In the year 2018, when the HBO show Game of Thrones was at its peak, there were hordes of people who were naming their babies and pets based on the protagonists and characters of the show. So much, that the names Arya and Khaleesi were the top baby and pet names of that year. Not only Game of Thrones, but character names from Lion King have always ranked as top favourites since the film’s release in 1994. Those cute cat names include Nala, Simba and Mufasa, which have been pet enthusiasts’ go-to choice.
Cat naming in the new decade
The year 2020 has been a roller coaster and there is a new ray of hope with the start of a new decade. With this silver lining, pet adoptions have skyrocketed in most parts of the world and there is a zest amongst new cat owners to look out for unique cat names. Whilst most prefer naming their feline friends based on the show they are bingeing on Netflix, there has been a rise in food inspired names as well. Croissant, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Ginger have also been included in the list of popular cat names.
Cute Cat names
Traditional names like Kitty, Smokey, and Tabby are still popular but they have been usurped by more unique names like Oreo, Biscuit, and Leo. Names based on comic book characters like Loki, Thor, Fury, and Tony from the Marvel comics and Diana, Bruce, and Flash from DC comics are also gaining traction. Not to forget, exotic names straight out of foreign dictionaries like Romeo (Italy), Lola (Spain), Cleo (Egypt), Sasha (Russia) and Leon (Greece) are also cat owners’ favourites. And of course, Cat names straight from Disney movies like Marie, Toulouse, Berlioz, and Figaro have never gone out of style.
You can never go wrong with picking a unique cat name out of something close to you. In 2021, there has been an increase in food-inspired names and in the last decade, the trend was of TV-inspired names. So go ahead and give your furry friend an out-of-the-box name.