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40 Orange Cat Names for Ginger-Colored Felines

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Do you have a fiery redhead in your life? Does that redhead happen to weigh about 10 pounds, have four legs, whiskers, and lots of orange fur? If you answered “yes” to both questions, congrats! You are the lucky pet parent of an orange cat, a cherished class of feline that ranks among the most adorable and wonderful cats on the planet.

These fiery felines are unmistakably special. And they deserve orange cat names that are equally distinctive. If you’re struggling to find one that’s just the right fit, read on! We have some excellent suggestions for your furry ginger friend. 

Best Orange Cat Names

Sweet cat sitting at home, ideas for orange cat names
  • Ginger
  • Red
  • Juice
  • Cheddar
  • Mango
  • Jonesy 
  • Pumpkin

Ginger – Let’s start with the obvious. Though Ginger is well-known as a nickname for redheads, that’s not the only reason this could be a great fit. It’s also a delicious spice that enhances everything it touches – just like your kitty.

Red – Another nickname for people with hair ranging from copper to auburn, Red is a good, strong name for a good, strong cat. It’s also the name of Morgan Freeman’s character in the film  The Shawshank Redemption. And we could all use a little more Morgan Freeman in our lives…even if only in feline form.  

Juice – As in orange juice! This is a delightfully refreshing name that will be fun to yell when you’re calling for your kitty from the other room. 

Close up of an orange cat tail, ideas for orange cat names

Cheddar – Move over, Cheddar (Captain Holt’s Welsh Corgi on Brooklyn 99). There’s plenty of this awesome name to go around. Everyone loves cheese and everyone loves an orange cat. The name just fits!

Mango – If you’re lactose intolerant, or Cheddar is just too rich for you and your kitty, maybe a lighter, sweeter snack will do the trick? Mango is an especially good name for a sweet orange cat.

Jonesy – If you suspect your cat could survive an alien invasion, perhaps you should consider this name. Jonesy was the lone feline crew member of the USCSS Nostromo in the classic sci-fi movie Alien. Along with Ellen Ripley, he was the only other crew member to survive the Xenomorph attack and even had a small cameo in the sequel, Aliens

Pumpkin – This is an especially apt name if your kitty is on the rounder side. You can always soften it by using the endearing nickname, Pumpkin Pie

Orange Female Cat Names

Funny orange cat sitting on a cat tree at home

Lucy – Got a funny and playful orange-haired girl? Then there’s no better name than that of perhaps the most famous redhead of all time, Lucille Ball. Plus, think of how much you’ll enjoy announcing your arrival, “Oh, Lucy…I’m home!” 

Marigold – A pretty floral name for a pretty girl kitty.

Mimosa – What’s Sunday brunch without a delightful cocktail mix of OJ and bubbly? What’s life without a delightful orange cat named Mimosa?  

Sansa – All hail the Queen of the North! A cat named after Sansa Stark is sure to be strong, smart, and resilient. Plus, remember Sansa’s mom’s name? Cat. It’s fate. 

Pippi – Naming your kitty after Pippi Longstocking would be especially apt if she has long, crazy whiskers that stick straight from her face. The ability to lift a horse with one arm is optional, but a nice touch.

Other names for your adorable orange girl:

  • Ariel
  • (Queen) Elizabeth
  • Annie 
  • Clementine
  • Peaches

Male Orange Cat Names

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Morris – Perhaps the most famous orange cat of all time, Morris is the long-running spokes kitty for 9Lives cat food and has been since 1968. Fun fact: Three different orange cats have portrayed Morris over the years, and they are were all rescues!

Rusty – There’s something about the name Rusty that fits a grizzled orange kitty. Weirdly, it doesn’t feel right for a kitten, but if an older boy joins your family, this might be just the moniker he needs.

Ron – Any Potter-heads here? Raise your wand if you think Ron (full name Ronald Bilius Weasley) is a great name for your orange boy. Good. Ten points to Gryffindor! Bonus: If you have an entire orange litter, there’s no shortage of Weasley names to go around!) 

Milo – Got a super-curious kitty? Maybe your cat’s namesake should be the intrepid orange tabby from the beloved movie, The Adventures of Milo & Otis

Conan – If your cat is a comedian who loves to get up to high jinks late at night, you should definitely name him after the legendary late-night host Conan O’Brien.

Other top contenders for beautiful orange boy cat names: 

  • Heathcliff
  • Nemo
  • Hobbes
  • Garfield

Best Black and Orange Cat Names

Orange and black kitten snuggled in a blanket

Tiger – An orange and black cat would be thrilled to be named after its much bigger feline cousin. And if your cat is extra bouncey and pouncey, consider a slight variation — Tigger

Ember – For orange and black kitties that bring you warmth and joy, just like the embers in a fire.

Cinder – Another fiery name perfect for a cat with both black and orange fur.

Monarch – Like the orange and black butterflies! Save this name for an especially regal black and orange kitty. 

Best Orange and White Cat Names

Orange and white cat laying in the sun on the outdoor tile

Creamsicle – Sweet orange and white kitties should be named after sweet orange and white desserts!

Daisy – Imagine tucking an orange and white flower behind the ear of your orange and white cat. The Instagram captions will just about write themselves. 

Butterscotch – For some reason, the name Butterscotch seems perfectly suited to a laid-back kitty who just enjoys hanging out and snuggling on the couch. Probably it’s because butterscotch is a candy that feels comforting, like an afternoon watching TV at your grandma’s house.

Lightning – If a sweet name doesn’t quite fit your tiny orange-and-white apex predator, perhaps “Lightning” is the vibe you’re going for. 

Funny Orange Cat Names

Funny big orange cat stretching

Julius – As in “Orange Julius.” Admit it, you giggled.

Nacho – A delicious snack and a fantastic cat name. Win-win!

Carrot – Who doesn’t need more vegetables in their life? A cat named Carrot counts, right? 

Blue – Is there anything funnier than an orange cat named Blue? No. No there is not.

If you’re still having a tough time picking the perfect name for your orange cat, try our pet name generator to get personalized recommendations for your new family member!