What does Missy mean?

a young female

What's the origin of Missy?


How is Missy pronounced?


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

Missy is a cute name for a cat. It may say something about you if you like cats or if you are fond of naming your pets after characters from pop culture.

Is Missy a good cat name?

Missy 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. Missy is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Missy is found in these categories:

cute cat names

Evokes a playful, endearing vibe, often used for small, lovable pets.

traditional cat names

Often used in old literature, signaling its long-standing popularity.


Based on likes, Missy ranks #28 with users of MeowNames.com.

Missy is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Missy is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Missy was, over the past 30 days, the 28th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Missy 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.

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

In the past week, Missy was viewed 25 times, and liked 3 times.

Cat names like Missy:

Meaning: A diminutive form of names like Maria or Miriam, often used as a term of endearment.
Meaning: A diminutive of Mary, meaning "bitter" or "sea of bitterness".
Meaning: Nourishing.
Meaning: Cheerful.
Meaning: Nurturing.
Meaning: Verdant, lush, and green.

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Teresa (California, United States)
My cat Missy is nickname for Mischief
January 25, 2024

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Wanda Armstrong (Nova Scotia, Canada)
I love the name Missy because I have a cat which has that name,she loves to curl up on one leg then she goes to the other leg curls up for a while and at bed time she sleeps in the bed with me.
October 20, 2023

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