Kitten Names

Wild And Exotic Cat Names

April 13, 2018


Wild And Exotic Cat Names

Do you have a cat that is particularly ferocious and territorial? Then you might want to choose one of these wild cat names we have collected. You’ll find picks here for male and female cats, as well as a bunch of unisex names.

Male Names 

Leopard- You could name your cat after the ferocious jungle animal.

Wolf-  Your feisty cat may remind you of the woodland hunter.

Lion- Is your cat an aspiring king of the jungle?

Leo- This is another word meaning lion.

Panther- Here is a great pick for black or dark cats.

Kameko- Exotic names, like this Japanese name for superior child, are great for wild cats.

Ulrich- This is a Russian word meaning ruling wolf.

Hans- Here is a German name meaning a gift from God.

Ivan- This Czech name means graciousness.

Shere Khan- This fierce tiger from The Jungle Book is a great name for your wild cat.

King- This has an exotic and regal connotation to it- perfect for wild cats.

Lencho- In both Ethiopian and Kenyan, this name means lion, perfect for a fierce cat.

Bear- Strong animal names work well for exotic and wild male cats.

Sabre- This is the name of a curved Persian sword.

Fang- What could be better for a ferocious cat?


Female Names

Krishna- It means black or dark in Sanskrit.

Priya- The word means love in Sanskrit.

Ambrosia- In Spanish, this means divine.

Ekaterina- In Russian, this word means pure.

Nefirtiti- This is the name of a prominent Egyptian queen.

Sabra- This is an Egyptian name meaning patient, and it sounds a lot like sabre, for your cat’s sharp claws.

Queen- Is your cat queen of the jungle or of your house?

Kamilah- This Egyptian name means perfect.

Lioness- Show everyone how powerful and majestic your cat is by naming her after a female lion.

Twiga- This name that means giraffe in Kiswahili is ideal for longer cats.

Azizi- This one means precious in Egyptian, as your cat probably is to you.

Thalia- In Greek, the name means blooming, and it has a beautiful feminine lilt to it.

Lilja- In Finnish, this is the word for butterfly, which is great for a dainty wild cat.

Amara- In Italian, the word means everlasting, and that’s a good fit for a creature with nine lives.

Bacia- In Italian, this word means kiss.



Siri- In Nigerian, this strong name means tiger.

Ugo- Eagles are called this name in Nigeria, and it’s a great pick for a regal cat.

Abasi- This is a name that means serious in the Egyptian language.

Goya- This is a South African name meaning wild cat.

Cuddles- You could choose an ironic name for your wild cat.

Midnight- This is a good pick for darker cats.

Shadow- Here is another good option for dark cats.

Ninja- This stealthy warrior name is a good pick for male and female cats.

Samurai- Here is another warrior name (from Japan this time) that is a unique and fitting name for wilder cats.

Falcon- If your cat is a natural hunter, then you could name it after one of the great hunting birds.

Raptor- Or, you could name it after a vicious but intelligent hunting dinosaur.

Kittysaurus- On the dinosaur theme, this is a good pick for larger cats.

Anatoly- This means sunrise in the Russian language

Ziggy- You could choose an offbeat name for your unique wild cat.

Stripey- It’s a good pick for cats with tiger stripes on them.

Final Thoughts

We picked out our favorite wild cat names, and you may find others that you like more, but we hope a few of these names give you some good ideas as to what you should call your new cat.


Additional resources:

Cats Directory

Best Animal Sites

Katie Cohen is a freelance writer specializing in the subject of feline health and behavior. An avid dog lover and adoring owner of two cats. When she’s not working she loves going to the park with her two Weimaraner’s Lily and Bells
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