Kari Lloyd
best cat names

From videos of cute kittens to carpeted multi-story cat condos, Americans love cats. But what are the best cat names? Might depend on who you ask. What you name your furry friend can say a lot about you – as well as the personality of your pet.  If you’re pondering what to name your new pal, take a look at Rover.com’s list of top cat names.

The Most Popular Cat Names in America

When it comes to our pets, current trends can often influence names. Pop culture played heavily in recent lists, with names like Khaleesi, Yoda Bellatrix and Bieber being just some of the best cat names our pets are getting. Surprisingly, foodies are also getting in on the act, choosing names like Olive, Ginger, Oreo and Pepper.

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The Most Popular Male Cat Names in America

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Max
  6. Jack
  7. George
  8. Simon
  9. Loki
  10. Simba

The Most Popular Female Cat Names in America

  1. Luna
  2. Chloe
  3. Bella
  4. Lucy
  5. Lily
  6. Sophie
  7. Lola
  8. Zoe
  9. Cleo
  10. Nala

Source: Rover.com

Other Top Cat Facts:

  • The ASPCA estimates that there are 85.8 million cats owned in the United States, though cat owners will probably argue that the cat owns them.
  • The city with the highest percentage of cat owners is Seattle, Washington.
  • The state with the highest ratio of cats to dogs is Washington, D.C., followed by Washington and Mississippi.
  • According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 30.4% of American households have a cat.
  • They love their cats in Vermont – nearly half (49.5%) of all households have a cat.
  • Did you know you can actually make treats for your cat?

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About The Author

Kari Lloyd has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. A Chicago native and recent transplant to Atlanta, Kari spent 10 years living in London, UK where she worked as a music journalist and restaurant reviewer.