Ragdoll is derived from a Persian word meaning “rock” or “knot” and Ragdoll is not a nickname but is in fact the word for “Rabbit” (a bunny) so of course, a rabbit fur substitute may explain the endless many different colors of ragdoll fur! I feel Ragdoll Fur has an almost mystical quality.
When you hold a ragdoll cat, they almost go into stasis, in which they simply go almost dead, lifeless and unmoving for long periods of time. Kind of like a ragdoll, and that’s why they call them a ragdoll cat. It is believed to be a power that the cat had from another life, in the animal kingdom or in another world.