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240+ Literary Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Storied Cat

Choosing a pet can be difficult, but finding an appropriate name that will highlight your cat’s charm is often even more challenging. Many people struggle to find the right name for their cat—but that’s where we come to the rescue! If you’re a book lover and would like to show that off by giving your feline a unique literary name, check out our list below.

After reading this article, we are sure you’ll be able to find the purr-fect name for your furry friend. We’ll cover over 200 distinctive literary names for both female and male cats. You can also see our favorite picks for names inspired by famous writers, imaginary places, children’s books, classics, and comics.

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divider-catclaw1 How To Name Your Cat

Trying to find a perfect name for your feline can be a tough job, especially if you’re indecisive. You should be creative and, if possible, choose a name that’s unique for your cat. It would be best to observe your kitty’s personality before naming them. Is your kitten silly or shy? Do they like to play and be mischievous? Personality traits can help you pick out a suitable name for your cat.

If your kitten has distinctive physical traits, that could also inspire their name. You can let your imagination run free, but ensure that the name is uncomplicated and easy to say. Your kitten will love you regardless of the name you choose, but keep in mind that you’ll be hearing that name for a lot of years to come!

Male Cat Literary Names

For all the book lovers with a male cat, we’ve created a list of interesting literary names that will make your cat stand out. Here are our favorites:

  • Diesel
  • Wilbur
  • Alonzo
  • Pippin
  • Findus
  • Cresi
  • Church
  • Cullen
  • Mogget
  • Orlando
  • Rumplestiltskin
  • Sherlock
  • Snowbell
  • Buttercup
  • Pixel
  • Firestar
  • Bilbo
  • Otto
  • Aldo
  • Ferdie
  • Sabin
  • Gucci
  • Pluto
  • Gulliver
  • Buddy
  • Loki
  • Mittens
  • Moby Dick
  • Atticus
  • Frodo
  • Demeter
  • Gatsby
  • Tao
  • Sampson
  • Oliver
  • Nemo
  • Walt
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Female Cat Literary Names

When it comes to literary cat names, female felines also have a wide range of options. To help you narrow down your choices, here are some of our favorite options:

  • Beatrix
  • Blume
  • Louisa
  • Novella
  • Margaret
  • Cleary
  • Tufty
  • Harper
  • Stephenie
  • Bungle
  • Bella
  • Esme
  • Eureka
  • Kitsa
  • Mable
  • Jemima
  • Grizabella
  • Ophelia
  • Pippi
  • Rue
  • Rosalie
  • Ribby
  • Sagwa
  • Zelda
  • Fable
  • Pandora
  • Binti
  • Miss Maple
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Children’s Books (Female and Male)

If you’re a fan of children’s books, here are some great examples of female and male cat names you can choose from. All of them are interesting, and one of them may be the perfect fit for your feline!

  • Alice
  • Cheshire
  • Tigger
  • Ginger
  • Matilda
  • Milo
  • Artemis
  • Lyra
  • Sadie
  • Katsa
  • Aslan
  • Dragon
  • Caspian
  • Peter Pan
  • Tiger Lilly
  • Monty
  • Harriet
  • Harry
  • Maisy
  • Amelia
  • Scout
  • Merlyn
  • Percy Jackson
  • Arthur
  • Bartholomew
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Nabiya
  • Gandalf
  • Nancy Drew
  • Eloise
  • Luna
  • Hugo
  • Daisy
  • Julian
  • Benjamin
  • Frances
  • Winnie
  • Rupert
  • Salem
  • Ramona
  • Heidi
  • Tabitha
  • Sirius
  • Draco
  • Bo
  • Trixie
  • Ferdinand
  • Tuesday
  • Marlon
  • Arrietty
  • Morag
  • Clifford
  • Katniss
  • Olaf
  • Narnia
  • Sylvester
  • Stella
  • Fern
  • Pax
  • Nala
  • Alexander
  • James
  • Stuart
  • Toby
  • Jonas
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Classics (Female and Male)

If you’re a fan of the classics, we got you covered with fun, unique names for your feline, inspired by classic literary works.

  • Samsa – The Metamorphosis
  • Tab- Watership Down
  • Behemoth- The Master and Margarita
  • Huckleberry- Huckleberry Fin
  • Esperanza- The House on Mango Street
  • Younger- A Raisin In The Sun
  • Darcy- Pride and Prejudice
  • Trueba- The Home of Spirits
  • Ichabod- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Argos- The Odyssey
  • Gulliver- Gulliver’s Travels
  • Dantes- The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Jean Val- Les Misérables
  • Quixote- Don Quixote
  • Kindred- Kindred
  • Scarlett- Gone With The Wind
  • Ishmael- Moby Dick
  • Oliver- Oliver Twist
  • Tybalt- Romeo and Juliet
  • Shug- The Color Purple
  • Holmes- Sherlock Holmes
  • Havisham- Great Expectations
  • Caliban- The Tempest
  • Antonia- My Antonia
  • Iago- Othello
  • Algernon- The Flowers of Algernon
  • Havisham- Great Expectations
  • Tea Cake- Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Comics (Female and Male)

For all the comic lovers, we also have a list of cat names inspired by comics. These names will surely make your cat stand out!

  • Garfield
  • Storm
  • Groot
  • Marvel
  • Korra
  • Aang
  • Domino
  • Goose
  • Chi
  • Ichigo
  • Faron
  • Streaky
  • Shiva
  • Isis
  • Hershey

Famous Authors (Female and Male)

You probably have favorite authors if you love books, which can be convenient when thinking of a quirky name for your fuzzy companion. Check out these exciting examples inspired by the world’s most famous authors.

  • Shakespeare
  • Agatha Cristie
  • Seuss
  • Jane Austen
  • Hemingway
  • Dickens
  • Fitzgerald
  • Maya
  • Ernest
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Twain
  • Steven King
  • Dante
  • Andersen
  • Tolstoy
  • Leo
  • Kafka
  • Cervantes
  • Millay
  • Bukowski
  • Tolkien
  • Booker
  • Virginia Wolf
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Morrison
  • Toni
  • Zora
  • Salinger
  • Zadie
  • Homer
  • Gertrude
  • Rowling
  • Eliot
  • Keats
  • Grim
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Literary Cat Names Inspired By Famous Imaginary Locations (Female and Male)

For all the fans of imaginary places from books many of us wanted to visit, we have a list of cat names inspired by famous imaginary locations.

  • Hogwartz
  • Oz
  • Asgard
  • Wonderland
  • Winterfell
  • Malgudi
  • Neverland
  • Lilliput
  • Atlantis
  • Camelot
  • Pemberly
  • Macondo
  • El Dorado
  • Azkaban
  • Utopia
  • Ithaca
  • Balbec
  • Emerald
  • Xanadu
  • Wessex

divider-catclaw1 Conclusion

Every book lover will easily find a quirky, book-inspired name for their feline on our list. As you can see, the list of literary cat names is extremely long, and there are probably even more choices than the ones we mentioned. Consider a couple of options and then narrow them down to which name best fits into your cat’s spirit.

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