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300 British Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Noble Cat

If you’re looking for something sleek and elegant for your feline, then British cat names are the way to go. These names often have a traditional and regal sound, which is why many people choose them for their cats. They can be unique and simple at the same time.

However, because there are thousands of years of British history, there are also tons of names for you to choose from. You’ll find names of Celtic origins, as well as Norman and Roman names. Because so many different people inhabited Britain at one point or another, there are many different types of names.

Whether you’re going for something traditional or modern, we’ve included a variety of options below.

Choose the type of name you are more interested in to skip ahead:

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How to Name Your Cat

If you’ve already narrowed down your list to British names, then you’ve already come quite far. At least you have some idea of what you want to name your cat, after all. Luckily for you, we’ve included a long list of British names below to help you get started.

Our suggestion is to read through our lists of names in whatever categories interest you. Keep a small list of names that you like. Don’t write every name down, but you don’t have to be very discerning about the names, either.

Once you’ve gotten through all of the lists, narrow down your list of names as much as you can. Hopefully, you’ll only have a few names left by the end of this process. Next, you’ll want to try the names out on your cat for a day or two to see if it fits. Some names may be great in theory, but they may just not fit your feline.

Your cat will take longer than a day to learn their new name, so this should not result in any confusion.

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Male British Cat Names

There are tons of British names for male cats. Whether you choose to name your cat after someone famous or something a bit more traditional, you’ll find something on this list.

  • Aaron
  • Arthur
  • Aston
  • Benny
  • Bowie
  • Bramble
  • Bryon
  • Cambridge
  • Churchill
  • Connery
  • Cromwell
  • Dalton
  • Darwin
  • Dennis
  • Doyle
  • Dundee
  • Dylan
  • Felix
  • Fleming
  • Floyd
  • Gatwick
  • George
  • Glasgow
  • Heathrow
  • Henry
  • Holmes
  • Hopkins
  • Kensington
  • Kent
  • Knocker
  • Lennon
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  • Lewis
  • London
  • Lumley
  • Mccartney
  • Mcgregor
  • Morgan
  • Nelson
  • Newton
  • Oliver
  • Oxford
  • Peter Pan
  • Potter
  • Raleigh
  • Rankin
  • Ridley
  • Rob Roy
  • Rupert
  • Shakespeare
  • Sherlock
  • Simba
  • Snowdon
  • Soho
  • Swansea
  • Tartan
  • Trafalgar
  • Wallace
  • Wellington
  • Wimbledon
  • Windsor
  • Wren
  • Zepplin
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Female British Cat Names

There are equally as many female cat names for you to choose from. We’ve included names that are elegant and traditional, as well as those that are a bit different.

  • Agatha
  • Angel
  • Beatrix
  • Caine
  • Chelsea
  • Cheshire
  • Christie
  • Diana
  • Dusty
  • Elizabeth
  • Enid
  • Florence
  • Godiva
  • Hermione
  • Jane
  • Judi
  • Lady Jane
  • Laurel
  • Lily
  • Maggie
  • Merlin
  • Molly
  • Monty
  • Niven
  • Piccadilly
  • Piskie
  • Rowling
  • Royce
  • Sellers
  • Somerset
  • Sy
  • Thatcher
  • Victoria
  • Virginia
  • Wembley
  • Wendy
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British Actor Names

There are several British actors that you could name your cat after as well! We’ve included both male and female actors in this list.

  • Andrew
  • Andy
  • Anthony
  • Christian
  • Daniel
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Gerald
  • Helen
  • Henry
  • Ian
  • Jason
  • Judi
  • Kate
  • Keifer
  • Kit
  • Maggie
  • Orlando
  • Paul
  • Ricky
  • Robert
  • Rowan
  • Rupert
  • Sacha
  • Tom
  • Wentworth
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British Cat Names Based on Places

There are many places in the UK that you could name your cat after. Use this shortlist as an inspiration to think of place names of your own.

  • Bath
  • London
  • Ness
  • Windsor
  • York
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British Cat Names Based on Foods

Using food as inspiration is sure to give you a unique name. There are many traditional foods in British cuisine that can make for good cat names.

  • Bangers
  • Bubble
  • Chips
  • Coddle
  • Cornetto
  • Cottage
  • Crumpet
  • Gin
  • Guinness
  • Haggis
  • Pasty
  • Ploughman
  • Rarebit
  • Scones
  • Shepherd
  • Squeak
  • Toad
  • Trifle
  • Wellington
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We hope that you were able to find a fitting name for your feline in this article. We tried to include many different kinds of British names so that just about everyone could find something suitable in this article—whether you’re looking for something traditional or modern.

Of course, feel free to use this list as your own jumping-off point for naming your cat. You don’t necessarily have to name your feline something off this list. If a name strikes a chord of inspiration, follow it to see where it leads!

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