Are you looking to find the purr-fect name for your white cat?
The beautiful white cat has appeared all over our TV screens, books, and shops for years, from Disney’s “The Aristocats” to Japan’s very own “Hello Kitty”.
But, there is no cat quite like your cool cat.
Choosing a name that is specialized to suit your cat’s appearance and character is important, but, we know that it’s easy to get stuck on ideas. That is why we’ve put together a list of over 150 white cat names to help you find your favorite.
Girl White Cat Names
Who run the world? Girls!
Whether your kitten is a playful fluff-ball, a sophisticated feline, or majestic beauty, here are some options for names suited especially to female white cats.
One of the best white cat names meaning beauty, also alluding to the feisty Disney princess in an all-time classic, Beauty and the Beast
- Artemis – after the Greek Goddess of the hunt and wilderness
- Blanche – meaning “white”
- Cleo – if you see a bit of royalty in your white cat
- Duchess – after Walt Disney’s The Aristocats
- Elsa – a perfect match for your cat’s snowy coat
- Felicity – or ‘Floss’/’Flossie’ for short
- Iggy – one of the trendiest white cat names
- Marilyn – after the twentieth century iconic actress’ white dress
- Snow White
- Whoopi (since White Cats are often deaf)
Boy White Cat Names
Your new cat is a boy – hurray! You will want a bold name to match your striking male white cat.
Finding perfect white cat names is hard work, you’ll need to have all the inspiration you can find. Don’t worry, the process needn’t be a CATastrophe, whether he’s playful or strong and PAWerful, here are some top picks especially for your cheeky chap.
Named after Beethoven, who also suffered from hearing loss, like many white cats do – especially those with blue eyes
- Beowulf – after the medieval hero
- Bronwen – a Welsh name meaning “white”
- Columbus- especially if your cat is an independent explorer
- Dover – after the ‘White Cliffs of Dover’
- Draco – after Malfoy from Harry Potter
- Felix – a classic, for a reason
- Jack Frost
- Yuki- meaning “snow” in Japanese
Gray And White Cat Names
By now, you will probably be getting the sense that the possibilities of names for a white cat are endless.
White cats are undeniably beautiful, but, if your new cat has a gray and white mixed coat (like the American Shorthair), we’ve also got you covered.
Different shades and colors only make your cat more unique. So without further ado, here’s a list of gray and white cat names.
Especially fitting if your cat has any patches of white or gray in their fur
- Arthur – for a royal and legendary cat
- Dumbledore – the perfect cat name for a magical and wise furry
- Earl Grey
- Einstein – matching this scientist’s hair
- Ellie – after the gorgeous gray skin of an elephant
- Grey Gatsby (or just Gatsby)
- Judy Dench- after the dame with silver-gray hair
- Koala – for gray and white cats that look cute and cuddy
Cute White Cat Names
White cats are undeniably cute, so why not choose a cute white cat name that shows this off?
If your cat is a charming furr-ball of love, one of these names will be perfect. This list of names will melt the hearts of you, your friends, and your family.
After the friendly white ghost cartoon which we all know and love
- Pepper – short for ‘peppermint’
- Polo – after the mint
- Princess – for the regal felines out there
- Puffle – remember the cute fluffy pets from Club Penguin?
- Sugar – the sweetest name of all
- Tic tac
Five Unique White Cat Facts
Choosing a name for your cat is only one aspect of pet-keeping. When considering bringing a cat into your life, it’s essential to research which one will be right for you.
White cats are an excellent choice of pet. Here are five facts about these gorgeous animals, serving to highlight just how remarkable they are.
1. Not All White Cats Are Albino
Contrary to common misconception- whilst albino cats are white cats, not all white cats are albino. Albino cats have ‘unpigmented’ pink eyes, whereas a white cat’s eye color can vary.
2. Deafness Is Common In White Cats
Deafness is common in white cats, due to sensory reasoning. Deaf white cats often have blue eyes, though this is not always the case.
In 1868 Charles Darwin stated in his book The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication that, “White cats if they have blue eyes, are almost always deaf.”
The white cat is not just a purr-retty face… they help deaf children and adults. Studies on deaf white cats are often used to improve deafness in humans.
3. The Persian Cat Is The Most Popular White Cat
White cats come in different breeds, fur lengths, shapes, and sizes. The breed of your new cat will most likely affect which name you choose to suit it.
White ragdoll cats with their fluffy long fur, are very different from the gorgeous White Siamese cat with their dark facial markings, pale coats, and large ears.
White Persian cats, with their flattened facial features and adorably grumpy expressions, differ also from the Turkish Van cat, known for their colored tails, love of swimming, and playing fetch.
4. Their Personalities Are Unique
A White Cat’s personality is not dictated by the color of its coat. Studies show that the personality of this furry friend is dependent on their breed and upbringing.
5. White Cats Are Supposed To Be Lucky
The white cat appears in the famous Chinese proverb of Deng Xiaoping, who stated, “I do not care if it is a white cat or a black cat… It is a good cat so long as it catches mice”.
Also, according to US Folklore, white cats are supposed to be lucky, whilst black cats are unlucky. With your new pet, who knows, you could hit the jackpot.
As you have seen, there are countless potential white cat names for your lovely white cat – looks, temperament and character are all important when it comes to making the choice.
Whether you’re looking for:
- a strong and striking name like ‘Bolt’ or ‘Beowulf’
- a name that highlights their gorgeous white coloring (‘Snowdrop’, ‘Blanche’, or ‘Blizzard’)
- a light-hearted cute name (‘Oreo’, ‘Milky’ or ‘Coconut’)
- or a name after a relevant loved character from a movie (‘Dumbledore’, ‘Elsa’, or ‘Belle’)
We hope you find a very special name for a very special new addition.
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