Your kitty deserves to be called something as unique as they are.

By Caitlin Scott
Updated March 12, 2020

Now that you've added a new cat to your household, the work has just begun to prep your home with all the necessary additions and introduce your new feline to the rest of your family, especially your other pets. However, before any of that, you need to name your feline. You decided on an orange cat, and because these bright-colored kitties are eye-catching, you'll want a name that also stands out. But first, you might want to know a little information about your new cat. Because the color comes from the X chromosome, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, orange cats can be male or female. Cat breeders actually refer to orange cats red as but sometimes call them yellow, ginger, or marmalade. Although calico cats do have spots of orange, they're categorized as a different type of feline because of their special multi-colored coat. However, all orange cats are considered tabbies, which you'll recognize by the "M" marking on their forehead.

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Best Names for an Orange Cat

Now that you know a few things about your new family member, it's time to name them. The unique names on this list fit for both sexes and often touch on their tangerine-colored coat. (In fact, Tangerine is number. 46 on our list.) Other food-related names on this round-up include Apricot, Butterscotch, Cinnamon, Mango, and Mimosa. There are plenty more to choose from, so read through and see which one fits your pet the best.

  1. Amaretto
  2. Amber
  3. Apricot
  4. Aslan
  5. Autumn
  6. Blaze
  7. Burgundy
  8. Butterscotch
  9. Carmello
  10. Cayenne
  11. Chili
  12. Cinnamon
  13. Citrus
  14. Copper
  15. Dawn
  16. Fanta
  17. Garfield
  18. Ginger
  19. Heinz
  20. Lava
  21. Loki
  22. Mandarin
  23. Marmalade
  24. Mango
  25. Maple
  26. Marigold
  27. Melon
  28. Merlot
  29. Mimosa
  30. Monarch
  31. Nacho
  32. Nutmeg
  33. October
  34. Papaya
  35. Paprika
  36. Peaches
  37. Penny
  38. Poppy
  39. Pumpkin
  40. Pumpkin Spice
  41. Ruby
  42. Russet
  43. Sorbet
  44. Sunkist
  45. Tang
  46. Tangerine
  47. Terracotta
  48. Treasure
  49. Vermilion
  50. Viceroy

Comments (1)

May 19, 2018
I really wanted to rescue an orange cat. I even chose the name Cheddar before I found this beautiful 8 month old orange kitten at the county humane society. The volunteers warned me - "he plays a little rough". Something bad must have happened to him in his early months - he was so mean to me and my daughters. They learned to stay away from Cheddar but he would attack me and draw blood on my arms and legs everyday. The cute little monster would jump up in my husband's arms and snuggle with him!?!