Abyssinian cats are incredibly playful and elegant. They’re mostly known for their distinctive coat, which has a “ticked” pattern. However, their large, almond eyes are a close second.
If you’ve been lucky enough to adopt one of these felines, one of your first steps should be to name them. Your average cat names often do well for these felines. However, you can also choose something a bit more exotic to match how these felines look!
Below, we’ll dive into both kinds of names: the more common, popular variety, and those that are rarer.
How to Name Your Cat
Naming your cat is often easier said than done. There are so many names out there that settling on only one name can be a challenge. You don’t have to name your cat right away, though. It often takes cats a few weeks to learn their name, so delaying a few days won’t bother them.
Waiting a few days can provide you with extra time to observe your cat’s behavior and personality. Some names just fit better for some cats than others. Some cats are far more regal, while others may be more playful. Their personality matters, though most cats will “grow into” their names.
Their coat color, pattern, and eye color should also be observed. If your cat comes in a darker color, a name like “star” or “night” is more likely. However, you don’t always have to follow their physical appearance, either.
If you have others in your family, be sure to ask for their considerations, too. For families with young children, be sure they can pronounce the name you’re considering. (I’ve had to scrap several names because my toddler was unable to pronounce them!) Start by writing down your favorite names and then work down the list. Cross out the names that don’t fit your feline, or that others in your family do not like.
Female Abyssinian Cat Names
In this section, you’ll find the best names for female Abyssinian cats. There are more traditional names, like “Bella” and rarer names like “Asha.” Many of these are more exotic to fit this breed’s exotic appearance. However, feel free to use these as inspiration to come up with your own names.
Male Abyssinian Cat Names
This category is fairly similar to the above list, but for male cats. Again, we’ve included some very “normal” male cat names like “Tigger,” as well as some rarer options. You’ll probably be able to find a great option for your feline below.
Exotic Names for Abyssinian Cats
Abyssinians don’t necessarily look as unique as some other breeds. However, they are absolutely on the more unique side of the scale. Therefore, exotic names often work great for this breed. Here are some of our favorite options that are a bit more “out there.”
Nature-Inspired Abyssinian Names
There are tons of nature-inspired names that work well for cats. You can take inspiration from almost anything in nature. So, if you’re hurting for name ideas, going outside can be an easy way to gain some inspiration. Here are some of our favorite options to get you started:
Southeastern Asian Cat Names
The origin of this cat breed isn’t well-known. However, they likely came from around Southeastern Asia. Therefore, you may want a name from this area. Here are some examples with their meanings:
There are tons of different names you can select for your feline. Abyssinian cats are a bit exotic-looking, so they often do very well with exotic names. However, you can also name them something very “normal.” Therefore, we included both kinds of names on our list above, allowing you to find something useful for just about any feline.
Of course, you can use these names as a jumping-off point for coming up with your own names, as well. Sometimes, just by reading some name options, you can come up with names that are more fitting for your feline.
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