Check out these 230 amazing, fun and adorable Ragdoll Cat Names! In our complete guide to naming your Ragdoll kitten we’ve gathered lists of ideas based around some awesome themes. Use the links below to skip straight to our most popular collections. Or scroll through and enjoy exploring each list in turn.
Popular Name Collections
- Inspired by Ragdoll personality
- Variations on a color theme
- Boy names for Ragdolls
- Inspiration from flowers
- Ragdoll cat names for girls
- Names for cats with blue eyes
Here are some of our suggestions to get you started and prepared for life with your adorable new buddy!
Tips For Naming Your Ragdoll Cat
Naming any new pet is an exciting process. Sometimes the best name leaps out at you the moment you meet your new friend. More often finding a name is a little more challenging!
There are some great ways to get creative though. Your cat’s appearance may give you some ideas. If you have a blue mitted Ragdoll for example, you might want to call her ‘Sky’, or ‘Mittens’.
If you like the idea of a more light-hearted moniker – there are some awesome cartoon cats to choose from.
Our collections include ideas for male Ragdoll cat names, female names, color-based and personality-based themes, and cute ideas too. If one of these jumps off the page to you, perfect! Have a pen and notepad to hand as you may find you are inspired to come up with your own variation. That’s great too!
If you want your cat to be really unique, you can even invent a brand new name of your own. Take a name you know and change the end or beginning to give it a new twist. Check out some ideas below. You never know, you might start a new trend!
Unique Names For Ragdolls
Ragdoll Cat Features
Ragdoll cats are known for being affectionate, doting, and for following closely at your heels without needing any encouragement.
Ragdolls absolutely love their owner’s attention, but not in a bossy way. They are usually fairly quiet cats, laid-back, with a propensity to curl up by your side. And unlike many cats, Ragdolls are often very tolerant of being picked up and carried around.
This is where their name “ragdoll” comes from. People frequently describe them as “flopping” in your arms.
Inspired By Ragdoll Personality
These cuddly, sleepy, tender, and devoted felines have inspired us with the following suggestions.
30. Guiding Star
Ragdoll cats share three main physical features. They are big (and we mean big, ranging from 10-20 pounds), fluffy, and have striking, bright blue eyes.
And while Ragdolls come in a variety of coat colors, including blue, they usually have a “pointed” patterning. This means that their ears, feet, legs, and tail, are frequently darker colored than the rest of their body. This coloring and those big blue eyes remind us of their likely descent from the better-known Siamese cat (more on this later).
Their sweet and gentle nature means that flower names can be a great choice for your Ragdoll
Flower Garden Perfection
Ragdoll Cat Names Male
With their beautiful markings and striking eyes, some might say that Ragdolls have an aristocratic look about them. Here are some slightly more serious names that might suit the well dressed Ragdoll male cat about town. We just love this collection and some of the names are very unusual.
Ragdoll Cat Names Female
As in the previous section, we’ve included some names that are longer and quite elegant. We will later take a look at some different, shorter “nickname” forms for suggestions, but feel free to use the shorter form of any of our below suggestions.
Coat Color Ragdoll Cat Names
Ragdoll cats come in a variety of colors: seal, chocolate blue, lilac, red, and cream. Often coloring is “pointed,” meaning the main body is paler than tips, so ears, face, legs, tail and feet. Thus, you will not see a Ragdoll cat that is all-over one color, unless it is still a kitten.
Often the body is white or a slightly darker variation, and areas such as the ears, face, and feet will run from just a smidge darker than white or “creamy” to a dark brown “seal” coloring. We’ll explore these two sides of the spectrum below, keeping in mind that the other color possibilities generally fall somewhere in between.
Luxurious Cream Themes
Ragdoll cats that are cream colored may be the easiest to name. They still have ‘points’, but the pointed areas of the coat (muzzle, ears and paws) will be cream, with not much dramatic differentiation between those and the rest of their fur. This cream colorway, is the closest to a solid one-color Ragdoll cat coat you’ll find.
The “cream” versus white coloring is more noticeable with some Ragdoll cats than others, so those possible differences will both be reflected with the names below. Here are some ideas for cream color Ragdoll cats:
4. Cotton Ball
6. Snow White
13. Cream Cheese
16. Cheese Cake
18. Moon Cake
In contrast to cream colored Ragdoll cats, seal point coloring is very noticeable, with a dark brown color marking the ears, legs, feet, and face. This particular coloring, along with those distinctive bright blue eyes, is reminiscent of Siamese cats. In fact, Ragdolls are largely believed to be at least in part of Siamese descent.
Seal Point Siamese Styled Names
Interestingly, while seal point Ragdolls may look similar to Siamese cats, they in fact have significant personality differences. For example, Siamese cats are loud and vocal, while Ragdolls are not. In fact you’ll be lucky to get more than a tiny squeak for a greeting out of your shaggy friend when you return home.
Siamese cats are also known for being quite active, mischievous, or attention seeking. While Ragdoll cats are much more laid-back, and mainly interested in chilling out.
And while Siamese cats originate from Thailand, and have a long history as a “Royal Cat”, Ragdolls are a more recent breed discovered in the U.S. just in the past few decades.
These seal point Ragdoll cat names are influenced by the Siamese cat’s foreign origins, and royal, dignified past.
1. Pho and Mia (Two of first imported Siamese cats to the west, in the 19th century)
Cute Ragdoll Cat Names
Ragdoll cats, whether kitten or full grown, are undeniably cute. And cute names are often inspired by the small, the cuddly, and the tasty!
They are also usually quite short, two syllable names. Here’s a collection of our favorites.
18. Fluff Ball
31. Sweet Pea
Inspired By Blue Eyed Beauties
What’s not to love about those stunning blue eyes. In this final collection of names we focus on the color blue. We’ll be drawing inspiration from the natural world, from minerals to oceans and inland waterways. Let’s dive straight in!
- Blue Bell
- Sea Glass
Best names for Ragdoll Cats
When it comes to finding good names for Ragdoll cats, we’ve seen there are many avenues to explore for ideas, taking clues from physical appearance, personality, and breed history.
We hope this article has provided you with some helpful inspiration for naming your new Ragdoll cat or kitten.
We’d love to know what name you decide on for your new kitten. Do let us know in the comments section below!