Disney fans have lots to be proud of. There have been 749 Disney films since 1937, according to D23. And if you are a Disney fan that recently got a new cat or kitten, you may be inspired to research some Disney cat names.
Whether you’re looking for Disney female cat names or male Disney cat names, there are thousands of characters to choose from. We rounded up some of our favorite picks that will suit your furry kitten well and honor your love for all things Disney.
Our Favorite Disney Cat Names
Culling down this list was really tough, but we went painstakingly (okay…it wasn’t that painful) went through the films, the characters, the history, and the park secrets to come up with our very favorite Disney names for cats. Here are our top 5 picks.
Simba: He may be the most famous Disney cat there is. Simba, from The Lion King, is the rambunctious prince who becomes the king of his pride. Simba means ‘lion’ in the African language of Swahili.
Walt: Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago in 1901. He began his career in animation in Kansas City before moving to Hollywood where he established The Walt Disney Company and the amusement parks we love. It seems a fitting moniker for an ambitious and driven feline! Or if you want to take the more artsy route, Elias would work just fine too.
Mickey: Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character as well as the official mascot of the Walt Disney Company. Disney himself created and then named Mickey in 1928. And while this might seem like an obvious choice for a Disney-inspired cat name, we’re all about celebrating the classics.
Tinker Bell: Tinker Bell is the famous fairy in Peter Pan that lives in Neverland. She was described by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie as a fairy who mended pots and kettles, like an actual tinker, and “her speech consists of the sounds of a tinkling bell”—which calls to mind some of our more melodical kitties.
Poppins: The famous movie Mary Poppins premiered in 1964 and starred Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, the musical and cheerful nanny. And while we like the name Mary, which means “cherished and beloved,” shortening things to just Poppins is super cute as a cat name.
Disney Female Cat Names
Disney has a wide variety of memorable feline characters. But they’re not all princesses looking for their prince charming. No matter what your feline’s personality type—from fancy and prissey to strong and stoic—we’ve got the perfect Disney female cat name options right here.
Nala: Nala from The Lion King became Simba’s wife and the queen of the pride in the classic Disney film. Nala means ‘gift’ in the African language of Swahili—and aren’t all of our cats the gift that keeps on giving?
Lady: Lady and The Tramp was released by Disney in 1955, and tells the story of uptown Cocker Spaniel dog, Lady. Lady means ‘a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken’—which is great for all those proper kitties out there.
Esmerelda: Esmerelda appeared in the 1996 movie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, who protects the vulnerable Quasimodo and treats him kindly. The name Esmeralda means ‘emerald’ in Greek, so it may be a perfect fit if your female cat has green eyes.
Wendy: Wendy appeared in the 1953 film Peter Pan as Peter’s dear friend. Wendy’s full name is Wendy Darling. The name Wendy means ‘friend’.
More Disney Female Cat Names
- Dory (Finding Nemo)
- Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
- Bambi (Bambi)
- Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web)
- Daisy (Donald Duck’s partner)
- Cruella (101 Dalmatians)
Disney Male Cat Names
Whether you’re waiting for your prince to come or simply want to show your Disney love, these Disney-inspired names for boy cats are really solid options. Here are our top male cat names that come from Disney stories and films.
Rajah: Rajah is the famous tiger from the Aladdin movie. He is Princess Jasmine’s loyal pet tiger. The name Rajah means ‘king or prince’ in India.
Olaf: Olaf is the lovable snowman from Frozen who was created by Elsa and Anna. Olaf means “ancestor’s heir” and is of Scandinavian descent. For a goofy, good-natured, white-coated kitty, this is the perfect choice.
Rafiki: Rafiki is the wise mandrill monkey from The Lion King that is also a shaman. His name means “friend” in the African language of Swahili and we love this option for a wise, sage-like cat who watches over the household.
Buzz: Also known as Buzz Lightyear, he is the proud and confident space ranger from the Toy Story series who famously says “To infinity and beyond!” It’s speculated that Buzz was named after famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Your little feline explorer will thank you for this one!
More Disney Male Cat Names
Disney Character Names for Cats
It’s not always the princes and princesses that make Disney movies the best.
Mortimer: Mickey Mouse’s original name was actually Mortimer Mouse, until Walt Disney changed his name to Mickey in 1928.
Minnie: Again, sticking to the Disney classics is a sure-fire way to show your Disney fandom. Minnie Mouse was Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend who was created in 1928 and she appeared in 74 cartoons. She’s plucky, supportive, and sweet. If that sounds like your female feline, Minnie is a winning name.
Tigger: Tigger is the exuberant orange tiger from Winnie the Pooh that lives in Hundred Acre Wood. He was described in The House at Pooh Corner as “a Very Bouncy Animal” and he’s always a popular character in the parks. So if you have a ginger cat or a feline that likes to jump and pounce, Tigger is a wonderful choice.
Sparrow: As in Captain Jack Sparrow, the infamous pirate from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series that began in 2003. Played by actor Johnny Depp, he became a fan favorite for his rum-filled banter. The sparrow is a small bird that symbolizes a meaningful and peaceful life.
More Disney Character Names for Cats
- Grumpy (Snow White)
- Triton (Little Mermaid)
- Jiminy (Pinnochio)
- Baloo (The Jungle Book)
- Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
Disney Princess Names for Cats
Sometimes our felines are the ultimate princesses—there’s just no denying it. And while there are only a handful of Disney princesses, here are our top princess monikers for our royal companions.
Aurora: Aurora is the princess in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty. And in ancient mythology, Aurora was the Roman goddess of the dawn, whose tears turned into the morning dew. It’s a regal name for beautiful cats.
Jasmine: Princess Jasmine appeared in the 1992 film Aladdin. Jasmine is a Persian flower that’s known for its fragrance.
Belle: Belle was the French Disney princess in the 1992 film Beauty and the Beast who loves to read books. The word belle means ‘a woman or girl admired for her beauty and charm.’ But Belle is more than just beauty—she’s brave and full of character, so we think this is perfect for a cat with beauty and brains.
Ariel: Ariel is the red-haired mermaid Disney princess that wants to become human who was made famous in the 1989 The Little Mermaid. Ariel is a Hebrew name that means “lion of God.” We think Ariel is a sweet name for a ginger cat with orange or reddish hair.
Elsa: Elsa is the Disney ice princess who is actually a queen from Frozen. Elsa is Scandinavian and is short for Elizabeth. If your frosty feline needs to warm up to friends and strangers before she shows her soft side, Elsa is a great naming choice.
More Disney Princess Names for Cats
When it comes to famous cat movies, the 1970 Disney film Aristocats ranks high up on the list. And if you’re in the mood for a little Parisian flair and a cat name that brings to mind Disney’s animation history, look no further than these Aristocats-inspired cat names.
Duchess: Duchess is a beautiful and ladylike cat that wears a golden collar, and is the mother of three kittens: Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse. She is very devoted to her owner, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille—just as your kitty is devoted to you.
Marie: Marie is the white kitten of Duchess that is a girly girl and very prim and proper. If you have a girly-girl feline on your hand, Marie is a fun naming option.
Berlioz: Berlioz is the gray kitten of Duchess, and brother of Marie and Toulouse. He is quiet and mischievous. Berlioz also happens to be the last name of the famous French composer Hector Berlioz.
Toulouse: Toulouse is the orange-haired kitten that likes to be tough and also loves to paint. He is named after the famous French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Thomas O’Malley: Thomas is the smooth-talking, streetwise cat that is the film’s protagonist who falls in love with Duchess. We love either Thomas or even O’Malley as options for a male cat with a soft-spot for romance.