Names for Gray Cats

Gray cat with green eyes standing on patterned rug

If you recently adopted a new gray cat or kitten, one of the first things you will want to do is .

Thinking about cat names is exciting—take your time and pick a gray cat name you love. 

Top Gray Cat Names

  • Ash/Asher
  • Baloo
  • Blue
  • Cinder
  • Cloud
  • Ember
  • Graycie
  • Ghost
  • Grayson
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Pewter
  • Shadow
  • Smoke/Smokey

Tips for Choosing Gray Cat Names

If your cat or kitten is gray, giving them a name that honors their might be entertaining. Gray cats come in a variety of colors and patterns. Gray-themed cat names are plenty, whether your cat is plain gray, gray with tabby stripes, or gray with white markings.

When trying to come up with a wonderful name for a gray cat or kitten, think about your cat or kitten's personality first. There are names for every cat's personality among the gray-themed cat names. Is your gray cat outgoing or reserved? Do you have an energetic or laid-back cat? Is your gray cat amusing or solemn? You should also think about the length of your cat's coat. Is it sleek and short or fluffy and long?

Say any names you think you would like out loud to see whether you like them. Some cat names are easier to pronounce than others. Choose a name that is simple and entertaining to say—after all, you'll be repeating it a lot!

If your cat is part of a larger family, make sure everyone is on board with the name and that it isn't readily confused with any other name in the house (for pets or people).

Gray Cat Names for Boys

Some names with a grey theme sound more manly, making them ideal for male cats or kittens. A handful of the names on this list are also based on fictitious gray man characters.

  • Ash/Asher
  • Baloo
  • Blue
  • Carbon
  • Charcoal/Coal
  • Dumbo
  • Dusty
  • Eeyore
  • Fog/Foggy
  • Ghost
  • Granite
  • Grayson
  • Meeko
  • Nickel
  • Pewter
  • Platinum 
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Smoke/Smokey
  • Steel
  • Stone/Stoney
  • Thumper

Gray Cat Names for Girls

Some gray-themed names have a more feminine tone to them, making them ideal for gray girl cats. Consider the following names for your female cat or kitten:

  • Ashley
  • Cinder
  • Cloud
  • Ember
  • Graycie
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Periwinkle
  • Shimmer
  • Storm/Stormy
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle

Food-Themed Gray Cat Names

Food-themed names for cats may be a lot of fun. Gray cats respond well to meals that have gray, blue, or even mild purple colours. Take a break and consider some of these gray name suggestions based on foods:

  • Acai
  • Anchovy
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Earl Gray
  • Eggplant
  • Fig
  • Mackerel
  • Plum
  • Pumpernickel 
  • Squid
  • Truffles 
  • Taro
  • Ube

Gray Cat Names in Other Languages

For an international take on gray cat names, consider words that mean "gray" or "silver" in other languages: 

  • ʻAhinahina (gray in Hawaiian)
  • Argent (silver in French)
  • Grau (gray in German)
  • Gris (gray in Spanish)
  • Grise (gray in French)
  • Haiiro (gray in )
  • Plata (silver in Spanish)
  • Serebro (gray in Russian)
  • Seryy (silver in Russian)
  • Shirubā (silver in Japanese)
  • Silber (silver in German)
  • Waikālā (silver in Hawaiian)

Gray Cat Names Inspired by the Wild Animal Kingdom  

Take a hint from mother nature and think of other animals that are gray—you just might find a fun and unique name for your gray cat: 

  • Bear
  • Bunny
  • Dolphin
  • Elephant
  • Heron
  • Hippo
  • Koala
  • Mouse
  • Rhino
  • Shark
  • Squirrel
  • Wolf

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