Shakespeare Inspired Cat Names

If for you – “the play’s the thing” – then a Shakespeare Cat Name may be the purrfect choice. Shakespeare wrote many plays: 38 actually. Comedies, tragedies, and dramas, are all filled with fascinating characters who could inspire that next, great cat or kitten name. We think the “Bard of Avon” would agree!

  • Revel – Shakespeare used many words as a writer, which is no surprise to anyone. “Revel” is one of them, and it means “play!” For your super playful and fun cat, this could be the purrfect cat name for them!
  • Ophelia (Hamlet) – A character known for her delicate beauty and innocence (and also her oh, so poor taste in men), this could be a great choice if you have a lovely and beautiful female cat. After all, doesn’t your kitty look oh so innocent while sneaking cat treats out of the cabinet?
  • Lady Macbeth ( Macbeth) – Most are aware that Lady Macbeth was kind of a scary character in Macbeth. But look at it this way, if you have a female cat who simply won’t be intimidated by anyone, even when taken to the v-e-t, this could be the purrfect choice in cat or kitten names for them.
  • Romeo and Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) – These star crossed lovers are some of Shakespeare’s best known characters. In this romantic play, they are destined for each other. This could be the purrfect set of cat names if you have a pair of cats, or to choose one of them for your male or female cat.
  • Banquo (Macbeth) – Many know the ghost from Macbeth. No, we don’t think your cat is very spooky! But this cat name could be a good choice if your kitty seems to appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, you just never quite know where they are.
  • Othello (Othello) – Some cats just seem to rule the roost. They know – and so do you – the very instant they set a paw in your home. If you’ve got one of these royal cats with a touch of nobility, then Othello could be the purrfect cat name for your cat or kitten.
  • Desdemona (Othello) – This is Othello’s wife, a very tragic heroine. She is noble and has a big, caring heart. If you have a cat with that royal attitude, but also a bit of sweetness too, this could be a great cat name for a female cat. And Othello and Desdemona could be purrfect cat or kitten pair names too!
  • Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream) – This mischievous elf in Midsummer Night’s Dream is both naughty and fun. And what cat or kitten isn’t a bit of both? Give your cat this purrfect cat name!
  • Kate (Taming of the Shrew) – Somehow you seem to know right away, “Now, this cat just has a mind of their own.” Kate could be the purrfect choice for a cat name for your female cat with a strong personality.
  • Marc Anthony (Julius Ceasar) – Is your cat or kitten a mighty warrior, who will do battle with a cat toy or stalk the birds at the bird feeder in the kitchen window with a vengeance? Name them after this great general.
  • Julius Ceasar (Julius Ceasar) – If you have a male cat who has that take charge personality, maybe even a bit bossy at times, then why not name them Julius Ceaser? After all, very few said, “No” to him!
  • Falstaff (Henry the IV) – This friendly, outgoing soldier always knew how to have a great time, wherever he went. And what cat or kitten doesn’t know how to do that? This could be the purrfect cat name, especially for your bigger than average feline – Falstaff was kind of a big guy!


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