163 Names For Polydactyl Cats

Some cats are extra — literally!

Take, for example, polydactyl cats, who come with 6, 7, or even 8 toes on both their fore and hind paws.

While most cats come outfitted with 18 total digits (5 on each front paw and 4 on the back), polydactyls gifted with this anomaly, which results from a genetically inherited trait are known to have up to a mind-blowing 28 (TWENTY! EIGHT!).

According to internet folklore, polydactyls put their extra digit to use climbing things and hunting rodents on ships and hence became a favorite of sailors — and author Ernest Hemingway, whose Key Largo mansion remains a home to nearly two dozen such cats today — as a result.

If you're lucky enough to adopt one of these special cats, you'll need a special name to match their outsized personalities.

Scroll on then for 162 of the best name suggestions for polydactyl cats, which are sure to get lots of "thumbs up" from friends, family, and fellow cat lovers.

163 names for polydactyl cats

• Adams

• Archie

• Atticus

• Badger

• Bal

• Barley

• Bean or Beans

• Beau

• Bellatrix

• Betelgeuse

• Biscuit

• Blister

• Boo

• Books

• Boots

• Boris

• Brie

• Brox

• Bubs

• Buckets

• Bumby

• Bun Bun

• Burger

• Buster

• Butters

• Cadet

• Cap

• Champ

• Chev or Chevs

• Chez

• Chowder

• Clapper

• Clementine

• Clover

• Coach

• Coats

• Comma

• Compton

• Crumpet

• Daddle

• Dallas

• Darby

• Dax

• Denver

• Dexter

• Digi

• Digits

• Dino

• Doobs

• Double Stuff

• Duke

• Dundee

• Eggsy

• Ernest

• Exx

• Fambs

• Fig

• Flip or Flips

• Flynn

• Floyd

• Fozzie

• Franq

• Garfield

• Giggles

• Goku

• Grizz

• Gromit

• Gronk

• Gunner

• Hallux

• Hemingway

• Hex

• Jasper

• Jazz

• Jiffy

• Jig

• Johann!

• Kebs

• Keta

• Kilimanjaro

• Knucks

• Krog

• Lincoln Beargrass

• Macaroni

• Major

• Marigold

• Marvin

• Maxx or Maxwell

• Midge

• Mittens

• Molo

• Morris

• Mozz

• Mr. Crunchy

• Muffin

• Muggs

• Mumbles

• Murphy

• Mylo

• Noobs

• Noodles

• Ocho

• Oreo

• Oscar

• Otto

• Ox

• Paco

• Paddles

• Pause

• Paws

• Pedex

• Penny

• Phiz

• Piper

• Pinky

• Pippin

• Poly or Pols

• Prints

• Proxxy

• Quiz or Quizzy

• Raz or Rascal

• Rocket

• Roor

• Rox

• Scooter or Scoots

• Schatz

• Sechs

• Seks

• Shax

• Simon

• Skittles

• Slash

• Slippers

• Slugger

• Smash

• Snow White (Ernest Hemingway's famed polydactyl cat)

• Sox

• Spex

• Spike

• Sprocket or Sprockets

• Stanley

• Steps

• Suitcase

• Swoop or Swoopy

• Tacts

• Tax

• Taz

• Tennessee

• Thumbs

• Toots

• Tonani

• Traps

• Trax

• Trooper

• Tubbs

• Turbo or Turbs

• Twisty

• Una

• Utah

• Wednesday

• Wink or Winkies

• Zazpi

• Zounds

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