Looking for names for cats with white paws? You’ve landed on the right page – I’ve put together literally hundreds of names to help you find the perfect name for your white-footed kitty!
I know how hard it is to name a cat – as well as how much fun it is.
Finding the right name that draws on their physical characteristics and suits their personality is tough, but it’s awesome when you nail it!
Whether you have a tuxedo cat with white paws, a tabby wearing white socks or an exotic breed with white shoes, I hope you find what you’re looking for below:
Classic Names for Cats With White Paws
Let’s get started with some of the classic names for cats that have white paws.
Yes, you’re going to see ‘boots’ and ‘socks’ in this list, nothing wrong with that. Nothing says ‘I’ve got white paws’ better than either of those!
If you’re looking for something a little less common and a little more original, don’t worry, there are plenty more names further below!
Cool Names for Tuxedo Cats With White Paws
Tuxedo cats get their names from their black and white coats looking like, well, like they’re wearing a little tuxedo.
They’re extremely popular and have been featured in various movies and TV shows, and let’s be honest – they look pretty cool!
Some tuxedo cats will have white paws, but their patterns are pretty random. Whether you have a true ‘tuxedo’, or a black and white cat with white paws, here are some cool names to consider:
Related – Huge list of majestic names for female cats!
Names for Female Black and White Cats
Have a female black and white cat with white paws? Here are some names that suit black and white cats in particular:
Names for Male Black and White Cats
If you have a male you need a powerful male name! Here are some names I think would make any black or white cat with white paws proud:
How to Name a Cat – Tips to Help You Make a Decision
Trust me, I know how hard it is to name a cat.
I’ve had to do it more times than I can remember over the years, and I still struggle to come up with names I’m 100% happy with.
I’m not even that indecisive of a person, it’s just such a big deal, isn’t it?!
Here are some tips that have helped me to settle on a name before, and should help you too:
Look at features that stand out about your cat – This is always the best way to narrow down potential names for a cat.
Look at what distinctive features your kitty has. If they have white paws, as is the topic of this post, then you should find a name that relates to that.
Keep it short and simple – As fun as it is having an unusual name and explaining it to people, it does get kind of boring over time.
Contrary to what some people think, cats can and do learn their names. You don’t want to confuse them by listing out several barrel names every time you want their attention.
Don’t rush it! – It doesn’t feel great being indecisive and mulling over a bunch of names. But the last thing you want is to have to change their name in the future.
Take your time, your cat doesn’t care that it doesn’t have a name for a few days or even weeks.
Why Do Cats Have White Paws?
If you’ve noticed that a lot of cats have white paws, this isn’t just a coincidence. A lot of cats do have white paws.
The interesting thing is that white paws are a lot less common on wild cats. This is because having white paws or any white markings makes a wild cat easier to spot and more vulnerable.
It’s domestication and selective breeding that has led to so many domestic cats having white paws. It’s believed that hundreds of years ago humans would select cats with white paws and this increased their popularity.
Do All Tabbies Have White Paws?
Tabby cats are very popular and a lot of them do have white paws – but all tabby cats do not have white paws, no.
Tabby isn’t a breed of cat, it’s the name of a specific type of coat pattern that is most commonly referred to as stripes.
They can have just about any color or a combination of colors on their paws. If every tabby you’ve seen has always had white paws, it’s just a coincidence, honest!
Didn’t find a name that perfectly suits your kitty? Here are some more lists that should help:
- 36+ Tea-Inspired Names for Cats!
- 71+ Unique Spice & Herb Names for Cats
- 77+ Lord of the Rings Cat Names
Image credits – Header photo by Erik-Jan Leusink and image of paws by Tatiana Rodriguez on Unsplash
Why do so many cats have white ‘socks’ on their paws? – LiveScience.com