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Cat Names From Movies: Here’s Some Inspiration

Sharing life with a cat is something extraordinary. Undoubtedly, each stage has its memorable moments, and all are equally important. But I think that almost nothing can beat the first days when you decide to adopt a cat when you choose the right one, or maybe he chooses you, and what to say about the fun but a super complicated moment of choosing a name? It makes us think. Many people choose cat names from movies, not only from cats but also from their favorite characters (humans or other species).

The name we choose for a cat has to be perfect and represent its personality, but it also has to be unique and be cute or funny, and there are so many options that it seems impossible to choose just one name.

Hundreds of cat names from movies (from Disney to Harry Potter to Superman)

If you are in this amazing stage of finding the perfect name for your perfect cat, we will help you with an exhaustive list of great names for your cat. This time we present cat names inspired by popular characters from different movies, maybe you like one of them for your cat, or it will inspire you to invent a unique and special name for your new adventure companion.

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Movie-inspired female cat names

  • Amelie (Amelie)
  • Baby (Dirty Dancing)
  • Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Carrie (Carrie)
  • Cher (Clueless)
  • Cleo (Cleopatra)
  • Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)
  • Elle (Legally Blonde)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Foxy (Foxy Brown)
  • Hermoine (Harry Potter)
  • Holly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Juno (Juno)
  • Katniss (Hunger Games)
  • Kiki (Kiki’s delivery service)
  • Leia (Star Wars)
  • Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Lois  (Superman)
  • Luna (Harry Potter)
  • Matilda (Matilda)
  • Moana (Moana)
  • Minnie
  • Mulan (Mulan)
  • Neytiri (Avatar)
  • Regina (Mean Girls)
  • Thelma (Thelma and Louise)

Movie-inspired male cat names

  • Ace (Ace Ventura)
  • Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Buzz (Toy Story)
  • Catbus (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Diego (Ice Age)
  • Dobby (Harry Potter)
  • Felix (Felix the Cat: The Movie) for your Tuxedo cat
  • Frodo (Lord of the Rings)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel)
  • Groot (Avengers)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)
  • Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Inigo (The Princess Bride)
  • Jack (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Jones (Indiana Jones)
  • Loki (Marvel Movies)
  • Malfoy (Harry Potter)
  • Marty (Back to the Future)
  • Maximus (Gladiator)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Optimus (Transformers)
  • Orion (Men in Black)
  • Richard Parker (Life of Pi)
  • Rocky (Rocky)
  • Ron (Harry Potter)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • T’Challa (Black Panther)
  • Tibbs (101 Dalmatians)
  • Tom (Tom and Jerry)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)

Best cat names from Disney movies

  • Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Ariel (Little Mermaid)
  • Aslan (Narnia)
  • Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Baloo (The Jungle Book)
  • Bambi (Bambi)
  • Berlioz (The Aristocats)
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web)
  • Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Cruella (101 Dalmatians)
  • Daisy (Donald Duck’s partner)
  • Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Grumpy (Snow White)
  • Jake (The Cat From Outer Space)
  • Jiminy (Pinnochio)
  • Julius (Runaway Brain)
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Lucifer (Cinderella)
  • Marie (The Aristocats)
  • Milton (Plutopia)
  • Mittens (Bolt)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Nala (Lion King)
  • Oliver (Oliver & Company)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Rufus (The Rescuers)
  • Sabor (Tarzan)
  • Sergeant Tibbs (101 Dalmatians)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Snowball (Hercules)
  • Tigger (Winnie The Pooh)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Triton (Little Mermaid)
  • Waffles (Goof Troop)
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Best cat names from TV cartoons

  • Arriety (The Secret World of Arriety)
  • Baron Humber (Whisper of the Heart)
  • Chihiro (Spirited Away) is a great Japanese cat name
  • Ged (Tales of Earthsea)
  • Haku (Spirited Away)
  • Howl (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Kaguya (The Tale of Princess Kaguya)
  • Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Marnie (When Marnie Was There)
  • Mei (My Neihgbor Totoro)
  • Nausicaä (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
  • Satsuki (My neighbor Totoro)
  • Seita (Grave of the Fireflies)
  • Taeko (Only Yesterday)
  • Takashi (My Neighbors the Yamadas)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Umi (From Up on Poppy Hill)

How to choose the perfect name for my cat?

The name you choose will be ideal, and your cat is sure to love it, but if you want some advice, try to choose a name that you like, and that is something simple and doesn’t sound too similar to the name of another pet or member of your household.

The shorter the name, the easier it will be for your cat to learn to identify it. Experts even say that two-syllable names are the best for pets, for example, Milo or Belle. Make sure your cats are not named Mochi and Tochi because they can get confused.

And I won’t leave without telling you that if your cat doesn’t respond to his name, it doesn’t mean it’s because he doesn’t know it. Cats ignore us from time to time, or most of the time. If you want to do the test, say your cat’s name, and even if he doesn’t turn around or come to you, you will see how he moves his ears slightly. What do you think? Did you like any of the names on the list?

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