Top Ten Cat Names In Japan For 2017

As any new parent, I have a number of fears and concerns about my child as they grow.

Will he do the right thing when faced with peer pressure?  Will he be a smart student?  Will he chose Star Wars over Star Trek?

If you are anything like me, then you have the same greatest fear I do:  Will he bring home a cat one day?


If this tremendous fear comes to fruition, the only assistance I can offer you is to help name the nuisance.  Courtesy of Rocket News, here is a list of the 10 most popular cat names (male & female) in Japan for 2017 as surveyed by over 1600 Japanese cat owners.

English translations included where possible.


For the full male and female lists and a comparison to the 2016 top names click HERE.

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