What does Katniss mean?

Brave, strong, determined survivor.

What's the origin of Katniss?


How is Katniss pronounced?


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

There are many interpretations to what naming a cat Katniss might say about a person. Some believe that it is a tribute to the character Katniss from the novel and movie "The Hunger Games." Others believe that it is a reference to the feline character from the book "The Catcher in the Rye."

Is Katniss a good cat name?

Katniss has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Katniss isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Katniss is found in these categories:

big cat names

She's fierce, wild, and stealthy, just like a prowling jungle queen!

badass cat names

She's named after a tough, survivalist heroine from Hunger Games.

tough cat names

She's a fierce, survivalist heroine from the Hunger Games series.

sassy cat names

She's a fierce, independent huntress from Hunger Games, perfect for feisty felines.


Based on likes, Katniss ranks #1,236 with users of MeowNames.com.

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Katniss was, over the past 30 days, the 30th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of June 2024, Katniss is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more 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, Katniss was viewed 61 times, and liked 1 times.

Cat names like Katniss:

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Meaning: a malicious woman with a fierce temper
Meaning: Powerful, independent female warrior.

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