Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Achilles

“The thin-lipped,” from the Greek a (without) and chelyne (lip).

Greek

Albion

White; rock, crag

Latin

Alfie

Elf or magical counsel; ready for battle

German

Alfred

Elf or magical counsel

English

Alfredo

Elf or magical counsel

English

Anastasios

Resurrection

Greek

Angel

Messenger of God

Greek

Argus

Vigilant guardian

Greek

Ari

Lion

Hebrew

Aristotle

The best of all

Greek

Arvin

People's friend

German

Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

Atreus

Fearless

Greek

Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

Bailey

Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification

English

Baker

English

Barnabas

Son of consolation

Spanish

Barney

A diminutive form of Barnabas and Bernard.

Modern

Bartholemew

Son of Tolmai

Hebrew

Basil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bay

Berry, water inlet

Latin

Beau

Handsome

French

Billie

Will helmet, protection

German

Blackwell

Black well

English

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Blue

The Color

American

Bodie

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Bowie

Blond

Scottish

Brave
Buddy

Brother

English

Caesar

Head of hair

Latin

Captain

Commander

English

Casey

Alert, watchful

Irish

Casper

Treasurer

Persian

Caspian

White

English

Catcher
Catfish
Cato

All-knowing

Latin

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Charlie

Free man

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Chief
Chuck

To chuck

German

Cloud

Visible Vapor

American

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Cougar

Unknown

Cyril

Master, lord

Greek

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Dax

Place name

French

Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Doc
Dorado

Golden

Spanish

Dragon

Fire-breathing creature

American

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Essex

Eastern

English

Falcon

Bird of prey

Latin

Fang

From the sheep pen

Scottish

Fender

From the defender

English

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Fish

Fisherman

English

Fisher

Fisherman

English

Flash

Bright Light

American

Flip

Spanish

Floyd

Gray-haired

Welsh

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Galileo

From Galilee

Italian

Garfield

Spear field

English

George

Farmer

Greek

Gilly
Golden

Little golden one

English

Gray

Gray-haired

English

Graylin
Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harvey

Battle ready

English

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Heath

Heath

English

Heathcliff

Cliff near a heath

English

Hemingway

Hemming's path

English

Henry

Home ruler

English

Herman

Soldier

German

Howie

Noble watchman

English

Huck

Short form of Huckleberry

American

Huckleberry

Sweet Berry

American

Hunter

Hunter

English

Huntley

Meadow of the hunter

English

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Ipo

Sweetheart, lover

Polynesian

Irvin

Green or fresh water

Gaelic

Jace

To heal

American

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jagger

Carter

English

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Jaxx

Son of Jack

English

Jex
Jimmy

He who supplants

Hebrew

Junior

The younger one

Latin

Jupiter

The supreme god

Latin

Kaipo

Sweetheart

Polynesian

Kairo

Victorious One

English

Kane

Battle

Irish

Kase

Box

English

Kassius

Helmeted warrior

Latin

Kester

Bearing Christ

Greek

King

King

English

Kip

Pointed hill

English

Kippling
Kitt

Bearing Christ

Greek

Knight

Knight's meadow

English

Knightley

Knight's meadow

English

Kobe

Supplanter

Hebrew

Koda

Friend

Native American

Kyro

Victorious

Arabic

Langley

Long meadow

English

Leo

Lion

Latin

Lex

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Lion

Lion

Latin

Lionel

Lion

Latin

Loki

Scandinavian

Louie

Famous warrior

German

Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

Lynx

Brightness

Greek

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Mario

Manly

Italian

Marley

Meadow near the lake

English

Marvin

Sea friend

Welsh

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Mattis

Gift of God

Scandinavian

Max

Greatest

English

Merlin

Sea fortress

Welsh

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Midnight

12:00 AM

American

Milo

Soldier

German

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Night

Evening

American

Nova

New

Latin

Oberon

Royal bear

German

Ocean

Sea

Greek

Olexei

Russian

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Orville

Gold town

French

Orwin

Spear friend

English

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Pele

Miracle, Wonder

Hebrew

Percy

A diminutive form of Percival.

Latin

Philly

Horse lover

Greek

Pluto

Rich

Greek

Poe

Peacock

English

Prince

Prince

English

Puma

Mountain Lion

Latin

Quill

Plume or feather

English

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Rangsey

Seven Colors

Asian

Red

Red color

English

Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

Redley

Red meadow

English

Relic

Precious artifact

English

Remus

In Roman mythology, one of the twin brothers who founded the city of Rome.

Latin

Rex

King

Latin

Rhaegal

Created name

American

Rhaegar

Created name

American

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Rio

River

Spanish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Roland

Renowned land

German

Rory

Red king

Irish

Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Ruddy

Ruddy colored

English

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Rugby

Rook fortress

English

Russell

Little red

English

Rusty

English

Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Sammy

God heard

Hebrew

Samson

Sun

Hebrew

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

Simba

Lion

African

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Sir

Respectful term used for addressing a male

English

Skip

Ship, boss

English

Skipper

Ship, boss

English

Smokey
Socrates

Greek

Spark

To scatter

Latin

Sparky

To scatter

Latin

Sparrow

Sparrow bird

English

Storm

Storm

English

Stuart

Steward

English

Talon

Claw

English

Teddy

Wealthy protector; brave people; God's gift

Greek

Texas

Friend

Native American

Tiberius
Tiger
Timmy

God's honor

Greek

Titan

Defender

Greek

Toby

Yahweh is Good

Hebrew

Tom

A diminutive form of Thomas.

Aramaic

Tommy

A diminutive form of Thomas.

Triton

God of the sea

Greek

Valor
Varys

Bow-legged

Latin

Viserion

Created name

American

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Willie

English

Windsor

Riverbank with a winch

English

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Zadok

Just, righteous

Hebrew

Zale

Sea-strength

Greek

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

With seemingly endless options to choose from, selecting the purrfect name for your cat can be an adventure in itself. We’ve rounded up boy cat names to make naming your feline friend easier. Let’s check out some cat monikers together, from ancient gods to modern favorites.

Today’s most popular male cat names got their start on humans, like the short and sweet Jack. Oliver, Leo, and Milo are perennial favorites. They offer a frisky, boyish charm that perfectly suits a curious feline. Charlie, Max, and Oscar are close behind and offer an old-man chic style that’s always in style. Walter, Roscoe, and Ralph are other great male cat names that match this vibe.

Other popular boy cat names are rooted in pop culture, like The Lion King’s Simba and Loki, from the Marvel universe and Norse mythology. Felix hails from the famous cartoon, as does Tom, from Tom & Jerry. Salem is great for all-black cats, inspired by Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Word names work well, too, with Midnight and Onyx making great names for a black cat. Meanwhile, Tiger fits a striped tabby. A brave little one might wear a name like Knight or Valor, while a cuddle bug may suit Buddy or Teddy. You could opt for fishy names after a cat’s favorite food, like Catfish or Fisher, or something energetic, like Flash or Dash.

You can use names that honor your passions, too, as pet names have a little more wiggle room than naming your child. Literary lovers will enjoy Hemingway, and with the author’s love of cats, it’s more than fitting on a feline. Romeo is another fantastic option here, with the Shakespearean character’s name wearing well on a loving kitty. Aristotle, Socrates, and Pluto are excellent for philosophy fans, while sports fanatics enjoy Kobe, Rugby, and Pele

Whether you love the classics or hope for something rare, we hope you find a favorite among our collection of boy cat names.