Literary Cat Names – Find the Perfect Author Name for Your Cat

According to an article by Time, “Studies Show Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People” researcher Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin presented findings at the annual Association for Psychological Science meeting that pointed to the differences in personalities of cat owners vs. dog owners as their reasoning behind the why cat owners tend to read more than dog owners.

Dog owners usually need to exercise their dog out of the house. So, even if the owner is an introvert, the dog will help push them to leave the house. Cats, however, are the ideal companion if your idea of a good day is settling down with a book and shutting out the rest of the world.

This was a long way of explaining why people often search the internet for inspiration to name their cats and kittens after famous authors or literary works. In my own research, I discovered people search Google for literary cat names daily.

And, that is why we’re here. There are centuries of authors’ names at our fingertips and you’ll likely grow exhausted if you think too hard or too long in an attempt to be thorough with the naming of your little fe-lion.

To assist the weeding process, we at KittyMews.com have decided to create a simple tool that will help you decide by your cat’s most distinguished personality trait. After selecting your cat’s trait, a shortened list of famous authors’ names will match those traits.

Please keep in mind that this list is evolving, not a finished piece. Your feedback can make this a much more comprehensive list.

Most Pronounced Personality Trait:

Silly & Fun & Weird
David Sedaris
Mindy Kaling
Douglas Adams
Tina Fey
Augusten Burroughs
Dave Barry
Ellen DeGeneres
Mark Twain
William Goldman
Seuss
Kurt Vonnegut
William S. Burroughs
Bukowski
Oscar Wilde

Adventure Fiction: (Adventurous)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Suzanne Collins
Jack London
Alexandre Dumas
Herman Melville
J. R. R. Tolkien
Daniel Defoe
Clive Cussler
Mark Twain
Johann David Wyss
Frank Herbert
Anthony Horowitz
Jules Verne
J. K. Rowling
Rudyard Kipling
Yann Martel
William Goldman
Seuss
Kerouac
Truman Copote
Homer

Love & Affection (Loving Lap Cat)
Erich Segal
Jane Austen
Shakespeare
Audrey Niffenegger
Rainbow Rowell
Nicholas Sparks
Francine Rivers
William Goldman
Boris Pasternak
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Kahlil Gibran
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lord Byron
E.E. Cummings
Whitman
Thoreau
Victor Hugo
Audre Lorde
Nikki Giovanni
Rumi
Pablo Neruda

Intellectual (Intelligent Philosopher)
Yann Martel
Plato
Friedrich Nietzsche
Lao Tze
Robert M. Pirsig
Sarah Bakewell
Boethius
Albert Camus
Simone de Beauvoir
Kahlil Gibran
Victor Hugo
Whitman
Hippocrates

Insistent/Bossy
Hemmingway
Faulkner
Baldwin
Tina Fey
Edith Wharton
Flannery O’Connor
Louisa May Alcott
Alice Walker

Loyal
Harper Lee
Steinbeck
Baldwin
Flannery O’Connor
Langston Hughes
Alice Walker
Audre Lorde
Nikki Giovanni
Hippocrates
Rumi

Laid Back
Twain
William S. Burroughs
Arthur Miller
Jeanette Winterson
Sara Gruen
Markus Zusak

Gentle
Dickens
Jane Austen
Harper Lee
Thoreau
Whitman
Mary Oliver
Emily Dickinson

Graceful
Hemmingway
Jane Austen
Steinbeck
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mary Oliver
Robert Frost
Audre Lorde

Dark & Mysterious
Sylvia Plath
Rupi Kaur
Edgar Allen Poe
Agatha Christie
Stephen King
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Karen Russell
Anne Rice

Wisdom (Wise)
Victor Hugo
Maya Angelou
Twain
Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mary Oliver
Whitman
Merwin
Rumi

Scrappy Survivor
Victor Hugo
Faulkner
Edith Wharton
Cheryl Strayed
Homer
Nikki Giovanni
Maya Angelou

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