48 Most Popular & Best Cat Breeds! (2022)

Here’s a list of the most popular and best cat breeds for you to choose from. Having a cat as a companion is an awesome experience. If you’re an introvert or you like quietness, raising a cat might be just for you. With all this aside, here’s a list of cat breeds, so you can get an idea of what to adopt and introduce to your home.

1. Maine Coon

Maine Coon

2. Persian Cat

Persian Cat

3. Bengal Cat

Bengal Cat

4. British Shorthair

British Shorthair

5. Siamese Cat

Siamese Cat

6. Sphynx Cat

Sphynx Cat

7. Ragdoll Cat

8. Scottish Fold Cat

Scottish Fold Cat

9. Munchkin Savannah Cat

Munchkin Savannah Cat

10. Russian Blue

Russian Blue

11. Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat

12. Birman Cat

Birman Cat

13. American Shorthair

American Shorthair

14. Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora

15. Himalayan Cat

Himalayan Cat

16. Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair

17. Singapura Cat

Singapura Cat

18. Chartreux


19. Toyger


20. Abyssinian


21. Burmese Cat

Burmese Cat

22. American Curl

American Curl

23. Bombay Cat

Bombay Cat

24. Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin Cat

25. Manx Cat

Manx Cat

26. Balinese Cat

Balinese Cat

27. European Shorthair

European Shorthair

28. Somali Cat

Somali Cat

29. Havana Brown

Havana Brown

30. Van Cat

Van Cat

31. Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex

32. Peterbald


33. Ocicat


34. Pixie-bob

Pixiebob Cat

35. Oriental Shorthair

Oriental Shorthair

36. Cymric Cat

Cymric Cat

37. Tonkinese Cat

Tonkinese Cat

38. Korat


39. American Wirehair

American Wirehair

40. Burmilla Cat

Burmilla Cat

41. Nebelung Cat

Nebelung Cat

42. LaPerm Cat

LaPerm Cat

43. Thai Cat

Thai Cat

44. Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail

45. Oriental Longhair

Oriental Longhair

46. Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau

47. Devon Rex Cat

Devon Rex

48. Cornish Rex Cat

Cornish Rex

Cat Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most popular cat questions. If you have one that’s not on here, let us know, and we’ll add it!

What is the most common breed of cat?

The most common breed of cat is domestic short-hairs. In the United States alone, they account for around 90% of their numbers.

What is the best cat to have as a pet?

The best cat to have as a bet are Sphynx, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Himalayan, Devon Rex, Siamese, and the Moggy, according to MemphisVeterinarySpecialists.com.

What is the rarest cat breed?

The rarest cat breed is the Sokoke, according to the UK’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.

Best Cat Breeds

Best Cat Breeds

We hope this list of the best cat breeds will help you find a suitable or compatible companion. If you have any suggestions about our list of cat breeds, please comment or email our team at ILY Best. We’ll be happy to work with you to improve this list for future readers.

To learn more about cat breeds, watch “Most Popular Cat Breeds in the World” from AnimalWised down below: