Top cat names revealed for World Cat Day

Tigger and Daisy are the most popular cat names in the UK, according to a survey commissioned by Natures Menu.

The survey was commissioned in celebration of World Cat Day on August 8 and found that Tigger is the most popular name for a male cat, whilst Daisy is the top choice for female cats.

It seems that cat owners could be inspired by A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh when it comes to choosing a name for their male cat. Celebrity cat names also feature on the list with both Olivia and Meredith – Taylor Swift’s cats’ names making it in the top 10.

Both Elsa and Belle also appear in the list, showing that Disney film favourites continue to be as popular as ever with families. Royal names such as Harry and Meghan also both feature in the top 10 – with the recent Royal Wedding possibly sparkng a new naming trend. Classic cat names, including Garfield and Simba are also still a common choice, with Tiddles still clinging in with its claws.

The top ten cat names for summer 2018 are:

Male cat names:

  1. Tigger
  2. Oscar
  3. Bob/Bobby
  4. Harry
  5. Garfield
  6. Leo
  7. Sorrty
  8. Alfie
  9. Simba
  10. Fred

Female cat names:

  1. Daisy
  2. Olivia
  3. Lilly
  4. Poppy
  5. Bella/Belle
  6. Megan/Meghan
  7. Meredith
  8. Amber
  9. Tiddles
  10. Elsa

Melanie Sainsbury, Veterinary Education Manager at Natures Menu, said: “It’s a lot of fun to see which names come out on top and how we are inspired by celebrities, the royals and ourselves. We love to humanise our family cats with names like Meredith, Harry and Olivia, but it’s important to remember that cats have different needs from us, although we all love a nap.

“On World Cat Day, it’s the perfect time to ensure our cats have a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet, which is low in sugar and packed with natural ingredients. Diet really can make such a big difference, helping to keep cats in top condition with bright eyes, clear ears, fresh breath, shiny coat, plenty of vitality and an appropriate weight; all indicators of one healthy looked after feline.”

*Research by The Leadership Factor conducted in July 2018 with 1,001 UK cat owners.