20 Cute Cat Names for Your New Furry Family Member

They're purrrfect.

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So your family just welcomed a new member into your home — congrats! Now comes the hard part: giving your feline friend the perfect name. Good thing this list will give you a head start: We've included classic monikers, pop culture-inspired ideas, and more.

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cute cat names merry
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Merry

Was your new family addition a holiday gift? If so, name them Merry, after the Christmas holiday. If not, give them this name for how they make you all feel every single day.

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cute cat names Cleo
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Cleo

Cleo in Greek, so if your kids have been waiting for this kitten for years, it's a perfect fit.

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cute cat names Whiskers
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Whiskers

If your sweet kitty has longest whiskers you've ever seen, give them this charming moniker.

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cute cat names Grump
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Grump

Did you finally cave after seeing the famous Grumpy Cat on Instagram one too many times? Then take inspiration from the star himself.

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cute cat names Lily
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Lily

Even if your new cute cat doesn't smell so nice after playing outside, this sweet moniker will hopefully make up for it.

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cute cat names Boots
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Boots

Shrek's Puss in Boots would be honored that you named your feisty kitty after him.

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cute cat names elvis
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Elvis

Take a cue from one of the most iconic singers of all time: Elvis. Or if your feline isn't feeling the groove of the '50s, maybe try Lennon or even Ed (Sheeran).

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cute cat names Waffles
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Waffles

Because who doesn't like this sweet and savory breakfast food? Don't be afraid to get creative with your cat's name — so many brunch dishes would be cute!

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cute cat names Louis
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Louis

If your little girl has ever seen The Princess Diaries, she'll definitely want to name her cat after Mia's fluffy cat, Prince Louis. There's no better name for a cat that acts like royalty.

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cute cat names snow
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Snow

If you have a kitty that's as white as snow, then this moniker couldn't be a better fit.

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cute cat names Peaches
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Peaches

Is there a sweeter name for a sweeter cat? We'll wait.

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cute cat names Tigger
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Tigger

If your kitty hops and bounces around the house, then name him after Winnie the Pooh's friend, Tigger.

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cute cat names scratches
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Scratches

Let's hope that naming your new cat Scratches is a lighthearted joke. But if your cat has taken a liking for tearing up the couch, then it's pretty appropriate, right?

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cute cat names Midnight
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Midnight

For all of the black cats out there, Midnight is a classic choice you can't go wrong with.

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cute cat names patches
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Patches

If they're missing patches of fur or they have different patches of color, this name is all too fitting for your family's new kitty.

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cute cat names muffin
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Muffin

If you new pet love treats, put a spin on the traditional "Biscuit" moniker and name them after another sweet snack — Muffin!

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cute cat names Butterscotch
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Butterscotch

Orange cats have a huge pool of names to pick out of — and Butterscotch is one of the cutest. But there's always Garfield as a backup.

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cute cat names angel
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Angel

So your new cat is pretty much flawless, right? She's quiet, soft, purrs constantly, and so friendly. One could almost say she's an angel.

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cute cat names fluffy
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Fluffy

Is there any explanation needed? Fluffy is a timeless name for a kitty with a poofy coat of fur.

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cute cat names Shadow
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Shadow

Black and white kitties who sneak around in the night (or who follow you everywhere you go) need the name Shadow, hands down.

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