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133 Unique Ginger Cat Names

Mychelle Blake
Cute ginger Maine coon kitten

Ginger cats are known for not only their beautiful color but their outgoing, vivacious personalities. Why pick a run-of-the-mill name for your gorgeous ginger when you can find kitten name inspiration in unusual places fit for your unique feline?

Names for Ginger Cats Based on Fire Imagery

Images of fire, warmth and the sun fit ginger cats well, both for their coloration and for their exuberant personalities.

  • Adara - Means fire in Hebrew
  • Aidan - Means fire in Gaelic
  • Atesh - Turkish for "fire"
  • Azargun - Persian for "color of fire"
  • Blaze
  • Brimstone
  • Chante-peta - Lakota Sioux for "fire heart"
  • Cinder
  • Cinderella
  • Eldrid - Norwegian for "fiery spirit"
  • Elektra - Greek for "fiery sun." Also a popular Marvel Comics character who wears red.
  • Ember
  • Fiammetta - Italian for "little fire"
  • Firebolt
  • Firefly
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Flint
  • Fya - Urban slang for "fire." Also implies something that is cool or excellent.
  • Hotaru - Japanese for "firefly"
  • Ignatius - Name derived from the word "ignite"
  • Inferno
  • Joash - Means "fire of god" in Hebrew
  • Jyoti - Hindi for "flame"
  • Kai - Scottish for "fire"
  • Kalama - Means torch in Hawaiian
  • Keegan - Celtic for "tiny flame"
  • Mishal - Arabic word for torch
  • Orinda - German for "fire serpent"
  • Paytah - Lakota Sioux for "fire"
  • Serafine or Serafina - Hebrew for "burning fire"
  • Shula - Arabic for "flame"
  • Sparks
  • Tinder
  • Torch
Abyssinian kitten lying on the sofa

Names for Ginger Cats Based on Fire from Mythology and Fantasy

Another source of fire-based cat names come from mythology, such as gods and goddesses of fire and the sun, or fire-breathing dragons from myth and popular media.

  • Agni - Hindu god of fire
  • Agnimitra - Feminine form of the name Agni
  • Alduin - Dragon from the Skyrim video game
  • Amaterasu - Japanese goddess of the sun
  • Bel - Celtic god of fire
  • Brigit - Celtic goddess of fire
  • Calcifer - Fire demon character from Howl's Moving Castle book and movie
  • Charizard - Dragon from Pokémon
  • Dragon
  • Drogon - Dragon from Games of Thrones books and television show
  • Elektra - Greek for "fiery sun." Also a popular Marvel Comics character who wears red.
  • Fafnir - Dragon from Norse mythology
  • Faranth - Gold dragon from the Dragonriders of Pern books
  • Fawkes - Phoenix from the Harry Potter book and movie series
  • Fuji - Japanese god of fire
  • Ghidorah - Dragon from Godzilla movies
  • Grannus - Celtic god of fire
  • Grigori - Dragon from Dragon's Dogma video game
  • 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
  • Jawzahr - Dragon from Persian mythology
  • Jowangsin - Korean goddess of the hearth
  • Kagu-tshuchi - Japanese god of fire and blacksmithing
  • Kōjin - Japanese god of fire and the hearth
  • Kresnik - Slavic god of fire
  • Masou - Native American fire god
  • Mātariśvan - In Hindu mythology, a messenger of the gods who carried fire
  • Mushu - Dragon from the movie Mulan
  • Nantosuelta - Celtic goddess of fire
  • Ogun - Yoruban god of fire
  • Oya - Yoruban goddess of fire
  • Paarthurnax - Dragon from the Skyrim video game
  • Pele - Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes
  • Phoenix
  • Prometheus - In Greek mythology, the mortal who stole fire from the gods to benefit humans
  • Ra - Egyptian god of fire and the sun
  • Ramoth - Gold dragon from the Dragonriders of Pern books
  • Rhaegal - Dragon from Games of Thrones books and television show
  • Sekhmet - Egyptian goddess of fire and the sun, also represented as feline
  • Shenron - Dragon from the Dragon Ball Z anime
  • Shou-Lao - Dragon from the Marvel comic and show Iron Fist
  • Smaug - Dragon from J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit
  • Svarog - Slavic god of fire
  • Vermithrax Pejorative - the fire-breathing dragon from the movie Dragonslayer
  • Vesta - Roman goddess of the hearth (fireplace)
  • Viserion - Dragon from Games of Thrones books and television show
  • Vulcan - Roman god of fire and volcanoes
  • Zhurong - Chinese god of fire
Ginger cat hiding

Names for Ginger Cats Based on Spices

Ginger cats are known for having a "spicy" personality plus the "ginger" appellation makes one think of other types of hot spices or spices with a reddish color for names.

  • Achiote
  • Advieh
  • Annatto
  • Bebere
  • Cayenne
  • Chili or Chili Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Gochugaru
  • Habanero
  • Masala (Garam or Tandoori)
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Pasilla
  • Pepper
  • Saffron
  • Sumac
  • Turmeric

Names for Ginger Cats Based on Famous Painters

The color orange, associated with ginger cats, is also frequently used in impressionist art from the 19th century. Some painters who were known for bold use of orange and yellow in their work are great name inspirations.

  • Monet (Claude)
  • Renoir (Auguste)
  • Cézanne (Paul)
  • Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri)
  • Gauguin (Paul)
  • Van Gogh (Vincent)
  • Matisse (Henri)
  • Caillebotte (Gustave)
Ginger kitten jumping like dancer

Names for Ginger Cats From Other Languages

Ginger cats are known by other names, such as orange, marmalade, red or cinnamon cats. You can look to other languages for these words for some naming ideas.

  • Adom - Hebrew for "red"
  • Arancia - Italian for "orange"
  • Bomvu - Xhosa for "red"
  • Cannelle - French for "cinnamon"
  • Dalandan - Tagalog for "orange"
  • Homma - Choctaw for "red"
  • Ingwer - German for "ginger"
  • Kanela - Tagalog for "cinnamon"
  • Katom - Hebrew for "orange"
  • Karaka - Māori for "orange"
  • Kokkino - Greek for "red"
  • Laranja - Portuguese for "orange"
  • Naranja - Spanish for "orange"
  • Portocale - Romanian for "orange"
  • Púla - Tagalog for "red"
  • Rojo - Spanish for "red"
  • Rosso - Italian for "red"
  • Vermelho - Portuguese for "red"
  • Zenzero - Italian for "ginger"
  • Zimt - German for "cinnamon"
  • Zíša - Lakota Sioux for "orange"

Naming Your Ginger Cat

There are many places you can look for inspiration for your new ginger cat. Consider their shading for color-based names, or their personalities for names based on famous redheads. Ginger cats are special so take your time finding a name that matches their unique energy and your own personality.

133 Unique Ginger Cat Names