The name “calico” comes from a type of printed cotton fabric that was originally imported from the Indian subcontinent. The fabric was typically printed with colorful patterns and featured bright colors in a patchwork design, similar to the patchwork of colors found in the coat of a calico cat.
When calico cats were first introduced to the Western world, their coat pattern was compared to the colorful printed fabric, and they became known as “calico cats.” Over time, the name became widely used to describe cats with a particular tricolor coat pattern, regardless of their breed or origin. Today, the name “calico” is used to describe a variety of cats with white, black, and orange (or red) fur, and the term has become synonymous with this distinctive coat pattern.
You could simply name your cat “Calico” but here are some other good name choices for Calico cats: