Fantasy Cat Names: Exotic and Exciting Monikers for Your Pet

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Stella Noble
Written by Stella Noble

Finding a name for your new feline friend can be quite a challenge. You want to do away with the traditional monikers. Why not choose fantasy cat names that come straight from fantasy books or movies?

Fantasy cat names have several advantages over other traditional cat names. One is that fantasy cat names are exotic-sounding. It’s highly unlikely you’ll get across a cat named Amidala, right? Another advantage is that fantasy cat names, owing to their uniqueness, can easily be remembered.

Plus, there are so many fantasy-related names that you can choose from! Just look at the cat name suggestions below. We bet you should be able to find one that’s apt for your kitten. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of names from sources of inspiration such as books, TV series, and movies to make life easier for you.

Fantasy Cat Names from Books

It is impossible to discount books when it comes to the fantasy genre. From epic novels spanning hundreds of chapters to shorter but no less impactful books, we have all the name suggestions you’ll need for your cat here.

#1: Male

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  • Alibaba: this is the name of the character from the classic book “One Thousand and One Nights,” which happens to be one of the earliest fantasy books published.

  • Aragorn: he is known as the “Ranger of the North” in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He’s brave, compassionate, and bold. This is a perfect moniker for any male cat.

  • Bilbo: from the character Bilbo Baggins of “The Lord of the Rings” fame. The adoptive uncle of Frodo Baggins, Bilbo is small but friendly. It’s a great name to give to an affectionate feline.

  • Cheshire Cat: this could be one of the most popular fantasy cat names of all time. The character of Lewis Caroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is best known for his mischievous grin. If your cat is a bit naughty, why not give him this name?

  • Gandalf: he’s a wizard who is also one of the more recognizable characters from “The Lord of the Rings.” Gandalf, which can be translated to “elf of the wand,” is described as being peerless when it comes to intellect.

  • Gulliver: it is the name of the Englishman in the book “Gulliver’s Travels” written by Jonathan Swift and published in 1726. Gulliver was an adventurer who traveled to imaginary lands like the Lilliput. A perfect name for huge cat breeds like the Siberian.

  • Ginger: he was a tomcat with green eyes in the book “The Chronicles of Narnia.” This cat had a silky voice. It’s also said that the author of the book, C.S.S. Lewis, also owned a tomcat named Ginger.

  • Hagrid: another character from the Harry Potter series; he’s a gentle giant known for his good humor. He’s a well-loved character in the book. It’s a good name for a cat who’s very affectionate and fun-loving.

  • Harry: no list of fantasy cat names will be complete without mentioning Harry Potter. He is arguably one of the biggest characters in the fantasy genre.

  • Karsa Orlong: this is a name which may be a bit lengthy but is truly intriguing. Based on the Malazan book series, Karsa is described as 7 feet tall, muscular, and with a tattooed face. It’s a good name for a big breed like the Maine Coon.

  • Pixel: this is the name of the lead character in the sci-fi book “The Cat Who Walks Through Walls” written by Robert Heinlein. Does it sometimes feel like your cat can walk through walls because he frequently disappears?

  • Tyrion: from the book “Song of Fire and Ice,” Tyrion Lannister is a dwarf known for his intellect. He’s one of the strongest characters in Martin’s books, bar none.

#2: Female

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  • Arwen: she appears in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” books as one of the half-elven during the Third Age. She is described in the books as brave, unselfish, and faithful.

  • Arya: a character from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books which has been adapted into the highly popular “Game of Thrones” TV series. Arya’s character is described as strong and decisive.

  • Daenerys: another entry from the books of Martin, Daenerys is the name of the female protagonist who’s backed by three powerful dragons. It’s a name that has become synonymous with powerful women, so why don’t you give it to your furry little femme fatale?

  • Éowyn: fantasy cat names have a distinctive sound. Take this name, for instance. Coming from the book “The Lord of the Rings,” it is the name of a character who’s described as a shieldmaiden.

  • Galadriel: this is another name culled from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. It pertains to a maiden who is crowned with a radiant garland. In the books, she was an elf princess known for her beauty and wits, which can be characteristic of your cat.

  • Hermione: you may remember this as the name of the character from the Harry Potter books. Hermione Granger is described as instinctive, obsessive, somewhat arrogant, but also very kind and brave. The name was actually derived from the Greek god Hermes. See also our list of Harry Potter names for cats.

  • Katniss: this is one of the more popular fantasy names for female cats. It comes from “The Hunger Games” books. Perfect for cats that are great huntresses.

  • Mrs. Norris: in the “Harry Potter” books, Mrs. Norris is the name of the pet cat of Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch. She is described as the feline version of her master, with dust-colored fur, a skeletal body, and bulging yellow eyes.

Fantasy Cat Names from the TV

There’s also no shortage of fantasy cat names from TV shows. We highly recommend that you consider these monikers:

#1: Male

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  • Hercules: there was a TV series based on this hero sometime in the 90s. The name really does not need any introduction as it is based on the Roman god known for his strength.

  • Malcolm Reynolds: while the TV series was not exactly a huge hit, there’s no doubt that the character has captured the imagination of many TV fans.

  • Merlin: From the hit TV series “Merlin,” he’s a powerful sorcerer who has to hide his power while serving the One True King, Arthur Pendragon.

  • Arthur: who doesn’t know Arthur Pendragon The Once and Future King? The TV series “Merlin” portrays him during his younger days. He may be of noble blood, but he’s far from being too good to be friends with civilians. Do you have a friendly and lovable cat?

  • Aang: from “Avatar: The Legend of Aang,” here comes another character that we all know and love. Being bald, his name is perfect for hairless cat breeds such as the Donskoy.

#2: Female

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  • Buffy Summers: this character was the lead of the popular TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” In the show, she displays extraordinary strength, agility, and dexterity: qualities that your cat may also have.

  • Guinevere: the woman who was destined to be Arthur Pendragon’s wife in “Merlin.” She’s described as kind and brave, although in the legends, she can be rather promiscuous.

  • Korra: from “The Legend of Korra,” if you have a badass cat that wouldn’t back down no matter how insurmountable the challenge seems to be, then this is the name for her.

  • Max Guevara: if you’re old enough to remember, this is the name of Jessica Alba’s character in the series “Dark Angel.” Her character can easily outrun, outjump, and outwit any human being, so why don’t give the name to a cat who’s agile and smart?

  • Morgana: a beautiful woman from the TV series “Merlin.” She used to be kind-hearted but then turned into an antagonist after a painful event. She’s a rather tragic character, but very memorable.

  • Willow: it is the name of a character who’s best friends with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character is well-loved for being charming, brilliant, and loyal.

  • Xena: she’s the warrior princess from the hit TV series. She’s known for her brute strength, superior fighting skills, and fierce loyalty.

Fantasy Cat Names from the Movies

Need some inspiration from the blockbusters? Check out our list of the best fantasy cat names from movies.

#1: Male

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  • Conan: the name of a character played by Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is synonymous with superhuman strength and topnotch fighting prowess. It’s a good name to give to a cat who’s built like a tank.

  • Cowardly Lion: based on the character in the 1939 classic “Wizard of Oz.” He was a giant lion who wasn’t exactly the epitome of courage until he befriended Dorothy and went on an adventure with her.

  • Jack Sparrow: the name of Johnny Depp’s character in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.” He was flamboyant and clumsy but could be reliable when the situation called for it.

  • Jake Sully: of course, you still remember the hit movie “Avatar” from a few years ago. Jake Sully is the name of the main character in this beautiful movie. He can be reckless, but also open-minded.

  • Olaf: remember this lovable character from the hit movie “Frozen?” Olaf is a snowman who is eternally optimistic. The name is perfect for a cat with a snow-white fur.

  • Riddick: action star Vin Diesel played this character in the movies. The character was unique because of his ability to cope with stress and pain as well as his sharp intellect. Is your cat like that? Then name him Riddick!

  • Shrek: a popular animated character, Shrek may not be the cutest of all, but he’s lovable. He has also exhibited some signs of being lonely and aggressive, which means the name can also be given to a cat who likes to be on his own.

  • Smaug: the dragon from “The Hobbit.” Does your cat like to terrorize you so much that it wouldn’t be much of a stretch if he would suddenly belch fire?

  • Thor: the character first became popular thanks to the Marvel comics until he was featured in his own movie several years ago. Thor is not only gifted with good looks but also superhuman powers, which makes the name apt for a cat who’s strong and beautiful.

  • Thorin: Thorin Oakenshield from “The Hobbit” may appear severe and unfriendly at times, but he’s brave and will defend his friends with his life.

#2: Female

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  • Chihiro: the name of the lead character in the 2001 film “Spirited Away” she was a 10-year old kid who ended up in a magical world with dragons and giant witches. Check out our list of Anime cat names too.

  • Ursula: part-woman and part-octopus, the character appeared in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

  • Neytiri: the female lead of “Avatar.” She is brave and relentless, but can also be unexpectedly fragile when it comes to the matters of the heart.

  • Tauriel: the red-haired female elf from “The Hobbit.” Her red hair and green clothes remind you of autumn. Try our list of fall cat names if you’re looking for beautiful and serene-sounding names.

  • San: a character from Hayao Miyazaki’s movie “Princess Mononoke.” San was raised by wolves. She is very protective of nature and isn’t afraid to risk her life to defend what is hers.

Wrap Up

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There’s just so many fantasy cat names that you can choose from. Fantasy books, TV shows, and movies are rich sources of intriguing and exotic-sounding names that should fit the personality of your pet, but there are many others yet undiscovered. After all, when it comes to fantasy, your imagination is the limit.

Were you able to choose a fantasy name for your feline friend from the list above? What was it? Don’t forget to share it in the comments section below. Or better yet, share it on your social media account! One thing about fantasy is that we just can’t get enough of it. If you liked our list of fantasy cat names, you would also like our list of epic cat names, so do check them out!

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.