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200+ Scottish Fold Cat Names: Fun & Unique Options For Your Kitty

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Apr 26, 2023
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Perhaps you’ve added a Scottish Fold to your family or are still thinking about it. Either way, picking the right name is a vital part of owning a cat—after all, you’ll be calling out this name for up to 20 years!

This article contains lists of all kinds of suitable and memorable names that are perfect for a Scottish Fold. We hope that you’ll find an ideal name for your new family member!

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How to Name Your Scottish Fold

Before we launch into the lists, here are ideas that might help you create a name yourself. You can start with your cat’s appearance. Their cat’s color, pattern, or even body shape can become a fun name. For example, if your cat is white, round, and fluffy, they can be called Snowball. If you’re a fan of Marvel, your white cat could be called Storm, or your ginger cat might be Phoenix (or Jean Grey).

Finally, if your Scottish Fold has any funny and unique quirks, these could also lead you to a fitting name, such as one inspired by food or beverages—the choices are almost endless!

Female Scottish Fold Cat Names

Let’s start with Scottish names for a Scottish cat. This list contains female names, some of which are Gaelic and others that are traditional Scottish names. We put meanings and pronunciations where possible.

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  • Aileen: Means “rays of sunshine”
  • Ailsa: Means “supernatural victory” (pronounced Elsa)
  • Arabella: Scottish form of Annabel
  • Bonnie: Means “beautiful, pretty, stunning”
  • Catriona: Gaelic form of Katherine
  • Deirdre: Means “sorrowful”
  • Eilidh: Gaelic form of Helen (pronounced AY-lee)
  • Greer: Means “watchful” or “vigilant”
  • Iona: Island off of Scotland
  • Isla: Island off of Scotland, also called the Island of Islay
  • Lassie: A Scottish word for a young girl, or a “lass”
  • Liùsaidh: Means “elegant, graceful, shining light” (pronounced LOO-sai)
  • Mairead: Scottish form of Margaret
  • Mairi: Scottish version of Mary, means “bitter”
  • Malvina: “Smooth brow” in Gaelic
  • Marcail: Means “pearl” (pronounced MAR-kale)
  • Morag: Scottish form of Sarah, means “princess, great, sun”
  • Morven: Means “sea gap” or “big gap”
  • Oighrig: Means “new speckled one” (can be shortened to Effie)
  • Rhona: Means “rough island”
  • Senga: Backward version of Agnes, means “pure and chaste”
  • Skye: From Scotland’s Isle of Skye
  • Sorcha: Means “bright, radiant, light” (pronounced SOR-ka)

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Male Scottish Fold Cat Names

Here is a list of Scottish male names. Some are traditional, while others are Gaelic versions of common names.

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  • Alasdair: Means “defending men”
  • Beathan: Means “life” (pronounced BAEy-un)
  • Blair: Means “plain, battlefield, field”
  • Brodie: A place in Moray, Scotland
  • Cináed: Means “born of fire”
  • Coinneach: Means “handsome” (pronounced CON-ak)
  • Craig: Comes from the Gaelic word for crag or rocks
  • Donald: Means “ruler of the world” (this sounds like most cats!)
  • Duncan: Means “dark warrior”
  • Erskine: Means “projecting height”
  • Fergus: Means “man of force”
  • Fingal: Means “white or fair stranger”
  • Finlay: Means “white warrior”
  • Fraser: Might come from the French word meaning strawberries
  • Hamish: Means “supplanter” and “Highlander”
  • Keith: Originally a Scottish surname
  • Kenneth: Means “born of fire” and “handsome”
  • Lachlann: Means “land of the lochs” (pronounced LACK-lan)
  • Malcolm: Means “disciple of Saint Columba”
  • Neil: Means “champion” or “cloud”
  • Paden: Means “royal”
  • Rory: Means “red-haired king”
  • Ruadh: Means “red” (the nickname of Rob Roy)
  • Scott: Given to someone from Scotland or who speaks Scottish Gaelic
  • Stuart: Occupational name originally for someone who was a steward
  • Ùisdean: Means “eternal island stone” (pronounced OOSH-jun)

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Cat Names Based on Places in Scotland

These names can be unisex, depending on what appeals to you most. These names feature the most well-known locations, but you can pull out a map of Scotland and have a look for yourself.

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  • Aberdeen
  • Airdrie
  • Ayr
  • Beauly
  • Blackburn
  • Catrine
  • Clarkston
  • Denny
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Falkirk
  • Galloway
  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton
  • Huntly
  • Inverness
  • Macduff
  • Moffat
  • Nairn
  • Oakley
  • Oban
  • Paisley
  • Redding
  • Renfrew
  • Selkirk
  • Stirling
  • Tain
  • Wick

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Cat Names Based on Famous Scottish People

Quite a number of famous Scottish people from film and history have had an enormous impact on the world. You can give the full name to your cat or just use the first or last name.

Of course, there are many more than what is listed here. These are just to inspire you!

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  • Alexander Fleming (discovered penicillin)
  • Andrew Carnegie (philanthropist)
  • Billy Connolly (actor and comedian)
  • Dorothy Dunnett (author)
  • Ewan McGregor (actor)
  • Isabella MacDuff (took part in the Scottish Wars of Independence)
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Robbie Coltrane (actor)
  • Robert the Bruce (revolt against the English leader)
  • Robert Burns (poet)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (author)
  • Sean Connery (actor)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes)
  • Thomas Carlyle (historian, writer, philosopher, mathematician)
  • William Wallace (revolt leader)

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Cat Names Based on Food & Drinks

This list focuses on Scottish food and drinks, but you can also consider regular food and drinks, like milkshakes or brownies, for your cat.

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Cat Names Based on Scottish Food

  • Clootie Dumpling
  • Cock-a-Leekie soup
  • Cranachan
  • Cullen Skink
  • Haggis
  • Neeps and Tatties
  • Porridge
  • Pudding
  • Rumbledethumps
  • Scotch pie
  • Shortbread
  • Stovies

Cat Names Based on Non-Scottish Food

  • Biscuit
  • Brown Sugar
  • Brownie
  • Cadbury
  • Cashew
  • Chickpea
  • Cookie
  • Hershey
  • Kit Kat
  • Marmite
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Peanut (Butter)
  • Snickers
  • Souffle
  • Truffles
  • Twinkie
  • Twix
  • Waffles
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Cat Names Based on Scottish Drinks

  • Drambuie
  • Heather ale
  • Hendricks
  • Irn Bru
  • Rusty Nail
  • Tanqueray
  • Tennents
  • Whipkull
  • Whiskey

Cat Names Based on Non-Scottish Drinks

  • Amaretto
  • Bourbon
  • Café
  • Cappuccino
  • Cider
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Guinness
  • Latte
  • Merlot
  • Mocha
  • Pinot
  • Whiskey

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Cat Names Based on Fictional Characters

These characters come from movies, TV, cartoons, and video games. You can use these ideas simply as inspiration and find the perfect name in a favorite franchise or book.

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  • Alvin
  • Chewbacca (Chewy)
  • Crookshanks
  • Curious George
  • Donkey Kong
  • Eevie
  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • Ewok
  • Fozzie
  • Gizmo
  • Groot
  • Katniss
  • Morpheus
  • Morticia
  • Neo
  • Puss in Boots
  • Romeo
  • Scooby
  • Simba
  • Spock
  • Thanos
  • Totoro
  • Wicket
  • Wookie
  • Yoda
  • Yogi

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Cat Names Based on Owls

Scottish Folds are affectionately called “owl cats” because of their folded ears and enormous round eyes. We start with the names of different species of owls and finish with well-known fictional owl characters.

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Cat Names Based on Owl Species

  • Barn
  • Barred
  • Boreal
  • Buffy
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnabar
  • Cinnamon
  • Cyprus
  • Dusky
  • Elf
  • Flores
  • Principe Scops
  • Screech
  • Snowy
  • Sooty
  • Sunda
  • Tawny

There are many more species of owls out there, but these can be reasonable names for a cat.


Cat Names Based on Fictional Owls

  • Archimedes
  • Bubo
  • Clockwerk
  • Giggy
  • Hedwig
  • Hoots the Owl
  • Jareth
  • Kaepora Gaebora
  • Know It Owl
  • Otus
  • Owl
  • Professor Owl
  • Rowlet
  • Soren
  • Virgil

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Use Your Imagination!

You can give your cat any name that you want, but keep in mind that you’ll be using this name every day for years and in front of friends and family. Picking a name for your beloved cat should be something that has meaning to you and is hopefully dignified enough for this animal.

For fun, though, you can add an honorific or title to your cat’s chosen name. This can be part of their official name or just silliness that you use at home.

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Scottish Titles:

  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Laird
  • Lord of Parliament
  • Lord Baron
  • Marquess
  • Viscount

Various Titles:

  • Professor
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Queen/King
  • Madame
  • Sir
  • Mrs. or Miss
  • Dr.
  • Senator
  • Dame
  • Prince/Princess
  • General
  • Sergeant
  • Colonel

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Conclusion

These lists focused on Scottish things because that’s where the Scottish Fold came from, but you can get inspired from anywhere for your cat’s name. Also, consider using a thesaurus, as it’s a great place to find different words for something.

Remember to think of things like their fur color (like Ruby, if you have a ginger cat, or Mocha, if they are brown) and their personality (like Whimsy or Rebel). Once you find the right name, you’ll probably know it immediately, and it will likely be as unique as your new cat!


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