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White Cat Names

Names for white kittens and cats have a world all their own: names that mean white as well as names that reference white things like snow, stars, and diamonds. A white female cat might get a girls' name that means white such as Bianca, Guinevere, or Fiona. Names for a white male cat might include Finn, Gavin, or -- how cute is this? -- Albus. We also love nature names such as Frost, Snow, or Pearl for white cats. Here's further inspiration for perfect names for white kittens or cats. Cool Names for White Cats
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FinnHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "fair or white"
  • Description:

    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity.

EiraHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "snow"
  • Description:

    This Welsh nature name that can be pronounced exactly like the male Ira. Or, to avoid confusion, you could just name her Snow.

PearlHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin gem name
  • Meaning:

    "pearl"
  • Description:

    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a fresher middle name alternative to the overused Rose. Cool couple Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson named their daughter Pearl Minnie, followed by Jack Osbourne, and several celebs have put it in the middle spot, as in Busy Philipps's Cricket Pearl, Jake Owen's Olive Pearl and Caleb Followill's Dixie Pearl .

FionaHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "white, fair"
  • Description:

    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990.

GuinevereHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white shadow, white wave"
  • Description:

    Guinevere was the name of the beautiful but ill-fated queen of Camelot, for so many years eclipsed by its modern Cornish form Jennifer. Today, Guinevere could be a cool possibility for adventurous parents intrigued by this richly evocative and romantic choice.
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BiancaHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    Bianca, the livelier Italian and Shakespearean version of Blanche, has been chosen by many American parents since the 1990s, just as Blanca is a favorite in the Spanish-speaking community. It's meaning of white relates to snow, making it one of the prime names for winter babies.

RowenaHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white spear or famous friend"
  • Description:

    A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe (1819), which featured a heroine called Rowena of Hargottstanstede, and also a Harry Potter name, as Rowena Ravenclaw, founder of one of the Hogwarts houses.. Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though most modern parents seem to prefer Rowen. Pronunciation, however, is NOT like Rowen with an a at the end, but with a long e and an emphasis on the middle syllable.. She was on the popularity list until 1963, several years in the Top 500.

NolaHeart

  • Origin:

    Gaelic
  • Meaning:

    "white shoulder"
  • Description:

    Nola, a name with a sleek, enigmatic quality, was used for the much-pursued heroine of Spike Lee's 1986 breakout film, She's Gotta Have It, and again by Woody Allen in Match Point. It's a short form of the traditional Irish name Fionnuala. Nola reentered the US Top 1000 in 2008, for the first time in 50 years.

NolaHeart

  • Origin:

    Gaelic
  • Meaning:

    "white shoulder"
  • Description:

    Nola, a name with a sleek, enigmatic quality, was used for the much-pursued heroine of Spike Lee's 1986 breakout film, She's Gotta Have It, and again by Woody Allen in Match Point. It's a short form of the traditional Irish name Fionnuala. Nola reentered the US Top 1000 in 2008, for the first time in 50 years.

AlbaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby girls in the US last year. Alba might be tomorrow's successor to Ava and Ella. In Spain, Alba ranks among the Top 10 girls' names. Alba is the name of a character in The Time Traveler's Wife.
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GavinHeart

  • Origin:

    Celtic
  • Meaning:

    "white hawk"
  • Description:

    Gavin, a name with Scottish roots, has stepped into the spotlight, replacing the dated Kevin, thanks in part to pop-rock sensation Gavin DeGraw and Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale.

LumiHeart

  • Origin:

    Finnish
  • Meaning:

    "snow"
  • Description:

    Lumi may be a rare girls' name in the USA and England, but it comes in the Top 50 in Finland, where it means snow. Given the popularity of Winter, Holly, Ivy and many other wintery-christmassy names, we think that short and spunky Lumi definitely has potential for greater usage outside its home country as one of the more unusual names for Christmas babies.

NeveHeart

  • Origin:

    Anglicized spelling of Irish Niamh or Italian and Portuguese
  • Meaning:

    "snow"
  • Description:

    Introduced to the American public by actress Neve Campbell; it was her Dutch-born mother's maiden name. Neve is an interesting and fresh new possibility, one which Conan O'Brien chose for his daughter.

GwenHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Gwendolen/Gwendolyn
  • Meaning:

    "white circle"
  • Description:

    While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen and Gwendolyn, these days it frequently stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool, and parents are choosing it as a standalone more and more often—Gwen hopped back onto the US Top 1000 in 2013 after an absence of over 30 years. Gwen could also be short for Guinevere.

WinterHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Fresher, brisker and, yes, cooler than Summer or Autumn or Spring, Winter is now a full-fledged female choice, especially since Nicole Richie and Joel Madden used it for daughter Harlow's middle name, and Gretchen Mol picked it as her daughter's first, as did media mogul Sean Parker. Winter continues to be the preferred spelling and has risen in popularity significantly over the past few years.
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OpalHeart

  • Origin:

    Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "gem"
  • Description:

    Opal is on the verge of a repolishing, following other jewel names like Ruby and Pearl. A Top 100 name during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the opalescent Opal has a good chance of coming back as another O-initial option.

JennaHeart

  • Origin:

    English, diminutive of Jennifer
  • Meaning:

    "white shadow, white wave"
  • Description:

    Jenna was first noted on the 1980s TV series Dallas, later associated with one of the First Twin Daughters. Jenna is still being used, but no longer feels much fresher than Jennifer. You can also spell it Jena, but then many people will pronounce it jeen-a, as in Gina.

JenniferHeart

  • Origin:

    Cornish variation of Welsh Guinevere
  • Meaning:

    "white shadow, white wave"
  • Description:

    Jennifer is the Cornish variation of Guinevere, which ultimately derived from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar. It has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century but came to prominence in the 20th. Playwright George Bernard Shaw chose Jennifer for the name of his leading lady in his play The Doctor’s Dilemma, which drew more attention to the name.

ArjunHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "bright, shining, white"
  • Description:

    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound.

GwendolynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Gwendolen, Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white ring"
  • Description:

    One spelling variation that's more popular than the original, this somewhat old-fashioned name might be in honor of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer prize for poetry, or may be a way to get to the modern short form Gwen.
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BlancheHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    Blanche, which originated as a nickname for a pale blonde and then became associated with the notion of purity, was in style a century ago, ranking in the double digits until 1920. She then had to fight the stereotype of faded Southern belle, a la Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and Blanche Devereaux in TV's Golden Girls. Now all three of the Golden Girls--Blanche, Rose and Dorothy--could be ready for revival, with Blanche sounding like a stronger, simpler alternative to Bianca.

IvoryHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name meaning the hard, white material from the tusks and teeth of animals; can also mean "pale, white"
  • Meaning:

    "pale, white"
  • Description:

    Ivory was last popular a hundred years ago. In 2013, it finally began to regain some momentum in the female rankings, reentering the Top 1000.

NevaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "white snow"
  • Description:

    Has a pure, clean aura, but is also evocatively exotic.

CandaceHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "white, pure, sincere"
  • Description:

    Candace, an ancient title of a dynasty of Ethiopian queens mentioned in the New Testament, is associated both with actress Candice Bergen and Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell. Both spellings were most popular in the 1980s, but are rarely used for babies today, perhaps due to the sticky sweetness of nickname Candy.

SnowHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Description:

    There's definitely a cold front of names for winter babies moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and magical. A haunting middle name choice.
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ElviraHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "white, fair"
  • Description:

    Before there was the campy TV Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Elvira was the long-suffering wife of Don Juan, and remnants of those negative, gothic images still cling to it, though they are fading.

    Other references include the romantic film Elvira Madigan, based on a real person, and the main ghostly character in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances in several operas.

AlbusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "white, bright."
  • Description:

    The ancient name Albus has modern currency as the first name of the headmaster of Harry Potter's Hogwarts, more formally known as Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Can Albus work if you're missing the long white beard and the magic wand? Maybe, though it might be a heavy mantle for a Muggle child to wear.

GinevraHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian variation of Guinevere
  • Meaning:

    "white shadow, white wave"
  • Description:

    A lovely alternative for the Jennifer-lover.

BronwenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white breast"
  • Description:

    Bronwen is widespread in Wales, but still rare enough here to sound somewhat exotic – we think Bronwen is a real winner. (Note: the Bronwyn spelling is an Anglicization, since the -wyn ending is masculine in Welsh).

JanusHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "gateway"
  • Description:

    The meaning of this ancient Roman god's name relates to transitions, hence its connection to the name of the first month of the new year, a time of fresh beginnings. Janus is usually depicted as a two-faced god facing in opposite directions, since he looks both to the future and the past. It's no surprise then, that Janus is one of the premiere January baby names. The Slavic form Janusz is more commonly used than the English, represented by the Polish cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who has shot all of Steven Spielberg's films from Schindler's List to Lincoln.
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StarHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Most parents today would prefer the softer-sell Stella. But Star has symbolic power related to Christmas, so this could make one of the perfect names for December babies.

EdelweissHeart

  • Origin:

    Flower name, from German
  • Meaning:

    "noble white"
  • Description:

    Edelweiss, made famous by the Rogers and Hammerstein song in "The Sound of Music", is a rare female name. In German 'edel' means 'noble' and 'weiss' means 'white'. Edelweiss is the colloquial name for the Leontopodium alpinum, a small white mountain flower sometimes used in herbal folk medicine. In this age, though, Edelweiss might make a better name for a white cat than for a little girl.

YukiHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "snow"
  • Description:

    An appealing Asian name with a nickname feel.

GalateaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "she who is milk-white"
  • Description:

    This name's meaning derives from the material from which the mythical sculptor Pygmalion chiselled his ideal woman - she was carved from ivory. Pygmalion fell in love with his creation and Aphrodite, taking pity on him, brought the sculpture to life. The woman was named Galatea due to her incredibly pale skin. The Pygmalion myth was the inspiration behind the story of "My Fair Lady" starring Julie Andrews on stage and Audrey Hepburn on screen.

ArianwenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white, fair, blessed"
  • Description:

    Rarely heard outside of Wales, Arianwen is one of many pretty wen-ending names prominent in ancient Welsh legend.
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WhitHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Whitman or other Whit-starting names
  • Description:

    Whit is an uplifting short form of any number of surname-y full names, for Whitman to Whitford to Whitney. But Whit stands perfectly well on its own and makes for a humorous spin on modern virtue names.

OlwenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white footprint"
  • Description:

    Olwen is a Welsh favorite, the name of a legendary princess in what is believed to have been the earliest Arthurian romance, and in fact one of the first recorded examples of Welsh prose.

WhitneyHeart

  • Origin:

    English surname
  • Meaning:

    "white island"
  • Description:

    Yesterday's sensation that rose with the popularity of Whitney Houston. Whitney may have lost some of its style value, but it still sounds like one of the quintessential English names for girls. Today, you might want to shorten it to cool nickname Whit.

LivanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "the moon, white"
  • Description:

    Pretty and unusual.

DwightHeart

  • Origin:

    German and Dutch
  • Meaning:

    "white or blond"
  • Description:

    This presidential name is in style limbo today - or, some might say, in the the sweet spot of familiar but little-used.
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WhittakerHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "white field"
  • Description:

    If you discount the connection to the controversial Whittaker Chambers in the days of the Red Scare, Whittaker is a pleasant enough British surname with the preppyish nickname Whit.

FiannaHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "fair or white"
  • Description:

    Fianna, a virtually unknown Irish name in the U.S., combines the best elements of Fiona and Brianna. In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Fianna were independent bands of warriors.

JanuaryHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Meaning:

    "month name"
  • Description:

    Thanks to two cultural influences, January has joined March, April, June and August as a plausible month name.

FinolaHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "white shoulders"
  • Description:

    Finola, the readily accessible version of some of the more problematic Gaelic versions of the name, would make a welcome addition to the stockpot of Irish girls' names.

FrostHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "freezing"
  • Description:

    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, Frost has suddenly entered the scene as a possible first, along with other seasonal weather names like Winter and Snow.
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JennyHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Janet, Jane, Jean, and Jennifer
  • Description:

    At the height of the Jennifer craze, many parents were cutting straight to the nickname and putting Jenny on the birth certificate. But now that Jennifer is the mom rather than the daughter, Jenny, which has been somewhat replaced by Jenna, has faded as well.

CloudHeart

  • Origin:

    Nature name
  • Description:

    This kind of plainspoken nature name (think River and Sunshine) may still carry a whiff of the hippie, but this one has a nice, airy feel.

RhoswenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white rose"
  • Description:

    If you're looking for an unusual alternative to all those Rose names, Rhoswen might be a good choice. This name has the soft sounds we've come to love from the Welsh language but is still not as familiar as Bronwen and Rhiannon.

BlancaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    More colorful than Blanche, but blanker than Bianca.

KenyonHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "white haired or blond"
  • Description:

    Kenyon is a very engaging British surname name, the middle y giving it a kind of southwestern canyonesque undertone.
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