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430+ Old Fashioned Cat Names – Old School Cat Name Ideas




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I have been a proud cat owner for as long as I can remember. This article will reveal the history of some old fashioned cat names that you might not know about!

It is my hope that by reading this, you will be able to find a name for your new kitty.

Old Fashioned Male Cat Names

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Names Meanings
Grady Noble, illustrious
Felix Lucky
Dallin Pride’s people
Walter Powerful ruler
Phillip Lover of horses
Theodore Gift of God
Bradley Broad meadow
Reuben Behold a son
Conrad Brave counsel
Jonas
Dove. Variant of Hebrew Jonah.
Lambert Light of land
Cyrus Throne
Edmund
Fortunate protector
Fletcher Arrow maker
Samson Bright sun
Frank Free
Otto
Born eighth or wealthy
Joe
Abbreviation of Joseph.
Michael Who is like God
Graham
Gravelly homestead
Harvey As in The Pooka
Philip Horse lover
James
From Jacob – To fill the place of another, supplanter.
Quincy
Fifth, derived from Roman clan name.
Carlton
Free men’s town.
Leonard Lion-hearted
Robert
Famed, bright, shining.
Leopold
After Leopoldo in the movie Blood and Roses
Isaac Laughing one
Ike
Hebrew, laughter
Sherwood Bright forest.
Dexter
Dyer, right-handed
Ernest
Serious, determined.
Broderick
Son of Roderick, from the broad ridge
Sterling
Good character, genuine, valued
Leo Lion
Norris Caretaker
Randall
Variants of Randolph Wolf’s shield
Levi United
Mason Worker in stone.
Oliver The olive tree
Clyde Nature name
Freeman Free Man
Dorian Place name
Cornelius Horn
Harry Estate ruler
Crawford
Ford where crows gather
Truman
A faithful follower, loyal servant.
Ralph Red wolf
Hugh
Bright in mind and spirit
Abraham
Father of a multitude Abraham the first of the Old Testament patriarchs.
Ira
Watchful, descendant
Miller One who mills
Owen Young fighter
Morton
Town near the moor
Gerald
Ruler With The Spear
Herbert Famous army
Lincoln
Capital of Nebraska, USA
Phineas
Oracle, dark-skinned
Willis
Desiring Protector
Russell Red as a fox.
Nelson
Son of a champion, son of Neil
David Dearly loved
Porter
Gatekeeper, carrier
Raymond Guards wisely.
Shelton
Place on a ledge or bank
Calvin Bald
Clifford
Lives by the ford near the cliff
Vaughn Small
Newton New town
Cedric Battle leader
Albert Noble and bright
Fred Peaceful ruler
Bernard Bold as a bear
old-fashioned-male
Wesley
From the west meadow
Marion Bitter
Eric
All powerful ruler
Warren
Watchman, game keeper, enclosure, from La Varenne
Jack
From John – God’s gracious gift
Arthur
Strong as a rock, noble, follower of Thor
Jefferson Son of Jeffrey
Wilson Son of Will
Watson Son of Walter
Elliot
The Lord is my God
Franklin Free Man
Archibald Bold
Maximilian Greatest
Rudolph Wolf
Meyer A farmer
Stetson Cowboy Hat
Wyatt
English name meaning brave in war
Fabian Bean grower
Finn Blond
Edward Guardian
Theo Divine gift
Weston
Residence Name
Sigmund
Victory, protection
Charles Manly, strong
Sampson Sun
Orson Little bear
Forrest From the woods
Liam Form of William.
Elias Jehovah is God
Miles Of smiles
Napoleon
Hound Dog from the AristoCats
Gilbert Bright lad
Leroy The king.
Lance
Knight’s attendant, land
Oakley
From the oak meadow
Max Large spring
John God is merciful
Vernon
Alder tree, springlike
Abe
Father Of A Multitude
Rupert
Middle name, Biggles
Abel Breath, child
William
Resolute protection
Sheldon Protected hill
Richard
Powerful ruler, brave one
Domingo
Born on a Sunday
Stanley
Lives by the stony grove
Ezra Helper, salvation
Winston
From a friend’s estate. joy stone, victory town
Neville
From the new farmland
Jameson Son of James
Bentley
From the moor, Farm where the grass bends
Edgar
Fortunate and powerful.
Davis David’s son
Willie
English from German, resolute protection
Amos Brave
Tobias
From the Hebrew Tobiah Jah is good.
Edwin
Prosperous friend, heir’s axe
Stuart Bailiff
Julian
Jove’s child. Form of Julius and family clan name of several powerful Roman emperors
Jarvis
Driver, a conqueror
Barton Barley farmer.
Martin Warlike person.
Frederick Peaceful ruler
Walton
Dweller by the wall
Augustus
Majestic dignity and grandeur.
George
Farmer. In medieval legend St. George: (the knight who became patron saint of England)
Roy
Regal one, Red haired
Bennett Blessed
Donald
Ruler of the world, brown stranger
Emmett
Hard worker, truth
Henry
Ruler of the home
Saxon
People of the dagger
Jasper Black stone
Percival
Hero of several Arthurian stories
Charlie
A man, variant of Carl.
Daniel
My judge is the Lord

Old Fashioned Female Cat Names

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Names Meanings
Cadence Rhythm, beat
Nellie The bright one
Arlene Pledge
Ursula
Little female bear
Wanda Wanderer
Meredith Great ruler
Aurelia The golden one
Susie Hebrew, lily
Beulah Married
Jemima Dove
May Bitter
Emma
One who heals the universe. Universal, all-embracing
Eloise
Intelligent, smart
Augusta Venerable
Isabel
Concecrated to God
Miranda Admirable
Elsa
Named after the lioness in Born Free
Ashlyn
Roots. Ashley & Lyn
Hazel
The hazel tree, nut.
Althea
Healer, wholesome
Pearl
Precious jewel. A hard, rounded gem, usually white in colour
Zora Golden dawn
Eliza The Chosen
Ashby Ash tree farm
Greta Female
Opal
Australian gemstone of remarkable colours, usually red, blue or green
Irene Peace
Gwendolyn White, pure
Dorothea Gift Of God
Sarah Princess
Melody Song
Martha A lady
Rebecca Bound, tied
Ruth
Compassionate friend
Ivy Ivy plant, a wine
Iris
Rainbow, a play of colours
Billie
Determination: strength. A nickname for William.
Miriam Bitter
Josephine
God will increase
Virginia Chaste, virginal.
Belle
Beautiful woman
Delilah
Desired, Languishing.
Nadine
From the Chuck Berry song
Isadora Gift of the moon
Eugenia Born lucky
Priscilla
Of ancient lineage
Minnie
Form of Williamina
Frances Of France
Cassandra
Prophet of doom
Ada
Happy, ornament
Melissa Bee, honey
Leonora Light
Loretta Pure
Anna Arthur’s sister
Alice Truth, noble
Lucille Light
Olivia Olive
McKinley  
Clara Bright, clear
Emerson Brave, powerful.
Estella Star
Penelope Dream weaver
Agnes Pure, virginal
Maura Great
Claudia
Feminine of Claude.
Octavia Eighth
Carrie
Abbreviation of Carol and Caroline from the masculine Charles meaning manly
Beth House of god
Eleanora
Shining light. Variant of Helen.
Lydia
Woman from Persia, beauty
Bertha Bright
Rosemary
The rosemary plant
Catherine Pure
Edna Pleasure, delight
old-fashioned-female
Constance Steadfastness
Elspeth Pledged to God
Regina Queen
Maisie Child of light
Mercy
Compassion, pity
Nell
Abbreviation of Eleanor shining light.
Velma Protector
Felicity Great happiness
Elizabeth
My God is bountiful:God of plenty. Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist in the bible. In England Queen Elizabeth I and II.One of the most frequently used names in England.
Leona Like A Lion
Holly Holy
Vera Faith
Millicent
After the character in D.C. Simpson’s online comic Ozy and Millie
Garnet
Dark red gemstone
Ida Prosperous
Melinda
Blend of Melissa and Linda.
Rosalie Rose
Lucretia Riches
Hattie
Rules her household. Feminine of Harry from Henry.
Mamie Mother
Matilda Battle-mighty
Zella Male
Edith
Happy warfare. Spoils of war.
Louise
Renowned fighter. Feminine of Louis.
Joy
From Joyce – Gay and joyful
Rosalind Beautiful
Clarabelle
Bright and beautiful
Luella Famous elf
June 6Th Month
Tillie Battle mighty
Marilyn Bitter
Daisy
Day’s eye. A flower name.
Sonya Loud
Celia Heavenly
Laura Bay laurel
Agatha Good, kind
Gail Lively
Lula Abundant
Marianne Little Mary
Gladys Lame
Violet Purple
Tabitha
Gazelle, roe-buck
Emily
Named after Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson
Queenie Queen
Wilhelmina
Resolute protection
Francine Of France
Gretchen Female
Eleanor Light, mercy
Madeline
Woman from Magdala, one who is elevated, a high tower
Henrietta
Keeper of the hearth. Rules her household. Feminine of Henry.
Rachel
From the TV sitcom Friends
Yvonne Young Archer
Jacqueline
Feminine form of Jacques
Samantha A listener
Viola Violet
Sadie Princess
Dorothy A gift of god
Zelda Gray warrior
Rose Flower
Julia Youthful
Lily Lily
Corinne Maiden
Arabella
Yielding to prayer
Etta
After the Blues singer Etta James
Daphne
Laurel, bay tree, victory
Lila Night
Evangeline Like an angel
Delia
Visible from delos
Mae Bitter
Monroe
Mouth of the Roe River; wheelwright
Prudence Caution
Waverly
From the tree-lined meadow
Nora
Abbreviation of Eleanora light and Honora honor.
Georgiana Farmer
Evelyn Life
Olive
Kind one, olive tree, peace. Symbol of peace. A small oval fruit.

Old Fashioned Unisex And Gender Neutral Cat Names

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Names Meanings
Eugene Born lucky
Homer Promise
Clarissa Bright, clear
Geneva
Of the race of women.
Charlotte
Petite and feminine woman, feminine of Charles
Edison Son of Edward
Fannie Of France
Ethel Noble
Simone One who hears
Elise
Form of Elizabeth
Naomi
Pleasent one, above all, beauty
Thurston Thor’s jewel.
Gloria Glory
Sylvia From the forest
Ted
English, wealthy guardian
Mazie  
Norman
Man from the north
Everett Brave Boar
Thaddeus Praise be to God
Maverick
One that dissents from the group.
Lucia Light
Quinn Intelligent
Eudora Delightful Gift
Thomas Twin
Claire Bright, clear
Adelaide
Noble kind, adorned
Niles Son of Neil
Bert
English, noble, bright
Grace After Grace Kelly
Wade A ford
Celeste Heavenly
Florence
After Florence Nightingale
Jane
Gracious, merciful, God is gracious
Hector Tenacious
Dora Gift
Griffin Strong lord
Felton
From The Field Estate
Lane Narrow road
Hayes
From the hedged place
Melanie Dark
Myrtle
A flower, symbol of victory
Adeline
Sweet, of the nobility. Noble.
Clark Cleric, scholar
Foster Forest keeper
Selma Godly helmet
Harriet Estate ruler
Annie Prayer
Milton
From the mill town
Hudson Hugh’s son
Eli Elevation
Wallace A Welshman
Vincent Conquering
Ava
Cute and short girl kitten name.
Sabastian Revered
Louis Famed warrior
Abigail
My father is joyful
Genevieve White wave
Victor Victor
Lucinda Light
Finley Fair-haired hero
Ella
Beautiful fairy woman, all
Virgil Flourishing
Elijah Jehovah is God
Emmeline Work
Alastair
Protector of mankind, defender, helper
Sebastian
An august person
Wylie
Wily, full of wiles, cunning, enchanting
Myra
Sweet-smelling oil
Evander
Early founder of rome, benevolent ruler
unisex-old-fashioned
Vivian Life
Ellen Light, mercy
Ulysses
Greek mythology name, wrathful
Phoebe Bright one
Braxton
Brock’s settlement
Molly Bitter
Willa Resolute
Leander Lion man
Hester Star
Darren Great, rocky hill
Earl
A British nobleman equivalent to a European count
Ramona Wise defender
Pierce Rock
Cordelia
In Shakespeare’s King Lear a woman of rare honesty.
Doris
A dorian woman, of the sea
Darius Protector
Eva Life
Joseph
God will increase
Bruce
Thicket, woodlands
Samuel His name is God
Irving Handsome, fair
August
Majestic, venerable
Lillian Lily, a flower
Maude Battle-mighty
Helen
Bright one, torchlight
Jacob
The supplanter, held by the heel
Camille
Young ceremonial attendant
Stella A star
Maxwell Capable
Byron After Lord Byron
Chester
Fortress, walled town
Emory Work Rule
Mabel
My fair maid, lovely
Cecily Blind
Clementine Mild, merciful
Victoria
Derived from Victoria triumphant
Benson
Son of Benjamin, Ben’s son, excellent son
Harrison Son of Harry
Murray
The mariner, sailor
Beatrice
Blessed, she who brings happiness
Elsie Pledged to God
Amelia Work
Mavis A small bird
Cecilia Blind one
Esme Beloved
Clarence Bright
Maguire
Son of the beige one
Isabella Pledged to God
Alexander
Protector of mankind
Mary Bitter
Sophia Wisdom
Margaret
After Margaret Thatcher
Georgia
Farmer, to work the earth
Howard
Guardian of the home
Bessie
From Elizabeth – Consecrated to God
Langston
Town Of The Giant
Cecil Blind
Ernestine
Earnest, vigorous
Bronson
Son of Brown, son of the dark-skinned one
Anastasia Resurrection
Carter Cart driver
Annabelle Joy
Ruby Jewel
Tucker Tucker of doth
Otis Wealthy
Mercer Storekeeper
Oscar God’s spear
Fern
A green plant that loves shade. Fern
Sherman Wool cutter

So, there you have it! A list of some great names for your furry friend.

There are a lot more out there so be sure to do a little research and find one that suits your kitty the best.

If you need help narrowing down your choices we have old man names for cats.

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