300+ Awesome Spanish Cat Names and Their Meanings

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Written by Kellianne Matthews

Published: January 11, 2024

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The richness, vibrancy, and warmth of the Spanish culture offer a plethora of dazzling names for your favorite feline companion. These names offer a harmonious blend of beauty and playfulness, infusing every meow with a touch of Iberian magic. We’ve collected over 300 awesome Spanish cat names for you to choose from, along with their unique meanings!

Spanish Cat Names from the Animal Kingdom

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A Spanish cat name from the animal kingdom can highlight your cat’s unique personality.

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  • Vaca: Cow
  • Burro: Donkey
  • Gallo or Gallina: Chicken
  • Burro: Donkey
  • Cerdo or Cerda: Pig
  • Pato: Duck or duckling
  • Ganso or Gansa: Goose
  • Pavo: Turkey
  • Paloma: Dove
  • Tiburón: Shark
  • Monito / Monita: Little monkey
  • Cisne: Swan
  • Perro / Perra: Dog
  • Perito / Perita: Little dog
  • ​​Pantera: Panther
  • Gato / Gata: Cat
  • Gatito / Gatita: Little cat
  • Cebra: Zebra
  • Tigre: Tiger
  • Oso / Osa: Bear
  • Lobo / Loba: Wolf
  • Papio: Baboon
  • Pulpo: Octopus
  • Rana: Frog
  • Mariposa: Butterfly
  • Rata: Rat
  • Zorro: Fox
  • Zorillo: Skunk
  • Tortuga: Tortoise
  • Mariquita: Ladybug
  • Grillo: Cricket
  • Toro: Bull
  • Conejito: Little bunny
  • Cuervo: Raven 

Colorful Spanish Cat Names

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You could choose a fun Spanish name based on the color of your cat’s fur.

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  • Amarillo / Amarilla: Yellow
  • Azul: Blue
  • Blanco / Blanca: White
  • Morado: Purple
  • Rojo / Roja: Red
  • Rosado or Rosa: Pink
  • Verde: Green
  • Violeta: Violet
  • Oscura: Dark
  • Marrón: Brown
  • Castaño: Brown/chestnut
  • Eldora: Covered with gold
  • Esmeralda: Emerald
  • Mora: Blackberry
  • Neva: White snow
  • Oro: Gold
  • Yari: Gold
  • Rubio / Rubia: Blonde
  • Amaranta: Unfading
  • Moreno/a: Dark/Brunette
  • Pelirrojo: Red-haired
  • Dorado: Golden, browned, or gilded

Cute Spanish Cat Names

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Your cat’s individual personality can be very helpful when choosing the perfect name.

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  • Hada: Fairy
  • Mullido / Mullida: Fluffy
  • Chaparrito: Short or little
  • Muñeco: Doll
  • Cariño / Cariña: Dear, darling, sweetie
  • Querida: Dear one
  • Tesora: Treasure
  • Amigo / Amiga: Friend
  • Chiquita / Chiquito: Little one
  • Paz: Peace
  • Mi Cielito: My darling
  • Amorcito: My little love
  • Chispa: Spark or sparkle
  • Chispita: Little spark
  • Felicia: Lucky
  • Felicidad: Happiness
  • Risa: Laughter
  • Alita: Noble or honorable
  • Beatriz: She who brings happiness; blessed
  • Mateo: Gift from God
  • Paulia: Small
  • Benicio: Blessed
  • Benito: Blessed
  • Calida: Heated or with warmth
  • Feliz: Happy
  • Chica / Chico: Little girl or little boy
  • Amable: Kind
  • Camala: Young ceremonial attendant or helper to the priest
  • Ana: Grace
  • Anabella: Loving
  • Anacita: Grace and love
  • Analia: Grace and light
  • Charo: Rose or rosary
  • Alegre: Happy/cheerful
  • Alegría: Happy
  • Allegra / Allegro: Lively, cheerful, light-footed, fast
  • Frida: Peaceful ruler
  • Hernán: Gentle or spiritual traveler
  • Hija / Hijo: Daughter or son
  • Paco: From France
  • Paquita: From France
  • Pepita: God increases
  • Pequeña / Pequeño: Small or little one
  • Manuel or Manuela: God is with us
  • Tadeo: Gift of God
  • Venturo: Good fortune, good luck

Sweet Spanish Cat Names

Pets, Sleeping, Domestic Cat, Toy, Cute

With the proper care and attention, cats can be sweet and loving, and some even love to cuddle!

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  • Pastelito: Little cake
  • Florita: Little flower
  • Sirenita: Little mermaid
  • Osita / Osito: Little bear
  • Canela: Cinnamon
  • Solecito: Little sun
  • Churri: Adorable or sweet
  • Dulzura: Sweetness
  • Pelusa: Fluffy or shaggy
  • Dulcinea: Sweet
  • Canela: Cinnamon
  • Churro: A sweet Spanish treat
  • Coco: Coconut
  • Galleta: Cookie
  • Corazón: Heart or sweetheart
  • Bombón: Marshmallow
  • Caramelito: Caramel or sweet
  • Dulce: Sweet
  • Azúcar: Sugar
  • Amor: Love
  • Inés: Pure
  • Madra: Motherly
  • Mateo: Gift of god
  • Pimiento / Pimienta: Pepper
  • Mercedes: Gracious gifts, benefits
  • Helado: Ice cream

Nature-Inspired Spanish Cat Names

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Many cats enjoy spending time in the sunshine.

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  • Alamo: Poplar tree
  • Abril: April
  • Solana: Sunshine
  • Rivera: Bank or shore
  • Alondra: Lark
  • Carmelo: Garden
  • Carmelita: Garden or orchard
  • Fuego: Fire
  • Onda: Wave
  • Fuentes: Springs
  • Jorge: Farmer or earth worker
  • Lupita: Little wolf or hidden river
  • Alba: Dawn or sunrise
  • Luna: Moon
  • Sol: Sun
  • Nube: Cloud
  • Ocaso: Twilight
  • Nieve: Snow
  • Rosa or Rosita: Rose
  • Noche: Night
  • Rio: River
  • Rita: Pearl; truth, order
  • Siria: Bright like the sun or glowing
  • Carmen: Garden
  • Soledad: Solitude
  • Lluvia: Rain or rainfall
  • Sombra: Shadow
  • Vega: Swooping eagle or meadow
  • Vina: Vineyard
  • Margarita: Pearl or daisy
  • Yola: Violet flower
  • Yolanda: Violet flower
  • Acevedo: Grove of holly trees
  • Silvio: Wood or forest
  • Cascada: Waterfall
  • Cielo: Sky or heavens
  • Eleanora: Shining with light
  • Elena: Bright and shining light
  • Flor: Flower
  • Jacinda or Jacinta: Hyacinth
  • Acosta: By the seashore or from the mountains
  • Pedro: Rock or stone
  • Brisa: Breeze

Fun Spanish Cat Names

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Each cat has their own special personality.

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  • Gordo / Gorda: Fat or chubby
  • Gordito / Gordita: Chubby
  • Cola: Tail or ponytail
  • Inigo: Fiery
  • Alto / Alta: Tall
  • Bajo / Baja: Short
  • Tigresa: Tiger or fierce woman
  • Diablo / Diabla: Devil
  • Diablito / Diablita: Little devil
  • Chorizo: Spicy sausage
  • Fantasma: Ghost
  • Delgado: Slim or slender
  • Tuerto: One-eyed
  • Bizco: Squint or cross-eyed
  • Gitano: Traveler, gypsy
  • Baya: Berry
  • Truco: Trick
  • Trenza: Braid
  • Picante: Spicy
  • Frito: Fried
  • Tango: A popular Spanish dance
  • Viejo / Vieja: Old
  • Joven: Young
  • Bebé: Baby
  • Don Quixote: This name comes from Miguel Cervantes’ classic Spanish work.
  • Rocinante: This is the name of Don Quixote’s horse
  • Sancho: Sancho Panza is Don Quixote’s faithful squire.
  • Flojo / Floja: Lazy
  • Hugo: Mind, intellect
  • Ojazos: Big eyes
  • Ojitos: Little eyes
  • Peca: Freckle
  • Brújula: Compass
  • Arruga: Wrinkle
  • Pallaso / Pallasa: Funny
  • Tonto / Tonta: Silly
  • Tiza: Chalk
  • Torpe: Clumsy
  • Redondo: Round
  • Bandido: Outlaw
  • Rey: King
  • Reina: Queen
  • Emperatriz: Empress
  • Ondulado: Wavy
  • Terremoto: Earthquake
  • Torbellino: Whirlwind
  • Rizado: Ruffled or curly
  • Flaco / Flaca: Skinny
  • Rayo: Lighting
  • Loco / Loca: Crazy
  • Sabio: Wise
  • Hidalgo: A Spanish noble

Beautiful Spanish Cat Names 

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A beautiful cat definitely deserves a beautiful name.

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  • Hermoso / Hermosa: Beautiful or good-looking
  • Agata: Good woman
  • Lindo / Linda: Pretty
  • Guapo / Guapa: Beautiful, attractive, good-looking
  • Almo / Alma: Soul
  • Ysabel: Pledged to god
  • Belita: Beautiful; pledged to God
  • Aranza: Among the thorns
  • Bella: Beautiful
  • Marisol: Mary of Solitude
  • Angelo / Angelina: Angel
  • Angelita: Angel
  • Estela: Star
  • Estrella: Star
  • Esperanza: Hope or expectation
  • Maribel: Drop of the sea, bitter, beloved, beautiful
  • Eva: Life, to live, or to breathe
  • Clementina: Mild, merciful
  • Evelia: Life, to live, or to breathe
  • Isamar: A combination of Isabella and Maria
  • Luz: Light
  • Lucia: Light
  • Lucita: Light
  • Graciela: Grace
  • Juanito / Juanita: The Lord is gracious
  • Lolita: Lady of sorrows
  • Juanita: God is gracious
  • Consuelo: She who brings consolation
  • Dolores: Lady of sorrows
  • Fortunata: Luck, fate, wealth
  • Celestina: Heavenly
  • Engracia: Endowed with God’s grace
  • Dominga / Domingo: Born on Sunday
  • Bonita / Bonito: Beautiful
  • Catalina: Pure
  • Maria: Of the sea, bitter, beloved, or rebellious
  • Canción: Song

Strong Spanish Cat Names

Maine Coon Cat

Male tortoiseshell cats or torties are extremely rare.

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  • Adalfo: Noble wolf
  • Adelina: Noble/nobility
  • Feroz: Fierce
  • Mario: Brave, courageous
  • Emiliano: Work
  • Alberto: Noble or bright
  • Fuerte: Strong
  • Alejandro / Alejandra: Defender 
  • Marco: Warlike
  • Rolando: Famous throughout the land
  • Alfonzo / Alfonso: Noble or ready
  • Amelina: Work
  • Rodrigo: Famous ruler
  • Don: Esquire, lord, or master
  • Aniceta: Unconquerable
  • Eduardo: Wealthy guardian
  • Xandra: Defender
  • Carlotta: Free man or French man
  • Armando: Soldier or man in the army
  • Bernardo: Strong as a bear
  • Miguel: He who is like god or hero
  • Bruno: Armor
  • Valero: Strong
  • Tito: Title of honor
  • Ricardo: Strong ruler or king
  • Ernesto: Serious and resolute
  • Rico: Strong ruler, king, or rich
  • Carlo / Carlos: Free man
  • Carlito / Carlita: Strong
  • Coletta: People of victory
  • Diego: Supplanter
  • Edmundo: Fortunate protector
  • Xiomara: Battle-ready or famous in battle
  • Emilio / Emilia: Rival
  • Gilberto: Shining pledge
  • Enrique: Estate ruler
  • Fernando / Fernanda: Bold voyager
  • Fiero / Fiera: Fierce
  • Fonzo: Noble, ready
  • Hernando: Adventurer or explorer
  • Luis / Luisa: Renowned warrior
  • Mando: Soldier
  • Guerrero: Warrior
  • Corona: Crown
  • Estabán or Estován: Crown or wreath
  • Cazador: Hunter
  • Diego: Supplanter
  • Gabella: God is my strength
  • Gabriela: God is my strength


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About the Author

Kellianne Matthews is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on anthrozoology, conservation, human-animal relationships, and animal behavior. Kellianne has been writing and researching animals for over ten years and has decades of hands-on experience working with a variety of different animals. She holds a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University, which she earned in 2017. A resident of Utah, Kellianne enjoys creating, exploring and learning new things, analyzing movies, caring for animals, and playing with her cats.

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