Updated - Oct 30th, 2020
Siamese cats were the breed of choice for royalty in Thailand, where they were first bred (Siamese comes from “Siam,” the old name for Thailand). And it’s no surprise: Siamese are one of the most regal looking breeds. For a name that honors the royal heritage of your Siamese girl, Cleopatra (aka Queen of the Nile) would make a great choice. You can also call her Cleo – or for cat parents who are more pun-inclined – Cleocatra!
Siamese are one of the most vocal breeds out there, and they will always let their humans know when they want attention. If you have a little girl with the gift of gab who is constantly talking to you, Gabby is a cute choice for her.
To honor your girl kitty’s Thai heritage, the name Jasmine is a lovely choice. The delicious and fragrant Jasmine rice is grown primarily in Thailand and is a staple of Thai cuisine. This name is also a great option for Disney fans of Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine.
One of two Siamese cats in Lillian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who… series, Koko has a sixth sense that he uses to help his human solve mysteries. While in the book Koko is a boy, the name could easily be used for a girl Siamese as well. It is also a fun alternative to the incredibly popular Coco.
All cat parents treat their kitties like royalty. The word regina literally means “queen” in Latin (and the Italian derived from it), so it is a most fitting choice for a regal Siamese girl who gets treated like the fur queen she is.
If you’re an American history buff, Rutherford would make an interesting choice for your Siamese boy. The first Siamese cat came to the United States in 1879 and was a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy from the American consul in Bangkok, Thailand.
One of the most striking things about Siamese cats is their beautiful blue eyes. An alternative to the more common name Sapphire, Safira (which in Hebrew means “sapphire”) makes a lovely and unique choice for a Siamese girl with eyes the color of this precious gem.
All Siamese cats have blue eyes because of lack of pigmentation in two of the layers of their irises (the stroma and the epithelium). This causes their eyes to appear blue for the same reason we perceive the sky as blue. Skye would make a great choice for any Siamese cat, especially if you’re a science buff (or just someone who appreciates the beauty of a bright blue sky).
Has there ever been a bluer pair of eyes than Frank Sinatra’s? This iconic American crooner was literally nicknamed “Ol’ Blue Eyes” because they were just that striking. If you’ve got a Siamese boy with the breed’s trademark enchanting blue eyes, Sinatra might be the prrrfect name for you.
The father of American pop art, Andy Warhol, was a huge cat person – and particularly adored Siamese cats. His first cat was a Siamese named Hester, and he frequently drew illustrations of cats. If you’re an art history buff, Warhol is a fun choice for your new Siamese boy.