Female Cat Names

Female Cat Names

Top 275 female cat names

If you just got a new cat, you are likely tasked with an incredibly difficult choice: finding a great name for your pet. If you're getting a new kitten, you may not know for sure what her personality will be like when she first comes home, so you may need to come up with multiple names or nicknames before you discover the right fit. And if you're adopting an adult cat, she probably already has a name, so you'll need to think about if you want to stick with the kitty's original name or give her a new one that feels special to you.

We compiled 275 female cat name ideas, drawn straight from Nationwide's pet insurance policyholder database, including a list of the 20 most popular names. But first, let's talk about how to choose a name for your kitty.

Girl cat name inspiration

There are so many wonderful ideas for female cat names out there. A girl cat's name can be cute or spunky or fierce. It can be a popular name or something totally obscure. Here are some ideas about where to draw inspiration from when you're thinking of female cat names:

  • The color of your cat's coat. This one may seem obvious, but so many great cat names are inspired by their coloration. A black cat could be Raven or a white kitty could be Daisy.
  • Your favorite movie or book characters. While these may not be the most unique names, they can be very personally meaningful if you love a particular book or movie. For example, if you like Disney or The Lion King, consider naming your girl kitty Nala.
  • Famous people. It's not uncommon to name a female cat after a powerful historical figure or current celebrity. Names like this can be a pun—Cleocatra or Kitty Purry—or you can name your cat directly after a famous person.
  • Your cat's personality. This is probably the biggest factor when naming a pet. If you don't consider your cat's personality, the name you choose may not fit. Consider whether your cat is cute, sweet, sassy, silly, playful or all of the above. This may give you ideas for the right name. For example, if your cat is spoiled (but sweet), maybe name her Princess or Duchess. If she's silly, think about Kit Kat or a name with a pun in it. If she's brave, what about Artemis or Scout?
  • Human names. Some of the most popular pet names are human names too. For instance, look at our top 20 list of the most popular female cat names below; most of the names on the list are human names. Just make sure you don't name your kitty something similar to another human or pet in your household.

Keep your cat healthy for years to come

Your new cat needs more than just a name; she also needs veterinary care. Now is the time to explore Nationwide pet insurance plans, so your upcoming visits to the vet don't break the bank. Depending on the policy, your cat may be covered for illnesses, accidents and wellness care. Learn more about our specific cat insurance benefits here. And find the right policy for your pet(s) with our buyer's guide.

20 Most popular female cat names

There are so many great choices for the perfect female cat name, but this list of the 20 most popular cat names based on Nationwide's pet insurance policyholder database has some of the best classic monikers. You can't go wrong with any of these options.

20 Most Popular Female Cat Names

  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Chloe
  • 3. Lucy
  • 4. Lily
  • 5. Sophie
  • 6. Luna
  • 7. Gracie
  • 8. Molly
  • 9. Zoe
  • 10.Cleo
  • 11. Mia
  • 12. Princess
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Abby
  • 15. Sasha
  • 16. Callie
  • 17. Angel
  • 18. Kitty
  • 19. Lola
  • 20. Maggie

You can also check out our male cat names.

Female Cat Names A - C

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  • Abbey
  • Abbie
  • Abby
  • Abigail
  • Alice
  • Allie
  • Ally
  • Amber
  • Amy
  • Angel
  • Annabelle
  • Annie
  • Ariel
  • Artemis
  • Ashley
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Baby
  • Baby Girl
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Betty
  • Bianca
  • Blue
  • Bonnie
  • Boo
  • Boots
  • Buffy
  • Bunny
  • Buttercup
  • Cali
  • Callie
  • Casey
  • Cassie
  • Chanel
  • Charlie
  • Charlotte
  • Chelsea
  • Chloe
  • Cinder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Coco
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cricket
  • Crystal
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake

Female Cat Names D - F

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  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Daphne
  • Delilah
  • Diamond
  • Dinah
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Dora
  • Dottie
  • Duchess
  • Dusty
  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Elsa
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fiona
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie

Female Cat Names G - K

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  • Gabby
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Goldie
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Gypsy
  • Hannah
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Isabella
  • Isabelle
  • Isis
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jazzy
  • Jessie
  • Josie
  • Juliet
  • Kali
  • Katie
  • Kiki
  • Kira
  • Kit Kat
  • Kitten
  • Kitty
  • Kona

Female Cat Names L - P

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  • Lacey
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Lexi
  • Lexie
  • Libby
  • Lila
  • Lilly
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Lizzie
  • Lizzy
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Louise
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Madeline
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Mama
  • Mandy
  • Marley
  • Matilda
  • Maxine
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Midnight
  • Mika
  • Mila
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Mina
  • Mindy
  • Minerva
  • Minnie
  • Misha
  • Miss Kitty
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Mittens
  • Mitzi
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Moxie
  • Muffin
  • Mya
  • Nala
  • Natasha
  • Nikki
  • Nina
  • Noel
  • Nora
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Olivia
  • Onyx
  • Ophelia
  • Oreo
  • Pandora
  • Paris
  • Patches
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Pebbles
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Petunia
  • Phoebe
  • Pinky
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Priscilla
  • Pumpkin

Female Cat Names Q - S

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  • Raven
  • Reese
  • Riley
  • Ripley
  • Roo
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Roxie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sabrina
  • Sadie
  • Sally
  • Sam
  • Samantha
  • Sammie
  • Sammy
  • Sandy
  • Sarah
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Savannah
  • Scarlett
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Shelby
  • Sierra
  • Simone
  • Sissy
  • Skittles
  • Smokey
  • Smudge
  • Snickers
  • Snowball
  • Socks
  • Sofia
  • Sophia
  • Sophie
  • Spooky
  • Star
  • Stella
  • Storm
  • Stormy
  • Sugar
  • Suki
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine

Female Cat Names T - Z

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  • Tabby
  • Tabitha
  • Tasha
  • Tessa
  • Tiffany
  • Tiger
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tigger
  • Tina
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tootsie
  • Trixie
  • Violet
  • Whiskers
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Xena
  • Zelda
  • Ziva
  • Zoe
  • Zoey