Beyond Muffy: List of Unique Names for Boy and Girl Cats

Chris Telden loves being creative and coming up with fun and unique pet names.

Funny and Unique Cat Names

Tired of Fluffy and Muffy? Ready to explore the hardcore world of real names for real cats? These funny, creative cat name ideas for male and female cats can help you replace the traditional, overused feline names like "Puffball" and "Mouser" with a unique moniker such as "Feistmeister."

No self-respecting cat owner would dare name a feline Muffy, Fluffy, Cuddles, Biddles, Wiggly-poo, or indeed any name from the Cutesy School of Cat Naming these days. Pouncer and Mouser, while seemingly inoffensive, will tend to put a certain amount of career pressure on your pet. And frankly, though there's nothing objectionable per se in naming a cat after a famous celebrity, people who'd name their cat Felix, Garfield or Heathcliff should be ashamed of themselves for setting up their beloved pets for almost guaranteed inferiority complexes.

The Best Cat Names for Your Furry Friend

These days, the best cat names reflect the funny, unique personalities of the creatures—with a soupçon of their owners' personality thrown in. Here are some unique ideas for cat names that will yield no regret.

Gender-Neutral Cat Names

  • Everest: This name is perfect for cats that climb, or sleep a lot.
  • Feistmeister: This name, sporting collegiate flair, is a derivative of the word "feisty."
  • Taffy: This cat name is ideal for cat owners with hidden cutesy impulses; Taffy, of course, stands for Totally Affectionate Kitty.
  • Number One Scratcher: This is less a cat name than it is a way to humorously apologize to your guests for the state of your furniture.
  • Mo Kat: Fits fat cats just fine.
  • Manicatti: For highly energetic cats who also like pasta.
  • Laziboy or Lazigirl: The aforementioned names are only free of trademark liability if you exclusively call the cat "Zee" during public appearances. (Doing so also protects you from cat-originated slander actions.)

What Is Your Favorite Boy Cat Name?

Unique Male Cat Names

  • He Who Howls as a Jungle Monkey: All right, so it's a bit long. For usability's sake, you may want to use the nickname version, "Howl."
  • Quarterback: This name is evocative of a male cat's extreme agility and poise, and thus his (hypothetical) ability to balance a quarter on his back.
  • Stud Boy: You might regret this one, for reasons that hopefully need not be outlined here.
  • Gilligan: Gilligan is the ideal cat name for a goofy male cat that tries to be a lion, but isn't.
  • Sprout: This is just a good ol' boy kinda cat name, really.
  • Alfred, George, William, or Robert: These names are slightly boring, but, nobody will ever mistake him for a girl, now, will they?

What Is Your Favorite Girl Cat Name?

Unique Girl Cat Names

  • Kitty Boop: This adaptation of the Betty Boop cartoon character is perfect for a flirtatious feline.
  • Gor May: This name is suited to female cats who only tolerate the finest culinary fare.
  • Heels: "Heels" is both a subtle, ironic comment on the will-not-heel-in-a-thousand-years nature of cats and, if that doesn't work for you, a tribute to your pet's extraordinary grace on those tiny little cat feet.
  • Alto Soprano: This name is for female cats whose range varies from deep alto purrs to strident soprano meows.
  • Chick: A trendy choice, only a totally hip feline dudette can carry it off with savoire faire.
  • Claudette: Okay, this one's not so much funny as it is a unique name for an extremely pretty lady cat, after the beautiful cat-faced actress Claudette Colbert.

Happy Cat Naming!

Whatever cat name you choose, pick one that rolls off the tongue easily at that critical moment when you discover that your feline has rubbed his fur all over the evening outfit you were planning to wear, and pleasant to whisper when you're spending an evening of therapeutic fur-stroking. And honestly, whatever cat name you pick, in the privacy of your own home, who's to know if you call your baby Cuddles? As long as you feed her well, she won't tell . .

tirzah on February 10, 2014:

My 7 year old tomcat is named Hot Stuff. Mainly because I'm a firefighter and there was a cat in a fire related book I read that was named that, but I think it was a female.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 21, 2013:

One of our cats is named "George Clooney" because he is so gorgeous and has brown/grey hair. Another cat is all white and had a terrible wound when we got him so we call him "Elmer" after the glue.

kia on June 12, 2011:

We named our ginger cat after all the orange things we could think of as well as the vampire from twilight so his name is Edward Le Ginge Orange Carrots Ronald Arthur Charlie Bill Percy Fred George Weasley Cullen, lol. He just gets called Le Ginge most times :-)

tatjana on October 30, 2010:

okay, so we have 10 cats and had some more but who are no longer with us. Here are our names: Joy, Bolt (before the cartoon), Ewoks ( a very strange cat with ears like an Ewoks), Black Feather (indian name for very agile and hunter cat), sparrow (grey tabby), mogwai (gremlin-like features), shanti (means peace, for a very content cat), peggy, white paw (daughter of the black feather, black with a white paw), honeybun (VERY sweet cat, always up to a cuddle) there is really no limit if you are able to discern the character of a cat. no need naming them really early on, they start catching on to their names when about 10 - 25 weeks old.

frndlyghost from California Wine Country on May 08, 2010:

I'm a cat. The lady I own named me Murphy, after a TV character named Murphy Brown. Apparently, this Murphy Brown person is good at letting people know what she wants and when she wants it. Just like me.

A.C.F. on March 25, 2010:

Singer (for the cat that seems to "sing" while he /she meows around the house trying to find you). Fighter (for the cat that seems to "battle" with anything from his bowl of water to the curtains on a long window). Princess (for the cat who only let's select people pet her and is extremely picky on anything from food to toys). Window washer (for the cat who can't seem to stop licking windows).

100 Halloween Cat Names

By: Carolina del Busto Published: January 11, 2020

100 Halloween Cat Names

Aside from made-up monsters, the animal most associated with spooky season is your standard housecat. Picture a cat perched up on the ledge of a windowsill with a full moon illuminated in the background. All of a sudden, a witch flies by on her broomstick. So it’s natural to search for Halloween cat names for your newest furry family member.

Cats can seem like magical creatures who conjure up images of smoking cauldrons, flying witches and other superstitions. In reality, cats aren’t a curse or a bad omen they’re sweet creatures who just want to occasionally cuddle and judge you from afar. Truthfully, everyone should have a cat or kitten by their side.

Did a four-legged friend walk into your life this fall? Are you searching for a whimsical name for your new furry companion? We’ve got you covered with a hearty list of 100 cat names inspired by your favorite holiday: Halloween.

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Dog and Cat Vocabularies

"Absolutely, dogs and cats can learn their names," says Christopher Pachel, DVM, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist in Portland, Ore.

Names, after all, are words. And a growing body of research is attempting to track the mental abilities of pets, and dogs in particular.

Chaser, a border collie trained by researchers at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., is the newest star of canine intelligence. She understands the names of 1,022 objects.

It's not yet clear if pets understand the abstract concept of a personal identifier -- that they hear their name and know that you mean them -- or if they simply hear it as word that means certain things may happen next, Pachel says.


Avengers Inspired Dog Names


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a carefully crafted cinematic triumph. This is especially true considering Marvel nearly went bankrupt in the 90’s. Their achievement is a source of pride for comic book fans everywhere. At the heart of this is The Avengers. Their transition from the source material on to the screen was seamless. They have been a success from start to finish. Therefore, they have a massive effect on pop culture. The latest movies promise to be successful, and are the most widely anticipated films for the next two years, why not pick a name stemming from that success?

Dogs With Avengers Inspired Names In Pop Culture

Ms. Lions is a strange character in the Marvel universe, a unique pet that has no equal. He belongs to Peter Parker’s Aunt May. No-one knows why he was given such a feminine name, and it causes quite a bit of confusion among the members of the Pet Avengers. Some may not know that the Avengers have a pet-based counter-part, which makes sense because pets are awesome. And super-powered pets are beyond amazing. They were assembled when Mister Fantastic lost the Infinity gems to the manic supervillain Lockjaw. He needed superheroes who had very special abilities and gathered all the superpowered pets he could find. One of them happened to be Ms. Lions, who had lived an average life up until this point.

The other members of the Pet Avengers include a talking frog, a dinosaur, a cat and a falcon. These animals all work well together with each other and their superhero counterparts. As it turns out, the best side-kick is a pet side-kick. They tend to be more loyal, which is often a rare thing in the comic books. Did the Pet Avengers manage to retrieve the Infinity Gems? Yes, of course, although considering how much trouble these gems are, they should just be destroyed or something.

The Pet Avengers managed to track down the Infinity Gems and defeat Lockjaw. Ms Lions played a vital part in this mission, and it is thanks to him that the mission was a major success. In the process of fetching the gems, all the pets came into contact with the troublesome stones. As a result (these are comics, after all) the pets developed a telepathic link that would become incredibly useful during their future missions. The Pets went on to do a lot more for their human counterparts. They were mostly used to foil robberies and thieves, but once they had to save Ironman, Thor, and Captain America who had all been turned into frogs.

Ms. Lions lived a more adventurous life than most dogs ever will, but he still preferred to stay by his beloved Aunt May’s side. He was worthy enough to be counted along with other superhero pets. In truth, he is just like most other superheroes. He was just an ordinary dog when something extraordinary happened. He decided to do the right thing and put his life in danger just so that others could live. Sound familiar?

Avengers Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The Avengers team includes some of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Comic Universe. It needs to, because The Avengers take on a few serious villains. They are single-handedly responsible for saving the world several times. Each member has incredible powers and amazing stories that motivate them to be heroes. Spider-man, for example, is one talented guy. Thanks to his famous radioactive spider bite, he has become on of the world’s best superheroes. He could do anything with those powers, become rich and powerful. Instead, he spends his time saving people and doing the right thing. Ironman is snarky and sarcastic, but his moral compass is unwavering (albeit a little more relaxed).

These heroes have beautiful qualities that inspire us to become better people. Although they are fictional (spoiler alert!) they have been set against a realistic backdrop. This makes them more real to us and motivates us to become better people. If they can stand up against insurmountable odds, our problems can be defeated too. Your dog deserves a name that reflects all these qualities. They are heroes too, in their own way. That is why the names we have chosen all have a connection to The Avengers.

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