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350+ Big Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Large Cat

Choosing the right name for your cat can take a while. If you have a large cat, you might want to go with something inspired by their size. There are so many options to choose from, though, so we gathered our favorite names for large cats here to give you a few ideas. Maybe you’ll be inspired to come up with your own after seeing our list!

After the top picks for large male cats and female cats, we look at names for large cats of different colors and the best funny names for big cats. It’s time to choose the perfect name!

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How to Name Your Cat

Consider your cat’s personality and things that they like to do when you’re thinking of a name for them. You can name your cat after your favorite character or sports team. The main thing to remember is that this name will be something that you have to say for your cat’s lifetime, so choose one that you like! Something trendy and fun now may not be something that you like in a few years. It should be a name that you enjoy saying and is easy to pronounce. It’s best to keep it to three syllables too. Anything more than that, and your cat may not be able to decipher it among other noises.

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Names for Large Female Cats

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Female cats are normally smaller than male cats, but some can still be quite large! If you’ve recently adopted a big girl kitty that needs a name, here are our favorites to help you decide on the right one.

  • Abba
  • Alanis
  • Alaska
  • Amazon
  • Aphrodite
  • Aslan
  • Aspen
  • Ava
  • Beatrice
  • Bertha
  • BonBon
  • Boo
  • Calypso
  • Cheyenne
  • Chicago
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Cupcake
  • Damara
  • Daphne
  • DeeDee
  • Delilah
  • Delphine
  • Dextra
  • Diva
  • Dola
  • Dominique
  • Donut
  • Duchess
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Exodus
  • Fantasia
  • Gamora
  • Gnocchi
  • Godiva
  • Harley
  • Hermione
  • Huntress
  • Indigo
  • Jade
  • Jelly
  • Jett
  • Jinx
  • Jubilee
  • Jupiter
  • Justice
  • Katniss
  • Kiara
  • Kumani
  • Lady
  • Leia
  • Lioness
  • Luna
  • Lyric
  • Mara
  • Marge
  • Matilda
  • Maxima
  • Molly
  • Muffin
  • Myrtle
  • Naja
  • Nala
  • Nefertari
  • Nikita
  • Nova
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Pancake
  • Pandora
  • Patches
  • Phoebe
  • Phoenix
  • Pie
  • Pudding
  • Pusheen
  • Queenie
  • Quinn
  • Ramona
  • Ramsey
  • Reign
  • Rey
  • Rhonda
  • Ridley
  • Rizzo
  • Roxy
  • Sable
  • Sahara
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Scout
  • Seven
  • Sheba
  • Sita
  • Sloane
  • Stevie
  • Tash
  • Tex
  • Tigress
  • Timber
  • Trinity
  • Trixie
  • Twinkie
  • Ursula
  • Veda
  • Velora
  • Venus
  • Vida
  • Vixen
  • Waffles
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Xena
  • Zelda
  • Zuna

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Names for Large Male Cats

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Naming a big boy cat can be fun — it’s surprising how many names can work for large male cats! Just about anything that you can think of can be used as a name. Here are our favorites.

  • Ali
  • Angus
  • Apollo
  • Avalanche
  • Axel
  • Balboa
  • Baloo
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Bear
  • Bentley
  • Blaze
  • Boomer
  • Boris
  • Boyd
  • Bruno
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Bubba
  • Bucky
  • Buster
  • Bustopher
  • Butch
  • Buzz
  • Caesar
  • Cal
  • Champ
  • Cheshire
  • Chewie
  • Chief
  • Claw
  • Clifford
  • Conan
  • Crash
  • Crookshanks
  • Cujo
  • Czar
  • Darth
  • Denver
  • Denzel
  • Diesel
  • Dozer
  • Dragon
  • Dudley
  • Duke
  • Epic
  • Fang
  • Fridge
  • Giant
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Grant
  • Grizzly
  • Groot
  • Gus
  • Hagrid
  • Hawkeye
  • Heathcliff
  • Hercules
  • Hobbes
  • Hugo
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Hyde
  • Igor
  • Jafar
  • King
  • King Kong
  • Koa
  • Legolas
  • Leo
  • Lucifer
  • Mac
  • Machete
  • Magnum
  • Major
  • Marmaduke
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Maximus
  • Mondo
  • Monster
  • Moose
  • Morris
  • Mufasa
  • Murphy
  • Napoleon
  • Odin
  • Pharoah
  • Poe
  • Puma
  • Raja
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rock
  • Rocky
  • Rufus
  • Samson
  • Sasquatch
  • Scar
  • Scarface
  • Scat Cat
  • Scrappy
  • Simba
  • Snake
  • Spartacus
  • Spike
  • Spock
  • Sully
  • Tank
  • Thanos
  • Titan
  • Tony
  • Tyson
  • Vader
  • Vinny
  • Voltron
  • Windsor
  • Wolverine
  • Yeti
  • Zeus

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Names for Large Orange Cats

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It can be entertaining to name your cat according to their appearance. Big orange cats have plenty of name options that will work for them. Here are the ones that we like the best, and hopefully, they will inspire you, too!

  • Apricot
  • Azrael
  • Blossom
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cheeto
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Clove
  • Creamsicle
  • Dorito
  • Fanta
  • Flame
  • Frito
  • Fuego
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Mango
  • Marmalade
  • Milo
  • Mimosa
  • Nutmeg
  • Papaya
  • Poppy
  • RiffRaff
  • Saffron
  • Satsuma
  • Sunflower
  • Tabasco
  • Tangerine
  • Tiger
  • Tulip

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Names for Large Black Cats

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Naming your giant black cat can be difficult because there are so many options! While traditional names for black cats are fun, there are a few that are sure to surprise you, and some are cute and silly! You can’t go wrong with any of these options.

  • Binx
  • Blackberry
  • Cash
  • Checkers
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Comet
  • Crow
  • Damian
  • Domino
  • Eastwick
  • Elvira
  • Felix
  • Gargamel
  • Ichabod
  • Jack
  • Jiji
  • Juno
  • Magic
  • Midnight
  • Moon
  • Mowgli
  • Nightshade
  • Noir
  • October
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Ozzie
  • Phantom
  • Pluto
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Sylvester
  • Thunder
  • Turtle
  • Tux
  • Umbra
  • Wednesday
  • Zanzibar

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Names for Large Grey Cats

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Whether you have a big solid grey cat, a striped tabby cat, or a cat with grey patches, these names are sure to work. Their sleek looks make naming them easy. We have classic and unique options for you.

  • Anchovy
  • Ash
  • Blue
  • Bolt
  • Bullet
  • Chrome
  • Disco
  • Dorian
  • Dumbo
  • Earl
  • Eeyore
  • Ezra
  • Fritz
  • Gandalf
  • Goose
  • Granite
  • Heather
  • Hurricane
  • Lavender
  • Mercury
  • Merlin
  • Mishka
  • Misty
  • Oslo
  • Otter
  • Pebbles
  • Pigeon
  • Sage
  • Seymour
  • Shady
  • Silver
  • Smoke
  • Sterling
  • Storm
  • Thor
  • Trout
  • Willow
  • Wolf
  • Yuki
  • Zephyr
  • Ziggy

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Funny Names for Your Large Cat

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Of course, no list would be complete without funny cat names for large felines. If you want to go the humorous route when naming your cat, these are the names for you. They will work for every big cat, no matter what color they are.

  • Bambino
  • Bitsy
  • Bug
  • Button
  • Elf
  • Half-pint
  • Lego
  • Morsel
  • Mouse
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pez
  • Pinto
  • Pixie
  • Runt
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Squirt
  • Teeny
  • Thumbelina
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tiny
  • Whisper

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Conclusion

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this roundup of the best names for big cats! Whether you want a name that reflects their size, color, or personality, you’re sure to find the right one on this list. Or maybe these names have inspired you to come up with your own, which is always fun. Your cat deserves a name as special as they are. Once you’ve found the perfect name, you can look forward to many happy years using it!

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