Gender ➡️
Inspiration ⬇️
Male ♂️Female ♀️
WeatherBlizzard, Snowball, FrostySnowy, Snowflake, Icy
FoodSugar, Tofu, GarlicMilky, Tapioca, Cauliflower
PlantsCandytuft, Dandelion, TulipDaphne, Jasmine, Lily
AnimalsPeacock, Seagull, SwanBunny, Dove, Panda
Blue EyesBeryl, Downpour, SkylarAzure, Celeste, Dory

Cat population is growing and many rescue cats who frequently happen to be pure white are waiting for new pet parents. Did you know that white cats often have eye issues? Are you aware of how white color in your surroundings influences you? What breeds can produce white cats? You will find answers to all these questions in this article.

Meaning of the Color White

White is the lightest color of all, and as such represents purity and innocence. It is often used in modern interiors as an element of simplicity and minimalism. Most sheets of paper are white before we cover them with ink. White is therefore a symbol of a new beginning. It was found to calm the mind and decrease depression. Bringing a white kitten to your home can add freshness and clarity to your reality. Read on to find unique white cat names!

5 Facts About White Cats

White cats stand out not only because of their beautiful fur. Learn a few tidbits about them to understand their awesomeness more deeply:

  • 17–22% of white cats without blue eyes are deaf, and those that do have blue eyes are deaf even more frequently (65–80%). It happens because the gene that causes deafness is also related to these features.
  • People perceive white cats as shy and calm, even though there is no proven connection between cats’ fur color and personality – this phenomenon is called projection in psychology.
  • White kitties are frequently featured as fictional characters; white is such a strong symbol of purity and good that it contrasts perfectly with villains.
  • White felines can have any eye color such as blue, green, amber or yellow, or even two different colors of eyes (this is known as heterochromia).
  • You can find short-haired and long-haired white cats.

White Cat Breeds – Choose the Perfect Kitten

White fur is not exclusive to one particular breed. It means that when looking for an angelic cat (and a white cat name) you have numerous options to choose from. Not only can you get a kitty in your favorite color, but also the one that suits your lifestyle. Take into consideration the personality of each breed:

  • Devon Rex – active and playful, friendly and tolerant towards children;
  • Maine Coon – laid-back and friendly, gets along with other pets and children;
  • Persian – a sweet and easy-going feline that doesn’t deal well with chaos, not the best choice for families with children;
  • Siamese – a vocal cat who doesn’t mind being in the center of attention;
  • Turkish Angora – assertive and energetic, needs stimulation and exercise.

Editor’s Note

While I understand the appeal of purebred kitties, it’s worth going to your local shelter first and giving a home to a rescue cat. Chances are, at least one white cat is waiting to be adopted. If not, I recommend giving other coat colors a chance, too. And remember that every cat is an individual with its own personality, preferences and quirks which can’t always be predicted.

The Best Names for White Cats

Now, consider white cat names that are our top picks. They’re all pretty and easy to remember. 

  • Angel – white has always signified purity and good deeds.
  • Casper – not only is this iconic ghost white, but also kind.
  • Cottonball – especially when your white kitty sleeps, they look like a cotton ball.
  • Ivory – every cat is like it: beautiful and valuable.
  • January – in some parts of the world, it’s still snowy in that month.
  • Opal – a creamy white mineral that is often elegantly incorporated into modern interiors.
  • Pearl – its beauty shines through.
  • Porcelain – it’s beautiful and useful, but hide it from your cat during play times!
  • Powder – it usually comes in light colors.
  • Twinkle – a white feline is definitely a bright point in your life.
  • Vanilla – not the purest white, but sweet enough to name your kitty after it.
  • Yeti – a mythical creature from the Himalayas; be careful not to have your cat eaten or befriended by it!
The Best Names for White Cats

White Cat Names Based on the Weather

As the temperatures go down below zero, things tend to get cold and translucent or white. Have a look at pictures of freezing parts of the world to find some ideas for naming your snow-white fluffy friend. You can find a few suggestions of white cat names below:

  • Blizzard;
  • Coconut;
  • Snowy;
  • Snowball;
  • Snowflake;
  • Foggy;
  • Frosty;
  • Ice;
  • Icy.

Editor’s Advice

Biomes and nature can be a great source of inspiration for white cat names. Try looking for words related to the Arctic and Antarctic, or any other snowy places in the world. Tundra, Taiga, Polar, and Permafrost sound like cool names, don’t they?

White Cat Names Based on Foods

There are a number of food items that can be used as names for your felines. Not only are they white, but also have different flavors. If your kitty is sweet, kind and delicate, you can go for ‘Marshmallow.’ If they’re rather a troublemaker, ‘Garlic’is the name to consider. Take a look at more ideas:

  • Sugar;
  • Marshmallow;
  • Milky;
  • Tapioca;
  • Tofu;
  • Tic Tac;
  • Beans;
  • Cauliflower;
  • Onion;
  • Garlic.
White Cat Names Based on Foods

White Cat Names Based on Plants

Nature produces plants and flowers of various colors. White ones are pretty and often smell amazing – just like cats because they take care of their hygiene so much! Some names of white plants include:

  • Dandelion;
  • Tulip;
  • Jasmine;
  • Lily;
  • Daisy;
  • Daffodil;
  • Moonflower;
  • Laurel;
  • Magnolia;
  • Daphne;
  • Candytuft.

White Cat Names Based on Other Animals

Either in terms of appearance or behavior, your pet can resemble other animals. Observe your kitty closely and find similarities to these white animals:

  • Dove;
  • Bunny;
  • Polar Bear;
  • Peacock;
  • Hawk;
  • Fox (Arctic);
  • Swan;
  • Ermine;
  • Panda;
  • Alpaca;
  • Seagull.

Cute and Funny White Kitten Names

It seems that white creatures are particularly cute. When you’re about to pick the perfect moniker for your feline, think about its preferences, personality, behavior and appearance. Find the connection and let your cat be the brains behind this operation. Perhaps one of the following white cat names will help you make your mind:

  • Aspen;
  • Avalanche;
  • Chardonnay;
  • Cottontail;
  • Ice Baby;
  • Iceland;
  • Icicle;
  • Icing;
  • Igloo;
  • Jack Frost;
  • Jon Snow;
  • Khaleesi;
  • Moonlight;
  • Powder Puff;
  • Riesling;
  • Snow Cap;
  • Snowmobile;
  • Starlight;
  • Talcum;
  • Targaryen;
  • White Claw;
  • White Elephant;
  • White House;
  • White Noise;
  • White Pages;
  • White Walker;
  • White Wolf;
  • Snowflake;
  • Mimi;
  • Muffin;
  • Prince;
  • Princess;
  • Duchess;
  • Duke;
  • Angelica.

Unique White Cat Names

You probably won’t hear these monikers very frequently. The following list of names is for fluffy white cats that are one-of-a-kind:

  • Egret;
  • Marble;
  • Blanche;
  • Dolly;
  • Olaf;
  • Yang;
  • Fondant;
  • Glacier;
  • Alaska.
Unique White Cat Names

Female White Cat Names

Have a look at the top picks of white cat names for your snowball feline princess:

  • Blanca;
  • Blanche;
  • Bluebell;
  • Charmin;
  • Clara;
  • Coco;
  • Coral;
  • Elsa;
  • Fairy;
  • Flour;
  • Flower;
  • Fluffer;
  • Fluffy;
  • Flurry;
  • Freya;
  • Glory;
  • Grace;
  • Gwen;
  • Halo;
  • Holly;
  • Kenzie;
  • Lace;
  • Lily;
  • Lotus;
  • Love;
  • Rose;
  • Rumi;
  • Sapphire;
  • Savvy;
  • Sky;
  • Snuggles;
  • Sprinkles;
  • Yuki.

Male White Cat Names

There are numerous options for fluffy boys with white coats too:

  • Al Bino;
  • Birch;
  • Blanco;
  • Bolt;
  • Bones;
  • Clear;
  • Cole;
  • Crest;
  • Cringle;
  • Finn;
  • Fresh;
  • Galaxy;
  • Iceman;
  • Ice Cube;
  • Jaws;
  • King;
  • Knight;
  • Latte;
  • Mammoth;
  • Milky Way;
  • Moscato;
  • Mr. Snow;
  • Nimbus;
  • Noodles;
  • Poof;
  • Q-Tip;
  • Razor;
  • Sailor;
  • Sirius;
  • Shiro;
  • Snoopy;
  • Whisper;
  • White Chocolate.

Names for White Cats With Blue Eyes

Names for White Cats With Blue Eyes

White kitties with blue eyes are exceptional. Look for the name that captures your cat’s unique looks:

  • Afina;
  • Aquamarine;
  • Azora;
  • Azure;
  • Beryl;
  • Blue Bell;
  • Bluestar;
  • Celeste;
  • Cerulean;
  • Dory;
  • Downpour;
  • Electricity;
  • Frosty;
  • Illumine;
  • Iris;
  • Jeans;
  • Krystal;
  • Lapis;
  • Lilly;
  • Misty;
  • Radiance;
  • River;
  • Shimmer;
  • Shiny;
  • Sky Eyes;
  • Skylar;
  • Wizard.

White cats can be a pleasure to look at. No matter which white cat name you decide to choose, remember to share your pick with us. If you find the perfect name that you really love, your new cat will feel your good energy. You can also come up with creative names that no one has ever heard before.

Build-a-Name

Brainstorm a few words that you associate with white. Then, combine them with cat-related suffixes like -paw, -fur, -fluff, -cat. Did you end up with at least one name you like? I got Pearlpaw, Snowcat, Cottonfluff, and Creamfur!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is White Cat in Japanese?

No, it’s not Hello Kitty! It’s shiro neko (白猫 / しろねこ). Apart from a real white feline, get yourself the lucky beckoning cat (maneki neko) as well!

Are White Kitties Rare?

White cats are not rare, but they’re less common than other colors, and they look as if they spread magic! Some people believe that white cats are bad luck, but this is not true. White cats are just as friendly and loving as any other color of cat.

What Is a Cool Name for a Cat?

How about: Snickers, Lindt, Tofu, Marshmallow, Lucifur, Cotton, Powder, Mayo or Icing? They’re the coolest names ever!

Why Are White Cats So Special?

There’s just something about white cats that makes them so special. Maybe it’s their innocent look, or the way they seem to always stand out in a crowd. But whatever it is, people can’t help but love these feline creatures.

Are White Cats Lazy?

White cats are said to be calmer, lazier and more antisocial than other cat breeds. They’re thought to spend more time lounging around and cuddling than other breeds. They might be a bit shy, so remember to take good care of Frosty!