111 Unique Cat Names That Are Quirky in the Best Way

Are you looking for a rare, one-of-a-kind cat name that really stands out? We have a bunch of creative options for you to choose from.

Published June 1, 2023
Bengal kittens sleeping together.

You know your new kitty is special. So much about them stands out: their cute whiskers, how they contort their bodies when they nap, and the sweet, little (or enormous) meows they make. Of course, a rare feline deserves an especially creative and unique cat name. Browse through silly cat-focused puns (hello, Meowrilyn Monroe!) and quirky names you've never heard of to find the perfect name for your special furry friend.

Top 20 Unique Male Cat Names for Rare Kitties

A "top" cat name doesn't necessarily mean it's common or overused. We compiled a list of the 20 best male cat names that are equally unique and pleasant sounding. Which one fits your little boy?

Woman holding her cat.
  1. Alaric
  2. Astrocat
  3. Boaz
  4. Duke Hissington
  5. Elwin
  6. Ezra
  7. Furrball
  8. Furrguson
  9. Furrnado
  10. Lickson
  11. Meowcolm
  12. Pawsley
  13. Purrseidon
  14. Riaz
  15. Rowan
  16. Sniffson
  17. Snoutly
  18. Snuffles
  19. Trip
  20. Westin

20 of the Best Unique Female Cat Names Around

Whether you're looking for a funny, sweet, or elegant name for your female cat, we're got you covered. Each of these names is rare, so you can practically guarantee you won't meet many other cats with the same name.

Cat stretching big.
  1. Alora
  2. Alyda
  3. Aspen
  4. Catillac
  5. Catpawccino
  6. Clawdia
  7. Furrbidden
  8. Furryosa
  9. Gaia
  10. Lacey
  11. Laina
  12. Misty
  13. Paityn
  14. Princess Pouncealina
  15. Purrsephone
  16. Raya
  17. Tasha
  18. Whiskerberry
  19. Whiskerella
  20. Zara

Rare Cat Names That Are Unmatched

There's not much else to say about these rare cat names except that they're eccentric. Like, really out there. I mean, "Banana Whiskerfloat"? You can't get much quirkier than that! Or maybe you can. Check out the rest of these unmatched choices to see if any of them are as unique as your little one.

Cat in the snow.
  • Areli
  • Banana Whiskerfloat
  • Caramel Kittykisses
  • Furrito
  • Meowgician
  • Meowjito
  • Meowster
  • Meowsterious
  • Meowstermind
  • Meowstique
  • Noe
  • Pawdacity
  • Peppertail
  • Purrbulous
  • Purrsington
  • Snugglewisp
  • Toasty
  • Tuxedo Titan

Quirky Cat Names You'll Find Hiss-terical

Naming your cat after a famous actor or figure can be fun. But why not put a unique (and feline) twist on the name? You'll recognize these funny and punny names right away!

Cat reaching out to touch camera.
  • Cat Benatar (Pat Benatar)
  • Cat Damon (Matt Damon)
  • Catpernicus (Copernicus)
  • Catrick Swayze (Patrick Swayze)
  • Claw Debussy (Claude Debussy)
  • Clawra Croft (Lara Croft)
  • Clawrassic Park (Jurassic Park)
  • Feline Dion (Celine Dion)
  • Felineosaurus Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex)
  • Frida Meowlo (Frida Kahlo)
  • Fuzz Lightyear (Buzz Lightyear)
  • Hairy Pawttor (Harry Potter)
  • Hiss Hemsworth (Chris Hemsworth)
  • Leonardo DiCatrio (Leonardo DiCaprio)
  • Luna Lovepaws (Luna Lovegood)
  • Marie Purrie (Marie Curie)
  • Meowchelangelo (Michelangelo)
  • Meowdonna (Madonna)
  • Meowgatron (Megatron)
  • Meowly Cyrus (Miley Cyrus)
  • Meowrilyn Monroe (Marilyn Monroe)
  • Pablo Picatsso (Pablo Picasso)
  • Pawdry Hepburn (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Purrlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Purrmione Granger (Hermione Granger)
  • Purrnest Hemingway (Ernest Hemingway)
  • Purrzilla (Godzilla)
  • Salvador Pawli (Salvador Dali)
  • Scarlett O'Pawra (Scarlett O'Hara)
  • Vincent Van Paw (Vincent Van Gogh)

Creative & Cute Cat Names to Stand Out

Maybe you want a name that's unique, yet still super cute. Pick one that evokes a warm, fuzzy feeling similar to the one your new kitty brings with their soft baby fur.

  • Cattastic
  • Cuddle Claws
  • Cuddlebug
  • Fluffykins
  • Furry Fiesta
  • Furry Fluffball
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Glitterpaws
  • Kitty Kapers
  • Meow Majesty
  • Meow Marvel
  • Pawsomepurr
  • Pouncey Paws
  • Purrfectionist
  • Purrfectpaws
  • Purrpounce
  • Snuggle Whiskers
  • Snugglemuffin
  • Ticklewhispers
  • Whiskerbean
  • Whiskerwhirl
  • Whiskerwoo

Unique Cat Names for One-of-a-Kind Kitties

Your cat is no doubt one of a kind, so it's understandable that you'd want to give them a name that stands out. Consider their coloring, physical features, and personality when picking a name. And if you can't pick just one, give your kitty a long name fit for royalty. We can't wait to hear what you settle on.

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111 Unique Cat Names That Are Quirky in the Best Way