Disney Cat Names: Inspiring Names from Famous Disney Characters

a hosico cat in a room in house
Stella Noble
Written by Stella Noble

Cat names are often whimsical and don’t always follow rhyme or reason. But there are times when you see a cat, and you’re just suddenly reminded of a Disney character. Whether it’s the princess or the prince, the villain, or the cute but irreverent pet in the story, Disney characters are always a source of inspiration. They can inspire courage, kindness, love, and of course, they have also inspired many new cat owners to christen their pets with wonderful Disney cat names.

For cat lovers, fortunately, Disney movies are full of unforgettable cat characters. These cats often have extra big personalities and are excellent scene stealers. For instance, when you see a mischievous looking cat, you might instantly think of Cheshire Cat from the movie Alice in Wonderland. Surely, no matter what kind of larger-than-life personality your cat exhibits, you’ll be able to find a suitable name for him/her in our list of Disney cat names.

a cat rolling on the floor

In this article, we’ll take a look at various Disney-inspired names. We’ll start off with the personalities of Disney characters to get your creative juices flowing. Then we’ll also give you a list of cat names based on their fur color. Of course, since we’re talking about Disney, we can’t leave behind the names of famous Disney princesses or their male counterparts. Let the magic begin!

Disney Cat Names Based on Personality

Disney characters have larger than life personalities. Take a look at your cat’s personality and check the list below to find a name that suits your cat.

#1: Mischievous Cats

  • Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland). Does your cat often appear out of nowhere only to disappear all of sudden? Then the best name for your pet is Cheshire Cat—taken from the notoriously mischievous feline from Alice in Wonderland.

  • Lucifer (Cinderella). You may have come across a pet that simply has a knack for making your life miserable. Although you love him, you end up suffering so much because of him. Why don’t you name your pet Lucifer—after the cat who made life extremely tough for Cinderella?

  • Si and Am (Lady and the Tramp). These names were inspired by the mischievous and even downright nasty twin cats. The original Disney characters were simply nasty towards the main protagonists in Lady and the Tramp.

  • Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats). Did you happen to pick up a stray cat on your way home today? Does the cat look like he’s a smooth talker? He’s crafty, and yet you get that feeling that it’s going to be fun? Give your stray alley cat this name!

In case you’d like your mischievous cat to know when to behave, check out the article: How to Discipline a Cat.

#2: Energetic and Playful Cats

  • Nala (The Lion King). If your feline friend is simply full of energy and is so much fun to be with, then this is the perfect name for your pet. By the way, if your cat seems to show innate leadership, Nala would be a good choice as well. Remember, Nala ended up being the queen of the jungle. Actually, this name can appear in many of the personality categories listed here. Nala is simply such a great girl—full of energy and playfulness, yet extremely loyal.

  • Tigger (Winnie The Pooh). This is an appropriate name for your pet if your first instinct is to describe your pet as “exuberant.”

  • Figaro (Pinocchio). Playful, but at the end of the day, someone you can rely on. Some cat parents may no longer be familiar with the movie since it first came out decades ago, but Figaro was a truly great pet.

  • Marie (The Aristocats). The only daughter of Duchess, Marie also takes on her mother’s lady-like appearance. But in truth, Marie is such a fighter. She shows sass and inner strength. If this description sounds just like your as-yet-to-be-named pet, then this is the perfect name to choose.

If your cat is too energetic and you’d like the hyperactivity to be toned down a little while you’re trying to sleep, check out the article: How to Calm a Hyper Cat

two white and orange cats sitting on a basket

#3: Graceful and Dignified Cats

  • Duchess (The Aristocats). Beautiful, kind, graceful, and sweet. If your cat is anything like that, then Duchess would be a perfect name for your pet. Just watch this cat-filled movie and observe how Duchess is such a gracious mother, not to mention just overall elegant.

  • Sarabi (The Lion King). Another courageous mother. Sarabi is someone who is able to stay calm despite all the hardships and calamities life has rained down upon her. If your pet has the tendency to look after your other pets and appears to be a great mother, this would be a great name for your pet.

  • Mufasa (The Lion King). This is the best name to baptize your male feline with—especially if your pet acts like a king, and loves to sit around looking majestic with his head held high.

  • Bagheera (Jungle Book). In the story, Bagheera was a black panther who ended up becoming Mowgli’s protector. If you think your pet is someone who will eventually end up being your (or your child’s) friend and protector, then this would be an appropriate name.

If your regal cat loves perching high up there while observing his/her territory, check out the article: DIY Cat Window Perch.

#4: Gentle and Sweet Cats

  • Rajah (Aladdin). Do you have a cat that looks fierce, but is actually kind, sweet, and loyal? Rajah is the best name for him.

  • Rufus (The Rescuers). If you happen to have adopted an aged cat that looks wise and kind, this is a great name for your new pet.

  • Mochi (Big Hero 6). If you’ve got one sassy bobtail cat, why don’t you name him/her Mochi—after the super-cute, fat, and sassy character in Big Hero 6? A cat named Mochi is going to be a pet that you can hug and have fun with all day—if we’ll just base it on the Disney character’s personality.

If you think your cat deserves some treats that are just as sweet (a figure of speech, of course. Don’t give your cat sugary food) as he/she is, check out the article: DIY Cat Treats.

Disney Cat Names Based on Color

Aside from your cat’s personality, you can also name your feline pet based on a Disney cat’s color and breed, or both. This is the best way to go if you want to keep it simple.

grey kitten sitting on a bed

This doesn’t mean, though, that it will be less fun choosing the name. Here are a few common cat colors and corresponding Disney cat characters with the same coloring.

#1: White

  • Marie (see description above)

  • Duchess (see description above)

  • Mr. Whiskers (Frankenweenie). This Disney Persian cat has white and fluffy fur that frames his enormous eyes.

#2: Black

  • Lucifer (see description above)

  • Figaro (see description above)

  • Berlioz (The Aristocats). Blue-eyed, black-furred, with a tinge of gray in his stomach, Berlioz is such a lovable kitten. If this description absolutely fits your cat, then you’ve found the right name for your pet.

  • Mittens (Bolt). Originally a house cat, but she was then abandoned. Mittens knows how to gain sympathy from others and make them do her bidding. Sounds like someone you know? If your cat has Mitten’s personality and black fur, then you’ve found the most appropriate name for your pet. Plus, this name just sounds so cute, right?

Black cat relaxing in a cat tree

#3: Orange

  • Toulouse (The Aristocats). Sibling to Marie and Berlioz, Toulouse completes the worrisome threesome. He has long orange fur and cute hazel eyes.

  • Oliver (Oliver & Company). Did you happen to buy that orange kitten from the pet store because he kept following you with his eyes whenever you passed by—looking all lost and innocent? If that describes your new pet, this is the name you should go for.

  • Sergeant Tibbs (101 Dalmatians). If you’ve got a few dogs and planning to get a cat as well, you could name your new feline pet Sergeant Tibbs—after the character in 101 Dalmatians. The original Disney cat played a supporting role in rescuing the abducted dogs.

#4: Grey

  • Fat Cat (Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers). Yes, this is one of the older Disney animations. But it doesn’t mean you can’t use the character’s name for your cat—especially if your gray cat is fat, has a tendency to be felonious, and causes a lot of trouble.

Disney Princess Names for Female Cats

Haven’t found a name that’s right for your feline pet yet? If you’re not too keen on naming your pet after a feline character in Disney movies, you can also choose from the names of human Disney characters.

a cat sitting on a bed and looking up

If you’ve got a female cat, here are some Disney princess names you can try. These princesses virtually don’t need any introduction because they are already world-famous.

  • Alice

  • Ariel

  • Aurora

  • Belle

  • Cinderella

  • Jasmine

  • Mulan

  • Pocahontas

  • Rapunzel

  • Snow White

  • Tiana

Disney Male Hero Names for Male Cats

Now if you’ve got a male feline friend, you can’t very well name your pet Belle, right? How about borrowing the moniker of a famous Disney hero?

image of a tuxedo-cat

Hopefully, some of the character’s heroic personality traits will also rub off on your pet. Here are some extremely famous Disney heroes.

  • Simba (The Lion King)

  • Hercules (Hercules)

  • Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)

  • Tarzan (Tarzan)

  • Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)

  • Robin Hood (Robin Hood)

  • Woody (Toy Story)

  • Prince Florian (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

  • John Smith (Pocahontas)

  • Sultan Aladdin (Aladdin)

  • Beast/Prince Adam (Beauty and the Beast)

  • Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid)

  • Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Prince Charming (Cinderella)

  • Phoebus (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

  • Eric (The Little Mermaid)

  • Marlin (Finding Nemo)

Name Your Cat after Notorious Disney Villains

Just for fun, cat parents sometimes give their pets unexpected names. If you feel like you’ve seen too many cats with Disney prince or princess names, how about naming your cat after a villain?

scottish-fold cat lying in bed

Here are some notorious Disney villains whose monikers you might want to borrow for your cat. And no, these are not just for male cats. Some of the really nasty villains in Disney movies were women—just like Cruella in 101 Dalmatians.

  • Prince Hans of The Southern Isles (Frozen)

  • Scar (The Lion King)

  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

  • Edgar Balthazar (The Aristocats)

  • Prince John (Robin Hood)

  • Mother Gothel (Tangled)

  • Shan Yu (Mulan)

  • Doctor Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

  • Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)

  • Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)

  • Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)

If your cat has some major attitude problems, you might want to check out the article: How to Punish Cats (the non-harmful way, of course).

Just For Fun Disney-Inspired Cat Names

Here are some other names inspired by Disney characters, and you can choose any of these just for fun.

Kitten sleeping on a blanket

Although, if your cat does look like he wants to sleep all the time, Sleepy would probably be an appropriate name for him.

  • Sleepy

  • Grumpy

  • Sneezy

  • Pooh

  • Dumbo

  • Dory

  • Ursula

  • Boo

  • Sheeta

  • Sassy

  • Waffles

Wrap Up

For those who grew up watching Disney movies, happy endings are always possible. And to get you there, you need a character to inspire you. To that end, we have given you a list containing the names of many inspiring Disney characters.

We’ve also listed some of the really notorious villains in Disney history for that one kitten that seems to dream of growing up to become the gangster boss of the neighborhood. We have also added a few just-for-fun names, in case the more traditional Disney names are too common for you.

A kitten meowing to his mother

Finding a name for your cat can be a challenging task. The pressure of having to find the most appropriate and most suitable name for your cat can add to the stress. But naming your cat after a Disney character can be fun, and you won’t have to think up a name from scratch. Here’s hoping that your cat will take on the characteristics of his/her Disney star namesake.

Do you have in mind other interesting Disney cat names? Your suggestions and comments matter a lot to us. If none of the names above spoke to you, how about checking out some Egyptian cat names? Egypt is a land of wonders, especially for cats, so you can bet that Egyptian names are magical in a way that’s different from Disney names.

About the author
Stella Noble
Stella Noble

Stella Noble lives in Warren, Michigan with her family and three cats. She is a Certified Cat Trainer and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.