100+ Persian Cat Names With Meanings
The first thing all cat lovers do after getting cats is think of how to name their new family member. It's difficult to choose a name because it's a huge responsibility. Your style influences your decision, and it also has to match the personality of your kitty.
Your furry friend might not care much what you call them, but they have to respond to the name at the least. If you need help naming your feline friend, here is an extensive list of perfect Persian cat names.
From creative and cute cat names to two-syllables and wacky ones, we have something for every shape, size, and color.
Mythological Names For Persian Cat
There are many ways you can name your cat, but if you are someone with an avid interest in Persian mythologies, naming them after famous Persian mythological characters could be the way to go. Persian mythology is filled with folkloric creatures, Greek gods and goddesses, and heroes you can name your kitty after.
Xerxes was a famous Persian ruler from 486 BC to 465 BC. He invaded Greece during his rule to exact revenge for his father.
Afrasiab was a legendary king and hero of Turan. According to folklore, he is the founder of Samarkand, a city in Uzbekistan.
Arash was a famous archer and often considered a symbol of bravery and patriotism in the Shahnameh. There is even a statue of him in Saadabad Palace, Tehran, Iran.
Siavash or "the one with the black horse," had a black purebred stallion that he rode to war with. He was well-versed in warfare and known for his integrity and kind heart.
Faribuz was the brother of Siavash. He participated in the wars between Iran and Turan but eventually perished under the rulership of Kay Khosrow, one of the kings of Iran.
6. Arda Viraf
Unlike others, Arda Viraf was not a king or a god. He was a priest chosen by the king to journey to the afterlife.
Arsaces was the first king of Parthia and ruled from 250 BC to 211 BC. He was the founder of the Parthian empire.
In the Perisan mythology, Simurgh is depicted as a mythological bird that connected heaven and earth. The bird was a messenger between the two realms and regarded as a generous creature.
Faridun or Fereydun caused the fall of the tyrannical king, Zahak and became king. According to the Persian tales, he ruled for 500 years and was loved by his people.
Garshasp was the tenth and last king of the Pishdadian dynasty. He ruled for nine years and during which he bravely slayed ferocious monsters.
Gordafarid is one of the famous heroines in Persian mythology. She defended the Sepid Fortress against Sohrab, the commander of the Turanian army and his armies.
According to folklore, Jamshid was the fourth and the greatest ruler of the Pishdadiyan dynasty. He was also an inventor of many things that made lives easier.
Kaveh was a heroic blacksmith who joined hands with Faridun and defeated the evil ruler, Zahak.
Rostam is one of the greatest Iranian folk heroes with extraordinary strength. He famously went through seven different challenges to save his nation and people.
Rubada was Rostam's mother and the princess of Kabul. She underwent an incredibly difficult labor and was on the verge of death when Simurgh, the mythical bird, came to her rescue.
Popular Male Persian Cat Names
If you have a male Persian cat, these are some names you could use.
If your male cat is gorgeous, you can name him after the Greek God of beauty, Adonis. It is a popular Greek baby name but your cat is also like your baby, so it just suits well.
Gizmo is a perfect name for the squishy-nosed kitty who resembles a Mogwai from the Gremlins movie.
A royal title for an elegant kitty
If you like the idea of Duke for your overly spoiled cat, Sebastian, which means “the revered one,” is another choice.
Most Persian cats are grouchy but if yours is overly grouchy, you can name him after the famous Muppet character, Oscar the Grouch.
If your furry companion's doll-like eyes remind you of a Furby, the electronic robotic toy, you might as well name him Furby.
Most Persian cats love to nap and laze around but If your cat loves exploring new places, Atlas might be an apt name.
If your cat is not an explorer and more of a badass with a wild streak, you can name them Lynx, inspired by the wildcat breed that loves to hunt.
Diesel is perfect for your cat companion, who is always there for you. The name means loyal and conveys a sense of dependability.
With German origins, Milo translates to soldier, making it a versatile boy kitten name that suits any breed and color.
You cannot have a cat name list without boots, one of the most popular cat names.
Unique Male Persian Cat Names
If the typical male cat names are not as interesting, you can name your cat after Persian names. They are beautiful and have profound meanings.
Kasra, meaning wise king and lion in Persian, is a perfect description for these noble cats.
Used to describe someone who makes others happy, Masoud is befitting for a companion that brings you joy.
In Persian language, Bahman is used to decribes someone who is full of life. It is fitting names if your cat is playful and active.
Cyrus means the sun and is a perfect name if you want something that feels powerful.
With Arabic origins, Amin means trustworthy and honest. It is a beautiful name with an equally beautiful meaning
A common name meaning “he who possesses well” and is perfect for a cat who is mindful of their belongings.
Jasper is a common name for humans and pets alike. It means treasurer.
Bijan means hero.
Nasser refers to being victorious.
Nader describes someone or something rare and exceptional.
If your cat is a father, Babak, meaning beloved father, could be a good name.
Popular Female Persian Cat Names
Finding a girl cat name that suits your beloved feline is a must, and if it is good enough, she might respond to it.
Meaning beautiful in Italian, Bella would fit your stunning kitty.
Luna, or moon is a perfect description for Persian kitties that have glowing round eyes.
Zana means woman, a befitting name for your girly cat.
If your cat is the light of your life, you can name them Lucie, which means light.
You could name a cheeky feline Sassy.
Lily represents purity and innocence.
With Latin origin, Millie refers to strength, a powerful name for a strong kitty.
Frida is a girl’s name with German roots, meaning peace. This name expresses the calm disposition of many Persian kitties.
If your kitty loves having guests over, Xena, which means hospitable, is an appropriate name.
Missy, derived from the word Miss, refers to a young girl.
If your cat is your most precious possession, you can call them Jewel.
Unique Female Persian Cat Names
If you do not like these typical girl cat names, you can opt for these Persian cat names.
This beautiful name meaning “the exalted one” is perfect for these noble kitties.
Mariam is a common variant of this name and means beloved.
If you cat loves waking you up early in the morning, Roxana meaning “dawn” is a befitting name.
Sheba was a stunningly beautiful Biblical queen famous for her wealth and wisdom.
In some cultures, Sara means princess, a lofty title for a cat that requires extra care and attention.
This means “fire,” a perfect title for a feisty Persian kitty
Ariana is used to describe someone or something that belongs to noble people just like the Persian kitty.
If your cat is your “donya” or world, you can call them exactly that.
Meaning elegant in Persian, Rana perfectly describes these felines.
Often a term of endearment, Ziba means beautiful.
Another beautiful way to call your cat is Janam meaning my life.
If you have a happy cat, you can call them Farah.
And if you have a free spirited cat, you can call them Raha which means freedom.
Persian Cat Names By Coat Color
Persian cats are famous for their exceptionally fluffy and colorful coats. The Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes seven coat colors for cats, including solid color, silver and golden, shaded and smoke, tabby, parti-color, calico and bicolor, and Himalayan. Here are some popular names for each of these coats.
White Persian cats are the most sought-after because of their glistening coat. Some popular names for white cats are Frosty, Snowball, Misty, Ivory, and Fluffy.
Equally desirable are the black-coated cats. These cats look striking with their contrasting black fur and copper/blue eyes. Shadow, Coal, Ash, Midnight, and Blackie are possible names for a black cat.
64. Blue/ Grey
Persian cats with gray coats became popular after Queen Victoria owned several of them. Their coats are more porous and less shiny. Names like Smokey, Cloudy, Earl Grey, Bluebell, Azul, and Astral are suitable for these kitties.
These kitties have coats that are reddish-orange. The color can be a vibrant mahogany or any of several shades of orange down to a pale ginger. Names like Ginger, Amber, Marigold, and Pumpkin are popular for such colored cats.
Unlike white, black, red, blue, and gray, cream-colored cats have light-colored coats that are faintly noticeable. You can name them Champagne, Ecru, Fawn, Azure, and Sable.
Silver Persians are one of the most exquisite sub-breeds. They come in chinchilla and shaded varieties. The eyes of silver or golden Persians are green or blue-green with black rims. You can name silver cats Gin, Jubilee, Plata, Tinsel, or Sterling.
Like the silver Persian, the Golden Persian is exquisite. These cats, however, are difficult to breed and a small part of the color division in the Persian fur colors. Goldie, Buttercup, Brandie, and Honey are popular names for gold-colored kitties.
A Persian Tabby has a distinctive ‘M’-shaped marking on its forehead. It also has a pattern of stripes, swirls, spots, or blotches of coloration in the fur coat. You can name these cats Garfield, Marbles, Cheetah, Salt and Pepper, and Speckles.
Calico is not a breed but refers to the unique color patterns that these felines have on their fur. They must be tri-colored. Interesting names for calicos include Picasso, Patches, Trinity, and Hazel.
A bicolor cat has white fur combined with fur of some other color. People often name such cats Oreo, Checkers, and Polka Dots.
The Himalayan Persians are one of the largest and most diverse breeds. They have bright blue eyes with base coats ranging from white to fawn, with coloring restricted to the points. Earthy, Nimbus, Confetti, Onyx, and Guinness are some fitting names for this breed.
Cute Persian Cat Names
If you want to choose a name that is just as cute as your cats, here are a few suggestions.
Mittens is a popular name for cats because of their mitten-like fur patterns on their paws.
A perfect name for a cat that loves snuggling.
Nugget is often used to describe something small and cute.
Thanks to Disney’s The Lion King, Simba is a popular male cat name. It means lion in Swahili.
Lola, as a cat name, refers to cute and playful felines.
If your cat is loving and sweet, might as well name him/her Cookie.
Wil-low, a name short and sweet just like your adorable ball of fur.
If your cat reminds you of the adorable boba-loving cat animation, then naming him/her Boba is not a terrible idea.
Coco is a unisex name associated with charm and cuteness.
Levi is a perfect name for a cute male cat.
Another adorable-sounding name with two syllables is Lulu. It is perfect for your cute furry companions.
If you have an adorably crazy kitten, Lolo simply means crazy.
People consider Mimi a cute name for a cat because it is an onomatopoeic from the cat's meow.
Funny Persian Cat Names
People think cats do not have a sense of humor but cat owners beg to differ. If your cat has a clownish charm that makes you laugh and brightens your day, why not give it a funny and wacky name to boot? From cute and crazy to downright silly, here are some hiss-terial cat names.
86. Bob Meowly
Inspired by Jamaican singer and musician Bob Marley, this name is funny and creative.
87. Dolly Purrton
If you love the idea of Bob Meowly but your cat is female, you can go for Dolly Purrton, not Dolly Parton.
88. Isaac Mewton
Another creative take on a cat’s communicative sound is Isaac Mewton, inspired by the brilliant Isaac Newton.
89. Elvis Purrsley
Equally funny is the name Elvis Purrsley, inspired by a famous Pop singer.
This cat name is based on the anthropomorphic cat in Looney Tunes.
This funny play on the name “Tabitha” is great for a multi-colored Persian tabby.
This bizarre and funny name is inspired by Hermione Granger’s feline friend in the Harry Potter series.
If you have a white cat, Tofu would be hilarious even though they hate those things.
94. Sir Meows-A-Lot
If your cat is constantly meowing, this name is not a bad idea.
95. Purrlock Holmes
Inspired by the famous detective, you have to admit that Purrlock Holmes is hilarious.
96. Doja Cat
You can also name your cat after the singer and rapper Doja Cat, whose second half of the name comes from her love of felines.
97. Fur Fighter
Fur Fighter derived from the rock band Foo Fighters, is a perfect name for these furry felines.
This funny cat name is a creative take on the name Claudia.
Names of Famous Persian Cats on Instagram
In a world full of social media stars, cats, especially Persians have found their own level of fame with their cuteness and striking features. If you want a furry social media star of your own, you can name them after these famous cats. You would be surprised to learn just how much of a following these cats have.
Clive is often the subject of British film star Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram posts. The actress often dresses him in ridiculous outfits, but the one thing that remains constant is his grumpy expression.
100. Empress Tang
According to photographic evidence on social media by Martha Stewart, her feline friend, EmpressTang, lives a better life than most of us. The Persian calico sleeps on a plush, towel-lined bed and has at least five varieties of food for breakfast.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Luigi often models in bandanas and bow ties.
Piggy, the Himalayan Persian who loves to snuggle, snort, and EAT according to his Instagram bio.
Pinot is the little troublemaker from San Francisco. He loves digging in houseplants and laying on the bare mattress to stop his owners from putting on new sheets. But despite the troubles he creates, he is a good babysitter for his tiny sibling.
With matt black furs and striking gold-green eyes, October exudes an air of spookiness and reminds you of Halloween.
As a beloved character from the Harry Potter series, we had to have one in a cat form. With a fluffy and grouchy-looking face, he was meant to be named Dumbledore.
The tri-colored Persian is nothing like her hauntingly dark name. She loves snoozing and posing for photos.
With a beautiful and thick white coat, Brimley has captivated followers with his beauty. He loves getting rubs from his owners.
With over half a million followers on Instagram, Atchoum is a social media sensation. He has a condition called hypertrichosis, which makes his face extra fluffy.
Walter and his brothers, Walternate and Belly, are prone to shenanigans and tomfoolery. They say they want to help spread smiles across the world.
Bobbie is not just a star with over 350,000 followers. He even has a side hustle with his merchandise.