Literary Cat Names

If you're a real bookworm, check out this list of literary cat names -- where the magic of books and feline charm combine. It's filled with names inspired by iconic characters, famous authors, and timeless tales. Uncover a name that reflects your cat's storybook personality!

Literary Cat Names

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All Literary Cat Names

  • Named after famed mystery writer Christie, it screams bookish charm.
  • He's named after famous Italian novelist, Aldo Palazzeschi.
  • He's a suave feline character in T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book."
  • Named after Hans Christian Andersen, famous fairy tale author.
  • Norse mythology and Marvel comics feature this celestial city.
  • Lost city tales spark imagination, perfect for a story-loving feline!
  • He's named after a wise, brave character in "To Kill a Mockingbird".
  • She's named after famed English novelist Jane Austen.
  • From Harry Potter, it's a notorious wizard prison!
  • Named after a fictional town in Marcel Proust's famous novel.
  • Named after famed author Potter, known for her Peter Rabbit tales.
  • She's named after a popular Twilight series character.
  • From Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a classic fantasy novel.
  • Named after a protagonist in a science fiction novella series.
  • Named after Judy, a famous children's book author!
  • Named after a prestigious prize for authors!
  • Derived from books, often used for friendly, companion-like characters.
  • He's named after a famous, gritty poet and novelist, Charles.
  • Derived from a character in children's book "Rainbow".
  • She's named after a character in "The Princess Bride" novel.
  • King Arthur's legendary castle inspires this bookish feline moniker.
  • He's named after a famous Spanish author, creator of Don Quixote.
  • He's named after a feline character in Stephen King's "Pet Sematary".
  • Named after Beverly Cleary, famous children's book author.
  • Derived from "Cressida", a tragic heroine in Shakespeare's works.
  • He's named after a dreamy vampire from Twilight novels!
  • He's named after a famous Italian poet from the Middle Ages.
  • She's a Greek goddess and character in "Cats" musical!
  • He's named after famous author Charles Dickens.
  • Named after a famous author's character, it's a bookworm's favorite.
  • Named after a mythical city of gold in Spanish literature.
  • Named after famed poet T.S. Eliot, author of "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats".
  • This gemstone moniker hails from classic novels and Wizard of Oz lore.
  • Hemingway, famous author, adored his six-toed feline friend named this.
  • Salinger's short story features a character with this moniker.
  • Archimedes shouted this after his famous scientific discovery!
  • This name references a type of story with a moral lesson.
  • Ferdie is a playful nod to Shakespeare's Ferdinand.
  • He's a feline character from Sven Nordqvist's popular children's books.
  • He's a heroic feline protagonist from the popular "Warriors" book series.
  • He's named after famous American author, F. Scott.
  • She's named after famed Mexican artist and writer, Kahlo.
  • He's named after a famous hobbit from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings".
  • He's named after a famous book character by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Famed author Stein owned a feline with this moniker.
  • Echoes Brothers Grimm, famous for dark fairy tales.
  • She's a feline character from T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats".
  • Named after a famous Italian fashion designer, it's chic and sophisticated.
  • He's named after a famous traveler in Jonathan Swift's classic novel.
  • Named after famous author Harper Lee, known for "To Kill a Mockingbird".
  • He's named after a famous author, adding a scholarly flair.
  • Named after a magical school in Harry Potter books.
  • He's named after a famous ancient Greek poet.
  • Odysseus hailed from this Greek island in Homer's epic!
  • She's named after a character in Beatrix Potter's books.
  • He's named after a famous, thought-provoking author, Franz Kafka.
  • He's named after a famous English Romantic poet.
  • Royalty titles are often used in books and stories.
  • Derived from Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," a character owns her.
  • Leo
    Shakespeare's King Lear had a son named Leo!
  • From Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", a tiny island nation!
  • He's named after a mischievous Norse god in popular books.
  • Named after famed author of "Little Women", Alcott.
  • Mable hails from classic books, echoing old-world charm and sophistication.
  • From Gabriel García Márquez's magical realism novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
  • Named after a fictional town in R.K. Narayan's novels!
  • She's named after famed author, Margaret Atwood.
  • She's named after acclaimed author and poet, Angelou.
  • Named after famed poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
  • She's named after a famous detective in Agatha Christie's novels.
  • Famous in children's books, reflecting paw patterns like cozy handwear.
  • Named after a famous whale in classic literature.
  • He's a witty feline character from Garth Nix's fantasy novel series.
  • Named after famed author Toni or rock legend Jim.
  • He's named after a famous book character who explores the sea.
  • Peter Pan's magical realm inspired this whimsical feline moniker.
  • Short fiction stories are often called novellas.
  • He's named after Charles Dickens' famous orphan protagonist.
  • She's Hamlet's tragic love in Shakespeare's famous play.
  • Named after Virginia Woolf's gender-swapping, time-traveling protagonist!
  • Named after famed German writer, Otto von Goethe.
  • Oz
    Named after a magical land in a famous book series.
  • She's a curious character from ancient Greek myths!
  • From Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy's grand estate.
  • She's named after a spunky, adventurous character in a Swedish book!
  • He's named after a brave hobbit in Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings".
  • Named after a tiny dot in digital imagery, popular in sci-fi novels.
  • Edgar Allan Poe named his black cat this in a story.
  • Poe
    He's named after Edgar Allan Poe, a famous author.
  • From Beatrix Potter's tale, she's a pie-baking, letter-writing feline!
  • She's named after a character in Twilight, a popular novel series.
  • She's named after famed "Harry Potter" author, J.K. Rowling.
  • Rue
    She's named after a Hunger Games character, a popular book series.
  • From a classic fairy tale, it's a whimsical, storybook-inspired moniker.
  • He's named after a character in a popular fantasy novel series!
  • She's a feline protagonist from a popular children's book series.
  • He's named after famed "Catcher in the Rye" author.
  • He's named after a strong biblical figure, adding a scholarly touch.
  • Named after a famous author, it's a bookworm's purrfect choice!
  • He's a famous playwright, making feline wordplay fun and cultured!
  • Named after a famous detective in classic novels!
  • This feline moniker hails from E.B. White's classic, "Stuart Little".
  • She's named after "Twilight" saga author, Stephenie Meyer.
  • She's named after famed poet Plath, adding a bookish charm.
  • Tao
    Derived from ancient Chinese philosophy, symbolizing balance and harmony.
  • He's a famous author known for creating Middle Earth in his books.
  • He's a famous Russian author, perfect for a book-loving feline!
  • Morrison penned novels, making her namesake feline a bookish choice.
  • This name echoes classic children's books with fluffy, endearing characters.
  • He's named after Mark Twain, a famous American author.
  • Imagined perfect society from Thomas More's book, hence a bookish moniker.
  • Famed author Virginia Woolf gives this feline moniker a bookish vibe.
  • He's named after famous author, Walt Whitman!
  • Thomas Hardy set his famous novels in this region.
  • He's named after a pig protagonist in a classic novel!
  • Named after a famous castle in George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels.
  • Inspired by Lewis Carroll's whimsical world in "Alice's Adventures".
  • Named after a mystical city in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem.
  • Named after acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith.
  • Named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, a famous author's muse.
  • Named after famed author Neale Hurston, known for her captivating storytelling.

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Literary Cat Names: Stats

Literary Cat Names currently rank in 50th place out of all categories.

As of May 2024, literary cat names are rising in popularity with new cat owners. According to our stats, they are more fashionable than they were at the same time last year.

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