50+ English Cat Names

English cat names are all the rage! No wonder, because many of them are funny, charming, or even profound. We present twelve names from the English-speaking area and their meanings.

Which cat name should it be? Many perceive the English language to be gentler than the German. This could be because there are more vowels in a word in English. Therefore, the English name origin is just right for a cat. It doesn’t matter whether you have a British Shorthair cat or a Siamese cat – the following English names for cats will help you find the perfect name.

English Cat Names

English Cat Names – Male

  • Lancelot
  • Wizard
  • Mars
  • Warrior
  • Hannibal
  • Ramses
  • Boo
  • Cuddle
  • Jimbo
  • Gemini
  • Moses
  • Cricket
  • Zorro
  • Ozzy
  • Apple
  • Buggles
  • Kaddish
  • Spring
  • Victor
  • Prince
  • Elvis
  • Orion
  • Tiger
  • Simba
  • Typhoon

English Cat Names – Female

  • Phoenix
  • Cookie
  • Willow
  • Lara
  • Misty
  • Sephora
  • Rosy
  • Biscuit
  • Diva
  • Princess
  • Mary
  • Noodle
  • Barbie
  • Violet
  • Nutmeg
  • Venus
  • Kitty
  • Geneva
  • Rainbow
  • Hazel
  • Daisy
  • Queen
  • Zara
  • Angel
  • Trixie

Male and Female Cat Names with Meaning


For strong queens: This name is the English form of the Hebrew name Abigail. In the Bible, Abigail is King David’s wife. Abby sounds more modern and easy to pronounce – perfect for giving that name to a female cat.


As in German, a bandit stands for a criminal, thief, or robber in English. With a twinkle in the eye, the name fits perfectly with tomcats who like to be rebellious and take possession of objects that do not belong to them.


From the realm of botany: Blossom is translated as “the blossom”. The name evokes associations with cherry trees in spring or a blooming rose. Perfect for giving that beautiful name to a queen.


Bob – a name that reads the same front and back. This short name for a tomcat is the English short form of the name Robert. This is again originally from German, but is very popular in many countries, including the United Kingdom. It also has its meaning: Robert stands for “the gloriously shining one”.


Does your future cat have particularly fluffy, soft fur? How about the name Fluffy, because this word translates as fluffy. The name can be given to both queens and cats. A Maine Coon or a Birman cat, for example, are long-haired cats with extremely soft fur.


This sonorous name for queens means “the graceful one”. The origin of the English maiden name is in the Latin language. Gratia means grace. Grace sounds elegant, timeless and is an excellent choice for all queens.


Lennox is an apt name for a tomcat with a calm mind. The name comes from Scottish and Welsh and translates as “the quiet one”. It was once a Scottish family name. Today it is also a popular name for cats.


Magical: Pixies are creatures from English mythology. The name Pixie can thus be translated as “fairy” or “goblin”. It’s the perfect choice for queens with that little extra something and is one of our most popular cat names.


Is the cat spotted or has a colored dot in its fur? Then the name Spot is just right. The name applies to both females and males. Translated, spot means “the spot”, “the dab” or “the point”. Cat breeds like the Bengal cat with their spotted fur have all the prerequisites for this name.


“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” – this – well-known English lullaby contains a wonderful name for a cat. Twinkle means sparkle or glitter in German. Male cats with sparkling eyes are excellent candidates for the name Twinkle.


Cheers! A name for hangovers that pays homage to the spirit. The word whiskey (written whiskey in the USA and Ireland) is derived from Irish or Scottish Gaelic and means “water of life”.


Willow is a female cat name and means “the pasture”. Since the willow also stands for magic in Celtic mythology, there is a second meaning. From this point of view, the name translates as “the magical one”. Thus, Willow is a beautiful name for female cats who enchant their humans from the first moment.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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