Getting to name a new cat is at least half the fun of adopting one! There are so many monikers you can pick from, though, so it might take a few tries to find the right one. If you have an extra-hyper little one on your hands, a brown or black beauty of a kitty, or just adore coffee more than almost anything else in the world, you might want to consider one of these espresso and coffee-inspired names for your pet. Each one is unique and quirky, which will surely make your cat a standout among felines.
Below you’ll find female and male names inspired by coffee (or coffee-adjacent items), coffee brand names, coffee drink names, and more. There are a whopping 127 names to choose from here—who knew there were so many coffee-related names out there—so we know you’ll find one that’s just perfect for your new furry friend. (Just don’t give them any actual coffee. Even small doses of caffeine are toxic to cats!)
How to Name Your Cat
There aren’t any hard and fast rules about naming your cat, so honestly, you can go about it however you want. That said, if you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of ways to find it.
You might want to figure out your cat’s personality before naming them to find a choice inspired by it. Maybe your feline is highly hyperactive, making “Buzz” or “Jitter” a good name. Or perhaps they’re extremely sweet, making something like “Sugar” a fabulous fit.
Looking at the color of your pet’s coat is another excellent source of inspiration. If you have a brown or black kitten on your hands, you could go with anything from “Penny” to “Java”.
Or you can name them after something you love nearly as much as them—like coffee! Going this route certainly opens up a world of names you can select from.
Have a female cat on your hands? One of these coffee-related names might just do the trick. Some are obvious coffee references, while others relate to the history of coffee.
You might want to go with a strictly male coffee name for a male cat, so try on one of these for size. “Grande” makes a suitable moniker for a cat that’s a bit extra cuddly in size, while “Jack” might be a better choice for a kitten who’s buzzed like they just downed a redeye.
Coffee Brand Names
Pay homage to your love of the bean with one of these coffee brand names. There are plenty of options here, whether it’s a good ole “Starbucks” or something a bit quirkier like “Illy”.
- Don Pablo
- Spring-heel’d Jack
Coffee Drink Names
What better way to show your devotion to caffeine than by naming your kitten after a coffee drink? And there’s more here to choose from than just the typical “Frappuccino” or “Latte”; here, you’ll find coffee drink names from around the world!
Finally, we have the names that aren’t exactly coffee but are definitely coffee-adjacent. You’ll find names of syrup flavors and pastries here, among others!
- Dark Roast
- Pumpkin Spice
- Sugar Cookie
- Sweet Cream
- White Chocolate
Choosing the best moniker for your new cat can be a challenge, but gaining inspiration from something you love, such as coffee, can open you up to a ton of possible names to choose from. Whether you want to pick one that reflects your kitty’s love of bouncing off the walls or select a name that’s only tangentially related to coffee, you should find what you need on this list. Plenty of options here will enable you to pick a quirky moniker for your pet that really stands out!
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