200+ Captivating Female Cat Names

Updated July 15, 2020
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Girl cat names should reflect the character and personality of your feline pet. From Disney princesses to flowers to woman warriors, you'll find plenty of inspiration for what to call your beautiful female kitten or cat.

Flower Names for Adorable Girl Kittens

There's something very feminine about flowers, and many of their names work equally well as kitten names. Try out a few of the following names, and see if you find the perfect fit for your kitten.

  • Adsila (Cherokee for "blossom")
  • Altantsetseg (all-tan-seht-sig - Mongolian for "flower")
  • Aster
  • Ayaka (a-ya-ka - Japanese for "colorful flower")
  • Azalea
  • Blossom
  • Buttercup
  • Clover
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Eirlys (ayr-lis - Welsh for "snowdrop" which is a type of flower)
  • Fiore (Italian for "flower")
  • Fleur (French for "flower")
  • Hana (Japanese for "flower")
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jonquil
  • Leilani
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Marigold
  • Myrtle
  • Pansy
  • Petal
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Sage
  • Tulip
  • Violet

Jewel Names for Girl Cats

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Your kitten is just as precious as any jewel, so why not name her after one?

  • Amber
  • Beryl
  • Cameo
  • Citrine
  • Crystal
  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Garnet
  • Gemma
  • Ivory
  • Jade
  • Jewel
  • Johari (jo-har-ee - Swahili for "jewel")
  • Lapis
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Soraya (so-ray-yaw - Persian for "jewel")
  • Topaz
  • Turquoise

Disney Characters Names for Girl Cats

Disney has created many memorable characters, and choosing one of these names might be the perfect solution for what to name your kitten, especially if you have children in the home. You can even let them help you pick the name.

  • Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Bailey (Finding Dory)
  • Beauty or Belle, same character (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Bianca (The Rescuers)
  • Cinderella, or Ella for short (Cinderella)
  • Colette (Ratatouille)
  • Dinah, Alice's own cat (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Dory (Finding Nemo; Finding Dory)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Evangeline (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Eve (WALL-E)
  • Giselle (Enchanted)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
  • Lilo (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Maleficent, the evil sorceress (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Megara (Hercules)
  • Meridia (Brave)
  • Mia (The Princess Diaries)
  • Mulan (Mulan)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Nani (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
  • Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
  • Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Sarabi (The Lion King)
  • Sarafina (The Lion King)
  • Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
  • Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Wendy (Peter Pan)

Historical Figure Names for Your Female Kitten

Some of the most famous historical figures have been women. Check out these names to see if they fit your kitten.

  • Amelia Earhart, famous aviator - This name might be good for a kitten that prefers high places.
  • Annie Oakley, sharpshooter - This name might suit the kitten who always gets what she aims for.
  • Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt - This name is for a kitten with a royal attitude.
  • Jenny Lind, Swedish opera star - This might be a great name for a very vocal kitten.
  • Juliette Low, founder of Girl Scouts - This could be an ideal name for a family heavily involved with the Girl Scouts organization.
  • Margaret Thatcher - The first female prime minister of the United Kingdom would be a good name for a cat with an assertive personality.
  • Queen Elizabeth - This is a great name for a particularly regal kitten. You could call her Lizzie for short.

Female Celebrity Names for Your Kitten

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There's virtually no limit to the number of cute kitten names you can glean from the list of female celebrities, including a few notorious politicians. Here are just a few suggestions, including the actresses who have played the role of Cat Woman from the Batman television series and movies.

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Bette Davis
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Eartha Kitt (Catwoman in the Batman & Robin television show)
  • Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the Batman & Robin television show)
  • Julie Newmar (Catwoman in the Batman & Robin television show)
  • Halle Berry (star of the Catwoman movie)
  • Anne Hathaway (Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (Catwoman in Batman Returns)
  • Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman in The Batman)
  • Adrienne Barbeau (voice of Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman in the Gotham television show)
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Charlize Theron
  • Margot Robbie
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Emma Stone
  • Tina Fey
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Amy Poehler
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Kristen Wiig (Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 movie)
  • Cher
  • Dolly Parton
  • Taylor Swift
  • Beyoncé
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Nikki Haley
  • Hillary Clinton

Female Warrior Cat Names

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While cats are definitely cuddly and loving creatures, they can also be fierce hunters. If you have a kitty who definitely has a "fighting spirit," you may enjoy naming them after a famous real-life or fictional female warrior.

  • Amazon - In Greek mythology, a tribe of all-female warriors.
  • Andraste (aen-drast) - A Celtic goddess of war.
  • Anne Bonny - A famous female pirate in the 1700s.
  • Artemis (ar-teh-mees) - The Greek goddess of hunting.
  • Artemisia - A queen in ancient Turkey who helped lead the invasion into Greece with Persia.
  • Arya (ar-yah) - A female warrior and assassin in the Game of Thrones books and series.
  • Ahsoka Tano (ah-so-ka) - A female Jedi knight from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
  • Athena - The Greek goddess of wisdom and military strategy.
  • Bellatrix - Latin for "female warrior" and also an evil witch in the Harry Potter series.
  • Bellona (be-lon-eh) - The Roman goddess of war.
  • Boudica (boo-di-keh) - Queen of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe, she led the fight to remove the Roman invaders from her land.
  • Brienne - A female warrior in the Game of Thrones books and series.
  • Buffy - The Vampire Slayer from the movie and television series.
  • Ching Shih - Considered China's "Pirate Queen" during the late 18th and early 19th century, she ruled about 40,000 pirates according to legend.
  • Enyo (i-nie-o) - A Greek war goddess who is believed to be the daughter of Ares, the god of war.
  • Éowyn (ay-eh-win)- Female warrior from the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • Ethelfleda (eth-el-fled-ah) - Queen and military leader of Mercia in the 10th century, which today is the English Midlands in the United Kingdom.
  • Freya (fray-ah) - The Norse goddess of war.
  • Durga (door-gah) - The Hindu goddess of war.
  • Grace O'Malley - A famous female pirate in the 16th century, also known as Gráinne Mhaol.
  • Grażyna (gra-zhi-na) - A mythological Lithuanian leader who battled the Teutonic Knights.
  • Hippolyta (hi-pahl-i-tah) - The Greek Queen of the Amazons.
  • Imperator Furiosa - The apocalyptic female warrior from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Jen Yu - A female swordswoman in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
  • Jingū (zhing-uh) - An empress of Japan who led an invasion of Korea.
  • Joan of Arc - A young French girl who led the king's armies to victory against the English during the Hundred Years War and later was canonized as a Catholic saint.
  • Kahina (ka-hee-na)- A Queen of the Berbers in what is present-day Algeria who fought off an invasion.
  • Kali (kah-lee) - A Hindu goddess associated with war and death whose name means "the black one."
  • Katniss Everdeen - Female freedom fighter in the Hunger Games books and movies.
  • Khutulun (coo-tuhl-un) - A Mongolian princess and a great great granddaughter of Genghis Khan who was a renowned warrior.
  • Lagertha (lay-gehr-ta) - A legendary Viking female warrior who was married to Ragnar Lothbrok, popularized in the television show Vikings.
  • Lozen (low-zen) - A female Apache who accompanied Geronimo and others in raids in New Mexico at the end of the 19th century.
  • Morrigan - A warrior goddess in Celtic mythology.
  • Nakano Takeko (nah-ka-no) - One of the few women to become a samurai, she led the Jōshitai, or women's army, into battle during the late 1800s.
  • Natasha Romanoff - The Black Widow from the Marvel movies and comic books.
  • Nikita (ni-kee-ta) - Female assassin and fighter from the movie and television show La Femme Nikita.
  • Nzinga of Ndongo (na-zeen-ga) - A Queen of an area that is now Angola, she led her military to victory against the Portuguese invaders.
  • Oya - A nature spirit in Yoruba mythology who is depicted as a warrior with leopard spots.
  • San - Female warrior of the forest in the movie Princess Mononoke.
  • Sarah Connor - Female fighter from The Terminator movie series.
  • Scathach (ska-tag) - A famous woman warrior in Scottish folklore.
  • Sekhmet (sekh-met) - An Egyptian warrior goddess who has the head of a lion.
  • Tomoe Gozen (to-mo-e) - Another rare female samurai, she fought in the Genpei War in the 1100s.
  • Triệu Thị Trinh (teew) - Considered the "Vietnamese Joan of Arc" she led an army against the Chinese.
  • Trinity - Female rebel fighter in The Matrix movie series.
  • Valkyrie (val-kee-ree) - In Norse mythology, the Valkyrie were female warriors who served the king of the gods in battle.
  • Xena (zee-nah) - The lead character in the Xena: Warrior Princess television show.
  • Zenobia (zeh-no-be-ah) - A Queen of an area where Syria now exists, she fought with her army against the Romans.

Exotic Female Cat Names

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If you prefer a more unusual or exotic name, perhaps to fit an exotic breed like a Siamese or a Sphynx, these names may fit the bill.

  • Aiko (a-ee-ko) - Japanese name that means "love or affection" and "child."
  • Ailsa (eyel-sah) - A Scottish name that means "elf victory."
  • Aine (awn-ya) - An Irish name that means "joy."
  • Callisto (cah-lees-toe) - A Greek name that means "most beautiful."
  • Dulcinea (dul-see-nay-ah) - A character in Don Quixote, the name means "sweet" in Spanish.
  • Enfys (ehn-vis) - A Welsh name that means "rainbow."
  • Esmeray (ess-mer-eye) - A Turkish name that means "dark moon."
  • Femi (feh-me) - A Yoruba name that means "love me."
  • Galadriel - An Elven princess in the Lord of the Rings books and movies. The name means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Tolkien's elven language.
  • Hecate (heck-ah-tee) - A Greek goddess associated with witchcraft, the name means "willpower."
  • Kamaria (kah-mar-ee-ah) - A Swahili name that means "moonlight."
  • Kaniehtiio (kan-ey-tee-oh) - Mohawk for "beautiful snow."
  • Kimimela (kim-me-mee-lah) - Lakota for "butterfly"
  • Lakshmi (lahk-smi) - The Hindu goddess of beauty, luck and prosperity.
  • Lyra (lie-rah) - A constellation shaped taken from the Greek legend of Orpheus and his lyre.
  • Maeve (mave) - An Irish name that means "she who intoxicates."
  • Mahina (mah-een-ah) - A Hawaiian name that means "moon."
  • Makeda (Mah-kee-dah) - Means "greatness" in Ethiopian and the name of an ancient queen.
  • Megumi (meh-goo-mee) - A Japanese name that means "blessing."
  • Natsuko (na-tsoo-ko) - Japanese name that means "summer child."
  • Nimue (nim-oo-ay) - The "Lady of the Lake" in Arthurian legend.
  • Sachiko (sa-chee-ko) - Japanese name that means "happy or good luck" and "child."
  • Scheherazade (she-hehr-eh-zahd) - The clever storyteller from One Thousand and One Nights.
  • Tinuviel (tin-u-veel) - An elven princess in J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion whose name means "nightingale."

Earthy Female Cat Names

Eco-conscious cat lovers may want to express their appreciation for the outdoors and the land with these "earthy" names for cats.

  • Adamina - A Hebrew name that means "of the earth."
  • Afra (af-ra) - A Hebrew/Arabic name meaning "color of the earth" or "whitish red."
  • Avani (ah-vah-nee) - A Sanskrit name that means "earth."
  • Dhara (dh-ra) - A Sanskrit name that mean "earth."
  • Dusty
  • Eartha - An English name that means "earth."
  • Gaia (gie-ah) - The Greek goddess of the earth.
  • Giza (gee-zah) - An Arabic name that means "hewn stone."
  • Hermione (hehr-mee-o-neh) - A Greek name that means "earthly."
  • Ishi (ee-shee) - A Japanese name that means "stone."
  • Kiah (kee-ah) - A Welsh name that means "of the earth."
  • Petra (peh-tra) - A Greek name that means "rock."
  • Rochelle (raw-shehl) - A French name that means "little rock."
  • Terra (tehr-ah) - A Latin name that means "earth."
  • Zola (zo-lah) - A Latin name that means "earth."

Selecting Names for Female Kittens

The Internet is full of alphabetical lists of names for female kittens, and they can certainly be useful. However, you run the risk of giving your new kitten a very common name if you select it from one of those lists since they seem to be repeated everywhere.

While it probably isn't possible to select a name no one else has used before, you can find a clever name that fits your little feline and sounds good in the bargain. Hopefully the following suggestions will provide you with some naming inspiration.

Choose Your Kitten's Name Wisely

By now, your own imagination is probably revved up and churning with name ideas, but make sure you are absolutely certain that you select the right name for your kitten. After all, you'll be using that name for the rest of her life. Make sure it suits her looks and temperament, and you'll have no future regrets.

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