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Not many things can light up your life like bringing home a new pet. If a feline friend has clawed its way into your heart, you’re not alone. In fact, 25.4% of households in the United States own cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Before you go on a shopping spree filling your cart with cute pet toys, nifty gadgets, cat litter and other essential accessories, you should settle on a moniker. If your beloved feline is male, finding picking his name is a top priority.
No matter if you welcome the task or feel overwhelmed by the options, naming your new four-legged pal is par for the course. That's why we’ve compiled a robust list that will alleviate the responsibility and give you pawsome name ideas for your new cat.
Just remember to take your kitty’s unique personality into account when choosing his name. For example, if he’s always hiding (what kitty isn’t?) calling him Dodger might be a good fit. Simply think of what complements his behavior and characteristics, and take it from there.
Whether you find inspiration in your kitchen or from your favorite TV show, the options are seemingly endless. Take a look below at some of the most popular, unique, funny and overall best boy cat names out there.
Most Popular Male Cat Names
Partial to popular names? If so, these trendy and well-liked names are leading the litter, according to Rover.com.
What’s more adorable than a cute cat? An adorable name to complement it.
Thrive on originality? Let these one-of-kind monikers do the trick.
Starving for ideas? Check your pantry and refrigerator for inspiration.
Mac (and cheese)
Popular Culture Names
If you’re a fan of entertainment, you’ll find these punny names appealing.
Atticus (Lovecraft Country)
Bam Bam (as in The Flintstones)
Beethoven (as in musical genius, Beethoven)
Beiber (Justin Beiber, pop singer)
Biebs (as in Justin Bieber)
Bruno (as in Encanto)
Cat Sajak (as in Pat Sajak)
Catye (as in hip hop artist, Kanye West)
Cheshire (as in Alice in Wonderland)
Chester (as in Chester Cheetah)
Diddy (Sean “Diddy” Combs, music mogul)
Drake (as in hip hop artist, Drake)
Fauci (as in Dr. Anthony Fauci)
Garfield (Garfield, cartoon character)
Harry (as in Harry Potter)
Heathcliff (Heathcliff, cartoon character)
Jabba (Jabba the Hutt, Star Wars)
Mr. Bigglesworth (Austin Powers)
Mufasa (as in The Lion King)
Nemo (Finding Nemo)
Orangey (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Picatso (as in Picasso)
Puffy (as in music mogul, Sean Combs)
Scar (as in The Lion King)
Screech (as in Screech from Saved by the Bell)
Shrek (as in Shrek)
Spock (as in Star Trek)
Thor (Marvel comics)
Tiger King (Tiger King)
Timberlake (as in pop artist, Justin Timberlake)
Tom (as in Tom and Jerry)
Trip (Little Fires Everywhere)
Wile E. (as in Wile E. Coyote)
Want a name that’s sure to tickle your funny bone? Try one of these for a humorous take.
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