Have you and your family adopted an orange kitty and don’t know what to name it? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Keep reading to browse our extensive list of orange cat names.
Featured Facts About Orange Cats
Did you know every orange cat is considered a tabby? You can tell because they’ll have an “M” marking on their forehead. Orange cats are also distinguishable by their faint tiger stripes within their bright fur.
In addition to orange, these cats are also identified as having red, yellow, ginger, and marmalade fur.
Finally, the fur’s orange coloring is a gene passed down from generation to generation through the X chromosome. That means about 80% of orange cats are male.
Which Cat Breeds Are Orange?
Cat breeds carrying the orange gene can include the following breeds:
- American Curl
- American Shorthair
- British Shorthair
- Cornish Rex
- Devon Rex
- Exotic Shorthair
- Maine Coon
- Norweigan Forest
- Oriental Shorthair
- Scottish Fold
- Selkirk Rex
Do Cats Respond To Their Names?
Believe it or not, they can. Our feline friends are aloof creatures, but they can learn their names. As a kitten, if you call their name often enough, they’ll soon associate that name with themselves. It’s similar to teaching dogs their names.
An ideal name for a cat is something short and sweet, something easier for them to remember. So, if you have a longer name, try calling them a nickname to help them learn faster.
Orange Cat Names
Let’s get into the fun (but difficult) part and name your orange kitty!
81 Names Inspired By Food
Who doesn’t love food? If you want to name your feline companion after your favorite food or a snack that reminds you of their coat color, then consider these names.
- Candy Corn
- Macaroni (or Mac)
- Sweet Potato
21 Names Inspired By Flowers And Trees
Next, we have a list of floral names that will compliment your orange cat’s brightly colored coat nicely.
- Tiger Lily
- Rose (or Rosie)
- Lion’s Tail
- Leaf (or Leif)
43 Pop Culture Names: Inspired By Fictional Orange Cats
Do you have a favorite cartoon character from a comic, book, movie, or TV show? Then, consider naming your orange kitty after them.
- Tony (the Tiger)
- Mr. Jinks
- Crookshanks (from Harry Potter)
- Puss (in Boots)
- Pippi Longstockings
- Anne (of Green Gables)
- Ron Weasley
- Fancy Nancy
- Jamie Fraser
- Ms. Frizzle
- Kim Possible
- Carmen Sandiego
- Princess Fiona
- Poison Ivy
- Pepper Potts
18 Names Inspired By Disney
Let’s take it another step further and look at fictional names from Disney.
- Shere Khan
- Peter Pan
- Thomas O’Malley
39 Names Inspired By Fire And The Color Orange
Naming your orange cat after the color orange might sound cliched, but many great names can come from this category.
- Terra Cotta
25 Irish-Inspired Orange Cat Names
The Irish are known for their redheads or gingers. So, why not choose a cultural name for your kitty?
10 Hawaii-Inspired Orange Cat Names
Hawaii is known for it’s bright, sunny days and warm weather. So, check out some of these Hawaiian names that will go well with your orange kitty.
- Alani (orange fruit)
- Kelani (from the heavens)
- Meli (honey)
- Kaipo (sweetheart)
- Keanu (breeze)
- Nani (beautiful)
- Hoku (star)
- Akamai (intelligent)
- Inoki (devoted)
- Pineki (peanut)
11 Orange Cat Names Inspired By Halloween
Orange and black are Halloween colors. If you enjoy this holiday, then you can certainly name your orange kitty after Halloween.
- Winnifred (or Winnie)
36 Adorable Orange Cat Names
Consider a cute cat name if you’re looking for something short and sweet.
- Bumblebee (or Bumble)
- Mai Tai
- Charmander (from Pokemon)
18 Badass Orange Cat Names
Do you have an orange kitty with a fierce personality? Then, consider one of these names with attitude.
- Black Widow
- Jean Grey
Which Name Will You Choose?
Do you have a better idea as to what you’ll name your orange kitty now? Is your orange cat named something else that’s not on this list? Have fun naming your feline friend!
Rachel Poli is a content writer and author, but her real job is being a stay-at-home pet mom. Her zoo currently consists of a dog, a cat, two turtles, and two fish tanks. She’s also an avid pet sitter for a few local families, caring for various animals.
After realizing how little information there is for pet sitters on the internet, Rachel decided to start her own animal website. She strives to educate pet parents and pet sitters about the overall care of our furry friends.