Traditional Birman Cat Names: How to Name Your Birman the Traditional Way

Traditional Birman Cat Names

Looking for Traditional Birman Cat Names and how to name your Birman the traditional way? (which I explain below)

Firstly, you’ve landed on the right page!

Secondly, lucky you! The Birman breed is one of the most lovable, social, loyal, and devoted cat breeds. So, I’m happy for you brining one into your home.

I haven’t owned one personally, but my brother-in-law has two Birmans (called Smudge and Roco), and I love visiting them.

Here’s everything you need to know about the naming tradition, and I’ve included a load of names to hopefully help you find that perfect name.

The Birman Cat Naming Tradition

One of the interesting nuances to naming a Birman cat is the Birman cat naming tradition of using a letter that corresponds to a year to start their name.

It’s a French tradition, but I know a lot of owners in the US also follow this tradition as it’s a fun way to name your cat, and the history there is really interesting.

Basically, how it works is that each year corresponds to a letter in the alphabet, and every year the letter moves along one.

Really simple, but I feel like I made it a litter harder to follow than it should be!

So, for example, this year (2019) is the letter Q. Not the easiest year to name a Birman, but I did give you a couple of ideas above for names starting with Q.

This means 2020 relates to the letter R, in 2021 you’d pick a name starting with S, and so on.

To give you a visual covering more years than you’ll ever need, here is a Birman Cat Naming Chart for you:

Birman Cat Naming Chart (Years/Letters)

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022202320242025202620272028
19771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002

Loads of Traditional Birman Cat Names Ideas

The Birman Cat Naming Tradition

Birman Cat Names for Male Kittens/Cats

Here is a list of popular, cute, and fun names for Birman cats. I’ve included each letter of the alphabet so you can use the Traditional naming method explained above if you want.

Aldo

Apollo

Bear

Neau

Boo

Cedar

Chase

Chester

Chewy

Chico

Dante

Diego

Dusty

Eddie

Elvis

Felix

Finn

Frankie

George

Gizmo

Griffin

Harry

Henry

Hunter

Ivan

Izzy

Jaffa

Jake

Justice

Kenny

Kelvin

Leonard

Louie

Lucky

Midnight

Murphy

Ned

Norwis

Odin

Ollie

Paco

Peanut

Prince

Quarry

Quinn

Rascal

Rex

Rocco

Rocky

Sam

Sebastian

Shadow

Tango

Teddy

Theodore

Thor

Tiger

Udin

Umar

Victor

Vincent

Vaughan

Walter

Wally

Xavier

Xantos

Yahya

Yan

Zander

Zeus

Ziggy

Birman Cat Names for Female Kittens/Cats

Here are some of the most popular female cat names. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect name in this list, and I’ve made sure to cover each letter of the alphabet if you’re using the Traditional Birman Naming chart:

Abby

Angel

Avalon

Bailey

Beatrix

Brownie

Callie

Cinnamon

Cleopatra

Cupcake

Dahila

Delilah

Diamond

Ellie

Fiona

Fee-fee

Ginger

Grace

Hannah

Hermione

Iris

Isabelle

Jasmine

Josephine

Kale

Kiki

Layla

Lizzie

Madeline

Misty

Molly

Moon

Naddy

Nora

Olivia

Ophelia

Penelope

Pepper

Poppy

Queenie

Qi

Ramona

Rhubarb

Ruby

Sasha

Sassy

Skye

Tabby

Tasmin

Tazza

Una

Ursula

Velvet

Vesper

Winifred

Winnie

Xena

Xiu

Yannick

Yasemin

Zelda

Zuzu


Did you find that perfectly fits your Birman? I hope so, but if not, check out some of my other cat name posts below for inspiration!

Huge list of Disney Inspired Cat Names.

Huge list of Jamaican Cat Names.

Huge list of Asian and cute Chinese Cat Names.

Huge list of Pokemon Cat Names.

Huge list of Nerdy Cat Names.

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