Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names

Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names

by Scritch

How do you name a new cat? For some, it requires days or even weeks of deliberation, choosing just the right name to fit your cat’s character and a name upon which all family members can agree. For others, it’s as easy as looking at a list of cat names and choosing their favorite. 

When choosing a cat name, you might take into consideration your cat’s appearance, unique character traits, and his breed. Or you might look for lists of cat names from which to draw inspiration. Whether you’re looking to name a new cat or are simply curious about the trends, we’ve pulled together a list of the most popular cat names overall, as well as top cat names sorted by gender. 

Here are the top 10 most popular cat names. 

  1. Luna
  2. Oliver
  3. Pepper
  4. Cleo
  5. Max
  6. Loki
  7. Coco
  8. Sammy
  9. Molly
  10. Milo

Most popular cat names by gender

Most popular female cat names

  1. Luna
  2. Cleo
  3. Pepper
  4. Molly
  5. Lucy
  6. Bella
  7. Nala
  8. Lily
  9. Chloe
  10. Mia

Most popular male cat names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Max
  4. Loki
  5. Leo
  6. Cooper
  7. Blue
  8. Toby
  9. Simba
  10. Sammy

How we obtained the data: To figure out the most popular pet names of 2018, our partners at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance pulled data from the insured cats in their database. They narrowed it down to cats age 1 or younger in order to only look at cats that were named within the past year. As it turns out, many of the names on these lists have been trending in the top ten cat names for several years. 

Have these lists sparked inspiration for your new cat’s name?

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