175+ Lynx Names (Awesome Naming Ideas)

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Instead of getting a regular cat for a pet, why not get a lynx (wild cat, tiger cat, or bobcat)? Lynxes are more common today in North America (as pets) as people become increasingly aware of their distinct nature.

They are larger than typical domestic cats but generally smaller than other wild cats. Other distinct features include their reflective eyes and distinct stripes, legs, and ears. Lynxes are also playful like cats, especially at a young age.

If you settle on a lynx as a pet, you need to pick lynx names that reflect their distinct characteristics. We’ve prepared the ultimate names guide for you below, with a variety of names ranging from the best names to gender-based names and those inspired by uniqueness.

Let’s dive in.

Best Lynx Names

Looking for the best names for your lynx today (2022 and beyond)? If yes, we have a list below of what most pet lynxes are called today. These names range from popular names to names representative of unique lynx characteristics.

The list also includes typical human names that double up as pet names.


  1. Alexa
  2. Amber
  3. Asia
  4. Bella
  5. Ben
  6. Billy
  7. Carly
  8. Charlie
  9. Chloe
  10. Cleo
  11. Cody
  12. Denise
  13. Fern
  14. Fiona
  15. Frank
  16. Gracie
  17. Harry
  18. Jamie
  19. Jinx
  20. Leo
  21. Loki
  22. Lucy
  23. Mia
  24. Oliver
  25. Oreo
  26. Otis
  27. Rajah
  28. Rory
  29. Sam
  30. Simba
  31. Willow
  32. Zane
  33. Ziggy
  34. Zoe

Male Lynx Names

If you get a male lynx, he will obviously exhibit distinct characteristics that offer naming inspiration.

Male lynxes are known to be aggressive. They also have attributes such as those of cats.

Male lynx monkiers should capture masculine behaviors and/or traits exhibited by male lynxes. They can also be typical male names.

Select any name below that matches meets your taste or preference.

  1. Ace
  2. Andy
  3. Angus
  4. Battle Cat
  5. Brian
  6. Cedrick
  7. Chris
  8. Craig
  9. Dereck
  10. Dexter
  11. Dominic
  12. Dusk
  13. Ethan
  14. Felix
  15. George
  16. Greyson
  17. Hank
  18. Jake
  19. Joe
  20. Misty
  21. Patrick
  22. Phil
  23. Rufus
  24. Ryan
  25. Sabor or Sabre
  26. Simba
  27. Steven
  28. Storm
  29. Sylvester
  30. Timber
  31. Troy
  32. Willy

Female Lynx Names

There are distinct differences between male and female bobcats. For instance, females have smaller tracks and less robust toes. Female lynxes have less space in-between the toes and heel pad.

In general, female lynxes are smaller. These distinct differences have been used to name. We’ve also included feminine names that work well as pet names.

  1. Anabelle
  2. Betty
  3. Bridget
  4. Camilla
  5. Cara
  6. Cindy
  7. Dina
  8. Dinah
  9. Dolly
  10. Dutchess
  11. Ebony
  12. Emma
  13. Eve
  14. Felicia
  15. Ginger
  16. Hazel
  17. Heather
  18. Jackie
  19. Kelly
  20. Lea
  21. Lexi
  22. Lilly
  23. Mandy
  24. Mari
  25. Maya
  26. Miranda
  27. Mitchel
  28. Peggy
  29. Rose
  30. Sophie
  31. Stella
  32. Tessa
  33. Tory
  34. Tracey

Good Lynx Names

If you simply want a name for your bobcat and aren’t too interested in unmatched uniqueness or standing out, you can call him or her any of the following satisfactory names that vary in gender. Some names have also been picked from popular culture.

  1. Avenger
  2. Becky
  3. Buddy
  4. Candy
  5. Carrina
  6. Catalion
  7. Clyde
  8. Dom
  9. Electra
  10. Figaro
  11. Fluffy
  12. Fredd
  13. Gamora
  14. Hairy Potter
  15. Holly
  16. Honey
  17. Jack
  18. Jade
  19. Kitty
  20. Lefty
  21. Louie
  22. Mac
  23. Maggie
  24. Matilda
  25. Max
  26. Michael
  27. Mr Santa Claws
  28. Nala
  29. Night-crawler
  30. Nora
  31. Ollie
  32. Oscar
  33. Raphael
  34. Sage
  35. Sam
  36. Sandy
  37. Sandy
  38. Scar
  39. Scratch-more
  40. Shaw
  41. Spike
  42. Summer
  43. Thunder
  44. Tom
  45. Zorro

Unique Lynx Names

If you have a pet, first-time visitors are bound to ask what you’ve named your pet. We’ve compiled names that grab attention and arouse curiosity below.

Our list includes famous but unique pop culture names as well as controversial and seemingly unrelated suggestions;

  1. Ajax
  2. Am
  3. Athena
  4. Atlas
  5. Avenger
  6. Bagheera
  7. Briggs
  8. Draco
  9. Electra
  10. Gaia
  11. Gamora
  12. Garfield
  13. Hagrid
  14. Hercules
  15. Hunter
  16. Ludo
  17. Macavity
  18. Michael
  19. Montana
  20. Mufasa
  21. Night-crawler
  22. Nora
  23. Raphael
  24. Sassy
  25. Shaw
  26. Si
  27. Speedy
  28. Thunder
  29. Tonto
  30. Zorro

Help Choosing The Right Name For My Lynx (Bobcat)

Naming seems like an easy task until you get stuck. While we may have offered many names for your lynx above, you may still not be satisfied.

If you want to explore other names, we have some naming inspiration tips below to help you select the best name;

1. Name By Physical Attributes

As mentioned, lynxes have unique physical characteristics that make them stand out from other cats. You can use their unique ears, nose, legs, markings, and size as sources of inspiration when naming.

Color can also be used for naming. Most bobcats are brownish red with white underbellies and black-tipped tails. Their appearance alone gives multiple naming ideas.

2. Name Using Few Syllables

If you wish for a name your bobcat will respond to easily, consider simple names over those with many syllables. If you love a long name, consider shortening it.

Besides making it difficult for your pet to grasp, pet names with many syllables are cumbersome to pronounce repeatedly.

3. Name By Personality

Your bobcat is bound to have unique character traits. Observe and consider names that reflect their personality. If he/she is aggressive and has leader-like tendencies, Mufasa might be a good name.

4. Name By Uniqueness

Pet names should be unique, especially when naming a pet as unique as a lynx. What’s more, if you have more than one bobcat or pet, you need a name that will be distinguishable from the other pet names.

For instance, dogs can be confused by similar pet names (i.e., Scott and Spot).

5. Do A Nickname Test

Once you get several names to choose from, test them. How does your bobcat respond? How do other pets respond? Does the name sound good?


Pet names can be challenging to choose. Lynxes are even more difficult to name than typical pets because of their unique attributes. You should select a name that matches your pet perfectly.

The above names should be adequate or enough as awesome naming ideas. However, when you encounter challenges picking a name after going through this guide, consider naming resources like blogoftom specifically made to eliminate the stress of naming pets.

Naming should be left to experts when it becomes a challenge. In fact, pet owners can concentrate on their most important role – caring for their pets once they have ensured naming is being handled by true experts.

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