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250+ Deliciously Delectable and Cute Food Names for Cats

We’ve always waited a week or two to choose names for our new cats so they could “reveal” their name to us, but when you find the perfect name, you know.

You’ll find in this article over 250 cute and funny food names for cats to inspire you—pet parents!—in your search for perfect cat names.


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Fruit Food Names for Cats

Giving your feline friend a fruit name based on their character is a cute way of showing affection. And if you have both girl cats and boy cats, you may love these name pairs!

Peach and Plum: These fruit cat names could suit sweet, gentle, and loving cats. Just like how peaches and plums are soft and sweet, these names can mirror a cat’s charming, cuddly nature. These fruity cat names could especially suit cats with soft warm-colored fur—much like the hues of these fruits.

Lemon and Lime: These monikers would be perfect for a pair of playful, vibrant, and energetic cats. Since lemons and limes are known for their refreshing and invigorating taste, these names can reflect your felines’ lively and uplifting spirit. Fruit names like these would ideally match cats with a tangy spark in their personalities and can uplift your mood, just like their citrusy namesakes.

Cherry and Berry: These luscious fruit names are perfect for small, charismatic cats. Both fruits are small but flavorful, reflecting a petite cat with a big personality. These names could particularly suit small or dainty cats but with loads of character and charm.


Fig and Olive: These cat names are great for mysterious, sophisticated, or exotic felines. Fig and Olive are rich and flavorful, associated well with your kitties with rare and unique charm. These food names would be suited to cats with distinct markings, patterns, or unusual breed origins, adding an air of intrigue to their presence.

Here’s a creative list of fruit-inspired names that might be perfect for your cat:

  •  Apple
  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Berry
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Clementine
  • Coconut
  • Currant
  • Fig
  • Grape
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquat
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Olive
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine

Vegetable Food Names for Cats

Vegetables may not be some people’s favorite food, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make adorable and unique food names!

Butter Bean: Not only is it cute in its full form, but you can also call your kitty “Bean” for short.

Chickpea: This is a cute name for a small cat. It works even better if your cat is blond or light brown.

Jalapeño: If your cat has a spicy side to their character, a spicy pepper name like Jalapeño just might be the perfect fit.

Other fun food names for cats that reflect vegetables include:

Photo of a gray and white cat named Peanut
Peanut the cat
  • Alfalfa
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Azuki
  • Bean
  • Bok Choy
  • Cabbage
  • Fennel
  • Habañero
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lentil
  • Lima Bean
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Pickles
  • Split Pea
  • Sprout
  • Turnip
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga

Herbs, Spices, and Condiment Names for Cats

You might not readily think of herbs and spices when you think of food names for cats, but there are definitely some cute and funny food cat names here.

Cinnamon: This name works especially well for brown-colored cats, but it’s an adorable choice regardless of your cat’s color.

Chili: This name works for cats on both ends of the feistiness spectrum. Whether your cat is “spicy” or “chill,” Chili works.

Honey: A great choice for the sweet little kitty in your life.

Wasabi: Japanese food names for your kitty are always adorable! For example, if your cat’s more than a little spicy, Wasabi could be the perfect fit.

Other creative cat names include

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne
  • Chimichurri
  • Chive
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Dijon
  • Dill
  • Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Jelly
  • Ketchup
  • Lavender
  • Marmalade
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Pesto
  • Rosemary
  • Sesame
  • Tabasco
  • Turmeric
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Sugar
  • Tarragon
  • Vanilla

Bread Names for Cats

I don’t know about you, but when I see cats sitting with their paws all tucked under and cute they remind me of a little round loaf of bread. So here are some bread names for your sweet little loaf.

Bagel: This isn’t just for New York cats but a cute bread-inspired name for cats everywhere.

Biscuit: When cats knead you, it’s often called “making biscuits.” If your cat is a little kneader, Biscuit could be their perfect name.

Tortilla: Along with Pancake, Tortilla is a good choice for those cats that like to spread out and lay flat in the sun.

Other cute bread names for cats are:

  • Baguette
  • Brioche
  • Challah
  • Chapati
  • Ciabatta
  • Focaccia
  • Matzah
  • Muffin
  • Naan
  • Pancake
  • Pita
  • Pretzel
  • Pumpernickel
  • Roti
  • Scone
  • Toast
  • Waffle

Drink Names for Cats

Drinks can vary from early morning pick-me-ups to evening celebrations, so you’re sure to find one that suits your kitty.

Mocha: If your cat is in the brown or gray family, Mocha might fit them to a tee.

Chai: This is perfect for a cat that’s not too spicy, but just spicy enough.

Soda Pop: This is a lovely name if your kitten has a more bubbly character.

Here are some more adorable drink names for cats:

Photo of two black cats named Bailey and Kahlua
Bailey and Kahlua
  • Bailey
  • Bellini
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Latte
  • Macchiato
  • Mai Tai
  • Margarita
  • Martini
  • Milkshake
  • Mimosa
  • Mojito
  • Ocha
  • Pepsi
  • Piña Colada
  • Sangria
  • Soda
  • Sprite
  • Tequila

Dessert Names for Cats

Cats’ personalities run the gamut from spicy to sweet and everywhere in between (just like people!). If your cat lands on the sweet end of the spectrum, a dessert-based name might be right for them.

Brownie: While an obvious choice for a brown cat, this would work for any sweet cat (who also might have a nutty side).

Pocky: This sweet and crunchy treat from Japan makes for a cute name that’s a little off the beaten path.

Jelly Bean: Jelly beans come in every flavor imaginable, so this name will work no matter what your cat’s behavior or color.

Here are some other dessert names for the sweet cat in your life:

Photo of an orange cat named Cheeto
Cheeto the Cat
Photo of a white and brown cat named S'mores
S'mores the kitty
  • Baklava
  • Blondie
  • Bonbon
  • Bubblegum
  • Butterscotch
  • Candy Cane
  • Caramel
  • Cheeto
  • Coconut
  • Cookie
  • Cream Puff
  • Cupcake
  • Custard
  • Doughnut
  • Fritter
  • Frittole
  • Fudge
  • Gelato
  • Honey Bun
  • Jelly bean
  • Kit Kat
  • Lemon drop
  • Liquorice
  • Macaroon
  • Marshmallow
  • Mochi
  • Moon Pie
  • Nougat
  • Oreo
  • P-Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Popsicle
  • Pudding
  • Rum Baba
  • Sherbet
  • Skittles
  • Snowball
  • Snow Cone
  • S’mores
  • Sugar Plum
  • Sundae
  • Teacake
  • Tiramisu

Meat Names for Cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they love and need their meat. So maybe a meat-based name is the right pick.

Pepperoni or Sausage: These spicy meat names are a good choice for the kitty with a little cat-itude.

  • Bacon
  • Bologna
  • Nugget
  • Pastrami
  • Salami

Fish-y Names for Cats

Cats have a well-known fondness for fish, so aquatic-themed names are a purr-fect choice for your feline friend. Here’s a school of fish-inspired names that could suit your whiskered companion.

Marlin: Named after the swift and stunning fish, this could be a match for a cat with quick reflexes​.

Gill: A fundamental part of a fish, and a quirky name for a cat who’s your constant breathing companion​​.

Catfish: For the clever cat who always seems to be fishing for treats or attention​.

Tuna: A classic choice that’s both fun and fitting for a cat who can’t resist a bit of canned tuna fish​.

Jellyfish: Not exactly a fish-y food name, but it’s cute! This is for the cat with a sting in their pounce or a mesmerizing, floaty grace​.

  • Anchovy
  • Bubbles
  • Dory
  • Fin
  • Flipper
  • Gill
  • Guppy
  • Koi
  • Mako
  • Marlin
  • Minnow
  • Nemo
  • Pike
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Trout

Cheese Names for Cats

Cheese goes from mild to sharp to spicy—you name it! You’ll indeed find a cheesy name that suits your cat to a tee.

Parmesan or Mozzarella: These cheesy names are a perfect fit for the fancy white kitty in your life.

Cheddar: Great for orange cats, Cheddar also conveys a certain sharpness in its personality.

  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Feta
  • Fontina
  • Havarti
  • Limburger
  • Muenster

International Food Names for Cats

There are so many unique foods worldwide that you’re sure to find an international food-based name that’s an excellent fit for your cat, no matter their color or identity or whether they’re girl cats or male cats.

From American and European to French and Japanese food names, an internationally flavored dish is suitable for you and your kitty.

African and Middle Eastern Food Names for Cats

  • Baba ghanoush
  • Baklava
  • Bunny chow
  • Couscous
  • Delele
  • Dolma
  • Falafel
  • Fufu
  • Hummus
  • Jaffle
  • Kebab
  • Mandazi
  • Ogi
  • Pita
  • Shiro
  • Shawarma
  • Tabbouleh
  • Tahini
  • Tapioca
  • Yassa

Asian Food Names for Cats

  • Banh mi
  • Bao
  • Biryani
  • Chow Mein
  • Curry
  • Dumpling
  • Keema
  • Kimchi
  • Korma
  • Masala
  • Miso
  • Naan
  • Papadum
  • Pho
  • Tikka
  • Ramen
  • Samosa
  • Sashimi
  • Soba
  • Sushi
  • Tempura
  • Tofu
  • Udon
  • Wonton

European Food Names for Cats

  • Béchamel
  • Bratwurst
  • Brisket
  • Fondue
  • Fusilli
  • Goulash
  • Lasagna
  • Macaroni
  • Manicotti
  • Marinara
  • Paella
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Ravioli
  • Risotto
  • Rotini
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sausage
  • Schnitzel
  • Soufflé
  • Spaghetti
  • Tortellini
  • Trifle
  • Ziti

South and North American Food Names for Cats

  • Burger
  • Burrito (Purrito!)
  • Chalupa
  • Chimichanga
  • Chorizo
  • Churro
  • Empanada
  • Enchilada
  • Fajita
  • Flan
  • Fritada
  • Guacamole
  • Hamburger
  • Jambalaya
  • Leche
  • Machaca
  • Meatloaf
  • Menudo
  • Mollete
  • Molote
  • Nacho
  • Picadillo
  • Picarone
  • Potato chip
  • Poutine
  • Queso
  • Rabanada
  • Salsa
  • Taco
  • Tacu-tacu
  • Tamale
  • Taquito
  • Tater
  • Tater tot
  • Tortilla
  • Tostada
  • Sopapilla

The Tail End

Picking a name for a new cat can be one of the most fun things for pet parents when bringing a new feline friend into their home. Unique food names have a nice mix of being both charming and familiar, making it easier for you, your partner, or your kids to feel an instant connection with your new family member. Plus, a name like Bunny Chow or even Egg is bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Food names for cats are easy to remember, fun to say, and they offer plenty of adorable nickname variations. 

So go ahead, name your cat Sushi or even Meownudo! With so many cute food names to choose from, you can be sure to find one that purr-fectly fits your new furry family member. 

Happy naming!

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Kristen Levine is a nationally acclaimed pet expert, influencer, and Fear Free Certified® Professional with over 30 years of experience working with pets.

Through this blog and her book, Pampered Pets on a Budget, Kristen has helped millions of pet parents solve problems and provide the best care for their dogs and cats.

Working alongside hundreds of pet professionals, including veterinarians, behaviorists and trainers inspired Kristen to become a pet parenting “guide”, providing readers with reliable information about health, wellness and lifestyle for dogs and cats and the people who love them.

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