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Cool Cats: Most Popular Cat Names and Claims

By Kara Bednarik

Top Cat Names

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 2018 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. Kitty
  5. Chloe
  6. Lily
  7. Nala
  8. Mia
  9. Lola
  10. Sophie

Surprisingly, many of these are shared between dogs and cats – Bella, Luna, and Lucy topped both lists! Who claimed the most? Chloes took the lead with $43,707 in claims based on Embrace Pet Insurance 2018 data. Lucys were second with $31,903, and Sophies brought up the rear with $30,132 in claims.

While Sophies were third in total claims, one Sophie in particular had the most expensive claim in 2018. A nine-year-old Abyssinian kitty named Sophie (parented by Suzanne A. of Boulder, Colorado) had a claim for a brain abscess that was $7,824. Embrace Pet Insurance reimbursed $6,259 of that.

10 Most Popular Male Cat Names

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

The largest single claim that Embrace received for a cat with one of these names was for a six-year-old Himalayan named Max (parented by Susan M. of Morris, Connecticut). In October of 2018, Max had a $7,270 claim for lymphadenopathy. Embrace Pet Insurance reimbursed $5,000 of that.

Silly Cat Names


Just like dogs, it appears that male cat owners have a tendency to name their boys using humor. Here are a few of the funniest names Embrace pulled from our quoter data:

  • Nigel Nugget Thornberry III PHD in Anthropology
  • Captain Nubs Mackenzie Feline Space Pirate
  • Tuco Bendicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Common Cat Diagnoses*

While we were digging through our data, we found the most common cat claims and the average cost in 2018 as well:

  1. Intestinal issues (diarrhea/vomiting): $897
  2. Diabetes mellitus: $1,149
  3. Hyperthyroidism: $984
  4. Urinary tract infection: $373
  5. Lymphoma: $2,519
  6. Kidney disease: $1,059
  7. Inflammatory bowel disease: $598
  8. Upper respiratory infection: $284
  9. Pancreatitis: $1,083
  10. Asthma: $557
*Based on 2018 Embrace claims data.
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