What Are Good Names for Calico Cats?

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

29 May 2019

When looking for a name for your calico cat, you there are many ways to choose one. You can choose something based on their looks, on their personality or even their breed. Here is a list of out favourite names for calico cats and what the names mean.
Motley — This names is based on the various different colours of the calico cat’s coat. Also a good choice if you’re a fan of the band Mötley Crüe!
Myriad — Also a reference to a calico cat’s many different colours, “myriad” is a beautiful way of saying “many”.
Patches — Another name based on your cat’s looks, “Patches” is a cute name for a small calico housecat.
Cinnamon — Referring to the spice, the name refers to the orange-brown patches of the calico.
Autumn — The calico’s colours really does recall the earthy colours of Autumn!
Amber — This fossilised tree resin has almost the same colour as the orange patches of calico cats.
Pebbles — The name “Pebbles” refers to the mottled appearance of the calico cat’s coat.
Java — Almost everyone likes to start their day off with a cup of coffee, and if you are a coffee-lover, why not name your favourite feline after your favourite beverage?
Nutmeg — Another spice name, this one refers to the grey-brown patches of the calico cat’s coat that reminds one of the colour of nutmeg.
Phoenix — This mythical bird, said to rise again from the ashes where it burns at the end of its life, is perfect for a calico cat as the colours remind both of the fire (orange) and of the ashes (grey-brown to black).
Mosaic — If “Myriad” or “Patches” isn’t really your thing, what about “Mosaic”?
Alani — Hawaiian for “orange tree”, it’s both a beautiful name and a suits the orange patches on a calico cat!
Cam — Vietnamese for “orange” (the fruit), “sweet”, and “mountain sunset”; this is another beautiful name to give to your calico cat if you’re looking for something different and unique.
Ciaran — An Irish name meaning “blackhaired”, it makes a beautiful name for both calico cats and black cats!
Ebony — Referring to the black wood called abony, this is a wonderful name for your calico cat if they have a lot of black in their fur.

For even more ideas for names for your cat, click here for male cat names and here for female cat names. Here is also some tips on choosing the perfect cat name for your new cat. And don’t forget to check out our Cat Name Generator!


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