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Your new black-and-white kitty needs a name. We’ve got plenty creative names to choose from!

By Michael Truelsen
August 24, 2020
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So you’ve just picked out the cutest black-and-white kitten you’ve ever seen. Congrats! Now it’s time to pick out a name that fits your new furry companion to a T.

One of the best things about getting a pet is choosing a name for the newest member of your family. Is your girl kitten playful or aloof? Is your male cat a hunter or a lover? If you're having a tough time picking a name for your black-and-white cat, we're here to help. 

We've compiled some creative monikers inspired by famous black-and-white cats, entertainers, food, games, movies . . . we've even got some ironic ideas. We'll also throw in some names for your tuxedo cat that will be great conversation starters.

Now, let's find a puuuurfect name for your new black-and-white feline companion.

Obvious Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Ash
  • Bandit
  • Barcode
  • Butler
  • Charcoal
  • Dottie
  • Inky
  • Inkblot
  • Jeeves
  • Mischief
  • Polkadot
  • Rorschach
  • Speck
  • Speckle
  • Splatter
  • Spot
  • Spots
  • Spuds
  • Stripe
  • Stripes
  • Stripey
  • Swirl
  • Twilight
  • Yin-Yang
black-and-white kitten on a skateboard
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Game-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Ace
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Domino
  • Joker
  • Magic
  • Marble
  • Ref
  • Soccer

Clothing-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Boots
  • Bowtie
  • Chuck Taylor
  • Fedora
  • Harley Davison
  • Mittens
  • Oxford
  • Patch
  • Patches
  • Retro
  • Socks
  • Sneakers
  • Vintage

Uniform-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Constable 
  • Deputy
  • Garcon
  • Officer
black and white cat sitting on stairs
Black cats with white patches on the neck, belly and paws are often called tuxedo cats since they look like they're dressed up for a formal event.
| Credit: Getty

Tuxedo-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Fred Astaire
  • Bow tie
  • Cary Grant
  • Cummerbund
  • Fedora
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Pinstripe
  • Spats
  • Tails
  • Tuxedo 
  • Vintage

Movie-Inspired Black-and-white Cat Names

  • Bogey
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Citizen Kane
  • Darth
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Igor
  • Ilsa
  • James Bond
  • Jolly Roger
  • Maltese
  • Matrix
  • Maul
  • Neo
  • Norman Bates
  • Poe
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Rosebud
  • Sam Spade
  • Severus
  • Shamu
  • Sirius
  • Sith
  • Snape
  • Vader
  • Venom
  • Willie
  • Zorro

Animation-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Betty Boop
  • Chilly Willy
  • Cruella
  • Felix
  • Flower
  • Goofy
  • Heckle 
  • Jeckle
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Pepe le Pew
  • Perdita
  • Pongo
  • Snoopy
  • Sylvester

Music and Art-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Jazzy
  • Maestro
  • Piano
  • Steinway
  • Ansel Adams
  • Pixel
  • Smudge
  • Speck

Food-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Babka
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Espresso
  • Jack Daniel
  • Java
  • Mallomar
  • Milkshake
  • Oreo
  • Patty
  • Pepper
  • Peppermint 
  • Sundae
  • Sushi

Animal-Inspired Black-and-White Cat Names

  • Badger
  • Cow
  • Dalmation
  • Holstein
  • Ladybug
  • Lemur
  • Leopard
  • Moo
  • MooMoo
  • Orca
  • Osprey
  • Panda
  • Panther
  • Penguin
  • Pinto
  • Puffin
  • Tapir
  • Zebra