10 Best Celebrity Cat Names

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Updated - Oct 26th, 2021

Rapper and songwriter Macklemore found his tabby cat, Cairo, on Craigslist. Cairo was a lifesaver for Macklemore and his family since he kept his pregnant wife Trisha company while Macklemore was on the road touring.

Calling all fancy, furbulous felines! It’s no surprise that legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld spoiled his cat rotten. A blue-eyed, white Birman, Choupette (which means “sweetie” in French) had her own staff (two minders, a bodyguard, a doctor, and a chef), a Louis Vuitton carrier bag, and even her own career. When Lagerfeld passed away in February 2019, it was rumored that Choupette was his heir (though this has not been proved). 

Robert Downey Jr. has always been an animal lover. In addition to D’Artagnan (named after the protagonist of The Three Musketeers and nicknamed Dart), he has another cat named Montgomery – but that’s just the beginning. RDJ’s massive estate in Malibu, California is not only his family home but also his own personal animal sanctuary, where he takes in many types of animals. In addition to Dart and Monty, the Downey family has alpacas, goats, cows, pigs, and chickens.

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English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a big-time cat lover. Besides for his orange tabby Dorito, he also has a Scottish Fold named Callipo. Sheeran’s cats have their own Instagram with nearly 320K followers. 

Eye In The Dark
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is known for being a very cool dude, so of course his cat has a very cool name. Eye In The Dark is probably one of the oddest cat names around, but there is some logic to the name. When Reedus’s son Mingus was 5 years old, he desperately wanted a black kitten and Reedus found one and allowed his young son to name it. At that time, the floors in their apartment were all black, so Mingus named the cat Eye In The Dark since that was the only part of the kitty he could see at night.

Kitty Purry
Katy Perry famously named her Maine Coon cat after herself – well, sort of. Kitty Purry is an obvious play on Perry’s stage name, and the cat became a star in her own right after appearing in Perry’s “Roar” music video. Perry even named one of the shades of her CoverGirl lipstick line after her beloved cat!

Ian Somerhalder of Lost and The Vampire Diaries is a huge cat person, and Somerhalder is frequently photographed with his cat Moke (both on his personal Instagram and in professional photoshoots). Somerhalder is an environmentalist and animal lover who not only rescues and fosters pets of his own but actively works for many organizations dedicated to helping animals and the environment.

Mr. Peeps
Singer-songwriter Kesha is a dedicated cat mom. In addition to her two Maine Coons, Charlie and Queso, she rescued a Siamese who she named Mr. Peeps (AKA Mr. Peep$, with the dollar sign a throwback to her original stage name, Ke$ha). Kesha found Mr. Peeps in a garbage can behind a club in Russia and she knew she had to take him home with her. Mr. Peeps appeared in Kesha’s “Crazy Kids” video, used to go on tour with her, and even won Billboard magazine’s fan-favorite celebrity cat award in 2019.

Olivia Benson
It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has fully embraced her Cat Lady status over the years. In addition to two other cats (Meredith Grey and Benjamin Button), Swift has a Scottish Fold named Olivia Benson after Mariska Hargitay’s iconic character on Law and Order: SVU. Swifties all over the world know that it’s not Taylor but her cats who are the true stars of Swift’s Instagram.

Princess Peony
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is known for her perfect housekeeping tips, but did you know she is also a huge animal lover? Princess Peony is a calico Persian, as is her sister, Empress Tang – but they are only two of Stewart’s many animals. Stewart’s property in Bedford, New York is also an animal sanctuary and working farm. Over the years she has had many cats in addition to dogs, birds, chinchillas, chickens, cows, peacocks, geese, pigeons, donkeys, and horses!

Shanti Om Bb
Singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus is a huge animal lover who is passionate about rescue animals. In addition to her nine rescue dogs and one pig, Cyrus has four rescue kitties. Shanti, an adorable all-white Persian fluffball, is one of her most recent rescues and has her own Instagram with over 83K followers.

Ali Morretta

Writer, Adoring Corgi Mom
Ali is a writer, editor & proud Corgi mom with diverse experience across educational publishing & entertainment blogging.
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