16 Clever Names For Your Maine Coon Cat

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on March 12, 2017

Anyone who has a Maine Coon cat knows that they’re special. Along with their gorgeous mane-like coats, their ear tufts, huge paws, and affectionate personalities make them a favorite breed among cat lovers.

Whether you’ve just gotten a kitten or rescued an older cat, consider these 15 clever names for your Maine Coon. Already have one of these beauties at home? Share his or her name in the comments below!

1. Portland

Honor the state for which this breed was named after by calling him Portland, one of Maine’s most prominent cities.

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2. Meeko

You may remember this as the name of the mischievous raccoon in Disney’s Pocahontas, a character that your cat may even resemble!

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3. Tuffy

Name her after one of the things you love most about her: those fluffy tufts in her ears!

4. Bigfoot

Another one of our favorite features are those giant, velvety paws! Or, you could go with…

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5. Yeti / Sasquatch

They’re furry, mystical creatures, after all! Sasquatch is thought to dwell in warmer regions, while the Yeti is associated with the Arctic, according to Newsweek.

6. Lynx

How about a nod to one of her wildcat cousins? They certainly have those furry ears in common!

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7. Gryffindor

Perhaps your kitty reminds you of your favorite Harry Potter house at Hogwarts! “Griff” also makes a great nickname for your courageous cat.

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8. Diamond

They say “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”; so call your best friend Diamond!

9. Leo

Are you into astrology? Call your kitty the name of the star sign that’s symbolized by a lion.

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10. Shisa

These mystical dog-lion hybrids are guardian symbols from China. If you have a protective cat, consider this strong name!

11. Merlin

If your feline seems to have magical powers, name him after this legendary wizard.

12. Pharaoh

Your cat is king of the house, so think about giving him the title of an ancient Egyptian monarch.

13. Captain

Are you the seafaring type? Since Maine is a coastal state, “Captain” for your Coon is very fitting!

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14. Autumn

Your kitty has a coat to equip her for cold weather, so call her something inspired by the cooler seasons.

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15. Cub

Does your Coon remind you of a baby big cat? Try this adorable name!

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16. Aslan

If you’re a literary fan, the name of the majestic “Great Lion” from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is perfect for your Maine Coon.