130+ Cute and Clever Tortoiseshell Cat Names
Are you the proud owner of a tortoiseshell cat? If so, you are in luck. These colorful kitties have fun and feisty personalities, and they're fascinating to look at because of their distinct coloring.
Tortoiseshell cats are otherwise known as "Torties," and their name doesn't refer to a breed of cat, but rather their color. Their coats are made up of various combinations of blacks, oranges, rusts, and browns, with some cream thrown in occasionally.
For a cat to be a true tortie, their coat should be made up of two colors. They may have some small flecks of cream. If they have a lot of cream color, then they are considered a calico.
If you were lucky enough to have gotten one of these beauties, then you need a special name for it, and you've definitely come to the right place.
You'll find over 130 names inspired by:
- Fur colors
- Fur patterns
- Sweet names that these special cats deserve.
Did You Know?
Almost all tortoiseshell cats are female. If you have a male, then you are one of the few who do, since only about 1% are. And if you have one, then chances are that he is sterile. It's all because of genes.
Names for Tortoiseshell Cats Based on Their Colors
Many tortoiseshell cats are predominantly black, so if your new furry friend is like this, there are some awesome names to choose from.
Many torties have gorgeous coats, lush with orange tones. Some even have large patches of the color.
If you want to bring attention to your new friend's orange highlights, then one of these names might be perfect.
Did You Know?
Throughout folklore, and even today, torties are considered lucky. You may hear them referred to as money cats.
Many people think that rust and orange in a tortie are the same thing, but look closely at your girl's fur and you'll see a difference.
If she looks more like a redhead than an orange tabby cat, then these are names that you may want to consider.
While not quite as common as the other colors, take a look at your new buddy and I bet you'll see lots of brown showing up, especially if she's got a lighter appearance overall.
Maybe one of these names will fit her well.
What Is Tortitude?
Tortitude is that special attitude that many people believe tortoiseshell cats possess.
They can be pretty feisty, they definitely rule the house, and they usually let everyone know how great they are.
Names Based on Their Fur Patterns
Some torties have distinct patterns in their coats, while others have subtle shading that makes them look like they are one color from far away.
Whichever look your kitty has, using their fur pattern can be a fun way to choose a name.
Names Based on Their Personalities
Most tortie owners will tell you that their girls have tortitude. Maybe it comes from their genes, or maybe it's just in people's imaginations, but they definitely have unique personalities.
If your cat's attitude is what really shines through, then a name based on that might be just right.
Sweet Names for Your Tortie
A sweet kitten deserves a sweet name, and here are some of the sweetest.
You'll find that these are pretty much all for females, and that's because almost all tortoiseshell cats are girls.
Hopefully one of these will fit your fuzzball perfectly.
It's not easy picking out a name for your cat. There are many things to think about, but no matter what name you choose for your furry friend, I'm sure it will be great.
And if you already have a tortie, then you know how fortunate you are. You don't see them as often as other cats, and they have a special allure because of their stunning color combos and unique attitudes.
Good luck choosing a name for your new friend!
What about you?
Do you have a tortoiseshell cat or are you planning on getting one?
© 2019 Claudia Mitchell