Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Top cat names revealed - infographic

We’ve conducted a survey of cat owners to discover the most popular cat names around the UK – which has produced some very interesting results as shown in our infographic below!

Cat name infographic

The survey received over 18,000 responses from all over the nation.

We can reveal that the top five cat names in the UK are:
  1. Poppy
  2. Charlie
  3. Molly
  4. Willow
  5. Oscar
The top male name is Charlie, while the most popular female cat name is Poppy.

If we break it down by cat colours, we found that the most common name for black cats is the traditional Sooty, while most black-and-white cats are called Felix. Tigger is top for ginger cats, Smokey for grey/blue cats, most tabbies and torties are named Poppy and white cats are most commonly called Casper.

There were quite a few cats named after foods, plants and days of the week or months – but there were also some very funny cat names in there that made us chuckle! Our favourites include Alfred Parsnip, Sir Henry Biscuit and Baroness Trumpington.

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91 comments:

  1. Aww I new it would be charlie..I did the test with my charlie

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  2. Where did tommy and tilly come?

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  3. I'd love to see the full list you collected.

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  4. My cat is called Mia (Meme) has that name come anywhere?

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    1. I've got a "Mia" too. She's a black rag-doll. Her brother is named "Jesse" but I call him "Jessica" when he's naughty. My favourite cat was named "Willow" but he's passed away now.

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  5. Where did the name Lucky come please?

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  6. Where did my Roderick and Crispy come on your list? first is all black and second it a tortie.

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  7. where did my Roderick and Crispy come? Rod is all black and Crisp is a tortie :)

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  8. mine are Chloe, Zoe, Bailey, Sam, Meg and Jasper lol

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  9. I'd love to know if my 5 have unique names.
    Think we need the whole list published.

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  10. My Charlee is a girl :)

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  11. Most black and white cats are called Felix? I don't believe it. That's not the same as Felix being the most common name for black and white cats, which may be true.

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    1. I agree. My black & white toms are called Lambchop & Mr Boy

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    2. True...although I've got 2 black and white cats...smudge and minet

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    3. I have Two black and white cats named Buffy and Slyvester and two tabbys name Timmy and Willow

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    4. My black and white cat is called Megan and we also have a tortie called Mia and a ginger and white cat called Tabitha. Oh and I have my Mum's cat staying with me at the moment - he's totally black and called Rory.

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    5. I've got a Megan (tortie) and a Tabatha (tabby). I also have a Lola (Meg and Tabbys long haired tortie mum) and Milly (naughty, tortie)

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  12. We have a Lily :-)
    Our other 5 cats have less popular names!
    Wonder how Thor did? ;-)

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  13. Full results please

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  14. How about Mr McKenzie?

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  15. My Bentley didn't make the cut, but Pickle got a mention \o/

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  16. Any other Vanillas?

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  17. Aww Glad to see Oscar made it in the top 5 my cat's are called Oscar, Marley and Lily. x

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  18. Got 4 cats, Edward, Howard, Lexy and Barney. Was at the vets the other week, there was a cat called Teabag lol x

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  19. Leela is probably a top name for cats and dogs with one eye missing !

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  20. I got 3 cats my ginger one is Alfie and my black cat is Milo.

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    1. my black cat is called Milo too!!

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    2. my black cat is also called Milo !!!!

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    3. My black cat is called Midnight (Midi for short). Any others?

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  21. I have a ginger cat called Milo and a tortoise shell called Lily.
    my previous black and white cat was called Mr Grinch!

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  22. Mine are penny..ozzy..kushka..and casper! And yes casper is all white. Xx

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  23. Mine are Olivia and Benson ;)

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    1. Anything to do with Law and Order SVU?

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  24. I have I have two male cats! Their names are Hector and Nemo!!!!

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  25. Least mine are reasonably different . Moonpig , autumn, summer enderkitty.

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  26. wow none of my cats name got a mention :(
    2 girls mika and nico
    3 boys kimi ralf sebastian
    big f1 fan :)

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  27. Mine are George, Rosie and Luna

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  28. Mine are Arther & Splodge!

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    1. I have a cat called Splodge. :-D
      Awesome name with lots of potential...
      Mr. Splodge
      Splodgey-cat
      Splodgeasaurus
      The Splodge
      Splodgeify...

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  29. Aww I have maggie (tortie), suzie( grey) and dixie( mid hair black), I would love to see if these were popular names? Lol x

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  30. My cat (Shapes) will be pleased to know that her name is as rare as Alfred Parsnip and Sir Henry Biscuit!

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  31. I have a Charlie...names after Charlie Chaplin.Black and white tuxedo with a little 'tache!

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  32. Where did my Giblet come, I bet he was the only one.

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  33. My Cat is called Bebe (french for baby) the best of all the kitty names, he's black and white...wish I had have know of the survey sooner :C

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  34. I have a black cat called Sooty an a tabby called Toby

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  35. I like to go for more unusual names we have Kizzy who came with that name, Rizzo named after Grease, Tico named after Bon jovi's drummer and Melody :)

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  36. I know my cats name is unusual as the amount of people ask where I got the name from:- Aliona, named after professional dancer Aliona Vilani

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  37. Our tabby is Mrs Miggins and there are four cats called that at our vets.

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  38. Would be good to see the full list - I want to know where Chewie's name came!! :)

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  39. My Boys were Charles OShaughnessy, a beautiful Ginger Manx Legend, and his brother the beautiful Oliver Le Boeuf. now i have Peter Rabbit, a bengal cross, and a black and white Storm called Cellie

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  40. I bet no-one else has a cat called 'The Artist Formerly Known as Prince'. Or Agent Cooper.

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  41. mine are called Murphy and Milo... Milo is black and Murphy is tabby (bengal).... full list would be good

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  42. Mine are Claude, tosca and sheamus

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  43. Eric, named after the King of Old Trafford.

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  44. Mine are Lottie, Sagey, Archie, Daisy-Duke, Betty-Boo, Socks, Parsley, Gracie-Mae & Oakley.
    Please publish the whole list.

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  45. Tiggy, Bella, Billy, Blackie, Tiger & Tiny - Has anyone got a cat called Tiny?

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  46. What happened to Mackavity?

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  47. Chester and Bella both girls!!

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  48. I'd love to see the full list. Our little girl is called Frostie, and our boy is called Castie.

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  49. I have a ginger cat called Meow!

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  50. my cats are domino, donnell, maisie, peggy, pinkie and claudie. definitely unique lol .

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  51. My cats called Darcy.

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  52. Wkd be nice to see the full list so we know who else has chosen the same names. My two are Monty and Clara Bow

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    1. My parents had a cat called Monty - just after WW2, named for General Montgomery.

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  53. If you add the cats called Lily to those called Lilly, the name would have been number 4! We have a Lily :)

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  54. Mine are Polly, Mia (these two already came with names, Polly gets called Queen mostly) and Crumpet and Kaiser!

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  55. Were there no cats named after Doctor Who characters? My two (Martha and Captain Jack) must be unique.

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    1. One of my cats was called Jack and Captain Jack was his posh name.

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  56. My cat is officially called Gospel (named by the re-homing centre), but I call him Mr. Poupinou

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  57. My big long-haired ginger Tom was called Aslan - so like a lion he was - he went over the Bridge almost 15 months ago, I still miss him and always will. c c c

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  58. Rubbish list!

    My (female) cat is called "Stevenson Sausagebox" :)

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  59. Mine are called Minet (French for Kitty), Smudge and Smokie

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  60. Mine are called Genghis (black girl cat, also known as The Geng, Gengy Pengy and Bo Gengles) and Foster (tabby boy mainly called Fozzie (Foster is really for when he's being naughty), Fozzington and The Foz Man). We didn't consider a single one of the most popular names - or any of the popular names in the survey at all...We have a dog called Moto and some previous pet names have been Stimpy (cat), MC Hamster (guess the animal!) and Ziggi Bean Knasher (rabbit) :D

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  61. we have Commander Sky, Sargent Boris and Eric the Red

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  62. my cat is called harleigh

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  63. Black and white boy called Sox

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  64. Never call a cat anything you can't shout out loud when you're calling him/her in at night.

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  65. Ben (black) and Mina (tortie and white).

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  66. My little Greek Cat is called Poppy, so I was surprised to find it was so popular, however here in Greece it is short for Kalliope. bet most other Poppy owners don't know that!

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  67. We have Chester and Moby (Moby came from Cats Protection and it suited him) but we did have a female cat before Chester called Willow

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  68. I have (& have had) matilda Doris harley. Maddy Freud jess mollie Herbie Frodo Odin lulu una

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  69. Otto. Never heard one like him, as he is partly named after Yotam ottolengy

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  70. And by the way Otto is a Siamese tabby cross, beautiful but bites!

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  71. Baroness Trumpington, very cute! Thanks for this post. I never knew Poppy was so common.

    Here's a neat list of unusual cat names

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  72. I wanted my cats to have a name that fits each personality.

    Our tuxedo cat is Soxurox. (Socks, you rock!) He is so easy going and loves to be held like a baby.

    Spooky Bear is our black cat, who seemed to be frightened of everything when he was small. He has since come out of his shell and now we call him Pookie Bear.

    Tyson is our gray cat, all from same litter. Tyson (or Tysie) loves to hide then jump on the black cats and nibble on their ears.

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  73. we had a tuxedo cat, named her Crystal because she was chosen by me for our crystal wedding anniversary.

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  74. I wouldn't have thought Oscar would be there in the top 5.

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  75. My black puddy tat is called Loki, though he also answers to piggy wiggy fusspot, pusscat and fishface!

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  76. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Many thanks for providing this information.

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