Updated - Oct 26th, 2021
Disney’s Halloween classic Hocus Pocus featured Binx (AKA Thackery Binx) as one of the main characters in the film. Thackery Binx was once a young boy who lived with his family in Salem, Massachusetts during the 17th century. After a failed attempt to save his sister who was lured into the cottage of three evil witches, they cast a spell that transformed him into an immortal black cat. Known for being an incredibly loyal protector to his humans, Binx would be a great name for a brave black cat with a big heart who always has your back.
This is a name fit for feline royalty. Disney fans will remember Duchess – a white blue-eyed Turkish Angora – as the female protagonist in The Aristocats. In addition to being elegant and beautiful, Duchess is friendly and kind. This would make a fitting name for a pretty white kitty with a loving personality who is queen of your castle.
Frozen is one of the most popular Disney films in decades, and Elsa is one of its most memorable characters. Elsa is an incredibly powerful queen who is able to harness the power of ice and snow. This would make a great name for a girl cat with a powerful personality (especially a rescue cat who has recently come out of her shell). And who could resist the urge to sing/meow along to “Let It Go” with your new kitty?
Disney’s Pinocchio featured Figaro, a male Tuxedo cat companion to the woodcarver Geppetto. Figaro was Walt Disney’s personal favorite character in the film, and he ended up making Figaro Minnie Mouse’s cat. Figaro would make a great name for a rambunctious black-and-white boy.
Disney’s Bolt may be a dog movie, but street-cat Mittens plays an integral role in the story. Mittens, who was abandoned by her owners, is initially an unwitting companion for Bolt, but eventually the two form a strong bond. Mittens would make a great name for a rescue cat who has finally found a forever home with you (and perhaps even an unlikely friendship with a new pup sibling).
Mochi is a Japanese Bobtail calico in Big Hero 6 who is the family pet of Aunt Cass, Hiro, and Tadashi. Though Mochi is a male cat, male calicos are actually incredibly rare. In Japanese culture, a Japanese Bobtail (especially a calico) is a symbol of good luck, and Japanese Maneki Neko dolls often feature a calico. Mochi would make a great name for any calico who makes you feel like the luckiest parent in the world.
Oliver is one of Disney’s most iconic cats. This orange tabby is the main character in Oliver & Company. He is friendly and kind to his dog pals and loyal and protective to everyone he cares about. Oliver would be a great name for an orange boy cat, especially one who gets along well with dogs.
Disney’s The Lion King has a wealth of name choices for your new kitty. Both Simba and Nala are consistently among the most popular choices. For Lion King fans who want a more unique choice, consider Sarabi. Sarabi is Simba’s wise and kind mother who is fiercely protective of her family. This would be a great name for a little lioness possessing these same qualities.
Homeward Bound: The Incredibly Journey would not be complete without Sassy, a Himalayan cat who takes a long journey home with her two dog brothers. Sassy is a beautiful girl, and she is obsessed with keeping her long, gorgeous fur clean. Sassy would make a sweet name for a girl kitty with a feisty personality (who may be a bit of a drama queen at times).
This orange cat is Duchess’s eldest son in The Aristocats. Both Disney fans and art history buffs can appreciate this name, as the character of Toulouse (who enjoys painting) was taken from French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Toulouse-Lautrec is most famous for his depictions of late 19th-century life in the Montmartre district in Paris, so this would make a great choice for a French breed with flair, like a Birman, Chartreux, or Serrade Petit.