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170 Calico Cat Names: Great Ideas for Your Elegant Cat

Many people name their cats after what they look like or act like. If your cat is solid-colored or even striped, for example, it can be easy to come up with a whole list of possible names for them. On the other hand, calico cats are a little bit different, as they typically have three different colors in their coats, and no two calico cats are alike.

So, it can be hard to choose a name for your calico cat based solely on her appearance. And, 99% of calico cats are female, which can somewhat limit the list of names you can choose from if you want one that fits your calico’s personality, which is often spunky and diva-like compared to other cats.

But don’t worry. You don’t have to come up with a name off the top of your head. We’ve compiled a list of 180 cat names that we think might fit your calico cat’s elegant personality and appearance perfectly. You can choose from names that fit your cat’s color pattern, cute names, and even some pretty unique names as well. Let’s take a closer look!

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How to Name Your Calico Cat

One of the best things that you can do when choosing a name for your calico cat is to take the time to get to know your feline. You don’t have to decide on a name the very day that you bring your cat home. After all, you don’t want to choose a name too hastily only to find out that the name doesn’t fit your cat’s personality at all.

Your calico cat likely isn’t going to learn her name right away anyway, so it’s okay if you take a week or so to decide on a name. If you still can’t decide on a name, take both your cat’s personality and appearance into account.

Maybe your calico cat is a diva and needs a unique or sassy name that fits her spunky personality. Or maybe your cat is sweet or lovable, so you want to choose a name that fits that aspect of her personality. Or, if your calico cat is mostly orange, for example, choose an orange-themed name.

And remember that ultimately, your cat doesn’t care what you call her as long as she feels like she is loved and well-taken care of. If you know anything about cats, you know that they likely won’t come when they’re called anyway. Feel free to draw a name from your own likes or favorite things if you can’t choose a name based on your cat’s personality or appearance.

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Cute Names for Calico Cats

Since calico cats are most often female, many people want a name that is cute and feminine for their furry friend. Here are some names that we think are absolutely adorable and can fit any calico cat regardless of her individual personality or color pattern.

  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Callie
  • Calliope
  • Cleo/Clio
  • Doodle
  • Fancy
  • Freckles
  • Harlow
  • Jupiter
  • Kitty
  • Lola
  • Maizey/Maizie
  • Marble
  • Nala
  • Olive
  • Opal
  • Pebbles
  • Penelope
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Saturn
  • Scribbles
  • Seraphina
  • Stella
  • Sunny
  • Trixie
  • Truffles
  • Willow
  • Zoe
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Disney-Inspired Names for Calico Cats

We all have our favorite Disney characters. That character may be a Disney princess or even a lesser-known character. But whoever that character is, any Disney-lover will love this list of Disney-inspired cat names. And if your favorite character isn’t on this list, maybe it’ll help you come up with a name of your own.

  • Alice
  • Anna
  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Bambi
  • Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Briar
  • Charlotte/Lottie
  • Cinderella
  • Coco
  • Destiny
  • Dory
  • Elsa
  • Esmeralda
  • Flower
  • Isabela
  • Jessie
  • Kiara
  • Lilo
  • Marie
  • Megara
  • Merida
  • Minnie
  • Mirabel
  • Mulan
  • Nani
  • Sally
  • Tiana
  • Ursula
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Flower-Inspired Names for Calico Cat

Calico cats tend to have an elegant appearance, and what is more elegant than flowers? Here are some of our favorite flower-inspired names that are as beautiful, sweet, and lovely as your cat is.

  • Aster
  • Azalea
  • Blossom
  • Buttercup
  • Camellia
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Gardenia
  • Hyacinth
  • Jasmine
  • Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Sweet pea
  • Tulip
calico cat in the garden
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Food-Inspired Calico Cat Names

Who doesn’t love food? Our list of food-inspired names consists of names that work for calicos with a specific coloring or names that we just think are fun and adorable. If you don’t like a name from this list, then choose another name based on your favorite snack. We just hope it doesn’t make you hungry every time you look at your cat.

  • Butters
  • Carrot
  • Chestnut
  • Chowder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Honey
  • Muffin
  • Neapolitan
  • Nutella
  • Pancake
  • Paprika
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin
  • Reese
  • Rosemary
  • Snickers
  • Sugar
  • Taffy
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Unique Names for Calico Cats

Calico cats are definitely unique compared to other cats, and every individual calico’s coloring is unique as well. You may want a name that is out-of-the-ordinary, and we think these names are perfect.

  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Caliente
  • Calypso
  • Cora
  • Dallas
  • Freya
  • Hera
  • Juno
  • Jynx
  • Maia/Maya
  • Minerva
  • Mosaic
  • Persephone
  • Phoebe
  • Picasso
  • Sabrina
  • Terra
  • Thalia
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Color-Specific Calico Cat Names

Although all calico cats have to be tri-colored in order to be considered calico, some may have one color that is predominant over the others. The three main colors of calico cats are black, orange, and white. Here are some names that you can use if your cat has more of one particular color.


  • Ashley
  • Colie
  • Jett
  • Licorice
  • Luna
  • Onyx
  • Raven
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Soot


  • Amaretto
  • Amber
  • Blaze
  • Clementine
  • Copper
  • Ginger
  • Marmalade
  • Phoenix
  • Sahara
  • Sienna


  • Blanca
  • Blanche
  • Cotton
  • Lacy
  • Macadamia
  • Marshmallow
  • Misty
  • Snowflake
  • Spooky
  • Winter
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Names for Male Calico Cats

Due to a genetic anomaly, only one out of 3,000 calico cats is male. That means though highly unlikely, it is possible to have a male calico cat. If this is the case for you, then here are some names that we think are great for male calico cats.

  • Apollo
  • Bandit
  • Charlie
  • Cosmo
  • Felix
  • Gizmo
  • Hemingway
  • Jasper
  • Julius
  • Milo
  • Orion
  • Prince
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Sebastian
  • Simba
  • Stitch
  • Spuds
  • Winston
  • Zeus
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Final Thoughts

Choosing a name for your cat can be a difficult decision, especially for calicos that have a unique appearance and are female 99% of the time. Hopefully, you were able to find a name that you liked from our list. But even if you weren’t, hopefully, you could at least draw inspiration for choosing a name of your own that is as unique and special as your calico cat is.

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