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Popular Cat Names & Learn What To Name Your Cat

Naming your cat or kitten presents a challenge to some people. I hold true to the fact that eventually, your kitten, the one you hold squirming in your arms will name herself.

The stray cat now hiding under the bed will develop in time habits and characteristics that will form his name. The name you choose, will fit him perfectly.
 
If you are unable to think of a name, the Internet holds a wealth of websites where you can go and pick out the “perfect" name for your cat.

For me, I  choose a theme. Living in a multi-cat world, I have named my cats after; mountain ranges, alcoholic beverages,  famous authors, naval terms, even popular vacation getaways.  Sometimes their name evolves based on their journey that placed them in my care. For example a cat that became a near-drowning victim as a kitten, I named her Dunkin.

Let’s look at the most popular cat names:

Female cat names

Abby

BJ

Sasha

Dusty

Dakota

Annie

Chelsea

Bo

Tasha

Sandy

Katie

Princess

Missy

Sophie

 

Male cat names

Max

Jake

Buddy

Bailey

Bristol

Sam

Rocky

Buster

Cody

Duke

Jack

Toby

Murphy

Shelby

 

What to name my cat?

Your best bet is to observe your cat for a while. There is no harm in calling her “Kitty” temporarily, but most folks want a proper name.

Examples:

If your female cat hides from you, consider calling her Heidi.

Does your black cat play in his water bowl? Call him Splash.

Have a cat that is crazy for seafood -flavored food? How about calling him Mackeral?

Once you tune in to your cat or kitten’s habits, the name will arrive and it will fit your cat perfectly.

I have learned that veterinary clerks really like names they can spell. They get a bit flustered if you bring in a litter of kittens that have names like Aragog,Cadmus, Noelani or Averill.

You might find that naming your cat a one syllable name goes over better in a busy clinic.

A cat is always talking to you in his body language. Watch him long enough, he'll even tell you his name!

Mary Anne Miller is a free lance writer, website content provider and member of The Cat Writers’ Association.

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