350 Mystical & Celestial Space Cat Names

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If you are a fan of the stars, moon, outer space, or celestial objects, we have some inspiration for naming your cat that involves astronomy.

Here is a list of cat names inspired by the heavens, astrology, moon, stars, and the people who helped discover them.

Male Cat Names

  1. Achilles – This means “pain”.
  2. Adonis – Is a “lord”.
  3. Ajax – Is “of the Earth”.
  4. Anubis – This means “the God of Death”.
  5. Apollo – This means “destroyer”.
  6. Argo – Plain and simple, means “lazy”.
  7. Cupid – A “passionate desire”.
  8. Echo – A “reverberating sound”.
  9. Gandalf – Is a “staff-elf”.
  10. Griffin – Defined as “strong in faith”.
  11. Hades –This means “the unseen”.
  12. Hercules – This means “glory of Hera”.
  13. Hermes – Is an “interpreter”.
  14. Hero – Is a “brave one”.
  15. Horus – Is the “the distant one”.

Argo – Plain and simple, means “lazy”.

  1. Icarus – This is a “follower “.
  2. Jupiter – Is “the father of Zeus”.
  3. Knight – This means “youth”.
  4. Leo – This is defined as a “lion”.
  5. Loki – This means “god of the air”.
  6. Lynx –The name of a sub-orbital, rocket-powered spaceplane.
  7. Merlin – This means “sea fortress”.
  8. Midas – Is defined as “turned everything he touched to gold”.
  9. Neptune – This means “Poseidon”.
  10. Nyx – This means “personification”.
  11. Odin – This means “rage”.
  12. Odysseus – Is “anger”.
  13. Orion – Means “hunter”.
  14. Phoenix – This is a “deep red”.
  15. Sirius The name of the brightest star in the sky.

Loki – This means “god of the air”.

  1. Thor – Means “God of thunder”.
  2. Ulysses – The name of a space mission and spacecraft.
  3. Vulcan – This means “to flash”.

Female Cat Names

  1. Angelica – This means “angel”.
  2. Alba – An Italian and Spanish word for “dawn.”
  3. Alya – The name of a star.
  4. Amber – This means “yellowish-orange color”.
  5. Amethyst – This means “purple quartz.
  6. Andromeda – Galaxy name.
  7. Aries – The name of a zodiac constellation.
  8. Aurora – The Latin name for “dawn”.
  9. Bellatrix – The name of one of the stars in Orion.
  10. Caelum – A faint constellation in the Southern sky.
  11. Carina – The name of a constellation.
  12. Celeste – Meaning “heavenly” in Latin, Celeste refers to the night sky.

Bellatrix – The name of one of the stars in Orion.

  1. Celestia – A variation of Celeste.
  2. Clementine – The name of the first U.S. spacecraft launched to the moon.
  3. Crystal – This means “Earthly minerals”.
  4. Cygni – A binary star system in the constellation of Cygnus.
  5. Dawn – As in first light.
  6. Electra – The name of a European satellite.
  7. Estée – A variation of “Estelle” or “Esther”, meaning “star”.
  8. Estela – A Spanish name meaning “star”.
  9. Flare – As in “solar flare”, a sudden explosion of energy.
  10. Galaxy – A system of millions of stars, held together by gravitational attraction.
  11. Gamma – As in Gamma-ray.
  12. Garnet – A zodiac “red” gemstone.
  13. Haedi – A constellation.
  14. Halley – As in Halley’s comet.
  15. Hydra – The largest of 88 modern constellations.
  16. Jupiter – The fifth planet from the Sun.
  17. Libra – A zodiac constellation.

Estela – A Spanish name meaning “star”.

  1. Lyra – The name of the lyre-shaped constellation within Orpheus.
  2. Mimosa – The name of a constellation.
  3. Nebula – An astronomy term referring to a cloud of gas and dust in outer space.
  4. Neptune – Is the eighth and farthest-known solar planet from the Sun.
  5. Neutron – As in neutron star, a collapsed core of a massive supergiant star.
  6. Norma – The name of a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.
  7. Ophelia – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  8. Orbit – Refers to the curved path of a celestial object.
  9. Orion – One of the most recognizable constellations.
  10. Orpheus – The name of an asteroid and a space telescope.
  11. Ozone – The Earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
  12. Pan – This means “all or shepherd”.
  13. Pegasus – The name of a constellation in the northern sky.
  14. Pisces – A constellation of the zodiac.
  15. Pluto – The ninth planet from the Sun.
  16. Polaris – Also known as the North Star.
  17. Pollux – A bright star in the constellation of Gemini.

Mimosa – The name of a constellation.

  1. Pumpkin – This means “grace of God”.
  2. Rigel – Also known as Beta Orionis, one of the brightest stars in the sky.
  3. Rocket – As in rocket ship.
  4. Rose – This means “rose”.
  5. Roxana – A Persian name meaning “dawn” or “little star”.
  6. Sage – This is an “herb” or “prophet”.
  7. Sky – This one is self-explanatory.
  8. Sol – Meaning the Sun.
  9. Soleil – Refers to the Sun.
  10. Star – This one is self-explanatory.
  11. Stella – A name of Latin and Italian origin, meaning “star”.
  12. Sun – The star around which earth orbits.
  13. Talitha – The name of a constellation.
  14. Ursa – The name of the dipper constellations, are “Ursa Major” and “Ursa Minor”.
  15. Vega – The name of a star in the constellation of Lyra.
  16. Zaniah – The name of a star in the constellation of Lyra.
  17. Zora – A Persian name meaning “dawn”.

Unisex Cat Names

Roxana – A Persian name meaning “dawn” or “little star”.

  1. Alpha – After the star, Alpha Centauri.
  2. Altair – The name of a star.
  3. Aquila – The name of a constellation on the celestial equator.
  4. Astro – A term relating to outer space, the stars or celestial objects.
  5. Badar – The name of a satellite.
  6. Castor – The name of a bright star in the constellation of Gemini.
  7. Ciro – Italian variation of “Cyrus”, meaning “Sun”.
  8. Cloud – This one is self-explanatory!
  9. Dipper – As in “the Big Dipper” and the “Little Dipper”, constellations.
  10. Draco – The name of a constellation.
  11. Dragonfly – The name of a NASA spacecraft.
  12. Elio – An Italian and Spanish name derived from the Greek god of the Sun, Helios.
  13. Eros – The first asteroid ever studied from orbit.
  14. Flare – As in “solar flare”, a sudden explosion of energy.
  15. Galaxy – A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
  16. Gemini – A zodiac constellation.
  17. Genesis – The name of a NASA spacecraft.
  18. Hadar – The second brightest star in the southern constellation, Centaurus.
  19. Hubble – A famous space telescope.
  20. Indus – The name of a constellation in the southern sky.
  21. Magic – Means “full of wonder”.
  22. Malachite – This means “precious green gem”.
  23. Mars – The fourth planet from the Sun.
  24. Mercury – The most minor planet in our solar system.
  25. Meteor – A small body of matter from outer space enters the earth’s atmosphere.
  26. Rover – As in “Mars rover”.
  27. Samson – A Hebrew name meaning “Sun”.
  28. Saturn – The sixth planet from the Sun.
  29. Taurus – A zodiac constellation.
  30. Venus – The second planet from the Sun.
  31. Virgo – A zodiac constellation.
  32. Willow – This means “from the willow grove”.

Mystical Names For White Cats

Ciro – Italian variation of “Cyrus”, meaning “Sun”.

  1. Aster – A Greek unisex name, for “star.”
  2. Aura – Similar to a halo, an aura is a luminous field of radiation that surrounds all living things.
  3. Banshee – Beautiful women dressed in white or silver.
  4. Cosmo – This can be related to the world or the universe or the white flower.
  5. Danica – A girl’s name of Slavic and Latin origin meaning “morning star”.
  6. Estelle –  An old French name meaning “star.”
  7. Estella – Another version of Estelle.
  8. Esther – A biblical name that means “star.”
  9. Gardenia – This means “the flower”.
  10. Halo – A ring of light surrounding the head of a holy individual or deity.
  11. Luna – A Spanish word for the moon.
  12. Mega – An Indonesian name that means “cloud.”
  13. Milky – As in the Milky Way, the name of the galaxy that includes our solar system.
  14. Nova – Refers to a bright “new” star, that slowly fades over a few weeks.
  15. Pearl – This means “precious stone”. A lovely female name.
  16. Quartz – This means “ice”.
  17. Seren – Welsh for “star.”
  18. Star/Starr – From the English word star.
  19. Stella – The Latin word for “star.”
  20. Wanageeska – A native American name that means “white spirit”.

Mystical Black Cat Names

Nimbus – A Latin term meaning “dark cloud” which may refer to black cats.

  1. Astral – The substance of a second body that accompanies a human throughout life like a shadow.
  2. Chakra – Chakras are meeting points or nodes in one’s energy field or “subtle body.”
  3. Eclipse – The total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another.
  4. Fortune – Reverse that superstition that black cats are unlucky.
  5. Hades – Is a ruler of the underworld in ancient mythology.
  6. Jasper – This means “treasurer” or smooth stone.
  7. Jinx – This describes what people believe of black cats.
  8. Myth – Tradition, story, or legend, regarding mystical and supernatural beings.
  9. Nimbus – A Latin term meaning “dark cloud” which may refer to black cats.
  10. Omen – An event or sign that is a prophecy of the future.
  11. Onyx – A beautiful, shiny, black-colored stone.
  12. Oracle – Is a spirit or form which predicts the future.
  13. Orenda – An invisible power that inhabits all creatures and inanimate objects.
  14. Pagan – One whose religious beliefs predate those of the main world religions.
  15. Pluto – This name is for the underworld’s ruler and the black cat’s name in the famous Edgar Allan Poe story.
  16. Raven – The raven is associated with Apollo and prophesy in Greek mythology. The raven was a messenger of the gods and a seen as a symbol of bad luck.
  17. Rumi – Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, was a famous mystic and poet.
  18. Salem – This means tranquility of silence.
  19. Sphinx – A mythical creature from a culture that idolized cats.
  20. Tenebris – This is the Latin term for “darkness”.
  21. Voodoo – A practice that is viewed as dark and mystical.
  22. Wicca – A name for a black cat that references the mystical women who traditionally owned them.

Moon Names For Male and Female Cats

Oracle – Is a spirit or form which predicts the future.

  1. Anthe – A moon of Saturn.
  2. Ariel – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  3. Artemis – In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the moon.
  4. Atlas – The inner moon of Saturn.
  5. Bianca – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  6. Bulan – The moon deity who is in charge of nighttime.
  7. Elara – The eighth-largest moon of Jupiter.
  8. Europa – A moon of Jupiter.
  9. Callisto – The name of Jupiter’s second-largest moon.
  10. Calypso – A moon of Saturn.
  11. Carpo – A moon of Jupiter.
  12. Cordelia – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  13. Cressida – Another name for one of Uranus’ moons.
  14. Cupid – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  15. Dia – One of Jupiter’s moons.
  16. Diana – the Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, and childbirth.
  17. Hilal – Turkish, means “crescent moon”
  18. Iapetus – A moon of Saturn. The meaning is “to wound.”
  19. Janus – A moon of Saturn.
  20. Juliet – Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  21. Larissa – A moon of Neptune.
  22. Leda – A moon of Jupiter.
  23. Luna – Latin name for “moon”.
  24. Lunar – This refers to the moon.
  25. Miranda – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  26. Moon – This one is obvious.
  27. Narvi – A moon of Saturn.
  28. Nix – The name of a satellite of Pluto. The satellite was named after a Greek goddess of the night named Nyx.
  29. Oberon – A moon of Uranus, and king of the fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  30. Pandora – The name of one of Saturn’s moons.
  31. Peggy – A moon of Saturn.
  32. Phobos – A moon of Mars.
  33. Phoebe – The name of one of Saturn’s moons.
  34. Portia – The name of one of Uranus’ moons.
  35. Selene – The goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.
  36. Styx – A moon of Pluto.
  37. Thebe – A moon of Jupiter
  38. Titania – The largest of the moons of Uranus.
  39. Umbriel – A moon of Uranus.

Celestial Names For Male And Female Cats

Diana – the Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, and childbirth.

  1. Aega – According to Greek mythology, her mother was an earth goddess who hid her from the Titans when they attacked Mount Olympia. She is a moon Goddess.
  2. Aine – She is the goddess of love and light. She brings light to the dark.
  3. Amruta – Sanskrit for Immortal. Ray of light.
  4. Anahita – Means a river goddess of Venus and the moon.
  5. Angel – God’s messenger.
  6. Apollo – Apollo was the god of the sun in Greek mythology.
  7. Ariel – Is an angel of intuition and dreams.
  8. Aries – The astrological sign for babies born between March 21st and April 19th.
  9. Artemis – Greek goddess of hunting was female.
  10. Asia – Greek for sunrise.
  11. Astra – This name translates to “star” and means “divine strength” in Latin.
  12. Astrid – Dutch/Norse for star.
  13. Aten – Disc of the day or sun.
  14. Atlas – Atlas was a mythological Titan who carried the world on his shoulders.
  15. Azmidi – Is a multiple star system.
  16. Badru – It means born during a full moon.
  17. Bendis – The ancient goddess of the moon and hunting.
  18. Bianca – Bianca is the name of one of Uranus’s moons.
  19. Bulan – The moon deity who is in charge of nighttime.
  20. Caelum – This faint constellation in the Southern Hemisphere means heaven.
  21. Callisto – This is a Greek name meaning most beautiful. It is one of Jupiter’s moons.

Astra – This name translates to “star” and means “divine strength” in Latin.

  1. Calypso – She who hides. Name of one of the ships from Star Trek.
  2. Celaeno – A star in the constellation of Taurus and also means “the dark one”.
  3. Celeste – Heavenly or the name also refers to the night sky.
  4. Chang Xi – Mother of twelve moons in Chinese.
  5. Charon – This name means keen gaze and Charon is the name of Pluto’s moon.
  6. Chertan – A star in the constellation Leo.
  7. Cielo – Means “Sky.”
  8. Comet – A celestial object consisting of ice and dust, and when near the Sun, a ‘tail’ of gas and dust.
  9. Cordelia – Daughter of the sea in Larin. It is also the name of one of Uranus’s moons.
  10. Cosmos – Means “the universe.”
  11. Cressida – Means gold in Greek. It is the name of a star.
  12. Cynthia – Another name for Artemis, the moon goddess.
  13. Cyrus – Persian for sun.
  14. Dae-Soon – Korean for lunar goddess.
  15. Danica – Venus or morning star in Slavic.
  16. Dawn – The first appearance of daybreak or light.
  17. Deva – A moon goddess in Hindu. Brightness and radiance.
  18. Diana – She was a goddess of the moon, hunting, and childbirth in Roman mythology.
  19. Dorado – One of the 88 modern constellations.
  20. Eden – Paradise or heaven.
  21. Elgafar – A star in the zodiac constellation of Virgo

Celeste – Heavenly or the name also refers to the night sky.

  1. Elio – The Greek god of the sun.
  2. Estella – This name means star. Alternatively, you could use Estelle.
  3. Ewan – From the yew tree.
  4. Felis – Constellation meaning “cat” in Latin.
  5. Gudja – Reddish star in the constellation Serpens
  6. Hanwi – She was a goddess who lived with the sun and then was forced to become a goddess of the night.
  7. Heaven – Home of the gods and the angels.
  8. Helene – Bright shining one.
  9. Helios – The Greek god of the sun.
  10. Hoku – Hawaiian for star.
  11. Hydrus – The male water snake; constellation
  12. Isaac – Means “God laughed.”
  13. Juno – It means queen of the heavens.
  14. Jupiter – Father Zeus.
  15. Kamaria – Moon or moonlight.
  16. Keid – A triple star system
  17. Kraz – Yellowish star located in the constellation Corvus
  18. Mars – The Roman god of war. It is the 4th planet from the sun in our solar system.
  19. Marsic – A giant star that can be seen by the naked eye
  20. Meridian – The meridian is the invisible line the moon passes over to create night.
  21. Micah – “Who is like God”

Mars – The Roman god of war. It is the 4th planet from the sun in our solar system.

  1. Mizar – A star in the constellation, The Big Dipper, when paired with the name “Alcor,” makes fun and creative names for twin boys
  2. Moira – Gaelic. Star of the sea. A unique name, plus who doesn’t love Schitt’s Creek?
  3. Nova – Of Latin origin, meaning “new,” is also the term for a star that massively increases brightness.
  4. Ophelia – Greek. Helper. Ophelia is the name of one of Uranus’s moons.
  5. Orpheus – “The darkness of the night.”
  6. Pandora – Pandora is the name of one of Saturn’s moons.
  7. Pegasus – A winged horse or mythical flying horse.
  8. Phoebe – Bright and shining. Phoebe was a Titan associated with the moon.
  9. Portia – French for pig. Portia is one of Uranus’s moons.
  10. Ravi – Sanskrit for Sun.
  11. Rhiannon – Goddess of the moon. Divine Queen of the Fairies.
  12. Rory – Dawn. A variation of the name Aurora.
  13. Roxanne – This name means dawn.
  14. Sabik – One of two stars in the constellation Ophiuchus.
  15. Saros The saros is a period of time used to predict eclipses and means “to sweep.”
  16. Saturn – Relating to the sun.
  17. Skye – It refers to the Scottish Isle of Skye and has a celestial meaning of the sky above.
  18. Soma – Goddess of the moon.
  19. Stella –  A “Celestial star.”
  20. Stellan – Calm or peaceful one. It can also be the male version of Stella, which is Latin for star.
  21. Sunna – The Goddess of the sun.
  22. Themis – Meaning “divine law,” Themis is also the name of a large asteroid.
  23. Titan – Titan is the largest of Saturn’s moons, also the name of an ancient race of giants in Greek mythology.
  24. Toliman – Name of an orange star in the constellation Centaurus.
  25. Vega – Meaning “falling star” or “swooping eagle.”
  26. Wurren – A main star in the constellation Phoenix
  27. Yemanja – The crescent moon represented a Brazilian goddess of the oceans
  28. Zodiac – This belt-shaped part of the sky contains the twelve signs of Western astrology. It means “cycle or circle of little animals.”

Astronomy Male And Female Cat Names

Phoebe – Bright and shining. Phoebe was a Titan associated with the moon.

  1. Addison – Means ‘child of Adam’.
  2. Alya – This short Arabic girls’ name means “sky.”
  3. Anan – Hebrew boys’ name that means “cloud.”
  4. Angel – Meaning ‘god’s messenger’ in Greek.
  5. Apollo – After NASA’s Apollo program.
  6. Araceli – Spanish name meaning “altar of the sky.”
  7. Armstrong – Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.
  8. Astrid – A Scandinavian name that means “divinely beautiful.”
  9. Auriga – Latin for “charioteer.”
  10. Avery – Meaning ‘Ruler of elves’.
  11. Buzz Aldrin – Second man on the moon.
  12. Carina – Latin meaning “beloved,” this is also the name of the second brightest star in the sky.
  13. Cassiopeia – Cassiopeia is the name of a character in Ancient Greek mythology.
  14. Celeste – A French girl’s name which means “heavenly.”
  15. Celine – This French girls’ name is devised from a Roman family name meaning “heaven.”
  16. Ceres – Meaning ‘goddess of the corn’ in Greek.
  17. Crux – Means “the most important point at issue.”
  18. Dawn – From the English word for the first sunrise each day.
  19. Dylan – Meaning ‘son or daughter of the sea’. Bob Dylan is a famous Nobel Prize-winning songwriter and singer.
  20. Eden – Meaning ‘paradise’.
  21. Galileo – Galileo Galilei is often credited as the father of modern astronomy and scientific method. Observed evidence to back up the view that the Earth goes round the sun.
  22. Halley – Edmond Halley described the orbit of several comets, discovering Halley’s comet.
  23. Helios – Greek god of the sun.
  24. Herschel – Caroline Herschel discovered several comets.
  25. Hoku – Is a Hawaiin name that means ‘star’.
  26. Jaden – Means ‘whom God has judged, heard’ in Hebrew.
  27. Jemison – Mae Carol Jemison was the first black woman in space.
  28. Kalan – In Hawaiian means “the heavens.”
  29. Kepler – Johannes Kepler produced a famous work on planetary motion.
  30. Lani – Is another Hawaiian name meaning “heaven.”

Astrid – A Scandinavian name that means “divinely beautiful.”

  1. Leavitt – Henrietta Swann Leavitt catalogued many stars, discovering the relationship between luminosity and stars that allowed Edwin Hubble to prove the universe is expanding.
  2. Lyra – Is one of the brightest stars in the sky. The lyra is a string instrument belonging to the
  3. Mega – A Unisex Indonesian name that means “cloud.”
  4. Meridian – Means the ‘highest point’. It is also considered as an imaginary north-south line.
  5. Micah – Means ‘who is like god’.
  6. Newton – Isaac Newton discovered gravity and coming up with laws of motion, Newton also invented the reflecting telescope.
  7. Orpheus – The name means “the talons”.
  8. Phoebe – Means ‘one of Saturn’s moons. According to Greek mythology, Phoebe was one of the Greek titans.
  9. Sally – Sally Ride was the third woman and first American woman in space.
  10. Sky – Comes from the English word sky.
  11. Somerville – Mary Somerville was the first woman to be a member of the Royal Astronomical Society alongside Caroline Hershel.
  12. Suhail – Is an Arabic and Persian name that means “level.”
  13. Ursa – This name means “bear.”
  14. Valentina – Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space.
  15. Vesper – Means ‘evening star’.
  16. Yuri – Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.

If you are searching for a special name for your feline star, space is the perfect place to start. Whether you choose a moon name, a name based on astronomy, or a celestial name, your selection is likely to be captivating and out of this world!

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