Without a doubt, tuxedo cats are the most dapper of our feline friends. These black and white cats deserve a name to match their sophisticated look. Cat names used to be pretty straightforward (“here, Fluffy!”) and while there’s nothing wrong with classic options, these days, cat owners are choosing a wide variety of names for their pets. And with black and white cats, that piebald fur inspires names of all sorts. From Cosmo to Bandit to Eightball, there’s a cat name on this list for every style…not to mention every cat personality.
Rover brings you the most popular dog names every year, and we’re all about giving the same treatment to our cat friends. We dug into our data to find out what pet parents nationwide are naming their feline family members. From cuddly and cute kitten names to perfect adult cat names, you’ll find inspiration from our list below. The best cat names are the ones that give you a little thrill when you say them. After all, it’s YOUR cat, and you’ll be saying their name … a lot.
Here are some fun and creative name ideas to help you pick the ‘purrrfect’ name for your black and white cat.
Top Black and White Cat Names
- Alfred (After Batman’s favorite butler!)
- Bandit (This name fits your tuxedo cats fanciful mask-like face)
- Beetlejuice (you might need to say this name three times before your cat will listen!)
- Cookie (A chocolate chip cat, more like it!)
- Eightball (a great name for a tough cat with attitude)
- Gatsby (Like the great Gatsby, your black and white cat is the life of all the parties!)
- Godiva (Named after the delicious chocolate)
- Jeeves (a classic butler name for a cat that looks like it’s wearing a longtailed coat!)
- Mickey (This famous Disney mouse is also a great cat name!)
- Morticia (after a beloved Addams Family character)
- Panda (a great example of a cute animal with similar fur coloring)
- Professor (for tuxedo cats who have bow tie fur patterns!)
- Sirius (After the popular Harry Potter character)
- Squeakers (a great name for a cat who is vocal)
- Tux (black and white cats are sometimes referred to as “tuxedo cats” or “tuxies”)
- Zorro (who is this mysteriously masked cat?)
The 10 Most Popular Cat Names
In Rover’s database
Though not specifically for black and white cats, these classic cat names were tops this year—and it’s no wonder, as they’d be a great fit on any coat color.
Choosing the Best Black and White Cat Name
We get it. Your new bicolor cat is part of the family, and their name deserves to be special. Finding the perfect name doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Along with their patterned coat, consider your cat’s personality: a feisty Zorro or an elegant Tux? A sassy Stormy or a playful Marbles? The sky’s the limit.
Your interests and favorites play a part in pet naming, too. Cat lovers have chosen names of favorite foods (Oreo or Peppermint Patty, anyone?), book characters, colors, and musicians to name their new cat.
Yes, that means you can name your black and white cat after the Looney Toons character “Sylvester” if it makes you smile.
Trends in Black and White Cat Names
Many of the worlds all-time creative geniuses had black and white cats as pets. That fact alone says a lot of good things about you! Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Sir Isaac Newton were all known to have loved tuxies. In that spirit, why not consider naming your cat Maestro?
Due to the popularity of black and white cats, there have been many depictions of this fancy feline. Between Felix to Figaro, there will always be cartoon characters to name your black and white cat after. There are also many animals with these cats likeness as well. Panda, Orca, or even Pepe Le Pew are great names that can capture a black and white cat’s look and personality.
Throughout the years, people have loved naming their pets after pop-culture characters. For instance, during the height of the Twilight saga’s popularity, the name Bella surged in use for pets and people alike. We continue to hear cat names based on superheroes, TV characters, and musicians.
Keep it Simple
Whether you’re adopting an older cat or bringing home a brand new kitten, it’s important to not feel stressed about giving your cat a name. Your bicolor cat may have been briefly named by the shelter for adoption or named something else at one time, but it doesn’t fit their personality.
Either way, if your new family member needs a name, going with your gut is better than overthinking it. Pick something you enjoy saying.
In other words, have fun with it. Your black and white cat’s personality will shine through with any name you choose, from classic to unique. Finding the perfect name for your cat should be a wonderful bonding experience between you and your new feline best friend.
Need Cat Sitting?
Cats seem more independent than dogs, sure, but they need attention, play, and treats when you’re gone, too. Your great cat deserves great cat care. You’ve found the best cat name, so now it’s time to find them the perfect cat sitter.
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