Top pet names of 2013
Top 10 cat names
1. female name: Bella first hit No. 1 on the list of female cat names in 2007, just a couple of years after the first book of the Twilight series came out. It is the top name overall.
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1. male name: Max supplanted Tiger as the most popular male name in 2008 and has been tops for five years running.
2. Kitty: The top name until Bella took over in 2007. Just in case you forget which species of animal you share your home with, the name Kitty will be right there to remind you.
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2. Oliver: Steadily rising in popularity over the past decade. This is the second straight year as runner-up. Will it knock Max off the throne next year?
3. Lucy: This iconic human name — think Charlie Brown's Lucy and the much-loved I Love Lucy — has been a top cat name for decades.
3. Tiger: The most popular male name from 2001-2007 is still hanging strong in the top five.
4. Chloe: This adorable name has been in the top 5 since the 1990’s.
4. Simba: You can thank The Lion King for the popularity of this name which gets more popular every year. This is the first year it has cracked the top 5 as it moved up from 8th most popular last year.
5. Luna: The popularity of the Harry Potter series has propelled this name in recent years. It has only been in the top 10 for two years.
5. Charlie: Has been among the top 10 male names since 2002, peaking at No. 2 in 2010.
6. Sophie: This perennial favorite spent the last three years in the top five before falling a spot this year.
6. Milo:The Adventures of Milo and Otis has helped the popularity of this name which is in the top 10 for the third straight year.
7. Lily: This beloved name is in the top 10 for the fourth straight year. It is the only name to make the top 10 twice. (see No. 9 Lilly)
7. Smokey: This favorite has slowly been losing steam and falls to its lowest popularity in two decades.
8. Daisy: After making the top 10 for the first time in 2009, Daisy quickly fell out before returning this year.
8. Jack: This marks the 11th straight year Jack has been in the top 10. Its popularity peaked from 2006-2008 when it ranked fifth.
9. Lilly: For the fifth straight year this spelling of the name has ranked in the top 10.
9. Leo: The only new male name to crack the top 10 this year, Leo has been rising in popularity over the past decade.
10. Callie: After peaking at number 4 in 2004, this popular name has been slowly dropping in popularity.
10. Kitty: Though much more popular for female felines, Kitty also consistently ranks highly for males.