If you have recently brought home a cat or kitten, one of the first things on your mind is probably choosing a special name for your new feline friend. Coming up with potential cat names is part of the fun, but choosing a name for your new cat or kitten can also feel overwhelming. If you’re not sure where to begin, read on for great name ideas for your new black-and-white kitty. To start off, let’s take a look at some of our favorite black-and-white cat names.
Top Black-and-White Cat Names
- Polka Dot
Tips for Naming Your Black-and-White Cat
Although it’s not required to choose a name that reflects the color of your cat, black-and-white cats are visually striking, so it can be fun to select a name that plays off of their color pattern. Black-and-white cats vary in pattern, including black with white spots, mostly white with black spots, and 50/50 black and white. Small white markings on the chest are referred to as stars or tuxedo markings, and some black-and-white cats have facial markings that resemble mustaches or goatees.
When trying to come up with the perfect name for your new black-and-white cat or kitten, also consider your feline friend’s individual personality. A playful, fun-loving cat can easily wear a silly, lighthearted name well, while a serious cat might do best with a name that’s more traditional or straightforward.
Remember, it’s OK to test out names for a few days before committing. Say the name out loud and practice calling your cat with the name to see how it suits your cat. You might find it’s perfect, or not quite right—either way, you’ll make some progress! When sorting through names, consider whether they are easy to say. After all, you’ll be saying your cat’s name a lot!
Female Black-and-White Cat Names
Some black-and-white cat names might sound sweeter or more feminine, so these are perfect for girl cats. Some great female black-and-white cat names include:
- Cookies and Cream
Male Black-and-White Cat Names
Whether traditionally male names or simply names that sound tough or more masculine, some black-and-white themed names are more suited to boy cats. Here are some of our favorite male black-and-white cat names.
- Tux (short for Tuxedo)
Cute Black-and-White Cat Names
Some black-and-white cat names are just plain cute! These names, many of which play on the contrasting colors found in black-and-white cats, are suitable for any black and white cat, whether adult or kitten, male or female:
- Ding Dong
- Kit Kat
- Polka Dot
Other Name Ideas for Black-and-White Cats
The names on this list are just a few of the many creative names you can consider for your new cat or kitten. If you didn't find the perfect name here, don't give up hope. For more cat name ideas, check out: