How To Choose Cat Names Based On Your Cat’s Colour

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

13 May 2019

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If you want to give your cat a name to match the colour of their coat, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favourite colour cat names by cat colour.
Multicoloured cats: tortoiseshell and calico
Tortoiseshell and calico cats are some of the most precious-looking cats with all their splashes of different colours and they need a name as unique as they are! Here are our favourites:

  • Motley
  • Myriad
  • Patches
  • Cinnamon
  • Autumn
  • Amber
  • Pebbles
  • Java
  • Nutmeg
  • Phoenix
  • Mosaic
  • Black cats

Anything but unlucky, black cats always seem just that little bit mysterious. Here are some of our favourite names for your little kitty:

  • Sable
  • (Black) Panther
  • Sooty
  • Batcat
  • Cinder
  • Onyx
  • Ebony
  • Thor
  • Wednesday (From The Addams Family)
  • Phantom
  • Eclipse
  • Nebula
  • Raven
  • Nero
  • Kuro

White cats
While sometimes used as “the bad guy’s cat”, white cats are lovable and there are a wide variety of names to choose from for your white kitty; from the simple to the exotic:

  • Snowy
  • Snowflake
  • Ivory
  • Phantom
  • Galaxy
  • Moonlight
  • Starlight
  • Blizzard
  • Frost
  • Nimbus
  • Vanilla
  • Lily
  • Jasmine
  • Pearl
  • Opal
  • Luna
  • Mithril

Black-and-white or tuxedo cats
Tuxedo cats look extra-fancy in their “suits” and need a name that suits their looks, but even just with your everyday domestic cats, you can have a lot of fun when naming them! Here are our favourites:

  • Felix
  • Beau
  • Oscar
  • Sylvester
  • Rorschach
  • Oreo
  • James Bond
  • YinYang
  • Zorro
  • Missy
  • Marilyn

Ginger cats
Ginger or orange cats are very popular and choosing a name for your ginger cat can be a lot fun as there are so many names to choose from! These are our favourites:

  • Ginger
  • Flame
  • Phoenix
  • Sunspot
  • Ember
  • Amber
  • Peaches
  • Saffron
  • Lily
  • Orchid
  • Mars
  • Cayenne
  • Blaze(r)
  • Firefly
  • Butterscotch

Grey cats
Ranging from silver to almost black; grey cats have a beauty that is all their own and that can be celebrated through a unique name.

  • Cinder(ella)
  • Smoke or Smokey
  • Ash
  • Gandalf (the Grey)
  • Earl Grey
  • Pearl
  • Lilac
  • Misty
  • Opal
  • Professor
  • Moon(light)
  • Starlight
  • Silver or Quicksilver

Tabby cats
Tabby cats are very common, but that doesn’t mean that their name has to be — here are some of our favourite tabby cat names:

  • Tabitha
  • Honey
  • Abby
  • Nutmeg
  • Harlequin
  • Cheetah
  • Tigger
  • Tiger
  • Marbles
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Goldilocks

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! 

Photo by Cong H on Unsplash.


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