Flowers can inspire, beautify, and communicate affection. They bring nature into our homes and gardens. We love flowers, so it isn’t a big stretch to decide that a flower name is a great way to say that you love your cat too! There are dozens of flower names on this list that would make a perfect pet name.
Here are a few to help you get started.
Classic Flower Names
Some of the most common names in English come from everyday garden flowers. These names have a beautifully classic touch that will never go out of style. Naming your cat a classic flower name will make it easy for others to remember and bring a beautiful image to the mind of anyone who hears it.
Old Fashioned Flower Names
These names have come in and out of style over the years, but they hold an elegance that won’t be forgotten. An old-fashioned flower name might suit a more reserved, dignified cat.
Subtle Flower Names
Did you know that an Erica is a type of flower? Some flowers are named after existing first names, and for other flower names, the owners have outstripped them in popularity. The names on this list might not make you think of a flower first, but they will give a subtle depth of meaning to your cat’s name.
Unique Flower Names
If you don’t like any of the classic names, you can also pick a name that’s a little less common. All these names have a grace and beauty to them, but they’re comparatively rare.
- Sweet Pea
Lighthearted Flower Names
Maybe you want a name that’s a little more fanciful. Some types of flowers have names that will make you smile any time you say them.
Flower Names from Other Languages
You don’t have to choose to name your cat after the English word for a flower! The names on this list come from all over the world, from Hawaii to Wales. Picking a non-English flower name guarantees that your cat’s name will be unique.
- Fleur—French for flower
- Jared—Hebrew for rose
- Elestren—Cornish for iris
- Bellarose—French for beautiful rose
- Flora—Latin for flower
- Ren—Watery lily in Irish
- Rhoswen—Welsh for white rose
- Diantha—Greek for divine flower
- Rhoda—Greek for rose
- Rosalind—Latin for beautiful rose
- Liana—French for climbing vine
- Leilani—Hawaiian for heavenly flower
- Zariah—from Arabic “Zahrah” or flower
- Susannah—Hebrew for Lily
- Yasmin—Persian spelling of Jasmine
- Kalina—Polish for flower
- Amaranth—Greek for flowering love
- Evanthe—Greek for “Fair Flower”
- Florian—from the Latin “Flora” or flower
- Jacinta—Spanish for Hyacinth
- Shoshana—Hebrew for Lily
Flowering Fruit Names
We often forget that many of our foods come from flowering plants. These names will bring to mind colorful, delicious fruits and other foods as well as fragrant blossoms.
- Prickly Pear
Masculine and Unisex Flower Names
Flowers are often considered feminine, so it’s no surprise that most of the other names on this list are coded female. But there are still many flower names that work well as names for little princes. There are also many gender-neutral flower names in this section. Many of the best masculine and unisex flower names come from flowering trees.
- Sweet William
Tips for Picking the Perfect Cat Name
When you get a new kitty, picking a name is an exciting part of the process. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you start looking at name lists. Keeping a few principles in mind can help you narrow your list down.
First, you want a name that’s fairly easy to say and remember. If you pick an overcomplicated name, you’ll probably default to calling your cat “kitty” instead of her actual name. Along the same lines, make sure that it’s something you’re happy telling others, including vets and pet-sitters.
Second, cat names feel most comfortable when they match your cat’s personality. Whether your cat is reserved, playful, calm, outgoing, or anything else, find a name that fits the cat and not just a name that you like the sound of.
Finally, take the time to find a name that you love. There are thousands of name options out there, and you don’t need to decide in an evening. It’s okay to take a few days to get to know your cat and decide which names feel natural.
We hope this list of unique flower-inspired names will help you find the perfect name for your cat. Flower names can suit so many cat personalities, so we have a feeling you will find the perfect one for your favorite feline!