Names for Siamese Cats - Male and Female Ideas
Animal file: Thai Cat or Traditional Siamese
Siamese cat names have no limitation. As cats do not understand the specifics of our language, tone, length and volume are more important for felines. This means we can call them whatever we like, as long as we use their name in the right ways. But when we adopt a cat into our home, we want to make them part of the family. We do this by getting to know their likes, dislikes and general personality. We want to choose a name which reflects this personality as well as their appearance and behavior.
Siamese cats have a very distinctive and elegant appearance, so you might want to choose something which reflects this. AnimalWised has some ideas for names for Siamese cats, whether you have a male or female cat. You might find the perfect name for your Siamese cat or simply be inspired to choose your own.
The Siamese cat is very well-known for its stylized figure and beautiful coloring. The breed is native to Thailand and its breeding has resulted in something uncommon to most cat breeds. The desire for a slender look to this cat lead breeders to selectively choose specimens which accentuated the longer neck and sleeker more streamlined body. However, the original stockier breed still existed in other parts of the world where this morphology was maintained.
The result of this non-uniform selective breeding is that there are now two different types of Siamese cat breed:
- Modern Siamese: the Modern Siamese cat has a long body with large pointed ears, a long neck and a triangular shaped head.
- Traditional Siamese: both types of Siamese cat date centuries, but the Traditional Siamese is closer to its original appearance. It has a more rounded head and general shape. Although not as long as the Modern Siamese, it still has a longer shape than most domestic cats. To differentiate the two breeds, the Traditional Siamese is now known as the Thai cat to both avoid confusion and better preserve the breed.
Both types of Siamese cat have a distinct coat which does not carry the longhair gene. It is a single coat, but has beautiful markings known as colorpoint. This is in reference to the tips of its feet, face, ears and tail which are of a much darker color than its body. The color is not always the same with lilac point (lighter color) and seal point (darker color). Crossbreeding with other breeds have lead to some of these colorpoint markings developing patterns such as the lynx point or tortoiseshell point.
While every cat is an individual, Siamese cats tend to be particularly affectionate and make wonderful pets. They develop strong bonds with those they consider family and need a lot of attention to meet their sociability. They are also more vocal than some breeds, making some distinctive vocalizations. But how might these descriptions of Siamese cat history, appearance and behavior affect what you will call them?
How to choose a Siamese cat name
When choosing a name for a Siamese cat, you might want something original and unique which has nothing to do with the breed. However, you might also want something which related to Thailand or its culture. You will also want to choose something which is appropriate for the type of interaction you will have through your cat's life. To do this, we have some basic tips to follow:
- Choose a name ideally with one or two syllables. Something short and precise is better because it allows your cat to recognize it more easily.
- Try to think of names with the vowels ‘a’, ‘e’ or ‘i’ as they are believed to be more easily recognized by cats.
- You can choose a name as an official title for your cat, but then call them by a nickname. However, you need to be consistent with what you decide and only call them by the one name. Using derivatives can confuse them.
- Choose a name which is easy for you to pronounce so you can sound the same every time you use it.
- Try using a consistent tone of voice when you address your cat as this will help them to associate the name with you.
- Use positive reinforcement when they respond to the correct name. This way thy will be more likely to come to you when you call.
Now that you know what to consider when choosing Siamese cat names, below we have some ideas which might be helpful.
Male Siamese cat names
If you have adopted a male Siamese cat, you might want to choose from these potential names. They are names which are sometimes used in Thai society, but we also have names which suit this fine and elegant creature from other cultures.
Female Siamese cat names
Similarly, if you are looking for the best female Siamese cat names you want something which might suit this breed more than others (something which is never totally exclusive to one breed). Some of these names might also be good unisex names for Siamese cats which can be used for either males or females.
- Paithoon (means cat's eye)
Names with different meanings for Siamese cats
If you are looking for a good name for your Siamese cat and want something with a little more meaning, then you need look no further here. Since Siamese cats originate from Thailand, here are some ideas from different cultures which might be suitable:
For females we can suggest:
- Ubon: meaning ‘lotus flower’ in Thai, and Indian name popular in Thailand.
- Juno: Roman goddess and wife of Jupiter.
- Ada: is of Hebrew origin and refers to happiness.
- Berta: Germanic names which means ‘famous’.
- Cloe: of Greek origina and refers to grass.
- Astrid: if of Nordic origin and means ‘princess’.
- Kanda: means ‘darling’ in Thai.
- Alma: comes from Latin and means ‘good hearted’.
- Lawan: means ‘gorgeous’ in Thai.
- Lucia: means ‘light’.
- Chantal: comes from the Latin and means ‘song’.
- Jamal: means ‘beauty’ in Arabic.
- Iris: Greek goddess who was a messenger from Zeus.
- Delia: refers to the tiny Greek island of Delos.
- Fiona: Welsh name meaning ‘clean’ or ‘pure’.
- Alba: symbolises light.
For male Siamese cats we suggest:
- Noah: builder of the Biblical ark.
- Ramses: Egyptian pharaoh.
- David: is of Hebrew origin and means ‘beloved’.
- Odin: Nordic god.
- Pablo: means the youngest in the family.
- Niran: Thai for ‘everlasting’.
- Hodor: character in Game of Thrones known for their loyalty.
- Amon: Egyptian creator god.
- Hakim: means ‘wise’ in Arabic.
- Zeus: Greek god of thunder.
- Thor: Nordic god of thunder.
- Milo: comes from the German and means ‘nice’.
- Horus: Egyptian god of heaven and earth.
- Nadir: means ‘exceptional’ in Arabic.
- Mongkut: Thai for ‘crown’.
- Sergio: comes from the Latin and means ‘guardian’.
Learn to love your Siamese cat
Now that you know more than 100 names for Siamese cats, both male and female, have you decided on one from our list? Maybe you already have a Siamese cat and want to share with us your cat's name. If so, leave us a comment below and share with the community. If you want to know more about the Siamese cat in general, you can take a look at our Siamese cat breed file or you can learn more about specific diseases of the Siamese cat.
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