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93 Tabby Cat Names for Felines with Stripes and Swirls

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Tabby cats are beyond cute. And if you are the new pet parent of a tabby kitten, you are probably on the hunt for tabby cat names to find the perfect match for your new family member.

And although tabby cats are a well-known type, they actually are not an official cat breed. Rather, a ‘tabby’ cat refers to their unique coat markings that include stripes, lines, bands, dots and flecks. Tabby cats come in all kinds of colors, including orange, gray, brown and cream – with black-based coats as the most common.

With such a wide color range, there are so many good names for tabby cats. To help make your search a little easier, we did the research for you and came up with a comprehensive list.

Popular Tabby Cat Names

Start your tabby cat name search with some of the best tabby cat names. Here are 10 options:

  • Joseph
  • Luna
  • Waldo
  • Paisley
  • Marbles
  • Checkers
  • Goldie
  • Cirrus
  • Sailor
  • Mariposa

Joseph: A reference to the Bible story, Joseph’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ is pretty fitting for a multi-colored tabby cat.

Luna: If your tabby cat coat has a similar dark or spotted pattern to the surface of the moon, this is a fun name to choose.

Waldo: If your cat is always hiding (like the character from Where’s Waldo?) or has a striped coat like Waldo’s iconic red and white shirt, it’s a clever name for your tabby.

Paisley: This name is perfect for your tabby with a coat full or swirls.

Marbles: These glass balls are works of art, with swirls and color streaks that may remind you of your new tabby cat.

Checkers: While you may love the game, it’s also a pattern that your tabby cat’s coat may mimic.

Goldie: If your tabby cat has lots of flecks of color—or you just love the precious metal—this name may be the one for her.

Cirrus: The cloud formation may also resemble the pattern on your tabby cat.

Sailor: Seafarers may love the nautical stripes synonymous with sailing, and they match your tabby cat’s coat as well.

Mariposa: Spanish for ‘butterfly’, many tabby cats have a butterfly-esque pattern on their coats.

Female Tabby Cat Names

Picking a name for your adorable little girl should come with no pressure. Here are 20 female tabby cat names:

  • Cleopatra
  • Pearl 
  • Dottie 
  • Honey
  • Betty
  • Maude
  • Dulce
  • Shirley
  • Esperanza
  • Willa
  • Paulette
  • Simone
  • Jewel
  • Callie
  • Swirl
  • Pebbles
  • Cookie
  • Jelly
  • Wind

Male Tabby Cat Names

Finding the perfect name for your little dude should be a breeze—here are 20 names for male tabby cats.

  • Monet 
  • Mau
  • Tartan
  • Maze
  • River
  • Otto
  • Clarence
  • Bart
  • Massimo
  • Jimmy
  • Alfie
  • Troy
  • Winston
  • Remy
  • Simon
  • Dash
  • Domino
  • Jasper
  • Rocky
  • Bullseye

Best Orange Tabby Cat Names

Orange tabby cat

Whether your orange tabby cat is more vibrant or muted, you can have lots of fun with its hue. Here are some to orange cat names for tabby cats to consider:

  • Peach
  • Ginger
  • Garfield
  • Lucy
  • Dorothy 
  • Creamsicle
  • Tigger
  • Flame
  • Apricot
  • Colby
  • Kumquat
  • Marigold
  • Sunrise
  • Marmalade

Best Grey Tabby Cat Names

From charcoal to ash to silver, whichever gray-hued color your tabby cat has, it’s a great outlet for name inspiration. Here our favorite gray names.

  • Smokey
  • Pewter
  • Earl
  • Flint 
  • Slate
  • Stormy
  • Cinder
  • Cloud
  • Basalt
  • Moon
  • Granite
  • Pyrite
  • Cobblestone
  • Pepper

Best Brown Tabby Cat Names

brown tabby cat

Your brown buddy deserves an awesome name. Here are the tabby names for brown cats:

  • Mocha
  • Cocoa
  • Guinness
  • Teddy
  • Gravy 
  • Coffee
  • Carmel
  • Muffin
  • Cinnamon
  • Patch
  • Silt
  • Cashmere
  • Chai
  • Toast
  • Nutmeg
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