Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but cat owners will tell you that their feline friends are just as lovable.
According to the 2017-2018 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey, almost half of US households (47%) own a cat.
If you’re thinking about getting a cat, there’s a lot to consider, like what kind of breed to get and what to name it.
For some name inspiration, we rounded up the 20 most popular cat names in the US. This list was compiled by Healthy Paws Pet and Insurance Foundation and includes the 10 male and 10 female cat names that were most popular in 2017.
Keep scrolling for some ideas that will be perfect for any kitty.
“The Lion King” cemented Simba as a classic cat name. It’s of Swahili origin, and fittingly means “lion.”
Loki is the name of the god of mischief in Norse mythology.
Charlie is of English origin and means “free man.”
Bella is an Italian name that means “beautiful.”
By: Sarah Schmalbruch/ this Insider.com
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