293 Cutest Kitten Names That Will Melt You Every Time

Choose an amazing name that fits your unique kitten's personality and perfectly playful nature.

Updated April 22, 2023
A young kitten stands on a bed covered with a white blanket and looks curiously ahead

The secret to choosing a cute and creative kitten name is knowing your kitty and what you like. Don't worry, you don't have to do all the heavy lifting yourself, trying to come up with a unique and fun name all on your own. We've got your back. Let us inspire you with some of the most interesting, clever, and meowsome names out there.

Good Names Based on Your Kitten's Color

Your kitten's fur may be their most prominent feature until their personality emerges. Whether they're black, white, gray, orange, tabby, or calico, you can draw on your creativity to give them a unique moniker.

Tabby Cat Names for Orange Kittens

Orange tabby cats are among the favorite color types for many cat lovers. If you just adopted an orange kitty, check out the following:

  • Caliente - Cali for short
  • Chili
  • Marmalade
  • Paprika
  • Salsa
  • Sunset
  • Tamale

Best Names for White Kittens

White kittens are adorable. Whether you want to name them after frosty weather or a famous celebrity, we have you covered.

  • Frosty
  • Icy
  • Pearl
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Tundra
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Andy Warhol

Cute Cat Names for Black Kittens

The black kitten sharpens claws

Black kittens are among the least adopted, but if you're lucky enough to have chosen one, consider these names:

  • Carbon
  • Midnight
  • Ebony
  • Shadow
  • Indigo
  • Licorice
  • Mephistopheles - Mephisto for short
  • Nightshade
  • Omen
  • Onyx
  • Grimalkin
  • Wizard

Purrfect Gray Kitten Names

Gray kittens are so precious. If you have stumbled across one, consider one of these names:

  • Ash/Ashley
  • Cinder
  • Ghost
  • Graphite
  • Periwinkle
  • Smoky
  • Smudge
  • Misty

Adorable Names for Golden Kittens

Golden kittens are adorable, but they are few and far between.

  • Mooney
  • Sunny
  • Daffodil
  • Buttercup
  • Goldie
  • Gold Brick
  • Sunshine

Down-to-Earth Names for Brown Kittens

Brown kittens come in all shapes and sizes. If you want to name them after their coloring or markings, these could be it.

  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Mocha
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Dutch

Fur-Based Kitten Names

Coat patterns accentuate your kitty's color pallet. They're gorgeous and stand out like nothing else. If your cat has an unusual coat or markings, consider using one of these names.

Names for Striped Kittens

Striped kittens are quite popular, but if you want a unique name, check these out:

  • Barcode
  • Bengal
  • Checkers
  • Chevron
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Jailbird
  • Soldier

Fluffy Cat Names

Blue Eye Fluffy British Longhair Breed Kitten

Fluffy cats are warm and cozy. Whether your cat is fluffy because they have a few extra pounds or they're like a giant bundle of fur, these names could be perfect.

  • Wookie
  • Rapunzel
  • Godiva - From the legend
  • Ruffles
  • Plushy
  • Nimbus - Like the cloud
  • Cotton

Cute Names for Hairless Kittens

There aren't too many hairless kittens in family households, but if you have decided to adopt one, check out the following:

  • Slick
  • Chilly
  • Suede
  • Mr. Bigglesworth - For Austin Powers fans
  • Fluffy - For those who appreciate irony

Adorable Kitten Names Based on Personality

Does your kitten wear their heart on their sleeve? Maybe they make you work for it a little bit. Either way, these are some great names based on your kitten's personality.

Names for Kittens With Wild Cat Personalities

Some cats are just wild, or even completely crazy. If your cat has an out-there personality, going with a one of these names might be just right.

  • Taz - Short for Tasmanian Devil
  • Blitzen
  • Cyclone
  • Twister

Kitten Names for Laid-Back Personalities

If your kitten has a mellow personality, consider letting it show.

  • Dreamer
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Phish
  • Sloth
  • Slothie

Cat Names for Kittens With Mischievous Personalities

Cats are known to get into trouble from time to time, but if your cat has that little bit of added curiosity, one of these could be quite fitting:

  • Cheshire
  • Wizard
  • Beelzebub
  • Diablo
  • Hecate

Cute Themed Kitty Names

If you have a litter of kittens, or you just want to give your kitten a name that has its source in something else, consider a themed name.

Names From Cats, the Musical

If you love theatre, these could be for you.

  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Munkestrap
  • Grizzabella
  • Victoria
  • Gus
Cute kitten playing.

Food Names for Male and Female Kittens

Food names are quite popular, but we have compiled a list with quite a few unusual food names for cats.

  • Ambrosia
  • Apple
  • Brownie
  • Burrito
  • Butter
  • Caviar
  • Chowder
  • Cinnamon
  • Couscous
  • Crouton
  • Cupcake
  • Dorito
  • Frito
  • Gingersnap
  • Ham
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice
  • Kiwi
  • Lollypop
  • Maple
  • Muffin
  • Munchkin
  • Nacho
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Oreo
  • Pancakes
  • Paprika
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Peppermint
  • Pepperoni
  • Pickles
  • Pita
  • Rice Krispies
  • Sweet Cakes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tabasco
  • Taco
  • Waffles
  • Yam
  • Yogurt
  • Zucchini

Adorable Kitten Drink Names

Name your cat after your favorite drink. Which one is your favorite?

  • Amaretto
  • Arabica
  • Budweiser
  • Iced Tea
  • Mai Tai
  • Mimosa
  • Merlot
  • Sambuca
  • Southern Comfort
  • Sunkist
  • Tanqueray
  • Tequila
Eight week old tortoiseshell kitten on sofa

Place Names for Your Kitten

The places you visit often have a huge impact on you. Why not name your cat after your most influential traveling trip.

  • Amazon
  • Austin
  • Bangkok
  • Burbank
  • Cheyenne
  • China
  • Columbus
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Frisco
  • Hudson
  • India
  • Indiana
  • Jersey
  • Katmandu
  • Maui
  • Paris
  • Phoenix
  • Sedona
  • Starbucks
  • Utah
  • Verona
  • Woodstock
  • Yukon

Funny Kitten Names

Have some fun with your kitten's name with one of these punny name ideas.

Kitten Names That Play on Words

Turning heads can be quite fun. If you are looking for a punny cat name, check out the following name ideas:

  • Apricat
  • Captain Kitty
  • Cat Benatar
  • Faux Paw
  • Great Catsby
  • Imakat
  • Katy Purry
  • Kitty Kurek
  • Ali McClaw
  • Catpuccino
  • Furnando
  • Kali Cat
  • Katy Kirstie
  • Alley Kat
  • Kit Kat Kitty
  • Lickerish
  • Mr. Puddycat
  • My Cat
  • Putty
  • Snapcat
  • Tweetie Pie
  • Walter Croncat
  • Leonardo diCatprio

Other Funny Kitten Names

The following names are definitely unique! Do you have a favorite?

  • Adipose
  • Bugs
  • Buttons
  • Chewy
  • Furby
  • Fuzzmeister
  • Gizmo
  • Hunter
  • Killer
  • La Luna
  • Luster
  • Meowzer
  • Mouse
  • Mr. Meow
  • Mr. Thumbs
  • Pipsqueak
  • Poopsie
  • Scratch
  • Shamu
  • Sir Purr A Lot
  • Squeaky
  • Tickles
  • Tootles
  • Yeti
  • Your Highness
  • Yum Yum

People Names for Cats

Names that work for people also work well for cats.

Everyday People Names

Naming your cat a name that you should be naming a person is hilarious. It's sure to grab attention, and it's fun.

  • Albert
  • Barnaby
  • Bob
  • Clancy
  • Chloe
  • Emily
  • George
  • Henry
  • Jezebel
  • Julius
  • Lucy
  • Mimi
  • Ralph
  • Rose
  • Rudy
  • Sam
  • Scarlett
  • Toby
  • Zoe
Fluffy Red Kitten with Blue Eyes

Famous People Names

Naming your cat after someone famous is popular, especially if you have a favorite.

  • Adele
  • Beethoven
  • Beyonce
  • Bieber
  • Bono
  • Churchill
  • Drake
  • Dylan
  • Einstein
  • Elvis
  • Garfunkel
  • Hamilton
  • Idris Elba
  • Iggy Pop
  • Ivanka
  • Jenna
  • Kanye
  • Keanu
  • Kobe
  • LeBron
  • Lorde
  • Madonna
  • Michelangelo
  • Miley
  • Mozart
  • Mr. T
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Pippa
  • Princess Kate - Goes well with Pippa if you have two female kittens
  • Rihanna
  • Ringo
  • Selena
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakira
  • Shirley Temple
  • Sir Winston
  • Socrates
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Trump
  • Tyra
  • Wadsworth
  • Wolfgang
  • Yoko Ono

Kitten Names From Pop Culture

Pick a character from your favorite book, movie, or TV show. You might also choose from your favorite character series.

Character Names for Kittens

Do you have a favorite character? If so, these could be fantastic.

  • Anakin
  • Ariel
  • Bella
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Buffy
  • Carmen
  • Cersei
  • Daenerys
  • Dora
  • Dre
  • Elsa
  • Felix
  • Gibbs
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione
  • Juno
  • Fiona
  • Gandalf
  • Katniss
  • Kylo
  • Leia
  • Mr. Bean
  • Penny
  • Rainbow
  • Rambo
  • Sheldon
  • Sherlock
  • Simba
  • Spock
  • Tarzan
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Tyrion
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
  • Ziva
  • Zorro

Cute Flower Names for Your Cat

If you're looking for a cute flower name for your female kitten, one of these could be perfect.

Kitten out among the flowers.

Female Kitten Flower Names

If you're looking for a cute name for your female kitten, check out these feminine flower names.

  • Azalia
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Leilani
  • Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Peony
  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Violet

Male Kitten Flower Names

There aren't too many masculine flower names, but here are a few to choose from.

  • Buttercup
  • Cosmos
  • Foxglove
  • Hyacinth
  • Lupine
  • Saffron
  • Sorrel
  • Talasi
  • Valerian

Other Mod Names for Your Cat

These names are definitely unusual, but could be fitting for a unique kitten.

  • Armani
  • Bada Bing
  • Bigly
  • Chanel
  • Cray Cray
  • Dior
  • Emoji
  • Gucci
  • Hipster
  • Prada
  • Tardis
  • Tesla
  • Tweet
  • Uber
  • Versace
  • Weezer
  • Yolo

What's Your Favorite Kitten Name?

Don't see a favorite? You may still find some inspiration for a name that's original and perfect for your cute little fur ball. Whether you go the more traditional route and choose a name like Muffin, or you prefer more human-sounding names, don't rush the decision if you don't have to. Think outside the box - maybe the name of a video game character or a unique horse name suits your kitten! After all, this is the moniker your kitty will have for life, so choose wisely, and your kitty will come running when you call their name.

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