MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Popular culture of the 1990's is everywhere this year, and that influence extends to the most popular names for companion animals. Names from Disney's 1994 film 'The Lion King' topped the list of most popular cat names.

Simba, the movie's main character, is number one on the list of top male cat names in 2017. For the female cat names, Nala, the friend and eventual wife of Simba, finished as the top choice of the year. The name Milo, typically considered a popular dog name, skyrocketed to the number two spot on the list of top male cat names.

The results are based on the search selections of the 2.2 million new cat owners who used the Find Cat Names (findcatnames.com),       website.

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 Top Female Cat Names

  1. Nala
  2. Bella
  3. Luna
  4. Abby
  5. Daisy
  6. Angel
  7. Cleo
  8. Hazel
  9. Belle
  10. Coco

Top Male Cat Names

  1. Simba
  2. Milo
  3. Tiger
  4. Oreo
  5. Bear
  6. Biscuit
  7. Felix
  8. Jasper
  9. Alfie
  10. Caesar