The Least Trendy Kitten Names of 2015
Published on February 05, 2016
Being a cat lover is certainly on trend, but that doesn’t mean the name you choose for your feline friend has to be! If you’re looking for names that are cat-friendly, yet not overly popular, we’ve got just the list for you. These cute cat names are the least trendy of the year!
(Of course, if you’re looking for cat names that are highly popular or very trendy, we’ve got those, too.)
Wondering how we determine which male and female cat names are the least trendy of them all? We worked with Nationwide Pet Insurance, who gave us a look at their list of the 45 most popular kitten names from a decade ago. We then compared those names to our list of the most popular kitten names in 2015. Those that fell the most in the last 10 years (either to a lower ranking on the popular names list or off the 2015 list entirely) made our least trendy list. This way, we get a longer view of which names are seeing the steadiest (or steepest) decline in popularity.
Coco, Zoe, Missy and Angel
Sam and Rocky
Pumpkin, Jasmine, Maggie and Misty
Midnight, Mittens and Oreo
Bailey, Sammy and Samantha
Murphy, Boo, Rascal and Joey
Emma, Sasha and Katie
Patches, Sylvester and Cosmo
The Least Trendy TrendsNaturally, after sorting through all this data, we wondered whether the names had anything in common. As we saw with our list of least trendy puppy names, this is a bit trickier than picking up on the upward trends.
However, we did notice similar themes among the least trendy kitten and puppy names (and, in fact, saw a number of the same names gracing both lists): Gender neutrality and traditional human names seem to be on the descent for both cats and dogs. Bailey, Sammy, Pumpkin, Midnight, Mittens, Oreo and Patches could all easily refer to kitties of either gender, while we could see Zoe, Missy, Emma, Sasha, Katie, Maggie, Sam, Samantha and Joey showing up on the roster for a human classroom.
Did you spy any trends that we missed? And, did any of the names on this list surprise you?
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