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500+ Famous Literary Cat Names for Your Pet

Get over 500 famous literary cat names for your pet, from fictional cats in books to character names, authors, and more to inspire the name of your feline.

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There's a lot of T.S. Eliot here -- after all, his Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats became the long-running beloved musical Cats! You will also find names from Harry Potter, Edgar Allan Poe, Beatrix Potter, and so much more.

Best Literary Cat Names

Below are the best names for your feline, including:

  • female literary cat names of fictional cats
  • male literary cat names of fictional cats
  • more literary cat names of fictional cats
  • cat names based on literature

Female Literary Cat Names of Fictional Cats

  • Bombalurina (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Demeter (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Dolores (Harry Potter series)
  • Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Electra (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Ginger (The Tale of Ginger and Pickles; The Last Battle)
  • Griddlebone (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Jennyanydots (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Kitsa (The Indian in the Cupboard)
  • Minerva (Harry Potter series)
  • Mittens (The Tale of Tom Kitten)
  • Mrs. Norris (Harry Potter series)
  • Tabitha Twitchit (The Tale of Tom Kitten)

Male Literary Cat Names of Fictional Cats

  • Alonzo (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Aristotle (The Nine Lives of Aristotle)
  • Bustopher Jones (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Gryffindor (Harry Potter series)
  • Harry Cat (The Cricket in Times Square)
  • Macavity (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Mr. Mistoffelees (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Mungojerrie (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Munkustrap (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Old Deuteronomy (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Ralph (Rotten Ralph)
  • Rum Tum Tugger (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Skimbleshanks (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Snowbell (Stuart Little)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Tom Kitten (The Tale of Tom Kitten)

More Names of Fictional Cats

  • Buttercup (Hunger Games)
  • Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • The Cat (Coraline)
  • Cat Morgan (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Cheshire cat (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Church (Pet Sematary)
  • Coricopat (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter series)
  • Great Rumpus Cat (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Grimalkin (Macbeth)
  • Growltiger (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Jellylorum (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Kitty (Through the Looking Glass)
  • Kneazle (Harry Potter series)
  • Pixel (The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)
  • Pluto (The Black Cat)
  • Ribby (The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan)
  • Rumpleteazer (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)
  • Simpkin (The Tailor of Gloucester)
  • Snowdrop (Through the Looking Glass)

Cat Names Based on Literature

Below are links to posts that list hundreds of more names based on literature to inspire the name of your pet cat. These names range from the names of book protagonists, other types of animals, authors' names, and more! You can easily use the baby name ideas for your furry friend as well.


Those are all the most famous literary cat names for your pet.

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