60 Badass Names for Red or Orange Cats

Updated on July 30, 2019
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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

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

Willie Nelson
Lucille Ball
Thomas Jefferson
Julianne Moore
Danny Kaye
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

Tony the Tiger
Big Red

Cartoon Character Names for Orange Cats

Wilma Flinstone
Puss in Boots
Yosemite Sam
Princess Fiona
Princess Ariel
Kyle Broflovski
Raggedy Ann
Pippi Longstocking
Peter Pan
Jessica Rabbit
Wendy (from the restaurant)

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


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

Sweet Potato

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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      Dan Stephensen 

      13 days ago

      My tabby is called Oliver, didn’t want to focus to much on the red name of things

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      William and Tibby Forever by Lynda Hamblen 

      7 weeks ago

      Naming cats is important , Cats are adorable creatures. They are one of the most popular pets around the world, and humans certainly love to have cats as their companions.


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      2 months ago


      My cat is named Sprinkles

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      7 months ago

      My cats name isnt on hear

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      8 months ago

      My precious boy was named Butterscotch

      We called him Butters for short .

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      Cassandra, middle school student 

      12 months ago

      So I am getting a orange tabby and I thank this website so much because I was originally going to name the cat summer, ginger, or aslan and on this website I found the perfect name and I am going to name him

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      Jaylee, Middle School Student, 

      16 months ago

      I read a book about cats and you should put 'Marmalade' as a name for an orange cat.

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      22 months ago

      I have 2 cats lily and molly were planning on getting a orange kitten and I'm trying to find a name for him my favorites right now are Enzo and Cheetos

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      23 months ago

      I likeit

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      2 years ago

      I have four cats. Mila,Luna,Quin,and Bella

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      2 years ago

      My kitty's name is Skylaa trickster

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      2 years ago

      What about nala for a girl name?

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      2 years ago

      my cat's name is mylo

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      2 years ago from Florida

      Colby Jack is a great name. I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect name for the new addition :-)

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      2 years ago

      We named our orange male Colby Jack like the cheese. Just took in a beautiful red brick long hair female still deciding her name.

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      2 years ago

      i named my kitten Dash. He loves going outside and taking naps. He is getting more and more active every day!

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      2 years ago

      I had a beautiful orange cat

      He was called Jaffa - because he was an orange cat

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      2 years ago

      My girlfriends son's new female orange kitty is named Tang.

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      2 years ago

      What about Mars for a male cat?

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      2 years ago

      My orange boy was Chester after Chester Cheeto. Miss him. RIP my sweet boy.

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      3 years ago

      My ginger cat is named Tora :) (It means tiger in Japanese)

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      3 years ago

      My orange kitty is named Sunny.

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      3 years ago

      I want an orange cat and call it Chucky.

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      3 years ago

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

      Thanks :)

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      3 years ago

      I have a red kitten named Penny.

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      katie brown 

      3 years ago

      i loved the name rosie!

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      4 years ago

      I love the name ginger

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      Brenda Thornlow 

      6 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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