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100+ Italian Cat Names That Are Bellisimo

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Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, filled with tons of culture – and of course – amazing food. So if you’re looking to name your new kitten a name that pays homage to Italy, let us help you with your search. 

In this list, we’ve put together over 100 Italian cat names that are perfect for felines with flair, ranging from cute and cuddly to beautiful and alluring. 

Best Italian Cat Names

The Italian language has so many great names for your kitten. Here are 7 that may be the perfect fit for your kitten:

  • Amore
  • Leonardo
  • Luca
  • Gucci
  • Michelangelo
  • Nutella
  • Galileo

Amore: That’s amore! It’s the word for “love” in Italian, and a sweet name for any kitty.

Leonardo: You can name your kitten after the famous Italian Leonardo Da Vinci who was the original “Renaissance Man”.

Luca: This name means “light” in Italian. If your boy brings lots of it into your life, it’s the perfect name for him.

Gucci: It may be the most famous fashion house in Italy–so if you love Italian fashion or Gucci itself, your kitten will definitely be in style.

Michelangelo: Whether you prefer the name represents the famous Italian artist, or the Mutant Ninja Turtle, it’s a fun name for any kitten.     

Nutella: Who doesn’t love this iconic chocolate hazelnut spread? If you’re a fan, it’s a great name for your kitten.

Galileo: Into math? Name your kitten after the famous Italian mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei.

Female Italian Cat Names

Cat in Italy

There are so many Italian names for female cats to choose from, but here are our favorite female Italian cat names. 

  • Stella
  • Bianca
  • Luna
  • Maria
  • Donatella
  • Sophia
  • Mona Lisa

Stella: This pretty name is the word for “star” in Italian, an awesome name for any space lover.

Bianca: If your kitten is white, this is the word for the hue in Italian–a perfect name for any sweet girl.

Luna: This is the word for “moon” in Italian, and a pretty name for any kitty.

Maria: The Italian word for Mary, it’s a classic name that usually pays homage to the Virgin Mary in the Christian faith.

Donatella: After the famous Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, if your kitten is a fashionista, it’s a sweet tribute. 

Sophia: Famous Italian actress Sophia Loren is anAcademy Award winner and film icon. You can name your kitten after her, or just because it’s a gorgeous name. In Italian, it means “wisdom”.

Mona Lisa: Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world–and a fun name for your kitten.

More Female Italian Cat Names

  • Monica
  • Miuccia
  • Violetta
  • Rosa
  • Serafina
  • Aria
  • Sienna
  • Lia
  • Bria
  • Pippa
  • Martina
  • Emilia
  • Gemma
  • Luciana
  • Antonella

Male Italian Cat Names

Looking for the perfect Italian name for your little dude? Here are the best Italian names for male cats. 

  • Paulo
  • Guiseppi
  • Marco
  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Giorgio
  • Vivaldi

Paulo: If your little guy just looks like a Paul, name him the Italian name for it, ‘Paulo’.

Guiseppi: In English, this is the name for Joseph–but it sounds so much better in Italian.

Marco: This is another name that in English is pretty simple: Mark. But in Italian, it gets the two-syllable treatment for more character.

Mario: Nintendo lovers will know this name well.

Luigi: And if you’re not a Mario fan, you may prefer to pay homage to his sidekick–Luigi. In Italian, it means “Louis”.

Giorgio: Fashion lovers will know it’s the name of the Italian designer Giorgio Armani–and if your kitty is fashion-forward, it’s a great Italian name. It means George in Italian.

Vivaldi: The Italian Baroque composer, Antonio Vivaldi, created some of the most beautiful classical music. If you’re a music fan, it’s a cool name to pick. 

More Male Cat Names

  • Giacomo
  • Matteo
  • Antonio
  • Silvio
  • Boticelli
  • Tommaso
  • Federico
  • Alonzo
  • Carmine
  • Rolando
  • Dante
  • Franco
  • Nico
  • Terzo
  • Aldo

Cute Italian Cat Names

Looking for a super cute Italian cat name for your kitten? Here are our favorite options.

  • Dolce
  • Bambina/Bambino
  • Bella
  • Gioia
  • Piccolo/Piccola
  • Batuffolo

Dolce: This is the Italian word for “sweet”– so if your kitten has a sweet demeanor, it’s a perfect fit.

Bambina/Bambino: In Italian, this word means “baby.” ‘Bambino’ is the proper male term, and ‘bambina’ is the proper female term.

Bella: If your kitty is extra pretty, “bella” means beautiful in Italian.

Gioia: If your kitten brings you lots of joy, this is a fitting name–in Italian it means “joy”.

Piccolo/Piccola: If your kitten is extra tiny or small, this endearing name in Italian means “little one”. 

Batuffolo: If your kitten is like a little dumpling, consider naming him the Italian word for it.

More Cute Cat Names

  • Caro/Cara (dear)
  • Tesoro (treasure)
  • Cucciolo/Cucciola (puppy)
  • Frangolina (little strawberry)
  • Vita Mia (my life)
  • Paperino/Paperina (duckling)
  • Cara (dear or darling)
  • Patata (potato)
  • Occhioni (big eyes)
  • Bambola (sugar)
  • Bacino (little kiss)
  • Angelo (angel)
  • Farfalla (butterfly)
  • Rugiada (dew)

Italian Food Names for Cats

Cat in kitchen cooking

Consider yourself an Italian food connoisseur? Consider one of these delicious Italian food names for your kitten:

  • Cannoli
  • Biscotti
  • Caprese
  • Pesto
  • Caramella
  • Polpetta
  • Zucchero

Cannoli: Who doesn’t love this sweet, ricotta filled dessert? It’s also a fitting cat name for any dessert lover.

Biscotti: These crunchy cookie biscuits are the perfect pairing with coffee–and it’s also a sweet kitty name, too.

Caprese: There are few things yummier than this mozzarella, tomato and basil salad. It can be savory and sweet–just like your kitty.

Pesto: Can’t get enough of this basil sauce that’s amazing on pasta, pizza or sandwiches? It’s the perfect Italian food kitten name.

Caramella: Can’t get enough candy? You can name your cat after the Italian word for it.

Polpetta: There’s nothing more Italian than spaghetti and meatballs–and if you love the name meatball, the Italian word is ‘polpetta’.

Zucchero: This is the Italian word for sugar–if your cat is super sweet, it’s a yummy fit.

More Italian Food Names for Cats

  • Amaretti
  • Bombolino
  • Tiramisu
  • Gelato
  • Pizza
  • Polenta
  • Risotto
  • Truffle
  • Focaccia
  • Gnocchi

Funny Italian Cat Names

Want to bring some humor into your kitten’s life? Here are some funny Italian cat names to consider.

  • Pinocchio
  • Vespa
  • Pisa
  • Tribbiani
  • Romeo

Pinocchio: The famous Disney puppet who wanted to be a real boy is also a fun name to give to your kitten.

Vespa: These quick and speedy Italian scooters are synonymous with Italy–and would be a funny nod for your kitten.

Pisa: What’s more goofy than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? It’s a funny building to name your kitten after.

Tribbiani: “Friends” fans will know this name: Joey Tribbiani. It’s a great cat name if you love (or loved) the 90s sitcom.

Romeo: If your cat loves people, or is always trying to get some love and attention, it’s a fitting name.

More Funny Italian Cat Names

  • Bruno
  • Massimo
  • Limoncello
  • Pennichella (nap)
  • Paffuto/Paffuta (chubby)
  • Ninnolo (trinket)
  • Brontolone (grumpy)
  • Fifone (scaredy cat)