15 Clever Names For Your Ginger Cat

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on March 6, 2017

When you bring a new cat home, choosing a name can be a big decision! You may have just adopted a kitten, or maybe you rescued a cat and would like to give it a new name for its new start in life. Either way, you want to pick a name that’s fitting, clever, and most of all, original.

If you’ve been searching for inspiration, look no further: here are 15 uncommon names for your ginger cat. Do you already have an orange-haired cutie at home? Share his or her name in the comments below!

1. Weasley

Harry Potter fans will recognize this reference to the Weasley’s, a family of eight who were notorious for having bright red hair.

2. Crookshanks

Another nod to the Harry Potter series, Crookshanks is the name of Hermoine Granger’s clever ginger cat.

3. Cheddar / Colby / Pepper Jack 

Love cats and cheese? Any of these could be perfect names for your deliciously orange-haired cutie. You can also consider Mozzarella or Brie for pale-colored cats, or Muenster if your ginger is also a little monster!

4. Tiger Lily 

This is the perfect name if you’re a fan of flowers, and it also refers to the Piccaninny princess in Peter Pan. Which brings us to…

5. Peter Pan

If you dream about Neverland but have a male cat, consider naming him after the story’s red-headed main character.

6. Archie

Anyone who’s into vintage comics would hear this name and think of the namesake character from the Archie series.

7. Ruby

If your kitty is a gem and adds sparkle to your life, this shiny name may be the perfect fit!

8. Pippi

Yes, as in “Longstocking.” This children’s book character depicts a smart, strong red head – perfect for a feisty ginger kitty!

9. Annie

Musical fans won’t help but think of the optimistic, red-headed orphan. This could be a very sweet name for a rescue cat who dreamed of her forever home…until she found you!


10. Clementine

Is your ginger kitty your darlin’… perhaps your darlin’ Clementine? Consider using this sweet snack for a perfectly appropriate cat name.

11. Mars

Get your kitty’s name inspiration from the “Red Planet” if you think he is out of this world!

12. Mr. Purple

The irony of calling your ginger cat a different color is perfectly hilarious; plus it’s the name of the iHeartCats feline CEO. Now there’s a name that’s destined for success!

Mr. Purple, off the clock. / Image Source: Modi Ramos


13. Sparks

Whether your cat has a fiery personality or you’re a fan of the romance author Nicholas Sparks, this name could be very fitting for your feline friend.

14. Citrus 

If your cat is sweet, sour, and gives you a daily dose of vitamin C (that’s “C” as in “cat”), you may want to name your little slice of sunshine after these tangy fruits.

15. Cheetos

If cats are your “junk food” because you can’t get enough, consider calling yours the name of this crunchy snack. The biggest difference between the food and the feline is that your cat is much better for you!