145 Cat Names From Movies That Everyone Will Recognize

Written by Megan Martin
Published: November 30, 2023
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Movies are a topic that many people can bond over through agreements and disagreements alike. As a result, when you adopt your new cat, you may find yourself longing to choose a memorable and recognizable name. Below, explore 145 cat names from movies for film-inspired inspiration.

Movie Cats to Inspire Cat Name From Movies

Head shot of a Brown British Shorthair cat looking at the camera against purple

The world of film is full of famous felines, offering names that range from Sassy to Duchess.

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Humans aren’t the only stars to steal the show. For decades, cats have starred in a variety of movies, either as the main or side character. Below, meet some famous felines for inspiration for cat names from movies.

  • Buttercup from The Hunger Games
  • Tonto from Harry and Tonto
  • Sassy from Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  • Milo from The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  • Oliver from Oliver & Company 
  • Duchess from The Aristocats
  • Berlioz from The Aristocats
  • Marie from The Aristocats
  • Toulouse from The Aristocats
  • Thomas O’Malley from The Aristocats
  • Jonesy from Alien 
  • Mr. Bigglesworth from the Austin Powers franchise
  • Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus
  • Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Fat Louie from The Princess Diaries
  • Mrs. Norris from the Harry Potter series
  • Church from Pet Sematary
  • Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
  • Garfield from the franchise of the same name
  • Mittens from Bolt
  • Scar from the Lion King
  • Simba from the Lion King
  • Mufasa from the Lion King

Cat Names From Movies: Romance

Choosing a cat name from a romance movie can be a great way to embody your love for the genre!

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From romantic thrillers to romantic comedies, romance movies are a top-ranking genre with hundreds of familiar names to choose from. Below, pick through the names of couples, sidekicks, and even pets as you search for the perfect cat names from movies.

  • Elle from Legally Blonde
  • Bruiser from Legally Blonde
  • Cady from Mean Girls
  • Regina from Mean Girls
  • Karen from Mean Girls
  • Gretchen from Mean Girls
  • Janis from Mean Girls
  • Damian from Mean Girls
  • Cher from Clueless
  • Tai from Clueless
  • Sally from Practical Magic
  • Gillian from Practical Magic
  • R from Warm Bodies
  • Julie from Warm Bodies
  • Ella from Ella Enchanted
  • Lucinda from Ella Enchanted
  • Charmont from Ella Enchanted
  • John from Marley & Me
  • Jenny from Marley & Me
  • Marley from Marley & Me
  • Noah from The Notebook
  • Allie from The Notebook
  • Natalie from Love Hard
  • Baby from Dirty Dancing
  • Johhny from Dirty Dancing
  • Landon from A Walk to Remember
  • Jamie from A Walk to Remember
  • Sam from Sleepless in Seattle
  • Annie from Sleepless in Seattle
  • Jonah from Sleepless in Seattle
  • Vada from My Girl
  • Thomas J. from My Girl
  • Benjamin from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Rachel from Crazy Rich Asians
  • Nick from Crazy Rich Asians
  • Bella from Twilight
  • Jacob from Twilight
  • Edward from Twilight
  • Alice from Twilight
  • Jasper from Twilight
  • Renesmee from Twilight
  • Aro from Twilight
  • Rosalie from Twilight
  • Emmett from Twilight
  • Carlisle from Twilight
  • Esme from Twilight
  • Charlie from Twilight
  • Victoria from Twilight

Cat Names From Movies: Action

Adorable fluffy white ragdoll cat playing with paper balls on the floor in light room and looking at the camera with blue eyes. Lovely cute purebred feline pet outdoors with toys

Thanks to their active lifestyles, a name from an action movie may be the perfect fit for your cat.

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Action movies are a popular choice for many. Easily paired with comedy, romance, or even thrill, many people turn to action movies when it comes time to pick what to watch. As a result, there are many familiar and recognizable cat names from movies to pick.

  • Lorraine from Atomic Blonde
  • Katniss from The Hunger Games
  • Peeta from The Hunger Games
  • Haymitch from The Hunger Games
  • Primrose from The Hunger Games
  • Finnick from The Hunger Games
  • Rue from The Hunger Games
  • Cato from The Hunger Games
  • Cinna from The Hunger Games
  • Glimmer from The Hunger Games
  • Fox Face from The Hunger Games
  • Beatrice from Divergent
  • Four from Divergent
  • Oppenheimer after the movie of the same name
  • Pete from Top Gun
  • Tom from Top Gun
  • Charlotte from Top Gun
  • Goose from Top Gun
  • Bryan from Taken
  • Leonidas I from 300
  • Queen Gorgo from 300
  • Xerxes from 300
  • Percy from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Grover from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Luke from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Sally from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Zeus from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Chiron from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Persephone from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Posiedeon from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Hades from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Barbie from the movie of the same name
  • Indiana Jones from the movie franchise of the same name
  • Harry Potter from the movie franchise of the same name

Cat Names From Movies: Horror

can cats see in the dark

Depending on your cat’s personality, you may prefer a name like Pelle or Carrie.

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Cats are mysterious, clandestine. As a result, you may find that a name from a horror movie is the best option for your pet.

  • Dani from Midsommar
  • Mark from Midsommar
  • Simon from Midsommar
  • Christian from Midsommar
  • Pelle from Midsommar
  • Josh from Midsommar
  • Rose from Smile
  • Finney from The Black Phone
  • Michael Myers from Halloween
  • Jason from Friday the 13th
  • Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Matt Hooper from Jaws
  • Carrie from the movie of the same name
  • Collins from Carrie
  • Tommy from Carrie
  • Clarice from The Silence of the Lambs
  • Hannibal The Silence of the Lambs

Actor-Based Cat Names From Movies

  • Morgan after Morgan Freeman
  • Robert after Robert Downey Jr.
  • Keanu after Keanu Reeves
  • Jackie after Jackie Chan
  • Ryan after Ryan Reynolds
  • Dwayne after Dwayne Johnson
  • Rock after Dwayne Johnson
  • Jim after Jim Carrey
  • Adam after Adam Sandler
  • Charlie after Charlie Chaplin

Actress-Based Cat Names From Movies

  • Sandra after Sandra Bullock
  • Scarlet after Scarlett Johansson
  • Betty after Betty White
  • Audrey after Audrey Hepburn
  • Reese after Reese Witherspoon
  • Kathy after Kathy Bates
  • Jennifer after Jennifer Aniston
  • Marilyn after Marilyn Monroe
  • Shirley after Shirley Temple
  • Lawrence after Jennifer Lawrence
  • Lee after Jamie Lee Curtis

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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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