Bieber, Khaleesi Among Most Popular Cat Names In U.S.

While pop culture definitely influences what people name their cats, more traditional human names reign supreme.

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When it comes to cat names, the Beliebers have spoken. Via Justin Bieber/Facebook and Martin Poole/DigitalVision/Thinkstock

Here Bieber! Bieber-bieber-bieber! Where are you Bieber?

No, we haven’t misplaced Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. We’re just practicing what it would be like to have a cat named Bieber — because apparently a lot of people do. According to‘s annual list of the year’s most popular cat names, it’s too late to say sorry for naming your cat after that particular singer. (Sorry).

Bieber, Khaleesi, Yoda and Bellatrix were some of the top pop culture-based names, although the most popular names for male and female cats were decidedly more traditional — and more human.

When it comes to male cats, the top five names are:

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Max

Three of those names — Oliver, Charlie and Max — were also on the list of 2015’s Top 50 (Human) Baby Names. This is Oliver’s first year on the top spot; last year’s winner, Charlie, has now slipped to number three.

This cat definitely looks like a Chloe. DWalker44/iStock/Thinkstock

This cat definitely looks like a Chloe. DWalker44/iStock/Thinkstock

For female cats, the most popular names were:

  1. Luna
  2. Chloe
  3. Bella
  4. Lucy
  5. Lily

And all of those names but Luna were listed as one of the Top 50 Baby Names for 2015. Lily was the most popular cat name on last year’s survey, but Luna clawed and scratched her way to the top. says that 52 percent of cats have a human name (but really, any name could be a human name if you’re adventurous enough). Its data also showed that the most cats live in Seattle, 45 percent of cat owners also have a dog and the highest ratio of cats-to-dogs were in Washington, D.C., Washington state and Mississippi.

But back to Bieber. BIEBER! It’s time for dinner, Bieber!

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