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150 Best Names for Your Orange Cat

Looking for the perfect name for your ginger kitty? Whether you’re looking for cute names for your orange tabby cat, or something inspired by your favorite movie, we’ve got you covered with 150 of the very best orange cat names.

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There’s just something about orange cats that draws us into their orbit. The iconic bright fur and faint tiger-striped markings of orange tabby cats help them stand apart from the rest. Some say their bold coloring even makes them more outgoing than cats with other coat colors. 

Famous orange cats, like Garfield, the lasagna-loving kitty from Jim Davis’ comic strip, might make us think that these bright color patterns are fairly common within our feline friends. But similar to their human counterparts with red hair, ginger kitties are actually pretty rare. The coloring in their orange coats is genetic, passed down from their parents through the X chromosome. This means 80 percent of orange cats are males, and finding a female orange kitten is pretty rare (but if you do, there are some very pretty female orange cat names to choose from). 

As you’re choosing a name for your orange cat, keep in mind that even as aloof as cats may seem, they do recognize their names and will come when called! So it’s important to give them a name that is easy for them to learn and for you to call out. If you do decide to name your orange cat something fancy or long, an abbreviated version or nickname might be something they can learn easier. 

There are plenty of fun orange cat names to choose from, playing off their color and famous orange cats from cartoons and TV. We’ve listed 150 orange cat names below to inspire you. 

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10 Hawaiian Names for Orange Cats

  1. Alani (name for orange, as in the fruit)
  2. Kelani (from the heavens)
  3. Meli (honey)
  4. Kaipo (sweetheart)
  5. Keanu (the breeze)
  6. Nani (beautiful)
  7. Hoku (star)
  8. Akamai (intelligent)
  9. Inoki (devoted)
  10. Pineki (peanut)

10 Orange Cat Names Inspired by Food

  1. Cheeto
  2. Marmalade
  3. Clementine
  4. Dorito
  5. Fanta
  6. Sweet potato
  7. Honey
  8. Frito
  9. Creamsicle
  10.  Orangina

10 Spicy-Sounding Names for Orange Cats

  1. Nutmeg
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Saffron
  4. Paprika
  5. Pepper
  6. Chili
  7. Clove
  8. Ginger
  9. Mustard
  10. Tabasco

10 Floral-Inspired Names for Orange Cats

  1. Mimosa
  2. Sunflower
  3. Marigold
  4. Tiger Lily
  5. Cosmos
  6. Poppy
  7. Zinnea
  8. Lantana
  9. Tulip
  10.  Buttercup

10 Orange Cat Names Inspired by Cartoons

  1. Garfield
  2. Tigger
  3. Simba
  4. Azrael
  5. Heathcliff
  6. Hobbes
  7. Toulouse
  8. Shere Khan
  9. Mr. Jinks
  10.  RiffRaff

10 Adorable Names for Your Orange Kitten

  1. Tiger
  2. Gingersnap
  3. Sunshine
  4. Goldfish
  5. Honey
  6. Butterscotch
  7. Mai Tai
  8. Pumpkin Pie
  9. Angel
  10.  Blossom

10 Orange Cat Names from the Movies

  1. Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  2. Buttercup (Catching Fire)
  3. Ulysses (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  4. Goose (Captain Marvel)
  5. Milo (Milo and Otis)
  6. Fred (Gifted)
  7. Clawhauser (Zootopia)
  8. Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  9. Jonesy (Alien)
  10.  Puss in Boots (Shrek 2)
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10 Cat Names Inspired by Their Fiery Fur

  1. Firecracker
  2. Fuego
  3. Sparks
  4. Flame
  5. Ember
  6. Firework
  7. Inferno
  8. Phoenix
  9. Scorch
  10.  Blaze

10 Orange Cat Names Inspired By Our Favorite Books

  1. Pippi Longstocking
  2. Anne (Anne of Green Gables)
  3. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
  4. Fancy Nancy
  5. Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin)
  6. Madeline
  7. Strawberry Shortcake
  8. Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
  9. Ms. Frizzle (Magic Schoolbus)
  10.  Glinda (The Wizard of Oz)

10 Badass Orange Cat Names

  1. Kim Possible
  2. Prince Harry
  3. Carmen Sandiego
  4. Princess Fiona
  5. Reba
  6. Conan
  7. Pepper Potts
  8. Axl Rose
  9. Archie
  10.  Poison Ivy

10 Disney-Inspired Names for Your Ginger Cat

  1. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  2. Merida (Brave)
  3. Jessie (Toy Story)
  4. Peter Pan
  5. Anna (Frozen)
  6. Phineas (Phineas and Ferb
  7. Giselle (Enchanted)
  8. Ellie (Up)
  9. Wendy (Gravity Falls)
  10.  Hercules

10 Irish-inspired Names for Orange Cats

  1. Flannery
  2. Finley 
  3. Rory
  4. Lia
  5. Orla 
  6. Fionn
  7. Gallagher
  8. Aiden
  9. Sheena
  10.  Patrick

10 Orange Cat Names with Attitude

  1. Tornado
  2. Sahara
  3. Nevada
  4. Sansa Stark
  5. Magenta
  6. Jane Grey
  7. Kathy Griffin
  8. Black Widow
  9. Johnny Rotten
  10.  Tori Amos

10 Halloween-Inspired Names for Orange Cats

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Boo
  3. Gremlin
  4. Fang
  5. Lucifer
  6. Salem
  7. Tarot
  8. Buffy (as in the Vampire Slayer)
  9. Poe (as in Edgar Allen)
  10.  Winnifred

10 Fruity-Fresh Orange Cat Names

  1. Mango
  2. Tangerine
  3. Papaya
  4. Tomato
  5. Kumquat
  6. Melon
  7. Peaches
  8. Clementine
  9. Satsuma
  10.  Valencia

150+ Cool Cat Names for Your Fine Feline

Cats are the epitome of cool (at least we think so!) so here are some ideas for names with attitude and panache

There’s really no one definition for ‘cool’: it’s more of an attitude, a type of behavior, the ability to be independent, or a display of confidence.

Wait—did we just purrfectly describe cats? 

From jazz musicians and beatnik poets to Lady Gaga and TikTok virals, the perception of cool continues to evolve. So if you’re wondering what are some cool cat names for your new kitten or cat, watch him for a few days. See how he plays, if he approaches you or if you need to coax him, and any other interesting characteristics. His breed might influence you, too—for example, a talkative Siamese or a mellow calico could encourage even more creative naming.

Then, spring a few of the following! Maybe he’ll give you a whisker twitch of approval.

Cool Boy Cat Names

If you have a cool male cat (and honestly, who doesn’t?) imagine his reaction when you bellow out one of these names to call him.

  • Frick
  • Phoenix
  • Ace
  • Fox
  • Iggy
  • Bane
  • Sahar
  • Finn
  • Taz
  • Mochi
  • Ranger
  • Wizard
  • Kazi
  • Bowie
  • Rex

Cool Girl Cat Names

Imagine all the sass, flair, and independence of your cool female cat coming to life with a name worthy of her tail swish.

  • Kamala
  • Aspen
  • Suki
  • Jinx
  • Cleo
  • Zarina
  • Sheba
  • Lyric
  • Zelda
  • Sable
  • Blanca
  • Skye
  • Akira
  • Luna 
  • Shiva

Sleek and Cool Black Cat Names

He sits in the shadows (Hey! That’s a good one!) waiting for the treat cabinet to open, but trying to appear unimpressed when it does.

  • Le Chat Noir (‘the black cat’ in French)
  • Raven
  • Binx
  • Kona
  • Pitch
  • Vader
  • Onyx
  • Nova
  • Cash (as in Johnny, a.k.a. The Man in Black)
  • Batcat
  • Yin
  • Nyx
  • Ebony

Cool Warrior Cat Names

If your new kitty is full of fire and spunk, has the leonine face of a Maine coon, or seems to slink about like a skilled ninja, they might need a most honorable moniker. 

  • Rocky
  • Alha
  • Miya or Miyamoto
  • Bastet or Bast 
  • Raja
  • Achilles
  • Yaa 
  • Goku
  • Thor
  • Ahau

Cool Names for Grey Cats

Often a sophisticated design color, it often evokes calm and a sense of balance. Do you have a zen-like grey cat, like a Russian blue? Here are some good options. 

  • Ash
  • Baloo
  • Mika
  • Steel
  • Grayson
  • Cinder
  • Reva (‘rain’ in Hindi)
  • Smokey
  • Mercury
  • Slate
  • Grijis (‘gray’ in Dutch)
  • Ivan
  • Silver

Cool Names for White Cats

Your snowy white furball might like to be beckoned with a name that reflects her pearlesque finery. 

  • Mallow
  • Noodle
  • Lamb
  • Q-Tip
  • Opaline
  • Alabaster
  • Moscato
  • Pearl
  • Birch
  • Ivory
  • Yeti
  • Moon
  • Branco (white in Portuguese)

Cool Orange Cat Names for Your Ginger

Okay, Pumpkin might not be a hip moniker, but Kin slips in with a little spunk. (Only you know the true cute meaning behind it!)

  • Autumn
  • Tang
  • Bronze
  • Ember
  • Curry
  • Rusty
  • Topaz
  • Saffron
  • Titian
  • Cheyenne

Cool Cat Names from Movies, Sports, Cartoons, and Books

Whether you’re a Disney buff, a comics aficionado, or a sports fan, inspiration for cool pops up in all types of media. 

  • Loki (The Avengers series)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes comic strip)
  • Kobe (basketball player once with the Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Berlioz and Toulouse (Aristocats)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Yuske (anime hero)
  • Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Tiger and Woods (American pro golfer)
  • Orion (Men in Black)
  • Marko and Alana (The Saga graphic novel series)
  • Zuri and Kion (The Lion Guard)
  • Cersei (Game of Thrones)
  • Messi (Argentinian pro soccer player)
  • Cheshire (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Serena and Venus (American pro tennis players)

Chill, Man! Seriously Cool Cat Names

While your furry feline has a lot of protection from cold temps, she’ll probably still love a cozy heated nestle spot. But this creature of comfort can still have a winter-like name!

  • Frosty
  • Blizz
  • Ice
  • Glacier
  • Arc
  • Polar
  • Crisp
  • Storm
  • Nip
  • Crackle
  • Snowflake

Badass and Cool Unisex Cat Names

No explanation necessary— just some badass name choices!

  • Tattoo and Tat
  • Rowan
  • Fang
  • Java
  • Indigo
  • Zoom
  • Lennon
  • River
  • Paris
  • Kit
  • Rebel
  • Blaze
  • Ali
  • Comet
  • Dragon
  • Harper
  • Copper
  • Shiloh
  • Jazz
  • Echo
  • Puma

Popular Cool Cat Names

Whether they’re from Instagram, TikTok, or some of the most popular cat breeds, there’s a reason why these hip cats and hooman influencers attract attention.

  • Zoe and brother Zeke (@chattybengals) 
  • Nala (@nala_cat)
  • Shuba (@TikTokBrownChick)
  • Archer (@archer_the_catcher)
  • Maverick (@maverickbaker)
  • Oname (@oname_munchkin)
  • Cierra or Sprite (@cierra_mistt)
  • Juno (@junotheangrycat)
  • Boss (@bo_man_co)

200+ of the Best Names for Your Siamese Cat

These unique cats find a place in the hearts of anyone who comes across them.

Siamese cats, with their striking features and distinctive personality, are one of the most easily recognizable cat breeds. These beautiful cats are known for their crystal blue eyes, large pointed ears, sleek tails and bodies, and dark masks, ears, paws, and tails that offer an elegant contrast to their light coats.

The Siamese cats’ unmistakable coat pattern is the result of a natural genetic mutation, rather than selective breeding. Playful, curious, affectionate, and remarkably talkative, Siamese cats are believed to have originated in Thailand (formerly Siam) around the 14th century, making them one of the oldest cat breeds in the world and one of the most popular cat breeds in Europe and North America.

Choosing a good name for your Siamese cat might seem a little daunting—how can you capture the elegance and playfulness of your cat in just one word? We’ve compiled over 200 names below to help you pick the perfect name!

Famous Siamese Cat Names

Cats have found a home in a variety of beloved cartoons and books. These famous Siamese cats in particular will always hold a place in our hearts, and maybe your cat’s too.

  • Sagwa (from Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat)
  • D.C. (from That Darn Cat!)
  • Tao (from The Incredible Journey)
  • Skippyjon (from the Skippyjon Jones books)
  • Koko (from The Cat Who…)
  • Yum Yum (from The Cat Who…)
  • Ayesha (from the novel Phantom)
  • Henry (from the children’s book Cross Country Cat)
  • Pyewacket (from Bell, Book and Candle)
  • Kit (from Charmed)

Male Siamese Cat Names

Give your princely Siamese cat a name as dapper as he is.  

  • Frankie 
  • Kai 
  • Milo
  • Charlie 
  • Regis
  • Oscar 
  • George 
  • Julian 
  • Percy 
  • Oliver 
  • Shiloh 
  • Elliot 
  • Leo 
  • Jamie 
  • Lawrence 
  • William 
  • Ferdinand
  • Norris 
  • Marcel

Female Siamese Cat Names

Your elegant Siamese kitty deserves a name to match her undeniable charm and radiance.    

  • Holly 
  • Regina
  • Zoe 
  • April 
  • Hazel 
  • Jaime 
  • Rosie 
  • Lily 
  • Jasmine 
  • Pearl 
  • Aurora 
  • Elle
  • Penny
  • Clara 
  • Lila
  • Poppy
  • Millie

Mystical Siamese Cat Names

A cat as magical as a Siamese cat deserves an equally magical name! These names, inspired by magic and mythology, are perfect for your enchanting pet.

  • Isis (Egyptian goddess of the moon, love, and magic)
  • Loki (Norse trickster god)
  • Apollo (Greek god of the sun) 
  • Artemis (Greek goddess of the moon)
  • Athena (Roman goddess of war and wisdom)
  • Freya (Norse goddess of love)
  • Baccus (Roman god of wine)
  • Calypso (Greek nymph) 
  • Nyx (Greek goddess of the night)
  • Raiden (Japanese god of thunder and lightning)
  • Jinx 
  • Selkie (from Norse and Celtic mythology)
  • Hex
  • Pluto (Roman god of the underworld) 
  • Grimoire (a book of magic spells)
  • Mystic 
  • Bast or Bastet (Egyptian goddess of cats)
  • Sphinx (from Greek mythology)
  • Pixie 
  • Echo (Greek nymph)
  • Phantom 
  • Neptune (Roman god of the sea)

Siamese cats can be one of four color combinations, but will always have striking blue eyes. 

Food-Inspired Siamese Cat Names

Here are food-inspired names for your sweet yet spicy Siamese kitty.

  • Miso
  • Blueberry
  • Tiramisu 
  • Earl Grey 
  • Saffron 
  • Sushi 
  • Bean 
  • Anise
  • Sesame  
  • Garlic
  • Bagel 
  • Nutmeg
  • Fig
  • Olive
  • Cashew 
  • Sage 
  • Latte
  • Wonton
  • Potato 
  • Rigatoni 
  • S’more 

Feminist Siamese Cat Names

Intelligent, outspoken, and natural leaders, Siamese cats are well suited to a name inspired by one of these famous feminists.

  • Simone (Simone de Beauvoir, activist and author of The Second Sex)
  • Betty (Betty Friedan, activist and author of The Feminine Mystique
  • Ruth (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lawyer and Supreme Court justice)
  • Gloria (Gloria Steinem, feminist activist) 
  • bell (bell hooks, activist and author)
  • Yoko (Yoko Ono, activist and artist)
  • Laverne (Laverne Cox, transgender and LGBTQ+ rights activist)
  • Toni (Toni Morrison, novelist)
  • Judith (Judith Butler, author and theorist)
  • Gertrude (Gertrude Stein, author)
  • Madeleine (Madeleine Albright, first female secretary of state)
  • Malala (Malala Yousafzai, activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate)

Color-Inspired Siamese Cat Names

Siamese cats can have one of four striking color variations: seal point, chocolate point, blue point, or lilac point. Pick a name inspired by your cat’s unique coloring from this list.

  • Twilight
  • Blue
  • Steel 
  • Storm 
  • Boots
  • Lilac 
  • Smoke 
  • Periwinkle 
  • Sapphire 
  • Lapis 
  • Slate
  • Indigo 
  • Pewter 
  • Cloud 
  • Ash 
  • Moth
  • Stone
  • Charcoal 
  • Socks 
  • Mica 
  • Cornflower
  • Shadow
  • Birch 

Siamese Cat Names Inspired by Children’s Books and Movies

Just like the kids they love to play with, Siamese cats are curious, spirited, energetic, and mischievous. Choose a name inspired by a favorite children’s character to match your cat’s personality. 

  • Dory (from Finding Nemo)
  • Raya (from Raya and the Last Dragon)
  • Paddington (from Paddington Bear)
  • Katniss (from The Hunger Games)
  • Appa (from Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Olaf (from Frozen)
  • Roo (from Winnie-the-Pooh)
  • Luna (Luna Lovegood, from Harry Potter)
  • Totoro (from My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Wilbur (from Charlotte’s Web)
  • Matilda (from Matilda)
  • Prim (Primrose, from The Hunger Games)
  • Zuko (from Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Miss Honey (from Matilda)
  • Alice (from Alice in Wonderland)
  • Chrysanthemum (from Chrysanthemum)
  • Pascal (from Tangled)
  • Winkie (from Harry Potter)
  • Edna (Edna Mode, from The Incredibles)
  • Sven (from Frozen)
  • Momo (from Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Gonzo (from The Muppets)

Paired Siamese Cat Names

Siamese cats are very friendly and sociable, and tend to do especially well with a friend. If you are looking for names to give to your new pair of Siamese cats, look no further! 

  • Merry and Pippin (from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Lemon and Lime 
  • Anna and Elsa (from Frozen)
  • Luigi and Mario 
  • Chandler and Monica (from Friends)
  • Fili and Kili (from The Hobbit)
  • Venus and Mars
  • Ben and Jerry 
  • Bert and Ernie 
  • Rosemary and Thyme
  • Buffy and Willow (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sonny and Cher
  • Sunbeam and Moonbeam
  • Avocado and Toast
  • Harry and Sally
  • Midnight and Twilight 
  • Calvin and Hobbs 
  • Rice and Beans
  • Buddy and Holly
  • Bibbity and Boppity 
  • Puss and Boots
  • Sapphire and Steel 
  • Lilo and Stitch 

Sci-Fi-inspired Siamese Cat Names

Find a sci-fi inspired name for your Siamese cat to suit their blue-gray coloring and curious mind. 

  • Leia (from Star Wars)
  • Eve (from Wall-E)
  • Cyber
  • Spock (from Star Trek)
  • Kylo (Kylo Ren, from Star Wars
  • Bones (from Star Trek)
  • Troy (Deanna Troy, from Star Trek)
  • River (from Doctor Who or Firefly)
  • Data (from Star Trek)
  • TARDIS (from Doctor Who)
  • Starbuck (from Battlestar Galactica)
  • Rey (from Star Wars)
  • Yoda (from Star Wars)
  • Neo (from The Matrix)
  • Switch (from The Matrix)
  • Deckard (from Blade Runner)

Funny Siamese Cat Names

Find a name to match the whimsical and playful personality of your Siamese cat.  

  • Goose 
  • Button
  • Pom-Pom
  • Tooth
  • Banjo
  • Xerox 
  • Seaweed
  • Corduroy
  • Tiny
  • Beedle  
  • Chip
  • Frisbee 
  • Batty
  • Seal
  • Noodle 
  • Pebbles 
  • Cricket
  • Juicebox 

Well, Hello Kitty! 120+ Japanese Cat Names for Your New Feline Friend

Make your cat’s ears twitch and prompt a curious nyan (meow!) with one of these clever names.By Tracey L. Kelley

Top Japanese cat names with meanings are rather easy to come by, because if you could relive your existence as a cat, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ is the place to be! Japan has numerous neko-shima (cat islands). These dedicated locations have few people but large cat colonies. According to All About Japan, many of the cats were raised by resident fishermen or brought into an area to help control rodent populations around silkworm operations. The humans who remain are ardent caretakers of the free-roaming felines.

Another reason to come back as a cat in Japan are all the neko kafe (cat cafes!) The first reported cat cafe opened in Taiwan in 1998, but Mental Floss states they “really took off when they made their way to Japan.” In Nippon (the Japanese name for the country), many rental residents have pet restrictions, so cat cafes give them a chance to socialize and even work among friendly kitties.

Two of the most popular Japanese cat breeds are the Kurilian bobtail, who hails from neighboring Russia; and the Japanese bobtail. Both have—you guessed it!—adorable bobbed-tails, which make their fuzzy bums look almost like rabbits! But even if you don’t have one of these cuties, you can still honor your heritage by giving your new fluffball an appropriate Japanese cat name! Here are some aidea (ideas).

Popular Japanese Names for Cats

What’s trendy? What’s fun? Here are some top namae (names) that might be purrfect for your kitten or cat.

  • Nyan (meow)
  • Yoshi (good or good luck)
  • Haruki (spring child)
  • Kenzo (wise one)
  • Momo (peach)
  • Yuki (good fortune)
  • Fuwafuwa (fluffy)
  • Tadeo (loyal)
  • Yuuma (leisurely)
  • Adzuki (red bean)
  • Taro (eldest son or boy)
  • Sota (big or thick)
  • Fuku (lucky)

Japanese Names for Cats With White Fur

Here are some creative ways to reference your yukidama (snowball) kitty inspired by everything from nature to food!

  • Yuki (snow)
  • Yukigafuru (snowy or full snow)
  • Shiroi or shiroi neko (white or white cat)
  • Raisupati (rice patty)
  • Kumo (cloud)
  • Ume no hana (plum blossom)
  • Shirasagi (white egret)
  • Mashumaro (marshmallow)
  • Shinju (pearl)
  • Kaiko (silkworm)
  • Hakahu (white crane)
  • Wata no kyū (cottonball)
  • Tofu (block of condensed soy milk)

Japanese Black Cat Names

To come up with a unique black cat name, let your mind wander. For example, if you respect ninjutsu (the art of the ninja) and your kitty is suterusu (stealthy), you’re on to something! 

  • Kuro neko (black cat)
  • Hai (ashes)
  • Sumōkī (smoky)
  • Yami (dark)
  • Karasu (raven)
  • Daku (also dark)
  • Kage (shadow)
  • Kuromai (black rice)
  • Kazan (volcano)
  • Makkuro (inky)
  • Mayonaka (midnight)
  • Kyoho (dark grapes)

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Cutest Japanese Cat Names

The Japanese have a special term for something adorable, tiny, or lovable: kawaii. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the cute aesthetic—with its bold, nearly cartoon-like lines and rounded forms—informs a large segment of Japanese popular culture.” You’re probably most familiar with kawaii if you’ve seen characters such as Hello Kitty or Pusheen. Does your amai mafin (sweet muffin) fit this category? If so, one of these names might be a great fit!

  • Suitopi (sweet pea flower)
  • Mei (sprout)
  • Kirei (pretty)
  • Chisai tori (little bird)
  • Shuga (sugar) 
  • Maru (round)
  • Fuji (unique)
  • Chīsana (pocket-size)
  • Chiisai (small)
  • Kei (style)
  • Doki doki (excited)
  • Aiko (little love)
  • Koro (roly-poly)
  • Kichōna (precious) 
  • Akachan (baby)
  • Chibi (small child)
  • Chika (scattered flowers)

Female Japanese Cat Names

Your girl cat can be both fierce and beautiful! Call out a few of these monikers to see what makes her trill, “Yes? Me?”

  • Chiyo (thousand generations or world)
  • Akari (light)
  • Nakano (warrior)
  • Yua (binding love and affection)
  • Mio (beautiful)
  • Eiji (cheerful) 
  • Sara (vivid blossom)
  • Riki (strength)
  • Himari (light and love)
  • Bashira (joyful)
  • Hana (flower)
  • Makoto (true)
  • Danuja (a ruler)
  • Kiyo (pure)
  • Yamato (great harmony)
  • Haia (nimble)

Male Japanese Cat Names

Giving your special boy cat a Japanese name—or even a nickname!—that describes his spirit and personality is a terrific choice.

  • Tatsuki (honor)
  • Taeko (brave)
  • Hiroshi (generous)
  • Kimi (noble)
  • Hitoshi (even-tempered)
  • Akio (hero)
  • Katoro (small boy)
  • Senshi (warrior)
  • Toshiro (talented)
  • Tadaaki (faithful light)
  • Ichiro (first son)
  • Ryuu (dragon)
  • Masanori (model of justice)
  • Benjiro (enjoys peace)
  • Kento (happiness)
  • Shohei (respect)

Cat Names Borrowed from Famous Japanese Celebrities

Adorn your kitty with some extra pizzazz with a name from one of these social and mass media tarento (talents).  

  • Mokomichi (model, actor, and author)
  • Rola (the face of gyaru fashion)
  • Nozomi (singer and model)
  • Haruna (former pop idol, current Instagram influencer)
  • Takashi (filmmaker)
  • Naomi (comedian, celebrity impersonator, and actress)
  • Toma (TV and film actor)
  • Masami (TV, movie, and voice actress)

Nature-Inspired Japanese Names for Cats

An important aspect of Japanese culture is to “appreciate the presence of life in all aspects of nature,” according to The University of Tokyo. Bond with your kitty and her beautiful surroundings with one of these names. 

  • Hotaru (firefly)
  • Sakura (cherry blossoms) 
  • Kawa (river)
  • Hoshi (star)
  • Yuri (lily)
  • Ohisama or Taiyou (sun)
  • Aito (sea or ocean)
  • Rina (jasmine)
  • Mori (forest)
  • Amaya (night rain)
  • Haru (sunlight)
  • Tsuki (moon)
  • Uchuu (the cosmos)
  • Cho or Chou (butterfly or butterflies)
  • Taki (waterfall)
  • Sora (sky)
  • Kuuki (air)
  • Rini (little bunny)
  • Daichi (from the earth)
  • Nami (wave)
  • Shino (bamboo stalk)

Unusual Japanese Cat Names

You know your kitty is unique. These options give you a chance to express her individuality. 

  • Kanaye (zealous one)
  • Toshiko (alert and valued child)
  • Ichika (gift)
  • Shiori (guide)
  • Kisho (one who knows his own mind)
  • Nen (deep hope)
  • Teru or Teruma (true illumination)
  • Tamako (precious stone)
  • Kaori (fragrant beautiful girl) 
  • Setsuko (temperate child)
  • Miami (smiling with truth)
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