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260 Persian Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Unique and Elegant Cat

Kit Copson

By Kit Copson

Persian Cat Names

When we think of a Persian cat, we picture a stunningly beautiful, elegant, perhaps somewhat high-maintenance feline. What some people don’t know is that although Persian cats are the ultimate beauty queens and kings of the cat world and do indeed need a fair bit of maintenance, they’re also incredibly affectionate, sociable and make wonderful, loyal companions.

Picking a name that captures the full essence of the regal, majestic, yet gentle Persian cat may be something of a challenge for new owners. Not to worry—we’ve done all the research for you and have compiled an extensive list of purr-fect Persian cat names!

How to Name Your Persian Cat

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One of the most exciting parts of taking your new Persian cat home is picking out a cool new name. How you name your cat is entirely up to you, but we recommend waiting until you physically see the cat before you choose a name.

This is because sometimes, you can look at a photo and think up a wonderful name that just doesn’t seem to fit when you finally see the cat. You also want to get to know the cat’s unique personality and quirks, as these factors can be useful when deciding on a suitable name.

Another fun way to name your cat is to check out the meanings of names. Elegant-looking cats like the Persians tend to suit meaningful names very well.

Without further ado, let’s dive into our top picks for unique Persian cat names. We’re sure you’ll find something you and your cat will love!hepper-cat-paw-divider

Top 20 Elegant Persian Cat Names

If you’ve just adopted an elegant Persian cat and are looking for an equally elegant name to match, here are our carefully selected elegant names for Persian cats. These names all have special meanings attached to them and simply ooze class and sophistication!

Elegant Names for Male Persian Cats

  • Beau – The French word for “handsome.”
  • Theodore – This means “Gift of God.”
  • Saffron – A Hindu sacred color. In spirituality, saffron is sometimes thought of as a magical color linked to attracting love and beauty.
  • Arthur – Meaning “bear”, Arthur is also the name of the legendary British King.
  • Octavius – This comes from the Latin numeral for “eight.”
  • Amadeus – Meaning “beloved of God.”
  • Alexander – The conqueror King of Macedon.
  • Giovanni – Meaning “God is gracious.”
  • Montgomery – Meaning “mountain”, Montgomery has its origins in the Norman-French language.
  • Percival – According to legend, Percival was a knight in King Arthur’s court. Its meaning is “one who pierces the valley.”

Elegant Names for Female Persian Cats

  • Elle – Meaning “She” in French.
  • Charlotte – This royal name means “petite” or “feminine.”
  • Iris – A messenger in Greek Mythology, “Iris” also means “rainbow.”
  • Aurora – This means “dawn” in Latin. It’s also the name of the Northern Lights—Aurora Borealis.
  • Chloe – This means “to bloom” in Greek.
  • Anastasia – Meaning “resurrection.”
  • Coco Chanel – Coco Chanel was a famous French fashion designer.
  • Arabella – Derived from Latin, “Arabella” means to “yield to prayer.”
  • Gaia – The Greek Goddess and mother of Earth.
  • Tatiana – This means “fairy queen” and is derived from Latin.
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Top 20 Real Persian Names for Persian Cats with Meaning

If you’re looking for a genuine Persian name with meaning for your Persian cat, you may find something you like here. The great thing about genuine Persian names is that many of them are truly beautiful words with significant history and meaning behind them—perfect for your truly beautiful Persian cat!

Real Persian Names for Male Persian Cats

  • Kasra – This means “wise king.”
  • Bahman – “Bahman” is a common Persian name meaning “well-spirited.”
  • Cyrus – Meaning “sun” or founder of the first Persian empire, Cyrus the Great.
  • Amin – This name represents being “trustworthy” and “honest.”
  • Darius – A common name around the world meaning “he who possesses.”
  • Jasper – Meaning “treasurer”, Jasper is a common name for humans and pets alike.
  • Mirza – Meaning “noble” or “prince”, “Mirza” can also be put before a name as a mark of respect.
  • Arash – This elegant name means “hero” and “truthful.”
  • Bijan – “Bijan” means “hero.”
  • Nasser – “Nasser” represents being “victorious.”

Real Persian Names for Female Persian Cats

  • Aleah – This beautiful name means “high” or “exalted one.”
  • Maryam – Meaning “star of the sea”, “Mariam” is a common variant of this name.
  • Roxana – This name represents “dawn” or “brightness.”
  • Ava – Meaning “sound” or “voice.”
  • Sara – This means “pure” and also “princess” in some cultures.
  • Leila – “Leila” means “daughter of the night” or “dark.”
  • Pari – This lovely name means “fairy.”
  • Esther – Meaning “star.”
  • Rana – This name is pretty rare, means “king” and is gender-neutral, also means “elegant.”
  • Azar – This means “fire”—perfect for a feisty Persian cat!
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Top 60 Cute Persian Cat Names

Just because Persian cats are associated with elegance, it’s completely up to you whether they receive an elegant name or not! Sometimes, a cute name is better suited. Here are our top picks for cute male, female, and unisex Persian cat names.

Cute Male Persian Cat Names

  • Aladdin
  • Louis
  • Simba
  • Bean
  • Teddy
  • Chester
  • Basil
  • Blue
  • Mister
  • Bobby
  • Napoli
  • Sonny
  • Nemo
  • Onyx
  • Romeo
  • Maximus
  • DeNiro
  • Jupiter
  • Felix
  • Micky

Cute Female Persian Cat Names

  • Apple
  • Bella
  • Luna
  • Miki
  • Sophie
  • Lucie
  • Sassy
  • Lily
  • Jasmine
  • Angel
  • Millie
  • Reina
  • Pixie
  • Boots
  • Mollie
  • Xena
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Amber
  • Lina

Cute Unisex Persian Cat Names

  • Kitty
  • Bear
  • Biscuit
  • Muffin
  • Fluffy
  • Echo
  • Peanut
  • Frankie
  • Shadow
  • Pumpkin
  • Kit
  • Mittens
  • Mr/Miss Cuddles
  • Socks
  • Ashley
  • Alex
  • Panda
  • Tiger
  • Lion
  • Foxy
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Top 20 Funny Persian Cat Names

If your Persian cat is quirky and entertaining, you might want to consider a name that matches their fun personality. Check out our favorite hilarious cat names (yes, quite a few of them are food-related!).

  • Miau
  • Pudding
  • Sushi
  • Carrot
  • Fluffbug
  • Dorito
  • Nugget
  • Mr/Miss Snuggles
  • Lovebug
  • Fluffzilla
  • Chunk
  • Fur-gie
  • Snuffles
  • Chubbs
  • Tofu
  • Potato
  • Scooby
  • Boo
  • Burrito
  • Smurf
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Top 20 Nature-Inspired Persian Cat Names

If you’re a nature lover or your Persian cat has an elemental disposition, a nature-inspired name may be a good choice. For example, if you’ve got a temperamental Persian on your hands, you may pick something like “Storm.” If your Persian is chilled-out, calm, and loving, you might go for something you feel truly reflects this.

  • Midnight
  • Rain
  • Cloud
  • Storm
  • Forest
  • River
  • Willow
  • Aria
  • Sky
  • Flower
  • Poppy
  • Dusky
  • Azure
  • Ocean
  • Holly
  • Galaxy
  • Moon
  • Sunny
  • Ember
  • Cinders
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Top 20 Grumpy Persian Cat Names

Let’s face it—sometimes our cats are just plain grumpy. A grumpy Persian, though, is absolutely adorable! If this describes your cat, here are some adorable, funny names specially for grumpy or pompous Persian cats.

  • Crabby
  • Groucho
  • Grumpus Maximus
  • Forrest Grump
  • Cranky
  • Captain Crabby
  • Sourpuss
  • Sulky
  • Mildred
  • Winston
  • Scrooge
  • Crabapple
  • Curmudgeon
  • Humbug
  • Peeves
  • Goblin
  • Gremlin
  • Grouchy
  • Arrabiato
  • Tardar Sauce
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Top 20 Spooky Persian Cat Names

If Halloween is your favorite time of year or you’ve got a fraidy-cat in your life, you might like one of these spooky names.

  • Stones
  • Ghost
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Fangs
  • Dracula
  • Bones
  • Jack-o-Lantern
  • Twilight
  • Binx
  • Salem
  • Azatoth
  • Frankenstein
  • Shade
  • Casper
  • Demon
  • Spooky
  • Babadook
  • Moonlight
  • Wednesday
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Top 40 Mythical and Mystical Persian Cat Names

If mythology is something you’re into, you may be considering a mythical, magical name for your Persian cat. Here are our favorite mythology-inspired Persian cat names.

Mythical and Mystical Male Persian Cat Names

  • Loki
  • Sauron
  • Aries
  • Merlin
  • Adonis
  • Atlas
  • Amon
  • Zeus
  • Hermes
  • Eros
  • Pan
  • Helios
  • Mercury
  • Sphinx
  • Chimera
  • Houdini
  • Beowulf
  • Griffin
  • Argo
  • Frey

Mythical and Mystical Female Persian Cat Names

  • Pandora
  • Juno
  • Aphrodite
  • Isis
  • Anuket
  • Nut
  • Freya
  • Asteria
  • Minerva
  • Nox
  • Athena
  • Aether
  • Andromeda
  • Elektra
  • Diana
  • Venus
  • Hel
  • Skadi
  • Frigg
  • Mut
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Top 20 Movie and TV-Inspired Persian Cat Names

If you love the feline stars of the big screen, why not pay tribute to your favorite movie character cat when naming yours? Here are some of our all-time favorite movie cats for inspiration!

  • GarfieldGarfield
  • BerliozThe Aristocats
  • ToulouseThe Aristocats
  • MarieThe Aristocats
  • DuchessThe Aristocats
  • Crookshanks – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • LuciferCinderella
  • JonesyAlien
  • SylvesterLooney Tunes
  • Mrs. NorrisHarry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  • RajahAladdin
  • SnowbellStuart Little
  • SmokeyStuart Little
  • NalaThe Lion King
  • Mr. BigglesworthAustin Powers
  • MufasaThe Lion King
  • Mr. FluffypantsPhineas and Ferb
  • MeowthPokemon
  • FigaroPinocchio
  • BagheeraThe Jungle Book
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Top 20 Literary-Inspired Persian Cat Names

What’s better than curling up with a book, a cup of tea, and your cat on a rainy afternoon? Here are our favorite literary-inspired names for Persian cats with bookworm parents.

  • ButtercupThe Hunger Games Trilogy by Susanne Collins
  • CatBreakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • AslanThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • DinahAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Alonzo Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
  • GingerThe Tale of Ginger and Pickles by Beatrix Potter
  • KhatMidnite by Randolph Snow
  • Miss MoppetThe Story of Miss Moppet by Beatrix Potter
  • MittensThe Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  • PixelThe Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein
  • MimiKafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • PetePete the Cat by Eric Litwin
  • TaoThe Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
  • BehemothThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • TuftyDiary of a Killer Cat by Ann Fine
  • Tom KittenThe Tale of Tom Kitten – Beatrix Potter
  • MogMog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr
  • TiddlesGinger and the Mystery Visitor by Charlotte Voake
  • SprocketsMission to Universe by Gordon R. Dickson
  • AristotleThe Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King-Smith
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When naming your Persian cat, there really are no rules! Picking a name for a cat should be a fun and enjoyable task, so don’t stress, and feel free to take as much time as you need to choose the perfect one. Don’t be afraid to change the name down the line if it’s just not suiting your cat as you thought it would.

Most importantly, it’s your cat, so choose a name that you love and that you enjoy saying out loud—remember, you’ll be saying it a lot! We hope you’ve enjoyed our top Persian cat name picks. As always, thanks for stopping by!

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