No official source ranking the popularity of cat names exists, but there are statistics from pet insurance registrations.

According 2005-2006 statistics from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association 34 percent of United States households own at least one cat, an estimated 90 million cats in total. [1]

In 2010, the United States' largest pet insurer Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) released the list of most popular cat names for 2009 gathered from "475,000 policies with Veterinary Pet Insurance Co".[2]. According to the list, "Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Names of 2009,"[2] the 10 most popular names for cats are:

  • Max
  • Chloe
  • Bella
  • Oliver
  • Tiger
  • Smokey
  • Tigger
  • Lucy
  • Shadow
  • Angel

For the 2007 list, see TIME Almanac with Information Please.


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