We want a name that feels right for our cat.
It has to click with the cat’s personality and features.
And in today’s article, we’ll help you find the most exotic cat names for your Bengal.
These names would be categorized according to gender, ancestry, fiction characters, special fur types, famous Bengal cat names, and cool names.
You’d find a variety of names, and learn a bunch of more along the way.
Names for Tomcats (male cats)
Bengal cats are fantastic creatures and are like no other cat that you’d ever see. If you want to know why they’re so special, check out our Bengal cat ultimate guide.
First, we will help you narrow the names down in terms of the cat’s gender.
If it is a boy, you can pick any one of the following authentic cat names:
- Archie: from the Scandinavian lands, we find the name Archie, which means true and bold.
- Arnie: inspired by Arnie the Cat who protected the Linton Zoo’s newborn animals
- Apollo: son of Zeus, leader of nine muses, Apollo
- Apu: the beloved Simpson household name
- Atlas: the one who endures
- Azrael: the angel of god
- Ben: the famed horse names Ben’s cat
- Billy: famous gay comedian; Billy Eichner
- Boomer: from the ecstatic boomer the Bengal cat
- Buttons: For the cute, cuddly, and playful cat.
- Cammi: short for camouflage
- Captain: Captain Cat to the rescue!
- Cee Lo: a perfect name for a Cee Lo Green fan
- Chad: means protector/defender
- Dexter: the one who dyes
- Eddie: a fortunate guardian
- Evan: tracing back to its Hebrew meaning, Yahweh is gracious
- Einstein: An ideal candidate for those smart cats
- Elvis: this one is for the musical genius Bengal cat
- Ernie: from the cherished sesame street
- Flynn: for the relentlessly active cat
- Fleckie: the German name for spots
- Harley: from the Harley Davidson motorcycle brand
- Kit Kat: or, Kit Cat
- Nicky: For cats with coats that shine like a nickel
- Noah: meaning comfort and rest
- Oli: a shorter name for Oliver
- Oscar: the golden coated regal Bengal cat is worthy for this prestigious name
- Seb: short for Sebastian the Cat
Names for Queens (female cats)
If you have a feline Bengal cat, you could browse through the list of names below;
- Adele: cause we all love Adele!
- Pebbles: for the pebble-shaped coat
- Skittles: an adorable name for your furball
- Hazel: a beautiful name for a hazel colored cat
- Lola: a cute name frequently used for female pets
- Lunar: the trending name for cats with a silver coat
- Minnie: for a sweet little cat that reminds you of Minnie from the world of Disney
- Buttercup: the comforting gooey pet name
- Penny: The female name for cats with coats that shine like pennies
- Chocolate: for those dark coated Bengal cats
- Cinnamon: for the warm shaded and sweet Bengal cats
- Darling: An endearing name for your lovable Bengal cat
- Queenie: a riveting title for the royal cat
- Sparkle: for cats with a sparkling coat
- Lulu: cause it is a cute name
- Glitter: a deserving name for glistening coats cats
- Muffin: a heartwarming nickname
- Fifi: it is just cute name for your Bengal cat
- Kiki: cause’ kiki do you love me?
- Cherry: the ideal name for the reddish fur cat
- Cookie: for the light and dark brown Bengal cat
- Oreo: an excellent name for white-haired and black spots cat
Bengal cat names according to coat type
We came up with the following names based on the wonderfully distinctive fur and color of a Bengal Cat.
- Spot: A classic name well-suited for the spotted coat of a Bengal cat
- Sunset: The dim orange with a pinch of brown in the fur which almost resembles a sunset.
- Shadow: for your Bengal cat with dark spots
- Smokey: for the Smokey coated cat
- Honey: a double entendre; an accurate representation of a warm-colored fur and a sweet nickname
- Amber: for the Bengal cats that have a cross of gold and orange
- Harlequin: the harlequin patterned fur cat
- Marble: All the different colorings can also look like marble.
- Speckles: a perfect representation of the cat’s speckled appearance
- Tawny: meaning orange-brown or yellowish-brown color
- Butterscotch: for Bengal cats with a shiny golden color
- Cayenne: Reddish furred cats that resemble the cayenne pepper
- Tango: for an orange furball
- Paprika: a reddish-colored spice for a hot cat
- Copper: An adorable name for the iconic color of a Bengal cat
- Ginger: a pretty name for the red-hued cat
- Peaches: a bit of a hip choice is the old fashioned name for showgirls
- Saffron: an exotic pet name for the wildly fascinating Bengal cat
- Patches: it is a great name and a nod to the patterned fur
- Pepper: a name for tough and dark spotted pets
- Sable: an alternative name for black fur
- Onyx: a beautiful black gemstone
- Blizzard: A perfect name for a snow-furred cat
- Boo: for the ghastly appearance of a white cat
- Chalky: white as a chalk
- Belle: inspired by the trivial twilight star
- Chilly: for the cats with a chilling stare
- Cloud: as white as the clouds up above
- Sky: for the blue-eyed, white-skinned wonder
- Cotton: as soft and white as a cotton
- Everest: reaching out to the top of the world, a snowstorm
- Ice Princess: for the female cat queens
- Lotus: a majestic and beautiful flower
- Makalu: the fifth largest mountain in the world
- Figaro: a famous Spanish barber in eighteenth-century French players
- Snowball: a classic cat name for a snow-furred cat
Most Famous Bengal cat names
There is nothing wrong with staying up to date with the trend. This section covers the most popular cat names of the year.
- Oliver: it is also the third highest baby boy name
- Chloe: the number one female cat name according to the VPI survey
- Bella: Italian for beautiful
- Max: short for Maximillian or Maxwell
- Luna: the Spanish word for moon
- Angel: for your precious angel
- Jake: an oddly popular name for both humans and feline creatures
- Jack: Jack the Cat has a great ring to it
- Sophie: the counterpart of the most popular name for a baby girl, Sophia
- Lily: inspired by the sweet yet poisonous plant
- Rocky: the counterpart of Italian name Rocco which means tough and playful
- Molly: an alternative to the classical name Mary
- Gizmo: the popular quirky name for a cat
- Romeo: the Shakespearean hero, is a popular choice for Italian cats
- Shadow: when your cat doesn’t leave your side and acts as a shadow
- Willow: for the cats as graceful as the tree that shares the same name
- Felix: 1919’s Feline Follies’ iconic Felix the Cat
- Biscuit –a trending food inspired pet name
- Jasper: a spotted gemstone as gorgeous as your Bengal cat
- Gracie: a charming name for cats with grace
- Sammy: for frisky and sweet cats
- Lola: a perfect name for feline cats
- Loki: the mischievous Norse god
- Simon: an unmistakable classic
- Lucky: a catchy name mostly used for cats
- Cleo: the shorter version of Cleopatra, a symbolic ruler with reverence to cats
- Ruby: an old-timey pet name for red/orange female cats
- Peanut: another great food inspired name
Bengal cat names according to fictional characters
From Disney characters to the magnanimous marvel cinematic universe and many other fictional cats, here are a bunch of other cool ideas for a cat’s name.
Speaking of which, check out our Bengal cat checklist if you want to take proper care of your fluffy cartoon.
- Simba: Need I explain why this name made it to the list?
- Nala: Likewise, I just had to include Nala for a female Bengal cat.
- Mufasa: if these don’t click, you could always choose Mufasa, the father of Simba.
- Scar: for the devious little kittens, and lion king fanatics, I recommend Scar.
- Rajah: from the upcoming rebooted Aladdin, Prince Jasmine’s loyal tiger Rajah
- Shere Khan: This is The Jungle Book’s villainous yet strong tiger
- Bagheera: Within the same beloved fictional world, we find the black panther
- Aslan: From The Chronicles of Narnia, leader of the pack, the wise lion; Aslan
- Chester: a creatively amusing name for your ever-entertaining Bengal cat; Cheeto snack’s mascot Chester the Cheetah.
- Cheetos: speaking of which, this would make a great name in of itself.
- Daniel Tiger: The astonishing star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood spin-off
- Tony the Tiger: Kellog’s Frosted Flake mascot; Tony the Tiger
- Garfield: the list would be utterly incomplete without including our lazy orange cat
- T’Challa: the exceptional Marvel king of Wakanda, and prodigal son; T’challa
- Charlie: inspired by the ever-entertaining Charlie Chaplin
- Boots: a snippy clever knight from the fictional world; Puss in the Boots
- Harry: a favorite for all those Hogwarts fans
- Keanu: an ode to the beloved star of Hollywood, Keanu Reeves
- Milo: from the movie Milo and Otis
- Salem: Sabrina, the witch’s viciously adorable cat
- Sylvester: The beloved looney toon character Sylvester for your dark spotted male cat
- Diana: the civilian alter ego for DC’s Wonder Woman is the right name for your cat with a golden coat
- Wanda: mutant superhero and avenger; Wanda Maximoff’s reddish hue is a perfect match for red-furred Bengal cats.
- Zelda: Inspired from the childhood classic; the Legend of Zelda
- Okoye: the female counterpart for Wakandan T’Challa
- Shuri: another black panther household name for your female Bengal cat
- Tigger: the endearing playful tiger from Winnie the Pooh
- Mowgli: means from the jungle
- Ghost: If it’s as white as snow, why not name it like Game of Throne’s ghost.
- Spook: a major throwback to spook, a member of Top Cat’s gang
- Logan: for the Wolverine inspired cat
Ancestral names for Bengals
A well-known unique characteristic of the Bengal cats is their ancestral link to wild cats of the jungle.
You might be surprised to know that Bengal cats are the descendants of the wild Asian Leopard cats. I go into detail on this topic in this article.
Inspired by this heritage, we accumulated the following list of intriguing Bengal names:
- Leopard: name them after their ancestral relatives
- Cheetah: the wild counterpart of an Asian leopard cat, the Bengal cat’s ancestor
- Lynx: This medium wild cat looks strikingly like the Bengal.
- Tiger/Tigeress: it would be careless to exclude this name
- Ming: A classical name in the Southern and Eastern regions of Asia.
- Lion/Lioness: agreeably, they don’t look alike, but they do have some resemblance.
- Jungle Cat: Pay homage to the Bengals roots with this fun name.
- Wild Cat: More literally, you could always go for Wild Cat
- Ocelot: the South American dwarf leopards carry a striking semblance to a Bengal cat
- Margay: Another central/south American breed and endangered species
- Leo: if leopard may seem too straightforward, Leo is a trendy short-form
- Hunter: considering the heritage of Bengal cats, they could carry their legacy by name if not by traits
- Nirvana: no, it’s not the band. In some Asian regions, Nirvana refers to the highest level you can achieve.
- Saber: not only is this name insanely cool, but it is also the name of a jungle cat
- Geisha: An ode to the Bengal cat’s Asian roots
- Shiva: A cosmic deity from the in Hindu triumvirate
- Tao: A symbolic word in Mandarin, which is often used for cat names as well
- Zeus: the mighty Greek God
- Najima: means a star in Arabic
Cool names for Bengal cats
If nothing has convinced you as of yet, perhaps these cool names and nonsensical names would do the trick.
- Bengie: It’s a little wordplay on the name Bengal
- Bengal: if she or he is of a particular spotted breed
- Coco/Chanel: A luxurious brand name for a rare and regal breed
- Prada: For the same reasons, you can also refer to it with another high-end brand name
- Alani: Hawaiian for Orange Blossom tree, Alani is a gorgeous name and represents something with similar coloring to the Bengal cat
- Blaze: A fun name for a breed with such striking coloring
- Dorito: A silly, but a good name for a bright, playful Bengal cat
- Boggle: for the mindboggling things cats do
- Ariela: means Lion of God
- Daisy: a unique stunning flower
- Bongo: a small drum
- Jasmine: a mystifying white flower
- Macchiato: for the coffeeholics that own spotted cats
- Jot: a cartoon program so old it aired in the 60s
- Abhoy: for fearless cats
- Nimbus: the glowing ring or a halo above the head
- Tora: the Japanese word for tiger
- Freckles: means small brown patches on the skin
- Pollock: a nod to American artist Jackson Pollock
- Mia: from the French term gioia mia (my joy)
- Puntito –Spanish for dot
- Frisky: means playful and full of energy
- Killer – for cats with killer instincts
- Louie: from the world record holder frankenlouie
Japanese names for Bengal cats
Sounds a bit off track, I agree, but give me a second to explain.
Cats hold great importance in Japan; this goes to the extent of shrines called Neko-jinja, which are created to worship cats.
We dug a little deep and found that they also have some adorable Japanese names for cats and their English translation.
- Hana: Flower
- Koko: Short
- Sora: Sky
- Hikaru: Radiance
- Mei: Beautiful
- Kouki: Light or hope
- Fuku: Lucky
- Momo: Peach
- Yoshio: Joyful life
- Chibi: Tiny
- Kai: Ocean or shell
- Akemi: Beautiful Dawn
- Kenta: Big and strong
- Tomomi: Beautiful friend
- Kaito: Supportive
- Minoru: Truth
- Katashi: Firm
- Raiden: Thunder and lightning
- Yuka: Gentle flower
- Emi: Beautiful blessing
- Yori: Trust
- Nakano: Female warrior
- Suzu: Bell
- Yori: Trust
- Takara: Treasure
- Yuzuki: Gentle moon
- Yoko: Sunlight
- Kuro: Black
- Shiro: White
Other Bengal Cat Names
We’ve gathered a couple more names that sound catchy, fun, and go fantastically well with spotted, playful and jumpy cats.
- Miss Kitty
Does your cat’s name need to have a meaning? Not really.
It is more important to choose the name that feels right for the cat.
Sometimes a nonsensical name could be the name you are looking for if it fits well with your cat’s personality.
Do cats respond to their name? Studies show that cats, house cats to be specific, respond to the sound of their name.
How important is it to name the cat?
It is extremely important as giving a name to your pet is a sacred part of owning a pet, and practically, it makes it easier for you to call the cat for food.