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200 Maine Coon Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Big Cat

If you are a soon-to-be owner of a majestic, loving, and stunningly beautiful Maine Coon cat but are still tossing around name ideas, we are here to help you in the process. Whether you are looking for a name that reflects their extraordinary size, or one that highlights their friendliness and pleasant personality traits, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of 200 name ideas for your new Maine Coon cat or kitten.

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How to Name Your Main Coon

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration or extra encouragement to find that perfect name. No worries, we have you covered.

If you’ve found yourself in a naming pickle, here are some extra tips that may help you come to your final decision:
  • Keep it One to Two Syllables — Longer names with more than two syllables will be more difficult for your cat to learn. This will make it less likely that they will come your way when their name is called. Most cats respond positively to “kitty, kitty” due to the high-pitched, excitable tone you use and the easily recognizable sound. IF you’re dead set on a longer name, try out some nickname ideas to keep it short.
  • Make Sure the Name is Appropriate — Keep in mind that you will be making trips to the veterinarian and that your cat will be introduced to just about everyone that steps foot in your home. Try to choose a name you’re not embarrassed to call aloud or explain to your family and friends.
  • Take Personality into Account — Personality is everything, and Maine Coons typically have incredible, loving personalities. Try to find a name that suits their overall demeanor and individual personality traits.
  • Think of Your Favorite Characters in Books, TV, and Movies — If you’re completely stumped, try searching for name ideas in characters of your favorites shows, movies, books, or even comics. There’s certainly no harm in naming your cat after one of your most beloved characters.
  • Involve the Household If your new Maine Coon is going to be a family pet, get the whole family involved in the naming decision. After all, they may come up with some great ideas that you would have never thought of otherwise. Not only is this a fun way to name your new family member, but it also makes their name that much more special.

Girly Names for a Maine Coone Princess

Let’s face it, we all know that female cats can have a bit of a princess complex (and rightfully so). So here’s a list of some girly names that just might fit the bill:

  • Abby
  • April
  • Ava
  • Bonnie
  • Cleo
  • Charlotte
  • Camille
  • Clementine
  • Delilah
  • Diva
  • Emma
  • Fritzy
  • Sugar
  • Grace
  • Greta
  • Queenie
  • Felicity
  • Missy
  • Josie
  • Princess
  • Karen
  • Dazzle
  • Stella
  • Vicky
  • Zoey
  • Chloe
  • Eloise
  • Gigi
  • Beatrix
  • Darcy
  • Gia
  • Macy
  • Libby
  • Mitsy
  • Blanche
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Tough Guy Names for the Boys

Maine Coons are big cats that are built for the hunt. If you’re looking for a name that fits your big, bulky tough guy, we have some for you:

  • Axel
  • Amos
  • Baine
  • Angus
  • Apollo
  • Dax
  • Midas
  • Nitro
  • Rocky
  • Boss
  • Titus
  • Blade
  • Dexter
  • Ryder
  • Blade
  • Aries
  • Atlas
  • Bruno
  • Alaster
  • Cyrus
  • Damon
  • Justice
  • Luther
  • Marco
  • Odin
  • Rocco
  • Tyson
  • Mac
  • Kane
  • Vince
  • Floyd
  • Diego
  • Trigger
  • Fang
  • Hannibal
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Size-Related Names for your Sizeable Cat

Are you on the hunt for a name that truly captures the size of the monstrous Maine Coon? Here are some great name ideas that put some emphasis on size:

  • Titan
  • Magnum
  • Goliath
  • Zeus
  • Maximus
  • Hoss
  • Atlas
  • Rex
  • Og
  • Rambo
  • Beast
  • Athos
  • Hercules
  • Leon
  • Balor
  • Squatch
  • Bear
  • Hulk
  • Idris
  • Andre
  • Cronus
  • Atilla
  • Silva
  • Nash
  • Bubba
  • Jupiter
  • Tiny
  • Crius
  • Theo
  • Colossus
  • Ogre
  • Behemoth
  • Whopper
  • Argus
  • Burley
  • Everest
  • Thea
  • Luisa
  • Gaia
  • Beula
  • Bestla
  • Rhea
  • Phoebe
  • Dione
  • Bertha
  • Gamora
  • Luna
  • Venus
  • Amazon
  • Acadia
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Names for those Soft, Cuddly, Long Coats

If you’re looking for a name that relates to the cuddly fluffiness of the Maine Coon’s coat, here are some options for your lovable fluff monster:

  • Fizzle
  • Puffalump
  • Teddy
  • Downy
  • Fluffles
  • Cloud
  • Lumpkin
  • Marshmallow
  • Sloth
  • Catsby
  • Socks
  • Harry
  • Callie
  • Wookie
  • Creampuff
  • Floofer
  • Snow
  • Cumulus
  • Waffle
  • Furby
  • Stormy
  • Wooly
  • Cupcake
  • Fuzzball
  • Suave
  • Cashmere
  • Puffin
  • Shaggy
  • Mittens
  • Oso
  • Cotton
  • Fluffig
  • Panda
  • Llama
  • Pancake
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Maine Coon Name Ideas from Pop-Culture

If you’re a pop-culture lover and you’re looking for some inspiration from either the big screen or bookshelf, here are some ideas we think work well with the Maine Coon breed:

  • Hagrid
  • Maribel
  • Dwight
  • Claus
  • Simba
  • Diana
  • Camillo
  • Chance
  • Hobbes
  • Koko
  • Athena
  • Calypso
  • Dobby
  • Bagheera
  • Nala
  • Crookshanks
  • Clarence
  • Arwen
  • Ginger
  • Lord Tubbington
  • Keiko
  • Meowth
  • Miss Kitty
  • Snowbell
  • Pandora
  • Zazzles
  • Alex
  • Milo
  • Mrs. Norris
  • Mimsie
  • Duchess
  • Fancy
  • Sylvester
  • Bilbo
  • Katniss
  • Gaga
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
  • Sassy
  • Casper
  • Orion
  • Buffy
  • Babs
  • Dinah
  • Lucybelle
  • Zelda
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Some Fun Facts About the Maine Coon

  • They are referred to as gentle giants because of their size and wonderful temperament.
  • Maine Coons are excellent hunters and started as mousers in the Northeastern United States.
  • They are thought to have been brought to America by the Vikings.
  • It is said that up to 40 percent of Maine Coons are polydactyl (having 6 toes.)
  • Maine Coons are made for the winter with their heavy coats and large, tufted paws.
  • The Maine Coon was named the official state cat of Maine in 1985.
  • Norris, the pet cat of Argus Filch in the Harry Potter series, was played by a Maine Coon.
  • A Maine Coon was named the World’s Longest Cat by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Unlike most cats, Maine Coons love water and are usually excellent swimmers.
  • Maine Coons are one of the largest domestic cat breeds along with Norwegian Forest Cats and Ragdolls.

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Final Thoughts

Congratulations on your new, furry feline family member (or family member to be.) There’s nothing more heartwarming than opening your home to a new addition. Maine Coons are stunningly beautiful cats that are one of the most popular breeds for good reason, you are lucky to call one your own!

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