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Cat Names - Waggel's Top Uncommon Cat Names

Written by Ryan Gliozzo


Searching for that perfect name for your new kitty can end up costing hours. Our guide provides you with some unique and uncommon names so you can pick something that perfectly suits your little fluff ball.
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Let's not over-exaggerate the issue you're faced with here. You've got a kitten, they're fluffy, and they're cute, but that's not the problem.

With around 10.8 million pet cats living in the UK, scratching our curtains and coughing up hairballs, it can be a struggle for our feline friends to stand out from the crowd.

However, with a wide choice of unique cat names, cute cat names, or even funny cat names out there, finding the perfect name to suit your kitty's personality can feel like climbing Mt Everest, blindfolded, backwards... and in the nude. Not a pretty sight and quite a daunting task.

Well, daunt no longer, and put those clothes back on because our hardworking researchers at Waggel have been heroically tackling this very issue.

Through the power of tea and biscuits and a lot of overtime, they've done the impossible and created Waggel's top 20 most popular names for any kitty.

Waggel's top 20 cat names

Grab a nice hot cuppa and a good handful of choccy hobnobs, and settle down for our inspirational top 20 cat names.

1. Tiddles

Let's just get this one out of the way nice and early, shall we? Tiddles is one of the most famous cat names in the UK, but can you think of anyone who has used it? No? Neither can I.

But you can, and weirdly, it'll be quite a unique name for your kitty to have. It's also short, snappy, and very memorable.

2. Boots

We all love Shrek, but the movie franchise never really hit its stride until they introduced the real star, Puss in Boots. If you're looking for a name with oomph that's both cute and cool at the same time, Boots is perfect.

It also has the advantage of being gender-neutral, so it'll be just as suitable for your cute little girl cat as it will be for your heroic swashbuckling tomcat.

3. Max

Short, sweet, and very popular, Max is not only simple to spell but is one of the most common boy cat names in the world, and for a good reason. It's easy to remember and just sounds cool. It's also a fantastically fitting name for the bigger-boned kitty and cats with the x-factor who like to live life to the...

Well, you get the idea!

4. Simba

I bet you didn't see this one coming, did you? Simba is the perfect name for your little lion cub, and it's also got a bit of a regal edge to it. Of course, if you want to keep things nice and simple, you can always go with the shorter version, 'Sim'.

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5. Pickles

Pickles is a quirky, light-hearted, and memorable name for your off-the-wall kitten. If you've got a nutty furball that loves nothing more than causing mischief and mayhem and getting themselves into a right old pickle, then this couldn't be a more perfect name!

6. Trixie

For a girlie kitty cat with a big personality, Trixie is a wonderful choice of name. It's a strong and confident name that rolls off the tongue easily, perfect for shouting loudly when your little fluffy friend is playing with the goldfish.

 Trixie is just the name to fit cats that spend all day preening and like to be the centre of attention.

7. Bubbles

This is an extremely fun name for a lively kitten overflowing with playful, bubbly energy.

If you've got a little ball of sunshine that loves nothing more than running around like a loon, making death-defying leaps from ridiculously high shelves, and pouncing on your bare feet, then give the name Bubbles a go!

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8. Screech

This name is the obvious choice for a high-pitched, screechy little kitty who loves to wake you up at the crack of dawn with their caterwauling. 

If you've got a little ball of fluff that's as noisy as they are cute, then Screech is the name for them!

9. Khan

Khan is a powerful name for the truly regal and stately kitty that oozes confidence. It's perfect for those cats that think they're the king or queen of the household. 

If your cat is big, stripey and tiger-like, the name has an 'evil genius' air about it which could also be a slam dunk of a name for Star Trek fans having an epic battle of wits with their crafty cat.

10. Gizmo

Gizmo is one of those memorable names for any science fiction nut with a crazy kitty that's a bit out there. It's also a fitting name for a curious kitty that manages to get into everything.

 If you want a name with real feline street cred, then Gizmo is an inspired choice.

11. Lollipop

Lollipop is a great name for a sugary sweet furball that loves nothing more than cuddles and kisses. A wonderfully quirky name for a super-cute kitty.

 If you want a name that's a little bit different but still has that all-important cuteness factor, then Lollipop could be just what you're looking for.

12. Tigger

This one's a bit of a no-brainer, isn't it? Tigger is just the right name for a loveable, outgoing and energetic kitty that loves to bounce around like they've got springs in their paws.

 If you want a name bursting with personality, then Tigger is definitely the way to go!

13. Fuzzy

For unique girl cat names, it doesn't get any better than this. If your kitten has long fur soft as velvet and cuddly as a teddy bear, Fuzzy couldn't be a more fitting name for a female fluffball.

 Let's face it, what's not to love about a fuzzy little kitten that's as cute as a button and enjoys nothing more than sleeping on your lap all day?

14. Tom

A classic name that never goes out of style, Tom is a solid and confident name for a male kitty cat that likes to strut his stuff and show off. It's also perfect for a tomcat that is terrible at catching troublesome cartoon mice. 

Cats called Tom are often independent with a mind of their own but can also be loving and affectionate creatures that make great pets.

15. Willow

This is a beautiful name for a female kitty with long flowing locks of silky fur. It's a delicate and graceful name that is sure to suit any dainty little lady kitty cat. 

Willow is also perfect for a gentle and timid kitten that loves to hide away and curl up in cosy spots.

16. Tinkerbell

A playful and fun name for a small and delicate kitten. Tinkerbell is a magical name for a mischievous little minx who loves to play tricks and gets into all kinds of adventures. 

If you're looking for a fairytale name with a bit of twist, you couldn't wish for a better name than Tinkerbell.

17. Boo

An excellent name for a kitten that's as cute as a button. Cats called Boo often have big personalities and are sure to keep you entertained.

 Boo is just the right name for that little female feline who's energetic and playful and loves to surprise you by pouncing on you at unexpected moments.

18. Ringo

The perfect name for any music lover, Ringo is a name for noisy free spirits that do things their own way as they clatter and crash around the house. It doesn't matter if your cat isn't the stealthiest. 

With a name like Ringo, they're sure to be entertaining. Cats called Ringo are often very affectionate and make great pets.

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19. Bagheera

This is an exotic and intriguing name for a black cat as sleek as a panther. It's perfect for an elegant kitty with an air of mystery about them. 

If you're looking for a truly unique name, then Bagheera is that and more. Cats called Bagheera are often very independent but are also warm and loving companions.

20. Tabby

Tabby is a great name for any kitty with plenty of personality. If you've got a striped kitty cat, then Tabby might be the name for you. 

It's a classic name that has been around since man first offered a bowl of milk to a sabre-toothed tiger and thought. "What am I going to call you?" and it's still going strong today.


We hope you found our carefully crafted list of popular cat names useful, but if you're after something a little different, there are plenty of amazing pet names out there for your feline friend, whether you're looking for classic or unique names, male cat names, or female cat names.

Choosing a name that suits your cat's one-of-a-kind personality is important, so take your time and have fun with it! After all, your cat will be part of the family for a long time, so you want to make sure you get it right.

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