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180 Flower Names for Cats: Pretty and Cute Options for Your Cat

beautiful striped cat in a bed of pansy flowers

Flowers are a beautiful addition to any home or yard. They bring a pop of color and livelihood into our homes, and our pets can do the same. If you’re welcoming a brand-new kitten into your home this year and want to name it after flowers, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading to find our exhaustive list of the best flower names for your cat.

divider-catHow to Name Your Cat

Before we delve into the best floral-themed names for your new kitten, let’s talk a bit about how to choose the right one.

Our best piece of advice is to not rush into picking a name. We know you want to get a name picked out right away, but it’s best to wait until you know you’ve picked the perfect name than rush into selecting one and hating it down the road. You might consider living with your kitten for a few days or weeks before settling on a name, too. That way, you can get a sense of what their personality will be like and can base your name selection on their characteristics. A sweet kitten who loves snuggles would be adorable with the name Sweet Pea, for example.

Easy-to-say names are best, not only for your sake but for your cats too. If the name is too long or complicated, your kitty could get confused when you’re trying to summon it.

Don’t pick a name that you’re going to regret telling people down the line. If you’ve picked a name that borders on inappropriate, you might be embarrassed when you have to call the vet to make an appointment for them.

Now that you have some basic name selection guidelines, let’s take a look at the best flower names for your new addition.

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Female Flower Names

Is there anything as sweet as a female kitten named after a flower? We don’t think so. If you’re considering giving your girl kitten a floral-themed name, you’re in luck. There are so many precious, feminine names to choose from.

  • Amaryllis
  • Bellflower
  • Bergamot
  • Bloom
  • Buttercup
  • Clover
  • Crocus
  • Dandelion
  • Delphinium
  • Freesia
  • Fuchsia
  • Gardenia
  • Geranium
  • Glory
  • Heather
  • Honeyblossom
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Joie
  • Juniper
  • Leilani
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Pea
  • Peony
  • Rosemary
  • Rue
  • Starflower
  • Sunflower
  • Viola
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Zenobia
nebulung cat sitting outside
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Male Flower Names

While flower names are often thought to be feminine, they don’t have to be. There are plenty of masculine-sounding floral and tree names that you can choose for your male cats.

  • Alder
  • Aloe
  • Ash
  • Balsam
  • Broom
  • Bud
  • Cypress
  • Dill
  • Elder
  • Fennel
  • Ficus
  • Fox
  • Hemlock
  • Jude
  • Meadow
  • Nasrin
  • Oleander
  • Oxalis
  • Palm
  • Pine
  • Pippin
  • Quill
  • Quince
  • Reed
  • Sage
  • Snapdragon
  • Sorrel
  • Sprout
  • Spruce
  • Watson
  • Yarrow
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Multi-Word Flower Names

Sometimes a one-worded name just doesn’t fit the personality of your kitty. Here are some great two-plus-worded names you might consider for your new addition.

  • Bachelor Button
  • Briar Rose
  • Evening Primrose
  • Georgia Blue
  • Johnny Jump Up
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Morning Glory
  • Peach Blossom
  • Sargent Tina
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tea Rose
  • Tiger Lily
  • Yellow Archangel
  • Yellow Bell
Italian cat napping on window in Florence with roses
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Flower Names in Other Languages

Sometimes plain old English just won’t do. If you’re looking for an exotic-sounding name, why not choose something that means ‘flower’ in another language?

  • Amadrya (“Tree Nymph” in Greek)
  • Anthos (Greek)
  • Azhar (Arabic)
  • Blom (Afrikaans)
  • Cvet (Slovenian)
  • Elanna (“Oak Tree” in Israeli)
  • Erith (Hebrew)
  • Fiala (“Violet” in Czechoslovakian)
  • Firenze (“Flower” in Hungarian)
  • Fleur (French)
  • Flor (Catalan)
  • Floro (Esperanto)
  • Jessamine (“Jasmine Flower” in German)
  • Kataja (“Juniper Tree” in Finnish)
  • Keiko (“September Flower” in Japanese)
  • Koali (“Morning Glory” in Hawaiian)
  • Kukka (Finnish)
  • Lorea (Basque)
  • Lule (Albanian)
  • Mala (“Garden” in Hawaiian)
  • Malini (“Gardener” in Hindi)
  • Marguerite (“Daisy” in French)
  • Maua (Swahili)
  • Rihana (“Sweet Basil” in Arabic)
  • Rosana (“Graceful Rose” in Hebrew)
  • Sirvat (“Beautiful Rose” in Armenian)
  • Zahra (Egyptian)
orange cat in flower bed
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Flower Names by Color

Flowers come in an infinite number of colors, and cats are no different. If you want to name your cat after a flower of a similar color, you have plenty of options.

Orange/Red (Ginger)

  • Amaryllis
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Bulbine
  • Butterflyweed
  • Calla
  • Camellia
  • Canna
  • Coppertips
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Lily
  • Marigold
  • Peony
  • Poppy
  • Rosa
  • Rose
  • Strawflower
  • Tulipa
  • Verbena
  • Zinnia
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Blue/Gray

  • Bellflower
  • Blackberry
  • Bluebell
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Lupine
  • Muscari
  • Periwinkle
  • Thistle
  • Tweedia
  • Veronica

Cream/White

  • Alstroemeria
  • Anastasia
  • Aster
  • Calla
  • Candytuft
  • Carnation
  • Columbine
  • Daffodil
  • Hellebore
  • Hibiscus
  • Jasmine
  • Lilac
  • Magnolia
  • Maisy
  • Moonflower
  • Petunia
  • Primrose
  • Snowdrop
  • Vinca
  • Wisteria
black and white cat in Italian city with bike and flowers
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Black/Brown

  • Baccara
  • Barlow
  • Crazytunia
  • Dahlia
  • Hollyhock
  • Odessa
  • Pansy
  • Velvet

Flowering Tree Names

Flowers aren’t the only floral thing you can name your cat after. There are countless flowering trees whose names would make an adorable pet name.

  • Cherry
  • Cinderella
  • Crabapple
  • Hawthorn
  • Jacaranda
  • Magnolia
  • Mimosa
  • Myrtle
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Plumeria
  • Pussywillow
  • Redbud
  • Yoshino

divider-catFinal Thoughts

Picking a name for your new kitten doesn’t need to be a tough task. We hope that the floral-inspired names above have provided some inspiration so you can pick the perfect name for your adorable new family member.


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