The 176 Best Marvel-Inspired Cat Names

Written by Angie Menjivar
Published: January 5, 2024
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As a Marvel fan, you have a wide variety of names to choose from when selecting one for your cat. But to make it even easier, we compiled a list of the best Marvel-inspired cat names below. We broke them down into each of the phases, offering a summary of each. Then, we alphabetized the perfect cat names cherry-picked from each phase. We didn’t forget to include X-Men characters and we put a list together of names from movies that haven’t even been released yet! All you need to do is take your pick and enjoy your newly named floof!

The choice is yours but will your cat know their name? A-Z-Animals spoke with Dr. Colleen Wallace, a cat-only vet at Cozy Cat Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She shared, “Cats are very intelligent, so I’m sure they know when you are referring to them, either by the tone of voice or the familiarity of the words. They will recognize their name when it is used often enough, but, being cats, respond only when they’re in the mood. That said, most cats I know have a formal name that is used sometimes, but also one or maybe several nicknames that may be used more often. The more names you use to refer to your cat when talking to them, the less likely they are to respond visibly to any one of them. I will say that cats know what name you use for them as much as you know the specific meow that your cat uses when they refer to you.” The name you choose helps you build a bond with your kitty! So, let’s get into it!

The 176 Best Marvel-Inspired Cat Names 

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

cute super hero cat with his red cape watching the horizon - blue sky background

You can pick your superhero (or villainous) kitty name from phase one, keeping it old school.

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The Infinity Saga includes Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Marvel’s The First Avengers (2012). These first six films introduced key characters and set the stage for the future phases, successfully foreshadowing what was to come with the assembly of Avengers.

Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America ignited love and appreciation from many, creating a vast audience to include those who were not privy to the original comic books. This initial phase created a wide range of faithful fans who would return to watch each new creation with wide-eyed curiosity and wonder. Though each movie seems to stand alone, they remain interconnected, providing viewers with a solid foundation from which all other phases are born.

From a well-armored billionaire who gets recruited into the Avenger Initiative to a relatively reserved doctor whose rage powers him into a monster, phase one encompassed a range of characters, though some were more popular than others. When naming your cat from one of the characters in phase one, you have several characters to select from. Some are stealthy with their heroics while others surprise you with their abilities, much like each cat has its unique personality. Your job is to pick the name that best matches the energy of your little furball! Here are some fan favorites:                 

  • Avenger
  • Banner
  • Black Widow
  • Bruce
  • Bucky
  • Cap
  • Captain America
  • Clint
  • Darcy
  • Fury
  • Hammer
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Jane
  • Jarvis
  • Loki
  • Maria Hill
  • Natasha
  • Odin
  • Peggy
  • Pepper Potts
  • Phil
  • Rhodey
  • Steve
  • Thor
  • Tony

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two

Gray tabby cat flies like superman with a blue cloudy sky backdrop

Consider your cat’s personality and decide which character name fits most like a glove!

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Phase two includes Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Ant-Man (2015). This phase introduced another host of characters as they’re thrown into action-packed scenes that reveal more to viewers. Defeat appears at seemingly every angle, but the main characters find a way to restore order, not just in their personal lives, but throughout the cosmos as is the case with Thor. Captain America gets a new ally and Peter Quill encounters a powerful villain. Whether your kitty is more the superhero or the menace, there’s an apt name from this phase in the list below.  

  • Asgard
  • Cassie
  • Drax
  • Falcon
  • Gamora
  • Groot
  • Hank
  • Hope
  • Hydra
  • Klaw
  • Luis
  • Mandalorian
  • Maximoff
  • Nebula
  • Pietro
  • Quill
  • Ravager
  • Rocket
  • Ronan
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Scott
  • Sharon
  • Sif
  • Star-Lord
  • Strucker
  • Thanos
  • Ultron
  • Vision
  • Wanda
  • Yondu

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three

The black cat was frightened and stooped. Black cat in fear and aggression.

Phase three introduces Black Panther and a range of other characters with unforgettable names.


Phase three is heftier, incorporating more movies than the first two phases. They include Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). This phase starts with quite the split in opinion as the Avengers experience conflict in how to run the team. A neurosurgeon is left without a choice but to heal, and those who used to be enemies shift sides, instead becoming allies. Peter Parker encounters a new villain and Thor meets Hulk. You meet Black Panther during this phase as well and witness the Avengers’ most lethal showdown. Just like your cat when the zoomies hit, there is so much happening in this phase that it’s hard to keep up!

  • Aunt May
  • Baron
  • Black Panther
  • Captain Marvel
  • Carol
  • Chewie
  • Danvers
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ego
  • Flerken
  • Goose
  • Hela
  • Killmonger
  • MJ
  • Mantis
  • Marvel
  • M’Baku
  • Nakia
  • Okoye
  • Peter Parker
  • Ragnarok
  • Rambeau
  • Ramonda
  • Shuri
  • Spider-Cat
  • Spider-Man
  • T’Challa
  • Valkyrie
  • Wakanda
  • Wasp
  • Wong
  • Zemo
  • Zuri

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Four

a cute white cat in a red mask in the form of hearts and a red cape.

With your cat’s nine lives and the multiverses in this phase, there’s an apt moniker in this list.

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Phase four marked the start of The Multiverse Saga and included Black Widow (2021), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), Eternals (2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). This phase wasn’t just convoluted, it was controversial. You meet new heroes and dive into a range of new stories, each of which takes you further into the labyrinth. Despite the complexity, phase four is filled with memorable characters that embody notable traits, which makes it easy for you to select a name for your feline friend from the list below!  

  • Agatha
  • Ajak
  • America
  • Aneka
  • Bishop
  • Chavez
  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Gilgamesh
  • Ikaris
  • Ironheart
  • Kang
  • Karli
  • Kate
  • Kingo
  • Marvel
  • Mobius
  • Monica
  • Namor
  • Phastos
  • Reed
  • Sersi
  • Shang-Chi
  • She-Hulk
  • Starfox
  • Sylvie
  • Thena
  • Yelena

Marvel Cinematic Universe: X-Men

Fat cat in superhero mask

If the X-Men films are your favorites, you have a host of kitty names to choose from.


There are a total of 12 X-Men films, including X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Deadpool (2016), X-Men Apocalypse (2016), Logan (2017), Deadpool 2 (2018), Dark Phoenix (2019), The New Mutants (2020), and Deadpool 3 (2024). Navigating the timeline of X-Men movies is tricky, but it’s easy to tell each mutant apart. They each have distinct powers and personalities that are even further highlighted with each villain they face. When you watch each movie, you can watch them in the order of the date of release (like we listed above) or you can watch the films chronologically. Either way, you embark on a ride, exploring the depths of each of the mutants. The characters are abundant in these films but here is a list of some Marvel-inspired names that would perfectly suit your own little vertical-slit-eyed deviant at home.

  • Angel
  • Banshee
  • Beast
  • Bishop
  • Blink
  • Charles
  • Cyclops
  • Darwin
  • Havok
  • Iceman
  • Jean Grey
  • Jubilee
  • Kitty Pryde
  • Magneto
  • Mystique
  • Nightcrawler
  • Phoenix
  • Pyro
  • Quicksilver
  • Rogue
  • Sabretooth
  • Storm
  • Stryker
  • Sunspot
  • Toad
  • Wolverine
  • Xavier

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Miscellaneous

Adorable cat in red superhero cape and mask on light blue background

There are still tons of characters for you to meet on the big screen, each of which suits a kitty like yours.

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Phase five and phase six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue into 2024 and through 2027. Those films include Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023), The Marvels (2023), Captain America: New World Order (2024), Thunderbolts (2024), Blade (2025), Fantastic Four (2025), Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2026), Avengers: Secret Wars (2027). This list includes characters in movies yet to be released, so you’re reaching into a new timeline yourself if you pick one of these. Some characters you’ll recognize with ease while others may have you digging a little deeper to learn more. Although we’re reaching into the future a bit with these, we couldn’t round out the list without including them!

  • Blade
  • Bullseye
  • Captain
  • Daisy
  • Daredevil
  • Deadpool
  • Deke
  • Doc Ock
  • Domino
  • Elektra
  • Fitz
  • G’iah
  • Goblin
  • Grimm
  • Iron Fist
  • Jemma
  • Jessica Jones
  • Johnny
  • Kingpin
  • Luke Cage
  • Mac
  • Melinda May
  • Negasonic
  • Quake
  • Ruby
  • Skye
  • Sue
  • Venom
  • Wade
  • Weasel
  • Yo-Yo

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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