Most popular cat names in Australia

Most popular cat names in Australia


What are the top cat names in Australia?

Lunar, Charlie, Bella and Oscar are the four top cat names in Australia according to thousands of cat profiles on Pawshake. Coco, Max, Leo and Molly closely follow behind. 

Are you looking for inspiration for a good cat name? These lists reflect the best cat names out there, and will hopefully help you find something perfect your new feline friend!

Grey and white cat sleeping

Most popular cat names in Australia

The most popular cat names in Australia are:

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Oscar
  5. Coco
  6. Max
  7. Leo
  8. Molly
  9. Simba
  10. Lily
  11. Kitty
  12. Mia
  13. Lucy
  14. Milo
  15. George
  16. Cleo 
  17. Tiger
  18. Jasper
  19. Daisy
  20. Missy

These top cat names reflect broader pet-name trends across all species. For example, human-inspired names are still a favourite among cat owners, which is likely because of increasing humanisation of our beloved pets. 

Further evidence of this can be found in many cat owner’s purchasing habits (such as elaborate cat beds and gourmet cat food) and the increased use of pet sitters to keep cats company during the day.

Most popular female cat names 

  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Coco
  • Molly
  • Lily
  • Mia
  • Lucy
  • Cleo
  • Daisy
  • Missy
  • Millie
  • Willow
  • Lola
  • Nala
  • Kitty
  • Poppy
  • Lulu
  • Tilly
  • Lilly
  • Misty

Ginger kitten on green grass

Most popular male cat names

  • Charlie
  • Oscar
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Simba
  • George
  • Milo
  • Jasper
  • Archie
  • Ollie
  • Felix
  • Harry
  • Tiger
  • Loki
  • Toby
  • Jack
  • Henry
  • Oliver
  • Monty
  • Alfie

What are the most unusual popular cat names?

The most unusual top cat names find their inspiration in food, famous personalities, humour and more! 

We loved exploring these unusual best cat names and hope you enjoy reading them too.

Popular cat names inspired by food

  • Affogato
  • Oreo
  • Basil
  • Peanut
  • Butterscotch
  • Chilli
  • Honey
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Pumpkin

Popular cat names inspired by fiction 

  • Romeo
  • Micky
  • Garfield
  • Ginny Weasley
  • D'Artagnan
  • Atticus Finch
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Captain Kirk
  • Chewbacca
  • Frankenstein

Fluffy grey tabby cat

Popular cat names inspired by humour

  • The Fonz
  • Diva Muffin
  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Chairman Meow
  • The Fonz
  • Cindy Lauper
  • Chairman Meow
  • Captain Meow Meow
  • Biggy smalls
  • Larry David

Popular cat names inspired by history

  • Merlin
  • Bowie
  • Amadeus
  • Archimedes
  • Banksy
  • Churchill
  • Da Vinci
  • Einstein
  • Gandhi
  • Hemingway

What makes a good cat name?

A good cat name should reflect your cat’s character and personality, without being too complicated. 

Although they may not always come when called, a cat will indeed pick up on you calling their name. As such, a good cat will be striking, short and easy to say. Consider abbreviating longer names, and accept that your beloved pet will pick up many nicknames along the way!

Good cat names shouldn’t date too quickly - after all, many cats live longer than 15 years of age! Choose something of significance to you and don’t worry about being too ‘trendy’.

And lastly, the best cat names have personal significance and might take a while to come up with. As such, don’t rush it - ask family and friends and see what they suggest. Happy naming!