What does Chinchilla mean?

small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur

What's the origin of Chinchilla?


How is Chinchilla pronounced?


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

Chinchilla may be named after the small, furry rodent, but it says a lot about you that you have a pet with such a unique name. Chinchilla may be small, but it is feisty and determined. It is also a unique name that is not often used, so you may stand out from the crowd.

Is Chinchilla a good cat name?

Chinchilla has more syllables than most cat names, but if you want to make the name shorter, you can always give your cat a nickname. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Chinchilla isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Chinchilla is found in these categories:

fluffy cat names

These kitties sport plush, cloud-like coats like their rodent namesakes.


Based on likes, Chinchilla ranks #2,492 with users of

Chinchilla is not a common cat name. If you love to stand out, this is a very good thing!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Chinchilla was, over the past 30 days, the 4282nd ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Chinchilla 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.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Chinchilla was viewed 16 times, and liked 0 times.

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