Welcoming home a new kitten is a time that can feel magical, and a big part of that fun is picking out a name. There are a wide variety of places pet owners look to when selecting a name. Many of us stick to ideas and concepts close to our hearts. For fans of literature and film like me, the world of stories and fantasy can offer a creative and vast pool of ideas. One beloved series of books, Harry Potter, has spawned generations of fans worldwide and become one of the leading entertainment franchises in history. If you are searching for Harry Potter cat names, you have landed in the right spot.
Harry Potter’s story took the world by storm in the late 1990s, hitting bookstore shelves in 1997. The series contains eight books and eleven movies (Including the Fantastic Beasts adaptations). With the movies and all the countless spin-off stories and adaptations, the Wizarding World is a treasure trove of name ideas for pets and humans alike.
Whether you are a fan of the magical world from the start (I remember it from the beginning!) or have just recently discovered this timeless classic, we are here to help you find the perfect name for your new kitten. Sit back, lean into the magic, and let us explore the most intriguing, creative, and fun Harry Potter cat names we could find. We’ve got over 200 ideas to share.
Memorable Characters From The Wizarding World
Looking for the perfect Harry Potter name is a wonderful reason to reread or rewatch your favorite books and movies. What a wonderful way to find inspiration and ideas for that perfect kitty moniker. There are far too many favorite and beloved characters to name them all here, we would be here quite a spell, but below we discuss just a few prominent players from the magical adventure. Without these characters, the universe of wizards and magic would simply not be the same enthralling story. Any of these names is a worthy idea for a new kitten.
- Albus Dumbledore – Headmaster of Hogwarts during Harry’s years. Order of the Phoenix founder. A dear friend and mentor.
- Harry Potter – A young wizard and the main character. An orphan, Hogwarts student, and survivor of his parent’s murder by Lord Voldemort.
- Hermoine Granger – A bright, Muggle-born Hogwarts student who becomes Harry’s close friend.
- Lord Voldemort – Evil wizard with extreme power. Murderer of Potter’s parents.
- Ron Weasley – Best friend to Harry and Hermoine.
- Rubeus Hagrid – Gamekeeper of Hogwarts and a half giant. Former Hogwarts student. Harry’s good friend.
- Severus Snape – Potions and Defense Against The Dark Arts professor. Slytherin House head and a double agent for the Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters.
- Sirius Black – Godfather to Potter and friend to his father. Former prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix member.
Cat Names Based On Characters
One thing that enchants readers and fans of the wizarding world is the vast array of intriguing characters woven into the story. Fan favorites include Harry himself and his band of loyal friends and supporters. Other folks are drawn more towards other characters whose presence might be smaller, yet the journey would not have been the same without them.
Harry Potter Cat Names Based On Animals & Magical Creatures
In real life and the world of fantasy, animals, magical or Muggle, are a massive part of each tale. Some serve as beloved companions, others as messengers, and others are themselves a unique kind of hero. We love these ideas based on the animals and magical creatures from the realm. These are categorized into male and female, but several could work for either.
Harry Potter Cat Names Based On Places
The world of wizards is full of amazing, magical places. These places may be made up, but they mean a lot to the characters in the story and fans of the HP franchise. These places can make some very unique and exciting names. We did not divide these ideas into male or female as they can work for either.
Magical Word-Inspired Harry Potter Cat Names
Of course, the world of wizards has plenty of spells and magical terms. Some make really interesting names for pets. If you want to christen your new kitten something out of the ordinary, a magical term could be an enchanting fit. Just be wary of other people at the dog park who might think you are casting a spell on them.
If you are having trouble finding an idea that you like or seems to fit your kitten well, naming trends can be a great place to get inspiration. Naming trends come and go. For example, when a new movie or story is released, there is likely an increase in the number of owners picking those types of names. If you are looking for something different, these naming trends can show you what others are picking and what to avoid.
Pet Naming Tips
Finding the perfect moniker for a new fur baby is a huge responsibility. For some owners, it is the time to have fun. Others may be more stressed out about finding that perfect fit. It is very easy to overcomplicate the naming process. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself or your new pet. Here are a few naming tips to keep in mind that will help make the process of finding and teaching your kitten their new name a bit smoother.
- First, there is no need to rush into the naming process or have the perfect idea picked out immediately. While some owners may have something in mind, there is no need to panic if you don’t. In fact, meeting your pet, spending some time with them, and getting to know their personality a little can be very helpful when brainstorming and finding that perfect idea.
- Picking a name is fun. Sometimes, we like things that have a deeper meaning to us. Remembering that your purr baby will not understand the more profound significance of the word is essential. Try to keep things as simple as possible.
- Try to stick to words that are one or two syllables. Anything much longer than that will be difficult for your kitty to recognize and may cause confusion. If you want to christen your cat something longer, come up with a few shortened versions that will be easier for them to recognize.
- Stay appropriate and respectful. While being funny and getting silly, wistful, or creative is perfectly acceptable, always be respectful. The title represents your cat, and you do not want to embarrass yourself or your pet when someone else, like the veterinarian, groomer, or pet sitter, needs to use it. If it is not something you are willing to say out loud in good company, then it probably is not something you should not christen your pet.
- Along with picking one to two-syllable, simple words, it is also important to avoid any terms that sound like the names of other pets or people in the household. You will also want to avoid words that sound like commands or training words.
- Remember that it will take time for your pet to learn their new name. Offer plenty of positive rewards when they do respond to their name. Rewards can include cuddles, new toys, or a tasty treat. Learning their name will be a special bonding process between pets and owners. This term will be the most important communication tool you have with your purr baby. Make sure to take time to pick something that represents your pet and yourself the way you want it to.
The amazing world of Harry Potter has touched generations of readers and fans. I remember when these books first came out, and I read them with enthusiasm and awe to my young child. These stories followed him throughout his elementary and middle school journey, and the movies quickly became favorites among our family. Even today, my children and I enjoy these stories and have even considered some of these ideas for pet names ourselves. Hopefully, the ideas presented above will appeal to old fans and newcomers to the magical world. Do any of our readers have a pet named after someone from the wizarding world? Share your favorite magical cat name ideas with us in the comments.