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article imageMost popular and trendy cat and kitten names — Bella or Kitty?

By Lesley Lanir     May 5, 2013 in Odd News
What are the most popular and trendiest names for kittens and cats? How are people choosing their kitten's name? Is your cat's name on the popular name or trending list? Would you choose a trendy name for your cat or kitten or just select a popular one?
According to Live Science, from a survey of names of 2.5 million dogs and cats at the Banfield Pet Hospital, the following were the most popular top ten choices for pet cats in 2012:
1. Kitty
2. Bella
3. Tiger
4. Max
5. Smokey
6. Shadow
7. Tigger
8. Lucy
9. Chloe
10. Charlie
Vetstreet compiled a top ten list of favourite kitten name choices for 2012 from more than 643,000 cats born that year. This top ten list has some similar choices to Live Science's list indicating that some cat names do not go out of favour quickly:
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Jluly cats
1. Bella
3. Lucy
5. Luna
6. Sophie
7. Lilly
8. Daisy
9. Lily
10. Carrie
So which male and female kitten names did not make it on the top ten list but shot up the trendy cat's name charts in 2012?
One of the reasons given for the increase in popularity of certain names is the influence of popular TV programs such as Dexter, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and box office hits such as The Hunger Games, Thor and The Avengers. So check out the list of the top ten trendy names and see if your cat's name is there or see if your favourite big screen or TV character's name has become a trendy pet name. Here is Vetstreet's list:
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Jluly cats
1. Dexter and Penny
2. Loki and Izzy
3. Thor and Stella
4. Cooper and Luna
5. Zeus and Willow
6. Ziggy and Katniss
7. Winston and Ellie
8. Bentley and Olive
9. Jackson and Fiona
10. Sheldon and Charlie
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