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120 Brown Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Handsome & Elegant Cat

Kathryn Copeland

By Kathryn Copeland

Portrait of a brown British Shorthair Cat

There are so many brown cats out there and so many names to choose from! If you have a recently acquired kitten or cat that just so happens to be a beautiful brown, you have numerous names to pick from.

Here, we go over a range of topics that will deal with the color brown in some way — food, famous characters, and different words for the color brown, of course!

We came up with 120 names for you to peruse, and hopefully, you’ll find just the right name for your unique and brown cat.

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How to Name Your Cat

Before we launch into everything brown, here are a few tips on how to pick a name for your cat. Inspiration is everything! We primarily cover color in this article, but you can also look at the pattern of your cat. Many brown cats tend to be striped and some are spotted, so this is another way for you to find a name for your kitty.

You can also let your cat’s shape and size guide you. So, if your cat is a little roly-poly, you can find a name that incorporates this (such as Butterball) or even goes in an ironic direction (such as Wafer).

You can also look to your favorite celebrities — actors, musicians, bands, or authors — or characters from books, films, or TV.

Finally, your cat’s unique personality or quirks can give you the perfect name. You can also go with a food or drink that seems to fit your cat’s temperament.

Brown Cat Names

Let’s start with names that are actually brown. All these names are a variation on the color brown.

  • Amber
  • Autumn
  • Brick
  • Caramel
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Fawn
  • Henna
  • Hazel
  • Ochre
  • Russet
  • Rust(y)
  • Sand(y)
  • Sepia
  • Tawny
Havanna Brown Cat
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Famous People Cat Names

A few famous people have “brown” right in their names. You can call your cat by the first name or by both the first and last name. This will certainly catch people’s attention!

  • Alton Brown (Food Network host)
  • Campbell Brown (reporter)
  • Charlie Brown (from “Peanuts”)
  • Chris Brown (singer)
  • Dan Brown (author)
  • Downtown Julie Brown (TV personality)
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (poet)
  • Foxy Brown (character from titular ‘70s movie)
  • James Brown (singer)
  • Margaret Wise Brown (children’s author)
  • Melanie Brown (singer known as Mel B)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (actress)
  • Robert Browning (poet)
  • Tammie Brown (drag performer)

Cat Names Based on Animals

You can try out the names of other brown animals, insects, or birds as a way of naming your cat. You can try out an ironic name here or just something that seems to fit your cat. There are far more brown animals out there than what we have listed here, so you could do your own research to find the best name.

  • Bat
  • Bear
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunk
  • Gazelle
  • Lynx
  • Meerkat
  • Moose
  • Monkey
  • Moth
  • Mouse
  • Otter
  • Rabbit
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrel
  • Wren
Brown Burmese cat in the garden
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Cat Names Based on Food and Drinks

There’s a surprising number of food and drinks that are brown in color. Most of these names are a little silly, but some are cool, so take a look. Your cat’s new name might be in here somewhere!

Cat Names Based on Food

  • Bagel
  • Biscuit
  • Brown Sugar
  • Brownie
  • Cadbury
  • Cashew
  • Chickpea
  • Chocolate
  • Cookie
  • Fish Sticks
  • Fudge
  • Hershey
  • Kit Kat
  • Lentil
  • Marmite
  • Meatball
  • Mousse
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake
  • Peanut (Butter)
  • Porkchop
  • Snickers
  • Toast
  • Truffles
  • Twinkie
  • Twix
  • Waffles

Cat Names Based on Drinks

  • Amaretto
  • Bourbon
  • Café
  • Cappuccino
  • Cider
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Decaf
  • Espresso
  • Guinness
  • Latte
  • Mocha
  • Whiskey
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Cat Names Based on Appearance and Personality

These bunch of names can be based on your cat’s appearance — such as the patterns and colors — or based on your cat’s quirks and temperament. Some of these might have nothing to do with your cat’s color, but you might end up being inspired by your cat’s ninja-like moves!

  • Allegro
  • Badger
  • Bandit
  • Barcode (for a tabby)
  • Bumblebee
  • Dash
  • Dotty
  • Freckles
  • Hurricane
  • Marbles
  • Rocket
  • Speckles
  • Tiger or Tigger
  • Tornado
  • Tumbleweed

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Cat Names Based on Fictional Characters

Finally, here are names of characters from movies, TV, or books who are, in some way or other, associated with the color brown. These names are just a few examples, as there are far more out there that you can discover on your own. Try flipping through your favorite books or look through the cast lists of TV shows and films that you enjoy.

  • Alvin
  • Chewbacca (Chewy)
  • Curious George
  • Donkey Kong
  • Eevee
  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • Ewok
  • Fozzie
  • Gizmo
  • Goomba
  • Groot
  • Puss in Boots
  • Scooby
  • Simba
  • Totoro
  • Wicket
  • Wookie
  • Yogi
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Image Credit: LucasBouillon, Pixabay

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Use Your Imagination!

You can name your cat almost anything. Just be aware that if you need to call for your cat (if they’re an outdoor cat) or take them to the vet, other people will hear your cat’s name. You’ll need to weigh any embarrassment that you feel with whatever name you’ve chosen!

There are so many things in this world that are brown in color that we didn’t even touch on! But honestly, your cat doesn’t care about whatever name you choose for them. All they care about is food, attention, and love (on their terms, of course), so you’re the one who actually has to live with whatever name you choose.



When thinking about a name for your brown cat, spend time looking around you. You’re surrounded by the color! Furniture, floors, forests, pets, and so many drinks and food are lovely shades of brown!

If you haven’t found the right name for your cat on our list, we hope that you have at least found a bit of inspiration. You can use our ideas to inspire your own! You just might need to do a little more digging and research until you suddenly stumble upon the name that fits your cat perfectly.

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