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200 Festive & Fun Christmas Names for Cats

Finding a special furry surprise under the Christmas tree is a pet lover’s dream during the holidays. Introducing a new four-legged furball to the family is exciting, overwhelming, and as joyous as the holidays. Whether Santa Paws left a new meowing surprise under your tree or you want a name that brings the Christmas spirit every time you see your cat, we have a treat for you.

Your special friend deserves a name that is as memorable as they are. Choosing a Christmas cat name can be inspired by your favorite holiday classics and movies, holiday foods, and more! Maybe you want a name specifically for the holiday season, like Buddy from Elf. Perhaps you want a name showcasing their feisty or demure personality or maybe a name showcasing their unique appearance.

When it comes to choosing a Christmas name for your new cat, you have a wide selection to choose from. You can pick names that remind you of special treats or names that are even inspired by Christmas decorations.

We’ve done the hard work for you and picked 200 names that are perfect for your Christmas kitty.

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Christmas Movie Cat Names

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Watching Christmas movies during the holidays is a fun tradition celebrated by many. Whether you are watching Christmas movies in a classroom or together at a family gathering, watching them is a special part of the holiday spirit. For those who adore movies like The Grinch and Elf, what better than to name your cat after one of your favorite characters? Here are some of our favorite holiday movie-themed names for your cat!

  • Grinch
  • Max (The Grinch)
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Buddy (Elf)
  • Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Sam (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Violet (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Tilly (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Kevin (Home Alone)
  • Buzz (Home Alone)
  • Juliet (Love Actually)
  • Jamie (Love Actually)
  • Harry (Love Actually)
  • Billy (Love Actually)
  • Scrooge
  • Marley (A Christmas Carol)
  • Tiny (Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol)
  • Tim (A Christmas Carol)
  • Hans (Die Hard)
  • Gruber (Die Hard)
  • Ralphie (A Christmas Story)
  • Frosty
  • Snoopy
  • Charlie (Charlie Brown)
  • Woodstock
  • Linus (Charlie Brown)
  • Lucy (Charlie Brown)
  • Schroeder (Charlie Brown)
  • Patty (Charlie Brown)
  • Red (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Miser (The Year Without a Santa Claus)
  • Jack (Jack Frost or The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Finklestein (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Mayor (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Fred (Fred Claus)
  • Arthur (Arthur Christmas)
  • Graham (The Holiday)
  • Iris (The Holiday)
  • Jasper (The Holiday)
  • Miles (The Holiday)
  • Ben (The Holiday)
  • Kermit (The Muppet Christmas Carol)
  • Gonzo (The Muppet Christmas Carol)
  • Misfit (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys)
  • Yukon (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys)
  • Cornelius (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys)
  • Dizzy (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys)

Traditional Christmas Figures

One of our favorite parts of celebrating the holidays is the traditions we use to celebrate. Some of us have a set cookie decorating day; maybe you open presents a night early or always have a family Christmas party with a White Elephant gift exchange. Traditions and traditional figures play an important role in celebrating Christmas, and these traditional Christmas names are well-known for shaping the holiday season. Try on some of these titles and see if they fit your furry friend!

  • Angel
  • Balthasar (You can nickname them Bal)
  • Bethlehem (You can call your cat Beth)
  • Caspar
  • Claus
  • Emmanuel
  • Frank (like frankincense incense)
  • Gabriel
  • Gloria
  • Glory
  • Joseph
  • Joy
  • Magi
  • Malachi
  • Melchior
  • Myrrh (Like incense)
  • Naz
  • Nazareth
  • Noel
  • Shepherd
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Starlight

Christmas Music Cat Names

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If you’re the type who starts playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, you might want to name your cat after a holiday song (or after the singer). Here are some Christmas music-themed cat names.

  • Mariah
  • Carey
  • Bing
  • Crosby
  • Judy (Garland)
  • King ( Nat King Cole)
  • Rocky (Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree or Jingle Bell Rock)
  • Alvin (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Song)
  • Simon (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Song)
  • Theodore (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Song)
  • Theo (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Song)
  • Ella (Fitzgerald)
  • Dean (Dean Martin)
  • Feliz (Feliz Navidad)
  • Lala (Falala)
  • Jingle
  • Bells
  • Baby (Baby, It’s Cold Outside)
  • Christi (Christmas)
  • Drummer
  • Mistletoe

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Christmas Food Cat Names

For some of us, our favorite part of the holidays is the food. Eggnog, cookies, peppermint flavored everything—Christmas foods are as fun and varied as felines. Food-themed names are always cute, and here are some of our favorite names inspired by Christmastime staples!

  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Spice
  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Cookie
  • Toffee
  • Candy
  • Potato
  • Gravy
  • Eggnog
  • Biscotti
  • Trifle
  • Mousse
  • Tart
  • Fudge
  • Pudding
  • Marshmallow
  • Velvet (red velvet cake)
  • Cake
  • Brandy
  • Caramel
  • Cocoa
  • Brownie
  • Sugar
  • Brie
  • Pecan
  • Sprout

Cat Names Inspired by Holiday Decorations

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Maybe you’re after a more literal Christmas name. Let’s face it, as much as we love actual Christmas decorations, the process of decorating itself can be quite the chore. Why not bypass it and name your Christmas kitty after one of your beloved decorations? We all know that putting up a Christmas tree around a cat is a recipe for disaster.

  • Tinsel: While dangerous if eaten by your cat, the name itself is full of holiday cheer. Why not add a cat named Tinsel to your home when you can’t have the real thing?
  • Berry: From holly berries to cranberries and cranberry sauce with Christmas dinner, these bright and juicy fruits are a staple of the holidays.
  • Angel: Maybe this name will inspire angelic behavior in your new pet? Hey, it’s worth a try.
  • Garland: Whether you hang them from your staircases or banisters, these festive decorations make a statement in your living space and as your cat’s name.
  • Star (or Starr): Topping the trees, twinkling in the sky, and leading the Wise Men, you can’t go wrong with the star as a symbol of the holidays.

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Christmas Names for Black Cats

If you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a special black cat at Christmas time, your first instinct might be to name them something more based around Halloween rather than Christmas. Here are some Christmas-inspired names for your black cat that can help you share the Christmas spirit with them.

  • Coal
  • Soot
  • Jack (Skellington)
  • Licorice
  • Midnight
  • Smokey
  • Truffle
  • Fig
  • Felix (Felix the Cat Saves Christmas)
  • Eve
  • Star
  • Starlight
  • Pepper
  • Anise
  • Noctis

Cat Names Inspired by Winter

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Does your new cat’s personality sparkle like the snow outside? Find inspiration with these winter wonderland-inspired names. If you find comfort and inspiration in the soft gleam of snow outside and prefer the invigorating chill of a frostbitten nose, here are some cat names inspired by a beautiful winter wonderland.

  • Snowball
  • Snow
  • Snowflake
  • Mittens
  • Blizzard
  • Arctic
  • Storm
  • Crystal
  • Icy
  • Shiver
  • Doug (Fir)
  • Spruce (Blue)
  • North
  • Cypress
  • Stormy

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Home for the Holidays

Finding the perfect name for your new cat might not happen overnight. The sheer amount of choices alone is overwhelming. It might take you time to get to know your cat and figure out its personality before you feel comfortable enough to decide on giving them a name. With the holidays fast approaching, we hope this list helps you to narrow down your name choices if you bring home a feline friend for the holidays.

 
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