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120+ Chinese Cat Names: Ideas for Interesting & Intriguing Cats

Perhaps, you’re drawn to Chinese names because you have a Siamese and want something traditional to the breed. Or maybe you have an affection for the culture. Whatever your reason for choosing a name of Chinese origin, we rounded up some of the most interestingly beautiful names we could find.

Whether you’re looking for a definite meaning or just want to hear possibilities, you are sure to find a name that fits your feline like a glove.

How to Name Your Cat

If you are already certain that you want your cat to have a name of Chinese origin, how else do you narrow your search?

  • Personality—The personality speaks volumes about matching a name if you choose to use this method. Sometimes, you meet a cat and instantly can match them to the way a name feels.
    You might be the type of person who can only name a pet once you get to know them. If that is the case, start this list once you feel out what your little guy or gal is like.
  • Meaning—If you have a little spitfire or an exceptionally tiny cat, you may want their name to have an underlying meaning that matches their vibes or appearance.
    Whether the meaning reminds you of your cat or is something special that you enjoy, you can secure a fabulous name with a strong story behind it.
  • Preference—Sometimes, when you see a name, you just like it. There’s really no rhyme or reason. It just stands out and seems to fit your cat perfectly.
    It doesn’t really matter if it makes sense to anyone else. At the end of the day, you’re the one who is going to use the name all the time—best if it’s something you adore.

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Female Chinese Cat Names

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  • Annchi — Angelic peace
  • Bai — Crystal clear
  • Bao — Treasure
  • Bik — Jade
  • Bo — Precious
  • Changchang — Flourishing
  • Chaoxing — Morning star
  • Chun — Springtime
  • Chyou — Autumn
  • Daitai — Leading a boy in hopes
  • Daiyu — Black jade
  • Diu — Down to earth
  • Fan —Mortal
  • Fenfang — Fragrant
  • Guang — Glory
  • Holea — Holy
  • Hua — Flower
  • Jia — Beautiful
  • Jilpa — Teacher of life
  • Jin — Gold
  • Ju — Daisy
  • Jun — Truth
  • Lai — Future
  • Lanying — Blue quartz
  • Li — Upright
  • Liena — Lotus flower
  • Ling —  Compassion
  • Liqui — Beautiful autumn
  • Lixue — Pretty and pure
  • Loi — Thunder
  • Luli — Dewy jasmine
  • Mayleen — Beautiful
  • Mei — Beautiful plum
  • Meilin — Plum tree
  • Ming Yue — Bright moon
  • Na — Elegant
  • Niu — A girl
  • Nuo — Graceful
  • Pangfua — Cloud-shaped flower
  • Peizhi — Respectful
  • O Huang — August
  • Qi — Life force
  • Qiao — Skillful
  • Qiingge — Clear pavilion
  • Qinyang — Sunshine of my heart
  • Rou — Gentle
  • Ruomei — Like a plum
  • Shu — Fair
  • Shuang — Frank
  • Shun — Smooth
  • Sya — Summertime
  • Tao — Peach
  • Teegan — Good-looking
  • Ushi — The ox
  • Wei — Valuable
  • Weici — Preserving love
  • Wen — Refinement
  • Xia — Summer lotus
  • Xiaoli — Morning jasmine
  • Xiu — Fine
  • Xue — Snow
  • Yow — Feminine
  • Yue — Moon
  • Yuke — Jade
  • Yunru — Charming
  • Zhu — Graceful

Male Chinese Cat Names

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  • An — Peace
  • Bai — White
  • Bambang — Soldier
  • Biming — Clear
  • Bingwen — Bright
  • Boqin — Respect
  • Chang — Spirit
  • Chao — Surpassing
  • Chaun — Secure
  • Chen — Great
  • Chi — Younger generation
  • Chun —Bloom
  • Deli —Virtuous
  • Dong — East
  • Duyi — Whole
  • Fai — Beginning
  • Fu — Wealthy
  • Gen — Root
  • Gui — Noble
  • Guotin — Leader
  • Hai — Sea
  • Haoyu — Vast universe
  • He — Peace of the river
  • Hong — Swan
  • Hop — Agreeable
  • Hui — Splendor
  • Jian — Great
  • Jig — Quick
  • Jun — Truth
  • Kun — Universe
  • Lei — Thunder
  • Li — Strength
  • Li Wei — Logic
  • Liang — Bright
  • Liu — Willow
  • Lixin — Glorious sunrise
  • Lok — Happiness
  • Manchu —Pure
  • Mingli — Bright
  • Ning- – Spirit
  • Park — Cypress tree
  • Peizhi — Respectful
  • Ru — Bright
  • Shilin — Intellectual
  • Shui — Like water
  • Song — Pine tree
  • Susu — Quiet
  • Taio — Distinguished
  • Tao — Waves
  • Tengfei — Soaring
  • Wang — Wish
  • Wei — Great
  • Weizhe — Sage
  • Xin — New
  • Xuesong — Snow pine tree
  • Yang — Model
  • Yanlin — Beijing forest
  • Ye — Bright
  • Yingpei — Admire
  • Yongrui — Lucky
  • Yufei — Feather in flight
  • Zhixin — Ambitious
  • Zhong—Loyal
  • Zhou — Assist
  • Zian — Peace

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What’s Your Pick?

Did you find a name on this list that struck your fancy? Maybe you saw a couple and have to pick one out of a hat now. It can be hard to decide when you have so many options.

Regardless, we hope these names and meanings helped you pin down one or two names that seem to fit the bill. Best of luck in naming your new bundle of joy.

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