Victorian Cat Names
Are you a big fan of bold headdresses, British accents, and Charles Dickens? How about TV shows and movies like "Penny Dreadful," "Sherlock Holmes," or "The Importance of Being Earnest?" Then you may want to call your best feline friend a name from the Victorian era. Choosing a vintage cat name, or any cat name, can be a great way to shine a light on certain aspects of your cat's personality. Are they industrious problem solvers? Are they creative commentators? Or perhaps your kitty is a quiet girl with lofty dreams. Whatever the case, there is a Victorian cat name for you and your friend out there!
Here are some ideas for boy and girl Victorian cat names.
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Victorian female cat names
The long petticoats, the elaborate details in design, the gothic literature . . . there's so much to appreciate about the Victorian era, and for fans of the time, why not give your feline friend a Victorian name? Also known as The Gilded Age, this era ran from 1837 to 1901, the length of time that Queen Victoria reigned. So much art and literature emerged during this time period, and there are so many vintage cat names that would make a perfect moniker for your furry friend. Take a look at this list for ideas and inspiration.
Cordelia: This name has a root in the Latin word for "heart." Cordelia is also the name of one of King Lear's daughters, which gives it a literary history.
Elizabeth: Other than "Victoria," this might be the most classically Victorian name of them all. Meaning "God's promise," Elizabeth can be shorted to a number of nicknames, including Liz, Beth, and Eli.
Lena: Lena is a very old Persian name meaning "light," which became popular in Victorian times.
Penelope: Penelope is a very old name, originating from the Greek poem "The Odyssey" by Homer. It means "weaver," and could be a fun, pretty name for cats who love their string toys.
Victorian male cat names
For the boys of the bunch, finding a Victorian or vintage cat name isn't too hard thanks to this lengthy list of possible ideas. When choosing a Victorian cat name for your male feline, you can always look to literature, inventions, or history to help inspire you. Because the Victorian era was driven by the Industrial Revolution, there is so much art from creators like Charles Dickens, fashion, and invention to help you generate some name ideas. Choosing a name can always showcase some element of your pet's personality, so if you have an industrious fellow on your hands, think about what he likes and try to make connections to the time period to find a suitable match.
Baxter: Baxter means "baker" in old English, and could make a great name for a furry friend who loves to snack or hang out in the kitchen.
Ezra: Ezra is a Hebrew name meaning "help," and was a popular boy's name in the Victorian era.
Oscar: Oscar was considered a very posh name in Victorian times, and means "champion warrior," which is kind of a perfect name for a cat.
Thaddeus: Thaddeus, or Thad, is a Victorian name of Greek origin meaning "courageous heart," great for a daring boy.
Looking for more pet name inspiration?
We know how hard it can be to choose the perfect name! Check out our cat names for science geeks or spunky cat names for more suggestions. For even more help, consult our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat!