Siamese cat names – what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s right for you?
The Siamese breed is perhaps the most recognizable type of cat in the world. Maybe it’s their distinct appearance and extroverted nature. Or it could be the 1955 movie Lady and the Tramp where the evil Siamese cats purred the catchy lyrics “We are Siamese if you please.”
Whatever it is, most people – even those who aren’t ‘cat people’ – are familiar with Siamese cats. If you’re thinking about getting this type of breed, you’re in luck – we just created a list of awesome Siamese cat names.
Siamese Cat Names
This unique, beautiful cat deserves a great name. Here are some ideas!
Famous Siamese Cat Names
- Tao – from the Disney film The Incredible Journey
- DC – from That Darn Cat, another Disney film featuring a Siamese cat!
- Skippyjon (or just Skippy) – Siamese cat hero in the Skippyjon Jones books
- Si – one of the devious cats in Lady and the Tramp
- Am – the other naughty Lady and the Tramp Siamese cat
- Koko – from The Cat Who… book series by Lilian Jackson Braun
- Yum Yum – also from The Cat Who… series
- Sagwa – from the children’s book Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
Siamese Cat Names Inspired by Thailand
Popular female names in Thailand (where Siamese cats originated):
Popular male names in Thailand:
Mythical Names – Great for Siamese Cats
Siamese cats are an excellent breed for mythical cat names with their exotic looks, storied history, and regal personality.
Other Fun Siamese Cat Names
Crazy Facts about Siamese Cats
As mentioned above, Siamese cats have quite recognizable physical characteristics. This includes a slim, sleek build with short fur, elongated ears, and striking blue eyes.
Although the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp were diabolical troublemakers, these felines are very affectionate and extroverted in real life. They often bond with a single person and occasionally suffer from depression if left alone for too long. (Fun fact: this is why Siamese cats are frequently bought in pairs. If you go this route, check out our twin cat names)
Siamese cats are also a chatty breed, frequently making a loud, low-pitched sound to demand attention.
The name Siamese comes from Siam, a term formerly used for the country of Thailand. For hundreds of years, cats were significant to royalty. (Get more on that here.)
The cats eventually appeared in Great Britain and then the United States near the end of the 19th century, and the rest is history.
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