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100+ Anime Cat Names: Ideas for Cool & Animated Cats

Originating from Japan, anime is just the Japanese word for animation. However, no one seems to do it quite as they do. Anime is an increasingly popular genre and offers cartoons geared to both adults and children. Fun fact: most anime shows and films start out as comics or graphic novels, also referred to as manga. So if your love for anime is just as big as your love for kitties, you might be inspired to name your cat after your favorite character.  

There are many series to filter through when searching for the perfect anime inspired name. Starting with Hello Kitty and Dragon Ball Z as some of the more common, to Naruto and One Piece as the classics. We have compiled a list of our favorite characters and name suggestions from the best anime shows and films to date!

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Female Anime Cats Names

  • Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Akeno (High School DxD)
  • Sinon (Sword Art)
  • Hinita (Naruto)
  • Izumi (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Mercury (Sailor Moon)
  • Keiko
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kotori Minami (Love Live? School Idol project)
  • Yoruichi (Bleach)
  • Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)
  • Nami (One Piece)
  • Nanami (Kamisama Kiss)
  • Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
  • Mei Misaki (Another)
  • Shura (Ao No Exorcist)
  • Asuna (Sword Art)
  • Aqua (Konosuba)
  • Misty (Pokemon)
  • Temari (Naruto)
  • Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Himiko Toga
  • Inori (Guilty Crown)
  • Retsu (Bleach)
  • Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Yoko Ritona (Gurren Lagann)
  • Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Musubi (Sekirei)

Male Anime Cat Names

  • Jin (Samurai Champloo)
  • Yagami (Death Note)
  • Hirako (Bleach)
  • Trafalgar (One Piece)
  • Kei (Haikyuu)
  • Houju (Monogatari)
  • Megumin  (Konosuba)
  • Ketchum (Pokemon)
  • Dear Daniel (Hello Kitty)
  • Soul (Soul Eater)
  • Shouka (Monogatari)
  • Tetsuro (Haikyuu)
  • Shanks (One Piece)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Cinnamoroll (Hello Kitty)
  • Utachi (Naruto)
  • Koshi (Haikyuu)
  • Tuxedo Man (Sailor Moon)
  • Wiz (Konosuba)
  • Seiran (Monogatari)
  • Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Ash (Pokemon)
  • Kotaro (Haikyuu)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Yunyun (Konosuba)
  • Kenpachi (Bleach)
  • Nagato (Naruto)
  • Smoker (One Piece)

Anime Series Cat Names 

Because there are so many vibrant characters to choose from, going in the direction of your absolute fav series may be the easier choice! We have listed the most popular anime television shows and comic book titles that could also double as a fantastic cat name.

  • Bleach 
  • Naruto
  • Kiki 
  • Sekirei
  • Konosuba
  • Hello Kitty 
  • Monogatari
  • Yu-Gi-Oh
  • One Piece
  • Sailor
  • Champloo
  • Alchemist
  • InuYasha
  • Academia
  • Anime 
  • Pokemon
  • Neon
  • Gurren
  • Fate
  • Anohana
  • Dragon
  • D-Note
  • Mushi-Shi

Memorable Anime Cat Characters Names 

Of course, we couldn’t create the ultimate list without including the most memorable cat characters found throughout the anime genre. For those in search of a feline name for their friend, this is the spot to be!

  • Persian (Pokemon)
  • Happy (Fairy Tail)
  • Baron (The Cat Returns)
  • Happy (Fairy Tail)
  • Pantherlily (Fairy Tail)
  • Meowth (Pokemon)
  • Artemis (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)
  • Chi (Chi’s Sweet Home)
  • Kamineko (Azumanga Daioh)
  • Nyanko-Sensei (Natsume Book of Friends)
  • Kuro (Ao No Exorcist/Blue Exorcist)
  • Blair (Soul Eater)
  • Frosch (Fairy Tail)
  • Kirara (InuYasha)
  • Luna (Sailor Moon)
  • Kuroneko-Sama (Trigun)
  • Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Nekobasu (Tonari no Totoro)
  • Buyo (InuYasha)
  • Charle (Fairy Tail)
  • Sakamoto (Nichijou: My Ordinary Life)
  • Mao (Darker than Black)

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Finding the Right Anime-Inspired Name for Your Cat

We know to find a name as animated and cool as your new kitten might turn you into a frustrated Super-Saiyan, so we hope that our list of 100+ anime-inspired names has left you feeling zen. Whether you’ve chosen a name to honor your favorite character, Goku or Tuxedo Man, or simply went with anime because it’s quite adorable in itself, we are sure that there is something appropriately cool for everyone.

However, we know some may still be searching for additional inspiration, so we’ve linked a few of our other cat name posts below:

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