Most Popular Cat Names
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Most Popular Cat Names

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Cat names vary about as much as anything, and even more so these days. With names ranging from conventional people names to the names of fictional characters and even to names that didn’t used to be considered names at all, but now are, at least for cats. Names can be given to cats for the way that they behave, or simply for something near and dear to the owner’s heart. The point is, the options are really pretty endless, especially because you don’t have to worry about the other cats making fun of your cat at school. So have fun with it!

Some Popular Cat Names

Here are some of the most popular names being issued to our feline friends today. Some are also people names, some are more specifically for cats, but they’re all as lovely and splendid as the next, and, really, as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters. We’ve listed a few examples of the direction you can take with your cat’s name, but here’s a complete, and quite authoritative, list of the 100 most popular cat names on

  • Bella                                                               
  • Simon
  • Tigger                                                             
  • Tucker
  • Chloe                                                             
  • Boots                       
  • Shadow                                                         
  • Jake
  • Molly                                                             
  • Pumpkin

Some Silly Cat Names

While you can see that the popular names are split pretty evenly across the real people names and cutesy pet names, there’s still another whole category of potential cat names that we haven’t even touched on yet. Silly cat names are becoming increasingly popular, as they’re fun, clever, and often very good conversation starters. The choice is entirely yours, and we would never try and make up your mind for you, so here’s a great list of, shall we say, alternative cat names on We particularly like Archie the Magical Rhino, but it may be a bit of a mouthful. Anyway, picking a name should be fun, not work, so don’t sweat it. It’ll come to you in good time. Have a lovely [whatever time of day you happen to be reading this] and we’ll talk to you soon!