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These are the best boy cat names we’ve ever heard

Top boy cat names for your furry bundle of joy

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What’s in a name? So much, at least when naming a cat. Sure, a cat may not come when you call like a dog does (but they might). However, your cat’s name can reflect their personalities (and yours).

Picking out the best name for your cat can feel like a tall task, albeit more fun than choosing a litter box. There are many options to choose from, but none feel quite right. If you’re expecting a boy, we’ve got you covered. These are the best boy cat names, from famous cats and people to regal-sounding monikers.

Most popular and trending boy cat names

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You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when choosing a cat name. After all, your fur child won’t be attending kindergarten with 100 other Olivers like human kids named Noah probably will. compiled a list of the most popular and trending cat names, and these are fit for a male kitty.

  • Milo
  • Oliver
  • Charlie
  • Leo
  • Kitty
  • Norbert
  • Fuzz
  • Knox
  • Soju
  • Munch

Best boy cat names inspired by famous kitties

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From Sabrina the Teenage Witch to Garfield-inspired names, these are the best monikers for male cats that adore the spotlight.

  • Garfield
  • Salem
  • Chester
  • Felix
  • Sylvester
  • Tigger
  • Tom
  • Cat
  • Yzma
  • Hobbes
  • Lucifer
  • Rajah
  • Tony
  • Cheshire
  • Socks
  • Snowball II

Best names inspired by famous people

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Do you prefer to bestow a name on your cat inspired by a famous two-legged person? Again, there are plenty of options.

  • Seuss
  • Ice-T
  • Brad
  • William
  • Meloni
  • Ken
  • Hugh
  • Pitt
  • Ryan
  • Liam
  • Drake
  • Ziggy

Sports-inspired boy cat names

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Consider these suggestions a slam dunk for cat parents who intend to have ESPN become the soundtrack to their pet’s life.

  • Soto
  • Jordan
  • Michael
  • Walton
  • LeBron
  • James
  • Stephan
  • Nikola
  • Jokic
  • Tiger

The cutest boy cat names

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Cats are adorable. Why not choose a name that honors this fact (not opinion)?

  • Buttons
  • Olaf
  • Lucky
  • Whiskers
  • Mittens
  • Finn
  • Oscar
  • Frosty
  • Snowday
  • Captain
  • Beast

Regal-sounding cat names for boys

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Cats can step into a space and quickly take over (so long, bed). If you’re expecting and even hoping for nothing less from your newest family member, these names make royally good choices.

  • William
  • Prince
  • Harry
  • Charles
  • George
  • Arthur
  • Noble
  • Henry
  • Knight
  • Royal
  • Carat
  • Baron
  • Duke
  • Count
  • Archie
  • Earl
  • Marquis
  • Majesty

Closing thoughts

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Choosing a name for your cat can be one of the most fun parts of new kitty parenthood. Unlike rigid feeding schedule guidance, you have room for creativity. However, perhaps you’re hitting a block. Looking to pop culture, such as famous cats or humans, for inspiration is one way to get the juices flowing. Regal-sounding names are perfect for the kitty destined to become king of the castle. Cutesy names like Mittens and Buttons are also classics. Indeed, this area of pet parenthood is one to have fun with — you can’t go wrong.

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