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48 Taylor Swift-Inspired Cat Names

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Even for a chart-topping pop star, Taylor Swift is a force. The singer-songwriter-actress is the ultimate multi-hyphenate, showcasing her many talents across musical genres, as well as the film world. Our favorite accomplishment on her expansive resume? That would have to be Ultimate Cat Mom. 

As Swifties know, Taylor is a certified Proud Cat Lady, frequently sharing photos of her own feline friends ­– Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button ­– on Instagram. When discussing her biggest inspirations with Time, Taylor credited her cats, right alongside her fans and Sir Paul McCartney: “They’re very dignified. They’re independent. They’re very capable of dealing with their own life,” she told the outlet of her feline friends. 

As Taylor’s latest album, “Midnights,” dominates charts and smashes records, we took the opportunity to comb through her extensive catalog for the best Taylor Swift-inspired cat names. (Look what you made us do!) Inspired by her life and lyrics, these musical names are guaranteed hits. 

  • Alison: Alison is Taylor’s middle name.
  • Archer: “The Archer” is a dreamy, ambient-influenced track on Taylor’s 2019 album, “Lover.”
  • Audrey: Taylor voiced Audrey in the 2012 film “The Lorax.”
  • August: “August” is the eighth track on 2020’s “Folklore.”
  • Austin: Taylor’s younger brother shares his name with the Texas capital.
  • Babe: This classic term of endearment is also the name of a 2018 Sugarland song that features Taylor.
  • Benjamin Button: Taylor’s Ragdoll cat is named after Brad Pitt’s reverse-aging character. 
  • Betty: This cutie comes courtesy of the sweet, country-inspired tune of the same name on “Folklore.”
  • Bluebird: When getting her start in Nashville, Taylor played many early shows at The Bluebird Café.
  • Bobby: The song “Starlight” tells the love story of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy. 
  • Bombalurina: Although the 2019 film adaptation of “Cats” was a flop, many fans were still delighted to see Taylor portray Bombalurina. 
  • Calvin: In addition to being a great cat name, Calvin is the name of Taylor’s former boyfriend, singer-songwriter Calvin Harris. 
  • Carolina: Taylor wrote the song “Carolina” for the film “Where the Crawdads Sing.”
  • Cornelia: “Cornelia Street” is the ninth track on “Lover.”
  • Daisy: From the lyrics of the fan-favorite song “Don’t Blame Me”: “I once was poison ivy, but now I’m your daisy.”
  • Dorothea: “Dorothea” is the eighth track on 2020’s “Evermore.”
  • Drew: The hit “Teardrops on My Guitar” references an unrequited love named Drew. 
  • Este: Este is a fictional character (named after musician Este Haim) in Taylor’s 2021 single, “No Body, No Crime”
  • Gibson: Taylor frequently plays a sparkly red Gibson Les Paul guitar. 
  • Harry: Fellow musician and one-time boyfriend Harry Styles is reportedly the inspiration behind quite a few of Taylor’s hits.
  • Ivy: “Ivy” is the tenth track on “Evermore”
  • Jake: Taylor briefly dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010.
  • Joe: Taylor also briefly dated fellow musician Joe Jonas in 2008.
  • John: Many of Taylor’s feistiest songs are rumored to be inspired by ex-boyfriend John Mayer.
  • Juliet: Taylor’s hit “Love Song” retells the star-crossed story of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Kennedy: Of course Taylor dated a Kennedy! (Namely Connor, Robert F. Kennedy’s grandson.)
  • London Boy: The title of Taylor’s 2019 song references a transatlantic crush – but it’s also the perfect name for a four-legged chap. 
  • Marjorie: The thirteenth track on “Evermore, “Marjorie” pays tribute to Taylor’s grandmother, opera singer Marjorie Finlay. 
  • Mary: “Mary’s Song” is the tenth track on Taylor’s debut album. 
  • Meredith Grey: The name of one of Taylor’s Scottish Fold cats, in honor of the “Grey’s Anatomy” character.
  • Midnight: For a black cat, Taylor’s latest album, “Midnights,” is a natural namesake.  
  • Miss Americana: This star-spangled name is the title of Taylor’s 2020 documentary film. 
  • Mr. Perfectly Fine: The title of Taylor’s 2021 song makes for a perfectly hilarious cat name.
  • Olivia Benson: The name of Taylor’s other Scottish Fold kitty, in honor of the “Law & Order: SVU” character.
  • Paris: For Francophile felines, consider Paris, the title of a track on “Midnights.”
  • Rebekah: In the song “The Last Great American Dynasty,” Taylor tells the story of Rebekah West Harkness, one of the wealthiest women in the history of the United States (and the one-time owner of Taylor’s Rhode Island mansion).  
  • Rosemary: While the film was a box office disappointment, Swifties have definitely seen 2014’s film adaptation of “The Giver” – Taylor played Rosemary! 
  • Selena: Taylor’s celebrity BFF is fellow pop-star Selena Gomez.
  • Stephen: Taylor wrote “Hey Stephen” as a shout-out to country musician Stephen Barker Liles.
  • Superstar: Every cat is a Superstar, which is also the title of a 2009 Taylor song. 
  • Starlight: An out-of-this-world name inspired by Taylor’s 2012 song. 
  • Swift: For speedy kitties, Taylor’s last name is purrfect.
  • T-Swizzle: Taylor has a number of nicknames, but T-Swizzle has feline-level swagger. 
  • Taylor: Double word score! Taylor dated fellow Taylor, actor Taylor Lautner, in 2010.
  • Tim McGraw: Taylor’s first hit song, “Tim McGraw,” references the famous country singer. 
  • Tom: English actor Tom Hiddleston and Taylor had a brief romance in 2016.
  • Wendy: Both Peter Pan and Wendy Darling are name-checked in Taylor’s hit “Cardigan.”
  • Willow: For a nature-inspired name, consider Willow, Taylor’s folksy 2020 love song. 

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