Here at Rover.com, we are obsessed with pet names. Every year we release data on the top dog names in Canada, but this year we wanted to do things differently. Curious about what name rankings for cats looked like, we dug into our huge database of pet names to reveal the most popular cat names of 2019. But we didn’t stop there!
Inspired by all the creative and unique names in our database, we decided to round up the very best orange cat names across the country. Looking for the perfect name for your new orange cat? This is a great place to start.
We’ve covered a lot of ground here: there are names for feisty orange cats. Mellow orange cats. Silly orange cats. From Peaches to Daphne to Archie, there’s a name on this list for every type of orange cat.
There was a time when cat names were more straightforward and nonspecific. And while there’s no harm in going with a more classic choice like “Felix” or “Kitty,” today’s cat owners are finding name inspiration in some of the most unlikely places. With nods to pop culture, history, and even food trends, unique cat names are gaining traction in Canada—a trend we can definitely get behind!
To brainstorm names for your orange cat, start with his personality. Is he a spunky Spark Plug or a brave Sansa? What about a gentle Tulip or a strong Leo? Think about his habits and his general disposition, and you’ll be on your way to a great name.
Your interests and hobbies can also be sources of inspiration. Cat owners are looking at their favourite characters, musicians, books, flowers, movies, and foods for ideas. Stretch your imagination and consider names unrelated to your cat’s orange coat. Maybe a name like “Finn” or “Millie” would suit your orange cat better than the popular “Penny” or “Pepper.”
You know your cat better than anyone else. So get those creative juices flowing, and give your orange kitty a name that’s as remarkable as she is!
There’s something about a ginger kitty that makes us smile. These 10 orange cat names were selected from our list of Canada’s Top Cat Names of 2019.
9. Tiger (or Tigger from Winnie the Pooh!)
Why not give your cat a name with star power behind it? These red-headed Canadian actors, musicians, athletes, writers, and comedians all have names that would make a great conversation starter.
1. Jordie Benn (Canadian hockey player)
2. Calum Worthy (Canadian actor, writer, and producer)
3. Leif Erikson (Explorer and first European to discover Canada)
4. Jennifer Finnigan (Canadian actress)
5. Loreena McKennitt (Canadian musician, composer, and harpist)
6. Catherine O’Hara (Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian)
7. Frederick Andersen (not technically Canadian, but he does play for the Toronto Maple Leafs)
8. Sean Couturier – (Canadian-American hockey player)
9. France D’Amour (French Canadian singer/songwriter)
10.Lolita Davidovich (Canadian actress)
11. Kris Draper (former Canadian hockey player)
12. Cody Eakin (Canadian hockey player)
13. Noel Fisher (Canadian actor)
14. Claude Giroux (Canadian hockey player)
15. Clara Hughs (Olympic-winning Canadian cyclist and speed skater)
16. Laurence Jalbert (French Canadian singer/songwriter)
17. Diego Klattenhoff (Canadian actor)
18. Duncan Keith (Canadian hockey player)
19. Rachelle Lefvre (Canadian actress)
20. Sami Zayn (Professional Canadian wrestler)
Want more ideas beyond the top ten? Here’s a substantial list of cat names pulled from our database to get you going.
- Alani (Hawaiian for “orange tree”)
- Big Red
- Blaze (Blaise)
- (Puss in) Boots
- Candy Corn
- Leaf (or Leif)
- Mr. Pancake
- Oliver (from Oliver and Company)
- Orange Peel
- Oren (orange in Welsh)
- Pippi Longstocking
- Prince Harry
- Ron (or Ginny, or Weasely…)
- Sgt. Pepper
- Spark Plug
- Sweet Potato
- The Ginga Ninja
Nothing screams “Irish” more than red hair, so choosing an Irish name for your orange cat is kind of a no-brainer. All of these names have a meaning in Gaelic related to red, red hair, or fire.
Cats may seem more independent than dogs, but they still need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone. Your new kitty deserves the best care—and nothing less. You’ve found the best orange cat name (hopefully), so now it’s time to find the perfect cat sitter.
Search for your cat’s perfect match right from your phone—and then hit the road happy.
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