12 Names for an Orange Cat That Will Suit Him Purr-fectly

If you're the proud parent of an orange cat, consider one of these special names.

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There's something about orange cats that make them so unique and lovable. They stand out from a crowd and they can always find their way to be the center of attention. If you're the proud new parent of an orange cat, it's important to make sure you properly welcome your new loved one into the family by giving it the perfect name. These names for orange cats will provide some great ideas for your orange cat's new moniker. Whether you want something more humanlike like Ginger or something more unique like Blaze, Fireball, or Nemo, there's a name on this list that will suit your cat perfectly. And whatever you choose just make sure that it fits your cat's personality and makes them feel like part of the family. It's a name you're going to be saying a lot in the future, after all, so it's important to make sure you love it.

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Ginger

Ginger is a great name because it's classic, and it's simultaneously whimsical and human-like.

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Sunset

If your soft orange kitten reminds you of the lit-up sky, then give her a name to match.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a great name because it's a common term of affection anyway, so you'll find it rolls off the tongue quite easily.

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Peanut

Inspired by the old-timey classic candy Circus Peanuts, this name works great for an orange cat with a lot of sweetness.

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OJ

"Orange Juice" is a bit of a tedious name to call after a cat, but giving them the nickname OJ will feel as fresh as your morning breakfast.

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Nemo

Name your cat after the most famous orange fish in the world. Hopefully finding him won't require quite the same journey.

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Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful, soft name that can perfectly fit the spirit of your cat. Plus it brings to mind all of the wonderfully orange aspects of autumn like the crisp leaves and the pumpkins.

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Garfield

Garfield is the most iconic orange cat of all time. Bestow the name upon your own feline friend as an homage.

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Fireball

A strong, bold, ferocious name for your strong, bold, ferocious — and, of course, fiery orange — cat.

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Ernie

Name your cat after the much more orange half of the beloved Sesame Street duo Bert and Ernie.

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Blaze

If your kitty's fire-like fur is one of your favorite features then let it be an inspiration for their name. Blaze is a strong name that evokes just as much fire in how your cat looks as ferocity in how they act.

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Carrot

Name your furry friend after one of your favorite garden vegetables. Plus, you can use a cute nickname like Carrie, for short.

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