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There are many reasons why you may want to choose a unisex name for your cat. Perhaps you’re not sure what gender they are, or you simply want a name without the gender bias. It’s also worth noting that veterinarians make mistakes, and sometimes the sex of a cat turns out to be different from what was originally thought. Whatever your reasons, we hope our list of unisex cat names will help!

Unisex Cat Names for Black Cats

Do you have a black cat in need of a gender-neutral name? Fortunately, there are lots of options inspired by nature, food, and the color black itself. Here are 20 of our favorites!

  • Ash;
  • Bear;
  • Beetle;
  • Blackberry;
  • Blackbird;
  • Carbon;
  • Crow;
  • Licorice;
  • Midnight;
  • Night;
  • Obsidian;
  • Onyx;
  • Panther;
  • Raven;
  • Soot;
  • Spruce;
  • Starling;
  • Tar;
  • Timber;
  • Twilight.
Unisex Cat Names for Black Cats

What do you think of these unisex cat names? Do you associate some with one gender after all? We think that Crow and Soot are especially gender-neutral. And if you’re still on the hunt for more ideas, scroll down to find names that work for cats of all colors.

Unisex Cat Names for White Cats

If you have a beautiful white cat, you might want to choose a name that reflects their fur color. It won’t be difficult, as white is another color that’s abundant in both nature and culture. Here are 20 unisex cat names inspired by all things white!

  • Alabaster;
  • Arctic;
  • Bleach;
  • Blizzard;
  • Bone;
  • Cloud;
  • Coconut;
  • Eggshell;
  • Ghost;
  • Glacier;
  • Ivory;
  • Marshmallow;
  • Milk;
  • Paper;
  • Pearl;
  • Rice;
  • Snowball;
  • Sugar;
  • Tofu;
  • Whiteout.
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What’s your favorite gender-neutral name from this list? We think Blizzard and Sugar are both excellent choices for a white cat. And if you need even more ideas, keep scrolling!

Unisex Cat Names for Orange Cats

Orange cats are gorgeous, and their fur color can provide inspiration for a unisex name. After all, there are lots of beautiful orange things around us – fruits, lights, jewelry and plants. Here are 20 of our favorites!

  • Apricot;
  • Autumn;
  • Bisque;
  • Butterscotch;
  • Cantaloupe;
  • Carrot;
  • Copper;
  • Garnet;
  • Ginger;
  • Mandarin;
  • Mango;
  • Marigold;
  • Ochre;
  • Pumpkin;
  • Rust;
  • Sunset;
  • Sunstone;
  • Topaz;
  • Umber;
  • Zest.
Unisex Cat Names for Orange Cats

Some of these names are rather unique, like Ochre and Zest. Others, like Pumpkin and Ginger, are more popular – but still make great unisex names for an orange cat. And if you need even more ideas, stay with us!

Gender-Neutral Names for Tabbies

Tabbies are some of the most popular cats around, and it’s not surprising that their striped fur can provide inspiration for a unisex name. Everyone can rock stripes, no matter their gender! Here are 20 recommendations.

  • Agouti;
  • Awning;
  • Badger;
  • Band;
  • Barcode;
  • Candy Cane;
  • Chevron;
  • Confetti;
  • Freckles;
  • Mackerel;
  • Marbles;
  • Noodles;
  • Pinstripe;
  • Ribbon;
  • Ripples;
  • Streak;
  • Stripe;
  • Tabby;
  • Tic-Tac;
  • Zigzag.

Can you envision your tabby with any of these names? We think that Zigzag, Pinstripe and Tic-Tac are all cute unisex cat names for tabbies. And that’s not all – we have more ideas for you!

Did You Know… 🔍

About 80% of all domestic cats are estimated to be tabbies. This coat pattern is also common among wildcats, including cats’ direct ancestors and other species related to them. In fact, all cats carry the tabby gene, but in solid-colored cats, its expression is masked.

Cute Unisex Names for Cats of All Shapes and Colors

Do you want to emphasize your cat’s adorableness with their name? You can go with the name of your favorite candy, or a common term of endearment. Take a look at these unisex names that are irresistibly cute, and work regardless of your cat’s fur color or markings.

  • Angel;
  • Button;
  • Cuddlebug;
  • Dumpling;
  • Eclair;
  • Froot Loop;
  • Haribo;
  • Jellybean;
  • Lollipop;
  • Lovebug;
  • Muffin;
  • Nugget;
  • Oreo;
  • Peanut;
  • Snuggles;
  • Sugarplum;
  • Tatertot;
  • Treasure;
  • Twinkletoes;
  • Waffles.
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Cute Unisex Names for Cats of All Shapes and Colors

These unisex cat names are as sweet as your feline friend! We hope you’ve found the perfect name for your kitten among our suggestions. And if not, don’t worry – there are plenty more down below.

Human Names That Can Be Used as Gender-Neutral Cat Names

Although most human names are gendered, there are some that can be used for cats of any gender. If you want your cat to have a name that’s unique but not too out-of-the-box, consider one of these unisex human names.

  • Avery;
  • Bellamy;
  • Charlie;
  • Dakota;
  • Denver;
  • Emerson;
  • Frankie;
  • Gray;
  • Hayden;
  • Indigo;
  • Jackie;
  • Justice;
  • Landry;
  • Merrill;
  • Oakley;
  • Ollie;
  • Phoenix;
  • Rowan;
  • Sammie;
  • Tracy.

Some of these names, like Jackie and Ollie, are rather popular. Others, like Merrill and Tracy, are less common but still make great unisex cat names. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, scroll down for even more ideas!

Unique Unisex Names for Cats

Do you want your cat to have a one-of-a-kind name? Something that will make them stand out from all the other felines in the neighborhood? If so, consider one of these unisex names for your cat.

  • Amaretto;
  • Bennu;
  • Biscotti;
  • Bonnet;
  • Can-Can;
  • Chipotle;
  • Espresso;
  • Fozzie;
  • Hershey;
  • Jabot;
  • Lamma;
  • Peng;
  • Pixiu;
  • Remy;
  • Spumoni;
  • Tango;
  • Tiramisu;
  • Whiskey;
  • Xanadu;
  • Ziz.
Unique Unisex Names for Cats

These unisex cat names are all unique – and some of them, like Tiramisu and Espresso, even reflect your cat’s appearance. Others are based on legendary creatures, fashion terms, and random ideas. If you’re looking for an uncommon but still cute name for your kitten, one of these might be perfect.

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What Makes a Name Unisex?

When it comes to unisex cat names, there are no hard-and-fast rules. In general, unisex names are those that native speakers of your language consider to be gender-neutral. But some names that are traditionally seen as masculine or feminine – such as Charlie or Dakota – start being used for both genders over time. And of course, you can always choose a name that has never had any gender association, like Sushi or Mochi.

Build-a-Name 🧱

Take your own name and turn it into a unisex one by adding a prefix, suffix, or removing part of it. For example, Bob can be changed to Bobo. Maggie can be turned into Mag, and Ashley shortens nicely to Ash. If you don’t want your cat to have such a similar name to yours, you can then change the first letter to something else. For example, Bobo can become Kobo.

Which Gender-Neutral Name Will You Name Your Cat?

We hope you’ve found the perfect unisex name for your cat among our suggestions. Whether you want a name that’s cute, unique or reflects your cat’s appearance, there are plenty of ideas for you to choose from. And if you do want to check what sex your cat is, here’s a helpful video (with plenty of comments from people who just realized they’d assigned the wrong gender to their pets!)

Do you have any more unisex cat name ideas? Share them in the comments below!

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