Our pets are like our babies here in the south – we treat them like we would our children, and they are just as important! So it’s no surprise that in the southern United States we have our own unique names for our beloved cats.

Southern Living has rounded up the most popular cat names here in the south, and we love all of them! It's interesting to note that a lot of these names are based on literary characters, and even some southern authors! See if your favorite furry friend's name is on here.


  • Begonia
  • Beignet
  • Bowood
  • Buster
  • Calpurnia
  • Capote
  • Chow-Chow
  • Cleo
  • Dahlia
  • Eudora
  • Jasper
  • Julep
  • Ketchup
  • Kudzu
  • Mr. Whiskers
  • Mrs / Ms Kitty
  • Nola
  • Pickles
  • Precious
  • Scarlett
  • Shrimpy
  • Tallulah
  • Tuna
  • Turnip
  • Zelda


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