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This article is about the cat villager. For the villager whose English name is the same as this villager's Italian name, see Cleo. For the villager whose Spanish name is the same as this villager's Italian name, see Gigi.

CatSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Ankha cat19
Ankha NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Cat Emotion Disagreement NH Icon cropped.png Snooty Female
Birthday September 22nd Virgo
Quote "All that glitters is not gold."
Catchphrase "me meow"
Clothing Red Aloha Shirt[nb 1]
Egyptian Outfit[nb 2]
Mummy Shirt[nb 3]
Palatial Tank Dress[nb 4]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ナイル
Korean 클레오
Italian Cleo
German Kleo

Simplified Chinese 艳后
French Neferti
Spanish Patri
Dutch Ankha

Traditional Chinese 艷后
Quebec French Neferti
Latin American Spanish Patri
Russian Анка

Phrase in other languages

Japanese クフフ
Korean 파트라
Italian miao miao
German mi-miau

Simplified Chinese 尼罗
French mi-i-i-ouh
Spanish marramius
Dutch sfinx

Traditional Chinese 尼羅
Quebec French mi-i-i-ouh
Latin American Spanish marramius
Russian ми-мяу

Ankha is a snooty cat villager who made her Animal Crossing series debut in Animal Crossing, and has appeared in almost every game since then, except for Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In Animal Crossing, she is an islander, whereas from City Folk onwards, she is a villager. Her name is based on the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads "life." Her catchphrase relates to her arrogant "snooty" personality, by saying "me," and a sound a cat makes, "meow." Her Japanese catchphrase, Kufufu, is a combination of the Pharaoh Khufu, and ufufu, a Japanese onomatopoeia for laughter. Egyptians worshiped cats, and had a cat god, which may be where the idea for Ankha's design came from.


Ankha in Animal Crossing.


Ankha is a navy blue-and-gold-striped cat, with navy blue eyeliner in the style of Egyptian royalty (black around the eyes, then wings out towards the outside of the eye). She also has orange eyeshadow which can be seen when she blinks. Her large black pupils look upwards, and her mouth is constantly curved into a scowl, even when she is happy. Her headgear was worn by Queen Cleopatra, the Hellenistic ruler of Egypt. She has a slightly different style in City Folk, where she lacks the normal pharaoh headdress, which was replaced with a head pendant, but it was changed back to a headdress in New Leaf.


Below is a brief description of the snooty personality. For more information, click here.

Ankha has a snooty personality, which means she will appear arrogant and snobbish towards the player and other villagers, but will appear friendly and nice in some discussions, provided they are mature and do not insult her lifestyle. She finds appearance important, and will get angry or upset if someone criticizes her sense of style or fitness, which means a conversation between her and a jock personality may leave either one upset or angry. Her attitude towards the player changes, as she begins to warm up to them, but she will still retain some arrogance and subtle rudeness. She may not get along with lazy villagers, due to their lifestyles - lazy villagers having a strong interest in food or relaxing, both of which will make her uncomfortable, angry, and upset when in conversation. She will upset peppy villagers, usually by gossiping about them, and finding small things to judge them on. She will get along well with normal, cranky, and other snooty villagers.

Fruit Allergy[edit]

As an islander in Animal Crossing, Ankha is allergic to apples. Feeding her an apple will reduce the likelihood of her dropping money bags. She loves cherries, which will increase the likelihood of her dropping money bags.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Cat Female Snooty
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Catchphrase me meow
Default Clothing Red Aloha Shirt
Default Umbrella Checked Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Fruit Cherry PG Sprite.png Cherry
Smallxmark.png Allergic Fruit Apple PG Sprite.png Apple
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Funky

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Fancy
Smallxmark.png Funky
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Regal
Furniture Color Yellow

In New Leaf[edit]

Ankha's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf All that glitters is not gold.
Siblings Eldest of ten
Skill Writing about Pickles
Goal Astronaut
Fear Monster Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Color Yellow
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

All that glitters is not gold.


Species Gender Personality
Cat Female Snooty (B)
Birthday September 22 Virgo
Catchphrase me meow
Default Clothing Palatial Tank Dress
Favorite Styles Gorgeous and Simple
Favorite Colors Colorful and Brown
Hobby Nature


In each game of the series, Ankha's house is themed after a pyramid, befitting her Egyptian-styled appearance.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior Islander.png
House of Ankha PG (Stage 1).png
Style: No style
Master Sword PG Icon.png Master Sword Harp PG Icon.png Harp
Ivory Piano PG Icon.png Ivory Piano Regal Dresser PG Icon.png Regal Dresser
Pachira PG Icon.png Pachira Regal Vanity PG Icon.png Regal Vanity
Retro Stereo PG Icon.png Retro Stereo White King PG Icon.png White King
White Queen PG Icon.png White Queen
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Ancient Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Ancient Tile
Music: Marine Song 2001

In City Folk[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
House of Ankha CF.jpg
Style: No style
Pyramid HHD Icon.png Pyramid Sphinx HHD Icon.png Sphinx
Retro Stereo HHD Icon.png Retro Stereo Corn Plant HHD Icon.png Corn Plant
Tiki Torch HHD Icon.png Tiki Torch Tiki Torch HHD Icon.png Tiki Torch
Broken Post HHD Icon.png Broken Post Mummy's Casket HHD Icon.png Mummy's Casket
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Ancient Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Ancient Tile
Music: Marine Song 2001

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Ankha NL Exterior.png
House of Ankha NL.jpg
Style: No style
Tiki Torch HHD Icon.png Tiki Torch Mummy's Casket HHD Icon.png Mummy's Casket
Throne HHD Icon.png Throne Tiki Torch HHD Icon.png Tiki Torch
Sphinx HHD Icon.png Sphinx Sphinx HHD Icon.png Sphinx
Broken Post HHD Icon.png Broken Post Pyramid HHD Icon.png Pyramid
Pyramid HHD Icon.png Pyramid
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Ancient Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Ancient Tile
Music: Marine Song 2001 [nb 5]

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Snooty Cat
Client's Vision: An ancient tomb.
Required Items: Mummy's Casket
Golden Chair
Golden Screen
Favorite Song: K.K. Bazaar
Favorite Saying: All that glitters is not gold.
Ankha's Happy Home Designer icon

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#014 Ankha - Series 1
Gender: Female
Species: Cat
Clothes: red aloha shirt
Sign: Virgo
Phrase: me meow
Password: rQ9dnN7Clqv2T%
Animal Crossing-e 1-014 (Ankha).jpg
013 Punchy Animal Crossing-e cards
#014 Ankha
015 Paolo
Animal Crossing amiibo card
#188 Ankha - Series 2
Type: Cat
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 22nd
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock
188 Ankha amiibo card NA.png
187 Vic List of amiibo cards
#188 Ankha
189 Drift


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ナイル
Nile; from the famous Egyptian river, the Nile River.

Korean 클레오
From Cleopatra

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
艳后 / 艷后
From 埃及艷后/埃及艳后, a byname of Cleopatra

Russian Анка

Dutch Ankha -

German Kleo From Kleopatra, the German name for Cleopatra

European Spanish Patri Derived from Cleopatra

European French Neferti From the Egyptian pharaoh Nefertiti

Italian Cleo Derived from Cleopatra


  • Ankha has had a different outfit as her starting clothes in every single game that has been released in English.
  • Her amiibo card pose resembles the look of a mummy sarcophagus.


  1. Animal Crossing
  2. City Folk
  3. New Leaf to amiibo Festival
  4. New Horizons
  5. Does not contain a stereo initially
  6. Does not contain a stereo initially