woman in vintage dress with cat old-fashioned cat names
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The Best Old-Fashioned Cat Names

woman in vintage dress with cat old-fashioned cat names
(Photo credit: Peter Muller / Getty Images)

The special relationship between people and cats spans centuries. Many cat owners consider their furry friends more than just pets; they are family members. One of the many ways to show love and affection for our four-legged companions is by giving them a meaningful name. Old-fashioned cat names have become increasingly popular in recent years as they evoke a sense of nostalgia and timelessness. These names not only sound charming and endearing, but they also give us a sense of connection to the past.

We’re rounding up the best old-fashioned cat names. Whether you are looking for a name that reflects your cat’s personality or pays homage to a bygone era, there are plenty of options. This list contains names that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s and some timeless classics that have been popular for generations. So whether you have a new kitten or re-naming an adopted cat, you will find a name that suits your fur baby and gives them the love and attention they deserve.

Old-fashioned cat names

  • Agatha
  • Alfred
  • Archie
  • Augustus
  • Barney
  • Beatrice
  • Beau
  • Benedict
  • Benji
  • Bessie
  • Betty
  • Bingo
  • Blanche
  • Blue
  • Boots
  • Brutus
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Charlie
  • Chip
  • Cleo
  • Clementine
  • Cornelius
  • Daisy
  • Daisy Mae
  • Dixie
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Edith
  • Edwin
  • Elmer
  • Elvis
  • Ethel
  • Eunice
  • Felix
  • Flash
  • Florence
  • Frances
  • Frank
  • Franklin
  • Gatsby
  • George
  • Ginger
  • Gypsy
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Hector
  • Herbert
  • Hilda
  • Horace
  • Ida
  • Irving
  • Jasper
  • Jethro
  • Lady
  • Lassie
  • Loretta
  • Lucille
  • Lucky
  • Lula
  • Mickey
  • Mildred
  • Muffy
  • Marjorie
  • Muriel
  • Myrtle
  • Oliver
  • Otis
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Roscoe
  • Rufus
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Scout
  • Seymour
  • Sheba
  • Skipper
  • Smoky
  • Sparky
  • Spike
  • Spotty
  • Teddy
  • Thelma
  • Tiger
  • Tippy
  • Tuffy
  • Wilbur
  • Zeus

More cat name ideas

If you didn’t find the right cat name on this list, don’t fret! We have tons of other cat name suggestions. Choose from lists of cat names by theme, by breed, or by color.

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