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The most popular names chosen for kittens in the care of Cats Protection.

Every year Cats Protection cares for hundreds of kittens that don’t yet have a home to call their own. Some will arrive with their name already assigned, but often it’s down to the charity’s volunteers and staff to pick out a suitable moniker for each tiny moggy they take under their wing.

Of course, every cat is unique, but some names have proven to be particularly popular for the kittens that come to our branches and adoption centres for some TLC. Here are the top names given to male and female kittens adopted from Cats Protection between June 2016 and May 2017.

Top female kitten names:

  1. Poppy
  2. Daisy
  3. Willow
  4. Luna
  5. Holly

Top male kitten names:

  1. Charlie
  2. George
  3. Teddy
  4. Oreo
  5. Harry

Interestingly, the first placed names are the same as those that came out on top in our 2014 survey of cat names from around the UK, as you can see from the infographic below.


Do you have a Poppy or Charlie adopted from Cats Protection? Or have you opted for a more unusual name for your beloved moggy? Share the story behind your cat’s name with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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