106 Literary Cat Names

Cats deserve literary names. After all, cats are dignified and intelligent, so a literary name makes perfect sense. We've compiled a list of famous names (inspired by authors, protagonists, fictional locations) you'll recognize, and perhaps a few that won't ring a bell right away. But if you can't give your cat a unique name, then what is the point? Right?

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Cat names inspired by famous literary protagonists

Edmond Dantes (Count of Monte Cristo)

Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Scout (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Holden (The Catcher In The Rye)

Lisbeth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Owen (A Prayer For Owen Meany)

Athos (The Three Musketeers)

Porthos (The Three Musketeers)

Aramis (The Three Musketeers)

D'Artagnan (The Three Musketeers)

Smoke Bellew (Smoke Bellew by Jack London)

David Copperfield (David Copperfield by Charles Dickens)

Pip (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)

Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)

Captain Hook (Peter Pan)

Dorothy (The Wizard Of Oz)

Tweedle Dee (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland)

Tweedle Dum (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland)

White Fang (White Fang by Jack London)

Behemoth (The Master and Margarita)

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Cat names inspired by famous authors and poets

Fitzgerald

Plath

Angelou

Frost

Whitman

Hughes

Tennyson

Byron

Kipling

Emerson

Bukowski

Millay

Chaucer

Thoreau

Steinbeck

Dreiser

Balzac

O. Henry

Vonnegut

Zola

Dumas

O'Connor

Hemingway

Carroll

Atwood

Proust

Wilde

Murakami

Eliot

Dostoevsky (Dosty for short)

Verne

Faulkner

Dickinson

Bronte

Austen

Bradbury

Kerouac

Capote

Kafka

Melville

Tolstoy

Orwell

Joyce

Andersen

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Cat names inspired by book titles

Lolita

Ulysses

Madame Bovary

Emma

Gatsby

Huckleberry

Anna Karenina

Don Quixote

Karamazov

Mrs. Dalloway

Canterbury

Gulliver

Frankenstein

Dorian Gray

Cat names inspired by famous literary locations

Asgard

Hogwarts

Neverland

Narnia

Winterfell

Hogsmeade

Malgudi

Rivendell

Lilliput

Pemberly

Atlantis

Balbec

Baskerville

Beulah

Bouville

Camelot

Erewhon

Ithaca

Macondo

Maycomb

Oz

Pequod

El Dorado

Shangri-La

Xanadu

Utopia

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