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Find Cat Names Announces Top Cat Names of 2017

Names from The Lion King see a resurgence and are topping both the most popular male and female lists for the first time  

Minneapolis (December 2017) – Find Cat Names (, a leading resource for finding the perfect name for your cat, is excited to announce the top cat names of 2017 and share surprising trends from the year.  

The ‘90s are seeing a resurgence in pop culture, and this trend has now extended to cat names with characters from the 1994 animated film The Lion King topping the charts.

Simba, the movie’s main character, is number one on the list of top male cat names in 2017. For the female cat names, Nala, the friend and eventual wife of Simba, finished as the top choice of the year.

That wasn’t the only surprise this year. The name Milo, typically considered a popular dog name, skyrocketed to the number two spot on the list of top male cat names.

The results are based on the search selections of the 2.2 million new cat owners who used the site so far this year. An infographic of the most popular names is available  

Top Female Cat Names

  1. Nala
  2. Bella
  3. Luna
  4. Abby
  5. Daisy
  6. Angel
  7. Cleo
  8. Hazel
  9. Belle
  10. Coco

Top Male Cat Names

  1. Simba
  2. Milo
  3. Tiger
  4. Oreo
  5. Bear
  6. Biscuit
  7. Felix
  8. Jasper
  9. Alfie
  10. Caesar

Find Cat Names also tracked the top cat names in other key categories.

Cute Cat Names

  1. Willow
  2. Addie
  3. Blue
  4. Pixie
  5. Archie
  6. Lola
  7. Binx
  8. Ella
  9. Zoey
  10. Arlo

Tough Cat Names

  1. Axel
  2. Leo
  3. Roxy
  4. Jinx
  5. Bandit
  6. Pepper
  7. Jojo
  8. Atlas
  9. Jax
  10. Bear

Sports Cat Names      

  1. Archer
  2. Mia
  3. Fuzzy
  4. Ali
  5. Moon
  6. Boomer
  7. Blitz
  8. Babe
  9. Dottie
  10. Teddy

Funny Cat Names

  1. Bacon
  2. Oreo
  3. Whiskers
  4. Buttercup
  5. Monet
  6. Waffles
  7. Kiki
  8. Princess
  9. Bingo
  10. Skittles

TV/Movie Cat Names

  1. Ariel
  2. Dixie
  3. Felix
  4. Tigger
  5. Harper
  6. Casper
  7. Pebbles
  8. Meeko
  9. Olive
  10. Barney

Geeky Cat Names

  1. Cookie
  2. Gizmo
  3. Chewie
  4. Buffy
  5. Gidget
  6. Finn
  7. Ash
  8. Mouse
  9. Java
  10. Neo

Founded in 2014, provides a fun, interactive experience for new cat owners looking for just the right pet name. The site allows users to sort names by preferred style and interests. To date, more than 12 million people have used when picking a name for their cat.  

Please feel free to use the infographic on your site! We just ask that you link back to

Media Contact:
Jessi Larson
PR & Marketing

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