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Most Popular Cat Names of 2014 Revealed

catnotebookFor the third straight year, “Bella” reigns as the most common name among both cats and dogs in 2014 and “Max” was once again the feline runner up. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, sorted its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine the most popular pet names of 2014. From, the following are the top 10 most common monikers for cats:

1. Bella
2. Max
3. Chloe
4. Oliver
5. Lucy
6. Charlie
7. Lily
8. Sophie
9. Tiger
10. Shadow

While 2014’s top cat names remained similar to last year, there was an emergence of new trends within the top 100 monikers. A significant surge of vehicle-related monikers has emerged, such as “Bentley” and “Cooper” among male dog names. Other vehicle-related names with an increase in volume included “Harley,” “Diesel,” “Chevy,” and “Porsche.” The cat category had a sharp increase in the name “Luna,” which despite falling just short of the top ten, showed significant popularity compared to years past. Trends among exotic pet names changed considerably in 2014 with five of the top ten names being food related.

“Although people names have been popular among pet owners recently, new trends emerge every few years,” said Curtis Steinhoff, Director of Communications for Veterinary Pet Insurance. “Popularity in pet names can be affected by various factors in pop culture such as movies, characters, actors, cars, etc. We’ve seen this with the prevalence of ‘Bella’ in female dog names after the popularity of the Twilight movies and now we’re seeing evidence of new trends arising.”

Despite these monikers being the most popular, many pet lovers choose less conventional names for their companions such as “Zippity Do Dawg” and “Felix Thunder Paws.” To view some of the more creative monikers selected for VPI’s Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names of 2014, visit




  1. Eve

    Dec 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    what? No Wolfgang(Amadeus Mozart), Henry (Kissinger), Regan or Bachmann? I guess mine are uncommon names

  2. Pam

    Dec 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Our cats names are: Lucy, Reagan, Misty, and Sassy

  3. Sheila

    Dec 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    what, one list for boys & girls???

  4. Kathy

    Dec 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Kemuri ( Smoke in Japanese)

  5. Ann-Marie Humphries

    Dec 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    My babies are: Simon , Katie and Sage and each are as unique as their names 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Debbie fiore

    Dec 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Kokoro ( heart Japanese)
    Pike ( as in turn)
    Ali- T – Kat
    Thea sue

  7. Charlene Sherman

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    My 3 cats names are Tinkerbell, Misty and Bentley. 🙂

  8. Linda R.

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Mine are Luke, Leia, Anakin and Rae

  9. Karen

    Dec 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    All 5 of min kitties are rescues. In order of age (oldest to youngest), their names are:
    Hooty B Hairball
    Greyson &

  10. Karen

    Dec 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm


  11. Barbi

    Dec 29, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Tillie Tush (Calico) and her brother Elliot(Orange Tabby)
    Both adopted from Eva’s Eden. I love my babies.

  12. Sherri

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    We have Bella, Kendall, Paris, Max, Callie, Chevy, Tequila, Taz, Maisy, Kitty, Kaya, And Marley! 10 girls and 1 boy! Love them so much!

  13. Elizabeth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Mine are DEFINITELY unique!!!

    Captain Fear The Buccaneer
    Captain Annie Bonnie

    The former named after the Buccaneers mascot and the latter after the female pirate!!

    • Marie

      Dec 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      I had a Captain Sugglesby Nannacoon. (Yes, he was a Maine Coon.) Miss him.

  14. cheryl

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    my little girls’ name is Sasha

  15. Brittany

    Dec 30, 2014 at 12:12 am


  16. Karen

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

    My furbabies names are FatBoy Harley, Luna, Marley, Ollie, Puff and Stubs and I cant forget my past furbabies Leilani Aziza and Dulcee Etta.

  17. Sharon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Love my cat Milo! He has quite the personality….. He is a Maine Coone & he hardly sheds hair which I love! I call him Mr Nosey for a nickname because he has his nose into everything…. Lol Gotta Love Him!

  18. Cindy

    Dec 30, 2014 at 10:43 am

    My little one’s name is Bear….

  19. Cindy

    Dec 30, 2014 at 10:46 am

    We love our little Bear he is the joy in my daughters and mine lives…

  20. Sharon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:14 am

    My cat’s are Pinkie, Shug, Buttercup, & Sassy!!

    • Mary

      Dec 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      I have a Buttercup, too!

  21. Tami

    Dec 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    My cat’s name is Maddy.

    • Lynda

      Dec 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Mine is Daisy. But she is really fat so I’ve taken to calling her fatness evercream.

  22. Renee

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    My kitties names are Tippy and Smokey

  23. Kelly

    Jan 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Our kitty is named Mako (just like the shark)

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