Top Female Cat Names

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

Top Male Cat Names

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

Atlanta's Top Male Cat Names

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

Atlanta's Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Kitty
  4. Lucy
  5. Sophie
  6. Zoe
  7. Lily
  8. Olive
  9. Coco
  10. Daisy

Austin's Top Male Cat Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Oliver
  3. Leo
  4. Milo
  5. Jack
  6. Max
  7. Finn
  8. Ollie
  9. Gus
  10. Tiger

Austin's Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy
  3. Ginger
  4. Bella
  5. Zoe
  6. Nala
  7. Kitty
  8. Cleo
  9. Olive
  10. Chloe

Baltimore’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Charlie
  4. Leo
  5. Simba
  6. Max
  7. Oreo
  8. Jasper
  9. Louie
  10. Binx

Baltimore’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Lily
  5. Chloe
  6. Stella
  7. Willow
  8. Cleo
  9. Pepper
  10. Molly

Birmingham's Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Loki
  4. Tiger
  5. Louie
  6. Max
  7. Henry
  8. Beau
  9. Simba
  10. Apollo

Birmingham’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Olive
  3. Bella
  4. Lucy
  5. Molly
  6. Pumpkin
  7. Kitty
  8. Penny
  9. Peaches
  10. Stella

Boston’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Max
  4. Milo
  5. Jack
  6. Ollie
  7. Charlie
  8. Oscar
  9. Buddy
  10. Gus

Boston’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Nala
  5. Olive
  6. Lily
  7. Penny
  8. Willow
  9. Cleo
  10. Zoe

Chicago’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Simba
  5. Charlie
  6. Toby
  7. Max
  8. Ollie
  9. Rocky
  10. Finn

Chicago’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Nala
  5. Zoe
  6. Lucy
  7. Kitty
  8. Olive
  9. Coco
  10. Lola

Dallas’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Charlie
  4. Leo
  5. Jack
  6. Max
  7. Tigger
  8. Simba
  9. Smokey
  10. Jax

Dallas’ Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Bella
  5. Chloe
  6. Kitty
  7. Zoe
  8. Ellie
  9. Lola
  10. Willow

Denver’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Milo
  3. Oliver
  4. Charlie
  5. Max
  6. Jack
  7. Jasper
  8. Henry
  9. Simba
  10. Finn

Denver’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy
  3. Lily
  4. Bella
  5. Nala
  6. Zoe
  7. Willow
  8. Cleo
  9. Kitty
  10. Olive

Detroit’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Detroit’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Lily
  5. Nala
  6. Kitty
  7. Chloe
  8. Stella
  9. Lola
  10. Willow

Houston’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Loki
  3. Oliver
  4. Charlie
  5. Milo
  6. Max
  7. Tiger
  8. Ollie
  9. Simba
  10. Smokey

Houston’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Las Vegas’ Top Male Cat Names

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

Las Vegas’ Top Female Cat Names

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

Los Angeles’ Top Male Cat Names

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

Los Angeles’ Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Nala
  4. Lily
  5. Kitty
  6. Cleo
  7. Lola
  8. Lucy
  9. Stella
  10. Pepper

Miami’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Miami’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Milwaukee’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Max
  4. Charlie
  5. Loki
  6. Oscar
  7. Milo
  8. Rocky
  9. Ollie
  10. Jasper

Milwaukee’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Millie
  4. Lucy
  5. Zoe
  6. Nala
  7. Lily
  8. Oreo
  9. Roxy
  10. Cleo

Minneapolis’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Milo
  4. Henry
  5. Max
  6. Simba
  7. Oscar
  8. Jack
  9. Jasper
  10. Charlie

Minneapolis’ Top Female Cat Names

  1. Lucy
  2. Bella
  3. Stella
  4. Lily
  5. Lucy
  6. Nala
  7. Zoey
  8. Sophie
  9. Penny
  10. Kitty

NYC’s Top Male Cat Names

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

NYC’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Orlando’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Simba
  5. Binx
  6. Jack
  7. Finn
  8. Charlie
  9. Max
  10. Toby

Orlando’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Sophie
  4. Nala
  5. Lily
  6. Lucy
  7. Willow
  8. Daisy
  9. Nova
  10. Pepper

Philadelphia’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Milo
  3. Oliver
  4. Charlie
  5. Max
  6. Buddy
  7. Loki
  8. Louie
  9. Simba
  10. Toby

Philadelphia’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Chloe
  4. Lucy
  5. Lily
  6. Nala
  7. Lola
  8. Phoebe
  9. Kitty
  10. Daisy

Phoenix’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Simba
  5. Jack
  6. Milo
  7. Max
  8. Binx
  9. Jasper
  10. Kitty

Phoenix’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Bella
  5. Kitty
  6. Pepper
  7. Lola
  8. Nala
  9. Stella
  10. Maggie

Portland’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Portland’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Bella
  5. Kitty
  6. Pepper
  7. Lola
  8. Nala
  9. Stella
  10. Willow

San Diego’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Jasper
  5. Milo
  6. Ollie
  7. Louie
  8. Loki
  9. Archie
  10. Oscar

San Diego’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Bella
  4. Kitty
  5. Nala
  6. Lola
  7. Lucy
  8. Cleo
  9. Leila
  10. Penny

San Francisco’s Top Male Cat Names

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

San Francisco’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Cleo
  4. Lily
  5. Olive
  6. Penny
  7. Lucy
  8. Daisy
  9. Coco
  10. Lulu

San Jose’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Toby
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Oliver
  6. Max
  7. Oreo
  8. Simba
  9. Apollo
  10. Sunny

San Jose’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Coco
  5. Daisy
  6. Chloe
  7. Lily
  8. Nala
  9. Molly
  10. Lola

Seattle’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Milo
  3. Oliver
  4. Charlie
  5. Max
  6. Jack
  7. Loki
  8. Oscar
  9. Finn
  10. Buddy

Seattle’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Bella
  5. Cleo
  6. Penny
  7. Sophie
  8. Lola
  9. Phoebe
  10. Pepper

Tampa’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Tampa’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Bella
  4. Nala
  5. Chloe
  6. Lucy
  7. Lola
  8. Kiki
  9. Kitty
  10. Nova

Washington DC’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Washington DC’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Bella
  5. Nala
  6. Sophie
  7. Cleo
  8. Daisy
  9. Willow
  10. Penny

The Most Popular Male and Female Cat Names

Top 5 Female Cat Names

Luna and Bella top the most popular female cat names again this year, in first and second places respectively. Lily beat out Lucy for third place, pushing Lucy to fourth, and new to the top five this year is Nala in fifth place.

A cat playing with yarn on a pink and white background. The top cat names of 2021 are Luna, Bella, Lily, Lucy and Nala.

Top 5 Male Cat Names

Oliver tops the list of most popular male cat names for another year, followed by Leo in second, Milo in third, and Charlie in fourth. New to the top five this year is Max in fifth place.

A cat on a green and white background. The top cat names of 2021 are Oliver, Leo, Milo, Charlie and Max.

2021's Biggest Cat Name Trends

COVID-Inspired Cat Names Are Still Popular in 2021

COVID-inspired cat names continued to trend in 2021, with the name Fauci up 443% and Covi up 43%. However, the names Rona and Covid are trending down for cats. Special shoutout to the cats named Vax and Dolly Parton.

A cat wearing a mask on a white background.

Olympics-Inspired Cat Names Took Gold in 2021

Cat owners were inspired by the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and named their cats accordingly. The top three most popular Olympic athlete cat names are Tom, Katie, and Simone. 

Are tennis fans also cat people? The cat name Naomi is trending up 54% this year. Cats named Tobin were up 68% in 2021, inspired by the bronze-winning USA women's Olympic soccer player. 

A cat in a gymnast outfit on the vault.

Covid and the Olympics Aren't the Only Inspiration for Cat Names This Year

Cat names reflect pet parents’ interests, passions and personalities, from a diverse array of inspirations like the cartoons they watched as kids or the destinations people hope to travel to.

US Cat Parents Are Motivated by Travel Destinations Like France and Italy

With so much time at home during the pandemic and many delaying their international travel plans, cat names with international influence are rising in popularity. France must be on a lot of travel bucket lists since Baguette (+343%), Voltaire (+43%), Caviar (+43%), and Dior (+12%) are all trending cat names. While we are sad to say that there aren't any new cats named Prosciutto this year, the cat names Pizza and Anchovy are both trending up 51% and 9% respectively.

2021 also put the cat names Eiffel, Parma, and Prosecco on the map.

2021 Turned Up the Volume on Celebrity-Inspired Cat Names

The Korean boy band BTS swept the country with their catchy songs, incredible outfits, and unbeatable performances. Pet parents are into it! BTS-inspired cat names are up 74% this year. The most popular are V, Suga, Jin, and Kim. 

BTS aside, here are a few more of the stand-out trends:

  • Cats named Yeezy are trending up by 516%.
  • Cats named Doja and Doja Cat are each trending up 176% respectively.
  • Taylor Swift is more popular for cats than dogs in 2021 with the name Taylor trending up 76%.
  • The name Oprah is trending up by 76%.
  • Ellen is down by 129%.
  • 2021 put the cat names Suga, Octavia Butler, Miley Cyrus, Joko, J-Hope, Halsey, GaGa, Dua Lipa, and Aretha Franklin on the map for the first time. 

Always Popular, Food and Beverage Cat Names Continue to Dominate in 2021

Cat names are frequently inspired by pet parents’ favorite beverages, meals, and snacks—from watermelon to schnitzel. Yep, Schnitzel is an especially hot cat name this year.

Meaty vs Plant-Based Cat Names

In 2021 meat-themed names are trending for cats even more than dogs! Overall they’re up up 58% with Beef, Pork Chop, Ham, and Brisket trending up 343%, 193%, 183%, and 103% respectively.

While meat undoubtedly serves as a core inspiration for cat names, so-called “meatless” names are trending up for cats this year by 15%! The most popular plant-based names are Bean(s), Tofu, and Almond. 

And with oat milk’s soaring rise in popularity, it should be no surprise that cats named Oat are up 643% this year.

Step Aside, Cookie! Pear, Watermelon, and Lychee Are Taking Over

Unlike 2020’s cat names, Cupcake, Muffin, and Cookie are trending down this year. Instead, cat parents are taking inspiration from their favorite fruits like Pear (+643%), Watermelon (+443%), Lychee (+218%), Plum (+168%), and Pineapple (+100%). While these are trending the most and gaining traction, the following fruity names are the most popular by volume:

  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Fig
  • Coconut
  • Lemon

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Breakfast Names Are on the Rise

There are some serious breakfast enthusiasts out there and we have cat names to show for it. These are the most popular breakfast names this year:

  • Mocha
  • Cinnamon (+8%)
  • Toast (+20%)
  • Coffee
  • Eggo

Cats Named Margarita and Gimlet? We’re In

A couple of beverage-inspired cat names are trending in 2021, with Margarita (+276%), Gimlet (143%), Vodka (+143%), Pepsi (+88%), and Scotch (+76%) leading the way. Conversely, cat names like Cappuccino, Whiskey, Tequila, Pino, Cola, Vino, and Chardonnay are trending down. 

Grab Some Popcorn: These Names Get Entertaining

From Marvel to Bridgerton, movies, TV shows and music are often one of the biggest motivators behind new cat names. Some are nostalgic—characters people grew up watching—while others are new in 2021.

TV Character Names We’re Watching

Bridgerton: The late 2020 Netflix TV show Bridgerton whisked viewers away to a glamorous place when they perhaps needed it most. Cat lovers are fans too, and if their cat names tell us anything it’s that they were rooting for the Duke and Daphne all along. 

Cats named Duke are trending up 30% and Daphne is trending up 22%. There is even a cat named Lady Whistledown!

Money Heist (Casa de Papel): This action-packed Netflix hit took the world by storm and we’re seeing that trend takeover cat names, too. Arturo (+343%), Tokyo (+293%), Salvador (+243%), Professor (+73%), Berlin (+63%), and Rio (+58%) are all trending up this year. Monica, Denver, Nairobi, and Raquel are all trending down.

Game of Thrones: 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the first episode of Game of Thrones. 

The most popular GOT cat names are:

  • Arya
  • Snow
  • Sansa
  • Stark
  • Dragon
  • Cersei
  • Daenerys

Getting Real With Reality TV-Inspired Cat Names

Survivor: Is the decades-old series having a renaissance? Some would say so. The most popular Survivor-inspired cat names are:

  • Ozzy
  • Tony
  • Jeff
  • Coach
  • Rob
  • Parvati
  • Sandra

Cat owners are here for Love Island. The most popular names for Love Island-inspired cats are Chloe, Ollie, and Sophie. 

Cat parents have particularly taken to the Real Housewives of Potomac. The most popular names are:

  • Katie
  • Wendy
  • Robyn
  • Monique

Sorry Gizelle! Maybe 2022 will be your year.

Movies Inspired Creative Cat Names This year

Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio known for feature films like Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away, is an inspiration for cat names in the US this year. The most popular are Kiki, Jiji, and Totoro. 

More names inspired by the silver screen:

Honoring Chadwick Boseman: Cats named Chadwick increased by 403% and for the first time, cats named Boseman appeared on the list in 2021. 

The Marvel Universe: Black Widow-inspired cat names in 2021 with cats named Natasha up 161% while Alexei made the list for the first time. 

Disney nostalgia: Cats named Disney are trending up 943% this year, Ratatouille is up 443%, Raya is up 427%, and Goofy is up 377%.

These Dogs Are Ready for Blast Off

2021 has been a big year for all things space, including cat names. The top trending space-inspired names for cats in the US are Saturn (+159%), Star (+66%), Jupiter (+16%), and Pluto (+5%).

Cats named Elon are trending up 343% this year.

TLDR: There Are Now Cats Named Bitcoin

For the first time, we saw Bitcoin appear on our cat names list.

Bitcoin aside, tech-motivated cat names are trending down generally. Siri (-80%), Wifi (-124%), Google (-124%), and Mac (-47%) are all trending down.

Polls Show Political Cat Names Are In

Cat names Kamala and Harris are trending up 543% and 383% respectively. 2021 also put the cat name Biden on the map.

The Overlap Between Football Fans and Cat Lovers

Sports names are typically dominated by dogs but this year cat parents showed their love for football with names like Gronk. The former New England Patriot, Gronk, is the #1 trending football name (up 276% this year). 

An honorable mention goes to cats named CeeDee (up 42%) after the Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver.

 

Top 100 Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Milo
  4. Charlie
  5. Max
  6. Simba
  7. Jack
  8. Loki
  9. Ollie
  10. Jasper
  11. Buddy
  12. Smokey
  13. Oscar
  14. Toby
  15. Tiger
  16. Finn
  17. Simon
  18. Binx
  19. Louie
  20. Henry
  21. Oreo
  22. Winston
  23. Salem
  24. Gus
  25. Felix
  26. Tigger
  27. Rocky
  28. Kitty
  29. Sam
  30. Teddy
  31. Apollo
  32. Blu
  33. Gizmo
  34. Archie
  35. Jax
  36. Bear
  37. Boots
  38. Frankie
  39. Chester
  40. Bandit
  41. Beau
  42. Pumpkin
  43. Cosmo
  44. Lucky
  45. Thor
  46. Frank
  47. Midnight
  48. Benny
  49. Tom
  50. Boo
  51. Ash
  52. Romeo
  53. Goose
  54. Joey
  55. Mochi
  56. Ozzy
  57. Merlin
  58. Prince
  59. Pepper
  60. Bruce
  61. Otis
  62. Harry
  63. Percy
  64. Peanut
  65. Bean
  66. Tucker
  67. Murphy
  68. Moose
  69. Mac
  70. Kevin
  71. Casper
  72. Buster
  73. Bob
  74. Thomas
  75. Jackson
  76. Sylvester
  77. Jake
  78. Fred
  79. Mango
  80. Sunny
  81. Hank
  82. Bubba
  83. Calvin
  84. Marley
  85. Coco
  86. Louis
  87. Tony
  88. Bagheera
  89. Duke
  90. Clyde
  91. Hunter
  92. Mittens
  93. Luke
  94. Nugget
  95. Ace
  96. Scout
  97. Tito
  98. Monty
  99. Wally
  100. Alex

Top 100 Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Lucy
  5. Nala
  6. Kitty
  7. Chloe
  8. Stella
  9. Zoe
  10. Lola
  11. Cleo
  12. Daisy
  13. Sophie
  14. Willow
  15. Olive
  16. Penny
  17. Pepper
  18. Rosie
  19. Molly
  20. Kiki
  21. Ellie
  22. Phoebe
  23. Coco
  24. Lulu
  25. Princess
  26. Maggie
  27. Piper
  28. Millie
  29. Ginger
  30. Nova
  31. Hazel
  32. Pumpkin
  33. Ruby
  34. Penelope
  35. Fiona
  36. Oreo
  37. Baby
  38. Charlie
  39. Winne
  40. Minnie
  41. Abby
  42. Mittens
  43. Poppy
  44. Cookie
  45. Ivy
  46. Boo
  47. Roxy
  48. Belle
  49. Ella
  50. Zelda
  51. Mochi
  52. Alice
  53. Angel
  54. Emma
  55. Salem
  56. Bean
  57. Freya
  58. Bailey
  59. Midnight
  60. Peanut
  61. Leia
  62. Peaches
  63. Gigi
  64. Frankie
  65. Honey
  66. Violet
  67. Charlotte
  68. Olivia
  69. Sage
  70. Stormy
  71. Kiwi
  72. Bonnie
  73. Smokey
  74. Scout
  75. Arya
  76. Sushi
  77. Sugar
  78. Blu
  79. Josie
  80. Gypsy
  81. Mocha
  82. Binx
  83. Trixie
  84. Snickers
  85. Boots
  86. Iris
  87. Lucky
  88. Lady
  89. Elsa
  90. Pixie
  91. Tiger
  92. Ava
  93. Holly
  94. Tilly
  95. Grace
  96. Opal
  97. Peach
  98. Muffin
  99. Maple
  100. Sally