Giving your pet the most fitting name isn’t always the easiest thing to do. One way to do it is to give your pet a name based on hair color. If you’ve got a spotted feline, don’t you think spotted cat names are just the cutest names to choose from?
Giving your spotted cat a name based on their coat pattern isn’t just cute, it’s also fun. Plus, it’s a lot simpler than making up names like Miss Cattie Sweet Paws—although that one sounds cute, too. Cat names based on their spotted coats are just so fitting, they’re simply perfect for your cat.
In this article, we’ll first talk about the different cat breeds that are known for their spotted coats. We’ll then share with you a long list of cat names. We’ll start off with the classic names for spotted cats. Then, just because spotted cats look really exotic, we’ll give you some of the best exotic cat names. We’ll finish off with exotic Egyptian name choices for your cat.
Spotted Cat Breeds
If, as a cat lover, you’ve dreamed of having a big and beautiful wild cat in your living room, these spotted cat breeds can help you achieve your dream. At least, partially.
Bear in mind that spotted cats are not a separate breed. Cats come in all shapes and sizes and having spots on their coats is just one of the many types of distinctive coat patterns cats may have. However, certain breeds, such as the ones we are going to mention below, boast beautiful spotted coats as a distinctive family trait.
Looking exactly like a small leopard, Bengal cats have well-defined rosette markings on their coats. This coat pattern is similar to the ones you’ll find on wild jaguars, ocelots, and leopards. Sometimes, Bengal cats may also have a marbled pattern on their coats.
The coat color of Bengal cats may vary. Some will have golden-colored coats while others will have predominantly bronze-colored coats. Gray, mahogany, and silver are also common coat colors for Bengal cats. Other Bengal cats may have spots or marbled coats in brown and black.
Just like the real Bengal wildcats, Bengal cats are also very active, and they often love to hang out on high perches. Despite looking wild and ferocious due to their coat pattern, Bengal cats are actually playful, and they love to interact with people. If you’ve got the patience to teach a Bengal cat some tricks, you’ll find that they can be easily trained.
#2: Egyptian Mau
Egyptian Mau cats naturally have refined builds and regal bearings. In fact, Egyptian Mau cats are some of the most regal-looking cat breeds in the world, as if these cats instinctively know that they were once worshipped as deities in Ancient Egypt.
Egyptian Mau cats typically have green eyes. Their coat colors may either be bronze, silver, or smoke. For Egyptian Mau cats, their spots are distributed randomly, and there’s no distinguishable pattern.
If you want a regal, elegant, and sensitive cat, you can’t go wrong with an Egyptian Mau. They’re known to be sensitive and loyal, and they’re actually very family-oriented, preferring to stay at home with the people they cherish.
The Ocicat breed is popular for having a unique appearance. Their looks are a result of their genetic history, coming from a mix of Siamese and Abyssinian cats. Because of their roots, Ocicats typically look wild and yet domestic at the same time.
Ocicats are very muscular, and they have a powerful physique. Despite their build and wild looks, Ocicats are actually loyal and affectionate. Coat colors for Ocicats come in four accepted variations: chocolate, silver, black, and lilac.
If you want a really exotic looking cat, a Savannah cat will be great for you. These giant cats are typically lean and tall, and their dark spots and exotic markings make them look like they really belong in the wild.
In spite of their wild looks, Savannah cats are in truth outgoing and affectionate. They’re very active, and you’ll need to interact with them on a daily basis to keep them happy.
Savannah cats have long legs, tails, and necks. Their markings usually come in bold colors, either black or solid dark-brown. Their spots are either oval, round, or elongated whereas their stripes run from the back of their heads going down over their shoulder blades.
Pixie Bob cats have a hooded look, and with their muscular and brawny build, they can also look like they belong in the wild. This breed is popular for having bobbed tails. One thing about Pixie Bob cats is that many of them are polydactyls.
A Pixie Bob cat, which can either be long or short-haired, has a very distinctive appearance. Ideally, the spots on a Pixie Bob range from tawny to reddish brown. The spots are small and are heavily ticked.
Pixie Bob cats have either brown or green eyes, and some may have ears with lynx tips. Their tails can be as short as just two inches or reach up to their hocks.
Serengeti cats have black spots that are randomly scattered and widely spaced. Their coats can range from golden brown to gray or even black. Their eyes are either gold or amber, and they have large ears that are round-tipped.
Serengeti cats are agile and yet friendly. They love being with people, and they are quite vocal.
Classic Names for Spotted Cats
Just like Midnight is great for all-black cats and Snow works well for fluffy white cats, there are also pet names that are simply fitting for spotted cats. Take a look at these popular classic names for spotted felines.
Checkers a cute name for a cat with spots and all other sorts of markings
Cheetah a most fitting name for a spotted cat, especially if your pet is a bit ferocious
Cosmo this is a nice name if the spots on your cat's coat look like stars scattered in the cosmos
Dice or Dicey this one's perfect if the spots on your cat's coat look like the spots on dice
Dottie a classic name for a female spotted cat
Fleckie this is a great name for cats with spots that look like flecks
Marbles a cute and fitting name for cats with flecks and spots
Nova this is another spacey name for cats with spots that look like scattered stars. Do check out our list of space cat names if you like this one
Pebbles an adorable name that's really fitting for spotted cats
Pepper this is perfect for cats with salt and pepper coats
Pickles a fun name for spotted cats, especially if their spots look like pickle bumps
Polka whether it's because of the old dance or the dots, it's still a fun name for your playful spotted cat
Speckles this is another classic name for spotted cats, and a cute one, too
Splatters if your cat's spots look like splattered paint, go for this one
Spot or Spotty one of the simplest and yet most fitting names for spotted cats
Stardust another spacey name for spotted cats, especially if their spots look like stardust
Exotic Names for Your Exotic Pet
What’s beautiful about spotted cats is that their coat markings somehow make them look exotic. And because their spots are randomly distributed, no two spotted cats will ever be the same. For your unique cat, here’s a list of some of the most exotic and unique pet names you can choose from.
Adhira a pretty name, it actually means ‘restless’ in Sanskrit; a great one for cats that won't stay still, like a Bengal
Akemi because your cat is beautiful, she deserves a name that means ‘beauty’ in Japanese
Akira for bright-eyed smart cats, this one means ‘bright’ in Japanese
Alessandro if you want a romantic name, this one means ‘defender’ in Italian; a great one for the cat that defends your home
Amara an exotic yet romantic name, it means ‘everlasting’ in Italian
Amorita for the little one that you ‘love’ the most
Anatoly for the cat with blazing colors like the sunrise, this one means ‘sunrise’ in Russian
Ari for your little lion, this one means ‘lion’ in Hebrew
Arun for the cat that brings sunshine to your life, this one means ‘sun’ in Burmese
Bacio for the cat that you dote on, this one means ‘kiss’ in Italian
Bala for your strong and muscular cat, this one means ‘strength’ in Sanskrit
Bao simply because you treasure your pet; this one means ‘treasure’ in Chinese
Chantrea a beautiful name, it refers to ‘the moon’ in Cambodian
Daiki in Japanese, this one means ‘great glory’; a strong name for your pet. Try our list of Japanese cat names if you like this one
Dirk a strong and charismatic name for your male spotted cat
Fairuz a great name for spotted cats with blue eyes; this means ‘turquoise’ in Arabic
Farfalle a pretty name for your pet; it means ‘butterfly’ in Italian
Goya for your ferocious spotted cat, this name means ‘wildcat’ in South African
Haneul if you've got a spotted cat with eyes as blue as the sky, this name means ‘sky’ in Korean
Inama simply because your pet looks wild; this name means ‘wild animals’ in Zambian
Indra if you've got a mischievous spotted cat, try naming your pet after the Indian god of rain and thunder
Javiera because it sometimes feels like your pet is the owner of the house, which is what this name means in Spanish
Kameko for your superior pet; this name means ‘superior child’ in Japanese
Karima for your noble pet; this name means ‘noble’ in Arabic
Lencho meaning ‘lion’ in Ethiopian
Lilja a beautiful name for a graceful cat; it means ‘lily’ in Finnish
Ora if your cat has golden spots, this is the best name for your pet; it means ‘gold’ in Spanish
Ruwa simply because you've got a beautiful pet; this name means ‘beauty’ in Arabic
Suki meaning ‘beloved’ in Japanese; it's a fitting name for the pet that you love the most
Thalia a pretty name that means ‘blooming’ in Greek; it's great for beautiful female spotted cats
Ulrich for your fiery-tempered male spotted cat; this is a strong name meaning ‘ruling wolf’ in German
Zaki if you've got a brave and regal male spotted cat, this is a great name that means ‘lion’ in West African
Beautiful and Exciting Names for Energetic Spotted Cats
Spotted cats are usually wild not in appearances only, but also because they have strong bodies and personalities. Take a look at these pet names that describe your energetic cat really well.
Aabha Bengali for ‘luster or glow’
Aabharana Bengali for ‘jewel’; a fitting name for your treasure-like cat
Aabhas Bengali for ‘feelings’; a strong but fun name for a moody male cat
Aadavan Bengali for ‘sun’; a strong name for your sun-loving cat
Aadhira Bengali for ‘moon’; a pretty name for cats with black markings
Aadhrika Bengali for ‘mountain’; a strong name for an unshakeable cat
Adalrik in German, this means ‘noble friend’; exactly what your cat is like. Our article on German cat names will be perfect for you if you like this name
Adan for your fiery-looking cat; this name means ‘little fire’
Amber a sweet name for female cats, referring to their gold to orange coloring
Daakshi a nice Bengali name referring to your cat's ‘golden’ coloring
Daakshya Bengali for ‘brilliance’; a good name for a cat with brilliant coloring
Daamini means ‘lightning’ in Bengali; a perfect name for lightning-fast cats
Daanish a Bengali word meaning ‘wise’; a fitting name for smart cats
Daarshik Bengali for ‘perception’; a fitting name for cats that love to observe everything that's going on
Gaalav perfect for cats with majestic airs; the word means ‘worship’ in Bengali
Gaangi Bengali for ‘pure’
Gadadhara a strong Bengali name meaning ‘warrior’
Gajra it refers to ‘a garland of flowers’ in Bengali; a pretty name for pretty cats
Hunter simply because cats are great instinctive hunters
Isi the word means ‘deer’; it's a great name to represent your cat's gracefulness
Jaliyiah meaning ‘sweet and loving,’ characteristics that most cats have
Jamille in Arabic, the word means ‘beautiful’; exactly what your cat is like
Kandiss what they used to call Ethiopian queens; a perfect name for your regal female cat
Laalitya a pretty Bengali name referring to your cat's loveliness
Laavanya a beautiful Bengali name referring to your cat's ‘grace and beauty’
Ladli Bengali for ‘cherish’; simply because you cherish your cat
Leopard or Leo because your cat exactly looks like a baby leopard
Maddalene for your magnificent cat; a pretty German name meaning ‘magnificent’
Nainsi in Irish, it means graceful, which perfectly describes your cat. Check out our list of Irish cat names for more inspiration
Nakoma in Native American, it means ‘great warrior’
Sheridan in Irish, it means ‘untamed’; great for cats that look like they belong in the wild
Egyptian Names for Your Spotted Cat
The Egyptian Mau is one of the most well-known spotted cat breeds. In fact, some say this is the only naturally-domesticated spotted cat breed, and all other domestic spotted cat breeds are descendants of the Egyptian Mau. Therefore, Egyptian-inspired names are apt for all spotted cats, no matter the breed.
Abasi it means ‘serious’ in Egyptian
Aisha Egyptian word for ‘peaceful’; a pretty name for gentle cats
Akil a fun name for intelligent pets, it means ‘smart’
Amenti in reference to the Egyptian goddess of the land of the west; a fitting name for your goddess-like pet
Ammon meaning ‘mystery’; a great name for cats simply because they're mysterious creatures
Amun in reference to the Egyptian chief of gods and fertility
Ankhsi Egyptian name meaning ‘she who lives’; perfect for your lively pet
Annipe meaning ‘daughter of the Nile’; a fitting name for female Egyptian Mau cats
Anukis meaning ‘goddess of the Nile’; a pretty name for goddess-like cats
Aten meaning ‘sun’; for the pet that brings sunshine to your home
Aziza it means ‘precious’; a beautiful name for your precious pet
Azizi meaning ‘precious’; simply because your pet is very precious to you
Bastet (or Bast) for the ancient Egyptian cat-headed goddess who represents protection, fertility, and motherhood
Chione it means daughter of the ‘Nile’
Cleopatra simply because your pet is as beautiful as the famous Egyptian queen
Dalila meaning ‘sweet’; a cute name for your sweet and loving cat
Horus in reference to the Egyptian sun god
Imhotep it means ‘peace’; a fitting name for gentle and loving cats
Kahotep it means ‘peaceful’; a strong name for innocent and peaceful cats
Kamilah means ‘perfect’
Kepi if you've got a fiery-tempered cat, this name means ‘tempestuous’
Kufu for your regal cat; it refers to one of the pharaohs
Mau Egyptian word for ‘cat’
Menhit Egyptian war goddess; a perfect name for your fierce cat
Mihos for the lion-headed son of Bastet
Mkhai for your warrior-like cat; it means ‘fighter’
Mshai a pretty name for your active cat; it means ‘wanderer.’ You might want to install a DIY cat door so your cat will be able to wander freely
Nefertiti a beautiful name in reference to one of ancient Egypt's most famous queens
Nile in reference to the famous Egyptian river
Nomti it means ‘strong’
Pakhet Egyptian word referring to ‘one who scratches’; is there a more fitting name for cats than this?
Pharaoh simply because your cat is regal
Sekhmet an Ancient Egyptian warrior goddess depicted as a lioness
Sphinx in reference to the famous Egyptian mythical creature that has the body of a lion and the head of a woman
Having a spotted cat means living with a beautiful and unique pet. So, you’ll want to give your cat the best name befitting their appearance and personality.
We hope you’ve found inspiration from the pet names we’ve shared with you. If you have any other ideas for great names for spotted cats, please share them with us. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions.
One thing to remember about spotted cats is that they usually have a lot of energy. If you don’t have much time to exercise your cat, check out our article on how to build a DIY cat exercise wheel.