76 Funny Names for Cats

For Your Quirky Feline Friend

Funny Names for Cats

The Spruce / Ellen Lindner

Make the most of your naming opportunity and pick a funny cat name for your feline friend. With a lively personality, hilarious antics, and mischievous behavior, it's no wonder that funny cat names are a top-trending option for naming your pet. Choose from one of these top funny cat names, or use this list as a starting point to come up with your own unique and hilarious name for your cat.

Top Funny Cat Names 

  • Bubbles
  • Cheddar
  • Fishbait
  • Jiggles
  • Katy Purry
  • Kit-Kat
  • Meowise
  • Puddy Tat
  • Skimbleshanks
  • Sushi

Tips for Naming Your Cat

If you're stumped as to how to name your cat, there are a few helpful pointers to keep in mind. First, there are no rules about proper cat names. You can pick any name you think fits your furry feline. Keep in mind, however, that you'll need to share this name with your vet, your family and friends, and maybe your neighbors in the event that your cat ever goes on the prowl and doesn't return home right away. If it's too long or too complicated to be easily understood, it might be hard for others to remember.

The second thing to keep in mind is that your cat's physical characteristics are often a great inspiration for names. You can consider your cat's coat color, size, and shape (is he a little, ahem, robust?). Finally, factor in your feline's personality. Every cat has one, so take your kitty's sweet nature or feisty tendencies into account when choosing a cute or funny name for your cat.

Funny Names for Cats

  • Bacon
  • Baloo
  • Boots
  • Bubbles
  • Burrito
  • Buttons
  • Cat Benatar
  • Catzilla
  • Cha Cha
  • Cheddar
  • Cheerio
  • Cindy Clawford
  • Clawdia
  • Fishbait
  • Frodo
  • Hobbes
  • Jelly
  • Jennifurr
  • Kermit
  • Marshmallow
  • Meatball
  • Meowsie
  • Miss Piggy
  • Muffin
  • Nugget
  • Opie
  • Pikachu
  • Porkchop
  • Porky
  • Puddy Tat
  • Purrito
  • Quimby
  • Rambo
  • Ramen
  • Ricky Ticky Tabby
  • Seuss
  • Sriracha
  • Stitch
  • Sushi
  • Tink
  • Turbo
  • Twinky
  • Wasabi
  • Yeti

Funny Cat Names from Cats the Musical

Whether you are a fan of the original Broadway musical or the movie version that hit the silver screen in late 2019, Cats is full of a colorful cast of felines. Most of the names have a whimsical nature or are outright funny—like Griddlebone or Skimbleshanks.

These names may need a little explaining to anyone who hasn't seen Cats the musical, but they're funny whether or not you have the backstory. Imagine having a Jennyanydots on the move in your house, or calling for Carbuckeetty to come running! These are definitely some of the most unique and funny cat names you can come up with.

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

Funny Names for Big or Small Cats

Making the most of your cat's size—whether it is small or large—is a proven formula for coming up with a funny cat name.

Big cats have a reputation for being frequent nappers, and names like Dough Boy or Meaty will make you giggle when you catch your kitty dozing off, again.

On the other hand, naming your small cat with an oversized name like Big Boy or Boomer is an ironic option. And Machu Picchu, while one of South America's largest archaeological sites, is a fitting (and funny) name for your small kitty.

  • Angus
  • Bertha
  • Big Boy
  • Boomer
  • Dough Boy
  • Jiggles
  • Machu Picchu
  • Meaty
  • Molecule
  • Mr. T
  • Munchkin
  • Quake

Other Cat Name Ideas

Still playing cat-and-mouse to find the right funny name for your cat? There are plenty more places to get inspiration for naming your feline friend. Here are some additional articles to check out: