While cats tend to have pretty severe personalities, they can also have the sweetest streaks when they want. But no matter what, cats grow into their name so well.
Whether yours is named after a person or a television character, soon you’ll only see your cat when you hear the name. Embrace Pet Insurance sifted through more than one million quotes from 2020 to find the top 10 most popular cat names of the year. Ladies first:
10 Most Popular Female Cat Names
1. Luna 2. Bella 3. Lucy 4. Nala 5. Kitty 6. Lily 7. Chloe 8. Daisy 9. Cleo 10. Mia
11. Lola 12. Sophie 13. Stella 14. Princess 15. Willow 16. Pepper 17. Gracie 18. Callie 19. Coco 20. Molly
Surprisingly, many of these are shared between dogs and cats – Bella, Luna, and Daisy topped both lists!
10 Most Popular Male Cat Names
1. Oliver 2. Leo 3. Milo 4. Simba 5. Max 6. Charlie 7. Loki 8. Jack 9. Shadow 10. Smokey
11. Jasper 12. Buddy 13. Oreo 14. Tiger 15. Toby 16. Salem 17. Tigger 18. Kitty 19. George 20. Oscar
Silly Cat Names
Just like dogs, it appears that cat owners have a tendency to name their pets using humor. Here are a few of the funniest names Embrace pulled from our quote data:
Rosie Meow Riveter
Sir Ernest Meowingway
Common Cat Diagnoses*
While we were digging through our data, we found the most common cat claims and the average cost in 2020 as well:
Weight loss/decrease in appetite: $394
Upper respiratory infection: $217
*Based on 2020 Embrace claims data.