One of the most popular cat breeds of all time, Siamese cats are well-known for their beautiful appearance and coquettish personality. If you’re planning to get a Siamese kitten, you need to start looking for an appropriate name for the cat. The good news is that there are plenty of Siamese cat names that you can choose from.
The bad news is, no ordinary name will suit a Siamese cat. As a cat held dear by the royal family of Siam—and now the entire world—this distinguished breed deserves only the best of names. Don’t worry; that’s precisely what you’re going to find in this article.
From names that describe your unique cat’s character traits to mythical names as well as traditional Thai names, we will give you a rundown of some good names for Siamese cats. You won’t get through this article without finding the right word to describe your Siamese cat’s beauty and grace.
Siamese Cat Names by Gender
Whether your Siamese cat is male or female, rest assured that you’ll find the perfect name for your beautiful buddy in this comprehensive list.
#1: Male Siamese Cat Names
Male Siamese cats are smart, curious, and people-oriented. They can also be vocal and won’t hesitate to voice out their opinions. There are plenty of good male Siamese cat names related to those traits that you can use, such as:
Buddy: your Siamese cat is your best pal, so why don’t you name him Buddy? Sure, this name is more commonly used by dogs, but Siamese cats are often said to be dog-like anyway. Want to know what other cats are considered dog-like? Check out this article.
Charlie: this is one classic name. The name evokes traits of friendliness and warmth which many cat owners associate with Siamese cats. Moreover, it means “freedom.” Isn’t that apt for a free-spirited cat?
Elliot: this is a Greek name that means “strength” and “courage.” It is also a variation of the Hebrew name “Elijah.”
Max: Max is one of the more popular one-syllable names. It is a name that is associated with “strength and energy”: two qualities that most male Siamese cats exhibit.
Sam: this is a name that also has Hebrew roots. It is also one of the most commonly used one-syllable names. In case you haven’t heard, cats are generally more responsive to one-syllable names.
Simon: a name that has both Hebrew and Greek roots, Simon is a good one for a curious Siamese. In Greek, Simon means “snub-nosed.” In Hebrew, the name means “listen.” Siamese cats are said to be one of the most talkative cats; they want you to listen. If you want to understand what they are saying, try this article on interpreting cat sounds.
#2: Female Siamese Cat Names
Similar to masculine Siamese cat names, there are plenty of Siamese cat names female that you can choose from, such as:
Agatha: a name with Greek origins, it literally translates to “good woman.” It connotes strength and feistiness. You would want to give this name to a female Siamese who is loving, kind, and sensitive.
Athena: she’s the daughter of Zeus and the goddess of wisdom, purity, and courage. The patroness of the city of Athena, Athena is a name that evokes images of beauty and intelligence. It is a name that would fit a smart and curious female Siamese cat well. Want to maximize your smart cat’s potential? Learn how to teach her some basic tricks!
Bella: this name has become quite popular in recent years thanks to the Twilight saga. It is the short form of names like Isabella and Anabella. Bella is related to Latin and Italian words for “beautiful,” while the name Belle also means the same in French. The name is also characteristic of the easy-going nature of Siamese cats.
Cleopatra: your Siamese cat won’t exactly be the first feline to be given this name, but that is a testament to the aptness of this name for cats. Cleopatra is not just an apt name for a beautiful Siamese cat, but also one that’s smart and friendly.
Mia: Mia is a good choice for cat lovers who want a short name for their feline friends. Mia also connotes an adventurous nature, as it means “rebellion.”
Siamese Cat Names Based on Physical Traits
You can also name your Siamese cat based on his or her physical traits. From the colors of the coat to the color of the eyes, there are several Siamese cat physical characteristics that can give you an idea of the most appropriate name for your new feline friend.
#1: Coat Color
As you may know, Siamese cats have four principal colors: seal points or dark, seal brown points, chocolate points, blue points, and lilac points which include frosty grey points. Here are some color-related names that will suit your Siamese cat:
#2: Eye Color
Aside from coat color, you can also choose a name based on the color of your pet’s eyes. The eyes of Siamese cats can range from green, gold, copper, to yellow, but the most common color is blue. Here are some cool name suggestions you can try:
You can also name your cat after a celebrity that has the same eye color as your pet. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, and Bradley Cooper are some of the male Hollywood A-listers who have blue eyes. So, why don’t you call your male Siamese cat Leonardo or Brad?
There are also plenty of female celebrities who have blue eyes whom you can name your female Siamese cat after, for example: Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively, and Zooey Deschanel.
Siamese Cat Names Based on Personality
You may also give your cat a name that reflects on his or her personality traits. Here are some name ideas that you may want to consider:
Bandit: a name that perfectly describes a Siamese cat who’s mischievous and constantly gets himself into trouble
Dash: this is a great name for active and playful Siamese cats
Decibel: give this name to an outspoken Siamese cat
Flash: another good choice for hyperactive Siamese cats
Lightning: a short but apt name for your fast and energetic pet
Ziggy: a name that you can give to Siamese cats who love to zip around your house
Traditional Thai Siamese Cat Names
It is no secret that Siamese cats originated from Thailand, which was formerly known as Siam—hence the name for this popular feline breed. Called “The Royal Cats of Siam,” Siamese cats were greatly revered in Thailand—so much so, in fact, that no one except for the members of the Thai royal family were allowed to own them in olden times.
You can go back to basics, so to speak, by giving your pet a traditional Thai name, such as:
Chanarong (M): it means “warrior” and thus could best describe a tough little kitten.
Isra (F): this beautiful name means “nocturnal journey” in Thai.
Kanya (F): it means “young daughter.”
Kasem (M): this name means “happiness.”
Klahan (M): it literally translates to “brave” in Thai.
Malee (F): it means “jasmine” or “flower.”
Niran (M): it means “eternal” in Thai and could best describe your love for your new pet. Want to know how else you can convey your unfaltering love? This article on how to show your cats you love them is for you.
Ratana (F): it means “crystal.”
Sunan (M): it means “good sword.”
Vanida (F): this literally translates to “girl” in Thai.
Siamese Cat Names Inspired by Movie and TV Characters
You can also name your Siamese cat after popular movie and television characters. A few of these characters are Siamese cats, while others are not, but they certainly have some traits that your cat may share. Here are some name ideas that you may want to consider:
Garfield: sure, the popular cartoon character created by Jim Davis is not a Siamese cat (he’s an Exotic Shorthair, to be exact) but no one will blame you if you elect to give your chubby and cute Siamese cat this name.
Nala: she’s the best friend of Simba from the hit Disney movie The Lion King. The character is known for being sweet, sassy, and sensible—qualities that we often associate with Siamese cats.
Nermal: if you are a Garfield fan, you certainly know who Nermal is. He’s the grey tabby Garfield constantly bullies. To his credit, Nermal is a cute grey tabby who can win the heart of just about anyone. It’s a name you can give to a male Siamese kitten.
Sagwa: it is a name that isn’t as popular as Garfield, but it is unique, and secondly, it is based on the name of a real Siamese cat. Sagwa is the lead character of an animated series of the same name. It was based an oriental novel.
Si and Am: you can give these names to twin Siamese kittens. These are the names of the twin Siamese cats in the film The Lady and the Tramp.
Stimpy: it is a silly-sounding name based on a character from the 90s cartoon series Ren and Stimpy. Stimpy is a talented and fun-loving red and white cat. The name is perfect for your smart and curious Siamese kitten.
Other Names for Siamese cats
If none of the names above caught your fancy, don’t worry. We’re not done yet. Now, how about we focus on the mysterious nature of cats and how they are said to have mystical powers?
Aside from the names we’ve suggested earlier (Athena and Agatha, to be specific), there are other mythical names that you may want to give to your Siamese cat. With their regal personality, storied history, and exotic looks, Siamese cats will sound all the more lovable when given mythical names such as:
Adonis: it is a name that has been associated with masculinity. In Greek mythology, Adonis was a handsome young man who was killed and then brought back to life by Aphrodite.
Apollo: Apollo is the god of sun and light in Greek mythology. The son of Zeus and Leto, he’s also the god of music, medicine, wisdom, and beauty. These are all qualities which we can associate with Siamese cats.
Hermes: this is an awesome name that you may want to give to your male Siamese kitten. The name came from the Greek god Hermes. He is often associated with youth, cleverness, and cunningness.
Loki: you might be familiar with the name “Loki” after watching the Marvel movie Thor. Loki is a Norse legend associated with fire and magic. This name may also be a good one to describe your mischievous feline friend. Is Loki’s mischievousness getting out of hand? Learn how to discipline your cat the non-harmful way here.
Mercury: most of us know that this is the name of a planet that’s closest to the sun, but it is also the name of the Roman god of trade. He is also the Roman mythology’s counterpart to Hermes—what with him being a messenger of the gods and all. Your Siamese cat who always has something to say will bear this name with pride.
Zeus: no list of popular mythical names is complete without mentioning Zeus. He is, after all, the highest of all Greek gods. The name is apt for your highly energetic cat.
If you are still undecided on the best name to give your cat, here are some other unique monikers that you may want to consider:
Hiro: it is a Japanese name that is given to males. It has multiple meanings like “abundant” and “generous.”
Mosi: this is an Egyptian word which means “firstborn.” If your Siamese cat is your first pet, this name is apt.
Sumo: a dynamic and masculine name, Sumo is often associated with strength and vigor.
Zuma: Arabic in origin, this name means “peace.” Musician Gwen Stefani used this name for one of her sons. It can also be a good name for your new Siamese cat!
It is easy to understand why Siamese cats are so well-loved around the world. They can be very friendly, kind, and loyal to their respective masters. They also come in different coat and eye colors. Their physical traits and behavior can give pet owners a lot of ideas on the best names to give them.
You can choose names based on popular movie and TV characters. Mythical names may also prove to be appropriate for Siamese cats given their exotic looks and royal aura. No need to be confused because there are so many options. Just choose a name that sounds right to you, and that your cat readily responds to.
Which of the names above do you think would best fit your Siamese cat? Any other names you think we should’ve mentioned? We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below! If you’ve just adopted your cat, chances are he/she still acts skittish in the new environment. Do check out our article on how to introduce a cat to a new home.