Names for Persian cats

Names For Persian Cats

Persian cats are the royalty of the cat world and for this reason, they deserve the best names to match their sweet, gentle, calm personalities. Together with their flowing coat, and expressive eyes these traits have made the Persian one of the most popular cat breeds. 

Although Persian cats are high maintenance and have some genetic health issues, their one-of-a-kind blend of traits has made many overlook these drawbacks. 

How To Name Your Persian Cat

There are many good Persian cat names you can give to your kitty. Picking a name doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are simple ideas to help you get inspiration for the best Persian cat names.

  1. Their Features (physical traits) – coloring, sex, or even eye color. What other unique feature does your cat have? Use that. Unique features will make for unique names for cats.
  2. Their Personality and temperament – Is your cat sweet and lovable? Is she playful and cheeky? Is she chill and laid-back?
  3.  Your Interests – You can name your cat after whatever you’re interested in most. Pop culture, food, characters in movies & books, and even foreign names make great pet names.
Persian cat names

Masculine and Feminine Names For Persian Cats

Male Persian Cat Names

  1. Ollie
  2. Buddy
  3. King
  4. Ace
  5. Milo
  6. Duke
  7. Oscar
  8. Sam
  9. Hank
  10. Harry
  11. Mister
  12. Diego
  13. Dante
  14. Oliver
  15. Taz
  16. Rocky
  17. Teddy
  18. Leo
  19. Nemo
  20. Prince

Female Persian Cat Names

  1. Lila
  2. Rosie
  3. Queen
  4. Lexi
  5. Kiki
  6. Lilly
  7. Missy
  8. Molly
  9. Queenie
  10. Sparkle
  11. Lilac
  12. Princess
  13. Lulu
  14. Abby
  15. Fiona
  16. Stella
  17. Evie
  18. Violet
  19. Rose
  20. Kitty
  21. Suki
  22. Dolly

Color-inspired Names For Persian Cats

This is a widely used method of naming a cat, or any pet really. If you have calico Persian, think of something like Skittles (multicolored candy) or something like Autumn, Ginger, or even Cocoa.

If you have a white Calico, think of names like Snow, Blizzard, or even Alaska.

Here are some more fitting ideas:

White Persian Cat Names

  1. Winter
  2. Blizzard
  3. Misty
  4. Ghost
  5. Snowflake
  6. Avalanche
  7. Frost
  8. Arctic
  9. Peral
  10. Ivory
  11. Jueanu
  12. Snowball
  13. Flour
  14. Angel
  15. Snow White
  16. Boo
  17. Frostbite
  18. Alaska
  19. Snowey
  20. Luna

Black Persian Cat Names

  1. Espresso
  2. Coal
  3. Wizard
  4. Jet
  5. Merlin
  6. Phantom
  7. Cosmo
  8. Ash
  9. Hocus Pocus
  10. Opal
  11. Jaguar
  12. Smoke
  13. Shadow
  14. Inky
  15. Raven
  16. Hershey
  17. Midnight
  18. Licorice
  19. Magic
  20. Panda

Brown Persian Cat Names

  1. Caramel
  2. Woody
  3. Gravy
  4. Brownie
  5. Earthy
  6. Peanut
  7. Toastie
  8. Sahara
  9. Teak
  10. Truffles
  11. Mocha
  12. Reece
  13. Cadbury
  14. Latte
  15. Snickers
  16. Twinkie
  17. Velvet
  18. Chocolate

Calico/ Patterned Persian Cat Names

  1. Ginger
  2. Peanut
  3. October
  4. Snickers
  5. Harvest
  6. Caramel
  7. Pebbles
  8. Mocha
  9. Tortoise
  10. Autumn
  11. Taffy
  12. Cocoa
  13. Leaf
  14. Amber
  15. Patches
  16. Reeses
  17. Buttercup
  18. Callie
  19. Cookie
  20. Speckles

Blue Persian Cat Names

  1. Bluebell
  2. Captain
  3. Azul
  4. Indigo
  5. Seaside
  6. Peacock
  7. Bleu
  8. Astral
  9. Sapphire
  10. Shadow

Orange Persian Cat Names

  1. Simba
  2. Mimosa
  3. Rusty
  4. Rajah
  5. Lily
  6. Garfield
  7. Maple
  8. Peaches
  9. Cheesy
  10. Julius
  11. Robin
  12. Ruby
  13. Citrus
  14. Honey
  15. Amber
  16. Ginger
  17. Marigold
  18. Sunny
  19. Candy
  20. Pumpkin
  21. Oliver
  22. Hobbes
  23. Thomas
  24. Aslan

Persian Cat Names Inspired by Eye Colour

Because of their pushed-back noses, Persian cats’ noses are seen to be very expressive. That’s why Persian cats can easily communicate with their expressive eyes.

These are some good eye-related names for Persian cats:

  1. Aquamarine
  2. Gem
  3. Copper
  4. Jade
  5. Emerald
  6. Amber
  7. Sky
  8. Aqua
  9. Gold
  10. Penny
  11. Crystal
  12. Pumpkin Pie
  13. Blue
  14. Ocean
  15. Opal
  16. Jewel
  17. Sapphire
  18. Lapiz
  19. Pumpkin
  20. Water

Fluffy Persian Cat Names

They have thick, flowing fur coats that are to-die-for. Here are some names for Persian cats for the fluffiest of kitties.

  1. Fluffy
  2. Fluff Ball
  3. Cotton
  4. Furby
  5. Furry
  6. Bear
  7. Feathers
  8. Pouff
  9. Chewbacca
  10. Fluff
  11. Fuzz

Size-inspired Names For Persian Cats

They come in different shapes and sizes, but their main features stay the same. Full-grown Persian cats weigh anything between 6 to 12 pounds; they stand between 10 – 15 inches tall.

Small Persian Cat Names

Toy or Teacup Persian cats are so lovely and adorable. Here are some names for a teeny-tiny cat. 

  1. Itsy
  2. Nugget
  3. Peanut
  4. Little
  5. Babe
  6. Sweetie
  7. Tiny
  8. Cutie
  9. Pebble
  10. Whisper
  11. Mini
  12. Cutie-Pie
  13. Bitsy
  14. Baby

Big Persian Cat Names

  1. Bear
  2. Burly
  3. Rambo
  4. Colossus
  5. Hulk
  6. Texas
  7. Maximus
  8. Goliath
  9. Whopper
  10. Mammoth
  11. Brawny
  12. Jumbo
  13. Shamu – (as in the huge whale at SeaWorld)
  14. Attila
  15. Sarge
  16. Sumo
  17. Rex
  18. Hercules
  19. Sable
  20. Shrek
  21. Kong
  22. Zeus
  23. Thor
  24. Rocky
  25. Giant
  26. Whale – Whaley
  27. Garfield
  28. Bull
  29. Rebel
  30. Storm
  31. Alaska
  32. Everest
  33. Husky
  34. Squat
  35. Tank
  36. Moose
  37. Heathcliff – (the giant orange cartoon cat)

Names for Persian Cats Inspired by Personality

What kind of Persian kitten do you have? Is she the cutest and most lovable thing ever? Is she playful and mischievous; funny or goofy? 

If you haven’t picked a name yet, here are some other ways you could go.

Funny Names For Persian Cats

Have you got yourself a kitten full of character? If your cat is up to no good, here are some names you could give to mischievous, funny, or goofy cats.

  1. Ali Cat
  2. Catzilla
  3. Kitty Poppins
  4. Meowly Cyrus
  5. Butch Catsidy
  6. Angelicat
  7. Cat-man-do
  8. Elvis Catsley
  9. Genghis Cat
  10. Jaspurr
  11. William Shakespaw
  12. Brad Kitt
  13. Veronicat
  14. Oprah Whisker
  15. Paul McCatney

Playful Names For Persian Cats

  1. Feisty
  2. Havoc
  3. Rumble
  4. Tornado
  5. Radar
  6. Mischief
  7. Hurricane
  8. Trixie
  9. Chaos
  10. Twisty
  11. Arrow
  12. Zippy
  13. Lightning
  14. Bullet
  15. Trickster
  16. Trouble
  17. Pounce
  18. Ninja
  19. Flash
  20. Stormy

Sweet and Cute Persian Cat Names

For the most lovable cat ever!

  1. Cuddles
  2. Babe
  3. Lovely
  4. Cutie-Pie
  5. Baby
  6. Cutie
  7. Lollie-pop
  8. Happy
  9. Sweet
  10. Oasis
  11. Joy
  12. Huggable
  13. Cupcake
  14. Sweetie
  15. Honey
  16. Serenity
  17. Baby Cakes
  18. Love-Bug
  19. Precious
  20. Sugar

Naming Your Persian Cat According To Your Interests

There are infinite cat names ideas you can get from things you love in life like food, music, movies, TV shows books, hobbies, travel, or anything else you find interesting.

Food-inspired Cat Names

  1. Taco
  2. Ginger
  3. Twix
  4. Reeses
  5. Maple
  6. Peanut
  7. Snickers
  8. Cupcake
  9. Bacon
  10. Brandy
  11. Toffee
  12. Chip
  13. Kit Kat
  14. Pepper
  15. Mocha
  16. Spatula
  17. Coffee
  18. Saffron
  19. Chocolate
  20. Applejack
  21. Hershey
  22. Candy
  23. Marshmallow
  24. Flapjack
  25. Pancake

Inspired by famous books and movies of recent years.

  1. Thor
  2. King Kong
  3. Yoda (a character in Star Wars
  4. Nebula (a character from Guardians of the Galaxy)
  5. Shrek
  6. Eleven (a character from Stranger Things)
  7. Harry Potter
  8. Bellatrix (one of the villains in Harry Potter)
  9. Batcat (inspired by Batman)
  10. Chewbacca (a character in Star Wars)
  11. Blofeld (from the James Bond movies)
  12. Vadar (a villain in Star Wars)
  13. Hello Kitty
  14. Crookshanks (a cat in Harry Potter)

For some more playful name ideas for your cat, check these out!

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Persian Cat Breed Facts and Information


The Persian cat is a long-haired cat with a round, flat face. They were first imported from Persia to Italy in the 1600s but they existed way before then. This makes them one of the oldest known cat breeds. They originated from Mesopotamia (later called Persia; and modern-day Iran), hence their name. 

When most people picture a Persian cat, they see a white cat, but they come in many striking patterns and colors.

There are two types of Persian cats:

Show Persian – Have round heads with big round eyes, small ears, flat nose, thick ruffs, and broad, short bodies with thick, furry tails.

Traditional Persian/ Doll Face – these ones don’t have extreme features as the Show Persians.

All Persian cats have long, flowing coats and have wonderful personalities.


Over the years, they have been the favorites of many including the Victorian kings, queens, and other notable figures including Queen Victoria, and Florence Nightingale. They have also made big-screen appearances like in James Bond and in the Austin Powers Movies.

Personality and Temperament

The Persian cat is the ultimate lap cat with a calm, undemanding personality. They are very gentle cats who enjoy quiet, predictable environments and the company of people who adore them. They are independent cats who love to spend time alone, but they love your company even better – they love to cuddle and be petted. 

Persian cats love to lounge in their favorite spots around the house. If you have a cozy sofa, they’ll love it. They are also playful and curious.

How To Care For a Persian Cat

Persian cats need healthy diets, daily exercise, and plenty of TLC. Their long, flowing coats also need special attention when it comes to grooming to keep them that way. 

These quick tips will help you take care of your sweet Persian. 

I. Keep them indoors 

To prevent them from getting parasites (heartworms) and other contagious feline diseases, they best stay in the house, please. These cats are soft creatures who’ll easily get hurt in a brawl with unfriendlies.

II.  Regular grooming

Your Persian may have a soft, cotton-like, silky, or shiny coat, depending on its color. To keep it that way, you need to brush your cat daily using a stainless steel comb or a good pet brush for its coat. 

Remove mats and tangles as these may be painful for the cat.

Persian cats need regular grooming (about every six weeks) and bathing (once a week) to keep all that fur in check. Some owners like to cut their Persian’s fur very short in an adorable ‘lion trim’ which will help to keep your house way tidier.

It’s also useful to trim the fur around the backend and paws to keep it from collecting dirt and litter.

Tip: If you’re adopting a Persian, you need to invest in a vacuum. This cat sheds a lot especially when you don’t groom him the right way.

Since they have flat faces, these cats tear a lot. So, you’ll need to wipe under their eyes to prevent the fur from staining brown.

You’ll also need to brush their teeth regularly to keep their teeth and gums nice and healthy.

III. Provide Cat Toys

Persian cats need to exercise. So you should provide interactive toys for exercise and to keep the cat from becoming bored. A little catnip will also go a long way to stimulate these laid-back cats.

IV. Regular Check-ups

Persian cats have been known to be prone to a number of health issues. So you should schedule them for annual or bi-annual check-ups at the vet.

Persian Cat Health

A normal Persian cat has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. But, like other cats, they are prone to certain health conditions. Run from Persian cat breeders who give a 100% health guarantee.

  1. Hereditary issues – Polycystic kidney disease (PKD); hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cystitis (bladder infections), bladder stones, and liver shunts.
  2. Respiratory issues due to the shape of their nose.
  3. Entropion (Cherry eye) –  where their eyelashes start to point inwards.
  4. Vomiting especially if they ingest houseplants poisonous to pets.
  5. Cancer
  6. Pancreatitis

Fun Facts About Persian Cats

  1. The Persian cat is one of the oldest cat breeds – depicted in hieroglyphics as early as 1684 BC!
  2. Their first Persian cat ancestors documented came into Italy from Khorasan, Iran. They were imported by Pietro Della Valle from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Angora (Ankara). They were brought into France by Nicholas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc at about the same time as Pietro brought in his cats.
  3. Persians were first showcased at the first-ever cat show in Crystal Palace, London, England in 1871.
  4. In the Middle Eastern region, they are known as ‘Iranian cat’, and in Iran, they are widely known as the ‘Shiraz cat’.
  5. Persian cats reached Britain from Iran on spice carts during the 19th century.
  6. Queen Victoria owned a white Persian cat and was quite fond of it. 
  7. Full-grown Persian cats weigh between 6 – 11 pounds.
  8. Persian cats were bred with the Siamese cat to get the Himalayan cat, a very outgoing and loving cat. They are also very vocal too, enjoying conversations with their humans. Himalayan cats have unique fur colors like blue, chocolate, and cream. 
  9. Persian kittens will set you back $500 – $1000 depending on their fur color. Black or white Persians are the least expensive, but other fur colors like red, cream, or blue will set you back much more. They are the royalty of the cat world so you should skimp on your spending. Get them from a reliable breeder to with a reliable record of their parents’ history. These cats are prone to genetic diseases.

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