Top Female Cat Names

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

Top Male Cat Names

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

Atlanta's Top Male Cat Names

  1. Simba 
  2. Oliver 
  3. Milo
  4. Leo
  5. Toby
  6. Tiger
  7. Simon
  8. Henry 
  9. Oscar 
  10. Jack

Atlanta's Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy 
  3. Bella 
  4. Lily
  5. Nala
  6. Kitty
  7. Kiki
  8. Daisy 
  9. Zoey 
  10. Winnie

Austin's Top Male Cat Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Loki
  3. Leo
  4. Max
  5. Sammy
  6. Jack
  7. Archie
  8. Tiger
  9. Jackson
  10. Winston

Austin's Top Female Cat Names

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

Baltimore’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oscar
  2. Loki
  3. Jasper
  4. Ollie
  5. Max
  6. Sammy
  7. Charlie
  8. Sunny
  9. George
  10. Oliver

Baltimore’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy
  3. Baby
  4. Bella
  5. Daisy
  6. Nala
  7. Mimi
  8. Cali
  9. Raven
  10. Shadow

Birmingham's Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Simon
  4. Bandit
  5. Charlie
  6. Maverick
  7. Felix
  8. Milo
  9. Snowball
  10. Tiger

Birmingham’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Harlow
  2. Sophie
  3. Kitty
  4. Lexie
  5. Sasha
  6. Kit Kat
  7. Charlie
  8. Stormy
  9. Ellie
  10. Sally

Boston’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Henry
  5. Charlie
  6. Simba
  7. George
  8. Sebastian
  9. Apollo
  10. Theo

Boston’s Top Female Cat Names

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

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. Coco
  4. Lucy
  5. Kitty
  6. Chloe
  7. Mia
  8. Lola
  9. Callie
  10. Sophie

Dallas’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Simba
  4. Loki
  5. Oscar
  6. Milo
  7. Charlie
  8. Dexter
  9. Zeke
  10. Jack

Dallas’ Top Female Cat Names

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

Denver’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Milo
  3. Charlie
  4. Dexter
  5. Oliver
  6. Theo
  7. Jasper
  8. Jack
  9. Cooper
  10. Tiger

Denver’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Detroit’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Louie
  4. Charlie
  5. Felix 
  6. Jasper
  7. Gus
  8. Tiger
  9. Jack 
  10. Simba

Detroit’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Lily
  2. Chloe
  3. Stella
  4. Cleo
  5. Phoebe
  6. Oreo
  7. Bella
  8. Olive
  9. Luna
  10. Lucy

Houston’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Simba 
  4. Max
  5. Milo 
  6. Charlie 
  7. Oreo 
  8. Boots
  9. Gizmo 
  10. Theo

Houston’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Bella
  2. Sophie
  3. Luna 
  4. Chloe 
  5. Nala
  6. Lucy
  7. Lily 
  8. Molly
  9. Stella 
  10. Lulu 

Las Vegas’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Jack
  3. Oliver
  4. Pete
  5. Sonny
  6. George
  7. Rusty
  8. Marley
  9. Tiger
  10. Loki

Las Vegas’ Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Bella
  4. Kitty
  5. Chloe
  6. Fluffy
  7. Willow
  8. Olive
  9. Mia
  10. Icy

Los Angeles’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Simba
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Max
  5. Kitty
  6. Mango
  7. Prince
  8. Leo
  9. Charlie
  10. Oreo

Los Angeles’ Top Female Cat Names

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

Miami’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Milo
  2. Leo
  3. Shadow
  4. Max
  5. Simba
  6. Oreo
  7. Oliver
  8. Jasper
  9. Dexter
  10. Bailey

Miami’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Milwaukee’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Ollie
  2. Bubba
  3. Archie
  4. Harry 
  5. Prince 
  6. Mufasa
  7. Miles
  8. Smokey
  9. Frank
  10. Jasper

Milwaukee’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Allie
  2. Missie
  3. Dakota
  4. Fiona
  5. Ginger
  6. Shadow
  7. Coco
  8. Olive
  9. Princess
  10. Sophie

Minneapolis’ Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Charlie
  3. Leo
  4. Louie
  5. Milo
  6. Max
  7. Buddy
  8. Henry
  9. Kevin
  10. Jack

Minneapolis’ Top Female Cat Names

  1. Lucy
  2. Kitty
  3. Luna
  4. Bella
  5. Nala
  6. Lily
  7. Kiki
  8. Daisy
  9. Rosie
  10. Cookie

NYC’s Top Male Cat Names

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

NYC’s Top Female Cat Names

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

Orlando’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Loki
  3. Max
  4. Apollo
  5. Simba
  6. Oliver
  7. Charlie 
  8. Jack
  9. Marley
  10. Bentley

Orlando’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Chloe 
  4. Kitty
  5. Lily
  6. Stella
  7. Callie
  8. Pumpkin 
  9. Fiona
  10. Lady

Philadelphia’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Leo
  4. Loki
  5. Ollie
  6. Smokey
  7. Jack
  8. Simba
  9. Sammy
  10. Shadow

Philadelphia’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Cleo
  4. Gracie
  5. Lola
  6. Sophie
  7. Nala
  8. Kitty
  9. Lucy
  10. Mia

Phoenix’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Oscar
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Leo
  6. Tiger
  7. Salem
  8. Bear
  9. Jasper
  10. Max

Phoenix’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Oscar
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Leo
  6. Tiger
  7. Salem
  8. Bear
  9. Jasper
  10. Max

Portland’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Max
  4. Charlie
  5. Simba
  6. Tommy
  7. Mowgli
  8. George
  9. Jack
  10. Sam

Portland’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Fiona
  5. Daisy
  6. Sophie
  7. Stella
  8. Olive
  9. Molly
  10. Lily

San Diego’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Oliver
  3. Simba
  4. Leo
  5. Smokey
  6. Peanut
  7. Max
  8. Gus
  9. Dexter
  10. Jack

San Diego’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Nala
  2. Luna
  3. Dolly
  4. Kiki
  5. Chloe
  6. Willow
  7. Lola
  8. Zoey
  9. Stella
  10. Cleo

San Fransisco’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Jack 
  4. Finn
  5. Nigel
  6. Arlo
  7. Sammy
  8. Oreo
  9. George
  10. Milo

San Fransisco’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy 
  4. Nala
  5. Daisy
  6. Stella
  7. Roxy
  8. Pepper
  9. Penelope
  10. Cleo

San Jose’s Top Male Cat Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Jack 
  4. Simba
  5. Max
  6. Panda
  7. Loki
  8. Milo
  9. Bandit
  10. Harley

San Jose’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Daisy 
  3. Lily
  4. Princess
  5. Lola 
  6. Samantha
  7. Sage
  8. Kitty
  9. Sally
  10. Zelda

Seattle’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Seattle’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy
  3. Cleo
  4. Bella
  5. Kitty
  6. Chloe
  7. Kiki
  8. Lily
  9. Fiona
  10. Piper

Tampa’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Tampa’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Bella
  4. Cleo
  5. Chloe
  6. Ellie
  7. Cali
  8. Lola
  9. Penny
  10. Gracie

Washington DC’s Top Male Cat Names

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

Washington DC’s Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Stella
  4. Daisy
  5. Kitty
  6. Chloe
  7. Sushi
  8. Lily
  9. Gracie
  10. Lucy

The Most Popular Male and Female Cat Names

Top 5 Female Cat Names

Luna ranked number one as 2020’s top female cat name, followed by Bella, Lucy, Kitty, and Lily. New to the top five, Luna and Lucy are gaining in popularity compared to last year.

 

Graphic of the top 5 most popular female cat names: Luna, Bella, Lucy, Kitty and Lily

Top 5 Male Cat Names

The number one most popular male cat name in 2020 is: Oliver! Leo came in second place, Milo in third, Charlie in fourth, and Simba in fifth. Last year, Max landed the number five spot, but was just edged out this year by Simba.

 

Graphic of top 5 most popular male cat names: Oliver, Leo, Milo, Charlie, Simba

2020's Biggest Cat Name Trends

Sourdough isn’t the only bread to make waves this year: Cat owners have been loving carb-inspired names for their feline companions in 2020 as well. 

The names Croissant and Bread are up 100% in popularity among cat owners compared to last year, followed by Sandwich (up 71%), Tortilla (up 60%), Wheatie (up 51%), and Rye (up 22%). Snack names like Pretzels and Crackers, however, are trending down this year.

An infographic of the trending cat names in 2020, featuring carb-inspired names

In other food-related news: Former Test Kitchen stars Rick and Priya are trending up, and former editor Adam (Rapaport) is trending down. 2020 also put the pet name “Sohla” on the map.

Cats rock the house with music-inspired names

Female musicians have been top of mind for many cat owners this year, as evidenced by trends in music-related cat names in 2020. 

The name Lizzo is on the rise, while Drake and Kanye are trending down. However, the name Lady Gaga took the #1 spot as the most popular music-related cat name in 2020, followed by Lizzo, Katy Purry, Catsy Cline, and Beyonce. Special shoutout to the one special cat on our list named Sasha Fierce after Beyonce’s 2008 album.

An infographic showing top music-inspired cat names of 2020

Music and food aren't the only sources of name inspiration this year

Cat owners might be RuPaul's Drag Race superfans. The cat name Ru is trending up 30% in 2020. Past contestants of the show, Jinkx and Violet are trending up 51% and 10%, respectively. Cat owners have also picked sides between the infamous Drag Race duo Alaska and Sharon Needles: the cat name Alaska is up 10%, while Sharon is trending down 37% in 2020.

2020's beloved season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall is also influencing cat names: Jaida is up 51% this year! And finally, we spotted cats named Heidi Ho and Trinity K. Bonet. It’s safe to say that cat owners are the biggest Drag Race fans.

Television stars and characters continue to influence cat names in 2020

Cats named Zendaya are trending up this year, in line with Zendaya becoming the youngest person to win the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in the show Euphoria.

Cats are more likely to be named after the Kardashian/Jenner family than dogs in 2020. Despite the recent announcement that the long-running reality series Keeping up with the Kardashians will air its final season in 2021, cats named Kim, Kylie, Rob, and Stormi are all trending up. The cat names Khloe, Kendall, and Kris, however, are trending down.

Real Housewives of New York characters are influencing cat names. Cats owners are on a roll with reality-TV inspired cat names this year. We found that while RHONY stars' names are inspiring both cat and dog names in abundance, cats are more likely to be named after the cast. The most popular are Ramona, Sonja, Carole, Tinsley, and Dorinda: all are trending up this year except Tinsley and Dorinda. Will this trend continue next year now that Dorinda has left the show?

Betty White can’t be stopped: Once again, pets named Betty White are trending.

Beverage-inspired cat names continue to thrive in 2020.

Rose is the #1 trending alcohol-inspired cat name of 2020, up 17%. Gin is also trending up while Pinot, Whiskey, Mai Tai, Amber, and Sazerac are trending down. 

Coffee inspired dog and cat names are trending this year. Coffee (20%), Brew (17%), Espresso (15%), Kona (13%), and Macchiato (9%) are trending up among cats, while Mocha, Cappuccino, and Latte are on the decline. 

What about marijuana cat names? 

Marijuana-inspired names are alive and well among cat owners in 2020. For cats, Hash (100%), Cheeba (50%), Ganja (50%), Indica (39%), and Mary Jane (11%) are the top trending names.

Cats Are More Likely to Have Vintage Names Than Dogs in 2020

We found that Mamie (151%), Hilda (91%), Randall (62%), Virgil (56%), Lorraine (51%) are on the rise.

Punny Names Are Trending Up: Here Comes Katy Purry

In 2020, cats are most likely to get especially clever names, with punny names trending up. The most popular trending pun-inspired names are: Fuzz Aldrin (251%), Katy Purry (101%), Catzilla (101%), Catsy Cline (51%), and Jennifurr (51%).

Turns Out, Cat People Are Sports Fans Too

Though cat people are overall less likely to name their cat after a sports team or athlete than dog people, there are a few noteworthy highlights this year.

Basketball: Hawk, Piston, Raptor, Rocket, and Magic are trending up in cat names.
Football: Ram, Saint, Patriot, Steeler, and Colt are trending among cats.
Soccer player Messi is trending up by 33% for cats, whereas Serena and Ronaldo are trending down. 
Naomi is up in both cats and dogs this year, a potential nod to tennis player Naomi Osaka.
Michael Jordan is trending up in cats, perhaps inspired by this year's release of The Last Dance.

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Top 100 Male Cat Names

  • Oliver
  • Leo
  • Milo
  • Charlie
  • Simba
  • Max
  • Jack
  • Loki
  • Tiger
  • Jasper
  • Ollie
  • Oscar
  • George
  • Buddy
  • Toby
  • Smokey
  • Finn
  • Felix
  • Simon
  • Shadow
  • Louie
  • Salem
  • Binx
  • Dexter
  • Gus
  • Oreo
  • Henry
  • Winston
  • Tigger
  • Kitty
  • Gizmo
  • Apollo
  • Theo
  • Rocky
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Jax
  • Teddy
  • Sebastian
  • Bandit
  • Boots
  • Thor
  • Bear
  • Zeus
  • Chester
  • Prince
  • Pumpkin
  • Tucker
  • Cooper
  • Blue
  • Ziggy
  • Frankie
  • Frank
  • Romeo
  • Cosmo
  • Archie
  • Lucky
  • Benny
  • Joey
  • Kevin
  • Midnight
  • Merlin
  • Casper
  • Tom
  • Ash
  • Goose
  • Murphy
  • Bob
  • Boo
  • Moose
  • Jackson
  • Marley
  • Calvin
  • Garfield
  • Bruce
  • Ozzy
  • Maverick
  • Thomas
  • Tommy
  • Mac
  • Bubba
  • Fred
  • Sunny
  • Pepper
  • Peanut
  • Louis
  • Otis
  • Hunter
  • Buster
  • Walter
  • Mickey
  • Percy
  • Harley
  • Clyde
  • Mango
  • Bentley
  • Jinx
  • Hobbes
  • Bean
  • Bagheera

Top 100 Female Cat Names

  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Kitty
  • Lily
  • Nala
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Stella
  • Sophie
  • Daisy
  • Lola
  • Willow
  • Mia
  • Gracie
  • Callie
  • Olive
  • Molly
  • Cali
  • Kiki
  • Ellie
  • Princess
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Lilly
  • Zoey
  • Rosie
  • Coco
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Pumpkin
  • Maggie
  • Zoe
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Lulu
  • Hazel
  • Ginger
  • Shadow
  • Baby
  • Penelope
  • Boo
  • Ruby
  • Mittens
  • Izzy
  • Belle
  • Sadie
  • Angel
  • Charlie
  • Athena
  • Sasha
  • Fiona
  • Oreo
  • Sassy
  • Missy
  • Nova
  • Jasmine
  • Cookie
  • Mimi
  • Winnie
  • Bailey
  • Misty
  • Emma
  • Poppy
  • Alice
  • Ivy
  • Midnight
  • Abby
  • Ella
  • Annie
  • Violet
  • Layla
  • Bean
  • Arya
  • Miss Kitty
  • Peanut
  • Pixie
  • Roxy
  • Frankie
  • Zelda
  • Gigi
  • Salem
  • Charlotte
  • Delilah
  • Holly
  • Harley
  • Mama
  • Cat
  • Pearl
  • Mila
  • Smokey
  • Stormy
  • Bonnie
  • Freya
  • Tiger
  • Patches
  • Olivia
  • Jade
  • Peaches
  • Honey