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Black and White Cat Names

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Black and white cat names are a must if you get a cat with these colorings! They perfectly sum up your cat’s unique appearance in a fun and clever way. We found inspiration in many different places when compiling this list, including famous cats, food, others in the animal kingdom, and much more.

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Famous Black and White Cat Names

  • Sylvester – When it comes to famous cats, you can’t forget about Sylvester, the famous Looney Toons character who loved to chase Tweety bird.
  • Felix – Felix the black and white cat was created during the silent film era and is perhaps the world’s most famous cat of these colorings.
  • Figaro – The sweet feline in Pinocchio.
  • Socks – The name of Chelsea Clinton’s bicolored cat when she was growing up in the White House.
  • The Cat in The Hat – From Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Mistoffelees – from Cats
  • Lucifer – From Disney’s Cinderella

Ideas From Other Animals (Real and Cartoon)

  • Penguin – A fun, sweet name for cats.
  • Puffin – The name of this other black and white bird (this guy has a distinctive orange beak) makes a super cute cat name.
  • Zebra – Another animal to name your kitty after.
  • Orca – The Orca whale is black with white spots.
  • Whaley – Along those lines, you could also name your cat Whaley.
  • Shamu – Or Shamu after the famous SeaWorld whale.
  • Panda – How cute would it be to name your cat panda after the black and white bear?
  • Skunk – OK, this might not be the nicest of the black-and-white cat names, but it sure is funny.
  • Pepe Le Pew – A classic Warner Bros. character, Pepe Le Pew is a romance-loving skunk.
  • Pongo – The father of the 101 Dalmatians.
  • Snoopy – Charlie Brown’s pet beagle in Peanuts is also black and white. It’d be a funny, ironic touch to name your cat after an iconic dog.
  • Mickey – Mickey Mouse, one of the most popular characters in the world, is also a black-and-white creature.
  • Minnie – Likewise, so is Minnie Mouse. How cute is this for a female cat?
  • Holstein – This is a breed of cow.
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Black and White Cat Names – Foods

  • Oreo – A delicious combination of chocolate cookies with a sweet creme frosting. A combo of black and white and a cute name for your cat.
  • Sundae – If you’re looking for a syrupy, fun name, Sundae is a sweet choice.
  • Cookie – When someone says the word cookie, the first thing most people think about is chocolate chip cookies, a combo of light and dark.
  • Pepper Saltman – When it comes to black and white stuff, the first things that come to mind for many are salt and pepper. This is a fun play on those two spices.
  • Junior Mint – This yummy candy is tiny and also black and white, a perfect name for an itty bitty cat with these colorings.
  • Peppermint Patty – This classic candy is dark on the outside and light on the inside. As far as names for black and white cats go, this is sweet and feminine.
  • Latte – Black coffee and milk.
  • Cupcake – Chocolate cake with white frosting.
  • Cheesecake – A delicious dessert.
  • Eclair – Pastry with cream and chocolate
  • Mocha – Coffee, chocolate, and milk
  • Little Debbie – Maker of Swiss Rolls
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Black and White Patterns

  • Spot – Another cool wave of inspiration for black and white kitten names is to name your cat after the pattern in their fur. If they have spots, go with that!
  • Dot (Dottie) – Or if it’s a girl cat, call her Dot.
  • Freckles – This is an adorable name if your cat has a freckled pattern.
  • Patches – Or maybe the markings look like they’re patched together.
  • Inky – With pets, it can look like the black coloring is ink blots on white fur.
  • Speckle – Great for a cat with some pattern variation.
  • Blizzard – Like a whiteout snowstorm.
  • Rorschach – also known as the “inkblot test” used by psychologists

Names for Tuxedo Cats

If your cat has a tuxedo pattern with a white front and black shoulders and back, you’ll love these ideas for tuxies.

  • Tux – (Tuxedo) Although they come in other colors, most tuxedos are black and white.
  • Jeeves – The famous fictional butler wears a black and white tuxedo that looks a lot like your cat’s fur. How fun, sophisticated and cheeky is this name?
  • Tuxxy – a cute version of Tux.
  • James Bond – The classy spy.
  • Bogart – Actor known for Casablanca
  • Indy – Indiana Jones, who donned a tux in The Temple of Doom.

See even more ideas for tuxedo cats here.

Funny Ideas

  • Bing Clawsby
  • The Great Catsby
  • Lucifurr
  • Walter Croncat
  • Elvis Catsley
  • Pawdrey Hepburn
  • Q-Tip
  • Barcode
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Famous Characters

Here are some well-known characters that might be perfect ideas for your cat’s coloration.

  • Cruella – If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing with. If you’ve got a naughty female cat, the black-and-white-haired villain from 101 Dalmatians is a fun name option.
  • Charlie Chaplin – A famous icon of the silent movie era, Charlie Chaplin is synonymous with black and white films.
  • Michael Jackson – “It don’t matter if you’re black or white”!
  • Betty Boop – Classic female cartoon character
  • Marilyn Monroe – Famous blonde actress
  • Zorro – The dashing swordsman.
  • Atticus Finch – The main character from To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Gatsby – He is the title character from the classic novel set in the twenties.
  • Houdini – The classic magician
  • Kane – Citizen Kane is a classic film
  • Neo – The darkly dressed character from The Matrix
  • Trinity – The alternative female character from The Matrix
  • Poe – Edgar Allen Poe, the classic author
  • Venom – The Spiderman villain.

Other Cool Ideas

  • Checkers – This is one of our favorite options. A checkerboard is often black and white in color.
  • Chess – Another game often with similar colors.
  • Dice – Another black & white game option.
  • Yin Yang – In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how opposite or contrary forces (represented by white and black) are actually connected.
  • Spade – One of four suits on playing cards; this is a sharp name for a male cat.
  • Domino – The classic game is white with black dots and makes an adorable cat name.
  • Keys – Like black and white piano keys.
  • Harlequin – The Harlequin print, a bold diamond design, is often in black and white.
  • Butler – Similar to the above name
  • Star – Just like the sky, black with white stars.
  • Mittens – Does your cat have feet colorations that stand out? This works perfectly for a black cat with white paws.
  • Boots – Another great option for cats with unique feet.
  • Shadow – Cool-sounding name for a white kitten with a black shadow across it.
  • Bandit – Tough-sounding name for a cat with a possible mask.
  • Jazz (Jazzy) – Classy sounding name that fits well with the b&w theme.
  • Soccer – After the classically black and white ball.
  • Priest – For their black and white garb.
  • Puzzles – Like the b&w crossword or other puzzle games.
  • Ghost – For mostly white cats with some black.
  • Phantom – Similar to a ghost, but fancier!
  • Smokey – A cloudy mix of black and white.
  • Maestro – Conductor who often wears black & white.
  • Lily – A beautiful type of flower.
  • Ace – The ace of spades or clubs in particular.
  • Jolly Roger – The flag flown on pirate ships.

Sometimes, cats are predominantly black with just a little bit of white mixed in or vice versa. If you’re not feeling the black and white cat names vibe, check out these black cat names and white cat names.

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  1. Mrs Deb J Aimes

    Hercule is a good name

  2. Cailyn M.

    I have a tuxedo cat and I named him Teddy.
    My family and I rescued him from a pizza store. He is adoreable.

  3. Zev

    Miss Cat Cow Mooella

  4. bob

    We call ours B.W.

  5. Andrew Martin

    I have 2 black and white cats called Mickey and Minnie.

  6. Willow Swanger

    We found six kittens with no mom so I took the black and white one. I’ll name him Loki.

  7. Lisa Eagan

    I’ve finally decided after a couple of weeks to name my 2 month old kitten. Charlie Chaplin

  8. Hannah Helms

    I have a kitten so does my sister. Mine’s name is Ghost the other one’s name is Rosalina. My six-year-old sister named her after Super Mario Galaxy.

  9. xander

    I’m thinking about naming my cat Dice

  10. Floofy Cats

    I have a black and kitten and I named them Sunny. His nickname is Loki.

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