A hipster is defined in the dictionary as someone who is an avid follower of the latest trends, especially trends that are outside the cultural mainstream. In urban language, hipsters are people who always want to be different and unique, rejecting what’s popular and common. If you’ve got an extraordinary feline, don’t you think it would be nice to give him/her hipster cat names instead of a common kitty name?
Hipster names for pets showcase your originality and your cat’s uniqueness. For instance, if your cat’s fluffy fur color is closer to cream than white, would you rather name your cat Snow, or Matzo Ball (a Jewish cream-colored ball-shaped dumpling)? Hipster names are unique although sometimes they may sound strange to other people, but you can be sure that your cat is the only one with that name.
In this article, first, we’ll give you some tips on how to come up with hipster names. Then we’ve got uncommon names based on minor mythological characters, internet slang and chatspeak, and finally, we’ll share with you some unique and interesting names with various inspirations.
Creating a Unique Pet Name
Because the main point of a hipster name is its uniqueness, coming up with one is a process of creation. Hipster people hate copying what other people do, so you probably would prefer creating a name for your pet by yourself.
Here are some tips that can guide you through this fun process.
- Don’t Be Obvious. Kitty, Whiskers, and Tiger are so common, they just don’t make the cut as hipster names. When choosing a unique name for your cat, make sure you don’t use one that’s obviously and commonly used for cats.
- Is Anyone Using the Same Cat Name? Before you officially baptize your cat with a new hipster name, check first if the name’s already been in use. You can just search on Google or on social media platforms, and if you don’t find any results, then you’re probably on the right track.
- Made Up Words are Purr-fect. This is the time for you to be original, so don’t be afraid to experiment. If you can’t think of anything, try playing with your computer keyboard, and a few random strokes should do the trick. Here we go: Agawex. There, a few flicks of your left fingers and now you have an absolutely unique cat name that not even Google recognizes. You can also combine words and come up with a name like GraMiGant for graceful, mischievous, and elegant if your cat happens to be just like that.
- Think Outside Your Language. If you want a hipster cat name that absolutely nobody in your neighborhood has ever heard of before, try using a foreign word. Just pick a random language, choose a word that describes your pet, then go to Google Translate. Let’s say your cat is pretty. The Zulu word for pretty is kuhle. Now, doesn’t Kuhle just sound so cool?
Unique Pet Names to Inspire You
Even if you don’t want to use ideas that are not your own, you should still be able to benefit from this list of hipster cat names. It’s best to view these names as sources of inspiration. Who knows, you might find one that you like the sound of, and that can help you think of a similar-sounding but unique name for your pet.
These names are based on characters in mythologies all over the world. However, these aren’t your mainstream mythical heroes. Instead, these names are based on minor characters in mythology.
Choosing a name from this list doesn’t mean that your cat is an insignificant character. Rather, these names were chosen because they’re not common names for cats. So, hopefully, these mythological character names will inspire you in selecting a hipster name for your pet.
- Acis: a Sicilian shepherd; lover of the nymph Galatea.
- Aella: means “whirlwind” in Greek. For active and unstoppable cats.
- Aether: one of the primordial deities; personification of the upper air (ether). For calm and soothing cats.
- Aker: Ancient Egyptian earth god; the deification of the horizon.
- Alala: in Greek mythology, this is the personification of the war cry. For cats whose meows are more like roars.
- Apophis: a demon serpent of darkness. You can find many other evil cat names here.
- Aveta: Celtic goddess of fresh water springs.
- Banba: a patron goddess of Ireland.
- Belenus: a sun god from Celtic mythology.
- Borvo: another name for the Celtic sun god Belenus.
- Cigfa: a minor character in Welsh mythology.
- Crius: one of the Titans.
- Danu: a water goddess in Indo-European religion. Cats love drinking from running water, so do consider building a DIY cat water fountain for your baby.
- Egeria: a nymph who was both a divine consort and a counselor.
- Enyo: a goddess of war responsible for the destruction of cities. For cats that love to knock things over.
- Epione: Greek goddess who soothes pain.
- Eurybia: Greek goddess of the mastery of the sea.
- Feronia: Roman goddess associated with wildlife.
- Flidais: Irish goddess of forests, hunting, and wild animals.
- Heka: Ancient Egypt deification of magic and medicine.
- Imentet: a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion.
- Karpo: in Greek mythology, a youth renowned for his beauty.
- Khepri: Egyptian solar deity. For cats that bring light into your life.
- Lamia: a mythical monster with a woman’s head and breasts but the body of a snake.
- Mullo: refers to an undead or a vampire in Roman folklore. For cats whose dominion is over the night.
- Neit: Irish god of war.
- Neith (Nit, Net, Neit): ancient goddess of war and weaving.
- Phrike: Greek spirit of horror.
Urban Language, Internet Slang, and Chat Speak
What’s more non-mainstream than naming your cat after an internet slang? This goes back to the first tip we shared earlier about avoiding obvious cat names. Here are some fun terms you can use as cat names.
- Adorbs: “adorable.”
- Blammo: forcibly remove someone from an interactive system.
- Bulle: an expression of passionate agreement.
- Chaca: a Mexican guy who believes he is tough. For many other Mexican cat names, try this link.
- Crawl: to retrieve a web page including the hyperlinks that reference the page.
- Foaf: “friend of a friend.”
- Haxor: “hacker.”
- Ilu: “I love you.”
- Imho: “in my honest opinion.”
- Kirito: a loner acting independently of others. A term derived from the name of the main character of the famous Japanese anime Sword Art Online. For other Japanese cat names, visit this link.
- Noob: someone new; a beginner or a rookie.
- Totes: “totally.”
Blockbuster Movie Characters
Blockbuster movies are great influencers. Once a movie makes it big, you can be sure there will be merchandise with pictures of the movie characters and scenes from the movie. There will also be memes coming up left and right, which is one of the indicators that it’s trending and has gone viral.
Blockbuster movies are also great sources of inspiration for finding cool and unique cat names. They’re just so trendy and absolutely cool.
#1: Star Wars: Episode 8
When it comes to money raked in at the box office, Star Wars: Episode 8 is simply unbeatable, with more than 1.5 billion dollars in earnings. The best thing about this movie, however, is that it’s such a great source of unique names for pets, with all its characters from various planets.
Here are some cool and unique-sounding names based on the characters from this top grossing film.
- Holdo: a human from Gatalenta, she became Vice-Admiral in Organa’s Resistance.
- Hux/Armitage Hux: red-haired and blue-eyed, Hux is a general in the First Order.
- Kaydel/Kaydel Ko Connix/Connix: brown-eyed and blond, she is an operations controller under Organa’s command.
- Kylo Ren: Supreme Leader of the First Order, he was a dark side warrior with the blood of a Skywalker.
- Maz/Kanata/Maz Kanata: a humanoid female nicknamed “Pirate Queen”; she has orange skin, brown eyes, and white hair.
- Nien/Nunb/Nien Nunb: a Sullustan male arms dealer.
- Organa: a princess and a member of the Senate; intelligent and having a strong character, she is one of the key characters in the series.
- Poe: brown-eyed and brown-haired, he’s a human pilot who later became one of General Organa’s trusted companions.
- Snoke: the humanoid alien master of Kylo Ren.
- Wodibin: a green-skinned male Suerton.
See Also: Star Wars Names for Cats
#2: The Fate of the Furious
Fast cars, tough guys, heists, millions of dollars—the movie is just full of exciting stuff. But what’s even more exciting about The Fate of the Furious is that you can base your cat’s name on the movie’s extremely cool characters.
- Dom/Toretto/Dominic Toretto: fearless street racer; gruff and affectionate.
- Gisele/Yashar/Gisele Yashar: weapons expert, ex-Mossad, played by Gal Gadot; need we say Yashar’s the ultimate cool woman?
- Han/Han Lue/Han Seoul Oh: he’s the cool Asian guy who’s always munching on snacks.
- Letty/Letty Ortiz: all-around tough girl, she’s a wild street racer who later became Dom’s wife.
- Luke Hobbs/Hobbs: think Dwayne Johnson level of swag and cool.
- Rome/Roman/Pearce/Roman Pearce: he is the fast talker in Dom’s crew.
- Tej/Tej Parker: portrayed by Ludacris, Tej exudes swag and coolness.
See Also: Cat Names from Movies
#3: Transformers: The Last Knight
The fifth installment in the Transformers film series, this is another blockbuster film that’s full of cool characters. Choose a great name for your cat based on the characters in this exciting action-packed movie.
- Bumblebee: perhaps one of the most lovable Autobot, Prime’s second-in-command.
- Cade/Yeager/Cade Yeager: an inventor and a single father, the character is played by Mark Wahlberg.
- Cogman: polite but sociopathic, he is a robot butler of Sir Edmund Burton.
- Drift: former bad guy turned Autobot tactician.
- Hot Rod: think Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4; how cool is that?
- Hound: the Autobot field medic who transforms into a trigger-happy commando in battle situations.
- Izabella: a street-wise tomboy.
- Megatron: Decepticons leader.
- Morshower/General Morshower: former NEST Director, now TRF supervisor of operations.
- Optimus/Prime/Optimus Prime: Autobots and all-around cool leader.
- Quintessa: a Cybertronian Sorceress.
- Santos: ex-Delta Force villain who wants to destroy every Transformer.
- Sqweeks: Izabella’s closest Autobot friend.
- Vivianne/Wembly/Vivianne Wembly: a polo-playing professor of English literature.
Cat Names Inspired By All Things Unique and Cool
Here you’ll find cool and unique names based on various inspirations. For instance, who would think of using the name of a tree as a cat name? Nobody except hipster pet parents, of course!
- Ami: in Hebrew, it means “trustworthy or reliable.”
- Atka: it means “guardian spirit” in Inuit.
- Ayia: in Hebrew, it means “bird.” For cats that love to bird-watch, you can build this DIY cat window perch.
- Azerty: equivalent to Qwerty but as applied to Latin alphabet. For other nerdy cat names, try this link.
- Azmi: a Quranic name that means “determined or purposeful.”
- Azra: refers to a pearl that has not altered or bored into; it also means “virgin.”
- Bellus: genus name for daisies; for pretty cats.
- Ceriman: a tropical fruit; it resembles a pinecone.
- Denahi: a variant of Denali which means “great one.”
- Dianthus: genus name of carnations.
- Dolos: refers to the knucklebone of a sheep; it is used by diviners in South Africa. For many other African cat names, try this link.
- Durian: spiny tropical fruit. For cats that don’t like to be touched.
- Fraidy: someone who is easily frightened.
- Gwydion: in Welsh, it means “born of trees.”
- Iolite: from the Greek word ios, which means “violet.”
- Kovu: in Swahili, it means “scar.” If your cat often gets into fights, you should know how to clean cat wound.
- Kyanite: a mineral that does not retain negative energy.
- Longan: a Southeast Asian sweet, juicy fruit.
- Mabon: Autumnal equinox in Pagan Wheel of the Year.
- Menziesii: species name of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).
- Nuka: in Inuit, it refers to a younger sibling of the same sex.
- Nuumite: stone with tremendous grounding.
- Pistis: in the New Testament, it means “faith.”
- Plio: it means “greater in size.”
- Prinus: species name of chestnut oak.
- Quercus: genus name of oaks.
- Renji: in Hindu, it means “to make happy.”
- Salix: genus name of willows.
- Sugi: a tall evergreen tree found in China and Japan.
- Syringa: genus name of lilacs.
- Trabo: jam, block, lock.
- Xyli: a sweetener. For cats who give you cavities.
- Zizia: flowering perennial of the carrot family. For many other orange cat names, try this link.
The list of cat names here is by no means all-inclusive, but we hope that you manage to find a name that satisfies your need for a unique and cool name or one that inspires you.
Do you have other hipster names for cats in mind? Did you pick any of the above names for your cat? Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions. We’d love to hear your ideas! Before you go, perhaps you can check out our other article on space cat names. Space names are out-of-this-world!