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01 Jun 2016

Popular Cat Names

The best (and questionable) names for your feline friends


Over 5,000 years ago the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as Gods, and with over 23% of Australian households owning a cat (*Source) it seems that the love of cats continues through the ages.

wiki page on popular cat names reveals a myriad of names across a variety of countries and territories. Trying to distinguish which is truly the most popular is a matter of opinion…and geography.

For the sake of this article, the borders have been removed and territories ignored as we investigate the truly strange, unique, odd, funny, and at times obscure names given to our feline friends.

Top 10 most popular male and female cat names

The best cat names, statistically speaking of course.

Most popular female cat names

  • Bella
  • Chloe
  • Molly
  • Shadow
  • Kitty
  • Angel
  • Lily
  • Charlie
  • Lucy
  • Luna

Most popular male cat names

  • Tigger
  • Oliver
  • Smokey
  • Gizmo
  • Jack
  • Jasper
  • Oreo
  • Tiger
  • Simba
  • Peanut

List Courtesy of cuteness.com - 2015

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Top 5 most obscure male and female cat names

  • Clawed Monet. Don’t confuse him with the artists Claude Monet or Edouard Manett!
  • Foxy Cleopatra. The name of Beyonce’s character in Austin Powers – actually it sort of works as a cat name.
  • Nina Simone (…and I’m Feline Good). 
  • Edward Scissorpaws. Clever inspiration from the movies.
  • Cat Stevens. Paul McCatney or Kitty Purry.
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Top 5 most hilarious male and female cat names

The funny clever cat names that make us smile.

  • Sir Lix-a-lot
  • MC Glamour
  • Chairman Meow
  • Slinky Malinky
  • Mr. Tiddybomboms

Other great cat names

A lot of really clever and unique cat names are based on certain physical features or personality traits that cats display. A cat that loves garbage would be well suited to a name like Oscar the Grouch, while a self-obsessed and clean would be better suited to a name like Snooty Von Catsbum for example. There are lots of other unusual names out there for our feline friends. All comments and judgements in this article are the author’s own. Have fun naming your cat and hopefully this list can help you come up with one suitably quirky and unique.

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