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200 Brown Cat Names: Ideas for Bronzed & Nutty Felines

Written by: Rachael Gerkensmeyer

Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Short hair brown cat laying on the floor at the outdoor

200 Brown Cat Names: Ideas for Bronzed & Nutty Felines

You have decided to bring home a new kitty to share your life with, and their coat happens to be a shade of brown. You know what you will feed them, you are providing plenty of comfy places to lounge and nap, and you have probably bought almost all the toys and treats at your local pet shop! However, have you decided what you will name your new furry friend? Focusing on their coat color can help you narrow down the literally endless possibilities. Here are 200 fabulous brown cat names to consider!

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How to Name Your New Brown Cat

It isn’t hard to come up with names for a brown cat. The tough part is narrowing down those options to the one that best suits your kitty, both in terms of their looks and personality. You should feel good about your cat’s name when all is said and done, not simply satisfied or merely accepting of it. After all, your cat doesn’t really care what you call them—as long as you don’t call them late for dinner! So, the name that you choose for them should be all about making you happy.

The good news is that if you use your cat’s brown coat for inspiration, you won’t be stuck with names that only describe one feature. Choosing a brown cat name can help you recognize not only their coat color but also one or more aspects of their temperament, personality, and/or other physical characteristics. Think outside the box, and try multiple names before making a final decision.

Brown cats come in many different shades and patterns, maybe you have a black and brown cat or a brown and white cat? Regardless of their color combination, you’re sure to find the perfect name for your kitty with a bit of creative thinking.

See how your favorite names roll off your tongue and how your cat reacts to them. Then, ask friends and family members for their opinions. Using all the information and insight that you gain in this process should help you decide which name should be the one that you call your cat for a lifetime.

young Burmese cat lies on a brown background
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Female Brown Cat Names Inspired by Food

Many types of tasty foods and drinks out there happen to be brown, and one may be a great name for your new brown female kitty. Here are fun options to consider:

  • Almond
  • Butterscotch
  • Chai
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie (as in the tiny orange)
  • Curry
  • Falafel
  • Ginger
  • Godiva
  • Honey
  • Honeycomb
  • Jellybean
  • Kona (as in the coffee)
  • Latte
  • Maple
  • Mocha
  • Molasses
  • Muesli
  • Muffin
  • Nutella
  • Popcorn
  • Praline
  • Pumpernickel
  • Raisin
  • Rolo
  • Spice
  • Syrup
  • Tapenade
  • Tater Tot
  • Tootsie
  • Twinkie
  • Walnut

Male Brown Cat Names Inspired by Food

Havana brown cat
Image Credit: Joan Wozniak, Shutterstock

Just as many brown food names are suitable for female cats, several could make for good male cat names too. The only problem is that these might make you hungry whenever you call your cat! Check out these options:

  • Baklava
  • Barley
  • Biscotti
  • Bran
  • Caramel
  • Chestnut
  • Choco
  • Croissant
  • Donut
  • Espresso
  • Fudge
  • Gravy
  • Hashbrown
  • Hazelnut
  • Lentil
  • Marzipan
  • Meatloaf
  • Milkshake
  • Nougat
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pretzel
  • Roux
  • Rye
  • S’mores
  • Snickers
  • Stout
  • Taco
  • Tiramisu
  • Truffle
  • Twix
  • Waffles
  • Whisky

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Brown-Inspired Names for Female Cats

There are many brown things in this world, some of which can be used as inspiration for cat names. Maybe one will be a good fit for your brown feline family member!

  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Bamboo
  • Blondie
  • Bronze
  • Burgundy
  • Copper
  • Daylily
  • Deer
  • Fawn
  • Java
  • Marble
  • Marigold
  • Motts
  • Pebble
  • Sable
  • Sahara
  • Sandstorm
  • Sandy
  • Sepia
  • Sequoia
  • Stormy
  • Tanna
  • Tawny
  • Twixie

Brown-Inspired Names for Male Cats

havana brown cat
Image Credit: The Philosophical Fish, Flickr

Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or just like things that are brown in color, the following brown cat name ideas can help you celebrate your love for the color while representing the characteristics of your loving male brown cat.

  • Acorn
  • Birch
  • Box
  • Branch
  • Braun
  • Brick
  • Brindle
  • Burnt
  • Cedar
  • Copper
  • Flint
  • Horse
  • Kodiak
  • Matchstick
  • Oak
  • Plywood
  • Rusty
  • Sooty
  • Suede
  • Sunburn
  • Tanner
  • Teak
  • Teddy
  • Umber
  • Weed

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Brown Cat Name Ideas in Other Languages

Maybe giving your cat a foreign name is the direction that you’d prefer to go in. After all, there are as many (if not more) words that represent brown in some way and that can make for an awesome cat name that rolls off the tongue and makes people smile. Here are a few options to choose from:

  • Aka (Maori for Earthy)
  • Bourgogne (French for Burgundy)
  • Brezel (German for pretzel)
  • Brons (Dutch for bronze)
  • Bruin (Afrikans for brown)
  • Café (Spanish for coffee)
  • Chocolat (French for chocolate)
  • Cokolada (Croatian for chocolate)
  • Gingembre (French for ginger)
  • Haselnuss (German for hazelnut)
  • Inka (Japanese for shadow)
  • Kaffee (German for coffee)
  • Kahverengi (Turkish for brown)
  • Kakaova (Czech for cocoa)
  • Kanel (Swedish for cinnamon)
  • Kaneli (Finnish for cinnamon)
  • Kanella (Greek for cinnamon)
  • Kaphe (Greek reference to brown fur)
  • Kastan (Slovakian for chestnut)
  • Kastanje (Dutch for chestnut)
  • Kava (Hungarian for coffee)
  • Kekseq (Maltese for cookies)
  • Kivi (Finnish for stone)
  • Koafee (Afrikans for coffee)
  • Kope (Esperanto for coffee)
  • Kurk (Turkish for fur)
  • Lehm (Astonian for clay)
  • Marron (Spanish for brown)
  • Peanoott (Estonian for peanut)
  • Schokolafe (Norwegian for chocolate)
  • Sere (Kurdish for clay)
  • Terra (Latin for Earth)
  • Tierra (Spanish for Earth)
  • Voros (Hungarian for red, which can be a nod to the fiery brown fur that some cats have)
  • Zeme (Czech for Earth)

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Brown Cat Names Inspired by Cartoon Characters

brown british shorthair cat walking outdoors
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Cartoons can be incredibly inspiring for many reasons. This list has brown cat name ideas from cartoon characters that could be good for your cat:

  • Bobby (“King of the Hill”)
  • BoJack (“BoJack Horseman”)
  • Boo-Boo (“The Yogi Bear Show”)
  • Cleveland (“Family Guy”)
  • Elder (“Craig of the Creek”)
  • Grizzy (“Grizzy & the Lemmings”)
  • Henery (“Looney Tunes”)
  • Jerry (“Tom and Jerry”)
  • Lilo (“Lilo & Stitch”)
  • Loretta (“Family Guy”)
  • McGruff (The Crime Dog)
  • Papa Q (“The Berenstain Bears”)
  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Sandy Cheeks (“SpongeBob Square Pants”)
  • Scooby-Doo (“Scooby-Doo”)
  • Scrappy-Doo (“Scooby-Doo”)
  • Simba (“The Lion King”)
  • Taz (“Looney Tunes”)
  • Timon (“Timon and Pumbaa”)
  • Yogi (“The Yogi Bear Show”)

Brown Cat Names Inspired by Things That Can Be Brown

There are many cat name ideas based on things in our world that could be brown but aren’t always. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Blanket
  • Board
  • Button
  • Ditch
  • Furball
  • Grass
  • Hairball
  • Hairy
  • Hill
  • Knob
  • Lounger
  • Pebbles
  • Pole
  • Puddle
  • River
  • Sand
  • Sandal
  • Sandbox
  • Scrunchie
  • Shadow
  • Shawl
  • Socks
  • Tesla
  • Trouser
  • Zipper

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With so many cool names for brown cats to choose from, it shouldn’t take long for you to figure out a special name for your new brown kitty. If you are not feeling 100% certain about a name on your shortlist, move on until you find something that you feel comfortable with and proud of saying on a regular basis.

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