80 Nerdy Cat Names That Are Epic

Published September 12, 2018
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If you proudly consider yourself a nerd, you'll want your new cat to show off your favorite passions. This collection of nerdy kitty names from science, comic books, video games, and science fiction/fantasy may be lesser known, but they are sure to impress your fellow nerds!

Coding Names for Nerdy Cats

Computer programmers will enjoy these names that can be used for male or female cats.

  • Blockly (a Javascript library)
  • Boolean (a variable that is either true or false)
  • COBOL (a programming language)
  • Django (a website framework created with Python)
  • Hacker (someone who programs)
  • LINQ (a programming syntax used in C#)
  • Node (also called a hub, a point within a network, or a Javascript runtime)
  • Perl (a programming language)
  • Regex (short for a regular expression used in programming)
  • SASS (a stylesheet language based on CSS)
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Scientist Names

Famous scientists can highlight you and your feline's intellectual acumen.

  • Cousteau (as in Jacques Cousteau)
  • Higgs (as in Peter Higgs or the Higgs boson)
  • Pinker (as in Steven Pinker)
  • Seiji (as in Seiji Ogawa)
  • Ada (as in Ada Lovelace)
  • Curie (as in Marie Curie)
  • Fossey (as in Diann Fossey)
  • Hedy (as in Hedy Lamarr)
  • Hopper (as in Grace Hopper)
  • Hypatia (mathematician in ancient Egypt)

Comic Book Names

Comic books are an excellent source of names, especially if you find ones that are not on the "usual" lists of favorite characters.

  • Groot (from the movie and comic book Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Hellboy (from the comic book and movie Hellboy)
  • Namor (as in Prince Namor)
  • Surfer (as in The Silver Surfer)
  • T'Challa (as in The Black Panther)
  • Domino (from comic book X-Force and Deadpool movie)
  • Gamora (from the movie and comic book Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Jubilee (from the The X-Men comics)
  • Ororo (first name of Storm from The X-Men comics and movies)
  • Tigra (from The Avengers and West Coast Avengers comics - a cat-themed superheroine)
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Manga Names

Manga is a hugely popular phenomenon from Japan that also has a large U.S. audience. Popular titles have a wide number of strong male and female characters.

  • Haku (Spirited Away)
  • Ichigo (Bleach)
  • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Yagami (Death Note)
  • Asuna (Sword Art Online)
  • Chihiro (Spirited Away)
  • Juri (Street Fighter)
  • Korra (The Legend of Korra)
  • Yuuki (Sword Art Online)

Magic: The Gathering Names

A nerd classic, over 20 million people all over the world enjoy this trading card game featuring compelling male and female characters called "Planeswalkers." If this is your thing, one of these magical names from the game is perfect for your feline companion.

  • Ajani
  • Jace
  • Dack
  • Gideon
  • Sorin
  • Tibalt
  • Arlinn
  • Kaya
  • Kiora
  • Nahiri

Video Game Names

Despite the stereotype, video games are actually enjoyed by men, women, and children of all ages. Gamers and MMORPG players can honor their favorite titles by naming their kitten after a digital hero or heroine.

  • Arthas (World of Warcraft)
  • Ezio (Assassin's Creed)
  • Khajit (feline race from Elder Scrolls)
  • Ornstein (Dark Souls)
  • Vesemir (The Witcher)
  • Agro (Shadow of the Colossus)
  • Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
  • Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shalquoir (cat in Dark Souls)
  • Tifa (Final Fantasy)

Fantasy Book, Television, and Movie Names

Fantasy series like the Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones are cherished by many a nerd. Choose a name based on a character with a unique personality that matches your cat.

  • Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Fili (The Hobbit)
  • Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Pantalaimon (The Golden Compass)
  • Catelyn (Game of Thrones)
  • Dejah (John Carter of Mars)
  • Jadis (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • Moiraine (Wheel of Time)
  • Tauriel (Lord of the Rings)

Science Fiction Book, TV and Movie Names

What would a nerd be without a love of science fiction? Your cat can sport the name of a character from your favorite science fiction media.

  • Deckard (Blade Runner)
  • Kai (Lexx)
  • Londo (Babylon 5)
  • Riddick (Pitch Black/Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Serling (as in Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone)
  • Worf (Star Trek: The New Generation)
  • Chrisjen (The Expanse)
  • Emori (The 100)
  • Moya (Farscape)
  • Nellodee (The Diamond Age)

Nerdy Cat Names

If you're looking for the perfect nerdy name for your cat, just think about the typical geek hobbies and interests you engage in. You're sure to find a name that highlights your lifestyle and suits your new feline perfectly.

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80 Nerdy Cat Names That Are Epic