Trends may come and trends may go, but one thing is certain: We'll always be on the ball when it comes to which pet names are the trendiest of the year!
As we did last year
, we looked through our database of 425,000 cats named over the last year to determine which names had climbed the most in popularity over a decade. Now, to be clear, that doesn't mean these are the most popular kitten names of the year — that's a different list
, although there is a bit of overlap between the two — but rather that they climbed the most since 2004.
A few of the names on this year's trendiest cat names list were on last year's — in fact, some even held the same position. But we lost quite a number of names on last year's list as well, so you can say goodbye (for now, at least) to Izzy, Ziggy, Katniss, Winston, Bentley, Jackson, Fiona and Charlie. But don't be sad! We have a feeling you're going to love the names that took their place. No. 10: Sophia (female) and Tux (male)
Moving up 34 and 37 spots, Sophia and Tux might not have made the top 50 kitten names
this year, but they're certainly on the rise. Sophia might owe its recent rise to the Disney Jr. computer-animated show "Sofia the First," which debuted near the end of 2012. This year is the first for both on the trendiest names list.
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