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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.

Literature Female Cat Names

  • 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
  • Beatrix – Beatrix Potter, children’s author
  • Buttercup – Cat in The Hunger Games
  • Celeste – Cat from Celeste and the Giant Hampster by Melanie Typaldos
  • Checkers – Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
  • Claudine – From the novel Claudine at School
  • Dinah – Alice’s cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Emily – Poet Emily Dickinson
  • Eureka – Dorothy’s cat, Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ
  • Flora – Flora Poste from Cold Comfort Farm
  • Gatsby – Subject of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gracie – Gracie the Lighthouse Cat by Ruth Brown
  • Gretel – Grimm Brothers fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
  • Heidi – By Johanna Spyri
  • 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
  • Koko – Siamese in The Cat Who novels by Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Lucy – Lucy Maud Montgomery author of Anne of Green Gables
  • Martha – Himalayan from the novel Pet Smart by Aaron E. Kates
  • Meg – Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
  • Mimsie – Character from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming
  • Nancy – Nancy Drew mysteries
  • Natalie – Natalie Frost, from the St John’s Wood Tales
  • Nora – Nora Charles from The Thin Man novels
  • Pollyanna – Book by Eleanor H. Porter
  • Rebecca – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Regina – from Catwalk A Feline Odyssey
  • Ribby – Cat from Beatrix Potter’s The Pie and the Patty Pan
  • Sagwa – Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat Book by Amy Tan
  • Selima – Tabby cat, Thomas Gray’s poem
  • Silly – Cat from the German novel Skeffington Scatters Katzenarger
  • Tess – From Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Twilight – Vampire novels by Stephenie Meyer
  • Wendy – Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie
  • Yum Yum – Siamese in The Cat Who novels by Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Zazie – from Zazie in the Metro
  • Zora – Author Zora Neale Hurston

Literature Male Cat Names

  • Augustus – Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove
  • Baby – Cave lion from the Earth’s Children books
  • Baxter – Meow Mix TV commercial’s
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dot – Little Dot by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Edward – Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
  • Figaro – Geppetto’s cat from Pinocchio
  • Fiver – One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
  • Flame – Magic Kitten children’s books by Sue Bentley
  • Florio – Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
  • Friday – Robinson Crusoe’s manservant from the novel by Daniel Defoe
  • Gareth – Time Cat, by Lloyd Alexander
  • General Sterling – Cat in the novel True Grit by Charles Portis
  • 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
  • Hemingway – Author Ernest Hemingway
  • Higgins – Author Jack Higgins
  • Huxley – Author, humanist and pacifist Aldous Huxley
  • Jupiter – Deptford Mice by Robin Jarvis
  • Kingsley – Author Kingsley Amis
  • Kipling – Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book
  • Leo – Cat in Children of the Red King book series
  • Macaroni – Cat from book The Cat Club stories by Esther Averill
  • 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
  • Morris – 9-Lives cat food mascot
  • Moxie – The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • Mog – Mog Forgetful Cat Book
  • Mrs Norris – Cat from the Harry Potter novels, by JR Rowling
  • Nightshade – One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
  • 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
  • Puzzle – Character from the novel The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  • Ramsey – Mrs Ramsey from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • 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
  • Seymour – Seymour Glass from Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  • 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
  • Seuss – Children’s author Dr. Seuss
  • Tennessee – Playwright Tennessee Williams
  • Tennyson – Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate
  • 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
  • Tug – Cat from the novel The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
  • Twain – Mark Twain, renowned author and animal lover
  • Twist – Title character from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
  • Willow – One of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down
  • Wordsworth – Poet William Wordsworth
  • Zhivago – Title character from Boris Pasternak’s novel

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