Siamese cats are one of the most famous and recognisable breeds of cat – and for good reason.
Their clear, light blue eyes are friendly and wise, and they always adore interacting with their human companions.
Choosing the right name for a Siamese cat can be a difficult challenge, you might want to look at your cat’s physical traits, or their delightful quirks for inspiration.
We have also collated some names that relate to the Siamese cat’s Thai heritage, and the religion of Thailand, which is Buddhism.
If you’re still stuck, take a look at this list of over 200 superb Siamese Cat Names.
Siamese Cat Names and Meanings
Some people like to choose a name for their pet with a deeper meaning or unusual connotations. If this sounds like you, there are lots of options to explore.
You could choose a name with cultural or religious significance – the origin of the Siamese cat is actually Thailand (which used to be called ‘Siam’).
The most popular religion in Thailand is Buddhism. Why not choose a Buddhist name?
You could also go for a name with feline significance, or one that holds a meaning close to your heart.
You might recognise this name due to its importance in Buddhist ideology. It means that all actions and intentions have an influence in this life and the next.
This Thai name for boys means ‘famous’ or ‘fortune’. As well as being culturally appropriate for your Thai cat, it also sounds very much like ‘kitten’.
This short name translates to ‘one who is enlightened’, and comes from the Buddhist word: Buddha. This name is amazing for a very important cat who values stillness.
This gorgeous Thai name means ‘sweet and pleasant sounding’.
The Siamese cat is known for its loud and melodic meow, so why not name them for this funny trait? It also sounds a lot like ‘Pharaoh’, which is perfect if your cat rules your household.
This name means ‘calmness’, a very central idea in Buddhism. It comes with the state of meditation, and would be a very fitting name if your cat is cool and collected – even if this only comes at naptime…
This is a Thai girl’s name meaning ‘she who has beautiful eyes’. As Siamese cats are known for their gorgeous light blue eyes, this name would work perfectly for your new pet.
Meaning a state of stillness free from temptation, this name has roots in Buddhism. This name would be perfect for a calm pet, who isn’t tempted even by the tastiest treats.
This flower is a central symbol in the Buddhist tradition – you may know of illustrations of the Buddha sat on a lotus flower. It symbolises the movement from materialism to enlightenment, and it is also a beautiful floral name for your cat.
Male Siamese Cat Names
If your new Siamese kitten is male, it could be useful to look at names that represent a masculine and tough personality.
Siamese cats were once treated like monarchs in Thailand (the country of their origin).
Due to the Siamese cat’s royal roots, you might also want to consider a title that reflects your cat’s regal stature. Maybe you could choose the name of a famous male royal?
Failing these suggestions, a study of your adoring, friendly pet’s traits could be all the inspiration you need.
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This one could be particularly apt for a Siamese cat with advanced strength. Siamese cats are often lithe and strong
Female Siamese Cat Names
For female Siamese cats, you could take inspiration from female names of royalty, or names that reflect your cat’s dignified stature.
Similar to the male name suggestions, some of these names might be the names of royal myths and legends!
Since Siamese cats are prized for their beauty, you could use a name that reflects your pet’s pretty features.
Names of famous seductresses and enchantresses could be ideal for your beautiful moggy, especially if they know exactly how to charm you into giving them a treat.
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This unusual one is the name of an ancient queen who led her army into battle in 530 BCE and defeated the Persians. If your kitty is strong willed, this could be perfect for her
Cute Siamese Cat Names
If there’s one thing all Siamese cats have in common, it is how cuddly and cute they are.
They are popular due to their love of affection from humans and their chatty nature. Often you are encouraged to buy them in pairs to keep them from getting lonely.
You could look to their cuddliness for inspiration.
Another idea is to look at names for other cute and cuddly animals, or things associated with them.
You could also choose names that reflect their gorgeous colored markings that can be: blue, lilac or chocolate.
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This name comes from the Pollia condensata, a beautiful fruit bearing plant from Africa that is naturally a blue-silver. This color can also occur on the markings of Siamese cats
Cool Siamese Cat Names
For a breed as amazing looking as the Siamese cat, it would be fitting to choose a super cool cat name.
You should go for a title that oozes confidence!
The names of celebrities that are known for being awesome, amazing countries, cool animals, or the titles of famous adventurers would be great for inspiration.
Another great way to find ideas is to look at names that are unique and interesting, perhaps names of brands or cities.
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This name could be ideal for a cat that struts and shows off, as the peacock is known for displaying its gorgeous feathers
Best Siamese Cat Names
Some unique names are just made for Siamese cats, and have been used in books and films.
Siamese cats are beautiful, sought after, and often represented as evil or sneaky.
Even if this isn’t entirely true, playing to this stereotype may lead to finding the best name for your cat – you could choose names that symbolize their cunning nature.
Another way to find the best name is to look at names celebrities have chosen for their Siamese cats.
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This name is taken from the Siamese cat character in the Disney film Aristocats
- Da Vinci
- Shun Gon
- Yum Yum
Choosing the Perfect Name for your Siamese Cat
It can seem like a daunting task to name your new fluffy kitten, but, we have collected a few tips that you can reference before making the choice.
Take Note Of Your New Kitten’s Personality
It is crucial that you choose a name that matches your pet’s quirks and traits.
When you are watching your new cat settle in, make some notes. Are they shy and sleepy? Are they curious? All of these quirks can lead to finding the perfect name.
Wait A Few Days Before Deciding
Although it is exciting, choosing a name for your new friend could be more successful if it is done a little while after you have brought them home. This way, you can try a few out and see what sticks.
Ask For Advice
Even though naming a cat is a personal process, it certainly doesn’t hurt to seek help from family or friends.
You might have a name in mind that seems perfect, but, your family may be in complete disagreement. It is always helpful to get a second opinion.
Of course we would suggest this, but there’s nothing wrong with searching for names and ideas.
Often you can find inspiration online that you would never have thought of otherwise. It only takes a few minutes, and you could find something that matches your new pet perfectly.
Naming your new Siamese cat can seem like a real challenge.
You could go for names that have deep cultural significance, or ones that have religious meaning, especially if you love Thai Buddhism and its ideology.
If you would like a name personal to your pet, you may prefer to name your cat after their beautiful markings and colors.
No matter what they are called, your Siamese cat is a friend and companion for life.
If you have any ideas for a perfect Siamese cat name, please let us know! We would also love it if you have chosen a name from our lists. What would you call your Siamese cat?