Most Popular Cat Names

Do you know how people around the world named these mysterious ‘cat-scratch’ capable creatures we call cats?

In America, according to 2017 findcatnames online search engine data compiled from 2.2 million cat owners:

Top 5 female cat names were:Wh

  1. Nala
  2. Bell
  3. Luna
  4. Abby
  5. Daisy

While the top 5 male cat names were:

  1. Simba
  2. Milo
  3. Tiger
  4. Oreo
  5. Bear

In Australia, according to a 2006 survey conducted by Nestle Purina PetCare on their 270,000 customers, these were the top 10 most popular cat names:

  1. Tiger
  2. Puss
  3. Smokey
  4. Misty
  5. Tigger
  6. Kitty
  7. Oscar
  8. Missy
  9. Max
  10. Ginger

In the middle ages, cats in England most likely to have the name Pyewacket or Grimalkin, unfortunately both names have fallen out of favor. A recent survey  conducted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of UK found these names are most likely to be bestowed on their cats:

  1. Ashes
  2. Molly
  3. Felix
  4. Smudge
  5. Sooty
  6. Tigger
  7. Charlie
  8. Alfie
  9. Oscar
  10. Millie
  11. Misty

In Germany, these are the preferred names for the feline companions:

  1. Mieze or Miezekatze (“pussycat”)
  2. Felix
  3. Minka
  4. Moritz
  5. Charly
  6. Tiger
  7. Eve
  8. Susi
  9. Lisa
  10. Gismo
  11. Muschi

According to a survey polled on 3000 cat lovers by the website Amoremiao, the Italians are most likely to give their cats these names:

  1. Romeo
  2. Pallina
  3. Micio
  4. Luna
  5. Chicco
  6. Birba
  7. Trilly
  8. Leo
  9. Minù
  10. Briciola

In Japan, the land of rising sun but also the land of kawai (cute), these are the top 10 all-time favorite cat names:

  1. Kuro (“Black”)
  2. Sakura (“Cherry Blossom”)
  3. Chibi (“Tiny”)
  4. Momo (“Peach”)
  5. Mike (“Tortoiseshell”)
  6. Hime (“Princess”)
  7. Koko
  8. Hana (“Flower”)
  9. Nana

In Canadian Quebec, according to a survey polled by the website Veterinet, the top 11 most popular cat names are these:

  1. Ashes
  2. Minou
  3. Grisou
  4. Ti-Mine
  5. Félix
  6. Caramel
  7. Mimi
  8. Pacha
  9. Charlotte
  10. Minette
  11. Chanel

In France, favorite female cat names are:

  1. Minette
  2. Chipie
  3. Câline
  4. Maya
  5. Mimi
  6. Nala
  7. Princesse
  8. Mimine
  9. Kitty
  10. Isis

Favorite male cat names are:

  1. Tigrou
  2. Caramel
  3. Felix
  4. Simba
  5. Gribouille
  6. Filou
  7. Minou
  8. Léo
  9. Garfield
  10. Fripouille

In Turkey, Benek, Efecan, Aslan, and Zilli are favorite Turkish names for cats.

In Asia, especially in the Chinese speaking communities, family cats are often called Mimi. The most generic name given to cats in Korea is Nabi which means butterfly.