385 Warrior Cat Names Tough and Strong Options for Your Cat

Bringing a new feline into your home is exciting, but what do you call the little furball? The world has plenty of cats named after cartoon characters (Garfield, Fritz, Heathcliff) and movie stars (Church, Jinx, Keanu), but have you considered using a name from Erin Hunter’s Warrior series? The first novel, Warriors: The Prophecies Begin, debuted in 2003. Since its release, seven sub-series numbering 42 books have expanded the Warrior’s universe.


How To Name Your Cat

When trying to find the perfect name, watch your new pet’s behavior for a few clues. Is the animal a skilled leaper, or does it enjoy hiding under the couch or bed? Physical characteristics such as the cat’s color, size, and hair length can also help you decide on a name. In the Warriors series, the first part of a warrior cat’s name refers to something in nature or a color. The suffix describes the cat’s personality.

Newborn cats in the books have a “kit” suffix, and apprentices have “paw” at the end of their names. We’ve compiled a hefty list of Warrior names, Rogue names, Ancient names, Kittypet names, and original combinations.

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Kittypet Names for Your Cat

Kittypet names do not follow the Warrior formula, and they sound more like ordinary cats. Twolegs feed and care for Kittypets, but warrior cats consider them lazy, fat, and inferior. When warriors are no longer welcome in their clan, they’re banished from the area. Some cats revert to their Kittypet names, and others take on rogue names. Princess and Marmalade are two examples of cat names that were common before the Warrior novels were released.

  • Ajax
  • Algernon
  • Bella
  • Benny
  • Bess
  • Betsy
  • Boris
  • Brandy
  • Bumble
  • Cherry
  • Cody
  • Echo
  • Flower
  • Frankie
  • Fuzzball
  • Hal
  • Hattie
  • Henry
  • Hussar
  • Hutch
  • Jacques
  • Jake
  • Jay
  • Jessy
  • Jigsaw
  • Jingo
  • Lily
  • Loki
  • Marmalade
  • Max
  • Max
  • Minty
  • Oscar
  • Parsnip
  • Pickle
  • Pixie
  • Polly
  • Princess
  • Purdy
  • Red
  • Riga
  • Rose
  • Rosy
  • Rusty
  • Sasha
  • Scarlet
  • Scourge
  • Seville
  • Smudge
  • Snowdrop
  • Susan
  • Tom
  • Twig
  • Velmar
  • Velvet
  • Victor
  • Webster
  • Yew
  • Zelda
  • Ziggy
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Popular Main Character Warrior Names for Your Cat

Compared to Kittypets, warrior cat names are more descriptive and unique. However, some rogue cats retain their familiar names, like Brick, when they become members of a clan. Characters like Ashfur appear friendlier in the early stories, but their personalities drastically change due to traumatic events. Also known as the dark warrior or imposter, Ashfur is a long-haired gray cat with a torn ear. He was considered a romantic at first, but later, he possesses the body of Bramblestar and becomes a dictatorial leader.

  • Ashfur
  • Berrynose
  • Birchfall
  • Blackstar
  • Blossomfall
  • Bone
  • Boulder
  • Brackenfur
  • Bramblestar
  • Breezepelt
  • Briarlight
  • Brick
  • Brightheart
  • Brokenstar
  • Brook
  • Bumblestripe
  • Cinderheart
  • Clawface
  • Cloudtail
  • Clovertail
  • Crookedstar
  • Crowfeather
  • Darkstripe
  • Dawnpelt
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  • Deadfoot
  • Dovewing
  • Dustpelt
  • Echosong
  • Featherwhisker
  • Ferncloud
  • Firestar
  • Flametail
  • Foxleap
  • Goosefeather
  • Graystripe
  • Gremlin
  • Hawkheart
  • Hazeltail
  • Heatherstar
  • Heathertail
  • Hollyleaf
  • Honeyfern
  • Ice
  • Ivypool
  • Jayfeather
  • Leafpool
  • Leafstar
  • Leopardfoot
  • Lilyheart
  • Longtail
  • Mappleshade
  • Molewhisker
  • Mosskit
  • Mousefur
  • Mousewhisker
  • Mudclaw
  • Needletail
  • Nightcloud
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  • Nightstar
  • Onestar
  • Patchfoot
  • Petalnose
  • Pinestar
  • Poppyfrost
  • Rainwhisker
  • Rootspring
  • Rosepetal
  • Sandstorm
  • Scraps
  • Sharpclaw
  • Snake
  • Snipe
  • Sootfur
  • Sorreltail
  • Sparrowpelt
  • Spiderleg
  • Spottedleaf
  • Squirrelflight
  • Stormfur
  • Sunstar
  • Swiftbreeze
  • Tallstar
  • Tawnypelt
  • Thornclaw
  • Tigerheart
  • Tigerstar
  • Toadstep
  • Whitestorm
  • Whitewing
  • Yellowfang
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Ancient Names for Your Cat

Hailing from the Lake Territory, the ancients preceded the warrior cat clans. They relocated from the lake to the mountains and formed the Tribe of Rushing Water. Ancient names are similar to Warrior names, but a space separates the prefix and suffix. Jagged Peak is an ancient who broke his leg after falling out of a tree. He was banished by Clear Sky for not contributing to the clan, but he eventually returned to help the clan battle One Eye.

  • Bright Stream
  • Broken Feather
  • Clear Sky
  • Cloud Spots
  • Cloudy Sun
  • Crow Muzzle
  • Dancing Leaf
  • Dewy Leaf
  • Dove’s Wing
  • Fallen Leaves
  • Falling Dusk
  • Falling Feather
  • Fluttering Bird
  • Furled Bracken
  • Gray Wing
  • Half Moon
  • Hawk Swoop
  • Hollow Tree
  • Jagged Peak
  • Jay Frost
  • Jay’s Wing
  • Lion’s Roar
  • Melting Ice
  • Misty Water
  • Moon Shadow
  • Morning Star
  • Moth Flight
  • One Eye
  • Quick Water
  • Quiet Rain
  • River Ripple
  • Running Fox
  • Running Horse
  • Shaded Moss
  • Sharp Hail
  • Shattered Ice
  • Shy Fawn
  • Silver Frost
  • Snow Hare
  • Stone Song
  • Strong Pounce
  • Sun Shadow
  • Tall Shadow
  • Turtle Tail
  • Twisted Branch
  • Whispering Breeze
  • Wind Runner
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Rogue Cat Names for Your Cat

If you have a feisty cat with aggressive tendencies, you might consider giving it a Rogue cat name. Rogue cats are exiles who do not follow the rules of the clan. They’re violent creatures who often raid the clans for supplies and kill their members. One of the most notorious Rogues is Sol. Sol is not as fierce as the villain Tigerstar, but he can influence other clan members, and his manipulations nearly destroy the clans by pitting them against each other.

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Original Warrior Cat Names

The Warrior books have inspired fans to create original names based on the warrior clan rules. Some avid readers love the series so much that they wrote original stories and full-length novels. To develop an original title, you can create two columns of prefixes and suffixes. Mix and match the words until you find a combination that personifies your new pet. Here are the original names we created for inspiration.

  • Applepaw
  • Aspenwhisker
  • Badgerpaw
  • Blizzardlake
  • Brambleberry
  • Bramblefight
  • Brambleheart
  • Crowfish
  • Daisypaw
  • Dawnheart
  • Deerblossom
  • Driftcreek
  • Duckrock
  • Emberback
  • Fawnpetal
  • Ferretpatch
  • Flamespiral
  • Frostwhisper
  • Furzeflame
  • Goosecreek
  • Hailstar
  • Lostpaw
  • Mosscloud
  • Mosswhisper
  • Mossypaw
  • Mothcloud
  • Otterstar
  • Otterwind
  • Ripplepaw
  • Rubblewish
  • Ruststar
  • Splashflank
  • Springflame
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  • Springrunner
  • Stagrock
  • Steamgaze
  • Stumpyfrost
  • Toadshade
  • Toadsun
  • Troutpaw
  • Vinerock
  • Vinestar
  • Weaselgaze
  • Willowstar
  • Witheredpaw


Final Thoughts

Warrior novels have delighted readers for nearly 20 years, and in April 2022, the next book, River, is due for release. Choosing a name from the series or creating an original warrior name are excellent choices for your new family member. Whether the cat struts around like a Yellowfang or guards your home against invaders like Mapleshade, we’re confident your little warrior will provide several years of love, mischief, and entertainment.

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