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These cat names are anything but ordinary — because so is your kitty
Cats are pretty much the cleverest animals on Earth, so it's only fair that we lowly humans work to come up with names that match their intelligence, right? I mean, they spend so much time being all sassy-pants and smart to entertain us — it's totally up to us to use a little brainpower when we're naming them. It doesn't hurt that a cat name that is totally on point will make you giggle every time you call it out. It's one of life's simple pleasures, really.
Our list of potential cat names is drawn from film, history, mythology and pop culture. Will one of them inspire you?
19 cats from the movies
Of course you're familiar with Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia and Shere Kahn from The Jungle Book, but how many of these important film cats had you forgotten?
These felines are famous in their own right. From All Ball to Tardar Sauce, we've rounded up some of the most memorable.
All Ball, Koko the Gorilla's Cat
Blackie, the Richest Cat in History (15 million British pounds)
CC (aka Copy Cat), the First Cloned Cat
Chase No Face, the Therapy Cat
Crème Puff, the World's Oldest Cat (38 years)
Dewey, the Library Cat
Tinker Toy, the World's Smallest Cat (2.75" tall)
Himmy, the World's Fattest Cat (46.8 lbs)
Morris, the Lover of Cat Treats (9Lives Cat Food)
Smokey, the Cat with the World's Loudest Purr
Stubbs, the elected Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska
Tabby, the First White House Cat (Lincoln era)
Tardar Sauce, the Grumpy Cat
11 cats with famous owners
The Queen song "Delilah" was inspired by Freddie Mercury's cat, and Edgar Allan Poe based The Black Cat on his own pet feline, Catarina. Check out these other not-so-famous cats with well-known owners.
Catarina, Edgar Allan Poe
Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld
Delilah, Freddie Mercury
Jellylorum, T. S. Eliot
Kitty Purry, Katy Perry
Meredith, Taylor Swift
Misty Malarky Ying Yang, First Daughter Amy Carter
You could opt for Leo, the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, or get really creative with one of these legendary cat-inspired names.
Bakeneko, a supernatural cat of Japanese legend
Bastet, Egyptian goddess with a woman's body and a cat's head
Cabbit, a fictional cat-rabbit hybrid often found in Japanese anime and manga
Dawon, a sacred tiger from Hindu mythology
Hombre Gato, the feline version of the werewolf according to South American folk tales
Kilkenny Cat, fighting cat of Irish legend
Manticore, a Persian legendary creature with a human head on the body of a lion
Nekomata, shape-shifting cats from stories of Japan's Kamakura period
Pard, a spotted feline from Medieval bestiaries
Shisa, a lion-dog hybrid from Okinawan mythology
Wampus, half-woman/half-cougar creature from Cherokee mythology
9 famous people named Cat (or Kat or Kitty)
Some famous folks go by the name Cat. Use the first and last name of your favorite celeb to give your cat an inspired title. Or you could just call your kitty "Ariana Grande" in honor of her TV alter-ego.