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.
Cats are notoriously known for having selective hearing and doing as they please, but their independent nature is one of the things we love about them.
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.
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.
Top 10 Female Cat Names
Top 10 Male Cat Names
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 decreased in popularity are Cappuccino, Tequila, and Chardonnay.
Fruit-Inspired Cat Names
Pear and Watermelon are also trending cat names this year.
But some parents are choosing meatless names like Beans, Tofu, Almond and Oat.
Popular Breakfast Names
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.
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.
Cute Flower Cat Names
- Apple Blossom
- Tiger Lily
- Snap Dragon
Toy & Game Cat Names
- Hot Wheels
- Teddy Ruxpin
- Apple Jack
- Koosh Ball
- Polly Pocket
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.