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275+ Tabby Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Adorable & Playful Cat

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By Hallie Roddy

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You don’t have to be a cat person to know that people have some serious adoration for tabby cats. These cats are some of the most popular house pets in the world, and naming them is one of the most exciting parts of bringing a kitten home. Because Tabby cats aren’t exactly rare, it makes it even harder to come up with a unique name for them. Whether you love the classics or are looking for something different. This article will provide you with plenty of name options for your new Tabby baby.

A Little Information on Tabby Cats

The Cat Fanciers’ Association is clear on what makes a Tabby cat a Tabby cat. The first thing to understand is that Tabby doesn’t refer to a breed but to a coat pattern. Tabby coats show up in every kind of cat breed, whether it be a Siamese or Himalayan. They can also be any color.

Tabby cats have a distinct “M” pattern on their foreheads with stripes on their bodies.

Still, there are four different types of markings that are possible for them to have:
  • Classic: swirls on the cat’s sides and a butterfly pattern on the shoulders
  • Mackerel: narrow stripes on the body that run parallel to each other
  • Spotted: similar to mackerel and classic but with broken lines
  • Ticked: bars on the legs and tail with multiple colors for each hair

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How To Name Your Tabby Cat

It’s totally fine if you’ve already picked out your new pet’s name before you’ve even gotten them. People do it all the time. But, if you really want a name to feel right, we suggest waiting for a couple of weeks and getting to know your pet’s personality a little better before you make anything official. When we pick a name that feels right, it makes our connection with that animal even more special. However, you could also love a name that makes no sense at all. We have plenty of options for you, and we can almost guarantee that you’ll find a suitable name from one of our lists below.

Female Names for Tabby Cats

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  • Trixie
  • Kora
  • Robin
  • Giselle
  • Paris
  • Checkers
  • Quinn
  • Lolly
  • Abby
  • Amber
  • Cheetah
  • Juliet
  • Mittens
  • Blossom
  • Marbella
  • Athena
  • Elsa
  • Sandy
  • Chloe
  • Wanda
  • Mimi
  • Sandy
  • Marbles
  • Nala
  • Tabitha
  • Scarlet
  • Tiggy
  • Sparkles
  • Copper
  • Fiona
  • Snowball
  • Mocha
  • Emma
  • Cupcake
  • Toxy
  • Shira
  • Iris
  • Red
  • Star
  • Queenie
  • Petals
  • Cleopatra
  • Millie
  • Gypsy
  • Soxy
  • Mango
  • Autumn
  • Pearl
  • Peaches
  • Zebra
  • Angel
  • Strawberry
  • Glitter
  • Jade
  • Yasmin
  • Honey
  • Fluffy
  • Misty
  • Feathers
  • Ruby
  • Sunset
  • Bella
  • Zelda
  • Sweetie
  • Cookie
  • Patches
  • Princess
  • Boo
  • Daphne
  • Sugar
  • Ariel
  • Harlequin
  • Lexi
  • Moon
  • Rosie
  • Roo
  • Tabs
  • Cherry
  • Jasmine
  • Baby
  • Luna
  • Nutmeg
  • Kiki
  • Ginger
  • Jazz
  • Coconut
  • Poppy

Male Names for Tabby Cats

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  • Fleck
  • Kyle
  • Peanut
  • Dawson
  • Cooper
  • Aristotle
  • Copper
  • Buckwheat
  • Harley
  • Jimmy
  • Hook
  • Theo
  • Theodore
  • Leo
  • Elvis
  • Rocky
  • Orlando
  • Whiskers
  • Hurricane
  • Randall
  • Tornado
  • Pax
  • Hunter
  • Spots
  • Sable
  • Marlon
  • Scar
  • Simba
  • Tawny
  • Imar
  • Mach
  • Garfield
  • Freckles
  • Prince
  • Rico
  • Alvin
  • Leopard
  • Heaven
  • Frank
  • Bumblebee
  • Motley
  • Patches
  • Nick
  • Max
  • Skipper
  • Copper
  • Checkers
  • Sunny
  • Linguine
  • Elton
  • Alfred
  • Tiger
  • Jafar
  • Sparrow
  • Socks
  • Smokey
  • Muffin
  • Zac
  • Cheddar
  • Cliff
  • Domino
  • Speck
  • Spock
  • Mittens
  • Gary
  • Gerald
  • Taz
  • Spot
  • Jasper
  • Fabio
  • Coco
  • Badger
  • Bullseye
  • Stripes
  • Hopper
  • Puff
  • Dash
  • Tango
  • Loki
  • Blotch
  • Noodles
  • M&M
  • Pepper
  • Jinx
  • Flicker
  • Alex
  • Sam
  • Ray
  • Smudge
  • Blueberry
  • Isaac
  • Dexter
  • Earl
  • Norman
  • Teddy
  • Zip
  • Stanley
  • Pebbles
  • Shadow
  • Bubba
  • Mickey
  • Skittles
  • Preston
  • Marbles
  • Beethoven
  • Nitro
  • Braxton
  • Tigger
  • Simba
  • Blink
  • Link
  • Cinnamon
  • Dart
  • Avery
  • Lynx
  • Barry

Cute Names for Tabby Cats

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  • Milo
  • Milkshake
  • Sabrina
  • Goldie
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Sassy
  • Coco
  • Oreo
  • Simba
  • Fluffy

Names for Orange Tabby Cats

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  • Garfield
  • Hopper
  • Oxford
  • Beans
  • Colby
  • Copper
  • Galileo
  • Blaze
  • Crimson
  • Charlie
  • Poncho
  • Avenger
  • Oz
  • Dusty
  • Hercules
  • Jewels
  • Citrus
  • Boots
  • Maniac
  • Shaggy
  • Amarillo
  • Zoro
  • Neon
  • Dorito
  • Sebastian
  • Harley Davidson
  • Chili
  • Flame
  • Lady
  • Custard
  • Scarlet
  • Paws
  • Jingles
  • Tabasco
  • Honey
  • Blaze
  • Marmalade
  • Auburn
  • Cherry
  • Nacho
  • Sunkissed
  • Pumpkin
  • Mars
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Amber
  • Minx
  • Paprika
  • Rosy
  • Caramel

Names for Grey Tabby Cats

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  • Jet
  • Pepper
  • Ashby
  • Shadow
  • Rusty
  • Stoney
  • Misty
  • Licorice
  • Casper
  • Speckles
  • Smokey
  • Tawny
  • Phantom
  • Blackberry
  • Midnight
  • Earl Grey
  • Slate

Names for Brown Tabby Cats

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  • Amber
  • Topaz
  • Coral
  • Tigress
  • Reese
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Brownie
  • Mocha
  • Hershey

Final Thoughts

We hope that this list of names for Tabby cats has given you a list of potentials to name your new furry friend. If you’re ever feeling unsure about their name, it’s okay to try it on for a few weeks. Over time, you’ll find something that sticks and that both you and your new cat will like.


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