Siamese Kitten Names

Mychelle Blake
Close-up of Siamese kitten face

Names for Siamese kittens often focus on their Thai heritage, coat color, and eye color. Names from ancient Egypt are also popular for these cats. If you have a beautiful new Siamese kitten and are looking for something different, consider one (or more!) of these out-of-the-ordinary names.

Talkative Siamese Kittens

While it's true that some of the most distinctive characteristics of a Siamese cat are their striking coat color and blue eyes, another aspect much less focused on during naming is their personality. Siamese are known for being extremely "talkative" and outgoing. Based on their vocal and opinionated nature, names of famous talk show hosts can be great choices for a Siamese cat.

  • Conan (as in Conan O'Brien)
  • Larry (as in Larry King)
  • Paar (as in Jack Paar)
  • Cavett (as in Dick Cavett)
  • Rosie (as in Rosie O'Donnell)
  • Oprah (as in Oprah Winfrey)
  • Joan or Rivers (as in Joan Rivers)
  • Merv or Griffin (as in Merv Griffin)
  • Regis (as in Regis Philbin)
  • Barbara (as in Barbara Walters)
  • Johnny or Carson (as in Johnny Carson)
  • Ellen (as in Ellen DeGeneres)

Siamese Storyteller Names

Three Siamese kittens

Talk show hosts aren't the only well-known talkative figures. Consider other names based on famous "talkers," orators or storytellers, both real and fictional. Examples to consider include:

  • Winston or Churchill (as in Winston Churchill)
  • Abraham, Abe or Lincoln (as in Abraham Lincoln)
  • Cicero (the "greatest" orator in Rome)
  • Pericles (famous orator in Athens)
  • Frederick (as in Frederick Douglass)
  • Patrick (as in Patrick Henry
  • Socrates (the Greek philosopher)
  • Grimm (as in the Brothers Grimm)
  • Aesop (as in Aesop's Fables)
  • Hans (as in Hans Christian Andersen)
  • TED (as in TED talks)
  • Carnegie (as in Dale Carnegie)
  • Zig (as in Zig Ziglar)
  • Scheherazade (from Arabian Nights)
  • Homer (author of the Iliad and the Odyssey)
  • Shakespeare (as in William Shakespeare)
  • Lewis (as in Lewis Carroll)
  • Disney (as in Walt Disney)
  • Tolkien (as in J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • Beatrix (as in Beatrix Potter)
  • Seuss (as in Dr. Seuss)
  • Rumi (ancient Persian poet)
  • J.K. (after J.K. Rowling)
  • Gaiman (as in Neil Gaiman)
  • Chaucer (as in Geoffrey Chaucer)
  • Cervantes (as in Miguel de Cervantes)
  • Austen (as in Jane Austen)
  • Dickens (as in Charles Dickens)
  • Agatha (as in Agatha Christie)
  • Chandler (as in Raymond Chandler)
  • Kipling (as in Rudyard Kipling)
  • Oscar (as in Oscar Wilde)
  • Twain (as in Mark Twain)
  • Tolstoy (as in Leo Tolstoy)
  • Fitzgerald or Fitzie (as in F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Hemingway (as in Ernest Hemingway)

Acrobatic Names to Jump On

Siamese kitten with yarn balls

Siamese cats are also known for their sleek, agile bodies and incredibly acrobatic jumping skills. Acrobatic skills, terms and experts are a good source of names for these limber felines.

  • Acrobat
  • Tumbler
  • Hurdle
  • Swinger
  • Pike (a flexed hip stance)
  • Plyo (as in plyometrics)
  • Salto (a somersault)
  • Twist, Twisty or Twister
  • Gainer (a backward flip)
  • Manna (a type of stance)
  • Onodi (back-handspring with a turn)
  • Tsukahara (a type of vault)
  • Arabesque (stance with one leg up at a 45-degree angle)
  • Tuck (jump with knees in to your chest)
  • Yurchenko (as in Olympic gymnast Natalia Yurchenko)
  • Mary Lou (as in Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton)
  • Gabby (as in Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas)
  • Nadia (as in Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci)
  • Simone (as in Olympic gymnast Simone Biles)
  • Mitch (as in Olympic gymnast Mitch Gaylord)
  • Kohei (as in Olympic gymnast Kohei Uchimura)
  • Mikulak (as in Olympic gymnast Sam Mikulak)
  • Spelterini (as in tightrope walker Maria Spelterini)
  • Zazel (she was the first human cannonball)
  • Concello (after trapeze artist Antoinette Concello)
  • Wallenda (after the "Flying Wallendas" Family of high-wire circus performers)
  • Hodgini (after the Hodgini Family of circus aerialists, tightrope walkers and performers)

Send in the Clowns

Siamese kitten laying on chair

Siamese have a reputation for being funny with an exuberant, clownish nature. Famous clowns offer a great treasure trove of potential names for your kitten.

  • Caveagna (Barnum and Bailey Circus clown Steve Caveagna)
  • Zoppè (Name of a famous Italian circus family)
  • Nino (the clown "star" of the Zoppè circus)
  • Napoline (as in Napoline Zoppè, founder of the circus)
  • Antoschka (a famous Russian female clown)
  • Jester (as in a court jester)
  • Mathurine (a famous 17th century female jester)
  • Harlequin/Harlequina (a clown character from the Italian Commedia dell'arte)
  • Zanni (a male clown character and acrobat from the Commedia dell'arte)
  • Columbine, Franceschina or Smeraldina (names of female clown characters in the Commedia dell'arte)
  • Grimaldi (as in Joseph Grimaldi, a famous English clown)
  • Grock (a famous Swiss clown)
  • Bozo (the clown)
  • Pennywise (not a "nice" clown but a cute name!)
  • Skelton (as in Red Skelton, famous American clown)
  • Krusty (the clown, from the Simpsons)
  • Xavatta (as in Achille Xavatta, a famous French clown)
  • Fratellini (as in Albert and Annie, famous circus family and clowns)
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Karandash (a famous Russian clown)
  • Marceline (a famous French clown)
  • Pierrot ("the sad clown" character from the commedia dell'arte)
  • Laurel or Hardy (as in Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy)
  • Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo or Zeppo (the Marx Brothers)
  • Buster (as in Buster Keaton)

Graceful Siamese Dancers

Along with their athletic ability, their slender and elegant form makes one think of an accomplished dancer. Several types of dancing names could work for a Siamese kitten.

  • Ballarí (Catalan for dancer)
  • Tänzer (German for dancer)
  • Bailarín (Spanish for dancer)
  • Ballerino (Italian for dancer)
  • Danseur (French for dancer)
  • Danser (Danish, Dutch and Norwegian for dancer)
  • Hula (Hawaiian dance)
  • Kachina (Hopi Native American dance)
  • Dervish (Turkish dancer)
  • Laysa (Indian dance)
  • Tandava (Indian dance)
  • Sardana (Spanish dance)
  • Flamenco (Spanish dance)
  • Bolero (Spanish/Cuban dance)
  • Fandango (Spanish dance)
  • Mazurka (European dance)
  • Bourrée (French dance)
  • Gavotte (French dance)
  • Farandole (French dance)
  • Tarantella (Italian dance)
  • Odissi (Indian dance)
  • Manipuri (Indian dance)
  • Nihon (from Nihon Buyo, Japanese dance)
  • Kabuki (Japanese dance)
  • Odori ("jumping," Japanese dance)
  • Kagura (Japanese dance)
  • Ogomu (Korean dance)
  • Aduma ("the jumping dance" of the Maasai tribe in Africa)
  • Macru (West African dance)
  • Eskista (Ethiopian dance)
  • Bata (Yoruban dance)
  • Bamaaya (Ghanian dance)

Gods and Goddesses of the Dance

If your dancing Siamese has a royal air, consider naming him or her for one of the deities of dance.

  • Muse (the nine Greek goddesses of the arts)
  • Terpsichore (one of the nine Muses associated with dancing)
  • Mera (a Khmer nymph honored with dance)
  • Shiva (Hindu god of the dance)
  • Apollo (Greek god known as "the dancer")
  • Bacchus (Roman god honored with dancing)
  • Cybele (a Phrygian goddess worshipped with wild dancing)
  • Pan (a Greek nature god associated with dancing)
  • Korybantes (male dancers in Greek mythology who worshipped Cybele)
  • Telete (a female Greek deity associated with evening dances)
  • Apsara (beings who dance for the Hindu gods and goddesses)
  • Uzume (Japanese goddess of mirth and dance)
  • Parvati (Hindu goddess of dance)

Water Gods, Goddesses and Creatures

Siamese cats have striking blue eyes that evoke images of the ocean and their graceful jumps and spins remind one of a silvery sea creature sliding through the waves. Further mythological name inspirations for these cats include:

  • Siren (a Greek sea nymph)
  • Kelpie (a Scottish water spirit)
  • Jengu (a Cameroonian water spirit)
  • Lorelei (a German mermaid)
  • Makara (a Hindu sea creature)
  • Melusine/Melusina (a female water spirit from European legends)
  • Merrow (an Irish mermaid)
  • Naiad (a Greek female water spirit)
  • Näkki (a Finnish water spirit)
  • Nixie (a German water spirit)
  • Nymph (a Greek female minor deity)
  • Pisces (the Zodiac fish symbol)
  • Rusalka (a female water creature in Eastern European myths)
  • Selkie (a Scottish mythological water creature)
  • Shen (a Chinese sea monster)
  • Taniwha (a Mäori water spirit)
  • Tiamat (Babylonian goddess of the sea)
  • Triton (a Greek sea god)
  • Poseidon (the Greek god of the sea)
  • Amphitrite (the Greek goddess of the sea)
  • Ondine (a French water nymph)
  • Iara or Uiara or Yara (a Brazilian water nymph)
  • Mizuchi (a Japanese water dragon/spirit)
  • Ryūjin or Ryōjin (the Japanese sea god)

Names Derived from Color

Siamese cat layingin the grass

Typical names for Siamese cats invoke their eye or coat color. Along with the usual names associated with colors, some additional options could be:

  • Plava (Croatian for blue)
  • Gorm (Irish for blue)
  • Zils (Latvian for blue)
  • Mélynas (Lithuanian for blue)
  • Dory (blue fish from Finding Nemo movie)
  • Mystique (blue character from the X-Men movies and comic books)
  • Bluebell
  • Bluejay
  • Morpho (a blue butterfly)
  • Vellela (a blue jellyfish)
  • Robin (known for beautiful blue eggs)
  • Mazarine (a blue butterfly)
  • Zilarra (Basque for silver)
  • Prata (Galacian for Silver)
  • Airgead (Irish for silver)
  • Fidda (Maltese for silver)
  • Striebo (Slovak for silver)
  • Arian (Welsh for silver)
  • Crema (Spanish and Italian for cream)
  • Koor (Estonian for cream)
  • Sahne (German for cream)
  • Hufen (Welsh for cream)
  • Chocola (Dutch for chocolate)
  • Suklaa (Finnish for chocolate)
  • Seacláid (Irish for chocolate)
  • Ciccolato (Italian for chocolate)
  • Lilas (French for lilac)
  • Lila (German and Dutch for lilac)
  • Bangle (a silver bracelet)

Choosing a Name for Your Siamese Kitten

There are countless name possibilities for Siamese kittens. If you want yours to really stand out, look for inspiration outside the "usual" options to capture your cat's uniqueness.

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Siamese Kitten Names