400+ English Cat Names: Male and Female

Last Updated on January 4, 2022 by Julia Wilson

Are you looking for a uniquely English name for a new feline addition? We have collated a list of classic English names, food, places, and notable English people to help you find the perfect name for your cat.

Name

Meaning

Gender

AbbyNoble maidenFemale
AbigailCause of joyFemale
AbileneGrassFemale
AckerFieldMale
AckerleyOak meadowMale
AckleyDwells at the oak tree meadowMale
ActonVillage with oak treesMale
AdamSon of the red earthMale
AddisonSon of AdamMale
AdeleNobilityFemale
AdgerHappy spearMale
AdleyGod is justMale
AftonPlace nameFemale
AgathaGood, honorableFemale
AidanLittle fireMale
AikenLittle fireMale
AinsleyOne’s own meadowFemale
AlbieDiminutive of AlbertMale
AlbusWhite, brightMale
AlcottDweller at the old cottageFemale
AlcuinSanctuaryMale
AldenOld, wise friendFemale
AldrichOld, wise rulerMale
AlexisDefenderUnisex
AlfredWise councellorMale
AliceNobleFemale
AllardNoble, hardyMale
AllstonElf stoneMale
AlvinFriendMale
AlvinaElf friendFemale
AlyssaNobleFemale
AnnFavour, graceFemale
ArcherBowmanMale
ArdenValley of the eagleUnisex
ArledgeDweller at the rabbit lakeMale
ArnoldRuler, strong as an eagleMale
ArtDiminutive of ArthurMale
ArleighMeadow of the hareFemale
ArundelEagle valleyMale
AshAsh treeUnisex
AshbyAsh tree farmUnisex
AshleyMeadow where ash trees growUnisex
AshtonAsh tree placeUnisex
AubreyElf rulerUnisex
AudenOld friendUnisex
AudreyNoble strengthFemale
AugustineGreat, magnificentMale
AustinGreat, magnificentMale
AveryRuler of the elvesUnisex
AvrilAprilFemale
BagpussMain feline character from the TV show BagpussMale
BaileyLaw enforcerUnisex
BalfourVillage by the pastureMale
BancroftField of beansMale
BarkleyBirch valleyMale
BarnabySon of consolationMale
BarricGrain farmMale
BarronNoble manMale
BaxleyBaker’s meadowMale
BaxterBakerMale
BeatriceBlessedFemale
BeckSmall stream, short form of RebeccaUnisex
BeckhamHomestead by the streamUnisex
BeecherDweller by the beech treeMale
BellamyFine friendUnisex
BenedictBlessedMale
BensonSon of BenMale
BentleyMeadow with coarse grassMale
BentonBent grass enclosureUnisex
BertDiminutive of Albert and BertramMale
BeverlyDweller near the beaver streamFemale
BirchTree nameUnisex
BiscuitPopular English snackUnisex
BishopOverseerMale
BlackburnPlace nameUnisex
BlackwellBlack well or streamMale
BlakeFair haired, darkUnisex
BlakelyDark wood or clearingUnisex
BlazeFireUnisex
BlighBlissMale
BlossomFlowerFemale
BluebellCommon English wildflowerFemale
BlytheEnglish drinkUnisex
BondFarmerUnisex
BordenDen of the boarMale
BradfordPlace nameUnisex
BradleyBroad woodMale
BradshawBroad forestMale
BranstonPickleUnisex
BranwellBroom wellMale
BreaHillFemale
BriarThorny bush of wild roses or bramblesMale
BriggsBridgeUnisex
BrockBadger-likeMale
BronsonSon of the dark manMale
BronteBronte sisters, family of poets and writersUnisex
BrookSmall streamUnisex
BuckinghamPalace in LondonUnisex
ButtercupCommon European flowerFemale
ByronFrom the barnsMale
CadeRoundMale
CalderRough watersMale
CarolFeminine form of Charles, strong or manlyFemale
CarterTransporter of goods by cartMale
CatherinePureFemale
ChadProtectorMale
Chaplin, CharlieEnglish comic actorMale
CharlesFree manMale
CharlotteFeminine form of CharlesFemale
ChequersCountry residence of the
English prime minister
Male
CheshirePlace and the cat from Alice in WonderlandMale
ChesterFortress, campMale
ChristopherBearer of ChristMale
Churchill, WinstonFormer English prime ministerMale
CicalyBlind of self beautyFemale
ClarissaBright, clearFemale
ClaytonPlace nameUnisex
CleoPrideUnisex
CliveCliffMale
CloverCommon plant native to EuropeUnisex
CodySon of OttoMale
ColeCoal-blackMale
Coleridge, Samuel TaylorEnglish poetMale
CooperRepairer of wooden vesselsMale
CorlissCarefree personFemale
CouttsBank used by the Queen of EnglandUnisex
CricketLoud insect of the nightUnisex
CustardCartoon character from Roobarb and Custard)Male
DaisyCommon European flowerFemale
DaleValleyUnisex
DarbyFrom the deer estate, free from envyUnisex
DebenhamDeep valleyUnisex
DemelzaFort on the hillFemale
DerbyFrom the deer park farmUnisex
DevlinFierce courageMale
DevonDeep valley dwellersFemale
Dickens, CharlesEnglish writerMale
DinaJudged or vindicatedFemale
DottieGift of GodFemale
DowningSon of DunnUnisex
DudleyPeople’s fieldMale
DurwardDoorkeeperMale
DrakeDragonMale
EarlWarriorMale
EdgarWealthy spearmanMale
EdieRich in warFemale
EdithRich in warFemale
EdmundFortunate protectorMale
EdwardProsperousMale
EdwinRich friendMale
EldonOld servantMale
EldridgeOld wise rulerMale
EleanorLight-hearted, shining lightFemale
ElgarShining spearMale
ElmerNobleMale
EltonEnclosureMale
ElizabethGod is my oathFemale
ElleryCheerfulFemale
ElspethChosen by GodFemale
EmmettUniversalUnisex
ErnestSerious, resoluteMale
EsmondGraceful protectionMale
EthelNoble maidenFemale
EttaRuler of the homeFemale
EtonCollegeUnisex
EvelynBeautiful birdFemale
EverettBrave boarMale
EverlyWild boar in woodland clearingFemale
FainJoyfulMale
FairfaxFair hairMale
FarleyMeadow of the sheepMale
FarrahHappinessFemale
FentonMarsh townMale
FernPlant namePrimarily female
FletaSwiftFemale
FlintBorn near an outcrop of flintMale
ForrestDweller near the woodsMale
FranklinFree landholderMale
FrederickPeaceful rulerMale
GarfieldField of spearsMale
GavinWhite hawkMale
GehrySpear or fickleMale
GeorgeFarmer, earth workerMale
GeorgiaFeminine form of GeorgeFemale
GeraldSpear rulerMale
GerryFeminine form of GeraldFemale
GibsonGilbert’s sonMale
GildaGuildedFemale
GinnyVirginalFemale
GodivaGod’s giftFemale
GordonFrom the marshesMale
HaddenHill of heatherMale
HadleyFrom the heather meadowFemale
HaileyHay’s meadowFemale
HalbertShining heroMale
HalseyHallowed islandFemale
HarleyHare clearing, the long fieldUnisex
HarlonMeadow of the haresMale
HarlowRock hill or army hillUnisex
HarperHarp playerUnisex
HaroldArmy rulerMale
HarrietEstate rulerFemale
HarrisSon of HarryMale
HarrisonSon of HarryMale
HarryEstate rulerMale
HartleyStag meadowUnisex
HattieEstate rulerFemale
HaydenFire, heather grown hillUnisex
HazelThe hazelnut treeFemale
HeathHeathland dwellerMale
HeathcliffCliff near a heathMale
HeatherCommon plant native to EuropeFemale
HedleyHeather meadowMale
HendrickHome leaderMale
HenleyHigh meadowMale
HenriettaRuler of the homeFemale
HenryHouse rulerMale
HoldenFrom the hollow in the valleyMale
HollyCommon European plant, especially popular at
Christmas
Female
HorlicksPopular English drinkUnisex
HudsonSon of HuddMale
HughIntelligentMale
HyattFrom the high gateMale
IkeDiminutive of IsaacMale
IrvineWater of greenMale
IvesYew woodMale
IvyCommon plant native to EuropeFemale
JackGod is graciousMale
JacksonSon of JackMale
JaggerCarterUnisex
JamesSupplanterUnisex
JennaWhite shadowFemale
JenniferWhite shadowFemale
JoyJoyFemale
JulietYouthful or sky fatherFemale
KayDiminutive of KatherineFemale
KeatonShed townUnisex
KeatsKiteUnisex
KelseyCenel’s islandUnisex
KenelmBold helmetMale
KenleyKing’s meadowUnisex
KentonRoyal settlementMale
KingsleyKing’s meadowUnisex
KingstonKing’s townMale
KinseyKing’s victoryUnisex
Kipling, RudyardEnglish poetMale
KippPointed hillUnisex
KittyDiminutive of KatherineFemale
KnoxFrom the small hillMale
LandonFrom the long hillMale
LarkEnglish bird nameUnisex
LawsonSon of LawrenceMale
LaytonHerb gardenMale
Laurel and HardyEnglish comediansMale
LeighPasture, meadowUnisex
LelandMeadow landMale
LewisRenowned warriorMale
LilyCommon flower native to EuropeFemale
LincolnTown by the poolUnisex
LittonHill settlementMale
LlewellynLeader’s imageMale
LottieDiminutive of CharlotteFemale
LucyLightFemale
LyndonLinden tree hillFemale
LyreMusical instrumentMale
MaeDiminutive of Mary or MargaretFemale
MaceGift of GodMale
MardenFrom the valley with the poolMale
MarigoldCommon flowerFemale
MarlowDriftwoodUnisex
MarmiteSavoury food spreadUnisex
MeadFrom the meadowUnisex
MilesSoldier or mercifulMale
MillardCaretaker of the millMale
MillieDiminutive of Mildred or MillicentFemale
Mr BennCharacter from an animated TV seriesMale
NashBy the ash treeMale
NedWealthy guardianMale
NellDiminutive of Helen, EleanorFemale
NelsonSon of NeilMale
NormaFrom the northFemale
NormanNorthenerMale
OakleyOak clearingUnisex
OgdenFrom the oak valleyMale
OlinTo inheritMale
OliverAncestor’s descendentsMale
OscarGod speer or dear loverMale
OsmondGod’s protectionMale
OswaldDivine powerMale
OvaltinePopular hot drinkUnisex
OxfordEnglish townUnisex
OxoStock cubeUnisex
PaddingtonPlace and fictional characterMale
PaytonFighting man’s estateMale
PenleyEnclosed meadowMale
PimmsPopular alcoholic beverageUnisex
PiperPipe or flute playerUnisex
PippaDiminutive of PhilippaFemale
PoppyRed flowerFemale
PrestonVillage with a priestMale
PrimroseFirst roseFemale
PuddingDessertUnisex
RaeEwe or female sheep (short form of Rachel)Female
RadleyRed meadowMale
RaleighMeadow of deerUnisex
RalphWolf counselMale
RansleyRaven meadowMale
RansomDeliveranceUnisex
RavenDark hairedMale
RavingerRavineMale
ReginaldCounsel powerMale
RemingtonSettlement by the streamMale
RigbyRidge farmMale
RigganLittle kingMale
RipleyStrip of clearing in the woodsUnisex
RobinBird name or diminutive or RobertUnisex
RodneyIsland near the clearingMale
RomillyCitizen of RomeUnisex
RosieRoseFemale
RowanRowan tree, little redheadUnisex
RudyardRed enclosureMale
RupertBright fameMale
RutherfordCattle crossingMale
RylanIsland meadowMale
SandonFrom the sandy hillMale
SanfordSandy fordMale
ScarlettRedFemale
SeabertShining seaMale
SelbyFrom the willow farmUnisex
SewardSea guardianMale
Shakespeare, WilliamEnglish playwright, poet and actorMale
Sherlock (Holmes)Fictional English detectiveMale
ShermanShearer of woollen clothMale
SherwoodBright forestMale
ShipleySheep meadowMale
SiddellFrom the wide valleyMale
StanleyNear the stony clearing, near the stony meadowUnisex
StokleyFrom the tree stumpMale
StroudFrom the thicketMale
TannerLeather tannerUnisex
TatumTate’s homesteadUnisex
TerrelStubbornMale
TessTo harvestFemale
ThaneClan chieftainMale
ToffeePopular English sweetUnisex
TomkinLittle TomMale
TostigWell known earlMale
TrudySpear of strengthFemale
TrumanLoyal oneMale
TwiggyEnglish modelFemale
TyeCommon pastureMale
UptonUpper townMale
VictoriaVictoryFemale
VimtoFizzy drinkUnisex
WadeAt the river crossingUnisex
WallaceA Welshman or CeltMale
WatsonSon of WatMale
WaylandLand beside the roadMale
WaylonLand beside the roadMale
WhitleyBomber plane used during WWIIUnisex
WilfredDesires peaceMale
WilliamResolute protectionMale
WillowTreeFemale
WindsorEnglish cityMale
WinifredBlessed peacemakingFemale
WinthropFriend’s villageMale
WinslowFriend’s hill or burial moundMale
Winston ChurchillFormer English prime ministerMale
WombleFictional furry creatures from the TV show The WomblesUnisex
WrenSmall birdUnisex
WyndhamFrom the windy villageMale
WylieClever, craftyMale