At Rover, we love sharing the stories of our pets’ names. As animal lovers, each of our pets has a carefully chosen name just for them. Some are classic candies like Coco, while others are straight from our favorite sci-fi shows, like a particularly tiny cat named Beverly Crusher.
When my family adopted two kittens last year, the naming rights went to the kittens. My son proudly announced that the orange kitten would be named Gandalf Carrot Cupcake. I was skeptical to say the least, but now I love my cat’s unique name. And the cat is fine too.
Choosing a unique name for a new cat can be both a conversation starter and an expression of your personal interests and love for your pet. After all, our cats are special and deserve personalized names and personal attention.
To trigger your search for a unique cat name, I used Rover’s database of hundreds of thousands of registered users across the United States. Also in this list are some of the most unique cat names and naming trends based on this data. than other fun categories, like names based on wildcats or literary characters.
46 Most Popular Unique Cat Names
Thanks to our users, we have a huge list of unique names to start your search.
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More unique cat names
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- President meow
Unique female cat names from literature
Your favorite book character might be just the right name for your new cat. My next cat will probably be named Marlys, after the energetic, honest, and adventurous girl from the Lynda Barry comics. If I’m lucky, my new friend might catch some of her namesake’s spirit.
Unique male cat names from literature
Favorite books and childhood stories can be a great source for animal names. A large tabby cat named Dr. Seuss seems like the kind of cat I would love to meet.
- love and
- Gatsby (or Catsby!)
Unique flower and plant names for cats
Whether you’re interested in gardening or just love a fresh bouquet of flowers on your desk, these flower and plant names can add a little fun sophistication to your cat’s name.
- strawberry tree
Unique wildcat names
There are almost 40 species of wild cats on the planet, and each has a unique scientific name. I love the name Onca (the species name of a jaguar) for a dapper spotted kitten and Pardalis (an ocelot) for a sophisticated older cat. These unusual wild names can send you in an unexpected direction with your new friend’s name.
- Acinonynx (cheetah)
- Aurata (African golden cat)
- Badia (Borneo Bay cat)
- Caracal (lynx caracal)
- Catopuma (Asiatic golden cat)
- Chaus (jungle cat)
- Colocolo (pampas cat)
- Concolor (cougar)
- Diardi (Bornean clouded leopard)
- Geoffroyi (Geoffroy’s cat)
- Guigna (Chilean cat)
- Jacobite (wild cat)
- Jubatus (cheetah)
- lion (lion)
- Leopard (Oncilla)
- Leptailurus (Serval)
- Magarita (Sand Cat)
- Manuel (Manul)
- Marmorata (marbled cat)
- Nebula (Cloud Leopard)
- Neofelis (leopard)
- Onca (Jaguar)
- Oncilla (Oncilla)
- Pampas (pampas cat)
- Panthera (jaguar, leopard, tiger)
- pardalis (ocelot)
- Pardinus (Iberian lynx)
- Pardofelis (Borneo-Borneo cat)
- Pardus (leopard)
- Profelis (African golden cat)
- Cougar (cougar)
- Rufus (lynx)
- Tilvestris (wild cat)
- Temminckil (Asian golden cat)
- Tigrin (Oncilla)
- Tiger (Tiger)
- Uncia (snow leopard)
Less common cat names
These are the rarest male and female cat names from Rover users. Will our community members guide you to new and unexpected cat name ideas?
Less common female cat names
- little bird
Less common male cat names
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Unusual personal names for cats.
In search of ancient inspiration, I searched ancestry.com for 19th century records of names. Quinnie and Milburn are now at the top of my list!
Unusual female names for cats
Unusual male names for cats
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How to choose a unique cat name
Your new cat’s name can be as unique as you are. If you’re thinking of names, try the backdoor test. Go to the back door or window and call out all the names on your list. If some seem too silly or seem like something else entirely (“Dinner time, ice cream!”), keep going until you find the right combination. I also like to think about nicknames. Each of my pets has at least a dozen. Gandalf Carrot Cupcake meets “cake-cake” these days.
Need a cat sitter?
Cats naturally seem to be more independent than dogs, but they also need attention, games, and treats when you’re not around. Your big cat deserves excellent care. You’ve found the best cat name, so now it’s time to find him the perfect cat sitter with Rover.
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Source : rover.com