#NationalCatDay: The most popular cat names of 2019

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Founded in 2005 by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, National Cat Day is an unofficial holiday meant to bring awareness to the number of cats that need to be rescued each year.

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According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 3.2 million cats enter United States shelters annually.

Considering adopting your own furry feline? Once you do your homework and get the appropriate shots and supplies in order, it’s time to name your new housemate.

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According to John Lewis Pet Insurance, which conducts annual customer surveys, the most popular cat name of 2019 is Poppy, followed by Bella and Molly.

The 10 most popular cat names of 2019, according to John Lewis Pet Insurance:

  1. Poppy
  2. Bella
  3. Molly
  4. Tilly
  5. Daisy
  6. Lola
  7. Millie
  8. Rosie
  9. Luna
  10. Lily

Still need more suggestions or tips for naming your new cat? Pet MD offers these five tips to get you started.