160+ Cat Names From Movies for Every Pet Personality

Published January 22, 2021
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Cat names from movies offer you a wide variety of name choices for your feline pet. You can read about the cat characters to help you decide if the name is the best choice for your furry buddy.

Special Cat Names From Movies

You may have a favorite movie that features a cat character that you wish to consider for your kitty. You can easily compare the personality traits of each character to those of your cat to determine if the name is a good fit.

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Captain Marvel Cat Name

The cat, Goose, appears in the 2019 Disney movie, Captain Marvel. Portrayed by four cats and one animatronic cat, it turns out that the character Goose is actually an alien species known as Flerken. Goose has octopus-like tentacles that emerge from its mouth to swallow large objects, including humans. Taken from the comic series, Goose was originally adopted by Carol Danvers, who thought the cat she named Chewy was an average alley cat. Known as Goose in Guardians of the Galaxy, the cat is outed by Rocket. Goose is a female, but the cats that portray Goose are all male with the main cat actor being a cool cat known as Reggie.

Name Of Cat in Alien

In the epic space SciFi film, Alien, Jonesy is the name of the space cat that heroine, Ellen Ripley, adopts. The orange tabby cat provides Ripley with that needed cat comfort for her long space sleep at the end of the movie.

Catwoman Name

The DC comics character, Catwoman, has a real name, Selina Kyle. Catwoman is featured in many of the Batman stories as well as the Dark Knight trilogy.

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Coraline Cat Name

In the film, Coraline, the black cat is named Charlie. The cat is Coraline's mentor and serves as a guide, helping her through the journey she's undertaken.

Winston's Cat Name

In the TV sitcom, New Girl, Winston's cat, Furguson Michael Jordan Bishop dies. After the memorial, Winston finds a cat inside the bar. He adopts and names the feline, NAFTA.

Meet The Fockers Cat Name

In the movie, Meet The Fockers, Jinx is the in-law's cat that main character Greg loses. Greg replaces Jinx with a stray and paints the cat's tail to resemble the real missing Jinx. The real Jinx is later found. The two cat actors are a pair of Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha.

Dr. Evil Cat Name

Mister Bigglesworth belongs to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films. The hairless Mr Bigglesworth is played by champion hairless Sphynx cat actor SGC Belfry Ted Nude-Gent.

Pet Sematary Cat Name

The Pet Sematary cat is Church and was named after Winston Churchill. In the 2019 remake, the real-life feline that played Church, the spooky undead cat, was named Leo, a rescue cat that died shortly after the filming.

The Secret Life of Pets Cat Name

In the 2016 comedy animated (computer) film, The Secret Life Of Pets, the obese cat is named Chloe. A gray tabby, Chloe is the neighbor's lazy and very sarcastic cat that suffers from an eating disorder.

Shrek Cat Name

The cat in the Shrek franchise is Puss in Boots. Antonio Banderas is the voice actor for the animated character featured in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After.

Hocus Pocus Cat Name

The cat in the movie Hocus Pocus is named Binx. The cat is a 3-D cat head designed by a computer program. In the movie, the witch, Winifred, turned Thackery Binx into an immortal black cat.

Star Wars Cat Names

The only cats in the Star Wars saga are Loth-cats that are small felines are found on the Outer Rim planet of Lothals. The Loth-cats enjoy living in the grassy plains. If you wish to give your special feline a Star Wars name, you may prefer one of the popular Star Wars characters.

  • Anakin Skywalker
  • Boba Fett
  • C-3PO
  • Chewbacca
  • Darth Vader
  • Finn
  • Han Solo
  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • Kylo Ren
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Padme Amidala
  • Princess Leia
  • R2-D2
  • Rey
  • Yoda
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Lord of the Rings Cat Names

While there were no cat characters in the Lord of the Rings film series, there are plenty of characters. You may decide to name your feline buddy one of the character names from these epic films.

  • Aragorn
  • Arwen
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Boromir
  • Elrond
  • Frodo Baggins
  • Galadriel
  • Gandalf
  • Gimli
  • Gollum
  • Legolas
  • Merry Brandbuck
  • Pippin Took
  • Samwise Gamgee

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Marvel Cat Names

There are a handful of Marvel Comics cat characters. Not all of these characters are felines. Some take on the personas of a cat as part of their character's role in the comic series and movies.

  • Black Cat: Felica Hardy, cat burglar
  • Black Panther: T'Challa, Chief of Wakadan Tribe
  • Hellcat: Pasty Walker, wears cat costume
  • Kitty Pryde: X-Men name, Shadowcat
  • Thomas Fireheart: Native American transforms into Puma
  • Tigra: Greer Nelson member of Cat People race of felines
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Superhero Cat Names

You can find many superhero names for your cat. Many movie and TV superheroes first appeared in comics.

  • Batman: DC Comics, movies
  • Deadpool: Marvel Comics, movies
  • Drax the Destroyer: Marvel Comics, Guardians of the Galaxy, movies
  • Elektra (Elektra Natchios): Marvel, movies
  • Flash: DC Comics, TV series, movies
  • Hulk: Marvel Comics, TV and movies
  • Jade: DC Comics, Stargirl TV series, movies
  • Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee: Marvel Comics, X-Men, Generation X, movies
  • Mystique: Marvel Comics, X-men, movies
  • Peter Parker: Spider-Man Marvel Comics, movies
  • Raven: DC Comics, Teen Titans, movies
  • Wolverine: X-Men, Marvel Comics, movies
  • Thor: Marvel Comics, movies
  • Iron Man (Tony Stark): Marvel Comics, movies
  • Oracle (formerly Batgirl): DC Comics, movies
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Grey Cat Names From Movies

A few grey cats feature in movies may inspire you when searching for the perfect cat name. You can choose from several famous grey cat movie characters.

  • DC: That Darn Cat
  • Dragon: Toy Story 4
  • Floyd: Ghost
  • Keanu: Keanu
  • Meowthra: The Lego NINJAGO
  • Pyewacket: Bell, Book and Candle
  • Sassy: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Orange Cat Names From Movies

Orange cats featured in movies give you a few more cat name choices. You may find one that the cat's personality in the film matches that of your furry bud.

  • Bob: A Street Cat Named Bob
  • Butch: The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Buttercup: The Hunger Games
  • Fred the one-eyed cat: Gifted
  • Garfield: Garfield The Movie (comics/animated)
  • General: Cat's Eye
  • Marnie: Marnie's World (Animated)
  • Milo: The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Oliver: Oliver & Company
  • Rhubarb: Rhubarb
  • Thomasina: The Three Lives of Thomasina
  • Tonto: Harry and Tonto
  • Ulysses: Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Zunar-J5/9 Doric 4-7: The Cat From Outer Space
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Black Cat Names From Movies

Black cats often appear in movies, but remain nameless creatures that haunt the characters. However, there are a few movies that feature the black cats as characters for a great resource of possible names for your feline friend.

  • Bagheera: The Jungle Book
  • Isis: Catwoman's cat
  • Jiji: Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Lucifer: Cinderella
  • Luna: Sailor Moon
  • Salem: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Snowball II: The Simpsons
  • Winkie: Escape to Witch Mountain

What Are Disney Cats Names?

Disney animated movies feature several cats that you may find as cute or funny versions of your pet cat. You may see specific traits of your feline friend in some of these loveable yet very strong fictional characters.

  • Angel Kitty: Toy Story
  • Berlioz: The Aristocats
  • Duchess: The Aristocats
  • Figaro: Pinocchio
  • Hit Cat: The Aristocats
  • Kovu: The Lion King
  • Marie: The Aristocats
  • Mr Twitches: Tinker Bell
  • Mufasa: The Lion King
  • Nala: The Lion King
  • Peppo: The Aristocats
  • Sarabi: The Lion King
  • Scar: The Lion King
  • Scat Cat: The Aristocats
  • Shere Khan: The Jungle Book
  • Shun Gon: Lady and the Tramp
  • Si and Am: Lady and the Tramp
  • Simba: The Lion King
  • Thomas O'Malley: The Aristocats
  • Tigger: Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Toulouse: The Aristocats
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Inspiring Disney Princess Names

You may decide your cat is truly a princess and deserves the royal treatment. Disney offers you several princess names that may be perfect for your furball pal.

  • Anna: Frozen
  • Belle: Beauty and the Beast
  • Elsa: Frozen
  • Giselle: Enchanted
  • Kida: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Merida: Brave
  • Moana: Moana
  • Neytiri: Avatar
  • Pocahontas: Pocahontas
  • Rapunzel: Tangled
  • Tiana: The Princess and the Frog

Cartoon Cat Names

Many of the cartoons played in theaters and TV feature comical and lovable cat characters. You may enjoy the older animated cartoons, such as Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes and various modern animation movies. You might discover they present some excellent choices for your kitty's name.

  • Babbit and Catstello: Merrie Melodies
  • Banjo: Banjo, the Woodpile Cat
  • Beans: Merrie Melodies (Porky Pig's friend)
  • Bonkers D Bobcat: Bonkers
  • Butch Cat: Tom and Jerry
  • Claude Cat: Looney Tunes
  • Danny: Cats Don't Dance
  • Dinah: Alice in Wonderland
  • Felix: Felix the Cat
  • Fluffy: Rugrats
  • Heathcliff: Heathcliff
  • Hector: Heathcliff
  • Mungo: Heathcliff
  • Muriel: The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
  • Nermal: Garfield
  • Riff-Raff: Heathcliff
  • Sawyer: Cats Don't Dance
  • Sergeant Tibbs: One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Snagglepuss: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
  • Sylvester the Cat: Looney Tunes
  • Tom Cat: Tom and Jerry
  • Wordsworth W Wordsworth: Heathcliff

Cat Names From Musical Movie Cats

Cats is an Andrew Lloyd Webber sing-through musical based on TS Eliot poems. Originally performed on Broadway, the musical was transformed into a movie in 2019. You can find some very unique and fun names by reviewing the cat character names.

  • Admetus
  • Alonzo
  • Bombalurina
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Carbucketty
  • Cockroach
  • Coricopat
  • Demeter
  • Electra
  • Griddlebone
  • Grizabella
  • Growltiger
  • Gus, the Theatrical Cat
  • Jellylorum
  • Jemima
  • Jennyanydots
  • Macavity
  • Maitre D'
  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Mungojerrie
  • Munkustrap
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Rumpleteazer
  • Rumpus Cat
  • Skimbleshanks
  • Skimbleshanks
  • Socrates
  • Syllabub
  • Tantomile
  • Victoria, the White Cat
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Wealth of Cat Names From Movies

You have a wealth of possibilities for cat names when you peruse the variety of monikers given to cat character in movies. Whether these are animated, cartoons, films, or a musical film, you are sure to find one name that fits your amazing cat buddy.

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160+ Cat Names From Movies for Every Pet Personality