Top 10 Famous Cat Names

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

20 May 2019

Top List of Famous Cat names

We’ve gathered together the top ten famous cat names for you to keep in mind when you’re naming your new kitty! If famous names aren’t quite your thing, you can have a look at our Cat Name Generator as well.

  • Garfield — This bed and lasagna loving ginger cat needs no introduction! A definite consideration if you have a ginger cat!
  • Tom — From the cartoon Tom & Jerry, Tom is forever trying to catch the mouse Jerry. Another famous cartoon many grew up with.
  • Sylvester — A cartoon cat from Looney Tunes, this feline is known for his plans to get Tweety Bird.
  • Felix — The original cartoon film cat, appearing in 1919 for the first time.
  • Mr Mistoffelees — Best known from his appearance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the character is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Perfect for a black, black and white or tuxedo cat.
  • Binx — The black cat from the film Hocus Pocus.
  • Tigger — The lovable and energetic feline from Winnie the Pooh, “Tigger” has remained a firm favourite when it comes to cat names.  
  • Simba — The main character from Disney’s The Lion King. Another evergreen cat name, along with “Nala”, the female main character in the story.Cat named Simba standing on the rock
  • Salem — Another black cat, this one belongs to Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. With his one-liners and sarcastic ways you can’t help but love him.
  • Cheshire Cat — From Alice in Wonderland, no one can forget this enigmatic grinning feline.

For even more ideas for names for your cat, click here for male cat names and here for female cat names. Here is also some tips on choosing the perfect cat name for your new cat. And don’t forget to check out our Cat Name Generator!

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