Orange Cat Names – 150+ Colorful Ideas

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Trying to find a name for your orange cat? Get ready for 150+ orange cat names that are cute and colorful.

A number of cats sport this bright-colored coat, including the Tabby, Kurilian Bobtail, Chausie, Exotic Shorthair and more.

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If you’re lucky enough to welcome an orange cat into your home, you should definitely consider orange cat names that celebrate their colorful coat.

Our list features 150+ names perfect for orange cats. Read on for the ultimate inspiration.

Top Orange Cat Names

Let’s first start with some of the top orange cat names out there.

These names recognize your cat’s most notable trait: their fiery fur. Cute and colorful, we think you’ll love these ideas:

  • Alani – Hawaiian for orange tree
  • Amber 
  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Blaze
  • Cheetah
  • Copper 
  • Coral
  • Crimson
  • Ember
  • Firefox
  • Flame
  • Flare
  • Fox
  • Foxy
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Jupiter – the orange planet
  • Lantana 
  • Marigold 
  • Monarch – as in a monarch butterfly
  • Penny
  • Persimmon
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Red
  • Rosy
  • Rusty
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sunny 
  • Sunshine
  • Tiger
  • Tigress
  • Tiger Lily
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Famous Orange Cats

Another great place to draw inspiration is by looking at the names of famous orange cats.

Orange cats have appeared in popular TV shows, movies, cartoons and books, and their names are perfect for a new ginger feline.

You’ll certainly recognize many of these names and might even find a favorite for your new furbaby.

  • Aslan – This lion is the main character of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • Chester – Chester the Cheetah is the official mascot of Cheeto snacks.
  • Crookshanks – The magical ginger cat owned by Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series.
  • Dinah – In Alice in Wonderland, Alice has a golden cat named Dinah.
  • Garfield – No list of ginger cat names is complete without Garfield, the famed lazy orange cat.
  • Heathcliff – Like Garfield, another popular orange cat from the ’80s.
  • Hobbes – The orange cat from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.
  • Nala – Nala, the name of the female feline in The Lion King, is one of the most popular names for girl cats.
  • Oliver – This ginger cat was the main character in Disney’s 1988 animated film Oliver & Company.
  • Puss in Boots – The adorable cat from Shrek.
  • Rajah – You can’t forget about Prince Jasmine’s large orange cat in Aladdin.
  • Shere Kahn – The bengal cat/protagonist from The Jungle Book.
  • Simba – Of course, we have to include Simba, the orange lion from The Lion King.
  • Stimpy – As in the orange dimwitted cat from Ren & Stimpy.
  • Tigger – A bouncing orange cat from the Winnie the Pooh series.
  • Thomas O’Malley – The smooth-talking orangish-red cat from Aristocats, the 1970 Disney animated film.
  • Toulouse – The orange-colored kitten in Aristocats.
  • Tony the Tiger – The mascot of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.
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Orange Cat Names Inspired By Characters and Famous Figures

Another idea is to draw inspiration from characters and famous figures.

From colorful cats to cute orange characters to real-life redheads, these names are fabulous for orange-furred felines.

  • Annie – As in Little Orphan Annie, the famous redhead.
  • Archie – Named after Archie Andrews, the red-headed star of the Archie comic strip.
  • Ariel – The main character of The Little Mermaid. 
  • Beaker – One of the secondary stars of The Muppet Show, Beaker is the hapless, orange-haired assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeyde.
  • Carrot Top – How funny would it be to name your orange cat after the crazy orange-haired comedian?
  • Charmander – The adorable Pokemon character was known for its bright orange skin. It later evolved into Charizard and Charmeleon, two other great orange cat names.
  • Chuck Norris – Um, how hilarious would it be to name your orange cat after the red-haired tough guy?
  • Chucky – A little bit dark, but you could name your orange cat after the demonic doll.
  • Conan O’Brien – The late night talk show host is instantly recognizable for his bright orange hair.
  • Daphne – A heroine of Scooby Doo, Daphne sports some pretty gorgeous orange locks.
  • Ed Sheeran – A list of famous redheads must include this ginger singer.
  • Ernie – As in the popular Sesame Street character.
  • Fiona – Princess Fiona from the Shrek series stands out for her flaming orange/red hair.
  • Gillian – Gillian Anderson star of the X-Files TV series.
  • Ginger Spice – Every ’90s kid remembers Geri Halliwell, also known as Ginger Spice.
  • Griffin – Kathy Griffin the red-headed comedian and actress.
  • Isla – Isla Fisher, actress from Wedding Crashers.
  • Kenny – Kenny on South Park is always wearing an orange suit.
  • Lois – The mom on Family Guy also has orange hair.
  • Lucille Ball – A pioneering actress and comedian, Lucille Ball was a feisty ginger.
  • Merida – The main character of Disney’s film Brave possesses some lovely orange locks.
  • Molly Ringwald – We can’t forget the popular red-headed actress of the ’80s.
  • Nemo – Everyone loves the orange fish from Finding Nemo.
  • Opie – Opie was a sweet red-headed boy with freckles in The Andy Griffith Show. 
  • Pebbles – The red-haired daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Pepper Ann – The red-headed main character of the late ’90s Disney cartoon.
  • Pippi Longstocking – The protagonist in the eponymous series of children’s book.
  • Prince Harry – A list of orange cat names has to include the world’s most beloved ginger!
  • Ron Weasley – The beloved redheaded character in the Harry Potter series.
  • Vincent Van Gogh – The famous impressionist painter was a redhead.
  • Winnie – As in Winnie the Pooh.
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Orange Cat Names Inspired By Food

You can also draw inspiration from orange-colored foods.

When you think about it, there are tons of fruits, spices, drinks, desserts and other foods with orange coloring.

Why not give your cat a fun-food inspired name? It’s a unique approach to orange cat names.

  • Apricot 
  • Apricat (a funny take on apricot)
  • Bell Pepper
  • Buttercup 
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Carrot
  • Cayenne 
  • Chai
  • Cheddar 
  • Cheeto
  • Chili
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus
  • Clementine 
  • Curry 
  • Dorito
  • Fanta
  • Ginger
  • Gouda
  • Honey 
  • Julius (Orange Julius)
  • Kumquat
  • Macaroni
  • Mai Tai
  • Mango
  • Marmalade
  • Mimosa
  • Nacho 
  • Nectar
  • Nectarine
  • Nutmeg 
  • OJ – short for orange juice
  • Papaya
  • Paella
  • Paprika 
  • Peach
  • Peaches
  • Persimmon 
  • Saffron 
  • Sangria
  • Sherbert
  • Sunkist
  • Sweet Potato 
  • Tangerine 
  • Tabasco
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Orange in Other Languages

And finally, we’ve rounded up the pronunciation of orange in other languages – a cool and cultural approach to orange cat names.

  • Arancia (Italian)
  • Daidaiiro (Japanese)
  • Dalandan (Filipino)
  • Karaka (Maori)
  • Katom (Hebrew)
  • Komala (Bengali)
  • Naranja (Spanish)
  • Oranssi (Finnish)
  • Oren (Welsh)
  • Portokáli (Greek)

We should note that orange is the same in German and French. So you technically could name your cat “Orange” and say it’s French. We won’t tell.

Conclusion: Orange Cat Names

An orange cat is guaranteed to add a burst of color, cuteness and fun to your life. What better way to recognize their unique coloring than with one of these awesome 150+ orange cat names.

And if you have a cat that’s orange and mixed with other colors, you could also check out these Tortoiseshell cat names or Calico cat names.

They’re cute, unique and perfectly suited for a cat with these colors.

More orange cat name ideas

If you have ideas for orange cat names, let us know! Leave us a comment below. We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our website fresh.

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More Cat Name Ideas

If you’ve looked through the list and are thinking you’re better off with a more traditional name, don’t fret. We’ve got plenty of other ideas.

And by plenty, we mean thousands. To get started, try our online cat name generator and sort by your favorite styles and themes.

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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  1. Jessica Lynn Williams (Jess)

    We have a beautiful orange tiger we have so fittingly named “Finnegan”. And it suits him well! He actually even answer’s to it!

  2. Donna Campbell

    I have an orange tabby boy named Julius, as in Orange Julius.

  3. Moonlight the hedgehog

    i like the names honey, sunshine, and alani which should i do for a female cat?

  4. Roja

    I’d go for sunshine. I myself have a black vat named Lucifer, and I’m going to adopt an orange one which I might call Merida… as in the character of Brave!

  5. Ghost Fox

    My favorite orange cat names is:
    Nachos – Scooby Doo and the gourmet ghost
    Başak – Turkish and it’s my cats name
    Finally I love OJ (Orange Juice)

  6. Shay

    I might be getting an orange male kitten Tuesday and I’m looking for an older name. I’m thinking maybe ARCHIE (since i had a dream i got a cat named ARCHIE) or Abraham.

  7. Hazel

    We’ve called our ginger boy Rowan…in Celt it means little redhead..very appropriate.

  8. Holly

    My Orange tabby sweet boy’s name is Garfunkal…after Art Garfunkal. Art had that wild big hair and at times it was red. He was a rescue and came with the name.

  9. Evie

    My cat name is Lil t

  10. Jeslyn

    My baby kitten is named cheese ball

  11. Ameera Maing

    I will be having an orange kitten, she has a very visible white stripes like a tiger although a tiger has a black stripes BUT I think I go for a name cheetah since it’s sounds cute when I baby talk to her soon haha.
    Thank you so so much for giving suggestions 💖

  12. Tina

    A was going to take care of a kitten ones it was old enough but it got sick and passed away so I picked a new one and I can’t chose between 6 names but the first kitten I was going to keep, and hour before he passed away I named him mango.

  13. bruh

    My 3 year old tabby is named Skippy. Yes, as in the peanut butter.

  14. Lisa Taylor

    I have a ginger cat his name is Syrup

  15. Belinda

    My ginger cat is called Tiga Meow Meow.

  16. I like cats

    My family is fostering a mother kit and her 2 week old kittens. A tortoiseshell kitten and a orange tabby. My brother and sister got to name them when they where born, and now we have Enzo the orange kitten, and Mercedes the tortoiseshell kitten. Yes, like the car creators.

  17. SpellChecker

    “Papaya” is misspelled as Payaya, unless it’s pronounced like the Spanish rice dish Paella, which can often times be orange in color😁 but I think either 3 could work, cat don’t care🐱

  18. Julie

    I went with the name Fanta #love cats

  19. Sue

    My beautiful ginger cat is called Edward he’s a year old and is the sweetest cat you could meet he’s highly intelligent as well very tall like a cheetah.

  20. Sue Murphy

    My beautiful ginger cat is called Edward he’s a year old and is the sweetest cat you could meet he’s highly intelligent as well very tall like a cheetah.