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 combed through the data for top choices in white cat names, listed below. If you’re looking for kitten names for your new white cat, this roundup is a great place to start.
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 Birch to Aspen to Lotus, there’s a cat name on this list for every style…not to mention for every cat personality.
Top White Cat Names
- Aspen (after the popular wintry destination)
- Bear (as in polar)
- Birch (after the white-barked trees)
- Blanco (“white” in Spanish)
- Casper (the friendly ghost, of course)
- Claire (de lune…)
- Cupcake (with vanilla frosting, of course)
- Elsa (snow princess from the hit film Frozen)
- Finn (means “fair” in Irish)
- Flower (or Flour!)
- Gloria (she glows…)
- Jack Frost
- Kit Kat
- Luna (Spanish for “moon”)
- Mr. Darcy
- Ms. Kitty/Mr. Kitty
- Neve (French for “snow”)
- Nicholas (as in St. Nick)
- Peppermint Patty
- Shiro (Japanese for “white”)
- Simone (after Audrey Hepburn’s white cat)
- Snow White
- Zima (Slavic word for “winter”)
The Most Popular White Cat Names
In Rover’s database
These are listed in order of popularity from Rover’s national data on top cat names.
Choosing the Best White Cat Name
Your new white cat is part of your family, and their name deserves to be exceptional. Finding the perfect name doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Along with their white coat, consider your cat’s personality: a feisty Blizzard or an elegant Maybelle? A sassy Ms. Kitty or a playful Blizzard? The sky’s the limit.
Your interests and favorites play a part in pet naming, too. Cat lovers have chosen names of favorite foods (Marshmallow or Coconut, anyone?), book characters, colors, and musicians to name their new cat.
Yes, that means you can name your white cat after the glowing elf queen “Galadriel” from The Lord of the Rings if it makes you smile.
Trends in White Cat Names
People will often name their white cats … well … the color white. Blanco, for instance, means white in Spanish, and Bianca translates to white in Italian. Other popular white cat names evoke the color white, such as Snowflake or Ivory.
We continue to hear cat names based on superheroes, TV characters, and musicians, too. Why not call your cat Jack White after the famous guitarist? Or perhaps Marilyn after Marilyn Monroe with her iconic blonde hair? Mythology names like Loki and Athena are popular for cats of every color, but seem to be even more so for cats with white fur.
Across the board, we’re seeing a big lift in human names for cats (and dogs, for that matter). While word names like Snowball and Mittens are still big, along with character names like Mr. Darcy, Gandalf, and Thumper, the cat names with the biggest growth are also popular baby names.
That means cat lovers are choosing Margot, Walter, and Eleanor as kitten names rather than Lady or Kitty. Hipster baby names also find their way into our popular cat name data. Names like Nova, Magnus, and Luna are hot for kittens and newly adopted cats just as they are for trendsetting human babies.
Keep it Simple
Whether you’re adopting an older cat or bringing home a brand new kitten, it’s important to not feel stressed about giving your cat a name. Your bicolor cat may have been briefly named by the shelter for adoption or named something else at one time, but it doesn’t fit their personality.
Either way, if your new family member needs a name, going with your gut is better than overthinking it. Pick something you enjoy saying.
In other words, have fun with it. Your white cat’s personality will shine through with any name you choose, from classic to unique. Finding the perfect name for your cat should be a wonderful bonding experience between you and your new feline best friend.
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
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