My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.
“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Those are three of the many furry rulers of the wild. However, tigers have something special that makes them very distinct from most animals: their stripes.
Tigers are really beautiful animals. You’ll likely see them at any zoo that you visit, all because they are a beautiful attraction. If you didn’t know already, tigers are nothing but large cats—large, not-so-cuddly, wild cats. They are definitely not your typical house cat.
Although they might form a bond with their caretakers or zookeepers, I strongly advise against trying to feed one without the permission and supervision of trained staff, because they won’t see what’s in your hand, but rather see the larger meal standing behind it—you!
Picking a Name
Even though they are not exactly house pets, they still need names to identify them by, right? Right. Oh, and of course stuffed tigers need names too! So what exactly do you call a tiger? Below, you'll find a list of 80 names to help get your mind roaring!
- T names: Names that start with a "T" will have a nice ring when talking about the tiger. Remember Tony the Tiger, the Frosted Flakes cereal mascot? ("They’re more than good, they’re grrrrreat!")
- Location: Naming the tiger after where you got it from, whether it’s a rescue or another country, can make for a great name. You can also just decide to use the countries of origin
- Famous tigers: There is a lot of famous ones from TV, movies, and books, so feel free to use these names to your advantage!
- Think cat: Remember, they are big cats and still have many of the mannerisms of a typical cat. So, think about common cat behaviors, traits, and so on and see what names are inspired.
- Think big: Tigers are not exactly small creatures of this planet, so think names that will make them sound as big as they are!
- Personality: Your big cat will certainly have its own personality, so take note of the personality and ways to describe it and make names out of it.
- Appearance: If the tiger has any distinct markings, scars, or anything special about it that sets it apart from others, this is definitely something worth naming over!
Male names should sound masculine and sound pretty fierce. Here’s some names that might suit your male tiger!
Female tigers are tough too, and they should have a name that says this. A nice, exotic-sounding name suits one very well.
White Tiger Names
Oh, the beauty of a white tiger; they are truly like no other! Pick a name that flaunts its beautiful white coat.
You can never go wrong by naming your tiger after an established, striped celebrity!
Puss in Boots
Here’s some names that mean “tiger” in other languages, and some names that are just derived from the word “tiger.”
Country of Origin Names
Here is a list of countries where you can find tigers in the wild, and nicknames that are derived from the country names.
So, whether you are naming a pet, a tiger for a zoo exhibit, a stuffed animal, or even a house cat that wishes it were a tiger, you will likely find a perfect name match on this list.
If you end up liking more than one of the names, I don’t blame you if you do! Try to get everyone else’s opinions about the names you like, and perhaps give the tiger a few days of observation to see which names would suit him or her the best!
Cute Baby Tiger Falling Asleep
© 2014 Tatiana
tigers r so amazing on August 31, 2020:
i did the name tigger for one of my pets in a game
Tigers r cute on August 24, 2020:
I used the name saber for one of my tigers in my game
Your_a_poopy_head on August 16, 2020:
I like tigers
Master on August 02, 2020:
Myra Prasad on May 25, 2020:
so cute !
MASTERTIGER_9080 on May 19, 2020:
I love tigers. Me and my friends have our own names. So, im happy i found this
leila tiger lover on May 05, 2020:
sooooooooo cuteeeeeeee! :3
Cant_tell_my_name on May 05, 2020:
I had a school project and neeed a name, so thanks! :)
Ellie-May on April 24, 2020:
I have always had a weird fascination in tigers and love how majestic they are!
Maddison on April 21, 2020:
I love tigers the names are totally adorable. They are my second favorite animal now followed by dogs
Gabby on March 31, 2020:
They are so cute animals
PUFET on March 27, 2020:
Mary Grace on March 14, 2020:
Emily on March 13, 2020:
Today I won a adorable Siberian tiger stuffed animal today and I couldn't name him so I looked here and I found so many names
Tiger on December 27, 2019:
I have a Siberian white tiger and Indy is the perfect name
Cat lover on December 17, 2019:
I need good male names for tigers
Cjtv on October 20, 2019:
I have so many dogs I think I Brock the world record
Christine on October 06, 2019:
I Like the baby tiger it is so cute
Alexis Mae on August 14, 2019:
Misty is ThePerfect name for my little tiger
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Brookiecookie on July 19, 2019:
I love ❤️Tigers
big cat lover on July 11, 2019:
Enzo is good name for Tiger too
You have so many wrongs on June 21, 2019:
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Melody on May 26, 2019:
My 4 years old name his stuff animal tiger, tiger Zeus
Malificent_an on May 19, 2019:
I chose medusa and zara!
Tatiana on May 06, 2019:
My name is Tatian too cool
audrey on May 04, 2019:
I hate the names on this site I ended up naming my male white tiger simba No thanks to this site i got the name simba from the site find cat names it has so many good names you should check it out
Diana on March 08, 2019:
Any more female names lol
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Charlie on February 19, 2019:
Savage male names
Happy on February 15, 2019:
Thanks for the names
TigerCatGirl on February 13, 2019:
These are great names! although i do have a pet tiger cub named Cloudy (white tiger) and Tora (orange tiger teen) i got the names from here!!! thanks
Mayah on February 08, 2019:
I ❤ TIGERS
SomeOne on January 24, 2019:
I want to get a Holland lop and I found one we might get and it looks like a tiger.
Tigerlover on December 31, 2018:
I have a stuffed tiger which I will always look after as tigers will be extinct soon
Luna on July 27, 2018:
Aman Williams from Jabalpur on July 17, 2018:
Nice article. Tigers are really beautiful!
Atif cheema on June 27, 2018:
I really get interesting information about Tigers. Can you please give me the answer of my one question? How caretakers of zoo provide meal or food to the tigers and By the way, it's an intresting topic.I need a bit more information,to enhance my knowledge , as I am a college student. So please.........
Adin on June 27, 2018:
I named my stuffed animal tiger timber
Reagan on March 31, 2018:
Yesterday I went to the zoo and I saw 2 tigers and I bought a stuff tiger at the zoo shop and I first named it strips but then I changed it. I'm going to sleep with it every night! It was on March 30 2018 at Detroit zoo.
Shelbsalises on March 23, 2018:
evan on February 14, 2018:
thank you for the help
Unknown on December 25, 2017:
My little sister just bought a teddy tiger. She keep asking what we name it. So,I found the name in this website change the name little bit. Like from "snow white" to "snowy tiger". Btw, thanks for helping me find the name
Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on December 16, 2017:
Tigers are very majestic.
Unknon on December 04, 2017:
Best names ever used them from a story that Im doing on paper Lol
Kitten life on November 10, 2017:
OMG thats awsome advise Thankyou and adorable video!
Syd Syd on October 15, 2017:
Thank u for helping me it really worked and im really happy now
Khushi on September 19, 2017:
Thank you for helping me
Kiwi on July 05, 2017:
I love that name Alice, ty
bella on June 28, 2017:
sofia rojo that is my friends name
Joni on May 19, 2017:
From the Thundercats there were tiger names like.
I saw them from television and the internet
Robin on May 15, 2017:
So many more T names for a male:
Teobald, Teophile (French)
Goldia from Illinois on May 03, 2017:
Very interesting topic
Deanna Williams on March 25, 2017:
I love this website
impala67 on October 16, 2016:
+fpherj48 it is PAWla not paula. its a pun/play on words. get it? or you could have PAWl.
Chefo on August 02, 2016:
Thanks for names. My favourite name is Bruce!!!
Charlotte on June 23, 2016:
I love the names ^_^ Claudia is my favorite and your awesome
Suzie from Carson City on April 27, 2016:
Such an incredibly gorgeous, regal-appearing animal. The sight of a tiger can tempt us to believe they are hugable & lovable ~~but not a good idea to try! :)
I enjoyed this page, the fascinating names and great photos. Peace, Paula
amelia on April 25, 2016:
i love sissy thank you
Sofia Rojo on December 21, 2015:
i just got a stuffed tiger and her name is Bianca
Tague on December 01, 2015:
For a boy tiger name. Pronounced TA-GOO