Epic Cat Names: Exciting Names for Your Adventurous Feline Pet

Jeremy Vaughn
Written by Jeremy Vaughn

In the dictionary, the word epic is defined as something that tells a story about a hero or about exciting adventures. In urban slang, epic is a catchphrase to describe something that’s impressive or monumental in scale. If both definitions seem to describe your cat, how about choosing a name for him/her from our list of epic cat names?

Epic names for pets aren’t just dramatic and exciting. Coming up with an epic name for your cat can help you really highlight your cat’s most interesting aspect, such as when you name your cat Firegaze for the fierce way your pet looks at people. You can really personalize epic cat names to fit your feline pet’s personality and looks.

In this article, you’ll find excellent pet names inspired by historical figures. Then, we’ll also take a look at the names of mysterious and mythical places and use them as inspiration for your cat’s name. Of course, since we are talking about epic names, we can’t leave out the names of famous warriors. And then finally, we’ll take a look at the names of the cat characters in an epic novel series.

Cat Names Based on Historical Figures

Gray cat looking like Enstein

For some, history might sound boring, but the truth is that history is just chock full of epic figures—men and women whose reputations are larger than life, as well as people whose efforts made it possible for us to live as we do now. For instance, how different would our lives be today if we didn’t have the likes of Abraham Lincoln in the pages of our history book?

Naming your cat after a historical figure is a way of saying that you hope your cat would turn out to be a great character—but even if he/she didn’t, you’d still love them all the same.

  • Abraham Lincoln: does your cat have a striking profile like that of Lincoln’s?
  • Albert Einstein: perfect name for cats with scientifically inclined cat moms or dads, or if your cat has a shocking mane like Einstein’s.
  • Aristotle: does your cat often look at you with a philosophical gaze?
  • Charlemagne: a great name for cats with French origin such as the Chartreux.
  • Charles Darwin: “survival of the fittest”; great name for a cat that’s a survivor.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: excellent name for all-black cats like a Bombay cat.
  • Galileo Galilei: one of the most notable astronomers of all time; great name for cats that like stargazing.
  • Gautama: perfect name for a quiet and pacifist cat.
  • George Washington: excellent names for cats who act as the leader of the litter.
  • Isaac Newton: best known for his discovery of gravity; a perfect name for cats that are always glued to the floor.
  • Joan of Arc: a fitting name for a brave female cat.
  • King Arthur: perfect for cats that act and look kingly.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: perfect name for cats with musically inclined cat moms or dads, or if your cat is unfortunately deaf.
  • Napoleon: great name for cats of French breed. For many other French cat names, try this link.
  • Plato: another great name for cats who look philosophical.
  • Vincent van Gogh: great for artistic, genius cats, or if your cat sadly lost one of his ears.
  • William Shakespeare: perfect name for cats with literature-loving cat parents. Find a host of literary cat names here.
  • Winston Churchill: one of the best-known historical figures; a fitting name for a cat with a statuesque figure.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: great for music-loving cats.

Cat Names Inspired by Mysterious and Mythical Places

fluffy cat enjoying Venice atmosphere

We’ve taken into consideration the names of some famous historical figures. Now let’s take a look at famous places that are known for their mysterious and mythical ambiance.

Some of these places also have great historical significance. And aside from sounding exotic and unusual, cat names based on these popular places are just so evocative of visions of faraway vistas.

  • Agartha: the Buddhist belief is that Agartha houses a wise civilization; this name would be great for a wise cat.
  • Álfheimr: the home of the light-elves in Norse mythology; a pretty name for a graceful cat.
  • Asgard: home of the warrior gods; this is the perfect name for warrior-like cats. If your cat often gets into fights, you should know the basics of cleaning cat wounds.
  • Atlantis: the mythical lost world of the undersea; this could be the perfect name for a lost-looking cat or one that loves going to the beach.
  • Avalon: King Arthur’s safe haven; a pretty name for a cat that makes you feel as if you’re in a haven.
  • Bali: this name may sound a bit typical for Balinese cats, but it’s a nice, exotic name.
  • Cairo: a perfect name for your Egyptian Mau.
  • Camelot: a charming name for cats that act like they’re royalty.
  • El Dorado: the mythical solid gold city; a charming name for cats that has golden hair.
  • Elysian Fields: the Greek equivalent of heaven; a pretty name for a cat that gives you heavenly bliss.
  • Paris: a great name for fashionable cats that are often found grooming themselves.
  • Shangri-La: an imaginary place full of beauty and perfection; a name for a cat with heavenly beauty.
  • Siam: an exotic name for cats with Asian origins, you can also use it as a nickname for your Siamese cat.
  • Themyscira: Wonder Woman’s home, the island nation of the Amazons; this name will suit your female warrior.
  • Tír na nÓg: The Land of Ever Young in Celtic mythology; this would be an awesome name for a cat that wants to remain a kitten forever.
  • Venice: a romantic name for a sweet cat.
  • Zerzura: the mythical Shining City of Egypt; a pretty and exotic name for all-white cats. We have another article dedicated to white cat names here.

Cat Names Based on Famous Warriors

gray cat knight

Famous warriors are often the central characters in epic war stories. Their tales not only make for exciting adventures but are also inspiring and motivational. Because of their prowess in battle and strategy, their reputations have grown to epic heights.

Here are some of the most feared and respected warriors of all times. Some are samurais, some are ninjas, whereas others are epic warlords or war heroes. You can choose any name for your cat from this list, and you can be sure that it will truly be an epic moniker.

  • Attila the Hun: one of the most violent and merciless rulers of what is now modern-day Hungary.
  • Carpophorus: a gladiator who was extremely skilled in fighting wild animals in the arena.
  • Commodus: the infamous Roman Emperor who loved participating in fights as a gladiator. He was brave but dictatorial. A name for cats that consider themselves the ruler of the house.
  • Crixus: a gladiator who was also popular for being a skilled military leader.
  • Flamma: a fearsome gladiator who completely dominated the arena, earning freedom for himself on four different occasions, each of which he declined as he continued his career as a warrior.
  • Fujibayashi Nagato: early 16th-century leader of the Iga ninjas.
  • Genghis Khan: the first leader of the vast Mongolian empire; a perfect name for cats who seem to want to conquer the world.
  • Gilgamesh: a demigod and the King of Uruk; a hero so epic his adventures are recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
  • Grace O’Malley: a well-known Irish warrior woman and pirate queen.
  • Hannibal: he was a brilliant strategist and a great general who led some of the most epic wars against the Roman Empire.
  • Hattori Hanzo: a ninja most famous for smuggling Tokugawa Ieyasu to safety after Oda Nobunaga died in 1582; Tokugawa later became the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
  • Honda Tadakatsu: his nickname was The Warrior Who Surpassed Death; he was also one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Tokugawa.
  • Ishikawa Goemon: often referred to as the Japanese Robin Hood. For klepto cats that have a heart of gold.
  • Joan of Arc: a legendary female warrior and a Roman Catholic saint, she helped France’s King Charles VII expel the English in the Hundred Years’ War.
  • Lozen: an Apache warrior woman who played a key role in the Apache’s fight against the settlers in New Mexico’s Black Mountain.
  • Marcus Attilius: he defeated a seasoned gladiator in his rookie fight, which propelled him to gladiator stardom.
  • Miltiades: a gifted Athenian military strategist and statesman, he led the Athenian victory against the Persians.
  • Miyamoto Musashi: founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship, he was Japan’s most celebrated warrior.
  • Mochizuki Chiyome: a female Ninja from the Koga clan, she created a band of kunoichi, or female ninja operatives, who served as spies, assassins, and messengers. Do you have a smart and sneaky female cat?
  • Momochi Sandayu: late 16th-century leader of the Iga ninjas.
  • Nakano Takeko: a legendary nonna-bugeisha (female samurai) in Japan’s history, skilled in literature and martial arts.
  • Oda Nobunaga: Japan’s most popular samurai warrior who later became Kyoto’s leader. We’ve got an article dedicated entirely to Japanese cat names here.
  • Priscus and Verus: two fierce gladiators who fought an epic battle at the Flavian arena, impressing the crowd and Emperor Titus, who granted them freedom after the battle.
  • Queen Boudicca: the Celtic queen who succeeded in toppling the Roman capitol, even forcing the invading Emperor Nero to think of completely retreating from Britain.
  • Richard the Lionheart: an English king who was most famous for his courage and daring.
  • Spartacus: the most famous gladiator in the history of Rome.
  • Spiculus: one of the few gladiators admired by Emperor Nero.
  • Sun Tzu: author of The Art of War; a genius Chinese military strategist.
  • Tetraites: a sword-wielding popular gladiator.
  • Tomoe Gozen: Japan’s most famous onna-bugeisha; an archer and a swordswoman. A great name for Japanese Bobtails as these smart and mysterious calicoes are mostly female.
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi: a famous warrior who ruled most of Japan from 1585 to 1598.
  • Trieu Thi Trinh: called the Vietnamese “Joan of Arc,” she raised a 1,000 strong army to rebel against the Chinese invaders.
  • Vercingetorix: he united several sovereign Celtic tribes to fight against the invading Romans.
  • Vlad the Impaler: the real person behind the mythical name of Dracula, he was a truly fearsome warrior who led victorious battles against the invading Ottoman Empire.
  • William Wallace: a great warrior, he was one of the most important Scottish heroes well-known for fighting to free Scotland from English rule.
  • Yue Fei: in 25 years, he fought 126 battles and never lost one, making him one of the most skilled warriors among all of China’s national heroes.
  • Zenobia: queen of the Palmyrene Empire who fiercely fought against the advances of Rome and even expanded her own boundaries by force.

Cat Names Inspired by the Warriors Series

toyger cat sitting on bench

Warriors is a Harper Collins series of novels published under the pseudonym Erin Hunter. The series is not just popular among cat lovers, but also among bookworms who love the fantasy genre.

The Warrior Code is one of the many reasons why people get hooked on Warriors. “Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.” Is this a creed that your feline pet adheres to ferociously? Then your cat might just be a warrior!

Find the most suitable name for your pet from this list of names inspired by the cat characters in the famous novel series.

  • Berryheart: the perfect name for a sweet cat.
  • Bluestar: great name for a Russian Blue or a British Shorthair.
  • Bramblestar: perfect for cats that always manage to get their fur tangled and full of brambles; also a good name for dark brown tabby toms.
  • Bumblestripe: perfect name for tabby cats.
  • Cloudtail: a pretty name for snowy white cats with tails that look like fluffy clouds.
  • Crowfeather: a handsome name for all-black male cats.
  • Dapplenose: a great name for motley gray cats or those with dappled noses.
  • Dovewing: a smoky gray female feline with blue eyes; this would also be a pretty name for peaceful cats.
  • Dustpelt: a dark brown tabby with a grey muzzle.
  • Firestar: a handsome name for dark flame-colored tabby toms.
  • Flintfang: a suitable name for cats with sharp fangs.
  • Graystripe: a suitable name for dark gray toms with a notable gray stripe running along their backs. Find many other gray cat names here.
  • Hawkwing: a heroic name for dark gray tabby toms.
  • Ivypool: a pale silver and white tabby cat; a pretty name for a wise cat.
  • Lionblaze: a muscular golden-brown tabby tom with broad shoulders; perfect for cats that look like lions.
  • Lionheart: a charming name for ferocious and brave cats.
  • Needletail: when your cat’s tail is her most distinguishing feature, this would be the most suitable name for your pet.
  • Ravenpaw: another great name for all-black cats.
  • Reedwhisker: if your cat has a cute face framed by cute whiskers, try the sound of this cute name.
  • Skystar: a pretty name for cats with sky-blue eyes like the Ojos Azules.
  • Squirrelflight: a flame-colored female cat with green eyes; this is a cute name for cats with very bushy tails.
  • Stormfur: if you’ve got a muscular and long-haired cat, this name will suit your pet.
  • Tigerstar: great name for Toyger cats.
  • Whitewing: a pretty name for cats with snowy white fur.
  • Yellowfang: a nice name for cats that love to show how sharp their fangs are.

Wrap Up

cat wearing king crown

Choosing your feline pet’s moniker is always an exciting challenge. Finding the most suitable name for your cat from a list of truly epic cat names is even more exciting. Not only can you get inspiration from really impressive historical figures, fictional characters, famous warriors, and popular places, you can also learn a lot of trivia along the way.

Did any of the epic names above sound just right for you? If you have more ideas for epic names for cats, please feel free to let us know. Do leave a comment! Before you go, how about checking out our article on how to travel with a cat? Your adventures will be all the more epic!

About the author
Jeremy Vaughn
Jeremy Vaughn

Jeremy Vaughn is a member of Canadian Professional Pet Stylists, who lives in Winnipeg. Creating new looks for cats and other pets is his passion. Jeremy shares his house with the wife and wonderful Siamese cat.