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150 Grumpy Cat Names – The Ultimate List

Grumpy Cat Names from Books

  • Holden (Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye)
  • Maleficent (from the moving Maleficent)
  • Scrooge (from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol)
  • Ignatius (Ignatius Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces)
  • Severus or Snape (Professor Snape from Harry Potter)
  • Baba Yaga (a witch from Eastern European mythology)
  • Darcy (Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice)
  • Eeyore (from the Winnie the Pooh books)
  • Badger (from The Wind in the Willows)
  • Bellatrix (Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter)
  • Nietzsche (author Frederick Nietzsche)
  • Jeeves (from the P.J. Wodehouse books)
  • Scarlett (Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind)
  • Minerva or McGonagall (Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter)
  • Katniss (heroine of The Hunger Games)
  • Jadis (the White Witch, The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Mencken (author H.K. Mencken)
  • Garfield (the cat, of course!)
  • Haymitch (Haymitch Abernathy from The Hunger Games)
  • Puddleglum (The Chronicles of Narnia books)
  • Humbug (favorite saying of Scrooge)
  • Heathcliff (from Wuthering Heights)
  • Templeton (from Charlotte’s Web)
  • Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes)

Grumpy Cat Names from Movies and TV

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  • Simon (as in Simon Cowell from American Idol)
  • Miranda (Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada)
  • House (as in Dr. Gregory House from the House television show)
  • Carlin (as in George Carlin)
  • Statler or Waldorf (the two grumpy old men from The Muppet Show)
  • Kanye (as in Kanye West)
  • W.C. (as in W.C. Fields)
  • Beale (as in Howard Beale from the movie The Network)
  • Basil (as in Basil Fawlty from the British Fawlty Towers television show)
  • Regina (Regina George from the movie Mean Girls)
  • Hartman (Gunnery Sergeant character from Full Metal Jacket)
  • Rooney (as in Andy Rooney)
  • Gordon (Chef Gordon Ramsay)
  • Oscar (as in the Oscar Madison character from The Odd Couple movie and television show)
  • Wilford (as in Wilford Brimley)
  • Clint (as in Clint Eastwood)
  • Foley (Drill Sergeant from An Officer and a Gentleman)
  • Anna (Anna Wintour)
  • Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West from Oz the Great and Powerful)

Fun Grumpy Cat Names

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  • Grump (Grumpus)
  • Surly
  • Grandpa/Grandma
  • Snarky
  • Griper
  • Cross
  • Groucho
  • Grouser
  • Forrest Grump
  • Diva
  • Crankenstein
  • Princess
  • Captain Crank
  • Tardar Sauce
  • Crabbypants
  • Sulky
  • Prissy
  • Curmudgeon
  • Sourpuss

Grumpy Cat Names Inspired by Old Fashioned Names

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  • Doris
  • Mortimer
  • Hector
  • Mabel
  • Horace
  • Elmer
  • Ethel
  • Maude
  • Clarence
  • Gertrude
  • Mildred
  • Claude
  • Estelle
  • Albert
  • Boris
  • Hildegard
  • Hermit
  • Agnes
  • Wallace
  • Herman
  • Mildred
  • Eugene
  • Cornelia
  • Phyllis
  • Edna
  • Marge
  • Gladys
  • Earl
  • Harold
  • Ebenezer
  • Norma
  • Milton

Geek Names for Grumpy Cats

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  • Wario (Mario Brothers video games)
  • Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Tyrion (Game of Thrones)
  • Cersei (Game of Thrones)
  • Olenna (Game of Thrones)
  • J. Jonah (J. Jonah Jameson from Spider-Man)
  • Kratos (God of War video games)
  • Tywin (Game of Thrones)
  • Furiosa (from the Mad Max: Fury Road movie)
  • Sy (Sy Marsh from South Park)
  • Hulk (Marvel comic book and movie character)
  • Moe (The Simpsons)
  • Krusty (The Simpsons)
  • Claptrap (from the Borderlands video games)
  • Sandor (Game of Thrones)
  • Loki (Marvel comic book and movie character)
  • Amos (The Expanse)
  • Geralt (The Witcher books and video games)
  • Squidward (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Drax (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Yosemite Sam (Bugs Bunny cartoons)
  • Chrisjen (The Expanse)
  • Mad Max (from the movie series)
  • McCoy (Star Trek)

Grumpy Cat Names Inspired by Grumpy Characters

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  • Sue Sylvester
  • April Ludgate
  • Granny Moses
  • Miss Havisham
  • Selma
  • Archie Bunker
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • Patty
  • Gladys Kravitz
  • Sophia Petrillo
  • Carl Fredricksen
  • Red Forman
  • Al Bundy
  • Ron Swanson
  • Mr. Burns

Descriptive Names for Grumpy Cats

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  • Crank
  • Hosco (“surly” in Spanish)
  • Crabapple
  • Peevish
  • Testy
  • Bourru (“surly” in French)
  • Râleur (“grouch” in French)
  • Harpy
  • Crabby
  • Bravo (“angry” in Portuguese)
  • Scontroso (“sullen” in Italian)
  • Snappy
  • Cur (short for curmudgeon)
  • Punk
  • Griesgram (“grouch” in German)
  • Salty

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