150+ Nerdy Cat Names That Proudly Let Your Geek Flag Fly

Whether you're a sci-fi enthusiast, a video gamer, or just a fan of all things geeky, these nerdy cat names are perfect for your naming quest.

Updated November 18, 2023
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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.

There's something for everyone here — so scroll through and find the name that suits your cat the best!

Cool 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
  • Bowser: Mario
  • Dina: The Last of Us
  • Elena: Uncharted
  • Ellie: The Last of Us
  • Ezio: Assassin's Creed
  • Freya: God of War
  • Horace: Kingdom Hearts
  • Kitana: Mortal Kombat
  • Lev: The Last of Us
  • Nadine: Uncharted
  • Odin: God of War
  • Ornstein: Dark Souls
  • Sully: Uncharted
  • Tetra: The Legend of Zelda
  • Tifa: Final Fantasy
  • Vesemir: The Witcher
  • Zeus: God of War

Funny Video Game Names

Some video game names are so odd that they're silly. Don't get me wrong — they're still really cool and emphasize your cat's uniqueness.

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  • Agro: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Atreus: God of War
  • Chun-Li: Street Fighter
  • Dijkstra: Witcher 3
  • Dudu: Witcher 3
  • Eskel: Witcher 3
  • Gaunter: Witcher 3
  • Geralt: Witcher 3
  • Jormungandr: God of War
  • Khajit: Feline race from Elder Scrolls
  • Kratos: God of War
  • Luigi: Mario
  • Magni: God of War
  • Manny: The Last of Us
  • Nabooru: The Legend of Zelda
  • Rika: Uncharted
  • Shalquoir: Cat in Dark Souls
  • Tenzin:Uncharted
  • Waluigi: Mario
  • Yara: The Last of Us
  • Yennifer: Witcher 3

Science Fiction 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. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from!

  • Arthur: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Chrisjen: The Expanse
  • Deckard: Blade Runner
  • Desmond: Lost
  • Dusty: Stranger Things
  • Emori: The 100
  • Ford: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Hoban: Firefly
  • Hugo: Lost
  • Inara: Firefly
  • Jack: Lost
  • Jubal: Firefly
  • Juliet: Lost
  • Kai: Lexx
  • Londo: Babylon 5
  • Marvin: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Morpheus: The Matrix
  • Moya: Farscape
  • Nellodee: The Diamond Age
  • Neo: The Matrix
  • Riddick: Pitch Black/Chronicles of Riddick
  • River: Firefly
  • Saffron: Firefly
  • Sawyer: Lost
  • Serling: As in Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone
  • Trillian: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Victor: Stranger Things
  • Worf: Star Trek: The New Generation
  • Zaphod: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Zoe: Firefly
Quick Tip

Go through your sci-fi movie collection and review the character names. Jot down the ones that spark interest.

Funny STEAM Names for Cats

If you're a proud math and science geek, you may be searching for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) names for your kitty. You can get super creative with these. Be bold and name your cat something entirely out of the ordinary. You can explain what it means later. 

  • Atom: The smallest unit of matter
  • Beaker: If you've been in a chem lab, you probably remember this neat glass container
  • Beta: Beta is when a program is still in test mode to fix all the bugs
  • Data: A grouping of information
  • Einsten: As in Albert Einstein
  • Helix: A twisted shape most commonly associated with DNA
  • Nano: Like a nanoparticle
  • Neutron: A subatomic particle without a charge
  • Newton: As in Sir Isaac Newton
  • Photon: The basic unit of all light
  • Pixel: The smallest unit of a digital image
  • Tesla: The technology-rich vehicles being developed to reduce emissions
  • Vector: A mathematical term
Quick Tip

Look through the glossary of any chem, biology, math, or engineering textbook to find other possible names.

Coding Names for Nerdy Cats

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

Yawning cat on laptop
  • 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

Scientist Names

Famous scientists can highlight you and your feline's intellectual prowess. What better way to show off your love for a certain subject than to name your kitty after a leading figure?

  • Ada: As in Ada Lovelace
  • Cousteau: As in Jacques Cousteau
  • Curie: As in Marie Curie
  • Fossey: As in Diann Fossey
  • Hedy: As in Hedy Lamarr
  • Higgs: As in Peter Higgs or the Higgs boson
  • Hopper: As in Grace Hopper
  • Hypatia: Mathematician in ancient Egypt
  • Pascal: As in Blaise Pascal
  • Pinker: As in Steven Pinker
  • Seiji: As in Seiji Ogawa

Comic Book Names

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

Cat looking at batman shadow
  • Domino: From the comic book X-Force and Deadpool movie
  • Gamora: From the movie and comic book Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Groot: From the movie and comic book Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Hellboy: From the comic book and movie Hellboy
  • Jubilee: From the The X-Men comics
  • Namor: As in Prince Namor
  • Ororo: First name of Storm from The X-Men comics and movies
  • Surfer: As in The Silver Surfer
  • T'Challa: As in The Black Panther
  • Tigra: From The Avengers and West Coast Avengers comics — a cat-themed superheroine

Manga Names

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

  • Asuna: Sword Art Online
  • Chihiro: Spirited Away
  • Haku: Spirited Away
  • Ichigo: Bleach
  • Juri: Street Fighter
  • Kirito: Sword Art Online
  • Korra: The Legend of Korra
  • Totoro: My Neighbor Totoro
  • Yagami: Death Note
  • 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
  • Arlinn
  • Dack
  • Gideon
  • Jace
  • Kaya
  • Kiora
  • Nahiri
  • Sorin
  • Tibalt

Fantasy Cat Names From Books, Television, and Movies

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

  • Arya: Game of Thrones
  • Baggins: Lord of the Rings
  • Caspian: Chronicles of Narnia
  • Catelyn: Game of Thrones
  • Dejah: John Carter of Mars
  • Dumbledore: Harry Potter
  • Falcor: The Neverending Story
  • Fili: The Hobbit
  • Gandalf the Grey: The Lord of the Rings
  • Gizmo: Gremlins
  • Jadis: Chronicles of Narnia
  • Klingon: Star Trek
  • Melisandre: Game of Thrones
  • Moiraine: Wheel of Time
  • Mulder: X-Files
  • Pantalaimon: The Golden Compass
  • Quark: Star Trek
  • Severus: Harry Potter
  • Tauriel: Lord of the Rings

Nerdy Cat Names

When searching for the ideal nerdy name for your cat, draw inspiration from your favorite geeky hobbies and interests. Whether you're into video games, science fiction, fantasy novels, technology, or any other geeky activities, there's undoubtedly a name to be found. This way, your cat gets a fun and unique name that shows off a bit of what you're into, making your connection with your adorable bundle of furry, purring happiness even more special.

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150+ Nerdy Cat Names That Proudly Let Your Geek Flag Fly