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Naming Your Orange Cat: Name Ideas for Cats with Orange or Red Haircoats

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Are you looking for that perfect cat name that just fits your Kitty? Does your cat have orange or red hair?

Naming a cat can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your cat's physical characteristic such as his coat color.

Here are some cat names that can be associated with those orange or red hair-coated cats! I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your cat!

Do you have any suggestions for cat names? Email us your cat name ideas and we will try to add them to our cat name list!

  • Alani, which is Hawaiian for orange-blossom tree
  • Amarillo
  • Amber (In glassware, it's a dark orange color)
  • Apple
  • Apricat – isn't that cute?
  • Aslan - after the lion in the movie "The Chronicles Of Narnia"
  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Blaze
  • Butterbean because when he was little he looked just like a fat little butterbean
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Carrots
  • Catshup
  • Cayenne
  • Cheddar
  • Cheetah
  • Cheeto (like Cheeto chips)
  • Cherry
  • Cheyenne, which we found out is an American Indian word meaning RED.
  • Chianti - after the red wine.
  • Chili
  • Chilie
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus
  • Colby (after the cheese)
  • Creamsickle
  • Crimson
  • Cuervo
  • Curry
  • Curtis
  • Dana Scully- for the popular TV show the X-Files
  • Dandelion
  • Dandy Lion
  • Dempsey
  • Dorito
  • Dundee (brand of marmalade)
  • Ferris as in Ferris Oxide J
  • Flame
  • Flanigan
  • Fluffernutter
  • Flynn - a Celtic name that means "son of the red-haired man"
  • Forsythia
  • Frazier
  • Furgus – An Irish name
  • Gala – after the apple
  • Goldie
  • Muffin (When muffins come out of the oven, they are a golden color)
  • Carmello - like the Carmello candy bar
  • Garfield
  • Gi-Roux after Claude Giroux, the new hockey star with the Philadelphia Flyers. Not only has Claude carrott hair but "roux" in Giroux means red-haired in French
  • Gina after Orangina
  • Ginger
  • Heinz – brand of catshup
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Honey Bear
  • Julius – for "Orange Julius" that made delicious fruit drinks
  • Keegan which is a Gaelic name meaning "descendent, or son, of fire".
  • Loki – named so for "Little Orange Kitty" - LOKi
  • Lucy - Lucille Ball since their hair is the same bright red.
  • Maizy – for cats with beautiful orange and golden colors that makes you think decorative dry corn in the fall
  • Mango
  • Maple
  • Marmalade
  • Marmalade
  • Maxie Skweezel Feet
  • Merlot
  • Nacho
  • Noodles – because he looked like a little macaroni noodle
  • Nubit (means golden lady in ancient Egyptian)
  • Nutmeg
  • OB for Orange Boy
  • Ochre
  • OJ (like Orange Juice not OJ Simpson)
  • Opi - who was the adorable little red haired boy from the Andy Griffith show
  • Opie (named after Mayberry's little redheaded boy, Opie Taylor)
  • Opus 1 which is an infamous delicious higher priced red wine from California.
  • Orange
  • Oscar – because of the golden color of the Academy Award.
  • Paprika
  • Peaches
  • Peanut Butter n' Fluff - for a long/fluffy haired orange & white, but the orange looks like the color of actual peanut butter
  • Pekoe like orange pekoe tea
  • Penny
  • Pepsi
  • Poppy (for red Poppy flowers)
  • Prince Harry (redhead)
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Head
  • Punkin Head
  • Red
  • Rojo means red in Spanish"
  • Rory - a Gaelic name meaning "The Red King
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Rudy
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Saffron
  • Scarlet
  • Scarlett
  • Sherbert (like orange sherbert)
  • Sinbad
  • Sooner - after the Oklahoma Sooners
  • Succotash
  • Sunflower
  • Sunkist
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Synominn
  • Tabasco
  • Tang
  • Tare. His full name is Leeside's Antares the Antagonator. He was born in October, is a Scorpio, and Antares is the Red Star in the Scorpio constellation.
  • Tiger
  • Tulip
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tigger (for a Tiger striped cat)
  • Tigress
  • Treasure because treasure is gold/orange
  • Tweetie
  • Twany

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