Ultimate kitten name list

Kate Waddon
Kitten laying on a bed

Is there anything as cute as a new little kitten? A new little kitten with a super-sweet name, of course! Have you drawn up a shortlist of girl kitten names yet? Let us lend you a paw...

It can be hard to tell how your cat’s purrsonality will develop (we’ve certainly met some timid Tigers). You can avoid this by steering clear of names that suggest certain characteristics. Human names such as Bella, Charlie and Mia make cute kitten names, or you can choose a name that matches their colour, like Snowflake, Ginger or Sooty. Take a look at our list of adorable black cat names.

There are also plenty of kittens named after famous felines and big cats. Nala and Simba from Disney’s The Lion King are popular kitten names, and of course there’s also Felix, Sylvester, Garfield, Hello Kitty, Salem, Crookshanks… Try Sassy from Homeward Bound or name your kit after Pinocchio’s cat Figaro.

If you’re getting a pair of kittens, it can be cute to give them names that go together: Gin and Tonic, Mac and Cheese, Barbie and Ken... But, make sure that these names work as stand-alone handles, too.

Here at TrustedHousesitters, we have the pleasure of meeting plenty of adorable kitties, and we’ve come across some pretty cute names, too. To help you find inspiration for your new fur baby’s name, we’ve put together lists of the most popular kitten names for girl and boy cats, as well as some of the cutest and most unique kitten names.

Take a look at our lists, and see which moniker is a match for your little ball of fluff. 

Top 50 Girl Kitten Names

We had a lot of fun looking into the latest cute girl kitten names. The favourite names like Luna and Bella crop up in the best female dog names lists, and they’re also popular among human babies. It seems that when we really like a name, we don’t mind which species we give it to!

Many modern female kitten names wouldn’t sound out of place on the school register. We love the classic girl names like Hattie, Gracie and Molly, as well as the traditional garden-inspired monikers such as Rosie, Daisy and Ivy.

As ever, there are some fabulous famous names in our selection: Duchess from The Aristocats by Disney, Elsa the lion cub (or ice queen, depending on your household’s cultural references) and Chloe (The Secret Life of Pets’ supercilious feline) all feature.

In no real order (we love them all), here’s a rundown of the best girl kitten names:

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Gracie
  4. Lola
  5. Kitty
  6. Nala
  7. Chloe
  8. Daisy
  9. Molly
  10. Sukie
  11. Duchess
  12. Missy
  13. Willow
  14. Mia
  15. Meggie
  16. Muffin
  17. Rosie
  18. Pumpkin
  19. Billie
  20. Sheba
  21. Raven
  22. Beauty
  23. Princess
  24. Bessie
  25. Ivy
  26. Sally
  27. Spicey
  28. Ellie
  29. Pepper
  30. Girlie
  31. Button
  32. Berry
  33. Plum
  34. Jet
  35. Betty
  36. Hermione
  37. Olive
  38. Jenny
  39. Sabrina
  40. Trixie
  41. Pebbles
  42. Cinnamon
  43. Hattie
  44. Pickle
  45. Minnie
  46. Delilah
  47. Nutmeg
  48. Beyonce
  49. Elsa
  50. Gertie

Did any of these catch your eye? If you’ve named your furry girl after any of these, please let us know!

Two ginger kittens

Top 50 Male Kitten Names

Now, here come the boys… There are so many cute boy kitten names that it was hard to know where to start with this list. Again, as with the girl kitten names, there’s a lot of overlap with male dog names, with Milo, Charlie and Jack proving popular for both species (and human little boys, too).  

There wasn’t room for all the great boy kitten names on our list, but we have to give a nod to the other names that made us smile. We love the more incongruous human male kitten names, like Dave, Michael or Jeff. Kevin the Kitten works well, don’t you think? A name that’s rising up the ranks is Larry, after the famous Chief Mouser at Number 10 Downing Street. 

And of course, there are always the classic cat names such as Felix, Lucky and Tom. Take a look through our list, and see which name suits your new little friend.

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Charlie
  5. Jack
  6. Simba
  7. Macavity
  8. Felix
  9. Max
  10. Soot
  11. Ninja
  12. Loki
  13. Tiger
  14. Oscar
  15. Tom
  16. Rufus
  17. Ollie
  18. Sylvester
  19. Pepper
  20. Jasper
  21. Oreo
  22. Jinx
  23. Crookshanks
  24. Spike
  25. Shadow
  26. Gizmo
  27. Lynx
  28. Salem
  29. Lucky
  30. Peanut
  31. Hunter
  32. Frankie
  33. Boots 
  34. Ziggy
  35. Prince
  36. Gus
  37. Percy
  38. Harry
  39. Billy
  40. Bertie
  41. Jet
  42. Socks
  43. Casper
  44. Bob
  45. Sam
  46. Whiskers
  47. Hamish
  48. Bagheera
  49. Ginger
  50. Arthur

Is your kitten a Casper, Jasper or Bob? We hope this list has given you some ideas. However, maybe you’re after something a little more unusual for your pet? We’ve made a separate list of unique kitten names if you’re looking for something a little leftfield.

Kitten with its head popping out of a blanket

Top 15 Unique Kitten Names

You can tell: some cats just aren’t cut out to be a Ginger or a Jack. Their demeanour suggests they need to be named after an ancient god at the very least, and you can even tell this when they’re eight weeks old. So for these regal moggies, we’ve come up with a list of unique kitten names.

You can also be inspired by the latest famous cat owners’ names. Ed Sheeran has Dorito and Callipo, Miley Cyrus has Shanti, and famous cat lady Taylor Swift has Olivia Benson. Cats who are famous in their own right (and huge internet stars) include Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce), Lil Bub, Pickle and Venus.

Here are a few unusual names to chew over (and we’ve added a brief explanation for these more obscure handles).

  1. Artemis. The Greek goddess of hunting
  2. Coraline. The feline in the books is mostly called The Cat, so we’ve added the heroine’s name instead 
  3. Nyx. Again from Greek mythology, Nyx is the personification of night. Good for black kittens
  4. Tivali. (Cleopatra’s cat, no less)
  5. Freya. This Norse goddess rides in a chariot pulled by cats
  6. Weasley. A great name for a ginger tom!
  7. Moriarty. If your kitten is super-sneaky, this could be the name for him...
  8. Skimbleshanks. One of T.S. Eliot’s less-well-known fictional cats
  9. Bastet. The Egyptian cat goddess. Your kitten expects nothing less
  10. Bowie. After the famously cat-loving rock hero
  11. Freddie. Mr Meowcury was another renowned cat dad, even writing songs for his felines
  12. Dorito. We are very taken with Ed Sheeran’s cat name!
  13. Taylor. A nod to everyone’s favourite cat lady
  14. Tardar Sauce. Grumpy Cat’s real name
  15. Hodge. A famous historical cat, owned by Samual Johnson

If nothing else, we hope this list has brought a smile to your face!

Top 20 Cute Kitten Names Unique

When you first meet that tiny ball of fluff, it’s irresistible to give your little kit a super-cute name. However, Cuddles could grow up to be the neighbourhood street fighter, and Teeny will inevitably end up a ten-pounder.

So, we’ve put together a selection of cute kitten names that will stand the test of time. Pumpkin or Peanut is cute for a kitten, but also works for a fully-grown cat. Note: most cute names are related to food. What does that say about we humans?!

  1. Muffin
  2. Kitty
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Pancakes
  5. Fluffy
  6. Pickle
  7. Pixie
  8. Boo
  9. Puffin
  10. Mittens
  11. Noodles
  12. Coco
  13. Possum
  14. Peanut
  15. Cookie
  16. Snowball
  17. Beans
  18. Rosie
  19. Happy
  20. Poppy

Also worth remembering when you go down the cute route, is that you’ll be the one calling the cat in at night. Coco, Cookie and Poppy are all cool names to shout out, but you may not want to holler for “Mr Fluffykins”...

We hope that our selections of girl kitten names have inspired you. Whatever you call her, she and her name will grow together, until you can’t imagine her ever being called anything else.

Finding a sitter for your kitten

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Find out more about how our pet sitting service works. If you’re thinking about becoming one of our cat sitters yourself, read our blog about pet sitting.

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