The Cat Fanciers’ Association Releases Most Popular Registered Pedigreed Cat Names

July 28, 2015

Did your cat’s name make the list?

Pedigreed cat owners are following an on-going trend of selecting cute and cuddly human cat names along with the names of pop culture characters as names for their beloved felines.

Based on CFA registration statistics from 2014, the top names were:

  1. Coco
  2. Bella
  3. Luna
  4. Daisy
  5. Alice
  6. Lily
  7. Candy
  8. Lucky

Based on CFA registration statistics over the last 30 years, the top names were:

  1. Gizmo
  2. Samantha
  3. Tiffany
  4. Sasha
  5. Princess
  6. Cleopatra
  7. Jasmine
  8. Angel
  9. Chloe
  10. Sabrina

Names are selected by the breeder and/or owner when a cat is registered with CFA. The breeder’s cattery name is on the prefix and the owner’s cattery name is on the suffix.

Following a naming trend of the past several years, what we choose to name our pets indicate our preference for making our cats members of our family.

Names such as Coco, Alice and Bella are reminiscent of days gone by. Names that end in “-y” such as Daisy, Candy and Lucky are cute and cuddly, and demonstrate the personal affinity we have for our cats. Gizmo is from the film “Gremlins”, and Luna is most likely named after Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter book series.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.™

The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., a not-for-profit association of member clubs and the world’s most influential registry of pedigreed cats has been preserving, celebrating and protecting cats since 1906. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit http://www.cfa.org.