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60 Red and Orange Cat Names

Updated on February 4, 2017

Orange tabby cats are the redheads of the feline kingdom! Orange and red-coated cats make great pets. Although the term “tabby” is often confused for a breed, it is not a breed in itself. That would be like trying to call human redheads a race into themselves.

Famous Redheads to Name Your Cat After

Men
Women
Willie Nelson
Lucille Ball
Thomas Jefferson
Julianne Moore
Danny Kaye
Adele
Donald Trump
Ginger Spice
Conan O'Brien
Emma Stone
Prince Harry
Lindsay Lohan

Did you know that 80 percent of orange tabby cats are male? So the odds are good that if you adopted an orange tabby, you need a manly sounding cat name! Or at least a name that suits your male cat's personality.

Names for Male Orange Cats

 
 
 
Blazer
Weasley
Crush
Ferrari
Firecracker
Brick
Dynamite
Daredevil
Copper
Red
Nemo
Tony the Tiger
Chestnut
George
Big Red
Enzo
Rusty
Tang

Cartoon Character Names for Orange Cats

 
 
 
Garfield
Elmo
Mario
Wilma Flinstone
Daphne
Tigger
Puss in Boots
Yosemite Sam
Blossom
Princess Fiona
Princess Ariel
Kyle Broflovski
Raggedy Ann
Josie
Pippi Longstocking
Archie
Peter Pan
Quasimodo
Jessica Rabbit
Wendy (from the restaurant)
Ariel

It might suit your new kitty to name them after a fictional character. There are so many great redheads from books and children's stories. Does your kitten display magical mischief, like one of the Weasley children?

Cat Names From Famous Fictional Redheads

 
 
 
Anne of Green Gables
Ginny Weasley
Fred and George Weasley
Pippi Longstocking
Ron Weasley
Molly and Arthur Weasley (the parents)
Eleanor Douglas
Paige Turner
Fancy Nancy

There are many different breeds that have tabby cats, and they come in a whole spectrum of red/orange/yellow hues and fur patterns.

Common Orange Breeds

A few common breeds are:

  • Somali
  • American Shorthair
  • Abyssinian
  • Havana
  • and Persian.

Orange cats not only appear in a gorgeous range of colors, they also have some amazing fur patterns. You have probably seen the most common ones: the striped pattern. Less common, but no less beautiful, are the spots that resemble a cheetah pattern and solid orange. Nature is astounding, isn’t it?

Most orange cats happen to be male, but that doesn't mean there aren't still female orange tabbies out there! For girl cats, stick with cute, flower-themed names!

Names for Female Orange Cats

 
 
 
Ginger
Maple
Sangria
Lucy
Ruby
Poppy
Autumn
Sunflower
Magenta
Ladybug
Coral
Scarlet
Sunkist
Tulip
Marigold

Naming That Tabby!

Breed won’t typically determine a “good” personality as much like people—to each his own! Any cat can make a purrfect family addition if given a chance.

Sure, each breed does have certain personality characteristics that are associated with it, just be sure to play with your potential kitty before deciding to adopt so you can assess a good fit.

Get Ideas From Your Kitty

Well, the cat’s out of of the bag and it appears to be orange! If you have chosen to adopt a ginger cat, don’t be afraid to take pride in the color! There is a multitude of names that are very suitable for these beautiful cats but that you wouldn’t typically give to a cat of a different color.

Something that might help is assessing your new friend’s catitude. Yes, catitude. Your cat’s unique personality can play a major role in helping you to decide on a name. Having a hard time making a pawsitive selection? Don’t let it be a catastrophe!

If the cat's got your tongue and fog got your brain, no purrrries. We’ve got your back! (And we’ll keep scratching and scratching until we hit the right spot!)

Cute Food-Themed Names for Orange Cats

 
 
 
Waffles
Pumpkin
Sweet Potato
Gingerbread
Gingy
Creamsicle
Apricot
Honey
Nacho
Sugar
Twizzler
Cheddar
Cheeto
Paprika
Peaches

What's your favorite orange or red cat name?

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More Bad Cat Puns!

When we said there was a load of orange cat names, we weren’t lion! With all the pawsibilities, we could write a list as high as a meowtain!

Just sit down and play with your cat while thinking of name ideas. Maybe eat an orange creamsicle in the paces. If you absolutely cannot come up with anything right meow, it’s okay. Not feline up to anymore cat puns? That’s okay, too.

Take a catnap to clear the brain fog and think more later. You’ll come up with something, and we’re not kitten!

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      Mel 4 months ago

      My orange kitty is named Sunny.

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      Ann 4 months ago

      I want an orange cat and call it Chucky.

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      Juz 5 months ago

      Love the name pumpkin... we have a dog called spud!

      Thanks :)

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      PATRICIA MEYER 5 months ago

      I have a red kitten named Penny.

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      katie brown 6 months ago

      i loved the name rosie!

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      Libby 14 months ago

      I love the name ginger

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Love this! I'm a big cat lover...I have two cats plus a dog. My favorite food name is Waffles. Love the pics you included!

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