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127 Cute & Clever Orange Cat Names

Mychelle Blake
Cute ginger Maine coon kitten

Orange cats are prized for their outgoing personalities and their lovely coloring. Orange cat names can be based on their color shades, personalities, or words that mean "orange" in other cultures.

Names for Orange Cats Based Orange Food

Tasty foods that are orange can make sweet or spicy names for ginger cats as well as solid orange felines.

  • Apricot
  • Butternut
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Cheddar
  • Cheeto
  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus
  • Clementine
  • Curry
  • Dorito
  • Mandarin
  • Mango
  • Marmalade
  • Melon
  • Paella
  • Paprika
  • Peaches
  • Persimmon
  • Pumpkin
  • Saffron
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tangerine
  • Turmeric
  • Urchin

Names for Orange Cats Based on Orange Flowers and Animals

Orange features prominently in nature, from beautiful flowers and plants to an assortment of animals both big and small. You can choose to name your orange cat after any of these naturally occurring flora and fauna.

  • Begonia
  • Bird (of Paradise)
  • Canary
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Fox or Foxy
  • Goldfish or Goldie
  • Hibiscus
  • Koi
  • Lily
  • Maple (leaf)
  • Marigold
  • Monarch (butterfly)
  • Orangutan
  • Oriole
  • Pansy
  • Poppy
  • Squirrel
  • Tiger
  • Zinnia
    Ginger cat hiding under a piece of hessian material

Orange Cat Names From Gemstones

Orange is a rarer color among precious gems, but there are a few that can be found. These gemstones all come in striking shades of orange and can be a perfect name for a beautiful orange kitten.

  • Agate
  • Amber
  • Carnelian
  • Citrine
  • Coral
  • Opal
  • Sunstone
  • Topaz
  • Zircon

Names for Orange Cats Based on Fire

Orange cats can be associated with fire and the sun because not only are these things often orange, but they exude warmth which matches the typical orange and ginger cat personality.

  • Adara - Means fire in Hebrew
  • Agni - Hindu god of fire
  • Aidan - Means fire in Gaelic
  • Amaterasu - Japanese goddess of the sun
  • Atesh - Turkish for "fire"
  • Azargun - Persian for "color of fire"
  • Bel - Celtic god of fire
  • Blaze
  • Brigit - Celtic goddess of fire
  • Chante-peta - Lakota Sioux for "fire heart"
  • Elektra - Greek for "fiery sun."
  • Ember
  • Fiammetta - Italian for "little fire"
  • Flame
  • Fuji - Japanese god of fire
  • Grannus - Celtic god of fire
  • Helios - Greek god of the sun
  • Hephaestus - Greek god of fire
  • Hestia - Greek goddess of the hearth
  • Huilu - Chinese god of fire
  • Iansã - Brazilian goddess of fire
    Ginger kitten jumping like dancer
  • Inferno
  • Jowangsin - Korean goddess of the hearth
  • Jyoti - Hindi for "flame"
  • Kagu-tshuchi - Japanese god of fire and blacksmithing
  • Kai - Scottish for "fire"
  • Keegan - Celtic for "tiny flame"
  • Kōjin - Japanese god of fire and the hearth
  • Kresnik - Slavic god of fire
  • Masou - Native American fire god
  • Nantosuelta - Celtic goddess of fire
  • Ogun - Yoruban god of fire
  • Oya - Yoruban goddess of fire
  • Paytah - Lakota Sioux for "fire"
  • Pele - Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes
  • Ra - Egyptian god of fire and the sun
  • Sekhmet - Egyptian goddess of fire and the sun, also represented as feline
  • Serafine or Serafina - Hebrew for "burning fire"
  • Shula - Arabic for "flame"
  • Svarog - Slavic god of fire
  • Tinder
  • Vesta - Roman goddess of the hearth (fireplace)
  • Vulcan - Roman god of fire and volcanoes
  • Zhurong - Chinese god of fire

Names for Orange Cats From Other Languages

The word "orange" has some interesting differences in other languages. You can give your cat an international flair using these foreign words as orange cat naming ideas.

  • Aalani - Hawaiian
  • Arancia - Italian
  • Buidhe - Scottish
  • Chéngsè - Chinese
  • Culuina - Quenya
  • Daidaiiro - Japanese
  • Dalandan - Tagalog
  • Flannbhuí - Irish
  • Júhóngsè - Chinese
  • Katom - Hebrew
  • Karaka - Māori
  • Laranja - Portuguese
  • Machungwa - Swahili
  • Marants - Yiddish
  • Màucam - Vietnamese
  • Naranja - Spanish
  • Oráiste - Irish
  • Oranssi - Finnish
  • Oren - Welsh
  • Orenji - Japanese
  • Osan - Yoruba
  • Portocale - Romanian
  • Portokalí - Greek
  • Satarī - Punjabi
  • Seesom - Thai
  • Ulbaršar - Mongolian
  • Zíša - Lakota Sioux

Finding the Right Name For Your Orange Cat

Orange may seem like a hard color to find inspiration, but once you start to look you'll be surprised at how many options you have. Consider their specific orange shading for color-based names, or their personalities for names based on items you can find in the natural world that exemplify this bright and vibrant hue.

127 Cute & Clever Orange Cat Names