266 Amazing and Clever Space-Themed Cat Names

# Amazing and Clever Space-Themed Cat Names
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Written by Megan Martin

Published: December 30, 2023

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For many, space is mysterious and awe-inspiring. An action as simple as looking up at night can reveal a variety of planets, stars, and moons, even without a telescope. If you find yourself enraptured by space and the galaxy like many others, you may want to represent that love by naming your cat something related. Below, explore 266 clever space-themed cat names, ranging from constellations to fictional space-based characters.

Space-Themed Cat Names Based on Constellations

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Constellations provide a great variety of space-themed cat names.

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According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 88 officially recognized constellations exist. Each has a unique name, often based on their appearance and derived from various languages. Because of this, looking toward the constellations is one of the best ways to choose space-themed cat names:

  • Andromeda
  • Antlia
  • Apus
  • Aquarius
  • Aquila
  • Ara
  • Aries
  • Auriga
  • Bootes
  • Caelum
  • Camelopardalis
  • Cancer
  • Canes Venatici
  • Canis Major
  • Canis Minor
  • Capricornus
  • Carina
  • Cassiopeia
  • Centaurus
  • Cepheus
  • Cetus
  • Chamaeleon
  • Circinus
  • Columba
  • Coma Berenices
  • Corona Australis
  • Corona Borealis
  • Corvus
  • Crater
  • Crux
  • Cygnus
  • Delphinus
  • Dorado
  • Draco
  • Equuleus
  • Eridanus
  • Fornax
  • Gemini
  • Grus
  • Hercules
  • Horologium
  • Hydra
  • Hydrus
  • Indus
  • Lacerta
  • Leo
  • Leo Minor
  • Lepus
  • Libra
  • Lupus
  • Lynx
  • Lyra
  • Mensa
  • Microscopium
  • Monoceros
  • Musca
  • Norma
  • Octans
  • Ophiuchus
  • Orion
  • Pavo
  • Pegasus
  • Perseus
  • Phoenix
  • Pictor
  • Pisces
  • Piscis Austrinus
  • Puppis
  • Pyxis
  • Reticulum
  • Sagitta
  • Sagittarius
  • Scorpius
  • Sculptor
  • Scutum
  • Serpens
  • Sextans
  • Taurus
  • Telescopium
  • Triangulum
  • Triangulum Australe
  • Tucana
  • Ursa Major
  • Ursa Minor
  • Vela
  • Virgo
  • Volans
  • Vulpecula.

Star Names as Space-Themed Cat Names

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Sun isn’t the only star-related space cat name!

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When you think of the stars and their names, you may be most familiar with the Sun. However, across the galaxy, hundreds of stars are also named. Many of these names are rooted in international mythology, while others are based on important people or places. Below, explore some of the most common star names or name proposals for inspiration for your cat’s name.

  • Sun
  • Acamar
  • Achird
  • Acrux
  • Adhafera
  • Aiolos
  • Aladfar
  • Alasia
  • Alcyone
  • Aldhanab
  • Aldhibah
  • Aldulfin
  • Alfirk
  • Amadioha
  • Añañuca
  • Antares
  • Baekdu
  • Beid
  • Bellatrix
  • Bibhā
  • Castor
  • Celaeno
  • Cervantes
  • Copernicus
  • Danfeng
  • Diphda
  • Electra
  • Fafnir
  • Lerna
  • Lich
  • Liesma
  • Maia
  • Márohu
  • Musica
  • Naledi
  • Noquisi
  • Peacock
  • Poerava
  • Polaris
  • Proxima Centauri
  • Regulus
  • Sāmaya
  • Sirius
  • Solaris
  • Taika
  • Wouri
  • Zhang
  • Zosma.

Space-Themed Cat Names Based on Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Moons

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Names like Venus, Saturn, and Titan are popular space-themed cat names based on planets and moons.

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In our galaxy alone, you’ll find eight major planets, several dwarf planets, and hundreds of moons. Jupiter alone is home to 95 known moons! Explore some of the names of these celestial bodies for inspiration for space-themed cat names.

  • Earth
  • Venus
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Mercury
  • Saturn
  • Urananus
  • Pluto
  • Ceres
  • Haumea
  • Makemake
  • Eris
  • Moon
  • Phobos
  • Deimos
  • Io
  • Europa
  • Ganymede
  • Callisto
  • Amalthea
  • Himalia
  • Elara
  • Pasiphae
  • Sinope
  • Lysithea
  • Carme
  • Ananke
  • Leda
  • Thebe
  • Dia
  • Pandia
  • Titan
  • Enceladus
  • Hyperion
  • Prometheus
  • Pandora
  • Janus
  • Epimetheus
  • Mimas
  • Iapetus
  • Phoebe
  • Tethys
  • Telesto
  • Miranda
  • Ariel
  • Umbriel
  • Titania
  • Oberon
  • Despina
  • Galatea
  • Halimede
  • Hippocamp
  • Laomedeia
  • Larissa
  • Naiad
  • Nereid
  • Neso
  • Proteus
  • Psamathe
  • Sao
  • Thalassa
  • Triton
  • Charon
  • Nix
  • Kerberos
  • Styx.

Fiction Space-Themed Cat Names

There are dozens of shows, movies, books, and other fictional media based on space and beyond. Explore some name options from fictional characters you may want to use for your cat below.

  • Kirk from Star Trek
  • Spock from Star Trek
  • Nyota from Star Trek
  • Pike from Star Trek
  • Pavel from Star Trek
  • Chekov from Star Trek
  • Leonard from Star Trek
  • Scotty from Star Trek
  • Christine from Star Trek
  • Chapel from Star Trek
  • Boba Fett from Star Wars
  • Darth Vader from Star Wars
  • Luke from Star Wars
  • Jabba from Star Wars
  • Leia from Star Wars
  • Anakin from Star Wars
  • Sven from Voltron
  • Shiro from Voltron
  • Lance from Voltron
  • Keith from Voltron
  • Pidge from Voltron
  • Hunk from Voltron
  • Allura from Voltron
  • Krolia from Voltron
  • Coran from Voltron
  • Zarkon from Voltron
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Mantis from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Thanos from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Space-Themed Cat Names Based on Space Exploration

Space exploration has been popular since Galileo Galilei in the 16th and 17th centuries, although actual travel of the planet didn’t become possible until several centuries later. Learn about some of the most popular names in space exploration, from astronauts and astronomers to missionaries and animals sent into space.

  • Galileo after Galileo Galilei
  • Buzz after Buzz Aldrin
  • Mae after Mae Carol Jemison
  • Neil after Neil Alden Armstrong
  • Armstrong
  • Margaret after Margaret Elaine Hamilton 
  • Yuri after Yuri Gagarin
  • Laika, a dog who was among the first animals in space
  • Albert, the name of several different monkeys sent to space
  • Ham, a chimpanzee that became the first hominid in space
  • Félicette, a cat sent to space
  • Belka, a dog sent to space
  • Strelka, a dog sent to space
  • Arabella, the first spider to spin a web in space
  • Hope, a cockroach, became the first animal to conceive in space.

Many animals sent to space in the first decades of exploring space were, unfortunately, not able to return home. Learning more about them does more than provide space-themed cat names: it also helps keep their memory alive in honor of their sacrifices for science.

Other Space-Themed Cat Names

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Somentimes, you may want a more easily recognized space-themed cat name, like Luna or Astro.

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  • Meteor
  • Astroid
  • Aurora
  • Aphelion
  • Apsis
  • Orbit
  • Satellite
  • Celestial
  • Helios
  • Luna
  • Galaxy
  • Nebula
  • Flux
  • Cosmic
  • Star
  • Astro
  • Rocket.


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About the Author

Megan is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is birds, felines, and sharks. She has been researching and writing about animals for four years, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in biology and professional and technical writing from Wingate University, which she earned in 2022. A resident of North Carolina, Megan is an avid birdwatcher that enjoys spending time with her cats and exploring local zoological parks with her husband.

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