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.



  • Amy

    Badger. I found her, just born, in my driveway. I bottle fed her. She’s one now and a true princess. She rules over all other animals in my house. I love her so much!

  • Pistache

    We love our little tortie, Pistache.

  • Donna Broehm

    My 2 year old tortie is named Cocoapuff. She is a doll!

  • Henry

    My tortie is Uno!

  • Margo Baldrige

    My 5 year old tortie is named PRISSY. An apt name for her as
    she is a bit on the prissy and mean side. I fostered her as a kitten
    with her sister, Pansy, a beautiful calico that was born with cerebellar hypoplasis
    so is a wobbly kitty. I adopted both of them at 2 months old,

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