160+ Winter Cat Names (With Meanings): Male and Female

Have you adopted a cat during the winter months, or just love the season and are looking for a winter-themed name? We have created a list of winter-themed names to suit any cat.

Name

Meaning

Gender

Alaska Place name Unisex
Alba White Unisex
Angel Angels are associated with Christmas Female
Antler Reindeer antlers Unisex
Apricity Warmth of the sun in winter Female
Arctic Bear Unisex
Aslan The lion from The Chronicles of Narnia Male
Aspen Popular ski resort in North America Unisex
Aster Means star, which is associated with Christmas Unisex
Aubin White Male
Avalanche An avalanche of snow Unisex
Avery Ruler of elves Female
Bailey George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life Female
Balsam Evergreen tree associated with
winter
Unisex
Balthazar One of the three wise men Male
Bear Polar bear Unisex
Bell/Bella Christmas bell Female
Berf Snow in Kurdish Unisex
Bethany Bethlehem Female
Bianca White in Italian Female
Bing Bing Crosby, who sang I’m
Dreaming of a White Christmas
Male
Blanc White in French, masculine Male
Blanche White in French, feminine Female
Blizzard Snow blizzard Unisex
Bodhi Awakening, enlightening, comes from the Buddhist holiday in December Male
Boots Winter boots Unisex
Boreas
Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter
Male
Candy Candy cane Female
Carol Christmas carol Female
Chan Snow in Chinese Unisex
Charlie Charlie Brown Male
Cherith Winter stream Female
Chestnut Roasted chestnuts are popular in winter Unisex
Chill Another word for cold Unisex
Christian Follower of Christ, born in winter (in the Northern Hemisphere) Male
Christina Feminine form of Christian Female
Clara From The Nutcracker Female
Claus Santa Claus Male
Clementine A citrus fruit given at Christmas Female
Coco Popular winter drink Unisex
Cole Sometimes put in the stocking of children, used to
warm the house in winter
Male
Cortina Ski resort Unisex
Cranberry A berry traditionally eaten with turkey at Christmas Unisex
Crystal Ice crystal Unisex
Cypress An evergreen tree Unisex
Daphne Winter flowering plant Female
December Month of the year, which has the shortest day in the
Northern Hemisphere
Unisex
Ded Moroz Slavic version of Santa Claus Male
Demi Greek goddess of winter Female
Demetria Greek goddess of winter Female
Winter birthstone Female
Dionysus God of the grape harvest, Brumalia was a festival held every December in honour of Dionysus
Male
Douglas Douglas fir, a popular evergreen
Christmas tree
Male
Dove The dove is commonly associated
with Christmas
Unisex
Drift Snowdrift Unisex
Ebenezer Ebeneezer Scrooge, from Male
Edur Snow in Basque Male
Eira Snow in Welsh Female
Eirlys Snowdrop in Welsh Female
Eirwen White, blessed snow Female
Eggnog Popular Christmas drink Unisex
Elf Santa’s helpers Unisex
Elsa From the movie Frozen Female
Ember Warm embers glowing in the winter
fireplace
Unisex
Estelle Star Female
Eve Christmas eve Female
Everest World’s largest snow-covered
mountain
Unisex
Fezziwig Nigel Fezziwig From A Christmas
Carol
Male
Fjolla Snowflake in Albanian Unisex
Flake Snowflake Unisex
Flurry Flurry of snow Unisex
Flykra Snowflake in Danish Female
Frostine Snow in French Unisex
Frost/Frosty Common in winter Unisex
Fuyu Winter in Japanese Unisex
Gabriel The archangel who heralded the news of Jesus’ birth Male
Garland Christmas garland Male
Garnet Birthstone of January Unisex
Ginger Spice used in Christmas cooking Male
Glacier Winter glacier Unisex
Glitter Sparkling glitter is common on Christmas decorations
and cards
Unisex
Glover Maker of gloves Male

Guinevere
White fairy Female
Gwendolen White in Welsh Female
Gwyn White in Welsh Female
Heikki Lunta Finnish god of snow Male
Hellebore Winter flowering plant Female
Holly A bush with bright red berries
popular in Christmas decorations
Female
Ice Frozen water common in winter Unisex
Iceberg Large mass of ice Unisex
Icicle Tapering piece of ice formed from dripping water Unisex
Itztlacoliuhqui Aztec god of frost Male
Ivy Common Christmas plant Female
Jack Frost Christmas movie, Saxon god of frost
also known as Lokul Frosti
Male
Jack Skellington Character from The Nightmare Before Christmas Male
Jāḍō Winter in Nepali Unisex
January Winter month in the Northern Hemisphere Unisex
Jasper Bringer of treasure, associated
with Christmas
Male
Jay Winter bird Male
Joseph Father of Jesus Male
Juniper Berry used in Christmas cooking Unisex
Kheimon Greek goddess of winter Female
Khuno Incan god of snow and storms Male
Kuraokami Japanese dragon and Shinto deity of
rain and snow
Female
Laurel A popular herb used in Christmas cooking and decorations Unisex
Lily A popular Christmas flower Female
Lokul Frosti Saxon god of frost (also known as Jack Frost) Male
Lucia Saint of Christmas Female
Lumi Snow in Finnish Unisex
Luna Moon in Latin Unisex
Marshmallow Toasted marshmallows eaten in winter Unisex
Mary Mother of Jesus Female
Merry/Meri Merry Christmas Female
Mistletoe Popular Christmas plant Unisex
Mittens Worn in winter Unisex
Morana Slavic goddess of winter, death and
rivers
Female
Natalie/Natalia Born on Christmas day Female
Narnia Mythical place from The Chronicles
of Narnia
Unisex
Neiger Snow in French Unisex
Neva White snow Unisex
Neve Snow in Italian Female
Neves Born when it snows (Portuguese) Female
Nicholas St Nicholas aka Santa Male
Noel Christmas in French Male
Noelle Feminine form of Noel Female
Nutcracker Christmas ballet Unisex
Nutmeg Spice used in Christmas cooking Unisex
Odin Norse god who is said to have bestowed gifts at Yuletide, riding an eight-legged mythical horse called Sleipnir Male
Olaf Character from the movie Frozen Male
Olwen White footprint Female
Paloma Spanish word for dove Female
Penguin Associated with the North and South Pole Unisex
Pine Evergreen tree commonly used as a
Christmas tree
Unisex
Polar Polar bear Unisex
Poli’ahu Hawaiian snow god Male
Pudding Christmas pudding Unisex
Quilo North wind Male
Robin European bird with a red chest seen during winter Male
Rosemary Popular herb used in Christmas
cooking and decorations
Female
Rudolph One of Santa’s reindeers Male
Santa Santa Claus Male
Santa Paws Cute take on Santa Claus Male
Santos Latin for saint Male
Scrat Sabre-toothed squirrel in Ice Age Male
Scrooge, Ebeneezer Character from A Christmas Carol Male
Sētō White in Nepali Unisex
Shira Sabre-toothed cat in Ice Age Female
Sid The sloth in Ice Age Male
Skaði (Skadi) Norse goddess associated with bow
hunting, winter and skiing
Female
Sleigh Winter sleigh Unisex
Śnieg Snow in Polish Unisex
Sneg Snow in Russian Unisex
Snoopy Character from the Christmas movie Charlie Brown Male
Snow Frozen water Unisex
Solstice Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere Unisex
Spruce Evergreen tree commonly used as a Christmas tree Unisex
Stella Star Female
Tengliu Snow goddess from Chinese mythology Female
Ullr Norse god of snow Male
Viola Winter flowering plant Female
Winterberry Another name for the holly plant Unisex
Yeti An ape like creature who is said to inhabit the snowy Himalayas Unisex
Yuki Snow in Japanese Unisex
Yule Christmas Unisex
Zima Winter in Polish Unisex

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