Cats always bring an extra touch of magic to the Christmas season, whether they’re curled up by the fire or threatening to climb the tree. If your family is adopting a cat around Christmas, or you just really love the holiday, a cat name with a Christmas flair might be exactly what you need to jingle all the way through the year. Help us unwrap some festive Christmas cat names that are well worth the wait. Meowy Catmas!
Christmas Cat Names From Around the World
Santa Claus has different names depending on where you are. Honor your roots or celebrate a different culture by giving your cat a name that translates to “Christmas,” “Santa Claus,” or “snow” in another language.
- Navidad – “Christmas” in Spanish
- Natale – “Christmas” in Italian
- Kerstfeest – “Christmas” in Dutch
- Babbo Natale – “Father Christmas” in Italian
- Sinterklaas – “Santa Claus” in Dutch
- Julemanden – “Father Christmas” in Danish
- Joulupukki – Finnish Yule goat associated with Christmas
- Tomte – Swedish creature associated with Christmas
- Belsnickel – Dutch companion to Saint Nicholas
- Yuki – “snow” in Japanese
- Neve – “snow” in Portuguese
- Schnee – “snow” in German
- Eira – “snow” in Welsh
Cat Names Inspired by Christmas Movies
Holiday movies are a Christmas staple. If there’s a movie you watch year after year that’s close to your heart, consider naming your special kitty after a character. Or see if any of these names call out to you as a contender.
- Buddy - Elf
- Scrooge – A Christmas Carol
- Ebeneezer – A Christmas Carol
- Tiny Tim – A Christmas Carol
- Jack Skellington – The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Zero – The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Clara – The Nutcracker
- Kevin McCallister – Home Alone
- Grinch – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Cindy-Lou Who – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Ralphie – A Christmas Story
- Rudolph – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Yukon Cornelius – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Dasher – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Donner – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Prancer – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Vixen – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Cupid – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Arthur – Arthur Christmas
- Susan Walker – Miracle on 34th Street
- Charlie Brown – A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Bernard – The Santa Clause
Do you have an entire litter of new kittens? Give them fun Christmas names that go together, like the names of Santa’s reindeer or characters from your favorite holiday movie.
Unique Christmas Cat Names Inspired by the Holiday
There are plenty of great classic Christmas names out there, like Nick, Noel, and Holly. But if you’re looking for something a little different that still evokes the warm feeling of the holiday season, look no further. These names are unique, meaningful, and will absolutely bring joy to your world.
- Santa Claws
- Tinsel Toes
Festive Christmas Girl Names for Cats
Bringing a girl cat into your home is a very exciting occasion, and of course, you want to find her the perfect name. Giving her one of these adorable Christmas names will definitely put you on Santa’s nice list.
- Candy Cane
Jolly Christmas Names for Boy Cats
A holly, jolly Christmas cat deserves a name fit for Santa. Give your handsome dude a name after an iconic male Christmas figure, like Kris Kringle or Gabriel.
- Saint Nick
- Jack Frost
Winter Cat Names
‘Tis the season for chilly, snowy weather, or maybe you live somewhere tropical that never gets cold. Either way, if you love snow, you can find some pretty great cat names that’ll make you feel like you’re walking in a winter wonderland.
Tasty Christmas Food Names for Cats
If the holiday feast is your fav, you'll probably drool over foodie Christmas names that are a purrfect pairing with your new kitty.
Christmas Cat Names for Every Kitty
If all you want for Christmas is the purrfect name for your new pet, you’re getting much, much warmer. Take into consideration what your new cat looks like, what their personality is like, and whether they have any funny quirks you can use for naming inspiration. Of course, you’ll also want to consider your own tastes, and if Christmas is your thing, a holiday name is a great choice. Try a few options out, and when you find the right one, everything will feel merry and bright.