Calico Cat Names

Picture of a calico cat

Calico cats are beautiful felines whose coats feature three color combinations – orange, black and white. Calicos, of course, are not a breed of cat, but rather, a color pattern found within their fur. Calicos are the state cat of Maryland, and the term “calico cat” is used predominantly in the United States. In other countries, calicos are referred to as Tricolor, Brindle, Piebald and Clouded Tiger.

No matter how the coloring and pattern is referred to, the calico cat is one of a kind. A cat like that deserves a name that really stands out. Here, we will discuss some of the most popular names for calico cats within different categories. Maybe it can help you to choose a name for your own calico cat!

Popular Names for Female Calico Cats

Female calico cats make up the majority of all calico cats. Here are some popular female calico cat names:

  • Chloe
  • Clementine
  • Daffodil
  • Emmy
  • Felicity
  • Kiki
  • Lucy
  • Maisie
  • Opal
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Piper
  • Saffron
  • Sahara
  • Sophie
  • Sunflower
  • Sweetpea

Popular Names for Male Calico Cats

Although male calico cats are rare (99.9 percent of all calico cats are female), some do exist. If you have one, here are some ideas for naming your extraordinary male calico cat:

  • Bean
  • Bennie
  • Bolt
  • Cameron
  • Chestnut
  • Felix
  • Firebrand
  • Fuzz
  • Garfield
  • Julian
  • Ollie
  • Patrick
  • Reese
  • Ricky
  • Rocket
  • Rocky
  • Thunder
  • Turtle

Unique Calico Cat Names

These names are all unique or different for one reason or another. If you want your calico cat to stand out from the rest, you should choose one of these names:

  • Blaze
  • Celeste
  • Cersei
  • Elektra
  • Esme
  • Lolly
  • Lorelei
  • Maneki Niko
  • Mimosa
  • Miu Miu
  • Mystique
  • Rebel
  • Sheeba
  • Sheena
  • Spice
  • Tempest
  • Zeno
  • Zodiac

Pattern or Color-Related Calico Cat Names

The following names refer to patterns or colors in the calico cat’s fur. Choose one to best describe your calico as its name:

  • Coral
  • Freckles
  • Goldie
  • Harlequin
  • Luna
  • Marble
  • Marigold
  • Mosaic
  • Patches
  • Pebbles
  • Raven
  • Russet
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Umber

Cute Names for Calico Cats

Some people go for the cuteness factor when naming their calico cat. Here are a few great names to describe your adorable calico:

  • Bambi
  • Bella
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Giggles
  • Maizie
  • Mittens
  • Moxie
  • Muffin
  • Mystique
  • Pixel
  • Pixie
  • Poppet
  • Sookie
  • Squeaks
  • Sweetie
  • Tigger
  • Tinkerbell
  • Twixie
  • Whiskers

Foreign Names for Calico Cats

Does your calico seem exotic or foreign, or perhaps you just have a love of foreign words or culture? You might want to choose one of these foreign names for your calico cat:

  • Ami (“friend” in Japanese)
  • Angelina (“little angel” in Italian)
  • Aziza (“precious” in Egyptian)
  • Carina (“little beloved” in Italian)
  • Lapjeskat (“patches cat” in Dutch)
  • Liakada (“sunshine” in Greek)
  • Lucia (“light” in Italian)
  • Maeve (“enchanted one” in Irish)
  • Mairead (“pearl” in Irish)
  • Masami (“elegant beauty” in Japanese)
  • Monifa (“lucky” in Egyptian)
  • Piccola (“little one” in Italian)
  • Sanura (“kitten” in Egyptian)
  • Serena (“tranquil” in Italian)
  • Sombra (“shadow” in Spanish)
  • Sora (“summer sky” in Japanese)
  • Tobi mi-ke (“triple fur” in Japanese)

Music-Inspired Names for Calico Cats

These popular calico cat names all relate to female musicians – such as:

  • Avril (from Avril Lavigne)
  • Babs (from Barbra Streisand)
  • Dusty (from Dusty Springfield)
  • Emmylou (from Emmylou Harris)
  • Gwen (from Gwen Stefani)
  • Jett (from Joan Jett)
  • Liza (from Liza Minnelli)
  • Megan (from Megan Thee Stallion)
  • Siouxie (from Siouxie and the Banshees)
  • Stevie (from Stevie Nicks)

Movie-Inspired Names for Calico Cats

The following names are either of calico cats in movies or are related to cats in motion pictures:

  • Azzie (from Sleep)
  • Binx (from Hocus Pocus)
  • Buttercup (from The Hunger Games)
  • Duchess (from Babe)
  • Elsa (from Born Free)
  • Goose (from Captain Marvel)
  • Marie (from The Aristocats)
  • Nala (from The Lion King)
  • Pom-Pom (from Cinderella II: Dreams Come True)
  • Rajah (from Aladdin)
  • Sassy (from Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
  • Whispers (from Doc McStuffins)
  • Winkie (from Escape to Witch Mountain)

Food-Related Calico Cat Names

If you don’t mind feeling hungry every time your call your calico cat, you might consider naming them after one of these foods:

  • Amaretto
  • Apricot
  • Butterscotch
  • Cayenne
  • Cookie
  • Creamsicle
  • Crumpet
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • KitKat
  • Nutmeg
  • Papaya
  • Paprika
  • Pumpkin
  • Snickers
  • Taffy
  • Toast
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie
  • Truffles
  • Twinkie
  • Twix
  • Waffles

 Famous Calico Cat Names

The following calico cat names have been made famous for one reason or another. Perhaps you will get inspired from these names to name your own distinguished calico:

  • Bombalurina (from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats)
  • Calico (the cat in the movie Cats & Dogs)
  • Callie (calico mother of the late Grumpy Cat)
  • Empress Tang (calico owned by Martha Stewart)
  • Good Fortune (from the book The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth)
  • Inga (a cat employed at the Washington Observatory to keep mice away)
  • Jenny-Any-Dots (from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats)
  • London (a famous calico who is vice president in charge of claims for Lloyds of London)
  • Mungojerrie (from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats)
  • Princess Peony (calico owned by Martha Stewart)
  • Pudge (a famous Instagram calico)
  • Rumpleteaser (from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats)
  • Selina (Catwoman’s alter ego)



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