100+ Tuxedo Cat Names We Adore

Searching for tuxedo cat names? 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. The contrast of the black and white creates a striking image reminiscent of tuxedo formal wear.

Off the bat, here are a couple 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.

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Famous Tuxedo Cat Names

Throughout history, a number of Tuxedo cats have graced movies, TV, books and even the White House.

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.
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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 that’s also known as the Killer 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.
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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.
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Tuxedo Cat Names – Patterns

Another idea is to drawn inspiration from the pattern in your cat’s coat. 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.
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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.
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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 are 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.

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White Cat Names

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

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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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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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37 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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”.

  4. Erin T. Aardvark

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

  5. 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!

  6. VampWolf Twenty Øne at The Disco

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

  7. 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!

  8. EeveeEskimo369

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

  9. 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😻🔥🔥

  10. 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!

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. :)

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