White cat names don’t just have to show off their snowy coat. The best names for white cats also give a nod to their personality, your hopes, dreams or even your hobbies! Looking for a name for your adorable new white cat? Then check out our awesome list of the best names for white cats.
- Male White Cat Names
- White Female Cat Names
- Unusual Names for White Cats
- Fluffy Cat Names
- Cool Names for White Cats
- Famous White Cat Names
There is just something so special about a pure white kitty! And out of all the white cat names you could choose from, it is only natural that you want to find “the one” that is clearly reserved for your cat and only your cat! We are going to take a look at the best, most interesting, most unique and creative names for white cats.
Cute White Cat Names
All cats are cute. But if you happen to co-habitate with a white cat or a white kitten, you have it on good authority that white kitties are the cutest. And a very cute kitty deserves the very finest selection of cute cat names for white cats and cute names for white kittens! Speaking of which, here are some of our favorite cat names for white cats for your perusal:
- Coco (short for Coconut)
- Casper (the Friendly Ghost)
- Tic Tac (for the tiny white peppermint candy by the same name)
- Boo (your baby or the kind with the white sheet – you pick)
- Peppermint Patty
White Male Cat Names
When browsing through male cat names white kitties will suit, you have any number of options, from cartoon cats to famous ghosts to equally famous gangsters. Your cat’s individual personality will ultimately determine which category of boy cat names seems to be the best fit, and then you can refine your search from there.
To help you with this process, we have assembled a variety of white male cat names from different categories. As you study your new cat’s unique personality, mannerisms and habits, notice any comparisons you find yourself making in your head.
Like if you find yourself thinking “Wow – the way he just jumped from the floor to the top of his cat tree reminds me of that nature special I just saw where the polar bear did the same thing!” that could be your cue to pursue nature analogies in greater detail until you find your cat’s perfect name.
- Nimbus (a type of storm cloud)
- Bear (as in polar)
- Santa Claws (instead of “Claus”)
- Sirius (after the White Dwarf star with the same name)
- Igloo (like the cooler or the ice dwelling)
- Abe (after Abraham Lincoln, who is also the most famous ghost said to haunt the White
- Yeti (re: the Abominable Snowman)
- Yuki (in Japanese it means “snow”)
Female White Cat Names
Ahh….isn’t it just the best to have a little white girl cat in your household? Now all that remains is for you to choose from the near-infinite possibilities for white cat names female to find that one name that is a perfect fit for her.
This list of white girl cat names offers several different themes to consider including flowers, gemstones, seasons, celebrities, home furnishings, beverages, languages and more. As you browse through this list of cat names female white, notice if one idea leads to another.
For instance, you might think “oh, camellia – that is a white flower – what other white flowers are there? Okay, daisy, jasmine, gardenia, lilac, lily….” And before you know it, you will discover you have found a name you truly adore for your new little white lady kitty!
- Kenzie (it means “the fair one” in Scottish)
- Savvy (short-form of the white wine sauvignon blanc)
- January (for the icy cold month or the famous actress)
- Jasmine or Jazzy for short
- Isa (in the Norwegian dialect this translates as “ice”)
- China (as in the white dishware, not the country)
Unique White Cat Names
If this is your first time brainstorming your way to choosing the best name for your white cat, you are probably beginning to understand how all those “best name for baby” books came into existence. Choosing the perfect name is hard work and you want and need all the inspiration you can get!
This list offers a selection of fun and unique white cat names that will challenge you to think of new name ideas on multiple levels. Inspiration comes from foliage, seasons, weather patterns, languages, fast food, celebrities and even our galaxy!
- Birch (for the white-barked tree by the same name)
- Jack Frost (another name for winter, as in the season)
- Blizzard (like the weather or the famous Dairy Queen confection)
- Blanco (the Mexican word for the color “white”)
- Vanilla Ice or Robert Van Winkle (after the 1990’s rapper by the same name)
- Galaxy (like the Milky Way galaxy we live in)
- Moscato (a sweet white wine)
- Bailey (for the pale delicious liqueur)
- Zima (the Russian/Slavic word for “winter”)
- Flower (a play on words – “flour” is white)
Good Names for White Cats
Sometimes you feel no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to naming your sweet white kitty. You know your cat will be happy with any name you choose, so you can go with something fresh and new or pick your favorite old standard with no pressure whatsoever!
Here are some wonderful time-honored white cat names that have been beloved for decades. When reviewing the names on this list, you may also want to try out one of our all-time favorite ways to choose a cat name. Start by reading each name on this list aloud and then spending a moment looking at your cat afterwards. If a particular name seems to be a “fit,” then try to call her using that name. If she responds, you may have just found your perfect name fit – yay!
- Star (after the popular children’s song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
- Storm (after the X-Men character played by Halle Berry)
- Cottontail (or Peter Cottontail like the famous rabbit)
White Fluffy Cat Names
What could be more elegant than a sleek white feline slinking by you? Probably nothing, right? But then there is that first glimpse of the fluffalicious white fur ball that is the fluffy white cat. So snuggly! So huggable! You just want to pick him up in your arms and bury your face in all that soft, white fur!
Luckily, you have an equal plethora of wonderful fluffy white cat names to choose from, whether you take one of the names on this list as-is or use the list as a jumping-off place to create your own unique kitty name.
- Powder Puff
- Nimbus (like the white fluffy rain cloud)
- Snow White
Cool White Cat Names
A dog on her best day could only hope to pull off the regal bearing of a cat on her worst day. This is just the cool, calm, collected nature of a cat in repose. These cool white cat names may just do the trick of capturing the full force of the cat-o-logical coolness of your new feline family member.
- Ice Man
- Ice T
- Pale Rider (from the Clint Eastwood movie by the same name)
- Panda Bear
- Wizard or Gandalf (from the Lord of the Rings series)
- Purrfect (Ceelo Green’s cool and calm white cat)
- White Lightning
- Zuri (the Albanian word for “white”)
- Elsa (the chilly princess who turns everything white and icy)
- Samurai Jack (from the white coat-wearing sword-wielding cartoon character by the same name)
Celebrity White Cat Names
There are nearly infinite approaches to finding the perfect name for your new white kitty. Exploring color references in nature, modern life, language and culture is one great way to go about it. But then again, why not take a peek at what some of the celebrities you admire have named their white kitties so you can get some additional inspiration?
Some of these celebs have gotten downright crazy-creative when naming their white kitties, while others have chosen a more traditional cat-naming route. Either way, we hope you enjoy this short list of celebs’ names for their beloved white cats!
- Simone (Audrey Hepburn’s white cat)
- Malcolm (Mia Farrow’s white cat)
- Senior Kittizen (Regis Philbin’s white cat)
- Little Man (Cameron Diaz’s white cat)
- Pebbles (Susan Boyle’s white cat)
- Olivia Benson (Taylor Swift’s white cat)
- Choupette (Karl Lagerfeld’s white cat)
- Edward (Alia Bhatt’s white cat)
- Miu Miu (Jacqueline Fernandez’s white cat)
- Mr. Fluffy Pants (Kesha’s white cat)
White Kitten Names
If a white cat is cute, a white kitten is cuter. In fact, sometimes the sheer “cuteness factor” of a little white kitten can even get in the way of choosing a name that will grow with your white kitten as she transforms into a regal adult white cat. For this reason, this list has a selection of names that will sound cute when calling a kitten and mysteriously intriguing when calling an adult cat.
- Bianca (means “white” in Italian)
- Finn (for “Fionn” which means “fair” or “white” in Irish)
- Blackie (heehee)
- Alba (it means “white pearl” in Latin/German)
- Shiro (the Japanese word for “white”)
- Toby (for “tohbi” which means “white” in Choctaw)
- Private Garlic (from the movie “Good Morning Vietnam” and the white vegetable)
- Hannah Banana (after the near-white fruit by the same name and the popular blonde
- Pingu (the white cartoon penguin)
Names for White Cats with Blue Eyes
White cats who also have blue eyes that stay blue into adulthood are particularly rare and visually striking. The combination of white fur and blue eyes can only arise under a specific set of genetic circumstances.
The white color gene is actually considered a color-masking gene, which means that when the white gene is present as a dominant gene, it will mask other colors. Even more interestingly, this gene is ultimately expressed when there is a need to protect a cat from exposure to cold weather and the threat of frostbite.
In these cats, the dominant white gene will prevent the expression of color in any area of the body that needs to stay warm (such as the torso, head and chest). But the eyes can still be colored. Here, the white gene will mask all other colors except the underlying blue of the iris, which will result in a cat having blue eyes into adulthood.
Complex feline DNA mechanics aside, a cat with white fur and blue eyes may evoke in you a strong desire to find a name that references such a unique and beautiful coloration. You may find inspiration in these names for a white cat with blue eyes.
- Frank or Sinatra (after Frank Sinatra, the singer who was nicknamed “Ol Blue Eyes”)
- Sherlock (the fictional character was said to have heterochromia, or two differently colored eyes)
- Benedict (after Benedict Cumberbatch, the movie star who plays Sherlock in the series and actually has two differently colored eyes in real life)
- Taylor (after Taylor Swift, the blue-eyed, blond-haired singer who loves cats)
- Churchill (a popular brand of fine china that features several well-known blue and white china patterns)
- Glory (after the Morning Glory, one of only a handful of flowers with a naturally-occurring blue hue to its blossoms)
Best Names for White Cats
Sometimes there can be such a thing as “over-thinking” your new feline family member’s name. And if you notice yourself feeling anxious, stressed or pressured in any way by the name-choosing process, this is a sign you need to take a break.
Just go do something else for a while and give your brain a rest. Engage it in listening to music, watching a program, playing a game, going for a walk, doing some work, cooking dinner or something else.
Chances are good that while your brain is resting consciously it will also be subconsciously organizing your favorite name options to produce “the one.” And that is usually the moment when you will wake up from a dream in which you named your white cat or you will suddenly find yourself singing out your new white kitten’s name in the shower.
When you do find that perfect name for your white kitty, we would love to hear what name you chose and your story of how you got to i!
- Whiting, P.W. “Inheritance of Coat-Color in Cats,” The Journal of Experimental Zoology, 1919.
- Imes, et al. “Albinism,” Vet Book, 1971-2006.
- Paul, J., DVM. “The Magical White Cat,” Creature Clinic, 2014.
Stephanie Langley-George says
i like to wait a day or two to give my kitten a name so i can find “the one” that suits them based on their color & personality. i just went and picked my fluff ball out a few days ago.. but have been stumped on naming him/her; alot of the reason being i dont quite know if it is a boy or a girl yet. they had the name “creampuff” that the neice named them when i originally came to bring them home; and ironically that is on the list. it is suiting: he or she is pure white with this bit of a peach tint.. but “creampuff” is just a mouth-full and would b difficult for my young daughter to lean because she is just starting to talk, so i wanted to do better. i have been thinking and read a few websites for inspiration.. and then i find it: Blanco. literally meaning “white” in spanish and can be used for both male and female without it sounding silly; plus, it sounds so cute rolling off your tongue. thanks for the help!
If you spoke Spanish you would be know that “Blanco” is male. If she’s a girl, you would call her “Blanca”…
Marcy Taylor says
We have a white male cat we call Q-tip and an orange male cat we call Ear Wax
I laughed so much I almost had an accident very clever and funny names xx
I love cat so much i have a lot to do to. My flufferfuzzy is hard but is fun my cat is the best
Stephanie G says
…”I like the name Fiona, and it would be perfect for a white cat. Popular in England, Scotland and Ireland, the name Fiona is considered to be a Latinised form of the Gaelic word fionn, meaning “white”, “fair.” I know that Finn was in this list and has the same origin, but I like Fiona much much more.”…
My kitty is close to white. She’s part main coon, but her other half gave her a much softer/ gentler face. So she’s basically the cutest kitty ever, equally as cute as she is beautiful. My boyfriend always says it’s amazing that she actually got cuter with age, but she really did! (And that’s saying something because she was the cutest kitten ever, like the type with feather light hair that stuck out on all sides so she was just a little mess of feather light puffy hair all over + ear hair twice the length of her head At Least). And she has one of those huge fluffy tails, worn with pride haha. Anyways, so about her name. I like the name Fiona, and it would be perfect for a white cat. Popular in England, Scotland and Ireland, the name Fiona is considered to be a Latinised form of the Gaelic word fionn, meaning “white”, “fair.” I know that Finn was in this list and has the same origin, but I like Fiona much, much more. But that’s not her name. She has some grey in her too, and i got her at a shelter when she was probably only 7 weeks, where she had been named Stormy (she had been a stray found with her mom/ siblings). I don’t know if this was because she was found in a storm (maybe) or because of her coloring, but when I tried to rename her I got a lot of backlash to changing Stormy. I really wanted to name her ‘River’ after ‘River Phoenix,’ (the actor who died a few weeks before starting filming as the interviewer in ‘Interview With A Vampire,’ and also ‘The Titanic’ was written with him in mind as Jack. The writer of the movie wanted River Phoenix hands down, and only after his death was that choice changed. Also he was the big brother of Joaquin Phoenix, and paved the way for Joaquin. River was a brilliant actor & a cute boy who shouldn’t be forgotten. Anyways so I kept Stormy in her name and named her Stormy River, and as a side note I often times call her Kitten, because she will always be my kitten baby. So basically that’s my story, and I also wanted to share my idea of the name ‘Fiona’ because I noticed that it was perfect for this list but wasn’t included.
Surprised I didn’t see “SALTY”
I called my white Turkish Angora cat Twinkie, like the white cream in a Twinkie snack cake.
Our pure white, blue eyed, deaf boy, is named Popcorn – tho doesn’t matter what he’s called, he never responds.
Originally I’d wanted to name at least one of our fur babies “Reginald” or “Teabag” but was vetoed by husband & friends on the basis of being boring/having suggestive connotations (was actually clueless what they meant by suggestive, until given an alternative meaning for ‘teabag’, like wtf??).
To compromise, my stepdaughter was given the task of deciding on a name – ulterior motive on my part..was hoping she’d pick something truly awful thus bringing Reginald n Teabag back to the table!
She came up with ‘Popcorn’ because of his colour (pure genius lol) & fitted perfectly with our other furbie’s name, Jellybean AKA Satan.
Having a non hearing kitty has been a learning curve. His is genetic so was born deaf (at 11 months he’s still a kitten..a big 5kg muscle bag but a kitten none the less).
As such, other senses operate in overdrive, especially his sense of smell. Friends have commented on how loud his sniffing is, which is reassuring since we thought we were being paranoid lol.
I’ve now taken to referring to him as J. Edgar, as in Hoover (ie: ‘vacuum’ – in keeping with the sucking theme).
Drake Olmos says
White and Gray cat…I think Im going to name him Yuki, Snow in Japanese…
Lacey Anderson says
I think Lacey read what it means
We just got a one month old medium haired White cat with blue eyes. His name is Frost. The reason we picked it was because today’s Moon phase was a frost Moon.
Pauline Gribben says
We have called our White Persian girl Elsa after the Queen in Disney’s film Frozen. She is beautiful, aristocratic and pure white. We bred her ourselves so she has a POSH name too! We hope to show and eventually breed from her. She has a half brother a Jet Black Persian , he’s called Chimney Sweep.
Very naughty but oh so lovable. They are great pals and have so much fun
together. He has a very special place in my heart as I had to hand rear him.
Hopefully we can show him too. I’ve been breeding cats for twenty years.
So finding appropriate names for each one can be daunting!!
My wife and I have 2 white cats. Our little boy is white with some orange patches named Phyn (didn’t like the traditional spelling “Finn”) and our little girl we named Ziggie Stardust. Naturally we took inspiration from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. David didn’t actually have heterochromia but our Khoa Manee does.
I’m getting a solid white female rescue cat and these are my top picks for names…Maisie (Scottish for pearl), Blanca (her current name) and Fiona. I’ll see which one fits her personality.
Hi I’ve just got a tiny white kitten 8 weeks and I’m certain she deaf will she be ok no name yet x
Hi Lisa, It’s worth popping her to the vet for a hearing test to make sure, and the vet will also have some advice for you. Lots of deaf cats still live happy, healthy lives. You can find more information here: Your Deaf Cat
I just adopted a flame point Siamese. He’s so fluffy and adorable, real sweet personality. The SPCA had named him Cheese!! And his brother Nacho!! I don’t like Cheese, my friend likes the name Cheddar or Cheeto! I’m at a loss. I’ve never had a white cat before, he has orange tips on his ears, face, paws and tail. And beautiful soulful blue eyes. I thought of Chowder or Bailey. All suggestions are welcome please!!
Gloria Brandt says
I have a male flame point siamese named Leo. Like a lion.
Just got a long hair while female kitten….names I’m considering:
My flame point Siamese is named Zeddicus
I have 8 beautiful cats Mmy White Cat I cal Miss Mayo after mayonnaise her brother is grey Smokie and her sister Banty is Black and white her mum was Perry strangely and oddley enough is a tiger print cat best litter ever I kept 3 🙂 🙂 🙂
My white cat names came from inspiration from the Inuit or Alaskan language. I had a Nanook (polar bear), Pookak (from pukak meaning crusty snow) and Mukluk (fur boots).
What about Sugar or Snowy, these are my kitties’ names, they are two Turkish Angoras. Sugar’s eyes are brown and Snowy’s are baby blue
We named out white female with blue eyes Hopi after Native American tribe ????
michael knight says
my cat is pregnant but already gave birth with more cats inside of her whom so what do i name her kittens
What about the name Dakota
Our girl came prenamed, but we love her name, Serenity.
My female white cats name is Mayo for Mayonnaise and my boy I am waiting for will be Loki
I have two little white balls of fluff and I was looking for the perfect names for them. I already had a few in mind, Mayo, Milky, Cream, Sapphire, and Swirl. From this list, I found Tic Tac and Vanilla. Honestly, I think Tic Tac would be a perfect fit, considering my other cat is named Kitcat! I think it would be adorable to say, “Oh my cats are named Kitcat and Tic Tac.” xD But I also love Vanilla and Milky. We probably will only keep one of the kittens, but TBH I hope we keep both. I love them both so much! It’s gonna be so hard to choose just one of them to stay forever. But I hope when I do, I can decide on the perfect name. I think Milky and Vanilla sounds good, but since they’re still kittens, very young kittens at that, I don’t know what gender they are or what colour their eyes are going to be. So if one of them has blue eyes I think I’ll name that one Sapphire. But otherwise, this list helped me find the perfect names for my little kitties, and for that, thank you! And thank you for reading my very long comment. So basically I’m choosing between Tictac and Milky, Tictac and Vanilla, or Vanilla and Milky. Or Sapphire and Vanilla, Sapphire and Tictac, or Sapphire and Milky. And I have no idea which ones I should choose. Actually, they aren’t fully white. They’re Ragdoll cats (a breed), so they are gonna be fluffy with the grey-ish black around their faces and bodies. Basically fluffy Siamese cats. xD So yeah, that’s all. Thanks for making this list with all these awesome names!
Was looking for cute cat “good morning” pictures to send to my Mother. Came across this article and found it interesting!
We adopted 2 brothers that had been left in a box at a mall about 3 1/2 years ago.
The shelter had named them Feather and Thumper.
Husband and I spent at least 3 weeks finding names for them!
At that time when I was writing to Mother I was signing it TT (The Twins). My husband came up with the name ED for Eve of Destruction (my favourite Barry McGuire song) because the smaller cat was always getting into something!
One day I was checking my email to Mother and saw the TT – gave me inspiration! I put an N in between the T’s to make it TNT for Dynamite!
You tell me if Eve of Destruction (ED) and Dynamite (TNT) go together! I sure think that they do! =^..^=
Ashley Mott says
how bout chedder
Carolyn Sheffer says
My best friend is a Snow Bengel. She looks like a Siamese with spots. I like NASCAR so I named her after my favorite racetrack and favorite driver — Bristol Dale.