Looking for the most popular kitten names?

We’ve rounded up cat names from each category (boys and girls) for you to check out!

Whether you want to give your kitten a popular name (they’re classics for a reason, after all) or avoid it and go with a unique name, this list will help you find the perfect moniker for your furry new friend!

But pretty please don’t choose one of these offensive cat names

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Most Popular Kitten Names

There are several reasons that a kitten’s name may be popular, however, it is mainly because of pop culture.

As this can change annually, stay tuned for a newly compiled list for you year after year!

Here are some of the most popular male and female kitten names right now and what they mean.

Some are creative while some may be more conservative, we hope you will find one that stands out to you.

POPULAR MALE KITTEN NAMES

1. BOOTS-

For Puss in Boots. If you have a watery-eyed orange tabby, give this name a try.

2. BUDDY-

Buddy is a name that comes from English origin and means Friend.

3. CHARLIE-

Charlie is a name that comes from English origin and means Free Man.

4. FELIX-

Another cartoon cat, Felix has also been a popular name for baby boys. A cat name with Latin origin meaning “successful and lucky”.

5. GEORGE-

George is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Farmer.

6. JACK-

Jack is a name that comes from English origin and means God is Gracious.

7. JASPER-

Jasper is a name that comes from Persian origin and means Bringer of Treasure.

8. LEO-

Leo is a name that comes from Latin origin and means Lion.

9. LOKI-

Loki is a name that comes from Norse origin and means God of Destruction.

10. MAX-

Max is a name that comes from German origin and means Greatest.

11. MILO-

Milo is a name that comes from German origin and means Merciful.

12. MUFASA-

Quite literally meaning “King”, Mufasa is a quite a name to bestow upon your fierce kitten.

13. OLIVER-

Oliver is a name that comes from Norse origin and means Affectionate. Plus he’s the cute cat from the popular cartoon from 1988, Oliver and Company.

14. OSCAR-

From Norse origin, the name means “gentle friend”. Which carries great meaning since our feline pals really take after the name.

15. PATCHES-

A patchy kitten will be really cute with this name that accentuates his uniqueness.

16. SAM-

Sam is a name that comes from Hebrew origin and means Sun Child; Bright Sun.

17. SALEM-

Have you seen Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Well, Salem is her pet cat who has gotten her out of a tough spot countless times. It also happens to mean “peace” in Hebrew.

18. SCOOTER-

Scooter is a name that comes from English origin and means Person from Scotland.

19. SHADOW-

Shadow is a name that comes from Shakespearean origin and means Country Soldier.

20. SIMBA-

Lion King hit the theaters this year, and to take a trip down memory lane, many cat owners have opted to name their fur child after the main protagonist. It is actually the Swahili word for Lion.

21. SIMON-

Simon is a name that comes from Hebrew origin and means The Listener.

22. TIGER-

Cats are miniature tigers, and an orange tabby cat will live up to the name.

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POPULAR FEMALE KITTEN NAMES

23. ANGEL-

Angel is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Messenger of God.

24. BELLA-

Bella is a name that comes from Italian origin and means Beautiful.

25. CHLOE-

Chloe is a name that comes from Biblical origin and means Green Herb.

26.CLEO-

Cleo is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Glory.

27. DAISY-

Daisy is a name that comes from English origin and means The Day’s Eye.

28. GINGER-

Ginger is a name that comes from Latin origin and means Coming from the Ginger Flower.

29. GRACE-

For the way cats are nimble and graceful in the way they slink around, we figured Grace is a good fit. With biblical origin, the name is quite literal.

30. GRACIE-

Gracie is a name that comes from Irish origin and means Love.

31. LILY-

Lily is a name that comes from English origin and means Lily Flower.

32. LOLA-

Lola is a name that comes from Spanish origin and means Lady of Sorrows.

33. LUNA-

If you grew up in the 90’s you will definitely be familiar with Sailormoon. She has a black cat named Luna. Also a Spanish word for “Moon”, which links to mystery and beauty.

34. LUCY-

Lucy is a name that comes from English origin and means Light.

35. MISSY-

Missy is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Honeybee.

36. MITTENS-

Kitty cats with white paws or paws of a different color will look so cute when they come running as you call out their name.

37. MOLLY-

Molly is a name that comes from Hebrew origin and means Rebellion; Bitter.

38. NALA-

We’ve seen Simba, so conversely, we have Nala. The future queen of Pride Rock, Nala is the childhood best friend of the cartoon lion, with a name that means Gift.

39. PRINCESS-

We don’t have to tell you why this is a suitable name for your precious fur baby girl. If your cat has a regal aura, this is a great name.

40. OLIVIA-

We couldn’t resist adding the female version of the popular cat name, Oliver.

41. SOPHIE-

Sophie is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Wisdom; Wise.

42. ZOE-

Zoe is a name that comes from Greek origin and means Life; Alive.

Hmm, while I’m not sure I’d want to name my cat after any of the more “destructive” names (Loki, for example), there are a lot of cute names here that I didn’t even know were popular before!

Did you give your cat any of these most popular kitten names? Tell us below!

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