Brown Cat Names – 110+ Colorful Ideas

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

On the hunt for brown cat names? You’ve come to the right place! We have 110+ ideas perfect for your new brown furry friend.

Many cats sport a brown coloring in their coat, ranging from a light tan to a deep mocha, and from a solid print to unique patterns.

Brown cat names

Our ultimate guide to brown cat names includes ideas that draw inspiration from food, different words for brown, animals of the same color and so much more.

We’re certain you’ll find a name you adore. And if not, you can always use our online generator to find even more options.

Cool Brown Cat Names

To jumpstart our list, here are 20+ brown cat names that work for felines of any shade of brown.

Ranging from popular to quite unique, these names are fitting for furry friends with a lovely brown coat.

Check these out and see if any are a fit for your furball.

  • Acorn
  • Bambi
  • Bear
  • Brown Bear
  • Brunette
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Chewbacca
  • Hickory
  • Kobicha – one of the Japanese traditional colors used in kimonos
  • Leather
  • Moose
  • Mudd
  • Russet
  • Tanner
  • Taupe
  • Teak
  • Teddy
  • Teddy Bear
  • Topaz
  • Umber

Brown in Other Languages

Here’s a cool and cultured idea: brown cat names inspired by the color in other languages!

These names mean brown – just in another language. You could pick a language you’re familiar with or just go with whatever name sounds best and seems right for your cat.

  • Barna – brown in Hungarian
  • Braun – brown in German
  • Brązowy – brown in Polish
  • Brun – brown in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
  • Castanho – brown in Portuguese
  • Coklat – brown in Indonesian
  • Kasshoku – brown in Japanese
  • Marron – brown in French and Spanish
  • Marrone – brown in Italian
  • Nâu – brown in Vietnamese
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Brown Cat Names Inspired By Food

As we compiled a list of brown cat names, we noticed a surprising theme: many names are inspired by food and drinks.

From dark drinks to warm desserts, countless consumable items are brown in color. And so many make cool cat names.

Cute, sweet and simple, these names are perfect – or should we say paw-fect? – for felines with a brown hue in their fur.

  • Bean
  • Brown Sugar
  • Brownie
  • Butterscotch
  • Cadbury
  • Canoli
  • Caramel – for brown cat with a golden hue
  • Carob
  • Cashew
  • Chip – as in chocolate chip
  • Cinnamon – for reddish-brown dogs
  • Clove
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cola
  • Cookie
  • Espresso
  • Godiva
  • Guinness
  • Hazelnut
  • Heath
  • Hershey
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Latte
  • Mocha
  • Molasses
  • Nestle
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pumpernickel
  • Raisin
  • Rolo
  • Snickers
  • Tootsie
  • Whiskey
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Light Brown/Tan Cat Names

Many cats are a light brown or tan that is still technically considered brown.

For these fairer felines, here are ideas that recognize their lighter brown coloring.

You could of course give any cat one of these cool names, but they work especially well for cats with a light brown or tan coat.

  • Almond
  • Beige
  • Biscuit
  • Buff
  • Daffodil
  • Fawn
  • Ginger
  • Ivory
  • Khaki
  • Sahara
  • Sandy
  • Savannah
  • Sesame
  • Summer
  • Tuscan
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Golden and Reddish Brown Names

You may also notice that certain cats have a golden or reddish tone to their coat.

This coloring is quite fetching on felines. If your cat has fur of this nature, check out these names representative of their lovely locks.

  • Amaretto
  • Amber
  • Ambrosia
  • Autumn
  • Brandy
  • Burgundy
  • Cayenne
  • Cheyenne
  • Chili
  • Copper
  • Goldy
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Merlot
  • Penny
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Rusty
  • Saffron
  • Scarlette
  • Sepia
  • Shiraz
  • Sienna
  • Terra
  • Valentine
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Final Thoughts: Brown Cat Names

Anyone can pick a name like Max or Daisy, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But many people want a name tailored to their adorable animal’s appearance.

In the end, brown cat names are a wonderful way to recognize your kitten’s beautiful coat color and give them a unique moniker perfectly suited for their presence.

Our list of 110+ brown cat names includes ideas inspired by brown colorings, other animals, food and drinks, international translations and so much more.

At the very least you’ll find inspiration. And ultimately, we hope you discover just the right name for your new pet.

More Ideas for Brown Cat Names?

If you have other ideas for brown cat names, we’d love to hear them! Just post a comment below.

We’re always looking for inspiration for cool new names.

Or let us know what name you selected for your brown cat and how you came to that conclusion.

More Cat Name Ideas

If you’re not digging any of the brown cat names on the list, try our online generator and find even more fabulous name options. 

It allows you to sort by your favorite styles and themes to quickly find the perfect name. Voila!

Since Find Cat Names launched in 2014, our site has provided thousands of fabulous names for new furbabies and helps over 6 million new cat owners every year.

With these stats, we’re confident you’ll find the name for your cat on our site.

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How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your cat?

After years of helping new cat owners find the perfect name, here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times a day once the cat joins your family!
  • Does it fit your cat? Check to see if the name matches your cat’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine calling for your cat with this name? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new cat owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!

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