Top Cat Names of 2017

Can you guess the most popular cat names in 2017?

Find Cat Names, an interactive cat naming website, just released their list of the year’s most popular cat names, and the results are surprising. The names Simba and Nala – two main characters in the 1994 animated film The Lion King –have always been popular choices for cat owners. In 2017, however, love for the Lion King reached a new high with Simba taking the top spot on the list of most popular boy cat names and Nala reaching number one for most popular female cat names.

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Who’d have guessed?  They say that the ‘90s are making a comeback, so perhaps people are feeling nostalgic for this Disney classic? That wasn’t the only surprise this year. The name Milo, typically considered a popular dog name, skyrocketed to the number two spot on the list of top male cat names.

The results are based on the search selections of the 2.2 million new cat owners who used the site so far this year.

Here are the top 10 Female and Male cat names for 2017:

Top Female Cat Names

  1. Nala
  2. Bella
  3. Luna
  4. Abby
  5. Daisy
  6. Angel
  7. Cleo
  8. Hazel
  9. Belle
  10. Coco

Top Male Cat Names

  1. Simba
  2. Milo
  3. Tiger
  4. Oreo
  5. Bear
  6. Biscuit
  7. Felix
  8. Jasper
  9. Alfie
  10. Caesar

Is your cat’s name part of this year’s Top 10 list?

With millions of people all over the world likely to be getting a new cat in 2018, one big decision has to be made – what name for my cat should I choose? Do you name your cat by the way it looks? Sounds? Plays? Should you copy other cats’ names? Use the above list? Find something original and unusual? Or go for the practical?

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Start by deciding what type of names you like the most – human cat names, traditional cat names, silly cat names, foreign cat names, and so on. Draw up a shortlist of maybe 10 names and mull them over for a few days. The name for your cat really needs to suit your cat, and it will say a lot about you too!  If you’re naming a kitten, remember that the name will need to suit the kitten when it is grown up! Don’t rush. Let it be a meowathon and not a sprint!  >^..^<

Check out the infograph below and find the top cat names tracked in several key categories. There’s plenty of inspurration to be found here!

Infograph is courtesy of Find Cat Names

What’s your favorite cat name? Drop us a comment in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section below.



  1. Robert Thomson December 21, 2017
    • Angie King December 28, 2017
    • Patty Pines March 16, 2018
  2. Kathleen Bender December 21, 2017
  3. Crystal Bennett December 23, 2017
  4. jmuhj December 27, 2017
  5. Shirley horn December 28, 2017
  6. Angie King December 28, 2017
  7. Chris G December 28, 2017
  8. Paula December 28, 2017
  9. Christina Parker December 28, 2017
  10. Evangeline Muller December 28, 2017
  11. Missy K December 28, 2017
    • Mary January 22, 2018
  12. Annie December 28, 2017
  13. Janet December 29, 2017
  14. Nanci December 29, 2017
  15. Melissa Buchanan January 2, 2018
  16. Terry Livezey January 2, 2018
  17. Tracey January 4, 2018
  18. Mary Lou Long January 5, 2018
  19. Mary Lou Long January 5, 2018
  20. Cutest Cat Names January 9, 2018
  21. tahira January 15, 2018
  22. Katie M January 19, 2018
  23. Tabitha Russell January 29, 2018
  24. Elizabeth February 3, 2018
  25. Felines are superior February 6, 2018
  26. Riley von Pelt February 21, 2018
  27. Noel March 11, 2018
  28. Sandra September 3, 2018

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