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

Two orange and red cats sitting in the sun. The cat on the left looks toward the camera while the one on the right bites at the other's ear.Two orange and red cats sitting in the sun. The cat on the left looks toward the camera while the one on the right bites at the other's ear.
Two orange and red cats sitting in the sun. The cat on the left looks toward the camera while the one on the right bites at the other's ear.Two orange and red cats sitting in the sun. The cat on the left looks toward the camera while the one on the right bites at the other's ear.

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!

And if you can’t find your perfect cat name here in this list – go to Our Ultimate Guide to Naming a Cat. 

Great names for Cats with Orange or Red Haircoats

  1. Alani, which is Hawaiian for orange-blossom tree
  2. Amarillo
  3. Amber (In glassware, it’s a dark orange color)
  4. Apple
  5. Apricat – isn’t that cute?
  6. Apricot
  7. Aslan – after the lion in the movie “The Chronicles Of Narnia”
  8. Auburn
  9. Autumn
  10. Bittersweet
  11. Blaze
  12. Brass
  13. Butterbean because when he was little he looked just like a fat little butterbean
  14. Buttercup
  15. Butterscotch
  16. Cantaloupe
  17. Carmello – like the Carmello candy bar
  18. Carrots
  19. Catshup
  20. Cayenne
  21. Cheddar
  22. Cheetah
  23. Cheeto (like Cheeto chips)
  24. Cherry
  25. Cheyenne, which we found out is an American Indian word meaning RED.
  26. Chianti – after the red wine.
  27. Chili
  28. Chester
  29. Chilie
  30. Chip
  31. Chrysanthemum
  32. Cinnamon
  33. Citrus
  34. Colby (after the cheese)
  35. Copper
  36. Coral
  37. Creamsickle
  38. Crimson
  39. Cuervo
  40. Curry
  41. Curtis
  42. Dana Scully – for the popular TV show the X-Files
  43. Dandelion
  44. Dandy Lion
  45. Dempsey
  46. Dorito
  47. Dundee (brand of marmalade)
  48. Ferris as in Ferris Oxide J
  49. Flame
  50. Flanigan
  51. Fluffernutter
  52. Flynn – a Celtic name that means “son of the red-haired man”
  53. Forsythia
  54. Frazier
  55. Furgus – An Irish name
  56. Gala – after the apple
  57. Garfield
  58. Gild
  59. Gina after Orangina
  60. Ginger
  61. 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
  62. Goldie
  63. Heinz – brand of catshup
  64. Hocus Pocus
  65. Honey Bear
  66. Julius – for “Orange Julius” that made delicious fruit drinks
  67. Keegan which is a Gaelic name meaning “descendent, or son, of fire”.
  68. Kyo-  like the Fruits Basket anime/manga character
  69. Little Rufus
  70. Loki – named so for “Little Orange Kitty” – LOKi
  71. Lucy – Lucille Ball since their hair is the same bright red.
  72. Maizy -for cats with beautiful orange and golden colors that makes you think decorative dry corn in the fall
  73. Mango
  74. Maple
  75. Marmalade
  76. Maxie Skweezel Feet
  77. Meg
  78. Merlot
  79. Muffin (When muffins come out of the oven, they are a golden color)
  80. Nacho
  81. Noodles – because he looked like a little macaroni noodle
  82. Nubit (means golden lady in ancient Egyptian)
  83. Nutmeg
  84. OB for Orange Boy
  85. Ochre
  86. OJ (like Orange Juice not OJ Simpson)
  87. Opi – who was the adorable little red haired boy from the Andy Griffith show
  88. Opie (named after Mayberry’s little redheaded boy, Opie Taylor)
  89. Opus 1 which is an infamous delicious higher priced red wine from California
  90. Orange
  91. Oscar – because of the golden color of the Academy Award.
  92. Paprika
  93. Peaches
  94. Peanut Butter n’ Fluff – for a long/fluffy haired orange & white, but the orange looks like the color of actual peanut butter
  95. Pekoe like orange pekoe tea
  96. Penny
  97. Pepsi
  98. Poppy (for red Poppy flowers)
  99. Pooh (for Winnie the Pooh)
  100. Prince Harry (redhead)
  101. Puff
  102. Pumpkin
  103. Pumpkin Head
  104. Punkin Head
  105. Red
  106. Rojo means red in Spanish”
  107. Rory – a Gaelic name meaning “The Red King
  108. Rose
  109. Roughy (for Orange Roughy)
  110. Ruby
  111. “Rufus” means “red” in Latin
  112. Rudy
  113. Russet
  114. Rusty
  115. Saffron
  116. Salmon
  117. Sandy
  118. Scarlet
  119. Scarlett
  120. Sherbert (like orange sherbert)
  121. Sinbad
  122. Sooner – after the Oklahoma Sooners
  123. Succotash
  124. Sunbeam
  125. Sunflower
  126. Sunkiss
  127. Sunkist
  128. Sunny
  129. Sunshine
  130. Synominn
  131. Tabasco
  132. Tang
  133. Tangerine
  134. 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.
  135. Tiger
  136. Tiger Lily
  137. Tigger (for a Tiger striped cat)
  138. Tigress
  139. Titian
  140. Treasure because treasure is gold/orange
  141. Tulip
  142. Twany
  143. Tweetie
  144. Tweets
  145. Vincent (The artist Vincent van Gogh was a red head)
  146. Winnie (for Winnie the Pooh)

More Ideas for Naming Your Orange or Red Cat

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Doesn’t matter how or what you would like to name your cat, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a cat name to go with personality traits such as independent catsplayful catsfunny catscute or beautiful catsloving catssweet catsbig cats or cats with big personalitiessmall catssmart catsnot so smart catsornery cats, or talkative cats? Or how about a stray or rescued cat?

Or are you looking for a name your cat based on his hair coat color or type such as he is whitebrowngreyblackblack and whitetabbyyellowcalico or a fluffy cat. Check out the links associated with any of those words and your get our list! We have the perfect name for your cat!

Here is even a list of over 1200 common pet names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual names. How about cool cat names? We have tons of those!

Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the “meaning” behind common Male cat names and Female cat names.

I hope these names help you pick the perfect name for your orange or red cat. Do you have a name suggestion? Email Us! (or share your name below!)

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