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100+ Yellow Cat Names: Fun & Inspiring Names For Your Pet

Yellow Cat Names

Yellow cats tend to be very vocal and affectionate. The most extroverted cats—if we can go that far—would be the sweet orange tabby that wants to be everyone’s best friend. Yellow or orange cats embody the cheerful warmth that accompanies their color, and a name like Buttercup would suit them just perfectly. We’ve compiled yellow names to christen your new ray of sunshine, as well as names that mean “light” or “bright.”


How to Name Your Cat

Picking out a name for your cat is almost as important as choosing the animal itself. After all, you’re going to have to live with them both for possibly 20 years! When choosing or creating a name for your new friend, always consider:

  1. Appearance: The names on this list suit a yellow or light orange coat. It might be a bit strange to call a black cat Tangerine, but it could work if you’re going for an ironic name or a reason other than physical traits.
  2. Personality: Spending a little bit of time with your new pet will allow their personality to peek through, perhaps giving you insight to the true moniker. For example, Canary might be a good fit for a cat that loves to sing.
  3. Ease: You might not want to call a six-syllable name every time Charles Windsor Knightly gets in trouble…which, knowing kittens, will probably be more than you’d prefer.
  4. Characters: Maybe you’d be interested in naming your cat after one of your favorite characters due to their appearance, personality, or a combination of both. Do you have a cat that loves to solve mysteries? Consider Agatha or Sherlock. Does your cat remind you of a favorite television character? You could name them after him or her. 
owner stroking and scratching orange cats face
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Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, check out our list of names for your yellow cat.

divider-catFood and Botanical Names

These names are inspired by plants and food. The two categories are grouped together here because sometimes a name will belong to both, such as Pumpkin.

Naming your cat after something else found in nature can be a poetic way of expressing their beauty, such as calling your cat Calla because of the lily. Choosing a food name like Cookie can be clever and cute, revealing those parts of your cat’s personality. However, please remember that the majority of plants and human foods aren’t safe for kitty consumption, so don’t let your little Petunia sample their namesake!

  • Banana
  • Begonia
  • Biscuit
  • Butter
  • Butterbur
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Carrot
  • Calla
  • Calendula
  • Cheese
  • Cheesecake
  • Cheeto
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cornbread
  • Cracker
  • Cream
  • Curry
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Egg
  • FlapJack
  • Ginger
  • Goldenrod
  • Hashbrown
  • Honey
  • Iris
  • Lemon
  • Lily
  • Mandarin
  • Mango
  • Marigold
  • Mustard
  • Omelet
  • Orange
  • Pancake
  • Pepper
  • Petunia
  • Pie
  • Poppy
  • Potato
  • Primrose
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin
  • Rose
  • Saffron
  • Sherbet
  • Shortcake
  • Sorbet
  • Squash
  • Sunflower
  • Susan
  • Tangerine
  • Tulip
  • Turmeric
  • Zinnia
ginger exotic shorthair cat sleeping near a door
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Names That Mean “Yellow” or “Light”

And it was all yellow…if you want a name that means “yellow,” “bright,” or “light,” check out these names. They’re all from different origins and cultures, ranging from the Egyptian name Ra to the Gaelic name Sheridan.

  • Aarush
  • Abner
  • Aleanor
  • Amber
  • Aurelia
  • Aurora
  • Bisque
  • Blane
  • Brighton
  • Clarabelle
  • Citron
  • Dawn
  • Elaine
  • Fynn
  • Goldie
  • Helena
  • Iliana
  • Luciana
  • Meira
  • Noor
  • Phoebe
  • Prism
  • Ra
  • Ray
  • Sheridan
  • Siraj
  • Sunburst
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Thea
  • Uriela
  • Zahara
  • Ziya
  • Zahara
  • Ziva
Ginger cat sitting outside with snow on the ground
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Names That’ll Make You Think of Yellow

The names on this list mostly come from famous yellow cats on the big screen or from classic books. There are also a few unique monikers in this section that are inspired by cultural associations with yellow or orange, such as Bee or Canary.

  • Aslan
  • Beach
  • Bee
  • Canary
  • Ember
  • Garfield
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • June
  • Moon
  • Mufasa
  • Nala
  • O’Malley
  • Puss
  • Sandy
  • Simba
  • Sparkle
  • Toulouse
  • Tigger
  • Twinkle
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Final Thoughts

Picking out a cute name is only part of the fun of adopting a new kitty, but it’s an important one because that word will now have a special meaning to you and your cat. Be sure to choose one that you enjoy and won’t seem dated after years of use. A yellow name lets their color and personality shine through and can be truly timeless.

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