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Unique Names That Mean Golden
These unusual names, from the four corners of the Earth, make great names for cats sporting golden eyes or coats.
Each of these names translates to "golden."
- Aurelia: Greek, Spanish and Latin.
- Azurin: Persian.
- Candrin: Indian.
- Carmella: Hebrew.
- Gamani: Indian.
- Gilda: English.
- Haimi: Sanskrit.
- Hatak: Sanskrit.
- Hema: Hindi.
- Hital: Indian.
- Kin: Japanese.
- Oral or Orel: Swedish.
- Orla: Irish.
- Orleans: French and Latin.
- Paz: Hebrew.
- Sonia: Indian.
- Sonika: Hindi.
- Sunhari: Indian.
- Zaran: Farsi.
- Zarina: Persian.
- Zehavi: Hebrew.
- Zerrin: Turkish.
- Zorina: Slavic.
Golden Names for Cats With Amber Eyes
These unique cat names celebrate the rich golden tones of amber cat eyes, that glint by day and glower by night. Living in service to a golden-eyed cat often brings fortune and fame to their caretakers. Name your kitty an auspicious name, if you wish to prosper from your propitious new partnership.
Names for Red Cats With Orange Eyes
- Ardita: Albanian, "Golden Day."
- Ariana: Albanian, "Golden Life."
- Armand: Albanian, "Golden Mind."
- Carmine: Latin: "Vivid red."
- Clancy: Irish, "Red-haired warrior."
- Goldwyn: English, "Golden Friend."
- Harkin: Gaelic, "Red."
- Hemangini: Hindi, "Golden Body."
- Hemanya: Indian, "Golden Body."
- Hemaraja: Indian, "Golden King."
- Jasper: Gemstone.
- Kalden: Tibetan, "of The Golden Age."
- Kama: Sanskrit, "The Golden One."
- Kim: Vietnamese, "Golden."
- Kunal: Hindi, "Golden Son of the Emperor."
- Marigold: English, "Golden Flower."
- Marmalade: Orange jam.
- Marmaduke: Irish, "Leader of the Seas."
- Mars: Red planet.
- Nishka: Hindi, "Golden Ornament."
- Orville: French, "Golden City."
- Peta: Native American, "Golden Eagle."
- Poppy: Red and Orange flowers.
- Radcliff: English, "Red cliff."
- Redford: Scottish, "Red hair."
- Rezar: Albian, "Golden Ray."
- Roone: Irish, "Red hair."
- Roth: German, "Redhead."
- Rowan: Gaelic, "Little Red One."
- Roy: French, "Redhead."
- Ruby: Red gemstone.
- Rufus: Latin: "Redhead."
- Rukmin: Indian, "Wearing Golden Ornaments."
- Russell: French, "Fox red colored."
- Siena: Reddish brown.
- Sonali: Hindi, "Golden One."
- Tangerine: "She is all they say..."
- Zoroaster: Persian, "Golden Star."
- Zorro: Slavic, "Golden Dawn."
Fierce and Fiery Names for Cats with Amber Eyes
These fierce names for cats celebrate their golden, tiger eyes, "burning bright in the forests of the night."
Names for Black Cats With Yellow Eyes
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135 Names for Black Cats from Classic to Crazy
Your black cat deserves a name to match her striking appearance. Find the perfect name for your black cat with this list of classic and creative names.
Your black cat’s dramatic coloring calls for a name that’s exceptional, too. When you’re trying to choose a name for your black cat, think about unique, creative, fun names that describe not only his or her looks, but also personality.
Of course, a black cat instantly brings to mind Halloween names like Spooky or Eve (short for All Hallows Eve) and witchy names like Morticia or Wednesday (both of Addams Family fame), or Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. (If you’re not a child of the ’80s, Google the name. You won’t be disappointed in the character who hosted Elvira’s Movie Macabre, the movie, or the song by The Oak Ridge Boys!)
If you want to really capitalize on your cat’s attitude (cattitude, if you will), try a mischievous or badass name like Zanzibar or Harley. If your kitty is a barrel of monkeys, a funny, unisex name like Pea (as in black-eyed) could be fitting.
Favorite TV shows and movies provide great cat name inspiration if you (or your cat) enjoy the big or small screens. How about naming your black cat after a fellow feline like Sylvester from Looney Tunes ("Sufferin' succotash!") or after an equally dark, loud-breathing character like Darth Vader?
If you love to cook and your cat loves to watch from a nearby counter, you might look to the spice rack for names like Anise or Sesame.
And if a black cat name doesn’t quite fit your feline, why not go the ironic route and name him something that seems to be the exact opposite? Snowball or Cotton, for instance.
Naming your kitty should be a fun brainstorming process that captures all his best (or worst) qualities with a unique name or one inspired by one or a few of your favorite things. Here’s a list of black cat names we think might be a good fit—or at least inspire you to find the perfect moniker.
The Crazy History of the Black Cat
OK, totally a tangent, but have you ever wondered why halloween and spooky stories are about black cats and not a white cat or a calico cat? And why are they so frightening?
To get to the bottom of it, we did a little digging. (Or should I say, clawing?)
Turns out, the folklore behind a black cat varies from culture to culture. Black cats are actually considered good luck in Japan, for example. They say a woman with a black cat will have many suitors.
In Egypt, legend has it that the goddess Bast saw black cats as favorable, so households there thought they could gain her favor by having a black cat.
In Western history, however, black cats are looked upon as a bad omen and as a symbol of evil, and are often correlated with witches. Europeans believed that if a black cat crosses your path, it’s an omen of death and misfortune. But their evil work wasn’t always in the form of a cat. European folklore also said that these black cats could transform into human shape and act like a spy or courier for demons and witches. In some areas of the continent, people would burn black cats to be safe.
These beliefs traveled to the United States with the Pilgrims. They were a deeply suspicious bunch and viewed the black cat as an accomplice of the devil. Anyone caught with a black cat would be severely punished or killed.
Luckily times have changed and people no longer hold these beliefs. However, a black cat continues to be associated with Halloween and superstitions.
Some reports say that shelters have a harder time finding homes for cats that are black, which is all the more reason to get one.
Funny Names for Cats
- Cat Benatar
- Puddy Tat
- Cindy Clawford
- Ricky Ticky Tabby
- Cha Cha
- Miss Piggy