10 Wackiest Cat Names of 2012

January 4, 2013 |

most popular cat names of 2012

Can you guess what the ten most popular cat names of 2012 were?

  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Chloe
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucy
  6. Smoky
  7. Shadow
  8. Tiger
  9. Charlie
  10. Tigger

Bella, Charlie and Max were popular not only with cat owners, but also with dog and bird owners. Interestingly, each of the top five dog and cat names were also among Babycenter.com’s 100 most popular baby names of 2012. Makes sense, since for many of us, our cats are our kids. 

But not all cats get human names. Wacky pet names are pawpular, and the top 10 wacky cat names in 2012 were:

  1. Pico de Gato
  2. Dingleberry
  3. Dumpster Kitty
  4. Schnickelfritz
  5. Koobenfarben
  6. Sassy Pants Huska
  7. Vincent Van Furrball
  8. Kitty Gaga
  9. Beefra
  10. Mister Bigglesworth

If you’re trying to come up with a wacky name for your cat, trying the wacky name-o-matic at wackypetnames.com.

The lists are generated by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance. They combed their database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the most popular pet names of 2012.



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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Mistletoeandhitch says:

    This article got me to thinking about the names of our 4 cats and 1 dog.. It occurs to me that I haven’t named any of the four legged family members living in our house.


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