Simon has two cats with unique names. He's happy to share his tips so others can choose the best names for their cats and other pets.
White cats are often loved for their pureness, innocence, and beauty; often, they are associated with spiritual feelings and have a calming effect on their owners. Several species of cats can be white. The following species have a white variety:
- Persian cats
This is not a conclusive list, as white-haired cats can appear in many popular breeds due to a lack of melanin pigmentation or a gene mutation. When deciding great cat names for a white cat, you should consider the character of the cat; simply calling the cat puffball or snowball will not usually fit the cat.
How to Choose a Name for a White Cat
- Evasive or Elusive Cats: If the white cat always hides or stays away in the shadows, then a great name may be Lightening or Casper.
- Evil and Playful Cats: Cats who seem to have the devil in them and are always playing and causing havoc may be given names like Ice Queen or Eve.
- Mystical Names: Some white cats seem to look at you with their amazing eyes and seemingly know every secret you hold; there’s something mystical about them, so names like Moonlight or Freyja may be appropriate.
- Innocent Names: With their pristine beauty and often great personalities, white cats often convey a sense of innocence—thus, names like Nun and Angel fit them.
Picking a name for a cat is a difficult process; should you pick a serious cat name or a funny cat name? Try to make a list of 20 names and then narrow them down based on their character. As white cats are not generally gender-specific, you may find a masculine name such as Jack Frost or a feminine name such as Daenerys (the white-haired character from Game of Thrones) is more suitable.
Narrowing down the choices will eventually allow you to pick the perfect white cat name.
White Cat Folklore
Bad Luck/Good Luck
- Schoolchildren believe that if they see a white cat on the way to school, trouble wasn’t far behind.
- It is bad luck to see a white cat during the night.
- Seeing a white cat during the day on the road is good luck.
- It is considered good luck to see a cat crossing your path (the opposite of Britain and Ireland).
- Dreaming of a white cat is good luck.
White cats carried out the orders and attended the Celtic goddess Ceridwen.
Top 100 Names for White Cats
Here's a list of my favorite names for white cats. Feel free to leave additional ideas in the comments section below.
White Cat Names A–F
White Cat Names F–Z
Choose a Name That's Right for Your Cat
When choosing a name for a white cat, you have many things to consider; temperament, character, and looks all play a role in the process, but at the end of the day, pick a name that you are happy with but also that the cat responds to. Don't be afraid to change the name if it doesn't quite fit!
Other Cat Name Articles
- Top 100 Black Cat Names
Having trouble finding a name for your black cat? Take a look at some suggestions for finding black cat names and see my personal top 100 names.
- Top 100 Orange Cat Names
Picking a name for an orange cat isn't easy, but hopefully, this article will give you some good ideas.
- What Are Some Good Male Cat Names?
When picking out a name for a male cat, you should always consider the character and actions of the cat. This article provides some ideas on how to choose the right name.
- What Are Some Good Names for Female Cats?
Naming a female cat is not easy; you should observe your cat for a few days to see her character and then pick a name that fits. This article gives you some guidance and a list of my top 100 female cat names.
- 30+ Great Names for a Calico or Tortoiseshell Cat
Your calico (or tortoiseshell) cat has to have an original name to match her original orange, black and white splodge markings. What about Ta Miu, Marzipan, Loffa—or how about Maryland after the Baltimore Orioles?
adrianna on February 28, 2019:
there good cat names
huvhuv2156 on June 30, 2017:
Thanks for the ideas of cat names! I'm still looking for a white kitten. I'm thinking of naming it moonlight. Thanks for the ideas!
AnnMarie on October 23, 2016:
I just got a white kitten and she is 2 months old I have decided to call her the most beautiful name I could think of, Monet, I think it is gorgeous.
Thanks for the website it helped me think of a lot more names
Patricia Lafleche on June 14, 2016:
I love cats! You chose great ones. Nightmare is ,I can't get over it! I love Cop. The last cat I owned was a black and white male , his name was Shadow. He was very funny and had a fluffy tail. When somebody he first met, he would run away then minutes later, he would come out to greet the visitor. Anybody who walked in my house Shadow was a wonderful greeter. The only big problem I ever had was the illness mixed in with the medication prescribed by psychiartrists who at the time never reailized the condition of the illness I had as I was taking the drugs. I freely gave him away out of the love of my heart knowing at the time of my life I couldn't control my actions. I was too depressed and suicidal thoughts were too strong at the time. Now today ,I'm so much better and don't need to worry about taking the drugs I had to take before.
Sarah M. on October 26, 2015:
Molly or Lilly
moonlake from America on December 23, 2012:
We have a white cat his name is Levi Jones. We had a white cat years ago and his name was Jakc. When I was a kid we had a white cat with a blue eye and a brown eye his name was Snowball.
Enjoyed your hub voted up.
Lynda from Ontario, Canada on December 12, 2012:
I had a white cat named Molly once. She was not very nice - I should have looked at your names first - LOL. Had a Siamese that was so gentle and loving - nicknamed Chris for short - but I her name in full - named by my sister was Christopheles - I'm not even sure how to spell it. Made no sense at all. I think she got the names from stories she read - for instance her cat was named Gandolph - Ganders for short : ) Interesting hub! I happened here because of your latest comment on the forum and this hub took my fancy.
dinkan53 from India on July 27, 2012:
I love cats and so enjoyed your hub very much. My grandmother also had a white one named Tucya. I just hate black ones. Anyway i got friends that love cats and sending this hub to them. Rated as interesting and shared with my followers.
Simon Cook (author) from NJ, USA on July 26, 2012:
EuroCafeAuLait: True story - I was in Wales buying a new car - I just signed the deal and was walking to drive my car away when a Seagull flew over and dropped a HUGE dropping on my head - it didn't seem lucky at the time LOL!
Anastasia Kingsley from Croatia, Europe on July 26, 2012:
I love this!!! Great idea for a Hub, Simey.
Our cats have very creative names. They belong to the neighbor downstairs but the kids name them anyway. We had a white cat Hitler (heavens above!) due to the black mustache. We also had an Albie, based "Albino", one of yours. Unrelated to color, two years ago they all got international soccer team players names (like Ronaldhino) and the year after that they were Disney Princesses. So as you can see, it really varies. Didn't know a white cat in a dream is good luck nor seeing a white cat during the daytime. :)
Here we have another animal superstition, when the seagulls drop a little dropping on your head, that means money is on its way. Not bad, huh. I found it to be true when the dropping falls on your clothesline, too.
Life Under Construction from Neverland on July 26, 2012:
hehehe very cute white cat names you have here!
Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on July 26, 2012:
What a cool idea for a hub! I am always stuck trying to name my pets! Nice work :)