Orange cat names can be as wild and iconic as their cool coat, or as loving and loyal as their natures. Our resident Happy Cat Site orange cat is called Billy, but we went through a host of different ideas when picking his name. From Marmalade from the classic kids book, to Tiger in a nod to his tabby stripes. Today I’ll share ways to pick the perfect name, and some simple lists of cool names for your new kitten.
- Family friendly ideas
- Adventurous names
- Celebrity inspiration
- Amusing names for orange cats
- Unique and cool orange cat names
Thinking of a name is one of the most fun, but also the most difficult tasks when you get a new cat. You’ll want to find something that suits your new pet. Orange cats are loved for their striking fur color, and their name can be a brilliant way to compliment this.
Naming Your Cat Matters
Although cat names might seem like they are just about fun and what you fancy, they actually matter. Many of us, me included, have taught our cats a recall cue. Calling their name at mealtimes to create a strong association between something yummy and their name. That means if they ever get lost, you’ll have a greater chance of enticing them back.
Pet names also send a message, even if you’d rather they didn’t! They say something about you as a person, and give newcomers an impression of your kitty before they have even been formally introduced. When naming your new orange kitten, think about what you want their name to say, not just how you want it to sound.
Top Orange Cat Names
Family Friendly Orange Cat Names
There are lots of orange cats in films, TV and books. These fictional cats can be a great source of inspiration for ginger cat names, and can be a great way to involve the whole family in choosing a name! For instance, if you have children, naming your cat after a beloved character can be a fun way to excite them! Here are some examples of famous gingers, and what they’re from, whose names could be perfect for your own kitty!
- Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
- Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
- Garfield (Garfield)
- Oliver (Oliver and Company)
- Simba (The Lion King)
- Puss (Shrek)
- Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats)
- Toulouse (The Aristocats)
- Shere Kahn (The Jungle Book)
- Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
- Rajah (Aladdin)
- Stimpy (The Ren and Stimpy Show)
- Brain (Top Cat)
- Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
- Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
An orange cat name can be a great way to emphasize the striking fur of your cat. You could use different languages to show off your cat’s fur color and to teach your friends and family part of a new language! Here are some examples of ways to say “orange” in different languages that could make great name choices! Maybe these are the good names for orange cats you were looking for.
- Jeruk (Indonesian)
- Turuncu (Turkish)
- Naranja (Spanish)
- Apelsin (Swedish)
- Portocale (Romanian)
- Arancione (Italian)
- Oráiste (Irish)
- Oranssi (Finnish)
- Narancs (Hungarian)
- Dalandan (Filipino)
If your cat’s fur is a darker shade, you could also look at how to say “red” in different languages as a name idea!
- Rouge (French)
- Rooi (Afrikaans)
- Vermell (Catalan)
- Pula (Filipino)
- Piros (Hungarian)
- Rojo (Spanish)
- Coch (Welsh)
- Rautt (Icelandic)
- Merah (Indonesian)
- Vermelho (Portuguese)
Your Beautiful Boy
- Ed Sheeran
- Rupert Grint
- Ewan Mcgregor
- Eddie Redmayne
- Damian Lewis
- Prince Harry
- Peter Pan
- Seth Green
- Chuckie Finster
Your Gorgeous Girl
- Isla Fisher
- Emma Stone
- Florence Welch
- Hayley Williams
- Alyson Hannigan
- Jessica Rabbit
- Karen Gillan
- Ariel/the Little Mermaid
- Connie Britton
- Lois Griffin
- Wilma Flintstone
- Sophie Turner
Funny Orange Cat Names
Thinking of funny names for your cat can be tricky, because you won’t want something people could take offence at. Something that might spark a few laughs would be to name your new cat after different foods. Here are some examples that might make you chuckle but would also be perfect for an orange cat.
Cute Orange Cat Names
When looking for a name, lots of people want something that is just as cute as their kitten! Here are some names ideas that are adorable but also still bring to mind that striking red color!
Unique Orange Cat Names
Thinking of unique names for our pets can be difficult, because everyone wants a name no one else will have. One great way to create fun, unique names for orange cats is to use the imagery we think of when we picture the color orange.
The color orange inspires imagery of heat, so we could use the names of deserts, or other hot locations as names for our orange cats! Here are some examples:
Cool Orange Cat Names
You might want to choose a name for your fiery colored kitten that shows off how cool it’s personality and color are. For this we could use gemstones or other minerals as inspiration. Orange kitten names can be just as precious! This can be a great way of finding a cool name that also shows off your cat’s flaming colors.
Orange and White Cat Names
Perhaps you want a name for your cat that will compliment the markings it has. Cats whose fur is more than one color could have names that describe their markings or their colors! Here are some names you might like to use for an orange and white cat
Black and Orange Cat Names
Perhaps you’re searching for a name for a black and orange cat! Here are some that could fit your kitty perfectly.
Orange Tabby Cat Names
The word ‘tabby’ is claimed to have come from the Arabic word attabi. This referred to a special silk-like cloth made in Baghdad that was good enough for royalty! So why not give your orange tabby a regal name to match! How about these?
Our Readers’ Cat Names
We love hearing your feedback on our articles, especially when you share your experiences with your cats. Here are some of the cat names you’ve told us about in the comments.
- Harry Krishna
- Axla Rose
- Colonel Mustard
Jeanette mark says
I have a ginger cat called max
Great name.. mine was named Mr. Orange.
My two cats had gave birth a couple weeks ago they both had four kittens although one cat Moonlight had an amazing litter the other cat maple lost two Moonlight has one male Phoenix three girls echo,twilight, and eclipse maple has two boys blaze,and black panther the two that died were two girls angel and faith
jennifer anne erickson says
we had one his name was Pudge
I have one her name is Saturn lol
I got a orange stripped named
We’ve had 4 “orange” cats over the years
Barak, Hettar , Dimbleby & Petronius
Love those names!
Ms. Snow says
I have 2 ginger cats. The are sisters. When I got them one did nothing but go through house yelling, so my husband named her Bitchy, and the other was named Itchy since it rhymed with Bitchy. They are a perfect fit to our family.
lol.. that’s really cute..
We are now proud parents of 7 rescued furkids. Got the 7th today. She’s all pale tan except her ears, nose and tail. Her tail has tabby stripes that circle just about 3 inches to the end. She twitches just the end of it. Looks like a rattlesnake when it’s rattling. We think we’re gona name her Twitch.
She sounds lovely – great name!
I’ve had two Orange males, one was Julius as in “Orange julius” and the other, who passed away feb 5th, his name was sparky we miss him terribly
Diana Dupree says
So sorry for your loss. ?
My orange striped cat is named Tiger. We vascillated between Punkin & Tiger & Tiger won’t out. It suited him.
Great name choice, Barb!
When I was 2 yrs old a black kitten showed up on our front porch around Halloween. My mom was going to name him Pumpkin but I couldn’t say Pumpkin i would say Punkin so she named him Punkin!
My orange kitty is named Jonesy from the movie Alien.
I recently got a female orange tiger kitten. And named her lilly after tigerlilly flower.
Finally decided on Harry Krishna for my new tabby!
Named my cat in my book Prince for prince Harry in one of the lists…..thx great list.
I changed my user name from Alernon to Bluestar575
Martha Davis says
Naming my two kittens this evening. Little male is Avi. The little female is Isla.
I got an orange and white tabby about 2 years ago and his previous owners named him Cheesy. I wasn’t thinking Cheesy would cut it, so I came up with Charleston.
Jessica Espinosa says
Just got a orange male kitten o named him Sazón
I had 2 orange and white males. 1 was butterscotch and his son’s name was Gingerbred. His mother was a siamese/calico cat named chewy. I also had 2 others for a bit, carmine and tigger, they were all orange but they weren’t mine.
My previous cat that I had for 20 years was named Kipper. I am finally thinking about getting another kitten again (who looks similar to Kipper) and so far I like the name Copper. I also kind of like the name Sunny.
I have a big orange cat named Benson. He’s an adult but his meow sounds like a baby kitten! He is so funny!
I have this cute 6 week old female kitten and I had no clue what to name her! But now, at least I have some ideas. Maybe Lilly….
I have a long haired orange female cat with a crazy personality. Guns N Roses is one of my favorite rock bands, so I took the lead singer’s name, Axl Rose (he has long red hair) and feminized it as Axla Rose for my kitty!
We adopted 2 male orange tabbys and a Black beautiful female
King Henry, Queen Sativa, Rook Carnelian
( Henry, Rook, Sativa)
My cats name was Colonel Mustard… loved him so much 🙁
Cat crazy says
I have a ginger kitten, her name is Mango
Karen Stoyanoff says
I love your choice of Mango!
Some day, I hope to have two orange Maine Coon babies, one lighter than the other. The lighter orange cat will be named Butter (maybe a female?), and the darker orange (male?) will be Scotch! : )
I have a grey short haired named kumbachu my ex was s tea drinker and yes, it’s suppose to be (a) but the (u) was funnier, we have a long hair grey and white tuxedo named tusk her rear paws made her waddle. I had a short haired orange tabby someone stole ;( named OJ aka Orange Juice. I just got a kitten orange tabby long hair I don’t know what to name him.
My ginge is called Sweet Potato, Tato for short and I love him to bits.
Missed one very Geeky name, my mahoosive ginger Tom was called Spot, Data from Star Trek had ginger Tom called this. Was a good name he made it until he was 20 years old.
What do y’all think of the name, Cullen? I got him after I got my kitten, Cilla Love.
That’s my boyfriends name I think it’s great 😂😂
Amy R says
Ive had 2 orangies in my life, the first when I was little was Sunshine, or Sun for short. Then my favorite kitty in the whole world, who is no longer with me was Fozzie, cuz of my fave Muppet. Orange kitties RULE !!
We recently lost our beloved Siamese cross he looked like a seal point and was called Iggy Pop he was run over three months ago. I was looking for another like him and came across a beautiful ginger and white 3 years old male. His name is Lutin which means leprechaun. I would like to rename him but don’t have any ideas. Any suggestions gratefully received
Hahaha! And not a Cheddar in the bunch! That’s the name of my little orange creamsicle ;-D
I have an orange cat named Sunny
From Buenos Aires says
My dear one was called after ‘Castaway’ ball.
He left me for ever in 2018 ,on Argentina Mother’ Day.
He was 13 years old and I had found him in the street.
Had 2 orange cats in past both were Otis..or Otie. Have 1 male yellow tabby, now that is Bart, sometimes we call him Barticus. Have 1 female, yellow and white,named Sissy
We had a pale orange cat named Pinot (for Pinot Grigio)
My orange cat is named Minion
I’m proud to say my gorgeous ginger does not subscribe to any of the above. His name in Breno <3
We have a pair of orange brothers. Buzz and Woody!
Hope Carson says
My grey tabby is Shere Khan…and he is a mighty tiger! My ginger kitty is Loki…the god of mischief
Stephanie McKaskle says
My ginger boy is Dax. He’s not named for his ginger color, rather he’s named for his polyDACTyl trait. I am getting another ginger kitten that needs a name and I have it narrowed down to Corduroy and Azrael.
Dee West says
My orange cats name is Tang.
My fluffy orange tiger is Gus Gus. He was born at a farm and I had to have him. So they saiid that he could live at our house. He is so sweet and loving . When I came home after having open heart surgery, he never left me. He is my baby
Ingrid Forsberg says
Yoyo. Unique light orange kitty with special markings. Because he always returned his name became Yoyo.
My rescue orange tabby isn’t cuddly but I named him Teddy. As in teddy bear. Hopefully he will cuddle someday. I think his time with the hoarder made a very unhappy impression on him.
rusty miller says
the orange and white stray who just adopted me is officially “creamsicle”, but is often shortened to “creampie”
My cat was named Bizkit (for ginger biscuit) but I spelled it like Limp Bizkit.
They were my teenage sons favourite band at that time.
Bizkit reached 18 years but then had to be euthenized.