Orange boy cat laying on chair

Falling in love with an orange boy cat is easy. Choosing his name, though? That can take a little bit of imagination. Any time we name our pets it’s important to choose something that fits their personality and that will be something we know we’ll love for years to come. And, fortunately, there are lots of different places that you can look to for inspiration.

If you’re at a loss for a name, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up 74 orange boy cat names that could be a perfect fit for the kitty in your life.

Top Orange Boy Cat Names

The first thing that you notice about an orange feline is the color of his fur, so it’s probably not a big surprise to learn that many of the most popular orange boy cat names are based around color. Of course, there’s more to these kitties than just their coats, and orange cats are also known for being bold, friendly, and boisterous, with a special affection for their humans that makes them an all-around pretty perfect pal.

Here are some names that speak to these characteristics, and that are a great choice for any orange male cat.

  • Archie
  • Blaze
  • Butternut
  • Butters
  • Caramel
  • Cheddar
  • Cheetah
  • Cheeto
  • Ember
  • Flame
  • Fox
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Marmalade
  • Nacho
  • Phoenix
  • Pumpkin
  • Rusty
  • Saffron
  • Sunny
  • Tang
  • Tiger

Tips For Naming Your Cat

There are no definitive rules when it comes to what name you choose for your cat—or any pet for that matter. And when it comes to your little orange guy, it’s totally up to you whether you go for a name that speaks to his coat, his personality, or just your own preferences.

Unlike with naming dogs, you won’t generally be doing quite as much direct training with your cat, so you don’t need to worry about choosing a name that doesn’t sound too similar to a common command (i.e. “May”/”stay” or “Kit”/”sit”). You should still be wary, however, of picking a name that you’ll be embarrassed to say out loud. While it may seem like a fun choice in the moment, keep in mind that whatever name you choose is one that you’ll have to call out regularly, including in public places like the vet’s office. 

And remember, it’s perfectly okay to change your cat’s name if you don’t like it after a couple of days! Pick a name, try it out, and see how it works out for you—as well as how well it fits with your cat’s personality. If the name seems off, it’s better to switch it than stick with it and to do so sooner rather than later.

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Food-Inspired Orange Boy Cat Names

You probably noticed that there were quite a few food-inspired names in the list of the most popular orange boy cat names. If you’ve got your heart set on a food-based name for your orange boy cat but didn’t see it listed above, here are some other ideas that you might want to consider.

  • Apricot
  • Butterscotch
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Citrus
  • Creamsicle
  • Curry
  • Guava
  • Jellybean
  • Julius (short for Orange Julius)
  • Mango
  • Maple
  • Mimosa
  • Papaya
  • Paprika
  • Peach
  • Skittles
  • Squash
  • Tangerine
  • Turmeric

Orange Boy Cat Names Inspired by Pop Culture

There have been a lot of famous orange cats in show business and literature, and many of them provide excellent inspiration. Try out one of these famous orange boy cat names for size and see if it’s a good fit.

  • Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Azrael (The Smurfs)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • Garfield (Garfield)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel)
  • Heathcliff (Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Morris (from the 9Lives cat food commercials)
  • Riff-Raff (Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Ulysses (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Other Cat Name Ideas

Looking for even more cat naming inspiration? Take a look at these helpful roundups:

  • Cute Names for Male Cats
  • Unisex Cat Names
  • Unique Male Cat Names
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