11/08/2022

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172 Striped Cat Names: Great Options for Your Little Tiger | Pet Keen


There are all kinds of cat breeds out there, and amongst them are breeds that are striped. Stripes can make a feline look incredibly cool and just a bit exotic, so you want to be sure you find a name that fits their look. Whether your kitten is part tabby, a breed created to look like a wildcat such as the Toyger, or a more common one like the Maine Coon, choosing a name that draws inspiration from their striped appearance means you have a plethora of names to choose from.

Below, you’ll find 172 names that make great options for your striped kitty. From gendered names to names based on the color of their stripes to names that are a bit more out there, we have it all!

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How to Name Your Cat

Naming a cat is a personal decision, but there are a few factors you might want to consider when choosing. One thing to use as inspiration is how your pet looks—coat color, patterns they have, the color of the eyes. Simply deciding a name by the color of their coat opens you up to a world of possible monikers, so think how many you would have to pick from by considering other aspects of their appearance!

Taking inspiration from your kitty’s personality is also a great way to choose a name. Is your cat fat and lazy? Then, maybe “Garfield” is the name for them. Are they rambunctious and mischievous? Then, “Puck” could be a great fit.

Or you could simply try to find a name based on your cat as a whole—looks, personality, and gender—so you have something that encompasses everything they are. The possibilities are endless!

Female Names

Striped cat of Toyger breed
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Go the traditional route, and give your striped feline a name based on its gender. The female names below range from cute to unique!

  • Bee
  • Boo
  • Coral
  • Crystal
  • Dandelion
  • Dolly
  • Dotty
  • Iris
  • Lolly
  • Merlot
  • Paisley
  • Pearl
  • Rainbow
  • Speckles
  • Swirl
  • Tabitha
  • Tigerita
  • Tigra
  • Tigress
  • Tiger Lily
  • Venus

Male Names

Or, if you have a male cat, pick one of these boy names to give them. These names reference their striped fur, exotic looks, and more!

  • Alvin
  • Bamboo
  • Bandit
  • Bengal
  • Cecil
  • Chester
  • Cino
  • Domino
  • Gingham
  • Leo
  • Leopard
  • Mars
  • Patches
  • Spangle
  • Spock
  • Streak
  • Stripes
  • Tao
  • Taz
  • Teddy
  • Tyga
  • Zigzag

Quirky Names

Looking for a name that’s a bit more uncommon than most? Then, take a look at these quirky names! Including literary references, modern pop singer references, and more, there’s sure to be one you love.

  • Bardi
  • Bodhi
  • Buggy
  • Calypso
  • Casper
  • Caspian
  • Colburn
  • Cornelius
  • Delago
  • Dexter
  • Faust
  • Finnegan
  • Gallagher
  • Giacomo
  • Grundel
  • Hansel
  • Helios
  • Hermione
  • Ichabod
  • Ilka
  • Leopold
  • Lizzo
  • Lusine
  • Merriweather
  • Milka
  • Mozo
  • Muirgen
  • Nixie
  • Phaedra
  • Ramona
  • Razzmatazz
  • Stasia
  • Thierry
  • Thunder
  • Tiana
  • Tigris
  • Tipper
  • Tobias
  • Vivica
  • Winifred
  • Winslow
  • Zephyr

Gray Striped Names

If your striped kitty has gray stripes, you might want to go with a name inspired by that color. These names do just that and range from common to cool.

  • Atlas
  • Blink
  • Booch
  • Chambray
  • Chevron
  • Clay
  • Cosmo
  • Dash
  • Earl Grey
  • Edge
  • Flit
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Vesper

Fierce Names

beautiful striped cat in a bed of pansy flowers
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Got a little tiger on your hands? Acknowledge that fierce spirit with one of these names! These names come from pop culture, literature, film, and more and invoke a sense of ferocity.

  • Alonzo
  • Andromeda
  • Berenice
  • Blair
  • Brunhilde
  • Cadmar
  • Chadwick
  • Cillian
  • Conan
  • Damaris
  • Dante
  • Donovan
  • Gabriel
  • Geronimo
  • Gunther
  • Heloise
  • Hendrix
  • Hercules
  • Ignatius
  • Jarvis
  • Lachlan
  • Lazslo
  • Melisande
  • Mordecai
  • Moriarty
  • Morrigan
  • Mortimer
  • Murdoch
  • Odysseus
  • Oswald
  • Ragnar
  • Rainer
  • Regina
  • Samurai
  • Shogun
  • Thelonius
  • Theodosia
  • Uriel
  • Valhalla
  • Valkyrie
  • Viggo
  • Xander
  • Xena
  • Xerxes

Black & White Striped Names

Black and white striped felines have a unique, beautiful look, so why not pick a name from this list and pay homage to those lovely colors?

  • Adidas
  • Ash
  • Checkers
  • Jailbird
  • Lucky
  • Ninja
  • Sky
  • Zebra

Orange Striped Names

orange cat eating catgrassfrom the vase
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Orange is a fun color, and these names embrace that sense of fun. Whether you’re seeking a famous cat name or one that calls forth a sense of warmth, you’ll find what you need here.

  • Angus
  • Apricot
  • Bumble
  • Cane
  • Cheshire
  • Cinder
  • Cinnabar
  • Cinnamon
  • Copper
  • Cypress
  • Fire
  • Flicker
  • Honey
  • Marbles
  • Marmalade
  • Mist
  • Penny
  • Ruby
  • Vanilla

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Final Thoughts

Finding the ideal name for your pet is a fun challenge. It may take a few days of back and forth while you decide on the perfect fit, but you’ll figure it out! And now you have a ton of names to choose from—that run the gamut from cool to exotic to incredibly unique—so figuring it out will be simpler than ever.


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