The Top 20 Movie Cat Names

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

29 May 2019

The family of cats … alright all the cat-goodness from The Aristocats — Cute cats, a great soundtrack and story to warm the heart. There’s a good reason why The Aristocats is considered a Disney classic.
DC (That Darn Cat!) — Not every feline can boast that they helped to foil a kidnapping!
Oliver (Oliver & Company) — A cute orphan kitten who has to learn to navigate New York city.
Buttercup (The Hunger Games) — This ginger cat is definitely a survivor in the world of the Hunger Games.
Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers) — As one of the few hairless cats used in films, Mr. Bigglesworth steals the show.
Thackery Binx (Hocus Pocus) — What’s a film with witches without a black cat?
Sassy (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey) — Sassy does her name justice in this feel-good family film.
Fat Louie (The Princess Diaries) — Becoming a princess all of a sudden is a lot easier if you have your best cat friend with you!
Blofeld’s cat from From Russia With Love and various other James Bond films. — The iconic white cat belonging to the bad guy.
Goose (Captain Marvel) — Alright, we know Goose is actually a flerken, but who can resist this feline-looking alien?
Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) — Cat even managed to steal the spotlight from Audrey Hepburn in a scene or two; now that does take some doing!
Milo (The Adventures of Milo and Otis) — One of the two main characters, Milo is another ginger feline we get to fall in love with.
Mrs. Norris (Harry Potter) — Filch’s feline who stalks Hogwarts looking for misbehaving students.
Jonesy (Alien) — Ship cat of the USCSS Nostromo, Jonesy has become a scifi and horror icon. The fearless feline even survives the deadly xenomorph!
Puss in Boots (Shrek) — A sword-savvy and quick-tongued cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, what more could you ask for?

Puss in Boots
And now for some “bigger” cats
Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia) — The beloved Christ-figure of The Chronicles of Narnia takes the shape of a talking Lion.
Jasmine (Secondhand Lions) — The aged lion called Jasmine (that lives in a cornfield!) of Secondhand Lions makes a heartbreaking hero in this wonderful film.
Shere Khan the Tiger and Bagheera the Panther (The Jungle Book ) — The frightening man-eating tiger, Shere Khan makes a definite impression, while Bagheera’s care for Mowgli warms the heart.  
Diego (Ice Age) — The sabertooth tiger in the Ice Age animated series.

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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