What Are Some Awesome Names For Black And White Cats?

There are the tried and true names for black and white cats, like Blacky and Patches but you probably already know those and are looking for a bit of creative inspiration.

Your kitty is going to be around for a long time and the name has to be the best one.

black and white kittens

Cuteness overload - black and white kittens! How to decide on a name?

I speak from experience. Our cat was called Tom. Tom was a much loved and adored kitty but the name Tom, well it just didn’t scale great heights.  As a result he was called various other things over the years, Mr Kitty, Thomas, Tommy, Mt T and various other totally non related Tom names. 

Mr T is sadly no longer with us and really in the end, the name doesn’t matter but if you have the choice it is good to at least have a think about it.  

Reading through names is a quick scan.  As often with things in life, something will pop out at you as being - just right.

We hope you find the just right name for your black and white cat

General Names For Black And White Cats

These names are in no particular order and do include some famous cats.

  • Onyx - Onyx is a gemstone of different colors however it is most commonly known as being black with contrasting bands of white.
  • Felix- Felix The Cat is the famous black and white cartoon cat character in the cartoon with the catchy melody. Are you singing it now?
  • Sylvester - Like Felix, Sylvester has a good set of credentials.  Both cats are black and white.  He appeared in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. He was often found chasing Tweety Bird.
Sylvester - The black and white cat

Sylvester The Cat

  • Domino - A personal favorite and it will get shortened to Dom which is a great name.
  • Oreo
  • Patches - Some of these names are traditional black and white cat names. A traditional name might be just what you are looking for.
  • Charlie Chaplin - Charlie or Chaplin for short (We know we will shorten a name )
  • Pingu - A popular cartoon penguin. Who else loved Pingu?
  • Yin Yang - Either or both
  • Checkers
  • Pepper
  • Liquorice
  • Keyboard
  • Puffin
  • KISS - Inspired by the group "KISS" They still look like cool cats.
KISS - Inspiring names for black and white cats


  • Freckles
  • Eight-ball
  • Dice

Names for Black And White Male Cats

These names favor male black and white cats but really are unisex names.
Pandas are boys and girls, right!

  • Panda
  • Gangster
  • Bullseye
  • Steinway - This could be the name of any piano or keyboard.  If you own a keyboard, the name of the keyboard could be the perfect name for your cat.
  • Lagerfield - Images of Karl Lagerfield show him almost exclusively dressing in black and white.  This would be a great name for the fashion conscious black and white kitty.
KL - good names for black and white cats

Karl Lagerfield

Names For Black And White Female Cats

  • Morticia - Morticia from The Addams Family always looked stunning in black
  • Coco or Chanel - Coco Chanel's favorite colors were, black, white, beige, gold and red therefore making Coco or Chanel a perfect name for a black and white couture kitty.
  • LBD - This is short for Little Black Dress and is a front-runner for a female black and white cat. Every girl has to have an LBD.
  • Pearl -Black and white pearls make stunning jewelry. Black and white pearls is a bit of a mouthful for a name but shortened to Pearl it is perfect.
black and white female cat names

Hopefully there were some ideas there for you to consider or perhaps a springboard for other ideas.

If you have a black and white cat you sort of have to have a black cat coffee mug

The Perfect Black Cat Coffee Mug

The perfect BCCM - Black Cat Coffee Mug and also read about black cat superstitions.

Cute Cat Onesie Pyjamas

You know you want some! Snuggling up in winter, warm and toasty and cosy in your cat onesie.  Then off you go to party. They make great costumes.

Cat Purses And Bags

Cat Purses and Bags will all make total sense if this is what you are looking for.  Great for a gift or a gift for yourself. Maybe a gift from kitty - there's a thought!

Names for Black and White Cats

2 thoughts on “What Are Some Awesome Names For Black And White Cats?”

  1. I named my tuxedo cat Petunia because my oldest sister sarcastically called people Petunia. Sadly, we lost my sister in 2016 but her memory lives on in my cat’s name. My cat has a very beautiful face so Petunia fits.

    • I’m very sorry about your sister Kat. The very best names are ones that have personal meaning as yours does. Thank you for posting your comment.


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