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

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.

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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    • 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.

  1. 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).

    • 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 😸

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. Nurma

    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 ;)

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.😺😺😸😸😸🐱

  13. Emily

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

  14. 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:)🐱

  15. Hanna

    hi mine is Gingie because it is a ginger cat.
    BTW, I found a box with a kitten inside so I took them back to my house about 6 months ago. I was so upset cause how can people do there things just dump on the street.It could’ve got killed.I love my Gingie so much

  16. Jeannie

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

  17. Jeannie

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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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