​Black cats:
Blackie, Blackjack, Midnight or Jet

White cats:

Vanilla Jack Frost, Bianca, Snowman,

Snowflower, Snowball, or snowhite

Red, yellow or orange cats

Marmalade, Citrus, Saffron, Sienna, Cinnamon,

Gingerbread or Honey

Brown catsNutmeg, Tobacco, Kahlua, Mocha, Cocoa, or Toast

Blue or gray catsBluebird, Indigo, Charcoal, Ashes or Shadow

Tiger cats/Tabby catsStripes, Tiger Lily, Bars or Zebra

Cats different colored feetBootsie, Socks, Galoshes, Slippers, or Mittens, 

Cats with bright eyesStardust, Twinkle or Sparkle

Cats with an eye patchPatches, Pirate, Captain Hook or Long John

Calico catsMuffin Mottle, Pansy, Marigold or Iris

Funny walkWaddles or Grasshopper

Gentle PurrRhum-Rhum

Loud PurrHarley, Kawasaki or Honda

Gallant catsKing Arthur, Sir Galahad, Sir Perceval or Sir Lancelot

Childhood HerosRobin Hood, Ben-Hur, Superman, David or Moses


Cleopatra, Anastasia, Tatiana, Mary, Queen of Scotts, Charles and Diana, 

Victoria and Albert or Solomon

Literary Inspired:

Lord Byron, T.S. Eliot, Homer, Keats, Madeline, Angelina Ballerina

Pippi Longstocking or Edgar Allan Poe

Sex Symbols

Brad and Angelina, Sophia, Jezebel, Valentino, Rock Hudson

Gable, Newman, Brook or Bo

Sensible Female catsMargaret-Mary, Martha, Mavis or Edith

Sensible Male catsMax, Monty, Joe, George, Harry or Jim

Mischievous cats

Nero, Bathsheba, Brimstone, Tinkerbell, Rumpelstilskin or Wormwood

Tough cats

Genghis Khat, Nebuchadnezzar, Peter the Great, William the Conqueror

Macbeth, or Barabbas

After Flowers

Lotus, Rose, Buttercup, Milkweed, Oleander, Primrose, Daffodil, Poppy

Pansy, Honeysuckle or Magnolia

After the Vegetable Garden

Asparagus, Beansprout, Alfalfa, Chickpea, Cabbage, Okra, Lemon

Strawberry, quince or Succotash

After Spices

Peppermint, Dill, Marjoram, Cumin, Ginger, Clove, Oregano, Tarragon,

Chervil, Fennel or Basil

The Supermarket

Sardine, Jell-O, Farina, Macaroni, Libby, Chunky, Kosher, Pepperide, Ronzoni,

Pillsbury or Bounty

After the Automobile

Tailpipe, Muffler, Trade In, Choke, Carburetor, Hubcap, Alfa Romeo, Porshe, Edsel, 

Triumph, Spokes, or Whitewall

The Movies

Yoda, Pussy Galore, Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, Melanine, Scarlett O' Hara, Aunt Pity Pat

Funnyface, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Tracey and Hepburn, Davis and Crawford, 

Butch Cassidy, Sundance, Serpico, Tootsie, Georgie Girl, Angelina and Brad, Bogard and Bacall,  

Dietrich, Tarzan and Jane, Silkwood, Little Miss Sunshine, High Fidelity and Boris and Rocky


Rookie, Shortstop, Umpire, Babe Ruth, Valenzuela, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Reggie Jackson,

Hank Aaron, Lefty O'Doul, O.J. Simpson, Joe Willie Namath, Jim Brown, Vince Ferragamo,

Brett Favre, Michael Jordon, Doctor J, The Iceman, Doctor Dunk, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Billie Jean,

Navratilova, McEnroe, Arthur Ashe or Bjorn Borg

After a Place

Harlem, Brooklyn, Broadway, Chelsea, Sutton, Lombard, Castro, Sacramento, Denver, Nashville,

Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, Madison, Reno, Wichita, Topeka, Bismarck, Alabama, Mississippi,

Montanta, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Bengal, Bombay, Tangier, Marrakesh, Dundee, Dusseldorf,

Morocco, Singapore, Baghdad, Istanbul, Caracas, Rio, Kiev, Venezuela, Berlin, Barcelona, Budapest,

Venice, Acapulco, Patagonia, Saint Tropez or Sardina

After The Starry Heavens

Orion, Sagittarius, Virgo, Hercules, Cassiopeia, Capricornus, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter,

Mars, Venus, Mercury, Zeta, Antares, Altair, Beta Centauri, Capella, Vea, Canopus, or Sirius

How do you go about naming your new exotic, himalayan or persian kitten or cat?  Before you jump in with wild abandonment, consider that you will be explaining your feline friends name to everyone you introduce them to, till death do you part!  It's amazing how many people apologize for their pets name.  When considering a new name for your kitten/cat think about:   color, personality, their walk, or their purr.  Do they have a patch under their eye?  Do they have a stripe on their back?  Maybe you have a favorite literary character, a childhood hero, a patron saint, or a favorite movie star?  Is your cat gallant, or funny?  If you adopted a female and a male kitten the same age, then a name like Ricky and Lucy might be appropriate!  Get your naming inspiration form the opera, music, art, Shakespeare, theater, dance or philosophy.

Here is a brief list to get you started:

Cat Names

I also found a really helpful cat naming website: