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Pet Names and Meanings

Updated on November 3, 2012

Looking For A Name For Your Pet?

Are you looking to name your pet? Want to give it a name with meaning. Here you will find tons of pet names and their meaning. We know how hard it is to find the perfect name for your pet especially if you are nervous about giving it a bad one. Don't worry about it too much and find the name that fits your pet the best.

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Pet Names and Meanings

Imagine, for a moment, a nameless cat. Now: imagine calling it to you. Imagine its personality. Describe to us, in the clearest words that you can, who this cat is and why you care about her or him.

By now, one of two things has happened: either you've invented a cat of complex character or you are still back at square one, scratching your head and wondering how do I imagine a cat I don't even know? We at have asked ourselves the same thing. Given a nameless cat, how on earth do we have any sort of idea who it is? The names of our cats and their meanings convey an instant message about the pet and the owner. If you've got a Tiger who is never home and ever hunting, the name alone explains his style. Maybe you've got a Tiny who is big enough to take on a Great Dane. Either you've got a sense of humor or your cat has a sense of inadequacy, tenderness or lethargy. Maybe you've got a Sekhmet, simba, Lion, Lola, Kitty or Killer - whoever your cat is, don't worry about nameless imagining. Browse our cat names and meanings. Laugh, cry, smile, or groan-whether accurate or ironic, put some identity on that feline.

A New Pet

This is a very exciting time to be picking a new pet name. You now have a new member of the family! I personally think it is almost as good as picking a name for a new child because you might be saying this name more often! It's fun to pick animal names because they can be creative and fun and not always based on actual normal names. So have fun and put your best creative foot forward in picking a pet name.

For those who have recently lost a pet, our condolences. We hope you the best and hope burial/pet urns for ashes went smoothly. Try

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Names - Meanings

Here are a few names that we liked the most. Pick one or go to our site to see more.

Pet Name by Meaning;

Aaron - Meaning 'mountain of strength' (Hebrew)

Aasha - Meaning hope

Aazan - Meaning prayer

Abbielea - Meaning 'exalted father'

Abbot - Meaning 'priest' (Old English)

Abbra - Meaning example lesson

Abe - Meaning father of multitudes

Abia - Meaning 'great' (Arabic)

Abner - Meaning 'father of light' (Hebrew)

Abracadabra - Magic formula

Abraham - Male equivalent of Abra Meaning 'father of


Abril - Meaning April

Akiva - Meaning 'one who trips up another and takes his place' (Hebrew)

Baast - Egyptian cat goddess; Alternative spelling: Bast

Baba - Meaning 'baby'

Babydoll - Meaning cute, fragile, gentle

Baldwin - Meaning 'brave friend' (Ancient German)

Calamity - Disaster

Caleb - Meaning 'devotion' (Hebrew); Alternative spelling:


Callie - Meaning 'lovely' (Greek); Alternative spellings:

Calee Calie Callee Cally

Fame - Reputation

Faye - From the Old French fei meaning 'fairy' (Old

French); Alternative spelling: Fay

Freya - Meaning 'lady' (Old Norse); Alternative spellings:

Freia Frejya

Furze - Gorse

Hanky - Handkerchief

Hanky Panky - Talk manipulation, trickery deception

Hannah - Meaning 'favored grace' (Hebrew); Alternative spellings: Hanna

Happy - Meaning 'smiling' 'pleased' (English)

Hari - Meaning god lion

Harlequin - In varied colors; Alternative spelling: Harlyquin

Harley - Meaning 'hare wood' (Old English); Meaning athletic

Harlow - Meaning 'rocky hill' (Old English)

Harold - Meaning 'army commander' (Old English); Meaning brave; Celebrity owners: Horace Walpole (Author)

Kitty - Meaning pure (Greek); Another name for cat

Kwame - Meaning 'boy born on Saturday' (Akan)Legacy - Inheritance

Lion - Known as the 'king of the beasts'

Lola - Meaning sorrow

Madison - Meaning 'person from Magdala' (French); Meaning

warriors son; Alternative spelling: Maddison

Negus - The title of a ruler of Ethiopia; A

beverage of hot water wine and lemon juice sweetened and spiced

Oedipus - In Greek legend the son of Laius and Jocasta king

and queen of Thebes who

abandoned by his parents at birth because of the prophecy of an oracle was

raised by the king of Corinth

Pal - Friend

Radinka - Meaning hard-working (Slavic)

Rhonda - Meaning 'good lance' (Welsh); Alternative spelling:

Ronda Rhondda

Sadie - Princess

Vienna - The source of this name is unknown

Xenia - Meaning 'guest stranger' (Greek); Alternative

spellings: Zena Zenia Zina Xena

Zero - Nought

Pet name Ebooks

Have your own list of names and meanings or even a book about pets? turn it into an eBook with ePub formatting and get it out there.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I always get used dogs and cats so they come with their name. :)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I always get used dogs and cats so they come with their name. :)

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      babynology 4 years ago

      Congratulation on maintaining a great lens. My lens is about baby names and baby names meaning - All suggestion baby naming.

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      opatoday 5 years ago

      you crack me up! great lens

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      JuliaAnnPayne 5 years ago

      cool lens on cat names

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      preenit 6 years ago

      i don't know it before

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      EmaAzevedo 6 years ago

      Very nice and useful Squidoo lens . I featured it on my own lens about cats. "Cats and Kittens"

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      dara60 lm 6 years ago

      cat lover through and through!

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      When I was on my way to pick up a black cat the name Tabitha popped into my mind. It just seemed like the perfect name. When I looked up the name a while later I laughed when under the real meaning the author wrote "A good name for a cat." My boy came with his name, Neelix, and I took that as a good sign since I'm a fan of Star Trek.

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      Jerrad28 6 years ago

      My Pit Bull's name is Sadie - it means "Princess" :) and it definitely fits her personality

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Interesting. Never thought about the pet name meanings before. Blessed by an April Fools angel. See this featured on my April Fools Angel Blessing as soon as it is published. Your blessing is coming first. So check back.

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      scar4 7 years ago

      Useful information about pets names.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am the proud owner/ownee (not sure who owns who really) of seven amazing rescue bunnies. All of their names have come naturally after a about a week of getting to know them and they all fit perfectly. Although, grumpy Elliot, who thinks he's a person and refuses to go anywhere near the other buns and insists on sleeping in bed between my husband and I (this is really weird behavior for a rabbit) looks so much like the teeth-baring squidoo monster who gives out points, I'm tempted to rename him Squidoo Bun :o)

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      What a fun lens. I guess we should be as thoughtful about naming our pets as we are our kids. I never considered that there were meanings behind pet names. Hope I haven't unknowingly given any of my pets a complex or caused them needless teasing :) Thanks for a fun lens.

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      I found lots of useful information, great lens, Thanks!

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      admiralglass lm 8 years ago

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      italianheart92 lm 8 years ago

      Wow very interesting great lens :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Some great ideas, nice lens. :)

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      ashroc 9 years ago

      Fabulous lens. excellent content

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      stickytabby 9 years ago

      Smoking lens you got here! Very informative..My pet dog just recently gave birth to 7 cute little puppies and I'm looking for cool pet names for 'em..that's why I came up with a post on my blog. Check it out - Pet Dog Names | Poodle Names | Good names for your pet

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      Mary 9 years ago from Midwest

      I like your lens. As a matter of fact I am looking for two girls names.

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      CHOPRN1127 9 years ago

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      alicesy 9 years ago

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      TomAntion1 9 years ago

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