50 Names For Cats With Tortitude


From their mosaic fur coats of orange and black to their association with good luck, it’s safe to say that tortoiseshell cats are one of the most colorful cats to share your home with. Torties are also known for their colorful personalities, affectionately called "tortitude". And if you’re welcoming a new tortie cat into your family and home--congratulations on your new best friend! Now it’s time to give your newest furry family member a name.

Because the vast majority of tortoiseshell cats are female (only 1 in every 3,000 calicos are male), the names we’ve selected lean that way. But we’ve also included names for the rare male Tortie and names that can be used for both male or female! 

  • Agate (Aggie for short)
  • Amber
  • Andromeda
  • Autumn
  • Brindle
  • Brocade
  • Bubbles
  • Camouflage (Cam for short)
  • Cookie
  • Checkers
  • Confetti (Connie for short)
  • Dapple
  • Ditsy
  • Dot
  • Freckles
  • Gingham
  • Jaguar
  • Jasper
  • Kaleidoscope (Kallie for short)
  • Ladybug
  • Leopard
  • Lynx
  • Macchiato
  • Marbles
  • Matisse
  • Merle
  • Mocha
  • Motley
  • Muddy
  • Mystery
  • Nebula
  • Cannoli
  • Clementine
  • Cleopatra (or Cleocatra)
  • Confetti
  • Cheddar
  • Chowder
  • Fall
  • Felicity
  • Felix
  • Ginger

  • Gizmo
  • Honey
  • Harmony
  • Julius
  • Maple
  • Monet
  • Mars
  • Matisse
  • Monarch
  • Mosaic
  • Motley
  • Mozart
  • Myriad
  • Marigold
  • Marmalade
  • Nutmeg
  • October
  • Oriole
  • Oscar
  • Patches
  • Peaches
  • Penelope

  • Rosa
  • Rorschach
  • Russell
  • Rusty
  • Spark
  • Spice
  • Sunset
  • Tangelo
  • Tango
  • Tigger
  • Twix

Do you have a tortie at home? Let us know their name in the comments below! 

Psst - if you do have a tortie at home, now you can get their photo printed on any custom item, like a mug or blanket! Click here or the image below for more details.



  • Kimberly

    My husband is a proud ‘cat dad’ to his very rare, very spoiled, and very much loved dilute tortie/calico mix, Ophelia. She, of course, believes that all his attention and spoiling are her just rewards for gracing his life with her perfection. Yes, she has the attitude…lol.

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  • Sherri

    Yes I do and her name is Autumn

  • June


  • Quinn

    Harley!!!! She is a beautiful tortie and definitelly has the tortitude. She has a blonde mustache, and her black littermate (brother) is named Diesel. They will be 3 in June.

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