Once you’ve adopted your boy 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
According to a recent survey by Rover, the ten most popular male cat names for 2018 are as follows:
- 1. Oliver
- 2. Leo
- 3. Milo
- 4. Charlie
- 5. Max
- 6. Jack
- 7. Simba
- 8. Loki
- 9. Oscar
- 10. Jasper
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
Here are a few more interesting and random male cat names that might fit your boy cat:
Naming Your Cat After TV Show And Movie Characters
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.
If you’re more of a Trekkie, you may want to name your cat after a character from Star Trek. Maybe Spock, Sulu, or Kirk suits your kitty better.
Check out more movie and TV cat names here!
Naming Your Cat After Sports Stars
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!