If you’re looking for the best Persian cat names for your kitty, you’re going to love our list.

One of the most beautiful cat breeds deserves a beautiful name to match it, don’t you think?

Below, you’ll find 100 ideas, 50 each for male and female kitties, inspired by traditional names and other beautiful words from Persia.

Let’s take a look!

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If you're looking for the best Persian cat names for your kitty, you're going to love our list. Check out 100 ideas for males & females!

Persian Cat Names for Male & Female Kitties

Before we get into the top Persian cat names, it helps if we know a bit more about the region.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a long history lesson on the Persian Empire, I promise!

Very long story (dating all the way back to the 7th century BCE) short, Persia was located in what we now call Iran, when the Parsua tribe settled there.

The name was actually given to them by the Greeks, who called their region “Persis.”

However, the people of the land pretty much always called their country “Iran,” and that name was made official back in 1935, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Persian cats, which are believed to be the oldest breed of feline, likely originated there (hence the name), although their exact origin story is still one of great debate.

So, now you know a little about the Persian region, let’s talk cat names!

Take a look at our top 10 favorites first, then read on for male and female ideas.

Our Top 10 Favorite Persian Cat Names

  1. Arastoo – “Aristotle the philosopher”
  2. Karkadann – “A huge mythological creature”
  3. Arashan – “Hero cat”
  4. Anubis – “Royal”
  5. Bala – “Being naughty”
  6. Cyrus– “Honored and respected”
  7. Sheeva – “A charming woman”
  8. Omid –“Hope”
  9. Mirzeta – “Princess”
  10. Eisha –“Desire”

Male Persian Cat Names

If you're looking for the best Persian cat names for your kitty, you're going to love our list. Check out 50 ideas for males!

The Persian (Iranian) language is filled with so many beautiful names for male kitties. Check out 50 that we adore!

  1. Arastoo – “Aristotle the philosopher”
  2. Arash – “Bright”
  3. Abner – “Name suitable for elderly cats”
  4. Adeleh – “Righteous cats”
  5. Abtin –“One with good thoughts”
  6. Afrin –“One who is ready to accept praise”
  7. Aistan –“Tiger”
  8. Aftaab –“The sun”
  9. Alborz- “The highest one”
  10. Amir– “Prince”
  11. Anaar –“ Pomegranate”
  12. Anvar – “Bright and attractive”
  13. Anzor – “Noble”
  14. Anubis – “Royal”
  15. Armaghan – “A precious gift”
  16. Atal – “Guide, leader”
  17. Ayas –“Morning breeze”
  18. Azar – “Fire”
  19. Bahadur – “Fighters”
  20. Baraz – “Exalted”
  21. Cade- “Circular”
  22. Cadmun- “Warrior”
  23. Cyrus– “Honored and respected”
  24. Damian -“A gentle cat that let others control”
  25. Dante –“One that has overcome many trying situations in life”
  26. Dasha –“Gift from God”
  27. Dilshad –“Happy”
  28. Eskander –“Persian version of the Alexander the Great”
  29. Faas- “Your fate is good”
  30. Faddey- “Gift given by God”
  31. Farang – “European”
  32. Forouzan – “One who has a shining fur”
  33. Karkadann – “A huge mythological creature”
  34. Kermit -“Free to express themselves”
  35. Keegan – “Son of Aodhagan”
  36. Khwaja – “One who owns”
  37. Malus – “Lovable”
  38. Maloos – Also Malus. It means “Lovable” (It’s a name for an affectionate cat)
  39. Miau – “Meow”
  40. Mirza –“Prince”
  41. Moosh – “Mouse”
  42. Morvarid –“Pearl”
  43. Narin – “Fresh, tender, gentle”
  44. Omid –“Hope”
  45. Osman – “Protection, godly”
  46. Palang – “Leopard”
  47. Pambeh – “Cotton ball”
  48. Rostam – “Hero”
  49. Sergeant –“One who is ready for activity”
  50. Sheitoon – “Player”

As a fan of the TV show “Bones,” I have to say that Arastoo is definitely one of my top 3 favorite male Persian cat names

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I also really like Moosh, mostly for the irony of naming a cat after a mouse!

Although some of these ideas can be unisex, read on for a list just for your female kitty.

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Female Persian Cat Names

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  1. Anahita – “Persian Goddess of water and fertility”
  2. Ava – “Voice”
  3. Bala – “Being naughty”
  4. Delbar – “Sweetheart”
  5. Eisha –“Desire”
  6. Golshan – “Rosegarden”
  7. Heer – “Riches, pure”
  8. Homa –“Phoenix”
  9. Macy – “Bright and bubbly”
  10. Mahsa – “One who appears like the moon”
  11. Meesha – “A marigold flower”
  12. Meg– “Child of light”
  13. Mina – “Azure”
  14. Minoo –“ Heaven, paradise”
  15. Mirzeta – “Princess”
  16. Misty
  17. Moosh – “Perfect for a small-sized cat”
  18. Nasrin –“Wild rose”
  19. Nijaza –“Wish”
  20. Negina –“The gemstone”
  21. Nousha – “Honeyed”
  22. Orang – “Wisdom”
  23. Parastoo –“A bird”
  24. Parsa – “Pure”
  25. Parand –“Silk”
  26. Pari –“Fairy”
  27. Parisa – also “Fairy”
  28. Paniz – “Sugar”
  29. Payam – Message”
  30. Raha – “Free”
  31. Sahar – “Dawn”
  32. Sanaz –“Full of grace”
  33. Sanaz – “Full of grace”
  34. Sefidi –“Snow White”
  35. Sepehr – “Sky”
  36. Shadman -“A happy woman”
  37. Shahlah – “One who blushes”
  38. Shahnaz– “King’s Beloved”
  39. Sheeva – “A charming woman”
  40. Shideh –“Bright”
  41.  Shirin – “Sweet” in Farsi
  42. Tabinda – “Shining and bright”
  43. Tarja – “Upholder of good”
  44. Tawana – “A capable woman”
  45. Vardo – “Rose”
  46. Vida –“ Visible”
  47. Yasmin – “Jasmine”
  48. Yegane – “A woman with pristine beauty”
  49. Ziba –“Beautiful”
  50. Zinat –“Jewel”

Along with the favorites I shared in the “top picks” section, I really adore Bala, especially since my own cats are often so very naughty!

Pari or Parisa are both also super cute, as I adore fairies!

Your turn! Tell us your favorite Persian cat names in the comment section below!

Nicole Etolen
Nicole Etolen

Nicole is one of the writers here on CatVills. She’s been a cat lover most of her life and-at one point- counted five felines as part of her family. Today, she’s proud cat mom to two indoor kitties and caregiver for a slew of ferals.

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