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The Best Funny Cat Names for Your New Kitty

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The Best Funny Cat Names for Your New Kitty

If you just got a new kitty to add to your family, you’re probably thinking about what a good cat name would be. Admit it; this is one of the many joys we all go through when we get a new kitty. Aside from their inevitable cuteness, giving our new kittens names and trying them on to see if they fit is something we all enjoy.

Look no further if you’re looking for a funny cat name to give the new addition to the family.

Listen, there are a plethora of good names to give your kitty. It doesn’t matter if you have a black cat or an orange cat. A funny name will give them that extra homage to their personality.

Your kitty doesn’t deserve some basic, common (dare we say, peasant) name that isn’t able to showcase its incredible personality. They need the perfect name that makes people laugh and shows off your kitty for what it truly is. Remember that it doesn’t matter if this is a popular cat name or not – so long as your kitty is happy and you like the name you’ve given them, it’s a win.

That said, knowing what you should be looking for in a name and what makes the naming process go by easily can be challenging. Naming your kitty may be fun, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy.

If you don’t know the tips for naming your cat, you can end up with a name that either you or someone else in your family doesn’t like – or you might end up hearing a name down the road that puts the current name you’ve given your kitten to shame.

Tips for Naming Your Cat

When you’re naming your cat, it should be an overall intuitive process. Picking out a great name is as easy as knowing your cat and finding the purrfect name to match your new kitty – and all of a sudden, it doesn’t seem so easy. Remember, naming your new feline friend has to be a process that both you and the kitten share.

And, if you’re a perfectionist, this process can become way harder. With that being said, some easy tips you can follow for naming your cat make the process a little less stressful. 

Remember, one of the most important aspects is to take it slow and make sure you have the right name. You don’t want to try switching it out later on down the road – that’ll only confuse your kitty companion. So, if you’re unsure about a name, take a few more minutes to think it through. This name will stick with you and your cat for 15 years or even more. That’s a long time to call for your furry friend and cringe at the sound of the unworthy name you hastily gave them all those years ago. 

Another important aspect is considering their appearance and personality when choosing a great name. Maybe you noticed your kitty was a vicious conqueror when it came to their litter – how about trying a name like Genghis Cat? This funny pun with Genghis Khan is sure to fit, and now your kitty is the ruler of the Mughal Empire! Now that’s a legacy for your cat to live by!

Beyond that, though, it’s just important to name your kitty based on what you like. If you pick out a great name or a funny name for your kitten that you’re absolutely in love with, the odds are in your favor of this being an awesome name for your cat that you and the kitten will love for years to come.

Remember, if you’re running out of ideas, look to their personality. If your kitten is a fuzzball of spastic energy, then why not go with some names for a crazy kitten that are sure to match their chaotic mindset?

Names for a Crazy Kitten

Okay, so your cat is a spastic ball of energy that you can’t ever quite keep up with. It might even be tiring sometimes, but that makes you love your kitten. We’ll get to food names next (maybe you or your kitten are a foodie), but for now, we need to talk about the crazier side of life.

There are different kinds of crazy, though, so you’ve got different names, no matter what type your cat embodies. Maybe your cat is energetic and hyper, and you’re looking for names that embody “speed.” Or maybe your kitty is – in the best way possible – one foot out of the loony bin (aw, we love these special friends!). 

No matter the type of crazy your kitty embodies, it’s important to find that type and the name that fits them. For example, if your cat is tough and badass crazy, some great names fit your kitty.

These can be great names, regardless of whether your kitty is a little gangster or brave and crazy in the face of danger. Regardless of the reason you think your kitten is a little crazy, these names can be great options:

  • Al Catpone – the puns are starting already (we warned you)
  • Azrael
  • Snoop Catt – admit it, he’s got that “cool crazy” vibe
  • Fugazi – a name that quite literally means “chaos.”
  • Jack the Ripper – there isn’t a pun needed for this one. If your kitty has a reputation for claws and “ripping”, this might be a good name that embodies the little crazy in your kitty’s brain (that murderous look in their eyes brings it home, too)
  • Lola Pola
  • Boba Catt – may the force be with you (let’s face it, they might be a little more dark side than we’d like to admit)

Admittedly, some of those are some pretty cool names that embody crazy. Providing your certifiably insane kitty a name to match their personality is not only endearing, but it’s also funny.

Maybe you’re looking for an oddly specific type of crazy that your cat fits. For example, if you’re looking for some names that fit perfectly for the kitty who doesn’t run out of energy, look no further:

  • Dash
  • Pauws – yes, it’s a mix between “pause” and “paws,” and no, we’re not sorry.
  • Rambo
  • Skitter
  • Kaze – a name meaning wind
  • Quicksilver
  • Atomic
  • Scatter
  • Skittles

Remember, picking a name that fits your kitty is ultimately important. Whether they’re just crazy, or if their personality is something else entirely, so long as the name you pick is a funny cat name, everyone is sure to love it.

Foodie Names for Your Kitten

Do you like to eat? Or maybe your cat likes to eat?

It doesn’t matter who’s inspired by the ways of the food life; there are plenty of foodie names for your kitty. Remember that punny names are names, too – there’s no justification for abandoning the puns for your cat name. And these foodie names are pun-heavy, although there are plenty of other options among these ranks that still can fit your kitten in an awesome way.

Ultimately, giving your cat a foodie name will rely on the fact that either you or the kitten likes to eat. Maybe when you first took your new kitty home, he couldn’t stop looking for the next treat and learned quickly where you stored all the food. This little imp was aware of every hiding spot you had for his treats in the house.

Or maybe your kitty loves to stay attached to the bottle, and she won’t do anything else – no matter what. She knows what she wants (food) and how to get it (you). Although it’s never a good idea to feed your kitty too much, you can still easily tell they have a natural attraction to food – even while maintaining their balanced diet.

So why not give your kitty the perfect name for a cat that loves to eat? There are some really funny options:

  • Oreo – a black and white kitty will fit this perfectly
  • Brownie
  • Cookie
  • Avocado
  • Butterball – the origin of this name is a turkey, but we all know it means a rolly-polly fluffy kitten
  • Chicken Nugget – the long version
  • Nugget – the short version
  • Puddin’
  • Tater Tot
  • Tot
  • PB&J
  • Popcorn – this one is too good
  • Waffles
  • Gingersnap – for that orange cat you love
  • Bean – those adorable little toe beans are just too much!

These names are golden for any cat if you’re looking for funny food names to call your kitten. These funny food-inspired cat names will work for a male cat or a female cat – ultimately, the one thing these names share in common is food.

Chicken Nugget (or just Nugget) is a great idea for that small kitten that either loves chicken or resembles a nugget in size, shape (maybe), or color. A name like this will work for nearly any kitten and will be a great fit for many years.

And that’s just one of the names from this funny list of foodie names. These kitten names are undoubtedly great fits for your feline foodie, so why not try them out individually and see if any seem to stick?

Movie-Inspired Kitten Names

Imagine for a second that one of your favorite things to do in life is to sit down and watch a movie, cuddling with your kitten and a blanket. If you’re a movie junkie who’s invested in the latest movies (as well as loves to rewatch the classics) then naming your little kitten after a movie is a no-brainer.

Maybe you enjoy the newest Marvel Movies. Whether it’s the latest in the MCU or the latest big villains in the MCU shows, there are plenty of different killer names to give your kitty that reference your favorite superheroes. It goes just as well for DC, by the way. It doesn’t matter if you like watching the DCU, MCU, or both – you’re in for a kicker name from one of your favorite heroes or canonical moments.

Remember that these names also offer a great option if your kitty is a superhero – or if you (or they) think they are. Nothing is stopping your cat from flying in and saving the day, cape, and all. And if this is the case, naming your cat after a superhero or superhero universe (or even the villain, it fits) might be the play to go for. Remember, this type of name isn’t just a random nickname – it’s your cat’s origin story:

  • Banner – maybe your cat isn’t a big green monster, but you definitely wouldn’t like them when they’re angry
  • Captain – for the cat that can’t help but do the right thing
  • Deasy
  • Fury
  • Kingpin – hear us out; this one could work, though your cat might take up bodybuilding.
  • Poolie
  • Zatanna
  • Foggy – if your cat’s not the superhero, the best friend is just as amazing!
  • Catwoman – kitty superhero, suit up
  • Leia
  • Wasp
  • Catniss Everdeen – may the odds be ever in your favor

Classic Hollywood cinema and other classic films aren’t without potential, either. Remember that the ever-classic films we love to watch every year can provide plenty of inspiration when naming our feline friends.

These pieces of classic cinema that are hard to forget – and even harder to stop watching on repeat – are undoubtedly some of the best places to find new naming ideas. Plus, these names are undoubtedly able to get a laugh out of your friends, family, and new people you meet. Who doesn’t want to call the Great Catsby to come to get a treat? These names may always be classic, but that doesn’t mean they’re without humor.

Naming your kitty a popular cat name from a classic movie is another spin on the classic cinema piece and gives you the option of providing a severely refined and classy name for your kitty. Also, think about how cultured you’ll sound to the date you bring home to meet the furry tyrant in your life!

Because of this – and plenty of other reasons – why not consider naming your cat after a classic movie? Maybe don’t call your feline Kitty Kitty Bang Bang (or do, we’d love to see it!), but there are some good options. Hear me out:

  • Butch Catsidy – and the Sundance Kitty
  • Aslan
  • O’Malley – Thomas O’Malley from The Aristocats may be an alley cat, but he’s a memorable one.
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Nala
  • Lucifer – let’s face it, some cats act like they rule all of Hell, and they deserve the moniker.
  • Cheshire
  • Bella
  • Gadget
  • Oliver

Remember that, ultimately, almost any name would be the perfect name for your kitty, so long as it’s a name that fits your cat and that you love. That said, Butch Catsidy and the Sundance Kitty would make an awesome duo, and nothing can convince us otherwise.

Ultimately, naming your cat after classic cinema, newer movies, or just your favorite flix is no easy task – but it’s not complicated either. The biggest requirement in naming your kitty is making sure that you pick a name that you jive with, so a great way to figure out the ideal name is to make a list of the top 3 films (or TV series) that you love.

From here, pull up a character list and see what characters or items would fit fantastically with your feline friend. For example, if you’re an Austin Powers fan, there’s nothing better than calling your cat Bigglesworth – or other names that we won’t discuss. Ultimately, though, the point is that you have to pick a name that fits well with your favorite movies and your kitty. It might take a while, but you’ll land on that perfect name.

Names Based on Puns

Puns often hold a special place in our hearts – one of humor, but a place we don’t like to admit we find funny. Nobody wants to admit they snickered when they heard the Great Catsby or Catrick Swayze.

These puns are going to annoy you and your neighbors (and that’s half the fun) while also providing that great bonding experience with your cat that humor often provides:

  • Clawdia – this is going to be a long list
  • Catastrophe
  • Catpurrnicus
  • Barak Obameow – this isn’t treason, right?
  • Paw Revere – the British are coming.
  • Kitty Purry
  • Bing Clawsby

Admittedly, these puns are enough to make you laugh to yourself just while reading them. These punny cat names may be terrible, but that makes them so good.

Pick a Name They Like

In the end, pick some funny cat names that both you and your kitty like! There’s no use in picking a name your cat hates (or doesn’t respond to or engage with). Because of this, it’s always a good idea to run your name by your kitty and test it out.

It’s very likely that whatever name you decide on will end up sticking, though. There’s no point in denying it – once we find a name that we love for our cat, we can hardly stop using it. Whether it’s a punny name that makes you giggle every time you say it or just a funny cat name for your new kitty that you find personally amusing, these names are sure to provide both inspiration and great picks.

Your cat might end up being named after a movie, a book series, a punny celebrity, or something else – but whatever it is, these funny cat names are sure to get a laugh!

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