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Top Cat Names of 2024 (Infographic)

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We’re excited to announce the top cat names of 2024, as determined by the 1.4 million new kitten owners who have used our site in the past year and the data we’ve gathered so far this year.

Are you curious to see which names topped the charts? Check out the lists below to find out what is trending now.

The Top 100 Cat Names of 2024

Top Female Cat Name


Top Male Cat Name


Top Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Nyx
  3. Daisy
  4. Willow
  5. Nala
  6. Bella
  7. Biscuit
  8. Angel
  9. Raven
  10. Aurora
  11. Coco (Cocoa)
  12. Pepper
  13. Cleo
  14. Echo
  15. Freya
  16. Midnight
  17. Mittens
  18. Ember
  19. Onyx
  20. Violet
  21. Maple
  22. Marshmallow
  23. Muffin
  24. Kiwi
  25. Nova
  26. Honey
  27. Shadow
  28. Cookie
  29. Olive
  30. Pearl
  31. Ava
  32. Xena
  33. Pandora
  34. Bailey
  35. Poppy
  36. Buttercup
  37. Kiki
  38. Opal
  39. Pixie
  40. Brownie
  41. Sage
  42. Artemis
  43. Penny
  44. Winnie
  45. Grace
  46. Pumpkin
  47. Whiskers
  48. Bean
  49. Ghost
  50. Akira

Top Male Cat Names

  1. Binx
  2. Milo
  3. Felix
  4. Apollo
  5. Biscuit
  6. Loki
  7. Cosmo
  8. Tiger
  9. Simba
  10. Atlas
  11. Bandit
  12. Chewie
  13. Charlie
  14. Gizmo
  15. Arlo
  16. Figaro
  17. Blaze
  18. Leo
  19. Bear
  20. Axel
  21. Finn
  22. Jasper
  23. Ziggy
  24. Jinx
  25. Garfield
  26. Orion
  27. Lucifer
  28. Oreo
  29. Banjo
  30. Tigger
  31. Yoshi
  32. Rocky
  33. Meeko
  34. Archie
  35. Asher
  36. Lucky
  37. Bacon
  38. A.J.
  39. Ash
  40. Nugget
  41. Moon
  42. Oliver
  43. Caesar (Ceasar)
  44. Angus
  45. Squirt
  46. Bingo
  47. Atticus
  48. Casper
  49. Copper
  50. Waffles

Superhero and Lion King Cat Names to Roar into Popularity in 2024

Nala ranked number one from 2017 to 2021, but with a new Lion King movie out this year, we expect it may climb back in popularity.

With a flurry of superhero releases on the big and small screen, we expect to see more superhero names moving up the top names charts. Loki climbed up twenty-three spots this year with the latest season of the self-titled show, and Chewie from Star Wars has been a favorite due to the re-emergence of Star Wars.

Another interesting note: Luna has always been a popular name but has jumped up over ten spots this year to claim the top spot.

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Popular Cat Names by Category

What distinguishes Find Cat Names from other websites is that it sorts names by categories relevant to you and your kitten. As a result, we feel like this is a great way to find names without sorting through endless A-Z lists.

Top Cute Cat Names

Year after year, our most popular category is “Cute.” After all, cute cats deserve cute names!

  1. Autumn
  2. Opal
  3. Amber
  4. Bailey
  5. Rose
  6. Cleo
  7. Arlo
  8. Angel
  9. Ava
  10. Hazel

Top Tough Cat Names

Tough names is also a popular category, especially for boy cats. Many new kitten parents love strong-sounding names that reflect their kitten’s tenacious personality.

  1. Raven
  2. Bandit
  3. Freya
  4. Shadow
  5. Roxy
  6. Midnight
  7. Jinx
  8. Axel
  9. Ebony
  10. Lucifer

Most Popular Sports Names

The top sports names come from great athletes (Tiger from golf, Ali from boxing, Dotty from baseball) and general sports-related terms like Blitz.

  1. Moon
  2. Bear
  3. Piper
  4. Ali
  5. Tiger
  6. Bandit
  7. Blitz
  8. Fuzzy
  9. Dottie
  10. Blaze

Most Popular Food Names

Once again, it looks like cat owners love the idea of naming their furry pals after foods. Food names like Bacon, Buttercup, Biscuit, Kiwi, Waffles, and Skittles composed much of the list.

  1. Biscuit
  2. Oreo
  3. Cookie
  4. Kiwi
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Buttercup
  7. Ginger
  8. Mocha
  9. Cherry
  10. Olive
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Popular TV/Movie Ideas

Movies and TV shows always provide great inspiration, and Disney is usually top of mind, hence why Simba and Nala are consistently popular names. Those names aside, here are ideas inspired by TV shows and movies.

  1. Nala
  2. Felix
  3. Rocky
  4. Bambi
  5. Figaro
  6. Milo
  7. Dixie
  8. Belle
  9. Alice
  10. Jinx

Popular Geeky Names

Our geeky names are taken from technology and media that are considered ‘geeky.’ Geeks are fantastic, and so are these names!

  1. Finn
  2. Gizmo
  3. Yoshi
  4. Buffy
  5. Princess
  6. Nebula
  7. Neo
  8. Xena
  9. Java
  10. Chewie


Here’s our infographic from all the data we gathered. Feel free to reuse this with a link back to findcatnames.com.

top cat names of 2024 infographic

Try running a cat name search to find even more great cat names!

How are the results determined? 
Our site allows users to save their favorite names as they search. To determine the most popular names of the year, we pulled this data and compiled the results.

About Find Cat Names
Founded in March 2014, Find Cat Names 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. More than 2 million people use Find Cat Names each year when picking a name for their cat.


  1. Teddi Begley

    Nobody has the name JETT! that is the best name for my black cat!

  2. Anika Wagner

    Good idea! Jett is a good name!

  3. DJ

    Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
    Whiskers Meowington the 3rd

  4. Shari

    Our cats names are Tyra and Misty! <3

  5. Jerry

    We call our newest addition Gabby, because she talks constantly even while eating.

  6. Birgit Hanson

    MrCotton, Himself, Shadow, Handsome, Hunter, Brian, Diva, Mooch, Popeye, Gidget, Fluffer, Radar, Pebbles, Bonnie and Clyde, OJ (Orange juice), Peanut, QB (Queen Bee), Jingles, BG (Big Guy), Pepper, Scarlett to name some we have and had.

  7. Hawk

    Our two black cats were Onyx and Cinders. I’ve also had a Penny Royal (nicknamed Peewee) and Mugwort (nicknamed Mugsy), just to name a few. :)

  8. J.R.

    Spider & Willis (our past 2 black cats), Calli Mae, Baby, Shelly, Odie, Kiki, Dexy, Trixie and currently we have Cat-a-Lina & Pushy

  9. Nadinetabakman

    I just got a all white cat need a good name help

  10. Christy Pace

    Snow, whitey, cotton, gingi, vanilla kitty, princess, fluffy, lizzy. I can’t think of another. Look at white paint swatches and see if you can find a cute name that way. All white is a hard name to find. Look at baby names as sometimes you can find something good, good luck

  11. Oasis the SandWing

    we named our two cats mouse and catcher so when you put them together it says mouse catcher
    i love my girls

  12. Jinifer Lambert

    I’m wanting names for my baby kittens, two males and two females! One male is black and the other three are gray striped!

  13. Jinifer Ranae

    I’m thinking of naming the two boys Bagheera and Raja! The two girls Megara and Moana! Any other name ideas, please help!

  14. A.B.

    Powder is a good name for a white cat.

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