Oh, tuxedo cats. Who can resist these adorable, stylish, monochrome kitties?
Named for their distinctive black and white coat, tuxedo is not a breed but a pattern color and is also referred to as a bicolor or piebald coat. According to Feline Living, “A Persian can have the tuxedo pattern, as could an American shorthair, Manx, Scottish Folds, Munchkins, Norwegian forest cats, and many others.”
Tuxedo cats can be long or shorthaired and can belong to any breed not defined by color; as long as they have a black and white coat, they fit the bill. Some purists claim that in order to be considered a “true” tuxedo, they must have a white chest and white paws, but that is not a universally held opinion.
And they’re not just a pretty piebald face! Tuxies are known and admired for their outgoing, energetic personality and their passionate vocal stylings. Plus these highly social cats usually have gorgeous green eyes that are bewitchingly colorful in comparison with their monochrome fur.
But it’s not always simple for tuxies; because this marking pattern is pretty common, tuxedo cats typically spend over a week longer in cat shelters than kitties of more exotic coloring. “They are also significantly more likely to become strays so unsurprisingly make up the majority of the world’s feral cat population,” writes the advocacy website, Tuxedo Cat.
When it comes to naming your tuxedo cat, you really can’t go wrong. The remarkable coat of a tuxedo cat is so evocative, the names practically suggest themselves. We’ve worked up a couple of lists, using the unique black and white coat as our inspiration. Have a look and you just might find a name that resonates with you and your besuited little buddy.
Tuxedo Cat Names Inspired by Suits (And People Who Look Great in Them)
Choose a dapper name for your dapper cat. Our first list uses the tuxedo concept as our point of departure. After all, your cat was born suited up, so why not name them in honor of that? From suited up celebrities and style icons to fashion terminology, there are a ton of tuxedo cat names that make reference to their sartorial superiority.
- Rachel Maddow
- James Bond
- Charlie Chaplin
- Bianca Jagger
- Cate Blanchett
- George Clooney
- Thom Browne
- Handsome Dan
- Blair Waldorf
- Tan France
- Tim Gunn
- Heidi Klum
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Benedict Cummerbund (get it?)
- Tabitha Tuxedo
- The Penguin
- Marlene Dietrich
- Barney from How I Met Your Mother
- Tuxedo Mask
- Count Chocula
- Cat-therine Hepburn
- Moira Rose
- Mr. Catson
Tuxedo Cat Names Inspired by Facial Hair
One of the cutest and most distinctive features of tuxedo cats is their mustaches. Not all tuxedos have them, but when they do, they’re worth celebrating.
What better way to pay tribute to your cat’s adorable furry mustache than to name her after a famous mustache wearer or an iconic facial hairstyle? Read below for a list of possible names derived from the wild and hirsute world of human facial hair:
- John Waters
- Salvador Dali
- William Howard Taft
- Ambrose Burnside
- Frida Kahlo
- Clark Gable
- Ruggero Leoncavallo
- Friendly Muttonchop
- Fu Manchu
- Hulk Hogan
- Geraldo Rivera
- Ned Kelly
- Soul Patch
- Daniel Plainview
- Van Dyke
- Frank Zappa
- President James A Garfield
- Norse Skipper
- Yosemite Sam
- Gomez Addams
- Cantinflas (or Catinflas, for those who love to pun)
Popular Cat Names for Tuxedo Cats
Pulled from our Rover database, here are some popular cat names that are loved by many pet parents. Sometimes the perfect name is easier to find than you think. Maybe one of these names is just the right one for your cat!
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