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Brown Cat Names (207 Brilliant Naming Ideas For Brown Felines)

Have you given a forever home to a little brown cat? Are you looking for a great name for your brown tabby cat?

It can be a complicated process to select a name for your pet. Cat owners often choose a name that suits the physical features of their cat, such as its coat color.

While a name like “Chocolate” sounds good, it’s a little basic. Too many brown cats have been named after this generic sweet treat and we know you can do better than this.

To help you, we’ve listed below several brown cat names that go perfectly well with brown-furred cats. We hope this guide helps you find the perfect cat name!

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Female Brown Cat Names

Your little girl deserves a name as colorful and gentle as she is. You may even want to name her to signify what a wonderful mother she will be someday.

The great thing about cat names for female brown cat breeds, is that you have plenty of inspiration to choose from.

Here are our top picks for the best female cat names for brown cats:

  1. Ariel
  2. Baby
  3. Bella
  4. Blossom
  5. Cassie
  6. Charlotte
  7. Cherry
  8. Chloe
  9. Coco
  10. Cookie
  11. Daisy
  12. Daphne
  13. Ellie
  14. Evie
  15. Fifi
  16. Freckles
  17. Glitter
  18. Katie
  19. Caty
  20. Kitty
  21. Ginger
  22. Kiki
  23. Lady
  24. Lexi
  25. Lila
  26. Lulu
  27. Miley
  28. Millie
  29. Molly
  30. Missy
  31. Petal
  32. Pixie
  33. Poppy
  34. Puss
  35. Rosie
  36. Skittles
  37. Sophie
  38. Sparkle
  39. Sweetie
  40. Tabby
  41. Queenie
  42. Pebbles
  43. Smudge
  44. Cali
  45. Cleo
  46. Maggie
  47. Luna
  48. Gracie
  49. Milly
  50. Grace
  51. Prolly

Male Brown Cat Names

Do you want to showcase your male cat’s strength and speed? Or maybe you want to show the world what a sensitive guy he really is. The best way to do so is to choose the right name.

Without further ado, here is our list of the best cat names for brown male cats:

  1. Charlie
  2. Alfie
  3. Monty
  4. Gizmo
  5. Leo
  6. Custard
  7. Max
  8. Ralph
  9. Oscar
  10. Bear
  11. Toby
  12. Angus
  13. Archie
  14. Felix
  15. George
  16. Harry
  17. Milo
  18. Henry
  19. Jasper
  20. Oliver
  21. Scotty
  22. Buddy
  23. Hugo
  24. Diego
  25. Cooper
  26. Merlin
  27. Lucky
  28. Otto
  29. Ozzy
  30. Minsk
  31. Ollie
  32. Pumpkin
  33. Simba
  34. Romeo
  35. Raoul
  36. Teddy
  37. Walle
  38. Thomas
  39. Ziggy
  40. Ramsey
  41. Rocket
  42. Zorro
  43. Accu
  44. Crush
  45. Obi
  46. Mookie
  47. Bailey
  48. Omega
  49. Dexter
  50. Dash

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Cute Cat Names For Brown Cats

Who doesn’t love names that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside? In fact, the names in this section all belong to those things or characters that remind us of our excellent childhoods. They evoke pure joy in us.

Is there a better way to celebrate your cat than by naming him/her using one of these great options?

  1. Coffee
  2. Cocoa
  3. Mocha
  4. Cappuccino
  5. Latte
  6. Dutch
  7. Wookie
  8. Rapunzel
  9. Godiva: From the legend
  10. Nugent: As in Ted Nugent
  11. Blitzen
  12. Cyclone
  13. Cheshire
  14. Wizard
  15. Beelzebub
  16. Diablo
  17. Hecate
  18. Rum Tum Tugger
  19. Munkestrap
  20. Grizzabella
  21. Victoria
  22. Gus
  23. Brownie
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Unique Brown Cat Names

All cats are unique to their owners. But the fact is, each one of us secretly believes that our little brown kitten is a tad more special compared to other brown cats.

At least, we always tend to do this.

But if you’re the same, then consider naming your little pet one after of these wonderfully weird and powerful names.

  1. Ambrosia
  2. Apple
  3. Burrito
  4. Butter
  5. Caviar
  6. Chowder
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Couscous
  9. Crouton
  10. Cupcake
  11. Gingersnap
  12. Ham
  13. Hot Dog
  14. Ice
  15. Kiwi
  16. Lollypop
  17. Muffin
  18. Munchkin
  19. Nacho
  20. Nutmeg
  21. Oatmeal
  22. Oreo
  23. Pancakes
  24. Peaches

Names For Dark Brown Cats

Some cats are just a little “browner” than others. Maybe your cat is the shade of burnt chocolate or his/her fur is closer to black. So, naming your pet something like “milky” or “cinnamon”, may not work, since he/she is not dark brown.

To help you, we have listed below a bunch of cat names that are perfect for dark brown cats.

  1. Cronan – the Gaelic word for “dark brown.”
  2. Donn – Irish for “brown”
  3. Fudge – after the best dessert.
  4. Hershey – named after the best chocolate.
  5. Java – if we’re talking about coffee, well, here’s one more!
  6. Kahverengi – Turkish word for brown. Try Kahv for short!
  7. Ko-Ko – inspired from a Japanese name.
  8. Mahogany – after the red-brown timber.
  9. Maple – inspired by the best syrup!
  10. Marron– French for “brown.”
  11. Meatloaf – a funny food-inspired idea, don’t you think?
  12. Milo – German name for a calm and brown cat.
  13. Moose – inspired by the majestic, brown creatures.
  14. Roux – after the main ingredient in Gumbo.
  15. Rudas – Lithuanian for “brown”
  16. Ruskea – means “brown” in Finnish
  17. Sausage – for a brown cat who really likes food!
  18. Siocled – Welsh for chocolate.
  19. Snickers – after the delicious chocolate and caramel dessert.
  20. Sumatra – a country that produces amazing coffee
  21. Tawny – Irish name for “dark gold.”
  22. Teak – after the tropical hardwood.
  23. Truffles – brown and delicious? Sounds like dessert!
  24. Twix – after the delicious chocolate and caramel treat.
  25. Xim– xim av means “brown” in Hmong

Light Brown Cat Names

As with dark cats with “light names”, light coated cats with “dark names” just don’t match.

If you have brought home a kitten who’s a light shade of brown or a darker shade of cream or orange, then a name that highlights this light brown color can work for your pet.

Here is a list of names you can choose from for your light brown kitty.

  1. Apricot
  2. Captain Kitty
  3. Cat Benatar
  4. Faux Paw
  5. Great Catsby
  6. Ikat
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Kitty Kurek
  9. Ali McC
  10. Fernando
  11. Kali Cat
  12. Katy Kirstie
  13. Alley Kat
  14. Kit Kat Kitty
  15. Lickerish
  16. Mr. Puddycat
  17. My Cat
  18. Putty
  19. Snapchat
  20. Tweetie Pie
  21. Walter Croncat
  22. Leonardo diCatprio
  23. Adipose
  24. Bugs

Brown Warrior Cat Names

Cats have been symbols of courage, wisdom and action in many cultures for centuries. They’re a huge part of old fairy tales and urban legends.

Irrespective of what role they play, one thing is clear. Cats are warriors.

To celebrate such legendary cats and to honor the cats in our own lives, we’ve made a list of the best names for cats who are brave, kind and beautiful – like true warriors.

  1. Taz: Short for Tasmanian Devil
  2. Blitzen
  3. Cyclone
  4. Twister
  5. Tiger
  6. Tigger
  7. Jailbird
  8. Soldier
  9. Mr. T
  10. Ozzy Osbourne

Are there any other ideas you have? Leave us a comment at the bottom of this post with your suggestions for pet names! We will add them to our list of cat names.

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Cat Name Inspiration

A wide range of cat features can inspire a cat name - from the color of your cat’s fur or eyes to its personality. If your cat has stripes, that can inspire your cat’s name too. The name can stem from virtually anything that can set your cat apart from other felines.

If you are inspired by an animated cat character - of which there are plenty to choose from - those names can also be an inspiration too. Your kids will love it if you name your cat Tom or Sylvester, which are popular animated cats.

You may also choose to name your cat after a favorite celebrity of yours. That's also very common. At the end of the day, it is up to your imagination.

Help Choosing The Right Name

In order to choose the right name for your cat, you would need to understand your cat’s innate personality. Study your cat’s habits.

How important is your cat in the household? If you consider your cat as a part of your family, then naming your cat using a human/person’s name, works best. Choose a girl name in case your cat is a female or a boy name if your cat is a male.

If your cat is super cute (which they all are!), you can also choose a cute little name from the list given above.

If you’re a food lover, you can also name your cat after a favorite food of yours. We have also included a list of popular food-inspired cat names in the list above. Names like ‘pancake’, ‘muffin’ are pretty popular among cat owners. Choose a name that best suits your furry friend.

Another popular choice would be to name your furry friend after flowers - such as Lily (after the brown Peruvian lily) or other brown colored flower names like Kangaroo paws or Cosmos (after the chocolate cosmos flower). It is just the perfect gift you can give your cat, who is equally pretty to look at.

Consider naming your brown-coated cat based upon his/her personality and characteristics. His/her temperament, friendliness, desire to be petted etc., are some of the factors that should be kept in mind before naming your cat.


In conclusion, choosing the right name for your cat is an easy task, provided you can are aware of what you’re looking for. Read through our lists above and pick a category that resonates best with you.  This makes the job of choosing a brown cat name much easier.

However, remember that a name is just that, a name. At the end of the day, your cat will still be the same little adorable creature of the house, no matter what name you call him/her by.

The important thing is to have fun when choosing a name for your beloved cat and not to overthink the ramifications of the name.

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules when naming your cat. If you feel like it, you can keep multiple names, hyphenated names or nicknames for your cat as well.

Need more inspiration? Check our list of cat name posts here or take a look at the related section below.

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