So, you’ve found your purrrfect orange cat at the adoption center and bought it a comfortable cat bed and a whole host of toys, but you’re still missing something…a name! If you are desperately trying to think of the best orange cat name for your kitty, read on.
In this article, we will talk about the different ways you can name your orange cat and offer hundreds of suggestions.
Keep reading. Your new orange cat’s name is waiting to be discovered…
How to Name a Cat
Before we start listing cute orange cat names, let’s talk about naming pets and how to go about it. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules on how to do this, but many factors can be considered that make naming your orange kitty easier!
Thinking of orange kitten names can be tricky if you are unsure of their personality. Personalities develop the more you get to know a cat. However, a chat with the breeder or person at the adoption center will give you a little idea if they are aggressive or relaxed, angry or sweet. Why not call your sassy cat Fire or dopey cat Scooby Doo?
The cutest name for a big cat is Tiger though this would also suit a small orange cat! Winnie the Pooh would totally suit a slightly rounder ginger cat. Or, if your cat is very big, then, of course, the most adorable choice would be Garfield.
If your ginger cat is a Maine Coon then we can’t think of a better name than Lion King! Orange tabby cats deserve cool names, too, and pop culture is full of them. Another popular choice from Harry Potter is Ron Weasley, who was Harry’s orange-haired friend.
Best Name Ideas for your Male Kitty
If you have been trying to think of cool names for orange cats, you need to look no further! We’ve done lots of research, and these are our favorite names:
- Prince Harry
- Orange Julius
- Chester Cheetah
- Chuck Norris
- Mr. Orange
- Mr. Brick
- Rufus (meaning red-headed in Latin)
- Vincent (as in Vincent Van Gogh)
- Mr. Spice
- Mr. Jinks
- Peter Pan
- Captain Marvel
- Orange Juice
Best Name Ideas for Your Female Orange Cat
We haven’t forgotten about female orange cat names! Whether you have an orange and white cat or an orange tabby cat, we think these orange cat names are fun and perfect for your little orange tiger:
- Emma Stone
- Ginger Spice
- Bette Midler
- Amber Rose
Famous Names for Orange Cats
Famous singers, cartoon characters, book characters, movie stars, and famous orange cats in movies inspired us for this section. We think some of the best names for orange cats come from the silver screen. Here are some of our favorite names from books and movies (we’ve thrown a few red-haired actors and actresses in there too).
For Harry Potter fans, let’s kick off with all the Weasley names:
- Ron, Percy
And let’s not, of course, forget Hermione. Other cool ginger cat names include:
- Julia Roberts
- Jessica Rabbit
- Lana (Del Rey)
- Molly Ringwald
- Pippi Longstocking
- Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic School Bus”
- Ed Sheeran
- Lucille Ball
- Pepper Ann
- Poison Ivy
- Raggedy Anne
- Princess Fiona (Shrek), Cat (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Orange Cat Names Inspired by Food
We’re not sure why but food-based names work well for orange cats. We really like Fanta and Tango, inspired by the orange drink and Orange Juice, OJ, and Fizzy. There are also these cute ginger kitty names inspired by food:
- Pumpkin Spice
- Mr. Beanz
- Ms. Spicy
- Monterey Jack
Funny Orange Cat Names
If you’re looking for a funny orange cat name, then why not consider:
- Badass Orange Cat
- Mr. Spicy Fiesty
- Jaffa Cake
- Big Boy
- Mr. Red
- Donald (as in Donald Trump)
- Red Raider
Elegant Names for Orange Cats
Not all orange kitties are big chunky boys, some ginger kitties deserve elegant names to suit their appearance, and if your little red tiger is sleek and beautiful, then you might want to consider these names instead:
- Kamala (orange in Bengali) Flame
- Tiger Lily
- Mai Thai (or Thai for short)
Your ginger kitty deserves the best name possible, and the name should always fit your cat’s personality and not the other way around. It’s ok to give your beautiful orange kitten a fun name, but if you choose a silly name like Ginger Goofball and your cat turns out to be quite sweet, the name might not fit. In this case, you might want to choose a sweet name instead, like Flower or Bean.
The good news is that ginger cats always have fabulous personalities and are renowned for having distinct characters, so most names will fit.
Which Orange Cat Name is Best for your Orange Kitty?
If you have read this article and are still confused, let’s simplify things a little. One of the easiest ways to think of names for a red cat is to look at their appearance. If you have an orange kitten, you might not be aware of their personality yet, but you should have an indication of how they look. Does your cat have long or short fur? If your cat has long fur, then the name of your orange cat can reflect this. Here are some ideas for fluffy orange cat names:
If your cat has unusual features such as big eyes, a pretty face, or unique markings, then we love these orange tabby cat names: