Cat Names that Start with S (100+ Cat Name Ideas)

Congratulations on bringing home a new kitten!

Now, it is time to get your new furry feline friend a great name that starts with the majestic letter “S”. You have probably brainstormed hundreds of cat names starting with S and you can’t seem to get the perfect name that fits your kitten.

With our list of cat names starting with S, you can be sure to get the right one for your kitten. Our names are derived from different countries and cultures.

Some names have been inspired by movie and cartoon characters. Have fun going through our list and you’ll be sure to get the perfect name that blends well with your cat’s behavior, temperament and culture.

Cat names that start with 'S' for Male cats

Some of the top cat names for male cats include the following:

Steve- Steve originated from the Greek name “Stephanos” and it means “crown”.

Seb- Seb is the short form of the name “Sebastian”, and it means “venerable”. It a perfect name choice for a loving cat, and it is often given to the butler character in movies and books.

Scout- In the military, a scout refers to a person sent to the field ahead of the main force to gather information about the enemy or their movements. It an ideal name for cats that love to explore the outdoors.

Samson- This name draws its inspiration from the biblical character known for his great strength and muscular nature. If you have a big and muscular cat, this may be the name you’ve been looking for.

Saul- Like Samson, Saul is another name draws inspiration from a biblical character. Saul was the name given to Apostle Paul who preached the gospel after spending his prior period persecuting Christians in the New Testament. This name means “prayed for”, and it could be the perfect name for the rescue cat or stray cat that you adopted.

Sherlock- Sherlock is a English name given to a person with closely cut hair. You can give this name to a short-haired cat or hairless cat.

Simba- Simba is a Swahili word that refers to a lion or a very brave person. It’s a perfect name for your brave cat that will not allow strangers get into the house.

Simon- Simon is a Greek name that means “obedient” or “listening”. It draws inspiration from a bible character known as Simeon, an old man that recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It’s a great name for an obedient cat that listens and respects your instructions.

Sterling: Sterling is an English name that means “pure” or “of high quality”. It also draws inspiration from the English football player “Sterling Sharpe”. It a perfect name for your white cat or your favorite cat.

Cat names starting with 'S' for Female cats

Sabrina- Sabrina is a Latin word that means “from the boundary” or “white rose”. It is mostly used in the Western European cultures and sometimes in Islamic countries. The name also draws inspiration from movies titles such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Serena- Serena is another great name derived from the Latin word “Serenus” and it means “tranquil” or “peaceful”. The name is also borrowed from the name of an early saint in Italy, Saint Serena of Rome. Cat owners may also draw inspiration from the American Tennis star Serena Williams.

Saida: The name Saida has an Arabic origin and means “lucky”, “fortunate” or “huntress”. It is usually pronounced “SAY-dah”

Savannah- Savannah is a Spanish name than means “Treeless Plain”. The name may be inspired by a cat breed that is popular in the US. Savannah also refers to open grasslands that have scattered bushes that are common in tropical Africa.

Sadie: Sadie is another beautiful name that you can give your kitten, and it means “princess”. Some people use the name to mean a character that is sweet and funny.

Stella: Stella is a Latin word that means “Star”. It was used by the ancient poet Sir Philip Sidney inn his poem collection title “Astrophel and Stella”. It is given to a character with a sense of humor.

Simone- Simone is the female variant of the male word “Simon” and it also means “the obedient”, or the “one who hears”. It’s is a great for your female cat that obeys your instructions.

Shakira- Shakira is an Arabic female name that means “thankful” or “grateful”. It is the female variant of the male name “Shakir”. This name is inspired by the Columbian singer and songwriter Shakira whose father emigrated from Lebanon to Columbia when she was five.

Saber- Saber is a French name that means “sword”. If you have an aggressive female cat, the name “saber” fits perfectly in describing her temperament.

Other cat names starting with 'S' that you can consider:

  • Sage
  • Salem
  • Sammy
  • Sangria
  • Santana
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Sacha
  • Sable
  • Sabina
  • Sagara
  • Saffie
  • Sadie Mae
  • Saffron
  • Sahira
  • Sahana
  • Saki
  • Sakura
  • Sade
  • Salvadora
  • Salva
  • Salvia
  • Salwa
  • Samantha
  • Samuela
  • Sam
  • Sancia
  • Sandrine
  • Scamp
  • Scarlett
  • Scamp
  • Scatcat
  • Scoop
  • Scratchy
  • Scota
  • Scully
  • Scroonge
  • Scrappy
  • Schnapps
  • Scooter
  • Scotch
  • Scotty
  • Selena
  • Shadow
  • Sherbet
  • Shayla
  • Sheba
  • Sheela
  • Sheila
  • Shelley
  • Shere Khan
  • Shelby
  • Sherise
  • Sheriff
  • Sherise
  • Sherri
  • Sherry
  • Sheryl
  • Shiane
  • Shiro
  • Shiraz
  • Shirlex
  • Short
  • Shreya
  • Sheridan
  • Sheena
  • Shay
  • Shirley
  • Shiko
  • Shiloh
  • Sinatra
  • Sinbad
  • Skylar
  • Smokey
  • S'mores
  • Snowball
  • Sonny
  • Sorbet
  • Sox
  • Sparkles
  • Spencer
  • Sphinx
  • Sprinkles
  • Spunky
  • Stallone
  • Storm
  • Sugar
  • Suki
  • Sultan
  • Sundance
  • Sunkist
  • Sunny
  • Sydney
  • Sylvester
  • Sylvie
  • Syringa
  • Syna
  • Symphony
  • Sykes

With our compilation of cat names that start with S, we hope you got the best name for your new cat or kitten. If you still need more suggestions, you can check our other guides on cat name ideas. 

  • Jenny
  • Updated a couple of days ago

Jenny is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her two adopted cats and one dog who lost one leg in an accident. Inspired to blog about pets by her dad, a retired veterinarian, and veteran.

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