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100 Unique pet names for your new cat

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

Monikers for the modern mouser

If you're in need of a creative way to call your precious new kitten, we've got 100 unique names inspired by history, pop culture and more to get your creative wheels turning.

Naming your cat Snowball, Mittens or Fluffy is so passé! That's why we went on a mission to find 100 names inspired by everything from technology to fashion to make sure your kitty has a name that's as awesome as she is.

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Unique cat names inspired by fashion

Hey, they call it a catwalk for a reason, right? Naming your kitty after one of these fabulous fashionistas may not catapult you to the top of the best-dressed list, but it's a start.


  • Armani
  • Sketchers
  • Yves
  • Valentino
  • Hugo Boss


  • Fendi
  • Bebe
  • Tallulah
  • Twiggy
  • Chanel

Unique cat names inspired by places

If you opted for an exotic breed or just love to travel, one of these inspiring locales can give your sweetie the optimal handle.


  • Cupertino
  • Kathmandu
  • Machu Picchu
  • Vegas
  • Kilimanjaro


  • Egypt
  • Bora Bora
  • Juneau
  • Saskatchewan
  • Fjord

Unique cat names inspired by drinks

If heaven to you is a cocktail in your hand and your kitty on your lap, one of these booze-inspired names will appeal to you.


  • Vesper
  • Muscat
  • Jager
  • Hennessy
  • Schnapps


  • SoCo
  • Azunia
  • Mai Tai
  • Sake
  • Campari

Unique cat names inspired by historical figures

If the History Channel is your go-to boob-tube getaway, you'll find your new kitten's sobriquet in this list.


  • Charlemagne
  • Euripides
  • Hannibal
  • Buster Keaton
  • Amadeus


  • Amelia
  • Godiva
  • Sacagawea
  • Guinevere
  • Frida

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Unique cat names inspired by celebrities

Maybe you can't walk the red carpet to get your stargazing in, but if you name your cat after one of these high-profile peeps, you'll feel like they're sitting right next to you (purring).


  • Timberlake
  • Atticus
  • Hemsworth
  • Clooney
  • Snipes


  • Adele
  • Gyllenhaal
  • Saldana
  • Zappa
  • Sienna

Unique cat names inspired by mythology

Part of the charm of a feline companion is the ever-present mysticism in their eyes. Give them a name that hearkens back to their mythological powers.


  • Ajax
  • Pollux
  • Ra
  • Castor
  • Gawain


  • Artemis
  • Nyx or Styx
  • Brynhildr
  • Demeter
  • Branwen

Unique cat names inspired by writers

If literary nostalgia is more your thing, get bookish with one of these names inspired by our favorite authors.


  • Vonnegut
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Nietzsche
  • Hobbes
  • Lord Byron


  • Ayn
  • Angelou
  • Huxley
  • Alcott
  • Zora

Unique cat names inspired by fictional characters

You know your cat's so special she's too good to be true. Keep the fictional theme going with one of these names inspired by the imagination of popular storytellers.


  • Poirot
  • Gatsby
  • Legolas
  • Dexter
  • Keyser Söze


  • Katniss
  • Princess Peach
  • Griselda
  • Coralline
  • Tuppence

Unique cat names inspired by products

Your cat's name doesn't have to be all about the people. Appropriate something a little more materialistic for an adorable way to call your kitty.


  • Tabasco
  • Snickers
  • Keurig
  • Denon
  • Cadbury


  • Dyson
  • Kindle
  • Fiskars
  • Sephora
  • Skittles

Unique cat names inspired by tech

Nerd up your new addition with a name inspired by the digital frontier.


  • Gigo
  • Wysiwyg
  • Django
  • Ping
  • Tux


  • Finder
  • Socket
  • Petabyte
  • Giffy
  • Gem

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