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250+ Tortoiseshell Cat Names: Unique Options for Your Tortie Cat

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Your Tortie cat deserves a name as unique as they are. Every cat has their own personality, and giving them a name is a perfect chance to reflect that. There are so many names to choose from, though, and it can be hard to know where to start.

Fortunately, we’ve done the searching for you! Here are lists of female names, male names, and cute and clever names. With these suggestions, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Let’s get started!

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How to Name Your Tortie Cat

When choosing the right name for your cat, it’s important not to rush it. You may want to get to know your cat’s personality before giving them a name to suit it. You can choose a name you like from these lists, or you can think of one on your own. Consider your favorite movies, books, characters, video games, or foods. Cat names can be anything that you like!

Remember that your cat will have this name forever, though, so keep it simple. Something no more than three syllables (two are ideal) will ensure that your cat will be able to distinguish their name when you say it. The name also shouldn’t sound close to a command, like “no” or “off.”

If you decide on a name and then realize a few days later that it’s not a good fit, you can change it to something more appropriate. However, it’s not recommended to do this more than once or twice. Once your cat gets used to their name, it should be the one that they keep. Most importantly, choose a name that you like!

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Female Tortie Cat Names

Any of these feminine cat names will work for your Tortie girl cat. In fact, most Tortie cats are girls! Female cats can be both black and orange together, producing a Tortie’s trademark coloring. Male cats can usually only be either black or orange. In rare exceptions of genetic mutations, though, Torties can be male, so be sure to check out the male Tortie names list too.

  • Agate
  • Alani
  • Amber
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Autumn
  • Begonia
  • Blossom
  • Brandy
  • Brie
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Cali
  • Candy
  • Caramel
  • Cayenne
  • Chai
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Cleo
  • Clover
  • Coco
  • Confetti
  • Coral
  • Crimson
  • Curry
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Diva
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Espresso
  • Fawn
  • Fiona
  • Foxy
  • Garnet
  • Ginger
  • Gingersnap
  • Godiva
  • Goldie
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Henna
  • Honey
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Java
  • Jellybean
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  • Lace
  • Lava
  • Lexi
  • Lily
  • London
  • Mage
  • Magnolia
  • Maple
  • Marbles
  • Marigold
  • Marmalade
  • Medusa
  • Melon
  • Misty
  • Mocha
  • Moira
  • Moxie
  • Nectarine
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • October
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Paisley
  • Papaya
  • Patches
  • Peaches
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Petunia
  • Pinecone
  • Pistachio
  • Pixel
  • Polka Dot
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Raven
  • Reese
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Saffron
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sheba
  • Sienna
  • Skittles
  • Sparkle
  • Spice
  • Stiletto
  • Stormy
  • Sunny
  • Sunstone
  • Sweetie
  • Tabitha
  • Taffy
  • Tangelo
  • Tawny
  • Terracotta
  • Toffee
  • Topaz
  • Tulip
  • Turtle
  • Twix
  • Violet
  • Vixen
  • Vixie
  • Whisper
  • Willow
  • Zelda
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Male Tortie Cat Names

If you are lucky enough to have a rare male Tortoiseshell cat, he’ll need a name as special as he is! We think that you’ll find the perfect one on this list.

  • Ash
  • Banjo
  • Batik
  • Blackjack
  • Blaze
  • Blue
  • Boho
  • Boots
  • Bourbon
  • Brach
  • Buttons
  • Cadbury
  • Camo
  • Checker
  • Cheddar
  • Chestnut
  • Chewie
  • Chip
  • Cider
  • Cinder
  • Coffee
  • Dash
  • Domino
  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Felix
  • Fleck
  • Freckles
  • Gingham
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  • Gizmo
  • Gouda
  • Granola
  • Hickory
  • Jigsaw
  • Julius
  • Jupiter
  • Leonardo
  • Licorice
  • Milo
  • Mogwai
  • Monterey Jack
  • Motley
  • Nacho
  • Nemo
  • Ninja
  • OJ
  • Oriole
  • Pepper
  • Picasso
  • Porter
  • Pouncer
  • Puzzle
  • Rascal
  • Remy
  • Rocky
  • Rusty
  • Scratch
  • Smoke
  • Snickers
  • Spot
  • Tabasco
  • Tanner
  • Tex
  • Tiger
  • Toast
  • Wellington
  • Wookie
  • Yogi
  • Zip
  • Zodiac
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Cute & Clever Unisex Tortoiseshell Names

If you’re still looking for the right Tortie cat name, here is a selection of cute and clever names to suit any cat. These names can be used for both male and female cats.

  • Acorn
  • Almond
  • Beans
  • Bergamot
  • Birch
  • Biscotti
  • Biscuit
  • Bosc
  • Canary
  • Cannoli
  • Carrot
  • Cashew
  • Cedar
  • Chance
  • Cheeto
  • Chickpea
  • Chili
  • Clove
  • Cognac
  • Cola
  • Cookie
  • Cumin
  • Dorito
  • Falafel
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  • Fir
  • Garbanzo
  • Guinness
  • Khaki
  • Kit Kat
  • Kiwi
  • Latte
  • Lindt
  • Macaroon
  • Mango
  • Merlot
  • Mouse
  • Muffin
  • Mushroom
  • Nebula
  • Nutella
  • Peanut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pie
  • Pineapple
  • Pudding
  • Pumpernickel
  • Rebel
  • Rolo
  • Roo
  • Roscoe
  • Scotch
  • Scout
  • Sesame
  • Smore
  • Tangerine
  • Tater
  • Tea
  • Tortilla
  • Truffle
  • Turkey
  • Valentine
  • Waffles
  • Walnut
  • Whiskey
  • Yam
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Image Credit: Andriy Blokhin, Shutterstock

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Conclusion

We hope that you found the perfect name for your Tortie cat from these lists! You can’t go wrong with any of these picks. Maybe you’ve been inspired to come up with one of your own!

Whichever name you choose, you can look forward to years of bonding with your cat. Selecting the right name is a big part of cat ownership. Watching your cat respond to the name that you’ve given them is fun and rewarding.

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