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The Cutest Spanish Cat Names for Your Little Mininos

Congratulations! You gave a kitty a new place to stay and not stray! He must be very happy that he/she has now a new home and a new best friend.

Do you know his/her name by any chance? Do you think he/she has one?

If the answer is no, you must give him/her one, and what a great opportunity to practice your Spanish language than giving him or her a Spanish Cat Name.

Trying to come up with a good cat name can prove a challenge, your cat’s name needs to reflect his or her personality and appearance and is something that all members of the family have to agree on.

There are many reasons why you might look into Spanish cat names: perhaps you want to take advantage of your Spanish lessons and talk to your cat exclusively in Spanish.

Or maybe you want to reflect on your love for the Spanish Language or the Spanish Culture

For any reason you might have, We’re bringing you the best Spanish Cat Names for your little kitten and we’re going to give you some basic vocabulary in Spanish that you can use with him/her!

Spanish Vocabulary for Cats

Basic terms for cats in Spanish

As cat lovers, the first thing we do when meeting people is to ask them:

¿Tienes gato?

Do you have a cat?

¿Te gustan los gatos?

Do you like cats?

¿Qué piensas de los gatos? 

What do you think about cats? 

¿Tienes alguna mascota? 

Do you have any pets? 

¿Como se llaman tus mascotas?

What are your pet’s names?


Note the upside-down question mark (¿) in front of the questions. This is required when writing questions in Spanish! 

If you’re not sure how to type the ¿, just simply tap & hold the question mark on your phone, and it will pop it up. In the computer, you will have to set up your keyboard layout to Spanish, alternatively, use Alt + 168. 

Check out our article on Spanish question words to know more.

Body parts of a cat in Spanish

In case you don’t know the body parts of the cat in Spanish, we created an Image showing some important parts of the body that mostly represent the cat in Spanish.

Other Spanish cat body parts worth mention

Spanish  English
La Cabeza Head
Los Ojos Eyes
La Boca / El Hocico Mouth / Snout
Los Colmillos Fangs
La Lengua Tongue 
El Pelaje Fur

Useful words describe cat personalities in Spanish

These are some important Spanish adjectives you can use to describe the personality of your cat or any other pet, they will help you to figure out the best Spanish name for him!

Spanish  English Example
Mi Gato/Gata es…  My cat is… Mi Gato es…
Dormilón / Dormilona Sleepy Todos los gatos son dormilones.
Enojón / Enojona Grumpy Garfield es un gato muy enojón.
Cariñoso/a Affectionate El gato de mi abuela es muy cariñoso.
Gordo/a Fat El gato de Pamela es muy gordo.
Fiel Trusty Mi gato es muy fiel, siempre está conmigo.
Perezoso/a Lazy La gata de mi hermana es muy perezosa.
Amigable Friendly La gata de mi mejor amiga es muy amigable.
Tonto/a Silly ¡Los gatos de la internet son muy tontos!
Asustadizo/a Skittish Encontramos un gatito asustadizo cerca del río.
Viejo/a Old El gato de mi hermana es muy viejo.
Astuto/a Cunning Mi gata es muy astuta.
Negro/a Black Yo tengo un gato negro.
Blanco/a White Yo tengo una gata blanca.

Best 10 Spanish Cat Names for Male Cats

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After thorough research, we came up with the most used and most popular male Spanish cat names for you to choose from:

  • Consuelo
  • Señor Bigotes
  • Pelusa
  • Lobo
  • Bola de nieve
  • Dante
  • Leon
  • Milo
  • Simba
  • Max

Other unique male Spanish cat names

And here are some other Spanish cat names that you want to consider for your gatito:

Esponjoso (fluffy) Dulce (sweet) Reyes (kings) Gordo (fat)
Cielo (sky/heaven) Leonor (bright) Rico (rich) Seguro (safe)
Gato (male cat) Bendecido (blessed one) Sierra (mountains) Sombra (shadow)
Tigre (tiger) Silvi (from the woods) Ronroneo (purr) Caliente (hot)
Cazador (hunter) Tequila Suave (soft) Corto (short)
Oso (bear) Tierra (Earth) Peludo (furry) Lindo (pretty)
Segundo (second) Alfonso (noble) Fuerte (strong) Oro (gold)
Pequeño (small) Amado (loved) Loco (crazy) Cerveza (beer)
Bueno (good) Carlitos (young Charles) Niño (little boy) Feliz (Happy)
Hermoso (beautiful) Chico (boy) Hermoso (handsome) Amante (Lover)

Top 10 Spanish Cat Names for Female Cats

In the same way, here are the top 10 most popular female Spanish cat names:

  • Luna
  • Señora Bigotes
  • Bella
  • Liliana
  • Luz
  • Nieves
  • Estrella
  • Brisa
  • Maria
  • Amor

Other adorable female Spanish cat names

If you didn’t like the top 10, here are other Spanish cat names that you want to consider:

Alegría: Joy Bombon: Sweetie Churro: Fritter Felicidad: Lucky
Amada: Darling Bonita: Pretty Woman Dulce: Sweet Flor: Flower
Amante: Lover Buena: Good Emelda: Battle Florita: Flower/Blossom
Baya: Berry Caramela: Sweet as Candy Esponjosa: Fluffy Gato: Cat
Bella: Beautiful Chica: Girl Feliz: Happy Gaspar: Treasure
Biele: Dance Chico: Boy Ronroneo: Purr Margarita: Margareth
Bigotes: Whiskers Chiquilla: Little Girl Hermoso: Beautiful Joven: Young
Peluda: Furry Linda: Lovely Lita: Gladly Lucita: Little light
Maite: Lady of the House Muñeca: Doll Niña: Little Girl Reina: Queen
Osa: Female Bear Perla: Pearl Suave: Soft Rosita: Little Rose

Food-inspired Spanish names for your cat

Here are some cat names for people that love food if you want a Spanish name related to food:

  • Manzana
  • Banana
  • Dulce
  • Garbanzo
  • Cacao
  • Jengibre
  • Avellana
  • Bollo de miel
  • Limonada
  • Margarita
  • Aceituna
  • Panini
  • Pimentón
  • Pimienta
  • Caramelo

Cute Spanish names for your cat

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  • Alegría: Joy
  • Amada: Darling
  • Amante: Lover
  • Amor: Love
  • Baya: Berry
  • Bella: Beautiful
  • Biele: Dance
  • Bigotes: Whiskers
  • Bombon: Sweetie
  • Bonita: Pretty Woman
  • Buena: Good
  • Caramela: Sweet as Candy
  • Chica: Girl
  • Chico: Boy
  • Chiquilla: Little Girl
  • Churro: Fritter
  • Dulce: Sweet
  • Emelda: Battle
  • Esponjosa: Fluffy

Silly Spanish Cat Names

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And finally, we’re bringing you the ones that are the funniest names, pick these Spanish names if your cat is always playful and silly: 

  • Albondiga (Meatball)
  • Chaparro/a (Shorty)
  • Chorizo (a spicy Spanish sausage)
  • Flaco/a (Skinny)
  • Gordo/a (Fat)
  • Grande (Big)
  • Fiero/a (Fierce) 
  • Fiesta (Party)
  • Leon (Lion)
  • Loco/a (Crazy) 
  • Tonto/a (Silly)  
  • Toro (Bull)
  • Torpe (Clumsy)

Looking for great ideas to name your puppy in Spanish? We have also compiled a list of the best Spanish dog names. Make sure to check it out!

Tips on picking the purrfect name for your cat in Spanish

  1. If you haven’t selected one yet, do not worry or rush it! It is much better to take the time to pick the perfect name than to give a random one and then change it in a couple of weeks.
    Remember that you will be saying that name millions of times!

  2. When you name your cat, make sure that the name is simple and easy to say. So your cat can recognize it easily.
    If you do opt for a long name because it has some personal significance, then be ready to use an abbreviated version for everyday use.

  3. Try not to pick something that sounds too similar to anyone else living in the house, two or four-legged.
    If you have a dog that is named Joe, then picking the name Mo for your cat could cause confusion when you are trying to get the attention of just one of them.

  4. By waiting until the cat arrives to name them, you’ll have a chance to see what their personality is like, and this may inspire a name choice.

    If they are small cats with feisty personalities, maybe you will want to go for something like Bruiser. If they are a big clown, maybe you will want to go with Goofy.

  5. Some cats may have unique markings or certain things about their appearance that inspire a name choice.
    If he’s a white Persian cat, maybe you will want to go with Bola de Nieve, because of its white fur.
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Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this fabulous article as much as we did doing it!

Naming your cat in Spanish will put one point plus into your Spanish-learning journey, and hopefully, it will inspire you to keep on learning.  

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