Cats and Nobility go hand and hand. They are even worshiped as Gods in some cultures, so naming a kitten with a royal title is cute and appropriate. Cats always act like members of the nobility. That’s why we compiled a list of “AristoCat” names for your pet.
1. Anax – Ancient Greek title for a tribal chief or military leader. Anassa is the feminine form of Anax.
2. Archon – Another Greek word meaning “ruler.”
3. Ariki – A New Zealand Polynesian title for hereditary members of nobility. It has other forms such as ari’i, aliki, and eiki.
4. Bans – A noble title for a Lord in central and southeastern Europe. It is mostly used in Croatia.
5. Baron / Beorn – Old French and Old English title for a “warrior nobleman.”
6. Barwn – Welsh word for the title Baron / Baronet. Brewin is the term for a Welsh king and Edling for the heir to the throne.
7. Bibi – An Urdu word used as a title of respect for women of high stature.
8. Bishop – An ordained priest. Appointed to a higher position of authority and oversight.
9. Buumi – First in line to the throne of pre-colonial kings in the present day Senegal.
10. Caliph – An Islamic religious feudal lord. It is a rank similar to Steward.
11. Chanyu – A short form of a supreme tribal ruler in Inner Mongolia before Chinese unification. It is the same as Shanyu or Emperor.
12. Chevalier – A member of a knightly order. It is also a common French word for a knight.
13. Count / Viscount – A European nobility title meaning companion or peer.
14. Dauphin – A Noble rank bestowed to the heir-apparent to the Throne of France. It also means “dolphin.”
15. Deacon – A Christian clerical rank from the Greek word meaning minister, servant, or messenger.
16. Dominus / Domina – A Roman title for a feudal lord or an the title used by slaves speaking to their master/owner.
17. Duce’ – The Italian word for “Duke.” Pronounced as DU – Che.
18. Duchess – The feminine form of Duke.
19. Duke – From the Latin word Dux, which means leader. It is a noble rank of those related to the ruling monarch by blood.
20. Earl – An Anglo-Saxon title given to a member of the nobility. It is derived from the Scandinavian term “jarl” meaning Chieftain.
21. Elector – A high rank in the Holy Roman Empire. It is also called Prince-Electors. They are next in authority to the Emperor.
22. Emir / Mir – An Arabic title given to a Military Commander or General. It means Prince when referring to a descendant of a legendary military commander.
23. Fidalgo / Hidalgo – A member of the Spanish or Portuguese nobility.
24. Hara – Feminine form of “Raja / Raha.”
25. Judge – An overseer of legal proceedings. It is also a title given to a modern magistrate.
26. Junker – German for a young nobleman or a young lord. It is used in German, Dutch, and Scandinavian parts of Europe.
27. Kaiser – The German word for Emperor. It was used by supreme rulers of Imperial Germany.
28. Karaleine – Latvian word for Queen.
29. Kazoku – A member of the Japanese Imperial Court. This means that the person is a member of both the Samurai class and the court.
30. King – A male ruling monarch. Normally the supreme ruler of a country.
31. Kral – Czech word for King.
32. Lakan – The rank of a tribal ruler in the pre-colonial Philippines. This is similar to Raja or Raha.
33. Lalla – Berber and Morrocan title bestowed to females of noble blood.
34. Mage – An academic rank given to a magician or enchanter. Court Mages serve as an advisor to the King.
35. Magi / Magus – Similar to Mage. It was a priestly rank in ancient Persia.
36. Malik – A Semitic and Arabic term for King. It came from the ancient Akkadian “Maloka” meaning Chieftain.
37. Marquis / Marquiess – A European hereditary title for a territorial / provincial ruler. It is derived from the Old French word Marchis meaning Rule of a Border Area.
38. Marshall – A Medival European court member with military or law enforcement authority.
39. Mirza – A high Persian nobleman rank or military commander. If translated literally it means Prince of Blood.
40. Pasha – A high military commander in the Ottoman Empire. It is similar to a Governor General.
41. Pope – Supreme authority of the Roman Catholic Clergy.
42. Prince / Princess – Hereditary offspring of a ruling monarch.
43. Queen – From the Old English word cwen. It means Wife or Wife of a King.
44. Rais – A title used by rulers of Arab states in the Middle East and South Asia. It also means President in the Swahili language.
45. Raja / Raha – A Malayan tribal ruler. Used extensively in the Malayan South East Asia. It is derived from the Sanskrit Rajan meaning King.
46. Regina / Reina / Regent – It means Married to a Ruling Monarch. This is the same as Queen. in some countries.
47. Rex – Latin word for a Ruler or King.
48. Riddler – Danish word for a Knight. It is also the name of a fictional character in Batman.
49. Roko – The title of a tribal chief in Fiji and other Polynesian islands.
50. Sidi – An Egyptian and Arabic masculine term for Master. It is used by slaves as a title of respect to their owners.
51. Steward – From the Old English “House” or “Hall”. It means overseer. It is a rank held by rulers who are not of noble birth.
52. Thakur – Title of a Feudal Lord in India and Nepal. In the Zamindari Feudal System. Thakurs are landlords and provincial tax administrators.
53. Tui – A kingly rank in Samoa and other parts of Oceania.
54. Vidame – A French feudal title similar to a Viscount. It is derived from the latin title Vicedominus.
55. Virreina – Feminine Spanish form of Viceroy. It is a noble rank of a provincial or city lord.
Titles such as Pope, Bishop, King, Queen, and Princess are too common to be truly awesome. However, the list wouldn’t be complete without them.
There are a few honorable mentions such as Conde, Ri, Oba, Sultan, Rana, and Khan:
Conde is Spanish for count, Ri is the Gaelic word for King, Oba is a West African Tribal King, ( and it also means Grandmother in Japanese), Sultan and Khan are both Arabic high nobility titles, and Rana / Rani are titles of kings of Rajput origin in Asia.