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100+ Tuxedo Cat Names We Adore

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Are you searching for tuxedo cat names? Then, you’re in the right spot. We’ve got over 100 ideas you’re guaranteed to love.

When it comes to cuteness, tuxedo cats are downright adorable. In addition, the contrast of the black and white creates a striking image reminiscent of tuxedo formal wear.

Tuxedo Cat Names

Off the bat, here are a couple of name ideas to consider:

  • Tuxedo – A very obvious choice for tuxedo cat names, but we had to include it. (Bet you didn’t see that coming.)
  • Tuxeda – You can also tweak it to Tuxeda for female cats.
  • Tuxxy – Or you can shorten it to this cute, sassy nickname.
  • Tux – And of course, Tux is a short and sweet option for tuxedo cat names.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 100+ additional ideas we know you’ll adore.

Famous Tuxedo Cat Names

Many Tuxedo cats have graced movies, TV, books, and even the White House throughout history.

What better inspiration for tuxedo cat names than the famous cats that came before them?

  • Sylvester – As in Sylvester the Cat, the famous Looney Toons character who loved to chase Tweety bird.
  • Felix the Cat – Felix the black and white cat was created during the silent film era and is perhaps the world’s most famous tuxedo cat.
  • The Cat in the Hat – The tall anthropomorphic cat from the famous Dr. Seuss book.
  • Figaro – The sweet black and white cat in the Disney film Pinocchio.
  • Socks – The name of the Clinton family’s bicolored cat when they were in the White House.
  • Mr. Mistoffelees – A young black-and-white tuxedo cat with magical powers in Cats.
Tuxedo Cat head on couch

Tuxedo Cat Names – Other Animals (Real and Cartoon)

Another idea for inspiration: other black and white animals.

From animals found in nature to famous creatures in cartoons, these names immediately invoke the notion of black and white.

  • Mickey – Mickey Mouse is also a black and white creature, just like your cat!
  • Minnie – So is Minnie Mouse. We love this name for a female tuxedo cat!
  • Snoopy – The famous cartoon dog from Peanuts is black and white, too.
  • Panda – This name is super cute for a tuxedo cat, especially one who is fluffy like a bear.
  • Skunk – This might not be the nicest name for your cat, but you have to admit it’s pretty darn funny.
  • Pepe Le Pew – Remember Pepe Le Pew, the romance-loving skunk created by Warner Bros? This name is sweet and charming.
  • Penguin – This black and white bird makes a super cute cat name.
  • Puffin – The Puffin is another popular black and white bird. How cute is this adorable name for your new kitten?
  • Orca – As in the black and white whale.
  • Shamu – The famous black and white orca whale.
  • Zebra – Another black and white animal, this one from Africa.
  • Chilly Willy – Remember this sweet cartoon penguin?
  • Albatross – This unique seabird is also another white and black animal.
black and white cat laying in grass

Tuxedo Cat Names – Foods

Believe it or not, some of your favorite foods make great tuxedo cat names. Here are creative – and delicious – ideas to consider.

  • Oreo – Oreo cookies are a delicious combination of chocolate cookies (black) with a sweet cream frosting (white).
  • Cookie – You can also call your cat cookie, after Oreo cookies or chocolate chip cookies, a combination of light and dark.
  • Sundae – Sundaes are most often comprised of vanilla ice cream (white) and fudge topping (black).
  • Pepper Saltman – This is a fun play two popular things of white and black color: salt and pepper!
  • Junior Mint – A tiny, yummy combo of black and white.
  • Peppermint Patty – Named after a candy with dark on the outside and white on the inside. When it comes to Tuxedo cat names, this is sweet and feminine.
  • Klondike – The Klondike bar combines a chocolate outside and vanilla ice cream inside.
  • Whoopie – As in Whoopie Pie, the delicious classic dessert.
black and white cat laying down

Tuxedo Cat Names – Patterns

Another idea is to draw inspiration from your cat’s coat pattern. Creative and cute, these names might be right on the mark (pun intended).

  • Spot – If your Tuxedo cat has spots, this is a name you must consider.
  • Dot – Likewise, you can also call your spotted cat Dot if it’s a girl. Or Dotty.
  • Patches – Perhaps your cat’s markings look like they’re patched together.
  • Freckles – And if your cat has a freckled pattern, this name is super sweet.
  • Inky – Sometimes cats of this coloring look like they have white fur with black ink blots.
  • Speckles – An adorable way to describe a fur pattern with multiple colors.
  • Pebbles – A cat’s fur can sometimes look like pebbles.
  • Marble – Or it can also have a marbled effect.
  • Smudge – A tuxedo cat’s fur can sometimes look like a smudge.
  • Blot – Another way to describe their coloring.
Tuxedo pattern cat walking outside

Other Cool Tuxedo Cat Names

And finally, here are even more tuxedo cat names to check out for your new cat.

  • Butler – Butlers famously wear tuxedos.
  • Bowtie – A bowtie often accompanies a tuxedo.
  • Jeeves – Remember the famous fictional butler who wears a black and white tuxedo? This is a fun, cheeky name!
  • Spade – One of four suits on playing cards and a sharp name for your cat.
  • Cruella – If you’ve got a naughty female cat, the black-and white-haired villain from 101 Dalmatians is a fun name option.
  • Charlie Chaplin – Synonymous with black and white films, Charlie Chaplin is considered a famous icon of the silent movie era.
  • Groucho – Groucho Marx is another famous entertainer from the black and white era.
  • Betty Boop – You can’t forget about this iconic black and white cartoon character.
  • Domino – As in the classic game with white with black dots.
  • Checkers – How fun is this name? A checkers board is often black and white in color, like your cat’s fur.
  • Chess – Another classic game that often has black and white pieces.
  • Harlequin – The bold diamond design of the Harlequin print is often in black and white.
  • Keys – Named after black and white piano keys. This is an especially cool name if you play the piano!
  • James Bond – 007 was always wearing a tuxedo.
  • Yin-Yang – In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describes how opposite or contrary forces (represented by white and black) are actually connected.
  • Priest – A priest is often dressed in white and black clerical clothing.
  • Gatsby – Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby is often dressed in a tuxedo.
  • Zorro – The dashing masked vigilante first appeared in a black and white TV show.
  • Rorschach – The Rorschach test involves a black inkblot on a white piece of paper.
  • Wednesday – As in Wednesday Addams, the little girl from The Addams Family.
  • Gentleman – If you have a male tuxedo cat, this makes a classy name for such a regal-looking animal.
  • Lady – And Lady is perfect for a female tuxedo.
Two tuxedo cats

Black Cat Names

As you hunt for tuxedo cat names, another idea is to hone in on just one color.

Perhaps your cat has more black coloring than white. Or you’re looking for more ideas than what is listed above.

Whatever the case, black cat names also make great options for tuxedo cats.

  • Cinder
  • Shadow
  • Midnight
  • Ebony
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Noir
  • Espresso
  • Coffee
  • Godiva
  • Shady
  • Bear
  • Puma
  • Nebula
  • Olive
  • Java
  • Mystery
  • Stormy
  • Onyx
  • Chip
  • Twilight
  • Bandit
  • Vader

Check out even more black cat names.

cat with tuxedo pattern laying on side

White Cat Names

And the same goes for white cat names. Usually, black is more dominant on tuxedo cats, but if your cat has more white coloring by chance, consider these ideas.

  • Winter
  • Frosty
  • Ice
  • Snowy
  • Snowball
  • Snow White
  • Angel
  • Dove
  • Ghost
  • Bones
  • Boo
  • Casper
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Jasmine
  • Ivory
  • Pearl
  • Alabaster

Check out even more white cat names.

tuxedo cat with black spot on nose

Other Ideas For Tuxedo Cat Names?

If you have other ideas for Tuxedo cat names, we’d like to hear them! Just leave a message in the comments below.

We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our site fresh.

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cute black and white cat with big eyes

How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your cat?

After years of helping new cat owners find the perfect name, here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times a day once the cat joins your family!
  • Does it fit your cat? Check to see if the name matches your cat’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine calling for your cat with this name? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new cat owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!

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  1. Joan Brewer

    Love the “James Bond” name and call him “Bond” for short. Cat with attitude for sure!

  2. Anonymous

    I’m a rather big fan of the musical ‘Cats’. My favourite character is a tuxedo cat called Mistoffelees, so that’d definitely be my choice of name! Also, the nickname ‘Misto’ would work!

  3. Poojitha

    Lucky since black cats could be lucky, Nono because black cats could be unlucky. Here are some un-reasonable ones I made up. Thunder, Trinity, Cloudcall,Juju Fluffy and Puffy. A pun- Mister-Chiveous. And Blacy-white – From MY cat, Lucky and of course me, Pooj

  4. bannisterarc

    bleechey ( lf youre tux cat has black fur with white blots on him/her name it bleechey

  5. Steven Reading

    My tux has to be the best 😉”Puma” last name “Panther

  6. Margo

    Our rescued tux came with the name “Gustav”. We were going to change that…but he just was “Gustav” and that was that. Everyone loved Gustav and he was a special one of our “six pack of rescued cats”.

  7. Kelly Gordon-Naidorf

    My Boy is Tennessee, Tenny for short

  8. Erin T. Aardvark

    Remember the old “Josie & the Pussycats” cartoon from the 1970’s? Their mascot was a tuxedo kitty named Sebastian.

  9. Bryce

    What about…”Mittens”?

  10. christie

    My tuxedo cat is mittens because she has white paws. you could also do boots (more boyish)

  11. B sand

    My tuxedo rescue has a black head with a thin white mustache. Looks like a milk-Stache. I named her Stache. Of corse!

  12. VampWolf Twenty Øne at The Disco

    I would name mine Mister Mistoffelees and get a Maine Coon and name him Rum Tum Tugger.

  13. Lisa Ellis

    I have a female tuxedo kitten i just got a couple of weeks ago and i did name her Harlequin…..and it fits perfectly for her. With all of her antics…..she reminds me of a court jester!

  14. Patty Fitzgerald

    My tux is named Remmie. Totally fits him.🐾

  15. Eric Jacob

    I got one named Tommy.


    Our handsome tuxedo cat is name Tux…short for Tuxedo. Short and sweet!

  17. EeveeEskimo369

    A name that I thought of
    Lincoln like (Abraham) Lincoln I think it would really SUIT him just a thought :) <3

  18. Morningstar

    My cat has the black and white tuxedo perfectly marked on her. But tuxedo isn’t appropriate name for a female so I named her TUXEDA instead😻🔥🔥

  19. Morningstar


  20. CookieClicker

    I named mine Oreo🍪

  21. Sofia Thornley

    My tuxedo cat is named “Guantes”. Do you know how Gloves, Mittens, and Socks are kind of overused? “Guantes” is Spanish for gloves, so your cat is unique yet still fits in with a funky twist!

  22. Marsha Meroney

    My favorite cat if all times was Tux. Now my Tuxedo is named DaNi (pro. Danny) for Day & Night. Had one named Miss kitty and one named Ted(dy Bear).

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  24. Rachel

    My tux cat is named dude… Is that wierd?

  25. Ed

    My tuxedo is Named Cobblepot

  26. Katie

    My tuxedo cat is named Luna

  27. Katie

    My tuxedo cat is named Luna and she has an attitude!

  28. Taylor

    Omg my tux cat is named Luna too!!!!!!

  29. Kimba

    My cat I got from the shelter, his original name was Porter House, shelter renamed him Sylvester. Kept the Sylvester name but would often call him Sly for short.

  30. David Z.

    We adopted a strikingly handsome male tux back in ’86. He gave us 13 years of pleasure and loyalty, and laughable times. A big part of the fun was naming him. His handsome outline had us toying with names like Elvis, Roger, or Victor. But he was child-like, and starkly curious. George, or Dennis, maybe? I thought with his handsome looks, and thinking him an unusual sort of standout cat, I considered the name Stanley. But we settled on D.J. and it was I who applied the definition. “Don Juan”. Such big ears, and his head of the tribe walk also earned him from me the nickname of “Chief Big Scissors”. In remembrance of D.J.

  31. Wanda

    How about Gatsby, Garçon, Gucci or Priest?

  32. Shayna

    Angel is my tuxedo cats name and she is 11 years old but still running around like a kitten

  33. Shayna

    I also had another tuxedo cat that ran away when he was 2 and his name was syvester

  34. Hadley

    My tuxedo cats name is Leo

  35. Phyllis

    My cat is called Fred short for Fred Astaire. Famous debonair tuxedo wearing dancer.

  36. Journey

    Hi my tuxedo kittens are named lazy, grumpy, happy, dopey, doc, bashful, sneezy, and sleepy named after the 7 dwarfs. There mama who is now 7 years old is named Snow White “white” for short. :)

  37. Sairah

    My sweet Tuxedo is named Salmon Rhyienne

  38. Judie B

    I have a rescue Tuxedo cat. His name is Prada.

  39. isabella

    my cat tux is hank

  40. nana

    i have a tabbie too named dottie

  41. layla the cat

    i am layla meow

  42. Daisy the cat

    meow this cat have some attitude

  43. Carole Sorg

    My tuxedo cat is named Puddy Tat from tweetie cartoon.

  44. Emily

    Armani, fashion designer.

  45. Linda

    Considering our boy’s white paws/boots and being from Tennessee, we chose a legendary country music name, Boots Randolph. 12 years of pure joy before he crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. We just brought a rescue male tux home yesterday and are still deciding on a name. These comments have helped!

  46. Rebecca

    Our kitty who we adopted from the humane society was named Polo. We had to put him to sleep. We just got a new tuxedo kitten and we are calling him Tuxedo to keep with the “articles of clothing” names. In the future, I already have “Pashmina, Chino, Socks, and Cardigan” planned for kitty names.

  47. Flo

    Our wonderful Tuxie’s name is Baxter!

  48. Kelly Giardino

    my tuxedo boys are named tom and jerry😂❤️

  49. Fefe

    A good tuxedo name would be Kiri, like the cheese, as the wrapping would be the black part while the cheese is the white. Also, the wrapping has cows on it and being black and white would match a cow. If you like the idea of cows, the name Moo would also be good.

  50. Brenda

    Hi! My cat Sammy and I had to leave my peaceful, quiet, beautiful “natural habitat” (hopefully temporarily) for reasons too long to explain. So in this “cement jungle” there are many stray cats. Of course I had to start feeding them. A big black cat I named Voodoo, a tiger patterned cat I named Zany (cause shes always doing silly things like prancing around on her toes, shaking her tail like a rattlesnake, and running around me in circles just to get some love), a REALLY big cat I named Bob (cause he reminds me of a bobcat(he only shows up once in a great while)), and a little black and white cat who would wave her tail violently back and forth and hissed at me the entire time she was nuzzling up to me for lovin (I found out later was the mother of Voodoo). She decided she wanted to be a house cat again, so of course u know where she is now. Lol! Being feisty and tuxedo colored I thought she might like a cool, warrior chick name. So I tried out Xeda (taking last 4 letters of tuxedo and making it feminine…pronounced Zeda) After 2 days of saying her name she already new it was her I was calling the 3rd day to come eat. U really didnt need to hear this entire story but thanx for letting me share it. Not too many friends in this place but the cats depend on me and love me unconditionally. By the way, Zany is working her way into the house too. Lol. She comes in the basement through a hole under porch and I have food and litter box for her on 1st floor. I let her up a few times a day. Only sad thing is is that she doesnt get along with Sammy and Xeda who are on the 2nd floor. She doesnt get along with Voodoo either. I’ll tell u one thing though, when I leave this crazy place….THEY ARE ALL COMING WITH ME WHERE THEY WILL BE SAFE AND FED AND LOVED!

  51. Jennifer Vaughn

    My new tuxedo girl is named….. Tiki!

  52. Minimochi

    My cat’s name is Luna

  53. Brandy Lynn Lyon

    Katmandu is our tuxies name. Since he has gotten fixed and put on winter weight my daughters have started calling him Fatmandu.

  54. Jami

    I just named my new rescue Tuxedo cat Smudge.

  55. Carolyn Schmidt

    We named our B&W tuxedo Maestro, as if dressed to conduct a symphony!

  56. JC

    I didn’t know that my boy was a Tuxedo. Until one day I was out front watering my flowers. Well, this lady was walking on the pathway in front of my house. She said what a beautiful Tuxedo Cat you have there. I looked at her and said, is that the breed, name for these black and white cats? So it was that day that I learned that I had a very special cat indeed. He is extremely special to my husband & I. He was so big when he was born, I named him Bubba. And it is very fitting for this boy. I just wish that he was more loving towards me and my, husband. But all in all, I love him with all of my heart. I especially love to kiss on him, which he tolerates it for a very short time at that. But within thirty minutes he’s right back to sitting with me and rubbing on me. He has become quite the character, some of his antics cracks me up. Bubba, is the very best cat I’ve ever had. I’m so he is in my life.

  57. Adrian Goodswen

    After I’d been calling my tuxedo boy ‘Gavin’ for about a week, I finally settled upon naming him ‘Smokki’ (Finnish word for tuxedo), although I now pronounce it “Smokey” (and the ‘Bandit’ reference was also a suggestion I almost went for!)

    I do love the trend of bestowing cats with more typically human names, though – I’m certain I’d have derived as much pleasure from naming him ‘Jeff’. 😆 But since Smokey has a tendency to strut about with some considerable degree of swagger, were I to choose his name again, in hindsight I’d likely opt for the ‘Gatsby’ suggestion – I’m *really* liking that (although, perhaps “Catsby” might be even more fittingly appropriate)! 😎👍

    Hmmmm, Gavin Gatsby… 🤔

  58. Shelly

    Male tuxedo cat names Lincoln (Link) and Leonardo (Leo) 🐈‍⬛️🤍🐈‍⬛️🤍

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