Excited Cats is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Learn more.

150+ Nerdy Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Geeky Cat

The term “nerd” has long been used as an insult, but in reality, a nerd is someone passionate and knowledgeable about their hobby or work. In a sense, we are all nerds about something.

Take back the power of being a nerd by giving your awesome cat a geeky name to match your interests. Your new cat’s unique name will be a talking point in bonding with other like-minded people!

3 cat face divider

How to Name Your Cat

The problem with picking a name for your new cat is there are too many great names to choose from! Use some of these great tips to help you narrow down your selection process, and don’t be shy in asking your friend’s opinions.

  • Follow your passions. The world of geek-related names is vast, but nerds come in all different types. Some are passionate about science, a TV show, or a game. Pinpoint your favorite interests as a starting point to finding an excellent name for your cat.
  • Say it out loud. Your cat companion will spend a lot of time with you, so you’ll be saying their name a lot. Long, wordy names can get tiresome over time, so it’s best to pick a name that’s simple and easy. If you want a long name, consider the nickname potential.
  • Commit. Many people will try to tell you “when you know, you know” when it comes to finding the perfect name. But in reality, that’s not always true. You may never feel like you’ve found “the one” when name searching. Pick a name you like and stick to it.
Image Credit: Debra Anderson, Shutterstock

Video Game Cat Names

Gaming is one of the most popular hobbies for self-proclaimed nerds. Don’t underestimate this addictive pastime, as it involves skill, strategy, dedication, and coordination. Characters of our favorite games are fantastical creatures and mighty heroes, perfect to inspire the name of your mini-beast inside the home.

  • Ash
  • Boss
  • Bowser
  • Clank
  • Cortana
  • Crash
  • Diablo
  • Duke
  • Eevee
  • Ezio
  • Frogger
  • Genesis
  • Kirby
  • Kong
  • Kratos
  • Link
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Sega
  • Sonic
  • Sony
  • Spyro
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda
cat with soldier costume
Image Credit: Pixabay

Cat ball divider 1

Star Wars Cat Names

Star Wars: a cult classic that has dominated screens for decades. Remakes and spin-offs have kept this insane world bright and alive with old fans and new, revealing in the incredible sci-fi universe. Epic characters with fun names are prevalent within Star Wars, whether they are on the dark side or the light side.

  • Anakin
  • BB
  • Binks
  • Boba
  • Chewie
  • Ewok
  • Han
  • Jabba
  • Kylo
  • Leia
  • Obi
  • Porg
  • Rey
  • Vader
  • Yoda
white maine coon cat in gray background
Image Credit: Kanashi, Pixabay

Cat ball divider 1

DC Comic Cat Names

Many modern geeks will know many of these characters from popular movies and TV shows. But the lore of the DC universe stems back decades, starting with comics of incredible heroes and villains. Constantly compared to their competitors, Marvel, DC precedes Marvel by about five years. These classic names can live on through our cats.

  • Alfred
  • Arkham
  • Arthur
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Bruce
  • Clark
  • Flash
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Ivy
  • Joker
  • Krypto
  • Lex
  • Luthor
  • Selina
  • Talia
  • Zsasz
Beautiful persian cream colorpoint cat whith blue eyes
Image Credit: Dorottya Mathe, Shutterstock

Cat ball divider 1

Marvel Comic Cat Names

We won’t start any arguments by declaring which comic company is superior, but we know many out there are huge Marvel fans, and for great reason. Marvel has been endlessly popular, pumping out movie after movie. The Marvel universe has thousands of unique characters, but we’ve pulled out a handful of some of the most popular for pets.

  • Bucky
  • Drax
  • Ego
  • Falcon
  • Groot
  • Hawkeye
  • Hela
  • Jarvis
  • Loki
  • Nebula
  • Odin
  • Pepper
  • Rocket
  • Scarlet
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Valkyrie
  • Wanda
  • Zuri
cat wearing lion costume
Image Credit: InnovativeImages, Shutterstock

Cat ball divider 1

TV & Movie Inspired Cat Names

Never trust someone who says they don’t like TV. There’s a TV show or a movie out there for everyone. The library of genres is endless, but some media has become more popular than others. Even if you don’t watch much TV, you’re sure to recognize many of these household names. Some you may have even grown up with, and what better to display your love than naming your new cat after a classic character.

  • Albus
  • Arya
  • Bender
  • Buffy
  • Carlton
  • Dexter
  • Doctor
  • Dorothy
  • Drogo
  • Frodo
  • Gandalf
  • Gizmo
  • Hermione
  • Hodor
  • Kahlessi
  • Katniss
  • McLovin
  • Morty
  • Neo
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Sana
  • Scully
  • Sheldon
  • Sparrow
  • Spock
  • Xena
cat wearing a pirate costume
Image Credit: Benevolente82, Shutterstock

Cat ball divider 1

Cat Names Inspired by Famous Scientists

Before technology created TV or even printed comics, the original nerds explored our world. These legendary geeks gathered information about the sciences, setting the basis for everything we know. Without these famous scientists, we would not have the incredible marvels of humankind today.

  • Aristotle
  • Attenborough
  • Darwin
  • Edison
  • Einstein
  • Fibonacci
  • Galileo
  • Hawking
  • Leonardo
  • Newton
  • Pascal
  • Schrodinger
  • Tesla
  • Woz
british shorthair cat sitting outdoor
Image Credit: Piqsels

Cat ball divider 1

Tech Inspired Cat Names

Believe it or not, movies and games don’t make themselves. Crazy, right? We’re fortunate to have media devolved directly to us every minute of every day, but behind the scenes are the workings of some fantastic technology. These perfectly balanced, intricate pieces of tech craft the modern world around us. Despite its complicated nature, tech sure has some cute, simple names—perfect for a cat.

  • Ajax
  • Beta
  • Bit
  • Bug
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Data
  • Digit
  • Java
  • Kindle
  • Mac
  • Mac
  • Pixel
  • Siri
  • Widget
  • Wiki
  • Zip
  • Zoom
cat in winter costume
Image Credit: Svetlana Rey, Shutterstock

Cat ball divider 1

Space Inspired Cat Names

For an out-of-this-world unique cat name, you may have to look further than this planet. Beyond Earth lies a multitude of things intriguing and incredible. Passionate people have gazed outwards for centuries, trying to decipher the mysteries of space. Our mysterious cats are still yet to be understood, also! If you’re still not convinced cats are an invading alien species, why not dub them a name that will remind them of their home planet.

  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Buzz
  • Calypso
  • Comet
  • Cosmo
  • Dipper
  • Juni
  • Leo
  • Luna
  • Neptune
  • Nova
  • Pluto
  • Rover
  • Sirius
  • Stella
bengal cat on wood
Image by: Uschi Dugulin, Pixabay

cat paw divider

Final Thoughts

The good thing about naming a cat compared to naming a dog is that cats don’t care much for their name anyway! A dog needs a name to begin its house-training; meanwhile, a cat may never respond to its name.

Take your time in picking out a great name for your new cat. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself for the “perfect” name. Your cat will be equally accepting whether their name was “stinky butt” or “cutie pie.”

You might also like:

thematic break

Featured Image Credit: Sergey Zaykov, Shutterstock