Unique Cat names

Unique Cat Names

What’s in a name as it is said and or asked ? Well everyone has a name, and some are not that complementary, most people have a vague idea what their own name actually means, but few people give their names much thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which involves various subjects and areas of study such as linguistics, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philology and much more.

When people refer to the “meaning of a name”, they are usually speaking about the original literal meaning or etymology of the name…

Are you thinking about adopting a cat or perhaps you’re wondering what your cats name means? Below are some of the quirkiest cat names that we have heard and which type of cat we believe they are best suited to.

For a black cat:

  • Onyx
  • Obsidian
  • Panther
  • Gypsy
  • Pepper
  • Salem
  • Jester
  • Cola
  • Vader
  • Ebony
  • Morticia
  • Layla
  • Spook

For the well-travelled owner:

  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Florence
  • Asia
  • Denver
  • Milan
  • Rocky
  • Rio
  • Berkeley
  • Kobe

For a ginger cat:

  • Marmalade
  • Apricot
  • Autumn
  • Cheddar
  • Aslan
  • Dorito
  • Pumpkin
  • Peaches
  • Marigold
  • Sahara
  • Cairo
  • Carnelian
  • Nemo
  • Gingham

For the sophisticated cat:

  • Winston
  • Sockington
  • Admiral
  • Espresso
  • Archibald
  • Bentley
  • Abraham
  • Adeline
  • Antoinette
  • Agatha
  • Clarence
  • Chantilly
  • Duchess
  • Isadora

For an artist’s cat:

  • Monroe
  • Macbeth
  • Shakespeare
  • Gatsby
  • Monet
  • Dickens
  • Picasso
  • Frida
  • Salvador
  • Mona
  • Sienna
  • Indigo
  • Edgar
  • Austen
  • Seuss
  • Aristotle
  • Atticus
  • Artemis
  • Leonardo
  • Hermione
  • Darcy
  • Desdemona
  • Othello


For a funny cat:

  • Cameow
  • Cat-man-du
  • Your Highness
  • Your Majesty
  • Caterpillar
  • Galacticat
  • KitKat
  • Octopuss
  • Empurress
  • Pawlina

Well there we have it folks some stunning names and I suppose that although the title states these names are quite unique you may have heard some of them, and us publishing them here takes away their uniqueness.

Here are some quotes on names and what they are all about…

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
― WC Fields

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names”  – John F Kennedy

“Its the great deception in modern culture, bad things call for noble names to cloak their evil outcomes” – Greg Gutfeld

“I carry in my wallet a list of the names of people whose opinions of me matter. To be on that list you have to love me for my strengths and struggles” – Brene Brown

“The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life, in the broad casting business” – Larry King

“First you forget names then you forget faces then you forget to pull your zipper up, and then you forget to pull it down” – George Burns

And we finish off with probably one of the greatest quotes….

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet