Unique Names for a Boy Kitten

Updated May 7, 2018
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It can be hard to make a choice when you are searching for just the right unique male cat names. You don't want to give him a cute name that he will soon grow out of or one that is so trendy that it is meaningless in a couple of years. Make sure your boy kitten's name is truly unique with our list of cool boy kitten names.

Cat Names for Boys by Personality

All kittens are playful, but you can often tell other things about a kitten's personality early on. Using personality traits to name your kitten can be a fun way to create a unique name for him.

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Names Based on Personality
Trait Name Meaning
Sneaky Bomber, Kamikaze, Ninja Lies in wait to attack you
Takes charge Boss Likes his own way
Energetic Bouncer He doesn't walk from the room, he bounces.
Mischievous Diablo The devil
Haughty Mr. T A bouncer turned actor
Loud Rowdy Boisterous
Fast Sonic Beyond the speed of sound

Unique Boy Cat Names Based on History and Literature

A good way to name your kitten is to base his name on a favorite historic figure or character from literature. Boy kitten names like Horatio, Lincoln, or Franklin are great names for your male kitten.

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Names from History or Literature
Subject Name Who or What?
History Anzac Acronym for brave Australian troops during World War I
History Colombus Explorer who discovered the Americas
History Edison American inventor
History Einstein Brilliant scientist
History Patton Military hero of World War II
History DaVinci Renaissance Artist
History Moses Led the Jews out of Egypt
Literature Aslan The lion from Chronicles of Narnia
Literature Atlas Mythological figure who held the world on his shoulders.
Literature Bilbo The main character from the Hobbit
Literature Gandalf The wizard in Lord of the Rings
Literature Indy Indiana Jones
Literature Loki Norse god of mischief
Literature Merlin Magician that taught King Arthur

Choosing a Unique Boy Cat Name by Appearance

Choosing a boy cat name based on his appearance is a great idea because he will not change that much over the years. If he is black with white spots, he will always be black with white spots. This does not mean that you have to live with average or boring names either. Look for some unusual characteristic on your cat - an unusually shaped spot, a unique color combination, or even eye color. If something about the way your cat looks suggests a name to you that you like, don't be afraid to use it.

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Names Based on Appearance
Characteristic Name Meaning
Gray Ash, Ashe, Ashes The gray powder that is left after an item burns
Black with white markings Badger A small black mammal with white facial markings
White Blanco Spanish for white
Brown Cadbury A brand of chocolate
White Caspar Ghost cartoon character, Master of the Treasure
Reddish brown Copper A reddish brown metal
Brownish black Espresso A dark roast of coffee
Spotted Freckles Small brown spots on the skin
Black Licorice A black colored candy
Black Nigel Black-haired
Black Darth, Vader, Darth-Vader Character from Star Wars
Black and white Oreo A chocolate cookie with white filling
Spot over one eye Patch A shield worn over one eye, associated with pirates
Spot over one eye Pirate A patch is often associated with pirates.
Red Flynn Son of the red-haired one
Red Hamish Braveheart's loyal, red-haired friend
Red Tabasco Spicy sauce made from red peppers
Brown Chip As in chocolate chip

Music-Inspired Male Cat Names

If you're looking for a cat name that will really strike a chord, seek some inspiration from the world of music both classical and contemporary.

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Names Inspired by Artists and Songs
Genre Name Reference
Alternative Chester, Shinoda, Mr. Hahn Linkin Park
Classical Amadeus, Mozart, Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Chopin, Nocturne Frederic Chopin
Country Cash, Sue Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Name Sue"
Hard rock Axl, Duff, Slash Guns N' Roses
Jazz Mack (the Knife) Bobby Darin song
Jazz Louis, Pops, Satchmo Louis Armstrong
Jazz/pop Frank, Chairman, Ol' Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra
Jazz/pop Bing Clawsby, Der Bingle Bing Crosby
New wave Devo 80s band Devo
Pop rock Elton, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer Elton John
Rap Biggie, Big Poppa Notorious B.I.G.
Rap Amaru, Makaveli Tupac Shakur
Rap Kung Fu Kenny, Man-Man Kendrick Lamar
Reggae Bob Meowrly, Marley, Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley
Rock Elvis, Presley, King Elvis Presley
Rock Lennon, Ringo, Sir Paul The Beatles
Rock The Boss, Asbury Bruce Springsteen
Synth pop Lennox Eurythmics member Annie Lennox

Be Sure You Like Your Cat's Name

Remember, the name you give your cat will be his for a lifetime. Cats learn and respond to their names in a short period of time. Changing the name when your kitten is six months old because you have decided that Bouncer is really Diablo will cause him confusion. Give your boy cat a name you love, and enjoy calling him by that name for a lifetime.

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