What does Buddy mean?

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

What's the origin of Buddy?


How is Buddy pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Buddy?

There are many possible interpretations to what naming a cat Buddy might say about a person. Some people might see it as being affectionate or friendly, while others might see it as being playful or silly. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what meaning they ascribe to the name.

Is Buddy a good cat name?

Buddy has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Buddy is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Buddy is found in these categories:

cute cat names

Evokes a friendly, playful vibe often associated with adorable feline companions.

friendly cat names

Buddy suggests companionship, warmth, and a playful, sociable nature.

traditional cat names

Popular for decades, it's often chosen for its friendly, companion-like connotation.

affectionate cat names

Buddy suggests friendliness, warmth, and a love for cuddles.

country cat names

Popular among rural pet owners, it evokes a friendly, down-to-earth vibe.

literary cat names

Derived from books, often used for friendly, companion-like characters.


Based on likes, Buddy ranks #5 with users of MeowNames.com.

It goes without saying that Buddy is one of the most loved and popular cat names across the globe.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Buddy was, over the past 30 days, the 323rd ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Buddy is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has stayed pretty consistent in terms of popularity with MeowNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Buddy was viewed 20 times, and liked 2 times.

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think buddy is a good name for a cat who is very friendly and affectionate and that it and its owner were best friends, though I think it’s more of a dog name.
February 21, 2024

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