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A Map Showing the Most Popular Cat Names in the U.S.

You have probably heard that the most popular cat name in the United States is Bella, but have you ever wondered which cat name is the most popular in your state?

Well, wonder no more, because Vocativ mapped the most popular cat names in every state within the United States using data from Veterinary Pet Insurance’s database. You can see the map below.

What follows then is a map of the most popular cat names in every state within the United States: 

Popular Cat Names by State

As you can see, the map is dominated by Bella, but Max, Oliver and Lucy are also quite popular. Max and Oliver are both the most popular cat name in four states, Lucy in three. Other names do not appear more than once or twice, but they are just as good if not better. Take Mississippi’s Sebastian for an example, isn’t that just the most perfect cat name you’ve ever heard?

You might also want to read: 10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Cats

Did the most popular cat name in your state surprise you or does it seem like almost every cat in your state wears that name? Which one of these popular cat names do you like the most? Feel free to jump in on the conversation and share your thoughts in the comment section.

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2 thoughts on “A Map Showing the Most Popular Cat Names in the U.S.

  1. Bella being the most popular cat name in California doesn’t surprise me at all. I know 6 Bellas myself.

  2. I have had a Lucy. However she was named by my 6 year old daughter. My current cat is named Siddhartha, after the Buddha in Hermann Hesse book. Sid is thoughtful, so it fits him. I’ve also had Moon Shadow, Odin, Zorro (who was female), Tinker Bell (who was male) Graycie, KittyBoy, Mr. Kitty, Timmy, Missy and a some that I don’t recall. Obviously, I’m a cat lady. But now only one cat, but two dogs. I like to name my pets after observing their behavior. The Kittys, were adults given to me with the name of Kitty. I added the Boy and Mr. I can’t have a cat named “Kitty”!

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