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200+ Yellow Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Bright & Bold Feline

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock

Yellow Cat Names

Your bright yellow cat deserves a name that is just as bold as they are. While there are countless names out there, only some of them are fitting for your yellow feline.

In this article, we’ll provide you with hundreds of different name options so that you can choose the best one for your feline. Not everyone will like all these names and that’s okay! We provided many different options so that there will surely be at least a few that you like on this list.

Below, you’ll find all of our yellow cat names divided into different categories. No matter whether you’re looking for a cute or serious name, we’ve included something for everyone in this article.

How to Name Your Yellow Cat

Naming a yellow cat is a lot like naming any other cat. The main aim should be to choose a name that you like. While the name will obviously go to the cat, our cats don’t really like or dislike names. Therefore, the most important person in the decision-making process is you. At the end of the day, it only depends on whether or not you like the name, but of course, if you have family members, you should consider names that they like as well.

Male Yellow Cat Names

a yellow tabby cat on ktichen counter
Image by: ronvandersteeg, Pixabay

For male cats, you may want to try one of these names. We’ve included just about everything in this list.

  • Apple
  • Blaze
  • Bus
  • Chalk
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Chili
  • Cleo
  • Copper
  • Creamer
  • Dempsey
  • Dexter
  • Flame
  • Fry
  • Garfield
  • Goldie
  • Karo
  • Latte
  • Leo
  • Lion
  • Loki
  • Mango
  • Marley
  • Marzi
  • Milo
  • Mustard
  • Noodle
  • Oj
  • Okra
  • Oleo
  • Oliver
  • Orange
  • Oscar
  • Rooney
  • Simba
  • Sinbad
  • Sonny
  • Sparky
  • Tabasco
  • Tang
  • Taxi
  • Tiger
  • Toffi
  • Waffle

Female Yellow Cat Names

a yellow tabby cat lying on wooden patio outdoor
Image by: SJPrice, Pixabay

Whether you’re looking for something cute or more serious, we have a name for you on this list.

  • Alani
  • Amber
  • Ariel
  • Autumn
  • Buffy
  • Callie
  • Cayenne
  • Corona
  • Curry
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Fiona
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Jello
  • Maple
  • Marilyn
  • Marmalade
  • Mellow
  • Mila
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Nala
  • Ollie
  • Opie
  • Penny
  • Phoebe
  • Pumpkin
  • Sandy
  • Sun
  • Sunflower
  • Sunkiss
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Taffy
  • Tangerine
  • Tiger Lily
  • Winnie
  • Yellow

Gender Neutral Names for Yellow Cats

orange tabby cat lying on the floor
Image by: Matheus Guimarães, Pexels

Whether you don’t know the gender of your cat or don’t want to base their name on their gender, there are a few unisex names that may be fitting for your feline.

  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Butter
  • Butterball
  • Butterbean
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Cab
  • Cappuccino
  • Caramel
  • Cheddar
  • Cheesecake
  • Cinnamon
  • Crackers
  • Creamsicle
  • Custard
  • Dandy Lion
  • Dollie
  • Flaxen
  • Marzipan
  • Milkshake
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Popcorn
  • Puffytail
  • Starburst
  • Starsky
  • Tequila
  • Tigger
  • Treasure

Cute Yellow Cat Names

a cute yellow cat with collar on faux fur surface
Image by: majacvetojevic, Pixabay

For those looking for something a bit cuter for their feline, this is the list to look at. We’ve included some of the most adorable food-based names in this section, as well as a few other adorable names.

  • Buttercup
  • Cheeto
  • Chili
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Clove
  • Cosmos
  • Creamsicle
  • Dorito
  • Fanta
  • Frito
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Lantana
  • Marigold
  • Marmalade
  • Mimosa
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Orangina
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Poppy
  • Saffron
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tabasco
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tulip
  • Zinnea

Media-Inspired Yellow Cat Names

a long haired yellow tabby cat walking on a cemented fence
Image By: IgorShubin, Pixabay

In this list, you’ll find a list of names from movies and other media sources. If you want to name your cat after someone, try this list.

  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Anne (Anne of Green Gables)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Azrael (Smurfs)
  • Buttercup (Catching Fire)
  • Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • Clawhauser (Zootopia)
  • Crookshanks (Harry Potter)
  • Ellie (Up)
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Fred (Gifted)
  • Garfield (Garfield)
  • Giselle (Enchanted)
  • Glinda (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Goose (Captain Marvel)
  • Heathcliff (Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats)
  • Hercules (Hercules)
  • Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
  • Jessie (Toy Story)
  • Jonesy (Alien)
  • Madeline (Madeline)
  • Merida (Brave)
  • Milo (Milo and Otis)
  • Jinks (Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks)
  • Frizzle (Magic Schoolbus)
  • Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
  • Phineas (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Puss in Boots (Shrek 2)
  • RiffRaff (Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats)
  • Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Shere Khan (Jungle Book)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Tigger (Winnie-the-Pooh)
  • Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Ulysses (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Wendy (Gravity Falls)


We hope that you found the perfect name for your feline on this list. With so many options to choose from, the hardest part may be deciding on just one name for your feline!

Luckily, you have plenty of time to name your cat. There is no deadline. We recommend narrowing down your list as much as possible and then trying out each name on your cat for a short period. Some names will simply fit your cat more than others. Trying them out will help you figure out which names fit best. And, no, your cat won’t get confused. It takes longer than a day or two for them to learn their name.

In the end, choose a name that you love because you’re the one who’s going to be using the name, after all.

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