means "mirage" in Swahili.
Sarabi is the mother of Simba in the legendary Disney movie The Lion King.
Meaning/Origin: King Louie was the leader of the other jungle primates, and who attempted to gain knowledge of fire from Mowgli, in order to become more human.
Pronunciation: KING LOO-ee
Nicknames: Louie, King, Monkey
Meaning/Origin: Mythological greek character that represents strength and honor.
Meaning/Origin: Bagheera is a black panther (black Indian leopard) who is a fictional character in The Jungle Book. The word Bagh (बाघ) means tiger in Hindi.
Meaning/Origin: Jade is a bright green precious stone. It is derived from Spanish.
Meaning/Origin: Sienna is a yellow-brown earth pigment. The name is in honor of the Italian city of Siena.
Since the Renaissance, it has been one of the most used brown color tones by artists.
Meaning/Origin: A calm and beautiful color that has a seafoam blue tone.
Meaning/Origin: Ebony is a dark and strong type of wood from Africa. Sounds beautiful.
Meaning/Origin: Simple, elegant and powerful name.
Meaning/Origin: Beautiful sounding color name.
Meaning/Origin: Strong name that fits perfectly for a cat. Hunter is a tone of dark green.
Meaning/Origin: Gorgeous and powerful name that represents an "off-white" colorway.
Who: Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess.
"I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have a lion's heart."
— Queen Elizabeth I
Pronunciation: KWEEN i-LIZ-ə-bəth
Nicknames: Liza, Lizzy, Beth, Queen
Who: She was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields.
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
— Marie Curie
Pronunciation: mə-REE KYUR-ee
Nicknames: Mama, Mami, Curie, Marie, Genius
Who: Ada was an English mathematician and the world’s first computer programmer. She was the first to recognize that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.
"I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me, how the matter in question was first thought of or arrived at, etc., etc."
— Ada Lovelace
Then she also said: "I am in a charming state of confusion." 😹
Pronunciation: AY-də luhv LAYS
Nicknames: Ada, Lacy, Genius
Who: Dr. Mae Jemison became the first Black woman astronaut to travel into space in 1992. Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992.
"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."
— Mae Jemison
Who: Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
He is best known to the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc^2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation".
He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein
Who: Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist who spent most of his adult life in France.
Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso
Nicknames: Pablo, Pablito
Who: Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, author, and philosopher who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.
“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”
― Isaac Newton
Who: Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography.
He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent, after Asia.
The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos.
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.
"London" is an ancient name, already attested in the first century AD, usually in the Latinised form Londinium; for example, handwritten Roman tablets recovered in the city originating from AD 65/70-80 include the word Londinio ("in London").
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa.
Aspen is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States.
Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region.
Florence was a center for medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era.
It is considered by many academics the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages".
Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.
There are many brilliant names for cats that you can use. It's always super cool to try to find a name that you really feel and love.
It's important to understand that calling your cat many nicknames can also cause a little bit of confusion. If you'd like for example, to call your cat let's say, Layla, you can use "officially" the name Layla on Instagram as a handle but if you call your cat with the nickname La La, always call her La La when rewarding her for tricks, or when calling her, etc.
That will make your cat be familiar with that particular nickname.
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