What does Patches mean?

a small contrasting part of something

What's the origin of Patches?


How is Patches pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Patches?

Patches is a common name for a cat. It may say something about you if you like cats or if you have a soft spot for cats.

Is Patches a good cat name?

Patches is a one-syllable cat name, making it succinct and fast to say. Patches is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Patches is found in these categories:

traditional cat names

Many old-timey pet owners named their cats after their patchy fur!

tortoiseshell cat names

Their fur looks like a quilt of different colored patches.

striped cat names

Their fur looks like a quilt of different colored squares!


Based on likes, Patches ranks #133 with users of

Patches is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Patches is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Patches was, over the past 30 days, the 1700th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Patches is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Patches was viewed 19 times, and liked 0 times.

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