Literature Cat Names


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Literature Cat Names

The world of literature has thrown up some really memorable characters over the years, and some of them have names that are just perfect for a cat.

From Shakespeare to Stephen King, Charles Dickens to JK Rowling, you’ll find some excellent names listed right here on this page.

So pick your favorite book, favorite author, favorite fictional hero (or villain), some of the best cat names are on the lists below. Just browse and pick your favorite.

NAME DESCRIPTION
AUGUSTUS Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove
AGATHA Agatha Christie, creator of Hercule Poirot
ALICE Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
ARIES Cat in Children of the Red King book series
BABY Cave lion from the Earth’s Children books
BAXTER Meow Mix TV commericals
BEATRIX Beatrix Potter, children’s author
BECKETT Irish writer and poet Samuel Beckett
BLACKBERRY Cat in the Judy Bolton detective series books
BLACKJACK Black Manx, Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff
BLUEBELL One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
BLYTON Enid Blyton, bestselling children’s author
BOO Arthur “Boo” Radley from To Kill A Mockingbird
BOON Pendragon series by DJ MacHale
BORIS Tales of the City series, by Armistad Maupin
BROCCOLI The Broccoli Tapes, by Jan Slepian
BRODIE Title character from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
BUTTERCUP Cat in The Hunger Games
CAROLL Cat from the German novel Skeffington Scatters Katzenarger
CELESTE Cat from Celeste and the Giant Hampster by Melanie Typaldos


CHECKERS Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
CHESHIRE Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
CHESTER Bunnicula by James Howe
CHRISTOPHER The Lost Zoo and My Lives and How I Lost Them by Countee Cullem
CHURCH HILL Pet Sematary by Stephen King
CLARENCE Clarence the Copy Cat by Patricia Lakin
CLAUDINE From the novel Claudine at School
COBWEB A fairy from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
DEFOE Daniel Defoe, author of Last of the Mohican’s
DICKENS Author Charles Dickens
DINAH Alice’s cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
DOT Little Dot by Diana Wynne Jones
EDWARD Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
EMILY Poet Emily Dickinson
EUREKA Dorothy’s cat, Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ
FIGARO Gepetto’s cat from Pinocchio
FIVER One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
FLAME Magic Kitten children’s books by Sue Bentley
FLORA Flora Poste from Cold Comfort Farm
FLORIO Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill

literature cat names

FRIDAY Robinson Crusoe’s manservant from the novel by Daniel Defoe
GARETH Time Cat, by Lloyd Alexander
GATSBY Subject of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
GENERAL STERLING Cat in the novel True Grit by Charles Portis
GRACIE Ginger Pye and Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes
GRETEL Grimm Brothers fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
GRISHAM John Grisham, legal drama author
GYPSY Also known as Tiger from Catwalk A Feline Odyssey
HAILEY Author Arthur Hailey
HARDY The Hardy Boys adventure books by Franklin W. Dixon
HARRY Harry the Cat in The Cricket in Time Square
HAZEL One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
HEIDI By Johanna Spyri
HEMINGWAY Author Ernest Hemingway
HIGGINS Author Jack Higgins
HUXLEY Author, humanist and pacifist Aldous Huxley
ITTY Cat from Dr Dolittle’s Return by Hugh Lofting
JEMINA The Tale of Jemina Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
JENNY Black cat from The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
JILLY Author Jilly Cooper

JO Josephine “Jo” March Bhaer, from Little Women
JULES Children’s book Cat Witch
JUNO Character from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
JUPITER Deptford Mice by Robin Jarvis
KIKI Also known as Tiger from Catwalk A Feline Odyssey
KINGSLEY Author Kingsley Amis
KIPLING Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book
KITTY Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder
KOKO Siamese in The Cat Who..novels by Lilian Jackson Braun
LAURI Cat from the German novel Skeffington Scatters Katzenarger
LEO Cat in Children of the Red King book series
LUCY Lucy Maud Montgomery author of Anne of Green Gables
MACARONI Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
MARTHA Himalayan from the novel Pet Smart by Aaron E. Kates
MAURICE The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
MCDUFF Macbeth’s nemesis from Shakespeare’s play
MCGEE Travis McGee, detective created by John D. McDonald
MCNAB Andy McNab, writer of military fiction
MEG Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
MIMSIE Character from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming

literature cat names

MISTER The Dresden Files
MORRIS 9-Lives cat food mascot
MOXIE The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
MRS NORRIS Cat fro the Harry Potter novels, by JR Rowling
NANCY Nancy Drew mysteries
NATALIE Natalie Frost, from the St John’s Wood Tales
NIGHTSHADE One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
NORA Nora Charles from The Thin Man novels
ORLANDO The Marmalade Cat, children’s book by Kathleen Hale
PADDINGTON Paddington Bear, from the children’s stories by Michael Bond
PETER Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
PICKLES Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
PIPKIN One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
PIXEL PC and Pixel by Thach Bui
POE Writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe
POLLYANNA By Eleanor H. Porter
POWDER Siamese from the children’s series Powder the Cat
PUZZLE Character from the novel The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
RAMSEY Mrs Ramsey from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
REBECCA Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin


REGINA Also known as Tiger from Catwalk A Feline Odyssey
RIBBY Cat from Beatrix Potter’s The Pie and the Patty Pan
RIPLEY Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr Ripley
ROWLING JK Rowling, author of the Harry Porter books
SAGITTARIUS Cat in Children of the Red King book series
SAMPSON Church Mice by Graham Oakley
SCOUT Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird
SELIMA Tabby cat, Thomas Gray’s poem
SEYMOUR Seymour Glass from Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
SILLY Cat from the German novel Skeffington Scatters Katzenarger
SILVERSIDE Mice hating cat from Ragweed by Avi and Brian Floca
SMILEY George Smiley from the John LeCarre spy novels
STEINBECK Pultizer prize winning author, John Steinbeck
SUESS Children’s author Dr. Suess
TENNESSEE Playwright Tennessee Williams
TENNYSON Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate
TESS From Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbenvilles
THISTLE One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
THUNDER One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
TIBERT Reynard the Fox, French fable

 

literature cat names

TUG Cat from the novel The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
TWAIN Mark Twain, renowned author and animal lover
TWILIGHT Vampire novels by Stephenie Meyer
TWIST Title character from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
WENDY Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie
WILLOW One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
WORDSWORTH Poet William Wordsworth
YUM YUM Siamese in The Cat Who..novels by Lilian Jackson Braun
ZAZIE From Zazie in the Metro
ZHIVAGO Title character from Boris Pasternak’s novel
ZORA Author Zora Neale Hurston

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