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85 Unisex Cat Names for Male or Female Cats

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Unisex cat names are trending, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re planning to adopt but don’t yet know the gender of your potential pet, a pre-selected unisex name can work for any kitty you bring home. Plus, gender-neutral names have a modern vibe that any cool cat will appreciate.  

Need a little help naming your feline friend? From color-coded to cute to quirky, we have you covered with the best unisex cat names for pets of every persuasion. 

Best Unisex Cat Names

Cute cat in a bowl

Here, kitty kitties. These unisex names for cats are the best of the best. 

  • Bailey
  • Brooklyn
  • Darcy 
  • Lucky 
  • Max
  • Mittens
  • Patches
  • Scout
  • Stevie 

Bailey: Traditionally an English male name, Bailey is modernly used for girls just as often. Sweet and snappy, it has plenty of pet potential 

Brooklyn: Calling all city kitties! The NYC borough makes for a classic unisex choice with celebrity appeal, as evidenced by Brooklyn Beckham and Brooklyn Decker. 

Darcy: Although used more often for girls, Darcy also calls to mind Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy – a character so infamously fussy and aloof, we have to assume he’s part feline. 

Lucky: If you adopt, Lucky is a fitting pick for your new best amigo or amiga. 

Max: As a common nickname for Maxine as well as male names such as Maxwell and Maximilian, Max is a short and sweet unisex winner. 

Mittens: Some of the most traditional and beloved cat names are gender-neutral by nature. Case in point? Mittens, a go-to choice for cats with paw markings. 

Patches: Another time-tested choice, Patches is ideal for calico cats with haphazard fur patterns. 

Scout: This adorable gender-neutral name has an adventurous air that lends itself perfectly to curious cats. 

Stevie: Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks assured her traditionally male name would always have a unisex vibe befitting of witchy women (and their feline familiars).

Unique Unisex Cat Names

Cute cat looking up from rug
  • Bowie
  • Dakota
  • Monkey
  • Mouse
  • Rebel
  • Sushi

If you’re looking for a name as one-of-a-kind as your pet, consider these unique unisex cat names.

Bowie: With his androgynous style and signature swagger, David Bowie is a namesake even the pickiest cat would appreciate. (See also: Ziggy Stardust.) 

Dakota: Although it perhaps leans more canine, Dakota is a gender-neutral name with a Western wild streak. 

Monkey: It’s just science – naming animals after other animals is always funny. Monkey is an especially cute choice for cats who love to climb. 

Mouse: For an ironic animal choice, consider the traditional arch nemesis of Felis catus.

Rebel: This gender-neutral name was made popular by actress Rebel Wilson, and is perfect for kitties with rebellious streaks (aka, all of them). 

Sushi: Boy or girl, every cat will agree that Sushi is a deliciously cute food name that most cats can get behind. 

More Unique Unisex Cat Names

  • Bingo
  • Catnip
  • Catzilla
  • Ewok 
  • Fish
  • Pickles 
  • Wookie 

Cute Unisex Cat Names

  • Brownie
  • Buttons
  • Kit Kat
  • Marshmallow
  • Nugget
  • Pudding

Ready to crank up to “aww!” factor? These cute unisex cat names are as adorable as they come. 

Brownie: For chocolate-coated cats, Brownie is irresistibly sweet. 

Buttons: If your cat is cute as a button, why not go with the obvious?

Kit Kat: The classic candy offers two great cat names – Kit (a gender-neutral English name) and Kat, for the aspiring Kardashian kitty.  

Marshmallow: Perfect for fluffy white kitties, just as fun for their sleek black counterparts. 

Nugget: Whether your pet is petite or simply a kitten at heart, Nugget is a diminutive darling.  

Pudding: Chocolate, vanilla, or butterscotch, Pudding can work well for a variety of coat colors. 

More Cute Unisex Cat Names

  • Baby
  • Butters 
  • Cookie 
  • Cupcake
  • Fluffy 
  • Honey 
  • Snickers
  • Sugar

Grey Unisex Cat Names

Grey cat stretched on the sofa
  • Anchovy
  • Elephant
  • Koala
  • Shadow
  • Smoke
  • Storm

With their silver coats and subtle shimmer, grey cats are uniquely stunning. Consider paying tribute to your pet’s fabulous fur with these colorful gender-neutral grey cat names.

Anchovy: Although controversial as a pizza topping, Anchovy is a guaranteed crowd pleaser as a cat name. 

Elephant: The world’s largest land mammal has almost nothing in common with cats – and that’s why we love it as a cat name.  

Koala: Is Elephant a bit too clunky for your bestie? For a fluffier (and dare we say cuter) grey animal name, consider Koala. 

Shadow: For the silvery cat who is always at your feet. 

Smoke: Ephemeral and mysterious, Smoke’s cat-like qualities go beyond color. 

Storm: Whether referencing the “X-Men” character or the weather, Storm is a powerful choice for cloud-colored kitties. 

More Grey Unisex Cat Names

  • Ash
  • Chrome
  • Cinder
  • Cloudy
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Sterling 

Black Unisex Cat Names

Happy black cat outside in the meadow
  • Eclipse
  • Friday
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Midnight
  • Noir
  • Penguin

With their mysterious reputations and striking good looks, black cats have some of the best naming options out there. From spooky to silly, these black cat names for both genders are perfect for dark-coated kitties. 

Eclipse: For the black cat you love to the moon and back, consider this night-inspired name.

Friday: This nod to Friday the 13th is a fun reference to the rumored supernatural powers of black cats. 

Hocus Pocus: For a gender-neutral homage to the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus is a magical moniker. (Binx, the film’s chatty black cat, is male, but the name has crossover potential.)

Midnight: Is your kitty’s coat pitch black? At midnight, the sun is farthest below the horizon, meaning the sky is the darkest. 

Noir: French for “black,” Noir is a French cat name that has an elegant air befitting of feline friends.

Penguin: For a black-and-white cat, consider this tuxedo-clad bird. (Runner-up goes to the just-as-cute Puffin.)

More Black Unisex Cat Names 

  • Blackberry
  • Coal 
  • Cocoa
  • Crow
  • Inky
  • Licorice
  • Magic 
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Raven
  • Sable
  • Salem
  • Twilight

Orange Unisex Cat Names

Cute fluffy orange cat
  • Cheddar
  • Cheeto
  • Creamsicle
  • Kumquat
  • Sunny

Gingers, we’d never forget you. These orange cat names span the rainbow and all genders.  

Cheddar: In truth, cheddar cheese is naturally a pale yellow, then dyed its familiar orange hue. But either way, Cheddar is an adorable name for ginger kitties. 

Cheeto: Originally, the Cheetos mascot was a mouse. But now that Chester Cheetah reps the bright orange snacks, Cheeto is feline-approved.  

Creamsicle: For orange-and-white tabbies, the two-toned summer treat is spot-on.

Kumquat: Kumquats are orange, of course. But just as importantly, the word is super fun to say. 

Sunny: For the orange-coated kitty who lights up your life. 

More Orange Unisex Cat Names 

  • Apricot
  • Butterscotch
  • Cantaloupe 
  • Carrot 
  • Ginger
  • Harvest
  • Mango 
  • Peaches 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Sweet Potato 
  • Tiger
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