Most Popular Cat Names Of 2021

Choosing the right name for your cat is important, not only because it will define them, but odds are you will be saying it more times a day than your own.

However, finding the purr-fect name to describe your beloved feline can be a challenge. Pet experts suggest keeping the name short (one of two syllables), but there are no rules.

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Some people name their cats based on the way they look, while other pick the first name that comes to mind. Just like dog parents, cat owners will name their beloved cat after their favorite things (food, sports, TV characters).

For those who are still deciding on a name, check out Rover’s newly released 100 most popular female and male cat names of 2021.

Rover, the world’s largest network of pet sitters, found the top cat names by digging through their database of over a million pet parents.

Check out all the trending names below.

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Top 10 Female Cat Names

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

Top 10 Male Cat Names

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

Food-Inspired Cat Names

Humans love to name their pets after their favorite drink, snack, or meal. One of the trending food-inspired cat names for this year is Schnitzel.

Beverage Cat Names


Drink names that have declined in popularity are Cappuccino, Tequila, and Chardonnay.

Fruit-Inspired Cat Names


Pear and Watermelon are also trending cat names this year.

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Meat-Themed Names

    Pork Chop

But some parents are choosing meatless names like Beans, Tofu, Almond and Oat.

Popular Breakfast Names

Photo: Rover

Olympic-Inspired Cat Names


Cats are very athletic and flexible, so it should come as no surprise that some new cat owners chose names inspired by participants in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Cute Cat Names

Sometimes the best names are the ones that are a little bit different. Check out some adorable cat names inspired by flowers and toys & games.

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Cute Flower Cat Names

  • Daisy
  • Dahlia
  • Daffodil
  • Iris
  • Marigold
  • Clover
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Protea
  • Thistle
  • Apple Blossom
  • Magnolia
  • Buttercup
  • Rose
  • Tiger Lily
  • Fritillary
  • Snap Dragon
  • Petunia

Toy & Game Cat Names

  • Monchichi
  • Popple
  • Hot Wheels
  • Ducky
  • Puffalump
  • Bear
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Gudetama
  • Koopa
  • Luigi
  • Pusheen
  • Toothless
  • Sonic
  • Tamagotchi
  • Apple Jack
  • Koosh Ball
  • Polly Pocket
Photo: Pixabay/webandi

See the 100 most popular female and male cat names here.

If you are still unsure of what name to pick for your new furry friend, try Rover’s Cat Name Generator.

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