101 Awesome Calico Cat Names & Meanings

Names September 16, 2019
Calico Cat Names - 100 + Cool Names



101 Awesome Calico Cat Names & Meanings

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Calico Cat Names - 100 + Cool Names

Contrary to popular belief, the calico is not a breed of cat but rather a reference to their unique coloring, a combination of white and tortoiseshell. Like tortoiseshells, calico cats are almost always female, hence the absence of male names on this list.

You may want to start here :

  1. JALAPENO – For the hot kitty
  2. CALLIE – Short for calico
  3. REMBRANDT – A work of art
  4. SUGARBAKER – Perfect for a sweet kitty
  5. UNICORN – For a rare male calico
  6. MANEKI – Named for the Japanese lucky cat

Calico Kitten Names

calico kitten
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  • AMBER – Perfect for your Calico cat with an orange-gold colored coat
  • ANNIKA – A pet diminutive form of the name Anna for your graceful cat
  • ARUBA – An Arabic name for a happy and joyous cat
  • AUTUMN – A perfect name for your Calico cat with a combination of fall colors including black,
    white and orange
  • BLAZE – Unique name for your tortoiseshell cat with a color separation running from the
    forehead to the nostril or one with a marbled coat
  • BLYTHE – For the carefree, lively cat who loves to play
  • CALISTA – Cute name for your extremely beautiful Calico pet
  • CALLIE-MAE – For your beautiful cat who was born in May
  • CAMILLE – A great name for your cat whose character is admirable or one with royalty blood
  • CATRINA– Name your cat after the famous American author Edgar Allan Poe’s tortoiseshell cat
  • CLEMENTINE – For your merciful cat with a cute orange coat
  • COLUMBIA – For a cat who loves to explore like Christopher Columbus who discovered Americas
  • CYBIL – One who reminds you of a prophetess or a fortune teller
  • DANIELLE – Wonderful name for a cat who is a loyal friend
  • DARLA – A pet name for the word darling and perfect for a cat you love dearly
  • DISCO – One with a gorgeous grey coat like the silver disco balls
  • ELSA – Named after the notably larger than life leading female character in Frozen
  • EUGENIE – For a cat who has a noble family history
  • FELICITY – For your happy and lucky Calico cat
  • FREELANCE – A unique name for your loyal, brave cat, derived from the word free-lance who
    were loyal French soldiers who would offer their weapons and skills for hire
  • GARNET – Perfect for a Calico cat whose coat has shades of red
  • GINGER – Great name for your cat with patches of orange or ginger
  • GUESS – A wonderful name for your cat who keeps you on toes
  • HALLEY – For the mischievous cat with a multicolored coat
  • HARMONY – Great for a peaceful cat
  • HENNA – Unique name for a Calico cat with beautiful orange patches
  • HONEY – Beautiful name for a sweet kitty with hazel fur
  • IRMA – For a lovely, strong and independent kitty
  • JEWEL –Ideal for a precious pet with gemstone-colored fur

Cute Calico Cat Names

Cute Calico Cat Names
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  • JINX – For an orange furred cat named after Mr. Jinx from the cartoon Pixie and Dixie
  • JULIETTE – For your youthful soft-haired cat
  • KELLY – Perfect for an intelligent tabby cat
  • KENZA – Unique name for a cat you treasure
  • KIA – A pet name for the name Katharine and ideal for a clean and pure cat
  • KLUTE – For an exceptionally graceful kitty
  • LILO – Hawaiian for your generous friend
  • LULLABY – For a calm tabby cat
  • MARDI – For your Calico cat who was born on Tuesday
  • MAYA – Beautiful name for your cat with a silver coat who isn’t afraid of the water
  • MILLIE – A variant of the name Amelia which is fit for an industrious kitty
  • MISSY ELLIOTT – For a young kitty who has a powerful presence like Missy Elliott the famous
  • MONTEGO – For your physically fit cat with a large body
  • NERINA – Greek for the bright one and ideal for a cat that brightens up your day
  • ODESSA – Perfect for a cat who loves adventure
  • PASHA – Unique Russian name meaning small perfect for your minute kitty
  • PRIZZI – Great name for your cat who is protective
  • QUATRO –If you are a lover of rock music, you can name your kitty after the famous American
    rock star Susan Kay Quatro
  • RITA HAYWARD – Another lovely name for your cat after the famous movie star Rita Hayworth
    who starred in the 1968 crime film The Cats
  • ROSA – For a cat who is a beauty to behold
  • ROZ – Call her Roz rather than Rose meaning a beautiful flower
  • SHIRLEY –Perfect for your cat who is always fresh and bright
  • STRUDEL –Great name for a sweet cat named after the Australian sweet layered pastry
  • SUNSET – For a bright and outgoing cat who cheers you up
  • TESS – A pet name for Theresa from the Greek word theros meaning summer
  • VENUS – For a loving cat named after the Roman goddess of love
  • ANNABELLE – Lovely name for a graceful, beautiful cat
  • ARABELLA – Meaning beautiful lion in Spanish
  • ASTRA – Greek for a star and perfect for your pet who lights up your life like a star
  • AVALON – Elegant name meaning island of paradise believed to be the resting place of King
  • BLINX – Name her after the anthropomorphic cat in the 4D Action Game Blinx
  • CAGNEY – Unique Irish name meaning tribute
  • CALLIE – A fun name for Calico
  • CALYPSO – If Callie sounds too plain, go with Calypso

Unusual & Unique Calico Cat Names

Unusual Calico Cat Names
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  • CARLY – Another creative name for a calico cat who is a free spirit
  • CHRISTINE – Great name for your beautiful and outgoing cat
  • CLOE – For a young cat who is loyal and has a loving personality
  • COOKIE – For a cat who is cute and sweet like a cookie
  • DALI – Perfect name for an extraordinarily beautiful cat
  • DARBY – A unique and beautiful name for a generous kitty
  • DESTINY – Lovely name for a cat who is your favorite pet
  • DORI – Perfect for a cat who was given to you as a gift
  • ERIKA – Ideal name for a cat who loves to be in control
  • FARRAH – A lovely sounding name for a cat who is always happy
  • FLOSSIE – Name her after the Roman goodness of flowers
  • FRIDA – For a beautiful cat who loves you dearly
  • GINA – Italian for Queen
  • GRACIE –Ideal for a cat who is kind and loving towards others
  • GWEN – For a calico cat with gorgeous white patches
  • HALLIWELL – Meaning holy spring and the perfect name for a cat who is radiant and coloful like
    the spring
  • HATHAWAY – For a cat who loves to play with soil and dirt
  • HILLARY – Wonderful name for a cheerful and merry kitty
  • HOPE – Ideal name for the cat who never gives up and is always hopeful
  • JENNA – Arabic for heaven or God’s grace in Hebrew
  • JEZEBEL – For your cat who can’t be restrained
  • JUBILEE – For your kitty who is a source of joy and celebration
  • KALAHARI – Unique name for your cat with red fur like the Kalahari desert
  • KENDRA – Perfect for a knowledgeable cat who is also muscular
  • KESSIE –For the chubby kitty
  • KIKI – Lovely name for your cat who gives you a double dose of happiness
  • KOBI – For a cat who replaced another pet
  • LIZZY – A short beautiful version of the name Elizabeth
  • MACY – For the cat who is always ready to defend you
  • MAXI – For your remarkable Calico cat who is of great value to you
  • MAYSIE – A lovely Scottish name meaning a child of light and perfect for your tabby cat with
    white fur
  • MIMSIE – In Hebrew, Mimsie means bitter and you can give this name to your bitter, rebellious
  • MONEYPENNY – Perfect name for your kitty who is a miser
  • MYSTIC – For a cat with a mysterious character
  • NORA – Perfect for a cat with an honorable character
  • SHAMPOO – Beautiful name for a cat who loves bath time
  • PAPRIKA – A beautiful name for your kitty with reddish-orange patches

Names for Black Calico Cats

Names for Black Calico Cats
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  • PENELOPE – For a cat who loves to play with yarn
  • PUSSYFOOT – Name your cat after Pussyfoot the animated character in the famous Warner
    Bros Merrier Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons
  • RHEA – For your kitty who loves to play with water
  • ROMY – A cute short form of the name rosemary for a cat who is as useful as the rosemary
  • ROSALIE – Unique name that describes the beauty of your cat
  • SONJA – Great name for an ambitious and practical Calico kitty
  • SUNDAE – For your cat who is as sweet as ice-cream
  • TAHITI – A Hawaiian name meaning rising sun
  • THOMASINA – Name your cat after Thomasina, the cat with a fierce desire to live in the novel
  • Thomasina: The Cat Who Thought She Was a God
  • ZELDA – Perfect name for your cat who is always happy and also a blessing to you.


Calico cats have at least three colors in their fur, white, orange, and black which may help with choosing a name. Calico cats also have a reputation for being very independent, and feisty. If you need more name ideas, consider checking out out list for male cats and female cats.


Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.
  1. Sally

    These names are great!

  2. Charlotte

    I think pixel is a nice name for calico cat as there fur is dotted like pixels but over all I like them all

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