Kitten Names

Tortoiseshell Cat Names

April 13, 2018


Tortoiseshell Cat Names

Cats with dark fur and colorful markings, typically in shades of orange, brown and black, (and often having a green tint to some of their fur) are known as tortoiseshell cats. If your cat falls into this classification, then we have a list of names to pick from so the you can find the perfect title for your feline.


Male Tortoiseshell Cat Names

Blaze- Perfect for when your cat has bits of orange or red in its fur.

Copper- Another great name for red or orange hued cats.

Ash- This works well for just about any dark shade of cat.

Cinder- We love the subtly stated strength of this one.

Ebony- We love this strong name for darker cats that means black.

Coal- You can opt for Cole as well, in honor of your cat’s dark coloring.

Jet- This name for a dark jewel is perfect for darker toned cats.

Shadow- It’s another strong name for a darker cat.

Midnight- This is one of our favorites and a true classic.

Tiger- Some tortoiseshell cats have a tabby stripe, and this name is perfect for them.

Verdun- This works with the shades of green a tortoiseshell cat seems to have.

Croc- This is a good pick for cats with muddy coloring.

Muddle- The muddy coloring of royal cat could warrant a fun name like this.

Sable- This is a strong name no matter what color your cat is.

Jupiter- This Roman god is also the name of a planet that looks as muddled as a tortoise cat.


Female Tortoiseshell Cat Names

Peaches- Make it all about the orange coloring with this fun name.

Marigold- You could name your cat after a flower to call out those orange highlights.

Dotty- Pick this one for your cat if it has tabby colorings.

Marmalade- This is a fun name for spotted cats.

Honey- This is one of those sickly-sweet names the tis perfect for a loving cat.

Jewel- No matter what color your cat is, this will be a perfect name.

Faith- The name doesn’t have to be about the color of the cat.

Autumn- Many of the colors of a tortoiseshell cat are autumn colors.

Amber- This is a good pick if your cat has some patches of orange or red.

Harlequin- If your cat’s colors match up kind of close to the Batman villain, then this could be a good name.

Spice- A perfect pick for cats with different colors.

Nutmeg- A good choice for cats with some orangish coloring on them.

Tigress- We love this powerful female name for orange-tinted cats.

Tangerine- This is a fun name for cats with a bit of orange on them.

Stardust- Here is a whimsical name for a colorful cat.


Unisex Tortoiseshell Cat Names

Turtle- We had to include this obvious tortoiseshell name.

Ember- Similar to ash, this one is ideal for dark cats with bits of orange or red.

Marbles- This is a cute name for spotted and speckled cats.

Pebbles- You can pick this whimsical name for cats with spots or varied markings.

Pickles- This one is just very cute and fun.

Mittens- If your cat has different colored feet from the rest of its legs, then this is a great name.

Boots- Here is an alternative for Mittens.

Tiptoe- This is another variation on the Mittens theme.

Mocha- The cat’s coloring could remind you of coffee.

Checkers- This is a good one for cats with all sorts of markings on them.

Pepper- You can choose this for spotted cats.

Ninja- A good one for darker cats.

Pumpkin- A good choice for cats with orange bits.

Rorschach- Named after the psychological test that uses ink blots.

Flame-  Let’s finish with this powerful name that’s ideal for cats with orange or red on their fur.


Now that you have seen our list, we hope you have some ideas for what to name your cat. Your beautiful tortoiseshell cat deserves a great name, and we hope we have been able to help you find one for it.

Katie Cohen is a freelance writer specializing in the subject of feline health and behavior. An avid dog lover and adoring owner of two cats. When she’s not working she loves going to the park with her two Weimaraner’s Lily and Bells
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