Here at Rover, it’s fair to say we’re obsessed with pet names. Every year we release data on the top dog names around the country, and this year, we also wanted to see the name rankings for cats. We dug deep into our huge database of pet names to reveal the most popular cat names of 2018.
From there, we pulled out the top orange cat names, which are listed below. If you’re looking for names for your new orange cat, this roundup is a great place to start. Not only did we find names based on our database, but we also picked orange kitten names based on current trends—from unique to classic.
Cat names used to be pretty straightforward (“here, Fluffy!”) and while there’s nothing wrong with those old-fashioned choices, these days, cat owners are choosing a wide variety for their pets. From Dorito to Prince Harry to Clementine, there’s an orange cat name on this list for every style…not to mention for every cat personality.
10 Most Popular Orange Cat Names
from Rover’s database
82 More Fabulous Orange Cat Names
Several different types of cats are blessed with a bright orange coat in whole or part, including the tabby, Kurilian bobtail, Chausie, and others. Many of these cat names for ginger kitties are inspired by that flaming coat color—but not all! Others are inspired by red-haired characters from books and film, the season of autumn, and other languages.
- Alani (Hawaiian for “orange tree”)
- Apricot (or Apricat?)
- Blaze (Blaise)
- Candy Corn
- Carrot Top
- Dixie (as in a dixie cup)
- Leaf (or Leif)
- Oliver (from Oliver and Company)
- Orange Peel
- Oren (orange in Welsh)
- Pippi Longstocking
- Prince Harry
- Ron (or Ginny, or Weasely…)
- Sweet Potato
8 Irish Names for Orange Cats
Red hair is a classic Irish trait, and so it only makes sense to choose an Irish name for your orange cat. All of these names have a meaning in Irish Gaelic related to red, red hair, or fire.
- Roisin (a girl’s name pronounced “Ro-sheen”)
Choosing the Best Orange Cat Name
We get it. Your new cat is part of the family, and their name deserves to be special. Finding the perfect name doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Consider your cat’s personality: a feisty Garfield or an aloof Scarlett? A sassy Nacho or a playful Mango? The sky’s the limit.
Your interests and favorites play a part in pet naming, too. Cat owners have chosen names of favorite characters, musicians, books, flowers, and foods to name their new cat. Yes, that means you can name your ginger cat “Cheeto” if it makes you smile.
Need Cat Sitting?
Cats seem more independent than dogs, sure, but they need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone, too. Your great cat deserves great cat care. You’ve found the best cat name, so now it’s time to find them the perfect cat sitter.
New Cat Resources
If you’re adding a kitten or a newly adopted cat to your family, these articles will help you both get off on the right paw.