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Best Cat Names Inspired by the Bible

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Choosing a name for your cat is tough. It’s a decision that will stick with your four-legged friends for the rest of their lives, after all. Some people choose cat names based on their fur baby’s physical attributes or personality traits, while others look to history or pop culture for inspiration. And some turn toward their faith when naming a cat. We’re going to look at the best cat names inspired by the Bible.

What does the Bible say about cats?

Surprisingly little! Cats do not play as big of a role in the Bible as dogs do. (Though we hate to break it to you, dogs don’t get cast in the best light in the Good Book.) There are two mentions of cats in the Bible. The first is in Psalms 73:7: “These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for!” (NLT) In this verse, likely written by Asaph, cats are a metaphor for people who are evil, yet somehow still prosper. Then, in Jeremiah 1:22, cats get a minor shout-out: “Upon their bodies and heads sit bats, swallows, and birds, and the cats also.” (KJV) But that’s about it as far as the Bible’s interest in domesticated cats is concerned.

And yet, many cat owners see their four-legged friends as a blessing. As such, they want their cat’s name to reflect how meaningful they are. Whether renaming an adopted cat or bestowing a name upon a new kitten, using the Bible is one way to find the perfect name for a cat. The Bible contains many beautiful, timeless names with rich history and traditions. Additionally, many of these names are associated with virtues such as loyalty, courage, and strength – all qualities people cherish in their furry friends. So it’s no wonder you might turn to the Bible to find a name for your feline.

If you’re considering a Christian cat moniker, here are some of the best cat names inspired by the Bible.

Male cat names inspired by the Bible

  • Abel
  • Abraham
  • Adam
  • Amos
  • Benjamin
  • Caleb
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Elijah
  • Ephraim
  • Ezra
  • Gideon
  • Isaac
  • Isaiah
  • Jacob
  • Jeremiah
  • Jesse
  • Joel
  • John
  • Jonah
  • Joseph
  • Joshua
  • Judah
  • Lazarus
  • Levi
  • Luke
  • Malachi
  • Matthew
  • Micah
  • Moses
  • Nathan
  • Noah
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • Reuben
  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • Seth
  • Solomon
  • Timothy
  • Titus
  • Zacharias
  • Zadok
  • Zebulun
  • Zechariah

Female cat names inspired by the Bible

  • Abigail
  • Anna
  • Bathsheba
  • Deborah
  • Delilah
  • Dinah
  • Elizabeth
  • Esther
  • Eve
  • Hagar
  • Hannah
  • Jael
  • Jezebel
  • Joanna
  • Judith
  • Leah
  • Lois
  • Lydia
  • Magdalene
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Miriam
  • Naomi
  • Phoebe
  • Priscilla
  • Rachel
  • Rebekah
  • Rhoda
  • Ruth
  • Salome
  • Sarah
  • Susanna
  • Tabitha
  • Tamar
  • Tirzah
  • Vashti
  • Veronica
  • Virginia
  • Zillah
  • Zilpah

Now that you have ample ideas for cat names inspired by the Bible, check out our lists of cat names based on breed, theme, and color!

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