Many of the year's best-loved names were throwbacks to popular names of yore, and Stella, which made its way up 47 spots, is no exception (although it doesn't hurt that it's also the name of the Frenchie
on "Modern Family"). Zeus, which jumped 44 spots, hearkens back just a bit farther in time.
Stella and Zeus have each lost a bit of ground this year, falling from the No. 3 and No. 5 spots on the trendiest names list last year. Both made the list for the top 50 most popular kitten names, Stella hitting No. 22 and Zeus at No. 42.
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