What does Lightning mean?

abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light

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How is Lightning pronounced?


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

There are many interpretations to what naming a cat "Lightning" might say about the person who does so. Some believe that this name is indicative of a quick-witted and clever personality, while others believe that it is indicative of a strong and fearless nature. Ultimately, the meaning of a given name is up to the individual who chooses to give it to their cat.

Is Lightning a good cat name?

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

Lightning is found in these categories:

spring cat names

Thunderstorms, common in this season, often feature this electrifying phenomenon.

playful cat names

Quick, bright, and electrifying, they dart and flash with unpredictable energy.


Based on likes, Lightning ranks #2,535 with users of

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Lightning was, over the past 30 days, the 1023rd ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Lightning 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, Lightning was viewed 18 times, and liked 1 times.

Cat names like Lightning:

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Meaning: Family of misfits and outcasts.
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Meaning: large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

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