103 Amazing and Clever Black And White Cat Names
Black and white cats are quite beloved by feline fanatics for a few reasons. Their coloring is unique and every cat has different patterns on their fur. Some even have heart-shaped patches that look like little fur tattoos! If you just adopted a black and white cat, check out our list of amazing names for your furry friend!
How Do They Get Their Markings?
Bicolor cats or tuxedo cats, as they’re often called, get their coloring from their faulty genes. In a study on mice published in 2016, scientists discovered that a gene called KIT was responsible for creating the white patches in cats’ fur. Black and white cats are actually just black cats with faulty KIT genes.
The faulty KIT genes reduce the speed at which the cats’ pigment cells can multiply. That’s why they get their coloring in patches. The patches are random, so nearly every cat has a different color pattern.
What Kinds Of Markings Can Black and White Cats Have?
Some black and white cats are called tuxedo cats because they’re mainly black with white chests and paws, resembling a suit! Another common marking for black and white cats is cap and saddle markings — fully white with black on its back and head. Cow-colored cats are just like they sound, mainly white with large black patches. Since these cats are so unique, their markings can manifest in nearly any pattern — black cats with white toes, white cats with black tails and ears, and many more!
These special cats can be found in any breed, but they are most often tabbies. They can be long or short-haired or anywhere in between!
Naming Your New Kitty
Now that you’ve learned all about your newest addition, it’s time to pick a name! Black and white cats are especially fun to name because there are so many amazing and witty options! Here are 103 unique name ideas for black and white cats.
Top Black and White Cat Names
Boots is the perfect name for white kitties with black toes, or vice versa!
Buttons is a great gender-neutral name for these colorful cats. It’s even better if there are spots on the cat that look like buttons!
3. Dot or Dottie
Dot, or Dottie, are perfect names for cats that have more spots than patches on their fur.
Named after the iconic black and white television character, Felix is a perfect name for your new kitty.
Loki is a Marvel character who usually dresses in all black with black hair, making it a clever name for a cool cat.
Black and white cats have a reputation for being special, lucky beings!
7. Mickey and Minnie
The famous black and white mice are some of the most popular Disney characters, and their names would be perfect for a pair of black and white kitties.
Mittens is hands-down one of the cutest cat names. It’s extra special for a cat with bicolor paws!
The popular black-and-white cookie makes for a cute name!
I always like it when dogs or cats are named after other animals like ‘Turtle’ or ‘Horse’. Panda is perfect for a white-bellied cat.
11. Patch or Patches
If your cat has patchy markings, take advantage of using the name Patch or Patches.
Smudge is kind of a funny cat name — it’s certainly one that you don’t hear often!
I think it’s obvious where the reference comes from, but Soccer is also a unique cat name.
The name Socks was made popular by the Clinton’s pet cat who lived in the White House!
15. Spot or Spots
Similar to Patch or Patches, this name is good if your cat has spots in their fur.
16. Tux, Tuxie, or Tuxedo
Since they are often called tuxedo cats, there’s no better name than Tux, Tuxie, or Tuxedo!
Female Black and White Cat Names
- Betty Boop
- Harley (Davidson)
- Moo Moo
- Kit Kat
- Polka Dot
Male Black and White Cat Names
- Charlie Chaplin
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
- James Bond
- Mr. Darcy
- Pepe le Pew
- Yin Yang