Updated by Sheryl on Oct 14, 2021
Cats are well-known for being very clever creatures. If something isn't quite right for them, they'll let you know, either by nonverbal communication (like knocking a cup of coffee over your laptop) or through their own unique cat language (howling at your bedside at 4:00 a.m.). But do cats know you're calling her? Do cats know their names?
Cats appear to distinguish their names from other words when their names call them. Indeed, cats react differently to their own names than to other words containing vowels, consonants, and syllable lengths similar to their own names. They, on the other hand, regard their given names as identifying labels.
Cats are very independent creatures who might be more challenging to teach than dogs in some situations. On the other hand, Cats are pretty intelligent, and they are more than capable of picking up a few tricks along the way. Teaching your feline companion her name is a trick that she will most likely acquire quite quickly if she is given the proper motivation, which she will almost certainly receive.