100 Amazing Names for American Bobtail

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Female Names for American Bobtails

  • Alexa– Almost similar to Alex. Alexa means, ‘defending men.’
  • Annika– Annika originates from Sweden, and it is the most powerful Goddess in Hindu.
  • Astras– Astra is Hindin word which means, a legendary supernatural weapon. Using the astras was only premited under specific conditions, Violation of which would proof fatal
  • Ayla– This Hebrew word means an oak tree.
  • Beth– This is an English name for a female American Bobtailmeaning a house of God.
  • Daisy– Daisy is a beautiful and healthy looking cat.
  • Jasmine– Jasmine is a tropical plant that has fragrant flowers.
  • Nala– This name comes from the Simba’s friend in The Lion King, a Disney animated movie.
  • Mia– Mia is a Spanish name which is pronounced as Mee-ah, and it means mine. Some people also use it to refer to the famous soccer player, Mia Hamm.
  • Sheba– Just as the name suggests, this name is derived from the legendary Queen of Sheba.

Male Names for American Bobtails

  • Alex– Alex simply means, ‘defending men.’
  • Arthur– This one means as strong as a rock, follower of Thor and noble.
  • Atlas– Atlas means one who endures/ suffers.
  • Bongo– This name refers to some connected drums that are played with the use of hands.
  • Harley– This male American Bobtailname comes from the Harley Davidson, a renowned motorcycle brand.
  • Max/ Maximillian– These two names can be used interchangeably. They are both Latin words that mean the biggest or greatest.
  • Milo– This name was derived from the name of the cat in the movie known as the Milo and Otis. The name, however, has no specific meaning.
  • Nemo– Nemo is a name that comes from a classic science fiction novel called, ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea,’ written and published in 1870 by Jules Verne. The book featured a particular captain known as Nemo, and hence the name.
  • Noah– Noah represents a Hebrew masculine name that means comfort and rest.
  • Scooter– The scooter is an English name that means a crazy cool cat.

Cute & Fun Names for American Bobtail

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They’re not actually related to the wild bobcat, but their physical similarities are undeniable.

  • Anchovy- American BobtailCats love fish, and anchovies are naturally a shimmery silver! An unusual choice, but still adorable.
  • Aslan– Aslan the lion is on of the main characters “The Chronicles of Narnia”.
  • Artemis- For the Greek goddess of the beautiful silver moon. Also goddess of the hunt, and we all know what fearsome hunters American Bobtailcats are!
  • Ash- This can be short for either Ashton (for a male kitten) or Ashley (for a female), but either way, it evokes gray ashes. Great for an American Bobtailcat.
  • Axel- This cool name means someone who likes peace.
  • Bagheera– The black panther in “The Jungle Book”;
  • Bengie– A cute word pun on the American Bobtailname.
  • Blaze– A great name for a fast animal.
  • Diana- Artemis’ Roman counterpart. Also appropriate if your kitten is a little diva (as in Diana Ross!).
  • Disco- For a silver mirrored disco ball.
  • Dusty- A classic name for an American Bobtailcat.
  • Garfield– Beacuse Garfield is a boss!
  • Earl (or Lady!) Grey- Tea lovers will enjoy this one. A regal name for a regal gray kitty of any shade!
  • Lazarus- This name is often associated with being raised from the dead. Exotic indeed!
  • Mack (the Knife)- A tough name for a tough male American Bobtailkitten.
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Pepper- Another one that would be good for an American Bobtailcat with white markings, or even a tabby!

  • Maverick- This name means someone who plays by their own rules.
  • Mackerel- Like anchovies, mackerel are a beautiful shimmery silver colour– much like your gray cat!
  • Misty- Lovely for a lighter gray cat, bringing to mind beautiful gray mist on a mountain.
  • Monarch- For a very regal American Bobtailkitten indeed!
  • Norm- This name means from the North.
  • Opal- Wonderful for a gray cat with white spots, reminiscent of a multi-coloured opal stone!
  • Orion- This is the name of a mightier hunter in astronomy.
  • Pepper- Another one that would be good for an American Bobtailcat with white markings, or even a tabby!
  • Pearl- Wonderful for a female kitten with lighter-coloured grey fur, Pearl is a lovely classic name.
  • Prewitt- This odd name means a small but brave creature.
  • Rajah– The tiger in Aladdin;
  • Saber– As a tribute to the great saber-toothed cats.
  • Salem– Often used in movies as the name of a witch’s cat.
  • Scar– Simba’s evil uncle in “The Lion King”Simba: the main character in “The Lion King” movies.
  • Smokey- A classic moniker that works well for a male kitten.
American Bobtail Cat in the forest

Twilight- The grayish colour of the sky at dusk makes this name perfect for your American Bobtail kitten!

  • Soren- This powerful name means thunder.
  • Sterling- Sterling, as in silver. A wonderful option, especially for a light grey or silvery cat!
  • Rasputin- You could name your exotic cat after the Russian prognosticator.
  • Zane-Is a Hebrew form of John.
  • Rocco- This tough-sounding Italian name actually means rest.
  • Simba- This African name become far more popular after the movie The Lion King
  • Xander- This is short form of the Greek name Alexander.
  • Tinsel- A fun festive name, evoking the holidays and glitter all at once! Great for a female cat.
  • Silver Bell- For your Christmas kitty– or anyone who loves the holidays!
  • Zorro- Another name that evokes toughness as well as shining silver blades.
  • Inky- While many might associate this name with black cats, it is also a wonderful and unusual name choice for a dark American Bobtail kitten.
  • Topaz- For smokey gray topaz, a wonderful name for a female American Bobtail kitten.
  • Twilight- The grayish colour of the sky at dusk makes this name perfect for your American Bobtail kitten!
  • Blue- Refers to a cat’s colouring. It is a sweet name for an American Bobtail cat.
  • Periwinkle- A nice alternative to Lilac that would suit either gender.
  • Mouse- A cute name for your little mouser!
  • Smudge- A sweet name for an American Bobtail cat, and even sweeter if that gray has a little bit of another colour mixed in!
  • Foggy- Evoking silver-gray foggy mornings.
  • Nickels- A cute name for an American Bobtail cat whose fur shines like coins!
  • Pebble- Does your American Bobtail cat’s sleek fur remind you of a gray pebble on the beach? This might be the name for you!
  • Shade- Another classic name that works for either gender.
  • Vergrys- Afrikaans for “Gray”.
  • Slate- The color of a slate stone is gray.
  • Bluebell- Much like “blue”, this is a name that only an American Bobtail cat could pull off!
  • Mercury- Just like the liquid metal or the Roman trickster/messenger god, your choice!
  • Pinot Gris- A cute name for a wine lover’s cat!

American Bobtail Kitten Names For The Wild And Exotic

orange American Bobtail kitten

Tiger/Tigress- One of the greatest felines.

  • Amber– Amber is a color between orange and gold.
  • Butterscotch– Sweet name for a American Bobtail with warm gold fur.
  • Cheetah– Big, fast and agile.
  • Ginger– Great name if his/her fur is of reddish marking.
  • Hunter– All cats, to the core, are hunters. This name is as fun as it is cool.
  • Mowgli– Originally from the jungle. This name is perfectly accurate.
  • Leo– Gangstar cat name. Modern and loved by younger generations.
  • Leopard– great if your American Bobtail actually looks like a baby leopard.
  • Lion/Lioness– American Bobtails are the furry kings and queens of the house.
  • Lynx– Because Lynxes are cool YO!
  • Marble– A fantastic name if your cat is light gray or white, exactly like precious marble
  • Ocelot– A dwarf leopard that lives in South America.
  • Onyx– Absolutely cool sounding name for black American Bobtail cats;
  • Pepper– If you don’t like Onyx, you can go for pepper;
  • Shadow– sounds like a ninja’s name.
  • Speckles– The name says it all.
  • Spot– A classic, common and cute name;
  • Sunset– The beautiful coloring of many American Bobtail cats look almost like a sunset.
  • Tiger/Tigress– One of the greatest felines.

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