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What makes a cat name weird? Well, that’s tough to say. It might be something that fits a dog more than a cat, or a random object that no one has ever thought of naming a cat after. We’ve compiled a list of weird cat names that are sure to make you chuckle – from puns to absolutely bizarre choices.

20 Names for Cats That Aren’t Very Cat-Like

Does your cat behave like a dog more often than like a feline? If so, you might want to consider one of these popular dog names. They’ll make everyone turn their heads around and look for a non-existent dog they think you’re calling!

  • Barker;
  • Barksalot;
  • Chewie;
  • Clifford;
  • Doge;
  • Dumbledog;
  • Fido;
  • Goofy;
  • Hot-Dog;
  • Howler;
  • Lassie;
  • Marley;
  • Old Yeller;
  • Pluto;
  • Pongo;
  • Pupper;
  • Rover;
  • Slinky;
  • Snoopy;
  • Toto.

These names might not be weird in themselves, but they’ll sound weird given to a cat! We think a name like Clifford will work hilariously well for a big orange cat. And for a white cat with black patches, a name like Pongo or Snoopy would do the trick. Have you found a name for your kitty? If not, keep scrolling for more unusual name ideas.

Editor’s Note 🪶

I knew a guy who just named his cat Dog. Pretty clever! He said it was better than his former cat’s name, Cat. Who knows what other animals he might have had! A bird called Mouse? A hamster called Fish? A guinea pig named Rabbit? Let’s leave it there. 🐰

20 Weird Cat Names Inspired by Strange Food

Is your cat weird and wonderful in equal measure? If so, give them a name that celebrates their quirkiness! For example, name them after a strange dish that many people would think twice about trying. Here are some weird food-inspired names for cats that are sure to get a few laughs.

  • Balut;
  • Basashi;
  • Beondegi;
  • Bushmeat;
  • Cheesesteak;
  • Durian;
  • Escamol;
  • Escargots;
  • Frog Leg;
  • Fugu;
  • Haggis;
  • Khash;
  • Morcilla;
  • Pequi;
  • Shirako;
  • Spam;
  • Stinkheads;
  • Surstromming;
  • Tripe;
  • Vegemite.
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20 Weird Cat Names Inspired by Strange Food

Do you know all of these weird foods? We’re guessing not! You can look them up at your own responsibility – beware that some of them are quite graphic. We think a name like Bushmeat would be perfect for a black cat, while Durian would be great for a prickly kitty. If none of these unique names strikes your fancy, you’ll find plenty more funny names for cats below.

20 Strange Cat Names Inspired by Weird Animals

There’s no shortage of weird animals in the world, so if you’re looking for weird cat names, look no further than these! You may have seen documentaries about some of these animals, but we doubt you’ve ever considered naming a cat after them.

  • Aardvark;
  • Axolotl;
  • Aye-Aye;
  • Batfish;
  • Blobfish;
  • Capybara;
  • Dugong;
  • Echidna;
  • Fossa;
  • Gerenuk;
  • Hagfish;
  • Kakapo;
  • Lamprey;
  • Manatee;
  • Pangolin;
  • Platypus;
  • Potoo;
  • Shoebill;
  • Tarsier;
  • Tenrec.

These names are not what anyone expects, there’s no doubt about that! We believe Gerenuk would be perfect for a long-necked cat, while Tarsier would be great for a small and sprightly kitty. Most of these can work as both male and female cat names.

Doesn’t the fossa look like a weird cat?

20 Weirdly Punny Cat Names

Is your cat the life and soul of the party? If so, give them a name that will make everyone smile – even if it’s at your expense! These weird cat names with puns in them are sure to get a few laughs. Some are unisex, while others are specifically female or male cat names.

  • Tabbytail – Abigail + tabby + tail;
  • Catpurrnicus – Copernicus + cat + purr;
  • Catrick – Cat + Patrick;
  • Clawsome – Claw + awesome;
  • Cleocatra – Cleopatra + cat;
  • Domesticat – Connecticut –> domestic + cat;
  • Furcules – fur + Hercules;
  • Furnando – fur + Fernando;
  • Hairy Pawter – Harry Potter + hairy + paw;
  • Hufflepurr – Hufflepuff + purr;
  • Jessicat – Jessica + cat;
  • Marie Purrie – Marie Curie + purr;
  • Meowtini – Martini + meow;
  • Mewcaulay Culkin – Macaulay Culkin + mew;
  • Mewlius Caesar – Julius Caesar + mew;
  • Naptune – nap + Neptune;
  • Octopuss – octopus + puss;
  • Oedipuss – Oedipus + puss;
  • Pawdmé – Padmé + paw;
  • Tabbytha – Tabitha + tabby.
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20 Weirdly Punny Cat Names

How do you like these weird yet funny cat names? We think they’re all amazing! If you’re looking for a kitten name that will make people laugh, we recommend one of these. And if you want a weird cat name that’s also regal, try Cleocatra or Mewlius Caesar. They’ll be spoiled like a prince or princess!

20 Bizarre Cat Names Inspired by Random Things

Are you looking for weird cat names that are truly out-of-the-box? If so, these names inspired by random objects are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Some are things you see every day but never thought to name a cat after, while others are just plain weird!

  • Ashtray;
  • Band-Aid;
  • Cinderblock;
  • Clothespin;
  • Credit Card;
  • Dartboard;
  • Drumstick;
  • Earwax;
  • Earmuffs;
  • Dishrag;
  • Doorknob;
  • Dustpan;
  • Lampshade;
  • Mousetrap;
  • Paper Clip;
  • Remote;
  • Screwdriver;
  • Spatula;
  • Stapler;
  • Tissue;
  • Zipper.
20 Bizarre Cat Names Inspired by Random Things

These weird cat names are sure to get attention! We think a name like Dishrag would be perfect for a lazy cat that likes to lounge around all day, while Cinderblock would be great for a big and burly boy cat.

How to Think of a Weird Name for Your Kitten?

Didn’t like anything on our list? Don’t worry, we’ll give you some tips on how to come up with weird cat names of your own. And who knows, maybe your weird cat name will be even better than ours!

  • Think of a word or phrase and spell it backwards. For example, ‘boy’ becomes Yob.
  • Use a foreign word or phrase. For example, Ciao or Bonjour.
  • Choose a weird word from the dictionary. For example, Kerfuffle or Hullabaloo. These words really exist, we promise!
  • Take a common name and change one letter. For example, ‘Bob’ becomes Bog.
  • Add ‘-o’ to the end of a word. For example, ‘cat’ becomes Cato.
  • Make up a word that doesn’t exist. For example, Meowtiful or Clawsy.

Let your imagination run wild and come up with whatever weird cat names you can think of! And who knows, maybe your weird cat name will be the next big thing. So get creative and have fun with it!

Build-a-Name 🧱

Take the first three letters of your cat’s breed or coloring (e.g. “Rus-” for a Russian Blue or “Tab-” for a tabby). Then, add the last three letters of your own name (e.g. -tha for Martha or -ert for Robert). What did you get? Does it sound like a name at all, or is it too weird? I got Rageth!

Have You Found a Unique Cat Name for Your Kitty?

So there you have it, our top 100 weird cat names! We hope you found some inspiration for naming your own weird cat. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to naming your cat, so let your imagination run wild.

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Do you have a weird cat name that you love? We’d love to hear it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Rarest Cat Name?

The absolute rarest name would probably be something totally made up, like Rageth, which I’ve come up with using the method I described earlier. However, some rare cat names include Tiziana, Marulis, and Praxi. You can also find rare cat names in unusual places like literature or history books.

What Should I Name a Silly Cat?

How about Pickles, Sir Scraggles, Fluffy McFlufferson, Captain Cuddles, or Browniebottom? Don’t these names sound silly? If you want to take it even further, why not give your cat a silly middle name too? For example, Captain Gouda Cuddles! Or Pickles von Cheddar! Let your imagination run wild and have fun with it.

What Was the Funniest Name?

Funny names from history can also inspire weird cat names. For example, Crystal Metheny is a real woman from Florida. Another woman, Jessica Mavis from Gold Coast, named her daughter KVIIIlyn (pronounced Kaitlyn). But probably the funniest name I’ve heard about was Sincerely Yours 98 Pascual from the Philippines, who also has siblings named Spaghetti 88 and Macaroni 85.

What Are Some Crazy Names?

If you want to go a bit crazy, there are plenty of options. For example, Waffle McButtercup or Sir Nibbles McFuzzybottom. Or maybe even Bloopers McGee or Pawsome Furrypants! The possibilities are endless, so have fun and get creative when coming up with cat names.


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