The Best ’Star Trek’ Cat Names For Your New Feline On The Furry Frontier

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Looking for a Star Trek-inspired name for your cat? You’re not alone, Trek fan! Live long and pros-purr!

With the new Star Trek: Picard series on the way and the continued teasing that Quentin Tarantino may make a Star Trek movie, Trekkers–or Trekkies, whichever you identify as–are at a fever pitch. And cat lovers are pretty excited, too!

So let’s boldly go into the best Star Trek cat names in the universe. And I’ve even tossed in some Trek Trivia for the fans out there!

The Best Cat Names Inspired By Star Trek



Your cat should sport a name that supports their continuing mission–to explore strange new scents and to seek out new catnip and new treats!

Note: In my personal opinion, a very important way to judge a cat’s name is to think about what it would sound like being yelled across your living room: “Come here, [CAT NAME]!” Try it out before you commit to it and set course.

Here are some Star Trek cat names that might fit your feline.

Picard

Give your commanding kitty the name that will make all other cats give respect and fall in line with the name of the legendary captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.

  • Trek Trivia: Jean-Luc Picard was raised in LaBarre, France.

Worf

Name your kitty after the Son of Mogh and famed Chief Security Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.

  • Trek Trivia: Worf was a regular in seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as appearing in four movies, holding the record of most appearances in Star Trek.

Data

The name of the android Lieutenant Commander Data is short and snappy, perfect for a pet name.

  • Trek Trivia: Another actor considered for the part of Data was Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

Miles

 

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Another short and sweet suggestion, you might want to name your cat after Transporter Chief Miles O’Brien.

  • Trek Trivia: The writers also considered the name “Aloysius” for O’Brien, which is not as good a name for a cat.

Barclay

Think about naming your cat after Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, the systems diagnostic engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.

  • Trek Trivia: Barclay was portrayed by Dwight Schultz who is most famous for his role as Captain H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock on The A-Team.

Livingston

This is the name of Captain Picard’s lionfish kept in a spherical saltwater aquarium in his ready room aboard the USS Enterprise-D for the duration of the ship’s existence.

  • Trek Trivia: Livingston is said by the producers to have probably perished in the crash of the Enterprise in the movie Star Trek Generations.

Guinan

Consider naming your cat after the mysterious Enterprise bartender played by Whoopi Goldberg.

  • Trek Trivia: The character of Guinan was created especially for Goldberg, who is a life-long Star Trek fan. She recalls that when she was nine years-old, after seeing Nichelle Nichols’ character, Lt. Uhura, on the Original Series, she went running through her house shouting “Come here, mom, everybody, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!”

Spot



Spot is the name of Commander Data’s cat, who lived with him while he served aboard the USS Enterprise-D and -E. She had a litter of kittens with one of the other cats on the Enterprise-D.

  • Trek Trivia: Data once wrote a poem about Spot, entitled “Ode to Spot.”

Kirk

Maybe you can name your kitty after the legendary Enterprise captain James T. Kirk–a name for a cat who is both thoughtful and action-oriented.

  • Trek Trivia: James Kirk was born in Riverside, Iowa in the year 2223.

Spock

The Enterprise’s half-Vulcan, half-human Science Officer might inspire a perfect name for a cat with natural curiosity and pointy ears.

  • Trek Trivia: in 1967, TV Guide featured an article titled “Mr. Spock Is Dreamy!” all about the sex appeal of Mr. Spock.

McCoy

The Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leonard H. McCoy could provide your cat with a great name. Maybe you can toss in a little feline wordplay, like MeowCoy or McCat!

  • Trek Trivia: DeForest Kelley was originally offered the role of Spock, but turned it down.

Tiberius

 

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This is the middle name of Captain James T. Kirk, but you knew that, of course!

  • Trek Trivia: While The initial “T.” was given as Captain Kirk’s middle name, it wasn’t until the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture that the name Tiberius was used.

Chekov

The Enterprise’s Russian ensign Pavel Chekov might inspire a “wery” good name for your kitty!

  • Trek Trivia: Ensign Chekov’s character was added in the second season in response to the popularity of The Monkees. Actor Walter Koenig had to wear a shaggy wig in his first few episodes to look more like The Monkees’ Davy Jones.

Scotty

The Enterprise’s Chief Engineer, Montgomery “Scotty” Scott might inspire a name for a brainy cat!

  • Trek Trivia: The exact line “Beam me up, Scotty” was never said in any episode of the Original Series nor any of the movies.

Sulu

The Enterprise helmsman Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, played by the famous George Takei, can provide another short, easy name for a cat.

  • Trek Trivia: In the book Star Trek Cats by illustrator Jenny Parks, Sulu is depicted as a Japanese Bobtail cat.

Shatner

 

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This is the last name of the Captain Kirk actor, himself, the great William Shatner, obviously. It’s a name that commands respect and awe, perfect for your feline companion.

  • Trek Trivia: William Shatner sold a kidney stone he passed for $75,000 in 2006.

Roddenberry

This is the name that started it all–Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Maybe you can shorten it to Roddy for your cat.

  • Trek Trivia: In 1985, Gene Roddenberry became the first TV writer with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Sarek

If you want to go a little more unique and insider with your cat’s name, consider the name of Spock’s father, Sarek.

  • Trek Trivia: The actor Mark Lenard, who played Sarek, is the only actor to have played a Vulcan, Romulan, and Klingon in the Original Series.

Riley

If you want a hip kitty name that doesn’t necessarily announce your Star Trek fandom, consider the name of Lieutenant Kevin Riley.

  • Trek Trivia: Kevin Riley lived on the Taurus IV Colony in 2246.

I-Chaya

 

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This was the name of Mr. Spock’s childhood pet sehlat on Vulcan.

  • Trek Trivia: Sehlats are popular pets among the children of Vulcan, despite them being very aggressive and having six-inch fangs.

Balok

This is the name of the commander of the starship Fesarius from the episode “The Corbomite Maneuver.”

  • Trek Trivia: Seven year-old Clint Howard portrayed the character Balok.

Alfa

If your cat is an “alpha,” maybe you should name them after the mysterious creature Canis Alfa from the episode “The Enemy Within.”

  • Trek Trivia: The Canis Alfa is exactly what it looks like: a little dog with a horn and antennae stuck to it.

Trelane

If you have a powerful feline, think about naming them after the powerful alien from the episode “The Squire Of Gothos.”

  • Trek Trivia: Trelane’s costume was later reused on an episode of Gilligan’s Island and an episode of The Monkees.

Kor

 

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Maybe your cat would appreciate the shortest name on the list and the name of the very first Klingon to appear on Star Trek in the episode “Errand Of Mercy.”

  • Trek Trivia: The character of Kor returned in both an episode of The Animated Series and an episode of Deep Space Nine.

Kang

The name of the Klingon character from the episode “Day Of The Dove” might be perfect if you already have a sibling kitty named Kor.

  • Trek Trivia: Matt Groening named The Simpsons’ alien Kang after this character.

Kodos

If the other “K” names on the list don’t suit your cat, consider the moniker of the character Kodos The Executioner from the episode “The Conscience Of The King.”

  • Trek Trivia: Matt Groening named The Simpsons’ alien Kodos after this character.

Mollie

If you’d like another name that keeps your Star Trek fandom on the down low, you might want to choose the name of Captain Kathryn Janeway’s Irish Setter back on Earth.

  • Trek Trivia: Mollie was left on Earth with Janeway’s fiancé, Mark Johnson, when Janeway and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager were swept 70,000 light years away into the Delta Quadrant.

Which Star Trek cat name is your favorite? Do you have a kitty at home named after a Star Trek character? Let us know in the comments below!

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