Ragdoll Names: Help Finding the Perfect Kitten’s Name

| August 6, 2016 | 16 Comments

Charlie Seal Mitted Ragdoll Kitten with a Blaze Copyright FloppycatsAre you having a hard time trying to decide what your new kitten’s name should be? Don’t miss these tips to help when choosing an appropriate name.

Whether you have a new kitten or need to name an older cat that was just adopted, there are many good ragdoll names out there.

When one thinks of Ragdolls they think of large, lovable, regal and relaxed cats. It is a good idea to look at cat names that invoke those images. While looking through various lists of names some that might jump out are: Murdoch, Marin, Walker, Tristan or Gael. Look for a name that your cat will feel proud to have. Look closely at the personality traits that your cat or kitten has. Find a name that fits that personality. It might take a couple of days to get a good feel of the personality. Don’t rush it.

Often times you need to get a sense of what your cat or kitten’s personality is like before you chose a name. When you are naming a kitten remember that kitten will one day be a noble cat. When thinking about good ragdoll kitten names, try to name she or he something that you and your cat will not be embarrassed about when they are an adult. Try not to use too many different variants. Stick with one name so that it won’t confuse them, and they will learn their name more quickly.

Charlie as a Ragdoll Kitten

Charlie as a Ragdoll Kitten

When one thinks of Ragdolls they think of large, lovable, regal and relaxed cats. It is a good idea to look at cat names that invoke those images. While looking through various list of names some that might jump out are: Murdoch, Marin, Walker, Tristan or Gael. Look for a name that your cat will feel proud to have. Look closely at the personality traits that your cat or kitten has. Find a name that fits that personality. It might take a couple of days to get a good feel of the personality. Don’t rush it.

Tips When Choosing Ragdoll Names:

  • Pick a name that is easy to say and that’s fun to call out, like “CHARLIE!”
  • Choose a name that will grow with your cat. For example, the cat will not always be a kitten, so naming your cat, “Kitten” or “Baby” isn’t necessarily appropriate.
  • Watch your cat’s personality and behavior to get clues as to what name would be appropriate. For example, does s/he like to snuggle? Then perhaps, “Snuggler” would be good.
  • Choose a name that your animal can recognize. It has been reported that animals respond best to one or two syllable names.
  • Know that you will probably shorten or adjust whichever name you end up choosing
  • Ragdoll breed heritage can also be an inspiration; you can look through names of famous Ragdoll cats to get ideas for a kitten’s name. A great place to get started on looking at famous Ragdoll cat names is on the Pawpeds website. Pawpeds is a database for catteries, including championship famous Ragdoll cats.

There are many good sites out there with great pet names. They will often give you the meaning and the origin.   They will also break down name suggestions according to gender, sex and other categories to help you find the cute kitten’s name you desire.  Whether you are looking for a new name or the origin of the name you have already chosen you might want to check out them out. On most of these websites, you can search by gender, color, meaning, and first letter of the name:

Blue Eye Appropriate Ragdoll Names:

  • Azul – Blue in Spanish
  • Azzurro – Blue in Italian
  • Kyanos – was a name used in Ancient Greek to refer to dark blue tile
  • Milori – a shade of blue

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Which cat name did you end up giving your kitten?

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Julie says:

    Great guide, and many thanks for taking the effort to publish it; really opened my eyes for some new perspectives that I hadn’t thought of before.

  2. Jay says:

    Lovely guide!
    Just a little, little thing: it’s “azzurro”, not azzuro 🙂

  3. rebecca says:

    I am going to get a ragroll they are cute my aunty has got one and its whitre 1.58 kls it is f****** havy . It’s name is floppy because it is floppy and it is very very cute i have got one at home they are a inside cat and you can leave it at home if you want to thanks from Rebecca

  4. Smokey says:

    No cat is an ‘inside only’ cat. Keeping a cat locked up 24/7 is not right. My Ragdoll cat would go mad if he could not go outside and run about and climb trees etc. If you want an animal to kept inside, buy a Hamster.

  5. Gale says:

    When I went to see my kitten at the breeder, I filmed her being with her litter mates and her mom. As she withdrew when others played a game, I thought she was shy. It wasn’t until I played the video on my tv that I saw she was not shy, she was peeved that anyone joined HER game, and hissed at the kittens and even her mother!!!

    I called the breeder and told her what I had seen, and said she was a real prima donna. Too long a name, but when the breeder arrived at my home with the kitten, she introduced me to La Diva. And she is a real Diva, but then that personality suits me. I have Cavaliers who are quite stubborn, and now a Pacific Parrotlet ho is also quite headstrong, like most parrots are.

  6. Great info, Jenny! Thanks for all the references, too! As you may recall, Miss Pink Sugarbelle came home to us from the breeder with her original breeder assigned name of Pink Sugar (all the litters at Little Apple Ragdolls were named after apple varieties). Once we saw her pictures, met her and held her we knew we wouldn’t change her name. It was purrfect. However, over time, Pink Sugar grew to become Miss Pink Sugarbelle (because it just fits her somehow). Of course, her call name is “Sugar” and she knows it. 🙂 <3

  7. lovemyfluffyprince says:

    Great naming guide! I just got my new Ragdoll kitten on Saturday. I had planned on naming her Belle, but after spending time with her, it’s changed to Bluebell. Her eyes are such a bright blue!

    • BIG CONGRATS on your new Ragdoll kitten! Bluebell is a WONDERFUL NAME!!! Lurve your profile picture, too! 🙂 <3

      Big hugs!

      Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

      • lovemyfluffyprince says:

        Thanks Patti! I’ve noticed you commenting on this forum before and always thought Pink Sugarbelle was an amazing name!
        Portrait pic is of my cat Caspian, who passed away suddenly three months ago. Commissioning portraits on etsy has really helped me cope with it. 🙂

        • Why thank you so much! Caspian is GORGEOUS and I am so very sorry for your loss of your special boy! I’m so glad that you have found a positive way to cope with his passing. Caspian is also a great name (Prince Caspian from Narnia stories?). Big hugs! <3

  8. Cherie says:

    Great information on trying to name your Ragdoll kitten or cat. I, like Jenny, have suggested names close to, or that fit to, your new babys personality. I am a pagan, so when trying find a name for my sealpoint girl Neme, I picked up a Celtic spiritual book that I often used … it had a naming directory in the back … so I was able to find her a name that suited her purrfectly. Nemes’ prefix name, Birchwood, came from her breeders cattery, so of course on her papers that is a must, but her full name Nemetona Bri means Burgh Dwelling Faerie Queen of Sacred Space … Nemetona means “Sacred Space” and Bri means “Burgh Dwelling Faerie Queen” … both names are Celtic. I just switched Bri and Nemetona around, and it worked so well, as Neme is a very magical being, which is an uncanny thing to see at times, but if you live how my furr family live, then you will understand. As for my beautiful Peachy, my flame point boy, when I adopted him, his name was Peaches, which his past owner gave him due to his coat colour. For me, Peaches sounds more like a girls name, and to be completely honest, as a kitten he did indeed have a girls look to him, so I just changed his name to Peachy, so that no. 1 … he needed a name pretty close to what he already had and that I knew he’d respond to and adapt to, and no.2 … he is a complete fruitloop!!! My gosh, the crazy antics and things he does … he has me in fits of laughter on a constant everyday basis … his name fits his character and purrsonality beautifully to a T!!! He, like Neme, is a very spiritual being, and an amazing and beautiful being. I hope my information helps other Floppycatters in finding the right name for their gorgeous furr rags 🙂

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