70+ Ginger Cat Names – Cute, Hilarious Names You’ll Love

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

What exactly is a ginger cat? Some people may think it’s a specific breed of cat, like the Siamese or Bengal Cat. In actuality, ginger simply refers to the color of the feline. If you get one of these cool creatures, you must consider ginger cat names.

In the United States, people generally call these felines orange-colored cats. However, in the United Kingdom and several other countries, the color is expressed as ginger.

Ginger Cat Names

Interestingly, some people claim that ginger cats are friendlier and more approachable. They theorize that white cats are more aloof and black cats are untrustworthy and mysterious. Of course this is without merit, but it goes to show how beloved ginger cats are.

If you decide to get a ginger cat, you have to check out these fabulous names below!

Ginger Cat Names

  • Alani – Hawaiian for orange tree.
  • Amber – Amber, a fossilized tree resin, has a yellow-ish orange coloring.
  • Annie – Like Little Orphan Annie, the famous redhead.
  • Apricot – This sweet fruit has a light orange hue.
  • Apricat – OK, we can’t help but love this punny ginger cat name.
  • Archie – Named after Archie Andrews, the red-headed star of the Archie comic strip. When it comes to ginger cat names, this is fun and unique.
  • Aslan – This lion is the main character of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • Autumn – The colors of autumn are full of orange hues.
  • Beaker – One of the secondary stars of The Muppet Show, Beaker is the hapless, orange-haired assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
  • Buttercup – The buttercup flower has a warm, orangish hue.
  • Butternut – Named after butternut squash, a light orange vegetable.
  • Butterscotch – This sweet confection is a super cool option when looking for ginger cat names.
  • Carrot Top – How funny would it be to name your ginger cat after the crazy red-headed comedian Carrot Top?
  • Cayenne – This spice is a spicy orange color and makes a perfect name for a ginger cat with attitude.
  • Cheddar – This popular cheese makes a super fun name!
  • Cheeto – Or how about the orange-colored snack?
  • Chester – Chester the Cheetah is the official mascot of Cheeto snacks. Lots of orange here.
  • Chuck Norris – Um, how hilarious would it be to name your ginger cat after the red-haired tough guy?
  • Clementine – This small, sweet fruit makes an adorable ginger cat name.
  • Conan O’Brien – The late night talk show host is easily recognizable for his flaming orange hair.
  • Copper – This metal is orangish gold in color and makes a cute pet name.
  • Coral – The color coral is orange with a pinkish tone.
  • Crookshanks – The magical ginger cat owned by Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series.
  • Curry – A popular Indian cuisine, curry has a distinct yellow and orange appearance.
  • Daphne – A heroine of Scooby Doo, Daphne sports some pretty luscious ginger locks.
  • Dorito – This cheesy snack food is one of the funniest ginger cat names we found.
  • Ernie – A popular Sesame Street character, Ernie is orange in color with a sunny personality.
  • Fanta – The fruit-flavored soft drink brand has over 100 flavors but the orange version is most popular.
  • Fiona – Princess Fiona from the Shrek series stands out for her flaming orange/red hair.
  • Garfield – No list of ginger cat names is complete without Garfield, the famed lazy orange cat.
  • Ginger – Yeah, yeah, this is a given for ginger cat names.
  • Ginger Spice – Remember Geri Halliwell, also known as Ginger Spice?
  • Goldie – A cute name for a golden-colored kitty.
  • Heathcliff – Another popular orange cat from the ’80s.
  • Hobbes – Remember the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip? Hobbes is an orange cat, so you could consider this when naming your ginger cat.
  • Honey – Honey has a warm, golden color and makes a super sweet cat name.
  • Kumquat – A tiny orange fruit, Kumquat makes an adorable name!
  • Lantana – This tropical plant is orange in color.
  • Lucille Ball – A pioneering actress and comedian, Lucille Ball was a feisty ginger.
  • Mango – An orange color fruit that makes a fun ginger cat name.
  • Marigold – The marigold flower is a lovely combination of orange and yellow.
  • Marmalade – A fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits boiled with sugar and water, Marmalade is most often orange in color. How cute is this name for a ginger kitten?
  • Merida – The main character of Disney’s film Brave possesses some lovely orange locks.
  • Molly Ringwald – A popular red-headed actress of the ’80s.
  • Nacho – We love this silly name!
  • Nectarine – Another orange fruit that also makes a cute cat name.
  • Nemo – The sweet orange fish from Finding Nemo.
  • Nutmeg – An earthy orange spice.
  • Oliver – This ginger cat was the main character in Disney’s 1988 animated film Oliver & Company.
  • Opie – From The Andy Griffin Show, Opie was a sweet red-headed boy with freckles.
  • Orangina – A fun, feminine play on the color orange.
  • Paprika – A reddish-orange spice with lots of flavor.
  • Peaches – This might just be our favorite orange fruit on this list of ginger cat names.
  • Penny – Another thing that’s small and a ginger color.
  • Pepper Ann – The red-headed main character of the late ’90s Disney cartoon.
  • Persimmon – An exotic, orange-colored fruit.
  • Pippi Longstocking – The protagonist in the eponymous series of children’s book.
  • Prince Harry – A list of ginger cat names has to include the world’s most beloved ginger!
  • Poppy – A beautiful flower and a cute cat name.
  • Pumpkin – How perfect and adorable is this name?
  • Ron Weasley – The beloved ginger of the Harry Potter series.
  • Rusty – A nickname for those with red hair.
  • Saffron – An exotic orange spice that makes a great ginger cat name.
  • Sherbet – Ala orange sherbet.
  • Simba – Of course, we have to include Simba, the orange lion from The Lion King.
  • Sunny – Sweet, adorable and perfect for a cat that looks like sunshine.
  • Sunshine – Speaking of sunshine, you could go with the full name.
  • Sweet Potato – Another thing that’s orange and sweet.
  • Tangerine – The last orange fruit on the list, we promise!
  • Tiger (Tigress) – This orange cat is just a tiny bit larger. Just a little bit.
  • Tigger – A bouncing orange cat from the Winnie the Pooh series.
  • Winnie – Last but not least, we can’t forget that Winnie the Pooh is a fellow ginger.

Phew, that’s quite a long list of ginger cat names! Hopefully it provided you with lots of inspiration for your new kitten. Also be sure to check out our orange cat names or our calico cat names. And if you have any other ideas, we’d love to hear them.

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88 Comments

  1. Judith Scheewe Jennings

    mine was sand

    • Banana✨🍌

      I named my cats Autumn, Winter, Spring and summer after the seasons because Autumn was a ginger and white Persian, Winter was a white Persian, and both Summer and Spring were both ginger Persian cats.

  2. Alan

    My ginger was called Sid, after punk rocker Sid Vicious (a comment on his playfulness). Best friend I ever had (including all my human friends).

  3. Hannah Clark

    My ginger boy is called Tango

    • Elaine Sanderson

      Hey Hannah! How is Tango? I was on this page not really looking for a name. I had discovered orange cats were male. Not female. So I was looking up orange cats. The reason I reply to you is…I have an orange cat named TANGO (King Tango) He came to me with that name. Loving the name and because he had the name for 3 years, I kept it. He is 6 years old now. I got him when he was 3 years-old.TANGO IS DIPPY, PLAYFUL LOVEABLE.hE IS FRESH! He likes his water from the faucet directly. TANGO IS QUITE GOOD LOOKING. LET ME KNOW ABOUT YOUR TANGO. Tango is orange in color!

  4. Arya

    Our ginger cat is called Pickles. After Pickles the drummer.

    • Aa Ron

      Dude SAME hahahahaha epic \m/

    • Catherine

      Cute name

  5. Branon

    We’re thinking Maggie- because magenta is a shade of red.

  6. Elise

    Wow, this is a great list!

    My favourites that I’ve heard others call their cats are: Oliver, Pepper, and the all-too-common-yet-great, “Max.” I feel like I might call my next male cat Humphrey. I like that name for a kitty a lot.

  7. Rupert

    Our first ginger tom was called biscuit
    The second two who were brothers were cheese ‘n’ cracker

  8. Kittens Magoo

    My ginger Cats name is Penny, I’ve had her and her siblings since birth.

  9. Tasha Ms SweetTea S.

    Mine is named Cinnamon

  10. Tab

    I l<3ve the names. I like Fiona and Opie…Tigger too. Mine is a stray.

  11. Melissa Hoy

    My ginger cat’s name is Colby Jack, from the cheese

    • Judy Moller

      Love it! I have 2 kittens: one is Colby and the other is Jack

  12. Stephanie Kate

    Going to name my new little fella Tigger!! He was born yesterday!

  13. Robert Mars

    My big fat orange persian is named Apollo cause he’s the color of the Sun.

  14. Tommy

    My orange little boys name is cheeto

  15. Amy Schuett

    My boy is named Rufus, meaning red; red haired.

  16. Micah

    I named one of my orange kittens Richard Parker.

  17. maria mcguire

    my one is called nemo

  18. Scotty

    My ginger color cat is called “Peanut”!

  19. M. Cat lover

    My ginger kitten’s name is…. Ginger :)

    • Alice

      Is Ginger name ok for a male cat just rescue two identical ginger kittens?

    • Alice

      Are your Ginger kittens that you named Ginger males?

  20. Fiona Ashton

    My daughter named our ginger boy Flame. A year on, I still think that’s really inventive for an 8yr old.

  21. Roger the Alien

    We named are female ginger kitten .. Pumpkin pudding

  22. V

    About 10 years ago SPCA adoptions. Ging&white named Aria.
    Mahogany & tan named Shiraz

  23. Susannah

    I love this!! My adorable, lovable orange tabby boy cat is named Saffron Cinnamon. He’s called Saffy but he knows his full name is Saffron. I give all my cats middle names! My other 3 cats are all brown tabby girls: Licorice Lilac, Kandie Allysum, and Pixy Rose. See the pattern? (Candy-related first name, flower middle name!!). I went with spices for both of Saffy’s names.

  24. Mary Baldwin

    My adopted 8year old senior citizen ginger cat was already named….Oscar (but I call him Ossie)

  25. Kelly Bladon-Melling

    Wife just got me a ginger kitten I’ve named her marmite lol

  26. caylee

    Idk why but I named my cat bacon when I was little. I guess I had a obsession with it i guess xD

  27. Nancy Davis

    We have a wonderful tabby cat named “George the Ginger”. He was a stray who adopted us!

  28. Leisa

    I have a very ginger tortoishell girl named Tilly Till, she was a rescue cat. She was adopted by our two 15 yr old staff’s, so we call her our pink nose potty cat 😸

  29. Charné

    What about Mantoo? Like, you know, Catmantoo…? :)

  30. naomi potts

    I got my kitten yesterday. He’s 12-13 weeks old and we’ve named him Tigger

  31. Tanya Coombs

    My ginger boy is perkin, suits him very friendly boy and so handsome

  32. Amber Gardiner

    Our Ginger boy was called Rupert! Suited him perfectly:)

  33. Aimee

    My ginger tom cat is called Chester and he is 17 years old 😥 but I think her will have a long time left. My other cat is a tortoishell called lynx and he is coming upto 2 years old. I am getting a new kitten and is going to be ginger and white. Any name suggestions?

  34. Shannon E Johnson

    Pretty cool list. I adopted two light ginger kittens and named them Sammie Pumpkin (darker one) and Houdini “Deanie” Spice. They are very energetic. Houdini hid for the first 3 days that’s how he got his name.

  35. The ginger cringer

    A good name for an energetic cat would be cat nip which makes them go crazy

  36. Nurma

    Nice..
    My ginger cat name is Bruni (From Brownie lol ) because his fur is a bit darker than the usual ginger cat
    sorry for my bad English ;)

  37. maya

    i named mine henry the 8th

  38. Marcia

    Have a big boy named Axel Rose, since he is a red head.

  39. Lilly

    EDdie or EDward Like ed sheeran because he is a ginger

  40. Jona Guerrero

    I like Ora (Aura) as in “ORA”nge.

  41. Zoe

    We just name are two kittens Goldie & Tilly

  42. Sabrina

    I just rescue a kitten from SPCA and I didn’t know what its name is going to be but the shop already called the cat Ron weasley. He’s my man

  43. Sian

    I had a handsome boy called Colonel Mustard… best cat I ever had 😢

  44. Madelyn

    We are getting a kitten soon and the kitten we are thinking of is named Cotton. We probably won’t keep her name but I think it is cute. I am thinking of naming her Ginger if I get her

  45. Shawn

    One name is spelled wrong. It’s Sherbet, not Sherbert. If you want to name your cat that.

  46. Rosie Rochford

    We are getting a ginger kitten, naming him Ninja ! Ginger Ninja lol

  47. Star

    Mine are pixar and disney :)

  48. Shelley

    Our Lucy Maud just delivered 5 ginger kittens. Not sexed yet. Oh how lucky we are!

  49. Maureen Bartlett

    My ginger kitten is going to be called Barley, just like my last ginger cat.

  50. Steve

    We called our Ferris after the red/orange-colored iron compound known as Ferrous Oxide. Most people think he is named after Ferris Bueller however.

  51. John Cummings

    Mines called cooking fat.

  52. bccfxgvh

    what about simin

  53. Mary Samuels

    I am trying to come up with a name for an orange kitty I’m getting. He is going to have an eye removed from a dog attack and has to recover from an infection before the eye removal and neutering. My last orange boy was Butterbean.

  54. Ginger

    My name is Ginger and i’m a actually person!!!!

  55. Huda

    I don’t know what to call our first ginger cat we might get. We are thinking Tango, Tabby or just a simple ginger.😺😺😸😸😸🐱

  56. Emily

    We named our kitten Carrot. Looks just like a little orange carrot running amuck…getting into everything. Love every minute of it. ♥️🥕😼

  57. I young

    What about jaffa.

  58. Leah

    I got my got 4 days ago I named my Ginger cat Luna for the moon. My step son got me her.

  59. Jimmy Worth

    My cat is named banana.

  60. Beth

    My cats name is ginger simba

  61. Susan Hamouda

    We named our lovely ginger cat Leo, because he is Brave and has a heart of a lion

  62. just nobody lol

    another name that i just thought of:
    Autumnal

  63. just nobody lol

    or java kittie

  64. Chloe batley

    They are lovely name

  65. Chloe

    What are brilliant 🐱name

  66. Chloe

    Nemo the fish
    Ginger biscuit

  67. Charlotte

    My cats name is Leo to and also he is so grumpy all the time does anyone want to adopt him

  68. Anessa Sanford

    my cat is scrarlet ohara she is a but

  69. Juniper

    These names are great but I should have seen this before I named my Ginger ” Tippy ”
    He is the best!

  70. Twinkle Tan

    All of the names are so so cute😺.I also have two Ginger kittens and they are stray.The big sister named Butter and the little sister named Lemon.They were just 3 moths old.And they have s little brother is a Tabby cat called Milo.And their mother is also a Tabby cat called Choco and the father is a Bombay cat called Nighty.Sadly the kittens were all gone:(.Then another kitten who was not Choco child went into my apartment.It was a Bombay cat just like Nigthy,so I called him Inky.Lukily Inky was still right here but Choco and Nighty won’t accept him.But they ate together.My neighbour always give them cat food every day.And I hope they live in a happy life:)🐱

  71. Athena

    Mine is Goldie

  72. archie's owner

    i have a cat called archie!!! he is a long haired ginger cat

  73. Jeannie

    We named our kitty Teddy Marmalade she is so spunky and so cute, and her purrs like a machine 😄 love her to bits 💘

  74. Jeannie

    Sorry I meant to say she purrs like a machine. Loved all the cat names suggested and reading everyones ginger names.

  75. i not saying my name

    i have a cat named ernie

  76. Unknown

    I have a cat called Felix getting another kitten on Sunday and suggestions?

  77. Getting a kitten :)

    What should I name my new kitten? I’m thinking Simba if it’s a boy but if it’s a girl.. I need some ideas, if it’s a girl she looks white with some orange fur I don’t really know, I need some ideas.

  78. hello

    mine was called cheerios

  79. Amy

    Hey guys might be getting a kitten myself it will probably be ginger any possible suggestions pls let me know

  80. K. Dohm

    My ginger boy is now 15. His name is Julius…after a favorite treat Orange Julius. He is a huge boy and can outrun our Jack Russell.

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