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135 Plant Names for Cats to Appease All Green Thumbs

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Looking for a name to honor your cat’s wild “roots”? You’ve come to the right place! Currently trending for babies, plant-inspired names are just as fresh and fun for our four-legged friends.

From the flowerbed to the citrus grove to the veggie patch, Mother Nature provides quite the variety when it comes to plant names for cats. Whether you’re searching for a fan-fave floral, an evergreen classic, or a rare beauty, we dug deep and rounded up a garden’s worth of picks for botanical besties.  

Top 15 Plant Names for Cats

Now in bloom: our top plant names for cats! You can’t go wrong with these perennial picks. 

Basil: Meaning “kingly,” this Greek-derived boy’s name also alludes to the tasty pizza herb. 

Bud: Is there a better name for your bestest bud? We think not!

Buttercup: No need to build up this Buttercup – like your cat, it’s perfectly sweet. 

Clover: You’re lucky to have such a sweet pet, so consider celebrating your bond with this lucky plant!

Daisy: A classic name for four-legged friends, Daisy is certified fresh. 

Flower: Cut right to the chase with this plainly perfect name. 

Ginger: If your kitty is a redhead, Ginger is a colorful choice. 

Ivy: Short and sweet, Ivy strikes a balance of trendy and timeless.

Juniper: Juniper is the shrub that keeps giving – its berries make gin, and it makes for an equally spirited name! 

Laurel: The laurel tree lends its name to a lovely unisex option. 

Marigold: For orange-coated cats, try this sunny blossom! 

Pepper: There’s no gray area here – the pepper plant is the perfect namesake for coal-coated cats.  

Poppy: Cute as can be, Poppy has plenty of perky potential.  

Tigerlily: Take a walk on the wild side with Tigerlily, a feline-forward name with two great nickname options: Tiger or Lily! 

Willow: Known for their graceful, flexible branches and adaptable nature, willow trees have cat-like qualities.  

Plant Names for Female Cats

Would a Rose by any other name act as sweet? If your feline friend enjoys a tiptoe through the tulips, these plant names for female cats are petal-perfect. 

  • Acacia
  • Amaryllis 
  • Azalea
  • Belladonna
  • Briar
  • Bryony
  • Calla
  • Camellia
  • Cassia
  • Celandine
  • Daffodil 
  • Dahlia
  • Fern
  • Fleur
  • Flora
  • Freesia
  • Gardenia
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jessamine
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Lotus
  • Magnolia
  • Myrtle
  • Narcissus 
  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Verbena
  • Vinca
  • Wisteria

Plant Names for Male Cats

If you have a green thumb, consider a greenery-inspired name for your Tom! While botanical names are more traditionally feminine, there are plenty of fresh plant names for male cats.  

  • Alder
  • Aloe
  • Aspen
  • Aster
  • Cosmo
  • Cypress
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • Balsam
  • Bergamot
  • Betony
  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Cyprus
  • Edelweiss
  • Fig
  • Florian
  • Forest
  • Hawthorn
  • Hemlock
  • Herb
  • Indigo
  • Linden
  • Lupine
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Reed
  • Sage
  • Saguaro 
  • Sequoia 
  • Sorrel
  • Spruce
  • Sycamore
  • Sylvan
  • Tarragon
  • Thistle
  • Wilder

Cute Plant Names for Cats

Just like your kitty, these plant names for cats are natural cuties! 

  • Bamboo
  • Blossom
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle 
  • Maple
  • Meadow
  • Olive
  • Pansy
  • Periwinkle
  • Petal
  • Petunia
  • Posey
  • Sprout
  • Sunflower
  • Snowdrop
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweet William
  • Wildflower

Unique Plant Names for Cats

You can’t go wrong with Lily or Daisy. But if you’re in the (flower) market for a more unusual plant name for cats, consider these one-of-a-kind monikers.

  • Arbor
  • Cactus
  • Chamomile
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clove
  • Forsythia
  • Foxglove
  • Ginkgo
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Ixora
  • Kale
  • Leaf
  • Moss
  • Patchouli
  • Poinsettia
  • Saffron
  • Sakura
  • Snapdragon
  • Terra
  • Valerian
  • Verbena
  • Yarrow
  • Zenobia
  • Zinnia