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100 Unique Cat Names That Will Absolutely Suit Your New Pet

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...

When Whiskers just won't do, these cat names offer unique alternatives

So you've got a new kitty, or you're planning on it, or even just dreaming about it. One of the first big decisions you make as a new cat owner (or should we say cat parent?) is choosing the perfect name for your new fur ball.

You've probably already rejected the standby cat names - you know, Whiskers, Paws, Tiger - and have decided that you want something better for your cat. Something that represents their unique personality and also your own flare.

With that in mind, we brainstormed a list of 100 cat names that are as unique as your new feline.

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

More: 11 Cat Projects You Can DIY With Materials You've Already Got

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

Next Up: Unique cat names inspired by drinks

A version of this article was originally published in October 2013.

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