Patch's Poll: Most Popular Cat Names Of 2011

Take our poll and post a photo of your cat!

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular pet names in 2011 saw a new top name for cats, although the trend to use traditionally human names continues.

The top 5 cat names in 2011 were Bella (new winner), Max, Chloe, Oliver and Lucy. Rounding out the top 10 were Shadow, Smokey, Tiger, Charlie and Tigger.

So while human names rule the roost for dogs, there are still lots of traditional "animal" names in the cat world.

Take our poll, add your cat's name in the comments if it did not make the list, and most importantly, post a photo of that kitty!

Sherri January 16, 2012 at 03:23 AM
My cats were Fattie, Fee and Anna. Sadly all gone. :( Anna lived to be almost 20 and passed away a year ago this month.
deirdre January 16, 2012 at 04:29 AM
An ode to all my cats past and present: Sha, Winter, Tiger Tom, Hera, Herman, Henry, Heloise, Luni, Nina, Spot News, Basha, Muffs, John Moon, McCavity, Gracie, Emmett, Elliott, Ferris and Edgar. I love and loved them all
Leann January 16, 2012 at 05:08 AM
CC, Jackson. Baxter, Milo and Miss Kitty! 5 Babies
Rob January 16, 2012 at 05:22 AM
David and Solomon
Elizabeth January 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM
My dearly departed Clawdia.
Mariann Raftery January 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM
brookie (found in Brooklyn) and pixie (found in Westchester)
Karen Lieberman January 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Harlequin - derrived from the name Harlykins that my (at the time) 3 year old chose!
Catherine Paull January 16, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Spud (the fat, lazy one) and Tyler (the slimmer, spunky, nervous one)
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) January 16, 2012 at 01:23 PM
oh I like that one. My cats give out Christmas presents under a pseudonym: Sandy Claws.
gail burlakoff January 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Tara and Tenzing, now. In the past, Mrs. Friedman (known to her close friends as Ursula) , Flaco, Moxie, George, Max, Friendly, Hadji, Blackie, Tinkerbell, Samantha, Dodo, Quemadito, Relampago, Gulliver, Meidze.
Dev January 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Those two sweet orange and white kitties in the third picture are my babies Dex (top) and Dev.
Maura January 16, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Luke and lilly
KKS January 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Raisin was my black cat that I got when I was first married. He lived till 14. Magic is the cat we have now that my daughter brought home from school. He was diagnosed with diabetes this past fall and had a seizure on New Year's Eve. Now he seems to be fine and is off insulin. He just eats a canned food instead of dry. He is 8 1/2 years old.
Sharon Sutherland January 16, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Sigmund and Charlie...named for two of the greatest minds the world has ever known (Freud and Darwin.
PETER MARCON January 16, 2012 at 02:20 PM
E.A. Del Colle January 16, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Critter & Snickers are my office assistants since I telecommute. Furry family of the past includes Mouser, Skooch, Hodgepodge (Hodgie), Murphy, Snickers (the 1st Snickers - for a brief lifetime).
Carol Oldrey January 16, 2012 at 02:30 PM
4 cats - Gideon - Rona - Fiona and Riley
Ingrid Raber January 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
cleocatra..she's all black with a small tuft of white at her throat and has spectacular glowing ember eyes that express her every thought.
Fran January 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Last fall we adopted a one-year old already named Alexander and nicknamed Aleksi.
Stefani Kim January 16, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Janet Brooks January 16, 2012 at 03:38 PM
My 4 cats-Sam, named for where she adopted me-Good Samaritan parking lot, Lydia-adopted, Duke and Byron, brothers who I inherited and are as different as they come! My house is a constant stage for cat entertainment.......
Theresa Kump Leghorn January 16, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Fjork (my daughter's cat) and Oscar, named for Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wilde!
Lynda L. Boles January 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I have 4 cats: Panda, Reo, Microsoft and Zaboo.
Dina Sciortino January 16, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Cleocatra and Skootch, I love it—that made my day.
Krista Madsen January 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Black cat named Poe, like Edgar Allan, came into our lives around Halloween and here we are now in Sleepy Hollow, very happy with our thematic cat.
Ray Schroeder January 16, 2012 at 07:06 PM
George & Misty
Ann January 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Lion, Doris Day, Velvet, Circle, Carson, Gigi
ELISA MARSICO January 17, 2012 at 02:14 AM
The cats I had the pleasure to know and live with: Sookie,, Schubert , QT, Oliver , Sophie, Samantha, and Delilah.
ELISA MARSICO January 17, 2012 at 02:22 AM
And my mom's most beloved of all...Francesca.
Jean Dermer January 17, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I have 7-all rescues when I lived in Hastings. Imbecile landlord told me to get rid of them or move. I moved! Out of state, as couldn't find anyone who would rent to me w/all the animals. One of my cats is named Frankie-6-Toes (Polydactl cat). He looks like he's walking on snowshoes. He gets along well with my rescue dog Elizabeth Taylor. p.s. How I miss my Tarrytown where I grew up! I'd still be rescuing if I lived there!!


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