Male Cat Names – H

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Male cat names beginning with “H”…

Hairball
Origin: English
Meaning: A ball of hair
Tip: Brush your cat regularly to decrease the number of ‘presents’ he leaves on the carpet!

Hamlet
Origin: Old French/German
Meaning: Little Home
Trivia: Hamlet was a Shakespearean tragic hero

Handel
Origin: German
Trivia: George Frideric Handel was a German-English composer famous for works such as Messiah and Water Music

Hannibal
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Help; blessing
TV Notable: Hannibal, who was a Carthaginian, is credited as being one of the most talented military commanders in history.

Hank
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Harold, Harry
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Leader of an army

Harvard
Origin: Name
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts
Tip: A excellent male cat name for a smart kitty (or one who just likes to sit on books!)

Hat Trick
Origin: English
Meaning: A clever maneuver; in sports, a hat trick generally refers to succeeding at something three times – usually consecutively

Havoc
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Confusion or disorder
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a cat who creates chaos!

Heathcliff
Origin: English
Meaning: Cliff top covered in heather
Trivia: Heathcliff is one of the leading characters in Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights; also the name of an orange, bad-tempered cat in the comic strip Heathcliff

Hector
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast
Trivia: The greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.

Henderson
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Henry

Hendrix
Trivia: Jimi Hendrix is an American musician, considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Rock.
Tip: A very cool male cat name for a cat belonging to a musician!

Hercules
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Glorious Gif
Trivia: A Greek mythological hero, renowned for his strength

Higgins
Origin: English
Use: Usually used as a last name
Tip: This male cat name sounds rather posh – one might imagine a distinguished gentleman or butler answering its call.

Hinkley
Origin: Name
Trivia: A town in California

Hobbes
Trivia: Hobbes is the energetic stuffed tiger in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.  Hobbes is named after the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbit
Trivia: The fictional, diminutive race in J. R.R. Tolkien’s novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Homer
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pledge or hostage
Trivia: Homer was an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Illiad and The Oddesey.
TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Horace
Origin: Greek/Latin
Meaning: Guardian; time keeper
Trivia: One of the great Roman poets and satirists (65-8 BC).

Houdini
Origin: Name
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a feline who’s perfected his disappearing act!

Huggy Bear
Origin: Nickname
TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Trivia: In the 2004 movie version, Huggy Bear was played by Snoop Dogg.

Hugo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intelligent

Humphrey
Origin: Old German
Meaning: Peaceful Hun
Trivia: Humphrey Bogart was an American actor who starred in the 1942 film Casablanca.

Hunter
Origin: English
Meaning: One who hunts or searches
Tip: A perfect name for a cat who likes to pounce…another of our favorite male cat names.

Hyde
Origin: English
Meaning: Exquisite
Trivia: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886.

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