200+ Amazing Korean Cat Names (with their Meanings) For Male And Female Kitties

In ancient Confucian times, cats were revered in Korea as a symbol of luck. Cats were believed to be so fortuitous that scholars studying for the notoriously difficult ‘Gwageo test’ would actively seek them out before taking their exams.

The Gwageo test was an intensive civil service exam which was seen as a prestigious lifetime achievement if passed. Entire villages would celebrate should a resident make the grade. But many people believed that you couldn’t pass this test unless you had contact with a cat first!

Clearly, cats have a special place in Korean cultural history. And a great way to honor this heritage is by giving your kitty their own special Korean name.
So, let’s dive into our list of cool Korean cat names you can pick for your furball!

Note – When calling for their cats, Koreans add ‘Yah’ after the name. For example, if your cat name is ‘Bbo Bbi’, you’d need to add ‘Yah’ at the end and say, “Bbo Bbi Yah! – Come here!

Korean Male Cat Names

First up is some popular Korean cat names for male kitties:

  • Ba Ram Ee – Wind
  • Ba Ro – Right Now
  • Bam Ee – Night
  • Bam Ha Neul – Night Sky
  • Bark Eum Ee – Brightness, Lightness
  • Bo Ram Ee – Worthwhile
  • Da Woon Ee
  • Dong Ee – Sun Rise
  • Eu Ddeum Ee – Best, Outstanding
  • Eun Chong Ee – God’s Blessing
  • Ga On Ee – Centre of the world
  • Ga Ram Ee – River, Eternal Flow
  • Geu Ri
  • Geu Roo – Tree Stump
  • Ggot Dol Ee – Male Flower
  • Go Mi Nam – Handsome Cat
  • Ho Yah
  • Hui – Wind
  • Hui Mang Ee – Hope
  • Hwan Ee
  • Joon Ee
  • Jung Nam Ee – Overflowing Friendliness and Affection
  • Ma Eum Ee – Heart
  • Ma Roo – Sky/Top of the Mountain
  • Ma Roo Han – Leader
  • Nam Sik Ee – Male Child
  • Nam Soon Ee – Pure, Honest
  • Noh Eul Ee – Sunset
  • Poo Reum Ee – Bright, Blue Light
  • Ro Wah – Wise
  • Roo Da – To Achieve Something
  • Seok Yang Ee – Sunset
  • Suk Ee – Strong as Stone
  • Woo Ri – Together

Learn More: Top 200+ Male Cat Names

Korean Female Cat Names

You may have noticed that most Korean cat names end with an ‘Ee’. The ‘Ee’ doesn’t have a meaning, but is included by Koreans to make the name sound cuter!

Here is a great list of Korean female cat names for your beautiful feline:

  • Aeng Du – Cherry
  • Ah Rang Ee
  • Ah Reum Ee – Beautiful
  • Ah Rong Byul – Beautiful Shining Star
  • Ba Da – Ocean
  • Bo Mi – Spring Born
  • Bo Rah – Purple
  • Bo Reum Dal – Full Moon
  • Bo Reum Ee – Born in Full Moon
  • Bo Ri – Barely
  • Bo Seul Ee – Drizzle
  • Bom Ee– Spring
  • Byua Ri
  • Da Jung Ee – Friendly, Bubbly
  • Da Nah
  • Da On Ee – All good things coming together
  • Da Seul Ee
  • Da So Ni
  • Doo Nah
  • Ee Bbeun Ee – Pretty One
  • Ee Seul Ee – Drew Drop
  • Eom Ji – Thumb
  • Eun Ee – Silver One
  • Ggot Byul Ee – Flower and Star
  • Ggot Nim Ee – Flower
  • Ggot Song Ee – Flower blossom
  • Ggot Soon Ee – Female Flower
  • Go Mi Nyua – Beautiful Cat
  • Ha Neul Ee – Sky
  • Ha Ni – Sky, Wind
  • Ha Rang Ee – High Sky
  • Ha Ri
  • Ha Roo – One Day
  • Hyang Gi – Pleasant Scent
  • Jan Di – Grass
  • Jang Mi – Rose
  • Jin Dal Lae – Korean Rosebay Flower
  • Jin Sol Ee – Truthful, Honest
  • Mi Mi
  • Mi Nah
  • Mi Nah Rae – Trustworthy
  • Mid Eum – Faith, Trust
  • Mo Du – Everyone
  • Mo Mo
  • Na Bi – Butterfly
  • Na Mi
  • Na Moo – Tree
  • Na Na
  • Na Ra – Country, World
  • Na Rae – Wings, Free and Creative
  • Na Ro
  • Noo Ri – World

Learn More: Top 200+ Female Cat Names

Cute Korean Cat Names

Is your cat a real cutie pie? This list of cute Korean cat names should give you some ideas! Our favourite is ‘Sa Rang Ee’.

  • Bbi Bbi
  • Bbo Bbi
  • Bbo Bbo – Kiss Kiss
  • Bbo Dol Ee – For Male
  • Bbo Sson Ee – For Female
  • Bbo Yah
  • Byul Ee – Star
  • Byul Jji – Star Meteor
  • Byul Nim – Dear Star
  • Dal Nim Ee – Dear Moon
  • Dam Bi – Sweet Rain
  • Dam Ee
  • Ddo Ddo
  • Ddu Ddu
  • Doo Ri
  • Ggo Ggo Ma – Small tiny Child
  • Ggo Maeng Ee – Small Child
  • Ggo Mi
  • Gi Bbeum Ee – Joy, Happiness
  • Haeng Bok Ee – Happiness
  • Haeng Woon Ee – Lucky one
  • Haet Nim Ee – Sun
  • Han Bit Ee – Big light of the world
  • Han Byul Ee– Big star
  • Han Gyeol Ee– Unchanging, in a Good Way
  • Han Saem Ee – Big River
  • Nyah Ong Ee – Kitty
  • Nyang Ee – Kitten
  • Nyang Nyang Ee – Cute way of saying ‘Kitty’
  • Ra On – Joyful
  • Ro Da
  • Ro Woon
  • Sa Rang Ee – Love
  • Saet Byul Ee – Bright Star in the Morning Sky
  • Sal Gu – Apricot
  • Si Nae – River
  • So Ah – Small and Beautiful
  • So Mi
  • Soh Ri – Sound
  • Sol Ee – Tree
  • Som Ee – Cotton Ball

Learn More: Top 200+ Unique Cat Names

Funny Korean Cat Names

Korean pop culture is known for its kooky sense of humor. Here is our roundup of famous Korean cat names for chubby and amusing cats:

  • Ba Bo – Stupid (But in a friendly, non–offensive language)
  • Chi Ta – Cheetah
  • Ddung Daeng Ee – Fatty (In cute, non–offensive language)
  • Dong Geul Ee – Roundy
  • Gang Nam Ee – Gangnam, after ‘gangnam style’
  • Ggam Jjik Ee – Adorable cutiepie
  • Gom – Bear
  • Gom Dol Ee – Teddy Bear
  • Gong Joo Nim – Princess
  • Gui Yo Mi – Cutiepie
  • Ho Rang Ee – Tiger
  • Jjang – Best One
  • Kim Bab – Rolled Sushi
  • Kim Chi
  • Maek Ju – Korean Beer
  • Mong Chong Ee – Idiot
  • Mong Greul Ee – Round, Flutty Kitty
  • Mong Sil Ee – Fluffy Kitty
  • Mut Jaeng Ee – Cool Guy
  • Noo Roong Ji – Hard Rice
  • Oh Gyub Sal– Pork Belly
  • On Soon E – Calm, Obedient Pet
  • Po Dong Ee – Chubby One
  • Ra Myun – Spicy Noodle
  • Sam Gyub Sal – Pork Belly
  • Soju – Korean vodka
  • Taeng Geul Ee – Voluminous
  • Teun Teun E – Strong Baby
  • Wang Ja Nim – Prince

Learn More: Top 100+ Funny Cat Names

Korean Black Cat Names

Do you have a striking black cat in need of the perfect name to match his mysterious personality? Take a look at our list of some of the best black cat names in Korean below!

  • Ak Mon – Nightmare
  • Eun Ha Soo – Galaxy
  • Gam–Cho – Licorice
  • Geu Rim Ja – Shadow
  • Gum Jung Ee – Black Cat
  • Gun Po Doh – Raisin
  • Hoo–Choo – Pepper
  • Hwan Sang – Phantom
  • Il Sik – Eclipse
  • Ja Jung – Midnight
  • Kong–Ee – Bean
  • Ma Bub Sa – Wizard
  • Ma Bub – Magic
  • Pyo Bum – Panther
  • Shin Bi – Mystery
  • So Yong Dol Ee – Vortex
  • Sung Woon – Nebula
  • Uh Dum – Darkness
  • Yoo Ryung – Ghost

Learn More: Top 150+ Names for Black Cats

Korean White Cat Names

White cats are perfectly suited to wintery names reminiscent of snow-covered Korean mountains. This list of Korean white cat names should help you find the right match for your snowball!

  • Baek-Hab – Lily Flower
  • Book Geuk – Arctic
  • Eul Eum – Icy
  • Gam Gi – Cold
  • Ggae Ggeut Ee – Clean
  • Goo Reum Ee – Cloud
  • Gyeo Wool – Winter
  • Ha Yan Ee – White
  • Heen Doong Ee – White
  • Noon Bo Rah – Blizzard
  • Noon Dung Ee – Snowball
  • Noon Ggot Ee – Snow Flower
  • Noon Sa Ram – Snowman
  • Noon Song Ee – Snowflakes
  • Noon – Snow
  • Soon Ding Ee – Pure, Innocent
  • Soon Ee – Kind, Calm
  • Soon Shim Ee – Kind Mind, Warm Heart

Learn More: Top 150+ Names for White Cats

Korean Orange Cat Names

Fall is the most beautiful season in Korea, which sees tourists flocking from all over the world to admire the burning orange hues which blanket the natural landscape.

We think ‘Ga Eul’ and ‘Geum Ee’ make great fall-inspired Korean names for your orange furbaby. But if you’d like something different, take a look at our other options below:

  • Bang Hwa – Arson
  • Bok Soong Ah – Peach
  • Bul Ggot – Blaze
  • Bul Ta Neun – Burning
  • Bul – Fire
  • Ga Eul – Fall (season)
  • Geum Ee – Goldie
  • Goo Ri – Copper
  • Gyul – Orange Fruit
  • Haet Bit Ee – Sunshine
  • Ho Bak Saek – Amber
  • Ho Bak – Pumpkin
  • Hodori – Tiger Mascot of 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul
  • In-Do – India
  • Kah-Rae – Curry
  • Marigold Ggot – Marigold flower
  • Moh Rae – Sand
  • No Rang Ee – Yellow Cat
  • Nok – Rust
  • Sah Peu Ran – Saffron
  • San Ho – Coral
  • Sung Nyang Gae Bi –Matchstick
  • Yeo Reum – Summer
  • Yeo Woo – Fox
  • Yul – Heat

Learn More: Top 200+ Names For Orange Cats

We hope our exhaustive list of Korean cat names helped you find the perfect name for your kitty. (Don’t forget, we have a huge list of Japanese cat names, too, if you want to explore more Asian-inspired options!)

If you picked one, let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

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Curt Storring
 

Curt is the founder and editor of Catological. He believes natural solutions are better than the alternative, and believes cats should eat a biologically-appropriate, protein-rich, low-carb diet. He's determined to bring you the best, most accurate information and product recommendations so you can help your cat live it's best life by providing it with the things it needs to be happy, healthy, and environmentally friendly.

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