When you get a new pet, what to name it is one of the hardest decisions you have to make. After all, you want your pet’s name to reflect his or her personality and maybe his or her appearance as well.
Calico cats are tri-colored, with those colors most often being orange, black, and white. It can be hard to come up with a name based on color alone. If you have a calico cat, you’ll also notice that they have a bit of an attitude about them. They tend to be spunky and have a bit of independence. Plus, 99% of calico cats are female.
If you’re struggling to come up with a name for your cute and cuddly calico cat, don’t worry. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of some of the cutest names for calico cats, as well as some unusual names as well. And in the rare event that your calico is male, we’ve even included a list of names for that as well.
Cute Names for Calico Cats
We all want to name our cat something cute, but also something that fits our cat’s personality. Here are some of the names that we feel best suit the personality of a spunky female calico cat.
Flower-Inspired Names for Calico Cats
Perhaps you have a favorite flower. Or maybe your calico has a sweet and very laid-back personality. Here are our suggestions for flower-inspired names that are beautiful, elegant, and a bit sassy as well.
Food-Inspired Names for Calico Cats
When in doubt, you can always name your cat after your favorite snack. Some of our food-inspired names play off your calico’s coloring. But there are others that we just think are adorable and can work no matter what your cat’s personality is.
- Reese (like Reese’s cups!)
Unique Names for Calico Cats
Creative types are always looking for something unique and adventurous, and your cat’s name can reflect that as well. We chose the following names because they are artsy or unique, just like each calico cat’s color pattern.
Funny Names for Calico Cats
Our cats always make us laugh with their antics, so why not name them something that makes us chuckle as well? The following names are great for people who enjoy a sense of humor in everything they do and are perfect for a funny calico feline.
- Jelly Bean
Punny Cat Names for Calico Cats
Maybe you haven’t been able to find a good name yet, or maybe our funny names didn’t make you laugh. Why don’t you name your cat something punny instead? We love a good play on words and if you do too, here are some of the best punny names for calico cats that you’re sure to get a kick out of.
- Amewlia Earhart
- Catsy Cline
- Cindy Clawford
- Kitty Purry
- Pawdrey Hepburn
Calico Cat Names Inspired by Famous People or Characters
Do you have a celebrity or character that you just love? Here are some famous names (mostly female, remember) to help inspire you. If none of these work for you, maybe they can at least spark some more ideas.
- Dolly (like Dolly Parton)
- Lucille (like Lucille Ball)
- Katy (like Katy Perry
- Marilyn (like Marilyn Monroe)
- Schrodinger (like Schrodinger’s cat)
Cute Names for Mostly Orange Calico Cats
Calico cats are often tri-colored, but sometimes certain colors are more prominent than others. If your calico cat has more orange coloring than anything else, here are some cute name suggestions for you.
Cute Names for Mostly Black Calico Cats
Black is one of the primary colors of calico cats, in addition to orange and white. If your calico cat is mostly black, here are some cute names that might be fitting for your cat.
Cute Names for Mostly White Calico Cats
White is another color that is commonly seen among calico cats. If your calico cat is mostly white, here are some cute names that you might like.
Names for Male Calico Cats
There is a less than 1% chance of a calico cat being male. But if your calico is a male, here are some cute and creative names just for you.
How To Name Your Calico Cat
Even with all these name ideas, naming your pet can still be a difficult decision. It’s important to keep in mind that our animals don’t really care what we name them. Let’s be honest, we usually end up calling them by several different nicknames anyway instead of what we actually named them.
Many people often choose a name based on the coloring of cats. With calicos that typically have three main colors in their fur, it makes naming them based on their color a little more difficult. Names such as Maizie (like the colorful corn) or Neapolitan (like the tri-colored ice cream) play off your cat’s unique color pattern.
You can also base your cat’s name off your personality and likes instead of your cat’s. For example, maybe you have a favorite celebrity or a favorite flower that you love that wasn’t included on our list. Why not name your cat after it or something else that you enjoy?
Even though the majority of calico cats are females, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give them a feminine name. At the end of the day, you can name your cat whatever you like. No matter what name you end up choosing, we hope this list at least gave you some ideas, even if you didn’t choose a name that was on it.