Best Boy and Girl Kitten Names

KittenAre you ready to name your kitten? There are many cute kitten names that are very popular and easy to remember.

If the name doesn’t come to you immediately, don’t worry about it. Take your time finding a cute name that feels right and let it grow on you.

Rather than naming your kitten Furrypants McFluffyball O’Mouser, you may want to consider a cute kitten name.

Do you want a gender based name or gender neutral name? Gender neutral names like Sam or Jamie are perfectly fine, but you’ll find that using gender specific names can be a great way to bond with your little cat.

See what comes naturally. After playing with your kitten, don’t be surprised if you naturally find yourself calling your kitten “Furball”, “Boots”, or “Kitty”. You may also end up finding a name that matches your kitten’s personality, such as “Lucky”, “Scratch”, or “Sleepy”.

Pick a name that will fit as your kitten grows. Remember that your kitten is going to grow up, so naming your kitten “Tiny” or “Thumbelina” may not accurately reflect the size in a year.

Don’t pick a name that you’ll be ashamed of later. It may be funny to give your kitten a name like ‘Hellspawn’ or ‘Rat Cat’, but it may be embarrassing to yell.

Female Kitten Names

Female kittenThousands of potential names exist for female kittens. Shall we begin the process of settling on a name for your new kitty? You might try observing your feline at play and let your imagination take the reins.

Just be mindful that your kitten companion will grow-up to become a female cat, with her own quirks. So that a cutesy name like “Cuddles” may not suit the persnickety adult cat.

Let’s look at several options to fire-up your inspiration during the naming game. There is something magical about gems and crystals, so let’s start with the following possibilities.

These are the most popular names for female kittens:

  • Baby
  • Kitty
  • Bella
  • Fluffy
  • Lily
  • Princess
  • Patches
  • Molly
  • Maggie

Precious Gems and Crystals

Already we have potential in “Precious” and “Crystal”!

  • Amber
  • Pearl
  • Ruby
  • Topaz
  • Opal
  • Garnet
  • Jade


You’ll find many females in the Bible that are prospective girl kitty names. Here are our favorites.

  • Tabitha
  • Chloe
  • Candace
  • Vashti
  • Esther
  • Mara
  • Phoebe

Herbs and Plants

Peek into your spice cabinet or in your gardening book for unusual female kitten names.

  • Willow
  • Marigold
  • Ivy
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Iris
  • Rosemary


Colors or names inspired by colors are intuitive and atypical baby girl kitten names.

  • Silver
  • Violet
  • Magenta
  • Scarlet
  • Crimson
  • Lavender
  • Indigo

Flowers or Shrubs

Floral names offer sweet inspirations for naming your little girl kitty.

  • Belladonna
  • Buttercup
  • Angelica
  • Cherry
  • Daisy
  • Zinnia
  • Snowdrop

Food and Drink

For totality of uniqueness, turn to food and drink when choosing an exceptional name for your female feline.

  • Chocolate
  • Cognac
  • Peanut
  • Molasses
  • Tapioca
  • Pistachio
  • Olive

Goddess Names

A pedigreed puss deserves a high-powered Goddess name: she will expect to be treated like one!

  • Lilith – is the Hebrew goddess who was Adam’s first wife. It is purported that she changed into a demoness. If your female kitten is mischievous and plays tricks, like hiding underneath the bed, Lilith may be the perfect name.
  • Hestia is the Greek goddess of hearth and home. When your baby girl kitten likes to keep you close and cuddle, this is likely a better name than the “Cuddles” we addressed earlier.
  • Brigid is Celtic and protector of children. Female kittens drawn to your children would resonate with this name.
  • Bast is the goddess of cats! She adores riding in cars.
  • Flora is the Roman goddess of babies and beautiful flowers.
  • Fortuna, also Roman, is the goddess of fate.
  • Muses, Greek goddesses of inspiration. Sensational name for girl kittens of artists, writers, musicians, etc.


  • Cher
  • Buttons
  • Ariel
  • Shadow
  • Petunia
  • Priscilla

Male Kitten Names

Male KittenMale kitten names should be derived from sense and sensibility. Be mindful that the tiny ball of fluff, which fits in your palm so nicely now, will grow up to become a big, important tomcat. So, perhaps you should resist naming your boy kitten something akin to “fluffy”.

Male cats are assertive and if allowed to roam outdoors, they can get aggressive. When naming your male kitten, choose a bold, significant name. There are all sorts of avenues available to help you select the real, right name for your new adopted “son”.

These are some of the most popular names for male kittens:

  • Jack
  • Oliver
  • Lucky
  • Max
  • George
  • Leo
  • Sam
  • Charlie

Biblical Male Kitten Names

The Bible can be a great source for a meaningful and unique name for your kitten.

  • Aaron – Light bearer
  • Baruth – Blessed
  • Ecclesiastes – preacher man
  • Ethan – gift from God
  • Gabriel – God’s strength
  • Jeremiah – exalting in God
  • Davius – informs self

Black Male Kitten Names

Black cats are not bringers of bad luck. Quite to the contrary, when a black cat enters your house, it will bring good luck. This originated in ancient Egypt, where sacred black cats were said to bring blessings on any house that cared for it.

  • Denzel
  • Oreo
  • Bandit
  • Pepper
  • Blackjack
  • Bowtie
  • Domino

Historical Names for Boy Kittens

History provides a wealth of names for your bouncing boy kitten. Also, many historical names are unusual in modern times.

  • Pericles
  • Rembrandt
  • Yeats
  • Lincoln
  • Galileo
  • Quintus
  • Leonardo

The Gods

You probably can’t get bigger and more important than looking to the ancient, powerful gods for an appropriate name.

  • Thoth – Egyptian god of reincarnation.
  • Odin – Scandinavian god, as a youth he hung on to the Tree of Yggdrasil for second sight. As an old man, considered the god of wisdom and psychic sight.
  • Apollo – Greek and Roman god of sun, light and the arts.
  • Thor – Scandinavian god of sky and thunder.
  • Adonis – Greek god of vegetation.
  • Pan – Greek god of laugher, music and nature.
  • Mithra – Persian god of sun.

Cowboy Heroes

Male kittens, in particular, will usually take to double names. Experiment with a few cowboy names to see how your boy kitten responds.

  • Roy Rogers
  • Tom Mix
  • Lone Ranger
  • Clint Walker or Cheyenne
  • Tex Ritter
  • Cisco Kid
  • Randolph Scott

Just Because

We picked these names, just because we like them!

  • Lightening
  • Thunderbolt
  • Mazal Tov
  • Dakota
  • Morgan
  • Sebastian
  • Alley Cat
  • Socrates
  • Gizmo
  • Sebastian
  • Avatar
  • Zack
  • Ouspensky
  • Napoleon
  • Webster

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