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Pet Cat Names
Names for pet cats. Cat-related names. Names that mean cat, cat-like, stealthy,
clawed, soft, hunter, huntress, tiger, panther, leopard, lynx, etc. Also see Lion Names.
 
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UNISEX:

  1. HUNTER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "hunter."
MALE:
  1. ABOOKSIGUN: Native American Algonquin name meaning "wildcat."
  2. ACTAEON: Latin form of Greek Aktaion, meaning "effulgence." In mythology, this is the name of a hunter who was torn to pieces by his own dogs. He was then transformed into a deer, thus himself becoming the hunted. Good name for a cat that often gets in fights with dogs. 
  3. AKTAION (Ακταίων): Greek myth name of a hunter who was torn to pieces by his own dogs, meaning "effulgence." He was then transformed into a deer, thus himself becoming the hunted. Good name for a cat that often gets in fights with dogs. 
  4. BABAR (بابر): Persian name meaning "lion" or "tiger." 
  5. BABER: Variant spelling of Mughul Babur, meaning "lion" or "tiger."
  6. BABUR: Mughul form of Persian Babar, meaning "lion" or "tiger."  This was the name of the first Mughal emperor of medieval India.
  7. CATH PALUG ("Palug's Cat"): In Welsh Arthurian legend, this is the name of a monstrous giant cat that haunted the Isle of Anglesey and killed and ate nine-score warriors. It was said to be the offspring of an enormous pig called Henwen, and to have been thrown into the sea to drown directly after its birth; it survived, however, and was raised by the sons of Palug who did not realize its deadly potential. In some versions of the story it was slain by Cai (Sir Kay); others say it was King Arthur himself who slew the beast; still, other tales say that Arthur was defeated by the Cat in a battle fought in a swamp near the Mont du Chat. 
  8. CAT-WALDOW: User-submitted name. Meaning unknown. Waldow is probably a variant of Waldo, a pet form of German Waldobert "bright ruler," and other names containing the element wald, meaning "to rule, to wield power."
  9. CHASE: Middle English surname (of Norman French origin) transferred to forename use, meaning "hunter." 
  10. COCIDIUS: Myth name of a Celtic hunter god, possibly meaning "of the woods."
  11. DRAVEN: English name possibly derived from the Old English word drǽfend, meaning "hunter." 
  12. FAHD (فهد): Arabic name meaning "lynx, panther."
  13. FFUMBE: Variant spelling of African Ganda Fumbe, meaning "civet cat."
  14. FUMBE: African Ganda name meaning "civet cat."
  15. GAHIJI: Egyptian name meaning "hunter."
  16. GROSVENOR: French surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Anglo-Norman French elements gros "chief, great" and veneur "hunter," hence "chief hunter" or "great hunter."
  17. GUNJU: African Ganda name meaning "wild cat."
  18. ISOBA: African Soga name meaning "walks slowly, stealthily."
  19. ISOOBA: Variant spelling of African Soga Isoba, meaning "walks slowly, stealthily."
  20. KANEONUSKATEW: Native American Cree name meaning "one that walks on four claws."
  21. KEMNEBI: Egyptian name meaning "black panther."
  22. KENAZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Qenaz, meaning "hunter." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Eliphaz and a brother of Caleb.
  23. NEBI: Short form of Egyptian Nebibi, meaning "panther."
  24. NEBIBI: Egyptian name meaning "panther."
  25. NIMROD: Anglicized form of Hebrew Nimrowd, meaning "rebel." In the bible, this is the name of a great-grandson of Noah who was a renowned hunter.
  26. NIMROWD (נִמְרוֹד): Hebrew name meaning "rebel." In the bible, this is the name of a great-grandson of Noah who was a renowned hunter.
  27. NYYRIKKI: Finnish name, probably composed of Nyy- from a cognate of Old Norse nýr ("young"), and rikki ("mighty, powerful ruler"), hence "young ruler." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the hunt, associated with biblical Nimrod ("rebel"), another famous hunter.
  28. ORION (Ωρίων): Greek name, probably meaning "mountain man." But some sources say that the name may actually be of Akkadian origin; if so, it means "light of heaven." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Titan gods, a primordial hunter who was killed by a scorpion. A constellation was named after him. Orion had two dogs; their names were: Arktophonos and Ptoophagos
  29. PANDAROS (Πάνδαρος): Variant form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther." In mythology, this is the name of the betrayer of the Greeks who hurled a lance at Menelaus, breaking a solemn oath.
  30. PANTERA: Latin form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
  31. PANTHERAS (Πάνθηρας): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
  32. QENAZ (קְנַז): Hebrew name meaning "hunter." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Eliphaz and a brother of Caleb.
  33. TECUMSEH: Native American Shawnee name meaning "panther passing across."
  34. THERON (Θήρων): Greek name meaning "hunter."
  35. TRYPHON (Τρύφων): Greek name derived from the word tryphe, meaning "delicate, soft."
FEMALE:
  1. ADWAR: African Luo name meaning "hunt; look for; search for."
  2. CROBH DEARG: Celtic name meaning "red claws." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of harvest. She is also known by the names Lasair and Lassar, meaning "flame," Fhina, meaning "wine," and Lasairiona, meaning "flaming wine."
  3. DIANA: Latin name meaning "divine, heavenly." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the moon and hunting.
  4. DURGA (दुर्गा): Hindi myth name borne by the goddess Devi, derived from the Sanskrit word durga, meaning "fort" or "protected place," hence "unapproachable." She is usually depicted riding a lion or tiger, and having twelve hands, each holding a weapon and assuming a mudra (symbolic hand gesture). 
  5. EMU: Egyptian name meaning "cat."
  6. EMUISHÉRÉ: Egyptian name meaning "kitten."
  7. FELINA: English name derived from the Latin word felinus, meaning "cat-like."
  8. LAMAI: Thai name meaning "soft."
  9. LAMIS (لامس): Arabic name meaning "soft."
  10. NEBIBIT: Feminine form of Egyptian Nebibi, meaning "leopard."
  11. NEBIT: Contracted form of Egyptian Nebibit, meaning "leopard."

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