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Most Popular Cat Nicknames
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Most Popular Cat Nicknames

Cats are more than just pets; they’re family members! And every furball deserves a fabulous nickname that suits their purr-sonality. Maybe it happens organically, but at some point, we’ve all called our cats by some ridiculous nickname (that’s not even close to their actual name)!

Every pet has a name and about 20 other nicknames that likely started as some variation of their name and have morphed into something absolutely out of control. Whether your kitty is a dainty princess or a mischievous troublemaker, there’s a nickname out there waiting to be bestowed upon them. Let’s share some of our favorite things that we’ve discovered.  

Nicknames for a Girl Cat

Buffy, our editor’s beautiful long-haired cat, quickly became Fluffy Buffy. Now, she roams the halls of the house only to be addressed as Princess Fluff. She knows people are her royal subjects, and she’ll never let them forget it.  

Another favorite is “Little Bean,” which somehow morphed into just “Bean” and now “Beanie Baby.” I dare you to find a more endearing nickname. (P.S. – you’ll never venture to guess the pet’s actual name.) 

Nicknames for a Boy Cat

A black cat named Jack who has a wildly mischievous personality comes from a family of the editorial team’s friend. His nickname started with Jack Attack and has gradually morphed into “Sour Patch Kid.” No, we don’t have a better explanation, but if you met him, you’d immediately understand. 

Cute Nicknames

Cute nicknames for kittens are often easy to find, but here are a few of our favorite cute cat nicknames:

  • Nugget (variations include Nuggy, Nug, Bug, Nugatron, etc.)

  • Speedy (for the cats that often get the zoomies)

  • Jelly Bean (variations include Tiabeanie, Beanie Baby, and Jelly Belly)

  • Mister Whisker (also affectionately referred to as Whiskerface, Whiskey, and Whiskers)

  • Meowzilla (for the cats whose middle name might be “destruction”)

  • Fluffernutter (because your kitty is fluffy and sweet like a marshmallow sandwich)

Funny Nicknames

This list of funny nicknames for cats didn’t come from us, purrrr-se, but they made us chuckle, so we hope they do the same for you:

  1. Chairman Meow: Because every cat secretly dreams of world domination.

  2. Catrick Swayze: For the kitty with some serious dance moves. 

  3. Cowboy/girl: Because life with a cat is always an adventure!

Notable mentions include Meow-Meow (for obvious reasons) and “Kitty.” 

Silly Nicknames

The list of silly cat nicknames is truly endless, but here are some of our top choices. 

  1. Whiskerino

  2. Meowster Chef

  3. Sir Meowsalot

  4. Sir Pounce-a-Lot

  5. Fluffy McFlufferson (aka Fluffybutt)

  6. Whiskerlicious (Not to be confused with Fergalicious)

  7. Purrito (aka Purrito Supreme)

  8. Stinky (used affectionately, not because he is a descendent of Smelly Cat)

Make your own list, as you probably have a nickname that deserves to be on this list!

Food-Related Nicknames

Choosing a name for your furry friend can be a challenge. Here are some cute food-related names to inspire you:

  • Sugar

  • Brownie

  • Truffle

  • Kit Kat

  • Raisin

  • Butters

  • Jell-O

  • Mango

  • Pistachio

  • Cheddar / Cheesy / Pepper

  • Pumpkin

We tried to include a variety of names for the different variations of cats' coats, but when it came to food, black cat nicknames became a little tricky! For food-related black cat nicknames we offer the following:

  • Licorice - A sweet nod to the classic black candy.

  • Espresso - Perfect for a cat with a strong, energetic personality.

  • Oreo - Ideal for a black cat with some white markings.

  • Pepper - A spicy option for a spirited cat.

  • Caviar - Luxurious and sophisticated, just like your cat.

  • Truffle - Rare and delightful, much like a black truffle.

  • Sable - After the rich, dark fur used in fashion, fitting for a sleek black cat.

  • Cocoa - Soft and dark, great for a sweet, black cat.

  • Pumpernickel - A dark, dense bread, perfect for a solid, dependable feline.

  • Mocha - A great choice for a cat as invigorating as this coffee-chocolate drink.

Pop Culture-Inspired Nicknames

These pop-culture-inspired nicknames add a touch of fun and familiarity to our cats’ identities, celebrating the traits and personalities that make them truly one of a kind. 

  1. Catniss Everclean: You probably saw this one coming. Inspired by the fearless heroine Katniss Everdeen from the “The Hunger Games” series, Catniss Everclean embodies bravery, agility, and shared instincts. This nickname is purrfect for the cat who’s always on the hunt, ready to protect her territory, and always makes sure she is well-groomed. 

  2. Meowrio: A playful twist on the iconic video game character, Mario, Meowrio is the hero of his adventure, navigating through obstacles and rescuing his fellow felines! Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but if your cat has boundless energy and is always up for a quest around the house, maybe Meowrio suits him! 

  3. Purrcules: If you haven’t picked up on it by now, we love puns and a good play on words. Drawing inspiration from the mighty demigod Hercules, Purrcules is a cat of epic proportions, with strength, courage, and a heart of gold. This cat faces challenges with determination and heroism while looking impossibly handsome! 

The bond you share truly matters no matter what you call your furry friend. So, whether you stick to tradition or get creative with your cat’s nickname, just shower them with love and cuddles daily! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Pookie” mean?

“Pookie” is a term of endearment often used for pets like cats or dogs. It’s like calling them your little sweetheart or darling. So, if your cat responds to “Pookie,” they probably think they’re the ruler of the household— and let’s be honest, they’re not wrong!