200+ Funny Cat Names That Are Absolutely Hiss-terical

Looking for funny cat names? One of these feline aliases will be paws-itively purrfect for your furry pal.

So your family has a fabulous new feline, and “Here, kitty!” just doesn’t cut it. Sure, there are plenty of great pet names out there to choose from, but to avoid your cat’s name becoming a cat-astrophe, you need to choose one that’s utterly purrfect. And for some people, that means only one thing: a funny cat name. People sometimes think cats don’t have a sense of humor, but cat owners everywhere know that’s just not true (especially if they’ve ever introduced their cat to a cucumber). If you’ve ever surprised your cat mid-lick and caught them with a hilarious kitty expression, you’ve got a feline who deserves to be crowned with one of the best funny cat names.

We’ve sorted our favorite funny names for cats by category, so whether you’re looking for a name inspired by your cat’s personality, inspiring historical figures or your favorite meal, you’ll be able to find a moniker that paw-sitively fits a boy cat or a girl cat. Here are the best names for comedic kitties.

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What should you keep in mind about funny cat names?

Before we get to the list, though, there are a few things to consider when giving your kitty a funny moniker. For starters, a sense of humor is a very individual thing, which makes choosing a funny cat name a bit of a minefield, particularly if your sense of humor runs on the edgy or dark side. Just ask cat behavior consultant Joey Lusvardi, who’s the proud owner of a fluffy ball of serotonin named Zoloft. But beyond your personal preferences, here’s what else you should think about.

Don’t make it too long

“Funny names may be amusing to say, but they can also be incredibly impractical,” says Lusvardi. “If you name your cat Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it’s going to be really hard to get that name out every single time you need to use it.” Translation: You can have an “official” name that’s long and hilarious, but shorter is better when you’re actually using it with your cat.

“A shorter, simpler name that is made up of only one or two syllables is easier for the cat to understand than one that has a more complex structure,” Lusvardi says. “Personally, I’m a big fan of cats named after foods and cats with human names. One of my favorite cats is named Mitch, and it’s just such a perfect name for him.”

Keep it clean

Lusvardi also recommends against giving your cat a name that’s rude or potentially offensive. “While it may seem funny, it’s going to predispose you to thinking of your cat in a negative light,” he explains. If you have any doubts, think about shouting that “hilarious” moniker across your neighborhood (or in the waiting room at the vet). If you wouldn’t want your grandma to hear it, it’s probably not the best cat name. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with the funny cat names on this list!

Funny cat names inspired by music

Cat holding a microphone called Florence and the Meow-chineEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

If you’ve got a chatty catty whose meows are melodic, you don’t just need a funny cat name—you need a musical cat name. You could name them after your favorite band, musician or musical, or even your favorite instrument. Bonus points for a good cat pun! These musical monikers will work for all rock ‘n’ roll cats, from small cat breeds to your big couch potato.

  • Kitty Purry
  • Cat Benatar
  • Purrl Jam
  • Bob Meowley
  • Def Leopard
  • Steinway
  • Furgie
  • Notorious C.A.T.
  • Florence and the Meowchine
  • Hairy Styles
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Jenifurr Clawpez
  • Dolly Purrton
  • Cat Debussy
  • Doja Cat
  • Fur Fighter
  • Elvis Purrsley

Funny cat names inspired by movies

Glamourous-looking cat named Brad KittEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

You might be a little biased, but you think your cat could be a star. Maybe he looks like the MGM lion or a mini tiger. Or maybe you’re just a movie buff and can’t wait to curl up with your pretty kitty on the couch for a movie marathon. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these funny movie-inspired cat names.

  • Katniss
  • Mr. Meowgi
  • Catrick Swayze
  • Jonesy
  • Thackerey Binx
  • T’Challa
  • Keanu
  • Catalie Portman
  • Ulysses
  • Pyewacket
  • Jiji
  • Cat Winslet
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Brad Kitt
  • Catbus
  • Jude Paw
  • Sassy
  • Oliver
  • Leonardo DiCatrio
  • Falkor
  • Toothless
  • Julius Sneezer
  • Pepita
  • Scat Cat

Funny cat names inspired by television

Cat next to pokemon ball named JigglypuffEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Even if your kitty prefers to watch birds through the window or fish through the aquarium glass (the cat versions of TV?), human TV is a great source for names. Whether you’re a fan of classics or cartoons, a funny cat name from your favorite TV show will always make you smile.

  • Captain Purrcard
  • William Catner
  • Little Murray Sparkles
  • Spot
  • Sylvester
  • Puff Puff
  • Snowball
  • Jack Meower
  • Monkey
  • CatDog
  • Boo Boo Kitty
  • Levar Purrton
  • Jigglypuff
  • Daniel Tiger
  • Furguson
  • Top Cat
  • Snagglepuss
  • Cat Dennings
  • Leonard Nemeow
  • Gary
  • Miss Kitty Fantastico
  • Toonces
  • Don Drapurr

If you’re looking for an equally hilarious name for a new pup, try these funny dog names.

Funny cat names inspired by books

Cat writing on a scroll named William ShakespurrEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

What light through yonder window breaks? It is the feline, and Juliet Catpulet is the sun. We couldn’t resist—and if you’re a bookworm, you won’t be able to either. These funny cat names just may inspire you to start your own book club, and if you do, we have the perfect book club names for you to choose from as well.

  • Holden Clawfield
  • Dragon
  • Cheshire
  • Huckleberry
  • Albert Catmouse
  • Tabitha Twitchit
  • Moxie
  • J.R.R. Tollkitten
  • Bartleby the Scratchener
  • Ann Mice
  • Catticus Finch
  • William Shakespurr
  • Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit
  • Haruki Purrakami
  • Tom Kitten
  • Purrnest Hemingway
  • Catsanova

Funny cat names inspired by food

Two cats emerging from a Kit Kat wrapperEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Food-inspired monikers are the ultimate in funny cat names. After all, who wouldn’t want to meet a cat named Pierogi?

  • Cheddar
  • Pancake
  • Sushi
  • Bubbles
  • Purrito
  • Muffin
  • Curly Fry
  • Soup
  • Alfalfa
  • Eggo
  • Bagel
  • Potato
  • Kit-Kat
  • Cheesy Mac
  • Granola
  • Pickles
  • Meowtini
  • Catamari
  • Nacho
  • Tuna
  • Mozzarella
  • Meatball
  • Bacon
  • Nugget
  • Wasabi
  • Cheerio
  • Provolone
  • Biscuits

For more giggles, check out these funny cat memes you’ll laugh at every time.

Funny cat names inspired by sports

Cat grabbing a basketball named Shakitten O'NealEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

We all know that cats are natural athletes. Exhibit A: They always land on their feet. But some cats are born acrobats who think they can make it from the top of your door to your bookshelf. (Note to cats: Do not attempt.) Even if your cat is more couch potato than couch climber, a cute cat name inspired by some of the world’s most famous jocks can make for a great cat name. Some of them also make for unique dog names.

  • Shakitten O’Neal
  • Steve Purry
  • Wayne Catzky
  • Meowhammad Ali
  • Yogi Purra
  • Goalie
  • Coach
  • Billie Jean Cat
  • Danica Catrick
  • Jag
  • Zamboni
  • Slam Dunk
  • Homer
  • Catreem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Bullseye
  • Cleveland Cataliers

Funny cat names inspired by history

Cat between two roman columns named Ruth Bader GinspurrEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

These names will go down in history—at least as far as we’re concerned! From the first cat on the moon to the cat that created the theory of gravity, you can’t go wrong with a historical name for your feline friend. These ideas just might inspire you to mock up some funny cat photos.

  • Meowdeline Albright
  • Ruth Bader Ginspurr
  • Alexander Hameowlton
  • Napoleon Bonacat
  • Chairman Meow
  • Barack Obameow
  • Catpernicus
  • Isaac Mewton
  • Fidel Catstro
  • Catileo Catilei
  • Winston Furchill
  • Mewlius Caesar
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • Nicatla Tesla

Funny cat names for every type of cat personality

Cat riding a skateboard named ZoomieEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Every cat lover knows that cats have a lot of personality. Often, that personality is loudly expressed at 3 a.m., when you’re trying to sleep and they have the zoomies. At least if you’ve given your furry pal one of these cat names that really captures their unique qualities, you’ll be somewhat prepared for their antics. Go to bed, Goblin!

  • Major Whiskerton
  • Forty Winks
  • Mr. Pounce
  • Bingo
  • Fluffernutter
  • Goblin
  • Captain Snooze
  • Slinky Malinky
  • Ghost
  • Professor Purrington
  • Dumpling
  • Madame Fluffypants
  • Gizmo
  • Zoomie

Funny cat names from the musical Cats

Jumping cat named PouncivalEmma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

Based on a collection of poems about cats by T.S. Eliot, the musical Cats features some of the most inventively funny cat names ever created in the English language. We don’t even have to do anything to make these funny—they’re perfectly hilarious just as they are.

  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Bombalurina
  • Mungojerrie
  • Macavity
  • Munkustrap
  • Skimbleshanks
  • Jennyanydots
  • Cat Morgan
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • Jellylorum
  • Griddlebone
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Rumpus Cat
  • Carbucketty
  • Rumpleteazer
  • Pouncival
  • Growltiger
  • Grizabella

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Funny names for cat pairs

Funny cat names handwritten over a photo of a catMaya Wang/RD.com, Getty Images

Adopting a dynamic duo? It’s the perfect opportunity to have double the fun, and that’s a bonafide cat fact. Here are some famous pairs that complement each other perfectly.

  • Batman and Robin
  • Coffee and Bean
  • Shrek and Donkey
  • Iggy and Pop
  • Kirk and Spock
  • Hall and Oates
  • Pickle and Kimchi
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Mulder and Scully
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Riff and Raff
  • Marsh and Mallow
  • Wayne and Garth
  • C3PO and R2D2
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Fish and Chips
  • Calvin and Hobbes

If you have a whole menagerie at your house or you’re just looking for other naming inspiration, check out these bunny names, bird names and hamster names next.


  • Joey Lusvardi, IAABC certified cat behavior consultant and founder of Class Act Cats

Chloë Nannestad
Chloë Nannestad is a lifestyle writer covering crafts, holidays, beauty and amazing products for RD.com. When she's not scouring the internet or reading product reviews, she's planning her next backpacking trip and thinking about getting a dog.