The Most Popular Cat Names for 2018

The most popular cat names for 2020

First published 16 August 2018  |  Last updated 28 August 2020

Dogs may claim the title of 'man's best friend', but anyone who has had the pleasure of sharing their home with a cat will tell you they can be just as loveable!

So, if you're thinking of welcoming a new moggy into your home, there's a lot to consider. Have you got them plenty of toys to keep them entertained? Have you purchased cat insurance? Have you decided on a name? Choosing a name is one of the most exciting parts of welcoming a new kitty into your home, but with plenty of names to choose from, it can also be the trickiest!

It may be worth knowing what the rest of the country are thinking when it comes to naming their feline friends, either to gleam some inspiration, or to steer well clear to ensure your cat has the quirkiest name on the street.

At Compare Cover, we've compiled a list of the most popular cat names for 2020 * based on our customer data, to help you decide on a name for your new bundle of fluff!

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Milo
  4. Poppy
  5. Simba
  6. Lola
  7. Charlie
  8. Coco
  9. Daisy
  10. Tilly
  11. Nala
  12. Leo
  13. Teddy
  14. Loki
  15. Willow
  16. Alfie
  17. Molly
  18. Tigger
  19. Oscar
  20. Millie
The Most Popular Cat Names for 2018

This year, Teddy has made its first appearance in the top 20 cat names, making a new entry at number 13, while previously popular names such as Lily and Rosie have both fallen out of favour and no longer feature in the top 20 names for 2020 so far.

Whilst we can see references to Harry Potter or Avengers creeping in with names such as Loki and Luna, as a nation, we quite clearly prefer to stick with convention. Names like Bella and Poppy have enjoyed a prominent position in the most popular pet names for the last five years!

Whatever you decide to name your new feline friend, we're sure they will give you years of enjoyment. However, cats can be unpredictable and mischievous, especially when young! You may wish to consider a pet insurance policy to safeguard against any unforeseen vet bills should your cat get into any scrapes while scouring their new territory.

At Compare Cover, you can compare pet insurance quotes, quickly and easily, and choose the right policy for you and your cat.

*Compare Cover analysed user data across 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with the most recent complete data set available covering until 1st August 2020.

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