10 Best Names For Calico Cats

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Updated - Oct 26th, 2021

This would make a great name for a chatty calico girl cat. Calliope was one of the Greek Muses, and the name means “beautiful voiced,” so if you have a talkative little girl who fills your home with melodic meowing, this is a fitting choice – and you also have the option of calling her Callie the Calico for short!

There is a gorgeous variety to calico cat coats, with a seemingly endless variety of white, brown, and black patterns. Kaleidoscope would be a great name to reflect the gorgeous color patterns on your new kitty’s fur. While this name is unisex, the vast majority of calico cats are female due to the genetics that dictate feline fur coloring.

The calico is the state cat of Maryland. While it may seem strange to name your cat after a bird – their species sworn enemy – the Oriole is the state bird of Maryland (hence the Baltimore Orioles baseball team). This name is especially fun for Marylanders (or anyone who is an O’s fan). And who knows ­– this name choice may inspire lasting peace between your kitty and the birdies.

Pet Pro Tip: Regardless of which breed you bring home, make sure to get help protecting your new best fur friend with a best-in-class kitten insurance or cat insurance plan. Vet bills for unexpected accidents & illnesses can add up fast – it pays to be prepared with insurance.

The random patterns of a calico often resemble a smattering of inkblots in various shades of black and brown. Naming your calico kitty Rorschach – after the famous psychological inkblot test – would make for a clever choice (plus, you can play games of “What do you see?” with your kitty’s spots).

Rocky Road
One of the most popular (and delicious) flavors of ice cream, Rocky Road is made from chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows. This color combo would work for a calico, especially one who is predominantly black/brown with smaller patches of white. If your calico fits the bill, Rocky Road (or Rocky for short) would make a sweet name for your new girl or boy.

Everyone loves Girl Scout cookie season, and Samoas are one of the best cookies around. These shortbread cookies are coated in caramel and topped with dark chocolate stripes and coconut – a color combo that calico cat lovers will instantly recognize. So why not name your new calico girl after this cult cookie classic?

This classic campfire snack would make a terrific name for your calico kitten. The delectable combo of roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate, sandwiched between two graham crackers, is always a treat for the whole family – just like your new furry addition.

Snickers always satisfies, and this iconic candy bar made from nougat, caramel, peanuts, and milk chocolate would make a great name for a calico with a colorful coat to match. If you’re looking for a sweet name to satisfy the whole family, Snickers would make an excellent choice.

Calico cats are instantly recognizable for their tri-colored coats, and Trio is a lovely name that honors each shade of white, black, and brown equally. This name would also work extra well if your new calico is the third addition to your family.

We know naming a new kitty is a challenge for pet parents, so while you’re chewing it over, consider Twix for your calico. With its classic combination of biscuit cookie, caramel, and milk chocolate, Twix pairs very well with your calico’s coat. The only question is, is she a left Twix or a right Twix?

Ali Morretta

Ali Morretta

Writer, Adoring Corgi Mom
Ali is a writer, editor & proud Corgi mom with diverse experience across educational publishing & entertainment blogging.
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