Persian Cat Names - Female and Male Ideas

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. May 22, 2019
Persian Cat Names - Female and Male Ideas
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Persian cats stand out from other breeds due to their unique appearance. They are smaller than most breeds of cat, they have silky long fur and their face often displays a characteristic pug nose. This nose is a trait which is sought after by breeders and is used to divide the breed into two main categories. These types of Persian cat are traditional (or doll-face) Persians and peke-face Persians. Peke-typing gives them the flat nosed appearance, whereas traditionals have a more pronounced nose. There are also other breeds which derive from the Persian and share their characteristics.

When it comes to naming your Persian cat, we can use their unique look to help inspire us. However, there are many ways we can choose the best name for our new family member. AnimalWised shows you how with our list of Persian cat names for both male and female cats.

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  1. How to choose a cat's name
  2. Names for male Persian cats
  3. Names for female Persian cats
  4. Original names for unisex Persian cats
  5. How to care for a Persian cat

How to choose a cat's name

Choosing the name of a cat doesn't need to be a difficult task. Sometimes a name will just come naturally to us when we meet the cat, other times we might adopt a cat which already has a name. With all the choices available to us, it can seem, tricky. It is the name with which we will associate them for the rest of their lives. it is important to make some considerations and these tips can help:

  • Choose a simple name with an easily to pronounce sound.
  • It is best to use names with ‘a’, ‘e’ and ‘i’ vowel sounds.
  • Avoid excessively long or complicated names.
  • Don't use names which could be confused with someone or something commonly used in the home.

To choose the best name for a Persian cat, you should consider their look. Perhaps their color will help you. For example, a fluffy white Persian might suit a name like ‘Lamb’. Their personality is also a factor. Is there something they do which can help inspire a name? ‘Rollie’ might be a good name for a cat which likes to roll over on the ground a lot.

Finally, don't forget to choose a name which suits your personality. Some people like cute names for Persian cats because they like cute things in general. For this you could look at Japanese Kawaii culture, such as naming them ‘Misty’ after the Pokemon character. If you still can't think of a good name for your Persian cat, then don't worry. We have a long list of ideas for Persian cat names to help get you thinking.

Names for male Persian cats

The popularity of Persian cats undoubtedly has a lot to do with their appearance. According the most recent survey, Persian cats are the second most popular cat breed in the USA[1]. With such fondness and affection for the breed, it is no surprise there are famous Persian cats such as the mix Colonel-Meow.

Here is a complete list of names for male Persian cats:

  • Aaron
  • Arthur
  • Aladdin
  • Adam
  • Anubis
  • Ageo
  • Alain
  • Bowie
  • Brown
  • Bob
  • Ben
  • Blas
  • Socks
  • Charles
  • Cid
  • Cronos
  • Chaim
  • Dimitri
  • Dalton
  • Darcy
  • Eamonn
  • Elvis
  • Eden
  • Eddie
  • Edward
  • Froilan
  • Flock
  • George
  • Gary
  • Hercules
  • Hans
  • Herbert
  • Horace
  • Ives
  • Igor
  • Jacks
  • James
  • Levi
  • Lion
  • Logan
  • Kaleb
  • Kai
  • Nero
  • Neo
  • Martin
  • Mercury
  • Milo
  • Oran
  • Osiris
  • Owen
  • Philip
  • Philo
  • Piano
  • Rufus
  • Ray
  • Silvan
  • Salty
  • Thunder
  • Oatie
  • Ulysses
  • Valentine
  • Win
  • William
  • Yanin
  • Ziggy
  • Zenon
Persian Cat Names - Female and Male Ideas - Names for male Persian cats

Names for female Persian cats

The Persian cats stand out for having a relaxed, sociable and proud character. However, each Persian cat is an individual with their own specific traits and personalities. Getting to know your Persian cat's unique temperament not only helps choose a name for your cat, but it's also and incredibly rewarding thing to do. If you have a girl Persian cat, we have this list of female Persian cat names to help you decide:

  • Soul
  • Ada
  • Athena
  • Dawn
  • Anastasia
  • Ari
  • Anesha
  • Anya
  • Amina
  • Astrid
  • Bimba
  • Beauty
  • Brenda
  • Bruni
  • Bambi
  • Coconut
  • Charlotte
  • Caledonia
  • Cassia
  • Creek
  • Cinnamon
  • Casey
  • Dory
  • Sweet
  • Ella
  • Elle
  • Evelyn
  • Emerald
  • Freya
  • Fiorella
  • Gala
  • Gretel
  • Khrista
  • Kim
  • Kiara
  • Leia
  • Lyana
  • Misha
  • Mine
  • Maru
  • Monie
  • Natia
  • Nikita
  • Ona
  • Olivia
  • Sasha
  • Sira
  • Salma
  • Tania
  • Trinny
  • Candle
  • Violet
  • Vera
  • Vicky
  • Xena
  • Yasmin
  • Zoya
  • Zelda

Original names for unisex Persian cats

The last list is dedicated to all those people who are looking for a name which is a little different. It also doesn't matter the gender of the cat. These original names are unisex and are great if you want something cool for your Persian. :

  • Albi
  • Alae
  • Ares
  • Acer
  • Aymar
  • Buddha
  • Cameron
  • Cruiser
  • Eisley
  • Echo
  • Eri
  • Ezra
  • Gene
  • Guma
  • Gad
  • Gae
  • Ira
  • Jade
  • Jaden
  • Jude
  • Ju
  • Lamar
  • Lior
  • Milan
  • Mel
  • Marley
  • Marvin
  • Montana
  • Nell
  • Nick
  • Oran
  • Nairn
  • Noah
  • Paris
  • Silas
  • Raiquen
  • Reagan
  • Rene
  • Remi
  • Simba
  • Shaw
  • Sahir
  • Senen
  • Tabari
  • Thai
  • Uzi
  • Uri
  • Weir
  • Xune
  • Xian
  • Yuki
  • Yori
  • Yale
  • Zarek
  • Zuri
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How to care for a Persian cat

Now you have chosen a name for your Persian cat, you might want to know a little more about how to care for them. Due to their long hair, a Persian cat's fur needs a little help to be maintained and kept in good condition. This is why we advise you brush their fur from when they are a kitten and for the rest of their days. It is especially important during the early socialization stage which lasts between the start of the second and the end of the fourth week. This will help them get used to brushing and is good for them in general.

We should brush a Persian cat's fur between 2 and 3 times a week. By doing this, we can remove dirt and the accumulation of dead hair. We can also use the experience to check for any diseases, presence of parasites, hair loss, knotting or even wounds.

Although we need to look after our Persian, bathing is not recommended. Cats are very hygienic and clean themselves through self-grooming. Only in cases where a toxic substances gets on to their coat or they are particularly dirty should you bathe them. You can try to get them used to water from the time they are a kitten, but you need to be careful.

Another important aspect is their food. They should always be provided with high quality feed. This will not only help to maintain their overall health, but also keep their coat sleek and shiny. You can feed them a homemade diet or even a raw food/BARF diet, but this is something which needs to be carefully organized. Cats need specific nutrients such as taurine and not all homemade diets can provide it.

Persian cats are very intelligent and playful animals. You will need to play with them to stimulate their mind as well as their body. Intelligence games will help to develop their cognitive abilities. We advise interactive play at least 30 minutes a day. As Persians are so well known for the close bond they form with their guardian, it shouldn't be a problem engaging with them. Scratching posts, catnip and other accessories are useful to have round the home.

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1. The Cat Fancier's Association (2016), The Cat Fancier's Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2015, Retrieved May 23, 2019, from

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