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Food Names For Cats: 350+ Sweet, Savory, Spicy & Funny Ideas

Do you want to name your cat after your favorite food? Food-inspired cat names are fun and unique. Jump in and see over 350 tasty food names for cats.

Danielle DeGroot

Last Updated: May 13, 2024 | 5 min read

Tabby cat eating a colorful Lollipop on green background

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Have you ever curled up for an afternoon recharge with a cute cat to snuggle with and a delicious snack to eat? Food and cats are two of my favorite things, so it is no surprise that I’m thinking about food names for cats.

Food names come in all shapes and sizes, just like cats. Culinary terms can be a perfect place to turn to when looking to have a little fun and pick a unique pet name. If you have ever considered naming your kitten Guacamole or Apple Fritter, I say go for it.

Food-inspired monikers can encompass a whole world of flavor, and owners can really get creative. So, grab a snack, and let’s dig into a platter of over 350 food-inspired name ideas for cats.

80 Sweet Food Names For Cats

orange tabby cat about to eat a ice cream cone

Kittens are sweet as can be, so it feels only right to start with some darling, sugary ideas. Not only are these all delectable treats, but they also make fun monikers for your pet. If you have a sweet tooth, try one of these delightful ideas. Not only are they entertaining, but they are also all outstanding ideas of what snack to make to satisfy that sugar craving.

MaleFemale
BaklavaApple
BiscottiBeignet
BrittleBlondie
CannoliBon Bon
CheesecakeBrownie
ChurroButterscotch
CobblerCandy
CocoaCaramel
DrizzleChai
EclairCherry
FlanCinnamon
FondantCookie
FudgeCream Puff
GanacheCupcake
GelatoCustard
GumdropDumpling
HersheyFlorentine
JellyFrosting
Kit KatHoney
LicoriceLemon
M & MLollipop
MacaroonMadeline
MousseMarshmallow
NougatMeringue
OreoMilkshake
PastryMocha
PezMochi
PhylloMolasses
PopsicleMuffin
PuffS’more
RasinSherry
ReeseSkittles
RolloSprinkles
SconeSugar
SnickersSundae
SorbetTaffy
StrudelTart
TorteTiramisu
TruffleToffee
TwixTootsie

80 Savory Food-Inspired Names For Cats

Of course, I must discuss savory flavors to balance out the sweet. There is nothing quite like a satisfying plate of savory flavors and smells. Many of these tasty recipes are family favorites and will satisfy your belly. They also make for some fascinating and unique cat name ideas.

MaleFemale
BeanAbalone
BrisketAlmond
ButternutAngelica
CalzoneAnise
CasseroleArugula
CesarBasil
Chicken NuggetCashew
CobbChive
FiletClove
French FryCress
GnocchiFajita
HerbFig
HoagieFritter
Hot DogHallah
KabobHazel
LasagnaJasmine
MacaroniJulienne
Meat BallKatniss
MeatloafMargherita
NoodleMarsala
OrzoMelba
PastaMushu
PepperoniNutmeg
PickleOlive
PizzaPavlova
Pot PiePeanut
Pot RoastPenne
PotatoPesto
RamenPita
RanchPumpkin
SaladRoe
SalamiRosemary
SandwichRue
SliderSaffron
SpaghettiSage
SushiScampi
TacoSoba
TofuThyme
TroutVermicelli
ZitiWonton

40 Cheesy Food Names For Cats

cat eating mac and cheese in a bowl

In my humble opinion, cheese is delicious and important enough to be classified as its own food group. There are so many ways cheese adds flavor and depth to dishes. There are also some fantastic ideas for pet monikers inspired by cheese. I have compiled a list of cheese-inspired names for your new kitten, whether boy or girl.

AsiagoGouda
BabybelGruyere
BleuHavarti
BlintzJack
BrieLimburger
BurrataMozzarella
CheddarNacho
CheesePaneer
CheetoParm
Cheez-ItPepper
ChevreProvolone
ColbyQueso
CotijaRavioli
CrispRicotta
CurdRitz
DoritoRomano
FetaStilton
FontinaString Cheese
GoldfishSun Chip
GorgonzolaTillamook

30 Spicy Food Names For Cats

peppers in basket on a table with cat sitting next to it looking up

One of the most popular and beloved flavor profiles worldwide is that of spicy food. Spicy food can vary from place to place, but for those who like the heat, anything with spice will usually tickle the taste buds just right.

The ideas below can be fitting for a boy or girl cat, and they all make us wonder what spicy dish to cook up next.

AnchoHarissa
BuffaloJalapeno
CayenneJambalaya
ChiliJerky
ChipotleKimchi
CilantroMustard
CorianderPaprika
CuminPepper
CurrySalsa
DragonSerrano
EnchiladaSichuan
FennelSiracha
FirecrackerSpice
GingerTabasco
HabaneroWasabi

60 Tasty Breakfast-Inspired Cat Names

Cat looking at a plate of bacon trying to eat it

Everyone has a favorite meal, and for a good portion of the world, that meal is breakfast. No matter when you eat breakfast, first thing in the morning, right around noon, for dinner, or as a late-night snack, it always hits the spot. Kitties also love breakfast and tend to be somewhat demanding in the morning until they get it.

One of these breakfast-inspired name ideas may be the perfect title for your new kitten. These are not listed by male or female, as they can work for any kitty.

ApplesauceHash
BabkaHash Brown
BaconHuevos
BagelJam
Bear ClawJava
BenedictJelly
BiscuitKona
BlueberryLatte
BriocheLox
BuckleMaple
BurritoMarmalade
ButterMatcha
ButtermilkOatmeal
CerealOJ
ChamomileOmelet
ChiaPancake
ChorizoPapas
CoffeeParfait
Corn FlakePop Tart
CrepeQuiche
CroissantSausage
DonutScramble
EggScrapple
EspressoSkillet
FrittataSmoothie
GlazeStrawberry
GranolaStreusel
GravyToast
GritsWaffle
HamYogurt

40 Funny Food-Based Cat Names

Plate of Calamari

I cannot discuss kitten names without talking about humor. The culinary world is full of funny ideas, crazy flavor combinations, and fascinating naming possibilities. Check out the following humorous naming ideas for cats based on the culinary world.

Angel FoodKandy Kitty
Bacon BitKetchup
ButterfingerLemonhead
CalamariLife Saver
Carrot CatMac & Cheese
ChalupaMars Bar
Chili FlakeMentos
Chop StickMuffin Top
Coffee CakeMunchie
DrumstickNosh
Dutch BabyPad Thai
Egg RollPb & J
FiddleheadPopper
FishRocky Road
Fish StickShort Rib
FluffernutterSloppy Joe
Frito PieSpam
Ghost PepperStir Fry
Home FryTater Tot
Junior MintTemp-Purr-A

30 Japanese Food-Inspired Cat Names

Cat in front of a Japanese shrine.

Tasty food from different cultures is popular on the dinner table and as pet names. Japanese food is quite popular these days, and I love these ideas for some unique cat names inspired by the cuisine. These can be for boy or girl cats. You can learn more about Japanese cat breeds here.

AzukiMomo
BaoNegi
BentoNeti
DangoPocky
DashiSake
EbiSakura
HoshiSashimi
IchigoSesame
KakiSoba
KashiTempura
KobeUdon
MakiUnagi
ManjuWagyu
MintoYakitori
MisoYuzu

20 Vegetarian Food-Inspired Cat Names

Red cat looking at raw vegetables snarling.

As more and more of us get into healthy living, vegetarian cooking is becoming very popular. Whether you like to nosh on veggies or not, these tasty veggie-based foods offer some fun and funky name ideas for your new kitten. Let’s dig in.

AlfalfaOkra
BeetOlive
BokPea
CassavaShallot
CauliSprout
ChiveSquash
ChutneyTruffle
FennelTurnip
KaleVeggie
LeekZucchini

Did I mention your favorite food-inspired cat name? I’d love to hear your top picks in the comments below.

Pet Naming Trends

Pet owners often look to pet naming trends to see what others call their four-legged family members. Naming trends can be a helpful tool, as they help us know what ideas are popular and which are being passed by. If you are stuck and need help finding an idea, trends can be helpful to kickstart your brainstorming and creativity.

One thing to remember about naming trends is that what is popular one day may differ from the next. Trends and fads come and go, and while some last a long time, many are gone and replaced with something else before we even know it.

Cat Naming Tips

Picking out a new moniker for your kitten is one of the most exciting parts of welcoming a new fur baby. Of course, owners will have many ideas, so having fun and getting creative is a beautiful way to approach it. However, there are a few things to keep in mind that can help make the naming process smoother.

8 Cat Naming Tips To Remember

  1. Words that end in vowels are often easier for animals to recognize. When we use a word that ends in a vowel, our tone often changes, making the word easier to recognize and hear. Felines seem to like words that contain long e (”ee” sounds).
  2. Along with using words that end with vowels, words with double syllables also tend to be easier for felines to understand.
  3. Always consider your kitten’s history, size, appearance, and personality. Sometimes a particular breed, like Siamese, Ragdoll, or Maine Coon will lead to a naming idea.
  4. It is better to keep things simple rather than getting complicated. While an extravagant menu at a restaurant is the perfect place to display a long fancy title for a dish, the same cannot be said for cat names.
  5. Avoid words that sound like common commands or the names of other pets and family members. Your kitten’s name should be unique and leave no room for confusion.
  6. Practice calling out any idea you are seriously considering. While this might feel silly, it is good exercise and practice for what calling your pet will be like. If you are uncomfortable saying that term loudly and publicly, it might be better to rethink your choice.
  7. Understand that learning a new name is a delicate process. Owners must take steps to teach their kittens this word. Provide positive reinforcement responses like treats and cuddles when they show a response. Associating this word with these positive reactions will teach kittens to continue with this behavior, eventually leading to them learning their name. Have patience with yourself and your kitten.
  8. Cats prefer higher-pitched voices and have even shown a preference for female voices. Keep this in mind when you pick a word to represent them. Felines have shown in research that they recognize and prefer their owners’ voices over strangers and other people’s, indicating that they understand the importance that specific words hold in their lives. A recent study from the Université Paris Nanterre revealed that cats can also differentiate between speech aimed at humans or aimed at them.

Looking For Other Cat Name Ideas?

Food names can be fun, but if you are still looking for ideas, I can help with some ideas. Check out our list of 250+ Mischievous Cat Names and our coverage of Taylor Swift-Inspired Cat Names. We also have Harry Potter, gothic, and anime-inspired names that might just be perfect for your new kitten.

Don’t Forget About Healthy Cat Food

Because I care about cats and am on the subject of food, I must point out that it’s crucial to always feed your cat the best quality meals you can afford. Stay away from budget brands that use a lot of unnamed meat byproducts. Avoid fillers that can be hard for your kitty to digest. Look for age-appropriate recipes and aim for a mix of both wet and dry. Some owners may choose to feed their pets human-grade meals, which are highly nutritious and tasty.

While the culinary names I presented are fun and delicious, few are appropriate for felines to eat. Stay away from giving your purr baby human foods unless you know for sure they are safe for your pet.

Why Trust Love Your Cat?

Danielle is a dedicated cat parent, educator, and researcher. She has over 30 years of pet care experience and has worked as a professional researcher and educator for over a decade. Danielle tirelessly investigates and reviews products thoroughly and stays current on the latest trends, breakthroughs, and research in pet care and health. Her two cats, Twilight and Zaphod, are ready and willing to assist her in this task.

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