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10 Best Names For Male Cats

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Updated - Oct 29th, 2020

Bacon
Is there a more universally beloved food than bacon? You can eat it as is, put it in salads, wrap stuff in it – it’s one of the most versatile foods around. If your beloved new boy cat has an all-around great personality, Bacon is a very cute choice for him.

Bowie
Iconic singer-songwriter David Bowie was a huge cat lover. He even wrote a song called  “Cat People,” which was released on the 1983 album Let’s Dance. If your cat has a larger-than-life personality, a melodic meow, and some serious feline flair, consider naming your boy Bowie to honor the late great rocker.

Bubba
Bubba is a cute name for a boy cat coming into your family as a brother to your other babies (either fur or human). The name Bubba is a term of endearment used for a little brother, so if your new addition is the baby of the family, Bubba is a fitting choice.

Dash
If your boy cat is a dashing little speed demon who loves to play “Chase the prey” and pounce on everything in sight, Dash is a fun choice. This is also a great option for fans of Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles, where Dash is the eldest son in the superhero Parr family and possesses superhuman speed.

Griffin
This mythological creature has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle! Griffins are known for their courage and bravery, so this name would be fitting for a rescue cat who has overcome obstacles in his past before finding a loving forever home with you.

Hemingway
American literary giant Ernest Hemingway was one of the biggest cat fanatics of all time. His first cat was a white polydactyl (six-toed) kitten he named Snow White, and many of the cats that still roam his Key West house (today the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum) are descendants of Snow White. The “Hemingway cats” are famous and have become a major tourist attraction for Key West visitors, so why not name your cat after one of America’s most iconic writers and cat dads?

Merlin
This famous cunning wizard of Arthurian legend tutored young Arthur before he became the King of Camelot. The association of cats with magic has persisted throughout history, so Merlin would be a clever choice for your boy cat – especially if he has a knack for the disappearing act.

Spock
If you’re a Star Trek fan with a smart pointy-eared boy, consider naming your new addition after this iconic Vulcan. This would make an especially cool name for a breed with huge ears, such as an Abyssinian, Sphinx, or Oriental.

Tuxedo
If you have a black-and-white kitty who is debonair, Tuxedo (or Tux) is a handsome choice. Naming your cat after this classic black-and-white formal wear is a great way to reflect his coloring and the fact that he is a bit of a fancy lad.

Yoshi
Cat parents who love video games might want to consider Yoshi, the iconic dino-like character from the Super Mario franchise. Yoshi is friendly and playful and would make a great name for a frisky, fun-loving breed like a Japanese Bobtail, Devon Rex, or Munchkin.

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