Top 10 Least-Trendy Cat Names of 2013

By Kristen Seymour

iStockPhotoFor every name that moves up a mark on the list of the top 100 most popular cat names, another name has to slide. And some names have fallen more than their fair share over the past decade, with a few dropping off the list completely.

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Do any of these names ring a bell? They might be losing ground now, but they were certainly popular once upon a time!

1. Nemo: It was by far the most untrendy name for male cats, breaking into the top 100 most popular names at an impressive No. 27 in 2003 (the year Finding Nemo came out) and falling off the list completely by 2006.

2. Katie: Although not as dramatic as Nemo's fall from popularity, Katie has experienced a significant downward trend, beginning as the No. 44 most popular female cat name in 2003 and dropping off the list in 2011.

3. Bailey: The once popular name has been on a steady downward slide for both male dogs and cats over the past few years, going from the No. 36 most popular male cat name in 2003 to No. 92 in 2012.

4. Miss Kitty: Sitting pretty at No. 28 in 2003, but by 2012 she'd fallen down to No. 79.

5. Spike: Holding on by a thread with the No. 99 spot in the top 100 after celebrating a No. 49 spot in 2003.


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6. Pumpkin: This name claimed the No. 83 spot on the most popular female names list in 2012 after enjoying the view at No. 43 back in 2003.

7. Junior: It didn't work for Indiana Jones, and apparently, it's losing ground with the rest of us too - Junior dropped from No. 57 in 2003 to No. 97 in 2012.

8. Muffin: Although Muffin dug her claws in at No. 64 in 2003, a decade later the name dropped from the top 100 list.

9.Boo: Although Boo enjoyed a No. 38 ranking a decade ago, in 2012 it had fallen to No. 76.

10. Tigger: This name bounced its way up to No. 42 in 2003, but fell to No. 76 in 2012. Interestingly, Tiger (one "g," less bouncing) has also lost popularity in the past decade, but not as quickly - it was No. 32 in 2003 and No. 48 last year.

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