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Female cat name ideas for your new cat or kitten

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Female cat name ideas

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Find the perfect female cat name with this list of 25 classic and trendy names. Which name do you love the most?

By Lorraine Kipling

A female kitten is a wonderful addition to your family, and you want to make sure that she has a name that speaks to her value. What will your cat’s name say about her?

There are so many wonderful possibilities for naming your girl cat, from time-tested classics to names from pop culture and mythology. Whatever your personal interests, and whoever your female cat is, there is a fabulous name out there that will work.

We have put together a list of 25 female cat names that you will love. Will your cat’s name be on the list?

25 female cat names you will love

Ariel

This is a fairy tale name from The Little Mermaid, and the name of the sprite in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It might suit a Donskoy.

Ava

Taking inspiration from Ava DuVernay, the first woman of colour to win the prestigious award for directing at the Sundance film festival. This would be a trailblazing name for a Savannah.

Blue

A sweet name for a blue/grey cat such as a Russian Blue.

Buffy

A brave cat such as the American Shorthair, who allegedly hunted vermin on the Mayflower, would live up to a name from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Cinder

A cute name that could either refer to a black cat’s colour, or a Cinderella-like fortune. This would be a good name for a Korat.

Cleo

From the legendary ruler of ancient Egypt, Cleo (or Cleopatra) is a name for a stately Sphynx.

Cupcake

A sugary little name for a diminutive Munchkin, we think!

Dinah

Alice’s cat from Alice in Wonderland, this is a name for a cat that can embrace the absurdity of existence, like a Pixie-bob.

Echo

There’s something beautifully wistful about this name, which might suit a Javanese.

Gracie

A nickname for Grace, this is a name for an elegant and dignified cat such as a Siamese.

Honey

This is a delightfully warm name, that would suit a blonde Persian.

Leia

In honour of Star Wars’ Princess Leia and the late great Carrie Fisher, this is a nice name for a LaPerm.

Loki

A cheeky Cornish Rex might be a candidate for the name of the Norse Trickster god.

Mia

Whether inspired by Mia Farrow or Mia Wallace, this is a great name for a gorgeous female Nebelung.

Minerva

The Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare is a great model for a powerful Norwegian Forest Cat.

Muffin

The Ragamuffin was basically born for this tasty little name.

Nala

The graceful character from The Lion King could share her name with a Sokoke.

Nutmeg

This is a name for a compact feline package such as a Manx cat.

Peaches

Maybe you love the fruit, or the electro punk artist. Either way, your American Wirehair will love this name.

Pearl

This darling name suggests an iridescent value, which a Burmilla also offers in spades.

Piper

Fans of Orange is the New Black might like to name their Snowshoe after this character.

Sasha

From Sasha Fierce to Sasha Velour, this name speaks of creative flair and empowerment. The Oriental can handle a name like this.

Xena

From Xena the Warrior Princess, this name works for a cat with a wild heritage like the Ocicat.

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