What Are Good Cat Names For a Girl?

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

05 May 2019

If you’ve just brought home your new female kitten or rescue cat that still needs a name and you just don’t know what to choose or where to begin, look no further! We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the most popular, cutest, most unique and all-around awesome cat names to choose from!

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The most popular female cat names

  • Luna — “Luna” means “moon” and is the perfect name for a white or grey cat.
  • Chloe —  “Chloe” means “green shoot” in Greek, and is a name that is very popular in Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and the US. It is also an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.
  • Bella — “Bella” means “beauty” and is the name of the main character in The Twilight Saga.  
  • Lucy —  The English form of “Lucia”, derived from the Latin for “light”.
  • Lily —  Just hearing “lily” makes you think of wonderfully beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers. Quite apt, then, to name your cute kitty after such a beautiful thing.
  • Sophie — “Sophie” is the French form of “Sophia”, that means “Wisdom” in Greek.  
  • Lola — The diminutive of “Dolores”, “Lola” is a sweet and short name for a kitten or small house cat. Although “Dolores” means “sorrows”, a cat in the house brings everything but that.   
  • Zoe —  “Zoe” means “life” in Greek and features quite a bit in popular culture like Doctor Who and Firefly. It is also one of the top 10 baby names in Australia!
  • Cleo —  Short for “Cleopatra”, it was the name of the queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family.
  • Nala — The female main character and love interest in the film The Lion King. The name means “gift”.

The cutest female cat names
  • Clawdia — A play on the name “Claudia”.
  • Catnip/Katnip — Named after cats’ favourite plant.
  • KitKat — Named after the chocolate of the same name because of its play on “kitty cat”.
  • Angelicat — A play on the name “Angelica”.
  • Purrtunia — A play on the flower “petunia”.

The most unique female cat names
  • Schrödinger — Named after “Schrödinger’s Cat”, a thought experiment by the physicist Erwin Shcrödinger in 1935.
  • Abracadabra — A word used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, it was once believed to have healing powers. (It’s also fun to say.)
  • Isis — Named after a major goddess in the ancient Egyptian pantheon.
  • Monroe — Named after Marilyn Monroe, the late actress still plays a large part in pop culture.
  • Storm — Both a weather phenomenon and one of the X-men superheroes, you get to decide after which one you want to name your cat!

Female cat names from literature and movies
  • Khaleesi — The title of the Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen. It can be translated as “queen” — definitely a title worthy of a cat!
  • Katniss — The main character in The Hunger Games.
  • Juliet — One of the doomed lovers of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Galadriel — An elf queen — her name meaning “Lady of Light” — in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien; most notably The Lord of the Rings. The purrfect name for a white Persian!
  • Xena — The main character of the 90s TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. Just the name for a tough-as-nails rescue cat.

Here’s our list of cat names for a boy — be sure to check it out!
Try our Cat Names Generator to find the purrfect name for your cat!

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