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Top cat names of the year are increasingly humanlike according to

Choosing a name for your baby isn't the only hard decision parents are faced with these days. Apparently, picking the perfect name for your cat is just as important., a site that connects pet owners with sitters and dog walkers, recently released its annual survey of the most popular cat names — and a lot of them seem to be extremely familiar to us!


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The survey polled users from across the website to analyze which traditional names remain at the top of the list, what new names are surfacing from pop culture and what naming trends contrast between dogs and cats.

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Pop culture plays a major role when it comes to choosing a name for our furry friends. From classic movies to our favorite stars, some of the top names include Khaleesi, Bieber and even Yoda.

And similar to dog-naming trends, we're picking names we might give to a child. According to, 52 percent of all cats have a human name, which is up from a mere 22 percent in 2014.
Close-up portrait of green-eyed cat

Check out the list below for the most popular cat names — and compare them with the top baby names of 2015!

Top Male Names

1. Oliver

2. Leo

3. Charlie

4. Milo

5. Max

6. Jack

7. George

8. Simon

9. Loki

10. Simba

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Top Female Names:

1. Luna

2. Chloe

3. Bella

4. Lucy

5. Lily

6. Sophie

7. Lola

8. Zoe

9. Cleo

10. Nala

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