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50 Disney cat names for your favourite feline

By Justine Seraphin Country Manager

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Finding a great name for your little feline is so important - you’ll be calling him that for the next 10-20 years! The great news is, when you’re a Disney fan, you’ve got plenty of choice!

Some say it’s not worth it naming a cat because the cat won’t come when called anyway. True, cats have a well-known independent streak, but that doesn’t mean they can’t master the recall command if you put your mind to training your kitty properly. Plus, if you choose the right name, your cat is more likely to listen to you when called!

Naming a cat

There are certain tips and tricks you should follow when naming your cat. Much like dogs, cats will pick up on sounds better if the name is short (1-2 syllables) and if it doesn’t resemble any other word you would commonly use around your pet (e.g. come). When naming a cat, you should also think about the fact that they react very well to high pitched sounds. This is because when they’re on the hunt, cats need to be able to pick up on the sounds that small rodents or birds make. Due to this, your cat is more likely to listen to you if you choose a name that ends with a high-frequency sound, like an ‘E’. If you have your heart set on a longer name, you could simply choose a nickname to use when calling your cat (e.g. Lancelot would become Lancy). 

As long as you keep all these rules in mind, you are free to name your cat whatever you like! And if you’re a Disney fan, we know you’ll be searching for inspiration among the names of your favourite characters. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this ultimate list of Disney-inspired cat names! Plus, we’ve included both the full names and the cat-appropriate nicknames, just to make it easier for you.

Read on and see - could one of these names be the one for your fluffy friend?

Disney Cat Movies

The Aristocats

It’s impossible to speak of Disney cats and not include The Aristocats in our list! Released in 1970, the Disney classic tells the story of a pampered pet and her three kittens who are kidnapped by an evil butler trying to snatch their inheritance for himself. Luckily, the family of felines meet a savvy street cat who help them find their way back home. The moral of the story? You can learn a lot from people (or animals) of different backgrounds, and in the end, our differences mean nothing in the face of friendship and love! The following names are great for spoiled kitties as well as streetwise tom cats:

  • Chichi (short for Duchess)
  • Malley (short for Thomas O’Malley)
  • Marie
  • Berry (short for Berlioz)
  • Louis (short for Toulouse)
  • Scatty (short for Scat Cat)

Alice in Wonderland

Released in 1951, this wacky tale is that of a girl who falls through the ground into a mesmerizing dreamscape where she encounters absurd characters in surreal situations. She leaves behind her pet cat, who watches her fall helplessly into Wonderland, and on her journeys, meets a very different kind of that may haunt our dreams forever! The following names are great for cats who are a little eccentric:

  • Chessy (short for Cheshire Cat)
  • Dinah 
  • Allie (short for Alice)
  • Hatty (short for The Mad Hatter)
  • Queenie (short for The Queen of Hearts)
  • Dee (short for Tweedle Dee)

Lady and the Tramp

Sure, this 1955 animated classic is mostly a story about dogs, but some felines make an appearance too! The Siamese cats are a little cheeky in this tale, blaming the dog for the havoc they wreak in the house! The following names are great for kitties who have a naughty side:

  • Si 
  • Amy (nickname for Am)
  • Lady
  • Trusty
  • Tony
  • Dachsie

The Jungle Book

This 1967 classic doesn’t feature any domestic cats, but it does feature a couple of their wild cousins! And there’s a big difference between the two feline characters: the panther is a good character, trying to protect his human friend at all costs, while the tiger is an evil character who tries to get his claws on the little human on several occasions! The following names are great for cats who have a wild side:

  • Baggy (short for Bagheera)
  • Khany (short for Shere Khan)
  • Mowgli 
  • Shanti 
  • Buzzie
  • Ziggy

Disney Cat Names

There are so many more cat characters in Disney movies from which to get your inspiration from! Here are just a few of them:

  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Sassy (Homeward Bound)
  • Lucy (short for Lucifer, Cinderella)
  • Figgy (short for Figaro, Pinocchio)
  • Giddy (short for Gideon, Pinocchio)
  • Tiggy (nickname for Tigger, Winnie the Pooh)
  • Lanny (nickname for Aslan, The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Jakey (nickname for Jake, The Cat From Outer Space)
  • Binxy (short for Thackery Binx, Hocus Pocus)
  • D.C. (That Darn Cat!)
  • Tibby (short for Sergeant Tibbs, 101 Dalmatians)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Ollie (short for Oliver, Oliver and Company)

Other Popular Disney Name Themes

If you’re not fussed about whether your pet is named after a cat character or movie, then you may want to name him after a different kind of Disney character. Check out the following ideas if you need more inspiration:

Disney Villains

  • Hades (Hercules)
  • Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Ella (short for Cruella de Vil, 101 Dalmatians)
  • Mimi (short for Madam Mim, The Sword in the Stone)

Disney Princesses

  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Tia (short for Tiana, The Princess and The Frog)
  • Ida (short for Merida, Brave)

Mickey Mouse and Friends

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Daisy
  • Goofy

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