150 Boy Cat Names | Unique, Cool, Funny & More

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Last Updated: October 24th, 2023

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If your new feline friend is a male cat, here are some boy cat names that will fit any kind of fur ball!

Choosing your boy cat’s name should be a fun experience. Even though there is pressure to find that perfect name, we believe that when you come across that name, you will simply know! Here is our list of 150 boy cat names that we divided into names that are descriptive of your cat’s personality, appearance or speak of your interests.

Most Popular Boy Cat Names

We are starting off with the most popular boy cat names. Cat owners often find these names fitting for their boy cat, because they are simply good! If you want to see the full list of the most popular cat names Trupanion made one.

  • Oliver
  • Leo
  • Milo
  • Charlie
  • Max
  • Jack
  • Simba
  • Loki
  • Oscar
  • Tiger

Rare Boy Cat Names

If you are not the biggest fan of popular male cat names, here are some unique male cat names that are rare among pet parents. Give your new fur baby a name that’s as unique as they are.

  • Bram
  • Orlo
  • Cael
  • Joss
  • Rune
  • Ziv
  • Kael
  • Thad
  • Brio
  • Nils

Badass Boy Cat Names

Is Your male cat a tough guy ? Male cats are often little wild beasts and these names will fit their personality.

  • Blaze
  • Rex
  • Spike
  • Titan
  • Rogue
  • Gunner
  • Blitz
  • Thor
  • Venom
  • Hawk
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Aesthetic Boy Cat Names

If your cat’s personality is giving off main character energy, he deserves an aesthetic boy cat name.

  • Orion
  • Lior
  • Silas
  • Alaric
  • Elio
  • Thal
  • Kenzo
  • Lysander
  • Ezra
  • Mael

Tabby Boy Cat Names

Is your new furry friend a male tabby cat? Tabby cat is a popular choice and here are some cute cat names that are descriptive of this breed.

  • Stripe
  • Mosar
  • Swirl
  • Pin
  • Marble
  • Dappy
  • Fleck
  • Streak
  • Speck
  • Herry (short for Herringbone pattern)

Funny Boy Cat Names

Food name for a cat? Perfect! Funny name is also a cool name and here are some examples of pet names that speak of the humorous side of our feline friend. If you want to find more funny names, we got some more in our cat puns article!

  • Furguson
  • Meowzart
  • Purrlock
  • Catrick
  • Catticus Finch
  • Whiskerchu
  • Dude
  • Clawedy
  • Furry
  • Pawdrey
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Calm Boy Cat Names

If your new furry friend is a gentle cat that loves lounging and cuddling, these will fit him perfectly!

  • Zen
  • Mello
  • Seren
  • Pax
  • Tranquilo
  • Hush
  • Balm
  • Peace
  • Calmus
  • Solace
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Black Male Cat Names

Is your new fur baby a black cat ? Black cat’s personality speaks volumes, and so should their name.

  • Nighty
  • Onyx
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Obsidian, or shortened form Obs
  • Sable
  • Jet
  • Puma
  • Charco
  • Darko
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Calico Boy Cat Names

Calico cats are usually female due to the genetics behind their coat coloration, but on the rare occasion a calico cat can be male! Here are some names inspired by the unique tricolor pattern:

  • Mosa
  • Puzzle
  • Riddle
  • Kaleido or Kal (from Kaleidoscope)
  • Patch
  • Tris
  • Trico
  • Jigsaw
  • Harlequin
  • Splotch

Orange Male Cat Names

If your new feline friend is a male orange cat, here are some names for him:

  • Sunny
  • Rusty
  • Tango
  • Pumpkin
  • Copper
  • Marlo
  • Ginger
  • Blaze
  • Simba
  • Cheeto
Cute orange cat stretching

Boy Cat Names That Mean Love

A cute name that means love is always a good choice. Maybe boy names that mean love are not very common, but that just makes them more unique.

  • Amor
  • Thaddeus (means “heart” or “courageous heart”)
  • Eros (from Greek mythology, Greek god of love)
  • Romeo
  • Habib (means “beloved” in Arabic)
  • Cariad (means “love” in Welsh)
  • Prem (means “love” in Hindi)
  • Agapios, or short form Agapy (means “beloved” in Greek)
  • Valentine, or short form Val
  • Beso (Spanish word for kiss)

Siamese Male Cat Names

Your male Siamese cat is royalty and his name should follow.

  • Siam
  • Ming
  • Lynx
  • Rama
  • Bali
  • Khan
  • Thai
  • Lunar
  • Mekong
  • Indigo

Male Cat Names Inspired by Cartoon Characters

Is your boy cat a main character, just like these iconic cartoon cats ? If you are a big cat cartoon character fan, check our article about 12 Famous Cartoon Cats and get even more inspiration there!

  • Tom (from “Tom and Jerry”)
  • Sylvester (from “Looney Tunes”)
  • Garfield
  • Simba (from “The Lion King”)
  • Puss (from “Puss in Boots” in “Shrek”)
  • Felix (from “Felix the Cat”)
  • Tigger (from “Winnie the Pooh”)
  • Gideon (from Disney’s “Pinocchio”)
  • Meowth (from “Pokémon”)
  • Heathcliff (from the “Heathcliff” comic series)

Boy Cat Names Inspired By TV Shows

Some popular male cat names are inspired by tv shows like star wars, harry potter and star trek. Here are some of them:

Boy Cat Names Inspired by Star Wars

  • Luke
  • Han
  • Chewie
  • Kylo
  • Anakin
  • Obi (shortened form for Obi-Wan)

Boy Cat Names Inspired by Harry Potter

  • Harry
  • Ron
  • Draco
  • Sirius
  • Severus

Boy Cat Names Inspired by Star Trek

  • Spock
  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Riker
  • Data

Boy Cat Names Inspired by Game of Thrones

  • Jon
  • Bran
  • Drogo
  • Theon, or shortened form Theo

Factors To Consider When Choosing Boy Cat Names

When choosing boy cat names, several factors come into play to ensure that the name fits well and will be easy for both the cat and owner to adapt. Here are some factors you may want to to consider before naming your new cat:

  • Brevity: Short names or names that can be shortened to one or two syllables are often easiest for cats to recognize and for owners to call out.
  • Character and Personality: Is your boy cat playful, or is he more laid back? Some names speak of the cat’s demeanor more than of the cat’s appearance.
  • Appearance: Many cat owners name their feline friends based on their physical attributes. For example “Panther” is perfect for a black cat.
  • Cultural References: For example, Popular culture (like Harry Potter) can be a great source of inspiration for names.
  • Origin and Breed: Some owners might want to choose a name that reflects the cat’s breed or origin.
  • Uniqueness: If you want to give your boy cat a rare name, make sure to take your time to find a cat name that’s out of the ordinary and not something you hear every day.
  • Avoid Common Commands: It can be confusing for a cat if its name sounds like a common command such as “sit,” “stay,” or “no.”
  • Personal Connections: Cat names that have a personal significance to the owner can be special, whether it’s related to a memory, favorite book, location, or personal experience.

Choosing a name for a pet is a personal decision and should be something that brings joy and feels right to the pet owner. The best advice for choosing the perfect boy cat name is that when you find the right one, you will just know it’s the one and won’t second guess it. It will simply feel right. Don’t rush it, it can take some time for you to get to know your new cat to find the perfect name.



Maja Sebenik is a proud owner of a Dachshund named Bimba. With three years of experience working as a researcher for a pet magazine, Maja's love for animals runs deep. Through her heartfelt writing, Maja shares practical tips, advice, and heartwarming anecdotes to inspire fellow pet lovers. Join her on a journey to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom, one paw at a time.

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