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Orange Cat Names – 155+ Unique Ginger Options

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Are you trying to find a name for your cat? Then, get ready for our list of 155+ orange cat names that are cute and colorful.

an orange cat looking at an orange fruit

Top Orange Cat Names

Several cats sport this bright-colored coat, including the Tabby, Kurilian Bobtail, Chausie, Exotic Shorthair, and more. If you’re lucky enough to welcome an orange kitten into your home, you should consider a name that celebrates its colorful coat.

  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Blaze
  • Cheetah
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Crimson
  • Ember
  • Firefox
  • Flame
  • Flare
  • Fox
  • Foxy
  • Jupiter
  • Lantana
  • Monarch
  • Penny
  • Persimmon
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Red
  • Rosy
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Tiger
  • Tigress
  • Tiger Lily
Orange cat under a table

Cute Ginger Cat Names

A ginger cat is guaranteed to add a burst of color, cuteness, and fun to your life. There’s no better way to recognize your pet’s unique coloring than with one of these excellent name options.

  • Alani – Hawaiian for orange tree
  • Butternut – Named after butternut squash, a light-colored vegetable.
  • Copper – This metal is orange-gold and makes a cute pet name.
  • Ginger – A given for ginger cat names.
  • Goldie – A cute name for a golden-colored kitty.
  • Marigold – The marigold flower is a lovely combination of orange and yellow.
  • Orangina – A fun, feminine idea and a branded drink.
  • Rusty – A nickname for those with ginger or red hair.

Famous Orange Cats

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

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

You’ll undoubtedly recognize many of these and might find a favorite option for your new furbaby.

  • Aslan – This lion is the main character of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • Azrael – The kitten from the Smurfs.
  • 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 cats is complete without Garfield, the famed lazy orange cat.
  • Goose – from Captain Marvel.
  • Heathcliff – Like Garfield, another famous cartoon cat from the ’80s.
  • Hobbes – The tiger from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.
  • Morris – From the 9Lives cat food commercials.
  • Nala – Nala, the female feline in The Lion King, is one of the most famous 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 tiger in Aladdin.
  • Riff-Raff – From Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats
  • Shere Kahn – The Bengal cat/protagonist from The Jungle Book.
  • Simba – Of course, we must include Simba from The Lion King.
  • Stimpy – As in the dimwitted kitten from Ren & Stimpy.
  • Tigger – A bouncing tiger 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.
  • Ulysses – From the film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Orange cat covering face

Famous Names for Orange Cats

These ideas are fabulous for orange-furred felines, including colorful cats, orange characters from movies, and real-life redheads.

  • Annie – As in Little Orphan Annie, the famous redhead.
  • Archie – Named after Archie Andrews, the 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 assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeyde.
  • Carrot Top – How funny would it be to name your orange kitty after the crazy comedian?
  • Charmander – The adorable Pokemon character was known for its bright orange skin. It later evolved into Charizard and Charmeleon.
  • Chuck Norris – How hilarious would it be to name your kitten 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 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 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 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 locks.
  • Molly Ringwald – We can’t forget the popular red-headed actress of the ’80s.
  • Nemo – Everyone loves this fish from Finding Nemo.
  • Opie – Opie was a sweet boy with freckles in The Andy Griffith Show. 
  • Pebbles – The daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Pepper Ann – The main character of the late ’90s Disney cartoon.
  • Peter Pan – The red-headed boy who never grew up.
  • Pippi Longstocking – The protagonist in the eponymous series of children’s books.
  • Prince Harry – A royal and one of the world’s most famous gingers!
  • Ron Weasley – The beloved character in the Harry Potter series.
  • Vincent Van Gogh – The famous impressionist painter was a redhead.
  • Winnie – As in Winnie the Pooh.
Orange cat with eyes closed

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 this coloring. Why not give your cat a fun-food-inspired name? It’s a unique approach for an orange cat name.

  • Apricot 
  • Apricat
  • Bell Pepper
  • Buttercup 
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Carrot
  • Cayenne 
  • Chai
  • Cheddar 
  • Cheeto
  • Chili
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus
  • Clementine 
  • Clove
  • Curry 
  • Dorito
  • Fanta
  • Frito
  • Gouda
  • Honey 
  • Julius (Orange Julius)
  • Kumquat
  • Macaroni
  • Mai Tai
  • Mango
  • Marmalade
  • Mimosa
  • Nacho 
  • Nectar
  • Nectarine
  • Nutmeg 
  • OJ
  • Papaya
  • Paella
  • Paprika 
  • Peach
  • Peaches
  • Persimmon 
  • Saffron 
  • Sangria
  • Sherbert
  • Sunkist
  • Sweet Potato 
  • Tangerine 
  • Tabasco

Orange in Other Languages

And finally, we’ve rounded up the pronunciation of orange in other languages – a cultural approach to naming your kitten.

  • 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.

Ginger cat

Orange and White Cat Names

If your kitten is orange and white, these options will suit them perfectly.

  • Blossom
  • Butterfly – or more specifically Monarch, mentioned above
  • Chipmunk
  • Clowny – after the Clown Fish
  • Comet
  • Creamsicle – the delicious popsicle
  • Gingham
  • Koi – orange and white fish
  • Latte
  • Panda – for the Red Panda
  • Pavlova – a meringue-based dessert with fruit
  • Seashell
  • Shaun White – a red-headed skier
  • Sunrise

More Cat Name Ideas

If you have ideas for names, let us know! Leave us a comment below. We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our website fresh. And if you have an orange cat mixed with other colors, you could also check out:

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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 answers 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 have a black cat 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 options are:
    Nachos – Scooby-Doo and the gourmet ghost
    Başak – Turkish and it’s my cat’s 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. bruh

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

  13. Lisa Taylor

    I have a ginger cat his name is Syrup

  14. Belinda

    My ginger cat is called Tiga Meow Meow.

  15. 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.

  16. 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🐱

  17. Julie

    I went with the name Fanta #love cats

  18. 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.

  19. Pamela Hayden

    My granddaughter named her orange cat with orange eyes…Cheezit

  20. Alaca

    What about Saffron

  21. Aisling but you say it lke Aishling, its irish

    i feed a stray cat called Jet

  22. Aisling but you say it lke Aishling, its irish

    i feed a stray cat called Jet he is black whith green eyes and a white mark on his nose

  23. Marie-Luise Giesel

    I’m Cat Mom to “Winston”, a very unique and loving boy! After having read about Sir Winston Churchill having owned an orange tabby, I think that’s where Winston’s previous owner got his name!

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