The 20 Best Male Cat Names For Your Newly-Adopted Kitten

By Renee Colvert

Here at Cuteness one of the best months of the year is June, because DUH! it's Adopt-a-cat month. All those cats finding new homes? What's more fun than that? We'll tell you what, naming your new tabby! Not only do you get the joy of having a new fluffy friend, but you get to pick the perfect name for his appearance, traits, or general vibe. Here's a list of the top 20 names for boy cats.

1. Yoda

Got a cat with sticky-outty ears or one that embodies the mantra, "do or do not — there is not try"? Then Yoda is the cat name for you.

2. Rick

Sure, it's simple. But try saying it with a few different inflections. Happy. "Rick!" Accusatory. "Rick?" Impressed. "Rick." You love it. Rick loves it. Rick, it is.

3. Patches

If you have a cat with a soul patch. You legally have to name it Patches. Sorry. We don't make up the rules.

4. Hobbes

This one isn't legally required, but if you have a cat who is the embodiment of a famous fictional cat, you're doing everyone a favor by sharing the name. Specifically, if your cat looks like Hobbes, name the cat Hobbes.

5. Socks

Socks is a great name for any cat. Ideally, this cat will have fur that looks like he's wearing little white athletic socks. But again, any cat can be named socks.

6. Winston

You would think Winston would be a great name for a dignified and refined cat. And you're partially correct, Winston is a great name. But we'd love to see a cat with a neurotic personality try on this name. "Winston's good, he's been staring with his mouth open for a half hour, but he's good. "

7. Tucker

There's nothing cuter than a cat who tucks his head under his paws because he's not quite ready to get up yet. Unless of course, that cat is named Tucker!

8. Gus

The 20 Best Male Cat Names For Your Newly-Adopted Kitten
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When considering cat names, it's hard to beat the name, Gus. Especially, if your cat gets himself stuck a lot. "Oh, Gus..." just rolls off the tongue.

9. Tommy

You can go a few ways with this one. If your cat is a doof, name your cat after Chris Farley's character in the movie Tommy Boy. If your cat has a more classic vibe name him after Tom, of Tom & Jerry fame.

10. Henry

You can always name your cat Henry, if, and this is important, he loves napping. If you have a cat that doesn't care for naps, continue on with your name search.

11. Diesel

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This one is a little counter-intuitive, but if you have a napper cat, you can also name him Diesel. We hear you, Diesel seems like a good name for an active cat. But imagine this scenario: "Hey what's the name of this cat who's been asleep for 8 hours?" "Oh, that bad boy is named Diesel." Fun, right?

12. Snickers

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The chocolate candy bar that shares the same name promotes the slogan "You're not you when you're hungry." If your cat meows until he's fed, Snickers could be the perfect name for him. Or Skittles. Your pick.

13. Copy

If you have the type of cat that likes to mimic, or if you're the type of owner who likes to have fun, then Copy is the name for you. Test it out: "This is Copy, the cat." See? We're having a good time here.

14. Scooter

Does your tabby like to bat or scoot things around? Or does he like to hide under or on top of motorcycles? Then look no further than the name: Scooter.

15. French Fry

Almost every cat loves french fries and those who don't aren't to be trusted. If your little buddy loves sneaking a bite, French Fry or Fry could be a great name.

16. Sherman

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If you find a cat that can pull off wearing a bow tie, you're required to call him Sherman. We've love to be lenient here, but it's the law. There's nothing we can do.

17. Garfield

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Let's say you adopt a cat that is fat, orange, and won't say "no" if you're serving lasagna for dinner. You don't have to name that cat Garfield, but you probably should right?

18. Bear

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How do you know if you have a big cat? Great question. Do you have to engage your core to pick him up? Then that is a big cat. If you're working with a cat this size, name him, Bear.

19. Jonathan

You know you should name your cat Jonathan if it looks like this one, or if it comes when you call the name "Jonathan." Actually, on second thought, if you have a cat that comes when it's called you could also name that cat "A Miracle."

20. Porkchop

This cat's name should be Porkchop. He knows it. You know it. We all know it. You can call him by another name, but in our hearts, we'll always know Porkchop is one of the best names you can name a cat.