When looking back at 2010 and thinking of the most popular female cat names, you wonder where they originated from or what they mean. Maybe you’re wondering why your friend chose that name for her new pet and are taking the time to shock her into the meaning.
The top ten choices are similar for both dogs and cats and have held the top places for the past few years with many of them remaining firm favorites for 2011.
In first place is Sassy. Sassy is of French origin and means pretty girl. It’s a fantastic choice for any kitten. Being a common choice for 2010 it remains in the top list for 2011 as well.
Precious is in second place and means virtue with Latin origin. Precious is also common due to the fact that it is something we call an item or thing that we hold dear, which is the main reason so many female cats are called this.
Third place is Maggie, which is a common choice for both dogs and cats. This is of Greek origin and means Pearl.
Lily is in fourth place for 2010 and is also of Green origin. Lily is flower and is a common choice for kittens.
Fifth place goes to Lucy which means light and is of French origin, while Coco takes sixth place. Coco means coconut and is of Spanish decent, though many kittens are named Coco due to their dark coats and are related to the color of cocoa beans.
In seventh place is Cleo, a common choice for all types of pets. This is of Greek origin and means Glory of the father.
The most common name for cats, whether male or female is Whiskers, this name is of English origin and means exactly what it says, and it stands for the long hair on a cats face.
In ninth place is Callie. Callie means female ruler and is of Tentonic origin. A popular choice among feline owners, Callie is a firm favorite in 2011 as well.
Tenth place goes to Holly, which means exactly what it is. Holly is the holly bush that is so famous at Christmas time. It is of English origin and a great choice for any pet.
When choosing your new kitten’s name, why not take the time to get to know them first, figure out their nature and personality and then choose the right name for them? Doing this you can take the time to research your choices and find the relevant meanings. A very pretty kitten will benefit from the name Sassy, while a kitten that is demanding and trying to be the boss would benefit from Callie.
Whatever your choice is, remember your kitten has to have it for the rest of their lives and if other people know the meanings it can give the wrong impression of your beautiful pet. Knowing the meaning and naming accordingly can be a great way to choose the ideal name for your new cat.