Most Popular Names for Cats

Popular names for cats are more varied and unusual than popular names for dogs, which are often given names that could just as easily be borne by human babies. Many cats receive names related to their species, such as Kitty and Tiger, but popular baby names such as Luna and Oliver are top choices among cats as well.

Along with Luna, other popular names for female cats (and babies) include Bella, Lucy, Daisy, and Willow. In addition to Oliver, names that are trendy for male cats and humans include Leo, Milo, Jack, and Oscar.

Many cat owners choose names inspired by famous felines in pop culture, including Nala, Salem, Simba, Binx, Tigger, Garfield, Hobbes, and Bagheera. Other cat name trends include mythological names like Freya and Thor, along with terms of endearment such as Boo, Bean, and Bubba.

While there’s no authoritative national count of popular cat names, statistics from several reliable sources were combined to calculate these names most popular for thousands of cats in the US.