Mittens, which climbed 43 spots in the last year, has long been a popular cat name but seems to be seeing a resurgence. In fact, you'll see it again on this list for male cats. Sheldon, however, likely ascended its 39 spots thanks to the popular main character Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory." Who wants to bet that many cats with this name are rather particular about their seats on the couch?
Mittens did not make our previous year's trendiest cat names list, but Sheldon climbed two spots this year from No. 10.
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