Patch's Poll: Most Popular Cat Names Of 2011

Take our poll and post a photo of your cat!

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular pet names in 2011 saw a new top name for cats, although the trend to use traditionally human names continues.

The top 5 cat names in 2011 were Bella (new winner), Max, Chloe, Oliver and Lucy. Rounding out the top 10 were Shadow, Smokey, Tiger, Charlie and Tigger.

So while , there are still lots of traditional "animal" names in the cat world.

Take our poll, add your cat's name in the comments if it did not make the list, and most importantly, post a photo of that kitty!

Cassandra Morris January 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I'm the proud cat mama to Cosmo, the orange Persian. I adopted him, so he came pre-named.
Patrick Lee January 12, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Bella is the No. 1 cat name? Does that have anything to do with the confluence between cat owners and Twilight fans?
Nathan McIntire (Editor) January 12, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Cassandra, that is simply the most awesome cat I've ever seen! I want to feed him lasagna.
Alice Parkinson January 12, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I have 3 Sweetie, Isabella (Izzy) + NALA I'm house sitting Jack + Roxanne (Roxy).
Namaste January 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
We have three cats; O'Leary, Gabriel and Lily
Heather S. January 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Our Baby is named Sammy Fuzzworth
Tasha Carter January 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM
My little guy's name is Milton! I named him after the character in Office Space, but instead of being obsessed with staplers he's obsessed with any kind of remote control. He's a sweetheart. :)
Cassandra Morris January 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Thank you! He's good company. You should see him when he sits against the wall.
Lana January 13, 2012 at 01:13 AM
I've always wanted to name a male cat "Tom" or "Bob" or maybe even "Chairman Meow"...
Jen Havens January 13, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Some of the cats I petsit are: Jake, Rosie, Max, Fred, Spot, Scully, Precious, Scout, Lindy, Marilyn. My parents have had Ringy, Runty, Wendy Sue, Blacky Carbon, Stumpy, and Jasmine. My last cat who was just amazing was Abu. With him I had a few rescues over the years: Shadow, Girl, and Lenny Kravitz (he was black and white and had a huge head of hair, liked to sing).
Donna Baker January 13, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Spot & Scully love Jen Havens!
MJ January 13, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Current cats names are Lincoln (after character on Prison Break) and Fabio (after a contestant on Top Chef). When we rescued Fabio his name was Candy and I wanted to call him Kit Kat but I got out voted. Former cats were Abercrombie(Abby for short) Luna Scout, Milo, smokey joe (came pre named) and Fiona.
Mary Wathen January 13, 2012 at 06:11 PM
My cat's name is Chloe. She is a rescue. She litterly picked me as I walked past her cage she stuck her paw out and grabbed my blouse. It took me a minute to get her little claws unstuck from my blouse and when we locked eyes, I knew she would go home with me. That was 8 years ago! Chloe and Tess the dog are best friends and the three of us are family!
Dr. Swanson January 13, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Our remaining "fur-baby" is a rescue kitty (approximately 19 years-old). She's a silver shaded persian with catitude and her name is Mogul because she looks like a mogul that you come across while skiing. :-)
Gayle M. Montgomery February 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Late to the party, but sounding in on family cats. My daughter's two Siamese are Captain Jack and Sweeney Todd. They were preceded by Purr-Purr and Buckwheat (Bucky for short). My son lost two cats this year in Rancho to coyotes (RIP Elbow and Deebo). They were replaced by Ralph and McLovin'.


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