menu
Share

Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: April 26, 2022
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas

See files for Cats

Are you about to adopt a cat and need a name? Did you know that it is better for a cat's name not to exceed three syllables in length? Short names make it easier for the cat to learn and internalize their moniker more quickly than long or compound nouns. In addition, it is advisable not to choose words that are similar to other words commonly used in the home. This can confuse the animal and generate stress in your cat.

In this AnimalWised article, we suggest a full list of short names for cats for both male and female names. We provide more than 200 ideas so you can choose the one you that fits your cat's personality best. These are mainly one or two syllable names for cats.

You may also be interested in: Cocker Spaniel Names - Male and Female Ideas

Unique short names for cats (Male & Female)

The choice of a short name is essential to make the learning process easier for your new cat. Ideally choose a name containing one, two or three syllables composed of a single word. Make it easy to pronounce and ensure it doesn't resemble any other commonly used words, e.g. ‘food’. In this way, we can help the cat recognize when they are being addressed and even used this to train them for different tasks.

These are some of the unique short names for cats chosen by AnimalWised:

  • Aaron
  • Abdul
  • Abel
  • Abner
  • Abu
  • Ace
  • Eagle
  • Aira
  • Aika
  • Aiki
  • Aila
  • Akan
  • Alex
  • Alexa
  • Alf
  • Alpha
  • Alicia
  • Alita
  • Alfi
  • Amaya
  • Amber
  • Ameli
  • Amie
  • Amon
  • Anakin
  • Andora
  • Angel
  • Anouk
  • Apollo
  • April
  • Arthur
  • Aslan
  • Aska
  • Astor
  • Athena
  • Athila
  • Audrey
  • Axel
  • Bacco
  • Badhai
  • Badra
  • Bagua
  • Baguera
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Bob
  • Boby
  • Ball
  • Bonnie
  • Brad
  • Boris
  • Breeze
  • Bubba
  • Bud
  • Cocoa
  • Caco
  • Coffee
  • Charlie
  • Cher
  • Cherry
  • Chester
  • Cid
  • Cindy
  • Clark
  • Cleo
  • Coca
  • Dark
  • Dalila
  • Dana
  • Ed
  • Eddie
  • Ellie
  • Elmo
  • Elliot
  • Fanny
  • Fidel
  • Flock
  • Fly
  • Fox
  • Fred
  • Frozen
  • Fuzzy
  • Gaia
  • Guida
  • Guri
  • Guffy
  • Fairy
  • Henry
  • Hexa
  • Justin
  • Kau
  • Kojac
  • Kong
  • Kell
  • Kaya
  • Keity
  • Kitty
  • King
  • Mac
  • Margot
  • Mili
  • Mike
  • Maila
  • Milo
  • Marley
  • Nyp
  • Nyx
  • Noopy
  • Nura
  • NECA
  • Nemo
  • Ox
  • Odie
  • Gold
  • Onyx
  • Ozzy
  • Paul
  • Pacha
  • Paco
  • Pagu
  • Pit
  • Well
  • Rafa
  • Network
  • Rex
  • Rob
  • Rocky
  • Ron
  • Roy
  • Ryan
  • Sammy
  • Saga
  • Sadie
  • Sabri
  • Sabba
  • Sami
  • Sancho
  • Shine
  • Simba
  • Sirius
  • Skol
  • Taigo
  • Taik
  • Talca
  • Tank
  • Tandy
  • Teo
  • Teddy
  • Texas
  • Thor
  • Udi
  • Uili
  • Vira
  • Uzzy
  • Ushi
  • Valley
  • Volpi
  • Vedita
  • Vega
  • Vanilla
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas - Unique short names for cats (Male & Female)

Short and funny names for cats (Male & Female)

Just because your cat's name is short, doesn't mean it can't also be fun. Make use of your imagination and think about something. This is a good technique to find plenty of fun and short names for male and female cats, don't you think?

If you still don't have any ideas, then we suggest you take a look at this complete list of short and fun names for cats. Most of them are two syllable cat names, but you can also find one syllable names for cats (like ‘girl’) or even three syllable cat names (e.g. ‘pineapple’).

  • Romeo
  • Lettuce
  • Aloha
  • Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Cotton
  • Apple
  • Chill
  • Avatar
  • Bacardi
  • Baguette
  • Bart
  • Potato
  • Billy
  • Biju
  • Walnut
  • Cake
  • Captain
  • Stain
  • Gato
  • Cat
  • Channel
  • Girl
  • Weepy
  • Chile
  • Drizzle
  • Crystal
  • DaVinci
  • Dakar
  • Dear
  • Duke
  • Dune
  • Squirrel
  • Falcon
  • Fanta
  • Beast
  • Seal
  • Mister
  • Greta
  • Cricket
  • Guana
  • Hulk
  • Hero
  • Honda
  • Hooper
  • Ice
  • Ike
  • Yoda
  • Izzy
  • Jack
  • Jade
  • Jasper
  • Jimmy
  • Joca
  • Joe
  • June
  • Konan
  • Lino
  • Leka
  • Read
  • Wool
  • Lali
  • Liza
  • Liu
  • Lola
  • Lu
  • Lipe
  • Led
  • Milk
  • Pineapple
  • Mali
  • Mole
  • Neca
  • Nana
  • Nayla
  • Nico
  • Nick
  • Niff
  • Nica
  • Night
  • Noel
  • Bread
  • Hairy
  • Pepita
  • Petrus
  • Wheel
  • Russian
  • Sahara
  • Safir
  • Sagres
  • Shoyo
  • Siri
  • Slash
  • Skip
  • Sleepy
  • Tarzan
  • Taz
  • Tank
  • Tequila
  • Grape
  • Villain
  • Vinci
  • Vodka
  • Fast
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas - Short and funny names for cats (Male & Female)

Cute short names for cats

Help your cat learn their name more easily with the use of positive reinforcement. This is vital in order to relate the word with incentives which help associate it positively. Basically, this method consists of rewarding the cat whenever they react to the name or carry out a desired behavior.

Returning to the choice of the name, if you prefer a name which is cute and endearing, in this list you will find cute short names for cats and kittens:

  • Love
  • Friend
  • Babalu
  • Babita
  • Baby
  • Baboo
  • Baby
  • Bella
  • Belly
  • Biscuit
  • Ball
  • Bonbon
  • Nice
  • Bunny
  • Acorn
  • Cuca
  • Cookie
  • Dada
  • Dino
  • Didi
  • Dolly
  • Sweet
  • Star
  • Cutie
  • Fluffy
  • Honey
  • Doll
  • Heidi
  • Hope
  • Juju
  • Kika
  • Lady
  • Lua
  • Moon
  • Lulu
  • Mimi
  • Neni
  • Tiny
  • Pikachu
  • Picu
  • Tata
  • Vibi
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas - Cute short names for cats

Have you found a name for your cat?

Although the tips above are fundamental to choose the best short name for your cat, what is really important is that all the family members agree and pronounce it correctly. If each person pronounces the name in a different way, the cat will be confused and will never learn it. Share the article with each of the members of your household, and select the short name for cats that you all like the most.

And if don't like any of them, here are some more ideas:

Cat owners often believe that the choice of name is not important, but they are usually wrong. This decision is the first step to educate a feline correctly. Consequently, it helps improve our relationship with them. While we associate training with dogs, cats also need to learn boundaries and rules of the home. This is both practical and the best way to ensure their health and happiness.

If you want to read similar articles to Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas, we recommend you visit our Names category.

Write a comment

Add an image
Click to attach a photo related to your comment
What did you think of this article?
1 comment
Robert
We have two cats
Jiji and Kiki
Administrador AnimalWised
We love these names, thanks for sharing!
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas
1 of 4
Short Names for Cats (Male & Female) - More than 200 Ideas

Back to top