Top 20 Cat Names

How did you pick your cats’ names?

There are popular names that are chosen over and over by cat owners. Many of them can be used for both male and female cats.

Most of cat owners pick their names according to their cats’ appearance. Anything that is special or remarkable about their coat, color, eyes, ears, tail or the like may be an inspiration for naming their beloved feline friends.

Others may name their cats based on how their cats were found. For example, the two kittens that survived a truck crushing incident were named crush and smash.

There are names chosen based off of cats’ behavior. A feisty kitten may wind up getting Feisty as his name. A vocal kitten may end up being called Rowdy or Howley. A mischievous cat fits quite well with Rascal as his name.

Cat owners tend to pick a name that sounds cute and fitting to their cats. There are names that are frequently chosen by cat owners.

Below are the 20 most popular names for male and female cats in the United States and Australia:

Top 20 Female Cats in the US Top 20 Male Cats in the US
  1. Tigger
  2. Tiger
  3. Smokey
  4. Kitty
  5. Sassy
  6. Shadow
  7. Patch
  8. Lucky
  9. Misty
  10. Sammy
  11. Princess
  12. Oreo
  13. Samantha
  14. Boots
  15. Lucy
  16. Precious
  17. Missy
  18. Fluffy
  19. Whiskers
  20. Molly
  1. Tigger
  2. Tiger
  3. Max
  4. Smokey
  5. Sam
  6. Kitty
  7. Shadow
  8. Simba
  9. Patch
  10. Lucky
  11. Oreo
  12. Charlie
  13. Boots
  14. Oliver
  15. Oscar
  16. Fluffy
  17. Whiskers
  18. Gizmo
  19. Taz
  20. Midnight
Top 20 Female Cats in Australia Top 20 Male Cats in Australia
  1. Tiger
  2. Misty
  3. Coco
  4. Chloe
  5. Lucy
  6. Missy
  7. Molly
  8. Tigger
  9. Smokey
  10. Cleo
  11. Puss
  12. Kitty
  13. Bella
  14. Lucky
  15. Ginger
  16. Daisy
  17. Muffin
  18. Jessie
  19. Sophie
  20. Fluffy
  1. Oscar
  2. Max
  3. Tiger
  4. Sam
  5. Simba
  6. Tigger
  7. Smokey
  8. Milo
  9. Sooty
  10. Monty
  11. Puss
  12. Kitty
  13. Felix
  14. Jack
  15. Lucky
  16. Casper
  17. Charlie
  18. Thomas
  19. Toby
  20. Oliver


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  1. sallie olson says:

    Two years ago I adopted two beautiful siamese/snowshoe/lynx mix cats from our local SPCA. I had at the time a 16 yr old Tortoise point siamese that was too old for mousing duty and I had a whole fam damily of mice move in. So I needed younger cats ( I always get two cats at a time). My new mouse S.W.A.T. team had their first mouse six days after I brought them home!! They were only four months old! I felt like a mom whose child won the spelling bee I was so proud. I named them Ming and Ling. However, my 17yr. old son got in the habit of calling them Fatass (the fluffier one) and Dumbass (the precocious one) and the names have stuck. I thought Ming and Ling sounded Oriental but Oh Well…

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