Top 10 Most Popular Boy Cat Names–And A Few More Ideas!

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Once you’ve adopted a cat, naming him is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

After all, you’ll be saying his name multiple times every single day, so you need to make sure you pick a name that both sums up your cat’s personality and also sounds good when you say it out loud.

Let’s get into the basics of naming your male cat, including a look at the most popular cat names at the moment.

The 10 Most Popular Male Cat Names

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According to a recent survey by Rover, the ten most popular male cat names for 2018 are as follows:

  • 1. Oliver
  • 2. Leo
  • 3. Charlie
  • 4. Milo
  • 5. Max
  • 6. Jack
  • 7. George
  • 8. Simon
  • 9. Loki
  • 10. Simba

If you want a safe choice to call your new feline friend, feel free to take inspiration from the list above.

Random, Unique Male Cat Names

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Here are a few more interesting and random male cat names that might fit your boy cat:

  • Adonis
  • Astro
  • Atticus
  • Balto
  • Benz
  • Blake
  • Bourbon
  • Buzby
  • Capone
  • Chaplin
  • Damian
  • Daunte
  • Destry
  • Einstein
  • Everest
  • Expresso
  • Forbes
  • Gabriel
  • Gadi
  • Goblin
  • Hermes
  • Jingo
  • Kibou
  • Loopy
  • Maniac
  • Merriweather

Naming Your Cat After TV Show And Movie Characters

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Another popular way to brainstorm a new cat name is to take inspiration from your favorite TV shows or movie franchises.

Star Wars-themed names are always popular. Try Chewie, Han, or Lando for your male cat.

Game Of Thrones characters are also about to explode onto the kitty scene. Jon Snow can be used as a twist on the popular white cat name Snowy, Joffrey could fit for a mischievous feline, and even the surname Lannister could apply to any number of kitties.

Naming Your Cat After Sports Stars

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Finally, lots of cat owners look to the world of sports to name their cats.

This can be a great option if your team is currently on top of the world and winning, but be warned: Players will switch teams throughout their career, so you might end up coming to regret the day you named your feline LeBron, Ronaldo, or Neymar.

When it comes to sports-influenced names, it’s safest to pick a retired superstar whose legacy is already established.

Do you have any fun or outside-the-box male cat names you love? What’s your boy kitty’s moniker? Let us know in the comments below!