Choosing a good Name for your Cat: The Best Ideas!

Choosing a good Name for your Cat: The Best Ideas!

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When you welcome a new kitten into your home, in addition to providing it with all the essentials essential for its development,  you must find a name for it. Choosing a cat name (or a first name) is like choosing your child's name, the name your cat will bear is for life, you will agree that her choice is not at all an easy task.

And of course you won't be able to change your mind along the way, once the cat has learned its name, there's no way to change it.

But it's easy to find a name that will fit your cat perfectly, taking inspiration from things like your cat's character, the color of their hair or even their eyes, their size, and many more you will find at sure the perfect name for your little feline.

The Top cat names of the year 2021 in S

This year, the letter to name your cat is the S, all that remains is if you do not plan to register your cat in LOOF, you can do otherwise! Here is a list of the most trending R cat names for the year, for more ideas, find the complete list of S cat names for 2021.

10 Names for S-male cats

  • Simba
  • Sushi
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Sacha
  • Snow
  • Sam
  • Saphir
  • Stitch
  • Snoopy

10 Names for S-female cats

  • Sushi
  • Sissi
  • Saphir
  • Sweety
  • Shiva
  • Stella
  • Sally
  • Sakura
  • Simba
  • Sacha

You will find in the following in addition to lists of name ideas for cats , all our advice on finding the perfect name for your little animal.

Our advice for choosing the right name for your cat

First of all, note that a cat's first name, as original as it may be, should ideally have a maximum of 2 syllables. Indeed, like dogs, cats have a hard time figuring out a name that is too long. In addition to being short, the name of your little feline must be easily audible and understandable by the animal.

Cats are very sensitive to high-pitched sounds and high notes, a name ending for example with an "i" will be very appreciated and audible by the little ball of hair.

Finally, note that the first name of the cat can reflect the character of the cat, or one or more of itscharacteristics physicalsuch as its size, its weight, the color of its hair or even of its eyes,…

The most popular names for male cats

Have you just adopted a small male kitten? What name are you going to give it? Here is the list of the most popular male cat names.

  • Tigger
  • Caramel
  • Felix
  • Simba
  • Gribouille
  • Filou
  • Minou
  • Léo
  • Garfield
  • Fripouille

Want more idea of ​​name of male cat? Find all of our name ideas for male cats in our complete list.

The Most Popular Names for Female Cats

Have you just adopted a little female kitten? What name are you going to give it? Here is the list of the most popular female cat names.

  • Minette
  • Sassy
  • Cuddle
  • Nala
  • Mimi
  • Mayan
  • Princess
  • Mimine
  • Kitty
  • Isis

Want more idea of female cat name? Find all of our name ideas for female cats in our complete list.

Foreign-sounding cat names

You can already imagine your little cat with a name from the USA like Tom de Tom and Jerry, here is the list of the most popular foreign cat names.

  • Buggy
  • Candy
  • Glory
  • Happy
  • Lucky
  • Fluffy
  • Paddy
  • Puffy
  • Ivy
  • Pearl

Fancy more foreign sounding cat name idea? Find all our first name ideas for an English cat, American cat, nameAsian and Japanesecat name, Russian cat name.

Cat names by coat color

Why not choose a cat name that matches your cat's coat color? Here is our an excerpt from the list of cat name by color.

Name for white cat

  • Alaska
  • Alpine
  • Blandine
  • Blanquito
  • Blondy
  • Cotton
  • Cream
  • Gandalf
  • Capsule
  • Ivory

Fancy more idea of ​​white cat name? Find all of ourideas white cat namein our complete list.

Ginger cat name

  • Azrael
  • Bailey
  • Baklava
  • Biscotte
  • Cappuccino
  • Carambar
  • Dune
  • Fanta
  • Jazz
  • Puma

Want more ginger cat name idea? Find all of our gingerideas cat namein our complete list.

Name for cat Gray

  • Bender
  • Dumbo
  • Grizou
  • Gray
  • Grizouille
  • Granit
  • Ratatouille
  • Dust
  • Titanium
  • Stone

Want more gray cat name idea? Find all of ourideas gray cat namein our complete list.

Name for black cat

  • Anubis
  • Ardoise
  • Blacky
  • Cachou
  • Café
  • Calimero
  • Chocolate
  • Ganache
  • Monkey
  • Reglisse

Want more black cat name idea? Find all of ourideas first namefor black cats in our complete list.

Names for boisterous and mischievous

kittens Is your kitten already lightning-quick and looking for a name that matches her hyperactive nature? Here is our list of boisterous and mischievous cat names.

  • Agile
  • Cabotin
  • Canaillou
  • Champion
  • Comet
  • Lightning
  • Arrow
  • Galipette
  • Pirate
  • Tempo

Fancy more name ideas for rowdy and mischievous cats? Find all of our name ideas for rowdy and mischievous cats in our complete list.

Names for calm and affectionate kittens

You have just adopted a real love ball, a calm and affectionate kitten, here is our list of names for calm and affectionate cats.

  • Angel
  • Chacha
  • Croquinou
  • Chance
  • Celestial
  • Féedor
  • Gourmandise
  • Loulou
  • Plush
  • Ticoeur

Fancy more idea of ​​names of calm and affectionate cats? Find all of our name ideas for calm and affectionate cats in our complete list.

More cat name idea?

List of cat name ideas in alphabetical order from A to Z.

A B VS D E F G H I J K L M NOT O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Do you know which are the most common names of cats? Follow our list of popular cat names in France, the cream of names in all categories.

You can also find many names of cats by consulting our lists of first names for cats and thematic kittens.

What is a LOOF cat name?

A LOOF cat name is simply the name of a cat registered in the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF), which is therefore purebred and has a pedigree, moreover did you know that some cat names are better suited to some purebred cats. Unlike those of alley cats and other classic cats without pedigree, the names of LOOF cats are not determined by chance, they are regulated if you want to register your cat.

How do LOOF cat names work?

The names of LOOF cats follow very precise rules: the first letter of the cat's first name depends on its year of birth.

For example, if your purebred cat registered with LOOF was for example born in 2018, you must give it a name starting with "O", and then by "P" or the "Q" if it was born in 2019, to 2020 the first letter of the name will be "R".

In addition to the first name when adopting a kitten in a cattery, the breeder will give it a last name depending on its origin and its ancestry. The breeder will also register the kitten in the LOOF (Official Book of Feline Origins), so it will have an affix, that is to say a "family name". This last name is simply the name of the cattery in which you had your kitten.

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How are the letters of the year chosen for the names of cats?

For all purebred cats with a pedigree, the first letter of the name must obligatorily begin with a letter which depends on the year of birth of the small feline. This rule was introduced by the Société Centrale Canine in 1926, to put order in the LOOF and modify in 2014.

  • List of first names for cats in O (2018)
  • List of first names for cats in P (2019)
  • List of first names pour chat en R (2020)

A 20-year rollover is implemented by excluding the letters: (K, Q, W, X, Y, Z) which are possible alternatives in the year of the letter preceding them. For example, Q will be allowed as an alternative in the year of P, W, X, Y and Z will become possible alongside V.

Which letter for cats in 2019?

For the year 2019 the letter chosen for the LOOF registration is the letter P or alternatively the letter Q can also be accepted. The naming system by year thus makes it easy to know the age of the cat; it is also compulsory for registration in the feline studbook.

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