Black and white markings on cats, although not very rare, are amongst the cutest and most handsome of combinations.
There are hundreds of ways a cat’s black and white markings can look; some cats even have markings that look like hearts!
When choosing from black and white cat names, it is always a good idea to look at its markings for inspiration!
You can also choose a name that reflects your cat’s personality or individual quirks.
For more inspiration, you can look through this list of over 300 names that are brilliant for black and white cats.
Names for a Black and White Cat
There are plenty of names that would suit any black and white cat perfectly.
Whether you use your pet’s distinctive coloring or their playful personality, inspiration can be found anywhere!
You could choose to name your cat after another cute animal with black and white print, or maybe even an object that has similar coloring?
Everyone will be impressed with your creative streak!
- Oreo – One of the most popular names for black and white cats!
- Magpie – This name could be ideal if you have a cat that loves to steal!
Female Black and White Cat Names
When it comes to naming your new female feline, it is always a good idea to look at beautiful human names as well as classic kitty names!
Because black and white cats are so popular, it is certainly fitting to choose a popular name to match.
You can also enhance your cat’s feminine charms by choosing names that are floral and natural – this is extra cute if your cat’s markings remind you of flowers.
Spend some time observing your pet’s personal quirks and you will definitely run into some inspiration.
- Chrysanthemum – You can shorten it to ‘Chrissy’!
- Dahlia – If your cat is predominantly black, this name could be extra fitting
- Bella – This name comes from Italian and Latin words for ‘beautiful’
Male Black and White Cat Names
Just like when picking names for a female cat, it can be helpful to look at popular human male names when looking at names for your new princely pet.
The black and white cat can sometimes be nicknamed ‘tuxedo’ cats, so why not go for a name that exudes class and formality?
You could also go down a similar route as the female cat names, and choose a masculine name from nature!
Going through this list will give you the inspiration you need…
- Magpie – Naming your cat after a bird (which they love to chase) is an ironic name!
- Bond – This name is ideal for cats with tuxedo markings
- Charlie – Homage to Charlie Chaplin, who famously made films in black and white
Unique Names for Black and White Cats
If finding a name for your new black and white cat seems like a challenge, then it is even more daunting to try and choose a name that is unique to your pet.
One way to find inspiration is to look to the skies!
Why not choose a name from astronomy?
Another sure-fire way to stay unique is to look through names from myths and legends – especially little known ones!
Hopefully, this list will be all you need to stay ahead of the crowd.
- Orion – This famous constellation is named after a hunter in Greek mythology!
- Hoshi – This unique name is actually the Japanese word for ‘star’
Famous Black and White Cat Names
Due to their popularity, it is unsurprising that black and white cats are often seen in movies, TV shows and even in the arms of celebrities!
Black and white cats, due to their often distinctive markings, can become celebrities in their own right.
Nowadays making a social media for your cat could is an option if they have interesting coats or goofy personalities – sometimes cats can gain over 1,000,000 followers online!
If you’re looking for a name that is recognisable and is sure to turn heads, it is a great idea to take inspiration from famous moggies.
- Sylvester – This name is perfect if your cat is always chasing after tweety birds!
- Cindy Lou
- Princess Cheeto
- Sugar Bell
- Mister Mistoffelees – This character from the Cats musical!
Cute Black and White Cat Names
For a name that is truly cute, it can help to get inspiration from your cat’s prettier traits: their fur, eyes, even their taste in food!
Some people like to choose a name that could otherwise be used as a pet name for a human, such as honey.
Often cute names for baby humans are equally cute for baby kittens, so why not look at a list of baby names to find ideas?
Stick to what you personally find cute, and you will be sure to have an adorable name picked out in no time at all.
- Buttons – This cute name is perfect for cats with circular markings
- Sashimi – Not only is this name super cute, it is also a lovely cat snack
Choose the Perfect Name for your Black and White Cat
Selecting the name for your cat seems like an almost impossible task at first, especially when there are so many suggestions for names for black and white cats online and in books!
Here are our top three tips so you always get it right when it comes to naming your new pet.
1. Take To The Internet!
The reason we compile lists like this is so people like you can search online for the inspiration you need.
You could stumble across a name you have never heard of before, or one that is so amazing you can’t believe you didn’t think of it first!
It can be especially useful to trawl the comment sections to find amazing names that other people have suggested.
2. Look At Your Cat’s Markings
The black and white cat is unique in how distinctive and beautiful its markings can be!
If your pet has a perfect star shape in their fur, or maybe even a pair of glasses or eyebrows, why not use this as inspiration?
3. Suit Your Interests
The beautiful thing about owning a new pet is that you can name it just about anything you like!
If you love Disney, why not choose a name that comes from this franchise?
Harry Potter names are increasingly popular too – and they’re all super cute.
Hopefully looking through our list of the best black and white cat names will provide you with plenty of brilliant ideas!
Every cat deserves a perfect name to match its cute personality and unique coats.
If you are truly stuck, have a look through our three tips to choosing the perfect name.
Do you have a black and white cat at home?
Let us know if you have used one of our names, or if you have chosen something entirely different in the comment area below.