Finding good names for kittens or cats can seem overwhelming at first. You want something that is unique, different, and cute. And it has to be something that you won’t tire of repeating every day for the next fifteen or twenty years! It has to be adapted to the appearance, personality and lifestyle of your new kittens.

The possibilities are endless. That’s the best thing about naming an animal. There are no limits to your creativity. It doesn’t have to fit into the playground, and no one will make fun of its name if it’s really outrageous. So go ahead and express yourself!

Okay, now what? Well, one idea is to look up lists of popular cat names. But that could thwart your plan to be original. You want to be unique, so why choose the same name as everyone else? However, it is a good way to start. I could give you some ideas.

The first thing to think about with each name is what it will sound like. You’re going to have to say it a lot and you don’t want to get tired of it. Also, you want your cat to hear you easily. This is why many cats have a name with a long vowel sound; they quickly pick up your name if it has a long vowel, like the “e” in Leo.

Names for kittens can reflect their appearance. If you have a black cat, how about Luna, Midnight, or Ninja? A white cat could be called Bianca. A tiger cat could be called, well, you know!

The next idea is to take your brainstorming one step further. For example, let’s say you have a gray kitten. Smokey is an obvious choice. Instead, think of all the gray things. Gray weather makes me think of clouds, storms, how about Twister or Nimbus (short for cumulonimbus cloud type)? Or maybe your kitty is more silver? Platinum is a smart name. Silver Leads to Jewelry, How About Bling?

You may want to think about your kitty’s personality. Do you love to climb? Is she a total snuggle mistake? These traits can lead to a name! I once met a kitten who was crazy. Its owner gave it a Native American name that reflected its wild nature.

Some of the best names for kittens are the ones that reflect your unique character. Do you have a favorite author, sports hero, or hobby? Take some time to think about it, and maybe you can come up with the perfect name!

If you are having two kittens, you can choose to have their names match. The names of the twin kittens are funny and convey a special relationship between the kittens. On the other hand, many choose to name each kitten individually. It is totally your choice.

Do you want to be extravagant? I have personally met Hosehead, Chainsaw, and Three. There really are no limits when it comes to unique names for kittens!

Some of the biggest names for kittens are human names, precisely because they are human! Some of the best human name choices are so humane, they are absolutely quirky and unique to a cat!

No hurry. Meet your kitty. Spend some time interacting with and observing him, and in the meantime, think about some of these categories:

  • Human names
  • Mythology
  • Real life celebrities
  • Mythology
  • Literature
  • Weather
  • Your hobbies and personal interests

Names for kittens can come from anywhere. These all provide great inspiration, and once you pick the perfect name, you’ll know it!

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