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60 New Orleans And Louisiana Cat Names For Male And Female Cats

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When you think of Louisiana and New Orleans, what comes to mind? Cajun food, Mardi Gras, zydeco music – the list goes on.

And while all of those things are definitely worth celebrating, we’d like to argue that there’s another reason to love these places: their awesome names for cats.

If you’re looking for a new name for your feline friend, look no further than these bayou-inspired names. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites.

Male New Orleans & Louisiana Cat Names

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Male Notes
Saint For the New Orleans Saints NFL team
King
For King Cake, which is associated with the pre-Lenten celebration of Mardi Gras
Crawfish
Freshwater crustaceans that are a popular food in New Orleans
Gumbo
A soup or stew that is popular in New Orleans; the Louisiana state cuisine
Bourbon
For Bourbon Street, a street located in the heart of the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans
Canal
For Canal Street, a major thoroughfare in New Orleans
Dixon
A New Orleans neighborhood in the Uptown/Carrollton area
Xavier
For Xavier University of Louisiana, located in New Orleans
Touro
A New Orleans neighborhood in the Central City/Garden District
Milan
A New Orleans neighborhood that is a sub-district of the Central City/Garden District area
Kenner
A suburb of New Orleans
Jackson
For Jackson Square, a park in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Tyler
For actor and comedian Tyler Perry who was born in the city
Charles
For Place St. Charles, a 53-story building in New Orleans
Nevarre
For a New Orleans neighborhood in the Lakeview area
Elmwood
A New Orleans suburb with a 2.3% unemployment rate
Manning
For NFL playing brothers Eli and Peyton, who were born in New Orleans
Filmore
Located in the Gentilly area of the city, Filmore is a neighborhood in New Orleans
Covington
A suburb of New Orleans that includes a park with a very large playground
Truman
For author Truman Capote, who was born in New Orleans
Bouette
A small town that is a suburb of New Orleans
Emeril
For famous chef Emeril Lagasse who calls the city home
Foster
For the desert bananas foster, a creole delicacy
Blaine
For Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
Natchez
For Steamboat Natchez, a steamboat based in New Orleans
Brennan
For Brennan’s restaurant which offers upscale creole food
Antoine
The New Orleans restaurant Antoine’s is the oldest family-operated restaurant in the United States
Bacchanal
For Bacchanal’s Fine Wine and Spirits, a wine store that offers live music
Galatoire
Operating for more than 100 years, this New Orleans restaurant
Marshall
For NFL running back Marshall Faulk, who was born in New Orleans

Female New Orleans & Louisiana Cat Names

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Female Notes
Loyola
For Loyola University New Orleans
Crescent
New Orleans is often called “The Crescent City”
Jambalaya
A dish that originated in Louisiana that consists of meat, vegetables and rice
Mardi
For Mardi Gras, a celebration period of parades and parties before the fasting season of Lent
Tulane
For Tulane University, which is located in New Orleans
Étouffée
A creole or Cajun dish that typically includes shellfish over rice
Beignet
A treat that is popular in the city; a square of fried dough covered with powdered sugar
Brees
For Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints’ quarterback
Nola
For NOLA, short for “New Orleans Louisiana”
Holly
For Hollygrove, a New Orleans neighborhood in the Uptown/Carrollton area
Ruby
For Ruby Nell Bridges, a civil rights activist who was the first child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana
Metairie
A suburb that is included in the New Orleans metropolitan area
Bean
For Red Beans and Rice, a popular dish in New Orleans
Belle
Belle Chasse is a suburb of New Orleans on the Mississippi River
Abita
For New Orleans suburb Abita Springs which has slightly more than 2,000 residents
Chalmette
For the Chalmette Battlefield
Marly
For Marlyville, also called Fontainebleau
Catherine
For Lake St. Catherine, a lake in eastern Orleans Parish within the New Orleans city limits
Harahan
Located along the Mississippi, Harahan is a suburb of New Orleans
Aurora
A neighborhood located in the Algiers area of New Orleans
Reese
For actress Reese Witherspoon who was born in New Orleans
Mimi
For Mimi’s in the Marigny, which is said to have excellent bar food
Ellen
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was born and raised in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie
Muffuletta
A sandwich that originated from Italian immigrants in New Orleans that is made of a round, Sicilian sesame bread
Anne
For Anne Rice, an author of Gothic vampire novels, she was born and lived most of her life in the city
Margaret
For Margaret Haughery, one of New Orleans most generous philanthropists
Cokie
Journalist Cokie Roberts was born in New Orleans
Jean
For the Jean Lafitte National Park, located in New Orleans
Daiquiri
For the alcohol drink that is popular in the city
Ruth
For Ruth Fertel, the founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, who was born in New Orleans

So there you have it, a list of Louisiana and New Orleans inspired cat names.

If you’re looking for a unique name for your new feline friend, Cajun cat names should do the trick!

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