Names of Famous Cats

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: June 25, 2020
Names of Famous Cats

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In this AnimalWised article we have compiled a list of famous cats, both fictional and real, since all ideas are good when you're looking for the perfect name for your cat. Many of us remember particular cartoon cats from our childhoods, and just their names bring back the fun and warmth we felt at watching them as children. However, we'll also include famous "real", flesh and bone cats.

Stay with us and keep reading our list of names of famous cats; if we forgot your favorite, tell us in the comments section!

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  1. Why should you name your cat?
  2. Famous animated cats
  3. Famous literature, film and TV cats
  4. Famous real cats

Why should you name your cat?

Cats are loving and loyal animals, even if many people believe them to be quite independent animals. Cats are very intelligent, and it won't take them more than 5 to 10 days to understand and internalize their new name.

In this article we have compiled a list of names of famous cats so that you feel that loving nostalgia every time you call your pet. If you want your cat to learn their name as easily and soon as possible, we have some tips for you:

  • Find a creative name that you actually love, and be sure it fits your particular cat. Not all orange cats are Garfields, after all.
  • Use your cat's name gently and lovingly so they learn it as a positive word.
  • Don't choose a name that's too long or complicated, since your cat will have a hard time understanding you.
  • Don't use a name that can be easily confused with other words from your vocabulary.
  • During the first days, repeat the name when you interact with your cat.
Names of Famous Cats - Why should you name your cat?

Famous animated cats

  • Artemis - Sailor Moon
  • Azrael - The Smurfs
  • Berlioz - The Aristocats
  • Butch - Tom and Jerry
  • Cat - Catdog
  • Catbus - My Neighbor Totoro
  • Catbert
  • Cheshire Cat - Alice in Wonderland
  • Doraemon
  • Duchess - The Aristocats
  • Diana - Sailor Moon
  • Dinah - Alice in Wonderland
  • Felix - Felix the Cat
  • Figaro - Pinocchio
  • Garfield
  • Gumball - The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Hello Kitty (not actually a cat!)
  • Katz - Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Lucifer - Cinderella
  • Luna - Sailor Moon
  • Marie - The Aristocats
  • Master Korin - Dragon Ball
  • Mimi - Doraemon
  • Mittens - Bolt
  • Nermal - Garfield
  • Puss-in-Boots - Shrek
  • Scratchy - The Simpsons
  • Sergeant Tibbs - 101 Dalmatians
  • Si and Am - Lady and the Tramp
  • Snowball - The Simpsons
  • Sylvester - Looney Tunes
  • Tom Cat - Tom and Jerry
  • Toulouse - The Aristocats
Names of Famous Cats - Famous animated cats

Famous literature, film and TV cats

  • Bagpuss
  • Blofeld - James Bond (Blofeld is actually the owner)
  • Buttercup - The Hunger Games
  • Cat - Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Cheshire Cat - Alice in Wonderland
  • Church - Pet Sematary
  • Crookshanks - Harry Potter
  • Dinah - Alice in Wonderland
  • Greebo - Discworld
  • Isis - Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Jonesy - Alien
  • Kitty Galore - Cats and Dogs
  • Lucky - Alf
  • Maurice - Discworld
  • Miss Kitty Fantastico - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Miss Moppet
  • Mr Bigglesworth - Austin Powers
  • Mr Tinkles - Cats and Dogs
  • Mrs Norris - Harry Potter
  • Pluto - Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
  • Pyewacket - Kim Novak's cat in Bell, Book and Candle
  • Salem - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Snowbell - Stuart Little
  • Spot - Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Tad Lazenby - Cats and Dogs
  • Tom Kitten
  • Tomasina - The Three Lives of Thomasina
  • Toonces - Saturday Night Live
  • Ulysses - Inside Llewyn Davis

T. S. Eliot's 1939 poem collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats includes plenty of cool names, including:

  • Alonzo
  • Bombalurina
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Cat Morgan
  • Coricopat
  • Demeter
  • Electra
  • Great Rumpus Cat
  • Griddlebone
  • Growltiger
  • Jellylorum
  • Jennyanydots
  • Macavity
  • Mr Mistoffelees
  • Mungojerrie
  • Munkustrap
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Rumpelteazer
  • Skimbleshanks
Names of Famous Cats - Famous literature, film and TV cats

Famous real cats

  • Baggage - Gok Wan's cat
  • Catarina - Edgar Allan Poe's cat
  • Choupette - Karl Lagerfeld's cat
  • Delilah - Freddie Mercury's cat
  • Freya - Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office in the U.K.
  • Grumpy Cat - Internet celebrity, actually called Tardar Sauce
  • Hank the Cat - Ran for Senate in Virginia
  • Henri le Chat Noir - Internet celebrity
  • Humphrey - Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office in the U.K.
  • Larry - Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office in the U.K.
  • Logos - Jacques Derrida's cat
  • Macak - Nikola Tesla's cat
  • Maru - Internet celebrity
  • Nothing - Jean-Paul Sartre's cat
  • Peta - Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office in the U.K.
  • Snowball - Ernest Hemingway's cat
  • Socks - The Clintons' cat
  • Stubbs - Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska
  • Wilberforce - Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office in the U.K.

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Black cat named Schrodinger; need I say more? His person is a software engineer so go figure....
Administrador AnimalWised

Schrodinger's Cat is a fantastic thought experiment which has helped us to better understand quantam mechanics (although we're still pretty ropy when it comes to explaining these complex systems). However, the cat is hypothetical and, thankfully, there was no real cat, simply the thought of one. If there was a real cat, they would have been in trouble! Schrodinger might be too long a name for a cat, but Erwin sounds pretty good to us!
Our cat was named for the "familiar" cat in the movie "Bell, Book and Candle" starring Kim Novak. Pyewacket was Kim Novak's "familiar".
Administrador AnimalWised
Thank you so much for sharing this, we'll add it to the list!
Sarah St Claire
You forgot Tomasina. The movie was about a girl and her name. One scene it is storming at night and Tomasina is outside in a huge tree. She calls Tomasina Tomasina. The was a yellow tiger cat. Old movie.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for pointing this out, we'll add it to the list!
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