What does Nala mean?

Prosperous, successful woman.

What's the origin of Nala?


How is Nala pronounced?


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

Nala is a name that means "princess" in Hindi. It may reflect your personality or interests, or it may be chosen for you by someone you know.

Is Nala a good cat name?

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

Nala is found in these categories:

exotic cat names

She's named after a beloved lioness from Disney's Lion King.

cute cat names

Lion King's sweet, playful lioness inspires this adorable feline moniker.

traditional cat names

Popularized by Disney's Lion King, many pet owners followed suit.


Based on likes, Nala ranks #55 with users of

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nala was, over the past 30 days, the 13th ranked cat name for views on

As of July 2024, Nala 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 visitors.

In the past week, Nala was viewed 95 times, and liked 2 times.

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think Nala is an excellent name for cat who has an owner who a fan of lion king just like I am, after all the lion king is my favorite Disney movie of all time. It’s also a good choice for a little lioness.
February 20, 2024

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