These brilliant options are perfect for the pet who's brightened your life.

By Jennifer Aldrich
Updated February 19, 2021

When you make the decision to adopt a cat, your life immediately becomes more vibrant thanks to your new pet, so it makes sense to give them a colorful moniker. (Especially if your cat has an outgoing personality.) The options on this list are inspired by different shades and are categorized by color. So if you have a favorite hue or one that specifically reminds you of your feline, you can go right to it. And if you have no idea what you want to call your furry friend, make sure you go through every single one, so you don't miss the name that's perfect for your kitty.

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50 Colorful Names for Cats

There are plenty of fun options on this list, no matter what color your cat's fur is. Of course, if you have a black or white kitty, there are specific options for their coats, as well as choices that are perfect for gray felines. And don't forget the brown and orange names for the calicos!


  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Twilight


  • Bluebell
  • Blueberry
  • Cobalt
  • Moonstone
  • Plum
  • Sapphire
  • Steel
  • Violet
  • Wisteria


  • Amber
  • Cedar
  • Chestnut
  • Chocolate
  • Copper
  • Dusty
  • Maizy
  • Penny
  • Sahara
  • Sierra


  • Daisy
  • Fern
  • Shamrock
  • Jade
  • Emerald
  • Peridot


  • Aztec
  • Bronze
  • Jasper
  • Peaches
  • Sienna


  • Cerise
  • Cinnamon
  • Maroon (Rooney for short)
  • Mulberry
  • Orchid
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Salsa
  • Scarlet
  • Tulip


  • Coconut (Coco)
  • Frost
  • Lily
  • Pearl
  • Snowflake


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