Last Updated on: August 24, 2020
Tabby refers to the line-markings and patterns on this feline’s distinctive coat, rather than a breed. There is a gene within Tabby cats called Agouti – which is the reason they end up with such beautiful and sporadic markings. If you notice patterns such as tri-color, tortoiseshell, tuxedo, bicolor, and pointed markings, this could mean that your feline is a Tabby! Although they are known for being very friendly and warm, these easy-going cats can also have very different personality traits from one another.
So when it comes time to name your cat, there are many things to consider such as temperament, color, and personality. We have generated a list based on our favorite names for male and female, as well as names for specific coat colors.
Female Tabby Cat Names
Male Tabby Cat Names
Black Tabby Cat Names
Determining if your black cat is in fact a Tabby, might be a bit of a challenge as their markings are often hidden in their dark fur. Some of the easiest ways to confirm their Tabby traits is to check out their fur in the sunlight and inspect for subtle color changes. Choosing a name can be quite fun as some of our options may not be as obvious, just like your Black Tabby!
Orange Tabby Cat Names
Did you know that most male tabby cats are of the orange or ginger variety? This could be why they are so mischievous, just like our favorite famous cat – Garfield! Don’t worry, there are plenty of female orange tabbies as well. With this specific coloring, you can also expect your feline to develop black freckles. If you are searching for a zesty name for your zippy cat, our list of orange cat names is the one for you!
Grey Tabby Cat Names
With a gorgeous coat and distinctive markings, grey tabbies are usually one of the most recognizable cats around – how complementary to such a wonderfully sweet personality! Dashed with brown, black, orange, silver, and red – the potential for a creative and unique name is truly paw-some!
Finding the Right Name for Your Tabby Cat
Choosing the perfect name for your Tabby kitten should be a wonderful experience. With a great selection of color options like Marmalade and Coal to simpler male and female choices like Arnie and Zara, we are paw-sitive you’ve found a superb match for your cat.
If not, we have linked a few of our other popular cat name posts and hope with one of them you’ll have better luck.
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Roland has been an animal lover all his life, with cats holding a special place in his heart. He is owned by three felines: Wheely, KitzKitz, and Nugget (all rescues) who bring all the laughter and mischievousness one can expect from the feline master race. As the creator of ExcitedCats, his mission is to assist in the search for the best gear to help improve the health and wellbeing of cats everywhere.