The Burmese cat breed is truly unique. Unlike some other cat breeds, these cat’s coat is solid and uniform across their body. This distinctive coat pattern can lead to some very interesting names! However, because these cats look so different from many other cats, sometimes thinking of a name can be somewhat difficult. Your average list of cat names just isn’t going to cut it with this unique breed.
Have you recently brought a Burmese cat into your life? Or maybe you’ve recently discovered this fascinating breed and are playing with the idea of purchasing a kitten? We’ve compiled a gargantuan list of Burmese cat names to give you some ideas and get those creative juices flowing. There is surely a name on the list that will fit everyone’s tastes.
Naming Your Cat
After choosing your new kitten or rescue an adult cat, the first order of business is to think of a name for them. This, often times, is harder than it sounds. I know the difficulty firsthand.
Some years ago I rescued a kitten, but despite our efforts, my family and I just could not agree on a name. Instead, we began referring to my new kitten as “little bit” until we could decide on a name.
Fast forward to almost five years later, and my cat is still being called “little bit”. (And she isn’t very little anymore!) As you can see, choosing a name can be very difficult. And it doesn’t always work itself out. Choosing a name requires conscious thinking and decision making!
Burmese Kitten Names
If you’re bringing your Burmese cat home as a kitten, you probably also have the privilege of picking the only name they’ll ever know. Here are some fabulous Burmese kitten names to welcome your new pet home.
Magnificent Male Names
If you’ve picked up a Burmese little boy, then their name can sound as tough or as adorable as you want it to. Male cat names tend to range anywhere from cute to sophisticated to strong. One way really isn’t better than the other. It is really whatever sounds best to you and fits your new cat’s personality the best!
Of course, you don’t have to necessarily choose a name for your Burmese cat boy that is only based on gender. There are lots of other fun way you can name your new feline.
Fabulous Female Names
Truthfully, I think naming a girl cat is even harder than naming a boy! There are just so many types of names you can choose from. Girl Burmese cat names can range anywhere from exotic to endearing to tough. Here is a handful of cat names that are bound to delight both owners and their felines:
- Bella (one of my cat’s names!)
Lilac Burmese Cat Names
Does your new Burmese pal have a lilac coat? This coat color is one of the most beautiful. However, the unique color also can lead to some naming difficulties. How just DO you name such a unique looking cat? We’ve collected some names here that we thought were particularly fitting!
Chocolate Burmese Cat Names
Naming a chocolate-colored Burmese cats is so much fun! There are just sooo many directions you could take it. You can name them particularly for their chocolate coat, or name them something that is based on their just generally darker color. Try some of these names on your cat and see if any of them fit
Blue Burmese Cat Names
The blue Burmese coat color is actually relatively new. It didn’t appear until the breed was brought over to America, and for a long time it was not accepted as an official coat color. However, it was slowly accepted as an official Burmese cat coat color and has since became very popular!
Since it is newer, though, it is also somewhat rarer than other colors. If your new feline has a gorgeous blue coat, then you’ll find lots of naming ideas below!
Best Burmese Cat Names
I don’t think you can truthfully point out any Burmese kitten names that are the “best”. It all depends on the kitten and what you particularly like, as well as what names fit your cat even if only in appearance.
Naming your cat can sometimes require a lot of thinking and debating before you finally pick the perfect name. However, I think it is important not to stress too much about finding that one perfect name.
Whatever name you decide for your cat is a good name. Try to have fun and enjoy talking about different names with your family and friends!
One thing that is very important though is to actually pick a name – don’t be like me and procrastinate until your kitten has long grown into an actual cat!
What is your cat called?
Where did you look for naming inspiration, and what name did you choose? Tell us in the comments section below!
Peter & Jane Evans says
Our two Burmese are called Craw and Bobo after two of the evil villians of Kaos in Get Smart – it suits them very well
My lovely boy is called Ziggy (along with “The Zigster” and “Mr Ziggle, the cat from the Moon” – like Mr Squiggle on TV – and “Ziggly Wiggly”). I always find it amusing the way alot of us mess around and have other adaptions to the actual name we choose for our pets! His parents had names from the TV series “The Vikings” so I started looking at Viking/Germanic type names online. I came across “Sigge” which made me immediately think “Ziggy”. And then I thought of “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (old David Bowie album) So it became Ziggy Stardust in my mind, but of course he gets Ziggy!
Anna Grace says
I named my cat Ziggy Stardust after the song by David Bowie too! I had been waiting to use it for a long time, and then I rescued a baby black cat who fit the name. However everyone thinks it’s after Ziggy Marley, lol, but that is ok too! That was a year ago, and now he is all grown up and lives with my in laws. He’s very playful.
Recently within the past week we’ve had a stray Burmese cat(or looks Burmese at least) come to us, and now he’s staying and we’re keeping him. He’s been a stray for a few years because we’ve seen him years ago,and his fur is full of dreadlocks (but we’re taking care of them!)
Anyway, we named him Stray Charles, after Ray Charles. He seems to answer to it, or Charlie. He’s absolutely beautiful, and very friendly. He likes to follow us around and nap near us or on our feet. We just adore him.
Nancy Corbin says
My Champagne girl is Sasha and her sister, who is Platinum, is Sheba. Burmese are the most loving cats with the best personalities.
Mine is not actually burmese but is still brown (And White).
I don’t know her breed though…
We call her Wink
I have three cats one boy and two girls i have a ginger, burmese and a abisinin, there names are:
They are the best of friends and ginger and nefertari don’t mind dogs!
Our sable boy was named Rikki
From the Rudyard Kipling story “Jungle Book” Rikki Tikki Tarvy was the little mongoose who killed the cobra and saved the humans (story was in Burma)
Our brown Burmese are called Eric and Lulu Belle. They are 18 years old and still amazing. We love them to bits.
My Burmese champagne cat name Bodhi, just passed away at 16 yrs. We also had a brown named Taifu. These cats are from Burma, the protectors of temples. Very loyal, loving, smart, a Burmese cat is espicial.
Dorothy Davies says
we ‘inherited’ our Burmese along with his name, Kit, bit boring, so in honour of the totally tasty chocolate/biscuit bar, he is often called Kitkat. He also answers to Kitsie, as well as nutcase (when he has one of his ‘I’m being chased by demons’ freakouts) and plain Ki-i-i-t! when he leaps onto me in the middle of the night…
Kit is brown with white front and paws and is the most delightful cat I’ve ever met.
My beloved Burmese cat was called Arabella. She just passed away and I am getting a new kitten and tempted to call her the same…..but we shall see. I love Burmese cats, they are like angels and fantastically awesome and beautiful.
I have a Cocopuff. You guessed it, she’s a beautiful sable. Spoiled as can be. And thinks she’s still a kitten at 19 years old.
Our 2 Burmese have passed away, our blue boy Monty at 18, and our chocolate girl Elsa at 16. Elsa was named after Elsa the lioness as she was so little she needed a strong name. She certainly grew into it. We’re getting 2 more soon, and are thinking Henry and either Cilla or Isla.
donna cooper says
My first Lilac boy was
Sherpa he climbed doors so it seemed to fit.
Cleopatra was my chocolate girl
Zanzibar/Zanzi brown boy for the spice island and place of Freddie Mercury’s birth
Delilah my brown girl
My new brown girl is Freya I just knew she was a Freya. The Queen of the Norse gods
Doris Dobranski says
Brown/black Burmese came out of the woods behind my house. Going for neutering Friday, 7/31/20. Chasing my beloved Norwegian Forrest Cat out of the yard. A friendly guy, who
wants a home.
Named him Kitt in honor of Ertha. He is very vocal!
Adrienne Robson says
Love the name…love Eartha Kitt too!
Adrienne Robson says
For our Lilac Burmese, we chose the name Moscato…with the nick name ‘Mossy’.
Moscato is a white wine which has hints of Lilac (flowers). It also happens to have the word ‘cat’ in the name (from muscat grapes:)
‘Muscat’ is a good name too!
We also have a Chocolate Burmese called Latte.
Sandi Cartini says
My Sable male Burmese was named Mye Tye and my Champagne male was Mr B he lived to be 19yrs old. Both were fantastic and dog like.
Linda Irvine says
I had a chocolate male called Pharaoh.
I now have a female called Pursia. She is lilac.