Naming Your Tabby Cat: Name Ideas for Cats with Tabby Haircoats

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naming your tabby cat

We have accumulated some favorite cat names for cats with tabby hair!

Are you looking for that perfect cat name that just fits your tabby kitty? Does your cat have tabby 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.

What is a tabby? A tabby cat has distinctive markings associated with stripes, swirls or dots. They are a coloration of many domestic cats.

Here are some cat names that can be associated with those tabby hair-coated cats! I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your cat! If you don’t see your favorite cat name below, check out the Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. Choose your cats name by hair color, personality traits and even your personality!

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

Favorite Names for Tabby Cats

  • Amber
  • Bloche
  • Cammi, short for camouflage
  • Canoli – cream color with drizzles of chocolate so I named him Canoli
  • Chutney
  • Cappuccino
  • Candy Cane
  • Cookie – because she was a light brown with dark brown splotches and looked like a chocolate chip cookie.
  • Colo (for frothy coca cola)
  • Dapple
  • Dumpling
  • Fruitcake
  • HodgePodge
  • Knick-knacks
  • Indy. We thought she looked like what we call Indian corn.
  • Jennyanydots- for character from the musical CATS whose “coat is of the tabby kind with tiger stripes and leopard spots”
  • Harlequin
  • Nutmeg
  • Nick
  • M & M (for lots of colors)
  • Mimi
  • Marble…….my found little kitty look like beautiful black veined marble….
  • Marbella. Marb from the word marble since she looks like a marble cake and Bella because she is a beautiful little girl.
  • Max or Maxine (for Max a million colors)
  • Mr. Bing Bing (Bing-a-Ling or Bing-Bing for short
  • Mottle
  • Mudge (he was sort of smudged and mottled)
  • Piper (she has piping type stripes)
  • Oliver
  • Quin – My cat, Quinn, has the typical tortie coloring except that her face is half black. She looks as though someone painted the right half black with the separation between the black and multi right down the middle of her sweet face. I thought of harlequin and then Quinn.
  • Panther
  • Patches
  • Pebbles
  • Raya (means stripes in Spanish)
  • Reese – like the candy, named for a cat that has orange, brown, black, and a hint of yellow. I got her from my cousin, and her neighbor called her “R.P.” for Reese’s Pieces.
  • Ringo
  • Samuda
  • Spotty
  • Scraps
  • Speckles
  • Splatters
  • Spice
  • Streak
  • Stripe
  • Stripey
  • Sausage” – Saucy for short
  • Swirly
  • Smuze
  • Tuppence
  • Tabetha
  • Tapestry
  • Tabby
  • Tabis (Tabby comes from French Word Tabis)
  • Tabs
  • Taz
  • Tiger
  • Tigger Lilly
  • Tigg Mo – short for “tigger mous”.
  • Tiggus – for a tigger – this owner often calls him Piggus”
  • Tigerfuzz (named cuz he was just a ball of fuzz with tiger stripes)
  • Tigger
  • Timber
  • Twinkle
  • Twanny
  • Tawny
  • Tolkien after the author of Lord of the Rings
  • Whiskey
  • Zeeman – from zebra because of the stripes

Do you have a tabby cat name suggestion? Tell us about the cat name and how you came up with it!  Email us!

More Name Ideas for Tabby Cats

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 tabby 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 whitebrownorange or redgreyblackblack and whitecalicoyellow 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 name. 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.

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