What Are Good Names For Ginger Cats?

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

13 May 2019

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 — Especially a great name if you have a pair of cats you call Fred and Ginger.
Sienna — Meaning orange-red and referring to the colour of the clay found in the Siena-area in Italy.
Flame — “Flame” plays on the warmth of the colour of your cat’s coat.
Phoenix — The phoenix is an immortal, mythical bird. You could also name your cat “Firebird” after the Slavic mythological bird.

Cat named Phoenix meets Phoenix bird
Sunspot — A sunspot is a phenomena that appears on the surface of the sun at times. It’s also a cute name for a cat who loves lounging in a spot of sunlight.
Ember — A glowing ember’s colour may well remind you of the deep colour of your ginger cat’s coat.
Amber — Golden fossilised resin from trees, often worn as jewellery.
Peaches — Even better if you have a second cat you can call “Cream”!
Saffron — Saffron is an expensive spice used in Middle Eastern cooking and sometimes in dyeing. It gives off a rich yellow-orange colour.
Lily — A beautiful name for a beautiful feline that brings to mind a flame lily.
Orchid — In much the same way as lily, the name Orchid evokes the beauty of your cat, while being a not-so-obvious name choice.
Mars — The name of the Red Planet and a god of war; Mars is the perfect name for a large tomcat.
Cayenne — This red pepper makes a unique cat name for your ginger tom.
Blaze — Much like “Flame”, this unique name plays on the warmth of the colour of your cat’s coat.
Firefly — Whether you prefer the insect or the spaceship from Firefly is up to you; either way it makes a unique name!
Butterscotch — A perfect name for a sweet female cat.

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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