144 Sweet & Sassy Cat Names That Start With S

Cute and unique cat names that start with the letter S are a great place to begin when naming your sweet feline friend.

Published September 24, 2023
cute ginger cat

Cat names that start with S just sound snazzy. Yes, I am 100% biased, because my name begins with the letter S. But you have to admit that they have a strong spirit to them, right? So if you want to give your cat a name that matches their sweet yet sassy attitude, definitely go with an S name. You won’t be sorry.

Top 15 Cat Names That Start With S

No list would be complete with the top choices out there. Of all the hundreds of cat names that begin with the letter S, these are our absolute favorites because they’re fairly unique yet still incredibly cute. You can go wrong with any of these 15 names.

  1. Sable
  2. Serenity
  3. Sergio
  4. Sia
  5. Silas
  6. Skylar
  7. Smitten
  8. Smoochy
  9. Soleil
  10. Sora
  11. Stardust
  12. Stitch
  13. Stud
  14. Suri
  15. Swifty

Male Cat Names That Start With the Letter S

Picking the perfect name for your handsome male cat can be tricky, because there are so many great options. Think about your kitty’s personality, habits, looks, size, and any other quirks that could help give you a few sparks of inspiration.

  • Saleem
  • Salvidor
  • Samson
  • Sanchez
  • Santiago
  • Saul
  • Scott
  • Seamus
  • Sean
  • Seth
  • Seymour
  • Shaan
  • Shai
  • Shane
  • Shawn
  • Shepherd
  • Shiloh
  • Simon
  • Soren
  • Spade
  • Spencer
  • Sterling
  • Steve
  • Stew
  • Sullivan

Cat Names Beginning With S for Sassy Ladies

Russian blue getting a chin scratch

Is your lady cat soft, sweet, and a little sassy? Pick a female cat name that starts with the letter S to let everyone know what to expect from your girly. Or better yet, give her an ironic name that’s the complete opposite of her personality! No one will even know what they’re getting into.

  • Sabine
  • Sage
  • Salma
  • Sarah
  • Sasha
  • Savannah
  • Scarlett
  • Serendipity
  • Shakira
  • Sheela
  • Sierra
  • Simone
  • Siobhan
  • Sita
  • Sloan
  • Sonia
  • Sookie
  • Stella
  • Suki
  • Summer
  • Sybil

S Cat Names After Iconic Feline Characters

TV shows, books, and movies are loaded with iconic cat (both domestic and wild!) characters. If you have a favorite, you could name your new cat after them, or you might read through the list and find a name you just like the sound of. There’s nothing wrong with taking that approach to naming your cat.

  • Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Sarabi (The Lion King)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
  • Sawyer (Cats Don’t Dance)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Shere Khan (Jungle Book)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Skimbleshanks (Cats)
  • Slinky Malinki (Slinky Malinki)
  • Snowball (The Simpsons)
  • Stimpson J Cat (The Ren & Stimpy Show)
  • Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

Sweet and Cute Cat Names Starting With S

kitten with a roll of toilet paper

Cutesy names for cats are usually short, silly, or both. These names (all of which begin with the letter S) are all that and more. They're inspired by food items, funny sounds, and cute nicknames. 

  • Salami
  • Samoa
  • Sassafras
  • Scrappy
  • Sesame
  • Shortcake
  • Shrimp
  • Silly
  • Skittles
  • Skunk
  • Sky
  • Smiley
  • Sneaky
  • Snickers
  • Snuggles
  • Socks
  • Spanky
  • Spud
  • Spunky
  • Squirrel
  • Squirt
  • Squishy
  • Starfish
  • Sugar
  • Sunny
  • Sushi
  • Sweetie

Unique S Cat Names You’ve Probably Never Heard

Every cat is special in their own way. You might be on the hunt for a unique name that’ll set your cat apart from the rest. These unique names all start with the letter S but are definitely uncommon and even “out there.”

  • Sabra
  • Sabriye
  • Saffron
  • Safira
  • Savvy
  • Seraphina
  • Shreeya
  • Sincere
  • Solanthea
  • Solaris
  • Sphynx
  • Squeegee
  • Stark
  • Stiletto
  • Succotash
  • Sufu
  • Svengali
  • Syvestra

Super S Names Inspired by Pop Culture

playful tabby cat

The names of characters and pop culture icons can be fun choices for your new cat. Look to your favorite comic strips, singers, or politicians for inspiration when naming your kitty

  • Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
  • Samwise (Lord of the Rings)
  • Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo)
  • Scuttle (The Little Mermaid)
  • Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
  • Selena (Mexican-American singer)
  • Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Shrek (Shrek)
  • Shuri (Black Panther)
  • Sleepy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Smurfette (The Smurfs)
  • Snape (Harry Potter)
  • Sneezy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • SpongeBob (SpongeBob Square Pants)
  • Spyro (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Star-Lord (Marvel)
  • Stewie (Family Guy)
  • Storm (X-Men)
  • Sulley (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Sven (Frozen)
  • Syndrome (The Incredibles)

Finding a Cat Name That Starts With S

There are plenty of names and words that start with the letter S. If one has a special place in your heart, it’s worth considering whether it could make the perfect name for your kitty. And if there’s a name you love that doesn’t start with S, why not swap out the first letter with the letter of your choice? See if it looks and sounds good to you, then go with it. Your cat will love and respond to whatever name you give them simply because you gave it to them.

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144 Sweet & Sassy Cat Names That Start With S